October 8th, 2014
Poteau senior wide receiver/defensive back Hunter Bradshaw should be enjoying his final year as Pirate by making plays on the gridiron. Instead, heâs become a spectator.
Bradshaw tore his ACL in the season opener against Alma, Ark., in the Hootenâs Classic on Sept. 4 at Fort Smith [Ark.] Northside High School. Itâs indeed been a very frustrating time for him.
The streak is alive and well as the Pansy Kidd Middle School seventh-grade Raiders rolled over the Vian Wolverine Cubs by the score of 36-0 Tuesday at Costner Stadium.
However, the Poteau Pirates freshmen and the PKMS eighth-graders both fell to Vian. The Wolverines edged the Pirates 20-14, while the Raiders lost 30-6.
The three teams will return to action next week. The Pirates freshmen will entertain Broken Bow at 6 p.m. Monday at Costner Stadium. Next Tuesday, the PKMS teams will travel to meet Broken Bow with games beginning at 5 p.m. at Memorial Stadium.
The fast-pitch softball season will end in grand fashion for LeFlore County as the Wister Lady Wildcats will represent the county at the Class 2A State Tournament.
The Lady âCats will face the Dale Lady Pirates at 3 p.m. Thursday in the state quarterfinals at the Ball Fields at Firelake in Shawnee â the site for this fall's state tournament.
The Lady Wildcats made it to the Class 3A State Slow-Pitch Softball Tournament last May, not bad making two state tournaments in one calendar year.
Above is the bracket for the tournament.
The Panama Razorbacks suffered their biggest loss of the season Friday night as the Hartshorne Miners came to George Ollie Stadium and left town 47-7 victors to spoil the Hogs' homecoming. According to Panama coach Brandon Ellis, the Miners â at least on Friday night â showed they were the better team.
âThey're a good ball club,â he said. âThey're good at what they do. I think they were just better than us on that night. It might have had something to do with our depth, but I think our guys were in shape. I think they just outplayed us.â
GREENWOOD, Ark. â The Poteau Bandit League teams went 3-1 on Saturday against Greenwood Gray. The fifth-graders won its fifth game of the season, all by shutout, as they blanked Greenwood Gray 8-0. The fourth-grade team posted a 36-0 rout on Greenwood Gray, while the third-graders won also by shutout â posting a 27-0 victory.
The sixth-graders suffered a heartbreaking 8-6 defeat at the hands of Greenwood Gray.
Estel âLuckyâ Self, 66, of Spiro died Saturday, Oct. 4, 2014.
Graveside services will be held Thursday, Oct. 9, at Old Cache Cemetery, Cartersville, under the direction of Mallory-Martin Funeral Home.
Violet Marie Whitmire Hobbs, 95, of Poteau died Friday, Sept. 26, 2014, at Heavener Nursing Home.
A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 11, at Evans and Miller Funeral Home, 411 Dewey Ave., Poteau.
Billy Dean Earls, 77, of Poteau died Monday, Oct. 6, 2014, in Poteau. He was born March 28, 1937, in Heavener to Lester and Betty Jo (Berry) Earls. He was a barber.Â
Billy is preceded in death by his parents; a son, Brian Earls; brother Lee Earls; and sister, Helen Earls.
RATTAN â The Arkoma Lady Mustangs went 1-2 at last weekâs Class A Regional Tournament, but their season came to an end with the two defeats to end their season at 9-10.
Arkoma beat Wright City 2-0 in 11 innings in a loserâs-bracket game, but opened the tournament with a 10-3 loss to Rattan and ended their season with a 4-3 nine-inning loss to Keota.
CROWDER â The fall baseball season came to an abrupt halt Friday afternoon for the Cameron Yellowjackets as they suffered two losses in the Class A Regional Tournament, losing 11-0 to Roff and 4-2 to host Crowder.
The âJackets ended the season at 13-13.