Archive - May 2014 - Sports Article
Pure Stock Race
1. Marshall Penson, Van Buren, Ark.; 2. Wesley Taylor, Eufaula; 3. Lowell Steward, Rudy, Ark.; 4. Chad Warren, Fort Smith, Ark.; 5. Fred Ross, Eufaula; 6. Brandon Morris, Booneville, Ark.; 7. Junior Grim, Pocola.
Factory Story Race
1. Kyle McAllister, Fort Smith; 2. Michael Brasch, Pocola; 3. Gerry Vaughn, Greenwood, Ark.; 4. Justin Johnson, Van Buren; 5. Jerome Heinrich, Huntsville, Ark.; 6. Rick Edgerton, Fort Smith; 7. Jay Anderson, Springdale, Ark.
Super Stock Race
Arkoma Lady Mustang and Finland native Rosa Orpo and Spiro's Kanisha Hutchinson and Sarika Willis chose to stay close to home by signing NJCAA letters of intent with the Carl Albert State College Lady Vikings earlier this month.
Orpo is a 5-11 wing player. Hutchinson is a 5-7 wing player. Willis is a 5-5 point guard.
The LeFlore County Bass Club had its second open tournament of the season Saturday at Sallisaw Creek Landing on Robert S. Kerr Reservoir. There were 17 boats with anglers who caught 53 fish, weighing a collective 152.71 pounds. Each fish averaged weighing 2.88 pounds, with 10 limits caught.
Haskell and A.J. Higgins won the event with 17.9 pounds to earn $375. Doug and Dwight Camp were second (14.67 pounds, $225), while Chris Michael and Jeff Ransom were third (14.3, $150). Nick Cox and Jerry Christen were fourth (13.77), while Brad Hall and yours truly, Jody Adams, were fifth (13.4).
EL RENO â€” The Howe junior and senior high school trapshoot teams competed in the Oklahoma Scholastic Shooting Sports state shoot last week at the Oklahoma Trapshooting Association Shooting Park.
Ryan Vinson received first overall top shooter and first top male shooter after hitting 23-of-25 targets in the junior high division. The junior high team placed third in the state.
In the high school division, Linn Terry received third overall top shooter after hitting 25-of-25 targets and advancing to a three-way shoot-off.
OKLAHOMA CITY â€” Last year's Class 4A state title game was very close between the Poteau Pirates and the Santa Fe South Saints, so it was going to figure when the same two teams met in Tuesday night's state semifinals in Oklahoma City that it was bound to be much of the same.
Unfortunately for the Pirates, the outcome was not the same as the Saints avenged last year's title game loss with a 3-1 victory to advance for the second straight year to the Class 4A state championship contest this weekend at the University of Tulsa.
SPIRO â€” The Spiro Bulldogs baseball team will play in its third straight Class 3A State Tournament, which begins tonight for the â€™Dogs with a 6:30 p.m. quarterfinal match-up with the Vian Wolverines.
The Bulldogs won their third straight regional title Saturday afternoon with a 6-3 win over the Eufaula Ironheads. The feeling that they had earned their third straight state-tournament berth was a special one.
It's still hard for the Spiro seniors to believe that they're preparing for the third straight state-tournament appearance.
The first annual City of Poteau Memorial Day Slam will take place May 24-25 at the Poteau Area Recreational Complex.
The tournament is open to teams in three different age divisions â€” ages 10-, 12- and 14-and-younger.
The entry fee is $175 per team. The deadline to enter is Wednesday.
For additional information, call Billy Bond at (918) 647-1939.