August 22nd, 2012
The perfect season for the Poteau Lady Pirates is no more.
The Tahlequah Lady Tigers defeated the Lady Pirates 9-1 Monday afternoon.
The Lady Tigers, the top-ranked team in the OK Rankings Class 5A Poll, broke a scoreless tie with two runs in the fourth inning. Then, they added five runs in the fifth inning and two more in the seventh inning. Poteau did not make things easy on itself as the Lady Pirates committed six errors, making only five of the runs earned.
Wister 13, Gans 0: In Wister, the Lady Wildcats got the first win of the season.
PANAMA â€” The Panama Lady Razorbacks softball team will have to wait another year to try to win their own fast-pitch tournament.
The Lady Razorbacks lost 8-2 to the Red Oak Lady Eagles in the loser's-bracket final of the 2012 Lady â€™Back Classic on Monday night. The game was to have been played on Saturday, but the entire final day's worth of games were rained out and made up on Monday.
As for the Lady Eagles, they ended up winning four games on the day and night, capping it off with a 7-0 victory over the Savanna Lady Bulldogs in the title game to win the Classic.
WISTER â€” Wister pitcher Colby Turnipseed threw a perfect game as the Wildcats blanked the Howe Lions 11-0 Monday afternoon.
Turnipseed faced the minimum 12 batters in the four-inning contest, recording eight strikeouts â€” including fanning the final four batters faced.
Leflore 5, Buffalo Valley 4, 9 inn.: In Leflore, Luke Isbell's RBI single in the ninth inning won the game for the Savages.
Smithville 7, Whitesboro 2: In Smithville, Quentin Ludlow's RBI single in the first inning put the Bulldogs ahead 1-0.
BUFFALO VALLEY â€” The Leflore Savages baseball team had a short stay in last weekend's Buffalo Valley Tournament.
The Savages lost 7-6 to the Boswell Scorpions in the opening round on Thursday night, then fell 9-1 to the Kiowa Cowboys in the consolation semifinals on Friday. The second loss eliminated the Savages from the tournament.
Carl Albert State College Assistant Softball Coach Megan Young will give softball lessons at $25 per hour to girls up through age 18.
To schedule a session or for additional information, call (580) 704-4517.
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Friday Couple Scrambles will take place at 5:30 p.m. every Friday at Wolf Ridge Golf Course.
The entry fee is $15 per person for the nine-hole weekly event. For additional information, call (918) 647-2582.
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Doris Deane (Smith) Pringle, 75, died Sunday, Aug. 19, 2012, in Tulsa.
Doris was born Sept. 3, 1936, in Poteau to Gilford Smith and Helen (Jenkins) Smith.Â She received her diploma in nursing and worked as a registered nurse for 45 years.
Doris was preceded in death by her parents, Gilford and Helen Smith; her son, Scott; and her sister, Connie.
A local author who took his love of history to a new level by publishing his first book is already planning his second.
Eric Standridge, 35, of Wister, recently published the book "The Birth of Poteau" with the help of co-author and editor George B. Shaw. The book details the historical events leading up to the incorporation of the City of Poteau until the Great Depression.