Archive - Apr 1, 2014
Patricia Roberta â€śTommieâ€ť Ragland, 89, of Poteau died Monday, March 31, 2014, in Poteau. Tommie was born Sept. 14, 1924 in Leflore to Edmond H. and Clara B. (Fulton) Kennedy. She was retired from Dixie Cup in Fort Smith, Ark., and worked as a teachers aide and secretary at Talihina Schools. She was a member of the First Baptist Church in Poteau. Tommie was preceded in death by her parents, Hugh and Bea Kennedy; brother, Hugh Jr.; and sister, Sue Dutton.
More than 200 Poteau School District teachers,students and parents, as well as many more from other LeFlore County schools attended the annual education rally held at Oklahoma City Monday [March 31] at the Capitol.
Increased funding for education in Oklahoma was the main focus of the rally that drew more than 25,000 supporters.
PDN photo by Trayce Kerbow
More than 60 Poteau High School Senior girls attended the 82nd annual Senior Tea hosted by the Poteau Women's League. The annual gathering was held at the ballroom of the Costner Balentine Student Union at Carl Albert State College Tuesday [April 1].
PDN photo by Kim Ross
It was a rough end to the month of March for the Carl Albert State College baseball team. The Vikings saw their losing streak reach eight games as they lost 11-1 to archrival Eastern Oklahoma State College on Sunday at Ival Goodman Field after being swept at home Saturday by Rose State College by scores of 6-1 and 10-1.
The Vikings will welcome defending national champion Murray State College to town for a doubleheader beginning at 1 p.m. Thursday at Ival Goodman Field.
CROWDER â€” Their stay at the Crowder Tournament started rough, but things ended on a bright note for the Cameron Yellowjackets baseball team.
The Yellowjackets edged the McAlester junior varsity 7-6 on Saturday to win the consolation title. The â€™Jackets stayed alive with Friday victories over Muldrow 1-0 and Kiowa 3-2.
The Panama Razorbacks, the other local team in the field, lost its second game of the tournament and of their season Friday as they fell 10-1 to the McAlester JV to be eliminated from the tournament.
OKTAHA â€” The Heavener Lady Wolves remained undefeated on the season with three wins Friday in the Oktaha Tournament. The Lady Wolves downed Sallisaw 9-1, beat the host Lady Tigers 15-6 and routed Hulbert 12-0.
The Pocola Lady Indians only got to play two games on Friday due to rain, outlasting Warner 16-10 but losing 11-3 to Muldrow. Their game with the Tulsa Union junior varsity and all of the tournament games on Saturday were rained out.
LEFLORE â€” Garrett Singleterry's grand-slam home run in the fifth inning propelled the Leflore Savages to a 4-1 win over the Pocola Indians on Friday afternoon.
Down 1-0 in the fourth inning, Singleterry's grand-slam homer put the Savages ahead 4-1 after five innings.
Pocola's Tanner Francis put the Indians, losers of two straight, ahead 1-0 in the top of the inning.
Heavener 10, Turpin 2: Saturday at AT&T Bricktown Ballpark in Oklahoma City, the win snapped a three-game losing streak for the Wolves. No more information on the game was reported by press time.
Despite it being April Fool's Day today, I'm not foolin' around when I say that it's LeFlore County Baseball Tournament Week as action got underway at four sites on Monday.
If that's not enough for you, next week will be the 2014 LeFlore County Slow-Pitch Softball Tournament, which will begin Monday at the Poteau Area Recreational Complex. The bracket for next week's tournament will be in Saturday's paper.
The 2014 LeFlore County Baseball Tournament isn't the only tournament going on this week.
The Carl Albert State College softball team celebrated the last weekend of March by getting a home doubleheader sweep of the Northern Oklahoma College-Tonkawa Lady Mavericks on Saturday.
The Lady Vikings outlasted the Lady Mavericks 13-12 in the opener, then run ruled the visitors 12-4 in six innings in the nightcap.
The Lady Vikings will return to action at 2 this afternoon in a road doubleheader against Rose State College in Midwest City.