April 8th, 2014
What a 2014 LeFlore County Baseball Tournament it was. It went the entire distance â€” needing Saturday afternoon's if-game to decide the champion, which was won by Spiro over Poteau.
We also had a triple play turned during the week, as Heavener turned one in Thursday's winner's-bracket semifinal against Spiro, but the Bulldogs still prevailed.
Most of the games were very competitive and rather entertaining with some extra-inning games thrown in.
The Carl Albert State College baseball team went toe to toe with the 2013 Division II national junior-college champions, the Murray State College Aggies, this past weekend. Each two-game series was a split.
The Vikings beat the Aggies 4-1 in Saturday afternoon's opener at Ival Goodman Field before losing the nightcap 4-0.
On Friday at the MSC Baseball Field in Tishomingo, it was the same. Carl Albert took the opener 1-0 before losing the nightcap 9-0.
The Vikings will play Independence, Kan., beginning at 2 this afternoon at Tulsa Metro Christian High School.
MIDWEST CITY â€” The Western Oklahoma State College Lady Pioneers, featuting former Poteau Lady Pirate Gabba Wilson, swept a pair of games from the Carl Albert State College Lady Vikings on Saturday afternoon at Rose State College. The Lady Pioneers took the opener 11-2, then doubled the Lady Vikings 8-4 in the nightcap.
Sunday's doubleheader got rained out, but it will be rescheduled at a later date since it is a conference twinbill.
CAMERON â€” It took two title games to decide LeFlore County supremacy on the baseball diamond for 2014. Both games were won by the top-seeded Spiro Bulldogs.
After the Bulldogs beat the defending champion Poteau Pirates 9-3 in Friday night's title game to force the if-game Saturday afternoon, the â€™Dogs used a three-run sixth inning to break an 8-all tie for an 11-9 victory to win the LeFlore County Baseball Tournament.
The Bulldogs reached the finals with a 10-7 victory Friday night over the Pocola Indians, who finished third.
MUSKOGEE â€” The Poteau High School track teams competed Friday at the Hilldale Invitational, with the Lady Pirates winning the team title with 105 points.
For the Pirates, Kendrick Hardaway was runner-up in the 100-meter dash (10.87 seconds, which is the fastest time among Class 4A sprinters).
ATOKA â€” The Poteau High School soccer teams dominated the Atoka squads Friday night at Phillips Field by identical 10-0 scores.
The Pirates will play at 7 p.m. Tuesday at Sequoyah-Claremore. Then both teams will hit the field Friday night at Fort Gibson, with the girls game at 5 p.m. and the boys contest at 7 p.m.
Virginia D. Barnes, 50, of Fort Smith, Ark., died Sunday April 6, 2014, in Fort Smith.Â
Services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, April 9, at Coaldale Free Will Baptist Church.Â Burial will be in Coaldale Cemetery under the direction of Evans and Miller Funeral Home, Poteau.
Â Family visitation will be from 5-7 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.
JoAnn Clubb, 80, of Talihina died Sunday, April 6, at her home.
Graveside services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, April 9, at the New Talihina Cemetery under the direction of Burkhart Funeral Service, Talihina.
Clydie Pervelder Taylor, 72, of Cameron died Friday, April 4, 2014, in Cameron.
Graveside services will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, April 8, at Royal Oak Cemetery, Poker Bend under the direction of Evans and Miller Funeral Home, Poteau.
Cynthia Ann Fesperman, 66, of Bokoshe died Friday, April 4, 2014. Services were held Monday at Bokoshe United Methodist Church. Burial was in old Bokoshe Cemetery under the direction of Mallory-Martin Funeral Home, Spiro.