April 1st, 2014
HEAVENER â€” The 2014 LeFlore County Baseball Tournament hosts, the Heavener Wolves, did what they had to do make sure they played in Tuesday night's winner's-bracket semifinals.
The Wolves edged the Panama Razorbacks 5-4 after routing the Bokoshe Tigers 16-0 on opening day.
Both the Hogs and Tigers split their two games, both beating Arkoma. The Razorbacks downed the Mustangs 14-0 while the Tigers beat the Mustangs for the second time in less than a week â€” winning 6-3.
SPIRO â€” The 2014 LeFlore County Tournament's top seed, the Spiro Bulldogs, opened the tournament Monday night with an 18-6 victory over the Leflore Savages.
The Savages got this site of action started by outlasting the Talihina Golden Tigers 12-11 in nine innings.
WISTER â€” Last week, the Wister Wildcats run ruled the Pocola Indians on their home field. When it came time for the rematch in Monday night's opener of the 2014 LeFlore County Baseball Tournament, the Indians avenged the loss with a 9-3 victory on the Wildcats' home turf.
Wister opened the night with a 2-0 win over the Howe Lions.
Patricia Roberta â€śTommieâ€ť Ragland, 89, of Poteau died Monday, March 31, 2014, in Poteau. Tommie was born Sept. 14, 1924 in Leflore to Edmond H. and Clara B. (Fulton) Kennedy. She was retired from Dixie Cup in Fort Smith, Ark., and worked as a teachers aide and secretary at Talihina Schools. She was a member of the First Baptist Church in Poteau. Tommie was preceded in death by her parents, Hugh and Bea Kennedy; brother, Hugh Jr.; and sister, Sue Dutton.
More than 200 Poteau School District teachers,students and parents, as well as many more from other LeFlore County schools attended the annual education rally held at Oklahoma City Monday [March 31] at the Capitol.
Increased funding for education in Oklahoma was the main focus of the rally that drew more than 25,000 supporters.
PDN photo by Trayce Kerbow
More than 60 Poteau High School Senior girls attended the 82nd annual Senior Tea hosted by the Poteau Women's League. The annual gathering was held at the ballroom of the Costner Balentine Student Union at Carl Albert State College Tuesday [April 1].
PDN photo by Kim Ross
It was a rough end to the month of March for the Carl Albert State College baseball team. The Vikings saw their losing streak reach eight games as they lost 11-1 to archrival Eastern Oklahoma State College on Sunday at Ival Goodman Field after being swept at home Saturday by Rose State College by scores of 6-1 and 10-1.
The Vikings will welcome defending national champion Murray State College to town for a doubleheader beginning at 1 p.m. Thursday at Ival Goodman Field.
CROWDER â€” Their stay at the Crowder Tournament started rough, but things ended on a bright note for the Cameron Yellowjackets baseball team.
The Yellowjackets edged the McAlester junior varsity 7-6 on Saturday to win the consolation title. The â€™Jackets stayed alive with Friday victories over Muldrow 1-0 and Kiowa 3-2.
The Panama Razorbacks, the other local team in the field, lost its second game of the tournament and of their season Friday as they fell 10-1 to the McAlester JV to be eliminated from the tournament.
OKTAHA â€” The Heavener Lady Wolves remained undefeated on the season with three wins Friday in the Oktaha Tournament. The Lady Wolves downed Sallisaw 9-1, beat the host Lady Tigers 15-6 and routed Hulbert 12-0.
The Pocola Lady Indians only got to play two games on Friday due to rain, outlasting Warner 16-10 but losing 11-3 to Muldrow. Their game with the Tulsa Union junior varsity and all of the tournament games on Saturday were rained out.