Archive - Sports Article
July 11th, 2012
The fishing is heating up, along with the weather. I have actually had time to take my boat out to get after some big ol' bass.
This week was my best bass fishing week of my life, as far as size of fish caught is concerned â€” including my personal best of six pounds.
Saturday morning, Dan Carter and I headed to a private lake at daylight to try our luck. During the first hour, we fished with topwater poppers and caught a few small fish before heading to the deep water in the middle of the lake.
New Poteau High School Football Coach Greg Werner does not want to wait until Aug. 7 when football practice will begin. So, he will get three extra days to get a look at his new players.
The Pirates will have a three-day team camp beginning this morning and ending on Friday morning. The sessions will be from 8 to 10:30 a.m. daily.
WEATHERFORD â€” The Heavener Thunder OK Kids Coach-Pitch baseball team opened the 2012 State Tournament in fine fashion Tuesday afternoon at Rader Park as they routed the Sallisaw Titans 17-4.
The Thunder will meet Tuttle at 7:45 p.m. tonight in the winner's-bracket semifinals.
However, two other local teams got beat by rain as the Wister Wildcats OK Preps team at Chandler and the Poteau Pirates OK Kids Midget team at Elk City were both rained out on opening day of state on Tuesday.
Carl Albert State College Assistant Softball Coach Megan Young will give softball lessons at $25 per hour to girls up through age 18. To schedule a session or for additional information, call (580) 704-4517.
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Friday Couple Scrambles will take place at 5:30 p.m. every Friday at Wolf Ridge Golf Course. The entry fee is $15 per person for the nine-hole weekly event. For additional information, call (918) 647-2582.
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WISTER â€” The bad news was the Wister Wildcats OK Kids prep baseball team lost a heartbreaking regional title game Friday night to the Stilwell Angels. The good news is the Wildcats are still state bound.
After the Angels scored twice in their the sixth inning to force extra innings, they scored once in the seventh inning to take a 3-2 victory in the 2012 OK Kids Regional Tournament at the Wister High School baseball field. The Angels (champions) and the Wildcats (runners-up) will both be at the 2012 OK Kids Preps State Tournament, which will begin today in Chandler.
After the Poteau Pirates lost 4-3 to the Texoma Lookouts in the first game of last week's OK Kids Midgets Regional Tournament at the Poteau Area Recreational Area, they knew their backs were against the wall, needing to end the event 5-0 to advance to this week's Midgets State Tournament in Elk City. They did just that.
The good news is that LeFlore County will have two teams trying to vie for the 2012 OK Kids PeeWee State Tournament title. The bad news is they begin today's state tournament by meeting each other.
The Poteau Buccaneers and the Poteau Rebels each won their respective regional tournaments on Saturday to advance to state.
The Buccaneers defeated the Whitesboro Bulldogs 10-1 in Saturday's title game. The Bulldogs got to the title game by beating the tournament-host Roland Cardinals 14-6 in Friday night's loser's-bracket final.