Archive - Apr 2012
OKLAHOMA CITY â€” The Oklahoma City Thunder are almost to the 2012 playoffs and have solidified the No. 2 spot in the Western Conference behind the San Antonio Spurs. Thus, about the only thing left to play for is a better record than the Miami Heat in the Eastern Conference just in case they meet in the NBA Finals.
The Thunder didnâ€™t come out with much on defense in the early part of the game, giving up 40 points on 82-percent shooting to the Sacramento Kings in the first quarter of Tuesday night's game at Chesapeake Energy Arena.
I had a phone conference two weeks back with two Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation officials and State Representative James Lockhart about the stopping of baiting in the Wildlife Management Areas. I said that I could not understand why hunter conflicts out west was changing the rules in the east because that was what the attendees were led to believe at the public comment meeting at the Kiamichi Technology Center about a month ago.
Anna Leota Bridgman, 79, longtime resident of Okmulgee, died Monday, April 23, 2012, in Okmulgee.Â She was born in Fanshawe to Solomon and Emily (Dodd) Goss Jr. on Sept. 5, 1932.Â She married Kenneth Bridgman in Fanshawe on June 1, 1949. She was preceded in death by her parents; one sister, Dorothy Mae Crims; one brother, N.E. Goss; and a stepbrother, Donald.
The good news was the Poteau Lady Pirates got one more home game this slow-pitch softball season. The not-so-good news was the visitors came and left victorious.
The Oktaha Lady Tigers led from start to finish as they defeated the Lady Pirates 5-4 Monday afternoon.
The Poteau Pirates ended the regular season in style with a 10-2, run-rule victory over the Spiro Bulldogs Monday afternoon at Town Creek Park.
The Pirates took a 1-0 lead in the opening inning on a solo home run by Blake Roley, his seventh homer of the season.
Colton Harper's RBI double highlighted a two-run second inning for the Bulldogs, who took a 2-1 lead after two innings.
However, the Pirates stormed back in the third inning with a seven-run outburst, which was highlighted by Roley's RBI double, as Poteau took an 8-2 lead after three innings.
The Poteau High School soccer teams split their home games with Westville on Monday at Costner Stadium on Senior Night.
The Pirates mercy ruled the Yellowjackets 11-1, but the Lady â€™Jackets stung the Lady Pirates 3-0.
The Panama High School football team is going to have a rib sale from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. May 4 next to Razorback Quik Mart in Panama.
Pre-orders will be taken until Monday, and all proceeds will benefit the Panama Razorback football program. To pre-order or for additional information, call Panama Coach Brandon Ellis at (918) 869-1275.
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The Poteau Lady Pirates softball program will have an age 6-7 coach-pitch league beginning in May and end its season in June.
STILWELL â€” The Heavener High School soccer teams split their regular-season finales here Friday night with the Stilwell Indians and Lady Indians.
The Wolves capped off a perfect regular season with a 1-0 win over the Indians. The Wolves (10-0 overall, 5-0 in District 4A-6) will be idle until a home playoff game Tuesday at Harvey Stadium, which is tentatively set for 5 p.m.
The Lady Wolves suffered a 6-0 loss to the Lady Indians in a game which was a lot closer than the score indicated. They finished the season at 3-5 overall, 2-4 in district play.