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September 29th, 2012

Sports Briefs

September 29, 2012

The 2012 San Bois CASA Charity Golf Tournament will begin at 1:30 p.m. Oct. 19 at Wolf Ridge Golf Course.
The entry fee for the four-person scramble is $250. To enter a team and purchase eight mulligans, the fee will be $290, $325 to enter a team and sponsor a hole and $365 for all three. The fee to sponsor a hole only is $100.
A free barbecue lunch will be served before the tournament begins.
For additional information, call Frances Shankle at (918) 647-3267, Ext. 239, Janey Campbell at (918) 647-3267, Ext. 229 or Karen Glinski at (918) 647-3267, Ext. 235.
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September 28th

Poteau Pirates look to bounce back from first football loss of season, travel to Stilwell tonight

September 28, 2012

The Poteau Pirates football team went toe to toe with Class 4A's sixth-ranked Sallisaw Black Diamonds last week in the District 4A-4 opener at Costner Stadium, but eventually fell 31-21.
“We played well, and we played hard,” said Greg Werner, Poteau's first-year coach. “We didn't give up. It just came down to a few plays where we didn't make them and they did. That's just football, but we played very hard. There were a lot of good things (about the Sallisaw game).”

Spiro football team seeks first District 3A-8 win tonight at home, faces Idabel

September 28, 2012

The District 3A-8 season got off on the wrong foot for the Spiro Bulldogs football team last week, but the ’Dogs just happened to play a team that is thought to be the favorite to win the district title — the Stigler Panthers. The Panthers proved that point to the Bulldogs in a 48-16 win.

Pocola Indians football team looks to return to winning ways tonight against Hugo

September 28, 2012

The Pocola Indians are anxious to get back in the win column after facing two very good teams — the Quinton Savages (who beat them 30-14 in their home opener two weeks ago) and the second-ranked Vian Wolverines (who defeated them 68-0 in last week's District 2A-6 opener).
Rick Lang, Pocola's coach, said even in the preseason that Vian was going to be the team to beat in the district. After last week's game, he's even more sure of that.

Swinford wins Week 4 Pigskin Picks contest

September 28, 2012

Robert Swinford was the Week 4 winner of the Poteau Daily News’ Pigskin Picks contest.
Swinford successfully picked nine out of 11 winners, tying for first place. He won with the tiebreaker to win the $25 prize.
The contest ballot runs every Saturday during the contest period.
Winners will be announced weekly on the Pigskin Picks page.Entries for this week's contest must be in by 5 p.m. this afternoon.
The form was in Saturday's physical edition of The Poteau Daily News.

Denton, Roberts named LeFlore County Bass Club's Team of the Year for 2012

September 28, 2012

After a great year, Bob Denton and Jason Roberts won the 2012 LeFlore County Bass Club's Team of the Year Award. They beat out 34 other teams, and it's a great accomplishment — considering the quality of anglers the club has had over the past few years.
Denton and Roberts hauled in 76.08 pounds of bass this season to earn $500. Andy Nance and Rodney Faulkenberry were second (68.77 pounds, $400), followed by Keith Griffith and Gary Steelman (68.66, $300), Robbie Brassfield and Keith Jones (65.29, $200) and Joey Chitwood and Tony Parker (63.84, $100).

September 27th

UPDATED: Thursday's rain plays havoc with postseason action

September 27, 2012

Mother Nature was a big winner on softball diamonds where LeFlore County fast-pitch teams were competing in postseason contests.
The Poteau Lady Pirates were tied with the Muldrow Lady Bulldogs at 0-0 with one out in the top of the second inning in the Class 4A District Tournament in Poteau when the rains came. The game will resume at that point at 3 p.m. Friday. Then, Game 2 will follow at about 4:30 p.m. If both teams split, a third game will be needed, but it is not known when that game will take place since it is football night on Friday.

Senior defensive end sad about Sallisaw loss, but Pirates will get over it and bounce back

September 27, 2012

Last Friday night, the Poteau Pirates football team gave it its best shot, but came up short against the Sallisaw Black Diamonds. The Pirate players were disappointed about suffering their first loss of the 2012 season.
“I was really upset because I thought we could win the game,” said Derek Francis, senior defensive lineman. “It was a close game, but they pulled it off in the second half. We threw two interceptions, and that's what turned the game around. I was pretty sad because I really wanted (the win).”

Poteau girls run rule Westville in district tournament tune-up game; Lady Pirates will welcome Muldrow Lady Bulldogs to town this afternoon for Class 4A District Tournament

September 27, 2012

The Poteau Lady Pirates softball team will enter this afternoon's Class 4A District Tournament in fine fashion after they run ruled the Westville Lady Yellowjackets 9-1 Tuesday afternoon.
The Lady Pirates (27-7) will entertain the Muldrow Lady Bulldogs beginning at 4 p.m. this afternoon in the Class 4A District Tournament. Whoever wins the best-of-3 series will be the district champion, and move on to next week's regional tournament.

Heavener football team to get challenge from Roland

September 27, 2012

The Heavener Wolves are on a two-game winning streak since losing a disappointing home opener two weeks ago to the Hartshorne Miners. Since then, the Wolves (3-1 overall and 1-0 in District 3A-8) have posted wins over Gore (31-21) and Valliant (47-17) in last week's district opener.
“We feel like we've turned the corner, and we've put that loss behind us,” said Carl Lee, Heavener's new coach. “We're heading in the right direction — or at least we think we're heading in the right direction. We're not looking back at that loss. We're just trying to get a good winning streak going.”

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