August 15th, 2012
McCURTAIN â€” The Leflore Savages returned to their winning ways with an 11-2 road win Monday afternoon against the McCurtain Bulldogs.
Leflore had Tuesday's game at Cameron canceled due to a back-to-school bash. Leflore Coach Tony Marris said the game is trying to be rescheduled, but has not been done so at this time.
Red Oak 10, Whitesboro 0: In Red Oak, the Bulldogs suffered a two-hit shutout loss to the Eagles.
Singles by Colton Sisemore and Hunter Tidwell was all the â€™Dogs could muster against Red Oak pitching.
Carl Albert State College Assistant Softball Coach Megan Young will give softball lessons at $25 per hour to girls up through age 18.
To schedule a session or for additional information, call (580) 704-4517.
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Friday Couple Scrambles will take place at 5:30 p.m. every Friday at Wolf Ridge Golf Course.
The entry fee is $15 per person for the nine-hole weekly event. For additional information, call (918) 647-2582.
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Jack Gray, 82, of Spiro died Monday, Aug. 13, 2012. Graveside services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 16, in Fort Smith National Cemetery under the direction of Mallory-Martin Funeral Home, Spiro.
Virginia Mae Moore, 81, died Saturday, Aug. 12, 2012, in Poteau.
Virginia was born April 20, 1931, to Jack and Estell (Williams) Cheney. She married Dennis C. Moore on June 2, 1949. Virginia was baptized June 2, 1966. She loved her grandchildren and her ministry. She was a homemaker. Virginia was a Jehovah's Witness. She was preceded in death by her parents, Jack and Estell Cheney; brother, Sunny Cheney; and her husband of 50 years, Dennis C. Moore.
Although the area saw substantial rainfall last week, it was confirmed during the Monday morning LeFlore County Commissioner meeting that the burn ban would remain in effect in conjunction with the Governor's burn ban.
According to Michael Davidson, Director of LeFlore County Emergency Management, the Governor's burn ban is scheduled to expire in two weeks if it isn't reinstated. The commissioners agreed to maintain the local ban until it is determined if the upcoming significant weather changes would affect the state ban.
It became apparent right from the start of Saturday night's Poteau Piratesâ€™ Red-White Interteam Scrimmage at Costner Stadium that the defense was well ahead of the offense. That can be said about most teams' first scrimmage of the year, yet alone a team that has a polar opposite change in offensive philosophies. Last year, the Pirates were in a wide-open spread offense, while the coaching style chosen by the new Poteau Coach Greg Werner is more on the lines of a more physical offense play across the front offensive line for the Pirates. Their line will average more than 250 pounds per man.
When one looks at the end of today's column and sees the week's worth of games on both the fast-pitch and fall baseball diamonds, one can tell it will be a busy week.
First off, Panama's Lady â€™Back Classic will be Thursday through Saturday, and Cameron, Howe, Whitesboro and Wister will be in the Red Oak Tournament the latter half of this week.
Also, Poteau will be at the Broken Arrow Tournament Friday and Saturday, while Talihina will be in the Healdton Festival â€” put on by former Talihina All-Stater and Healdton Softball Coach Joel Bradberry.
For the first time this young season, the Poteau Lady Pirates softball team was staring a potential loss in the face. After the Broken Bow Lady Savages scored three runs in the first two innings, the Lady Pirates rallied to down them 5-3 to complete a home sweep Friday night.
BEGGS â€” The Panama Lady Razorbacks fast-pitch softball team split their four games over the weekend in the Beggs Festival.
The defending Class 2A state champions finished the weekend strong with two wins, beating Checotah 9-2 and host Beggs 6-4. Those came after Friday's setbacks as they lost 6-0 to Berryhill and 4-1 to Kellyville.
STIGLER â€” After the Talihina Lady Golden Tigers beat the Keota Lady Lions Saturday morning to reach the title game of the Stigler Tournament, the Lady Lions beat them twice by scores of 8-2 and 8-0 to land them as runners-up.
The Lady Golden Tigers (3-2) beat host Stigler to get to the winner's-bracket final.
The Pocola Lady Indians were third. They beat Stigler and got past Spiro 3-1 before losing to Keota in the loser's-bracket final.
The Lady Bulldogs fell 6-4 to Keota, then beat Cameron 11-1 before losing to Pocola.