May 12th, 2015
OKLAHOMA CITY â€” The Poteau Pirates golf team entered Tuesday's final 18 holes in fifth place in the team standings at the Class 4A State Tournament, which is taking place at Lake Hefner North Golf Course.
The Pirates had a team score of 328-306â€”634 for the first 36 holes on Monday.
The defending individual state champion, Poteau's Cody Shore, was tied for eighth place with a 77-71â€”148.
As for the rest of the Pirates, Ryan Ward had a 81-75â€”156, Bryson Terry shot an 82-81â€”-163, Bryce Weldon carded an 88-79â€”167 and Jeremiah Loggains had a 99-90â€”189.
Carl Albert State College has been noted for seeing its baseball players sign with four-year schools for their final two years of collegiate eligibility. The trend continues.
Three sophomores of the 2015 Vikings team have signed with four-year schools. The Vian duo of pitcher Shawn Troutman and catcher Dan Weer signed with the University of Central Oklahoma in Edmond, while pitcher Wyatt â€śEvanâ€ť Dodd, who went to Sallisaw-Central High School, signed with the University of Arkansas-Fort Smith.
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) â€” Gov. Mary Fallin has vetoed legislation opposed by the Oklahoma City Chamber that would prohibit private entities from banning firearms in parks, recreational areas or fairgrounds.
Fallin vetoed the bill Monday after chamber officials expressed concern that it could threaten dozens of Oklahoma City events, including horse shows, basketball tournaments and the Women's College World Series.
For the seven senior players on the Poteau Pirates soccer team, tonightâ€™s Class 4A state semifinal match against the Oklahoma Santa Fe South Saints, which will kickoff at 6 tonight at Costner Stadium, will be a big one.
There will be two teams at state this week â€” one a bunch of diamond dolls â€” the Pocola Lady Indians, another a bunch of diamond guys, the Wister Wildcats.
The Lady Indians were rained out of their Class 4A State Tournament last Wednesday, but they'll try it once again this Wednesday, meeting Stratford at 11:30 a.m. at the Ballfields at Firelake. The Class 4A state bracket will appear in Wednesday's edition.
After a couple seasons without a trip to state, the Wister Wildcats baseball team will do so this week.
The Wildcats blanked the Panama Razorbacks 3-0 in Friday nightâ€™s Class 2A Regional Tournament finals at Town Creek Park.
The â€™Cats (21-5) will find out today who, when and where they will play their Class 2A State Tournament quarterfinal contest. Some of the Class 2A Regional Tournaments were not completed until Monday.
Editor's note: The girls game will take place at 6 p.m. Tuesday, followed by the boys contest at 7:30 p.m., both at Carl Albert State College's Mick Thompson Fieldhouse.
Arkoma â€” Shaylea Whisenhunt, Abby Gragg, Tiera Brumfield, Kelsi Johnson, Amber Cunningham.
Panama â€” Hannah Goines.
Pocola â€” Desi Carter, Brooklyn Morton.
Spiro â€” Bailey Cox, Samerae Wilkes.
Poteau â€” Tabitha Waldrop.
Heavener â€” Reagan Alexander.
Howe â€” Tori Johnson, Lauren Evans, Shala Brown.
Whitesboro â€” Hope Sisemore, Mariah Frederick.
Arkoma â€” Josh Marion.
McALESTER â€” Three Shady Point track athletes placed at the 2015 Organization of Rural Elementary Schols State Meet, which took place May 2 at Hook-Eales Stadium.
Marlene Miller was third in the high jump (4-4), Shaylin Midgley was fifth in the shot put (29-10.5) and Luis Yarberry was fifth in the 200-meter dash (26.25 seconds) and the in the high jump (4-10).
The old Oklahoma Highway 112 in Poteau has been reopened [May 12] after flood waters from the Poteau River receded.
Posted May 11
Crews are closing old Oklahoma Highway 112 west of the Poteau River Bridge in Poteau [May 11 at 8:45 a.m.]
due to flood waters. The river has covered the road and still has not crested to its highest level.