March 28th, 2013
Tonight's soccer game between the top two boys soccer teams in Class 4A â€” No. 1 Fort Gibson and No. 2 Poteau â€” at 7 p.m. is perhaps the most important soccer match in Poteau Pirate history.
The Pirates lost last year's state semifinal game to eventual state champion Oklahoma City Mount St. Mary.
The Pirates lost three All-State players as Spencer Hall, Blake Williams and Jesse Woodson graduated. However, due to their expertise and returning most of their team intact, the Pirates are drawing favorable attention and affirmation.
SPIRO â€” The Spiro Bulldogs scored four runs in theÂ fifth inning and two more in the sixth on Tuesday night,Â pulling away from the Stilwell Indians 8-3.
TALIHINA â€” Despite a big inning, the Talihina Golden Tigers still had to hold off the Heavener Wolves for a 15-10 victory Tuesday afternoon.
Trailing 2-0, the Golden Tigers scored 10 runs in the second inning and two runs in the third inning for a 12-2 lead after three innings.
However, the Wolves would not go down without a fight. Heavener scored three runs in the fourth inning and five runs in the sixth inning to cut the deficit to 12-10, but the Golden Tigers scored three runs in their half of the sixth inning to preserve the win.
In a doubleheader featuring two slow-pitch heavyweights, the visiting Tahlequah Lady Tigers posted a doubleheader sweep of the Poteau Lady Pirates on Tuesday, winning 9-7 and 8-5.
Pocola 17, Heavener 13: In Heavener, down to their final three outs, the Lady Indians scored seven runs in the seventh inning to rally for the win.
Howe 14, Whitesboro 6: In Howe, the Lady Lions broke a 3-all tie with a three-run second inning and a four-run third inning for a 10-3 lead after three innings.
MIDWEST CITY â€” The Carl Albert State College baseball team suffered a road doubleheader loss at the hands of Rose State College on Tuesday afternoon, both by shutouts by scores of 2-0 and 7-0.
The Vikings, who played the Bacone College junior varsity Wednesday afternoon at Ival Goodman Field, will entertain Rose State at 1 p.m. Friday at Ival Goodman Field to make up Saturdayâ€™s rained out twinbill. Then, they will welcome Connors State College to town for a 1:30 p.m. Saturday single, nine-inning contest.
SEMINOLE â€” The Poteau Pirates golf team was fifth out of 20 teams at the Seminole Invitational on a chilly, windy Monday at Jimmie Austin Golf Course. The Pirates had a team score of 358.
One Pirates golfer, Cody Shore, medaled as he was sixth with an 81.
Connor Wheat and Jarrett Lowrimore each shot 89s, John Scott Sanders carded a 99 and John Buckles had a 114.
Heavener golfer medalist at Broken Bow
BROKEN BOW â€” Heavener golfer Jackson Long was 10th-place medalist at Tuesday's Broken Bow Invitational, which took place at Cedar Creek Golf Course. He shot an even 100.
Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter 784 and volunteers will hold a Childrenâ€™s Easter Egg Hunt at Heavener Runestone Park at 11 a.m. Saturday.
More than 4,800 plastic eggs filled with candy will be placed in four separate areas. The area ages are for children 3 and younger, 4 to 8, 9 to 12, and a special area for physically handicapped children.
Parents are reminded that mixed in with the candy eggs are special prize eggs that have a numbered ticket. Parents should be sure to check all the eggs before leaving Heavener Runestone Park and claim the prize the day of the hunt.
The Carl Albert State College board of regents named Kathy Quirk executive director of the CASC Development Foundation during a regular meeting at the college's Sallisaw campus.
Quirk has been managing the foundation on an interim basis, but the regents' actions made the job hers officially.
The regents meet twice a year at the J.T. & Mary Jo Stites Multipurpose Room at the Jerry Hetherington Center in Sallisaw, according to Judi White, director of public relations and marketing for Carl Albert State College.
Poteau Main Street Matters Executive Director Keri Powers said sheâ€™s hoping to see the pocket park on Dewey Street get a facelift. Powers made her remarks at the organizationâ€™s annual banquet Tuesday at the Reynolds Center.
She showed artist renderings of some of the planned improvements, including replacing the concrete flooring of the park with sod and building a stone and brick entry with iron gates that could be locked at night. Among the plans for raising money for the project are selling engraved bricks.
Diane Lorraine Puryear passed away peacefully at home on Feb. 25, 2013, at sunset, serenaded by a full chorus of frogs. She was born in Poteau on Aug. 11, 1951. She grew up in Panama and Arcata, Calif., with her three siblings, David, Linda and Bruce. Linda and David passed in 2012, preceded by Bruce in 1997. Diane graduated from Arcata High School in 1969. She joined the U.S. Marine Corps for two years during the Vietnam era. While enlisted she was a clerk during the time of changing from typewriters to computers.