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Poteau soccer players get honored at end-of-year celebration; Pirate trio named to East All-State Soccer Team

May 19, 2012

Several Poteau High School soccer players were honored at the end-of-the-year celebration earlier this week.
For the Pirates, Zack Roebuck was named the Most Valuable Player for the season and the MVP Defensive Player.
Jesse Woodson,Blake Williams and Spencer Hall were named to the Oklahoma Coaches Association's East All-State Team.
Hall was also named the MVP Midfielder, while Roebuck, Kendrick Hardaway, Kyle Matos, Justin Barnes and Dylan Stone were named to the All-District 4A-6 Team.
Williams was named the MVP Offensive Player, while Ashby Clark was named the MVP Newcomer.

Lady Pirate Soccer Award Winners

May 19, 2012

'Mud Ducks' coming to town; sixth annual Mark Sullivan Junior Golf Camp Tuesday through Thursday at Choctaw Country Club

May 19, 2012

There are some “Mud Ducks” on the horizon. The sixth annual Mark “Mud Duck” Sullivan Junior Golf Camp will take place from 9 a.m. to noon Tuesday and Wednesday, while the final day of camp will be from 1 to 4 p.m. Thursday at Choctaw Country Club. The camp is open to boys and girls of all ages. Entry fee is $20 per camper.
Instructors will be Poteau golf coaches Mike Thomas and Randall Wheat, along with Andy Perdue and the high school golf teams.

Poteau wrestling coach named Region 6 Coach of the Year

May 19, 2012

For Poteau Pirates Wrestling Coach Chris Barbee, it's not about awards, it's about the athletes. However, for one moment, it is about him.
Barbee, who completed his second season with the Pirates, was named the Region 6 Wrestling Coach of the Year.
“It was very humbling,” Barbee said. “It was really kind of unexpected. Like I tell people, I didn't get into coaching to win awards. I got into coaching because I love the sport and I love to teach it to young kids. I was just fortunate enough to win the award, and I'm very humble.”

Locust Grove assistant coach takes over Heavener football

May 19, 2012

HEAVENER — Sometimes there are things which catch the human eyes that cannot be forgotten. That seems to be the case with Heavener High School's new football coach.
When Locust Grove Offensive Coordinator Carl Lee saw the Heavener Wolves a couple summers ago, he thought they could be a good football team. Now, he'll get the chance to witness that up close and personal.
Lee was hired as the new Wolves' football coach, replacing John Thompson who stepped down after last season's playoff campaign.

Talihina boys coach leaving for Stuart; Assistant girls coach, softball coach stepping in

May 19, 2012

After one year as coach of the Talihina Golden Tigers basketball team, Coach Darrick Farriell is moving on.
Farriell will become the new coach of the Stuart Hornets.
“It was a job I had my eye on for a while,” Farriell said. “It's a basketball-baseball school. You get to start playing a month early, and have that much more practice time — unlike a football school. It's a small school. The kids work hard there, and that was something that made me excited.”

Cameron baseball player wins SE HR Derby, while Talihina player runner-up — both make State HR Derby next week in McAlester; Blue team defeats White; each team has local players

May 19, 2012

McALESTER — Cameron's Austin Standridge won Wednesday night's Southeast Coaches All-Star Game Home Run Derby Wednesday night at Mike Deak Field. He hit five home runs total, four of which came in the second round.
Talihina's Austin Lawson was runner-up with two homers — one in each round. Both players will return next week to compete in the State Coaches Home Run Derby.
As for the game, the Blue, which featured Standridge, Lawson, Cameron's Dale Pearson and Talihina's Zach Curran, defeated the White 9-4.

Sports Briefs

May 19, 2012

The eighth annual Mark "Mud Duck" Sullivan Junior Golf Camp will take place Tuesday through Thursday at Choctaw Country Club. The camp will take place from 9 a.m. to noon Tuesday and Wednesday, while the final day of camp will be from 1 to 4 p.m. Thursday. The camp is open to boys and girls of all ages. Entry fee is $20 per camper.
Instructors will be Poteau golf coaches Mike Thomas and Randall Wheat, along with Andy Perdue and the high school golf teams.
For more information, call (918) 647-3488, (918) 839-0155 or (918) 649-5030.
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Lady Pirate basketball team meets new coach; Heavener boys coach hired Monday night

May 18, 2012

Sometimes when one looks at all sides of an issue, one side seems to stick out. That was verly likely the case for Scott Gregory.
Gregory, who had been coaching the Heavener Wolves for the past seven seasons, was hired at Monday night's Poteau Public Schools Board of Education meeting as the new coach of the Poteau Lady Pirates.
With the fact that Gregory lives in Poteau will make things easier for him with the new job.
However, he is also excited about just how good the Lady Pirates can be.

CASC softball coach, Wilburton coaches win LCCA Golf Tournament

May 18, 2012

There was an invasion of coaches from Latimer County, Wilburton to be precise, at Wednesday's LeFlore County Coaches Association Golf Tournament, which took place at Choctaw Country Club.
Carl Albert State College Softball Coach David Holt, who is from Wilburton, along with Wilburton High School coaches Justin Lowder and Eddie Muse and WHS Athletic Director Ken Lay won the event with a 59.
The foursome of CASC Women's Basketball Coach Jeff Tadtman, Heavener coaches Russ McDonald and Bobby Pickle and CCC member Ron Murphree was second at 60.

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