May 5th, 2012
HEAVENER â€” While the Heavener Lady Wolves soccer team did not make the playoffs, there were still a lot of positives from which to build in preparation for the 2013 season.
For starters, the win-loss record was better, 3-5 overall and 2-4 in District 4A-6.
â€śWe made a lot of progress,â€ť senior goaltender Courtney Smith said. â€śWe won more games than we did in the past three years I've been here. It was an honor to work with all these girls, and to come out with some wins â€” including a district win. We have really come far. I had a blast. I love soccer so much.â€ť
The Eastern Oklahoma Riverdawgs Major American Legion baseball team will have tryouts at 5 p.m. May 14-15 at Cameron.
Players who are between the ages of 16 and 19 are eligible to try out. Players who are age 19 who try out cannot turn age 20 before Jan. 1, and all players must live within a 50-mile radius of Spiro.
For those who try out, there will be a fee to pay to play.
For additional information, call Dave Oliver at (918) 413-1667 or Robert Walden at (918) 649-5316.
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The LeFlore County Coaches Association Golf Scramble will take place at 4 p.m. May 16 at Choctaw Country Club.
Barbara N. Rowland-Martin, 75, of Newalla, died Thursday, May 3, 2012, in Newalla.
Barbara was born on April 25, 1937, in Poteau. She was the daughter of Ben and Dorothy (Hancock) Goins. Barbara worked at Western Electric, Dayton Tire and had a cleaning service.Â She enjoyed flowers, arts and crafts and making bouquets for her granddaughters.
Jesse Paul Ward, 26, of Poteau died Wednesday, May 2, 2012, in Poteau.Â Jesse was born Feb. 16, 1986, in Edison, N.J. to Terry and Beth (Faulks) Ward.Â Jesse was a stay-at-home dad.Â Jesse was preceded in death by his brother, John Ward.Â Jesse built a â€™86 Ram Charger 4x4.Â He liked the outdoors, fishing and camping.Â He was the best dad in the world.
With the regular season complete, now the Carl Albert State College softball team can focus on the next stage â€” the Region II Tournament.
The Lady Vikings will meet the Northeastern Oklahoma A&M Lady Norse at 1 p.m. this afternoon in the opening round of the Region II Tournament at Oklahoma City's Hall of Fame Stadium.
While the Lady Vikings' record (16-32) is not what all had hoped it would be, Carl Albert Coach David Holt believes the team is peaking.
The LeFlore County Bass Club had its latest tournament of the 2012 circuit Sunday at Potato Hills South on Sardis Lake.
There were 28 boats which had 54 anglers who caught a combined 58 fish with a collective weight of 153.11 pounds. The average fish caught weighed 2.64 pounds, with seven limits caught.
Besting the field of fishermen was the duo of â€śBig Bassâ€ť Bob Denton and Jason Roberts, who caught a total of 21.53 pounds of fish to earn $675.
Bucky McGee and Randy Martin were runners-up (14.98 pounds, $400), while Jason Wickware and Jody Adams came in third (13.89, $270).