April 1st, 2014
Despite it being April Fool's Day today, I'm not foolin' around when I say that it's LeFlore County Baseball Tournament Week as action got underway at four sites on Monday.
If that's not enough for you, next week will be the 2014 LeFlore County Slow-Pitch Softball Tournament, which will begin Monday at the Poteau Area Recreational Complex. The bracket for next week's tournament will be in Saturday's paper.
The 2014 LeFlore County Baseball Tournament isn't the only tournament going on this week.
The Carl Albert State College softball team celebrated the last weekend of March by getting a home doubleheader sweep of the Northern Oklahoma College-Tonkawa Lady Mavericks on Saturday.
The Lady Vikings outlasted the Lady Mavericks 13-12 in the opener, then run ruled the visitors 12-4 in six innings in the nightcap.
The Lady Vikings will return to action at 2 this afternoon in a road doubleheader against Rose State College in Midwest City.
If you are a registered voter in the Pocola and Talihina school districts, today [April1] is the day you get to vote in favor or against additional money for school improvements.
You can cast your ballot at your local polling place within the district.
Voting ends at 7 p.m.
Day 1 Scores
Heavener 16, Bokoshe 0
Panama 14, Arkoma 0
Heavener 5, Panama 4
Bokoshe 6, Arkoma 3, Arkoma eliminated
Cameron def. Whitesboro
Poteau 14, Cameron 0
Leflore 12, Talihina 11, 9 inn.
Spiro 18, Leflore 6
Wister 2, Howe 0
Pocola 9, Wister 3
Day 2 Schedule
Poteau vs. Pocola, 5 p.m.
Spiro vs. Heavener, 7 p.m.
Wister vs. Bokoshe, 4 p.m.
Talihina vs. Cameron, 6 p.m.
Wister-Bokoshe winner vs. Talihina-Cameron winner, 8 p.m.
Things didn't look good early on for the Poteau Pirates baseball team in Friday's home game at Town Creek Park. The good news was that things ended very well for the Pirates.
A two-run seventh inning rallied the Pirates to down the Fort Smith (Ark.) Northside Grizzlies 11-10.
RED OAK â€” The good news for the Poteau Lady Pirates softball team was playing for the title of the Red Oak Tournament on Friday night. The not-so-good news was the Lady Pirates had to get past the tournament-host Lady Eagles, which they couldn't do.
The Lady Eagles flew past the Lady Pirates 21-2 in the title game after beating them 10-3 in the winner's-bracket final.
The Lady Pirates reached the title game with a 12-4 win over Quinton in the loser's-bracket final.
The Wister Lady Wildcats went 2-1 on the final day, beating Cameron 12-2 and McCurtain 9-5, but losing to Quinton 12-8.
Richard Lee Nix, 58, of Heavener died Friday, March 28, 2014, in Fort Smith, Ark.
Services will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, April 1, at Family Worship Center in Heavener. Burial will be in Hontubby Cemetery under the direction of Dowden-Roberts Funeral Home.
Barbara Helen Nichols, 61, of Poteau died Saturday, March 29, 2014, in Fort Smith, Ark.Â
No services are scheduled at this time. Evans and Miller Funeral Home is handling arrangements.
AT 1:06 PM... NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DOPPLER RADARS INDICATED A
A LINE OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS EXTENDING ROUGHLY FROM
BERRYVILLE ARKANSAS...TO FORT SMITH...TO HUGO OKLAHOMA CELLS
WITHIN THE LINE WERE MOVING NORTHEAST AROUND 50 MPH.
THROUGH 2:30 PM...THIS LINE OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS WILL MOVE
EAST WHILE CELL MOVEMENT WITHIN THE LINE WILL REMAIN TO THE
NORTHEAST AROUND 50 MPH. OVERALL RAINFALL AMOUNTS WILL BE LIMITED
BY THE FAST MOVEMENT AND COVERAGE...HOWEVER AMOUNTS APPROACHING
ONE QUARTER OF AN INCH WILL BE POSSIBLE WITH HEAVIER RAINFALL THAT
More than 400 people turned out Saturday [March 29] for the first half marathon and the annual Vike Hike that began at Carl Albert State College.
The northbound lanes of the Cavanal Scenic Expressway were closed Saturday morning as runners completed the course of the marathon.
PDN photo by Trayce Kerbow