April 7th, 2012
WILBURTON â€” The Poteau High School track teams swept the team titles at the Wilburton Invitational on March 29.
The Pirates had 108 points, while the Lady Pirates scored 127 points.
For the boys, Poteau had a new track record set as Dakota Clark's winning time in the 110-meter hurdles of 15.03 seconds broke the old mark.
Clark also won the 300-meter hurdles (42.25 seconds), and was one of two Pirates to win two events as Trevor Shankle won the discus (122-2) and the shot put (45-2).
William Eugene Caldwell, 72, of Bokoshe died Thursday, April 5, 2012, in Bokoshe. He was born Sept. 7, 1939, at Milton, to Juanita Ina (Fox) Culwell and William Hershel Culwell. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army, a member of Bokoshe First Baptist Church and a greenskeeper for golf courses.
He was preceded in death by his parents; a son, William Kyle Caldwell; step-fathers, Tommie Simpson and John Baggs; sister, Loretta (Culwell) Fowler; brother-in-law, Loyal Fowler; and sister Dolores (Simpson) Best.
Kathy Ellen Engles, 52, of Poteau died Thursday, April 5, 2012 inÂ Fort Smith, Ark.
Kathy was born Aug. 17, 1959, in Poteau to Eldon Leroy and Judy Mae (Mabry) Foster.Â She was an office manager.Â Kathy was preceded in death by her father and grandmother, Lorene Mabry.
SPIRO â€” Things were not looking good for the defending LeFlore County Baseball Tournament champion Spiro Bulldogs Wednesday night. They trailed for 95 percent of their winner's-bracket semifinal against the Cameron Yellowjackets, but then came the big hit.
Colby Demato, who had been hitless through his first three at-bats, smoked a solid single over the center fielder's head in the bottom of the eighth inning as the â€™Dogs capped a come-from-behind victory with a 4-3 win over the â€™Jackets in a game which ended at 10:45 p.m.
Carl Albert State College Softball Coach David Holt was pretty sure he would sign all three of Poteau High School's senior players. While it took perhaps a little longer than thought, as of Wednesday afternoon he had them all in the fold.
Poteau senior Meagan Ryburn signed her letter of intent with Carl Albert Wednesday afternoon in the high school's foyer.
Earlier this year, Ryburn's teammates Natalee King and Briley Benson inked letters with CASC, and that, for starters, made Carl Albert the choice to play college softball for the Lady Pirate senior.
The Talihina Golden Tigers will enter this weekend's Atoka Tournament coming off a split of games earlier this week.
Talihina began the week with a 16-1 rout of Hartford, Ark., on Monday, but then lost a 3-2 contest Tuesday on the road against the Smithville Braves.
In Monday's victory, Alan Lockhart got his first win of the season, and got offensive support from Clark Austin who hit his first home run of the season.
It was not a good Tuesday afternoon of baseball for the Carl Albert State College Vikings at Ival Goodman Field as they were shut out 12-0 by the Connors State Cowboys.
Connors State scored twice in the first inning and once in the third for a 3-0 lead.
A three-run sixth inning doubled the lead to 6-0, then a six-run ninth inning made it 12-0.
Carl Albert had only four hits, but two of them were by Whitesboro's Dexter Morgan, who was 2-for-3. Brandon Cummings and Matt Turner were each 1-for-3.
The LeFlore County Bass Club had its second open tournament of the season Saturday at Wards Landing on Wister Lake. There were 15 boats with 30 anglers who caught 35 fish which weighed a combined total of 80.95 pounds. The average fish weighed 2.31 pounds, and seven limits were caught.
Hauling in the title was the duo of Robert â€śRobbieâ€ť Brassfield and Keith â€śStoneâ€ť Jones, who caught 14.1 pounds of fish to earn $350.
Randy â€śRolandâ€ť Martin and Bucky â€śBig Rigâ€ť McGee were second (13.4 pounds, $210), which included McGee's big bass winner â€” weighing 6.3 pounds to earn him an extra $140.