September 3rd, 2011
Poteauâ€™s freshmen class of 2011 have matriculated through Bandit Football and Pansy Kidd Middle School and, to be truthful, they have had their share of set backs. In Thursday night's game against the Broken Bow Savages at Costner Stadium, you could see the skill level of both teams were on the same plane.
But if the youngest Pirates need to learn anything more, it would be to learn how to finish off a victory.
LEFLORE â€” After seeing the winless Eagletown Eagles rally in the seventh inning to take a 5-4 lead, things were not looking too promising for the hometown Leflore Savages in Friday's contest.
But they returned the favor to the Eagles as the Savages also had a two-run seventh inning to rally for a 6-5 victory.
POCOLA â€” The Pocola Lady Indians ended the week with a home victory over the Keota Lady Lions by a score of 6-3 Thursday afternoon.
Wister 9, McCurtain 3; Wister 17, McCurtain 5: Thursday in McCurtain, the Lady Wildcats (10-8) ran their winning streak to four games by sweeping their Green Country Conference foes.
Pocola 7, Sallisaw-Central 4: Tuesday in Panama, after losing to the host Lady Razorbacks, the Lady Indians bounced back with a comeback win.
CAMERON â€” The Wister Wildcats won for the third time this week as they run ruled the Cameron Yellowjackets 10-1 in five innings Thursday afternoon.
Howe 12, Kinta 4; Howe 7, Kinta 4: In Howe, the Lions (5-6) ran their winning streak to four games with the sweep of the Eagles Thursday afternoon at Lions Field.
Leflore 15, Indianola 5: In Leflore, the Savages (7-5) broke a 5-5 tie with a three-run third inning and a seven-run fourth inning.
COWETA â€” Poteau Pirate cross country runner Nico Hall was fifth at Thursday afternoon's Coweta Invitational. His time was 19:23.91.
As a team, the Pirates were fifth with 136 points, finishing behind champion Lincoln Christian (50 points), host Coweta (62), Pryor (126) and Grove (133).
OWASSO â€” Both Heavener High School cross country teams were sixth in Thursday afternoon's Owasso Invitational.
In the boys' division, the Wolves had 162 points to come in sixth. Tulsa Union won the boys' title with 45 points, followed by Owasso (53 points), Bixby (73), Tulsa Memorial (95) and Skiatook (120).
Jose Farias was Heavener's highest finisher as he was 16th (12:21), earning him a medal. Dakotah McGee was 28th (12:58), Ray Diaz was 29th (12:58), Arturo Ortego was 48th (13:57), Cesar Gonzales was 50th (14:03) and Octavio Sanchez was 55th (15:40).
Ronald Rogers, 63, of Poteau died June 15, 2011.
Graveside services will be held Saturday, Sept. 3, at 2 p.m.
at Old Bokoshe Cemetery under the direction of Evans
and Miller Funeral Home, Poteau.
At least one local organization will benefit
from a Drug Free Community Support
National Drug Control Policy Director Gil
Kerlikowske has announced $12.3 million in
the form of grants to Drug Free Community
support programs in 87 communities and 20
new DFC Mentoring grants across the country.
These awards are in addition to the $76
million in continuation grants being simultaneously
released to 607 currently funded
DFC coalitions and twelve DFC Mentoring
continuation coalitions. The grants will provide
the community coalitions with needed
In LeFlore County and
across the nation Americans
are preparing for the tenth
anniversary of this nation's
most horrific and terrifying
The loss of life from
that single invasion of our
country left millions in
mourning and a country at
war. September 11, 2001
began as any other morning
for people across
America but by 8:46 a.m.
our nation would be in
shock and chaos.
Four international flights
from separate U.S airports
carrying more than 240
passengers combined, were
highjacked that atrocious
morning by 19 al-Qaeda
terrorists intent on devastation
Construction crews keep to the grind Thursday afternoon as they continue to prepare
foundational dirt work, build forms and pour the cement used in the formation
of the new skate park. The slopes are set to keep the wonders on wheels in full ollies,
kick flips and pop shove it as long as their stamina allows.