September 26th, 2014
Mary Ann Gallant, 71, of Poteau passed away Wednesday, Sept. 24, 2014, in Poteau.
Mary Ann was born March 9, 1943, in Midwest City. Mary Ann was a legal secretary for years and was currently the office manager for Rural Water District 14 in Spiro. She was preceded in death by her husband, Richard Henry Gallant; her mother, Jane Ellen (Land) Young; and sister, Linda Underwood.
Billy Morton, 74, of Arkoma died Wednesday, Sept. 24, 2014.
Services will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 27, at Spiro Church of Christ. Burial will be in New Hope Cemetery under the direction of Mallory-Martin Funeral Home.
Itâs homecoming for the Poteau Pirates, as well as the District 4A-4 opener, tonight as they welcome former Poteau assistant Rob Johnson and his Muldrow Bulldogs to Costner Stadium for a 7:30 p.m. contest. Fans are encouraged to wear red to âred outâ the Bulldogs.
âItâs homecoming, so our kids will have a little extra fire and excitement,â Poteau coach Greg Werner said. âIt will be nice to have a good crowd there. We had a good crowd last week, and I expect a good crowd [tonight]. So, weâre looking for a good ball game. Weâre looking forward to it. Iâm sure Muldrow will be ready.â
Something will have to give tonight when the Spiro Bulldogs entertain the Roland Rangers for the District 3A-8 opener at 7 p.m. at McClain Stadium. Both teams enter at 3-0.
âWeâre looking forward to it,â Spiro coach Chris Bunch said. âItâs a big game. I expect a packed house. Itâs our first district game. A loss will probably make you end up second or third, maybe fourth. We canât afford to have a loss.â
HEAVENER â The Heavener Lady Wolves softball team, which went to the Class 5A Slow-Pitch State Tournament last May, took the first step to getting to the Class 3A State Tournament next month.
The Lady Wolves swept the Stigler Lady Panthers 9-0 and 11-1 to win the district tournament.
The Lady Wolves (24-9) will find out Monday where and with whom they will be paired for next weekâs Class 3A District Tournament.
Not only were the Poteau Pirates glad to get their first win of this football season last Friday night, it also was a good feeling for senior receiver/defensive end Jordan Key. Key was unable to play in the first two games this season.
âIt was awesome,â Key said. âI had been waiting. I had been practicing hard every day, and I gave it all I had.â
Although heâs been practicing, it still took a while to get back into the flow.
âI had to knock off some rust,â Key said. âI had to correct some things. Toward the second half, things got easier.â
The good news Tuesday night was the Pansy Kidd Middle School footbal teams remained undefeated, posting road wins against Stigler. The eighth-grade Raiders won 30-16, while the seventh-graders got a 38-8 victory.
The not-so-good news was the Poteau Pirates freshmen team suffered its first loss of the season, falling by the score of 28-8.
The Pirate freshmen and the PKMS teams will return to action next Thursday at Sallisaw. Games will begin at 5:30 p.m. at Perry F. Lattimore Stadium.
The Bokoshe Tigers not only will try to get their first win of the 2014 season but their first District C0-4 victory as well.
The Tigers (0-3, 0-1) will pay a visit to the Sasakwa Vikings (1-2, 0-2) for a 7:30 p.m. contest Friday night.
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To Get There â Take Oklahoma Highway 31 west to McAlester. Take U.S. 270 west to Wewoka. Take Oklahoma Highway 56 south to Sasakwa.
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District C-4 Standings
Team District Overall +/-
Cave Springs 2-0 3-0 +30
Fox 2-0 2-1 +30
Thackerville 1-0 2-1 +15
Webbers Falls 1-1 2-1 0
Bowlegs 1-1 1-2 -7
Midway 1-1 1-2 -13
Bokoshe 0-1 0-3 -8
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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.