Archive - Jul 20, 2011 - Sports Article
It took a while to get the final verdict, but in the end there will be no more baseball for the Poteau American Legion AAA team this summer.
Poteau Coach Shain Turnipseed said that the final regular-season doubleheader against Okmulgee in Wister will not take place.
The twinbill was to have taken place Friday, but did not. Turnipseed was hoping that maybe the doubleheader could have been played Sunday afternoon, but the Okmulgee coach never got back with him until Tuesday morning. Turnipseed said that the Okmulgee coach said he wasn't going to play the games.
Colt Midgley, who played baseball for North Hopkins High School in Sulphur Springs, Texas, made the 2011 Texas Sports Writers Association Class A All-State Baseball Team.
Midgley, who graduated this past spring, batted .576 with 22 runs scored, seven stolen bases and a .659 on-base percentage.
Midgley is the son of Johnnie and Melissa Midgley of Sulphur Springs, and the grandson of J.C. and Glenda Midgley of Poteau and the great-grandson of Johnnie Dovey and the late Buster Dovey Jr., also of Poteau.
For the first time since Poteau Spirit Center and Shooting Stars Gymnastics Center merged in May, they have announced their first Stars of the Month.
Candelyn Kitchens won the Cheerleading Award for the month for â€śbeing a good leader.â€ť
The Tumbling Award went to Courtney Kitchens for â€śworking so hard.â€ť
Katie Magness was awarded the Team Award for â€śher commitment to her gymnastics, and for making great progress over this summer.â€ť
This month's Gymnastics Award went to Raegan Kardokus for â€śshowing a lot of improvement and continuing to try hard.â€ť