When high school football practice begins next week, players can only be in shorts and helmets from Monday through Thursday. They will not be in pads until Friday.
Nonetheless, a lot can be accomplished â€” especially on offense.
The 2013 high school football season will not actually begin until the first week of September. However, the preparations for the LeFlore County teams' openers will begin next week â€” and in a new way.
For the first time, high school football practice will begin on a Monday, as opposed to the ordinary Tuesdays as it has been in years past.
The good news is that football season is upon us as high school football teams will begin practice next week. The bad news, as is just about always the case, is that it will likely be hot â€” which is a major concern for football coaches everywhere. LeFlore County is no different.
Ever since the 2012 football seasons ended for LeFlore County's high school teams, next week probably seems like it wasn't going to get here. But it's here now.
High school football practice will begin next week, with most of the teams beginning practice on Monday â€” with a couple not going until the traditional Tuesday.
Poteau High School students who will participate in extra-curricular activities this upcoming school year will have their drug testing take place this month inside the senior hall of the high school.
Drug testing will take place from 8 a.m. to noon Wednesday.
Cost is $10 cash per student.
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Registration is open for the 2013 LeFlore County Express Fall Soccer League.
Registration can be done through the Internet at www.leflorecountysoccer.com.
Late registration cost per child is $40.
Payment method details are available at the website.
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The LeFlore County Bass Club had its final open tournament of 2013 last weekend at Wards Landing on Wister Lake.
There were 16 boats that hauled in 46 fish weighing a composite 110.12 pounds. The average fish weighed 2.39 pounds, and seven limits were caught.
The duo of Jerrid Keller and Chase Guest took first place with a stringer weighing 15.78 pounds, which included Keller's big bass winner of 6.19 pounds. The duo pocketed $350, while Keller got an additional $140 for his big bass winner.
Former Talihina Golden TigerÂ Jordan EagleRoad, Â a 6-1 shooting guard has signed a letter of intent to play basketball for the Carl Albert State College Vikings for the 2013-14 season.
Carl Albert being close to Talihina was a huge factor in EagleRoad choosing CASC.
â€śComing to CASC will allow my family and friends to come watch me play,â€ť EagleRoad said. â€śI chose Carl Albert because it was close to home, the people were nice and they made me feel like I was at home.â€ť
Keeping talent local is important to CASC men's coach Mike St. John.