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June 3rd, 2015
One LeFlore County softball player will get a chance to play with the best of the best this summer in "The Sunshine State."
Wister's Sage Anson, who will be a seventh-grader this next school year, was named to the Age 11-and-Younger USA Elite Midwest Regional Softball Team. Her team will play in the USA Elite Softball Tournament on July 13-16 in Kissimmee, Fla.
"I was speechless," Anson said about making the team after trying out March 14 in Tulsa. "I couldn't believe it. I didn't know what to think. I'm excited that I was going to get to go."
Two LeFlore County slow-pitch softball players got the ultimate honor of being named an All-Stater.
Heavener's Makayla Cheek and Pocola's Madison Hudkins were named All-Staters.
Cheek will be on the Large East, while Hudkins will be on the Middle East.
Cheek's teammate, Lexi Moody, is an alternate for the Large East team.
The Slow-Pitch All-State Games will take place June 20 at the University of Oklahoma.
While spring football practice began last week for the Poteau Pirates, new coach Forrest Mazey could not be present as he was putting the final touches on his departure from Mangum and the birth of his third son.
However, the new coach was present this week, and he liked what he saw in spring practice, which ended Friday afternoon.
This week, Mazey basically tried to mesh his concepts with the current Piratesâ€™ system of doing things, which he said was a success.
The Heavener Wolves wrapped up their 2015 spring football practice with a three-way scrimmage with Wilburton and Keys (Park Hill) on Friday morning at Harvey Stadium.
While the Heavener No. 2s didnâ€™t score, the No. 1s did. Quarterback Trey Grubbs went up the middle against Keys (Park Hill) for about a 40-yard TD.
To end the three-way, Heavener and Willburton played a more game-like situation, and the Wolves scored with their No. 1s on about a 60-yard scamper by Luke McGee.
As the Poteau Pirates of yesteryears began to assemble for the 2015 Athletic Hall of Fame, it was just amazing to hear how their yardage gained had swollen to new height, how their fastball had gained speed and how the sprintersâ€™ time would rival Usaine Bolt in his prime. One could just set back and revel in hearing the great stories of times past.
The All-School Reunion for Poteau High occurs every three years, and the Sports Hall of Fame induction ceremonies usually precedes the reunion.
There were 11 were inducted into the 2015 Poteau High School Hall of Fame. Those inducted were:
It may not look like much, but it truly was. Anyone who went to the Heavener gym to watch basketball this past season quickly noticed a new addition â€” new bleachers with seats, as opposed to the old wooden bleacher seats of the past.
SHAWNEE â€” The good news for the Pocola Lady Indians softball team was it finally got to play its Class 4A State Tournament at the Ballfields at Firelake, and even won its state quarterfinal game 14-2 over Stratford.
However, the Lady Indians' season came to an end with a 10-0 loss in the state semifinals to eventual state champion Washington. Pocola finished this spring at 23-15.