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August 7th, 2014

Sports Briefs

August 7, 2014

Tickets still remain for the Poteau Pirates’ football season opener in the Hooten’s 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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August 6th

Updated Panama Preseason Softball Festival Schedule

August 6, 2014

Editor’s note: The schedule of the 2014 Panama Preseason Softball Festival that was listed in Saturday’s edition in Diamond Notes has been changed. Below is the updated schedule of the three-day event that begins this afternoon.

Thursday’s Games
Field No. 1
McCurtain vs. Vian, noon; McCurtain vs. Sallisaw-Central, 1:10 p.m.; Heavener vs. Checotah, 2:20 p.m.; Spiro vs. Checotah, 3:30 p.m.; Poteau vs. Konawa, 4:40 p.m.; Panama vs. Konawa, 5:50 p.m.; Poteau vs. Prairie Grove, Ark., 7 p.m.; Panama vs. Prairie Grove, 8:10 p.m.
Field No. 2

National Placers

August 6, 2014

Sports Briefs

August 6, 2014

Arkoma High School athletics announces the 2014-15 parents/guardians meeting 7 to 8:30 p.m. Friday at the Arkoma Events Center to officially present all paperwork necessary to participate in sports.
All athletes going in to 7 through 12 grade must be represented at the meeting.
If you or your parents/guardians can't attend, call Rick Harvey at (918) 875-3353 or through Facebook.
Physicals for all athletes will take place from 9 to 11 a.m. Friday at the Arkoma Events Center.
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2014 Poteau Bandit Football League and cheerleading registration is currently underway.

August 5th

Runner-Up Ryan

August 5, 2014

Coed Champions

August 5, 2014

Sports Briefs

August 5, 2014

Physicals for Pansy Kidd Middle School boys and girls seventh- and eighth-grade athletes will be at 4:30 p.m. Wednesday at Dr. William Willis’ office, located at 104 Wall Street.
The cost will be $10 cash.
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Those interested in being a 2014 Poteau Bandit Football League football team or cheerleading coach are urged to attend an organization meeting at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday at Poteau City Hall.
For additional information, call Billy Bond at (918) 647-1939.
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August 4th

Local football foursome play final high school contest in Friday’s OCA All-State Game

August 4, 2014

When you play your last high school football game, you give the best you got. That’s what four area players did Friday night in the Oklahoma Coaches Association All-State Football Game at Lee Snider Field at Spartan Stadium at Bixby High School. And for two it was indeed their last.
Poteau’s Jace Pitchford and Carlos Aguilar, along with Arkoma’s Tanner Sweeten and Talihina’s Jordan Blue made their share of contributions as members of the East team in its 23-14 defeat of the West.

August 1st

Spiro hoopster helps Small East down Small West in All-State Game; Red Oak’s Deatherage, who will play college baseball at EOSC, played in final competitive basketball contest

August 1, 2014

Spiro’s Knifeis Carter was all over the floor while leading the East with 16 points Thursday night in the Oklahoma Coaches Association Small School All-State Boys Basketball game at the Oral Roberts University Mabee Center in Tulsa.
Carter made some big plays that consisted of a stretch of steals and rebounds, helping his team in a 28-7 fourth-quarter run en route to a 72-56 win against the West.
Bryce Deatherage of Red Oak also was in the game. He scored two points with his only basket coming on a first-quarter lay-up.

Fall ball is fast approaching; Panama Preseason Festival scheduled for next week; 2014 Fall Diamond Tab publishing Aug. 16

August 1, 2014

With the arrival of August means the arrival of fall ball on the diamond with the 2014 fast-pitch softball and fall baseball seasons beginning Aug. 12.
That means the first sports special section of the 2014-15 season will come out soon — the 2014 Falll Diamond Tab, which will be published on Aug. 16. Therefore, I'll begin to work on that at the end of next week.
As always, the Panama Preseason Softball Festival will be Thursday through Saturday as a prelude to the season. The schedule will be listed below.

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