September 14th, 2012
An independent film released last weekend at the famed Toronto Film Festival has a tie to Poteau after a local business owner was given a speaking role.
Last summer Ryan Adams, with R.L. Sockey Construction, sent his photo to a casting agent to be an extra on a movie that was going to be doing some filming in Oklahoma.
â€śMy wife heard about it and told me I should send in my picture. She thought it would be fun,â€ť Adams said.
Pirates football team will hit the grass at Costner Stadium. They will see someone very familiar as the Pirates will entertain the Tulsa Webster Warriors at 7:30 p.m. tonight.
â€śThere's nothing like being at home, especially as much traveling as we've done,â€ť said Greg Werner, Poteau's new coach. â€śWe're very excited to be home.â€ť
The Pirates have done as well as possible, winning two games to begin the season â€” and two road games at that, 28-21 on Aug. 31 against Durant and last week's 18-15 victory over Van Buren, Ark.
The Heavener Wolves football team is hoping for happy homecoming tonight when it entertains the Gore Pirates at 7:30 p.m. at Harvey Stadium. Homecoming festivities will begin at 7 p.m.
Carl Lee, Heavener's first-year coach, is hoping that the players do not get too caught up in homecoming and forget about the Pirates.
â€śWe're trying to keep it as even keel as we can,â€ť Lee said. â€śIt's just another ball game. If we take care of business, we'll be all right. We need to enjoy homecoming, but we still have to focus on the game.â€ť
POCOLA â€” Rick Lang, Pocola's football coach, was hoping for a game where his Indians didn't have to pull one out of the fire â€” as in their opener, winning 35-34 over Tulsa Regent Prep with the game-winning score coming with 1:48 left to play. Lang was wanting a game where his team was in control from start to finish, and he got his wish in last Friday night's 49-0 rout of the Haileyville Warriors.
BOKOSHE â€” Most LeFlore County football teams had to endure a weather delay when last Friday night's rainstorms moved through the area. The Arkoma-Bokoshe game last week was no exception.
However, when the storm passed, it seemed like only the Mustangs were prepared to play football as they blanked the Tigers 48-0.
â€śI don't know if it was the (weather) delay or what,â€ť said Tyler Massey, Bokoshe's second-year coach. â€śThey (the Mustangs) were here, too, so they had to wait it out like we did. They came out ready to play, and we didn't.â€ť
The Spiro Bulldogs seem to be heading in the right direction, especially the way that last Friday night's home-opening 20-12 win over the Muldrow Bulldogs ended.
â€śI thought we had a better second half,â€ť said Chris Bunch, Spiro's coach. â€śWe didn't play very well in the first half, offensively or defensively. We came back and had a strong second half. We had some good defensive stands. Our quarterback (Trevon Mitchem) had a long touchdown run. We were able to take advantage of some breaks. (Jermaine) Jimmerson was steady for us in the backfield. We just were able to make something happen.â€ť
It was a pretty successful weekend for the Poteau Bandit League teams in Saturday's game against Van Buren, Ark., at Costner Stadium.
The fifth-grade team posted a 27-0 win over Van Buren. Mason Barcheers scored two touchdowns on runs of 68 and 43 yards. Dauntay Warren had a 32-yard TD run, while Hunter Sebo scored on a 41-yard run.
Christian Duncan threw a two-point conversion pass to Kass Fenton, while Sebo threw a pair of two-point conversion passes to Easton Francis.
The Poteau Mini-Pirate Cheer Camp will take place from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at the Bob Lee Kidd Civic Center.
The camp is open for youth age 4 up through sixth grade.
The entry fee is $35 per child, and includes a T-shirt and lunch. The T-shirts will be given out at a later date.
Enrollment will take place at the door.
For additional information, call Vicki Davies at (918) 839-0743.
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Carl Albert State College Assistant Softball Coach Megan Young will give softball lessons at $25 per hour to girls up through age 18.
Last weekend was a great one for Dwight Camp. He won the BASSMaster Weekend Series Oklahoma Two-Day Divisional Championship.
Camp's daily limit was three fish per day, and he ended up winning the event with a total of 16.41 pounds, of which 9.94 pounds was his Day 1 haul â€” including the big bass winner for the day, weighing 4.18 pounds.
Because of his Day 1 success, it made Camp's Day 2 a much-less stressful day of fishing. He ended up winning by four ounces, and pocket $2,014. There were 61 competitors in the field.
Poteau 5, Panama 0
Wister 5, Pocola 2
Panama 2, Wister 1
Poteau 3, Panama 0, 6 inn., rain
Most Valuable Player
Shelby Standridge, Poteau
First Team Members
RaeLynn Caldwell, Poteau
Brenna Vise, Poteau
Taylor Eaves, Panama
Stephanie Barcheers, Panama
Bryanna Warren, Wister
Kacie Raines, Wister
Sara Eddins, Pocola
Madison Hudkins, Pocola
Kaylee Cox, Spiro
Tara Hawkins, Talihina
Second Team Members
Gabba Wilson, Poteau
Hannah Goines, Panama
Kendra Swindle, Panama