September 27th, 2013
Pocola coach Rick Lang said in the preseason the Vian Wolverines were the team to beat in District 2A-6. His Indians will get the first shot at the Wolverines at 7:30 p.m. tonight in Vian in the district opener for both teams.
The Indians suffered a 29-20 loss last week on the road against the Quinton Savages in a game they led 20-9 at halftime.
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To Get There â€” Take Oklahoma State Highway 9 west to U.S. 59. Take U.S. 59 north to Sallisaw. Take Interstate 40 west to Vian.
In the preseason, Bokoshe football coach Bryan Murray said that Webbers Falls was one of the better teams not only in District C-4 but in Class C period. His team will get a chance to see how it fares when the two teams meet in a district contest at 7:30 p.m. Friday in Webbers Falls.
The Heavener Wolves football team got its first win of the season last week in a 13-7 win over Gore, which was a lot better night than the season opener the week before in a 42-6 loss to Hartshorne.
â€śWe played better on defense,â€ť Heavener coach Carl Lee said about last week's win. â€śWe still left a lot of points on their end of the field, but our defense played a lot better.â€ť
The combination of a few more players available for the Gore game and just playing for a second straight week helped.
It's not that inconceivable that the Panama Razorbacks football team could have been 3-0 as it enters Friday night's 7:30 p.m. District 2A-6 opener at Wilburton.
â€śHonestly, we weren't that far from losing to Roland,â€ť said Panama coach Brandon Ellis, whose team lost in Week 2 40-12 to the Rangers at George Ollie Stadium. â€śLooking at the film, we just shot ourselves in the foot. We didn't line up where we were supposed to. Our defense played great. When you lose the turnover battle, you normally lose the game â€” and we did.â€ť
Holy smokes! Bow season is less than a week away. I have finally got to do some scouting, and I have my stands ready to put up. The only thing I am missing is time to put them up in the next four days.
In the last five years, I have had stands up and cameras out in August or early September, but my schedule this year has hindered me from getting that done. So, I am going in to this season with the feeling of being behind.
Jack Parks, 76, of Talihina died Wednesay, Sept. 25, 2013, in Talihina. Services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, Sept. 27, at First Baptist Church in Talihina. Burial will be in the Old Talihina Cemetery under the direction of Talihina Funeral Home.
The jury in the case of accused murderer Christopher Simpson returned a guilty verdict on two counts of murder. The jury announced its decision tonight (Thursday) shortly before 6. The jury recommended Simpson get life without parole.
Formal sentencing will be held Nov. 8 at 11 a.m.
Simpson was accused in the April 8, 2012, shooting death of 20-year-old Ka'Loni Flynn and her unborn child.
If there's been a night when the Poteau Pirates football team believes will be the night to end the losing streak to archrival Sallisaw, it's Friday night.
â€śI think we're ready for them,â€ť said Poteau senior wide receiver Kendrick Hardaway, whose Pirates will face the Black Diamonds at 7:30 p.m. Friday at Sallisaw's Perry F. Lattimore Stadium. â€śBoth programs have tradition. Honestly, we've been really looking forward to this game as we prepared through the off-season. We think this is the year that it's going to happen.â€ť
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Super Send Off
WESTVILLE â€” It was a Lucky 13 for the Poteau Lady Pirates softball team Tuesday afternoon. The Lady Pirates used a 13-run sixth inning to run rule the Westville Lady Yellowjackets 20-0.
The Lady Pirates had 18 hits on the game, with Chelsey Campbell's two home runs leading the way. The senior first baseman was 2-for-5 with two homers, four runs batted in and three runs scored.
Heavener 4, Panama 2; Broken Bow 1, Heavener 0; Broken Bow 8, Panama 0: In Heavener, a four-run first inning for the Lady Wolves rallied them from a 2-0 deficit to the win.
CAMERON â€” The Arkoma Lady Mustangs softball team is one win away from heading to the Class A Regional Tournament â€” and, thus, winning their first-ever fast-pitch softball district title.
At the Class A District Tournament on Tuesday, the Lady Mustangs beat the host Cameron Lady Yellowjackets 2-1 in eight innings and downed the Howe Lady Lions 4-2 to reach this afternoon's title game undefeated.
The Lady â€™Jackets were eliminated 2-0 by the Lady Lions in the middle game of the day. Cameron ends the season at 12-16.