May 14th, 2013
By Kim Ross
A Keota man who took on the challenge of the Cavanal Killer on Saturday touched more hearts than he knew as his determination impressed several people.
Clinton Allen, 43, of Keota began walking a few months ago in an attempt to lose weight and regain his health. Little did he know when he began, he would trek the five miles in a race up the highest hill.
BARTLESVILLE â€” One of the big problems over the last month of the season for the Carl Albert State College baseball team was getting the big hit. It bit them big time Sunday afternoon.
The Vikings stranded eight runners on base, and could not get the big hit when needed, as they lost 2-1 to Redlands Community College in the consolation finals of the Region II Tournament at Doenges Ballpark.
The Vikings end the season at 23-31.
TULSA â€” Twelve years ago, the majority of players on the Poteau Pirates soccer team started their soccer careers. Their record was perfect. They did did not win a game. However over the years, these young Pirates learned how to play soccer. Then, too, their physical abilities and agilities began to develop, and they started to win games. For the past four years, the Pirates have improved their status one step at a time. This year the Pirates took the final step.
YUKON â€” Five Poteau High School track athletes won medals at the Class 5A State Meet, which took place Friday and Saturday at Yukon High Schoolâ€™s Miller Stadium.
Deven Bond won three medals, two individually. Bond was third in the 3,200-meter run (12:12.04) and fourth in the 1,600-meter run (5:33.3). She was part of the third-place 3,200-meter relay team of Colleen Peterson, Haley Griggs and Kandace Standridge that had a time of 9:56.88.
Standridge was a multiple-medal winner as well as she was fourth in the 800-meter run (2:24.73).
OKLAHOMA CITY â€” Poteau tennis player Skylar Abbott went 1-2 at the Class 4A State Tournament, which took place Friday and Saturday at the Will Rogers Tennis Center.
Abbott lost his first match 7-5, 6-2 to Byngâ€™s Neil Jorgenson, then beat Oklahoma City Classenâ€™s Jonathan Sergent 6-0, 6-2 in the consolation opening round.
However, Abbott lost to Chisholmâ€™s Tyler Harmon 6-2, 6-3 in the second round of consolation play.
Marvin McKee, of Blackfork, Ark., was the winner of the shotgun raffle at the May 5 fundraiser for the Haw Creek Fire Association. The association said the fundraiser was a success and expressed thanks to LeFlore County Pawn and Gun in Heavener for help in obtaining the shotgun.
Ten local students from the district junior music festival competed at the Oklahoma Federation of Music Clubs State Junior Music Festival.
"Our district had one winner and three honorable mentions," said Natlynn Hayes, District 5 festival chairman.
Elyse Marquardt was a winner in the piano solo very difficult II division.
Ethan Heath received an honorable mention in the musical theatre junior III division. Â
Raegan Thomas received an honorable mention in the vocal art song senior II division.
Trenton Underwood received an honorable mention in the hymn playing primary B division.
Donna J. Thompson, 70, of Poteau died Thursday, May 9, 2013, in Poteau. Graveside services were held Saturday, May 11,Â at Hall Cemetery near Slaytonville under the direction of Evans and Miller Funeral Home.