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August 11th, 2015

2015 Whitesboro Invitational Softball Tournament Bracket

August 11, 2015

McClain Survey team wins Historic Downtown Poteau Golf Tournament

August 11, 2015

The McClain Survey team of Jeff Rogers, Perry Reed, Josh Wiles and Justin Tucker won Friday’s 10th annual Historic Downtown Poteau Golf Tournament at Choctaw Country Club.

August 10th

First Day of Football Practice

August 10, 2015

Midnight Madness Practice

August 10, 2015

Howe baseball opener canceled

August 10, 2015

The Howe Lions’ fall baseball season opener Monday afternoon at McCurtain was canceled. It has not been rescheduled, but Howe coach Jon Sockey said if an open date can be found it will be.
The Lions will open the season at 3 p.m. Tuesday at Smithville.

US Rep. Mullin plans foreign policy trip to Israel

August 10, 2015

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Republican U.S. Rep. Markwayne Mullin says he plans to take part in a foreign policy trip to Israel.

Mullin announced in a news release Saturday that he will leave next week and spend seven days in Israel.

Mullin called Israel the strongest U.S. ally in the region and said he wants to learn about the relationship between the United States and Israel and about Israel's national security and the political and economic trends in the region and how they related to the proposed nuclear agreement with Iran.

DAILY FEATURE: Today in History

August 10, 2015

Today is Monday, August 10, the 222nd day of 2015. There are 143 days left in the year.

Today's Highlight in History:
On August 10, 1945, a day after the atomic bombing of Nagasaki, Imperial Japan conveyed its willingness to surrender provided the status of Emperor Hirohito remained unchanged. (The Allies responded the next day, saying they would determine the Emperor's future status.)

On this date:

August 9th

Diamond dolls, guys hit the fields Monday

August 9, 2015

It's here — the 2015 high school fast-pitch softball and fall baseball seasons, which begin Monday for just about all LeFlore County teams. The schedules for next week as well as for Aug. 17 are listed below:
Schedule
[Editor's note: Talihina's softball schedule was not received by the Poteau Daily News by press time]
Softball
Monday
Pocola at Poteau, 4 p.m.
Arkoma and Webbers Falls at Leflore, 4 p.m. (Webbers Falls vs. Leflore, 4 p.m.; Arkoma vs. Webbers Falls, 5:15 p.m.; Arkoma vs. Leflore, 6:30 p.m.)
Crowder at Cameron, DH, 4 p.m.
Hartshorne at Wister, 4 p.m.

August 8th

High school football practice begins Monday; heat always a factor as practice begins

August 8, 2015

This past spring, the area was trying to handle flooding issues and torrential rain. However, as football practice begins Monday, the same ol’ culprit is back — heat.
Handling heat and the problems it causes is always on the minds of football coaches.

Start of practice brings lots of anticipation; Talihina, Pocola teams beginning with ‘Midnight Madness’

August 8, 2015

Just like Christmas morning, the anticipation of a big day at times is so great it cannot be put into words. For football players, Aug. 10 is that day — the first day of football practice.
“Anytime you come upon football season, it’s good,” first-year Poteau coach Forrest Mazey said. “If you have passion for the game, like coaches do, you really don’t work a day in your life. It’s engrained in us.”
Along with Mazey, two other coaches, Panama’s Jeff Broyles [a former Pirate coach] and Bokoshe’s C.J. Burk, begin this season with new teams. That, too, makes for a lot of anticipation.

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Editor’s note: The 2015 composite football schedule for LeFlore County was unable to be part of the...
Muldrow 3, Poteau 2 Panama 9, Howe 6 Whitesboro 6, Leflore 4 Heavener 3, Smithville 1 Wilburton 7,...
Howe 2, Cameron 1, Game 1 Howe 8, Cameron 4, Game 2 Wister 2, Smithville 1 Crowder 12, Leflore 4...

 

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