August 22nd, 2014
The Leflore Savages baseball team reached tonight's championship semifinals as they held off the Oktaha Tigers 3-2 Thursday afternoon in the opening round of the Carl Albert State College Invitational Tournament at CASC's Ival Goodman Field.
The Savages will play the winner of the Red Oak game that took place Thursday night at Howe's Lions Field at 7:30 tonight at Lions Field in the championship semifinals, with the winner playing for the title at 3 p.m. Saturday at Ival Goodman Field. The loser will play for third place at 1 p.m. Saturday at CASC.
The latest series of motorcross races in the 2014 Summer Series took place last weekend at RaceDay Park Mx.
Railn Jordan won the 50cc beginners race, while placing third in the 50 cc open division behind champion Lucas Maloney and runner-up Fisher Moon.
Maloney also won the 50cc age 4-6 division title, while Moon did likewise in the 50cc ages 7-9 division.
Caleb Haynes was also a multiple winner, claiming the titles in the 65cc open and beginners divisions.
The Poteau Pirates and Heavener Wolves football team will finally get to see somebody new, each other. The two squads will scrimmage each other at 6:30 p.m. Friday at Heavenerâ€™s Harvey Stadium.
Both coaches have some things they are wanting to see out of their teams tonight.
The Pocola Indians will see what kinds of strides theyâ€™ve made in the early stages of football practice when they will be in their first scrimmage at 6:30 p.m. Friday on the road against the Gore Pirates.
â€śI want to see how the kids react to adversity,â€ť Pocola coach Rick Lang. â€śWeâ€™re looking to see of the kids can handle it. I want them to come out and get after it. I want them to compete for positions. I want them to compete like their job is on the line with every snap. I want to see some enthusiasm. Itâ€™s going to be a challenge for us since this is our first scrimmage.â€ť
A Heavener mother can now rest easier. The twin daughters of Angela Delao of Heavener, 15-year-old twins Jasmine and Jessica, who went missing Saturday were found Wednesday alive and well.
HEAVENER â€” In a battle of the last two LeFlore County Tournament champions, the Heavener Lady Wolves [last springâ€™s champs] nipped the Poteau Lady Pirates [last fallâ€™s champs] by a score of 1-0 Tuesday afternoon. It was also a rematch of last fallâ€™s county title game.
The gameâ€™s only run scored on Sydney Craseâ€™s two-out, RBI single in the opening inning, scoring Jacee Manley.
Arkoma 10, Whitesboro 4; Keota 2, Arkoma 1; Keota 4, Whitesboro 0: In Arkoma, the Lady Lions beat both county opponents, while the Lady Mustangs split their games.
McCURTAIN â€” The Cameron pitching duo of Dillon Jackson and Blaise Lomon combined to no-hit the McCurtain Bulldogs 16-2 in the second game of Mondayâ€™s Green Valley Conference doubleheader.
The Yellowjackets beat the Bulldogs in the opener 8-1.
Leflore 7, Okay 1: Tuesday in Okay, the Savages broke a scoreless tie with a six-run second inning.
Editorâ€™s note: Tuesdayâ€™s Whitesboro-Smithville game was only a junior high contest as the high school teams did not play.
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) â€” A federal report shows Oklahoma has the second-highest teen birth rate in the nation.
The Oklahoman reports (http://bit.ly/1pKpy1y ) the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released the 2012 findings on Wednesday. The 2012 rate was about 47 births per 1,000 teenagers ages 15 to 19. Only New Mexico had a higher rate.
Oklahoma's teen birth rate has decreased over the past 20 years, but at a slower pace than in every state except North Dakota and South Dakota.
The CDC says babies of teen mothers are at higher risk of low birth weight and preterm delivery.