Archive - Jan 2012
Last week, I talked about how excited I was for the 80th annual LeFlore County Tournament, and now it's over for another 51 weeks. Boy, does time fly when you're having fun!
There were a lot of close games. We crowned new champions, Howe's girls and Spiro's boys.
SPIRO â€” The Poteau Lady Pirates and the Pocola Indians were the third and fourth teams to pick up trophies at the 80th LeFlore County Tournament Friday afternoon at the Spiro Gym.
The Lady Pirates edged the Heavener Lady Wolves 35-33 in overtime to win the fifth-place contest, while the Indians beat the Cameron Yellowjackets 56-40 in the boys' third-place game.
SALLISAW â€” Four local wrestlers placed in this past weekend's Sallisaw Tournament.
Poteau's Tyler Tustin won the title at 132 pounds, while teammates Devin Anderson (113 pounds) was third and Gabe Sanchez (182) was fourth.
â€śWe had a brutal consolation semifinal round,â€ť second-year Poteau Coach Chris Barbee said. â€śWe just didn't perform that good. We just have to make a better attempt to get to the consolation finals.â€ť
As a team, the Pirates were sixth.
Alumni football is coming to Poteau. Gridiron Alumni is planning several full contact alumni football games.
Gridiron Alumni travels the nation pitting old football rivals against each other one more time. Players are needed to sign up, and the first 40 players on each team get to play.
The team that gets 30 people registered first gets home-field advantage. Last year, hundreds of players and thousands of fans swarmed stadiums to watch their home town heroes strap it on one more time.
This year, Gridiron Alumni would like to bring alumni football to the whole state of Oklahoma.
Bonnie Marie King, 87, of Poteau died Friday, Jan. 20, 2012, in Poteau.Â Bonnie was born in Poteau on Dec. 22, 1924, to Claude and Nellie A. (Pendergrass) Johnson.Â She was preceded in death by her father, Claude Johnson; mother, Nellie Johnson and stepfather, Claude Oliver; husband, Henry â€śJ.R.â€ť King; and best friend, Mary Tiffee.Â
Survivors include her son and daughter-in-law, Jimmy and Nancy King ofÂ Poteau; granddaughters, Jamie Rowland, Emilee King and Natalee King all of Poteau; and two great-grandsons; Jaxon King and Gavin Rowland.