May 24th, 2013
Three local high school golfers will participate in the 2013 Hudiburg Classic, which will take place Monday and Tuesday at John Conrad Golf Course in Midwest City.
Poteau's Hannah Ward and Cody Shore, along with Cameron's Kody Whitehead, will represent the area in the event.
Ward won her second straight Class 4A state title earlier this month, while Shore was fourth in the state tournament to be the highest Pirate finisher since Zac Poole was state runner-up in 2004.
Whitehead was 11th at the Class 2A State Tournament earlier this month.
Earlier this month, the Poteau Pirates soccer team brought home a state championship. However, before 2013 a local motorcycle racer brought home a national title.
Bart Winters, who works at Cargill's Yamaha in Poteau, won the Vintage National Championship Series.
â€śI raced in about 10 races last year,â€ť said Winters. â€śI worked pretty hard for it, so it felt pretty good.â€ť
However, it wasn't the only title Winters brought home. He also won a grand prix race at Hallett, located about 30 miles west ot Tulsa.
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