October 4th, 2012
MUSKOGEE â€” The Poteau Lady Pirates softball team will have to do it the hard way to make it to the Class 4A State Tournament next weekend.
The Lady Pirates blanked Sequoyah-Claremore 2-0 in the Class 4A Regional Tournament Thursday at Hilldale High School, but then lost in the winner's-bracket final 4-3 to host Hilldale.
The Lady Pirates (30-8) will play Sequoyah-Claremore at noon Friday in the loser's-bracket final, with the winner having to beat the host Lady Hornets twice in the championship round â€” which will begin at 2 p.m. Friday.
EDMOND â€” In May 2011, the Wister Wildcats baseball team won the Class 2A state title with a victory over the Dale Pirates. When the same two teams met Thursday afternoon at the Class A State Tournament quarterfinals at Edmond Santa Fe High School, luck wasn't with the team in purple.
The Pirates blanked the Wildcats 3-0 to end Wister's season at 20-9.
Look for the complete story in Friday's edition of The Poteau Daily News.
The LeFlore County Historical Society has announced a new downtown event, Taste of LeFlore County, set to begin this evening on Dewey Avenue in Poteau between the Purple Plume and the Hotel Lowrey.
Food at the event will be prepared by LeFlore County cooks and consists of beef, pork, turkey, and chicken, all of which must be raised in the county. Vegetables, desserts, and fruits will also be available.
Tickets for the event are $20 and are available at the Purple Plume, Poteau Main Street, Poteau Chamber of Commerce or by calling the LeFlore County Historical Society at (918) 647-9330.
After months of LeFlore Countians being under a burn ban, they now have the all-clear after the ban was lifted today.
According to LeFlore County Emergency Management Director Michael Davidson, the burn ban issued by Gov. Mary Fallin for LeFlore County was lifted after the area received substantial rainfall.
The burn ban issued by the LeFlore County Commissioners was allowed to expire weeks ago.
Recent rains and a chancy weather forecast have washed out this yearâ€™s Honobia Big Foot Conference and Festival, organizer Darryl Williams announced Wednesday.
The event was scheduled to run Friday through Sunday.
The festival was to be held in a hay field on Mood Dog Ranch, down 2.8 miles of dirt road, he said.
Williams said organizers are planning improvements to the site so that an all-weather festival can be held next year.
He said progress updates will be posted on his website, www.HonobiaBigFootPRINT.com.
PANAMA â€” The Panama Lady Razorbacks softball team will get a chance to defend their Class 2A state title this weekend. However, it was a little harrowing if that chance was going to present itself.
After Wyandotte defeated Panama 6-0 in the first Class 2A Regional Tournament title game, the Lady â€™Backs found themselves against the wall â€” needing to win, or go home.
WISTER â€” Last Friday, things were not looking too promising for the Wister Wildcats baseball team to keep the streak alive of seasons at state. At that moment, the streak stood at five.
After the â€™Cats lost the Class A Regional Tournament title game 11-0 to host Rattan, they had to beat Tushka for a second time to make state as consolation champions.
With the game tied 2-2 in the seventh inning, senior Tyler Gibson hit a two-run home run to propel the Wildcats to a 4-2 victory â€” and make it six straight seasons at state, dating back to May 2010.
Last year, the Poteau Pirates football team suffered a heartbreaking 59-56 shootout loss on the road against the Fort Gibson Tigers. That taste of defeat did not sit well with current senior lineman Trevor Shankle.