October 10th, 2013
Things have been rough the last two weeks for the Pocola Indians football team, losing 59-0 to Vian and last week 59-14 at home to Hugo. However, injuries have had a big part of that.
â€śWe're about 90 percent we'll get two of our kids back â€” Anthony Clopton and Hayden Hindmarsh,â€ť Pocola coach Rick Lang said. â€śWith them back on offense and defense, that will make us better. [Quarterback] Johnny [Satterfield] is about 80 percent, but he's got to give it a go. It's a must win for us. Our season is on the line. We have to take them one game at a time, but we've got to make it happen this week.â€ť
The Talihina Golden Tigers football team got out of Saturday night's game against the McAlester junior varsity what it needed to, since there was a possibility of an open date when the original opponent, Union Christian, Ark., dropped out. In the end, the Golden Tigers prevailed 41-13 and found out some of their strengths and weaknesses.
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. â€” The good news was the Heavener Wolves cross country team got to run in Saturday's Chili Pepper Invitational.
However, due to the cold rainstorm that moved through, the Lady Wolves did not get to participate as the rest of the event was rained out. Poteau's runners were scheduled to participate, but did not go.
ACORN, Ark. â€” The Heavener Lady Wolves junior high cross country team ended its season on a strong note as three finished in the top 10 and six in the top 20 at Tuesday's Acorn Invitational.
Barbara Johnson was fifth (10:22) to lead the way on the 1.5-mile course, followed by Iris Martinez in seventh (10:28) and Ruby Cope ninth (10:46) as they made the top 10.
Fatima Baez was 12th (11:070, Teresa Duncan 15th (11:12) and Andrea Cinocca 17th (11:24) made it into the top 20.
On Sept. 27, the Poteau Pirates football team perhaps won its biggest game in some four years when they knocked off the Sallisaw Black Diamonds 34-9. Now, there's another big game on the horizon, that being at 7:30 p.m. Friday at Fort Gibson. It will pit the sixth-ranked Pirates (5-0 overall, 2-0 in District 4A-4) against the seventh-ranked Tigers (4-1, 2-0)
â€śIt's exciting,â€ť Poteau senior linebacker Carlos Aguilar said. â€śIt's a huge game. All glory to God, He's given us this opportunity to be in this type of game. Our offense is one of the best. I'm excited about this game.â€ť
VIAN â€” Things did not go well for the Poteau Pirates freshmen football team, nor the Pansy Kidd Middle School squads Tuesday night as they all lost to host Vian.
The Wolverines took the freshmen game 34-12, the eighth-grade contest 28-22 and the seventh-grade game 54-0.
All three local teams return to action next week against Broken Bow. The Pirate freshmen will travel to Memorial Stadium to face the Savages at 6 p.m. Monday.
The PKMS teams will entertain the Savages at Costner Stadium beginning at 5 p.m. next Tuesday.
By Ken Milam
PDN News Editor
Bokoshe Schools will "limp through" the rest of the year with aging buses after voters turned down a bond proposal to buy three vehicles Tuesday, Superintendent Dennis Shoup said.
The proposed $260,000 bond issue would have been used replace the district's three route buses.
The vote was 37-32 against the proposal.
The bonds would have replaced one that is soon to be retired.
"Perhaps we can work a little harder next year" if another bond issue is proposed, Shoup said.
He said all three buses date from the 1990s and have high mileage.
The Poteau Pirates junior varsity football team suffered its first loss of the season Monday night, falling 7-6 to the Sallisaw Black Diamonds.
The Poteau JV will return to action in a road game at Memorial Stadium against the homestanding Broken Bow Savages at 7 p.m. Monday, right after the freshmen's game.
Poteau Fireman Fred Hardesty answers questions by Layni White, 4, of Poteau during the Wednesday morning observation of Fire Prevention Week at the First United Methodist Church preschool in Poteau.
PDN photo by Kim Ross
VAN BUREN, Ark. â€” The Poteau Bandit League teams went 3-1 on Saturday against Van Buren White.
The sixth-graders won 28-0, while the fourth-graders and third-graders won by identical scores of 13-6.
The only blemish on the day came in the fifth-grade contest, which was won by Van Buren White 34-0.