April 7th, 2012
SALLISAW â€” Poteau Pirate golfer Jarrett Lowrimore had to go a little extra in Thursday's Sallisaw Invitational, but it ended up being worth it.
The Poteau sophomore beat Fort Gibson's Wesley Jackson on the third hole of a sudden-death playoff to take home the top medalist prize as each ended regulation play tied at 75. The sudden-death playoff hole was somewhat dramatic.
Poteau Lady Pirate golfer Hannah Ward won the Poteau Lady Pirate Invitational Thursday afternoon at Choctaw Country Club. She shot a 71, which was five shots better than runner-up Kailey Campbell of Oktaha (76).
As a team, the Lady Pirates were third with 357, finishing behind team champion Idabel (354) and Henryetta (357).
Actually, Poteau and Henryetta tied for second. Scores of each team's No. 5 golfer was used, and the Lady Knight's score was better than the Lady Pirate's.
The Northern Oklahoma College-Tonkawa Lady Mavericks softball team came to town and swept the Carl Albert State College Lady Vikings in a doubleheader Thursday afternoon by scores of 9-5 and 3-0.
The Lady Vikings will return to action in a 2 p.m. Tuesday doubleheader on the road against Western Oklahoma State College.
Talihina High School athlete Aubrey Mullins was named one of 30 Fellowship of Christian Athletes All-Staters and will represent the school at the FCA Banquet at 7 p.m. Monday night in Oklahoma City.
Mullins plays both basketball and softball for the Lady Golden Tigers.
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Girls are needed to play for an age 12-and-younger softball team in the Green Country Softball League. Games will take place at the Poteau Area Recreational Complex.
The team will practice in Cameron.
For additional information or to register, call Mike House at (918) 658-5510.
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Poteau Bombers vs. Spiro Reds; Spiro Dirtbags vs. Pocola Mudcats; Heavener Hurricanes vs. Wister Wildcats; Heavener Titans vs. Heavener Thunder; Panama Sooners vs. Poteau Drillers; Spiro Diamondbacks vs. Spiro L'il Giants.
Spiro L'il Giants vs. Poteau Bombers; Spiro Reds vs. Spiro Dirtbags; Pocola Mudcats vs. Heavener Hurricanes; Wister Wildcats vs. Heavener Titans; Heavener Thunder vs. Panama Sooners; Poteau Drillers vs. Spiro Diamondbacks.
WILBURTON â€” The Poteau High School track teams swept the team titles at the Wilburton Invitational on March 29.
The Pirates had 108 points, while the Lady Pirates scored 127 points.
For the boys, Poteau had a new track record set as Dakota Clark's winning time in the 110-meter hurdles of 15.03 seconds broke the old mark.
Clark also won the 300-meter hurdles (42.25 seconds), and was one of two Pirates to win two events as Trevor Shankle won the discus (122-2) and the shot put (45-2).
William Eugene Caldwell, 72, of Bokoshe died Thursday, April 5, 2012, in Bokoshe. He was born Sept. 7, 1939, at Milton, to Juanita Ina (Fox) Culwell and William Hershel Culwell. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army, a member of Bokoshe First Baptist Church and a greenskeeper for golf courses.
He was preceded in death by his parents; a son, William Kyle Caldwell; step-fathers, Tommie Simpson and John Baggs; sister, Loretta (Culwell) Fowler; brother-in-law, Loyal Fowler; and sister Dolores (Simpson) Best.
Kathy Ellen Engles, 52, of Poteau died Thursday, April 5, 2012 inÂ Fort Smith, Ark.
Kathy was born Aug. 17, 1959, in Poteau to Eldon Leroy and Judy Mae (Mabry) Foster.Â She was an office manager.Â Kathy was preceded in death by her father and grandmother, Lorene Mabry.