WEATHERFORD â€” The Heavener Thunder found themselves a victory away from playing for the OK Kids Coach-Pitch State Tournament title game at 6 p.m. Saturday.
The Thunder routed Tuttle 14-5 in four innings in Wednesday night's winner's-bracket semifinals at Rader Park to advance to Thursday night's winner's-bracket final against Morrison, which outlasted the Caddo Bruins 11-10 on Wednesday.
CHANDLER â€” It was a short stay for the Wister Wildcats OK Kids prep baseball team at the 2012 State Tournament.
The Wildcats suffered a 3-1 loss to the Cushing Tigers on Wednesday, then lost 5-3 in seven innings to the host Chandler Lions Thursday afternoon to be eliminated from the tournament.
In Thursday's loss, the â€™Cats jumped out to a 2-0 lead in the opening inning on RBI double by Davey Bullard and an RBI single by Cody Holzhammer.
ROGERS, Ark. â€” The Eastern Oklahoma Riverdawgs Major American Legion baseball team suffered a pair of losses in a road doubleheader on Thursday, falling twice to Rogers by scores of 14-4 and 4-3.
The Riverdawgs will conclude their season with a 2 p.m. Saturday road twinbill against the Bartlesville Indians.
The last 2012 LeFlore County Bass Club open tournament will take place from 5:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at Ward's Landing on Wister Lake. The entry fee is $40 per angler, and no dead fish.
For additional information, call the â€śJody Ray Fishing Hotlineâ€ť at (918) 649-7387.
â€śRiver Rat Summer Seriesâ€ť at Kerr
Mark Goines, the host of â€śHooked on Fishin',â€ť will have the latest installment of his â€śRiver Rat Summer Seriesâ€ť from 5:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Applegate Cove on Robert S. Kerr Reservoir. The entry fee is $40 per angler.
Fourth of July Party
CUSHING â€” The one sure thing which was going to come out of Tuesday night's meeting between the Poteau Buccaneers and the Poteau Rebels at the OK Kids PeeWee State Tournament was that a Poteau team was going to advance to Wednesday night's winner's-bracket semifinals. That team was the Buccaneers, who blanked the Rebels 3-0.
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 fishing is heating up, along with the weather. I have actually had time to take my boat out to get after some big ol' bass.
This week was my best bass fishing week of my life, as far as size of fish caught is concerned â€” including my personal best of six pounds.
Saturday morning, Dan Carter and I headed to a private lake at daylight to try our luck. During the first hour, we fished with topwater poppers and caught a few small fish before heading to the deep water in the middle of the lake.