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May 15th, 2012

Carl Albert loses elimination game at Region II Tournament, 2012 season ends for Vikings

May 15, 2012

BARTLESVILLE — The Carl Albert State Vikings lost their second and final game Friday night at the NJCAA Region II Tournament. The Murray State College Aggies beat the Vikings 14-4 at Doenges Ballpark.
The season ended for the Vikings at 37-21.

Sports Briefs

May 15, 2012

The Eastern Oklahoma Riverdawgs Major American Legion baseball team will have tryouts at 5 p.m. this afternoon at Cameron.
Players who are between the ages of 16 and 19 are eligible to try out.
Players who are age 19 who try out cannot turn age 20 before Jan. 1, and all players must live within a 50-mile radius of Spiro.
For those who try out, there will be a fee to pay to play.
For additional information, call Dave Oliver at (918) 413-1667 or Robert Walden at (918) 649-5316.
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Celebrating Success

May 15, 2012

May 14th

Anna Mae Smedley

May 14, 2012

Anna Mae Smedley, 48, of Howe died Friday, May 12, 2012, in Tulsa. Memorial services will be at 11 a.m.. Saturday, May 17, at Evans Chapel of Memories, Poteau, with Rev. Jim Cook officiating. Arrangements are under the direction of Evans and Miller Funeral Home, Poteau.

Wendall L. Washington

May 14, 2012

Wendall L. Washington, 53, of Hodgen, died Saturday, May 12, 2012, in Poteau.
Wendall was born Sept. 18, 1958, in Lawton to Everett and Charlene Washington. A longtime area resident, he loved hunting and fishing and was a graduate of Heavener High School. He worked in the Parks Department for the City of Poteau. His father preceded him in death.

Elton Edward Thompson

May 14, 2012

Elton Edward Thompson, 86, of Poteau died Saturday, May 12, 2012, in Poteau.

Interesting talent continues to open doors

May 14, 2012

A Poteau girl famous for talking backwards is running straight ahead into the limelight.
Poteau High School freshman Alyssa Kramer became an internet sensation earlier this year when a video of her saying words backwards went “viral” on the video sharing website Youtube.
The video showcased Alyssa's special talent of being able to properly pronounce any common word backwards.
Since the initial upload of the video in July of 2011, Alyssa's video received more than three million views and caught the attention of television producers.

May 12th

Wister boys make state semifinals with win over Oktaha Tigers

May 12, 2012

OKLAHOMA CITY — The Wister Wildcats baseball team is two wins from repeating as Class 2A state champions.
The Wildcats took the first step of repeating as state champs with a 9-4 win over the Oktaha Tigers in the quarterfinals of the Class 2A State Tournament Thursday night at Dolese Park.
The ’Cats (23-2) were slated to play the Silo Rebels Friday night at Dolese Park, with the winner playing the Dale-Tushka winner at 1 p.m. this afternoon in the state title game at Shawnee's Ed Skelton Field.

Spiro boys suffer gut-wrenching state quarterfinal loss to Verdigris

May 12, 2012

EDMOND — If there was any group of individuals asking the question “What if?” it is the Spiro Bulldogs baseball players.
The Bulldogs left the bases loaded twice, and stranded 12 runners on base all total, as they lost a gut-wrenching Class 3A State Tournament quarterfinal contest by a score of 1-0 to the Verdigris Cardinals Thursday night.
The ’Dogs end the season at 22-12.

Lady Pirate basketball duo with chance to make USA Junior National Team

May 12, 2012

Poteau Lady Pirate basketball players Kaitlan Standridge and Colleen Peterson will have an opportunity to go play some summer hoops.
The Lady Pirate duo have been invited to tryout to make the United States Junior National Basketball Team in tryouts which will take place May 20 at Lighthouse Sports Complex in Oklahoma City.

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