The first week of this springâ€™s football practice has been a good one, at least in the mind of first-year coach Greg Werner.
â€śThings are going very well,â€ť he said. â€śWe have a lot more kids out and participating. Weâ€™re definitely getting a head start on where weâ€™re at compared at this time last year. Weâ€™re feeling good about things.â€ť
Next week will end the spring practices, which themselves will culminate with the spring game at 6:30 p.m. Thursday at Costner Stadium.
Carl Albert State College womenâ€™s basketball coach Jeff Tadtman has signed four new players to his team â€” Talihinaâ€™s Tara Hawkins, Eufaulaâ€™s Alyssa Banks, Tulsa Websterâ€™s Chasity Asberry and Shelby Brown of Lincoln Christian School in Tulsa.
Since Poteau High School sophomore Skylar Abbott has been on the tennis court for several years, it only seemed natural that he try to do so as an Oklahoma Secondary Schools Activities Association athlete.
For the last two years, Abbott has been fortunate enough to represent the Pirates on the tennis court.
â€śIâ€™ve been playing since I was about 9,â€ť Abbott said. â€śI figured I should be able to play for my school, and give my school a little more credit in another sport than it already has.â€ť
The 2013 Southeastern Oklahoma Baseball Coaches Association's North team tryouts were rained out Wednesday night at McAlester's Mike Deak Field.
The tryouts have been rescheduled for 7 p.m. next Wednesday at Mike Deak Field.
One of the teams in the tryout game is Poteau's Andy Perdue, who was named the 2013 Southeastern Oklahoma Baseball Coaches Association Coach of the Year. Poteau's Jay Werner is among the tryout players. Poteau's other individual who was selected to play, Blake Johnson, cannot due to an injury.