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May 15th, 2015

Spring drills begin Monday for Pirates with new coach

May 15, 2015

The new football season won’t begin until September, but a head start will begin Monday when the Poteau Pirates football team will begin its two-week spring practice.
Not only are the Pirates preparing for a new season, they’ll get a new coach to help them as Mangum coach Forrest Mazey was hired Friday as the new Poteau football coach to replace Greg Werner, who went to coach the Van Buren [Ark.] Pointers.

Wister boys fall in eight innings to Latta in 2A state quarterfinals

May 15, 2015

The good news for the Wister Wildcats baseball team was it grabbed the early lead in the Class 2A State Tournament quarterfinal game with the Latta Panthers, which took place Thursday afternoon at Shawnee’s Ed Skelton Field. The bad news was they ended up with a heartbreaking loss.
The Panthers scored a run in the eighth inning to win 3-2 to end the Wildcats’ season at 21-6.

Cherokee language now available on Google Android devices

May 15, 2015

TAHLEQUAH, Okla. (AP) — The Cherokee language has gone digital.

The language of the Oklahoma-based tribe is now available for download on more than 20 Android devices, making the language more accessible to millions of Google smartphone and tablet users. The Cherokee language is also available on Apple and Microsoft products.

VIDEO: 6 Microwave Hacks To Make Your Life Easier

May 15, 2015

VIDEO: 6 Microwave Hacks To Make Your Life Easier.

May 14th

Poteau girls’ 3,200-relay, local hurdler win state championships; Spiro 800-meter relay captures gold in state-record time

May 14, 2015

MOORE — For two local relay teams and a Heavener hurdler, they returned to LeFlore County on Tuesday night from the Class 3A-4A State Meet, which took place Monday and Tuesday at Lions Stadium, as champions.
The Poteau Lady Pirates, 3,200-meter relay team of Kandace Standridge, Sheridan Hoyer, Madison Williamson and Bryce Vickers won the Class 4A state title with a time of 9:50.29.
It assured Standridge her second straight state gold medal in as many years. However, her shot at repeating as the 800-meter run state champ did not happen as she was sixth with a time of 2:23.52.

Talihina sprinter earns two silver medals at 2A State Meet; Howe girls’ 800-meter relay third; Whitesboro runner sixth in Class A

May 14, 2015

MIDWEST CITY — Talihina senior sprinter Bryar Humphreys came close to two state championships, but settled for second best each time.
Humphreys was the Class 2A state runner-up in the 100-meter (11.07 seconds) and the 200-meter dashes (22.78) at the state meet, which took place at Carl Albert High School’s Titan Stadium.
Howe’s 800-meter relay team of Jentry Brown, Macee Williams, Morgan Turner and Kerstein Hall was third in Class 2A with a time of 1:51.17 to earn bronze medals.

Kill the Hill rescheduled

May 14, 2015

The Kill the Hill bicycle challenge set for this Saturday in Poteau has been rescheduled due to flooding.

The ride will instead be held on June 6th, three weeks from now.

The challenge will feature three events - 25 mile, 41 mile and 50 mile rides. It is part of Poteau going "bike friendly," with new bike routes and share-the-road signs already posted around the city.

2015 Class 2A State Baseball Tournament Bracket

May 14, 2015

Wister pitchers believe Wildcats can win state title this weekend

May 14, 2015

In the spring season of 2010, the Wister Wildcats baseball team made state. It began a streak of six straight seasons the ’Cats made state, winning the Class 2A state title in the spring of 2011. That streak ended in the fall of 2012.
However, the Wildcats look to begin a new streak when they meet the Latta Panthers at 1:30 this afternoon at Shawnee High School's Ed Skelton Field in the Class 2A state quarterfinals.

May 13th

Santa Fe South ends Poteau boys’ soccer season in state semifinals again

May 13, 2015

Perhaps Tuesday night’s Class 4A state semifinal match was between the two most successful 4A soccer programs in Oklahoma for the past four seasons.
Poteau has made runs all the way to the semifinals for the past four years, while winning the championship in 2013.
Oklahoma City Sante Fe South has been on a roll for the past three seasons as they will be appearing in their third straight state title match as for the second season the Saints ended the Pirates’ season in the state semifinals with a 2-0 win Tuesday night at Costner Stadium.

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