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June 13th, 2013
TULSA â€” Three local golfers competed in the 2013 Oklahoma Junior Optimist Tournament on Wednesday at Page Belcher Golf Course.
Poteau's Ryan Ward won his age division title with a 71, while Cameron Yellowjacket golfer Kody Whitehead was third at 76.
Ward's sister, Hannah â€” the two-time Class 4A state champion â€” tied for first place in her division with a 71, but lost the playoff to end up as runner-up.
Both Wards qualified for the Junior National Optimist Tournament, which will be July 25-29 in Palm Beach Gardens, Fla.
The nice weather we have been having since school got out is about to end. Unfortunately, it looks like there are 100-degree temps in our near future.
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With all the rain, our summer baseball teams have been having a hard time getting ball games played. It seems to come a downpour on game days â€” or there are church and basketball camps taking place.
However, baseball is about to kick in hard and fast. I have several games scheduled for the next two weeks. It's a good thing because those boys are itching for some action.
Have a great week!
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Field No. 1
Vian vs. Wilburton, 1 p.m.; Pocola vs. Talihina, 2:10 p.m.; Panama JV vs. Roland, 3:20 p.m.; Spiro vs. Red Oak, 4:30 p.m.; Panama vs. Wister, 5:40 p.m.; Poteau vs. Checotah, 6:50 p.m.; Keota vs. Quinton, 8 p.m.
Field No. 2
Talihina vs. McCurtain, 1 p.m.; Whitesboro vs. Wilburton, 2:10 p.m.; Red Oak vs. Alma, Ark., 3:20 p.m.; Wister vs. Alma, 4:30 p.m.; Spiro vs. Greenwood, Ark., 5:40 p.m.; Heavener vs. Quinton, 6:50 p.m.; Poteau vs. Heavener, 8 p.m.
Field No. 3
David Letterman has his Top 10 on his late-night show. â€śVypeâ€ť magazine has its top 100 football players to watch in the upcoming 2013 season, and there's a Poteau Pirate among those athletes.
Soon-to-be senior quarterback Jace Pitchford was named among century amount of prep giridiron athletes to watch for when the season starts. The magazine will hit newsstands in mid July.