March 15th, 2012
The LeFlore County District Attorney's office filed formal first degree murder charges on Tuesday against a Talihina man accused of setting his girlfriend on fire.
Donnie Lee Harris Jr., 29, of Talihina, has been incarcerated in the LeFlore County Detention Center since February 19 on the charge of first degree arson following an incident that left his girlfriend, Kristi Ferguson, 25, fighting for her life in an Oklahoma City burn unit.
In the Class 4A District Basketball Tournament last month at Sherman Floyd Fieldhouse, the Hilldale Hornets stung the Poteau Pirates. The visitors from Muskogee did the same thing Tuesday at Town Creek Park.
Thanks to a five-run fifth inning and a two-run sixth inning, the Hornets rallied from a 7-1 deficit to down the Pirates 8-7.
Trailing 7-1 after four innings, a two-RBI single by Jarrad Poteete, an RBI single by Dalton Cunningham and a Poteau error produced five runs to cut the Poteau lead to 7-6.
PANOLA â€” The Panama Razorbacks got a road win Tuesday afternoon with a 7-2 win over the Panola Bearcats.
The Razorbacks jumped out to a 3-0 lead after an inning and never lost the advantage.
Talihina 8, Smithville 1: In Smithville, down 1-0, the Golden Tigers scored twice in the fifth inning on Trevor Crone's first home run of the season and Austin Lawson's RBI double for a 2-1 lead.
Then, Talihina used Lawson's first home run of the season, a grand-slam homer, to highlight a six-run sixth inning for an 8-1 lead for Talihina, whose game Friday at home with Valliant has been moved to noon.
It took eight innings, but the Poteau Lady Pirates bounced back from Monday's rough pair of losses to Muskogee and Broken Arrow.
Ashlee Bandy's RBI single to left field proved to be the game-winning hit as Poteau got past the Red Oak Lady Eagles 8-7 in eight innings. That capped a 2-for-4 game for the Lady Pirate heroine.
Arkoma 5, Cameron 2: In Arkoma, the Lady Mustangs avenged last week's loss to the Lady Yellowjackets, and got their first win of the season â€” and handed Cameron its first loss of the spring.
Arkoma jumped out to a 3-0 lead after an inning and never lost the advantage.
WHITESBORO â€” Just after getting over one tragedy, Whitesboro Public Schools is now dealing with another one.
Former Whitesboro Coach Steve Linker died Sunday at age 53. His services took place Wednesday at the high school auditorium.
Last week, first-year boys basketball coach Wayne Tucker had his funeral at the same place after being killed in a one-car accident between Muse and Big Cedar on Oklahoma State Highway 63 on March 3.
â€śCoach Steve Linker was pretty much a legend around hereâ€ť, said Katie Blagg, Whitesboro School Superintendent.
Nominations are currently being accepted for the 2012 Poteau High School Sports Hall of Fame.
Categories include: football, boys and girls basketball, baseball, fast-pitch and slow-pitch softball, boys and girls soccer, boys and girls track, boys and girls golf, boys and girls cross country, boys and girls all-around athlete, wrestling, coaching and support and service.
The deadline to submit nominations is March 30. For additional information or to submit a nomination, call (918) 839-0394.
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The homestand against Iowa teams got off on the right foot for the Carl Albert State College baseball team three of four games from Kirkwood, Iowa, Tuesday and Wednesday afternoons at Ival Goodman Field.
On Wednesday, the Vikings took the opener 5-2, but lost the nightcap 4-1.
Carl Albert outlasted Kirkwood 1-0 in 13 innings in the opener of Tuesday's twinbill, then took the nightcap 3-2.
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. â€” The Carl Albert State College Lady Vikings softball team swept a doubleheader Tuesday afternoon from Arkansas Baptist College. The Lady Vikings run ruled the host team 9-0 in five innings in the opener, then won the nightcap 9-1 in a six-inning, run-rule contest.
The Lady Vikings will return to action at 2 p.m. this afternoon as they entertain Northeastern Oklahoma A&M in a doubleheader.
This weekend is the Wister Athletic departmentâ€™s annual fundraiser. We are giving away a Beast LSV and six guns along with a lot of other prizes. A $20 donation will get you in the hopper for a chance to win all of the prizes, plus a meal for your family along with a good time visiting with everyone.
If you have not bought a ticket yet, get in touch with me or one of the athletes at Wister. There's only a couple days left, and they will all be gone. This fundraiser raises the money to buy athletic shoes for many high school and junior high players. I hope to see you there.
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