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May 27th, 2015

Sports Photo of the Week

May 27, 2015

May 22nd

Poteau Sports Hall of Fame inducts Class of 2015 Thursday night; next induction class will be May 2018

May 22, 2015

As the Poteau Pirates of yesteryears began to assemble for the 2015 Athletic Hall of Fame, it was just amazing to hear how their yardage gained had swollen to new height, how their fastball had gained speed and how the sprinters’ time would rival Usaine Bolt in his prime. One could just set back and revel in hearing the great stories of times past.
The All-School Reunion for Poteau High occurs every three years, and the Sports Hall of Fame induction ceremonies usually precedes the reunion.
There were 11 were inducted into the 2015 Poteau High School Hall of Fame. Those inducted were:

New bleachers make Heavener gym more enjoyable site to watch hoops; new mechanics make moving new bleaches, side goals much easier

May 22, 2015

It may not look like much, but it truly was. Anyone who went to the Heavener gym to watch basketball this past season quickly noticed a new addition — new bleachers with seats, as opposed to the old wooden bleacher seats of the past.

May 20th

Sports Photo of the Week

May 20, 2015

May 19th

Pocola girls beat Stratford in state quarterfinals, but lose to eventual state champion Washington in semifinals

May 19, 2015

SHAWNEE — The good news for the Pocola Lady Indians softball team was it finally got to play its Class 4A State Tournament at the Ballfields at Firelake, and even won its state quarterfinal game 14-2 over Stratford.
However, the Lady Indians' season came to an end with a 10-0 loss in the state semifinals to eventual state champion Washington. Pocola finished this spring at 23-15.

May 17th

Pocola girls’ waiting game continues; Lady Indians will play Stratford in 4A State Tournament quarterfinals Monday afternoon in Shawnee

May 17, 2015

First it was the Poteau Pirates baseball team playing the waiting game on completing their Class 4A Regional Tournament, that started May 5 and was suspended by rain and saw the Pirates wait about a week before resuming.
Now, it’s the Pocola Lady Inidans’ turn.

May 15th

Poteau hires new football coach Friday afternoon

May 15, 2015

With spring drills beginning Monday, the Poteau Pirates football team has a new leader.
Forrest Mazey was hired Friday at a special meeting of the Poteau Public Schools Board to replace Greg Werner, who left to take the coaching job with the Van Buren, Ark., Pointers.

Spring drills begin Monday for Pirates with new coach

May 15, 2015

The new football season won’t begin until September, but a head start will begin Monday when the Poteau Pirates football team will begin its two-week spring practice.
Not only are the Pirates preparing for a new season, they’ll get a new coach to help them as Mangum coach Forrest Mazey was hired Friday as the new Poteau football coach to replace Greg Werner, who went to coach the Van Buren [Ark.] Pointers.

Wister boys fall in eight innings to Latta in 2A state quarterfinals

May 15, 2015

The good news for the Wister Wildcats baseball team was it grabbed the early lead in the Class 2A State Tournament quarterfinal game with the Latta Panthers, which took place Thursday afternoon at Shawnee’s Ed Skelton Field. The bad news was they ended up with a heartbreaking loss.
The Panthers scored a run in the eighth inning to win 3-2 to end the Wildcats’ season at 21-6.

May 14th

Poteau girls’ 3,200-relay, local hurdler win state championships; Spiro 800-meter relay captures gold in state-record time

May 14, 2015

MOORE — For two local relay teams and a Heavener hurdler, they returned to LeFlore County on Tuesday night from the Class 3A-4A State Meet, which took place Monday and Tuesday at Lions Stadium, as champions.
The Poteau Lady Pirates, 3,200-meter relay team of Kandace Standridge, Sheridan Hoyer, Madison Williamson and Bryce Vickers won the Class 4A state title with a time of 9:50.29.
It assured Standridge her second straight state gold medal in as many years. However, her shot at repeating as the 800-meter run state champ did not happen as she was sixth with a time of 2:23.52.

 

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