April 10th, 2014
The sirens will sound in Poteau at noon Thursday [April 10] as the city tests the system.
CROWDER â€” A five-run, fourth-inning outburst helped the Heavener Wolves rally for an 11-6 come-from-behind win over the homestanding Crowder Demons on Tuesday afternoon.
Down 4-3 after three innings, Noah Davis' grand-slam home run fueled a five-run rally in the fourth inning to give Heavener an 8-4 lead after four innings.
Leflore 10, Preston 1; Okay 4, Leflore 0: In Preston, in the win over the host Pirates, Cody Crase pitched a complete five-inning two-hitter with two strikeouts.
Leflore jumped out to a 5-0 lead in the opening inning.
The Heavener Lady Wolves and the Pocola Lady Indians were seeded No. 1 and No. 2 for this spring's LeFlore County Slow-Pitch Softball Tournament, which got underway Tuesday at the Poteau Area Recreational Complex. The seedings held true.
The Lady Wolves and the Lady Indians reached Thursday afternoon's winner's-bracket final at 5:15 p.m., with the winner playing for the county title at 7:45 p.m. Thursday. The if-game will begin at 9 p.m. if necessary.
Heavener got past Wister 11-8 in the winner's-bracket semifinal Tuesday night after handling Spiro 11-3.
Making their first-ever softball trip to Carl Albert State College, the Northern Oklahoma College-Enid Lady Jets made the visit a memorable one, sweeping both games of Tuesday afternoon's doubleheader.
The Lady Jets run ruled the Lady Vikings 13-5 in six innings in the opener, then took the nightcap 7-5 in eight innings.
The Lady Vikings will hit the road Thursday for a doubleheader against Northeastern Oklahoma A&M at 2 p.m. in Miami.
TULSA â€” The Carl Albert State College baseball team suffered a heartbreaking 5-4, 10-inning loss to Independence, Kan., on Tuesday afternoon at Tulsa Metro Christian High School. The match-up was to have been a doubleheader, but both teams agreed since the first game went 10 innings to just play one contest.
The Vikings will return to action with a 1 p.m. doubleheader Thursday on the road against Northern Oklahoma College-Tonkawa.
Joshua Lee Luecking, 39, of Indianapolis, Ind., formerly of Poteau died Friday, April 4, 2014, in Indianapolis. Funeral services are under the direction of Evans and Miller funeral home in Poteau.
Josh was born on Oct. 9, 1974 in Amarillo, Texas, to Bruce and LaVella Luecking. He was preceded in death by his maternal grandparents, Thomas and Geneva Sanderson; paternal grandparents, Henry and Rita Luecking; and aunt, Wynnona Winters.
GREENWOOD, Ark. â€” The Poteau Lady Pirates track team won the Bulldog Relays on Monday, scoring 130 points, finishing ahead of Fort Smith (Ark.) Southside (119.3 points), Mansfield (97.3) and host Greenwood (78.3). The Spiro Lady Bulldogs were fifth (54 points), followed by Fort Smith Northside (43), Waldron, Ark. (30.8) and Heavener (24.5).
MUSKOGEE â€” The Poteau Lady Pirates went 1-4 in last weekend's Muskogee Tournament.
The Lady Pirates beat the host school 11-3 in the final game of the two-day event on Saturday.
However, on Friday, the Lady Pirates lost 16-7 to Jenks, 11-3 to Westmoore and 15-1 to Tulsa Union. On Saturday, the Lady Pirates fell 6-4 to Sequoyah-Tahlequah.
SPIRO â€” During her four years as a Spiro Lady Bulldog, senior forward Philicea Mack has enjoyed success as well as two trips to the Class 3A State Tournament. Now, she'll have chances to be suceessful at the next level.
Mack signed a letter of intent with Connors State College on Tuesday morning inside the Spiro Multipurpose Gym.