May 8th, 2015
The waiting game continues for the Poteau Pirates baseball team.
The Class 4A Regional Tournament at Byng's Stokes Field will not resume until 1:30 p.m. Monday at the earliest due to rain and wet fields.
Poteau coach Andy Perdue was hoping to resume the regional Friday afternoon at one of the other three teams' home fields â even Town Creek Park. However, Perdue said in a text message that while Town Creek Park was in playable condition, Byng Public School's administration believes the weather conditions are too unsafe for its Pirates to travel east.
For the three Heavener Lady Wolves track seniors â Shaylie Sanders, Johna Enger and Lexi Moody â they want to end their high school careers on a high note at next weekâs Class 3A State Meet, which will be Monday and Tuesday at Mooreâs Lions Stadium. The meet was to have been Friday and Saturday, but was rained out.
Talihinaâs foursome of Devon Quinn, Bryar Humphreys, Marcus Baker â all seniors â and junior Eric Smith were runners-up in the 400- and 800-meter relay at last weekâs Class 2A Regional Meet at Checotahâs Ogle Field.
For the three senior members, itâs a somewhat bitter feeling knowing that nextâs Class 2A State Meet, which will be Monday and Tuesday at Midwest City Carl Albert High Schoolâs Titan Stadium, will be their final athletic endeavors as Golden Tigers. The meet was to have been Friday and Saturday, but it got rained out.
A man sought by law enforcement in connection with about 17 burglaries has been arrested following a crash at Sunset Corner in Spiro [May 7 1:10 p.m.]
The collision involved a law enforcement vehicle.
A large crowd is gathered on the LeFlore County Courthouse lawn as the celebrate National Day of Prayer [May 7 at 12:20 p.m.]
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.
Class 4A State Meet
Moore's Lions Stadium
High Jump â Austin âSpeedyâ Skelton, Poteau.
800 â Kandace Standridge, Bryce Vickers, Sheridan Hoyer, Poteau.
1,600 â Kandace Standridge, Poteau.
100 Hurdles â Skyler Webster, Poteau.
High Jump â Skyler Webster, Poteau.
Pole Vault â Skyler Webster, Poteau.
400 Relay â Poteau (Jada Price, Marissa Smith, Bayli Soriano, Kiara Warren).
800 Relay â Poteau (Jada Price, Marissa Smith, Bayli Soriano, Kiara Warren).
1,600 Relay â Poteau (Madison Williamson, Bryce Vickers, Sheridan Hoyer, Kandace Standridge).
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 â leukemia.
SHAWNEE â 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 âCats, who were making their second straight slow-pitch state trip and third straight state softball trip counting last fallâs 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.
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 Mooreâs Lions Stadium.
Webster will be in three events â 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 Piratesâ 1,600- and 3,200-meter relays as well as running individually in the 800-meter run â the latter she got an at-large bid for on Monday.