May 16th, 2012
OKLAHOMA CITY â€” Los Angeles Lakers didnâ€™t stand a chance, and I really donâ€™t think they have a prayer in this series.
The Oklahoma City Thunder came in to the second round of the Western Conference Playoffs well-rested, and the Lakers came in fresh off a grueling seven-game series with the Denver Nuggets â€” not to mention the whole Metta World Peace-James Harden incident from their previous meeting looming over this series.
The LeFlore County Coaches Association Golf Scramble will take place at 4 p.m. this afternoon at Choctaw Country Club.
Entry fee is $30, which includes green fees, golf carts and hamburgers. For additional information, call Scott Gregory at (918) 839-7823.
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A benefit T-ball tournament will take place Saturday at Cameron.
Entry fee is one new ball per game.
Teams will play three games.
For more information or to enter, call (479) 353-0782 after 5 p.m.
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The 2012 Poteau Cross Country Booster Club Running Camp will be from 8 to 11 a.m. May 23-25 at Costner Stadium.
Larry Dale Starr, 65, of Poteau, formerly of Montgomery City, Mo., died Monday, May 14, 2012, at Peachtree Hospice in Fort Smith, Ark.Â
Memorial services will be held at 4 p.m. Sunday, May 20, at Schlanker Funeral Home in Montgomery City.
Billy Jack Smith Jr., 50, Poteau, died Monday, May 14, 2012, in Poteau.
When Poteau High School athletic director Jerry Johnston really made known the opening for the head coaching job with the Poteau Pirates football team, he knew it was late in the game as far as trying to get someone hired and a chance to meet the players. The wait is now over.
Broken Bow's Greg Werner was hired to be the new Poteau football coach at Monday night's meeting of the Poteau Public Schools Board of Education.
Werner met Monday afternoon with the Pirate players, and met the Poteau Quarterback Club members and fans at the booster club's meeting that night.
OKLAHOMA CITY â€” When this run of five straight baseball state tournament appearances began in the spring of 2010 for the Wister Wildcats, that season's 2010 Class 2A State Tournament and the fall 2010 Class A State Tournament, the Wildcats suffered losses to the same team â€” the Silo Rebels. The same ill fate happened to the â€™Cats this past weekend.
The Rebels used a six-run fourth inning, then held off Wister potential rallies, to down the Wildcats 7-5 in the Class 2A State Tournament semifinals on a chilly, drizzly Friday night at Dolese Park.
LeFlore County had two baseball teams â€” the Wister Wildcats (Class 2A) and the Spiro Bulldogs (Class 3A) â€” represent us at this past weekend's state tournaments. The bad news was that either, or both, could not come home with the state championship trophy.
The â€™Cats got beat by Silo in Friday night's state semifinals, while the â€™Dogs suffered a state-quarterfinal loss to Verdigris Thursday night.
BARTLESVILLE â€” The Carl Albert State Vikings lost their second and final game Friday night at the NJCAA Region II Tournament. The Murray State College Aggies beat the Vikings 14-4 at Doenges Ballpark.
The season ended for the Vikings at 37-21.
The Eastern Oklahoma Riverdawgs Major American Legion baseball team will have tryouts at 5 p.m. this afternoon at Cameron.
Players who are between the ages of 16 and 19 are eligible to try out.
Players who are age 19 who try out cannot turn age 20 before Jan. 1, and all players must live within a 50-mile radius of Spiro.
For those who try out, there will be a fee to pay to play.
For additional information, call Dave Oliver at (918) 413-1667 or Robert Walden at (918) 649-5316.
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