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August 8th

Football teams know there will be heat to deal with as practice begins; Cooler summer may be blessing, curse at same time

August 8, 2014

Although it’s been a very mild summer, there’s bound to be hot temperatures ahead for high school football players as they begin practice Monday for the 2014 season.

August 7th

Updated Panama Preseason Softball Festival Schedule

August 7, 2014

Editor’s note: Thursday’s games were rained out and will not be rescheduled. Also, some of Friday’s match-ups have changed due to some teams not coming. The updated schedule is listed below.

Friday’s Games
Field No. 1

Love, McKay win on Wister

August 7, 2014

The LeFlore County Bass Club had its last open bass tournament of 2014 on Saturday at Wards Landing on Wister Lake. There were 13 boats filled with anglers who caught 27 fish that weighed a collective 69.3 pounds. Each fish averaged 2.57 pounds, with nine limits — which consisted of three fish — were caught.
Danny Love and Melvin McKay won the event with 9.68 pounds, which included McKay’s big bass winner, weighing 5.52 pounds. The duo won $275, while McKay got an extra $110 for the big bass winner.

Sports Briefs

August 7, 2014

Tickets still remain for the Poteau Pirates’ football season opener in the Hooten’s Kickoff Classic against Alma, Ark., at Fort Smith [Ark.] Northside High School at 5:30 p.m. Sept. 4.
Tickets for adults and students cost $7 per person, while pre-schoolers will be admitted for free.
For those wishing to purchase tickets, call Poteau coach Greg Werner at (918) 839-4572 or come by the high school or football fieldhouse.
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August 6th

Updated Panama Preseason Softball Festival Schedule

August 6, 2014

Editor’s note: The schedule of the 2014 Panama Preseason Softball Festival that was listed in Saturday’s edition in Diamond Notes has been changed. Below is the updated schedule of the three-day event that begins this afternoon.

Thursday’s Games
Field No. 1
McCurtain vs. Vian, noon; McCurtain vs. Sallisaw-Central, 1:10 p.m.; Heavener vs. Checotah, 2:20 p.m.; Spiro vs. Checotah, 3:30 p.m.; Poteau vs. Konawa, 4:40 p.m.; Panama vs. Konawa, 5:50 p.m.; Poteau vs. Prairie Grove, Ark., 7 p.m.; Panama vs. Prairie Grove, 8:10 p.m.
Field No. 2

National Placers

August 6, 2014

Sports Briefs

August 6, 2014

Arkoma High School athletics announces the 2014-15 parents/guardians meeting 7 to 8:30 p.m. Friday at the Arkoma Events Center to officially present all paperwork necessary to participate in sports.
All athletes going in to 7 through 12 grade must be represented at the meeting.
If you or your parents/guardians can't attend, call Rick Harvey at (918) 875-3353 or through Facebook.
Physicals for all athletes will take place from 9 to 11 a.m. Friday at the Arkoma Events Center.
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2014 Poteau Bandit Football League and cheerleading registration is currently underway.

August 5th

Runner-Up Ryan

August 5, 2014

Coed Champions

August 5, 2014

Sports Briefs

August 5, 2014

Physicals for Pansy Kidd Middle School boys and girls seventh- and eighth-grade athletes will be at 4:30 p.m. Wednesday at Dr. William Willis’ office, located at 104 Wall Street.
The cost will be $10 cash.
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Those interested in being a 2014 Poteau Bandit Football League football team or cheerleading coach are urged to attend an organization meeting at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday at Poteau City Hall.
For additional information, call Billy Bond at (918) 647-1939.
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