April 30th, 2012
POCOLA â€” It took a full three-game Class 2A District Tournament series to do it, but the Pocola Indians baseball team won their 11th straight district title. The Indians beat the Sallisaw-Central Tigers 8-3 Friday afternoon to win the best-of-3 series 2 games to 1 to advance to this week's Class 2A Regional Tournament.
The Indians broke a scoreless tie with a four-run third inning, then had three runs in the fifth inning to put them up 8-1.
Lois Russell, 92, of Spiro died Monday, April 30, 2012. Services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, May 2, at Leeâ€™s Chapel. Burial will be in Cottonwood Cemetery, Muldrow, under the direction of Mallory-Martin Funeral Home, Spiro.
Floyd Russell Clinton, 65, of Rock Island died Friday, April 27, 2012, in Fort Smith, Ark. Graveside services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday, May 1, at Ellis Chapel Cemetery, Wister, under the direction of Evans and Miller Funeral Home.
Laverne Henson, 70, of Cameron died Friday, April 27, 2012, in Fort Smith, Ark.Â She was born Jan. 11, 1942, at Mena, Ark., to James Cornelius and Gertrude L. (Mills) Moore.Â She was a faithful Jehovahâ€™s Witness since September 1961.
She was preceded in death by her parents, and a sister Imajene Bryant.Â
Laverne is survived by her husband, Dorsey Wayne Henson of the home; a brother, James R. Moore of Cameron; a sister Norma Evans of Poteau; numerous nieces and nephews; other family, friends and loved ones. Â
Earl C. Seaton, 88, of Spiro, died Saturday, April 28, 2012, in Spiro.Â Earl was born Oct. 7, 1923, in Lavaca, Ark., to O.H. and Elvia (Wise) Seaton.Â He was a U.S. Army veteran. Earl was a mechanic, working at Turman-Pierce for years.Â He was a farmer and rancher.Â Earl was a wonderful father and grandfather.
CAMERON â€” Last fall, the Cameron Yellowjackets missed out on two trips to state, losing both the championship and consolation championship game in the Class A Regional Tournament. The same ill fate happened to them once more.
The Yellowjackets lost 6-4 to the Wright City Lumberjax in the title game of the Class A Regional Tournament Thursday afternoon.
Cameron reached the regional title game as it outlasted Okay 11-10 in Friday afternoon's first game.
McALESTER â€” There will be LeFlore County representation at next week's state slow-pitch softball tournament.
The Heavener Lady Wolves won the Class 5A Regional Tournament Thursday afternoon by outlasting the Henryetta Lady Knights 6-5 in nine innings in the championship game. Earlier in the day, the Lady Wolves beat the Valliant Lady Bulldogs 11-8.
The Lady Wolves will play Blanchard at 10 a.m. Tuesday in the Class 5A State Tournament at Hall of Fame Stadium in Oklahoma City.
MUSKOGEE â€” Last fall, one Muskogee County team, the Fort Gibson Lady Tigers, beat the Poteau Lady Pirates in the Class 4A Fast-Pitch Regional Tournament to deny the Lady Pirates a trip to state. Thursday afternoon in the Class 6A Slow-Pitch Regional Tournament, another Muskogee County team dashed state-tournament hopes for Poteau.
The Lady Pirates lost 11-4 to the Muskogee Lady Roughers in Thursday's regional title game to end Poteau's season.
DEWAR â€” If there was such a thing as a gut-wrenching loss, the Howe Lady Lions softball team may have suffered it Thursday afternoon in the Class 3A Regional Tournament.
After tying the game with a two-run seventh inning, the Preston Lady Pirates scored once in the ninth inning to down the Lady Lions 6-5 to end their season.
The Lady Lions (8-12) scored twice in the first and fourth innings for a 4-0 lead, only to see the Lady Pirates cut the deficit to 4-3 by the sixth inning.