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April 18th, 2012

Murray State sweeps baseball doubleheader from Carl Albert on Saturday afternoon

April 18, 2012

The Murray State College Aggies baseball team completed a four-game series sweep of the Carl Albert State College Vikings Saturday afternoon at Ival Goodman Field. The Aggies, who swept the Vikings Thursday afternoon at the MSC Baseball Field in Tishomingo, took Saturday afternoon's opener 3-1, then held off the Vikings 8-7 in the nightcap.
The Vikings will return to action with a 1 p.m. doubleheader Thursday at Ival Goodman Field against Northern Oklahoma College-Tonkawa.

Poteau girls, Spiro boys third at Friday's Hilldale Invitational

April 18, 2012

MUSKOGEE — The Poteau Lady Pirates and Spiro Bulldogs track teams were third at Friday's Hilldale Invitational.
In the girls' division, the Lady Pirates scored 71 points, finishing behind champion Vinita (167 points) and McALester (82). The Spiro Lady Bulldogs scored 42 points.
While Poteau did not have any event champions, Spiro did. Tyeecha Hawkins won the 200-meter dash (26.37 seconds), while Kanisha Hutchinson took first in the long jump (13-6). Hawkins was runner-up in the 100-meter dash (12.5) and third in the 400-meter dash (1:00.19).

Impact Martial Arts students do well in Arkansas tournament

April 18, 2012

PRAIRIE GROVE, Ark. — Several Impact Martial Arts students did well in last month's tournament, which took place March 10.
The oldest competitor was Hailey White — age 13 years old and a second-degree black belt in Tae-Kwon-Do. She first in sparring and runner-up in forms.
Harlie White, an 8-year-old with a red belt in Tae-Kwon-Do, placed second in sparring and third in forms.
Emily Walden, a 10-year-old with a junior blue belt in Tae-Kwon-Do, placed first in patterns and fourth in sparring.

April 17th

Bobby “Bob” Gene Olive

April 17, 2012

Bobby “Bob” Gene Olive, 79, of Bonne Terre, Mo., formerly of Heavener, died Thursday, April 12, 2012, in Bonne Terre. Services will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday, April 18, at Dowden Funeral Home in Heavener. Burial will be in Memorial Park Cemetery, Heavener.

Ashley Lemont “Monty” Brown

April 17, 2012

Ashley Lemont “Monty” Brown, 50, of Wister died Saturday, April 14, 2012, in Poteau.
Services will be 2 p.m. Wednesday, April 18, at Pilgrim’s Rest Church in Reichert with Rev. Bob Cherry officiating. Burial will be in Reichert Cemetery under the direction of Evans and Miller Funeral Home, Poteau.

Jimmie Dean Chestine

April 17, 2012

Jimmie Dean Chestine, 68, of Poteau died Thursday, April 12, 2012, in Fort Smith, Ark. Jimmie was born Aug. 26, 1943, in Shady Point. Jimmie was a nurse for some 38 years. He was preceded in death by his parents; sister, Christine Wade; and brother, Don Chestine.
Survivors include his wife, Sylvia of the home; stepdaughters, Debra England of Panama, Kay and Michael Hargrove of Poteau; numerous step-grandchildren. 
Services will be 2 p.m. Tuesday, April 17 at the Oakland Cemetery Pavilion, Poteau, with Rev. Jack Covey officiating. 

Poteau Invitational set this afternoon at Costner Stadium

April 17, 2012

By David Seeley
PDN Sports Editor
Last year, the Poteau High School track teams put on more of a practice meet when they had the Poteau Invitational. Not so this year.
There will be approximately 20 boys and 20 girls teams coming to town for today's meet, which will begin at 1 p.m. this afternoon at Costner Stadium.

Playoffs have arrived on baseball, softball diamonds — UPDATED SCHEDULE

April 17, 2012

Can you believe that the 2012 spring postseason has arrived — at least for a lot of our baseball and slow-pitch softball teams?
It's district-tourament week for the Class A and B baseball teams as well as all of the slow-pitch softball teams with the exception of Poteau.
The complete district-tournament schedule is listed at the end of this column.
One Last Tournament
There is one last regular-season tournament in which there will be LeFlore County representation as the Poteau Pirates will be in the Fort Gibson Tournament Thursday through Saturday.
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Weekend High School Baseball Roundup

April 17, 2012

WILBURTON — The good news was the Poteau Pirates reached Saturday's title game of the Coal Miner's Classic, but the not-so-good news was they got to meet one of the best teams around in the Eufaula Ironheads who defeated the Pirates 10-2 in Saturday's title game.
The Pirates reached the title game with a 11-7 victory over the Muldrow Bulldogs Friday night.
The Heavener Wolves, the other LeFlore County team in the field, were eliminated in the consolation semifinals by the host Wilburton Diggers 4-3 in 11 innings on Friday.

Spiro boys fall in Tiger Shootout title game to Red Oak Eagles; Cameron boys lose in consolation finals to Vian

April 17, 2012

SALLISAW — The Spiro Bulldogs tried to rally to win the 2012 Tiger Shootout title game on Saturday, but they came up a run short as they lost 5-4 to the Red Oak Eagles, who eliminated the Pocola Indians 8-0 in the quarterfinals on Friday.
The ‘Dogs reached the title game with a 5-1 win over the Westville Yellowjackets earlier in the day after defeating the Keys (Park Hill) Cougars 4-3 in nine innings in the quarterfinals on Friday.
The Cameron Yellowjackets lost the consolation championship game on Saturday, falling 7-3 to the Vian Wolverines.

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