March 7th, 2014
Once again, Mother Nature was the big winner on the baseball and softball diamonds on Thursday, canceling all action.
Thursday high school games canceled were Heavener at Whitesboro, Gans at Panama and Cameron and Tushka at Wilburton.
The Heavener-Whitesboro game will be made up as part of a three-way beginning at 3:30 this afternoon in Heavener with Clayton. Heavener and Clayton will play the first game, followed by a battle of Bulldogs between Whitesboro and Clayton, then Whitesboro and Heavener in the finale.
We went to the Teresa Thompson Benefit Dinner and Pie Auction Sunday afternoon at the Poteau Upper Elementary School cafeteria. The top items that were up for auction were Elaine Jensen's fried pies, Pete Crandell's chocolate-covered strawberries and Linda Newman's best-ever chocolate-chip cookies.
My son, Jacques, had $120 stashed away from his birthday and Christmas. He got his bid card, No. 27, and he waited for Linda's cookies to come on the auction block.
SHAWNEE â€” Outrebounding the Northern Oklahoma College-Tonkawa Lady Mavericks 49-39 and going 24-of-30 from the free-throw line for 80 percent were both huge for the Carl Albert State College Lady Vikings in their 76-62 win in the quarterfinals of the NJCAA Women's Region II Tournament on Wednesday night at St. Gregory's University.
Tuesday's Poteau Lady Pirates soccer game against Greenwood, Ark., tried to be made up Thursday night, but it could not be. It, along with the Poteau-Greenwood boys game, has yet to be rescheduled.
The Poteau teams will entertain McAlester at 5 p.m. (girls) and 7 p.m. (boys) Friday at Costner Stadium.
The Talihina Golden Tigers had to make this week's Class 2A Area Tournament the hard way.
Cord Fitzgerald's buzzer-beating 3-point basket gave the Golden Tigers their only lead in the Class 2A Regional Tournament consolation finals as they beat the Hartshorne Miners 46-45 Saturday afternoon in Quinton. The win put them into the area tournament's consolation quarterfinals where they met county rival Pocola on Thursday afternoon at the Muskogee Civic Center, with the winner needing to win Friday afternoon and Saturday night to make state.
Fort Sill Apache Tribe hosts a 100th anniversary event to commemorate the release from prisoner of war status of the Chiricahua and Warm Springs Apache Tribe, now known as the Fort Sill Apache Tribe.
The event will include a sunrise blessing, and an opening reception followed by a video showing and a former Tribal Princess reception.
WHO: Major General Mark McDonald
Commanding General, Fires Center of Excellence and Fort Sill
Representative Joe Dorman
Oklahoma House of Representatives
WHEN: Friday, March 7, 2014
HENRYETTA â€” Last week, the Spiro High School basketball teams were celebrating sweeping the titles at the previous weekend's Class 3A District Tournament at the Spiro Multipurpose Gym. This week, they're celebrating doing the same thing at the regional tournament.
The Lady Bulldogs and â€™Dogs swept the title games at the Class 3A Regional Tournament. The girls routed the Beggs Golden Demons 70-46, while the boys outlasted Lincoln Christian in a battle of Bulldogs.
OKLAHOMA CITY â€” Poteau wrestler Devin Anderson placed sixth at last weekend's Class 4A State Tournament at State Fair Arena.
LeFlore County's other state qualifier, Talihina's Domnick Shedd, lost both of his matches in the Class 3A State Tournament.
Itâ€™s been a â€” â€˜Longâ€™ â€” time coming for former Cameron High School baseball coach John Long to be recognized, elected, inducted and honored by the Oklahoma Baseball Coaches Association.
Long, now an administrator and Superintendent of Schools at Leflore, was inducted into the elite group of baseball coaches and honored last month at the associationâ€™s annual awards banquet in Oklahoma City. This group of coaches that Longs joins in the OBCA Hall of Fame includes baseball coaches at all levels, including college and universities.