February 15th, 2012
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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BROKEN ARROW â€” Seven Poteau Youth Wrestling Club members qualified for next week's state tournament in Oklahoma City by placing in last weekend's regional tournament.
Luke Brooks (Division I) and Bryson Terry (Division IV) were regional champions.
Dauntay Warren (Division III), Race Williams (Division IV) and Ross Johnson (Division IV) were fourth, while Drake Barbee (Division III) and Connor Williams (Division V) were fifth.
WESTVILLE â€” Six Panama Junior High School powerlifters placed in Friday's Westville Invitational.
Gabe Harp (168-pound division, ninth grade), Hunter Rimer (181, eighth grade) and Ryan Farrar (heavyweight, ninth grade) all took first place.
Austin Morrison (157 pounds) and Josh Harper (157) were runners-up in seventh and ninth grade, respectively.
Eight-grader Logan Coker was third at heavyweight.
Wilburt â€śLeonâ€ť Ballew, 72, of Red Oak died Monday, Feb. 13, 2012, in Wilburton.
He was born Sept. 3, 1939, in Okmulgee to Wilburt and Nina Mae (Rinehart) Ballew.Â He was an automobile mechanic.
Â He is preceded in death by his parents.
LeFlore County residents now have a safe way to dispose of their unused and unwanted prescription medications.
The Oklahoma Bureau of Narcotics, the LeFlore County Sheriff's Department, and the Wreck-Less Drug Free Coalition of Poteau have recently completed a cooperative effort to bring a prescription medication drop box to LeFlore County.
A Poteau High School graduate will soon see her name in lights, Micah Hobday of Poteau will star as LuLu in a collegiate production of "Cabaret" which opens Thursday at East Central University.
As German society was sliding toward the Nazis in the 1930s, its popular cabarets mixed decadent entertainment with controversial political themes, a combination mirrored in the musical
CAMERON â€” The two favored teams to win titles in this past weekend's Class A District Tournament did just that.
The host Cameron Yellowjackets ended up flying right past the Clayton Bulldogs to win the boys' title game 57-40 Saturday night at the Cameron Gym.
In girls' championship game, the Arkoma Lady Mustangs also claimed the top prize with a 64-51 win over the Lady Bulldogs.
Clayton's teams reached Saturday night's title games by winning elimination games on Friday night, thus ending the seasons for two LeFlore County teams.
WHITESBORO â€” The Whitesboro Lady Bulldogs claimed the top prize in the Class B District Tournament with a 46-36 win over Eagletown Eagles Saturday night at the Whitesboro Gym.
The Lady Bulldogs only had a 3-2 lead after the opening period, but they stretched their advantage to 17-12 at halftime.
After leading 27-22 after three periods, the Lady Bulldogs opened the final quarter with a 11-6 run to stretch their advantage to 10 points at 38-28 with 2:40 left to play to put the game away.
SPIRO â€” Third time was the charm for the Poteau Lady Pirates against the Spiro Lady Bulldogs. The Lady Pirates, who lost to the Lady Bulldogs at Sherman Floyd Fieldhouse and in the LeFlore County Tournament earlier this season, finally got a win over the Lady Bulldogs as Poteau downed Spiro 46-33 Friday night at the Spiro Gym.
I guess we knew it was bound to happen at least once this season â€” games being snowed out.
Monday night's games on the hardwood were snowed out. Three of the match-ups were high school, Howe at Pocola, Porum at Panama and Stigler at Spiro. Also snowed out were Monday night's Carl Albert State College home games with Redlands Community College.
The Porum-Panama games were rescheduled for 6:30 and 8 p.m. tonight, while the CASC contests with Redlands were rescheduled for 6 and 8 p.m. Thursday at Mick Thompson Fieldhouse.
The Howe-Pocola and Stigler-Spiro games will not be rescheduled.