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May 7th, 2015

DAILY FEATURE: Thursday Tidbits

May 7, 2015

Here are some silly facts for your Thursday!

1. It is impossible to lick your elbow
2. A crocodile can't stick it's tongue out.
3. A shrimp's heart is in it's head.
4. People say "Bless you" when you sneeze because when you sneeze,your heart stops for a mili-second.
5. In a study of 200,000 ostriches over a period of 80 years, no one reported a single case where an ostrich buried its head in the sand.
6. It is physically impossible for pigs to look up into the sky.
7. A pregnant goldfish is called a twit.

2015 Local State Track Meet Qualifiers

May 7, 2015

Class 4A State Meet
Moore's Lions Stadium
High Jump — Austin “Speedy” Skelton, Poteau.
800 — Kandace Standridge, Bryce Vickers, Sheridan Hoyer, Poteau.
1,600 — Kandace Standridge, Poteau.
100 Hurdles — Skyler Webster, Poteau.
High Jump — Skyler Webster, Poteau.
Pole Vault — Skyler Webster, Poteau.
400 Relay — Poteau (Jada Price, Marissa Smith, Bayli Soriano, Kiara Warren).
800 Relay — Poteau (Jada Price, Marissa Smith, Bayli Soriano, Kiara Warren).
1,600 Relay — Poteau (Madison Williamson, Bryce Vickers, Sheridan Hoyer, Kandace Standridge).

CASC catcher has beaten leukemia; Vikings will play NOC-Enid tonight in opening round of Region II Tournament in Enid

May 7, 2015

The Carl Albert State College Vikings baseball team will begin postseason play tonight with a 6 p.m. contest against Northern Oklahoma College-Enid in the Region II Tournament at Enid's David Allen Memorial Ballpark.
However, CASC sophomore catcher Dan Weer of Vian has beaten the most fearful opponent of them all — leukemia.

May 6th

Wister girls fall in eight innings to Tushka, end up state runners-up

May 6, 2015

SHAWNEE — The Wister Lady Wildcats softball team came oh so close to bringing home a state title. Unfortunately, they will have to settle for second best.
The Lady Wildcats were outlasted 17-12 in eight innings by Tushka in the Class 3A State Tournament finals Tuesday night at the Ballfields at Firelake.
The Lady ’Cats, who were making their second straight slow-pitch state trip and third straight state softball trip counting last fall’s journey to the Class 2A Fast-Pitch State Tournament, upset Mangum 16-9 in the state quarterfinals, then beat Mooreland 7-3 in the semifinals.

Senior track duo anxious for final 4A state meet

May 6, 2015

Poteau Lady Pirate track seniors Skyler Webster and Sheridan Hoyer are anxiously awaiting their final Class 4A State Meet, which will take place Friday and Saturday at Moore’s Lions Stadium.
Webster will be in three events — the pole vault, the 100-meter hurdles and the high jump, the latter she earned an at-large bid to on Monday.
Hoyer will be on the Lady Pirates’ 1,600- and 3,200-meter relays as well as running individually in the 800-meter run — the latter she got an at-large bid for on Monday.

'Speedy' glad to make state meet

May 6, 2015

When Saturday's Class 4A Regional Meet came to an end at Checotah's Ogle Field, no Poteau Pirate track athletes qualified for this weekend's state meet, which will be Friday and Saturday at Moore's Lions Stadium.
Pirate high jumper Austin “Speedy” Skelton was the only individual who had a shot at making state as an at-large bid, which he was when the additional state-qualifying jumpers were announced Monday morning.

Gov. Mary Fallin signs bill banning texting while driving

May 6, 2015

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Gov. Mary Fallin added her signature Tuesday to legislation that makes it illegal to text message while driving in Oklahoma and then issued a challenge to the state's motorists.

"Don't text and drive in the state of Oklahoma," Fallin said. "We need to have a change in attitude in our state when it comes to texting or being distracted while you're driving down the highway. It's very dangerous."

Sports Photo of the Week

May 6, 2015

Poteau golfer thrilled to be at state

May 6, 2015

Poteau junior Dallas Terry was thrilled when she made this week's Class 4A State Tournament, which will take place today and Thursday at Oklahoma City's Lake Hefner Golf Course. However, there were some nervous moments at last week's regional tournament at Fountainhead Resort.

Whitesboro high jumper glad to make state meet

May 6, 2015

For each of the last two basketball seasons, Dakota Farris and his Whitesboro teammates have been within a win of making the Class B State Tournament, only to lose both the area finals and consolation finals in back-to-back nights to end their seasons.
Thus, making it to this weekend’s Class A State Track Meet, which will take place Friday and Saturday at Midwest City Carl Albert High School’s Titan Stadium, is a great feeling.
“I was excited because I finally had succeeded in my goal to make it to state,” Farris said.

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