June 22nd, 2015
EDMOND â€” Two local softball players, Heavener's Makayla Cheek and Pocola's Madison Hudkins, and three local umpires, Dale Lowrimore, Bill Holt and Wendy Kennedy, participated in the 2015 Slow-Pitch Coaches Association All-State Games on Saturday at Oklahoma Christian University of Science and Arts.
Poteau vs. Heavener, 5 p.m.; Poteau vs. Smithville, 5:45 p.m.; Keota vs. Heavener, 6:30 p.m.; Keota vs. Smithville, 6:30 p.m.
Roland vs. Howe, 5 p.m.; Red Oak vs. Roland, 5:45 p.m.; Howe vs. Sallisaw, 6:30 p.m.; Red Oak vs. Sallisaw, 7:15 p.m.; Sallisaw JV vs. Howe JV, 8 p.m.
Buffalo Valley vs. Leflore, 5 p.m.; Buffalo Valley vs. Gans, 5:45 p.m.; Panama vs. Leflore, 6:30 p.m.; Panama vs. Gans, 7:15 p.m.
Pocola vs. Spiro, 5 p.m.; Talihina vs. Spiro, 5:45 p.m.; Cameron vs. Pocola, 6:30 p.m.; Cameron vs. Talihina, 7:15 p.m.
Poteau golfer Cody Shore was not able to repeat as Class 4A state champion last month, but he did get the top possible honor.
Shore, who was ninth at last month's Class 4A State Tournament, was the highest senior to finish from the East to automatically qualify for the 2015 Oklahoma Coaches Association All-State Golf Tournament in late July.
Shore is one of four LeFlore County athletes as well as a Red Oak Lady Eagle to make All-State teams â€” all doing so in basketball.
Cameron vs. Heavener, 4:30 p.m.; Arkoma vs. Cameron, 5:15 p.m.; Arkoma vs. Heavener, 6 p.m.; Cameron vs. Heavener JV, 6:45 p.m.; Howe JV vs. Heavener JV, 7:30 p.m.
Spiro vs. Howe, 4:30 p.m.; Spiro vs. Sallisaw-Central, 5:15 p.m.; Howe vs. Sallisaw-Central, 6 p.m.; Smithville vs. McCurtain, 6:45 p.m.; Bokoshe vs. Smithville, 7:30 p.m.; Bokoshe vs. McCurtain, 8:15 p.m.
The LeFlore County Youth Services Golf Tournament took place Friday at Choctaw Country Club.
The foursome of Jim Janssen, Paul Quirk, Dwayne Roper and Mike Fisher took home first place with a 58.
Soon-to-be Eastern Oklahoma State College pitcher Chase Blake, Carl Albert State College women's basketball coach Jeff Tadtman, Poteau Pirates golfer Ryan Ward and Jim Waddle were runners-up as they were two shots back at 60
Sam Stacy, Tyler Atkinson, Cody Pugh and Kevin Stiles came in third as they carded a 62.
Two local softball players, and maybe a third, will get one more high school game under their belts before hanging up the cleats.
Heavenerâ€™s Makayla Cheek and Pocolaâ€™s Madison Hudkins will be in the Oklahoma Slow-Pitch Softball Coaches Associationâ€™s All-State Games Saturday at the Oklahoma Christian University of Science and Arts in Edmond.
Cheek will play for the East team in the Large School All-State Game at 11 a.m. Saturday, while Hudkins will be on the East team in the Middle School Game at 3 p.m.
Two LeFlore County basketball graduates, Arkomaâ€™s Tiera Brumfield and Panamaâ€™s Hannah Goines, will get one more high school game in before going to college.
Brumfield and Goines will be in the Indian All-State Girls Basketball Game at 6 p.m. Saturday at Oklahoma Wesleyan University in Bartlesville.
After being rained out thanks to remnants of Tropical Depression Bill, the 2015 Red Oak Summer Slam, that was to have started Wednesday, will begin Monday.
However, the original schedule is being changed, and it was not available at press time. Once itâ€™s made available to The Poteau Daily News, it will be put up on our websiteâ€™s sports page.
Tuesdayâ€™s schedule will appear in Tuesdayâ€™s edition, with Wednesdayâ€™s bracket action teams and match-ups to set up for crowning the tournamentâ€™s champion not being determined until after all action on the first two days are completed.
PITTSBURGH (AP) â€” A man convicted nearly 20 years ago of molesting three children in western Pennsylvania has been arrested as a fugitive in Oklahoma, where he was working at a Wal-Mart under an assumed name, authorities said.
Lynn Owen Cozart, 63, was arrested by Muskogee, Oklahoma, police on Thursday. The U.S. Marshal's Western District of Pennsylvania Fugitive Task Force had an arrest warrant for Cozart, who skipped out on bail before he could be sentenced in April 1996, Beaver County District Attorney Anthony Berosh said Friday.
Cherokee County Law Enforcement, We Help The Missing and the family of Promise Nicole Raines, a 16-year-old girl who went missing from Tahlequah, are asking for the publicâ€™s assistance in locating her.
Promise Raines is reported to have left her home in the early morning hours of June 8, 2015 and has not been in contact with her mother. Some reports said she may have left with a boyfriend but he has denied seeing Promise.