Archive - 2011 - Sports Article
I stopped in and visited with Jim Miller of Poteau on Tuesday afternoon to talk about Lake Texoma, and learn a little about jug fishing.
Jim came to eastern Oklahoma back in 1961 while working in the oil field and, like many others, he liked this part of the country and decided that this was the place for him to live. Over the years, he has farmed and raised chickens along with working in the oil field, but he has always loved catfishing. He said that Lake Texoma is the best place to catch them.
The old adage says, â€śTime flies when you're having fun.â€ť For Poteau football referee Max Rowley, nothing could be more true.
Last weekend at the Oklahoma Officials Conference in Oklahoma City, Rowley was given a certificate for his 40 years of being on the field every Friday night.
â€śI guess the first thing I thought of was that it's hard to believe that I've been calling games for that period of time,â€ť Rowley said. â€śIt's just gone by so rapidly.â€ť
It did not last long, but Mike Trout enjoyed his stay.
Trout, one of the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim's top prospects was just sent back down to the team's AA affiliate Arkansas on Monday after he spent about a month with the big-league club.
"Back to Little Rock!,â€ť said Trout, age 19, on Twitter. â€ś(I) had awesome experience up here in Anaheim. Thanks for everything!"
Trout arrived with the Angels on July 8 after starting center fielder Peter Bourjos was injured. Trout started 12 games for the Angels, and hit .163 with a home run and six runs batted in.
KANSAS CITY, Kan. â€” The Oklahoma Elite softball team was hoping to win five games on Saturday to stay alive in the 2011 World Series. Unfortunately, that did hot happen.
The Clay Center (Kan.) B's rallied to down the Elite 2-1 in an elimination game Saturday morning. The loss ended Elite's season.
BROKEN ARROW â€” Last December when the 2011 All-State Football Game Roster was announced, two Spiro Bulldogs, quarterback Clayton Mitchem and running back Elliott Hawkins, were not on it â€” only listed as alternates.
But thanks to Tulsa Union's Kale Pearson and Tulsa Washington's Isaac Bennett could not make the game, Mitchem and Hawkins, respectively, were named as their replacements for the East team. Needless to say both Bulldogs were happy campers.
2011 Competitive Church League
As of July 26
Team W L
Sugarloaf Christian Fellowship 9 0
Thessalonian Baptist Church 8 1
Heart O' Hills Church 6 3
Sugarloaf Christian Fellowship II 6 3
Double Branch Baptist Church 5 4
House of Hope Church 4 6
Immanuel Baptist Church 3 6
Poteau Church of Christ II 3 6
Bethel Baptist Church 2 7
Poteau First Assembly of God 2 7
Poteau Church of Christ 2 7