Archive - Sports Article
July 23rd, 2014
Last month, Poteau boys basketball coach Scott Nelke took advantage of a chance to go â€śhomeâ€ť as he took the Pocola Indians coaching job to be at his alma mater.
So, when the spot for Nelkeâ€™s spot opened up, Todd Hackler had a chance to do likewise â€” go â€śhome.â€ť And he will as he was hired this month to be Nelkeâ€™s replacement.
â€śI played here at Poteau,â€ť said Hackler, who was on the 1996 LeFlore County champion Pirate team. â€śI played [Class] 4A basketball, and I always wanted to coach it. Itâ€™s stronger competition and tougher teams.â€ť
Editor's note: In the results and point standings in each division, the top three will be listed as well as any other local racers.
Enduro Series Race No. 1
1. Greg Dobbs, Booneville, Ark.; 2. Jeremy Wilson, Humboldt, Kan.; 3. Jay Rierson, Booneville.
Pure Stock Race
1. Zane Hunter, Alma, Ark.; 2. Jalon Brewton, Alma; 3. Jim Richesin, Van Buren, Ark.
Factory Stock Race
1. Kyle McAllister, Fort Smith, Ark.; 2. Travis Vaughn, Pocola; 3. Chris Patterson, Greenwood, Ark.; 6. Wendell Vaughn, Pocola; 9. Jerrod Adams, Wister; 13. Joshua Vaughn, Pocola.
The Pocola High School Softball Booster Club will meet at 6 p.m. Monday on the bleachers at the softball field.
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Wolf-Pup Football sign ups will be at 6 p.m. July 31 in the Heavener High School cafeteria.
Those signing up will need to bring a copy of birth certificate along with the $60 entry fee.
The league is open to those who will be in grades three through six, and those signing up can attend any school.
Forms can be found on our web site at www.heavenerballpark.com.
For additional information, call Tim Davis (918) 413-2308.
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KISSIMMEE, Fla. â€” There are times when nothing comes easy, just ask the Wildcats softball team.
The Wildcats, based out of Pocola, had to beat the Ohio Starz from Newark, Ohio, twice on Friday to win the Age 10-and-Younger Class C USSSA World Series at ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex.
After the â€™Cats lost 8-6 to the Starz in the winner's-bracket final, the Wildcats beat the Starz back to back, winning the first title game 4-0, then the second title contest 4-2.
There is one OK Kids state baseball title coming to LeFlore County for 2014.
The Wister Wildcats went through undefeated to win the OK Kids Coach-Pitch State Tournament in Weatherford on Saturday, beating Mooreland 14-1 in the title game.
The other two county teams trying to win a state title this past weekend, the Panama Boomers and the Heavener Thunder, fell short in their bids for championships.
The final session of the 2014 Choctaw Country Club Junior Golf Clinic will take place from 9 to 11 a.m. Tuesday.
The entry fee is $10 per child per week, which includes drinks each week. All ages are welcome.
At the end of the eight-week clinic, there will be a tournament, a cookout and a pool party.
For additional information, call (918) 647-3488.
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The Pocola High School Softball Booster Club will meet at 6 p.m. July 28 on the bleachers at the softball field.
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An old adage says, â€śBetter late than never.â€ť
That very well could be a thought going through the mind of Poteau football player Mason Jones.
Jones, who was a senior on last seasonâ€™s Class 4A state runner-up team, signed a letter of intent Thursday to play at Bacone College in Muskogee.
â€śThere was times when I had my doubts, but I just stayed the course,â€ť said Jones, who played fullback and cornerback for the 12-2 Pirates.
The Wister Wildcats could be celebrating a state OK Kids coach pitch championship by night's end on Saturday.
The Wildcats defeated Morrison 8-0 to advance to tonight's championship of the 2014 OK Kids Coach-Pitch State Tournament in Weatherford. The state title game is slated for 6 p.m. Saturday, with the if-game at 8 p.m.
The Wildcats softball team based out of Pocola was playing for the national title at the 10-and-Younger USSAA World Series on Friday at the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex in Kissimmee, Fla.
The Wildcats, who lost in the winner's-bracket final 8-6 to the Ohio Starz from Newark, Ohio, beat the Starz 4-0 in the first title game to force the winner-take-all game for the national title.
The â€™Cats won their first two games in bracket play, beating the Sarasota [Fla.] Heat 5-2 and The Woodlands [Texas] Hotshots 4-0 before losing in the winner's-bracket final to the Starz.