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May 23rd, 2013

Trout hits for cycle, has five RBIs as Angels rout Mariners on Tuesday night; Angels outfielder nephew of Poteau residents

May 23, 2013

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — 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 Angels’ 12-0 rout of the Seattle Mariners on Tuesday night.

May 22nd

South teams sweep North in LC All-Star Basketball Games

May 22, 2013

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 — rather convincingly.
The South boys routed the North 83-44, while the South girls defeated the North 67-40.

Pirates end spring football practice with Red-White Game Thursday night; monetary donations will be accepted at gate to be given to Moore tornado relief efforts

May 22, 2013

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.
“Things have gone well,” said first-year Poteau coach Greg Werner. “We 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.”

Throw Back Thursday Wister High School style

May 22, 2013

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.

Weather cancels SE Baseball Coaches Association All-Star tryouts, game

May 22, 2013

Mother Nature's wrath is being felt once more this spring.
Besides the devastating tornado which hit Moore on Monday, all the rain which came through Monday and Tuesday has totally washed out the 2013 Southeastern Oklahoma Baseball Coaches Association North All-Star tryouts and subsequent all-star game slated for tonight at McAlester's Mike Deak Field.

Pass It On

May 22, 2013

Sports Briefs (UPDATED)

May 22, 2013

The first annual Carl Albert State College/Poteau High School Softball Camp will be from 9 a.m. to noon Thursday and Friday at the Poteau High School softball field.
The camp was to have started today, but due to Monday and Tuesday rain showers, the field was unfit to have the camp begin today.
Cost is $40 per camper. If a family has more than one child, it will be $35 a child, and a group discount of $35 a child for teams that send at least five or more off a team.

May 21st

Five local baseball players named to All-Region 6 Team, making them eligible for All-State status

May 21, 2013

Five lucky local high school baseball players received good news on Tuesday that they were named to the Oklahoma Coaches Association All-Region 6 Baseball Team.
Poteau’s Jay Werner and Blake Johnson made the Large East Team, while Wister duo Tyler Gibson and Colby Turnipseed along with Talihina’s Trevor Crone made the Small East.
All five are in line to be selected to the 2013 All-State East teams, which will be made known at a later date.

Kiamichi All-Star Games Rosters

May 21, 2013

Baseball
North Team
Panama — Buddy Rothermel.
Sallisaw-Central — Caleb Callahan, Wyatt Dodd.
Muldrow — Dawson Floyd, Thaddeaus Jackson, Michael Victory.
Roland — Brooks Robertson.
Eufaula — Forrest Paden.
McAlester — Troy Meadows.
Oktaha — Caleb Shoemake.
Warner — Cody Coffman, Tim Smithson.
Coach — Jason Edwards, Warner.
South Team
Whitesboro — Quintin Ludlow.
Wister — Colby Turnipseed.
Red Oak — Devan Crose, Dylan Fazekas.
Smithville — Justin Kirt, Tanner Hudson.
Antlers — Caleb Smith.
Broken Bow — Quinton Maness, Hunter Neal.
Colbert — Cade Carter.

Sports Briefs

May 21, 2013

The first annual Carl Albert State College/Poteau High School Softball Camp will be from 9 a.m. to noon Thursday and Friday at the Poteau High School softball field.
The camp was to have started Wednesday, but due to Monday and Tuesday rain showers, the field was unfit to have the camp begin today.
Cost is $40 per camper. If a family has more than one child, it will be $35 a child, and a group discount of $35 a child for teams that send at least five or more off a team.

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