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Tuesday's High School Softball Roundup

August 22, 2013

CAMERON — The Wister Lady Wildcats posted an 8-3 road win Tuesday afternoon over the Cameron Lady Yellowjackets.
The Lady ’Cats broke a scoreless tie with a two-run third inning and a five-run fourth inning for a 7-0 lead.
Heavener 10, Spiro 2: In Heavener, the Lady Wolves scored once in the first inning and three runs in the third inning for a 4-0 lead after three innings.
Pocola 10, Sallisaw-Central 1: In Pocola, the Lady Indians used a seven-run sixth inning to put the game away.
Talihina 15, Quinton 10: In Quinton, the Lady Golden Tigers got the first win for new coach Hali Kirkes.

Tuesday's High School Baseball Roundup

August 22, 2013

KINTA — The Cameron Yellowjackets enter today's Carl Albert State College Classic on a high note as they picked up two wins in a road three-way on Tuesday. The ’Jackets doubled up the Leflore Savages 6-3 after routing the host Kinta Eagles 11-0.
Battiest 9, Whitesboro 7: In Battiest, with the game tied at 4 after four innings, the Panthers broke the tie with a two-run fifth to take a 6-4 lead.
After the Bulldogs cut the deficit to 6-5 in the sixth inning, the Panthers scored three runs in the sixth to enter the seventh inning ahead 9-5.

Half a Mantle autograph

August 22, 2013

Memorabilia wise, I have something that is very rare, and it could be a one-and-only kind of autograph in the entire civilized world. It could be right up there as the rarest piece of memorabilia in sports collecting folklore.
When we made our normal pilgrimmage to Kansas City in the early 1960s, we would always ride the KCS railroad there.

Fly fishing in the Lower Illinois River is in our future

August 22, 2013

My son has started a fly-fishing frenzy at my house. Cash finally got his fly rod a couple of weeks ago, and Koby and I have both used it at the pond by our house. We have some friends from Greers Ferry, Ark., that gave a fly rod to Koby, and I have to pick it up in a couple of weeks. Koby is excited about getting his own now because he caught a 1½-pound bass on Cash’s last week. I guess I will have to get one also and head to Broken Bow or Tenkiller to try and catch some trout.
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Rosylin Carol Slone

August 22, 2013

Rosylin Carol Slone, 70, of Wister died Wednesday, Aug. 21, 2013, in Fort Smith, Ark.
Rosylin was born July 28, 1943, in Winnebago, Minn., to Wayne and Lucille (Neal) Hoppe. She was a great friend and mother who was willing to help anyone in need. Rosylin was preceded in death by her parents; brother, Arvid Hoppe; sisters, Arlene Sheehey and Judy Keuster; grandson, Tyler Schoon; and brother-in-law, Vincent Sheehey.

J.D. Johnson

August 22, 2013

J.D. Johnson, 62, of Sand Springs, died Tuesday, Aug. 20, 2013, in Tulsa.
J.D. was born in Poteau to Orville Roscoe Johnson and Alma Beatrice (McCullough) Johnson on May 28, 1951. After high school he earned a bachelor’s degree from Oklahoma State University. During the Vietnam War, J.D. served as a 2nd lieutenant in the U.S. Army. He worked for QuikTrip more than 35 years, retiring as personnel director for the Oklahoma operation.
He married Elizabeth Ann “Beth” Powers on Sept. 20, 1975, in Steele, Mo.

Late home run dooms Poteau girls in upset bid over No. 1 Tahlequah

August 22, 2013

An adage goes, “Close only counts in horseshoes.” However, close is the exact word to use in describing Tuesday's Poteau Lady Pirates home game against Class 5A's top-ranked Tahlequah Lady Tigers.
The Lady Pirates were one out away from not only back-to-back home wins, but knocking off the No. 1 team in Class 5A. Then, the blast.
Tahlequah's Kirsten Chase hit the first pitch she saw from Poteau's RaeLynn Caldwell in the seventh inning over the left-field fence for a two-run home run which ended up being the game winning hit in a 2-1 victory.

Spiro football team to have first scrimmage of season tonight; Bulldogs welcome Okmulgee, Tulsa Webster to town

August 22, 2013

The Spiro Bulldogs football team will get a taste of game-night situations when they have a three-way home scrimmage against Okmulgee and Tulsa Webster at 6 tonight at McClain Stadium.
The biggest thing veteran Spiro coach Chris Bunch is looking for is finding No. 2s to spell his No. 1s.
“We're mainly trying to find some depth,” he said. “We don't have many kids out there to begin with, and we're going to have to find some players who can give our starters some rest.”

Talihina football team to be in road scrimmage tonight against Valliant

August 22, 2013

The Talihina Golden Tigers football team will get its first taste of competitive action tonight when they travel to meet the Valliant Bulldogs at 6 p.m.
Tonight's scrimmage will give Talihina coach Kelly Gravitt a chance to see how his new offensive style will look.
“We've put in a no-huddle offense,” he said. “I know the scrimmage will be a slower pace, but I want to see how we respond. We started putting it in last spring, and we've had eight practices so I'm ready to see how we adapt to it.”

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