September 25th, 2012
Charlene Smith, 68, of Spiro died Monday, Sept. 24, 2012. Services will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 27, at Mallory-Martin Funeral Home Chapel in Spiro.
David Louis Mann, 72, of Poteau died Sunday, Sept. 23, 2012, in Poteau. Memorial services will be held at a later date. Evans and Miller Funeral Home, Poteau, is handling arrangements.
Barbara Jane Lashley, 77, of Keota died Saturday, Sept. 22, 2012. Services will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 26, at Unity Baptist Church in Keota under the direction of Mallory-Martin Funeral Home, Stigler.
Darlene Kay Petrofsky, 65, of Poteau died Saturday, Sept. 22, 2012, in Poteau
She was born Feb. 20, 1947, in Milwaukee, Wis., to Reuben and Hazel Johnson. She attended Spiro Freewill Baptist Church, she loved gardening, crafts and antiques. She loved her family and her dog Candy. Darlene was preceded in death by her parents, three sisters Janet, Sandra Foster and Joyce Hupe.
Daniel A. Hengl Vierra, 46, of Poteau died Monday, Sept. 24, 2012, in Poteau.
Daniel was born Aug. 5, 1966, in San Diego, Calif., to Fred and Alma (Vierra) Hengl. He operated a forklift for OK Foods. Daniel was preceded in death by his mother; grandmother, Alice Leonard, and sister, Jamie Byrne.
Well, the Poteau Pirates played with Class 4A's sixth-ranked Sallisaw Black Diamonds in Friday night's District 4A-4 opener at Costner Stadium, and were in contention until the final quarter. It seemed like the Black Diamonds came out in the third quarter and made major corrections on the offensive side of the ball. Ben Oberste, the future Tulsa Golden Hurricane, has been highly visible in sports in eastern Oklahoma for the past three years. But without question, he was a lot more dominating with his legs than with his arm. Poteau had no answer for the QB read option.
At this time last week, LeFlore County had 12 high school fast-pitch softball teams and five high school fall baseball teams still playing on the diamond.
However, those numbers were severely cut last week in district tournaments. Now, there are five softball and a single baseball team still playing.
The Poteau Lady Pirates will begin postseason play Thursday in the Class 4A District Tournament, while the other teams will be in regional tournament with the hopes of making it to next weekend's state tournaments.
BATTIEST â€” The Whitesboro Lady Bulldogs softball team had the misfortune of hitting a hot-hitting Eagletown Lady Eagles team in Thursday's Class B District Tournament. The end result was a pair of losses to the Lady Eagles by scores of 11-0 and 17-7 to see their season come to an end. Whitesboro won its first game, as the Lady Bulldogs doubled up the host Lady Panthers 12-6.
BATTIEST â€” As strong a beginning to the Class B District Tournament was for the Whitesboro Bulldogs baseball team, the end was just as disappointing.
Only needing a single win on Friday to advance to next week's Class B Regional Tournament, the â€™Dogs were beaten twice by the Caney Cougars by scores of 17-0 in four innings in the first title game and 7-6 in the second title game to see their season end.
The Bulldogs won their first two games on Thursday, handling host Battiest 13-2, then outlasting Caney 10-9.
SHAWNEE â€” The Heavener High School cross country teams competed Saturday at the Oklahoma Baptist University Invitational at Gordon Cooper Vo-Tech Center, which is the site of this season's Class 3A State Meet.
The Lady Wolves finished 15th with 394 points, as Hennessey won the girls' team title with 102 points.