Archive - May 2012
The 2012 Poteau Cross Country Booster Club Running Camp will be from 8 to 11 a.m. Wednesday through Friday at Costner Stadium. Entry fee is $40 per camper. The camp is open to boys and girls ages 5 through 12.
Registration will also take place from 7:30 to 8 p.m. Wednesday.
For additional information, call Tim Hall at (918) 839-3857 or Whitney Kirby at (918) 413-4200.
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The Wolf Ridge Women's Golf Association seventh annual 2-Lady Invitational Scramble will begin with a shotgun start at 9 a.m. this morning at Wolf Ridge Golf Course.
Editor's Note â€” Due to a publishing error, this week's schedule failed to get published into Saturday's physical edition of The Poteau Daily News. The Poteau Daily News regrets any inconvenience this caused.
Coach Pitch League
Spiro Reds vs. Poteau Bombers, Pocola Mudcats vs. Spiro Dirtbags, Wister Wildcats vs. Heavener Hurricanes, Heavener Thunder vs. Heavener Titans, Poteau Drillers vs. Panama Sooners, Spiro L'il Giants vs. Spiro Diamondbacks.
Several Poteau High School soccer players were honored at the end-of-the-year celebration earlier this week.
For the Pirates, Zack Roebuck was named the Most Valuable Player for the season and the MVP Defensive Player.
Jesse Woodson,Blake Williams and Spencer Hall were named to the Oklahoma Coaches Association's East All-State Team.
Hall was also named the MVP Midfielder, while Roebuck, Kendrick Hardaway, Kyle Matos, Justin Barnes and Dylan Stone were named to the All-District 4A-6 Team.
Williams was named the MVP Offensive Player, while Ashby Clark was named the MVP Newcomer.
There are some â€śMud Ducksâ€ť on the horizon. The sixth annual Mark â€śMud Duckâ€ť Sullivan Junior Golf Camp will take place from 9 a.m. to noon Tuesday and Wednesday, while the final day of camp will be from 1 to 4 p.m. Thursday at Choctaw Country Club. The camp is open to boys and girls of all ages. Entry fee is $20 per camper.
Instructors will be Poteau golf coaches Mike Thomas and Randall Wheat, along with Andy Perdue and the high school golf teams.
For Poteau Pirates Wrestling Coach Chris Barbee, it's not about awards, it's about the athletes. However, for one moment, it is about him.
Barbee, who completed his second season with the Pirates, was named the Region 6 Wrestling Coach of the Year.
â€śIt was very humbling,â€ť Barbee said. â€śIt was really kind of unexpected. Like I tell people, I didn't get into coaching to win awards. I got into coaching because I love the sport and I love to teach it to young kids. I was just fortunate enough to win the award, and I'm very humble.â€ť
HEAVENER â€” Sometimes there are things which catch the human eyes that cannot be forgotten. That seems to be the case with Heavener High School's new football coach.
When Locust Grove Offensive Coordinator Carl Lee saw the Heavener Wolves a couple summers ago, he thought they could be a good football team. Now, he'll get the chance to witness that up close and personal.
Lee was hired as the new Wolves' football coach, replacing John Thompson who stepped down after last season's playoff campaign.
After one year as coach of the Talihina Golden Tigers basketball team, Coach Darrick Farriell is moving on.
Farriell will become the new coach of the Stuart Hornets.
â€śIt was a job I had my eye on for a while,â€ť Farriell said. â€śIt's a basketball-baseball school. You get to start playing a month early, and have that much more practice time â€” unlike a football school. It's a small school. The kids work hard there, and that was something that made me excited.â€ť
McALESTER â€” Cameron's Austin Standridge won Wednesday night's Southeast Coaches All-Star Game Home Run Derby Wednesday night at Mike Deak Field. He hit five home runs total, four of which came in the second round.
Talihina's Austin Lawson was runner-up with two homers â€” one in each round. Both players will return next week to compete in the State Coaches Home Run Derby.
As for the game, the Blue, which featured Standridge, Lawson, Cameron's Dale Pearson and Talihina's Zach Curran, defeated the White 9-4.