April 9th, 2014
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.
A beginner and intermediate smartphone workshop will be held at the Kiamichi Technology Center in Poteau on April 11. The workshops will include use of the iPhone and iPad as business tools.
Registration is $15 for one workshop or $25 for both.
For more information or to register visit the website www.reiwbc.org or call 1 (800) 658-2823.
Poteau Police and LeFlore County Emergency Medical Services are responding [April 9 at 2:25 p.m.] to a car v. pedestrian accident on North Broadway near Jensen's Lube.
One person is reported to have minor injuries.
2014 LeFlore County Slow-Pitch Softball Tournament Scores
Spiro 12, Howe 8
Wister def. Leflore by forfeit
Panama 12, Talihina 0
Cameron 7, Arkoma 1
Heavener 11, Spiro 3
Wister 9, Poteau 5
Whitesboro 8, Panama 0
Pocola 16, Cameron 0
Heavener 11, Wister 8
Pocola 11, Whitesboro 1
Loser's-Bracket Opening Round
Poteau 9, Talihina 0, Talihina eliminated
Spiro 5, Arkoma 1, Arkoma eliminated
Cameron 11, Howe 4, Howe eliminated
Panama def. Leflore by forfeit, Leflore eliminated
Loser's-Bracket Second Round