August 17th, 2012
WILBURTON â€” The Arkoma Lady Mustangs got their first fast-pitch softball win of the 2012 season Tuesday afternoon with a 6-2 win over the Howe Lady Lions in the Robbers Cave Shootout.
The Lady Mustangs, however, lost their other three games over the first two days of the event. They lost after their win over Howe to Quinton by a 6-0 score. On Monday, they lost 7-2 to Porum and 12-0 to Weleetka.
For the Lady Lions, they lost all four of their pool play games over the first two days of action. On Tuesday, the Lady Lions fell 12-2 to Weleetka before falling to Arkoma.
I thought I'd devote the first part of this week's column to announcing the dates of the 2012 fantasy football leagues' drafts.
So, without further ado, here they are:
The Shop's Ultimate Fantasy Football League â€” 3 p.m. Sunday at The Shop.
The Cavanal Premier League â€” 3 p.m. Aug. 25 at the Jeff Robert Compound.
The IBC Fantasy Football League â€” 4 p.m. Aug. 25 at LaHuerta's Mexican Restaurant.
The Possum Fantasy Football League â€” noon Aug. 26 at Danny Caldwell's house.
The Elite 12 Fantasy Football League â€” 4:30 p.m. Aug. 26 at Danny Caldwell's house.
HEAVENER â€” A three-run third inning and the pitching of Kaylee Cox, plus withstanding a late Heavener rally, was enough for the Spiro Lady Bulldogs to edge the Lady Wolves 3-2 on Tuesday afternoon.
Panama 4, Stigler 3: In Panama, Kali Crase's seventh-inning RBI single capped a rally from being down 3-0 to get her team's seventh win of the season.
Broken Bow 12, Talihina 1: In Broken Bow, the Lady Golden Tigers jumped out to a 1-0 lead on an RBI double by Amber Robinson in the opening inning.
Field No. 1
McCurtain vs. Savanna, 5:50 p.m.; Panama vs. Sallisaw-Central, 7:10 p.m.; Panama/Sallisaw-Central winner vs. Whitesboro-Muldrow winner, 8:30 p.m.
Field No. 2
Spiro vs. Stigler, 4:30 p.m.; Pocola vs. Vian, 5:50 p.m.; Spiro-Stigler winner vs. Keota-Smithville winner, 7:10 p.m.; Red Oak vs. Cameron-Heavener winner, 8:30 p.m.
Field No. 3
Keota vs. Smithville, 4:30 p.m.; Whitesboro vs. Muldrow, 5:50 p.m.; Cameron vs. Heavener, 7:10 p.m.; Pocola-Vian winner vs. McCurtain-Savanna winner, 8:30 p.m.
Field No. 1
KINTA â€” The Howe Lions baseball team got its first win of the season Tuesday afternoon with a 9-0 win over the Kinta Eagles.
Eagletown 10, Whitesboro 8: In Whitesboro, the Eagles rallied from an 8-3 deficit with a four-run third inning and a three-run fifth inning.
Smithville 9, Wister 6: In Smithville, the Braves rallied from a 6-3 deficit in the fourth inning with a five-run fourth inning and a single run in the sixth inning to get the comeback victory.
The Poteau Pirates may have been the first team to get some semblance of a game-like situation in last weekend's Red-White Interteam Scrimmage, but the Spiro Bulldogs will get the first taste of real competition for the county.
The â€™Dogs will be in a three-way scrimmage at 6 p.m. tonight at Tulsa Webster along with Okmulgee.
The biggest item on the agenda is looking at the linemen.
â€śWe hope our offensive line will play well,â€ť Spiro Coach Chris Bunch said. â€śWe're making sure that they play assignment football and show that they can be aggressive.â€ť
Our vacation is winding down, and I am, too. We have spent at least three days or nights driving 12 or more hours between locations, and have one more long drive to go. Right now, I am in Estes Park at a nice little cabin near the entrance to Rocky Mountain National Park. This place is awesome, and I will have some pictures of it next week.
According to Karen Wages, CEO of the Poteau Chamber of Commerce, the popular Christmas season tradition "Lights on the Island" may burn out this year at Wister Lake State Park due to the lack of manpower.
Wister Lake park officials informed organizers that the park staff would no longer help put up the Christmas lights display or help in any manner that might require manpower from any park employee.Â
â€śThis is an extremely disappointing turn of eventsâ€ť, said Karen Wages with the Poteau Chamber of Commerceâ€ť.Â
Panama Police Officer Andy Bevil and several others said farewell to Creed, police dog and Bevil's partner during a memorial service held Wednesday morning at the Panama First Baptist Church.
Creed was found murdered at Bevil's residence on Aug. 5. His murder is still under investigation.
Members of the Fort Smith Police Department's Honor Guard and canine unit were present to honor his memory.
There is a $1,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and prosecution of the person(s) responsible for Creed's death.