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Keller, Guest win final LCBC open bass tournament of 2013

August 9, 2013

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.

Talihina's EagleRoad chooses CASC Vikings

August 8, 2013

Former Talihina Golden Tiger Jordan EagleRoad,  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.
“Coming to CASC will allow my family and friends to come watch me play,” EagleRoad said. “I chose Carl Albert because it was close to home, the people were nice and they made me feel like I was at home.”
Keeping talent local is important to CASC men's coach Mike St. John.

A-Z Golf Point Races/Updated Point Standings

August 8, 2013

Saturday
Tri-State Speedway, Pocola

Pure Stock Race
1. Marshall Penson, Van Buren, Ark.; 2. Charlie Brummett, Mountainburg, Ark.; 3. David Church, Mountainburg; 4. Jesse Garner, Alma, Ark.
Economy Modified Race
1. Ryan Williams, Fort Smith, Ark.; 2. Todd Broyles, Farmington, Ark.; 3. Billy Smith, Rogers, Ark.; 4. Lester Weese, Van Buren; 5. Wade Barnes, Uniontown, Ark.; 6. Corey Davis, Lowell, Ark.
Factory Stock Race

Dove season is the 'kickoff' for fall hunting for this year

August 8, 2013

Dove season is just around the corner, so I decided to give everyone a little background information on these birds that we love to hunt in the early fall. I know that Wister’s Jesse Hammons and his dad, Bud, will be out after those beautiful birds come Sept. 1. They always take Jesse’s little brothers, Will and Joe, along, and make it a whole family affair. They will be making memories that last a lifetime.

A new year is coming

August 7, 2013

The new school year is upon us, and the year looks good for LeFlore County.
First of all, let me tell you about the best high school band in this part of the state. After having another stellar year with its “Tribute to the Fallen,” the Poteau High School band, under the direction of Harley Thomas, Becky Seale and Joey Marsh, has been installing its new program, “The Pirates of the Caribbean.” I can't wait until the first home game to see and hear the band, but I also hear the band parents will be selling ice cream dipping dots in the consession stand. I have always wanted to try that.

All-State football game gave Poteau coach one last chance to coach son

August 6, 2013

TULSA — Many father-son relationships also involve a coach-player connection. Such is the case between Poteau football coach Greg Werner and his son Jay Werner.
Having played under the tutelage of his father throughout his high school career, Jay Werner got to play one more game with his dad as head coach in the All-State game Friday night at Union-Tuttle Stadium, as they served in those capacities with the East squad.

Talihina player enjoyed his final football game

August 6, 2013

TULSA — Trevor Crone wore a football uniform for the last time Friday night when he played in the All-State game at Union-Tuttle Stadium.
Crone, a Talihina standout, will be moving on to play baseball at Connor State College in Warner.
But he made his last shot on the gridiron memorable.
“The first hit I had was an eye opener,” Crone said. “It made me realize I am really small to be playing the game, but I still have a lot of heart and I enjoy playing.”

Sports Briefs

August 6, 2013

Poteau High School students who will participate in extra-curricular activities this upcoming school year will have their drug testing take place next month inside the senior hall of the high school.
Drug testing will take place from 8 a.m. to noon Aug. 14.
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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Softball, baseball diamonds about ready to be filled with action; Panama Scrimmage Festival set to start Thursday, ends the following Saturday

August 2, 2013

Can you believe that the 2013 fast-pitch softball and fall baseball seasons are just about here — as is the start of football practice? It all starts Aug. 13 for most, with the exception of the teams playing in the inaugural Pocola Tournament — which will start Aug. 12, and its bracket will appear in next Saturday's edition.
To get warmed up for the softball action, the annual Panama Lady Back Scrimmage Festival will begin Thursday and end next Saturday, and I'll have the schedule listed at the end of this column.

Sports Briefs

August 2, 2013

Poteau High School students who will participate in extra-curricular activities this upcoming school year will have their drug testing take place next month inside the senior hall of the high school.
Drug testing will take place from 8 a.m. to noon Aug. 14.
Cost is $10 cash per student.
• • •
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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