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May 8th, 2015

No playoff baseball for Poteau until Monday

May 8, 2015

The waiting game continues for the Poteau Pirates baseball team.
The Class 4A Regional Tournament at Byng's Stokes Field will not resume until 1:30 p.m. Monday at the earliest due to rain and wet fields.
Poteau coach Andy Perdue was hoping to resume the regional Friday afternoon at one of the other three teams' home fields — even Town Creek Park. However, Perdue said in a text message that while Town Creek Park was in playable condition, Byng Public School's administration believes the weather conditions are too unsafe for its Pirates to travel east.

May 7th

Lady Wolves’ senior track trio want to end careers on high note at state, which got postponed until Monday, Tuesday due to rain

May 8, 2015

For the three Heavener Lady Wolves track seniors — Shaylie Sanders, Johna Enger and Lexi Moody — they want to end their high school careers on a high note at next week’s Class 3A State Meet, which will be Monday and Tuesday at Moore’s Lions Stadium. The meet was to have been Friday and Saturday, but was rained out.

Talihina boys relay team has good feeling about next week's state meet

May 8, 2015

Talihina’s foursome of Devon Quinn, Bryar Humphreys, Marcus Baker — all seniors — and junior Eric Smith were runners-up in the 400- and 800-meter relay at last week’s Class 2A Regional Meet at Checotah’s Ogle Field.
For the three senior members, it’s a somewhat bitter feeling knowing that next’s Class 2A State Meet, which will be Monday and Tuesday at Midwest City Carl Albert High School’s Titan Stadium, will be their final athletic endeavors as Golden Tigers. The meet was to have been Friday and Saturday, but it got rained out.

Crash ends suspected burglary spree

May 7, 2015

A man sought by law enforcement in connection with about 17 burglaries has been arrested following a crash at Sunset Corner in Spiro [May 7 1:10 p.m.]
The collision involved a law enforcement vehicle.

Large crowd gathers for National Day of Prayer

May 7, 2015

A large crowd is gathered on the LeFlore County Courthouse lawn as the celebrate National Day of Prayer [May 7 at 12:20 p.m.]

DAILY FEATURE: Thursday Tidbits

May 7, 2015

Here are some silly facts for your Thursday!

1. It is impossible to lick your elbow
2. A crocodile can't stick it's tongue out.
3. A shrimp's heart is in it's head.
4. People say "Bless you" when you sneeze because when you sneeze,your heart stops for a mili-second.
5. In a study of 200,000 ostriches over a period of 80 years, no one reported a single case where an ostrich buried its head in the sand.
6. It is physically impossible for pigs to look up into the sky.
7. A pregnant goldfish is called a twit.

2015 Local State Track Meet Qualifiers

May 7, 2015

Class 4A State Meet
Moore's Lions Stadium
Boys
High Jump — Austin “Speedy” Skelton, Poteau.
Girls
800 — Kandace Standridge, Bryce Vickers, Sheridan Hoyer, Poteau.
1,600 — Kandace Standridge, Poteau.
100 Hurdles — Skyler Webster, Poteau.
High Jump — Skyler Webster, Poteau.
Pole Vault — Skyler Webster, Poteau.
400 Relay — Poteau (Jada Price, Marissa Smith, Bayli Soriano, Kiara Warren).
800 Relay — Poteau (Jada Price, Marissa Smith, Bayli Soriano, Kiara Warren).
1,600 Relay — Poteau (Madison Williamson, Bryce Vickers, Sheridan Hoyer, Kandace Standridge).

CASC catcher has beaten leukemia; Vikings will play NOC-Enid tonight in opening round of Region II Tournament in Enid

May 7, 2015

The Carl Albert State College Vikings baseball team will begin postseason play tonight with a 6 p.m. contest against Northern Oklahoma College-Enid in the Region II Tournament at Enid's David Allen Memorial Ballpark.
However, CASC sophomore catcher Dan Weer of Vian has beaten the most fearful opponent of them all — leukemia.

May 6th

Wister girls fall in eight innings to Tushka, end up state runners-up

May 6, 2015

SHAWNEE — The Wister Lady Wildcats softball team came oh so close to bringing home a state title. Unfortunately, they will have to settle for second best.
The Lady Wildcats were outlasted 17-12 in eight innings by Tushka in the Class 3A State Tournament finals Tuesday night at the Ballfields at Firelake.
The Lady ’Cats, who were making their second straight slow-pitch state trip and third straight state softball trip counting last fall’s journey to the Class 2A Fast-Pitch State Tournament, upset Mangum 16-9 in the state quarterfinals, then beat Mooreland 7-3 in the semifinals.

Senior track duo anxious for final 4A state meet

May 6, 2015

Poteau Lady Pirate track seniors Skyler Webster and Sheridan Hoyer are anxiously awaiting their final Class 4A State Meet, which will take place Friday and Saturday at Moore’s Lions Stadium.
Webster will be in three events — the pole vault, the 100-meter hurdles and the high jump, the latter she earned an at-large bid to on Monday.
Hoyer will be on the Lady Pirates’ 1,600- and 3,200-meter relays as well as running individually in the 800-meter run — the latter she got an at-large bid for on Monday.

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