November 4th, 2011
On Aug. 9, all high school football teams began practice with the hopes that they would make not only the postseason but win state. Two LeFlore County football teams are essentially playing a playoff game when the Pocola Indians (5-4, 1-4 in District 2A-6) visit the Heavener Wolves (4-5, 2-3) at 7:30 p.m. tonight at Harvey Stadium.
The bottom line is this â€” the winner will make the playoffs and the loser will have its season end.
Last week's 59-56 heartbreaking loss to Fort Gibson ended any postseason hopes for the Poteau Pirates. But the Pirates can still end the season strong by winning their final game of the season, which will be at 7:30 tonight on the road against the Muldrow Bulldogs, coached by former Poteau Assistant Coach Rob Johnson.
The Pirates (4-5, 2-4 in District 4A-4) were still hoping that even with last week's loss that the postseason was still attainable.
There's one thing which will happen when Maud (4-5, 3-3 in District C-4) visits Bokoshe (1-7, 0-6) at 7:30 p.m. tonight in the regular-season finale. The Tigers will win, since both teams' mascots are Tigers.
Maud was last year's District C-4 champions, but have already lost three district games after having close to eight seasons without a district defeat. So, first-year Bokoshe Coach Tyler Massey hopes that will help the local Tigers out tonight.
With this being the last night of the regular season of high school football, there are a couple of key match-ups tonight.
Without a doubt, the blockbuster game is Pocola at Heavener. The winner is in the postseason, and rewarded with a road playoff game against Class 2A's third-ranked Stroud Tigers.
TULSA â€” Six members of the Poteau Youth Wrestling Club competed at the Blue T Tournament last weekend.
Luke Brooks came home with a first-place trophy, while Landon Thornburg and Sam Shore were runners-up.
Zane Hendrix was third, while Jarrett Lilley was fourth. Rae Hendrix competed, but did not place.
Last Saturday and Sunday, I went to the new Dick's Sporting Goods store's grand opening in Fort Smith, Ark. It's big! The whole right side of the store is nothing by golf stuff. All you golf nuts will be happy.
I met professional fishermen Zell Rolland and Bobby Murray. The fishing tackle section was small, but they did have â€śflying squirrelsâ€ť and â€śelectric chickensâ€ť â€” two baits that I love to fish with during the winter.
The LeFlore County District Attorney's office has called a press conference for 10 a.m. this morning in reference to the case about two parents facing charges of child abuse and the search for the remains of an infant child in LeFlore County.
BY KIM ROSS
Investigators for the LeFlore County District Attorney's Office have spent the last two days searching for the remains of an infant they discovered was buried on the property of a husband and wife charged with child neglect following an investigatio into possible child abuse. They are still searching this morning.
Marty Ray Hester, 52, of Hodgen, is scheduled to appear in District Court November 8, at 9 a.m. for sounding docket.
Hester was formally charged on October 18, with aggravated possession of child pornography and two counts of lewd and indecent acts to a child under the age of 16 stemming from an incident that allegedly occurred at his business, Computer Helper, in Poteau.
The discovery of the child pornography occurred after computers, software and surveillance equipment were seized from his business after two juvenile females made accusations of sexual assault.
More than 700 students from around the state converge in Poteau this morning for the State Junior High School Student Council convention. This is the second time that Poteau was chosen to be the host site for the convention. (2008 it was held here as well). The students will spend today attending break out learning sessions and fun events designed to make them better leaders for tomorrow. They will cap off the convention with a dinner and awards banquet tonight at the new Donald W. Reynolds Community Center.