August 20th, 2013
Forgive me if you don't see me a lot over the next two weeks. This week, I'm busy putting out the 2013 Fall Diamond Tab, which will be in Saturday's edition.
Next week, I'll be working on the 2013 LeFlore County Gridiron Preview, which will come out Aug. 31.
Once these two weeks get through â€” and I'm still alive, LOL!!!! â€” I'll be back out as usual at games.
Tahlequah at Poteau, 5 p.m.
Wister at Cameron, DH, 4 p.m.
Spiro at Heavener, 5 p.m.
Clayton at Leflore, 5:30 p.m.
Sallisaw-Central at Pocola, 4:30 p.m.
Buffalo Valley at Whitesboro, 4:30 p.m.
RED OAK â€” Two LeFlore County high school baseball teams brought home plaques Saturday from the Red Oak Eagle Classic.
The Cameron Yellowjackets held off the Crowder Demons 7-6 to win the third-place game after losing Friday afternoon's semifinal 11-3 to the Stuart Hornets.
The Wister Wildcats claimed the consolation championship with a 9-1 win over the Howe Lions.
HEAVENER â€” The Heavener Lady Wolves got their 2013 fast-pitch softball season off and running with a pair of home wins Friday afternoon, beating Sallisaw 5-2 and Battiest 11-2.
Eagletown 12, Whitesboro 11: In Eagletown, the Lady Eagles were able to outlast the Lady Bulldogs.
The Poteau Pirates had their red-white interteam scrimmage Saturday night at Costner Stadium as they split their 63 players as equally as possible.
The Pirates started practice last week, put on pads Friday for the first time, and then staged a full-contact scrimmage on Saturday night, a scrimmage that was going to be used as a starting point for evaluating players.
BROKEN ARROW â€” The Poteau Lady Pirates softball team went 2-3 to open the season this past weekend at the Broken Arrow Tournament.
Poteau beat Sapulpa 9-6 and Oologah 2-1, but lost 7-5 to Broken Arrow, 7-6 to Oklahoma City Putnam City North and 9-0 to Sequoyah-Tahlequah.
POCOLA â€” The Pocola Lady Indians softball team won its own tournament, but had to do it the hard way Saturday night.
The Lady Indians, who lost the winner's-bracket final 5-0 to the Wister Lady Wildcats earlier in the day, beat the Lady â€™Cats twice by scores of 6-1 and 5-2 to win the inaugural Pocola Invitational.
The Lady Indians rebounded from the loss to Wister by outlasting the Stigler Lady Panthers 2-1 in a nine-inning game which went to the international tie-breaker to get to the championship round.
Stigler eliminated Cameron 6-0 to get the day started on Saturday.
Dave Grovdahl, director of LeFlore County EMS, survived the sinking of the "Titanic", a cardboard boat built to race during the weekend at Wister Lake. The event was hosted by the LeFlore County Sheriff's Department the the LeFlore County Dive Team.
Residents along Saw Mill Road near Wister soon may have an alternative route for traveling to and from their homes.
During Monday's county commissioner meeting, Farrell Cooper Mining representative Tom Gilbert spoke to the commissioners about plans to create a temporary detour during an upcoming mining operation.
James â€śJimâ€ť Hancock, 88, of Woodward died Friday, Aug. 9, 2013, in the Clinton Veterans Center.
A memorial service was held Thursday, Aug. 15, in the Billings Funeral Home Chapel with Ed Laird officiating. A private family burial was planned.
Joseph Haberland, 73, of McCurtain died Aug. 18, 2013, in Poteau. Joseph was born May 29, 1940, in Newark, N.J. to Stanley and Gertrude (Dudkiewicz) Haberland. Joseph, or â€śHammer Down,â€ť was a heavy equipment operator and a rancher. Joseph was preceded in death by his parents. Joe was known as a hard worker and a joker by many but most important to him was family. There was not always much time between work and ranching but he always found a way to show his children he thought about them all the time.