October 7th, 2014
SPIRO â€” Both LeFlore County softball teams who were in the Class 3A Regional Tournament had a shot at winning the regional title and making this weekâ€™s state tournament. However, in the end, neither made it.
The Heavener Lady Wolves lost in the winner-take-all regional finals game 8-3 to the Sequoyah-Tahlequah Lady Indians after beating them 7-2 in the first title game.
The Lady Wolves eliminated regional host Spiro 8-7 after the Lady Bulldogs beat the Lady Wolves 7-1 in Friday afternoonâ€™s opening-round game.
CANEY â€” The season ended for the Whitesboro Lady Bulldogs, but did so in a fairly positive way as they lost in the Class B Regional Tournament finals 6-2 to the host Caney Lady Cougars on Saturday. The third-ranked Lady Cougars beat the Lady Bulldogs 11-3 on Friday, but the Lady Bulldogs came back with an 11-1 win over the Pittsburg Lady Panthers on Friday and upset the 17th-ranked Coleman Lady Wildcats 2-0 in Saturdayâ€™s loserâ€™s-bracket finals.
OKTAHA â€” Two LeFlore County softball teams saw their seasons end at the Class 2A Regional Tournament last week.
The Panama Lady Razorbacks fell 5-1 to host Oktaha in the regional finals Friday afternoon. The Lady â€™Backs won the Class 2A State Tournament in October 2011 with a 1-0 victory over the Lady Tigers.
The Lady â€™Backs reached the regional final by knocking off the archrival Pocola Lady Indians 6-3 Thursday afternoon before the rains came. Both teams began the tournament facing each other on Tuesday, with the Lady Indians rallying late for a 4-3 victory.
Two men are being sought by officials from the Jim E. Hamilton Correctional Center after their reported escape.
According to law enforcement 27-year-old John Sellers and 35-year-old Gregory Bonds were reported missing at about 8:30 p.m.
Sellers is described as a black male, 6 foot, 251 lbs. With black hair, brown eye with tattoos: teardrop on his left cheek; PITTS on his right hand; multiple tattoos on his arms and left hand; and six gold teeth.
WYANDOTTE â€” Last spring, the Wister Lady Wildcats went to the Class 3A Slow-Pitch State Tournament. This week, theyâ€™ll be going to the fast-pitch state tournament.
The Lady Wildcats beat the Wyandotte Lady Bears twice on Saturday, 3-2 and 4-2, in the championship round to win the Class 2A Regional Tournament. The Lady Bears beat the Lady â€™Cats 6-0 in eight innings in Friday nightâ€™s winnerâ€™s-bracket finals to put Wister into the loserâ€™s bracket.
BROKEN BOW â€” The Poteau Lady Pirates softball team saw its season come to a close Wednesday afternoon as they were swept by the host Broken Bow Lady Savages by scores of 4-0 and 1-0 in the Class 4A District Tournament.
The Lady Pirates finish the season at 12-25.
EUFAULA â€” The Spiro Bulldogs suffered their first football defeat of the 2014 season Friday night, losing 21-12 to the Eufaula Ironheads in a District 3A-8 contest.
Dale Sanders, 93, of Poteau died Sunday, Oct. 5, 2014, in Poteau. William was born March 22, 1921, in Fanshawe to Snowden and Addie (Thurman) Sanders. William owned and operated a grocery store and service station in Buffalo Valley and Summerfield. He was a World War II U.S. Army veteran. He was preceded in death by his parents; brothers, Marvin and Eldred Sanders; and sister, Juanita Gwin.
Rhonda Owens, 46, of Heavener died Friday, Oct. 3, 2014, in Fort Smith, Ark.
Services were held Monday, Oct. 6, at First Baptist Church in Heavener. Burial was in Conser Cemetery under the direction of Dowden-Roberts Funeral Home.
Brexton Oakley Francis of Spiro was born and passed away Thursday, Sept. 27, 2014, in Oklahoma City.
Graveside services were held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 4, at Spiro City Cemetery under the direction of Mallory-Martin Funeral Home.