Archive - Jul 2011 - Sports Article
There are currently, and will be more, activities going on at Wolf Ridge Golf Club.
Every Monday is Church League play, beginning at 5:30 p.m. The Women's League takes place at 5:30 p.m. Tuesdays, followed by the Men's League at 5:30 p.m. Wednesdays.
Prior to Men's League play, every Wednesday for $25 plus tax golfers can play 18 holes and rent golf carts.
In September, two special golf tournaments will take place. The Carl Albert Coaches Classic will be Sept. 19.
WILBURTON â€” Eastern Oklahoma State College has named Craig Price as the new coach of Mountaineer Baseball. Price, who has spent four seasons as the Wilburton community collegeâ€™s assistant coach and recruiting coordinator, will take over the position vacated by Aric Thomas, who left earlier this month to take an assistant coaching job with the University of Oklahoma â€” which is where Thomas played collegiate baseball.
It's too hot to fish, too hot for golf and I hope it's too cold at home. My air conditioner runs all day long and barely keeps up. I can't believe it's been this hot for this long. Therefore, I don't have as much fishing information as I normally do.
Football is looming in the air â€” I can't wait. John Perry has got me coaching the third-grade Poteau Pirates Bandit League team, and we all went to a coaches meeting Wednesday night in Roland. It's going to be fun!
ELK CITY â€” The Poteau Rebels did it the hard way, but did it they did. After being bumped into the loser's bracket by the Spiro Muddawgs on July 13, the Rebels bounced back and ended up beating the â€™Dawgs twice by scores of 7-6 and 9-1 to win the OK Kids Coach-Pitch State Tournament Saturday night.
The Rebels (61-9) opened with a 9-2 win over the Shawnee Drillers on July 12.
2011 Competitive Church League
Team W L
Sugarloaf Christian Fellowship 6 0
Thessalonian Baptist Church 5 1
Sugarloaf Christian Fellowship II 4 1
House of Hope Church 4 2
Double Branch Baptist Church 3 3
Heart O' Hills Church 2 3
Bethel Baptist Church 2 3
Immanuel Baptist Church 2 3
Poteau Church of Christ II 1 4
Poteau First Assembly of God 1 5
Poteau Church of Christ 0 5
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.