August 29th, 2013
The Heavener High School cross country teams began their seasons Thursday at the Early Tiger Invitational in Tahlequah.
The Wolves return three members of last season's varsity team â€” Arturo Ortega, Octavio Sanchez and James Cinocca. Rounding out the roster are Jacob Robertson, Frank Cruz, Estaban Martinez, Miguel Alcantar, Daniel Hernandez, James Horner, Devon Mathews, Aaron Baker and Tony Antonio.
WILBURTON â€” Three local softball teams, Arkoma, Cameron and Howe, represented LeFlore County in the 2013 Robbers Cave Shootout Friday and Saturday.
Arkoma split its final two games, beating Hartshorne 5-0 but losing 2-1 to Holdenville.
Cameron defeated Howe 6-1 but losing 2-1 in eight innings to Porum and 6-1 to Hartshorne.
Howe, after losing to Cameron, beat Gore 6-4 but then lost 8-0 to Wetumka.
Hunting season is finally upon us. The Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation has published the dates for this yearâ€™s hunting seasons.
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A truck pulling a trailer loaded with a car traveling east on U.S. highway 271 west of Pocola lost control Thursday afternoon causing it to jackknife, according to emergency responders. Fire personnel said the truck left the roadway and rolled over. No one was inured in the accident.
James Pollard, 35, of Smithville was named the 2013 recipient of the Joe Neff Memorial Welding Scholarship at the Kiamichi Technology Center in Poteau on Thursday. Pollard is a second year welding student and received a 225 Lincoln Ranger welder from the scholarship committee. From left: Dennis Thomas, Scott Griffis speaking, Woody Wood, Charles Loomis, Mike Poor and Pollard.
PDN photo by Kim Ross
Due to the expected heat Saturday, organizers have decide the Cowboy Concert won't take place under the stars as planned, but inside the community building at Heavener Runestone Park.
The show will start at 7:30 p.m.
Featured acts are Gatlin and Hoffpauir and Larry Spears with John Williams and Craig Skinner.
Admission is $5, free for 14 and younger.
Limited refreshments will be available for $1, so spectators may bring their own goodies, according to organizer Mike Kennerson.
For the second straight home game, Poteau senior softball pitcher RaeLynn Caldwell flirted with perfection inside her home circle. On Aug. 20, Caldwell was perfect for 6.1 innings against Class 5A's top-ranked Tahlequah Lady Tigers before not only the perfect game but a victory slipped away.
Tuesday afternoon, the Poteau senior ace was in the same situation as she had a perfect game against the Pocola Lady Indians through 6.1 innings.
The bad news was Pocola's Brooklyn Morton broke up the perfect game, but the good news was the Lady Pirates hung on to win 2-0.
WESTVILLE â€” The Heavener Lady Wolves came in second at the Westville Tournament on Tuesday.
Heavener ended up getting beat twice by the host Yellowjackets, 11-10 in the title game and 3-0 in the winner's-bracket final. Heavener routed Roland 13-0 in the loser's-bracket final.
Panama 2, Cameron 0: In Cameron, the Lady Razorbacks broke a scoreless tie with a two-run sixth inning.
Arkoma 2, McCurtain 1; Arkoma 10, McCurtain 1: In Arkoma, the Lady Mustangs swept a pair of games from the Lady Bulldogs.
HOWE â€” A fast start was enough for the Leflore Savages to down the Howe Lions 9-6 Tuesday afternoon at Lions Field.
The Savages jumped out to a 5-0 lead in the first inning and had a 6-0 lead in the third.
The Lions scored three runs in the third to cut the deficit in half at 6-3, but they got no closer.
Editor's note: Cameron's road three-way at Oktaha with Dale was canceled, and will likely not be rescheduled.
My questions I ask you in my last column were difficult.
Here are the answers â€” to most of them that is.
1. Troy Aikman was the only Big 8 quarterback to win a national championship and a Super Bowl championship.
2. Nate Hybl won a national championship in football at OU, but he also won a championship in golf at Georgia.
3. Jim Thorpe was the first player to score a touchdown and hit a home run in the same weekend.
4. Jim Brown, a Syracuse Orangeman, is considered one of the best running backs of all times, but he is also considered the best lacrosse player ever.