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October 10th

Baseball, bow season and the youth season

October 10, 2013

Bow season is in full swing now and I have actually got to sit in a stand a couple of times. However, all I have seen so far is a big ol' coon and a coyote. The good thing is that I enjoyed the peace and quiet of the woods and the wildlife that I got to see.
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The Wister Wildcats baseball team had a good Class A Regional Tournament last Thursday and Friday at Stokes Field in Byng, even though they fell a little short of the state tournament. The first game was against the No. 1 team in the state, Byng.

Heavener looks to keep momentum going off Roland overtime victory; Wolves travel to face undefeated Checotah Wildcats on Friday night

October 10, 2013

If ever the Heavener Wolves football team was in need of a win, it came Friday night as the Wolves won their home opener in dramatic fashion, beating the Roland Rangers 20-14 in overtime last Friday night at Harvey Stadium.
“It was huge,” Heavener coach Carl Lee said. “It was huge from the standpoint that as much youth as we've got for them to be able to come out on top, they now feel that they can overcome anything.”
In fact, Lee uses the word, “hurdle,” to describe it.

Pocola looks to end losing streak Friday against Wilburton Diggers

October 10, 2013

Things have been rough the last two weeks for the Pocola Indians football team, losing 59-0 to Vian and last week 59-14 at home to Hugo. However, injuries have had a big part of that.
“We're about 90 percent we'll get two of our kids back — Anthony Clopton and Hayden Hindmarsh,” Pocola coach Rick Lang said. “With them back on offense and defense, that will make us better. [Quarterback] Johnny [Satterfield] is about 80 percent, but he's got to give it a go. It's a must win for us. Our season is on the line. We have to take them one game at a time, but we've got to make it happen this week.”

Talihina returns to district play with showdown against Sallisaw-Central

October 10, 2013

The Talihina Golden Tigers football team got out of Saturday night's game against the McAlester junior varsity what it needed to, since there was a possibility of an open date when the original opponent, Union Christian, Ark., dropped out. In the end, the Golden Tigers prevailed 41-13 and found out some of their strengths and weaknesses.

Heavener boys only runners who get to run Chili Pepper Invitational; cold rain washes out remainder of event

October 10, 2013

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. — The good news was the Heavener Wolves cross country team got to run in Saturday's Chili Pepper Invitational.
However, due to the cold rainstorm that moved through, the Lady Wolves did not get to participate as the rest of the event was rained out. Poteau's runners were scheduled to participate, but did not go.

Heavener junior high girls run well at Acorn Invitational meet

October 10, 2013

ACORN, Ark. — The Heavener Lady Wolves junior high cross country team ended its season on a strong note as three finished in the top 10 and six in the top 20 at Tuesday's Acorn Invitational.
Barbara Johnson was fifth (10:22) to lead the way on the 1.5-mile course, followed by Iris Martinez in seventh (10:28) and Ruby Cope ninth (10:46) as they made the top 10.
Fatima Baez was 12th (11:070, Teresa Duncan 15th (11:12) and Andrea Cinocca 17th (11:24) made it into the top 20.

October 9th

Poteau senior linebacker can't wait for Friday's big game against Fort Gibson

October 9, 2013

On Sept. 27, the Poteau Pirates football team perhaps won its biggest game in some four years when they knocked off the Sallisaw Black Diamonds 34-9. Now, there's another big game on the horizon, that being at 7:30 p.m. Friday at Fort Gibson. It will pit the sixth-ranked Pirates (5-0 overall, 2-0 in District 4A-4) against the seventh-ranked Tigers (4-1, 2-0)
“It's exciting,” Poteau senior linebacker Carlos Aguilar said. “It's a huge game. All glory to God, He's given us this opportunity to be in this type of game. Our offense is one of the best. I'm excited about this game.”

Rough night of football for Poteau freshmen, PKMS teams at Vian

October 9, 2013

VIAN — Things did not go well for the Poteau Pirates freshmen football team, nor the Pansy Kidd Middle School squads Tuesday night as they all lost to host Vian.
The Wolverines took the freshmen game 34-12, the eighth-grade contest 28-22 and the seventh-grade game 54-0.
All three local teams return to action next week against Broken Bow. The Pirate freshmen will travel to Memorial Stadium to face the Savages at 6 p.m. Monday.
The PKMS teams will entertain the Savages at Costner Stadium beginning at 5 p.m. next Tuesday.

Vote means no new buses for Bokoshe schools

October 9, 2013

By Ken Milam
PDN News Editor

Bokoshe Schools will "limp through" the rest of the year with aging buses after voters turned down a bond proposal to buy three vehicles Tuesday, Superintendent Dennis Shoup said.
The proposed $260,000 bond issue would have been used replace the district's three route buses.
The vote was 37-32 against the proposal.
The bonds would have replaced one that is soon to be retired.
"Perhaps we can work a little harder next year" if another bond issue is proposed, Shoup said.
He said all three buses date from the 1990s and have high mileage.

Poteau JV football team falls to Sallisaw

October 9, 2013

The Poteau Pirates junior varsity football team suffered its first loss of the season Monday night, falling 7-6 to the Sallisaw Black Diamonds.
The Poteau JV will return to action in a road game at Memorial Stadium against the homestanding Broken Bow Savages at 7 p.m. Monday, right after the freshmen's game.

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