Archive - Apr 2014
The Poteau Lady Pirates began the week in fine fashion with a 9-1 home victory over the Wister Lady Wildcats on Monday afternoon.
The Lady Pirates jumped out to a 2-0 lead, before the Lady Wildcats cut the deficit in half in the third inning.
However, Poteau scored in four straight innings, once in the third, three runs in the fourth, twice in the fifth and a run in the sixth to put the game into run-rule status.
As freshmen, Poteau Lady Pirate slow-pitch softball seniors Chelsey Campbell and RaeLynn Caldwell made the Class 6A State Tournament, which capped back-to-back trips to state for Poteau.
If the Lady Pirates win Wednesday's Class 6A Regional Tournament in Muskogee, they will make state once again.
Poteau Chamber of Commerce CEO Karen Wages was honored today [April 29] by chamber executives, directors and members from a four-state area during the annual Missouri, Arkansas, Kansas and Oklahoma Regional Convention hosted by the American Chamber of Commerce Executive and held in Branson, Mo.
She was honored by being the first recipient of the Karen Wages MAKO Leadership Scholarship Award, what will be an annual award to chamber and executive directors in the 4-state area.
Sorry, folks. Due to space constaints in today's edition, I did not have room for the stories about the slow-pitch softball district tournaments that took place or resumed on Friday. Look for them to start appearing in Wednesday's paper. An FYI for you â€” space constraints may make some of them even hold until Thursday's edition, like what I had to do in the high school basketball playoffs in February and March.
Be patient with me, folks. The stories will be published.
Hilldale at Spiro, 6:30 p.m.
Class 4A District Tournament
FORT GIBSON â€” The Poteau baseball team lost 5-3 to Sperry in a battle of Pirates on the final day of the Fort Gibson Tournament on Saturday.
With the game tied at 3 in the sixth inning, Sperry scored twice to get the win.
Spiro 7, Jay 3: Saturday at Arvest Ballpark in Springdale, Ark., the Bulldogs used a four-run fifth inning to break a 3-all tie.
Roland 3, Pocola 1: Friday in Roland, the Rangers scored once in the second inning to tie the game at 1, then scored twice in the fifth to get the win.
The Carl Albert State College Lady Vikings ended their regular season with a home softball split with Rose State College on Friday afternoon.
The Lady Vikings won the nightcap 3-0 after losing the opener 9-5.
The postseason will begin this afternoon for the Lady Vikings as they will be a part of the first-ever Region II Tournament play-in series, facing Northern Oklahoma College-Tonkawa in a doubleheader beginning at 2 p.m. Tuesday. If both teams split today's twinbill, a rubber game will take place on Wednesday at a time to be determined at the end of Tuesday's action.
The Carl Albert State College Vikings split their home baseball games with Redlands Community College at Ival Goodman Field.
The Vikings took the opener 5-0, but lost the nightcap 6-2 in nine innings.
The Vikings, who played Monday night against Connors State in Warner, will make up its road doubleheader against the University of the Ozarks junior varsity at 1 p.m. Tuesday in Clarksville, Ark.
The Leflore County Republicans will hold their monthly meeting on today [April 28] at the Patrick Lynch Public Library in Poteau. The meeting will begin at 7 p.m. Congressman Mullin's wife, Christie, will be on hand to speak. Also State Representative candidate Traci Barnes will speak to the group. All Republicans and Conservatives are invited to attend.
Sunday evening storms left damage in their wake and hundreds without power in Poteau.
Reported damages include the Tower Drive-in loosing its roof, cars and homes damaged by toppled trees and several utility poles downed near the Choctaw Country Club.
OG&E still is working [April 28 9:45 a.m.] to restore power to hundreds in Poteau who have been in the dark since about 10 p.m. Sunday evening.