Archive - Mar 18, 2014
Former Carl Albert State College Lady Viking Ashala â€śAceâ€ť Watson, a 5-3 junior point guard from Magnolia, Ark., and currently playing for the Lyon College Scots, which is a NAIA Division I school in Batesville, Ark., has been named the American Midwest Conference Defensive Player of the Year.
â€śAceâ€ť is excited about going to the national tournament for the first time as her Lady Scots (24-8) and seeded fourth will play fifth-seeded John Brown University (25-7) at 7 p.m. Thursday in the Women's NAIA Division I National Tournament in Frankfort, Ky.
Carl Albert State College basketball player Mairega Clark, a 6-5 freshmanÂ wing playerÂ from Hollis, N.Y., has been named to the Third Team All-Oklahoma Collegiate Athletic Conference.
GREENWOOD, Ark. â€” The Poteau Pirates soccer team came in runners-up at the Fort Smith Invitational last weekend.
After beating Mena, Ark., 7-0 and Van Buren, Ark., 3-0, the Pirates fell 1-0 in the title game to host Greenwood.
The Lady Pirates went 0-1-2 in their three games. After playing to scoreless ties against Mena and Van Buren, they lost 3-1 to Greenwood.
The Poteau teams will return to action next Tuesday afternoon at different venues as district play will begin. The Pirates will head to Hugo, while the Lady Pirates travel to Keys (Park Hill). Both contests will begin at 5 p.m.
Johnny Melton, 71, of Talihina died Sunday, March 16, 2014, in Howe.
Graveside services will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday, March 20, under the direction ofÂ Burkhart Funeral Service, Talihina.
Lulamae Cravens, 76, of Spiro died March 17, 2014, in Fort Smith, Ark.Â
Services will be held at 2 p.m., Thursday, March 20, at Unite Church in Spiro.Â Burial will be in Fairview Cemetery, Panama. Viewing will be from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday, March 19, at Grace Manor Funeral Home, Spiro.
Mozelle Marshall, 85, of Albion died Monday, March 17, 2014, in Poteau.
Services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, March 20, at Albion Baptist Church. Burial will be in Albion Cemetery under the direction of Burkhart Funeral Service, Talihina.
Marvin H. Watson, 94, of Hodgen died Monday, March 17, 2014, in Fort Smith, Ark.
Services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, March 21, at Stapp-Zoe Baptist Church. Burial will be in Hodgen Cemetery under the direction of Dowden-Roberts Funeral Home, Heavener.
Edith Eileen Custard
Lawrence Schlienz, 80, Edith Eileen Custard, 57, Jacob Custard, 21, of Whitesboro died March 3, 2014, in Whitesboro.
Graveside services will be held at at 10 a.m. Friday, March 21, at Muse Cemetery under the direction of Burkhart Funeral Service, Talihina.
Howard Wilson Walls, 90, of Leflore died Saturday, March 15, 2014, in Poteau. Howard was born Dec. 27, 1923, in Paoli, Ind., to Elijah and Maymie (Lambert) Walls. He was a heavy equipment operator. Howard was a member of the First Baptist Church in Leflore. He was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Lydia; and son, Howard Walls Jr.
SMITHVILLE â€” The Heavener Wolves beat the Leflore Savages 11-6 in Saturday morning's championship semifinals of the Smithville Tournament.
The Wolves still have to await their title game opponent as Wister was leading Rock Creek when rain suspended the game. No make-up date has been set to resume the tournament.