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Poteau senior linebacker can't wait for Friday's big game against Fort Gibson

October 9, 2013

On Sept. 27, the Poteau Pirates football team perhaps won its biggest game in some four years when they knocked off the Sallisaw Black Diamonds 34-9. Now, there's another big game on the horizon, that being at 7:30 p.m. Friday at Fort Gibson. It will pit the sixth-ranked Pirates (5-0 overall, 2-0 in District 4A-4) against the seventh-ranked Tigers (4-1, 2-0)
“It's exciting,” Poteau senior linebacker Carlos Aguilar said. “It's a huge game. All glory to God, He's given us this opportunity to be in this type of game. Our offense is one of the best. I'm excited about this game.”

Rough night of football for Poteau freshmen, PKMS teams at Vian

October 9, 2013

VIAN — Things did not go well for the Poteau Pirates freshmen football team, nor the Pansy Kidd Middle School squads Tuesday night as they all lost to host Vian.
The Wolverines took the freshmen game 34-12, the eighth-grade contest 28-22 and the seventh-grade game 54-0.
All three local teams return to action next week against Broken Bow. The Pirate freshmen will travel to Memorial Stadium to face the Savages at 6 p.m. Monday.
The PKMS teams will entertain the Savages at Costner Stadium beginning at 5 p.m. next Tuesday.

Vote means no new buses for Bokoshe schools

October 9, 2013

By Ken Milam
PDN News Editor

Bokoshe Schools will "limp through" the rest of the year with aging buses after voters turned down a bond proposal to buy three vehicles Tuesday, Superintendent Dennis Shoup said.
The proposed $260,000 bond issue would have been used replace the district's three route buses.
The vote was 37-32 against the proposal.
The bonds would have replaced one that is soon to be retired.
"Perhaps we can work a little harder next year" if another bond issue is proposed, Shoup said.
He said all three buses date from the 1990s and have high mileage.

Poteau JV football team falls to Sallisaw

October 9, 2013

The Poteau Pirates junior varsity football team suffered its first loss of the season Monday night, falling 7-6 to the Sallisaw Black Diamonds.
The Poteau JV will return to action in a road game at Memorial Stadium against the homestanding Broken Bow Savages at 7 p.m. Monday, right after the freshmen's game.

Inquisitive

October 9, 2013

Poteau Fireman Fred Hardesty answers questions by Layni White, 4, of Poteau during the Wednesday morning observation of Fire Prevention Week at the First United Methodist Church preschool in Poteau.
PDN photo by Kim Ross

Poteau Bandit League teams go 3-1 against Van Buren White

October 9, 2013

VAN BUREN, Ark. — The Poteau Bandit League teams went 3-1 on Saturday against Van Buren White.
The sixth-graders won 28-0, while the fourth-graders and third-graders won by identical scores of 13-6.
The only blemish on the day came in the fifth-grade contest, which was won by Van Buren White 34-0.

Panama Razorbacks look to rebound Friday night against Antlers Bearcats

October 9, 2013

It was a rough home loss last week for the Panama Razorbacks, who lost 34-0 last Friday night to the Hartshorne Miners at George Ollie Stadium. However, this week, it's a new opponent — the Antlers Bearcats — and an opportunity to rebound.
“That game is in the past, and the kids know they can't do anything about it,” Panama coach Brandon Ellis said. “We're moving forward, preparing for this game.”
The Bearcats (2-3, 0-2 in District 2A-6) will come calling on the Hogs (3-2, 1-1) at 7:30 p.m. this Friday at George Ollie Stadium.
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District 2A-6 Standings
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Arkoma looks for second big road district victory Friday against Midway

October 9, 2013

The Arkoma Mustangs football team appears to be on a mission. For the second straight week, the Mustangs dominated a District C-4 opponent, with the latest being a 48-0 rout of Southwest Covenant on Friday night in Yukon.
“It was a huge road win for us,” Arkoma coach Mark Weatherton said. “They've got a good team. Our defense was fantastic. We had a couple of goal-line stands to preserve our shutout, one of them came on the first drive of the game. We executed the game play perfectly. We couldn't have played any better. It was a great win.

 

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