October 2nd, 2013
The word â€śecstaticâ€ť was used by Poteau senior fullback Mason Jones to describe Friday night's 34-9 road win over the archrival Sallisaw Black Diamonds at Perry F. Lattimore Stadium.
â€śI was just ecstatic,â€ť Jones said. â€śI was so pumped. It felt great. I know it was big for me and the other seniors. We had never beaten them. That was a big deal. For the team, it was a good start [in District 4A-4 play] to bigger and better things.â€ť
The Poteau Lady Pirates softball team showed the Roland Lady Rangers it can win with both offensive outbursts and pitching in Tuesday afternoon's Class 4A District Tournament.
The Lady Pirates used a 12-run first inning to take the opener 14-0 in a three-inning run-rule contest.
However, Poteau used the 20-strikeout performance of senior ace RaeLynn Caldwell and one three-run inning to win the nightcap 3-0.
HEAVENER â€” A late rally lifted the Heavener Lady Wolves to a 3-2 victory over the Pocola Lady Indians in a regional-tournament tune-up for both teams on Tuesday afternoon.
The Vike @ Nite Black Light Run is scheduled for 6 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 24, at Carl Albert State College in Poteau.Â
Preregistration is open until Oct. 10 for an entry fee of $20, and $30 for registration thereafter. CASC students with a current student ID will pay an entry fee of $15. Registration forms can be found at www.carlalbert.edu or by contacting Hali Repass at email@example.com. Online registration is available at http://www.eventbrite.com/event/8189634417/es2/?rank=1. On-site registration will be from 3:30-4:30 p.m. the day of the race.
Team members Whitney Kirby, Hali Repass and Beth Phillips brought home medals for their second-place finish in the the Redman Triathalon held recently at Lake Hefner in Oklahoma City. About 30 LeFlore County residents participated in the event.
Firefighter Don Goforth talks to a motorist at Broadway and Dewey on Saturday while collecting donations for the Fill the Boot campaign for Jerry's Kids. Â±Other firefighters at the intersection included Fred Hardesty, Joe Wiles and Charles Goodman. Other crews manned different locations throughout Poteau.
PDN photo by Ken Milam
October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month and events are scheduled to help boost public awareness of the important topic.
The month-long emphasis kicks off on Thursday with â€śWear Purple Dayâ€ť. Everyone is encouraged to wear purple to show support for victims and survivors of domestic violence. Also Thursday is a press conference and awards ceremony at the State Capitol in Oklahoma City.
It's been a while since the phrase, â€śa big gameâ€ť has been uttered in Panama other than against archrival Pocola. That phrase is being said this week.
The Razorbacks (3-1, 1-0 in District 2A-6) will entertain the Hartshorne Miners (3-1, 1-0) at 7:30 p.m. Friday at George Ollie Stadium.
â€śIt's big,â€ť Panama coach Brandon Ellis said. â€śWe've been telling the kids all week that this will be the biggest game they've ever played in. We've stressed that all week.â€ť
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District 2A-6 Standings
Team District Overall +/-
Panama 1-0 3-1 +15
Hartshorne 1-0 3-1 +15
Vian 1-0 4-0 +15
Hugo 0-0 4-0 0
otball team may not be one that anyone wants to face. After letting one get away on Sept. 20 against Maud [losing 43-42 when the host Tigers returned an interception for a touchdown in the final 30 seconds of regulation], the Mustangs took their frustations out last Friday night at home against Sasakwa, winning 81-32.
In my last column I talked about grand slams. You can have a grand slam in baseball, bridge, tennis and golf.
I also talked about triple crowns and you can have a triple crown in baseball and horse racing.
Editor's note: Due to not receiving all the Poteau Bandit League games' information by press time, the story with their games Saturday at Greenwood, Ark., is not in today's edition. As soon as all the information is received, the story will be published.