Archive - Sports Article
August 11th, 2014
The Allstate Insurance team comprised of Lyle Whitworth, Steven Sockey, Ricky McConnell and Daniel Caldwell won Fridayâs 2014 Main Street Matters Golf Tournament at Choctaw Country Club, The team had a score of 18-under par.
Coming in second place a shot behind (-17) the championship team was the team representing C2 Supply, who were represented by Mike Fisher, Duane Roper, Gary Brown and Roy McClary.
Hannah Ward (women) and Mark Burnett (men) were the closest to the hole for their respective genders.
Fall ball is truly here as the 2014 high school fast-pitch softball and fall baseball seasons will get going next week, with most teams beginning Monday. The schedule â at least that which I have for up through Aug. 18 is listed at the end of this column.
Editor's Note: Due to Friday's rain showers, today's schedule of games have not only had their times changed, but all games will now be played at the Poteau Area Recreational Complex. Here is the new schedule.
Field No. 1
Healdton vs. Davenport, 11 a.m.; Healdton vs. Cyril, 12:10 p.m.; Beggs vs. Oklahoma Union, 1:20 p.m.; Antlers vs. Hilldale, 2:30 p.m.; Antlers vs. Battiest, 3:40 p.m.; Panama vs. Hilldale, 4:50 p.m.
Field No. 2
Tickets still remain for the Poteau Piratesâ football season opener in the Hootenâs Kickoff Classic against Alma, Ark., at Fort Smith [Ark.] Northside High School at 5:30 p.m. Sept. 4.
Tickets for adults and students cost $7 per person, while pre-schoolers will be admitted for free.
For those wishing to purchase tickets, call Poteau coach Greg Werner at (918) 839-4572 or come by the high school or football fieldhouse.
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2014 Poteau Bandit Football League and cheerleading registration is currently underway.
Forms may be picked up at Poteau City Hall. Cost is $35 per participant.
Thereâs always some things football teams need to get accomplished as practice begins for the 2014 season Monday. LeFlore Countyâs teams are no different.
âWe have a lot of positions weâve got to fill up,â said Poteau coach Greg Werner, whose team played for the Class 4A state title in December. âWe have a lot of things to improve on, but thatâs the way it is for everybody. Everybody will feel that way on Monday. We certainly have a ways to go, but weâll get there.â
For the Pocola Indians, they want to continue momentum from a successful off-season.
For those who do their parts on Friday Night Lights in LeFlore County, Aug. 11 cannot get here quick enough.
Monday is when high school football players will begin practice for the upcoming season, which will begin next month.
Although itâs been a very mild summer, thereâs bound to be hot temperatures ahead for high school football players as they begin practice Monday for the 2014 season.
Editorâs note: Thursdayâs games were rained out and will not be rescheduled. Also, some of Fridayâs match-ups have changed due to some teams not coming. The updated schedule is listed below.
Field No. 1
The LeFlore County Bass Club had its last open bass tournament of 2014 on Saturday at Wards Landing on Wister Lake. There were 13 boats filled with anglers who caught 27 fish that weighed a collective 69.3 pounds. Each fish averaged 2.57 pounds, with nine limits â which consisted of three fish â were caught.
Danny Love and Melvin McKay won the event with 9.68 pounds, which included McKayâs big bass winner, weighing 5.52 pounds. The duo won $275, while McKay got an extra $110 for the big bass winner.