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June 17th, 2013
Tri-State Speedway, Pocola
Pure Stock Race
1. Dawson Graham, Van Buren, Ark.; 2. Jesse Ruark, Sallisaw; 3. Charlie Brummett, Mountainburg, Ark.; 4. David Church, Mountainburg; 5. Kris McCawley, Sallisaw.
B Modified Race
1. Brandon Wilson, Fort Smith, Ark.; 2. Kyle McAllister, Fort Smith; 3. Camden Perry, Lincoln, Ark.; 4. Dallas Bourland, Fort Smith; 5. Gerry Vaughn, Greenwood, Ark.
Factory Stock Race
For two graduating Poteau High School softball players, this afternoon will likely be bittersweet.
Poteau's Shelby Standridge and Gabba Wilson will play for the Large East as it meets the Large West in the 2013 Oklahoma Slow-Pitch Softball Coaches Association All-State Game at 3 this afternoon at Marita Hynes Field at the University of Oklahoma Softball Complex in Norman.
Panama JV vs. Talihina, Field No. 1, 8 a.m.; Pocola vs. McCurtain, Field No. 2, 8 a.m.; Heavener vs. Ozark, Ark., Field No. 3, 8 a.m.; Keota vs. Wilburton, Field No. 1, 9:20 a.m.; Whitesboro vs. Roland, Field No. 2, 9:20 a.m.
Poteau vs. Keota-Wilburton winner, Field No. 1, 10:40 a.m.; Panama vs. Whitesboro-Roland winner, Field No. 2, 10:40 a.m.; Wister vs. Pocola-McCurtain winner, Field No. 3, 10:40 a.m.; Panama JV-Talihina winner vs. Heavener-Ozark winner, Field No. 1, noon.
The Oil Capital Racing Series sprint cars will hit the track Saturday night at Tri-State Speedway near Pocola.
The racing card will begin at 7:30 p.m. The pits will open at 4 p.m., with the grandstands opening at 5 p.m.
Admission is $15 for adults and $5 for children. Pit passes cost $35 for adults and $15 for children.
The races will feature 18-year-old points leader Harli White.
For additional information, go online to www.tristatespeedway.com.
On Sunday, we all raced at Raceday Park MX for the third moto race in The Fat Albert's Summer Series. I was in the 250cc beginners class, and I finished dead last! It is hard to keep up with all those younger guys any more. However, I've got to keep trying, and one day, just maybe, I'll be able to beat those dudes. I still love it.
The next race is June 23, and it will be the Quads and Side by Sides Razors.
There will be an organized practice from 4 p.m. until dark on Saturday.
Cost is $15 per bike, all-terrain vehicle and peewee track.
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 2013 Poteau Coed Church Softball League registration has begun.
Any church that is interested in playing at the Poteau Area Recreational Complex this summer needs to contact Billy Bond at (918) 647-1939.
The entry fee is $400 per team. Deadline to entry is June 26.
League will begin play on July 8 or 9.
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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.