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August 11th, 2015

2015 Pocola Softball Invitational Tournament Bracket

August 11, 2015

2015 Whitesboro Invitational Softball Tournament Bracket

August 11, 2015

McClain Survey team wins Historic Downtown Poteau Golf Tournament

August 11, 2015

The McClain Survey team of Jeff Rogers, Perry Reed, Josh Wiles and Justin Tucker won Friday’s 10th annual Historic Downtown Poteau Golf Tournament at Choctaw Country Club.

August 10th

First Day of Football Practice

August 10, 2015

Midnight Madness Practice

August 10, 2015

Howe baseball opener canceled

August 10, 2015

The Howe Lions’ fall baseball season opener Monday afternoon at McCurtain was canceled. It has not been rescheduled, but Howe coach Jon Sockey said if an open date can be found it will be.
The Lions will open the season at 3 p.m. Tuesday at Smithville.

August 9th

Diamond dolls, guys hit the fields Monday

August 9, 2015

It's here — the 2015 high school fast-pitch softball and fall baseball seasons, which begin Monday for just about all LeFlore County teams. The schedules for next week as well as for Aug. 17 are listed below:
Schedule
[Editor's note: Talihina's softball schedule was not received by the Poteau Daily News by press time]
Softball
Monday
Pocola at Poteau, 4 p.m.
Arkoma and Webbers Falls at Leflore, 4 p.m. (Webbers Falls vs. Leflore, 4 p.m.; Arkoma vs. Webbers Falls, 5:15 p.m.; Arkoma vs. Leflore, 6:30 p.m.)
Crowder at Cameron, DH, 4 p.m.
Hartshorne at Wister, 4 p.m.

August 8th

High school football practice begins Monday; heat always a factor as practice begins

August 8, 2015

This past spring, the area was trying to handle flooding issues and torrential rain. However, as football practice begins Monday, the same ol’ culprit is back — heat.
Handling heat and the problems it causes is always on the minds of football coaches.

Start of practice brings lots of anticipation; Talihina, Pocola teams beginning with ‘Midnight Madness’

August 8, 2015

Just like Christmas morning, the anticipation of a big day at times is so great it cannot be put into words. For football players, Aug. 10 is that day — the first day of football practice.
“Anytime you come upon football season, it’s good,” first-year Poteau coach Forrest Mazey said. “If you have passion for the game, like coaches do, you really don’t work a day in your life. It’s engrained in us.”
Along with Mazey, two other coaches, Panama’s Jeff Broyles [a former Pirate coach] and Bokoshe’s C.J. Burk, begin this season with new teams. That, too, makes for a lot of anticipation.

Instilling basics, doing evaluations big thing in opening practice week

August 8, 2015

Since this week will be the first time since May football players will go through ordinary drills, most of our local coaches are just trying to make sure the players know the basics.
“We’re tired of the weight room. We’re ready to get out on the field and start learning,” Heavener coach Sam Hembree said. “We’re going to work really hard and getting really good at a few things. Until we get good at a few things, we’re not going to elaborate [into more difficult stuff]. We’re going to try to get better running it than they [the opposition] are at stopping it.”

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