August 19th, 2015
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) â€” An Oklahoma state law taking effect this week bans tobacco on school property and at events, though most districts already have policies that do so.
According to the state Health Department, an estimated 85 percent of schools already have a policy banning tobacco, the Tulsa World (http://bit.ly/1NCFvRf ) reported. A spokesman for Gov. Mary Fallin said the law ensures that "100 percent of our schools have tobacco bans."
WISTER â€” Kyla Brown's RBI double scored Hunter Gibson in the seventh inning to break a tie to give the Wister Lady Wildcats a 2-1 victory over the Poteau Lady Pirates on Monday afternoon.
Pocola 10, Arkoma 1: In Pocola, the Lady Indians jumped out to a 2-0 lead after an inning and had a 3-0 advantage after two.
Cameron 9, Panama 8, 8 inn.: In Cameron, the Lady Yellowjackets scored twice in the eighth to snatch the win away from the Lady Razorbacks, who took a 8-7 lead in the top of the inning.
HOWE â€” The Wister Wildcats got their second and third victories over Howe this season as they swept the Lions 18-1 and 12-1 Monday afternoon at Lions Field.
Cameron 13, McCurtain 12; McCurtain 15, Cameron 12: In Cameron, the Yellowjackets (1-2) split their home openers on Monday, with Cameron taking the nightcap after the Bulldogs won the opener.
Leflore 8, Pittsburg 3: in Pittsburg, the Savages (2-3) rallied from a 3-0 third-inning deficit by tying the game with a three-run fourth inning.
RED OAK â€” The Wister Wildcats finished third in the Red Oak Tournament after they handled the Leflore Savages 11-0 in Saturday's third-place game.
The â€™Cats lost their first game of the season Friday as they fell 5-2 to the Crowder Demons.
I thought I'd just devote this week's column to alerting readers that there will be more stories about this past weekend's events in Wednesday's edition.
When it's a busy weekend, like this past one was, it quite often takes my Tuesday and Wednesday editions to get all the stories about them into print. So, if there was a weekend event that you didn't see reported in today's edition, look for it in Wednesday's edition.
Poteau at Spiro, canceled.
HARTSHORNE â€” The Wister Lady Wildcats split their games in Fridayâ€™s Hartshorne Festival, blanking Quinton 4-0 but losing 3-2 to Wilburton.
TULSA â€” The 2015 high school cross country season got underway Saturday for the Poteau High School cross country runners, and even their coach, as they ran in the Riverside 5,000.
Even though the playing field of Costner Stadium is in the latter stages of installation of artificial turf, the Poteau Pirates still had their preseason Red-White Scrimmage on Saturday morning on the practice field located on the back 40 acres.Â The scrimmage was attended by an estimated 200 fans and parents.