Archive - Sep 2011
MULDROW â€” Former Poteau Assistant Football Coach Rob Johnson missed by a couple of points of getting his first win last week with the Muldrow Bulldogs. He got that first win in Week 2 as his Bulldogs downed the Spiro Bulldogs 32-16 Friday night.
HOWE â€” The run in the Howe Wood Bat Tournament came to an end for the host Lions and the Leflore Savages Friday at Lions Field.
The Lions were run ruled 10-0 by the Smithville Braves, then the Savages suffered an 11-5 loss to the McCurtain Bulldogs.
Smithville and McCurtain played in the consolation championship Friday night.
In Thursday night's opening-round games, the Wister Wildcats blanked the Savages 5-0, while the Cameron Yellowjackets defeated the Braves 9-2.
NORMAN â€” The Poteau Lady Pirates went 3-1 in their first four games over the first two days of the University of Oklahoma Tournament.
On Friday, the Lady Pirates defeated Red Oak 5-3 after losing 11-0 to Purcell.
Poteau won both games Thursday, beating Lawton MacArthur 9-3 and Yukon 7-3.
Pocola 10, Howe 2: In Pocola, after the Lady Lions (10-14) cut the deficit to 4-2 with a two-run sixth inning, the Lady Indians (7-9) put the game into run-rule status with a six-run sixth inning.
The Oklahoma Secondary Schools Activities Association announced the fall 2011 district assignments for fast-pitch softball for Classes 3A down through Class B as well as all fall baseball classes.
In Class 3A softball, both LeFlore County teams, Heavener and Spiro, will be host schools. Eufaula will visit Heavener, while Stigler (which eliminated Heavener in last fall's district tournament in Heavener) will be at Spiro.
All four local teams in Class 2A softball will get to be within the county's borders. Panama will entertain Pocola, while Talihina will visit Wister.
TALIHINA â€” A seventh-inning rally lifted the Heavener Lady Wolves to an 8-4 win over the Talihina Lady Golden Tigers Thursday afternoon.
Wister 14, Pocola 6; Pocola 12, Whitesboro 1; Wister JV 5, Whitesboro 2: In Wister, the Lady Wildcats (13-8), who trailed 2-0 in the opening inning against the Lady Indians (6-9), responded with a five-run first inning for a 5-2 lead â€” which they never relinquished.
ADA â€” The Poteau Lady Pirates cross country team was runner-up at Thursday afternoon's East Central University Meet. The Lady Pirates had 80 points, six points behind team champion Coalgate (74).
Three runners made the top 15. Deven Bond was fourth (14:31.9), Sheridan Hoyer was fifth (14:32.3) and Colleen Peterson was 12th (15:08.5). Samantha Galetka was 42nd (16:54.2), Shandee Staton was 44th (17:07.5), Tabby Waldrop was 46th (17:08.7) and Katie Piquet was 63rd (18:32.3).
Jack Davis will no longer be Heavenerâ€™s best-kept secret. The former Wolf football star, who went on to play at the University of Oklahoma, the University of Arizona and later with the Denver Broncos of the old American Football League, is living in Poteau after a successful high school coaching career in California.
Davis, 78, is Heavenerâ€™s only pro football player, according to www.databaseFootball.com.
Debra Louise Lamb, 57,
of Panama died Tuesday,
Sept. 6, 2011, in Poteau.
Debra was born May 1,
1954, in Oakland, Calif., to
Leonard and Jean (Rogers)
Lyons. Memorial services
will be held at 2 p.m.,
Monday, Sept. 12, at Shady
Point Baptist Church with
The Rev. Larry Matthiesen
are under the direction of
Evans and Miller Funeral
Home of Poteau.
Lois Stevens, 101, of
Talihina died Friday, Sept.
2, 2011, at her home.
Services will be held at 1
p.m. Thursday, Sept. 8, at
the Talihina Church of
Christ with Phil Smith officiating.
Burial will be at the
Old Talihina Cemetery
under the direction of
Talihina Funeral Home.
Harold Turner, 86, of Weatherford,
Texas, (formerly of Wister) died Monday,
Sept. 5, 2011, in Weatherford. Harold was
born in Wister on April 5, 1925, to Willis
and Tennie Turner. He managed a lumber
yard. Harold loved to fish and tell stories.
He was preceded in death by his parents;
wife, Bernice; sisters Billie June Crawley
and Mary Ruth Love; and brothers, Denver
Leeodis and Glen.
Survivors include his son, Chub and
wife, Ginger Turner of Weatherford;
grandchildren, Kandice of Waxahachie,
Texas, Samuel Don of Weatherford,
Kenneth James of Irving, Texas; three