TULSA â€” Twelve years ago, the majority of players on the Poteau Pirates soccer team started their soccer careers. Their record was perfect. They did did not win a game. However over the years, these young Pirates learned how to play soccer. Then, too, their physical abilities and agilities began to develop, and they started to win games. For the past four years, the Pirates have improved their status one step at a time. This year the Pirates took the final step.
YUKON â€” Five Poteau High School track athletes won medals at the Class 5A State Meet, which took place Friday and Saturday at Yukon High Schoolâ€™s Miller Stadium.
Deven Bond won three medals, two individually. Bond was third in the 3,200-meter run (12:12.04) and fourth in the 1,600-meter run (5:33.3). She was part of the third-place 3,200-meter relay team of Colleen Peterson, Haley Griggs and Kandace Standridge that had a time of 9:56.88.
Standridge was a multiple-medal winner as well as she was fourth in the 800-meter run (2:24.73).
OKLAHOMA CITY â€” Poteau tennis player Skylar Abbott went 1-2 at the Class 4A State Tournament, which took place Friday and Saturday at the Will Rogers Tennis Center.
Abbott lost his first match 7-5, 6-2 to Byngâ€™s Neil Jorgenson, then beat Oklahoma City Classenâ€™s Jonathan Sergent 6-0, 6-2 in the consolation opening round.
However, Abbott lost to Chisholmâ€™s Tyler Harmon 6-2, 6-3 in the second round of consolation play.
LeFlore County Youth Services will have its 20th annual Golf Tournament on May 24 at the Choctaw Country Club in Poteau.
Registration will begin at 9 a.m. and tee off is at 10 a.m.Â
Proceeds of this event help finance non-funded programs for the agency, including summer recreational, missing children and the Adopt-An-Angel programs.
LCYS will provide lunch, drinks and door prizes.
The tourney will be four-person teams with an entry fee of $50 per person or $200 per team.
Hole sponsorships are available for a $125 donation, which is tax deductible.
The first meeting of the 2013 season for the Poteau Quarterback Club will at 7 p.m. Monday inside the football fieldhouse at Costner Stadium.
The Quarterback Club would like to invite and encourage anyone that is interested in supporting the Pirates, especially the parents of players in grades 9 through 12, to attend Monday nightâ€™s meeting.
Also, anyone may be a part of the organization, whether or not they have a player on the team.
For additional information, call (918) 647-1694.
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EDMOND â€” In 2012, the Spiro Bulldogs baseball team made the Class 3A State Tournament, only to suffer a heartbreaking 1-0 loss to the Verdigris Cardinals in the quarterfinals.
The same two teams met Friday afternoon in the Class 3A State Tournament semifinals at Edmond Santa Fe High School.
Unfortunately for the â€˜Dogs, the same result happened.
The Cardinals defeated the Bulldogs 10-4 to advance to today's state title game. Spiro ends the season at 27-7.
BARTLESVILLE â€” The Carl Albert State College baseball team split its first two games of the Region II Tournament at Doenges Ballpark.
The Vikings staved off elimination Friday afternoon with a 2-0 win over the Northern Oklahoma College-Tonkawa Mavericks after losing their opener 4-3 to the Western Oklahoma State College Pioneers on Thursday night.
The Vikings (23-30) did not know as of press time who their opponent would be at 3:30 this afternoon. In one scenario, the Vikings will play the loser of Fridayâ€™s Murray State/NOC-Enid game this afternoon.