August 27th, 2013
WESTVILLE â€” The Heavener Lady Wolves used a big inning to down the Westville Lady Yellowjackets 11-4 Friday afternoon.
Leading 6-5 after six innings, the Lady Wolves erupted for six runs in the seventh inning to put the game away.
Whitesboro 16, Panola 1: In Panola, Whitesboro pitcher Lexey Branscum threw a no-hitter as she struck out five batters in the three-inning, run-rule contest, and aided her own cause with two runs batted in and two runs scored.
CAMERON â€” The Red Oak Eagles baseball team flew into LeFlore County and left with the championship plaque of the 18th annual Carl Albert State College Classic.
The Eagles, who reached the title game with a 12-1 semifinal victory over the Wister Wildcats on Friday, handled this year's host team, the Cameron Yellowjackets 13-0 in four innings Saturday afternoon.
The Yellowjackets reached the title game with a 7-6 victory over the Crowder Demons on Friday afternoon.
The Wildcats did end the tournament on a high note as they beat the Demons 10-5 to take home the third-place plaque.
WHITESBORO â€” The Whitesboro Bulldogs baseball team had a rough end to its own tournament.
The â€™Dogs lost 12-0 to Boswell in Friday's semifinals of the Whitesboro Tournament, then fell 11-3 to Battiest in the third-place game.
Dica Blair, 86, died Aug. 27, 2013, in Vian. She was born May 13, 1927, in Ola, Ark., to Perry Poe and Mona (Barrick) Poe. She was a homemaker who enjoyed spending time with family and friends and a member of the Trinity Baptist Church of Poteau.
She was preceded in death by her parents and stepfather Cephus Whitecotton; her husband, Luther Blair;Â three daughters, Mona Blair, Connie Stewart and Demerris Hamblin; three brothers, Joe Whitecotton, Beacher Whitecotton, Jay Cee Whitecotton; and one sister, Inell Pearson.
A.M. â€śJokerâ€ť Sinclair, 90, of Poteau died Monday, August 26, 2013 in Tulsa. Joker was born April 2, 1923 in Poteau to Earnest Austin and Anna Belle (Aydelott) Sinclair. He worked in construction. Joker was a veteran of the U.S. Marine Corp. He served in seven World War II Pacific campaigns, fighting on every island where he was injured. He also served as an MP. He married his wife, Wanda, in Fort Smith, Ark., on Aug 9, 1947. Joker was proud of his military service and of being an American. He loved to garden, growing various things, including watermelon and flowers.
The Poteau Fire Department responded to a fire Tuesday afternoon at the previously fire-destroyed Arena Steakhouse. For the second time, the restaurant caught fire, sending smoke and flames into the sky. The building was being torn down after it was destroyed by fire in April 2011. No one was injured in the blaze.
Organizers of the 2013 Eastern Oklahoma Emergency Expo are challenging children grades 1-12 one of three emergency themed contests.
Children grades 1-4 are encouraged to enter the "How to be Prepared" poster contest. The poster should display preparedness in the event of an emergency.
The top three posters in each grade will be awarded Walmart gift cards.
Students grades 5-8 can participate in an exhibit contest. The topic of the contest must be centered around the "You can be the Hero" 2013 National Preparedness Month.
A Poteau man was seriously injured Tuesday morning after he was attacked by a deer during his daily walk.
According to LeFlore County Sheriff Rob Seale, 75-year-old Larry Lontz was walking on Monks Drive in the ABM addition north of Poteau at about 6:30 a.m. when the attack occurred.
Seale said an 8-point buck with an orange collar charged Lontz, goring him in the neck, abdomen and arm. A passerby stopped to help Lontz who was still being attacked by the deer. Seale said the person was able to scare the deer away and call for help.
I made it through the first of two enormously busy weeks for me as the 2013 Fall Diamond Tab was in Saturday's edition, and I hope you all enjoyed it.
However, that's just one of two back-to-back special sections I have to work on. I'll spend this week preparing the 2013 LeFlore County Gridiron Preview for this Saturday's paper. Thus, just like last week, you all may not see me a whole lot around the diamond as normal.
Once this week and the Labor Day weekend pass, I should be able to be my â€śnormalâ€ť self and be at a game a day somewhere at the diamond.
OKTAHA â€” The Heavener Lady Wolves finished third at the Oktaha Tournament on Saturday after beating the Warner Lady Eagles 6-2 after suffering their first loss of the season 4-0 to host Oktaha.
The Panama Lady Razorbacks also split their two games on Saturday at the tournament, losing 2-0 to Muldrow then routing Hulbert 18-4.