September 13th, 2013
Things could not have started much better than they did for the Talihina Golden Tigers football team Friday night as they blasted the Wilburton Diggers 70-22 at Doc Robinson Stadium in the season opener.
â€śWe were awesome on offense,â€ť Talihina coach Kelly Gravitt said. â€śWe made our blocking assingments. We were physical and got after it. Our defense was sound. They did a great job, and it was a great opener. They didn't look like it was a Week 1 game. They looked sharp. It was a good game for us.â€ť
On Sept. 5, I went to Dr. Scott Clark's office to get some lab work done to make sure I'm in peak condition.
I was out in the parking lot, and I was looking at this nice ol' 1983 Kingfisher bass boat that was parked in the lot. It looked brand spanking new. I couldn't believe how new it looked. I was rubbing my hand across the carpet in a daze when I walked into Mike Sullivan, who said, â€śIsn't that a nice one? I used to have one just like her!â€ť
It will be hard to match what happened last Friday night in the season opener for the Poteau Pirates football team. For the second straight year, they rallied from a deficit to down the Durant Lions, this time in double overtime by a score of 43-42 at Costner Stadium.
â€śIt was wild,â€ť Poteau coach Greg Werner said. â€śIt's one of those games that's highly emotional. It was definitely a crazy way to start things.â€ť
Such a win can do wonders for a team. Luckily it was the Pirates who won such a contest last week.
The Pocola Indians football team had a rough start to the season last week in its 23-20 loss to Tulsa Regent Prep at John Carter Field. The Indians committed nine turnovers.
If the Indians want to get win No. 1 of 2013 tonight when they entertain the Haileyville Warriors at 7:30 p.m. at John Carter Field, they can't do that.
â€śWe can't make the mistakes we made Friday night if we want to be victorious,â€ť Pocola coach Rick Lang said. â€śWe have to be more disciplined on both sides of the ball. Special teams killed us. It was not a good night.â€ť
After taking two weeks off since their final football scrimmage Aug. 30 at Pocola, the Heavener Wolves will finally get to play their first game of the 2013 season at 7:30 p.m. Friday when they travel to meet the Hartshorne Miners.
â€śWe're definitely ready to get out there and get going,â€ť Heavener coach Carl Lee said.
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To Get There â€” Take U.S. 270 west to Hartshorne.
Blood donors can show their community and school spirit by donating with Oklahoma Blood Institute (OBI), Wednesday, Sept. 18. Poteau High School is sponsoring a blood drive, 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m., at the Civic Center.Â
Blood donors can show their community and school spirit by donating with Oklahoma Blood Institute (OBI), Wednesday, Sept. 18. Wister High School is sponsoring a blood drive, 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.Â Â
By Alannis Herrington
Wister FFA Reporter
Oklahoma's disastrous spring weather brought out the volunteer spirit across the state.
Wister FFA members showed their spirit by joining cleanup efforts after two major weather events.
On May 20, a devastating EF5 tornado tore through Moore. Houses and families were destroyed.
Wister FFA teamed up with many other FFA chapters across Oklahoma to help pick up debris and rebuild peopleâ€™s lives. They spent their day cleaning up large hay and wheat fields in hopes that there would still be a harvest.
Earl J. Fortner, 62, of the Stapp-Zoe community died Tuesday, Sept. 10, 2013.
Services will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 14, in Heavener First Baptist Church. Burial will be in Memorial park Cemetery under the direction of Dowden Funeral Home.
Being a linebacker on the Poteau Pirates' defensive unit, senior Kaydon Evans was not totally pleased with the team's defensive performance â€” even though the Pirates beat the Durant Lions 43-42 in double overtime Friday night at Costner Stadium.
CAMERON â€” The Cameron Yellowjackets baseball team swept two games from county rival Wister on Tuesday, taking Game 1 by a score of 6-5 and Game 2 by a 4-1 score.
Leflore 11, Howe 3: In Leflore, trailing 2-0 after the top of the first inning, the Savages scored three runs in the first and three more in the fourth for a 6-2 lead after four innings.
Whitesboro 3, Panola 1; Whitesboro 16, Battiest 11: In Whitesboro, the Bulldogs (3-10) won twice on the same day for the first time this season.