March 7th, 2013
OKLAHOMA CITY â€” The Talihina Golden Tigers were making a Cinderella run through the Class 2A playoffs, including upsetting Oktaha in the regional tournament finals and Preston last Friday night in the area finals to make it to Thursday's state-tournament quarterfinals. That was where Cinderella's shoe no longer fit.
Class 2A's fifth-ranked Latta Panthers ended the Golden Tigers' season with a 58-43 state-quarterfinal victory Thursday afternoon at Oklahoma City University. The Golden Tigers end the season with a 19-12 record.
The Carl Albert State College Vikings baseball team got this week off in fine fashion with a sweep of the Paris (Texas) Junior College Dragons on Monday afternoon at Ival Goodman Field.
The Vikings nipped the Dragons 1-0 in nine innings in the opener, then took the nightcap 3-2.
Carl Albert will be home for the next two days. The Vikings will entertain Arkansas Baptist for a doubleheader at 12:45 p.m. Friday at Ival Goodman Field.
The Vikings then will face archrival Eastern Oklahoma State College in a single, nine-inning contest beginning at 2 p.m. Saturday at Ival Goodman Field.
SEMINOLE â€” It was a rough Saturday afternoon of baseball for the Carl Albert State College Vikings as they dropped both games of a road doubleheader against Seminole State College.
The Trojans took the opener 4-2, then handled the Vikings 9-2 in the nightcap.
The LeFlore County Bass Club will have an open tournament beginning at safe light Saturday morning at Wards Landing on Wister Lake. It will end at 3 p.m.
The entry fee is $40 per angler.
The club's next tournament of the 2013 circuit will take place March 16 at Highway 9 East Landing on Lake Eufaula.
For those wanting to join the club, you have to do so by the time this tournament takes place. There is a yearly $30 membership fee.
For additional information about either of these tournaments, call â€śThe Jody Ray Fishing Hotlineâ€ť at (918) 649-7387.
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Harold Starbuck, 78, of Talihina died Wednesday, March 6, at home. Services will be held at 2 p.m. Monday, March 11, at the Lenox Christ Church.Â Graveside services will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday, March 12, at Shattuck Memorial Cemetery in Shattuck, under the direction of Talihina Funeral Home.
Betty Ruth McFatridge, 27, of Panama died Wednesday, March 6, 2013, in Fort Smith, Ark.Â Services will be held at 10 am, Saturday, March 9, at Evans Chapel of Memories, Poteau. Burial will be in Shady Point Cemetery. Visitation will be from 5-7 p.m. Friday at Evans and Miller Funeral Home.Â
Charlotte Gayle Stewart, 61, of Wister died Wednesday, March 6, in Tulsa. Charlotte was born June 28, 1951, in Fanshawe to Paul Wesley and Dorothy Lou (Byrd) Watkins. She was a pharmacist. Charlotte was preceded in death by her father; and grandson, Wesley Shearer of Oklahoma City.
MUSKOGEE â€” It was indeed a terrific Tuesday for the Poteau High School soccer teams in their road contests against Hilldale High School.
The Lady Pirates got things started with a 3-2 shootout victory over the Lady Hornets, then the Pirates stung the Hornets 10-0 in a game stopped by the mercy rule in the second half.
The Poteau teams will return to action next Tuesday at Wagoner, with the girls playing at 5 p.m. and the boys at 7 p.m.
Turkey season is a month away out west, and six weeks away here in southeast Oklahoma. I am going to head down to Ardmore to see my cousin, Jason Sampson, for opening weekend and try to kill me a Rio Grande turkey.
I am getting ready to start practicing up with my turkey calls that I got from Jay Neugin a couple of years back. I am hearing some people talk about scouting and seeing some birds strutting already.
When the eastern season opens up, I am going to join Dan Carter and Butch Parks down at my lease near Clayton for a camping trip to chase some birds around the mountains.
STIGLER â€” The Poteau Pirates baseball team made it 2-for-2 to begin the season as it picked up a 7-3 road win over the Stigler Panthers on Monday afternoon.
The Pirates scored once in the first inning and twice in each of the third and fourth innings for a 5-0 lead.
After the Panthers cut the deficit to 5-3 after five innings, the Pirates got two runs in the sixth inning to seal the deal.
Wister 4, Heavener 1: In Heavener, the Wildcats opened the season with a victory, thanks to a seventh-inning rally.