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May 20th

Poteau baseball players honored at Monday night's banquet

May 20, 2014

Several Poteau Pirates baseball players were honored at the 2014 awards banquet Monday night at The Community State Bank's banquet room.
The five seniors — Davey Bullard, Kaydon Evans, Jace Pitchford, Michael Didway and Tristan Myers — received bats. Two of them, Pitchford and Evans, stepped to the podium and thanked the fans and their teammates for all they did for them during their four years as a Pirate.

RaceDay Park Mx Summer Series Race 3 Results

May 20, 2014

May 4
250 Beginner: 1. Trey Thornburg, 2. Shay Wilson, 3. Doug Martinez, 4. Jerry Hurt, 5. Tyler Larrison.
250 Intermediate: 1. Zeke Sherrad.
250 Novice: 1. Richard Hayden, 2. Bradley Proctor, 3. Joe Fisher, 4. Jon Hensley, 5. Jevan Chamberlain.
250 Open: 1. Jason Fuller.
450 Beginner: 1. Andy Anzalou.
450 Intermediate: 1. Chad Newton, 2. Jonathan Lem, 3. Zeke Sherra.
450 Novice: 1. Wesley Mizel, 2. Caleb Ballew, 3. Dalton Hill, 4. Jon Hensley.
50cc (Age 4-6): 1. Lucas Maloney.
50cc (Ages 7-9): 1. Cohl Hinton, 2. Fisher Moon, 3. Aden Elmore.

Longtime Panama patron honored on Friday night

May 20, 2014

PANAMA — A vineyard is what leads to producing the necessary fruits for wines. You might say that Panama has its own “Vineyard,” as in Roy Vineyard.
The longtime Panama Razorback patron was honored Friday night by having the new building that houses the concession stand and visiting football teams' dressing rooms at the south end of George Ollie Stadium named in his honor.

Things didn't end the way desired, but it was still good to see Spiro make state once again

May 20, 2014

The 2014 LeFlore County high school baseball season did not end the way desired, with the Spiro Bulldogs being crowned state champions.
However, the ’Dogs did make state for the third straight season, and for the fourth straight spring season since your's truly has been your sports editor the county has had at least one baseball team make state. That's not too bad, and I'll make a motion that we shoot for five straight in the spring of 2015.
College Signings

CASC's Johnson signs with Arkansas Tech University

May 20, 2014

Carl Albert State College Lady Viking basketball player Breonna Johnson, a 5-7 sophomore point/shooting guard  from Little Rock, Ark., has signed a NCAA Division II letter of intent with Arkansas Tech University. ATU is located in Russellville and is a member of the Great American Conference.
“It is a blessing to get the opportunity to play basketball for another two years,” Johnson said. “It is not something that every player gets a chance to do.”

May 19th

Opening Day

May 19, 2014

LeFlore County All-Star Basketball Games Rosters

May 19, 2014

South Girls
Poteau — Kaitlan Standridge, Montana Roll, Chelsey Campbell.
Howe — Savannah Smallwood, Alice Stephens, Jaiden Griffith.
Talihina — Keisha Brown, Amber Robinson.
Wister — Clara Brown, Caiti White.
Coach — Will Seymour, Talihina; Chris Brown, Howe
North Girls
Arkoma — Rosa Opro, Rosa Niklander.
Cameron — Kacey McGee.
Panama — Stephanie Barcheers, Summer Stockton, Brianna Coffey, Carly Goines.
Pocola — Taylor Farley, Shayla Thompson, Rosa Galvan.
Spiro — Philicea Mack, Kanisha Hutchinson, Sarika Willis.
Coach — Roger Hoffman, Cameron; Dennis Wright, Panama.
South Boys

CASC Lady Vikings land Buffalo Valley standout

May 19, 2014

Buffalo Valley Lady Buffalo Bailey Scarberry, a 5-8 point/shooting guard, signed a letter of intent to play basketball for the Carl Albert State College Lady Vikings earlier this month.
Many things about CASC interested Scarberry.
“'What stood out to me was the friendly environment,” Scarberry said. “I know tons of people that attend Carl Albert, and I feel that I will fit in just fine. Also, it is close to home, so that is a big plus. I am looking forward to playing for the Lady Vikings.”

May 17th

Poteau to begin two-week spring drills Monday; spring game slated for May 30

May 17, 2014

Spring is in the air, but so, too, will be the pigskin.
The Poteau Pirates, who played for the Class 4A state title in December and coming home with the silver ball as state runners-up, will begin their two-week spring drills Monday.
“We've been lifting and working for a long time, but the real padding up and getting after it will begin Monday,” Poteau coach Greg Werner said. “We're excited. We're looking forward to it.”
The spring game will be at 6:30 p.m. May 30 at Costner Stadium.

Spiro boys fall in state quarterfinals to Vian

May 17, 2014

EDMOND — For the second time in three years, the Spiro Bulldogs baseball team saw its season end in the Class 3A State Tournament quarterfinals.
The Vian Wolverines broke a 1-all tie with a two-run sixth inning to end up beating the ’Dogs 3-2 Thursday night at Edmond Memorial High School.

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