Archive - Sep 25, 2013
It was a heartbreaking Friday night for the Arkoma Mustangs. It looked like they were going to leave Maud with a 42-35 road victory, only to see an interception returned for a touchdown in the final minute doom the Mustangs 43-42.
The Talihina Golden Tigers are off to a 3-0 start after last week's 40-19 win over the Sallisaw junior varsity. They have shown they can be an offensive juggernaut in scoring 70 points against Wilburton in the season opener. They have shown they can overcome adversity as they did in a come-from-behind 32-13 victory over Antlers.
â€śI'm very pleased,â€ť Talihina coach Kelly Gravitt said. â€śMinus the Week 2 setback in the first half [to Antlers], I'm very pleased. These kids love to play football. Our defense is lining up in the right spots. Our offense is executing and playing fast and physical.â€ť
The jury in the case of accused murderer Christopher Simpson began deliberations about 11 a.m.
With the culmination of the state's presentation of trial evidence in the murder of 20-year-old Ka'Loni Flynn, the defense called multiple witnesses, the last being accused murder Christopher K. Simpson.
Simpson is accused in the April 8, 2012, shooting death of Flynn and her unborn child. Wednesday marked the fifth day of the trial.
The Poteau Pirates junior varsity football team ran its record to 2-0 with a 22-0 shutout of the Muldrow Bulldogs on Monday night at Costner Stadium.
The Pirates will be idle until Oct. 7 when they visit Sallisaw.
The Poteau Bandit League football teams went 2-1 on the day in Saturday afternoon's home games against Fort Smith (Ark.) Immaculate Catholic at Costner Stadium.
The fifth-graders won 22-0, as did the fourth-grade team by a score of 33-6 for its first win of the season. However, the visitors from Fort Smith won a defensive battle in the third-grade game in a 6-0 contest.
There was no sixth-grade game as the visitors did not have a team.
The teams will return to action next Saturday as they travel to face Greenwood (Ark.) Blue, with games beginning at 10 a.m.
HOWE â€” The Howe Lions baseball team will take some momentum into this week's Class A District Tournament at Wister after the Lions blanked the McCurtain Bulldogs 8-0 Monday afternoon at Lions Field.
The Lions broke a scoreless tie with a pair of four-run innings in the fifth and sixth innings to end the game by run rule.
Wister 7, Crowder 2: In Crowder, the Wildcats broke a 2-all tie with a two-run third inning and a three-run seventh inning.