October 5th, 2012
The Poteau Pirates football team hopes to be celebrating a happy homecoming at night's end after what they hope will be a District 4A-4 victory over the Fort Gibson Tigers. Kickoff is set for 7:30 p.m. tonight at Costner Stadium.
Greg Werner, Poteau's first-year coach, believes his 10th-ranked Pirates are focused on the task at hand â upsetting Class 4A's sixth-ranked Tigers.
For those fans attending tonight's District 2A-6 contest between the homestanding Pocola Indians and the Wilburton Diggers at 7:30 p.m. tonight at John Carter Field, they will be seeing pink â literally.
Tonight's game will be the second annual âPink-Outâ football game for the Indians.
The Spiro Bulldogs football team will have its fourth tough road test of the season at 7:30 p.m. tonight when they travel to meet the Eufaula Ironheads in a crucial District 3A-8 contest.
The Bulldogs (2-3 overall, 1-1 in district play) ended a two-game losing streak last Friday night at McClain Stadium by blanking the Idabel Warriors 17-0.
âIt felt good,â said Chris Bunch, Spiro's coach, about last week's victory. âThe kids are pumped up, and it made for a better week in practice.â
To Get There â Take Oklahoma State Highway 9 west to Eufaula.
If there was a golden chance for the Bokoshe Tigers football team to get a win this season, it could very well be tonight.
The Tigers (0-5) will step outside of District C-4 play tonight for a 7:30 p.m. home game against Eagle Point Academy.
Last season, these two teams met in Bokoshe, with the Tigers posting a 48-42 win â which proved to be their only win in 2011.
Joseph Lean Laney, 72, of Cameron died Tuesday, Oct. 2, 2012, in Fort Smith, Ark. No services are planned at this time.Â Cremation services are under the direction of Grace Manor Funeral Home of Poteau.
OKLAHOMA CITY â There will not be a state champion crowned in softball from LeFlore County this weekend.
Class 2A's defending state champions, the Panama Lady Razorbacks, suffered an upset at the hands of Cyril/Cement Thursday afternoon at the Class 2A State Tournament at Hall of Fame Stadium. The Lady âBacks lost 7-2 to Cyril/Cement in the state quarterfinals to end their season at 27-12.
Joyce A. Hooker, 72, of Stigler died Wednesday, Oct. 3, 2012, in Stigler.Â No services are planned at this time.Â Cremation services are under the direction of Grace Manor Funeral Home of Poteau.
Betty Lorene (Slape) Richard, 82, of Panama died Wednesday, Oct. 3, 2012, in Panama.
A Spiro woman is in critical condition in a Tulsa hospital after being stabbed multiple times by another woman.
According to Jessica Brown of the Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation, Tara Parks, 32, of Spiro was stabbed multiple times at a residence in Keota. Her boyfriend attempted to take her to Eastern Oklahoma Medical Center in Poteau but stopped at a Panama residence for help.
Parks was flown by helicopter from the Panama softball fields to a Tulsa hospital and is listed in critical condition.