May 18th, 2015
Here is a look back into the Poteau Daily News archive.
Today's look-back is for Thursday, July 19, 1951.
â€˘ New Fire Station Urged for Poteau; Firemen Praised
â€˘ Architect Coming To Draw Up Plans For Auditorium
â€˘ Divorces Lead Marriages Here Almost 4 to 1
â€˘ Repairs on Two State Highways Near Completion
â€˘ Two Men Killed on Highway 271 During Weekend
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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, itâ€™s the Pocola Lady Inidansâ€™ turn.
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.
The new football season wonâ€™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, theyâ€™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.
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 Shawneeâ€™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 Wildcatsâ€™ season at 21-6.
TAHLEQUAH, Okla. (AP) â€” The Cherokee language has gone digital.
The language of the Oklahoma-based tribe is now available for download on more than 20 Android devices, making the language more accessible to millions of Google smartphone and tablet users. The Cherokee language is also available on Apple and Microsoft products.
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MOORE â€” 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.
MIDWEST CITY â€” Talihina senior sprinter Bryar Humphreys came close to two state championships, but settled for second best each time.
Humphreys was the Class 2A state runner-up in the 100-meter (11.07 seconds) and the 200-meter dashes (22.78) at the state meet, which took place at Carl Albert High Schoolâ€™s Titan Stadium.
Howeâ€™s 800-meter relay team of Jentry Brown, Macee Williams, Morgan Turner and Kerstein Hall was third in Class 2A with a time of 1:51.17 to earn bronze medals.
The Kill the Hill bicycle challenge set for this Saturday in Poteau has been rescheduled due to flooding.
The ride will instead be held on June 6th, three weeks from now.
The challenge will feature three events - 25 mile, 41 mile and 50 mile rides. It is part of Poteau going "bike friendly," with new bike routes and share-the-road signs already posted around the city.