March 26th, 2013
CAMERON â The Poteau Pirates baseball team was voted the top seed of the 2013 LeFlore County Tournament, which will begin Monday at three sites around the county.
The Spiro Bulldogs, last year's runners-up and the 2011 champions, are the second seed, with the defending county champion Wister Wildcats the third seed and the Heavener Wolves the fourth seed.
Tournament host Cameron is the fifth seed, followed by Leflore, Pocola, Whitesboro, Panama, Howe and Arkoma.
Two teams â Bokoshe and Talihina â will not be in the tournament field.
An old adage says, âGood things come in threes.â For the Poteau Pirates baseball team, it sure did.
The pitching trio of starter Jace Pitchford and relievers Roger Barcheers and Jay Werner combined on a five-inning perfect game as the Pirates blanked the Cameron Yellowjackets 8-0 Tuesday afternoon at Town Creek Park.
RED OAK â While it was chilly outside on Monday, the Poteau bats were hot as the Lady Pirates split their two games at Red Oak, routing the Fort Gibson Lady Tigers 26-6 but being outlasted 16-12 by the host Lady Eagles.
Panama 4, Keota 1: In Keota, the Lady Razorbacks got back on the winning track, thanks to a three-run fourth inning to break a scoreless tie.
Kendra Swindle's solo home run in the sixth inning made it 4-0.
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) â An Oklahoma House committee approved a proposal Wednesday that its sponsor said would help protect Oklahomans from what he called subpar roofing "vultures" that swoop into the state after severe weather to take advantage of the desperate.
Rep. Mark McBride, R-Moore, introduced a bill that would require roofers to buy a $30,000 bond the state could use to help reimburse customers for any damage caused. The House Economic Development and Financial Services Committee approved the proposal without opposition and sent it to the full House for consideration.
Heavener's Trevor Smith and Talihina's Clark Austin were named the Co-Most Valuable Players of the 2012-13 All-Black Diamond Conference Basketball Team.
Talihina's Alan Lockhart and Ethan Sisk, Pocola's Preston Hobbs, Tyler Hutchens, Lance Standridge and Tanner Francis and Heavener's Luke Culpepper and Noah Davis were named to the all-conference team.
Talihina's Logan Hillebrand, Pocola's Omar Qamoun and Heavener's Tyler Hamm were honorable mention.
The Poteau Pirates baseball team thought they were through with cold temperatures when they finished last week's Poteau Wood Bat Festival. Wrong.
Despite more chilly temperatures on Monday afternoon at Town Creek Park, the Pirates kept their winning ways going with a 6-1 win over the Panama Razorbacks.
Poteau's home game this afternoon with Cameron at Town Creek Park has been moved up to a 3:30 p.m. start.
SPIRO â The week before Spring Break, the Spiro Bulldogs had a last-at-bat rally to down the Roland Rangers for a big road win. They were able to provide their fans a home version of one on a chilly, drizzly Saturday afternoon in the Class 3A Showcase.
A four-run sixth inning rallied the Bulldogs for a 6-5 come-from-behind victory over the Beggs Golden Demons.
On a chilly Friday night, the âDogs blanked the Wilburton Diggers 8-0.
Was it just me, or did Spring Break feel anything but spring? While covering games at the Poteau Wood Bat Festival and the Class 3A Showcase in Spiro, I felt like I was at football game it was so cold. By the way, I want to thank Spiro baseball coach Paul Croft for the heater in his team's dugout on Friday and Saturday. It helped keep my blood circulating!
However, be that as it may, Spring Break is over, and it's back to normal for the high school athletics spring seasons. It's hard to believe, but there are about eight weeks left!
County Seeding Meetings This Week
OKLAHOMA CITY â Oklahoma Insurance Commissioner John D. Doak and the Medicare Assistance Program are alerting Oklahoma seniors to a new telephone scam. The warning comes after reports of scammers telling victims that the Affordable Care Act (ACA) requires them to gather personal information for a national medical card. But such a card does not exist.
The Hope Assistance Program can help you or a loved one with personal items such as adult briefs and diapers, bed pads, disposable gloves and similar items.
The KEDDO Area Agency on Aging is striving to close gaps of services in its planning service areas of Choctaw, Haskell, Latimer, LeFlore, McCurtain, Pittsburg and Pushmataha counties through âHope Assistanceâ and other programs.