September 25th, 2013
The jury in the case of accused murderer Christopher Simpson began deliberations about 11 a.m.
With the culmination of the state's presentation of trial evidence in the murder of 20-year-old Ka'Loni Flynn, the defense called multiple witnesses, the last being accused murder Christopher K. Simpson.
Simpson is accused in the April 8, 2012, shooting death of Flynn and her unborn child. Wednesday marked the fifth day of the trial.
The Poteau Pirates junior varsity football team ran its record to 2-0 with a 22-0 shutout of the Muldrow Bulldogs on Monday night at Costner Stadium.
The Pirates will be idle until Oct. 7 when they visit Sallisaw.
The Poteau Bandit League football teams went 2-1 on the day in Saturday afternoon's home games against Fort Smith (Ark.) Immaculate Catholic at Costner Stadium.
The fifth-graders won 22-0, as did the fourth-grade team by a score of 33-6 for its first win of the season. However, the visitors from Fort Smith won a defensive battle in the third-grade game in a 6-0 contest.
There was no sixth-grade game as the visitors did not have a team.
The teams will return to action next Saturday as they travel to face Greenwood (Ark.) Blue, with games beginning at 10 a.m.
HOWE â€” The Howe Lions baseball team will take some momentum into this week's Class A District Tournament at Wister after the Lions blanked the McCurtain Bulldogs 8-0 Monday afternoon at Lions Field.
The Lions broke a scoreless tie with a pair of four-run innings in the fifth and sixth innings to end the game by run rule.
Wister 7, Crowder 2: In Crowder, the Wildcats broke a 2-all tie with a two-run third inning and a three-run seventh inning.
SALLISAW â€” Poteau senior pitcher RaeLynn Caldwell picked up right where she left off after last week's LeFlore County Tournament.
After allowing one run and striking out 45 batters in four games in the county tournament, Caldwell threw a one-hitter with 14 strikeouts as the Lady Pirates blanked the Sallisaw Lady Black Diamonds 4-0 Monday afternoon. Caldwell ran her record to 21-7 with the win.
POCOLA â€” The week got off on the right foot for the Pocola Lady Indians softball team as it posted a 10-4 home win over the Howe Lady Lions on Monday afternoon.
OKLAHOMA CITY â€” The Panama Lady Razorbacks split their two games at the Hall of Fame Shootout on Saturday at Hall of Fame Stadium.
Panama blanked Vici 4-0, but lost 5-2 to Okemah.
MUSKOGEE â€” Bokoshe's Chris Jones got off to an ominous start Saturday morning when his motor conked out and he had to be towed by Boat US.
When Jones got back to business at about 9:15 a.m., he relied on his knowledge of the Arkansas River to catch a 13-pound, 10-ounce limit and clinch the Bass Pro Shops BASSMaster Central Open pro division title. The Bokoshe angler finished with a three-day total of 40 pounds, 1 ounce and earned the top prize of a Nitro Z9/Mercury 225 Pro XS rig valued at $40,000 and $7,253 in cash.
It just seems like yesterday that opening day on the high school fast-pitch softball and fall baseball diamonds took place. Now, it's playoff time.
The Class 3A, 2A, A and B fast-pitch softball district tournaments as well as all of fall baseball's district tournaments will take place this week as the postseason begins.
The complete schedule is listed below.
Poteau's girls were named the host team of the Class 4A District Tournament with Roland, which will take place next week.
Class A District Tournament
Mother Nature was the big winner on Friday when it came to softball. Howe's home three-way with Smithville and Battiest was rained out.
Bokoshe canceled its home game with Cameron, while the Whitesboro Lady Bulldogs got a forfeited win over Haileyville.
Editor's note: Nothing was reported on Panama's Saturday games at the Hall of Fame Shootout by press time.