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July 24th, 2014

Dynamic Duo

July 24, 2014

Poteau Spirit Center Stars of the Month of July, Part I

July 24, 2014

Poteau Spirit Center Stars of the Month of July, Part II

July 24, 2014

July 23rd

Hackler becomes new Poteau boys hoop coach

July 23, 2014

Last month, Poteau boys basketball coach Scott Nelke took advantage of a chance to go “home” as he took the Pocola Indians coaching job to be at his alma mater.
So, when the spot for Nelke’s spot opened up, Todd Hackler had a chance to do likewise — go “home.” And he will as he was hired this month to be Nelke’s replacement.
“I played here at Poteau,” said Hackler, who was on the 1996 LeFlore County champion Pirate team. “I played [Class] 4A basketball, and I always wanted to coach it. It’s stronger competition and tougher teams.”

July 22nd

Enduro Series Race No. 1, Regular Races Results, Point Standings

July 22, 2014

Tri-State Speedway

Editor's note: In the results and point standings in each division, the top three will be listed as well as any other local racers.
Enduro Series Race No. 1
1. Greg Dobbs, Booneville, Ark.; 2. Jeremy Wilson, Humboldt, Kan.; 3. Jay Rierson, Booneville.
Pure Stock Race
1. Zane Hunter, Alma, Ark.; 2. Jalon Brewton, Alma; 3. Jim Richesin, Van Buren, Ark.
Factory Stock Race
1. Kyle McAllister, Fort Smith, Ark.; 2. Travis Vaughn, Pocola; 3. Chris Patterson, Greenwood, Ark.; 6. Wendell Vaughn, Pocola; 9. Jerrod Adams, Wister; 13. Joshua Vaughn, Pocola.

All Hail the Kings

July 22, 2014

Sports Briefs

July 22, 2014

The Pocola High School Softball Booster Club will meet at 6 p.m. Monday on the bleachers at the softball field.
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Wolf-Pup Football sign ups will be at 6 p.m. July 31 in the Heavener High School cafeteria.
Those signing up will need to bring a copy of birth certificate along with the $60 entry fee.
The league is open to those who will be in grades three through six, and those signing up can attend any school.
Forms can be found on our web site at
For additional information, call Tim Davis (918) 413-2308.
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July 21st

Wildcats softball team defeats Starz twice to win national title; two players earn individual honors for tournament

July 21, 2014

KISSIMMEE, Fla. — There are times when nothing comes easy, just ask the Wildcats softball team.
The Wildcats, based out of Pocola, had to beat the Ohio Starz from Newark, Ohio, twice on Friday to win the Age 10-and-Younger Class C USSSA World Series at ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex.
After the ’Cats lost 8-6 to the Starz in the winner's-bracket final, the Wildcats beat the Starz back to back, winning the first title game 4-0, then the second title contest 4-2.

Wister Wildcats win OK Kids coach-pitch state championship

July 21, 2014

There is one OK Kids state baseball title coming to LeFlore County for 2014.
The Wister Wildcats went through undefeated to win the OK Kids Coach-Pitch State Tournament in Weatherford on Saturday, beating Mooreland 14-1 in the title game.
The other two county teams trying to win a state title this past weekend, the Panama Boomers and the Heavener Thunder, fell short in their bids for championships.

July 20th

Sports Briefs

July 20, 2014

The final session of the 2014 Choctaw Country Club Junior Golf Clinic will take place from 9 to 11 a.m. Tuesday.
The entry fee is $10 per child per week, which includes drinks each week. All ages are welcome.
At the end of the eight-week clinic, there will be a tournament, a cookout and a pool party.
For additional information, call (918) 647-3488.
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The Pocola High School Softball Booster Club will meet at 6 p.m. July 28 on the bleachers at the softball field.
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