Archive - Sports Article
April 6th, 2013
The Poteau Lady Pirates track team won its third meet of the season in the state of Oklahoma â€” its own.
The Lady Pirates won the Poteau Invitational on Friday afternoon at Costner Stadium with 154 points. Broken Bow was second (122 points), followed by Idabel (94), Quinton (65.67), Howe (57.33), Heavener (53), Haworth (33) and Spiro (28).
The Idabel boys won the team title with 161 points, with Sallisaw second (106 points), followed by Quinton (79), Broken Bow and Haworth (76), Poteau (48), Spiro (41), Roland (35), Heavener (18) and Howe (four).
MUSKOGEE â€” The Poteau Lady Pirates softball team split Friday's four games to begin play in the Muskogee Tournament, but one of those wins was a big upset.
The Lady Pirates, ranked 10th in Class 6A, upset No. 7 Jenks 10-8 after holding off Sequoyah-Tahlequah 3-2.
Poetau lost 8-2 to No. 6 Muskogee and 8-0 to No. 2 Westmoore.
The Lady Pirates did not finish high enough in their pool to play in the medal games today.
Last Friday, a group of motorcross riders went to RaceDay Park Mx to ride, since all our kids were out of school for Good Friday. It was a great day with perfect track conditions.
Now, Iâ€™m having a little problem with this little 65-feet high jump. I just canâ€™t quite clear it yet. I always land short because I just donâ€™t commit to it because itâ€™s a long jump and, to be honest, Iâ€™m a little intimidated by it.
The recreation areas along the McClellan-Kerr Arkansas River Navigation System are federal property that is maintained by the Army Corps of Engineers. The Tulsa District of the Army Corps of Engineers has delayed the official opening of its recreation areas until at least May 1.
Once again this week, Mother Nature was the big winner.
Thursday afternoonâ€™s games on the baseball and softball diamonds were rained out.
Talihinaâ€™s baseball game in the Atoka Tournament was rained out Thursday. Talihina coach Jon Bradberry said the tournament likely will become a two-day tournament beginning today.
Dates for tryouts for cheerleading, basketball, baseball and softball at Carl Albert State College have been scheduled throughout the month of April.
Cheerleading tryouts will take place at 9 a.m. Saturday at Mick Thompson Fieldhouse.
Menâ€™s basketball team tryouts will begin at 1:30 p.m. April 16, while Lady Viking basketball tryouts will take place at 2:30 p.m. April 18 â€” both at Mick Thompson Fieldhouse.
Baseball and softball tryouts will take place at 10:30 a.m. May 21, baseball at Ival Goodman Field and softball at the softball field.
My cousin, Jason Sampson, will be my guide and hunting partner for the weekend. We are going to be hunting on Hickory Creek Wildlife Management Area and some private land.
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Last weekend was the youth season in many counties, and my buddy, Dean Armstrong, took his son, Jacob, on a hunt. The day was special because it was Jacobâ€™s 14th birthday.
Dean bought a Double Cross call from Stephen Billy of Poteau, and used it to call in a gobbler for Jacob to kill for his birthday bird.
The Poteau Chip-In Club will have a golf benefit beginning at 1 p.m. Saturday at Choctaw Country Club.
The event was originally scheduled March 23, but was postponed due to inclement weather.
The entry fee for the three-person scramble is $30 per player.
All proceeds will go to the Poteau High School golf programs to help with travel expenses, indoor training facility and golf outerwear.
For more information or to sign up, call the pro shop at (918) 647-3488.
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The Poteau Kiwanis Club Little Olympics will begin at 6 p.m. April 11 at Costner Stadium.
HUGO â€” Fresh off their ranking of No. 1 in the Class 4A soccer poll, the Poteau Pirates had little problem in their first game after being voted the top team in the state. The Pirates humbled the Hugo Buffaloes 10-0 Tuesday night in their second district game of the season.
However, the Poteau Lady Pirates were not as successful in their district road opener as they lost 3-0 to the Keys (Park Hill) Lady Cougars on Tuesday night in Park Hill.