February 25th, 2013
FORT GIBSON â Last season, the Poteau Lady Pirates were the Cinderella story of the postseason as they were able to get to the Class 4A Area Tournament â and three wins from the state tournament.
The Lady Pirates were hoping to reach the same level on Saturday afternoon in the Class 4A Regional Tournament consolation finals. However, a rough fourth quarter enabled the Muldrow Lady Bulldogs to get a 36-26 victory to end the Lady Pirates' season at 18-9.
OKLAHOMA CITY â Two Poteau Pirates placed at the Class 4A State Tournament, which took place Friday and Saturday at State Fair Arena.
Senior Tyler Tustin's bid for a three-peat as state champion just missed as he lost his 138-pound state title match 4-2 after winning his first two matches â a 15-0 technical fall quarterfinal victory and a 3-1 semifinal win. He placed second, and ended his career with two state titles, four times placing at state, three times a state finalist, four regional titles and a career record of 168-8.
SHAWNEE â The Hodgen Lady Bulldogs and the Monroe Eagles each lost semifinals games on Friday in the 2013 Organization of Rural Elementary Schools (ORES) State Tournament.
In the Division II semifinals, the Lady Bulldogs lost 43-37 to eventual state champion El Reno Darlington on Friday at St. Gregory's University.
The Eagles suffered a state semifinal loss to Bearden by the score of 31-25 in the Division IV boys action on Friday at Shawnee Middle School. Bearden lost to Stidman in Saturday's title game.
William âBillâ Smith, 66, of Spiro died Friday, Feb. 22, 2013.
Services will be held at a later date under the direction of Mallory-Martin Funeral Home, Spiro.
Louise Wann, 93, of Wister died Friday, Feb. 22, 2013, in Barling, Ark.
Services will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 26, at Bethel Baptist Church in Wister. Burial will be in Ellis Chapel, Wister, under the direction of Evans and Miller Funeral Home, Poteau.
The Reichert Fire Department will hold its annual chili supper fundraiser starting at 4 p.m. Saturday, March 2, at the Reichert Fire Station and Community Center.
The price per meal is $5 for adults, $3 for children under 12.
The Walker Mountain Boys will provide music for the event.
All proceeds go to support the Reichert Fire Department.
Today is the last day for applications for the Leadership LeFlore County class of 2013. The course is designed for education future leaders in LeFlore County and surrounding areas. Classes begin March 7 at 6 p.m. at Long Lake Resort. â¨The first session covers meaning of leadership and leadership skill and styles. Guest speakers will be Poteau Mayor Jeff Shockley, State Rep. James Lockhart and former Sen. Kenneth Corn.
Registration coast $50 and each attendee will receive an LLC shirt, meals and transportation special tours.
Due to threatening weather, Carl Albert State College's softball home doubleheader against Crowder College, Mo., which was slated for a 2 p.m. Tuesday start, has been postponed. No make-up date has been set at this time.
The Lady Vikings are slated to return to action at 2 p.m. Thursday with a home twinbill against Northeastern Oklahoma A&M.
Due to the possibility of wintry weather affecting Northern Oklahoma College-Tonkawa's traveling, tonight's Carl Albert State College home games against the Lady Mavericks and Mavericks has been moved to Tuesday. The women's game will be at 5 p.m., followed by the men's contest at 7 p.m.
Also, since the CASC teams played last week's snowed-out games at Seminole State on Saturday afternoon, Saturday's originally-scheduled games against Northern Arkansas College were canceled and will not be rescheduled.