Archive - Mar 2014
FORT SMITH, Ark. â€” Several local high school basketball players and a local coach were named to the All-Arklahoma Basketball Dream Team, which was announced at a banquet Monday night.
Three players and a coach got special honors. Arkoma girls coach Connie Ray was named the Girls Coach of the Year after guiding the Lady Mustangs to the Class A State Tournament earlier this month for the first time in 22 years.
Ray's player, junior guard Abby Gragg, was given the Sportsmanship Award.
Although each of the four LeFlore County High School basketball teams that made state lost in the quarterfinals, that doesn't dampen the success there was on the hardwood this past season.
Arkoma's girls, Howe's boys and the Spiro teams made state to cap what was a very good season of county hoops.
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.