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Poteau girls blank Pocola; Lady Pirate ace misses out again on perfect game at home, but still gets win over the Lady Indians

August 28, 2013

For the second straight home game, Poteau senior softball pitcher RaeLynn Caldwell flirted with perfection inside her home circle. On Aug. 20, Caldwell was perfect for 6.1 innings against Class 5A's top-ranked Tahlequah Lady Tigers before not only the perfect game but a victory slipped away.
Tuesday afternoon, the Poteau senior ace was in the same situation as she had a perfect game against the Pocola Lady Indians through 6.1 innings.
The bad news was Pocola's Brooklyn Morton broke up the perfect game, but the good news was the Lady Pirates hung on to win 2-0.

Tuesday's High School Softball Roundup

August 28, 2013

WESTVILLE — The Heavener Lady Wolves came in second at the Westville Tournament on Tuesday.
Heavener ended up getting beat twice by the host Yellowjackets, 11-10 in the title game and 3-0 in the winner's-bracket final. Heavener routed Roland 13-0 in the loser's-bracket final.
Panama 2, Cameron 0: In Cameron, the Lady Razorbacks broke a scoreless tie with a two-run sixth inning.
Arkoma 2, McCurtain 1; Arkoma 10, McCurtain 1: In Arkoma, the Lady Mustangs swept a pair of games from the Lady Bulldogs.

Leflore boys get past Howe Lions for win

August 28, 2013

HOWE — A fast start was enough for the Leflore Savages to down the Howe Lions 9-6 Tuesday afternoon at Lions Field.
The Savages jumped out to a 5-0 lead in the first inning and had a 6-0 lead in the third.
The Lions scored three runs in the third to cut the deficit in half at 6-3, but they got no closer.
Editor's note: Cameron's road three-way at Oktaha with Dale was canceled, and will likely not be rescheduled.

Did I stump you?

August 28, 2013

My questions I ask you in my last column were difficult.
Here are the answers — to most of them that is.
1. Troy Aikman was the only Big 8 quarterback to win a national championship and a Super Bowl championship.
2. Nate Hybl won a national championship in football at OU, but he also won a championship in golf at Georgia.
3. Jim Thorpe was the first player to score a touchdown and hit a home run in the same weekend.
4. Jim Brown, a Syracuse Orangeman, is considered one of the best running backs of all times, but he is also considered the best lacrosse player ever.

Did I stump you?

August 28, 2013

My questions I ask you in my last column were difficult.
Here are the answers — to most of them that is.
1. Troy Aikman was the only Big 8 quarterback to win a national championship and a Super Bowl championship.
2. Nate Hybl won a national championship in football at OU, but he also won a championship in golf at Georgia.
3. Jim Thorpe was the first player to score a touchdown and hit a home run in the same weekend.
4. Jim Brown, a Syracuse Orangeman, is considered one of the best running backs of all times, but he is also considered the best lacrosse player ever.

Upcoming benefit events

August 28, 2013

POTEAU RELAY FOR LIFE

All cancer survivors are invited to take part as special guests in the opening ceremonies of the LeFlore County Relay for Life on Sept. 7 at Costner Stadium.
Survivors and their caregivers are ask to arrive around 5:30 p.m. and register in the survivors are for refreshments and fellowship, organizers said.
They also are invited to take part in the commemorative survivor lap that begins every Relay for Life.
Teams of fundraisers remain through the night, with at least one member walking the track. The top fundraisers are recognized.

Police search for driver who reportedly fled from accident

August 28, 2013

Members of the Poteau Police Department and the LeFlore County Sheriff's Department searched for the driver involved in a single car accident on Old Oklahoma highway 112 Wednesday about 4 p.m. Poteau police said a man believed to be the driver of the vehicle was seen by witnesses running into nearby woods just after the accident happened. Oklahoma Highway Patrol investigated the accident.
PDN photo by Kim Ross

Cyclist injured in Heavener accident

August 28, 2013

A man on a bicycle was injured Wednesday afternoon after he was struck by a Maroon SUV. According to Heavener Police, the man was traveling north on U.S. highway 59 and was struck by the southbound SUV at an intersection near Marvin's IGA. Police said they are still investigating the accident. The injured man was taken to the hospital with head, neck and leg injuries.
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Country music legend to perform in Poteau

August 28, 2013

Country music legend Gene Watson will perform at the Donald W. Reynolds Center in Poteau on Nov. 2.
Doors will be open to the public at 6:00 pm with concert starting at 7:30 pm. All proceeds will benefit Heavener Runestone Park to help keep it open and free for the public.

Monday's High School Softball Roundup

August 28, 2013

RED OAK — A big inning broke open a close game as the Poteau Lady Pirates defeated the Red Oak Lady Eagles 7-1 on Monday afternoon.
After the Lady Pirates (7-4) broke a 1-all tie with single runs in the fourth and sixth innings for a 3-1 lead, Poteau scored four runs in the seventh inning to win going away.
Wister 5, Whitesboro 4: In Wister, the Lady Wildcats rallied from a 4-0 deficit with a single run in the first inning and four runs in the sixth inning.
Cameron 3, Keota 1: In Cameron, a two-run fifth inning broke a 1-all tie for the Lady Yellowjackets.

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