Archive - Sports Article
August 14th, 2013
Mike Trout, v. 2013, is even better than the 2012 model.
Trout, who's aunt and uncle are Sandra and Charles Busonick [Charles works for the City of Poteau Water Department], turned 22 just last week. Before that birthday (on which, naturally, he hit a home run), Trout had, according to FanGraphs.com, accumulated more weighted runs created (162) than any other player in history through his age-21 season. Trout's name topped that particular list ahead of Jimmie Foxx (161), Ted Williams (158), Rogers Hornsby (150), Ty Cobb (148), Mel Ott (146) and Mickey Mantle (143), among other luminaries.
POCOLA â€” The Pocola Lady Indians softball team made sure its first-ever Pocola Invitational got off to the right start.
The Lady Indians doubled up the Cameron Lady Yellowjackets 4-2 in the third of four opening-round games on Monday.
In other opening-round contests, the Wister Lady Wildcats beat the Keota Lady Lions 9-4, McCurtain used a late rally to handle Spiro 10-4 in a battle of Lady Bulldogs. The Stigler Lady Panthers blanked the Talihina Lady Golden Tigers 9-0.
However, there was one winner on Tuesday â€” Mother Nature.
While the rain showers which fell on LeFlore County were welcomed, they weren't by local high school fast-pitch softball and baseball teams.
Three softball and four baseball teams saw their season-openers rained out Tuesday afternoon.
Softball games rained out were Poteau at Pryor and Heavener and Smithville at Whitesboro, and none of them have been rescheduled at this time.
On the baseball diamond, games which fell victim to Tuesday's rain were Cameron at Wister, Panola at Leflore and Howe at McCurtain, with none of the games rescheduled.
While summer will not end until next month, for all intents and purposes it really has â€” at least for me.
The 2013 fall high school fast-pitch softball season and baseball season will get under way this week.
So, officially my summer ended on Monday when I went up to cover the opening day of the Pocola Invitational â€” as well as photograph two high school football teams' opening day of practice.
All I can say is, â€śLet the games begin.â€ť
Questionnaires, Team Photographs Needed
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 Wednesday.
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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The Heavener High School football tailgate party that was scheduled for Monday night at Harvey Stadium was postponed due to threatening weather conditions.
The event has been rescheduled for 6 p.m. Friday.
There will be many spirit items for sale at various booths.
There will be hamburgers and hotdogs as well as other concessions.
There will be a water slide and a bounce house for children (tickets required).
The HHS cheerleaders and football players will be introduced followed by a mini scrimmage around 8:30 p.m.