Archive - Sports Article
May 25th, 2012
LeFlore County's Major American Legion baseball team, the Eastern Oklahoma Riverdawgs, will begin its 2012 season at 12:30 p.m. this afternoon against Three Rivers in the Trophy Case Tournament in Bartlesville.
The Riverdawgs are comprised mostly of LeFlore County players â€” Cameron's Brennan Barclay, Chris Pearson and Dale Pearson, Panama's Isaac Burris, Jace Cheely, Jimmy Cheely and David Shirey, Pocola's Jason Lowrimore, Spiro's Slater Dunn, Tyler Didway, Kelby Fowler, Shane Thompson and Jeff Walden, Wister's Colby Turnipseed, Cody Luman and Caleb Hill and Stilwell's Zac Beam.
Poteau Bombers vs. Spiro Dirtbags, Spiro Reds vs. Heavener Hurricanes, Pocola Mudcats vs. Heavener Titans, Wister Wildcats vs. Panama Sooners, Heavener Thunder vs. Spiro Diamondbacks, Spiro L'il Giants vs. Poteau Drillers.
Spiro Dirtbags vs. Spiro L'il Giants, Heavener Hurrcanes vs. Poteau Bombers, Heavener Titans vs. Spiro Reds, Panama Sooners vs. Pocola Mudcats, Spiro Diamondbacks vs. Wister Wildcats, Poteau Drillers vs. Heavener Thunder.
The 2012 Spiro Elementary Basketball Summer Camp will take place from 9 a.m. to noon Tuesday through Thursday at the Spiro Gym. The camp is open to those who will be entering grades kindergarten through two. The cost $30 per camper. For additional information, call (918) 605-1840.
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The Arvest Bank team of Cody Pugh, David Wiggins, Dany Williams, Glenn Smylie won Thursday's LeFlore County Youth Services Golf Tournament at Choctaw Country Club.
The second-place team was from Poteau Fire Department, comprised of Todd Peters, Shad Stover, Terry Manlove, Jake Thompson.
The Central National Bank team of Paul Quirk, Mike Hall, Dustin Hall, Gary Brown was third.
The first real good chance for new Poteau Pirates football coach Greg Werner to get a good look at his new players in a game-like situation will happen this afternoon.
The Poteau Red-White Football Scrimmage will begin at 4 p.m. this afternoon at Costner Stadium. Admission is towels.
The scrimmage was originally going to take place at 6 p.m., but it was going to interfere with tonight's Poteau Sports Hall of Fame Induction Banquet. So, it was moved up two hours to accommodate tonight's festivities.
There will be a T-ball fundraising tournament June 2 in Heavener.
The entry fee for the event is $50 per team. Players on the first- and second-place teams will receive medals, while all players will receive certificates. Each team is guaranteed two games. The deadline to enter the tournament is Tuesday. For additional information, call Amber Hildebrant at (918) 413-7995 or Tim Davis at (918) 413-2308.
When the LeFlore County Youth Services organization was looking for a keynote individual to help its fundraiser to help fund its new building currently being constructed on North Broadway, The Community State Bank President Larry Spradley did not know a trip to Colorado would provide such an individual.
When Spradley went to Colorado, he happened to run into a ranch owner whose father is a Baseball Hall of Famer. One thing led to another, and Rich â€śGooseâ€ť Gossage came to Poteau for Thursday's LeFlore County Youth Services Golf Tournament and banquet that night.
McALESTER â€” Cameron High School baseball player Austin Standridge was hoping to get a chance to play for a state title during his season season â€” fall and/or spring â€” but it didn't materialize. However, he still will have a trophy for his trophy case.
Standridge won the Southeast Baseball Coaches All-Star Game's Home Run Derby Wednesday night at Mike Deak Field. He hit 14 homers total on the night. He doubled the homer output of runner-up Johnathan Samuels by a count of 8-4 in the final round.
The LeFlore County Bass Club had its sixth tournament of the 2012 circuit Sunday at Potato Hills South on Sardis Lake. There were 26 boats with 52 serious anglers who caught a total of 53 fish weighing a combined total of 136.35 pounds. The average fish weighed 2.57 pounds, and there were eight limits caught.
The winning duo was Tim O'Daniel and David Kirkes, who hauled in 18.75 pounds of fish including one Kirkes caught which weighed 7.46 pounds â€” which wasn't even the big bass winner. They pocketed $625 for the win.