February 1st, 2013
The Poteau High School basketball teams played Stilwell on Tuesday night at Sherman Floyd Fieldhouse. It was their second of two meetings this season, but thanks to the Oklahoma Secondary Schools Activities Association the two schools will meet once more on the hardwood.
Poteau's teams will entertain Stilwell in a Class 4A District Tournament when the playoffs begin in two weeks.
All Class 4A, 3A and 2A district assignments were announced Thursday afternoon by the OSSAA.
The Poteau Youth Wrestling Club had representation in three different events, with at least one wrestler medal in each.
At the Cascia Hall Tournament in Tulsa, three members, Jarrett Lilley, Parker Rosenberg and Riley Rosenberg, participated. Lilley placed first in his division, while Parker Rosenberg was third in his division. Lilley will represent the club at the Junior High State Tournament in Oklahoma City this weekend.
The LeFlore County Bass Club had its first tournament of the 2013 circuit Saturday at Grasshopper Landing on Broken Bow Lake. There were 30 boats of anglers who caught 94 fish with a combined weight of 205.08 pounds. The average fish caught weighed 2.18 pounds. There were 13 limits brought to the weigh-in scales.
Kevin Bell and Jesse Patton won the tournament with a total of 13.96 pounds, including Pattonâ€™s big bass winner of four pounds even. The duo pocketed $430, and Patton earned an additional $285 for his big bass winner.
With the completion of the Cavanal Scenic Expressway, traffic on Burkle Street in Poteau has become an issue for area law enforcement.
Burkle Street at one time was a dead end residential street with little or no traffic. It has since been extended to connect with the CSE causing an increase in traffic and the need to force residential speed limits.
A electric speed monitoring device has been placed on Burkle to remind commuters to keep their speed below 25.
A man accused of second-degree rape involving a victim under the age of 16 has entered a plea of guilty and was sentenced to 10 years in prison.
Willie Amos, 62, of Heavener, entered a plea of guilty on Wednesday in front of District Judge Jon Sullivan. Sullivan sentenced Amos to 10 years in prison.
Amos has also been issued fines in the case and will be required to register as a sex offender when released from the Oklahoma Department of Corrections.
Howe Public Schools hosted the State Board of Educations regular monthly meeting Thursday afternoon.
State Superintendent of Education Janet Barresi toured the school prior to the meeting.
Topics discussed during the meeting including the advancement of technology in the school systems, academic, financial and personnel matters throughout the state.
When the Poteau Lady Pirates faced the Stilwell Lady Indians just before Christmas, one of Stilwell's leading players, Sara Fountain did not play â€” and the Lady Pirates won by 20 points, 49-29.
When the two teams had their rematch Tuesday night at Sherman Floyd Fieldhouse, Fountain was back â€” and she made a difference. The good thing was the Lady Pirates still found a way to prevail, winning 54-50.
The Indians handled the Pirates 64-39 in the boys contest.