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"Brown"-Nosed All-Stater

June 12, 2012

LeFlore County Fast-Pitch All-Stater

June 12, 2012

"Mud Duck" Putter

June 12, 2012

Local golf duo win titles at Pryor; several others place in event

June 12, 2012

PRYOR — Two Poteau High School golfers won their respective division titles at Friday's South Central Professional Golf Association Tournament at Pryor Creek Golf Course.
Hannah Ward, who won the Class 4A State Tournament May 3 at Oklahoma City's Lake Hefner South Golf Course to help the Lady Pirates won the state title, won the girls with a 76 — eight shots better than the runner-up finisher.
In the boys age 15-18 division, Cody Shore won the title with a 76, while Connor Wheat was seventh (81) and John Scott Sanders was 14th (84).

Poteau softball player to be in FP All-State Game today

June 9, 2012

There will be a LeFlore County high school fast-pitch softball player hitting the field for the last time this afternoon at the University of Oklahoma Softball Complex.
Poteau's Briley Benson will represent the county for the Middle East team in the Oklahoma Fast-Pitch Softball Coaches Association All-State Games today at OU. The Middle School All-State Game between Benson's East team and the West will take place at 1 p.m.

Columbus Bound

June 9, 2012

Late All-State Replacement

June 9, 2012

Riverdawgs outlast Russellville in 12 to win Katzer Tournament opener; locals will play for title tonight, followed by home opener Sunday afternoon against Bartlesville at Pocola High School

June 9, 2012

FORT SMITH, Ark. — It took 12 innings, but the Eastern Oklahoma Riverdawgs Major American Legion baseball team won its Maurice Katzer Tournament opener.
The Riverdawgs scratched across a run in the 12th inning to down Russellville, Ark., by a score of 7-6 Thursday night at Hunts Park.
The ’Dawgs (4-5) were to play Midwest Friday afternoon, then they will play in the championship game at 6 p.m. tonight at Hunts Park.
Spiro's Jeff Walden hit a Texas-League bloop RBI single in the 12th inning to score Spiro's Shane Thompson with the game-winning run.

Happy Campers, Bunch No. 2

June 9, 2012

Kiamichi All-Star Classic communication gaffe penalizes local athletes

June 9, 2012

I spent Memorial Day Weekend in Enid, helping my soon-to-be 86-year-old mother decorate the graves of our family and friends. We did 21 graves on a very humid Saturday morning before Memorial Day.
While I was putting flowers on the graves and sweating puddles of perspiration, I got a phone call from a local athlete's parent — Kim Standridge, whose son Austin, was on Cameron's baseball team.
I had put a preview story in the May 26 edition as an advance for the 40th Kiamichi All-Star Classic with the names of our local athletes who made the softball, baseball and basketball teams.

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