April 18th, 2015
Several LeFlore County baseball teams in Classes 4A, 3A and 2A got good news from the Oklahoma Secondary Schools Activities Association on Friday afternoon as they were named district tournament hosts for the upcoming start to postseason play later this month.
In Class 4A, the Poteau Pirates will entertain the Muldrow Bulldogs at Town Creek Park.
Both local Class 3A teams, the Heavener Wolves and the Spiro Bulldogs, were named district hosts. The Wolves will welcome the Idabel Warriors to town, while the Bulldogs will entertain the Wilburton Diggers.
An old adage says, â€śGo west, young man.â€ť However, for Howe baseball player Chase Blake, he'll be going east â€” and in Eastern Oklahoma State College.
The senior pitching ace of the Lions signed a letter of intent with the EOSC Mountaineers in a signing ceremony Friday morning inside the Howe Gym.
â€śI'm very ecstatic about this,â€ť Blake said. â€śI'm looking forward to it, and I have been for about a week now. I've been waiting on this day for a while. What I'm really looking forward to is showing them that I can help them out quite a bit.â€ť
TIME Magazine has revealed the 2015 TIME 100, its annual list of what it considers the 100 most influential people in the world.
One person has died following a head-on collision on Oklahoma Highway 112 outside Poteau. The accident occurred around 8:45 a.m. Friday morning.
Traffic was backed up for roughly 15-30 minutes both ways while crews worked the scene.
One driver was hospitalized, according to first responders. The identities of those involved have not been released yet. More information will be posted when it becomes available.
2015 LeFlore County Slow-Pitch Softball Tournament Scores
Howe 7, Panama 0
Spiro 11, Talihina 2
Whitesboro 16, Bokoshe 0
Poteau 4, Arkoma 0
Leflore 6, Cameron 2
Heavener 8, Howe 0
Spiro 4, Whitesboro 2
Wister 7, Poteau 0
Pocola 5, Leflore 0
Heavener 15, Spiro 5
Pocola 6, Wister 0
Heavener 12, Pocola 0
Talihina 11, Bokoshe 0, Bokoshe eliminated.
Panama 8, Poteau 4, Poteau eliminated.
Leflore 9, Talihina 0, Talihina eliminated.
Because of the uncertainty of the weather today through Saturday, the decision has been made to cancel the entire Wister Tournament, which was to have started today and ended Saturday. It will not be rescheduled.
Instead, the host Wildcats will entertain the Howe Lions and the Leflore Savages in a three-way beginning at 3 p.m. today with Wister meeting Howe. Howe and Leflore will play at 5 p.m., followed by Wister and Leflore at 7 p.m.
The Poteau Pirates had a clutch, or more like a Klutts performance â€” as in Ben Klutts, Poteauâ€™s sophomore shortstop and pitcher â€” en route to winning the 2015 LeFlore County Baseball Tournament on Saturday night at Howeâ€™s Lions Field.
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) â€” Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt says religious freedoms are under attack in Oklahoma and he's telling public school districts across the state he's ready to protect them for allowing citizens to distribute Bibles in schools.