August 22nd, 2012
WISTER â€” Wister pitcher Colby Turnipseed threw a perfect game as the Wildcats blanked the Howe Lions 11-0 Monday afternoon.
Turnipseed faced the minimum 12 batters in the four-inning contest, recording eight strikeouts â€” including fanning the final four batters faced.
Leflore 5, Buffalo Valley 4, 9 inn.: In Leflore, Luke Isbell's RBI single in the ninth inning won the game for the Savages.
Smithville 7, Whitesboro 2: In Smithville, Quentin Ludlow's RBI single in the first inning put the Bulldogs ahead 1-0.
BUFFALO VALLEY â€” The Leflore Savages baseball team had a short stay in last weekend's Buffalo Valley Tournament.
The Savages lost 7-6 to the Boswell Scorpions in the opening round on Thursday night, then fell 9-1 to the Kiowa Cowboys in the consolation semifinals on Friday. The second loss eliminated the Savages from the tournament.
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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Doris Deane (Smith) Pringle, 75, died Sunday, Aug. 19, 2012, in Tulsa.
Doris was born Sept. 3, 1936, in Poteau to Gilford Smith and Helen (Jenkins) Smith.Â She received her diploma in nursing and worked as a registered nurse for 45 years.
Doris was preceded in death by her parents, Gilford and Helen Smith; her son, Scott; and her sister, Connie.
A local author who took his love of history to a new level by publishing his first book is already planning his second.
Eric Standridge, 35, of Wister, recently published the book "The Birth of Poteau" with the help of co-author and editor George B. Shaw. The book details the historical events leading up to the incorporation of the City of Poteau until the Great Depression.
According to the LeFlore County Commissioners, until the governor of Oklahoma rescinds her burn ban, it will still be illegal to burn in LeFlore County.
According to Michael Davidson, director of LeFlore County Emergency Management, Gov. Mary Fallin ordered a burn ban on Aug. 3 to last until Sept. 3. With her proclamation still in effect, the county commissioners determined the local burn ban would remain in effect as well.
Due to space constraints in today's edition, I won't be too wordy. The schedule at the end of the column talks about all what's coming up.
I will say that the complete brackets of the Carl Albert Tournament and the Whitesboro Tournament will run in a later edition this week, either on Wednesday and/or Thursday. Thus, I won't list the complete schedule of games in those events until then, also as a space savor.
Poteau at Red Oak, 4 p.m.
Cameron at Panama, 4 p.m.
Whitesboro at Heavener, 5:30 p.m.
BROKEN ARROW â€” Playing in the Broken Arrow Tournament may have been cut short by the rain, but the Poteau Lady Pirates stayed perfect in the young season, picking up four wins with their power hitting and solid defense over the weekend.
After opening with a pair of victories over Class 6A powers Tulsa Union and Edmond Santa Fe early Friday, the undefeated Lady Pirates rallied for a 3-1 win over Glenpool on Saturday after run ruling Haskell 9-1 on Friday at Arrowhead Park.
ere a pair of upsets on the second day of action at the 2012 Lady â€™Back Classic softball tournament â€” and both came from the same team.
The Savanna Lady Bulldogs made it to the title game with victories over Red Oak (2-1) in the winner's-bracket semifinal and Panama (2-0) in the winner's-bracket final.
The Lady Dawgs were slated to play for the title Monday night, and had to be beaten twice. The title game, and four other games, were to have been played on Saturday, but rain washed out the final day of action. The games were then rescheduled for Monday.
While the beginning of the Red Oak Eagle Classic started off good for the Wister Wildcats, Day 2's contest was anything but good for them.
After the â€™Cats posted a 9-1 win over Smithville and 8-0 victory over Oktaha on Thursday afternoon at Eastern Oklahoma State College in Wilburton, they were soundly routed 16-0 by the Rattan Rams in Friday's winner's-bracket finals.