April 19th, 2012
This week the Poteau Daily News family welcomed its newest member to our office.
Robert Shearon has been named to the publisher's position at PDN and began undertaking his duties this week.
"I'm very excited about the opportunity to be the publisher of the Poteau Daily News," Shearon said. "Poteau seems to be a really progressive community with a lot of great things going on."
HEAVENER â€” It ended up being a Heavener sweep of Poteau Tuesday at Harvey Stadium on the soccer fields. The Wolves got past the Pirates 3-2 in double overtime to seize control of the district, while the Lady Wolves blanked the Lady Pirates 2-0 in the opener.
The Poteau Lady Pirates won their home softball finale Tuesday afternoon by run ruling the Sallisaw Lady Black Diamonds 14-4 in four innings.
HEAVENER â€” The Heavener Lady Wolves ended the regular season with a come-from-behind 9-3 win over the Wister Lady Wildcats Tuesday afternoon.
Down 2-1 after an inning, the Lady Wolves scored twice in the second inning to take a 3-2 lead.
After the Lady Wildcats tied the game at 3-3 in the third inning, the Lady Wolves erupted for four runs in the third inning and then got two more runs in the fifth.
WISTER â€” A fast start enabled the Wister Wildcats to down the Heavener Wolves by a score of 12-4 Tuesday afternoon.
A two-run first inning, highlighted by the first of two home runs by Colby Turnipseed, a two-run shot, put the Wildcats, who are playing at 4:30 p.m. this afternoon at Broken Bow, a 2-0 lead.
A four-run second inning, highlighted by Turnipseed's second homer of the game and season, a three-run shot, put the â€™Cats ahead 6-0.
The Carl Albert State College softball team split its home doubleheader Tuesday afternoon with archrival Eastern Oklahoma State College. The Lady Vikings took the opener 3-0, but lost the nightcap 4-3 in nine innings.
After the Lady Vikings made up Sunday's doubleheader rainout against Western Oklahoma State College in Altus on Wednesday afternoon, they will have a twinbill rematch with the Lady Mountaineers at 2 p.m. this afternoon.
WILBURTON â€” After finishing third in last week's LeFlore County Tournament, the Pocola Lady Indians went 2-1 in Friday's Wilburton Festival.
Pocola beat Indianola 12-0 and host Wilburton 14-1 before losing 8-7 to Hartshorne.
The trio of Kale Holton, Jonathan Burgess and Kevin Traywick won Saturday's Spring 3-Person Scramble Saturday afternoon at Choctaw Country Club. They had a team score of 58.
Also having a 58 was the trio of Bobby Pickle, Tim Painter and Kody Whitehead. On a scorecard playoff, however, the top spot was given to Holton, Burgess and Traywick, but both teams were awarded $150.
Lyle Whitworth, Randall Wheat and Heath McBeth were third (60).
I had a short phone visit on Tuesday morning with State Representative James Lockhart and a couple of officials from the Department of Wildlife Conservation about the new regulation that now prohibits baiting on Wildlife Management Area lands. I really appreciated Mr. Lockhart taking the time to read my column and respond.
The conversation included issues regarding hunter conflicts, and possible disease spreading because of concentration of deer at feeders.
Lockhart is going to get back with me soon so I can give his comment.