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May 17th, 2012
As I promised, I have more information regarding the baiting in the Wildlife Management Areas. I had a visit with James Lockhart in Shawnee last week on the way to the Class 2A State Tournament, and we had the opportunity to discuss the issue a little bit. He told me I needed to contact Jerry Ellis who is the vice chairman of tourism and wildlife in the senate.
I have not talked to Ellis yet, but I am planning on giving him a call â€” and you should do the same, if you have questions about the change in the baiting rule.
CAMERON â€” The 2011-12 Cameron High School Athletic Awards Banquet took place Monday night, honoring the Yellowjacket and Lady â€™Jacket athletes for the achievements this school year.
When the Arkoma Mustangs football team had its Blue-White Scrimmage Monday night at Mustang Field, Coach Mark Weatherton saw both good and not-as-good things.
For starters, all players saw a lot of action.
â€śI was really pleased,â€ť he said. â€śWe don't have a lot of players, so we needed to get some reps â€” and we got reps. We got a chance to work on the stuff we had to work on. We didn't get any injuries. It went well.â€ť
OKLAHOMA CITY â€” Los Angeles Lakers didnâ€™t stand a chance, and I really donâ€™t think they have a prayer in this series.
The Oklahoma City Thunder came in to the second round of the Western Conference Playoffs well-rested, and the Lakers came in fresh off a grueling seven-game series with the Denver Nuggets â€” not to mention the whole Metta World Peace-James Harden incident from their previous meeting looming over this series.
The LeFlore County Coaches Association Golf Scramble will take place at 4 p.m. this afternoon at Choctaw Country Club.
Entry fee is $30, which includes green fees, golf carts and hamburgers. For additional information, call Scott Gregory at (918) 839-7823.
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A benefit T-ball tournament will take place Saturday at Cameron.
Entry fee is one new ball per game.
Teams will play three games.
For more information or to enter, call (479) 353-0782 after 5 p.m.
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The 2012 Poteau Cross Country Booster Club Running Camp will be from 8 to 11 a.m. May 23-25 at Costner Stadium.
OKLAHOMA CITY â€” When this run of five straight baseball state tournament appearances began in the spring of 2010 for the Wister Wildcats, that season's 2010 Class 2A State Tournament and the fall 2010 Class A State Tournament, the Wildcats suffered losses to the same team â€” the Silo Rebels. The same ill fate happened to the â€™Cats this past weekend.
The Rebels used a six-run fourth inning, then held off Wister potential rallies, to down the Wildcats 7-5 in the Class 2A State Tournament semifinals on a chilly, drizzly Friday night at Dolese Park.
LeFlore County had two baseball teams â€” the Wister Wildcats (Class 2A) and the Spiro Bulldogs (Class 3A) â€” represent us at this past weekend's state tournaments. The bad news was that either, or both, could not come home with the state championship trophy.
The â€™Cats got beat by Silo in Friday night's state semifinals, while the â€™Dogs suffered a state-quarterfinal loss to Verdigris Thursday night.
BARTLESVILLE â€” The Carl Albert State Vikings lost their second and final game Friday night at the NJCAA Region II Tournament. The Murray State College Aggies beat the Vikings 14-4 at Doenges Ballpark.
The season ended for the Vikings at 37-21.
The Eastern Oklahoma Riverdawgs Major American Legion baseball team will have tryouts at 5 p.m. this afternoon at Cameron.
Players who are between the ages of 16 and 19 are eligible to try out.
Players who are age 19 who try out cannot turn age 20 before Jan. 1, and all players must live within a 50-mile radius of Spiro.
For those who try out, there will be a fee to pay to play.
For additional information, call Dave Oliver at (918) 413-1667 or Robert Walden at (918) 649-5316.
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