May 14th, 2015
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.
In the spring season of 2010, the Wister Wildcats baseball team made state. It began a streak of six straight seasons the â€™Cats made state, winning the Class 2A state title in the spring of 2011. That streak ended in the fall of 2012.
However, the Wildcats look to begin a new streak when they meet the Latta Panthers at 1:30 this afternoon at Shawnee High School's Ed Skelton Field in the Class 2A state quarterfinals.
Perhaps Tuesday nightâ€™s Class 4A state semifinal match was between the two most successful 4A soccer programs in Oklahoma for the past four seasons.
Poteau has made runs all the way to the semifinals for the past four years, while winning the championship in 2013.
Oklahoma City Sante Fe South has been on a roll for the past three seasons as they will be appearing in their third straight state title match as for the second season the Saints ended the Piratesâ€™ season in the state semifinals with a 2-0 win Tuesday night at Costner Stadium.
OKLAHOMA CITY â€” The Poteau Pirates golf team had a strong finish to the Class 4A State Tournament on Tuesday at Lake Hefner North Golf Course as the Pirates moved up a notch to a fourth-place finish.
Thanks to Tuesdayâ€™s final round team score of 306, which is what their second-round score was on Monday, the Pirates overtook Weatherford to snatch fourth place with a team score of 940.
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) â€” Gasoline prices are rising again in Oklahoma.
AAA Oklahoma said Tuesday that the price of regular self-serve gasoline averages $2.41 per gallon, 19 cents more than the average price just 28 days ago.
AAA spokesman Chuck Mai says crude oil prices have been trending higher since mid-March. Slowing U.S. oil production, a weakening U.S. dollar and the expected increase in demand in China are also affecting local gas prices.
But Mai says plentiful supplies of oil and high OPEC output should help limit how high crude oil prices will go.
The National Weather Service in Tulsa has released a hazardous weather outlook for the week, with more chances of rain for the already flood-devastated LeFlore County.
The NWS said the flash flood risk for this evening and tonight is limited, although thunderstorms with dangerous lightning will be onset mid-afternoon across eastern Oklahoma and western Arkansas, with an elevated risk for these storms.
The body of 60-year-old Dennis Donaho, of Spiro was recovered this morning [May 13] by Oklahoma Highway Patrol.
Sheriff Rob Seale said Donaho had been missing since about 3 a.m. Monday morning after trying to remove cattle from a flooded area.
A three-day search by multiple agencies, family and friends began but high flood waters complicated the search.