April 21st, 2012
BATTIEST â€” The 2012 slow-pitch softball season came to an end for the Whitesboro Lady Bulldogs Thursday afternoon in a pair of losses in the Class A District Tournament.
The Lady Bulldogs fell 12-2 to Eagletown, then 15-5 to host Battiest to see their season end at 9-9.
McCURTAIN â€” The good news was the Bokoshe Tigers got to the championship game of the Class B District Tournament Thursday afternoon, but unfortunately that was where the good news ended.
The Tigers lost 16-3 to the host McCurtain Bulldogs in the championship to see their season end.
The day before, the Tigers were run ruled by the â€™Dogs 27-1 after they had handled their LeFlore County rivals from Arkoma 22-12.
The Mustangs were the first team eliminated from the tournament on Wednesday when they lost 23-5 to the Bulldogs.
Spiro L'il Giants vs. Heavener Hurricanes, Spiro Dirtbags vs. Heavener Titans, Poteau Bombers vs. Panama Sooners, Spiro Reds vs. Spiro Diamondbacks, Pocola Mudcats vs. Poteau Drillers, Wister Wildcats vs. Heavener Thunder.
Heavener Titans vs. Heavener Hurricanes, Panama Sooners vs. Spiro Dirtbags, Spiro Diamondbacks vs. Poteau Bombers, Poteau Drillers vs. Spiro Reds, Heavener Thunder vs. Pocola Mudcats, Wister Wildcats vs. Spiro L'il Giants.
The Poteau High School soccer teams will have Senior Night on Monday when the Lady Pirates and Pirates entertain the Westville teams at Costner Stadium. The girls' game will be at 5 p.m., followed by the senior Lady Pirate and Pirate players being recognized before the 7 p.m. boys' contest.
Tuesday night will be homecoming against Hilldale, with the girls' game at 5 p.m. and the boys' contest at 7 p.m. at Costner Stadium.
The coronation will take place at 4:30 p.m.
There will be a tailgate party which will also begin at 4:30 p.m. For $5, fans can get a hamburger, chips and a drink.
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Beatrice Morgan Loughridge, 89, of Oklahoma City, formerly of Wister, went home to be with the Lord on Thursday, April 19, 2012, at Mercy Hospital.Â Bea was born Dec.
An area family may soon have a cure for their son's debilitating neurological disorder.
When Brett Brown was born, he appeared to be a normal and healthy baby boy, but by the time he was six months old, his parents began to notice that Brett was not developing as quickly as he should.
Doctors initially diagnosed Brett with cerebral palsy. However, when Brett was two years old, a therapist talking with Brett's family correctly diagnosed Brett with Angelman's Syndrome, a neruo-genetic disorder.
In District 4A-6 soccer, there is a definite difference between the upper division teams â€” Heavener, Fort Gibson and Poteau, who without a doubt are title contenders â€” and the lower division teams â€” Hugo, Stilwell and Westville â€” which are mired deep in the lower division.
The Hugo Buffaloes picked a bad time to roll into Costner Stadium on Wednesday as the Pirates were still upset after Tuesday night's defeat at the hands of the Heavener Wolves in double OT. Then, too, the Buffaloes were minus their starting goaltender, who didnâ€™t make grade and had to sit this game out.
In the retirement story on the front page of the Wednesday, April 18, edition of PDN it was incorrectly stated that Rob Seale and Jim Noggle farewell reception would be held today. The retirement party is scheduled from noon until 2 p.m. at the Poteau City Hall on Friday, April 27. PDN regrets this error.
The Poteau High School Sports Hall of Fame Committee met Wednesday night and elected an incoming class of 36 inductees to be enshrined next month.
The committee believes that they have an awesome Class for 2012. There will be players, coaches and people who have served their teams with pride and dignity from the 1940s, â€™50s, â€™60s, â€™70s, â€™80s, â€™90s, and 2000s inducted this year. Committee members present were Merl Moss, Pierre Guiellet, Doug Stone, Ronnie Soughton, Charlene McMillin and Jim Marsh.