October 12th, 2013
SALLISAW â€” The Talihina Golden Tigers re-opened District A-6 play Friday night, using a potent running attack and stout defense to create turnovers and bulldoze the Sallisaw Central Tigers 47-14.
MUSKOGEE â€” It took six weeks, but the Bokoshe Tigers got a win.
The Tigers stepped out of District C-4 play and routed the Boulevard Christian Patriots 54-6 Friday night at Hatbox Sports Complex.
SPIRO â€” The Spiro Bulldogs withstood a 39-yard game-tying field-goal attempt with 23 seconds remaining and escaped with a 10-7 hard fought victory of the Eufaula Ironheads in a District 3A-8 contest Friday night at McClain Stadium.
WILBURTON â€” The Pocola Indians ended their three-game losing streak, and did so rather convincingly as they routed the winless Wilburton Diggers 66-27 Friday night in a District 2A-6 contest.
SHAWNEE â€” The good news on Friday at the Class 4A Regional Tournament at Bethel High School was, for starters, Poteau senior pitcher RaeLynn Caldwell surpassed the 300 strikeout mark for the season.
Secondly, for the third straight year, the Lady Pirates reached the regional final. Unfortunately for the third straight year, that was where the season ended as the Lady Pirates fell 4-0 in the title game to the host Bethel Lady Wildcats.
Poteau reached the title game with a 10-0, five-inning, run-rule win over the Seminole Lady Chieftains.
FORT GIBSON â€” Poteau coach Greg Werner said in the post game huddle, â€śWow, we played good. Now, we have the drivers seat. We have a short week, and a good [Tulsa] Cascia Hall team coming in on Thursday night.â€ť
The Poteau Pirates never gave up the lead and defeated the Fort Gibson Tigers 42-28 in a crucial District 4A-4 game Friday night.
Poteau 42, Fort Gibson 28
Panama 40, Antlers 22
Spiro 10, Eufaula 7
Arkoma 65, Midway 28
Bokoshe 54, Boulevard Christian 6
Pocola 66, Wilburton 27
Talihina 47, Sallisaw-Central 14
Checotah 48, Heavener 7
Kandace Standridge, 15, of Poteau, embraces her zombie side as she prepares for the Poteau Main Street Matters Zombie Run. Her makeup was applied by CASC student Jordan Riddles, 19 during the registration for the event tonight at the Pocket Park on Dewey. The transformation took about 20 minutes,according to Riddles. The run started at 6:30 p.m.
Cmdr. Charlie Horsley of Disabled American Veterans Chapter 63 was presented a plaque of achievement Tuesday by chapter members.
The award recognized Horsely's commitment in service to area veterans and the work that he has provided for the past five years.
Horsely also received an award for his devotion as an outstanding commander for the disabled veterans in county and chapter.
He received a standing ovation from chapter and auxiliary at the meeting.
Horsley gave a short speech, thanked everyone who was involved and teared up as he received his award.
By Ken Milam
PDN News Editor
Friends of Heavener Runestone will step into the past again this weekend when the Viking-Celtic Festival returns to the park.
The two-day event will include live music, Viking re-enactors, birds of prey demonstrations, food and crafts from 10 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.
The Royal Gauntlet Birds of Prey group will be on hand from noon-5 p.m. each day with two demonstrations and exotic birds in a conservation education program. Headquartered in Kellyville, the 30-year-old organization works to return sick and injured animals to the wild.