Wood Bat Festival, Class 3A Preview slated this week
While it may be Spring Break, there's still some action on the diamonds this week.The Poteau Wood Bat Festival will be Wednesday through Friday at Town Creek Park, Howe's Lions Field and Cameron.Also, the Class 3A Preview will take place Thursday through Saturday in Spiro.Not to be outdone, the Wister Wildcats and the Whitesboro Bulldogs will be in the Union City Festival Thursday and Friday.Also, the Talihina Golden Tigers will represent LeFlore County at the Broken Bow Tournament.As for softball, Cameron and Howe will be in the Red Oak Festival on Thursday.The complete schedule of games is listed at the bottom of this column, along with next Monday's slate of games when things get cranked up once again after Spring Break.Spring Sports Guide Coming Out SaturdayThe 2012 Spring Sports Guide will be in Saturday's edition. This edition will have the preseason preview stories of the high school spring sports teams — baseball, slow-pitch softball, golf, soccer and track.Let me say that I truly appreciate everyone who helped me in getting the team photos and for coaches who sent me their preseason questionnaires. That will make my job this week a lot easier.ScheduleBaseballTodayRed Oak at Pocola, 4 p.m.Talihina vs. Ashdown, Ark., at Broken Bow Tournament in Idabel, 2 p.m.Wister at Hackett, Ark., 4 p.m.WednesdayPoteau Wood Bat FestivalAt PoteauPanama vs. Roland, 11 a.m.; Heavener vs. Roland, 1 p.m.; Poteau vs. Stilwell, 3 p.m.; Stilwell vs. Jay, 5 p.m.; Pocola vs. Dickson, 7 p.m.At CameronCameron vs. Red Oak, 11 a.m.; Red Oak vs. Muldrow, 1 p.m.; Muldrow vs. Seminole, 3 p.m.; Seminole vs. Hartshorne, 5 p.m.ThursdayPoteau Wood Bat FestivalAt PoteauHeavener vs. Seminole, 11 a.m.; Seminole vs. Dickson, 1 p.m.; Dickson vs. Stigler, 3 p.m.; Poteau vs. Red Oak, 5 p.m.; Red Oak vs. Fort Smith (Ark.) Northside, 7 p.m.At CameronCameron vs. Stilwell, 11 a.m.; Stilwell vs. Eufaula, 1 p.m.; Eufaula vs. Jay, 3 p.m.; Cameron JV vs. Jay JV, 5 p.m.At HowePocola vs. Moss, 11 a.m.; Moss vs. Roland, 1 p.m.; Hartshorne vs. Sallisaw-Central, 3 p.m; Howe vs. Sallisaw-Central, 5 p.m.Class 3A Preview at SpiroSpiro vs. OKC Mount St. Mary, 10 a.m.; OKC Mount St. Mary vs. Sperry, noon; Sperry vs. Plainview, 2 p.m.; Plainview vs. Beggs, 4 p.m.; Beggs vs. Sulphur, 6 p.m.; Spiro vs. Sulphur, 8 p.m.Union City FestivalAt MincoWhitesboro vs. Leedey, noon; Whitesboro vs. Garber, 4 p.m.At OkarcheWister vs. Latta, noon; Wister vs. OKC Casady, 6 p.m.FridayPoteau Wood Bat FestivalAt PoteauJay vs. Dickson, 11 a.m.; Poteau vs. Eufaula, 1 p.m.; Muldrow vs. Hartshorne, 3 p.m.; Poteau vs. Muldrow, 5 p.m.At CameronMoss vs. Sallisaw-Central, 11 a.m.; Moss vs. Stigler, 1 p.m.; Stigler vs. Fort Smith (Ark.) Northside, 3 p.m.; Cameron vs. Fort Smith Northside, 5 p.m.At HowePanama vs. Haileyville, 1 p.m.; Haileyville vs. Howe, 3 p.m.Class 3A Preview at SpiroHaskell vs. Plainview, 10 a.m.; Wilburton vs. Sulphur, noon; Spiro vs. Haskell, 2 p.m.; OKC Mount St. Mary vs. Beggs, 4 p.m.; Kellyville vs. Wilburton, 6 p.m.; Heavener vs. Kellyville, 8 p.m.Union City FestivalAt OkarcheWhitesboro vs. Hydro-Eakly, 11 a.m.; Whitesboro vs. Granite, 3 p.m.At El RenoWister vs. Altus Navajo, noon; Wister vs. El Reno, 4 p.m.SaturdayClass 3A Preview at SpiroSpiro vs. Kellyville, noon.MondayHeavener at Cameron, 4 p.m.Howe and Panama at Talihina, 3 p.m. (Panama vs. Talihina, 3 p.m.; Howe vs. Panama, 5 p.m.; Howe vs. Talihina, 7 p.m.)Spiro at Wister, 4 p.m.Leflore at Wilburton, 4 p.m.Stigler at Pocola, 4 p.m.Arkoma at Kinta, 4 p.m.Whitesboro at Clayton, 4:30 p.m.SoftballThursdayRed Oak FestivalRed Oak vs. Keota, 10 a.m.; Keota vs. McCurtain, 11:10 a.m.; Howe vs. McCurtain, 12:20 p.m.; Howe vs. Keota, 1:30 p.m.; Cameron vs. McCurtain, 2:40 p.m.; Cameron vs. Howe, 3:50 p.m.; Howe vs. Red Oak, 5 p.m.; Cameron vs. Red Oak, 6:10 p.m.MondayPocola at Poteau, 4 p.m.Arkoma at Leflore, 6 p.m.Howe at Wister, 4 p.m.Panama at Talihina, 4:15 p.m.McCurtain and Keota at Cameron, 4 p.m. (McCurtain vs. Cameron, 4 p.m.; McCurtain vs. Keota, 5:15 p.m.; Keota vs. Cameron, 6:30 p.m.)Kinta at Leflore, 4:30 p.m.Spiro at Muldrow, 4:30 p.m.