April 30th, 2012
HEAVENER â€” With just a pair of wins Thursday afternoon at the Class 5A Regional Tournament in McAlester, the Heavener Lady Wolves won the regional title â€” and trip to today's state tournament at Hall of Fame Stadium in Oklahoma City. The Lady Wolves (27-9) will meet Blanchard at 10 a.m. this morning, with three more wins winning a state title.
HEAVENER â€” The â€śsecond season,â€ť as it's dubbed, will begin at 6:30 p.m. tonight for the Heavener Wolves soccer team as it entertains Riverfield at Harvey Stadium in the second round of the Class 4A state playoffs.
The Wolves are undefeated to this point (10-0), which is making for a lot of fun â€” especially for the seniors.
â€śIt has been great,â€ť senior Carlos Gonzalez said. â€śWe're undefeated. I think we can win a state championship.â€ť
â€śWe've just been having fun, but we're working and playing hard,â€ť senior Neftali Bravo said.
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.