August 24th, 2013
WHITESBORO â€” The Whitesboro Bulldogs got their first win of the season Thursday night to open their own tournament, but they had to do it the hard way.
Down two runs, a 10-run sixth inning propeled them to a 19-11 come-from-behind slugfested win over the Panola Bearcats in the Whitesboro Tournament.
The Bulldogs (1-3), coached by Bryan Cartwright, faced Boswell, coached by his brother, Alan, in the semifinals, with the winner playing the Buffalo Valley-Battiest winner for the tournament title at 4 this afternoon. The losers will play for third place at 2 this afternoon.
CALVIN â€” Leflore pitcher Chance Long threw a one-hitter as the Savages routed the Mill Creek Bullfrogs 10-0 Thursday night in the opening round of the Calvin Tournament.
The Savages faced the Stuart Hornets in Friday afternoon's championship semifinals with the winner playing for the title at 3 this afternoon. Friday afternoon's loser will play for third place at noon today.
CLAREMORE â€” The Poteau Pirates ended the week on a high note as they won two games Friday in the Rogers State College Classic, blanking Adair 3-0 and doubling up Sand Springs 4-2.
SPIRO â€” The outstanding week of pitching for Poteau's senior ace RaeLynn Caldwell continues.
Caldwell, who struck out 14 Westville batters on Monday and 11 Tahlequah batters on Tuesday in a game where she was perfect for 6.1 innings, threw a no-hitter Thursday afternoon as the Lady Pirates blanked the Spiro Lady Bulldogs 8-0.
Caldwell struck out 11 batters in Thursday's win, and missed by one batter of a perfect game.
OKTAHA â€” The Heavener Lady Wolves stayed perfect on the young 2013 fast-pitch softball season as they posted two wins Thursday in the Oktaha Tournament, beating Cushing 5-4 and Porter 5-2.
The other local team in the field, the Panama Lady Razorbacks, split their two games, beating Stilwell 4-0 but losing 7-6 to Warner.
Both teams will wrap up play Saturday in the tournament, but their opponents were not known at press time.
The National Football League season will begin in a couple of weeks, and that means it's time to have draft parties for all the upcoming NFL Fantasy Football Leagues.
These are your fantasy football league draft dates: IBC League, 1 p.m. Saturday at Cross Community Church; CCC League, 5 p.m. Saturday at Cross Community Church; Possum League, 1 p.m. Sunday at Danny Caldwell's house; The Elite 12 League, 5 p.m. Sunday at Danny Caldwell's house.
I want to wish all you fantasy guys luck this year, and I hope you dominate your respective fantasy leagues â€” unless I'm in that league.
Howard Harold â€śDenoâ€ť Roberts, 68, of Heavener died Saturday, Aug. 17, 2013, in Heavener.
Services will be held at 10 a.m. in the Dowden Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will be in Memorial Park Cemetery.
Norma Lois Bailey Mattox, known as â€śMean Momma,â€ť of Howe was born March 28, 1937 in Howe and passed from this life Thursday, Aug. 22, 2013, in Howe at the age of 76.
Norma was a lifelong resident of the Howe area, a mail carrier for the U.S. Post Office for 26 years, a former school bus driver, oilfield worker and beautician. She was a lover of all sports and loved to watch her children and grandchildren participate in all athletics.
The body of a 46-year-old woman reported missing Monday was found Thursday near Monroe.
According to LeFlore County Undersheriff Kendall Morgan, the woman, whose name is being withheld at this time, was reported missing on Monday. Morgan said LeFlore County Sgt. Donnie Edwards and Deputy Randy Liles began investigating the missing person case and following leads into her disappearance, which led them to tracking her location by use of the global positioning system in her cell phone, Morgan said.
A LOOK AHEAD â€” Poteau Public Schools Superintendent Don Sjoberg, standing, talks to Poteau Kiwanis Club members at their weekly meeting Thursday at Western Sizzlin. Sjoberg discussed the need for a new high school building, and what it will take to make such an aspiration become reality. He did say that because of current facilities that the district is turning down transfer requests for students in pre-K and kindergarten, and is fearful that the same thing may happen at the high school level. School board members are considering a proposed $21.575 million bond issue for a new high school.