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May 15th, 2013

It’s hard to believe that spring seasons are over

May 15, 2013

It is just me, or does it seem like this spring seasons of baseball and slow-pitch softball flew by faster than the Concorde.
It just seems like yesterday I was preparing the 2013 Spring Sports Guide for publication over spring break, and now all the seasons are done.
However, the end to them was rather nice. You had the Poteau Pirates soccer team winning state, along with Poteau Lady Pirate golfer Hannah Ward for her second straight season.

Kenneth Milton Shakingbush

May 15, 2013

Kenneth Milton Shakingbush, 74, of Panama died Monday, May 13. Services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, May 17, at Cowlington Cemetery. Visitation will be from 6-8 p.m. Thursday at Mallory-Martin Funeral Home, Spiro.

May 14th

Poteau coach named Coach of the Year by SE Oklahoma Baseball Coaches Association; Perdue, Poteau players named to North Team for Wednesday night’s All-Star Game tryouts

May 14, 2013

The Poteau Pirates baseball team had quite a season this spring under first-year coach Andy Perdue. They won 29 games to set a school record, as well as setting team records in at-bats (1,000), runs scored (280), hits (341), runs batted in (215), doubles (77), sacrifice bunts/flies (47), walks (145) and stolen bases (149). The Pirates won the 32nd LeFlore County Tournament, won the Class 4A Regional Tournament and got to within a victory of the state tournament — losing 10-0 to Byng in the winner-take-all regional final on May 6 at Town Creek Park.

Poteau softball player makes All-State; coach named District 4 Coach of the Year

May 14, 2013

One lucky Poteau Lady Pirate softball player, she is going to get to play in two All-State Games next month.
After being named to the Oklahoma Fast-Pitch Coaches Association All-State Teams with teammate Brenna Vise and Panama's Taylor Eaves, Poteau's Shelby Standridge also made the Oklahoma Slow-Pitch Coaches Association All-State Team that was announced Monday afternoon.

Carl Albert basketball player signs with Lyon College

May 14, 2013

Carl Albert State College Lady Viking basketball guard Ashala Watson punched her ticket to some more hoops in her collegiate career.
Watson signed to play her junior and senior seasons at Lyon College in Batesville, Ark., in a signing ceremony Monday afternoon at CASC.
“When I went and visited there, I saw that it was a good school,” Watson said. “The facilities and the coaches are great, and I just thought that it would be a good fit for me.”

Tornado Alley Poker Run slated for June

May 14, 2013

The inaugural Tornado Alley Poker Run will be held June 15.
Proceeds will benefit LeFlore County Youth Services.
Registration for the run, hosted by The Lounge at Strike-A-Lot Lanes, will begin at 11 a.m. with last bike out at 11:30 a.m. and last in by 6 p.m.
The event will include food, music, 50/50 drawing and door prizes. Wary Pony will make its debut at The Lounge at 8 p.m.

Allen named King of the Hill

May 14, 2013

By Kim Ross
PDN Reporter

A Keota man who took on the challenge of the Cavanal Killer on Saturday touched more hearts than he knew as his determination impressed several people.
Clinton Allen, 43, of Keota began walking a few months ago in an attempt to lose weight and regain his health. Little did he know when he began, he would trek the five miles in a race up the highest hill.

Green (Valley) with Envy

May 14, 2013

Academic Achievement Award Winners

May 14, 2013

Season ends for CASC baseball team at 2013 Region II Tournament; Redlands edges Vikings in consolation final on Sunday

May 14, 2013

BARTLESVILLE — One of the big problems over the last month of the season for the Carl Albert State College baseball team was getting the big hit. It bit them big time Sunday afternoon.
The Vikings stranded eight runners on base, and could not get the big hit when needed, as they lost 2-1 to Redlands Community College in the consolation finals of the Region II Tournament at Doenges Ballpark.
The Vikings end the season at 23-31.

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