October 8th, 2013
With the Poteau Lady Pirates softball team reloading after losing six of its starters to graduation from last fall's team, some may have wondered if the success would still happen. It has.
The Lady Pirates have amassed a 26-8 record, five straight LeFlore County fast-pitch titles and 11 straight district titles.
â€śI think our chemistry has really clicked,â€ť senior first baseman Chelsey Campbell said. â€śThe freshmen have really helped us. Everybody has stepped up like they needed to.â€ť
Tri-State Speedway, Pocola
Pure Stock Race
1. Marshall Penson, Van Buren, Ark.; 2. Zane Hunter, Alma, Ark.; 3. David Church, Mountainburg, Ark.; 4. Tyler Chambers, Talihina; 5. Charlie Brummett, Mountainburg; 6. Lowell Steward, Rudy, Ark.; 7. Jack Muhlhauser, Chouteau; 8. Chris Jenkins, Hulbert; 9. Cody Collingsworth, N/A; 10. Jesse Garner, Alma; 11. Mike Allen, Van Buren.
Economy Modified Race
CASC Students (l.to r.) Jacob Lawson, Makayla McGehee and Cheyenne Spencer visited the shelter recently and donated cat food, treats, leashes, toys, and bedding they purchased by soliciting donations to help the 60-plus rescued animals awaiting adoption at Poteau Valley Humane Society. Spencer will be competing in the Miss CASC Pageant held in November and has chosen animal abuse as her platform.
A Pink Pajama Pancake 5k Run to benefit breast cancer awareness will begin at 9 a.m. Saturday, Oct 19, at the Choctaw Nation Senior Center in Talihina
The Pink Pajama Pancake Run starts and ends at Dallas and Railroad streets. Pre-registration is recommended with the $20 fee including a T-shirt and breakfast. On-site registration will be available.
Participants are encouraged to wear pink.
The certified run is part of the Paint the Town Pink Week, sponsored by the Choctaw Nation Bicycle Team.
Helen Merritt, of Poteau, was the winner of a Grill Zone gas grill given away during the weekend anniversary event held at Poteau True Value.
PDN photo by Kim Ross
NORMAN â€” We should have all expected a game like this â€” coming right after a great win on the road at Notre Dame and right before the Red River Rivalry next Saturday at the Cotton Bowl in Dallas. The Oklahoma Sooners didnâ€™t play very well, but a win is a win at this point in the season. The Sooners are still undefeated after a lackluster 20-17 victory over â€¨Texas Christian on Saturday night at Owen Field.
STILLWATER â€” There's no question that the Oklahoma State Cowboys football team laid an egg on Sept. 28 when they opened Big 12 play against West Virginia.
However, things looked better for the Pokes on Saturday afternoon for their Big 12 home opener at Boone Pickens Stadium against Kansas State as they outlasted the Wildcats 33-29. Mind you, I didn't say a lot better, but better nontheless.
I have a confession to make. I have sat down several times and watched â€śHannah Montanaâ€ť when it was on the Disney Channel with my grandchildren. Now, every time I read a magazine or turn on the Internet, I am greeted with several things about the show's star, Miley Cyrus, that makes me disappointed. For example, she is getting new tattoos. Last week, it showed her getting the soles of her feet inked. Or, she is taking off her clothes and posing naked. She said that she was born to be wild.
I like Hannah better than I do Miley.
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McALESTER â€” The Talihina Golden Tigers football team used the cancelation of the Union Christian, Ark., game to scheduled a game with the McAlester junior varsity for Saturday night at Hook Eales Stadium, which now has artificial turf. The Golden Tigers kept their record unblemished with a 41-13 win.