April 17th, 2013
WISTER ‚ÄĒ The Wister Lady Wildcats took the first step to making the Class 4A State Tournament.
The Lady ‚ÄėCats won the Class 4A District Tournament on Tuesday by going undefeated, beating Pocola 8-0 and Coalgate twice by scores of 8-4 and 1-0 with the latter game giving the locals the district championship.
The Lady Wildcats (18-11) will find out on Monday their Class 4A Regional Tournament fate from the Oklahoma Secondary Schools Activities Association.
The season ended for the Lady Indians as after they lost to Wister, they fell 9-4 to Coalgate. Pocola ends the season at 9-12.
It was a rough Tuesday afternoon of softball for the Carl Albert State College Lady Vikings as they suffered a pair of home losses to the Northeastern Oklahoma A&M College Lady Norse, who took 5-0 and 7-4 victories. The second game went eight innings.
The Lady Vikings were slated to return to action at 2 p.m. Thursday at home against Seminole State in a doubleheader, but due to threatening weather conditions the twinbill was moved to a 2 p.m. Friday start at home.
Helen Degraffenreed, 70, of Heavener, died Wednesday, April 17, in Heavener. Services will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, April 20, in Summerfield Cemetery under the direction of Dowden Funeral Home.
Levi Granger Goodman, 13, of Monroe died Sunday, April 14, 2013, in Monroe. Levi was born July 16, 1999, in Poteau to Wendell and Connie (Irwin) Goodman. He was a student at Monroe. He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Ted and Bernice Goodman of Oregon, Ola Couch of Bokoshe and Levi and Corda Walker of Gilmore.
MUSKOGEE ‚Äď DATE- Congressman Markwayne Mullin (OK-2) will host a Congressional Service Academy information session for Second District students interested in applying to one of the nation‚Äôs service academies.
‚ÄúThis is a chance for students, parents and school counselors to come and get the information they need on the service academies and the types of candidates they are looking for,‚ÄĚ said Mullin. ‚ÄúWe have some very talented and bright students in the Second District and I hope they will take advantage of this opportunity.‚ÄĚ
Learn organic methods for building soil fertility at a Kerr Center workshop from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, April 27, from 9-5, at center headquarters.¬†
Registration, due by April 22, costs $35 and includes lunch. Space is limited.¬†
For more information call the center at (918) 647-9123, or visit www.kerrcenter.com to see the workshop schedule/agenda and to register.
Participants will learn ways to improve the soil on their farm or in their garden.¬†¬†
OKLAHOMA CITY ‚ÄĒ Poteau‚Äôs Hannah Ward, the defending Class 4A state golf champion, won the Elgin Invitational, which took place Monday afternoon at Lake Hefner Golf Course.
Ward shot a 73.
Ward wasn‚Äôt the only Poteau medalist. Cathleen Manlove was sixth at 84.
The Lady Pirates, the defending Class 4A state champions, finished third as a team at 355 strokes. Hilldale won the tournament with a 353, while Seminole was runner-up as it tied Poteau with a 355 but won the tiebreaker of fifth-place golfers as Seminole‚Äôs had a better score than Poteau‚Äôs.
GREENWOOD, Ark. ‚ÄĒ The Poteau High School track teams competed in the 2013 Greenwood Bulldog Relays on April 4.
The Lady Pirates had another strong showing, highlighted by their winning the three relay events in which they ran.
The Pirates had two individual champions as Nico Hall won the 3,200-meter run (11:10.56) and Trevor Shankle took the shot put (44-6.75).
Just as during the previous week against Western Oklahoma State College of Altus, last week's four-game series against Murray State College was a tough one for the Carl Albert State College baseball team.
Just as against Western, the Vikings went 1-3 against the Aggies in their two-day, four-game series.
The only win for the Vikings came in Friday's opener at Ival Goodman Field, as Carl Albert won 5-1 before Murray State took the nightcap 7-0.
Saturday afternoon in Tishomingo, the Aggies swept the Vikings by scores of 5-4 in eight innings and 10-0 in a five-inning, mercy-rule game.
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