September 18th, 2012
The non-District 4A-4 portion of season has came to an end, and I really believe the Poteau Pirates should be awarded passing grades in all areas. In fact, I believe they should make the Honor Roll. Here's my grades for each group.
Offensive line â€” A. This group of student athletes are the motor that causes the Poteau Pirates offense to roll. I think I'll make that an A+ due to the depth. The first line is very strong and the subs that fill in are improving. The coaches are not afraid to make changes in personnel.
The Poteau Lady Pirates, fresh off winning the 2012 LeFlore County Fast-Pitch Softball Tournament Thursday night at the Poteau Area Recreational Complex, found out this past weekend that they will entertain the Muldrow Lady Bulldogs for a Class 4A District Tournament next week.
All other LeFlore County fast-pitch softball and baseball teams will begin postseason play this week as district tournaments will begin.
The up-to-date schedule for this week's playoffs and regular-season games is below.
Class 2A District Tournaments
WISTER â€” Everybody left somewhat satisfied after Friday's three-way baseball action with the host Wildcats entertaining the Whitesboro Bulldogs and the Oktaha Tigers.
In the only game where LeFlore County teams met, the Bulldogs blanked the Wildcats 2-0.
In the middle game, the â€™Dogs' rally came up short as they were outlasted 15-11 by the Tigers, who then lost the final game of the three-way as the â€™Cats beat them 7-2.
Monday Games Canceled Due to Wet Fields
TULSA â€” The Poteau High School cross country teams competed Saturday at the Oral Roberts University Invitational, put on by Tulsa Bishop Kelley High School, amidst perhaps the best field of runners they've seen to this point in the season.
TULSA â€” After a tough season-opening loss Sept. 1 on the road against Iowa State, the Tulsa Golden Hurricane football team has made it 2-for-2 in home games, and both in dominating fashion.
After winning their home opener Sept. 8 against Tulane, the Golden Hurricane looked even more impressive in a 66-16 rout of the Nicholls State Colonels Saturday night at Skelly Field at H.A. Chapman Stadium.
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. â€” If the Arkansas Razorbacks were going to upset the top-ranked Alabama Crimson Tide Saturday afternoon at Franks Broyles Field at Donald W. Reynolds Razorback Stadium, one thing they couldn't afford to do was to get down early, which is exactly what the Hogs did. The Tide built a 24-0 halftime lead and never looked back rolling the Tyler Wilson-less Hogs 52-0.
Terry Lamont Biggerstaff, 61, of Blue Ball, Ark., went to be with his Lord and Savior Friday, Sept. 14, 2012, at his home surrounded by his loving family.
Terry was born March 4, 1951, in Fort Smith, Ark., to Homer Romane and Wilma (Grantham) Biggerstaff.Â Terry was a member of the Tatetown Community Church.
He was a U.S. Marine veteran. His hobbies included deer hunting, fishing and gardening.Â Terry could make plants grow on rocks. But, above all Terry loved his family, most of all his grandchildren.
Dennis Dana Gregory died Monday, Sept. 10, 2012. He was a disabled Vietnam veteran, serving two tours with the U.S. Air Force in Pleiku, Vietnam, as an air passenger service specialist. He distinguished himself as airman of the month among other citations. He traveled extensively in Asia and Europe. He was a graduate of the University of Oklahoma. Residing in Manhattan Beach, Calif., he retired to Heavener in 1988 after many years as customs house manager of ocean imports at the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach.
Wilma â€śFayeâ€ť Humphries, 80, of Poteau stepped into the light Friday, Sept. 14, 2012, in Fort Smith, Ark.
Faye was born July 9, 1932, in Howe to William V. and Sarah Lula (Dodd) Ritter.Â She began her education at the No. 10 Community school, now rebuilt into the home ofÂ her sister, Jeanne Hill, and family.Â Â On July 23, 1955, she married Everett Ray Humphries.Â She became a homemaker raising three children.