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August 23rd, 2013

Thursday's High School Softball Roundup

August 23, 2013

SPIRO — The outstanding week of pitching for Poteau's senior ace RaeLynn Caldwell continues.
Caldwell, who struck out 14 Westville batters on Monday and 11 Tahlequah batters on Tuesday in a game where she was perfect for 6.1 innings, threw a no-hitter Thursday afternoon as the Lady Pirates blanked the Spiro Lady Bulldogs 8-0.
Caldwell struck out 11 batters in Thursday's win, and missed by one batter of a perfect game.

Heavener girls stay undefeated with wins over Cushing, Porter at Oktaha Tournament; Lady Razorbacks blank Stilwell but fall to Warner

August 23, 2013

OKTAHA — The Heavener Lady Wolves stayed perfect on the young 2013 fast-pitch softball season as they posted two wins Thursday in the Oktaha Tournament, beating Cushing 5-4 and Porter 5-2.
The other local team in the field, the Panama Lady Razorbacks, split their two games, beating Stilwell 4-0 but losing 7-6 to Warner.
Both teams will wrap up play Saturday in the tournament, but their opponents were not known at press time.

'The Poteau Fantasy Football League Guru' is about to strike this weekend at draft parties

August 23, 2013

The National Football League season will begin in a couple of weeks, and that means it's time to have draft parties for all the upcoming NFL Fantasy Football Leagues.
These are your fantasy football league draft dates: IBC League, 1 p.m. Saturday at Cross Community Church; CCC League, 5 p.m. Saturday at Cross Community Church; Possum League, 1 p.m. Sunday at Danny Caldwell's house; The Elite 12 League, 5 p.m. Sunday at Danny Caldwell's house.
I want to wish all you fantasy guys luck this year, and I hope you dominate your respective fantasy leagues — unless I'm in that league.

Howard Harold “Deno” Roberts

August 23, 2013

Howard Harold “Deno” Roberts, 68, of Heavener died Saturday, Aug. 17, 2013, in Heavener.
Services will be held at 10 a.m. in the Dowden Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will be in Memorial Park Cemetery.

Norma Lois Bailey Mattox

August 23, 2013

Norma Lois Bailey Mattox, known as “Mean Momma,” of Howe was born March 28, 1937 in Howe and passed from this life Thursday, Aug. 22, 2013, in Howe at the age of 76.
Norma was a lifelong resident of the Howe area, a mail carrier for the U.S. Post Office for 26 years, a former school bus driver, oilfield worker and beautician. She was a lover of all sports and loved to watch her children and grandchildren participate in all athletics.

Body found near Monroe

August 23, 2013

The body of a 46-year-old woman reported missing Monday was found Thursday near Monroe.
According to LeFlore County Undersheriff Kendall Morgan, the woman, whose name is being withheld at this time, was reported missing on Monday. Morgan said LeFlore County Sgt. Donnie Edwards and Deputy Randy Liles began investigating the missing person case and following leads into her disappearance, which led them to tracking her location by use of the global positioning system in her cell phone, Morgan said.

Sjoberg speaks about new school proposal

August 23, 2013

A LOOK AHEAD — Poteau Public Schools Superintendent Don Sjoberg, standing, talks to Poteau Kiwanis Club members at their weekly meeting Thursday at Western Sizzlin. Sjoberg discussed the need for a new high school building, and what it will take to make such an aspiration become reality. He did say that because of current facilities that the district is turning down transfer requests for students in pre-K and kindergarten, and is fearful that the same thing may happen at the high school level. School board members are considering a proposed $21.575 million bond issue for a new high school.

Wister man injured in accident

August 23, 2013

A Wister man was injured Wednesday morning after being thrown from his vehicle during an accident.
Christopher M. Copeland, 22, was driving a 2011 Chevy Silverado on U.S. Highway 283 about one mile north of Cheyenne in Roger Mills County in western Oklahoma when he fell asleep, according to the accident report.

Poteau Pirates welcome fellow county team Heavener Wolves for scrimmage tonight at home; tailgate party will begin at 5:30 p.m.

August 23, 2013

Last weekend, the Poteau Pirates had their annual red-white scrimmage at Costner Stadium. For the first time since the 2012 season finale against the Tulsa Rogers Ropers, the Pirates will see somebody else.
The Pirates will scrimmage the Heavener Wolves beginning at 6:30 tonight at Costner Stadium.
“I was thinking the other day,” second-year Poteau coach Greg Werner said.

Arkoma Mustangs welcome Porum for scrimmage tonight

August 23, 2013

The Arkoma Mustangs will get a taste of Friday night-like game conditions when they entertain the Porum Panthers for a 6 p.m. scrimmage tonight at Mustang Field.
For the Mustangs, the game plan is clear for tonight's scrimmage.
“For us, it's all about effort and being able to line up in the formations the right way,” Arkoma coach Mark Weatherton said. “We don't want to have any penalties. We're not going to do anything fancy. We want to see our kids block and tackle, and go hit somebody. We're pretty excited about going to hit somebody else and get a taste of [Friday night].”

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