April 11th, 2012
ARKOMA â€” Arkoma Coach Mark Weatherton had a scheduling quirk this week with his Mustangs facing five games. He had to rest a few of his starters and save them for games later this week. The Ponies ended up taking a 20-3 drubbing by the hands of the Panama Razorbacks Monday afternoon.
HEAVENER â€” The Poteau High School track teams swept the team titles at the Heavener Invitational April 2 at Harvey Stadium.
The Pirates scored 91 points, while the Lady Pirates had a whopping 134 points.
Trevor Shankle won the shot put (46-.25), while Austin Barrette, Jesse Woodson, Michael Reynolds and Kendrick Hardaway won the 400-meter relay (44.31 seconds).
Woodson was runner-up in the 200-meter dash (22.95 seconds), while coming in third in the 100-meter dash (11.16).
Nico Hall was second in the 3,200-meter run (11:19), while placing third in the 1,600-meter run (5:13.72).
BEGGS â€” Spiro Lady Bulldog sprinter Tyeecha Hawkins won the 100-meter dash Thursday at the Beggs Invitational. Her winning time was 12.4 seconds.
Hawkins was runner-up in the 200-meter dash (26.63 seconds), Meochea McKesson was third (34-1) and Philicea Mack was fifth (34-3) in the shot put.
The 800-meter relay was third (1:54.2) and the 400-meter relay was fourth (52.38 seconds).
As a team, the Lady Bulldogs were sixth with 46 points. Lincoln Christian won the girls' team title with 145 points, with Oklahoma City Millwood a distant second (71 points).
It was another successful track season for the girls at Pansy Kidd Middle School this year. The eighth grade had their second undefeated season. They also teamed up with the freshman girls to snag the gold at Greenwood and Wilburton. The seventh grade took home three first-place plaques and a runner-up plaque, with their highest score being a whopping 246 points at its own meet.
OKTAHA â€” The Poteau Lady Pirates and the Pocola Lady Indians represented LeFlore County at the Oktaha Tournament last week.
The Lady Pirates went 4-1 in the event. They beat Atoka 9-0, Fort Gibson 12-3, Sequoyah-Tahlequah 6-2 and Sallisaw 8-0. Their only loss was a 17-4 loss to Tahlequah in the title game.
As for the Lady Indians, they defeated Quinton 17-8, got a forfeited win over Warner and beat Keys (Park Hill) 7-5. However, they lost 8-0 to Sequoyah-Tahlequah, 10-1 to Fort Gibson and 11-8 to Henryetta to finish eighth out of 16 teams.
Girls are needed to play for an age 12-and-younger softball team in the Green Country Softball League. Games will take place at the Poteau Area Recreational Complex. The team will practice in Cameron. For additional information or to register, call Mike House at (918) 658-5510.
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The Poteau Lady Pirates softball program will have an age 6-7 coach-pitch league beginning in May and end its season in June.
Gary Clay Thompson, 49, of Poteau died Friday, April 6, 2012, in Poteau.Â Gary was born March 14,1963, in Poteau to Phillip Don and Beverly Wray (Newell) Thompson.Â Gary worked at OK Foods. He was preceded in death by his sister, Lisa Thompson, and grandparents, Truman and Paulene Thompson.Â
Theresa Ann Cosgrove, 61, of Bokoshe died Friday, April 6, 2012. Services were held Tuesday, April 10, at United Methodist Church in Bokoshe under the direction of Mallory-Martin Funeral Home, Spiro.
Jack Dempsey Duncan, 93, of Poteau, formerly of Heavener, died Sunday, April 8, 2012, in Pocola.
Dempsey, a longtime area resident, was born Jan. 7., 1919, in Watts to Albert and Magnolia Parmallee â€śNoleâ€ť (Rhodes) Duncan. He was a member of First Baptist Church of Heavener, a U.S. Army World War II veteran and retied after 40 years as a KCS Railroad engineer.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Reta Faye (Bowen) Duncan; and son, Norris Lee Duncan.
If last week's LeFlore County Baseball Tournament was not enough for you, there's good news.
The 2012 Slow-Pitch County Tournament started Monday at the Poteau Area Recreational Area and will end on Thursday. If you want to see the diamond dolls of the county in one place, here's your chance!
the Record Straight
Now that the 2012 LeFlore County Baseball Tournament is complete, Spiro Coach Paul Croft did want to make sure that all fans were aware of why the tournament took place in Spiro and not Arkoma â€” which was the host school.