Archive - Aug 2013
Hunting season is just around the corner, and hunters need to be on their toes. Wild animals can be very dangerous.
Earlier this week, a local man was attacked by a deer in the A.B.M. neighborhood, just down the road from our neighborhood. Johnny Baker was attacked by a 220-pound wild Russian hog. He got cut up, and stabbed by those sharp tusks. He told us how fast and strong that hog was, and it all happened so fast.
The Pocola Indians football team will get a final shot at fine tuning things when they welcome the Heavener Wolves to town for a 6 p.m. scrimmage tonight at John Carter Field.
The Indians want to improve upon what coach Rick Lang called â€śstupid football.â€ť
The Arkoma Mustangs football team will get one last preseason tune-up before next week's season opener against Keota when they welcome the Gans Grizzlies and the Watts Engineers for a three-way scrimmage beginning at 6 tonight at Mustang Field.
This week, the Mustangs have been working on the areas in which mistakes were made in last week's scrimmage with Porum.
â€śIt was good to have something on film to show them,â€ť Arkoma coach Mark Weatherton said. â€śHopefully, we can get those mistakes corrected [tonight's scrimmage].â€ť
The Talihina Golden Tigers football team wants to use a major test to get ready for next Friday night's season opener against Wilburton, and coach Kelly Gravitt got his wish.
The Golden Tigers will scrimmage the Vian Wolverines and the Roland Rangers in a three-way beginning at 6:30 tonight at Doc Robinson Stadium.
â€śI want to see how we do against bigger schools to get ready for our home opener,â€ť Gravitt said. â€śWe want to look sharper on offense, and we want to see our guys playing new positions on defense getting more familiar with getting their defensive reads.â€ť
The Panama Razorbacks football team will get one last chance to fine tune things before Thursday night's season opener at Gore tonight when they travel to meet host Sallisaw-Central and Canadian in a three-way scrimmage.
The Heavener High School cross country teams began their seasons Thursday at the Early Tiger Invitational in Tahlequah.
The Wolves return three members of last season's varsity team â€” Arturo Ortega, Octavio Sanchez and James Cinocca. Rounding out the roster are Jacob Robertson, Frank Cruz, Estaban Martinez, Miguel Alcantar, Daniel Hernandez, James Horner, Devon Mathews, Aaron Baker and Tony Antonio.
WILBURTON â€” Three local softball teams, Arkoma, Cameron and Howe, represented LeFlore County in the 2013 Robbers Cave Shootout Friday and Saturday.
Arkoma split its final two games, beating Hartshorne 5-0 but losing 2-1 to Holdenville.
Cameron defeated Howe 6-1 but losing 2-1 in eight innings to Porum and 6-1 to Hartshorne.
Howe, after losing to Cameron, beat Gore 6-4 but then lost 8-0 to Wetumka.
Hunting season is finally upon us. The Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation has published the dates for this yearâ€™s hunting seasons.
To see the complete list, get a copy of Thursday's edition, either the physical edition or the e-edition.
Have a great week!
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A truck pulling a trailer loaded with a car traveling east on U.S. highway 271 west of Pocola lost control Thursday afternoon causing it to jackknife, according to emergency responders. Fire personnel said the truck left the roadway and rolled over. No one was inured in the accident.
James Pollard, 35, of Smithville was named the 2013 recipient of the Joe Neff Memorial Welding Scholarship at the Kiamichi Technology Center in Poteau on Thursday. Pollard is a second year welding student and received a 225 Lincoln Ranger welder from the scholarship committee. From left: Dennis Thomas, Scott Griffis speaking, Woody Wood, Charles Loomis, Mike Poor and Pollard.
PDN photo by Kim Ross