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July 1st, 2014

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July 1, 2014

The final session of the Wolf Ridge Junior Golf Clinic will take place Wednesday afternoon at Wolf Ridge Country Club.
The clinic is open to youth ages 5 and older. The clinic for ages 5 to 17 will be from 4 to 5 p.m. for the next four weeks. Cost is $10 per golfer per session.
The clinic for ages 18 and older will be from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Cost is $20 per golfer per session.
For additional information, call Randall Wheat at (918) 721-1596 or the pro shop at (918) 647-2582.
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Pocola basketball teams each have new coaches; Nelke leaves Poteau for alma mater's Indians, while Ladd jumps to Lady Indians

July 1, 2014

There will be some changes on the basketball sidelines when the 2014-15 seasons get going in late November/December for Pocola High School.
For starters, Poteau boys coach and former Indian player Scott Nelke will coach the Indians, who had been coached by Eric Ladd.
However Pocola fans, have no fear. Ladd will still be around as he will now coach the Lady Indians after three-year coach Carrie Covey will step down to only coach fast- and slow-pitch softball.

A Ladd Among Lady Indians

July 1, 2014

Panama girls have new basketball coach

July 1, 2014

Billy Leaptrot will now get his chance to live out his dream — coaching.
Leaptrot will be the new Panama Lady Razorbacks basketball coach, taking over for Dennis Wright who became the girls coach at Sallisaw-Central High School.
“I just graduated in May from UAFS [the University of Arkansas at Fort Smith], so this will be my first coaching job,” Leaptrot said Tuesday night at Sherman Floyd Fieldhouse on his first day to see his new team. “I’m ready to hit the ground running.”

June 27th

Poteau golfer in top 20 at Stacy Lewis Open

June 27, 2014

ROGERS, Ark. — Poteau golfer Cody Shore finished in the top 20 at this week's KPMG Stacy Lewis Junior Open at Lost Springs Golf and Athletic Club.
Shore, who won the Class 4A state title last month, finished tied for 19th with a 75-75-72—222, 6-over par.
The winner of the boys division was Kyler Tate of Winter Garden, Fla., who shot a 68-68-71—207, 9-under par to best the field of 54 golfers.

Howe basketball player given medical hardship to play her 'senior' season

June 27, 2014

This past basketball season was a scary one for 2014 Howe High School senior basketball player LuAnn Davis.
During the 2014 LeFlore County Tournament, she collapsed at Carl Albert State College's Mick Thompson Fieldhouse. Davis, who had dealt with heart issues in the past, had the biggest issue of them all. She had open-heart surgery in Little Rock, Ark., to repair the damage. She made a full recovery, but could not return to action on the hardwood.

Howe's Heartlander

June 27, 2014

June 26th

CASC athletes, softball team earn honors for 2013-14 season

June 26, 2014

Five Carl Albert State College athletes and the Lady Vikings softball team were honored by the National Junior College Athletic Association for the 2013-14 season.
Four athletes, softball player and former Poteau Lady Pirate, Meagan Ryburn, baseball players Cody Luman of Wister and Carter Cumbie and basketball player Taylor Rains all earned Exemplary Academic Achievement Awards.
Lady Viking softball player Karlee Loula received the Pinnacle Award for Academic Excellence.

Tournament Champions

June 26, 2014

Martin, McGee top field to win Wister tournament

June 26, 2014

The LeFlore County Bass Club had its final tournament of the 2014 circuit Saturday at Wards Landing on Wister Lake. There were 32 boats with 58 anglers who caught a grand total of 110 fish that weighed a collective total of 255.77 pounds. Each fish averaged weighing 2.33 pounds, and 19 limits were caught.
Randy Martin and Bucky McGee bested the field with a total of 19.12 pounds, including Martin’s big bass winner of 5.31 pounds. The duo pocketed $725, while Martin got an additional $290 for his big bass winner.

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