Archive - 2013
By Alannis Herrington
Wister FFA Reporter
Oklahoma's disastrous spring weather brought out the volunteer spirit across the state.
Wister FFA members showed their spirit by joining cleanup efforts after two major weather events.
On May 20, a devastating EF5 tornado tore through Moore. Houses and families were destroyed.
Wister FFA teamed up with many other FFA chapters across Oklahoma to help pick up debris and rebuild peopleâ€™s lives. They spent their day cleaning up large hay and wheat fields in hopes that there would still be a harvest.
Earl J. Fortner, 62, of the Stapp-Zoe community died Tuesday, Sept. 10, 2013.
Services will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 14, in Heavener First Baptist Church. Burial will be in Memorial park Cemetery under the direction of Dowden Funeral Home.
Being a linebacker on the Poteau Pirates' defensive unit, senior Kaydon Evans was not totally pleased with the team's defensive performance â€” even though the Pirates beat the Durant Lions 43-42 in double overtime Friday night at Costner Stadium.
CAMERON â€” The Cameron Yellowjackets baseball team swept two games from county rival Wister on Tuesday, taking Game 1 by a score of 6-5 and Game 2 by a 4-1 score.
Leflore 11, Howe 3: In Leflore, trailing 2-0 after the top of the first inning, the Savages scored three runs in the first and three more in the fourth for a 6-2 lead after four innings.
Whitesboro 3, Panola 1; Whitesboro 16, Battiest 11: In Whitesboro, the Bulldogs (3-10) won twice on the same day for the first time this season.
TUSHKA â€” After going 2-1 on Friday to stay alive in the two-day Tushka Tournament, the Panama Lady Razorbacks fought their way back to the title round Saturday, only to fall short in a 9-0 loss to the Savanna Lady Bulldogs.
The Lady â€™Backs reached the championship game with wins over Coalgate (4-3), Colbert (7-0), Rock Creek (6-1) and tournament-host Tushka (1-0).
Itâ€™s time to be thinking about getting your childâ€™s hunter safety certification (and yours, too, if you havenâ€™t gotten it yet). Persons who are 10 years or older and an Oklahoma resident can complete a course online and print out their own hunter education card. Once completed, you are fully certified, and you do not have to complete any additional class work.
This option is great for last-minute certification, or adults that want to hunt out of state but cannot attend a full eight-hour class. Check out the Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation'â€™s website to register and get started.
Just 24 hours earlier, the Poteau Lady Pirates softball team scored a total of 27 runs in two home games on Monday against Spiro and Sallisaw. It was a far cry from that in Tuesday's home game with the Muldrow Lady Bulldogs.
It took an RBI double by RaeLynn Caldwell in the fifth inning to snap a 1-all tie to give the Lady Pirates a 2-1 victory.
WHITESBORO â€” The Cameron Lady Yellowjackets were the team of the day in Tuesday's three-way at Whitesboro with the host Lady Bulldogs and the Bokoshe Lady Tigers.
The Lady â€™Jackets downed the host Lady Bulldogs 3-0, while handling the Lady Tigers 13-0.
The Lady Bulldogs defeated the Lady Tigers 9-4 in the third game of the day.
Pocola 8, Spiro 4: In Spiro, the Lady Indians jumped out to a 4-0 lead in the first inning, but put the game away with a pair of two-run innings in the sixth and seventh for an 8-1 lead.
Then there were two â€” two teams undefeated, that is, in the 2013 LeFlore County Junior High Fast-Pitch Softball Tournament, which is taking place at the Poteau Area Recreational Complex.
Spiro and Heavener will play in the winner's-bracket final at 5 today for the right to get to the 7:20 p.m. championship game, where that team must be beaten twice â€” which would mean that the 8:30 p.m. if-game will be necessary.
Spiro beat Poteau/Pansy Kidd Middle School, while Heavener got past Wister in the two championship semifinals Tuesday night.
In the life of 8-man football, normally the season opener is about the only tune-up before district play begins. Such was the case for the Bokoshe Tigers and the Arkoma Mustangs.
Both county teams played their lone non-district game before District C-4 begins this week, and against each other no less as the LeFlore County 8-Man Rivaly is renewed.