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July 20th, 2012
PANAMA â€” Some decisions are not easy to make. Just ask Panama High School Boys Basketball Coach Greg Nichols, a.k.a., â€śThe Czar of Coaching.â€ť
After quite a period of time, Nichols made the decision on Wednesday to retire after 34 years of coaching, 29 of which were spent in Oklahoma â€” including stops at Panama and Heavener.
â€śIt was an extremely hard decision to make,â€ť Nichols said. â€śYou hate to leave players you've gotten close to. That was the hard part. It was a tough decision. I kicked it around for a long time before I finally decided to do it (on Wednesday).â€ť
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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The 2012 Poteau Quarterback Club Youth Football Camp will take place from 8 to 10 a.m. July 30-Aug. 1 at Costner Stadium.
The LeFlore County Bass Club had its final open tournament of 2012 Saturday at Ward's Landing on Wister Lake. There were 17 boats with 32 expert anglers who caught 57 bass weighing a collective 143 pounds. The average weight of each fish caught was 2.51 pounds, and there were 10 limits caught.
Besting the tournament field was Team Baker, comprised of Mackey â€śNitroâ€ť and Wes â€śThe Messâ€ť Baker, as the duo caught 16.73 pounds to earn them $400.
The 2012 Choctaw Country Club Ladies Bi-State Tournament took place Wednesday at Choctaw Country Club.
In first flight, Linda Black from Van Buren, Ark., won the low gross title, followed by Prissy Buchanan of Fort Smith, Ark., and Brandi Calhoun.
Poteau's own Kay Chitwood won the low net title in first flight over Freda Patterson.
Dixie Reed won the low gross honors in second flight, followed by Linda Martin and Regina Peck. Wanda Forsberg won the low net title in second flight, with Elaine Clawson coming in runner-up.
For all you avid anglers out there, the Oklahoma Department of Wildlife has released the GPS coordinates to the fish attractor locations, such as brush piles and tire reefs, that are submerged. If you use a system that accepts waypoints, this might be something that you would be interested in checking out. Wister Lake, as well as all the other major lakes in the state, are included on the download from the website.
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Poteau Lady Pirate basketball player Kaitlan Standridge went to participate in the United States Junior National Basketball Team tryouts on May 20 at Lighthouse Sports Complex in Oklahoma City. The goal was to make the cut from across the nation to be invited to play in next week's U.S. International Sports Festival in Columbus, Ohio. She did just that.
â€śI really didn't think this would happen,â€ť Standridge said. â€śI have never really foreseen myself coming this far in basketball. I've developed a love for the game of basketball like I have over the past two years.â€ť
CUSHING â€” The good news is there will be a LeFlore County OK Kids peewee baseball team playing for a state title tonight. However, there won't be a second local team in the championship game, this year anyway.
The Poteau Buccaneers stayed perfect for the 2012 OK Kids PeeWee State Tournament with a 15-3 rout of the Coleman BRW Thursday night in the winner's-bracket final.
The Buccaneers will play at 6 p.m. tonight for the state title, but they won't get to play their fellow Poteau team for it.
WEATHERFORD â€” All that stands between the Heavener Thunder OK Kids coach-pitch baseball team and the 2012 State Tournament trophy is a win.
The Thunder reached tonight's state title game with a 13-3, four-inning, run-rule victory over Morrison in Thursday night's winner's-bracket final at Rader Park.
The Thunder will play at 6 p.m. tonight for the state title. The Sallisaw Titans and the Hollis Heat played in the loser's-bracket semifinal Friday night, with the winner meeting Morrison in the loser's-bracket final â€” with that winner playing the Thunder tonight for the state title.
OKLAHOMA CITY â€” Poteau High School golfer Hannah Ward tied for 11th place at this week's 62nd annual Girls Junior Championship, which took place Tuesday and Wednesday at Willow Creek Country Club.
Ward, who was the Class 4A State Tournament individual state title and helped the Lady Pirates win the team state title, shot an 81-78 and tied Haley Hill for 11th place at 159.
Caroline Goodin was top medalist as she shot a 72-71â€”143, beating Megan Blonien (75-71â€”146) and Maci Arrington (74-72â€”146) by three shots.
There were 52 golfers in the field.