Archive - Oct 2011
WISTER â€” The streak of trips to the state tournament is now at four for the Wister Wildcats baseball team. But it almost didn't happen.
In last week's Class A Regional Tournament in Wister, the Wildcats were shocked in their opener by county rival Cameron â€” which had lost all the previous games to Wister â€” to drop into the loser's bracket of the regional. Wister had to win twice on the final day, outlasting Wright City and then avenging the loss to Cameron by beating the Yellowjackets in the consolation championship game, to earn another trip to state.
For those who remember actress Beatrice Arthur's â€śAll in the Familyâ€ť spin-off of the 1970s, â€śMaude,â€ť remember the theme song â€” which its lyrics say, â€śThen there's Maude.â€ť
The Arkoma Mustangs football team might be singing a similar song this week, with the lyrics saying, â€śThen there's Maudâ€ť â€” as in the Maud Tigers.
The Mustangs will pay a visit to the Tigers for a crucial District C-4 contest at 7:30 p.m. Friday in Maud.
The Poteau Bandit Football League teams were 3-1 in their home games with Muldrow on Saturday at Costner Stadium.
The Poteau sixth-graders posted a 42-28 victory over the Bulldogs, the Poteau fifth-grade Bandit League team won its game 36-0 over Muldrow and the Poteau fourth-graders won 38-0.
The only setback came in the third-grade game as Muldrow edged Poteau 13-12 in overtime.
Just think, a couple of weeks ago, there were 12 LeFlore County fast-pitch softball teams and all five fall baseball teams still playing. Now, we're down to three.
The Panama Lady Razorbacks (Class 2A) and Wister Wildcats (Class A) are at their respective state tournaments, while the Poteau Lady Pirates will finally play some postseason games this week as they were named a Class 4A Regional Tournament host team.
Class 4A Regional Tournament
NORMAN â€” Saturday night's game at Owen Field against the Ball State Cardinals could have been a scary game. For starters, the Cardinals entered with only one loss, and beat Big 10 opponent Indiana (coached by former Oklahoma Sooner Assistant Coach Kevin Wilson) â€” and not to mention it was the last game before the annual Red River Shootout, which will be at 11 a.m. this Saturday at the Cotton Bowl in Dallas.
STILLWATER â€” The Poteau and Heavener high school cross country runners participated in the 75th annual Oklahoma State Jamboree Saturday morning.
In the Class 4A-5A girls division, the Poteau Lady Pirates were 15th with 405 points.
Deven Bond led the way for the Lady Pirates as she was 46th (13:12.95), followed by Sheridan Hoyer in 51st (13:20.72), Colleen Peterson in 104th (14:22.57), Tabitha Waldrop in 131st (15:15.66), Samantha Galetka in 135th (15:24.11), Shandee Staton in 147th (16:05.89) and Katie Piquet in 153rd (16:34.18).
RED OAK â€” The Whitesboro Bulldogs baseball team was hoping to make it two straight fall seasons in which it ended the season at the Class B State Tournament. Unfortunately, it didn't happen for them this fall.
The Bulldogs lost their Class B Regional Tournament opener 17-0 to the host Red Oak Eagles Thursday afternoon, then lost an elimination game to the Stuart Hornets Friday afternoon.
The Bulldogs end the season at 13-15.
James A. Lewallen, 67, of Poteau died Wednesday,
Sept. 28, 2011, in Poteau. James was born in Zoe on Jan.
21, 1944, to Marion J. and Lucinda J. (Dunn) Lewallen.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 4, at the
Oakland Cemetery Pavilion with the Rev. Jim Cook officiating.
Burial will follow. Arrangements are under the
direction of Evans and Miller Funeral Home, Poteau.
Charles L. Anderson, 77, of Poteau died Wednesday,
Sept. 28, 2011, in Fort Smith, Ark. Charles was born Aug.
11, 1934, to Charles â€śWoodyâ€ť Anderson.
Services will be at 2 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 6, at Evans
Chapel of Memories with the Rev. Jim Cook officiating.
Burial will be in Oakland Cemetery. Evans and Miller
Funeral Home, Poteau, is handling arrangements.
Theses second grade boys from Poteau Primary School who attend the Boys and
Girls Club of LeFlore County after-school program, are enjoying some time on the
computer. The BGCLC after-school program, is a non-profit organization that
relies on the support of the community. To make a donation or find out more about
the services the BGCLC offers contact Ryan Brand at 918 647-7136.