MuskogeePhoenix.com, Muskogee, OK

April 11, 2013

Festival of Champs starts today


Phoenix Staff Reports

— The field is covered and with the rain coming to an end, Muskogee softball’s second event in as many weekends gets underway today.

Three defending state champions — Dale in 4A, Rattan in 3A and Red Oak in A will join locals Tahlequah and of course Muskogee in the Hamlin's-TTCU Festival of Champions. All three defending champs come in as the current No. 1 in their respective classes in the Okrankings.com polls. Moore, tops in 6A, will give the event three of the top four in the top classification. Tahlequah is No. 3 and Muskogee No. 4 in 6A..

Today’s schedule: Red Oak vs. Arapaho, noon; Rattan vs. Red Oak, 1:30 p.m.; Arapaho vs. Tahlequah, 3 p.m.; Union vs. Rattan, 4:30 p.m.; Tahlequah vs. Dale, 6 p.m.; Union vs. Dale, 7:30 p.m.

Friday’s schedule:: Muskogee vs. Southmoore, noon; Poteau vs. Southmoore, 1:30 p.m.; Muskogee vs. Moore, 3 p.m.; Jenks vs. Moore, 4:30 p.m.; Poteau vs. Norman, 6 p.m.; Jenks vs. Norman, 7:30 p.m.