May 24th, 2013
God gives us four seasons, all of which are special in their own way.
We have summer when outdoorsmen can pick blackberries, noodle for catfish or just catch fish the normal way by actually fishing for them â€” although I love grabbing those big flatheads with my hands.
We then have fall, which I look forward to each year with great anticipation. The squirrel and duck hunting, along with chasing after whitetail deer consumes me.
Winter has more duck hunting and chasing predators, but then comes spring.
The Leflore County Bass Club had its seventh tournament of 2013 Sunday at Potato Hills South on Sardis Lake. They had 30 boats that held 56 anglers who caught 61 bass that weighed 159 pounds. Average weight per fish was 2.61 pounds, and nine limits were caught.
Judd Wann and Josh Roberts took home the top prize of $700 for winning the tournament with 20.97 pounds.
Jody Adams and Bruce Vincent were second (17.41 pounds, $420), while Andy Nance and Rodney Faulkenberry (16.43, $280) were third. A.J. Higgins got the big bass winner, a 6.73-pound lunker to earn $280.
Dakota James McCoy, 15, of Howe died Wednesday, May 22, 2013, at Leflore.
Dakota was born July 6, 1997, in Talihina. He had just finished his sophomore year at Howe High School where he pitched, played catcher and shortstop on the school baseball team. He also loved to hunt and fish. He was preceded in death by his grandmother, barbara McCoy.
There will be only indoor events this weekend at the Kiamichi All-Star Classic at Eastern Oklahoma State College in Wilburton.
Due to this week's rains and the potential of more on the way by this weekend, the softball and baseball games have been postponed until June 1.
The softball game will be at 2 p.m. June 1 at EOSC, while the baseball game will be at 4 p.m.
However, the Kiamichi All-Star Classic basketball games will still go on as scheduled at EOSC's Claud C. Dunlap Fieldhouse.
The girls game will be at 5:30 p.m., followed by the boys game at approximately 7 p.m.
Tri-State Speedway, Pocola
B Modified Race
1. Brandon Wilson, Fort Smith, Ark.; 2. Kyle McAllister, Fort Smith; 3. Dallas Bourland, Fort Smith; 4. Camden Perry, Lincoln, Ark.
Factory Stock Race
1. Rick Edgerton, Fort Smith; 2. Gary Clark, Hackett, Ark.; 3. Jerome Heinrich, Huntsville, Ark.; 4. Grant Davis, Muldrow; 5. Brandon Lovell, Bokoshe; 6. Justin Johnson, Van Buren, Ark.; 7. Dawson Graham, Van Buren.
A Modified Race
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) â€” Mike Trout even surprised himself in adding to his growing list of impressive big league achievements.
Trout, who is the nephew of City of Poteau Water Department employee Charles Busonick and his wife, Sandra, hit for the cycle and drove in five runs, Josh Hamilton celebrated his 32nd birthday with a homer and a triple his first two times up, and Howie Kendrick also went deep in the Los Angeles Angelsâ€™ 12-0 rout of the Seattle Mariners on Tuesday night.
MOORE, Okla. (AP) â€” Having lived most of her life in this Oklahoma City suburb, Barbara Bryen never feared twisters. They were just part of life in a particularly deadly stretch of Tornado Alley.
She always thought the closet just inside her front door was good enough for shelter, and on Monday it was again. But after an EF5 twister barreled through town, killing 24 people, Bryen and others in this disaster-prone community say they would never build a house without a storm cellar.