April 30th, 2012
CATOOSA â€” The Poteau Pirates have been scoring goals at a sizzling pace, but when they arrived in Catoosa Friday night, they found a strong wind â€” and a tribe of hungry Indians waiting in the wings to sink the Pirates' ship.
Catoosa played hard and kept the Pirates at arm's length. They actually gained the lead at the 13-minute mark.
At that point, the wake up call was delivered to the Pirates. They started playing with a vengeance as they outscored Catoosa 7-0 over the final 67 minutes of the game for a 7-1 victory to begin the Class 4A playoffs.
The Wister Wildcats received good news from the Oklahoma Secondary Schools Activities Association Monday afternoon when they were named a Class 2A Regional Tournament host.
The â€™Cats will welcome Pocola, Haworth and Hartshorne to town beginning Thursday afternoon.
The Spiro Bulldogs were sent to the same place they were a season ago for a Class 3A Regional Tournament â€” Eufaula, along with Morris and Valliant. Action here will also begin on Thursday.
The complete playoff schedule is listed below.
POCOLA â€” It took a full three-game Class 2A District Tournament series to do it, but the Pocola Indians baseball team won their 11th straight district title. The Indians beat the Sallisaw-Central Tigers 8-3 Friday afternoon to win the best-of-3 series 2 games to 1 to advance to this week's Class 2A Regional Tournament.
The Indians broke a scoreless tie with a four-run third inning, then had three runs in the fifth inning to put them up 8-1.
Lois Russell, 92, of Spiro died Monday, April 30, 2012. Services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, May 2, at Leeâ€™s Chapel. Burial will be in Cottonwood Cemetery, Muldrow, under the direction of Mallory-Martin Funeral Home, Spiro.
Floyd Russell Clinton, 65, of Rock Island died Friday, April 27, 2012, in Fort Smith, Ark. Graveside services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday, May 1, at Ellis Chapel Cemetery, Wister, under the direction of Evans and Miller Funeral Home.
Laverne Henson, 70, of Cameron died Friday, April 27, 2012, in Fort Smith, Ark.Â She was born Jan. 11, 1942, at Mena, Ark., to James Cornelius and Gertrude L. (Mills) Moore.Â She was a faithful Jehovahâ€™s Witness since September 1961.
She was preceded in death by her parents, and a sister Imajene Bryant.Â
Laverne is survived by her husband, Dorsey Wayne Henson of the home; a brother, James R. Moore of Cameron; a sister Norma Evans of Poteau; numerous nieces and nephews; other family, friends and loved ones. Â
Earl C. Seaton, 88, of Spiro, died Saturday, April 28, 2012, in Spiro.Â Earl was born Oct. 7, 1923, in Lavaca, Ark., to O.H. and Elvia (Wise) Seaton.Â He was a U.S. Army veteran. Earl was a mechanic, working at Turman-Pierce for years.Â He was a farmer and rancher.Â Earl was a wonderful father and grandfather.
CAMERON â€” Last fall, the Cameron Yellowjackets missed out on two trips to state, losing both the championship and consolation championship game in the Class A Regional Tournament. The same ill fate happened to them once more.
The Yellowjackets lost 6-4 to the Wright City Lumberjax in the title game of the Class A Regional Tournament Thursday afternoon.
Cameron reached the regional title game as it outlasted Okay 11-10 in Friday afternoon's first game.