The boys, girls of spring returning to diamonds

Can you believe that the high school baseball and slow-pitch softball seasons will begin today? It will.Listed at the end of this column will be the list of games today through Monday for both sports.For those new to the area, this column appears on Tuesdays, beginning next week. This column talks about the ins and the outs, the ups and the downs and what's upcoming on the diamond for our county baseball and slow-pitch softball teams.Spring Questionnaires Needed for 2012 Spring Sports GuideFor those coaches who have not sent in your respective sports questionnaires I sent out for you to fill out about your team, please do so ASAP.The information will be used to write your respective team's season preview story for the 2012 Spring Sports Guide, which will publish on March 24 โ€” the Saturday edition which will end Spring Break week.Coaches, I need your questionnaires as well as your respective team's photos by the end of the week before Spring Break begins, which approximately will be March 15-16.I will work on the special section the early part of Spring Break week.SchedulesBaseballTodayPoteau at Muldrow, 4 p.m. (tentative)Arkoma at Panama, 4 p.m.Roland at Cameron, 4 p.m.Leflore at Hartshorne, 4 p.m.Whitesboro at Panola, 5 p.m.FridayHowe at Whitesboro, 4 p.m.Cameron at Wilburton, 4 p.m.Panama at Hackett, Ark., 4 p.m.SaturdayTalihina at Wilburton, 1 p.m.MondayPoteau at Roland, 4 p.m.Howe at Heavener, 4 p.m.Sallisaw-Central at Cameron, 6 p.m.Quinton at Leflore, 5 p.m.Smithville at Whitesboro, 4 p.m.Union Christian, Ark., at Pocola, 4 p.m.Muldrow at Spiro, 4 p.m.Panama at Vian, 4 p.m.Editor's Note โ€” Not all baseball schedules have been received by The Poteau Daily News. This is a list of those schedules which have been received.SoftballTodayWister at Wilburton Festival, TBA.FridayWister at Wilburton Festival, TBA.MondayPoteau at Pocola, 4 p.m.Arkoma at Heavener, 4 p.m.Wister at Cameron, 4 p.m.Editor's Note โ€” Not all softball schedules have been received by The Poteau Daily News. This is a list of those schedules which have been received.