March 1st, 2012
NEOSHO, Mo. â€” The week did not start off the way the Carl Albert State College softball team would have liked.
The Lady Vikings suffered a doubleheader loss at the hands of Crowder College by scores of 4-3 and 12-6 on Tuesday afternoon.
If you have not got your National Wild Turkey Federation Banquet tickets for next Thursday, then come see my wife at The Poteau Daily News, or go see Don Chitwood or Russell Barber. There are sponsor opportunities, and other ways, you can become involved in this very worthy cause â€”- even if you canâ€™t attend the banquet. Give these guys a call, and they can tell you all about it!
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Casey Edward Branscum, 21, of Fanshawe died Monday, Feb. 27, 2012, in McAlester.
Casey was born May 24, 1990 in Poteau to Robert Carl and Tina Rachell (Ingle) Branscum.Â He was a roughneck.Â Casey was a member of the Fanshawe Fire Department, and Fanshawe Free Will Baptist Church.Â He loved to hunt, fish, play baseball and was known to be ornery at times.Â He was preceded in death by his grandparents,Â Bailey and Carolyn Branscum.Â
Trial for Aaron Hinson began Tuesday morning at 9 A.m. Seven woman and five men were chosen to decide Hinson's fate. The trial began with jury members listening closely to what their responsibilities and requirements are as a juror. After instructions were given opening statements were presented by both Margaret Nicholson, Assistant District Attorney prosecuting in the case and Peter Ashor, defense attorney for Hinson. Nicholson began telling the jurors what evidence she would be presenting and how she is convinced that Hinson was guilty of murdering his girlfriends three-month-old son.
LeFlore County now has six high school basketball teams still alive in the playoffs â€” Poteau's girls (Class 4A), Spiro's teams (Class 3A), Howe's girls (Class 2A), Talihina's girls (Class 2A) and Wister's boys (Class 2A).
As I stated in the headline of today's column, five of these schools have a shot at making next week's state tournaments.
You wonder why not all six? That is because if the Lady Lions and the Lady Golden Tigers win their playoff games on Thurdsay, they will meet each other Friday afternoon â€” and one will knock the other out of the postseason.
Despite having three players in double figures, it wasn't enough for the Carl Albert State College Vikings in their Oklahoma Collegiate Athletic Conference game as they lost 73-59 to the Northern Oklahoma College-Tonkawa Mavericks in the home finale Monday night at Mick Thompson Fieldhouse.
Shelby Trozzi's 17 points weren't enough for the Lady Vikings in their 81-63 loss to NOC-Tonkawa in the first game of Monday night's. OCAC twinbill.
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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