September 24th, 2014
All three Poteau Bandit League football teams who played Saturday against Roland at Costner Stadium were victorious.
The sixth-graders routed Roland 36-0, which came on the heels of the fifth-gradeâ€™s 14-0 victory over the Rangers. The day began with the third-graders blasting Roland 33-0.
There was no fourth-grade game as Roland did not have a team.
For the first time since winning back-to-back county titles in 2001 and 2002, the LeFlore County Fast-Pitch Tournament was won by the Heavener Lady Wolves.
The Lady Wolves scored the game-winning run on an error to down the Pocola Lady Indians 3-2 in Monday night's title game at Panama. The same two teams met for the slow-pitch county title in April, with Heavener winning it after being forced into the if-game by Pocola.
DURANT â€” The Carl Albert State College softball team had a good showing in its fall outing last weekend, going 3-0 in the Southeastern Festival. The Lady Vikings beat Northern Oklahoma College-Tonkawa 4-1, Rose State 6-5 and North Central Texas 3-0.
OKEMAH â€” Eight Heavener High School cross country runners placed in Saturday's first-ever Okemah Cross Country Meet.
On the boys side, Frank Cruz was runner-up (18:55), Jonathan Gopar was seventh (20:15), David Farias was eighth (20:40), Devon Mathews was 11th (21:26) and Esteban Martinez was 14th (22:32).
Barbara Johnson was third (13:47), Iria Martinez sixth (15:15) and Brenda Macias 12th (18:38) in the girls division.
The Heavener runners will return to action next Saturday at the Oklahoma State University Jamboree in Stillwater.
Velta Lee Hunter, 68, of Bokoshe died Monday, Sept. 22, 2014.
Services will be held at 10 a.m. Friday, Sept. 26, at Bokoshe Assembly of God. Burial will be in Old Bokoshe Cemetery under the direction of Mallory-Martin Funeral Home, Spiro.
Katherine Whitson, 90, of Albion died Saturday, Sept. 20, 2014, in Talihina.
Graveside services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Sept 24, at Albion Cemetery under the direction of Burkhart Funeral Service, Talihina.
Aaron Daniel â€śDanieâ€ť Byous Jr., 67 of Poteau died Monday, Sept. 22, 2014, in Fort Smith, Ark.Â Services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, Sept. 26, at Cross Community Church.Â Burial will be in Oakland Cemetery. Family visitation will be from 5-7 p.m. Thursday at Evans and Miller Funeral Home.
Levi L. Easton, 87, of Cameron died Monday, Sept. 22, 2014, in Fort Smith, Ark.
John William â€śBoâ€ť Metzker, 65, of Heavener died Monday, Sept. 22, 2014, in Fayetteville, Ark.
Bo was born Oct. 2, 1948, in Poteau to John and Oma Lee (Ward) Metzker.
Bo was a Vietnam veteran of the U.S. Army. He was preceded in death by his parents, John and Margaret Metzker, A.J. and Oma Lee Reynolds; mother-in-law and father-in-law, Aaron and Lila Standridge; sister, Patsy Johnson.
The second season has begun for the non-Poteau fast-pitch softball teams and the five county fall baseball teams as their district tournaments will begin this week â€” some in fact today. The complete schedule is at the end of this column.
The Poteau Lady Pirates found out Friday that they will go to Broken Bow for their Class 4A District Tournament next week.
The week started by crowning the 2014 LeFlore County Fast-Pitch Softball Tournament champion Monday night in Panama. Look for the story in Wednesdayâ€™s edition.
Pocola at Poteau, 4 p.m.