September 25th, 2014
LEFLORE â€” The Whitesboro Lady Bulldogs had to claw their way to the district title, but they did just that in winning the Class B District Tournament on Tuesday.
After losing the first title game to the Smithville Lady Braves 12-2, the Lady Bulldogs won the if-game 10-7.
The Lady Bulldogs opened the day with a 6-1 win over Smithville, after the Lady Braves had beaten Leflore. Then, Whitesboro eliminated the Lady Savages 7-6 in eight innings.
The Lady Bulldogs (15-14) will find out on Monday where they will go and with whom they will be paired at the Class B Regional Tournament.
WISTER â€” Last May, the Wister Lady Wildcats went to the Class 3A Slow-Pitch State Tournament. On Tuesday, they took their first step to make it to the Class 2A Fast-Pitch State Tournament as they swept the Haworth Lady Lions 8-0 and 17-0 to win the district tournament.
The Lady â€™Cats (17-7) will find out where and who they will be paired with in next weekâ€™s Class 2A Regional Tournament on Monday from the Oklahoma Secondary Schools Activities Association.
GANS â€” Another history moment has come upon the Arkoma High School athletic program.
The Lady Mustangs won their first-ever fast-pitch district softball title, winning the Class A District Tournament on Tuesday. They won all three games by run rule, beating Cave Springs 12-0 and Gans twice by scores of 9-1 and 15-7.
The Lady Mustangs (8-8) will find out their Class A Regional Tournament fate on Monday from the Oklahoma Secondary Schools Activities Association.
In the Cave Springs win, pitcher Baylee White pitched a three-inning no-hitter with a strikeout.
PANAMA â€” The Panama Lady Razorbacks took their first step to getting to the Class 2A State Tournament. The Lady Razorbacks swept the Howe Lady Lions 5-0 and 12-0 to win the district tournament Tuesday night.
The Lady â€™Backs (17-12) will find out early next week about their regional tournament fate from the Oklahoma Secondary Schools Activities Association.
The Lady Lions finished at 15-13.
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. â€” The 2014 season didnâ€™t start well for the Arkansas Razorbacks, getting handled 45-21 Aug. 30 at Auburn.
However, since then the Hogs have won three straight â€” and all pretty convincingly. The last two wins are most impressive, going into Lubbock, Texas, and downing the Red Raiders 49-28 and beating a Northern Illinois team 52-14 that had won 17 straight road games â€” and just missed out going to a Bowl Championship Series bowl last season.
There were several things I learned from Friday night's Poteau home opener against Campus, Kan.:
1. The Colts are the fastest paced fast-break football team I have ever seen. However, for a team that like to run inside screens, their receivers are timid. On the split screen, the receivers had the ball on their hands numerous time but dropped at least seven of those passes due to the presence of Austin Archey and his fellow Pirates as the Kansans wanted no part of those head hunters.
John Edward Glenn Jr., 78, of Poteau died Wednesday, Sept. 24, 2014, in Poteau.
Aaron Daniel â€śDanieâ€ť Byous Jr., 67 of Poteau died Monday, Sept. 22, 2014, in Fort Smith, Ark.
Danie was born Jan. 7, 1947, in Modesto, Calif., to Aaron Daniel Sr. and Betty (Mitchell) Byous. He was a lineman and service man for OGE for 35 years. Danie was a U.S. Army veteran. He was preceded in death by his father; father-in-law, Harry Tustin; stepfather, Ben Gedosh.
Thor's Hammer 5k, 10k and half marathon, sponsored by the Friends of the Heavener Runestone and the City of Heavener, is set for Saturday, Sept. 27, at Heavener Runestone Park. Check-in is at 7 a.m. and race starts at 9 a.m. in the overlook area of the park.
The entry fee is $30 for the 5K and 10K and $40 for the half marathon.
Early registrants will be guaranteed a T-shirt. Race-day entries will receive a T-shirt only while supplies last.
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) â€” Supporters of an initiative petition to place storm shelters in every Oklahoma public school said Tuesday they are short of the number of signatures required to put the measure on a statewide ballot with just four weeks left to gather them.
Take Shelter Oklahoma is launching a final push to get the signatures of about 155,000 registered voters needed to get the measure on the ballot, said Oklahoma City attorney David Slane, who represents the organization. The deadline to turn the petitions in to the secretary of state is Oct. 20.