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September 3rd

Senior linebacker ready to keep 2013 momentum going; Poteau faces Alma, Ark., Thursday night in Hooten's Classic

September 3, 2014

Although it's been basically 9.5 months since the Poteau Pirates played for the Class 4A state football title, the Pirates believe they're talking momentum from the 2013 season into the 2014 campaign.
“We're pretty excited because of ending on that high from last season,” Poteau senior linebacker Lane Robertson said. “We're excited about starting a tradition here now. We're now hoping that every season will be a deep run into the playoffs and a state championship.”

Panama football team opens season Thursday night at home against Gore

September 3, 2014

will kick off the 2014 season a day early as they will entertain the Gore Pirates at 7 p.m. Thursday at George Ollie Stadium.
The Hogs, who were a Class 2A playoff team for the second straight season under coach Brandon Ellis, are as ready as ever.
“I think we're anxious to get going,” Ellis said. “We may have first-game jitters, but everybody is ready to go. I think we have a good game plan going into it. Our workouts have been good. We're just chomping at the bits to get going.”

OU coach pleased with how team played in season-opening win

September 3, 2014

NORMAN — The 2014 season pretty much started the way it was expected for the Oklahoma Sooners, who whalloped the Louisiana Tech Bulldogs 48-16 Saturday night at Owen Field.
OU (1-0) had 26 first downs to 15 for La. Tech (0-1), and the Sooners almost doubled the Bulldogs’ offensive output — 436 yards to 245.

September 2nd

Sallisaw outlasts Poteau girls in eight innings Friday afternoon

September 2, 2014

SALLISAW — A four-run eighth inning doomed the Poteau Lady Pirates as they lost 7-4 to the Sallisaw Lady Black Diamonds.
The Lady Pirates (6-16) broke a 3-all tie in the top of the eighth inning on Bayli Soriano's RBI single, scoring Sunnie McConnell, to give Poteau a 4-3 lead.

Spiro girls win Prague Tournament; Lady Bulldogs beat host Lady Red Devils twice to claim title

September 2, 2014

PRAGUE — The Spiro Lady Bulldogs softball team bounced back from Thursday's rough road loss to county rival Poteau by ending the week with a championship.
The Lady Bulldogs won the Prague Tournament on Saturday, beating the host Lady Red Devils 11-4 in the second title game after taking the first championship game 6-1 over Prague.
After losing Friday to Okemah 4-3, the Lady Bulldogs won two straight games, 8-2 over Coalgate and 9-6 over Davenport, to reach the title round.

Leflore boys' late rally falls short against Kiowa

September 2, 2014

KIOWA — The Leflore Savages baseball team had a rally fall short in losing 6-5 to the Kiowa Cowboys on Aug. 26.
The Cowboys broke a 3-all tie with a three-run fifth inning, but the Savages did not go down without a fight.
Leflore scored twice in the seventh inning and had the game-tying run at third base, but he was stranded there at the end of the game.
Editor's note: Tuesday's Howe-Cameron game and Red Oak-Wister game were rained out, but the Wildcats played at Rattan to make up for Tuesday's originally scheduled game.

Bessie Smith

September 2, 2014

Bessie Smith, 85, of Panama died Saturday, Aug. 30, 2014, in Poteau,
Bessie was born Aug. 5, 1929, in Poteau to Roosevelt and Chloe (Brown) Oliver.
Bessie was preceded in death by her parents; her first husband, Joe Fitzer; her second husband, Bill Smith; an infant son, Bobby Fitzer; three brothers and three sisters.
She is survived by three daughters, Brenda Cook and husband Charles, Joy Moore and husband Don, Chloe House and husband Patrick; stepson, Joe M. Daniel and wife Donnell; numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren. 

Hazel Opal Hetherington

September 2, 2014

Hazel Opal Hetherington, 99, of Poteau, formerly of Panama died Tuesday, Sept. 2, 2014, in Sallisaw.

Three-car accident blocks part of Broadway

September 2, 2014

A three-car crash at about 4:40 p.m. Tuesday blocked the outside northbound lane of Broadway in Poteau for about 40 minutes until police completed an investigation of the accident.
PDN photo by Terri Fountain

Additional photo submitted by Rodney Nobles attached below.

VIDEO: 2014 NFL preview: Dallas Cowboys

September 2, 2014

VIDEO: 2014 NFL preview: Dallas Cowboys
Sports Illustrated's Don Banks gives his reasons to believe and his reasons to worry for the Dallas Cowboys in the 2014 NFL season.

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