February 21st, 2013
FORT GIBSON â€” There will be another afternoon of Poteau Pirates basketball.
The Pirates held off a fourth-quarter rally by the Jay Bulldogs to earn a 56-51 victory Thursday afternoon at the Class 4A Regional Tournament.
The Pirates (13-12) will play at 3 p.m. Friday in Fort Gibson in the consolation semifinals against the loser of Thursday night's Inola-Muldrow game. That winner will play for the consolation championship, and a trip to the Class 4A Area Tournament next week at the Muskogee Civic Center, at 3 p.m. Saturday.
The Carl Albert State College baseball team will head south of the border for a three-game series with Tyler (Texas) Junior College, beginning tonight.
The Vikings (4-1), who lost their first game of the season Saturday afternoon to Jefferson College, Mo., at Ival Goodman Field, will play Game 1 of the three-game series beginning at 7 tonight. It will be a single, nine-inning game.
Then, the two teams will play a doubleheader beginning at 1 p.m. Saturday.
Four Poteau Pirate wrestlers will get the chance to win state titles this weekend at the Class 4A State Tournament, which will take place Friday and Saturday at Oklahoma City's State Fair Arena.
For three of them, Devin Anderson (120 pounds), Derek Francis (170) and Gabe Sanchez (195), they will be making their first-ever appearances at state.
Senior Tyler Tustin will try to three-peat as state champion at 138 pounds, and believes that he is performing his best now than ever before.
The second tournament of the LeFlore County Bass Club's 2013 circuit took place Sunday at Chicken Creek on Lake Tenkiller. There were 41 boats, filled with anglers who caught 112 fish that had a total weight of 322.41 pounds. Each fish had an average weight of 2.88 pounds, and 14 limits were caught â€” with five of the 112 fish caught weighing more than five pounds.
Save the world, recycle.
God bless our troops and veterans.
Have a great weekend.
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Harlan George Vinson Sr., 83, of Heavener died Thursday, Feb. 21, 2013, in Heavener. Services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 23, in Springhill Baptist Church, Howe. Burial will be in Stapp-Zoe Cemetery under the direction of Dowden Funeral Home.
John Cranford, 70, of Whitesboro died Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2013, in Fort Smith, Ark.
Services will be held at 3 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 23, at Whitesboro Assembly of God. Burial will be in Whitesboro Cemetery under the direction of Talihina Funeral Home.
One person received minor injuries in a one vehicle accident in Poteau Thursday afternoon.
Police and Emergency Medical Services responded to the call of a one vehicle accident on Waddle Street behind the Choctaw Travel Plaza.
The cause of the accident was under investigation.
The Monroe Lady Eagles qualified for the 2013 Organization of Rural Elementary Schools State Tournament by winning the Division IV Tournament on Thursday in Fanshawe. Before the weekend ended, they were joined at state by four other LeFlore County teams.
In the Division II Area Tournament at McAlesterâ€™s Frink-Chambers Middle School, the Hodgen teams did it the hard way, but made this weekâ€™s ORES State Tournament.