November 26th, 2014
Jerry Don Franklin, 59, of Spiro died Tuesday, Nov. 25, 2014, in Fayetteville, Ark.
Services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, Nov. 28, at Mallory-Martin Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will be in New Hope Cemetery. Viewing will be from 2-8 p.m. Thursday and 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.
Edith Lucile Carrigan, 83, of Pocola died Tuesday, Nov. 25, 2014, in Pocola.Â
Graveside service will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, Nov. 28, at Milton Cemetery, Bokoshe under the direction of Grace Manor Funeral Home of Poteau.
Blake Wayne Lomon, 25, of Pocola died Monday, Nov. 24, 2014, in Spiro.
Blake was born Oct. 27, 1989, in Fort Smith, Ark., to John Wayne II and Angela Flame (Calhoun) Lomon. He was a serviceman for Kiamichi Electric. Blake loved to hunt, fish and go four-wheeling. He was a country boy and a wonderful father. He was kindhearted and loved by everybody. He was preceded in death by his great grandparents, John Tedford, Marcella DeWitt, Charlie and Dorothy Midgley and Lester Yates.
In 2013, the Talihina Golden Tigers won their first 13 games en route to a Class A state quarterfinal appearance against the Ringling Blue Devils at Southeastern Oklahoma State Universityâ€™s Paul Laird Field in Durant. The Blue Devils ended the Golden Tigersâ€™ perfect season with a 26-18 victory.
Fast forward to this year. The No. 2 Golden Tigers (11-0) will get another shot at the eighth-ranked Blue Devils (10-1) as the two teams meet at 7:30 p.m. Friday at Ringlingâ€™s Blue Devil Stadium.
In 2013, two teams, the Poteau Pirates and the Talihina Golden Tigers, were still playing in the high school playoffs in their respective classes in the month of December. The Pirates played for the Class 4A state title, while the Golden Tigers played in the Class A state semifinals.
This year, one team, Class Aâ€™s second-ranked Talihina Golden Tigers, have a shot a punching a return trip to the Class A state semifinals with a road win Friday night over No. 8 Ringling.
Russ McDonald won the Poteau Daily News' Pigskin Picks Contest for the fourth time this season, and the third time outright, as he was last week's winner, being the only contestant to go 9-1. He earned $25 for his victory.
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The Redlands Community College Lady Cougars held a 50-34 lead at halftime, which proved to be the difference for them in their 94-77 win over the Carl Albert State College Lady Vikings on Monday afternoon in El Reno.
Behind 25 points from Ethan Telfair and Redlands going 43-of-55 [78.2 percent] from the free-throw line both proved to be the difference in their 79-64 win over the Vikings in Monday afternoon's second game.
I wish you all a Happy Thanksgiving, and I hope you're enjoying your week break â€” at least if you work for the public schools of LeFlore County. I know I am as this is a rare hoop-free week for me, not counting the Carl Albert State College teams playing in holiday weekend events.
After this week ends, basketball will indeed get hot and heavy in a big way with back-to-back tournament weeks, and the other six football schools â€” Poteau, Heavener, Panama, Pocola, Spiro and Talihina â€” beginning their basketball seasons either next week or the following week.
The Poteau Bandit fifth-grade football team will have a basketball tournament Dec. 6-7 at Sherman Floyd Fieldhouse.
The tournament is open to boys and girls teams whose players are in grades three through eight. The cost is $120 per team.
For third-, fourth- and fifth-grade teams, call or text (918) 649-3217.
For sixth-, seventh- and eighth-grade teams, call or text (479) 629-6087.
Text messages are preferred with the coachâ€™s name and phone number, teamâ€™s name and grade as well as the number of players. Each team may have a maximum of 10 players.