April 18th, 2012
While the Poteau Lady Pirates' offense kept its form, their defensive performance was a lot better Monday afternoon at home than in Friday's loss to Moore in the Muskogee Festival.
After defensive miscues aided the Lady Lions to a 12-0 lead by the second inning on Friday, that was not the case Monday afternoon as the Lady Pirates handled the Muldrow Lady Bulldogs 10-1 in a game ended in five innings by run rule.
WISTER â€” One big inning decided Monday afternoon's game between the Arkoma Lady Mustangs and the Wister Lady Wildcats.
Down 7-6 after four innings, the Lady â€™Cats erupted for an eight-run fifth inning to help them outlast the Lady Mustangs 14-11.
Leflore 9, Bokoshe 7; Bokoshe 11, Leflore 1: In Leflore, the Lady Tigers played their first games of the season due to a problem with lack of numbers.
In the opener, Allison Todd had a triple and three runs batted in for the Lady Savages, who won for the first time this season.
OKLAHOMA CITY â€” It was a banner Monday afternoon of golf for the Poteau Lady Pirates.
The Lady Pirates won the Class 4A State Preview at Lake Hefner South Golf Course with a 363. Clinton was second (374), with Anadarko (380) third.
Not only did the Lady Pirates win the team title, they also had the top medalist as Hannah Ward's 73 bested the field of golfers.
Cathleen Manlove shot a 94, followed by Addie Guthrie with a 96 and even 100s from both Skylynn Terry and Paitton Callery.
The Lady Pirates will return to action at 9 a.m. Thursday at the Fort Smith (Ark.) Invitational.
Two of Poteau's longest employed police officers, Rob Seale and Jim Noggle, have retired from the force and will be honored during a farewell gathering at Poteau City Hall Friday.
The Panama High School baseball program is sponsoring a fundraiser in connection with Dunn Ford in Stigler and Ford Motor Company.
From noon to 4 p.m. Saturday in front of the Panama Elementary School, people can test drive up to six different vehicles, with $20 per car test driven being donated to the Panama High School baseball program.
There will be a free lunch prepared by Arvest Bank. For additional information, call Chris Gollihare at (918) 385-2842.
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The Murray State College Aggies baseball team completed a four-game series sweep of the Carl Albert State College Vikings Saturday afternoon at Ival Goodman Field. The Aggies, who swept the Vikings Thursday afternoon at the MSC Baseball Field in Tishomingo, took Saturday afternoon's opener 3-1, then held off the Vikings 8-7 in the nightcap.
The Vikings will return to action with a 1 p.m. doubleheader Thursday at Ival Goodman Field against Northern Oklahoma College-Tonkawa.
MUSKOGEE â€” The Poteau Lady Pirates and Spiro Bulldogs track teams were third at Friday's Hilldale Invitational.
In the girls' division, the Lady Pirates scored 71 points, finishing behind champion Vinita (167 points) and McALester (82). The Spiro Lady Bulldogs scored 42 points.
While Poteau did not have any event champions, Spiro did. Tyeecha Hawkins won the 200-meter dash (26.37 seconds), while Kanisha Hutchinson took first in the long jump (13-6). Hawkins was runner-up in the 100-meter dash (12.5) and third in the 400-meter dash (1:00.19).
PRAIRIE GROVE, Ark. â€” Several Impact Martial Arts students did well in last month's tournament, which took place March 10.
The oldest competitor was Hailey White â€” age 13 years old and a second-degree black belt in Tae-Kwon-Do. She first in sparring and runner-up in forms.
Harlie White, an 8-year-old with a red belt in Tae-Kwon-Do, placed second in sparring and third in forms.
Emily Walden, a 10-year-old with a junior blue belt in Tae-Kwon-Do, placed first in patterns and fourth in sparring.
Bobby â€śBobâ€ť Gene Olive, 79, of Bonne Terre, Mo., formerly of Heavener, died Thursday, April 12, 2012, in Bonne Terre. Services will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday, April 18, at Dowden Funeral Home in Heavener. Burial will be in Memorial Park Cemetery, Heavener.