Poteau football players honored at banquet

The Poteau Pirates football players who won awards during Sunday night’s Poteau Pirates Quarterback Club Football Awards Banquet, which took place at the Donald W. Reynolds Community Center, pose around the Class 4A state championship trophy. Photo by Ramona Smith

By DAVID SEELEY, Sports Editor

POTEAU – Sunday night’s Poteau Pirates Quarterback Club Football Awards Banquet, which took place at the Donald W. Reynolds Community Center, first of all allowed those in attendance to relive the 2019 football season, which culminated with Poteau High School’s first-ever state football title.

However, more importantly, Sunday night’s banquet allowed Poteau coach Greg Werner to recognize his players for their accomplishments in bringing the coveted Class 4A state championship gold ball home in December.


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Vikes go 1-3 against Barton County

Carl Albert State College baseball player Dawson Restine of Panama, right, scores a run during the opening game of Saturday’s season-opening doubleheader against Barton County, Kansas, at Ival Goodman Field at Mark Pollard Park. Photo by David Seeley/Sports Editor

POTEAU – The Carl Albert State College Vikings opened their baseball season with a 1-3 weekend home series with Barton County, Kansas, which saw two games played Saturday and Sunday at Ival Goodman Field at Mark Pollard Park.

The Vikings split Saturday’s twinbill, taking the nightcap 2-0 after losing the opener, 7-2. Barton County took both games Sunday by scores of 6-0 and 13-4.


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Lady Vikings go 1-3 in festival

Carl Albert State College second baseman Mazie Richards, left, tags out a Western Oklahoma State College baserunner trying to steal second base during Saturday afternoon’s game against Western Oklahoma State College in the CASC Softball Festival, which took place Friday and Saturday. Photo by David Seeley/Sports Editor

POTEAU – The Carl Albert State College Lady Vikings went 1-3 in their own festival, which took place Friday and Saturday.

The lone win was a 12-8 win over Southwest Tennessee in Friday’s first game, before losing 4-3 to the Memphis team on Saturday.

The Festival’s other team, Western Oklahoma State College, beat CASC twice, 8-0 on Friday and 5-0 on Saturday.


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