October 11th, 2013
SHAWNEE â€” The good news on Friday at the Class 4A Regional Tournament at Bethel High School was, for starters, Poteau senior pitcher RaeLynn Caldwell surpassed the 300 strikeout mark for the season.
Secondly, for the third straight year, the Lady Pirates reached the regional final. Unfortunately for the third straight year, that was where the season ended as the Lady Pirates fell 4-0 in the title game to the host Bethel Lady Wildcats.
Poteau reached the title game with a 10-0, five-inning, run-rule win over the Seminole Lady Chieftains.
FORT GIBSON â€” Poteau coach Greg Werner said in the post game huddle, â€śWow, we played good. Now, we have the drivers seat. We have a short week, and a good [Tulsa] Cascia Hall team coming in on Thursday night.â€ť
The Poteau Pirates never gave up the lead and defeated the Fort Gibson Tigers 42-28 in a crucial District 4A-4 game Friday night.
Poteau 42, Fort Gibson 28
Panama 40, Antlers 22
Spiro 10, Eufaula 7
Arkoma 65, Midway 28
Bokoshe 54, Boulevard Christian 6
Pocola 66, Wilburton 27
Talihina 47, Sallisaw-Central 14
Checotah 48, Heavener 7
Kandace Standridge, 15, of Poteau, embraces her zombie side as she prepares for the Poteau Main Street Matters Zombie Run. Her makeup was applied by CASC student Jordan Riddles, 19 during the registration for the event tonight at the Pocket Park on Dewey. The transformation took about 20 minutes,according to Riddles. The run started at 6:30 p.m.
Cmdr. Charlie Horsley of Disabled American Veterans Chapter 63 was presented a plaque of achievement Tuesday by chapter members.
The award recognized Horsely's commitment in service to area veterans and the work that he has provided for the past five years.
Horsely also received an award for his devotion as an outstanding commander for the disabled veterans in county and chapter.
He received a standing ovation from chapter and auxiliary at the meeting.
Horsley gave a short speech, thanked everyone who was involved and teared up as he received his award.
By Ken Milam
PDN News Editor
Friends of Heavener Runestone will step into the past again this weekend when the Viking-Celtic Festival returns to the park.
The two-day event will include live music, Viking re-enactors, birds of prey demonstrations, food and crafts from 10 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.
The Royal Gauntlet Birds of Prey group will be on hand from noon-5 p.m. each day with two demonstrations and exotic birds in a conservation education program. Headquartered in Kellyville, the 30-year-old organization works to return sick and injured animals to the wild.
The LeFlore County Bass Club had its 2013 Classic last weekend at Sallisaw Creek Ramp on Robert S. Kerr Reservoir. There were 36 boats of anglers who caught a total of 161 fish with a combined weight of 412.55 pounds. Each fish averaged 2.56 pounds, and 21 limits were caught.
Jason Wickware and Russ Warner were crowned Classic champions as they brought 31.5 pounds of fish to the scales to earn $4,000.
Buccaneer Basketball registration has begun. Registration forms can be picked up at Poteau City Hall from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.
Cost to register is $25 per player and deadline to enter is Oct. 25.
Anyone interested in coaching a team needs to contact Billy Bond at (918) 647-1939.
The first coaches meeting will be at 6 p.m. Wednesday at Poteau City Hall. The draft will be Oct. 23.
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The 2013 Eagle Crest 4-Ball Golf Tournament will be Oct. 19-20 at Eagle Crest Golf Course in Fort Smith, Ark.
Tee-time on Oct. 19 will be 8 a.m. Entry fee is $450 per two-man team.
SHAWNEE â€” The Poteau Lady Pirates softball team won its Class 4A Regional Tournament opener Thursday afternoon 4-0 over the Harrah Lady Panthers as senior pitcher RaeLynn Caldwell threw a three-hitter and struck out 13 batters.
Last week, the Poteau Pirates coaching staff was watching game film of perhaps the last big game the Pirates have been in â€” their dramatic 15-14 win over Wagoner in 2009 at Costner Stadium with the winning points scoring on a fake extra-point try which was turned into a two-point conversion run.
However, tonight is quite likely the biggest football game for Poteau since that night as the sixth-ranked Pirates (5-0, 2-0 in District 4A-4) travel to meet the Fort Gibson Tigers (4-1, 2-0) at 7:30 p.m. Friday.