October 2nd, 2013
Firefighter Don Goforth talks to a motorist at Broadway and Dewey on Saturday while collecting donations for the Fill the Boot campaign for Jerry's Kids. Â±Other firefighters at the intersection included Fred Hardesty, Joe Wiles and Charles Goodman. Other crews manned different locations throughout Poteau.
PDN photo by Ken Milam
October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month and events are scheduled to help boost public awareness of the important topic.
The month-long emphasis kicks off on Thursday with â€śWear Purple Dayâ€ť. Everyone is encouraged to wear purple to show support for victims and survivors of domestic violence. Also Thursday is a press conference and awards ceremony at the State Capitol in Oklahoma City.
It's been a while since the phrase, â€śa big gameâ€ť has been uttered in Panama other than against archrival Pocola. That phrase is being said this week.
The Razorbacks (3-1, 1-0 in District 2A-6) will entertain the Hartshorne Miners (3-1, 1-0) at 7:30 p.m. Friday at George Ollie Stadium.
â€śIt's big,â€ť Panama coach Brandon Ellis said. â€śWe've been telling the kids all week that this will be the biggest game they've ever played in. We've stressed that all week.â€ť
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District 2A-6 Standings
Team District Overall +/-
Panama 1-0 3-1 +15
Hartshorne 1-0 3-1 +15
Vian 1-0 4-0 +15
Hugo 0-0 4-0 0
otball team may not be one that anyone wants to face. After letting one get away on Sept. 20 against Maud [losing 43-42 when the host Tigers returned an interception for a touchdown in the final 30 seconds of regulation], the Mustangs took their frustations out last Friday night at home against Sasakwa, winning 81-32.
In my last column I talked about grand slams. You can have a grand slam in baseball, bridge, tennis and golf.
I also talked about triple crowns and you can have a triple crown in baseball and horse racing.
Editor's note: Due to not receiving all the Poteau Bandit League games' information by press time, the story with their games Saturday at Greenwood, Ark., is not in today's edition. As soon as all the information is received, the story will be published.
The regular season ended on a high note for the Poteau Lady Pirates softball team as it blanked the Red Oak Lady Eagles 2-0 in Monday afternoon's â€śPink-Outâ€ť game for breast cancer awareness.
Poteau's three seniors, pitcher RaeLynn Caldwell, catcher Sidnee Ward and first baseman Chelsey Campbell were recognized as it was also Senior Night.
HEAVENER â€” The Heavener Lady Wolves softball team picked up right where it left off after Thursday's Class 3A District Tournament championship.
The Lady Wolves posted a 14-0 victory over the Howe Lady Lions on Monday afternoon.
The Lady Wolves scored four runs in the first inning, and five runs in each of the next two innings to win the game by run rule.
Pocola 8, Wilburton 2: In Pocola, the Lady Indians jumped out to a 3-0 lead after an inning en route to a 5-0 advantage at the end of two innings.
LEFLORE â€” The Leflore Savages baseball team made sure that neither the Buffalo Valley Buffaloes nor rain were going to keep the locals from securing another week's worth of baseball.
The Savages, who lost on Thursday to Buffalo Valley in the Class B District Tournament, staved off elimination and withstood Saturday afternoon's rain which suspended the winner-take-all district title game to run rule the Buffs 12-4 on Monday afternoon to win the district title.
OKLAHOMA CITY â€” Poteau golfer Hannah Ward placed fifth in the Oklahoma Junior Golf Tournament, which took place this weekend at Lincoln Park Golf Course. She shot a 75-72â€”147 to finish three shots behind the winner.
Ward, who is the defending two-time Class 4A state champion, and her brother, Ryan, will compete in a tournament next weekend at Heritage Hills Golf Course in Claremore. Then, the Lady Pirate golfer will return to Lincoln Park Golf Course for the OJGT Tour Tournament the following weekend.
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. â€” I got the privilege to see last year's Heisman Trophy winner, Texas A&M quarterback Johnny Manziel, Saturday night when his Aggies came to Frank Broyles Field at Donald W. Reynolds Razorback Stadium to meet the homestanding Arkansas Razorbacks.
Yes, â€śJohnny Footballâ€ť did talk a little trash, but he always seems to be able to back it up â€” kind of like a famous basketball player I've always liked, Larry Bird, who I thought was cocky but could always back it up.