May 6th, 2015
Poteau junior Dallas Terry was thrilled when she made this week's Class 4A State Tournament, which will take place today and Thursday at Oklahoma City's Lake Hefner Golf Course. However, there were some nervous moments at last week's regional tournament at Fountainhead Resort.
For each of the last two basketball seasons, Dakota Farris and his Whitesboro teammates have been within a win of making the Class B State Tournament, only to lose both the area finals and consolation finals in back-to-back nights to end their seasons.
Thus, making it to this weekendâ€™s Class A State Track Meet, which will take place Friday and Saturday at Midwest City Carl Albert High Schoolâ€™s Titan Stadium, is a great feeling.
â€śI was excited because I finally had succeeded in my goal to make it to state,â€ť Farris said.
One thing Pocola softball seniors Madison Hudkins, Brooklyn Morton and Desi Carter had not experienced was a trip to state. That changed Thursday afternoon when the Lady Indians won the Class 4A Regional Tournanment in Oktaha.
For the second straight spring, two slow-pitch softball teams made state. This year, it's the Wister Lady Wildcats and the Pocola Lady Indians. Wister plays its Class 3A State Tournament today, while the Class 4A State Tournament for Pocola will be Wednesday â€” both at the Ballfield at Firelake in Shawnee. Today's edition will have the Class 3A State Tournament bracket, while the Class 4A State Tournament bracket will be in Wednesday's edition.
The Wister Lady Wildcats softball team will make its second straight slow-pitch state tournament appearance, and third straight state tournament counting last fallâ€™s Class 2A State Fast-Pitch Softball Tournament.
â€śItâ€™s an awesome feeling to be back in the state tournament for the third time in a row,â€ť said first baseman Ciara Covey, Wisterâ€™s only senior. â€śWe worked very hard all season. Getting that state ticket punched is the payoff.â€ť
By The Associated Press: Today is Monday, May 4, the 124th day of 2015. There are 241 days left in the year.
Today's Highlight in History:
On May 4, 1925, an international conference opened in Geneva to forge an agreement against the use of chemical and biological weapons in war; the Geneva Protocol was signed on June 17, 1925 and went into force in 1928.
On this date:
In 1776, Rhode Island declared its freedom from England, two months before the Declaration of Independence was adopted.
Poteau Police, Fire and LeFlore County Emergency Medical Services are on scene [May 4 11:45 a.m.] at the intersection of Wilson and Smith in Poteau for a three-car accident.
Northbound traffic outside lane is blocked. Expect delays.