May 24th, 2012
The first real good chance for new Poteau Pirates football coach Greg Werner to get a good look at his new players in a game-like situation will happen this afternoon.
The Poteau Red-White Football Scrimmage will begin at 4 p.m. this afternoon at Costner Stadium. Admission is towels.
The scrimmage was originally going to take place at 6 p.m., but it was going to interfere with tonight's Poteau Sports Hall of Fame Induction Banquet. So, it was moved up two hours to accommodate tonight's festivities.
There will be a T-ball fundraising tournament June 2 in Heavener.
The entry fee for the event is $50 per team. Players on the first- and second-place teams will receive medals, while all players will receive certificates. Each team is guaranteed two games. The deadline to enter the tournament is Tuesday. For additional information, call Amber Hildebrant at (918) 413-7995 or Tim Davis at (918) 413-2308.
When the LeFlore County Youth Services organization was looking for a keynote individual to help its fundraiser to help fund its new building currently being constructed on North Broadway, The Community State Bank President Larry Spradley did not know a trip to Colorado would provide such an individual.
When Spradley went to Colorado, he happened to run into a ranch owner whose father is a Baseball Hall of Famer. One thing led to another, and Rich â€śGooseâ€ť Gossage came to Poteau for Thursday's LeFlore County Youth Services Golf Tournament and banquet that night.
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.