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March 10, 2012

The Poteau Junior High Boys Golf Invitational Tournament will begin at 9 a.m. Monday at Choctaw Country Club.
Besides the host Pirates, the Heavener Wolves are scheduled to participate. It is not known if any other LeFlore County teams will be in the field.
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Nominations are currently being accepted for the 2012 Poteau High School Sports Hall of Fame.

Edgar named Region II Coach of the Year; Mountaineer players also receive conference honors

March 10, 2012

WILBURTON — Eastern Oklahoma State College’s Men's Basketball Coach Scott Edgar has been named the NJCAA Region II Coach of the Year.
“It’s an honor any time you’re named Coach of the Year by your peers,” Edgar said. “It could not be accomplished without a tremendous team and that includes our players, our administration and our community.”
Three players for the eighth-ranked Mountaineers also received honors, which are voted on by the Oklahoma Collegiate Athletic Conference coaches.

Mother Nature big winner on Thursday as baseball, softball games, Poteau's season-opening track meet rained out; Poteau's Saturday 3-way moved to a one-game contest with Checotah today, while Poteau, Heavener, Pocola, Wister softball games today canceled

March 9, 2012

The good news was that no LeFlore County baseball or softball team lost their games Thursday afternoon. But they didn't win them, either.
Thursday's rain postponed all of the county baseball and softball games, as well as Poteau High School's season-opening track meet at Fort Smith (Ark.) Southside High School.
Baseball games rained out Thursday were Heavener at Poteau, Cameron at Pocola, Howe and Battiest at Leflore, Union Christian, Ark., at Arkoma, Hartford, Ark., at Panama and Spiro at Tulsa Union.

Sports Briefs

March 9, 2012

Nominations are currently being accepted for the 2012 Poteau High School Sports Hall of Fame.
Categories include: football, boys and girls basketball, baseball, fast-pitch and slow-pitch softball, boys and girls soccer, boys and girls track, boys and girls golf, boys and girls cross country, boys and girls all-around athlete, wrestling, coaching and support and service.
The deadline to submit nominations is March 30. For additional information or to submit a nomination, call (918) 839-0394.
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Wann, Roberts win first LeFlore County Bass Club Tournament

March 9, 2012

The LeFlore County Bass Club had its first tournament of the 2012 season at Grasshopper Landing on Broken Bow Lake. The tournament had 19 boats with a combined 38 anglers who caught 70 fish weighing a combined total of 138.13 pounds. Each fish averaged 1.97 pounds, and 10 limits were brought to the scales.
Judd “Van Damm” Wann and Josh “Mister” Roberts took home first place with 11.32 pounds, earning $450.

Supercross

March 9, 2012

Northside spoils home baseball opener for Poteau

March 8, 2012

After a big victory Monday afternoon at Roland, the Poteau Pirates baseball team was hoping to keep the winning ways going in Tuesday afternoon's home opener at Town Creek Park. It was not to be.
The Fort Smith (Ark.) Northside Grizzlies scored in all five innings and ended up run ruling the Pirates 17-5.

Tuesday's High School Baseball Roundup

March 8, 2012

HEAVENER — After getting strong pitching in their season-opening win on Monday from the combination of Parker Johnson and Grant Severe, along came Connor Mangham for the Pocola Indians.
Mangham thew a no-hitter, and missed out on a perfect game by a batter, as the Indians blanked the Heavener Wolves 6-0 Tuesday afternoon.
Mangham struck out 17 batters, and only allowed one batter to reach by a base on balls. That baserunner was later caught stealing on a strikeout-throwout double play, so that the Indian starter only faced the minimum 21 batters for the game.

Tuesday's High School Softball Roundup

March 8, 2012

SALLISAW — The Poteau Lady Pirates made it 2-for-2 to start the season as they run ruled the Sallisaw Lady Black Diamonds 17-5 Tuesday afternoon.
The Lady Pirates scored twice in the first inning and six runs in the second inning for an 8-0 lead. Most of the Poteau runs were unearned due to Sallisaw miscues.
Shelby Standridge scored four runs, Natalee King and Meagan Ryburn three runs apiece and two runs scored each by Kylie Brown, Brenna Vise and Montana Roll. Sidnee Ward scored the other run.

Western sweeps softball pair from Carl Albert

March 8, 2012

The Western Oklahoma State College Lady Pioneers came to town and left with a pair of wins over the Carl Albert State College softball team Wednesday afternoon.
Western rallied to take the opener 8-5, then run ruled Carl Albert in the nightcap 11-0 in six innings.
The Lady Vikings will return to action in a 2 p.m. Monday doubleheader at home against Northeast Texas.

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