August 27th, 2013
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.
CALVIN â€” The Leflore Savages baseball team brought home some hardware from western Hughes County on Saturday as they blanked the host Calvin Bulldogs 12-0 to win the third-place game of the Calvin Tournament.
The Savages lost a heart-breaking 3-2 semifinal on Friday to the Stuart Hornets.
In the third-place game, David Morris Jr. got his first win of the season as he threw a no-hitter with two strikeouts in three innings of work.
It has been a while since it happened, but Heavener and Poteau met Friday night on the turf at Costner Stadium. This rivalry used to be a staple in LeFlore County, and was just about as even its all-time record will testify. Poteau held a two-win margin over Heavener. The Wolves held the early series edge, but the Pirates ran off 10 wins as the series wained.
The format of the scrimmage was each teams would run a dozen plays. On defense, blitzes were not allowed.
POCOLA â€” The Pocola Indians had their first football scrimmage of the young 2013 season Friday night at John Carter Field, hosting the Gore Pirates.
The junior varsity started the scrimmage with each team running 10 plays each, alternating offense and defense three times. Later, the varsity added some down-and-distance situations which led to some big plays for the Indians.
The Indian defense held the Pirates to 17 yards in the firstÂ seven plays of varsity. Senior linebacker Garrett HowardÂ recorded a sack on the next play for a 2-yard loss.
ARKOMA â€” Arkoma coach Mark Weatherton figured his Mustangs' defensive unit would have a good game, and it did in Friday night's scrimmage against Porum at Mustang Field. However, the offensive unit did not perform as well as he thought it would.
The Panthers scored only once on the Mustangs.
â€śDefensively, I thought we were pretty good,â€ť Weatherton said. â€śWe were a little inconsistent at linebacker. Our defense really had a better game than our offense did.â€ť
PANAMA â€” For the most part, the Panama Razorbacks' outing in their first football scrimmage of the 2013 preseason, a home one Friday night at George Ollie Stadium against Savanna, was pleasing to third-year coach Brandon Ellis.
â€śI thought we got out of it what we wanted to,â€ť he said. â€śWe stayed healthy.â€ť
The Hogs scored three times, all on long scoring runs by three different people. Ryan Shirey took it to the house from 60 yards out, while Donald Lotchleas and Andy Burris each had TD scampers of 70 yards.
Martha Elizabeth Martin, 45, of Bokoshe died Thursday, Aug. 22, 2013, in Monroe. Â
Services will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 29, at the Monroe Cemetery Pavilion with the Rev. Jim Cook officiating. Â
Evans and Miller Funeral Home is handling arrangements.
You may leave an online message at evansandmillerfuneralhomes.com.
E.G. Falkner, 75, of Howe died Thursday, Aug. 22, 2013. Services were held Monday at Dowden Funeral Home Chapel in Heavener.
According to organizers of the Brave the Mud run held Saturday, about $10,000 was raised to benefit the Women's Crises Services of LeFlore County. Organizers said 422 people entered the race that led them through mud pits, hay bale climbs, rock walls and balance obstacles. Saturday's winners: Male category - first place Chris Pollard, Haworth, Okla; second place Marcus Tubbs, Wilburton; third place B.J. Johnson, Hartshorne. Female category - first place Bailey Bray, Broken Arrow; second place Barbara Johnson, Heavener; third place Vania Williams, Talihina.