March 11th, 2014
CLAYTON â€” The Whitesboro Lady Bulldogs made it a happy weekend with a 12-0, four-inning run-rule victory over the Clayton Lady Bulldogs.
Whitesboro had a three-run second inning, a seven-run third inning and a two-run fourth inning to get the win.
Heavener 14, Roland 1: Friday at Roland, the Lady Wolves got their season off and running in a big way. Heavener jumped out to a 13-0 lead after an inning.
The first high school track meet of the season will take place today with the Poteau Invitational, which will begin at 1 p.m. at Costner Stadium.
Besides host Poteau's teams, Arkoma, Heavener, Howe and Spiro are expected to be at the meet.
Editor's note: The season preview stories of the local high school track teams, as well as the other spring teams' season preview stories, will be in the 2014 Spring Sports Guide which will publish March 22.
Versa Wright, 89, of Muse died Friday, March 7, 2014, at her home.
Services were held Monday, March 10, at Whitesboro Baptist Church.Â Burial was in Muse Cemetery under the direction of Burkhart Funeral Service, Talihina.
Jack L. Williams, 84, of Cameron died Sunday, March 9, 2014, in Pocola.
Private services are planned.
Evans and Miller Funeral Home, Poteau, is handling arrangements.
Lawrence Schlienz, 80, Edith Eileen Custard, 57, Jacob Custard, 21, of Whitesboro died March 3, 2014, in Whitesboro.
A memorial service will be held at noon Wednesday, March 12, at the Lenox Christ Church under the direction of Burkhart Funeral Service, Talihina.
Last week, one high school basketball team, the Arkoma Lady Mustangs, represented LeFlore County at state. This week, local fans will get to triple their pleasure at state.
The Howe Lions and the Spiro High School team made their respective state tournaments, which will begin Thursday in the Oklahoma City metropolitan area.
The Lions, who lost their Class 2A Area Tournament finals 60-49 to Preston on Friday night, beat county rival Pocola 57-49 to win the consolation finals Saturday night at the Muskogee Civic Center.
WILBURTON â€” On Feb. 27, the Poteau Lady Pirates won their Class 4A Regional Tournament championship semifinal over the Hilldale Lady Pirates in the final game for the season at Sherman Floyd Fieldhouse.
The same two teams met in the Class 4A Area Tournament consolation semifinals here Friday afternoon with a different result as the Lady Hornets ended the Lady Pirates' season with a 57-52 victory.
NerrissiaÂ Skinner, 85, of Shady Point died Saturday, March 8, 2014, in Fort Smith, Ark.
Nerrissia was born April 16, 1928, in Monroe to Leon and Jesker (Hayes) Thompson. She was a bank teller at Central National Bank. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, A.V. Skinner Sr.; brothers, Kenneth, Bob and Raiford Thompson.
SHAWNEE â€” Getting 19 points from Breonna Johnson in her last game as a Lady Viking and 18 points from Kilah Cummings weren't enough for the Carl Albert State College Lady Vikings in their 75-69 loss to the Eastern Oklahoma State College Lady Mountaineers in a semifinal game of the NJCAA Women's Region II Tournament on Friday afternoon at St. Gregory's University.
The Lady Vikings ended the season at 17-14.
Gladys Mae Crosswell, 87, of Poteau died Saturday, March 8, 2014, in Fort Smith, Ark. Gladys was born Sept. 27, 1926, in Bokoshe to Charley Allen and Lottie Mae (Hendrix) Ralls. She was a homemaker. Gladys was a member of the First Assembly of God. She was preceded in death by her parents; sisters, Barbara and Minnie; six brothers, Thomas, Bob, Lloyd, Bill, Buster, Donald; and grandson, Lenny.