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October 12th, 2012

'Football Frenzy' will take place Thursday night so Friday's edition can publish high school games' stories

October 12, 2012

As most of you reader know, during the high school football season, the Saturday morning editions are held so we can get the high school football games' stories into that edition.
Next week is Fall Break, and all the games will be played on Thursday night. In my first two years as sports editor of The Poteau Daily News, the decision was made to not hold Friday morning's edition for the games' stories, but wait and publish them on that Saturday's edition.

Third-quarter surge carries Tulsa past UTEP Thursday night

October 12, 2012

TULSA — Alex Singleton tied a school record with two rushing touchdowns and Tulsa broke things open with a 20-point third explosion en route to a 33-11 victory over Texas-El Paso Thursday night in Conference USA action at Skelly Field at H.A. Chapman Stadium.
Singleton, who now has 32 career rushing TDs, ran for 96 yards on 21 carries. His scores covered 1 and 10 yards.
Ja’Tarian Douglass was TU’s top rusher with 128 yards on 13 handoffs, with most of the yardage coming on an 81-yard TD run that gave Tulsa a comfortable lead in the third quarter.

Darrell Harrison

October 12, 2012

Owen “Darrell” Harrison, 54, of Panama died Thursday, Oct. 11, 2012, in Fort Smith, Ark. He was born Jan. 18, 1958 in Tulsa to Owen D. and Mary Louise (Pierce) Harrison.
He was a driver for Warren Cat. Darrell will be remembered most for his faith and love for his Lord Jesus Christ and the love he had for his family and friends.
He is preceded in death by a sister Karen Francis.

Melvin Ray Roberts

October 12, 2012

Melvin Ray Roberts, 59, of Van Buren, Ark., died Friday, Oct. 12, 2012, in Van Buren. He was born Oct. 4, 1953, in Poteau to Willie and Vera (Godwin) Roberts. He was a carpenter. He is preceded in death by his parents and two brothers, Weldon and Bob Roberts. 

Jacob Ulmon Hollan

October 12, 2012

Jacob Ulmon Hollan, 22, of Konawa, formerly of the Summerfield / Reichert area, died Thursday, Oct. 12, at Konawa. Services will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 16, in the Leflore School gymnasium. Burial will be in Summerfield Cemetery under the direction of Dowden Funeral Home, Heavener.

LaVerne Ward

October 12, 2012

LaVerne Ward, 78, of Poteau died Wednesday, Oct. 10, 2012, in Fort Smith, Ark. LaVerne was born Dec. 27, 1933, in Haywood to Earnest Daniel and Mable L. (Pollard) Gray.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Hezzy Ronald “Bo” Ward and sister, Earlene Brannon. She was a homemaker. LaVerne was a member of the Pleasant Valley Free Will Baptist Church for over 45 years. She loved gardening and reading. She loved her church and her family and fellowshipping with them all.

Poteau Pirates get shot at No. 1 Cascia Hall tonight

October 12, 2012

Earlier this season, the Arkansas Razorbacks had a shot at No. 1 Alabama. Tonight, the Poteau Pirates will get that opportunity.
The Pirates (4-2, 1-2 in District 4A-4 play) will travel to meet the top-ranked Tulsa Cascia Hall Commandos (6-0, 3-0) at 7:30 p.m. tonight.
“We're excited about the game,” said Greg Werner, Poteau's first-year coach. “There's one of two ways you can take it. You can say, 'Oh, no, it's here,' or you can get excited about the chance to play them. We're excited to get this chance.”
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District 4A-4 Standings
Team District Overall +/-
Fort Gibson 3-0 6-0 +45

District 3A-8 football showdown tonight as Heavener visits Spiro

October 12, 2012

It may not be the high school football postseason yet, but it will likely feel like it tonight at Spiro's McClain Stadium.
The Heavener Wolves will visit the Spiro Bulldogs for a crucial District 3A-8 contest, beginning at 7:30 p.m. tonight.
The Wolves (3-3 overall, 1-2 in district play) are coming off a tough loss to the Checotah Wildcats, falling 48-18 last Friday night at Harvey Stadium.

Pocola has stiff football test tonight against Hartshorne

October 12, 2012

It will be a big District 2A-6 showdown at 7:30 p.m. tonight when the Pocola Indians come calling on the Hartshorne Miners. The winner will take a stronghold on second place in the district.

October 11th

Griffith, Steelman win 2012 LCBC Classic last weekend

October 11, 2012

The LeFlore County Bass Club's 2012 Classic Tournament took place last weekend at Firefly Landing on Broken Bow Lake. There were 30 boats in the two-day tournament. A total of 55 anglers caught 124 total fish, which had a combined weight of 257.89 pounds. The average fish weighed 2.08 pounds, and 10 limits were caught.
The 2012 champions are Keith Griffith and Gary Steelman, who hauled in 30.65 pounds to pocket $3,400.

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