September 13th, 2014
Mother Nature played a trick on both teams, giving them a cold drizzle all game long, helping both teams to have numerous fumbles and errors handling the ball. The Indians were dealt a devastating blow as Senior De'Aundre Wilkins left the game late in the second quarter with an ankle injury.
The Poteau Pirates junior varsity saw three true freshman rise in value, Juan Martinez, Matthew Alvardo and Jamison Shackleford, as they all appeared skilled and matured beyond their tender age.
The non-Poteau fast-pitch softball teams and the five county fall baseball teams found out Friday afternoon where they will be going for their respective district tournaments when postseason play begins in a couple of weeks.
Both Class 3A softball teams, Heavener and Spiro, will be district-tournament hosts. The Lady Wolves, who went to the Class 5A Slow-Pitch State Tournament in May, will entertain the Stigler Lady Panthers, while the Lady Bulldogs will welcome the Roland Lady Rangers to town.
INDIANOLA â€” The good news for the Leflore Lady Savages is they will play for the title of the Indianola Tournament. The bad news is they will have to wait a week in order to do so.
The Lady Savages beat Wilson (Henryetta) 2-0 and Pittsburg 5-4 on Thursday to reach the tournament finals.
However, Fridayâ€™s rain canceled the last half of the weekend event. The Lady Savages will have to wait until next Saturday to play for the championship.
Red Oak 8, Panama 0; Tahlequah 9, Panama 2: In Red Oak, the Lady Razorbacks suffered a pair of losses in a three-way.
CAMERON â€” The trio of Chaise Noah, Chase Butcher and Dewayne Grogan combined to throw a three-hitter as the Red Oak Eagles downed the Cameron Yellowjackets 10-2 Tuesday afternoon.
Noah pitched the first two innings with a strikeout, Butcher pitched innings three and four with a K and Dewayne Grogan pitched the final inning with a strikeout as the game lasted only five innings due to the run rule.
The Eagles, who scored a single run in the first inning, broke the game open with a six-run second inning for a 7-0 lead.
Friday Games Rained Out
Mary Ward, 94, widow of Charles Ward (formerly of Poteau) has passed away. Services will be 1 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 13, 2014, at Boston Avenue Methodist Church in Tulsa.
Nadjamae Steel, 92, of Oklahoma City, formerly of Poteau died Wednesday, Sept. 10, 2014, in Oklahoma City.
Nadjamae was born June 4, 1922, in Vernon to Oscar Elden and Ethel Ann (Nation) Sturgell. She was a homemaker. She was preceded in death by her husbands, William â€śBillâ€ť Ward Miller and William â€śBillâ€ť A. Steel; six siblings, Houston, Dale, Eldon and Richard Sturgell, Ruby Stufflebean and Edna Sturgell.Â
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Mother Nature was the big winner Thursday on the fast-pitch softball and fall baseball diamonds as numerous games were rained out.
Softball games rained out were Poteau at Spiro, Wister at Heavener and Howe vs. Soper and Whitesboro vs. Bennington in the Wright City Tournament. The Wister-Heavener game will not be rescheduled, but itâ€™s not known of the Poteau-Spiro contest will be rescheduled. Howe will play Battiest in the now single-elimination tournament at 4 this afternoon.
Editor's note: All race results and point standings list the top three and any other local racers.
Pure Stock Race
1. Wesley Taylor, Eufaula; 2. Tyler Chambers, Welling; 3. Zane Hunter, Alma, Ark..
Super Stock Race
1. Dylan Davlin, Shady Point; 2. Ty Evans, Fort Smith, Ark.; 3. Chris Nicholson, Pocola; 6. Gean Davlin, Shady Point; 12. Ron Grover, Pocola.
Factory Stock Race
1. Shannon Cox, Greenwood, Ark.; 2. Wendell Vaughn, Pocola; 3. Michael Brasch, Pocola; 4. Ron Grover, Pocola; 8. Joshua Vaughn, Pocola; 9. Caleb Speers, Talihina.
The Oklahoma State Race Series had its final race of 2014 last weekend at RaceDay Park Mx, located between Poteau and Cameron on Oklahoma Highway 112. There were 246 riders, and you may have seen all the campers in the parking lot had you driven by the track. It looked like the parking lot at Jamatt RV.
More than 1,000 people were at the event, counting spectators and participants, and they spent the weekend in town, eating all over the place.