January 21st, 2012
The Oklahoma Secondary Schools Activities Association announced the Class A and B district assignments for this upcoming high school basketball playoffs.
In Class A, Cameron was named a district host, welcoming fellow county foe Arkoma as well as Clayton to town.
In Class B, two county schools were named district tourmament host schools. Leflore will entertain McCurtain in one district tournament, while Whitesboro will welcome Eagletown and Moyers to town.
Bokoshe, along with Midway, was sent to Kinta for a Class B District Tournament.
The Class A and B playoffs will begin Feb. 9.
WAGONER â€” It was a good news, bad news scenario for the Poteau Pirates wrestling team at the Class 4 District Duals on Thursday.
The Pirates pulled off a 39-36 victory over the host Bulldogs, but they lost 49-21 to the Black Diamonds â€” who also beat the â€™Dogs 42-27.
The fourth team in the Class 4A District Duals, the Fort Gibson Tigers, did not participate in Thursday's action because they are all dualing the other three teams in regular-season duals â€” all of which will go toward the district duals.
SEMINOLE â€” Making 16-of-17 free throws in the second half proved to be the difference for the Seminole State College Lady Belles in their Oklahoma Collegiate Athletic Conference game Thursday night in their 77-65 win over the Carl Albert State College Lady Vikings at Harber Fieldhouse.
Despite trailing by only three points at halftime, the Vikings were unable to overcome a strong 48-36 second half in their 82-67 loss to the Trojans.
Several Poteau Youth Wrestling Club members had successful outings in a pair of tournaments last weekend.
At the Coweta Tournament, Rae Hendrix, Parker Rosenburg, Wyatt Snapp and Gavin Morgan all brought home the gold.
Ethan Carey and Dada Jones were second, Conner Williams and Brandon Hartley were third and Allison Hartley and Alex Ellis were fourth.
Other members who competed but did not medal were Remington Reed, Riley Rosenburg, Dakota James and Zack Dotson.
Alumni football is coming to Poteau. Gridiron Alumni is planning several full contact alumni football games.
Gridiron Alumni travels the nation pitting old football rivals against each other one more time. Players are needed to sign up, and the first 40 players on each team get to play.
The team that gets 30 people registered first gets home-field advantage. Last year, hundreds of players and thousands of fans swarmed stadiums to watch their home town heroes strap it on one more time.
This year, Gridiron Alumni would like to bring alumni football to the whole state of Oklahoma.
Troy Leon Loggains, 86, of Poteau died Thursday, Jan. 19, 2012, in Poteau.Â Services will be 10 a.m. Saturday,Â Jan. 21, graveside at Vaughn Cemetery in Gilmore under the direction of Evans and Miller Funeral Home, Poteau.
Leonard Thomas Shropshire, 81, of Poteau died Friday, Jan. 20, 2012, inÂ Fort Smith, Ark. Services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 24, graveside at Kermit Cemetery, Kermit, Texas. Evans and Miller Funeral Home, Poteau, is handling arrangements.
Otis Cleo Ritter, 70, of Cameron died Thursday, Jan. 19, 2012, in Fort Smith, Ark. Cleo was born Nov. 4, 1941, at No. 10 / Howe to Will and Lula (Dodd) Ritter. He was a retired truck driver.Â Cleo was a member of the Southside Baptist Church in Poteau.Â He was an avid coon hunter, he loved animals, especially his horse, â€śZipper.â€ťÂ Cleo was preceded in death by his parents; five brothers, Short, Raymond, Frank, Bill and Willard Ritter; and three sisters, Savola Wise, Viola Ritter and an infant girl.Â