August 18th, 2015
TULSA â€” The 2015 high school cross country season got underway Saturday for the Poteau High School cross country runners, and even their coach, as they ran in the Riverside 5,000.
Even though the playing field of Costner Stadium is in the latter stages of installation of artificial turf, the Poteau Pirates still had their preseason Red-White Scrimmage on Saturday morning on the practice field located on the back 40 acres.Â The scrimmage was attended by an estimated 200 fans and parents.
WHITESBORO â€” The Howe Lady Lions ended their first week of the season in fine fashion by winning the Whitesboro Tournament on Saturday night, downing the host Lady Bulldogs 7-5 in the finals.
The Lady Lions reached the finals with a 12-1 win over Smithville in the winnerâ€™s-bracket finals Saturday after blanking the Lady Braves 8-0 on Friday.
The Pocola Lady Indians came in runners-up in their own tournament, losing 3-1 in the finals to Vian on Saturday night.
The Lady Indians beat Heavener 3-1 in the winnerâ€™s-bracket semifinal Friday before losing 6-0 to Vian in the winnerâ€™s-bracket finals on Saturday. Right after the Vian loss, Pocola beat Heavener once again, this time 2-1 in the loserâ€™s-bracket final.
Heavener blanked Roland 6-0 on Friday before losing to Pocola, then posted wins over Keota [8-2] and Muldrow [6-0] before losing to Pocola in the loserâ€™s-bracket finals.
Today is Monday, August 17, the 229th day of 2015. There are 136 days left in the year.
Today's Highlight in History:
On August 17, 1915, a mob in Cobb County, Georgia, lynched Jewish businessman Leo Frank, 31, whose death sentence for the murder of 13-year-old Mary Phagan had been commuted to life imprisonment. (Frank, who'd maintained his innocence, was pardoned by the state of Georgia in 1986.)
On this date:
In 1807, Robert Fulton's North River Steamboat began heading up the Hudson River on its successful round trip between New York and Albany.
The LeFlore County Sheriff's Office and the Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation are investigating the death of a LeFlore County man.
According to Sheriff Rob Seale, a body of a white male was found near Cameron Sunday [Aug. 17] evening.
The body has been sent to the Oklahoma Medical Examiner's Office to determine the cause of death.
No other information is available at this time.
Three teenagers are dead and two are in critical condition after a wreck near Shady Point last night.
The wreck happened on Latham Road. According to Emergency Personnel, police were in pursuit of a truck. Oklahoma Highway Patrol investigated the accident. No other details were currently available.
The host Pocola Lady Indians and the Heavener Lady Wolves posted victories in the opening round of the Pocola Tournament on Thursday afternoon.
Pocola's Sammie Kuhns no hit the Cameron Lady Yellowjackets for a 6-0 victory, while in the game prior the Lady Wolves blanked the Talihina Golden Tigers 12-0 behind Makenzie Wilson's no-hitter.
The Arkoma Lady Mustangs, the other local team in the field, fell 11-0 to the Gore Lady Pirates. The Keota Lady Lions also lost, falling 4-1 to the Muldrow Lady Bulldogs.
WHITESBORO â€” The host Whitesboro Lady Bulldogs and the Howe Lady Lions were victors on opening day of the Whitesboro Lady Bulldogs Invitational on Thursday.
Whitesboro got past Clayton 5-3, while Howe blanked Buffalo Valley 8-0.
The third local team in the field, the Leflore Lady Savages, fell 8-0 to the Stringtown Lady Tigers.
There was a chance there was not going to be a Red-White Interteam Scrimmage this preseason due to turf installation issues, but as the saying goes, â€śWhere thereâ€™s a will, thereâ€™s a way.â€ť
The Pirates will have their annual Red-White Scrimmage at 9 a.m. Saturday on the practice field just south of the fieldhouse at Costner Stadium. Admission is small bottles of Gatorade, towels, liquid soap and liquid detergent.