August 28th, 2012
There will be a new LeFlore County sheriff. In Tuesday night's election, the incumbent sheriff, Bruce Curnutt, was defeated by Rob Seale 2,605 votes to 2,135 â€” a different of 470 votes â€” in the runoff for the Democratic candidate for LeFlore County sheriff after all 37 county precincts reported in Tuesday night.
There were two other county elections, both for U.S. Congressional seats in District 2. In the Republican race, George Faught nipped Matt Mullin, 411 votes to 384. Rob Wallace won the Democratic seat vote in District 2 as he defeated Wayne Herriman 2,682 votes to 1,966.
Tonight is the first night of the JumpStart Family Literacy Program at Buckley Public Library. Starting at 5:30 p.m., the program will feature food, fun, and lots of books in celebration of Grandparents Day, September 9. Literacy Council Board Member Deborah Cummings has been scheduled as a guest reader for the night, and as an activity, the group will be making Grandparent's Day cards. The program is free and available to children up to 11 years of age and their parents or guardians.
Due to space constraints in today's edition, I'm only going to list the bare necessities in today's column.
So, here we go!
Panama at Poteau, 4 p.m.
Cameron at Bokoshe, DH, 4 p.m.
Talihina and Sallisaw at Pocola, 4 p.m. (Talihina vs. Pocola, 4 p.m.; Talihina vs. Sallisaw, 5:15 p.m.; Sallisaw vs. Pocola, 6:30 p.m.)
Wister at Spiro, 4 p.m.
Clayton at Whitesboro, 5 p.m.
Arkoma at Keota, 4 p.m.
Heavener and Eufaula at Stigler, TBA.
Howe at Red Oak, 4 p.m.
Poteau at Tahlequah, 5 p.m.
Arkoma at Bokoshe, DH, 4 p.m.
Howe at Wister, DH, 4 p.m.
WHITESBORO â€” It was a good day to be a Whitesboro Bulldog on Saturday. The Bulldogs won their own tournament, the Whitesboro Tournament, with a 10-0 run-rule victory over the Panola Bearcats in the title game. The â€™Dogs reached the title game with a 10-2 run-rule win over the Eagletown Eagles on Friday night.
The Red Oak Eagles went through the 17th Carl Albert State College Fall Baseball Classic unscathed as they defeated the Wister Wildcats 8-1 in Saturday afternoon's title game at CASC's Ival Goodman Field.
The Eagles and Wildcats each won their championship semifinals on Friday in Wister. Red Oak blanked Smithville 14-0, while Wister edged McCurtain 4-3.
The Cameron Yellowjackets claimed the consolation championship with an 8-1 victory over the Crowder Demons to begin action Saturday at Ival Goodman Field.
CALVIN â€” Garrett Singleterry did his part to make sure not only did his Leflore Savages avenge Thursday night's loss to the Mill Creek Bullfrogs, but that his team took home some hardware.
The Leflore junior threw his second no-hitter of the Calvin Tournament on Saturday as the Savages blanked the â€™Frogs 5-0 in the consolation championship contest.
OKLAHOMA CITY â€” The Panama Lady Razorbacks swept through the Hall of Fame Shootout at Hall of Fame Stadium on Friday and Saturday, defeating Harrah 4-3, Dale 5-2 and El Reno 4-0.
WISTER â€” The Wister Lady Wildcats ended their week Friday afternoon with a Green Valley Conference doubleheader sweep of the Cameron Lady Yellowjackets by scores of 16-8 and 9-0.
Westville 10, Heavener 3: In Heavener, trailing 1-0 after an inning, the Lady Yellowjackets scored twice in the second inning and twice more in the third inning for a 4-1 lead. Then, they put the game away with a two-run sixth inning and a four-run seventh.
Buffalo Valley 11, Howe 1: In Howe, the Lady Buffaloes jumped out to a 3-0 lead after an inning, which ballooned to 8-0 in the second inning.
HEAVENER â€” One of the biggest things Rick Lang, Pocola High School's football coach, wanted to change from what happened to his Indians near the end of the season was finishing games. Lang believed that didn't happen in three of his team's final four games. Unfortunately for Lang and the Indians, it happened again Friday night at Harvey Stadium.
Heavener's Blake Smittle scored on about an 18-yard touchdown run with 38 seconds left in the second 12-minute period as the Wolves rallied to down the Indians 28-24 in the final preseason scrimmage for both teams.
ARKOMA â€” The Arkoma Mustangs entertained the Gans Grizzlies in a preseason scrimmage Friday night at Mustang Field for the final tune-up for the 2012 football season.
In Gans' first series of 10 plays for both teams, Arkoma senior Matthew Shafer recovered a fumble on the Grizzlies eighth play. He also tallied 23 yards rushing in just four attempts for the Mustangs.