May 24th, 2012
McALESTER â€” Cameron High School baseball player Austin Standridge was hoping to get a chance to play for a state title during his season season â€” fall and/or spring â€” but it didn't materialize. However, he still will have a trophy for his trophy case.
Standridge won the Southeast Baseball Coaches All-Star Game's Home Run Derby Wednesday night at Mike Deak Field. He hit 14 homers total on the night. He doubled the homer output of runner-up Johnathan Samuels by a count of 8-4 in the final round.
The LeFlore County Bass Club had its sixth tournament of the 2012 circuit Sunday at Potato Hills South on Sardis Lake. There were 26 boats with 52 serious anglers who caught a total of 53 fish weighing a combined total of 136.35 pounds. The average fish weighed 2.57 pounds, and there were eight limits caught.
The winning duo was Tim O'Daniel and David Kirkes, who hauled in 18.75 pounds of fish including one Kirkes caught which weighed 7.46 pounds â€” which wasn't even the big bass winner. They pocketed $625 for the win.
Robert Wayne Tryon, 67, of Spiro died Wednesday, May 23, 2012. Graveside services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, May 26, in New Hope Cemetery under the direction of Mallory-Martin Funeral Home, Spiro.
Claudine Lela Goss, 90, of Poteau died Thursday, May 24, 2012 in Poteau.Â Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday, May 26, at Sugarloaf Christian Fellowship in Monroe.Â Burial will be in Monroe Cemetery under the direction of Evans and Miller Funeral Home, Poteau.
The Wister High School Class of 2012's baseball players had quite a way to finish their Wildcat careers. Of their eight baseball seasons in four years, the last five were spent with trips to the state tournament â€” winning the Class 2A Spring State Tournament in 2011. One of those players got a special honor earlier this week.
Outfielder Caleb Hill was named to the Small East All-State Baseball Team, and he will play during the Oklahoma Coaches Association All-State Games Week in the last week of July in the Tulsa metropolitan area.
There were several winning duos at Tuesday's Wolf Ridge Ladies Golf Association 2-Player Scramble at Wolf Ridge Golf Course.
Brenda Dandy and Eva White won the championship flight title with a 61. Joanne Winstead and Cheri Gosey were second (68), while April Peterson and Marilyn Davis were third (68).
The first flight title went to Cindy Farrell and Prissy Buchanan, who had a team score of 69. Kay Chitwood and Norma Landers were second (71), and Tammy Best and Catherine Young came in third (71).
The 2012 Poteau Pirate Red-White Scrimmage will take place at 4 p.m. Friday at Costner Stadium. Admission to the game will be towels.
â€” â€” â€”
The Wayne Husak/Memorial Day Tournament will take place Saturday and Sunday at Choctaw Country Club. Entry fee for the two-man tournament is $100. The format will be 18-hole low ball on Saturday and an 18-hole scramble on Sunday.
For additional information, call (918) 647-3488.
â€” â€” â€”
This is the time of the year when I really love my job. Donâ€™t get me wrong, I canâ€™t think of anything else I would rather be doing for a living (except maybe fishing or hunting), but I do love my summers off.
Now when I say â€śoff,â€ť you must understand that I still coach summer baseball teams and junior high basketball league teams, and take kids to sports camps all through the month of June. With school being out, there is a time in between those things to fish and spend time with my family.