October 18th, 2012
As you read on the previous page, you found out who won and lost on Week 8 Thursday night.
Those wins, or losses, helped shape the high school football playoff picture as we head into the final two weeks of the regular season.
Some teams, like Spiro (District 3A-8), Pocola (District 2A-6) and Talihina (District A-6), were in positions to control their own destinies by winning out as action began Thursday night.
The Carl Albert State College Lady Vikings basketball players and coaches had a basketball clinic for Poteau's 15 Special Olympic athletes Tuesday at Mick Thompson Fieldhouse.
OKLAHOMA CITY â€” The Oklahoma City Thunder picked up their first preseason win Tuesday night at Chesapeake Energy Arena, beating the Charlotte Bobcats 120-98.
The Thunder were led by some new faces to the squad. Andy Rautins scored 20 points on 7-of-10 shooting, and Perry Jones added 17 points on 8-of-10 shoting from the field.
Kevin Durant and Eric Maynor added seven assists each, and Serge Ibaka Pulled down 10 rebounds as the Thunder easily handled the Bobcats.
My beautiful, gun-metal silver Chevrolet Z-71 truck was violated last Friday night. It had toilet paper all over, and under, it.
During my ongoing investigation with Randall Latham, â€śThe Foothills Neighborhood Watchâ€ť president, surveillance video of the â€ścriminalsâ€ť has been discovered â€” Kenzie Newman.
Get this. Kenzie's grandmother, Linda Newman, was driving the getaway vehicle. What's the town of Poteau coming to when grandmothers are committing violent acts to people's trucks?
Go Bandit League teams, beat Greenwood (Ark.) White
Go Pokes, beat Iowa State.
Save the world â€” recycle.
Maxine McCoy, 64, of Poteau died Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2012, in Tulsa. Maxine was born Oct. 7, 1948, in Page to Isaac and Cordia (Graham) Jones. She was head cook at Poteau Upper Elementary for 34 years. Maxine was dearly loved and was a great member of the community.Â She loved to sit on her porch with her grandchildren. Maxine was preceded in death by her husband, Melvin McCoy; her parents; grandson, Jacob â€śJakeâ€ť Freeman; brothers, Leo and Billy Jones; brother-in-law, Hank Holt.
The Poteau Pirates football team will try to end its two-game losing skid tonight as the Pirates entertain the Muldrow Bulldogs, coached by former Poteau assistant coach Rob Johnson, at 7:30 p.m. at Costner Stadium.
The game is a must-win contest for the Pirates (4-3 overall, 1-3 in District 4A-4 play). Poteau must win out to have a chance for postseason play.
The current Poteau Pirates freshmen football team entered Tuesday night's regular-season finale at Costner Stadium needing a win over the McAlester Buffaloes to complete a perfect 8-0 season, and complete a three-year undefeated stretch in which it went 22-0. The Pirates didn't disappoint their fans.
The Pirates scored on the opening drive and their defense had the bend-but-don't-break philosophy to keep the Buffaloes out of the end zone, as Poteau posted a 22-0 victory.
SPIRO â€” It will be a battle of Bulldogs at 7:30 p.m. tonight at McClain Stadium as Valliant will come to town to meet host Spiro in a critical District 3A-8 contest for the local â€™Dogs.
Spiro (4-3 overall, 3-1 in district play) has won three straight games in 3A-8 play, including Friday night's 45-28 win over the Heavener Wolves.
POCOLA â€” Last week, the Pocola Indians suffered a 40-0 loss to the Hartshorne Miners. While the game did not eliminate the Indians from the playoff hunt in Class 2A, they are in must-win situations tonight and next week.
The Indians (4-3 overall, 2-2 in District 2A-6) will need to win Thursday night against Antlers and next week in their rivalry game at Panama to get at least third place in the district â€” and a playoff berth. Tonight's game with the Bearcats will begin at 7:30 p.m. at John Carter Field.