September 3rd, 2014
The 2014 football season is finally here for the Poteau Pirates, who will begin the latest gridiron campaign at 7:45 p.m. Thursday against the Alma [Ark.] Airedales in the Hootenâ€™s Classic at Mayo-Thompson Stadium at Fort Smith [Ark.] Northside High School. Two other Arkansas schools, Shiloh Christian and Charleston, will play at 5:30 p.m.
â€śWeâ€™re all tired of practicing,â€ť Poteau third-year coach Greg Werner said. â€śWeâ€™re ready to play games. Itâ€™s always nice to come to practice when itâ€™s game week. Thereâ€™s a great feeling in the air, and weâ€™re ready for it.â€ť
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The 2014 seasons got underway in fine fashion for the Pansy Kidd Middle School football teams Tuesday at Costner Stadium as both teams beat Broken Bow.
The eighth-graders got a 6-0 win over the Savages, after the seventh-graders handled the Savages 34-8.
Both PKMS teams will face McAlester on Sept. 11 at Hook-Eales Stadium in McAlester. The seventh-grade game will begin at 5 p.m. and the eighth-grade contest at approximately 6:30 p.m.
The Talihina Golden Tigers made it to the Class A state semifinals last season, and they want to begin such a run in 2014, which will begin with Thursday nightâ€™s season opener on the road against the Wilburton Diggers. Kickoff is 7 p.m.
â€śWe had two great scrimmages,â€ť Talihina coach Kelly Gravitt said. â€śThe main thing is we came out of them healthy. Our last scrimmage we had great looks against one of the top teams in Class 2A in Vian. Now, itâ€™s game week. The guys are ready to go against the Diggers.â€ť
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The LeFlore County Sheriff's Department said that inmate Forrest Thomas Devitt fled from the Jim Hamilton Correctional Center in Hodgen Tuesday night.Â
The center is located in Hodgen, Oklahoma, south of Heavener, and is a minimum-security correctional center.
Devitt is described as 22-years-old, a white male, 5'9" height, 134 pounds, with brown hair and brown eyes and two tattoos - a snowman on his left arm and â€ś6-4-69â€ť on his right.
According to the department, Devitt is considered armed and dangerous.
NORMAN, Okla. (AP) â€” Authorities say three people were injured while performing maintenance on a cell phone tower in Norman.
Norman Deputy Fire Chief Jim Bailey says one of the workers apparently passed out while working Tuesday on the tower. Bailey says the worker was nearly 120 feet in the air at the time, so another worker on the tower tethered himself to the man so they could descend.
Bailey says both men struck the tower in the rapid descent and were injured. They were taken to OU Medical Center, while a third worker was also hurt and taken to Norman Regional Hospital.
The following people were booked into the LeFlore County Detention Center overnight. The information was gathered from the jail's daily roster and only shows booking information. Only those with a case number listed have been charged. Stay tuned each morning to see who was arrested overnight.
CF â€”Â criminal felony
CMâ€” criminal misdemeanor
FD â€”Â family docket such as child support
For more information about an arrestee, you can search by name or case number on www.ODCR.com or www.OSCN.net.
Although it's been basically 9.5 months since the Poteau Pirates played for the Class 4A state football title, the Pirates believe they're talking momentum from the 2013 season into the 2014 campaign.
â€śWe're pretty excited because of ending on that high from last season,â€ť Poteau senior linebacker Lane Robertson said. â€śWe're excited about starting a tradition here now. We're now hoping that every season will be a deep run into the playoffs and a state championship.â€ť
will kick off the 2014 season a day early as they will entertain the Gore Pirates at 7 p.m. Thursday at George Ollie Stadium.
The Hogs, who were a Class 2A playoff team for the second straight season under coach Brandon Ellis, are as ready as ever.
â€śI think we're anxious to get going,â€ť Ellis said. â€śWe may have first-game jitters, but everybody is ready to go. I think we have a good game plan going into it. Our workouts have been good. We're just chomping at the bits to get going.â€ť
NORMAN â€” The 2014 season pretty much started the way it was expected for the Oklahoma Sooners, who whalloped the Louisiana Tech Bulldogs 48-16 Saturday night at Owen Field.
OU (1-0) had 26 first downs to 15 for La. Tech (0-1), and the Sooners almost doubled the Bulldogsâ€™ offensive output â€” 436 yards to 245.