October 18th, 2013
According to LeFlore County Sheriff Rob Seale, Mark Shane Bennett escaped from the Jim Hamilton Community Correctional Center.
A search for the missing prisoner is under way by the Oklahoma Department of Corrections Fugitive Apprehension Team.
The JEHCC-CERT team, the LeFlore County Sheriff's Department and other area law enforcement agencies are engaged in the search.
TALIHINA â€” The Talihina Golden Tigers started the scoring off early and often in the DistrictA-6 game with the Canadian Cougars on Thursday night at Doc Robinson Stadium en route to a 50-0 win, but it was really over in the first half.
Panama savaged Quinton 37-0 on the road Thursday night, capitalizing on turnovers and controlling the ball.
BOKOSHE â€” A rough start for the Bokoshe Tigers spelled doom for them Thursday night at home as they lost 54-8 to Class C's fourth-ranked Thackerville Wildcats.
The Tigers turned the ball over the first two times they possessed it, and all of the sudden the Wildcats were up 22-0.
POCOLA â€” It was a rough Thursday night for the Pocola Indians football team which dropped a 55-29 District 2A-6 contest to the visiting Hartshorne Miners at John Carter Field.
The Indians tied the game at 7 all and cut the deficit to 21-14 in the first half before falling behind 28-14 at halftime.
Jeannine Jonas got this picture of a balloon this morning just as it landed near Poteau High School. Balloon Fest kicks off today. Gates open at noon at the LeFlore County Fairgrounds.
Tulsa Cascia Hall 26, Poteau 15
Spiro 35, Heavener 7
Talihina 50, Canadian 0
Panama 37, Quinton 0
Thackerville 54, Bokoshe 8
Hartshorne 55, Pocola 29
Two very talented teams met on the field Thursday night at Costner Stadium. The main difference in the two teams was the Tulsa Cascia Hall Commandos have won numerous state championships and only had their 56-game regular-season win streak broken two weeks ago. The Commandos know how to win. The Pirates are still trying to get all their ducks in a row and figure out how to win games in the same fashion.
Spiro controlled in-county rival Heavener on Thursday night 35-7 in a District 3A-8 contest at Harvey Stadium to spoil the Wolves' homecoming.
The Bulldogs (6-1 overall, 4-0 in district play), winners of five straight, mounted several long scoring drives, claiming a touchdown in each of the first three quarters and two in the final period.
Editor's note: The Spiro Graphic Editor John Clark contributed to this story.
The Pocola Indians football team snapped a three-game losing streak last week, beating the Wilburton Diggers 66-27 for its first District 2A-6 victory.
â€śI was so proud of our kids,â€ť Pocola coach Rick Lang said about last week's victory. â€śWe executed on a night when we needed a win. I challenged the kids. They came out and we had 483 yards of offense. They executed â€” and we got to play everybody. It was a great win for us.â€ť