April 5th, 2012
TALIHINA â€” The Heavener Lady Bulldogs essentially beat three opponents Tuesday afternoon â€” the homestanding Talihina Lady Golden Tigers, the Whitesboro Lady Bulldogs and Mother Nature. The Lady Wolves were able to get their games in Tuesday's three-way played before rain washed out the Whitesboro-Talihina game. Heavener beat Talihina 7-4, then defeated Whitesboro 28-6.
In the win over Talihina, the Lady Wolves broke a 2-2 tie with two runs in the third inning and a run in the fourth inning to take a 5-2 lead.
Turkey season is just around the corner, and I plan on going out to locate some turkeys this weekend for my boys to chase around during the southeast regionâ€™s youth season coming up April 21-22. Koby is always ready to go hunting, and Cash told me that he just wants to kill a turkey. So, that makes me even more excited about the upcoming season.
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OKLAHOMA CITY â€” Last week, LeFlore County had great representation at the 2012 State Archery Shoot.
Wister Public Schools had the majority of the participants at all three divisions â€” high school, junior high and elementary.
In the high school division, Wister was eighth with 3,167 points. Last year's state champion, Colton Woolbright, finished fourth this year with 288 out of a possible 300 points.
Johnny Pipkins, 57, of Pocola died Tuesday, April 3, 2012, in Pocola.Â Services will be 10 a.m. Friday, April 6, at Evans Memorial Chapel in Pocola.Â Burial will be in Macedonia Cemetery.
Low voter turn out for Tuesday's Special Election in Poteau for Proposition 4 resulted in a number of poll workers being forced to work at poll locations all day without a single voter coming in to cast their ballot. Poteau polling places at precincts 212, 109, 211 and 103 all reported no ballots cast during the election. Three poll workers were still paid at each location for what amounts to at least a 14 hour day as polls open from 7 a.m. until 7 p.m. and workers are usually busy for about an hour before and an hour after.
SPIRO â€” The NCAA Tournament's Final Four ended Monday night with Kentucky beating Kansas to win the national title.
The 2012 LeFlore County Baseball Tournament saw its Final Four â€” the four teams who are in the winner's-bracket semifinals â€” get half formed here on Monday.
The Poteau Pirates handled the Pocola Indians 12-3 to end the three-game festivities on Monday night.
The Spiro Bulldogs had little problem with the Heavener Wolves with a 16-3 victory to join the Pirates in the winner's-bracket semifinals.
The day began with the Wolves run ruling the Arkoma Mustangs 12-0.
PANAMA â€” The Cameron Yellowjackets and the Wister Wildcats are two wins away from making it to the championship game of the 2012 LeFlore County Tournament.
The â€™Jackets got past the Panama Razorbacks 4-1 in the final game at this site on Monday night, while the â€™Cats beat the Leflore Savages 15-6 earlier in the day.
Both the Hogs and the Savages got wins before suffering their losses. Panama blanked Bokoshe 14-0 in three innings, while the Savages defeated the Howe Lions 11-1.
When one looks at the 2012 LeFlore County Baseball Tournament bracket, one of the biggest things which is noticed is that there are only 11 teams in the field and not the customary 13.
The reason is quite simple.
This year's tournament host was Arkoma, but due to lack of facilities and staff members to staff two sites for the first two days, it had to give up on the chance to be the host school.
Last fall, the Fort Gibson Lady Tigers won the Class 4A Regional Tournament over the Poteau Lady Pirates on Poteau's home field to keep the Lady Pirates from making state.
Albeit in slow-pitch softball, the Lady Pirates avenged that loss â€” and in a big way â€” as they swept a doubleheader from the Lady Tigers by scores of 11-4 and 9-0 on Monday afternoon.
In the opener, the Lady Pirates trailed 3-2 in the second inning, but scored twice in the second inning and three runs in the third inning for a 7-3 lead after three innings.
STILWELL â€” The Heavener Wolves will return to district play at Fort Gibson on Friday with some momentum.
The Wolves won the Stilwell Tournament on Friday with a 5-0 win over the host Indians in the title game.
The Wolves won their first two games, beating Wagoner 3-0 and Tahlequah 2-0 on Thursday to reach the finals.
In the championship game, five different players scored for the Wolves (6-0). In the first half, goals by Rey Diaz, Miguel Alcantar and Luke Culpepper put Heavener ahead 3-0.
Jesus Benitez and Neftali Bravo each scored goals in the second half to ice the game.