February 2nd, 2012
Ann â€śCookieâ€ť Dunfee, 72, of Shady Point died Thursday, Feb. 2, 2012, in Fort Smith, Ark.Â Services will be 10 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 4, at Evans Chapel of Memories, Poteau. Burial will be in Shady Point Cemetery under the direction of Evans and Miller Funeral Home.
Teresa Mae Byington, 61, of Talihina died Wednesday, Feb 1, 2012, in Antlers. Services will be held at 10 a.m. today in the Talihina Funeral Chapel. Burial will be at the New Talihina Cemetery under the direction of Talihina Funeral Home.
SPIRO â€” If you're a football player, the first Wednesday in February is one of your favorite days â€” National Letter of Intent Signing Day. For three Spiro Bulldogs, that dream became reality.
Spiro's K.J. Booze, Tyh Hawkins and Jordan Scott signed letters of intent Wednesday morning at the Spiro Gym.
Booze signed with Dartmouth College of the Ivy League in Hanover, N.H. However, official acceptance into the famed collegiate institution does become official for any Ivy League school until April. But football players can still sign their letters of intent in February.
Nominations are currently being accepted for the 2012 Poteau High School Sports Hall of Fame.
Categories include: football, boys and girls basketball, baseball, fast-pitch and slow-pitch softball, boys and girls soccer, boys and girls track, boys and girls golf, boys and girls cross country, boys and girls all-around athlete, wrestling, coaching and support and service.
The deadline to submit nominations is March 30. For additional information or to submit a nomination, call (918) 839-0394.
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It was two for the price of one for the Poteau Pirates wrestling team Tuesday night at Sherman Floyd Fieldhouse. It was both homecoming and Senior Night as the Pirates entertained the Fort Gibson Tigers in their last dual of the season.
Things did not end so well for the Pirates as the Tigers left town 39-27 victors.
With the dual tied at 15-15, the Tigers (5-4) won matches at 145 and 152 pounds to take a 24-15 lead.
Derek Francis got the Pirates (15-7) right back into the dual with a pin at the 1:41 mark of the opening period in his 160-pound match to cut Fort Gibson's lead to 24-21.
ROLAND â€” It was a rough night of basketball for the Poteau High School teams Tuesday night as they each suffered losses. The undefeated Roland Rangers handled the Pirates 65-35, while the Lady Rangers got past the Lady Pirates 60-46.
WISTER â€” A strong third quarter enabled the Bokoshe Lady Tigers to post a 58-50 come-from-behind win over the Wister Lady Wildcats Tuesday night at the Wister Gym.
Down 25-23 at halftime, the Lady Tigers outscored the Lady â€™Cats 27-7 in the third quarter to take a 50-32 lead into the final period.
One thing which aided the Bokoshe comeback was the 3-point baskets, of which the Lady Tigers hit 11 for 33 of their 58 points.
TALIHINA â€” A strong second-half performance by the Talihina Golden Tigers enabled them to win going away by a score of 61-41 over the Heavener Wolves Tuesday night on Chris Gillespie Court at Ray Henson Gymnasium.
Leading 22-21 at halftime, the Golden Tigers outscored the Wolves 39-20 in the second half.
Wister 44, Bokoshe 15: In Wister, the Wildcats jumped out to a 16-1 lead on the Tigers after one period to take charge of the contest.
The Wister baseball team is selling tickets to a Redhawks game on June 23. It is a part of a deal that will allow them to play in Bricktown Ballpark against the Elgin Owls on March 9. If you want to help out the boys and get tickets to the game, contact me or any of the high school baseball boys for more information.
Opal May Fout, 84, of Pocola,Â formerly of Shady Point, died Tuesday, Jan. 31, 2012 in Fort Smith, Ark. Opal was born May 17, 1927, in Wewoka to Cecil and JewelÂ (Nance) Lassiter.Â She was a homemaker.Â Opal was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Dolin Fout; son, Andy Fout; brother, Lloyd Lassiter; and sisters, Katie Jones and Louise Varner.Â