September 9th, 2011
For LeFlore County high school football, most of the eight teams posted wins on opening week.
Week 1 began with Spiro beating Panama last Thursday night, then Poteau, Pocola, Talihina and Arkoma also won their openers Friday night.
Heavener, Panama and Bokoshe will seek their first wins this Friday night.
But the season just got tougher for Arkoma and Bokoshe, who are both in District C-4. Being 8-man teams, their districts are larger than the normal eight-team district â€” such as Poteau's District 4A-4 and Spiro's District 3A-8.
The Boys and Girls Club of Alma, Ark., will have its â€śFall Challenge on the Arkansas Riverâ€ť Bass Tournament From 6:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at Fort Smith (Ark.) Park. The entry fee is $80 per boat. There will be $5,000 of prize money to be awarded â€” guaranteed. For additional information, call Rick Clark at (479) 459-0798.
When the Poteau Pirates defeated the Checotah Wildcats 38-35 last Friday night at Costner Stadium, among the happy players was senior defensive back Jesse Woodson.
â€śIt was good,â€ť Woodson said. â€śWe came out, and we played hard. We gave it all we had.â€ť
Woodson had a good reason to be happy. His interception in the waning seconds sealed the deal for Poteau.
SALLISAW â€” Most coaches will take a .750 winning percentage, and that was the percentage of Poteau Bandit League success in the season openers Saturday night.
The Poteau fourth-, fifth- and sixth-grade teams all posted victories, while the Black Diamonds took the third-grade game.
The Poteau sixth-grade team won 36-0 as Kale Barcheers scored three touchdowns and Jamison Shackleford and Seth Ryan each had a TD.
Poteau took the fifth-grade contest 20-0 behind a touchdown apiece from Josh Smith, Christian Scott and Tylor Word.
PANAMA â€” Panama pitcher Taylor Eaves threw a four-hit shutout as the Lady Razorbacks downed the Spiro Lady Bulldogs 4-0 Tuesday afternoon.
Wister 10, Bokoshe 0; Wister 4, Talihina 3: In Wister, the Lady Wildcats (12-8) got a no-hitter from Katelen Morgan (1-0) as she fanned five batters in the three-inning, run-rule victory over the Lady Tigers.
In Wister's victory over Talihina, Morgan used her bat to decide the game as her two-out, solo home run in the fifth ended the game.
LEFLORE â€” The Leflore Savages baseball team won for the eighth time in their last 10 games as they posted a pair of home wins Monday, beating the Howe Lions 2-1 and the McCurtain Bulldogs 10-3.
Cameron 12, Crowder 4: In Canadian, the Yellowjackets (11-5) jumped out to a 4-0 lead. Then, after the Demons cut the deficit to 4-2 in the third inning, the â€™Jackets erupted for six runs in the third inning to take a 10-2 lead after three innings.
Whitesboro 18, Panola 10: In Panola, the Bulldogs (7-8) rallied from a 10-9 deficit with a nine-run seventh inning to get the come-from-behind win.
The Spiro Bulldogs opened the season last Thursday night with a 44-6 win over the Panama Razorbacks at McClain Stadium.
Not only do the â€™Dogs look to make it two straight wins to begin the season Friday night when they visit the Muldrow Bulldogs, but they will look for a little bit of a better performance.
Floyd Matthew â€śBuddyâ€ť Keeney Jr., 61,
of Panama died Thursday, Sept. 1, 2011, in
Buddy was born Jan. 5, 1950. in
Marysville, Calif., to Floyd Matthew Sr.
and Jean D. (Dodson) Keeney.
Services will be at 2 p.m., Saturday,
Sept. 10, at First Baptist Church in Panama
with The Rev. Larry Harris officiating. Arrangements are
under the direction of Evans and Miller Funeral Home,
William Ollar, 63, of Mena, Ark., died Sept. 2, 2011, in
Little Rock, Ark. He was born Feb. 25, 1948, in Hodgen.
A memorial service was held Monday, Sept. 5, at the
Dowden Funeral Home Chapel under the direction of
Dowden Funeral Home of Heavener.
Dorothy Ann Eagan Phillips, 76, of
Fanshawe died Sunday, Sept. 4, 2011, in
Dorothy was born May 29, 1935, in
Henryetta to Sherman Thomas and Clara
Dorothy (Ramsey) Eagan. She moved to
Fanshawe in 1947 and graduated from
Fanshawe High School in 1953. Dorothy
worked as a homemaker and health care provider until she
retired and moved to Texas, where she stayed with her
children until her passing. Dorothy was preceded in death
by her parents; daughter, Donna Renee Phillips; sister,
Laura Elizabeth Eagan Cargill; brothers, Sherman Lee,