July 6th, 2012
ATOKA â€” After being only three wins from state entering Thursday's action at the 2012 OK Kids Coach-Pitch Regional Tournament, the season came to a crashing halt for the Poteau Bombers.
The Bombers lost their winner's-bracket semifinal 9-7 in seven innings to the Caddo Bruins on Thursday despite a home run from Landon Thornburg, then fell 8-6 to the Stigler Jets in the loser's-bracket quarterfinal later that night.
The losses ended the season for the Bombers, who finished their season at 38-10.
SPIRO â€” After staving off elimination both Wednesday and Thursday afternoon's, the Spiro Mud Dawgs' run at the 2012 OK Kids Regional Tournament came to an end.
After blanking the Panama Razorbacks 12-0 Thursday afternoon, the Mud Dawgs then lost 9-5 that night to be eliminated from the tournament.
BENTONVILLE, Ark. â€” The good news was Thursday's road game against Bentonville started off good for the Eastern Oklahoma Riverdawgs Major American Legion baseball team. However, it was all Bentonville afterward as the host team posted a 13-1 victory over the Riverdawgs.
Stilwell's Zack Bean hit a sacrifice fly, scoring Spiro's Joe T. Ross, to make it 1-0 in favor of the â€™Dawgs in the first inning, but that was it offensively for the locals.
The â€™Dawgs will return to action this afternoon in a road doubleheader beginning at 2 p.m. in Okmulgee.
Today at Heavener's Blues Park
Big Deck Mowing vs. Muskogee PD, Field No. 1, 9 a.m.; Stilwell Bad Medicine vs. Hung Jury, Field No. 4, 9 a.m.; McAlester The Firm vs. Stilwell Braves, Field No. 4, 10 a.m.
McAlester Oilmans vs. After Shock, Field No. 1, 10 a.m.; Checotah Wildcats vs. Big Deck Mowing-Muskogee PD winner, Field No. 1, 11 a.m.; Hugo Miken vs. Stilwell Bad Medicine-Hung Jury winner, Field No. 4, 11 a.m.; McAlester Painter Scapel vs. McAlester The Firm-Stilwell Braves winner, Field No. 1, noon.
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 2012 Poteau Quarterback Club Youth Football Camp will take place from 8 to 10 a.m. July 30-Aug. 1 at Costner Stadium.
The cost is $25 per participant.
The camp is open to youth who will be entering grades three through six.
Entry forms may be picked up at Poteau High School.
For additional information, call Joy Womack at (918) 647-1694.
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Thomas Lewis Lamb, 82, of Shady Point died Thursday, July 5, 2012, in Shady Point.Â Services will be at 10 a.m. Monday, July 9, at Evans Chapel of Memories, Poteau.Â Burial will be in Shady Point Cemetery under the direction of Evans and Miller Funeral Home.
Ola Loretta Couch, 90, of Bokoshe died Thursday, July 5, 2012, in Bokoshe.Â Ola was born April 7, 1922, in Newalla to William A. and Nora Jane (Whitlow) Bond.Â She was a homemaker. Ola was a member of the Church of Christ in Poteau and Bokoshe. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, James; two sisters and two brothers.
Survivors include her daughters, Pat Irwin of Bokoshe, Cynthia Brody of Poteau; five grandchildren, Cathy, Lisa, Connie, Cynde, and James; 12 great-grandchildren; four great-great-grandchildren; sister, Marie Lawson of Oklahoma City; other relatives and loved ones.Â
SPIRO â€” Facing elimination on both Wednesday and Thursday afternoon's games in the 2012 OK Kids PeeWee Regional Tournament, the Spiro Mud Dawgs prevailed both times.
Spiro defeated the Panama Razorbacks 12-0 Thursday afternoon, which came about 24 hours after a 10-0 victory over the McCurtain Outlaws on Wednesday afternoon.
I hope you all had a great Fourth of July. We went to the â€śBoom in the Valleyâ€ť fireworks display at the Talihina Hospital, which was put on by the Choctaw Nation Tuesday night. It was a great show, and we didn't get home until 11:30 p.m. â€” that's way past my bedtime!
The next morning, we were up early because we rode in the Wister Fourth of July Parade in the Smith Chevrolet truck, throwing candy with Brittany â€śHappyâ€ť Frazier and A.J. McDaniel. We had a blast, and I swear I knew everybody there!