September 24th, 2011
WISTER â€” The Wister Wildcats baseball team began its first step toward a four-peat as far as trips to state are concerned.
Friday afternoon in the Class A District Tournament, the â€™Cats handled the Crowder Demons 17-0 in three innings to win the title.
The Wildcats pretty much dominated their two games on Thursday, beating Crowder 10-0 and Howe 16-1.
The Lions were the first team eliminated from the tournament, losing a hard-fought 10-8 game to the Demons.
PRESTON â€” The Cameron Yellowjackets may have celebrated Friday night being the Class A District Tournament champions in Oktaha.
After having Day 1's games moved twice â€” first from host Oktaha to Cameron, then on to Preston â€” the Yellowjackets came away with two wins, beating Okay 11-1 and host Oktaha 8-3.
The â€™Jackets (20-7) played for the district title Friday night in Oktaha. If they lost they will play a second title game sometime today.
PANAMA â€” The Panama Lady Razorbacks took the first step toward a trip to state as they swept the Pocola Lady Indians by scores of 3-0 and 12-2 to win the Class 2A District Tournament Friday afternoon.
The Lady â€™Backs (22-9) will find out Monday where, when and who they will play in next week's Class 2A Regional Tournament.
The Lady Indians saw their season end at 11-13.
SPIRO â€” The Spiro Lady Bulldogs began their postseason parade in style Friday afternoon by sweeping the Stigler Lady Panthers 5-0 and 12-1 to win the Class 3A District Tournament.
The Lady Bulldogs (18-7) will find out on Monday who, when and where they will play in next week's Class 3A Regional Tournament.
HEAVENER â€” A year ago, the Stigler Lady Panthers stunned the Heavener Lady Wolves on their home field to win the Class 3A District Tournament. The Lady Wolves made sure that did not happen this year.
The Lady Wolves swept the Eufaula Lady Ironheads by scores of 8-0 and 9-0 Thursday to win the Class 3A District Tournament.
Heavener (26-8) will find out Monday afternoon where, who and when they will play in the Class 3A Regional Tournament.
RED OAK â€” The season came to an end for the Leflore Lady Savages as they suffered a pair of 12-0 losses to the Red Oak Lady Eagles Friday afternoon.
The Lady Savages (3-10) only had one base-runner all tournament long as Taylor Lloyd got to first base on a walk.
Candis Crawford (1-9) suffered the Game 1 loss, while Lindsey Mote (2-1) suffered her first loss of the season in Game 2.
BATTIEST â€” The Whitesboro Lady Bulldogs saw their season end with a pair of losses in the Class B District Tournament Friday afternoon.
The Lady Bulldogs suffered shutouts against host Battiest and Eagletown. They ended their season at 1-14.
TULSA â€” The Poteau High School cross country teams both finished 13th at Thursday afternoon's Tulsa Washington Invitational at O'Brian Park.
Two Lady Pirates medaled as Deven Bond was 14th (13:56) and Sheridan Hoyer was 17th (14:07). Samantha Galetka ran a 15:55, followed by Shandee Staton (16:48) and Katie Piquet (16:55).
James William Ward, 86, of Leflore died
Wednesday, Sept. 21, 2011, in Fort Smith,
Ark. Ward was born Jan. 3, 1925, in
Vantress to Hollie James William and Julia
Ann (French) Ward. He was a U.S. Army
veteran, serving in Third Battalion Co. K
115th Inf. Regiment, Fifth Army, 29th
Infantry Division. He was a WWII veteran
involved in the D-Day landings in Normandy. His military
honors include a Purple Heart, Presidential Unit Citation,
Combat Infantry Badge, Victory Ribbon, Good Conduct
Ribbon, Theater Ribbon and three Bronze Service Stars.
Twenty-two year-old Whitney Spangler
is not one to let Craniopharyngioma get
her down. For most of us the word alone
is scary enough. In May of 2010, Whitney
was diagnosed with a tumor in the central
part of her brain after serious headaches
and increasing vision problems.
A serious decline in her vision over a
short period of time led her to Dr. Tamatha
Holt, OD in Poteau who discovered that
something was putting pressure on the
optic nerve. A CT Scan confirmed the
tumor, and Whitney ultimately ended up at
UT Southwestern in Dallas for treatment.