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Tuesday can't get here fast enough for high school football teams; Pocola going with its traditional Midnight Madness practice

August 4, 2012

For those individuals who play or coach high school football, Tuesday, Aug. 7 has been etched in stone in just about everywhere possible — from bulletin boards to consciously in the mind.
The 2012 season will get off the ground on Tuesday as high school football teams will be able to begin practicing for the upcoming season.

Just going over basics key to opening week of practice; Talihina to have traditional Midnight Madness practice

August 4, 2012

As high school football players prepare for their first week of practice, which will begin Tuesday, the basic things which will be worked on is, well — the basics.
“I think the first day or two, we're going to review everything we did in the spring and our camp,” said new Poteau Coach Greg Werner, whose Pirates will have two practices on Tuesday — one at 6:30 a.m. and the other at 2:30 p.m. “We're going to try to polish all that up. Around Thursday and Friday, we'll begin to add more stuff. We'll have a lot to put in and things to do.”

Javen's Words of Wisdom

August 4, 2012

Church League winning teams crowned for 2012

August 4, 2012

The 2012 Choctaw Country Club Church League came to a close on Monday night. The 16-team league ran eight weeks for the local church teams.
For the fourth straight year, the Heavener First Baptist Church team of Brock Hardin, Bobby Pickle and John Summers won the first flight title with a score of 16-under, followed by First Christian Church-Manlove at -12.
In the second flight, the Southside Baptist-Mode team of Paul Mode, Monty Thompson and Billy Newby came in as the best with a score of even, with the Southside Baptist-Peters team being runner-up (+2).

Sports Briefs

August 4, 2012

Carl Albert State College Assistant Softball Coach Megan Young will give softball lessons at $25 per hour to girls up through age 18.
To schedule a session or for additional information, call (580) 704-4517.
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Friday Couple Scrambles will take place at 5:30 p.m. every Friday at Wolf Ridge Golf Course.
The entry fee is $15 per person for the nine-hole weekly event.
For additional information, call (918) 647-2582.
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The Poteau Spirit Center will begin its fall classes on Monday.

Pirates' Pool Party

August 3, 2012

Here's Hannah's Pitch

August 3, 2012

Sports Briefs

August 3, 2012

Carl Albert State College Assistant Softball Coach Megan Young will give softball lessons at $25 per hour to girls up through age 18.
To schedule a session or for additional information, call (580) 704-4517.
— — —
Friday Couple Scrambles will take place at 5:30 p.m. every Friday at Wolf Ridge Golf Course.
The entry fee is $15 per person for the nine-hole weekly event.
For additional information, call (918) 647-2582.
— — —
The Poteau Spirit Center will begin its fall classes on Monday.

Holy Mackerel

August 3, 2012

How to win your fantasy football league

August 3, 2012

The National Football League is cranking up and will be in full swing in just a few weeks. All the fantasy football league team owners will draft their teams at the end of this month.
Here are my top three “sleepers,” plus a few more, at each position:
Team Defense
1. Seattle Seahawks — The Seahawks used eight of 10 draft choices this year on defensive players. The injection of youth should help bolster a strong unit that went largely unnoticed last season — despite posting solid numbers across the board.
2. Detroit Lions.
3. Chicago Bears.

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