Archive - Mar 2014
MUSKOGEE â€” The old adage says, â€śThird time's the charm.â€ť For the Pocola Indians, their new motto became â€śFourth time's the charm.â€ť
For the first time in four tries, the Indians finally downed county and Black Diamond Conference rival Talihina 42-40 in the Class 2A Area Tournament consolation quarterfinals Thursday afternoon at the Muskogee Civic Center as Tanner Francis' two free throws with 5.5 seconds left broke a 40-all tie.
The Red Oak Lady Eagles reached the Class B State Tournament semifinals with a 46-33 win over the Hammon Lady Warriors in Thursday's state quarterfinal contest at Southern Nazarene University in Bethany.
The second-ranked Lady Eagles met the fourth-ranked Lomega Raiderettes in Friday's state semifinal game at State Fair Arena, a.k.a. â€śThe Big Houseâ€ť in Oklahoma City, with the winner playing for the state title at 1:45 this afternoon at State Fair Arena.
FORT SCOTT, Kan. â€” The Carl Albert State College softball team completed the season sweep of Fort Scott College as the Lady Vikings won handedly twice by scores of 15-4 and 15-7 Thursday afternoon.
The Lady Vikings, who made up Wednesday's road doubleheader at Coffeyville, Kan., on Friday, have moved today's home twinbill with Northeastern Oklahoma A&M to 2 p.m. Sunday.
Then, the Lady Vikings will entertain archrival Eastern Oklahoma State College in a doubleheader at 2 p.m. Monday.
According to dispatch information Spiro Police and LeFlore County Deputies are responding to a possible stabbing in Spiro.
No further details are available at this time (March 7 at 8:40 p.m.).
Poteau Daily News will provide more details as they are released.
Two people were trapped inside a pickup that wrecked in Panama Friday evening.
According to Panama Chief of Police John Whiteaker it took about 40 minutes to free the driver and passenger who were trapped by fallen, live electrical lines.
WILBURTON â€” The Poteau Lady Pirates took the first of the necessary three wins to make next week's Class 4A State Tournament on Thursday night at the area tournament at the Wilburton High School Gym.
The Lady Pirates started slow, but ended up routing the McLoud Lady Redskins 55-35 to advance to Friday afternoon's consolation semifinals for a rematch with the Hilldale Lady Hornets. Friday's winner will play the loser of Friday night's area finals between Ada and No. 1 Fort Gibson at 6:30 p.m. Saturday for the consolation title and a trip to state.
WILBURTON â€” Last week in the Class 4A Regional Tournament, the Poteau Pirates got off to quick starts. When they needed it the most in Thursday afternoon's area consolation quarterfinals, they didn't get it â€” and the Ada Cougars did.
Thanks to eight 3-point baskets, six by Walker Whitworth, the Cougars were able to down the Poteau Pirates 61-49 Thursday afternoon in the area consolation quarterfinals at the Wilburton Gym. The loss ended the Pirates' season.
OKLAHOMA CITY â€” Thristian Young scored 26 points and grabbed 12 rebounds to lead No. 4 Frontier to a 79-71 victory over Arkoma in the Class A State Tournament quarterfinals Thursday night at Jim Norick Arena at Oklahoma State Fairgrounds in a battle of Lady Mustangs.
Dawn Renea Rogers, 51, of Spiro died March 4, 2014, in Fort Smith, Ark.Â A memorial service was held Friday, March 7, at Unite Church in Spiro under the direction of Grace Manor Funeral Home, Spiro.
Sharon Shaw Cooper, 70, of Shady Point died Friday, March 7, 2014, in Fort Smith, Ark.
Sharon was born Sept. 24, 1943, in Poteau to Roscoe and Alburvia Shaw. She graduated from Poteau High School, attended Carl Albert State College, a computer tech school in Spiro and worked many years at Safeway stores in McAlester and Fort Smith. Sharon was a member of the Church of Christ.
She was preceded in death by her parents; brother, Roscoe Jr.; sisters, Mary Katherine McClain, Jane Weiler; and brother, Lewis Shaw.