April 18th, 2013
FORT GIBSON â After a rough road doubleheader loss against Tahlequah on Monday, the Poteau Lady Pirates took their frustrations out on the Fort Gibson Lady Tigers on Tuesday as they rallied for a 9-7 victory.
Down 2-1 after an inning, the Lady Pirates erupted for six runs in the fourth inning to take a 7-2 lead after four innings.
Leading 9-4 in the seventh inning, the Lady Pirates withstood a three-run rally by the Lady Tigers to hang on for the road victory.
Tahlequah 16, Panama 6; Vian 10, Panama 0: In Panama, it was a rough day for the Lady Razorbacks.
This weekend is the start of the youth turkey season in the southeast region. Area youth can go after a bird on Saturday and Sunday before the regular season starts on Monday.
Kids younger than 18 can hunt, but must be accompanied by an adult older than 18. For all regulations concerning youth turkey season, go to www.odwc.state.ok.us.
I plan on taking my boys and chase some birds around this weekend. Hopefully, we will get a chance to call in a gobbler, and they will get their first bird.
It was quite a Senior Night for the Poteau High School soccer teams as they posted a sweep of district and county rival Heavener on Tuesday at Costner Stadium.
The Pirates, ranked No. 1 in Class 4A, edged the Wolves 2-1 to win the district title, while the evening of soccer started with a 8-1 Lady Pirates' victory over the Lady Wolves.
The Lady Pirates will end the regular season at 5 p.m. Friday on the road against Porter Consolidated.
The Heavener teams will return to Harvey Stadium for games against Stilwell, with the girls game at 5 p.m. and the boys contest at 7 p.m.
WISTER â The Wister Lady Wildcats took the first step to making the Class 4A State Tournament.
The Lady âCats won the Class 4A District Tournament on Tuesday by going undefeated, beating Pocola 8-0 and Coalgate twice by scores of 8-4 and 1-0 with the latter game giving the locals the district championship.
The Lady Wildcats (18-11) will find out on Monday their Class 4A Regional Tournament fate from the Oklahoma Secondary Schools Activities Association.
The season ended for the Lady Indians as after they lost to Wister, they fell 9-4 to Coalgate. Pocola ends the season at 9-12.
It was a rough Tuesday afternoon of softball for the Carl Albert State College Lady Vikings as they suffered a pair of home losses to the Northeastern Oklahoma A&M College Lady Norse, who took 5-0 and 7-4 victories. The second game went eight innings.
The Lady Vikings were slated to return to action at 2 p.m. Thursday at home against Seminole State in a doubleheader, but due to threatening weather conditions the twinbill was moved to a 2 p.m. Friday start at home.
Helen Degraffenreed, 70, of Heavener, died Wednesday, April 17, in Heavener. Services will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, April 20, in Summerfield Cemetery under the direction of Dowden Funeral Home.
Levi Granger Goodman, 13, of Monroe died Sunday, April 14, 2013, in Monroe. Levi was born July 16, 1999, in Poteau to Wendell and Connie (Irwin) Goodman. He was a student at Monroe. He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Ted and Bernice Goodman of Oregon, Ola Couch of Bokoshe and Levi and Corda Walker of Gilmore.
MUSKOGEE â DATE- Congressman Markwayne Mullin (OK-2) will host a Congressional Service Academy information session for Second District students interested in applying to one of the nationâs service academies.
âThis is a chance for students, parents and school counselors to come and get the information they need on the service academies and the types of candidates they are looking for,â said Mullin. âWe have some very talented and bright students in the Second District and I hope they will take advantage of this opportunity.â
Learn organic methods for building soil fertility at a Kerr Center workshop from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, April 27, from 9-5, at center headquarters.Â
Registration, due by April 22, costs $35 and includes lunch. Space is limited.Â
For more information call the center at (918) 647-9123, or visit www.kerrcenter.com to see the workshop schedule/agenda and to register.
Participants will learn ways to improve the soil on their farm or in their garden.Â Â
OKLAHOMA CITY â Poteauâs Hannah Ward, the defending Class 4A state golf champion, won the Elgin Invitational, which took place Monday afternoon at Lake Hefner Golf Course.
Ward shot a 73.
Ward wasnât the only Poteau medalist. Cathleen Manlove was sixth at 84.
The Lady Pirates, the defending Class 4A state champions, finished third as a team at 355 strokes. Hilldale won the tournament with a 353, while Seminole was runner-up as it tied Poteau with a 355 but won the tiebreaker of fifth-place golfers as Seminoleâs had a better score than Poteauâs.