April 28th, 2013
SHAWNEE â It will likely be a long time before the Carl Albert State College softball team again plays four games in one day, which was done Thursday with Seminole State so that Fridayâs home doubleheader between the two teams would not get rained out.
The Lady Belles took all four games on Thursday, winning by scores of 10-2, 11-3, 15-0 and 8-6.
The regular season is now over for the Lady Vikings, who will not play again until the Region II Tournament on May 3-5 at Oklahoma Cityâs Hall of Fame Stadium.
The second annual Brittney Cox Memorial Golf Tournament, which was slated for Saturday at Choctaw Country Club, was rained out.
It has not been rescheduled.
TUSHKA â Two springs ago, the Lady Wildcats came within a win of making the Class 4A State Tournament at the regional tournament in Rattan.
Thursday night at the Class 4A Regional Tournament, the Lady âCats were in the same situation â one win from making state. Unfortunately for them, the same ill fate that happened in 2011 also happened Thursday night.
ENID â It was a tough day for the Carl Albert State College baseball team Thursday afternoon at David Allen Memorial Ballpark.
The host Northern Oklahoma College-Enid Jets took two from the visiting Vikings by scores of 4-2 and 6-0.
The Vikings finish the four-game series with the Jets at 1:30 p.m. Sunday in a doubleheader at Ival Goodman Field, then travel 40 miles Monday night to Wilburton to play a single, nine-inning game against arch rival Eastern Oklahoma State College.
The Poteau Pirates baseball team took care of two things with one victory Friday afternoon at Town Creek Park.
The Pirates got their second mercy-rule win over the Roland Rangers to win the Class 4A District Tournament by a score of 14-6. In so doing, the Pirates (26-7) tied the school record for wins in a season as they won the Class 4A District Tournament, and will find out Monday what their regional fate will be.
SPIRO â The Spiro Bulldogs baseball team took the first step to returning to the Class 3A State Tournament.
The Bulldogs swept the Heavener Wolves by scores of 14-4 and 12-2 to win the Class 3A District Tournament on Thursday.
The âDogs (23-6) will find out Monday who, when and where they will play in the regional tournament, which will be next week.
The season ended for the Wolves at 12-13.
WISTER â It came down to the last inning of the final game of the Class 2A District Tournament before a champion was crowned.
Wisterâs Cody Holzhammer hit a two-out RBI single in the seventh inning of Friday afternoonâs Game 3 to lead the Wildcats past the Pocola Indians 3-2.
The two county teams split the first two games of the district tournament on Thursday, with Pocola winning the opener 4-2 while Wister took the nightcap 5-2.
The âCats (20-7) will find out Monday where, who and when they will play next week in the Class 2A Regional Tournament.
TALIHINA â After falling by a run in the Class 2A District Tournament opener on Thursday to the Panama Razorbacks and facing elimination twice, the Talihina Golden Tigers responded â in a big way.
After getting a 16-6 mercy-rule win over the Hogs in the second game on Thursday to force a winner-take-all game Friday afternoon, the Golden Tigers took the rubber game in another mercy-rule victory â this time 14-0. Panama took the opener 6-5.
The Golden Tigers (15-9) will find out Monday who, where and when they will play in next weekâs Class 2A Regional Tournament.
Edward âEdâ M. Knapp, 59, of Cameron died Monday, April 15, 2013, in Cameron. Ed was born Oct. 12, 1953, in Poughkeepsie, N.Y., to Ethel and Elmer Knapp. Ed was a very dedicated father, husband, and carpenter. His entire life revolved around his family and carpentry work.
Mary Bruce, 88, of Poteau died Wednesday, April 24, 2013, in Poteau.Â
Mary was born Jan. 26, 1925, at Talihina to Earl F. and Nannie Dee (Chewing) Tucker. She was a homemaker.
Mary was preceded in death by her husband, Finis Wyatt Bruce; a brother, Bud Tucker; a sister, Gerry Bruce; and a grandson, Russell Bruce.