May 5th, 2015
For the second straight spring, two slow-pitch softball teams made state. This year, it's the Wister Lady Wildcats and the Pocola Lady Indians. Wister plays its Class 3A State Tournament today, while the Class 4A State Tournament for Pocola will be Wednesday â€” both at the Ballfield at Firelake in Shawnee. Today's edition will have the Class 3A State Tournament bracket, while the Class 4A State Tournament bracket will be in Wednesday's edition.
The Wister Lady Wildcats softball team will make its second straight slow-pitch state tournament appearance, and third straight state tournament counting last fallâ€™s Class 2A State Fast-Pitch Softball Tournament.
â€śItâ€™s an awesome feeling to be back in the state tournament for the third time in a row,â€ť said first baseman Ciara Covey, Wisterâ€™s only senior. â€śWe worked very hard all season. Getting that state ticket punched is the payoff.â€ť
By The Associated Press: Today is Monday, May 4, the 124th day of 2015. There are 241 days left in the year.
Today's Highlight in History:
On May 4, 1925, an international conference opened in Geneva to forge an agreement against the use of chemical and biological weapons in war; the Geneva Protocol was signed on June 17, 1925 and went into force in 1928.
On this date:
In 1776, Rhode Island declared its freedom from England, two months before the Declaration of Independence was adopted.
Poteau Police, Fire and LeFlore County Emergency Medical Services are on scene [May 4 11:45 a.m.] at the intersection of Wilson and Smith in Poteau for a three-car accident.
Northbound traffic outside lane is blocked. Expect delays.
Class 4A District Tournament
Muldrow 4, Poteau 3
Poteau 14, Muldrow 4
Poteau 13, Muldrow 5, Poteau advances to regional tournament.
Class 3A District Tournaments
At Carl Albert State College
Heavener 15, Idabel 3
Heavener 16, Idabel 3, Heavener advances to regional tournament.
Spiro 14, Wilburton 4
Spiro 16, Wilburton 1, Spiro advances to regional tournament.
Class 2A District Tournaments
Wister 11, Pocola 0
Wister 13, Pocola 1, Wister advances to regional, Pocola eliminated.
Howe 2, Haworth 0, 10 inn.
With the 141st annual Kentucky Derby right around the bend, we're bringing you a list of things you might not have known about the iconic horse race.
When this baseball season ends for Heavener senior Noah Davis, he made sure that wasnâ€™t going to be the end of his career on the diamond.
Davis signed a letter of intent with Hillsdale Free Will Baptist, which is located in Moore, in a signing ceremony inside the high school library Thursday morning.
History was made last Friday night when the Poteau Lady Pirates soccer team beat Hilldale 2-0 to clinch the third seed from the district and make the playoffs for the first time in school history.
However, just making the playoffs arenâ€™t enough for the Lady Pirates, who will open postseason play at 6 p.m. Friday with a road match against the Inola Lady Longhorns.
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