May 14th, 2012
Elton Edward Thompson, 86, of Poteau died Saturday, May 12, 2012, in Poteau.
A Poteau girl famous for talking backwards is running straight ahead into the limelight.
Poteau High School freshman Alyssa Kramer became an internet sensation earlier this year when a video of her saying words backwards went â€śviralâ€ť on the video sharing website Youtube.
The video showcased Alyssa's special talent of being able to properly pronounce any common word backwards.
Since the initial upload of the video in July of 2011, Alyssa's video received more than three million views and caught the attention of television producers.
OKLAHOMA CITY â€” The Wister Wildcats baseball team is two wins from repeating as Class 2A state champions.
The Wildcats took the first step of repeating as state champs with a 9-4 win over the Oktaha Tigers in the quarterfinals of the Class 2A State Tournament Thursday night at Dolese Park.
The â€™Cats (23-2) were slated to play the Silo Rebels Friday night at Dolese Park, with the winner playing the Dale-Tushka winner at 1 p.m. this afternoon in the state title game at Shawnee's Ed Skelton Field.
EDMOND â€” If there was any group of individuals asking the question â€śWhat if?â€ť it is the Spiro Bulldogs baseball players.
The Bulldogs left the bases loaded twice, and stranded 12 runners on base all total, as they lost a gut-wrenching Class 3A State Tournament quarterfinal contest by a score of 1-0 to the Verdigris Cardinals Thursday night.
The â€™Dogs end the season at 22-12.
Poteau Lady Pirate basketball players Kaitlan Standridge and Colleen Peterson will have an opportunity to go play some summer hoops.
The Lady Pirate duo have been invited to tryout to make the United States Junior National Basketball Team in tryouts which will take place May 20 at Lighthouse Sports Complex in Oklahoma City.
Spiro Reds vs. Spiro L'il Giants, Poteau Bombers vs. Pocola Mudcats, Spiro Dirtbags vs. Wister Wildcats, Heavener Hurricanes vs. Heavener Thunder, Heavener Titans vs. Poteau Drillers, Panama Sooners vs. Spiro Diamondbacks.
Pocola Mudcats vs. Spiro Reds, Wister Wildcats vs. Poteau Bombers, Heavener Thunder vs. Spiro Dirtbags, Poteau Drillers vs. Heavener Hurricanes, Spiro Diamondbacks vs. Heavener Titans, Spiro L'il Giants vs. Panama Sooners.
The duo of Joe Clayborn and Josh Tackett won last Saturday's Brittney Cox Memorial Golf Tournament, which took place at Wolf Ridge Golf Club.
Josh Wiles and Brad McKinney were second, followed by James and Gary McGuiness.
Tackett and Perry Reed were the two individuals who won closest to the pin honors, while Clayborn won the longest drive contest.
All total, the benefit event raised $4,000, but an additional $4,000 was raised through hole sponsorships.
The April Stars of the Month were named by the Poteau Spirit Center
Ava Cartwright is among them because she â€śis determined to accomplish challenging skills.â€ť
Isabella Pillow is the Gymnastic Star of the Month. She got picked for her incredible improvement, and also for being very sweet and well mannered.
The Tumblebear Star of the Month is Adriona Deiter. She works hard, listens and has the cutest little smile.
Madison Gregory is the Tumbler of the Month. She is constantly wanting to learn new skills.
Cameron High School senior Austin Standridge has joined an elite fraternity of college-bound athletes from around the country. Standridge was recently chosen to represent the United States and LeFlore County as a member of Coast to Coast Baseball in Puerto Rico this summer.
During the seven-day program, Standridge will compete against top amateur teams from greater San Juan while receiving instruction from Coast to Coast staff who have all played or coached the game at the collegiate or professional level.