Archive - 2011
Monday night was the Major League Baseball All-Star Game's Home Run Derby. This morning, several youth will get to participate in one, and then some.
The Skills Competition, which will include a home run derby, a pitching competition and a base-running competition, will take place beginning at 11 a.m. this morning at the Poteau Area Recreational Complex.
The pitching competition is to see who can throw the fastest pitch, while the base-running competition will see who is the fastest from second base to home plate.
The Poteau American Legion AAA baseball team's home doubleheader against Muskogee did not happen Monday night in Wister.
It was determined that when Muskogee could not make this date, it decided to play the game in late June.
So, the next games for Poteau (15-14), which has lost four straight games, will be its regular-season twinbill finale against Okmulgee in Wister.
The games are slated for 4 p.m. Friday, but Poteau Coach Shain Turnipseed that the games may be moved to Sunday afternoon.
As of press time, the games were still set for Friday afternoon.
By Regina Smith
Today families and players from all over the state will converge on Poteau to begin the OK Kids Midget Baseball State Tournament play.
Poteau will be the host site for the tournament that will begin today at 2 p.m. with eight teams that made it through regionals. There will be four games tonight, four games Wednesday night, three games on Thursday, two on Friday and possibly two on Saturday for the finals depending upon how it all plays out.
Region 7 At Panama
Spiro 13, Red Oak 2, Red Oak eliminated.
Panama 7, Spiro 3, Spiro eliminated.
Tushka def. Panama, Tushka qualifies for state.
Region 6 at Durant
Madill 10, Caddo 8, Caddo eliminated.
Wister 14, Madill 1, Madill eliminated.
Durant Rangers 4, Wister 1, Durant Rangers qualify for state.
Region 1 at Elk City
Granite 9, Elk City Gray Sox 8, Elk City Gray Sox eliminated.
Leedey 6, Granite 3, Granite eliminated.
Elk City Brown Sox def. Leedey, Elk City Brown Sox qualify for state.
Region 2 at Elgin
Six two-golfer teams won titles at this past weekend's Spider Webb Invitational at Choctaw Country Club.
Brad Risenhoover and Levi Molini won the championship flight with a two-day score of 63-65â€”128. Randall Wheat and John Spikes were second (66-63â€”129), while Jerry Holton and Kale Holton (61-71â€”132) won third place in a scorecard playoff with Zac Pool and Travis Warner (65-67â€”132).
In the president's flight, Lyle Whitworth and Lance Sconyers took first place (65-67â€”132), followed by Ronnie Burgess and Jon Sullivan (70-68â€”138) and Brian Roberts and Kevin Traywick (70-68â€”138).
Linda Sue Wheaton, 62, of Spiro died Wednesday, July
Services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, July 8, at the
Victory Worship Center. Arrangements are under the
direction of Mallory-Martin Funeral Home, Spiro.