March 19th, 2013
The t-shirt design for the sixth annual Mountain Gate Poker Run, scheduled for Saturday, April 13, has been unveiled.
This year's T-shirt sponsors have outdone themselves this year with an eye-catching design, according to Talihina Chamber of Commerce Director Vera Nelson.
Shirt colors include white, black, blue, hot pink and gray. They should be in the chamber office by Monday, Nelson said.
BROKEN BOW ‚ÄĒ The Talihina Golden Tigers baseball team outlasted the Wright City Lumberjax 10-9 in the first pool-play game of the Broken Bow Tournament on Monday afternoon.
The Golden Tigers will play Stilwell at 2 this afternoon, then Idabel at 4 this afternoon to wrap up pool play. How they do in those games will determine who they will play, when they will play and for what place on Wednesday.
Spiro 8, Sequoyah-Tahlequah 1; Vian 10, Spiro 6: Saturday at Vian Festival, the Bulldogs split its games to wrap up the week.
MULDROW ‚ÄĒ Muldrow pitchers Clay Cowett and Landon Sutton combined to no-hit Pocola Friday afternoon at Bulldog Field, blanking the injury-depleted Indians 8-0.
PRESTON ‚ÄĒ The Wister Lady Wildcats softball team split its six games over the Preston Festival, which took place Friday and Satuday.
The Lady Wildcats defeated Okay 13-1, Pioneer 9-0 and host Preston 9-1, but lost 5-3 to Class 4A's top-ranked team from Washington, 12-4 to Liberty and 14-6 to Kellyville.
It's Spring Break Week, and you know what that means if you're a baseball fan ‚ÄĒ especially a Poteau Pirate fan. It's Poteau Wood Bat Festival time again.
The event, which was originally slated to begin its three-day run on Thursday, has been moved up to a Wednesday start due to the threat of bad weather later this week.
The complete schedule is listed at the bottom of the column.
2013 Spring Sports Guide Coming Saturday
Don't look a gift horse in the mouth.
The Talihina Golden Tigers dismantled the Poteau Pirates by the score of 16-8 Friday afternoon at Town Creek Park.
Amos ‚ÄúAurbie‚ÄĚ Humphries, 87, of Monroe died Friday, March 15, 2013, in Poteau. Aurbie was born June 13, 1925, in Gilmore to Samuel Green and Lillie A. (Goodin) Humphries. He was a rancher. Aurbie was preceded in death by his wife, Jewellene (Harp) Humphries.
The Poteau Lady Pirates softball team entered Spring Break on a high note with a 14-2 rout of the Wilburton Lady Diggers on Friday afternoon at home.
The Lady Pirates jumped out to a 4-0 lead after an inning, then added eight runs in the second inning and two runs in the third to get the game to run-rule status.
Heavener 6, Smithville 1: In Smithville, the Lady Wolves clawed their way to a 5-0 lead in the first inning to take control of the game.
Whitesboro 15, Clayton 11: In Clayton, in the battle of Lady Bulldogs, Whitesboro broke an 11-all tie with four runs in the seventh inning.
Lonnie L. Pickering, 81, of Bokoshe died Sunday, March 17, 2013, in Fort Smith, Ark. Lonnie was born July 12, 1931, in Cameron to Floyd and Dile (Archey) Pickering. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army and served in Korea. He worked for Felt Mills in Kansas City, Mo. Lonnie attended Calvary Assembly of God in Poteau.¬†
The Carl Albert State College baseball team took the first two of three games in a three-day, five-game series with Southwestern Community College, Iowa, at Ival Goodman Field.
The Vikings took a 11-4 win in the third game, which was started Sunday afternoon and ended Monday afternoon after being suspended by rain on Sunday.
On Saturday, the teams split, with the Vikings taking the opener 4-1 but losing the nightcap 6-5.
The two teams were slated to play a single game Monday after completing Sunday's suspended game.