March 14th, 2013
The LeFlore County Bass Club had its first open tournament of 2013 on Saturday at Wards Landing on Wister Lake. There were 26 boats that had 46 fishermen who caught a total of 63 fish that weighed a composite total of 168.66 pounds. Each fish averaged weighing 2.68 pounds, and eight limits were caught.
The team of Doug and Dwight Camp won the event with 15.72 pounds of fish caught to earn $575.
Bryan Ollie and Dwayne Caughern were second (15.35 pounds, $345), while Brad Hall and Robert Wellman were third (15.01, $230). Wellman had the big bass winner, weighing 5.88 pounds to earn him $230.
The Carl Albert State College baseball team had its road doubleheader against Arkansas Baptist on Tuesday afternoon in Little Rock, Ark., canceled. The twinbill has not been rescheduled.
The Vikings (10-7) will return to action in a home three-day series with Southwestern College, Iowa, beginning Saturday at Ival Goodman Field.
Games begin each day at 1 p.m.
Otha Sober, 65, of Leflore died March 12, 2013, in Poteau. No services are planned at this time. Grace Manor Funeral Home of Poteau is handling arrangements.Â You may leave an online greeting to the family at www.gracemanorfh.com.
LeFlore County Undersheriff Kendall Morgan confirmed Myrtly Cooper, 47, of Spiro, passed away Thursday morning at a Tulsa hospital. Cooper was the alleged victim of an assault and a house fire on Jan. 14 and has been listed in critical condition since the incident.
Elec E. Cusick, 39, of Spiro, was charged with kidnapping and assault and battery by means likely to produce death in connection with Cooper's injuries.
In the Poteau Pirates baseball team's home opener Saturday afternoon at Town Creek Park, Stilwell's 11-run sixth inning spoiled things.
When the Pirates returned to Town Creek Park for Tuesday's home game against the Red Oak Eagles, the Pirates were three outs away from their second home loss. The Pirates made sure that wasn't going to happen.
A one-out, seventh-inning rally lifted the Pirates to a 4-3 come-from-behind win over the Eagles.
WHITESBORO â€” It was a successful 2-for-2 in the Whitesboro Bulldogs baseball team's home openers Tuesday afternoon, picking up a 7-3 win over the Panola Bearcats and an 11-4 victory over the Eagletown Eagles.
Spiro 3, Fort Gibson 1: In Fort Gibson, the Bulldogs trailed 1-0 after an inning, but got an RBI single by Colton Gamble and took advantage of three Fort Gibson errors in the sixth inning to rally for the win.
Kinta 10, Arkoma 0: In Kinta, the Eagles scored five runs in the opening inning to take control.
CAMERON â€” The Whitesboro Lady Bulldogs softball team got its first win of the season as the Lady Bulldogs outlasted the Lady Yellowjackets 20-14 Tuesday afternoon, but lost its other game to the McCurtain Lady Bulldogs 10-9.
The Lady â€™Jackets fell 10-5 to McCurtain's girls in the third game of the day.
Heavener 12, Howe 0; Heavener 12, Gans 2; Howe 14, Gans 7: In Heavener, the Lady Wolves got a pair of home wins Tuesday afternoon.
In the win over Howe, the Lady Wolves scored four runs in the opening inning to take control.
WAGONER â€” The Poteau Pirates came out in the opening half, behind Ashby Clark's hat trick, and pulled out to a 5-0 lead at the intermission and then posted the 8-0 victory over the Wagoner Bulldogs on Tuesday night.
The Lady Pirates were not as fortunate. The Lady Bulldogs came out in the half and kept the pressure on Poteau's defense en route to a 6-1 victory.
HEAVENER â€” The 2013 high school soccer seasons got under way in fine fashion for the Heavener High School teams as they swept Wickes, Ark. on Tuesday at Harvey Stadium.
The Lady Wolves had to go into a shootout before downing Wickes 6-5, then the Wolves handled Wickes 6-1.
The Heavener teams will return to action Thursday as they entertain the McAlester Lady Buffaloes and Buffaloes at Harvey Stadium. The girls game will begin at 5 p.m., then the boys contest at 7 p.m.
Fishing season is here, and my bass fishing mentor, Chuck Restine, has fished in four tournaments â€” and been in the money in all four. I have to get hooked up with him soon and catch some bass. Just the other day, he caught two four-pound bass on an Alabama rig. He said there were three on it before he got it into the boat. Man, I wish I was there to have seen that!