August 25th, 2012
WHITESBORO â€” The Whitesboro Bulldogs baseball team is two wins away from winning its own tournament.
The Bulldogs had no problem with handling the Pittsburg Panthers in an 18-0 victory Thursday night in the opening round of the Whitesboro Tournament.
The â€™Dogs (4-6) played Eagletown, a 10-9 thrilling, last-at-bat victory over Clayton, in the championship semifinals Friday night with the winner advancing to the title game at 2 p.m. this afternoon.
The loser will be in the third-place game at noon today.
CLAREMORE â€” The Poteau Lady Pirates softball team likely had a fun bus trip back home Friday afternoon. The Lady Pirates, who played in the Rogers State Classic on Friday, ended the day by knocking off Class 6A's fourth-ranked Sand Springs Lady Sandites by a score of 2-0.
The win came after a tough 5-4 loss to Glenpool, which they defeated the week before at the Broken Arrow Tournament.
PANAMA â€” An unearned run in the sixth inning broke a scoreless deadlock as the Panama Lady Razorbacks edged the Spiro Lady Bulldogs 1-0 Thursday afternoon.
With the game scoreless, Panama's Stephanie Barcheers singled, and two Spiro errors allowed her to come around to score the game's only run in the sixth inning.
Cameron 13, Howe 3; Cameron 15, Howe 6: In Cameron, the Lady Yellowjackets rebounded from Tuesday's losses with a pair of Green Valley Conference victories.
Keota 10, Wister 9: In Keota, the Lady Lions scored a run in the bottom of the seventh inning to win it.
OKTAHA â€” It was a rough day for both the Heavener Lady Wolves and the Pocola Lady Indians at the Oktaha Festival, which took place Thursday. Both local teams suffered three losses on the day.
The Lady Wolves fell 8-0 to Cushing, 3-1 to Muldrow and 8-3 to Tahlequah, while the Lady Indians lost 6-4 to host Oktaha, 4-0 to Locust Grove and 5-0 to Cushing.
CALVIN â€” The Leflore Savages baseball team will have a shot at some hardware today. The Savages will be in the consolation championship game of the Calvin Tournament, which will take place at 11 a.m. this morning.
The Savages beat Wanette 13-9 and Paden 12-0 on Friday in consolation action after losing their tournament opener 3-2 to Mill Creek Thursday night.
The 2012 season for the Poteau Lady Pirates and Pirates cross country teams will begin at 4 p.m. Monday at the Haworth Invitational.
The Lady Pirates return five runners who ran at last fall's Class 4A State Meet. Deven Bond was 21st (13:18.03), Sheridan Hoyer was 41st (13:39.7), Colleen Peterson was 72nd (14:17.41), Tabitha Waldrop was 78th (14:25.42) and Shandee Stanton was 87th (14:50.72).
The Poteau Pirates Quarterback Club third annual Community Pep Rally will begin at 7 p.m. Tuesday at Costner Stadium. The Poteau High School band will perform as well as will the Poteau High School cheerleaders and dance team.
There will be a dance-off between classes, and the players will be signing autographs.
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Carl Albert State College Assistant Softball Coach Megan Young will give softball lessons at $25 per hour to girls up through age 18.
To schedule a session or for additional information, call (580) 704-4517.
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Ina â€śJuanitaâ€ť Hargrove, 93, of Poteau died Thursday, Aug. 23, 2012, in Poteau. Funeral services are pending with Evans and Miller Funeral Home, Poteau.
Emily Bentley, 69, of Albion died Wednesday, Aug. 22, 2012, in Fort Smith, Ark, Graveside services will be heldÂ at 2 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 25, in Albion Cemetery with Kenny Bryant officiating, under the direction of Talihiina Funeral Home.
Opal Jean Davis, 100, of Poteau died Wednesday, Aug. 22, 2012, in Dâ€™Iberville, Miss.
Opal was born Aug. 8, 1912, in Gilmore to Charles Monroe and Jenny May (Smedley) Harrison.Â She was a farmer.Â Opal was preceded in death by her husbands, David W. Dunivent and O.C. Davis; her parents; brothers, John, Edmond, Dency, Cecil and Eugene Harrison; sisters, Mary Lettman, Jewel Allen and Lorene Mabry; daughter, Shirley L. Ethridge; and grandchild, David Dunivent.Â