October 15th, 2013
Queen Courtney Boblett stands motionless while Dakota Fout places her crown upon her head during Friday night's Panama Football Homecoming ceremony.
PDN photo by Joe Milligan
What police are calling an accidental shooting has resulted in the death of a Milton woman.
According to LeFlore County Sheriff Rob Seale, deputies responded to the call of a woman shot in the abdomen Sunday night. The location of the home where the shooting occurred and the victim's name have not been released, only that the 59-year-old woman lived in the Milton area in northwest LeFlore County.
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. â€” I'm sure there are some college football fans in LeFlore County who are fans of the Oklahoma Sooners who believe their team laid an egg Saturday at the Cotton Bowl against Texas.
This humble sports writer also saw an egg laid â€” a homecoming egg at that â€” Saturday at Frank Broyles Field at Donald W. Reynolds Razorback Stadium.
The Arkansas Razorbacks, except for the first half of the first quarter, did little right as they suffered a 52-7 homecoming loss to Steve Spurrier's South Carolina Gamecocks.
For the first time in my four falls here at sports editor, there is no state tournament on the fast-pitch softball or fall baseball diamonds for LeFlore County. The Poteau Lady Pirates had the last chance, but for the third straight fall they lost in the regional finals to see their season end.
However, the Poteau season was still a very good one, amassing a 28-10 record, the team's fifth straight county title and 11th straight district title. Senior ace RaeLynn Caldwell eclipsed the 300-strikeout plateau this season during last week's Class 4A Regional Tournament.
Here's the news you all have been waiting for, at least if you're high school football fans.
The Oklahoma Secondary Schools Activities Association announced earlier this week the new high school football districts for the 2014 and 2015 seasons.
There's some major changes in some, and not-so-many changes in others.
Despite playing a tough brand of football, the Heavener Wolves were unable to make the plays that counted Friday, losing 48-7 to the Checotah Wildcats at Ogle Field.
"We had some chances but just couldn't punch through," Heavener coach Carl Lee said.
SHAWNEE â€” The Heavener High School cross country runners got a taste of what the Class 3A State Meet course will be like as they ran in the Oklahoma Baptist University Invitational on Thursday at the Gordon Cooper Vo-Tech Center.
In the girls 3,200-meter run, the only Heavener runner was Gloriann Staines, who was 215th (17:52) out of nearly 300 runners in the race.
In the girls 3,200-meter junior varsity race, Barbara Johnson was 25th (15:05), while Ali Paxton was 89th (17:27).
LEFLORE â€” A new gymnasium floor will be dedicated to former coach Nadine Carpenter.
The dedication will take place in conjunction with the second annual Leflore Alumni basketball game at 7 p.m. Oct. 26.
Carpenter was 821-335 in 43 years of coaching and is a member of both the Oklahoma Coaches Association and LeFlore County Coaches Association halls of fame.