Archive - Oct 2011
OKLAHOMA CITY â€” There's one group of people standing between the Panama Lady Razorbacks softball team and the Class 2A state championship â€” the Oktaha Lady Tigers.
The Lady â€™Backs and the Lady Tigers made it to the Class 2A State Tournament championship game Saturday afternoon.
â€śI went one time for the state title, and got the silver glove,â€ť Panama Coach Grant Ralls said. â€śThis time, we want to go home with the gold glove. We have a shot at it. Oktaha beat us 1-0 with three starters gone. We're going to get after it. We're ready.â€ť
The Poteau Lady Pirates softball team almost did the miraculous in staving off elimination three times to get to next week's Class 4A State Tournament. But in the end it was just too much to ask.
After routing Stilwell 13-0 in the loser's-bracket final of the Class 4A Regional Tournament Thursday afternoon, the Lady Pirates beat Fort Gibson 6-1 in the first title game, but lost 10-3 in the if-game to see their season end at 29-7.
EDMOND â€” The postseason run for the Wister Wildcats baseball team came to a screeching halt Thursday afternoon.
The Wildcats suffered a 5-1 loss to the Amber-Pocasset Panthers in the Class A State Tournament quarterfinals at Edmond Memorial High School.
The Wildcats' season ends at 21-4.
EDMOND â€” The Poteau Lady Pirates cross country team was ninth and the Pirates 14th at Friday's Class 4A Pre-State Meet at Mitch Park â€” the site of the Class 4A State Meet.
The Lady Pirates had 224 points, and were led by Deven Bond's 19th-place finish (13:38.87). Sheridan Hoyer was 31st (13:54.46), Colleen Peterson was 56th (14:42.69), Samantha Galetka was 65th (14:58.92), Tabitha Waldrop was 66th (14:59.47), Shandee Staton was 96th (15:43.81) and Katie Piguet was 113th (16:11.33).
After a rough first three innings in Wednesday night's Class 4A Regional Tournament winner's-bracket final against Fort Gibson, the Poteau Lady Pirates made a nice rally. But the bad news was the rally fell short as the Lady Tigers prevailed 5-4.
Two men accused of
murder have been returned
to LeFlore County to stand
Kevin Paul Statham,
50, and Suhail Mohammad
Shanti, 48, have both been
accused of separate murders
in LeFlore County.
They were both apprehended
in the northern
United States and recently
transported to the LeFlore
County Detention Center.
Statham is accused of
the murder of his mother
and father in June. As
previously reported by
PDN, Paul Statham, 70,
and Helen Statham, 69,
were found dead from
apparent gunshot wounds
at their home on Old
Bokoshe Rd. after their
other son became concerned
The staff at First National Bank posed for a picture after
they were chosen as the winners of the annual Poteau
Spirit decorating contest.
Flora Ferrell, 85, of Flower Hill died Monday, Oct. 3,
2011, in Fort Smith, Ark. She was born June 25, 1926, in
Spiro. Services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 6, at New
Beginnings Church in Spiro. Burial will follow in the New
Hope Cemetery under the direction of Mallory-Martin
Funeral Home and Crematory of Spiro.
Cecil Marshall, 88, of Howe died Oct. 5, 2011, in
Heavener. He was born March 25, 1923, in Monroe to
Charley and Mattie (Fisher) Marshall. He was a contractor.
He is preceded in death by his parents.
Cecil is survived by his wife, Wanda Marshall; five
sons and daughters-in-law, Andrew and Jean Marshall of
Rogers, Ark., Mark and Sandy Marshall of Poteau, Rick
and Freda Marshall of Harrison, Ark., Nathan and Kathern
Marshall of Poteau, and Gordon and Regina Marshall of
Rogers; three daughters and sons-in-law, Martina
Livingston of Poteau, Vicky and Stan Ellis of Poteau,