September 23rd, 2014
Aaron Daniel â€śDanieâ€ť Byous Jr., 67 of Poteau died Monday, Sept. 22, 2014, in Fort Smith, Ark.Â Services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, Sept. 26, at Cross Community Church.Â Burial will be in Oakland Cemetery. Family visitation will be from 5-7 p.m. Thursday at Evans and Miller Funeral Home.
Levi L. Easton, 87, of Cameron died Monday, Sept. 22, 2014, in Fort Smith, Ark.
John William â€śBoâ€ť Metzker, 65, of Heavener died Monday, Sept. 22, 2014, in Fayetteville, Ark.
Bo was born Oct. 2, 1948, in Poteau to John and Oma Lee (Ward) Metzker.
Bo was a Vietnam veteran of the U.S. Army. He was preceded in death by his parents, John and Margaret Metzker, A.J. and Oma Lee Reynolds; mother-in-law and father-in-law, Aaron and Lila Standridge; sister, Patsy Johnson.
The second season has begun for the non-Poteau fast-pitch softball teams and the five county fall baseball teams as their district tournaments will begin this week â€” some in fact today. The complete schedule is at the end of this column.
The Poteau Lady Pirates found out Friday that they will go to Broken Bow for their Class 4A District Tournament next week.
The week started by crowning the 2014 LeFlore County Fast-Pitch Softball Tournament champion Monday night in Panama. Look for the story in Wednesdayâ€™s edition.
Pocola at Poteau, 4 p.m.
INDIANOLA â€” The Leflore Lady Savages brought home some hardware, but it wasnâ€™t from the LeFlore County Fast-Pitch Tournament. The Lady Savages beat host Indianola 6-2 to win the Indianola Tournament.
Heavener 3, Vici 0; Heavener 5, Berryhill 3; Heavener 10, Woodward 3; Cushing 6, Heavener 1; Panama 5, Tushka 1; Panama 11, Colgate 0; Berryhill 4, Panama 2; Cushing 6, Panama 0: At Oklahoma Shootout in Mustang, the Lady Wolves went 3-1 while the Lady Razorbacks went 2-2 in the two-day event.
LEFLORE â€” The Leflore Savages made sure it was going to be a happy weekend as they beat Whitesboro 9-1 and Oktaha 11-7 in Saturdayâ€™s home three-way at John Ward Field. Oktaha defeated Whitesboro 13-5.
In the victory over Whitesboro, the Savages, leading 3-1, scored six runs in the sixth inning to put the game into run-rule status.
The Bulldogs, whose Friday afternoon game at Panola was canceled, got a double apiece from Austin Stepp and Avery McCarley.
In Lefloreâ€™s victory over Oktaha, a seven-run sixth inning rallied the locals from a 6-4 deficit.
WARNER â€” Trailing 28-6 at halftime, the Panama Razorbacks rallied in the second half to tie the game at 28, then won the game 36-28 in overtime over the homestanding Warner Eagles on Friday night.
â€śIt was huge for the program, and huge for the mental aspect of the game,â€ť Panama coach Brandon Ellis said. â€śThe kids never gave up. They dug down deep in the second half. We didn't do anything differently as far as play calling goes, but they just got after it in the second half."
HASKELL â€” The Spiro Bulldogs kept their 2014 record perfect on the season with a 42-28 road win over the Haskell Haymakers on Friday night.
The Bulldogs will begin District 3A-8 play at 7 p.m. Friday against Roland at McClain Stadium.
MULDROW â€” The Heavener Wolves suffered a 22-12 loss to the homestanding Muldrow Bulldogs, who got their first win of the season.
Dillan Stallings scored both touchdowns for the Wolves (1-2).
The Wolves will begin District 3A-8 play in their home opener at 7 p.m. Friday against Eufaula at Harvey Stadium.
Elizabeth Ruth Dunn Martin, 30, of Howe died Sept. 20, 2014, in Oklahoma City. She was born Aug. 9, 1984, in Conway, Ark., to Rickey and Susan (Ruble) Dunn. She delighted in caring for her family as a homemaker and was so full of life and vitality.