Archive - Apr 2014
The 2014 Hershey Track Meet will take place at 11 a.m. April 26 at Costner Stadium.
The meet is open to boys and girls ages 7 to 14, with three age divisions in both boys and girls â€” ages 7-8, 9-10, 11-12 and 13-14, with competitors' age division being determined by their age on Dec. 31 of this year.
Those wishing to enter may mail their entry form to P.O. Box 608, Poteau, OK 74953 or drop them off at Poteau High School with attention to Dewayne Hornbuckle. The deadline to enter is Monday.
Poteau Lady Pirate golfer Hannah Ward won the Poteau Girls Invitational on Thursday at Wolf Ridge Country Club. The soon-to-be University of Arkansas-Little Rock Lady Trojan shot a 70 to win the top medalist title.
As a team, the Lady Pirates were third with a 368, finishing behind champion Idabel (346) and Fort Gibson (368). The Lady Tigers got the second-place finish due to their No. 5 golfer's score better than Poteau's to break the tie.
FOUNTAINHEAD RESORT â€” Two members of the Poteau Pirates golf team were among the top 10 medalists in the Hilldale Invitational, which took place Thursday at Fountainhead Resort Golf Course.
Cody Shore was the top medalist with a 71, while teammate Connor Wheat was sixth (78).
As a team, the Pirates were runners-up with a 314, three shots behind team champion Fort Gibson (311).
Rounding things out for Poteau, Jarrett Lowrimore shot an 82, with John Scott Sanders a stroke behind at 83. Connor Bandy had a 102.
ENID â€” A pair of walk-off home runs in the seventh inning of each game in Wednesday afternoon's doubleheader at Meadowlake Park doomed the Carl Albert State College softball team in losses to Northern Oklahoma College-Enid by scores of 6-5 and 9-8.
The Lady Vikings will entertain Connors State College at 2 p.m. Monday for a doubleheader, then travels to NOC-Tonkawa for a 2 p.m. Tuesday twinbill.
A three-run fourth inning propeled the Poteau Pirates to a 3-2 win over the Heavener Wolves on Thursday afternoon at Town Creek Park.
Trailing 2-0, the Pirates took advantage of two Heavener errors and a two-run single by Brynn Hammon to put Poteau ahead 3-2 after four innings.
The Wolves broke a scoreless tie with an RBI single by Noah Davis and a sacrifice fly by Hunter Tiffee to put them ahead 2-0.
Howe 14, Arkoma 4: In Arkoma, the Lions won their second straight game this week behind the pitching of Chase Blake, who was the winning pitcher in both games this week.
PANAMA â€” The Poteau Lady Pirates got a much needed win Thursday afternoon, beating the host Panama Lady Razorbacks 8-1.
Trailing 1-0 after an inning, the Lady Pirates tied the game at 1 in the second inning, then scored three runs in the third inning and four runs in the seventh.
Wister 10, Arkoma 3: In Wister, the Lady Wildcats broke a scoreless tie with a five-run third inning and a single run in the fifth to make it 6-0.
Cameron 7, Whitesboro 4: In Cameron, the Lady Yellowjackets broke a scoreless tie with a five-run fifth inning and a two-run sixth.
The Lady Pirates advanced into the opening round of the Class 4A soccer playoffs, but the color of the winning team's jerseys were blue not red.
The Porter Consolidated Lady Pirates ended the Poteau Lady Pirates' season as they won the game 2-0 Thursday night at Costner Stadium.
The LeFlore County Commissioners are scheduled to discuss Monday [April 21] adopting an order to provide a one-half of one percent county sales tax to benefit Eastern Oklahoma Medical Center. If approved they will discuss a resolution for a special election to let the voters decide.
The meeting will be held at 9 a.m. at the commissioners meeting room at the LeFlore County Courthouse.
As Easter nears the annual trek by many to bear the cross of Jesus through LeFlore County was underway Thursday. On Friday [April 18], LeFlore County Sheriff's Department and LeFlore County Emergency Management employees carried the cross from Poteau to Heavener.
Kreg Haney and partner Kacie J. Deere were supported by family, friends and area business owners Friday morning [April 18] as they held a ribbon cutting ceremony at the Donald W. Reynolds Community Center as the newest member of the Poteau Chamber of Commerce.
PDN photo by Kim Ross