Archive - May 2013 - Sports Article
The Leflore County Bass Club had its seventh tournament of 2013 Sunday at Potato Hills South on Sardis Lake. They had 30 boats that held 56 anglers who caught 61 bass that weighed 159 pounds. Average weight per fish was 2.61 pounds, and nine limits were caught.
Judd Wann and Josh Roberts took home the top prize of $700 for winning the tournament with 20.97 pounds.
Jody Adams and Bruce Vincent were second (17.41 pounds, $420), while Andy Nance and Rodney Faulkenberry (16.43, $280) were third. A.J. Higgins got the big bass winner, a 6.73-pound lunker to earn $280.
There will be only indoor events this weekend at the Kiamichi All-Star Classic at Eastern Oklahoma State College in Wilburton.
Due to this week's rains and the potential of more on the way by this weekend, the softball and baseball games have been postponed until June 1.
The softball game will be at 2 p.m. June 1 at EOSC, while the baseball game will be at 4 p.m.
However, the Kiamichi All-Star Classic basketball games will still go on as scheduled at EOSC's Claud C. Dunlap Fieldhouse.
The girls game will be at 5:30 p.m., followed by the boys game at approximately 7 p.m.
Tri-State Speedway, Pocola
B Modified Race
1. Brandon Wilson, Fort Smith, Ark.; 2. Kyle McAllister, Fort Smith; 3. Dallas Bourland, Fort Smith; 4. Camden Perry, Lincoln, Ark.
Factory Stock Race
1. Rick Edgerton, Fort Smith; 2. Gary Clark, Hackett, Ark.; 3. Jerome Heinrich, Huntsville, Ark.; 4. Grant Davis, Muldrow; 5. Brandon Lovell, Bokoshe; 6. Justin Johnson, Van Buren, Ark.; 7. Dawson Graham, Van Buren.
A Modified Race
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) â€” Mike Trout even surprised himself in adding to his growing list of impressive big league achievements.
Trout, who is the nephew of City of Poteau Water Department employee Charles Busonick and his wife, Sandra, hit for the cycle and drove in five runs, Josh Hamilton celebrated his 32nd birthday with a homer and a triple his first two times up, and Howie Kendrick also went deep in the Los Angeles Angelsâ€™ 12-0 rout of the Seattle Mariners on Tuesday night.
In the Civil War, the North prevailed over the South. However, in Tuesday night's LeFlore County All-Star Basketball Games at Carl Albert State College's Mick Thompson Fieldhouse, it was the South that rose over the North â€” rather convincingly.
The South boys routed the North 83-44, while the South girls defeated the North 67-40.
For 10 days, the Poteau Pirates football team has gone through spring drills. The Pirates will cap off the 10-day period with Thursday night's Red-White Spring Game at 6:30 p.m. at Costner Stadium.
â€śThings have gone well,â€ť said first-year Poteau coach Greg Werner. â€śWe scrimmaged Monday, and we kind of saw where we're at. [Tuesday] we didn't get to get outside because of the weather, but we were inside watching film. We got outside [Wednesday]. As with any year, we're behind where I thought we'd be behind, but we're ahead in other areas. So, it's all about getting things on the same page.â€ť
I have seen here lately on Facebook the Throw Back Thursday, where someone will post an old picture from the past. Well, I am doing it Wister style this week.
While picking up something to drink at Wister Food Market, I bumped into my high school history teacher, Richard Baldwin. We had a nice visit, and it brought back several memories, which gave me the idea for my column this week.