September 8th, 2012
NORMAN â€” It's been a banner two days for the Poteau Lady Pirates in the University of Oklahoma Invitational. The Lady Pirates have won all four of their pool-play games, which took place Thursday and Friday.
The Lady Pirates defeated Edmond Santa Fe 4-1, then beat Class 4A's fifth-ranked Purcell 8-1 on Friday.
On Thursday, Poteau posted wins over Hilldale (5-3 in eight innings) and Lawton MacArthur (7-3).
CLAREMORE â€” The Panama Lady Razorbacks softball team split its four games in Thursday's Coweta-Claremore Invitational.
The Lady â€™Backs beat Tulsa Washington (5-1) and Vinita (12-6 in international tiebreaker in eight innings), but lost to Tahlequah (5-0) and Claremore (3-2).
ARKOMA â€” Due to the rainstorm which moved into LeFlore County on Friday, the Wister-Arkoma Green Valley Conference doubleheader was rained out.
The Lady Wildcats had a 4-1 lead when the Lady Mustangs were coming to bat in the bottom of the second inning when the rainstorm stopped the game. Since the game had not gone the necessary innings to be a complete game, it was considered a rainout. No make-up date has been set for the conference twinbill.
Whitesboro 6, Smithville 0: Friday in Whitesboro, the Lady Bulldogs (4-9) won back-to-back games in as many days.
The Wister Junior High School Lady Wildcats are a win away from winning the 2012 LeFlore County Junior High Fast-Pitch Softball Tournament, which is taking place at the Poteau Area Recreational Complex.
The Lady Wildcats are the only undefeated team in the tournament and will be in the title game at 12:30 p.m. this afternoon at the PARC. Wister posted wins over Howe, Panama and Spiro.
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.