December 2nd, 2013
A former Poteau woman died Sunday in a head-on collision near Alma, Ark., according to Arkansas State Police.
Joyce Mirus, 51, of Mulberry, Ark., died at the scene of the accident on U.S. 71 in Crawford County, according to the ASP report.
Getting defensive stops and making free throws late in the game were both keys for the Carl Albert State College Lady Vikings in their 51-50 win over hostÂ Arizona Western, which was ranked 17th in the nation, in the second and final day of the Wells Fargo Classic on Saturday.
The Lady Vikings' inability to make plays down the stretchÂ proved to be the difference for Cochise College in its 72-64 win overÂ the Lady Vikings on Friday afternoon.
The Lady Vikings will return to action tonight as they will entertain Northeastern Oklahoma A&M at 6 p.m. at Mick Thompson Fieldhouse.
Mairega Clark's double-double of 26 points and 10 rebounds weren't enough for the Carl Albert State College Vikings in their 93-73 loss to Clarendon (Texas) College in the second and final day of the Thanksgiving Classic on Saturday night in Plano, Texas.
Behind 52.9-percent shooting from the field and a 57-29 second half, Midland, Texas, powered past the Vikings 97-56 in the first game of the Classic on Friday night.
The Vikings will return home tonight to entertain the Northeastern Oklahoma A&M Norsemen at 8 p.m. at Mick Thompson Fieldhouse.
Joyce Mirus, 51, of Mulberry, Ark., died Sunday, Dec. 1, 2013 in Alma, Ark. Joyce was born March 26, 1962, in Oklahoma City to Gerald and Cleo Ruth (Cravins) Wilson. Joyce graduated from Poteau High School and spent most of her life there. She worked at Gerber and also at Whirlpool for 25 years. Joyce was preceded in death by her mother, Cleo; sister, Laura Wilson; and grandparents, Howard and Bertha Wilson, Mattie Moore and Otto Cravins.
McALESTER â If the Poteau Pirates football team was going to advance to the Class 4A state championship game, senior quarterback Jace Pitchford would be in the middle of it somewhere â and he was.
Although the Trojan War was centuries ago, the Poteau Pirates football team will be in one this afternoon in the Class 4A state semifinals.
The Pirates (11-1) will face the Oklahoma City Douglass Trojans (11-1) at 1:30 this afternoon at McAlester's Hook Eales Stadium. The winner will meet the victor of this weekend's other state semifinal between Anadarko and Wagoner in the state championship game on Friday at Oklahoma State University's Boone Pickens Stadium in Stillwater.
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There will be a send off for the Pirates beginning at approximately 9 this morning.
CASHION â Revenge is sweet, even if it took a year to get it. Just ask the Talihina Golden Tigers football team.
After losing last year to the Cashion Wildcats 43-24 in the Class A state quarterfinals at Doc Robinson Stadium, the same two teams met a year later in the same spot of the postseason. This time, the Golden Tigers visited the âCats and returned the favor by posting a 22-20 victory Friday night.
When the Thanksgiving holiday break ends this week, the season will get going for the Heavener Wolves basketball team. The Wolves, who were 18-8 last season, will meet Western Yell County, Ark., at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday in the Gary Ford Invitational in Hartford, Ark.
The Wolves return four starters from last season's team.
Editor's note: No preseason information has been received on the Lady Wolves. As soon as their preseason information, and other teams' preseason information, and their season openers approach, there will be more season preview stories in future editions.
What Poteau sophomore runinng back Roger Barcheers has done his first two years has been rather awesome, especially since he was the Freshman of the Year on the 2012 All-Arklahoma Football Team.
However, Barcheers was in the spotlight, somewhat that is, for his ability to hold the ball for Poteau senior place-kicker Jace Pitchford. Thanks to the right hold, Pitchford kicked the game-winning field goal with four seconds left to lift the Pirates to a 10-7 Class 4A state quarterfinal victory over defending state champion Clinton at Costner Stadium.
Last year at this time, the Talihina Golden Tigers football team was preparing to meet the Cashion Wildcats in the Class A state quarterfinals at Doc Robinson Stadium. The âCats came to âThe Pitâ and left 43-24 victors to make the state semifinals.
A year later, in the same spot of the Class A playoffs, the same two teams will do battle as the Golden Tigers (12-0) will travel to meet the Wildcats (10-2) at 7:30 tonight in Cashion.
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