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August 7th, 2013

A new year is coming

August 7, 2013

The new school year is upon us, and the year looks good for LeFlore County.
First of all, let me tell you about the best high school band in this part of the state. After having another stellar year with its “Tribute to the Fallen,” the Poteau High School band, under the direction of Harley Thomas, Becky Seale and Joey Marsh, has been installing its new program, “The Pirates of the Caribbean.” I can't wait until the first home game to see and hear the band, but I also hear the band parents will be selling ice cream dipping dots in the consession stand. I have always wanted to try that.

August 6th

All-State football game gave Poteau coach one last chance to coach son

August 6, 2013

TULSA — Many father-son relationships also involve a coach-player connection. Such is the case between Poteau football coach Greg Werner and his son Jay Werner.
Having played under the tutelage of his father throughout his high school career, Jay Werner got to play one more game with his dad as head coach in the All-State game Friday night at Union-Tuttle Stadium, as they served in those capacities with the East squad.

Talihina player enjoyed his final football game

August 6, 2013

TULSA — Trevor Crone wore a football uniform for the last time Friday night when he played in the All-State game at Union-Tuttle Stadium.
Crone, a Talihina standout, will be moving on to play baseball at Connor State College in Warner.
But he made his last shot on the gridiron memorable.
“The first hit I had was an eye opener,” Crone said. “It made me realize I am really small to be playing the game, but I still have a lot of heart and I enjoy playing.”

Sports Briefs

August 6, 2013

Poteau High School students who will participate in extra-curricular activities this upcoming school year will have their drug testing take place next month inside the senior hall of the high school.
Drug testing will take place from 8 a.m. to noon Aug. 14.
Cost is $10 cash per student.
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Registration is open for the 2013 LeFlore County Express Fall Soccer League.
Registration can be done through the Internet at www.leflorecountysoccer.com.
Late registration cost per child is $40.
Payment method details are available at the website.
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August 2nd

Softball, baseball diamonds about ready to be filled with action; Panama Scrimmage Festival set to start Thursday, ends the following Saturday

August 2, 2013

Can you believe that the 2013 fast-pitch softball and fall baseball seasons are just about here — as is the start of football practice? It all starts Aug. 13 for most, with the exception of the teams playing in the inaugural Pocola Tournament — which will start Aug. 12, and its bracket will appear in next Saturday's edition.
To get warmed up for the softball action, the annual Panama Lady Back Scrimmage Festival will begin Thursday and end next Saturday, and I'll have the schedule listed at the end of this column.

Sports Briefs

August 2, 2013

Poteau High School students who will participate in extra-curricular activities this upcoming school year will have their drug testing take place next month inside the senior hall of the high school.
Drug testing will take place from 8 a.m. to noon Aug. 14.
Cost is $10 cash per student.
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Registration is open for the 2013 LeFlore County Express Fall Soccer League.
Registration can be done through the Internet at www.leflorecountysoccer.com.
Late registration cost per child is $40.
Payment method details are available at the website.
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15th Annual Super Stock Showdown/Updated Point Standings

August 2, 2013

July 27-28
Tri-State Speedway, Pocola

Pure Stock Race
1. David Church, Mountainburg, Ark., 2. Marshall Penson, Van Buren, Ark.; 3. Justin Burt, Lockesburg, Ark.; 4. Jimmy Wiley, Watts; 5. Eric Waterbury, Van Buren.
Economy Modified Race
1. Ryan Williams, Fort Smith, Ark.; 2. Rowdy Bonewell, Barling, Ark.; 3. Todd Broyles, Farmington, Ark.; 4. Lester Weese, Van Buren; 5. Corey Davis, Lowell, Ark.; 6. Brody Young, Alma, Ark.; 7. Wade Barnes, Uniontown, Ark.; 8. Gerry Vaughn, Greenwood, Ark.; 9. Tim Adams, Fort Smith.
Factory Stock Race

August 1st

Poteau wrestlers split matches in All-State Small School Dual; Football game Friday night for Poteau TE, coach as well as Talihina defensive back

August 1, 2013

BIXBY — Two Poteau High School graduating wrestlers got one last prep match under their belts at the Oklahoma Coaches Association All-State Games Small School Wrestling Dual, which took place Wednesday night at Bixby High School.
Tyler Tustin, a two-time state champion and was state runner-up last February who will wrestle collegiately at the University of Central Oklahoma in Edmond, won his match at 138 pounds with a 4-0 victory over Anadarko's Blake Trescott.

Sports Briefs

August 1, 2013

Poteau High School students who will participate in extra-curricular activities this upcoming school year will have their drug testing take place this month inside the senior hall of the high school.
Drug testing will take place from 8 a.m. to noon Aug. 14.
Cost is $10 cash per student.
• • •
Registration is open for the 2013 LeFlore County Express Fall Soccer League.
Registration can be done through the Internet at www.leflorecountysoccer.com.
Late registration cost per child is $40.
Payment method details are available at the website.
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A wonderful week spent in 'Titletown, USA'

August 1, 2013

On July 25, I, along with Richard, Mike, Jim and Matthew Reif, “borrowed” a GMC Acadia belonging to Richard's wife, Paula, and headed to Green Bay, Wis. — also known as “Titletown, USA” and home of my beloved Packers — to be present when the Packers started this season's training camp.

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