September 8th, 2012
HOWE â€” The good news for three LeFlore County baseball teams, they will be in the championship semifinals this afternoon at the Howe Wood Bat Classic at Lions Field. A fourth team, the host Lions, will play for the consolation championship at noon today.
However, the big winner so far, as it has so many times, is the weather as rain once again has played havoc with the annual fall baseball event.
COWETA â€” Three Poteau High School cross country runners placed high in Thursday's Coweta Invitational.
In the boys' division, Poteau's Nico Hall was fifth with a time of 18:59.6 in the 5k run, while Deven Bond (10th, 14:34.4) and Sheridan Hoyer (11th, 14:36.1) both made the top 15 in the girls' two-mile run.
As a team, the Lady Pirates were third with 121 points, finishing behind meet host Coweta (34 points) and Pryor (95).
Carl Albert State College Assistant Softball Coach Megan Young will give softball lessons at $25 per hour to girls up through age 18.
To schedule a session or for additional information, call (580) 704-4517.
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Friday Couple Scrambles will take place at 5:30 p.m. every Friday at Wolf Ridge Golf Course.
The entry fee is $15 per person for the nine-hole weekly event. For additional information, call (918) 647-2582.
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The 30th annual Carl Albert State College Coaches Golf Classic will take place at 10 a.m. Monday at Wolf Ridge Golf Course. Registration will begin at 9 a.m.
By Regina Smith
A local family has come home to the arms of the community who continues to rally behind them after the loss of their son on Sept. 3.
Several events are in the works in honor of William Elijah Lyon, affectionately named Liam, who was born Feb. 18, 2011 with a fatal heart condition. Liamâ€™s journey was followed by people all over the world on the two Facebook pages dedicated to him. The support of his extended Facebook family has helped the family a great deal during his struggles and it continues today.
Stanford Lee Stephens, 82, died Tuesday, Sept. 4, in Del City. Stanford was born in Panama on July 4, 1930, to Melvin Lee and Florence (Mosco) Stephens.
Stan grew up in eastern Oklahoma where he loved to fish, hunt and play cards. Later in life he moved to California and spent many years there with relatives and friends. He returned to Oklahoma in 1999 and had lived in Choctaw with his sister, Betty, since then.
Stan is preceded in death by his parents; one sister, Mildred Kaczyk; one niece, Merry Ogletree; and one nephew, Stephen L. Coyle.
Gail Morrison, 76, of Poteau died Friday, Sept. 7, 2012, in Poteau.Â Gail was born Aug. 4, 1936, in Red Oak to Alvin and Ila B. (McAlester) Ramer.Â She was an LPN. Gail was a member of Summerfield Baptist Church and attended Trinity Baptist Church in Poteau.Â She was preceded in death by her parents; stepfather, Alfred McGowen; husband, Elva L. Morrison; and three brothers, Norval Ramer, Billy Ramer and Johnny McGowen.Â She liked to cook, shop, travel and take care of people.Â Gail loved her family.
One big road test down, one more coming tonight for the Poteau Pirates.
The Pirates (1-0), who opened the season last Friday night with a 28-21 road win over the Durant Lions, will have an even bigger test when they travel to meet the Van Buren (Ark.) Pointers at 7:30 p.m. tonight.
â€śEverything about them concerns us,â€ť said Greg Werner, Poteau's new football coach.
BOKOSHE â€” The Arkoma Mustangs and the Bokoshe Tigers will renew not only their LeFlore County 8-man rivalry at 7:30 p.m. tonight in Bokoshe, they will begin the 2012 District C-4 season.
Both teams enter tonight's game from different situations. The homestanding Tigers (0-1) lost 48-34 to the Oaks Warriors last Friday night in their home opener, in what was their truly first game-like situation of the season. Tyler Massey, Bokoshe's second-year coach, said he can tell his team is further along than at this point a season ago.
One thing is for sure, the Bulldogs will win tonight's game at McClain Stadium. The Spiro Bulldogs will entertain the Muldrow Bulldogs at 7:30 p.m. tonight in Spiro's home opener.
While being home will hopefully give Spiro (0-1) an edge, it still comes down to executing plays on the field.
â€śNo matter where you play, you have to go play ball,â€ť said Chris Bunch, Spiro's coach. â€śYou can have the home-field advantage, but you still have to go play. You still have to go block and tackle.â€ť