March 14th, 2014
SMITHVILLE â€” The Wister Wildcats baseball team got its first win of the season Thursday morning, routing the Battiest Panthers 15-0 in four innings in the opening round of the Smithville Tournament.
The â€˜Cats broke a scoreless tie with a four-run second inning, highlighted by Ethan Billings' first home run of the season, a three-run shot.
Heavener and Leflore each played opening-round games later in the day. Look for their details in Saturday's edition.
The LeFlore County Bass Club had its third tournament of the 2014 circuit Saturday at Potato Hills South on Sardis Lake. There were 35 boats with 64 anglers who caught 15 fish with a total weight of 62.57 pounds. Each fish caught averaged 4.17 pounds.
The team of Ry and Joe Johnson won with a total of 23 pounds even to earn $775. Of that 23 pounds, 6.36 of that was Ry's big bass winner to earn him an additional $310.
The Poteau Lady Pirates track team got the season underway in fine fashion by winning its own Poteau Invitational, which took place Tuesday afternoon at Costner Stadium.
The Lady Pirates won the meet quite handedly, scoring 197 points which was well ahead of runner-up Broken Bow (116). Heavener was third (102 points), followed by Haworth (62), Howe (46), Sallisaw (36), Checotah (22) and Arkoma (13).
TULSA â€” The Poteau Lady Pirates golf team came in runners-up at the Tulsa McLain/TSST Invitational, which took place Tuesday at Forest Ridge Country Club.
The Lady Pirates were second with a 408, coming in nine shots behind champion Sapulpa (399).
Two-time Class 4A state champion Hannah Ward was top medalist with a 77. She was joined in the top-10 medalist group by Skylynn Terry in eighth place with a 101.
Rounding things out for the Lady Pirates, Alyssa Vineyard shot a 112, followed by Dallas Terry with a 118 and Jenna Stites with a 131.
The Carl Albert State College baseball team split its Tuesday home doubleheader with Paris, Texas, taking the opener 10-2 but losing the nightcap 6-4 at Ival Goodman Field.
That came after a rough Sunday for the Vikings, losing three games in one day at Oiler Park in Seminole. After losing 11-0 to Indian Hills, Texas, the host Seminole State Trojans swept a pair from the Vikings by scores of 11-3 and 6-5.
The Rev. Clifford C. Myers, 83, of Pocola died Wednesday, March 12, 2014, in Pocola. Clifford was born May 27, 1930 in Williams to Andrew Jackson and Nora Isabel (Byrd) Myers. He was the founding pastor of Pocola Heights Free Will Baptist Church in 1971 where he served as pastor until his death, having been a minister for 57 years, a retired truck driver, and a baseball coach. He was preceded in death by his parents, two brothers and four sisters.
Gloria Sue Mosley, 75 of Monroe died Wednesday, March 12, 2014, in Monroe. Gloria was born Aug.10, 1938, in Muskogee to Howard James and Martha L. (Jordan) Blankenship. She was a homemaker.
Survivors include her husband, Jervin of the home; two daughters, Marty Martin, Gwen Vandiver; son, Frankie Dean Livingston; stepson, Steven Mosley; sisters, Judy Pannell, Karen Ann Lanston; brother, James Blankenship; numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren; other relatives and loved ones; many beloved friends.
In an effort to promote crossing safety awareness, Poteau police ride on a Kansas City Southern train Wednesday [March 12] reporting to patrol units when a motorist crosses the tracks in disregard of the warning lights and moving train.
PDN photo by Kim Ross
Medics with LeFlore County Emergency Medical Services completed an Emergency Vehicle Operations Course Wednesday. The training was held at the Donald W. Reynolds Community Center.
PDN photo by Kim Ross