April 18th, 2012
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 âBobâ 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.
Ashley Lemont âMontyâ Brown, 50, of Wister died Saturday, April 14, 2012, in Poteau.
Services will be 2 p.m. Wednesday, April 18, at Pilgrimâs Rest Church in Reichert with Rev. Bob Cherry officiating.Â Burial will be in Reichert Cemetery under the direction of Evans and Miller Funeral Home, Poteau.
Jimmie Dean Chestine, 68, of Poteau died Thursday, April 12, 2012, in Fort Smith, Ark.Â Jimmie was born Aug. 26, 1943, in Shady Point. Jimmie was a nurse for some 38 years. He was preceded in death by his parents; sister, Christine Wade; and brother, Don Chestine.
Survivors include his wife, Sylvia of the home; stepdaughters, Debra England of Panama, Kay and Michael Hargrove of Poteau; numerous step-grandchildren.Â
Services will be 2 p.m. Tuesday, April 17 at the Oakland Cemetery Pavilion, Poteau, with Rev. Jack Covey officiating.Â
By David Seeley
PDN Sports Editor
Last year, the Poteau High School track teams put on more of a practice meet when they had the Poteau Invitational. Not so this year.
There will be approximately 20 boys and 20 girls teams coming to town for today's meet, which will begin at 1 p.m. this afternoon at Costner Stadium.
Can you believe that the 2012 spring postseason has arrived â at least for a lot of our baseball and slow-pitch softball teams?
It's district-tourament week for the Class A and B baseball teams as well as all of the slow-pitch softball teams with the exception of Poteau.
The complete district-tournament schedule is listed at the end of this column.
One Last Tournament
There is one last regular-season tournament in which there will be LeFlore County representation as the Poteau Pirates will be in the Fort Gibson Tournament Thursday through Saturday.
WILBURTON â The good news was the Poteau Pirates reached Saturday's title game of the Coal Miner's Classic, but the not-so-good news was they got to meet one of the best teams around in the Eufaula Ironheads who defeated the Pirates 10-2 in Saturday's title game.
The Pirates reached the title game with a 11-7 victory over the Muldrow Bulldogs Friday night.
The Heavener Wolves, the other LeFlore County team in the field, were eliminated in the consolation semifinals by the host Wilburton Diggers 4-3 in 11 innings on Friday.
SALLISAW â The Spiro Bulldogs tried to rally to win the 2012 Tiger Shootout title game on Saturday, but they came up a run short as they lost 5-4 to the Red Oak Eagles, who eliminated the Pocola Indians 8-0 in the quarterfinals on Friday.
The âDogs reached the title game with a 5-1 win over the Westville Yellowjackets earlier in the day after defeating the Keys (Park Hill) Cougars 4-3 in nine innings in the quarterfinals on Friday.
The Cameron Yellowjackets lost the consolation championship game on Saturday, falling 7-3 to the Vian Wolverines.
BATTIEST â The Heavener Lady Wolves split their final two games at the Battiest Spring Classic on Saturday, losing 2-0 to Broken Bow â which lost 10-9 to Heavener on Friday afternoon â after beating Buffalo Valley 15-7.
The Howe Lady Lions, the other LeFlore County team in the tournament field, lost 7-2 to the Hugo Lady Buffaloes to be eliminated from the event.
In Heavener's win over Buffalo Valley, the Lady Wolves, whose home game Monday with Hugo was canceled by the Lady Buffaloes, broke a 2-2 tie with a three-run second inning for a 5-2 lead â an advantage they never lost.