February 1st, 2012
Opal May Fout, 84, of Pocola,Â formerly of Shady Point, died Tuesday, Jan. 31, 2012 in Fort Smith, Ark. Opal was born May 17, 1927, in Wewoka to Cecil and JewelÂ (Nance) Lassiter.Â She was a homemaker.Â Opal was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Dolin Fout; son, Andy Fout; brother, Lloyd Lassiter; and sisters, Katie Jones and Louise Varner.Â
CAMERON â€” In a LeFlore County match-up on the hardwood Monday night at the Cameron Gym, both Panama and Cameron fans had reasons to celebrate.
In the girls' game, the Lady Razorbacks got past the Lady Yellowjackets 29-19, but the host â€™Jackets took the boys' contest over the Hogs with a 53-34 victory during Cameron High School's â€śPink Out Games.â€ť
TALIHINA â€” The Talihina Lady Golden Tigers made it a happy homecoming Friday night on Chris Gillespie Court at Ray Henson Gymnasium. But it didn't come easy.
The Lady Golden Tigers had to rally from a first-quarter deficit, then go into overtime before disposing of the visiting Stigler Lady Panthers 50-40.
Arkoma def. Webbbers Falls: The Lady Warriors forfeited Monday night's game to the Lady Mustangs.
KINTA â€” For the first time since the opening round of the 2012 LeFlore County Tournament, the Leflore Savages took it on the chin.
Friday night, the Kinta Eagles withstood a late-game rally by the Savages to post a 74-49 victory.
Arkoma def. Webbers Falls: The Warriors forfeited Monday night's game to the Mustangs.
Despite the score being tied at 15-15 at halftime, the Western Oklahoma State College Lady Pioneers were able to outscore the Carl Albert State College Lady Vikings by 10 points in the second half to come away with a 49-39 win in the first game on Monday night's Oklahoma Collegiate Athletic Conference contest in Altus.
Too many turnovers for the Vikings proved to be the difference in a 74-50 win for the Pioneers in Monday night's OCAC nightcap.
The Poteau Youth Wrestling Club had lots of representation throughout the state last weekend.
Luke Brooks won his weight class title at the Cushing Open.
The majority of the members competed at the Cascia Hall Tournament in Tulsa, where Dauntay Warren claimed gold in his weight class.
At the Cascia Hall Tournament, Bryson Terry, Ross Johnson and Dada Jones were all runners-up, Race Williams was third and Jarrett Lilley and Brandon Hartley were fourth.
When a team is the host for an event, that team would like to have some success in front of the home fans. The Poteau Pirates wrestling team did a pretty good job of accomplishing that goal this past weekend.
Two Pirates won titles and eight total wrestlers placed at the 2012 Maverick Conference Tournament at Carl Albert State College's Mick Thompson Fieldhouse.
In the high school division, Poteau's Tyler Tustin won the 132-pound title. After being second best in last year's conference tournament, coming in first made the weekend complete.