September 12th, 2014
Mother Nature was the big winner Thursday on the fast-pitch softball and fall baseball diamonds as numerous games were rained out.
Softball games rained out were Poteau at Spiro, Wister at Heavener and Howe vs. Soper and Whitesboro vs. Bennington in the Wright City Tournament. The Wister-Heavener game will not be rescheduled, but itâ€™s not known of the Poteau-Spiro contest will be rescheduled. Howe will play Battiest in the now single-elimination tournament at 4 this afternoon.
Editor's note: All race results and point standings list the top three and any other local racers.
Pure Stock Race
1. Wesley Taylor, Eufaula; 2. Tyler Chambers, Welling; 3. Zane Hunter, Alma, Ark..
Super Stock Race
1. Dylan Davlin, Shady Point; 2. Ty Evans, Fort Smith, Ark.; 3. Chris Nicholson, Pocola; 6. Gean Davlin, Shady Point; 12. Ron Grover, Pocola.
Factory Stock Race
1. Shannon Cox, Greenwood, Ark.; 2. Wendell Vaughn, Pocola; 3. Michael Brasch, Pocola; 4. Ron Grover, Pocola; 8. Joshua Vaughn, Pocola; 9. Caleb Speers, Talihina.
The Oklahoma State Race Series had its final race of 2014 last weekend at RaceDay Park Mx, located between Poteau and Cameron on Oklahoma Highway 112. There were 246 riders, and you may have seen all the campers in the parking lot had you driven by the track. It looked like the parking lot at Jamatt RV.
More than 1,000 people were at the event, counting spectators and participants, and they spent the weekend in town, eating all over the place.
The following people were booked into the LeFlore County Detention Center overnight. The information was gathered from the jail's daily roster and only shows booking information. Only those with a case number listed have been charged. Stay tuned each morning to see who was arrested overnight.
CF â€”Â criminal felony
CMâ€” criminal misdemeanor
FD â€”Â family docket such as child support
For more information about an arrestee, you can search by name or case number on www.ODCR.com or www.OSCN.net.
Christopher Don Little, Heavener Warrant/KCSP; $50,736 bond
When looking at the Poteau Piratesâ€™ non-District 4A-4 portion of their football schedule, one could see that it was loaded with three larger schools. The Pirates will take on the second of those three teams tonight when they travel to meet the Van Buren [Ark.] Pointers at 7 p.m., which is a 30-minute earlier start than originally schedule.
The Bokoshe Tigers football team is essentially starting the season at 0-0, despite losing 46-0 in their home opener last week to county rival Arkoma in a game ended at the 9:54 mark of the third quarter due to the 45-point mercy rule.
The Tigers (0-1) will begin District C-4 play tonight as they entertain the Bowlegs Bison at 7:30 p.m. at Tiger Stadium.
Despite the rough start to the season, the players have been very upbeat as they prepared for the Bison.
The good news for the Spiro Bulldogs was they won last weekâ€™s football season opener 47-40 over Stilwell.
However, the not-as-good news for the â€™Dogs that night was they had to hold on for dear life to get that victory, scoring a touchdown in the final period and keeping Stilwell out of the end zone on four plays inside the Spiro 10.
â€śWeâ€™re proud of the fact that we won, but there are a lot of things that weâ€™re not satisfied with,â€ť Spiro coach Chris Bunch said. â€śThere was a reason we were in the position we were in. Weâ€™ve got to get those things corrected.â€ť
Thereâ€™s nothing like a strong finish, the Heavener Wolves football team had just that in its season opener last Friday night at Atoka.
Trailing 14-12, the Wolves scored the final 20 points of the game en route to a 32-14 win over the homestanding Wampus Cats.
â€śWe started slow, but we came back out in the second and did what we were supposed to do,â€ť first-year Heavener coach Sam Hembree said. â€śWe were plagued with penalties in the first half, but in the second half, we were a lot cleaner â€” and looked a lot better.â€ť
The Poteau Pirates, last seasonâ€™s Class 4A state runners-up, did not get to start the 2014 season as they would have liked, losing to the Alma [Ark.] Airedales in last Thursday nightâ€™s Hootenâ€™s Classic game at Fort Smith [Ark.] Northside High School.
However, Poteau senior wide receiver/defensive back Dayton Martinez has no doubt the Pirates will bounce back.
â€śIt was very frustrating,â€ť Martinez said about the Alma loss. â€śI think we can do a lot better than that. With all the practice weâ€™ve been doing, itâ€™s helped. I think weâ€™ll come back.â€ť
McALESTER â€” The Pansy Kidd Middle School football teams made it 2-for-2 on the season of sweeping their opponent, but it didnâ€™t come easy for the eighth-graders.
Jake Gullickâ€™s 20-yard touchdown with about 60 seconds left to play in the game lifted the Raiders to an 18-14 come-from-behind victory over the McAlester Buffaloes on Tuesday at Hook-Eales Stadium.
The seventh-grade Raiders had little problem in handling the Buffs, winning 32-6.