May 5th, 2012
The next couple of months are going to be special for Poteau Pirate senior golfer Trey Wells. First, he wants to do well in his final Class 4A State Tournament, which will take place Monday and Tuesday at Oklahoma City's Lake Hefner North Golf Course.
â€śI just want to play well,â€ť Wells said. â€śI want to help our golf team do really good. I'm looking forward to it.â€ť
This will mark the second straight spring in which Wells has played at state. He said that is going to be very helpful come next week.
Last spring, then Cameron High School freshman Kody Whitehead missed out on a trip to the Class 2A State Tournament. Now the Cameron sophomore will get his shot at a state title.
Whitehead was the third-place medalist at the Class 2A Regional Tournament Monday afternoon at Aarowhead Resort Golf Course to earn a spot in next week's state tournament, which will take place Monday and Tuesday at Sugar Creek Canyon Golf Course near Hinton.
The Yellowjacket golfer had a pretty good feeling he was going to knock the door down to state this spring.
HEAVENER â€” While the Heavener Lady Wolves soccer team did not make the playoffs, there were still a lot of positives from which to build in preparation for the 2013 season.
For starters, the win-loss record was better, 3-5 overall and 2-4 in District 4A-6.
â€śWe made a lot of progress,â€ť senior goaltender Courtney Smith said. â€śWe won more games than we did in the past three years I've been here. It was an honor to work with all these girls, and to come out with some wins â€” including a district win. We have really come far. I had a blast. I love soccer so much.â€ť
The Eastern Oklahoma Riverdawgs Major American Legion baseball team will have tryouts at 5 p.m. May 14-15 at Cameron.
Players who are between the ages of 16 and 19 are eligible to try out. Players who are age 19 who try out cannot turn age 20 before Jan. 1, and all players must live within a 50-mile radius of Spiro.
For those who try out, there will be a fee to pay to play.
For additional information, call Dave Oliver at (918) 413-1667 or Robert Walden at (918) 649-5316.
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The LeFlore County Coaches Association Golf Scramble will take place at 4 p.m. May 16 at Choctaw Country Club.
Barbara N. Rowland-Martin, 75, of Newalla, died Thursday, May 3, 2012, in Newalla.
Barbara was born on April 25, 1937, in Poteau. She was the daughter of Ben and Dorothy (Hancock) Goins. Barbara worked at Western Electric, Dayton Tire and had a cleaning service.Â She enjoyed flowers, arts and crafts and making bouquets for her granddaughters.
Jesse Paul Ward, 26, of Poteau died Wednesday, May 2, 2012, in Poteau.Â Jesse was born Feb. 16, 1986, in Edison, N.J. to Terry and Beth (Faulks) Ward.Â Jesse was a stay-at-home dad.Â Jesse was preceded in death by his brother, John Ward.Â Jesse built a â€™86 Ram Charger 4x4.Â He liked the outdoors, fishing and camping.Â He was the best dad in the world.