Archive - Sep 14, 2011
At least for Day 1 of the 2011 LeFlore County Fast-Pitch Softball Tournament Monday night at the Poteau Area Recreational Complex, the seeding pretty much held to form.
The top four seeds â€” Poteau, Spiro, Panama and Heavener â€” all won their openers. The Lady Pirates were too much for the Howe Lady Lions, winning 15-0 as Brenna Vise pitched a perfect three-inning game. The other top-seed games were a little closer.
The Lady Razorbacks got a no-hitter from Taylor Eaves as they blanked the Wister Lady Wildcats 2-0.
CAMERON â€” A big second inning helped propel the Cameron Yellowjackets past the Howe Lions by a score of 16-0 Monday afternoon.
Wister 16, McCurtain 0: In McCurtain, the Wildcats (13-2) jumped out to a 13-0 lead after an inning and never looked back.
Panola 10, Whitesboro 5: In Whitesboro, the Bulldogs (9-10) jumped out to a 1-0 lead in the opening inning.
But the Bearcats scored twice in the fourth, fifth and sixth innings, then scored four runs in the seventh inning to take 10-1 lead.
It was a rough set of home openers for the 2011 Poteau Bandit League football teams Saturday at Costner Stadium against Vian.
The visiting Wolverines took three of the four games played, with only the Poteau sixth-grade team posting a win by a score of 14-0.
In the other games, Vian won two of them by shutout â€” 45-0 in the third-grade game and 32-0 in the fifth-grade game. The Wolverines took the fourth-grade game 13-6.
In the sixth-grade game, Kale Barcheers scored both touchdowns on runs.
In the fourth-grade game, Easton Francis scored the lone TD for Poteau.
After being home for the first two weeks of the 2011 season, the Arkoma Mustangs football team will hit the road for the first time. But their road trip is about a three-hour journey as they will travel to Norman to face Southwest Christian Academy at 7:30 p.m. Friday.
The Heavener Wolves football team did not get its first win of the season until Week 8 last season.
This year, they got that first victory of the new campaign in their home opener this past Friday night with a 21-6 win over the Sallisaw-Central Tigers at Harvey Stadium.
Now, the Wolves (1-1) will seek their second straight win when they visit the Paris (Ark.) Eagles at 7:30 p.m. this Friday.
Last year at this time, Brandon Ellis was getting his Gore Pirates ready to face the Panama Razorbacks at George Ollie Stadium in the non-district finale. This year, it's a 180-degree turn for Ellis.
Ellis, Panama's new football coach, will face his former team at 7:30 p.m. Friday in Gore.
â€śI'm excited,â€ť Ellis said. â€śI'm fired up, and the kids are fired up for me. They know important it is to win â€” not only for them, but for me, also.â€ť
James â€śBuckâ€ť Sandlin, 86, of Spiro died Sunday, Sept.
4, 2011. Graveside services were held Monday, Sept. 12,
at Spiro City Cemetery under the direction of MMallory-
Martin Funeral Home of Spiro.
Walter Gustafson, 76, of Panama died Friday, Sept. 9,
in Poteau. Walter was born Aug. 1, 1935, in Attlebord,
Mass. Services will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 13, at
Evans Chapel of Memories, Poteau. Burial will be in New
Hope Cemetery, Spiro. Arrangements are under the direction
of Evans and Miller Funeral Home.