Archive - 2013
MANSFIELD, Ark. â€” The day started off good for Heavener High School basketball as the Lady Wolves routed Booneville, Ark., 66-33 Friday afternoon in the Mansfield Tournament.
However, the Wolves lost 71-65 in overtime to Booneville.
For the first time in Talihina football coach Kelly Gravittâ€™s eight-year tenure, the Golden Tigers made it to the state semifinals â€” and along with way won District A-6 with a perfect regular season. Thus, several Golden Tigers got top honors from their district.
Talihina quarterback Alan Lockhart was named the districtâ€™s Most Valuable Player.
Logan Hillebrand was named the Linebacker of the Year in District A-6.
Bryar Humphreys was the Running Back of the Year.
Preston Derby was awarded the Newcomer of the Year.
I hope you all had a Merry Christmas on Wednesday. I hope all had a great time, and got to spend time with your family. We celebrated our Christmas in shifts with Clint and his family one day because he had to leave for work on Christmas day.
Cash opened his gifts Christmas morning, and then headed to my parentâ€™s house. After that, it was back home for Christmas with Deeda and her family. Now, Koby has to wait until he returns from his mom and grandparents near Duncan to have his Christmas here.
When a football team plays for a state title, and wins its district along the way, that team usually has several honors come its players' way. The Poteau Pirates footbal team has that distinct honor in 2013.
After the Pirates went 12-2, won District 4A-4 and were state runners-up, 12 players and their coach were honored by the district.
Poteau second-year coach Greg Werner was named the District Coach of the Year.
Senior quarterback Jace Pitchford was named the District Player of the Year. Pitchford rushed for 1,179 yard and 13 touchdowns, while passing for 1,441 yards and 22 TDs.
ARKOMA â€” Santa Claus came about 36 hours early for the Arkoma High School basketball teams as they posted a pair of wins Monday night over Gans at the Arkoma Gym to celebrate Christmas.
The Lady Mustangs used a strong fourth quarter to pull away for a 76-46 win over the Lady Grizzlies, while the Mustangs did likewise as they, too, used a strong final period to down the Grizzlies 86-68.
Thanks to a strong push in the finals by the wrestlers from Greenwood (Ark.) High School, they pushed their team past the host Poteau Pirates to win the Poteau Tournament, which took place last Friday and Saturday at Sherman Floyd Fieldhouse.
SAPULPA â€” Five members of the Poteau Youth Wrestling Club placed at Saturday's Sapulpa Open.
Two members, Jarrett Lilley and Luke Brooks, won their respective weight class titles.
Dauntay Warren and Seth Ford each came in runners-up in their respective classes, while Nate Ulmer was third in division.
Four other wrestlers, Caden Warren, Zane Hendrix, Dakota James and Mason Barcheers, also wrestled in the tournament but did not place.
A chimney was all that was left marking the remains of a house that burned to the ground early Sunday.
According to Poteau Fire Chief Jon Pickel, firefighters received a call at 12:37 a.m. about a house on fire about one and one-half miles past the old Poteau River bridge on old Oklahoma Highway 112 near the Fairview community.
Pickel said when firemen arrived the home, previously occupied by Dave W. â€śZachâ€ť Cook, was engulfed in flames and was not able to be saved.
The annual Carl Albert State College Vike Hike 5K has a new component this year â€” a half marathon has been added to the event.
Both races are set for Saturday, March 29, in Poteau.Â
Hali Repass, one of the event organizers, said both courses are USATF certified. The half will travel along the Poteau Scenic Bypass, with northbound lanes shut down to all traffic, then follow the traditional Vike Hike 5K course. Maps for both courses are on MapMyRun.com and at vikehike.carlalbert.edu.
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) â€” Gov. Mary Fallin issued an executive order on Monday that bans the use of electronic cigarettes and vapor devices on state property, saying the potential long-term health effects of the products are unknown.
The order applies to all land and property owned or leased by the state, including state vehicles, effective Jan. 1. The only exception is for residents of state residential facilities for veterans.
E-cigarettes are battery-powered devices that heat a liquid nicotine solution and create a water vapor that users inhale.