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May 30th, 2013
It looks like I may actually get to fish for one morning this summer. Chuck Restine and I are looking at going to Lake Tenkiller on Friday morning to catch a few smallmouth before heading to Pittsburg for a couple of baseball games.
Word is that they have been hammering the smallmouth, and there is nothing I like better than catching a few of those bronze beauties. With my schedule, I may not get to fish again till July, so I hope we get to go.
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Field No. 1
Panama vs. Vian, 1 p.m.; Pocola vs. McCurtain, 2 p.m.; McCurtain vs. Muldrow, 3:10 p.m.; Heavener vs. Roland, 4:20 p.m.; Roland vs. Greenwood (Ark.) JV, 5:30 p.m.; Wister vs. Red Oak, 6:40 p.m.; Panama vs. Wilburton, 7:50 p.m.
Field No. 2
Pocola vs. Muldrow, 1 p.m.; Poteau vs. Vian, 2 p.m.; Poteau vs. Sallisaw, 3:10 p.m.; Talihina vs. Checotah, 4:20 p.m.; Heavener vs. Checotah, 5:30 p.m.; Talihina vs. Wilburton, 6:40 p.m.; Whitesboro vs. Wister, 7:50 p.m.
Field No. 3
WILBURTON â€” The North and South team split the basketball games during Eastern Oklahoma State Collegeâ€™s 41st annual Kiamichi All-Star Classic on Saturday at Claud C. Dunlap Fieldhouse.
The South girlsâ€™ basketball team pulled off a close 69-67 victory over the North team in the first game of the night.
The boysâ€™ basketball game was also close with an 87-83 North victory.
Registration is now open for the 2013 LeFlore County Express Fall Soccer League.
Registration can be done through the Internet at www.leflorecountysoccer.com.
Registration will end Friday.
Cost is $35 per child registered until Friday. Beginning Saturday, late registration cost per child will increase to $40.
Payment method details are available at the aforementioned website.
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The LeFlore County Soccer Association will have a general meeting and mandatory coaches meeting at 5:30 p.m. Thursday at the Department of Human Services meeting room in Poteau.
For Poteau Pirates football fans, thereâ€™s some good news and some not-so-good news.
The not-so-good news is that the strength of last yearâ€™s team, the offensive line, only returns one starter, Stephen Smith. Gone is 1,500 pounds of people movers and lane creaters.
However, the good news is Roger Barcheers, who was the 2012 All-Arklahoma Football Teamâ€™s Freshmen of the Year, had more than 1,500 yards rushing in his freshman year, and will be back for his sophomore season in the fall, as will quarterback Jace Pitchford and wide receiver Jarrett Lowrimore to name just a few.
Spiro â€” Jermaine Jimmerson.
Kinta â€” Chase Smith (Fanshawe).
Sallisaw-Central â€” Matthew Callahan.
McCurtain â€” Blake Palmer.
Muldrow â€” Nate Hamilton.
Roland â€” Seth Youngblood.
Eufaula â€” Cody Faries.
McAlester â€” Zach Skimbo.
Moss â€” Cody Robinson.
Coach â€” Brett Thomas, Weleetka.
Talihina â€” Clark Austin.
Wister â€” Tyler Gibson.
Smithville â€” Justus Brown.
Achille â€” Austin Beene.
Antlers â€” Bryce Martin.
Boswell â€” David Markell Henderson.
Broken Bow â€” Chandler Rickey.
Haworth â€” Todd Eric Gambill.
Hugo â€” Nick Brown.
Moyers â€” Jake Dudley.
Three local high school golfers will participate in the 2013 Hudiburg Classic, which will take place Monday and Tuesday at John Conrad Golf Course in Midwest City.
Poteau's Hannah Ward and Cody Shore, along with Cameron's Kody Whitehead, will represent the area in the event.
Ward won her second straight Class 4A state title earlier this month, while Shore was fourth in the state tournament to be the highest Pirate finisher since Zac Poole was state runner-up in 2004.
Whitehead was 11th at the Class 2A State Tournament earlier this month.
Earlier this month, the Poteau Pirates soccer team brought home a state championship. However, before 2013 a local motorcycle racer brought home a national title.
Bart Winters, who works at Cargill's Yamaha in Poteau, won the Vintage National Championship Series.
â€śI raced in about 10 races last year,â€ť said Winters. â€śI worked pretty hard for it, so it felt pretty good.â€ť
However, it wasn't the only title Winters brought home. He also won a grand prix race at Hallett, located about 30 miles west ot Tulsa.
God gives us four seasons, all of which are special in their own way.
We have summer when outdoorsmen can pick blackberries, noodle for catfish or just catch fish the normal way by actually fishing for them â€” although I love grabbing those big flatheads with my hands.
We then have fall, which I look forward to each year with great anticipation. The squirrel and duck hunting, along with chasing after whitetail deer consumes me.
Winter has more duck hunting and chasing predators, but then comes spring.