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LeFlore County Bass Club's open tournament canceled due to flooding, will be rescheduled

June 4, 2015

The LeFlore County Bass Club’s open tournament that was slated for Saturday at Wards Landing on Wister Lake has been canceled due to flooding.
It will be rescheduled at a later date.

Wolf Ridge Country Club ready for this weekend’s tournament after facelifts to its greens; those wishing to play in tournament have until Friday to enter

June 4, 2015

It’s taken a while, but Wolf Ridge Country Club is ready to have tournament action take place, which will happen Saturday and Sunday with the first annual Wolf Ridge Invitational. However, it hasn’t been easy getting the course ready — namely repairing the greens.
“Getting the greens back healthy was the biggest issue we had,” said Steve Scowden, the tournament’s director. “There were a handful [of greens] better than others, but overall the health of the greens was a real struggle.”
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Panama Summer Softball League Schedule

June 3, 2015

Thursday
Field No. 1
Vian vs. Muldrow, 11 a.m.; Heavener vs. Muldrow, 12:10 p.m.; Cameron vs. Ozark, Ark, 1:20 p.m.; Cameron vs. Keota, 2:30 p.m.; Poteau vs. Alma, Ark., 3:40 p.m.; Panama vs. Pocola, 4:50 p.m.; Red Oak vs. Alma, 6 p.m.; Panama vs. Alma, 7:10 p.m.; Panama vs. Spiro, 8:20 p.m.
Field No. 2
Leflore vs. Wilburton, 11 a.m.; Vian vs. Wilburton, 12:10 p.m.; Wister vs. Quinton, 1:20 p.m.; Wister vs. Ozark, 2:30 p.m.; Howe vs. Talihina, 3:40 p.m.; Howe vs. Stigler, 4:50 p.m.; Talihina vs. Stigler, 6 p.m.; Howe vs. Heavener JV, 7:10 p.m.; Heavener JV vs. Alma, 8:20 p.m.

Former Panama, Heavener basketball coach returning to head coaching ranks; Nichols moves up from assistant to head coach of Greenwood [Ark.] Bulldogs basketball team

June 3, 2015

Three years ago, then-Panama boys basketball coach Greg Nichols decided to retire, and take advantage of the opportunity to still coach — being the Greenwood [Ark.] Bulldogs basketball team's assistant coach.
Earlier this spring, Greenwood coach Brian Martin surprisingly took another job, and everyone convinced Nichols to apply for it — and he got it.

Sports Photo of the Week

June 3, 2015

Wister softball player named to USA Elite Midwest Team; Anson will play with nation's best 11-year-olds July 13-16 in Kissimmee

June 1, 2015

One LeFlore County softball player will get a chance to play with the best of the best this summer in "The Sunshine State."
Wister's Sage Anson, who will be a seventh-grader this next school year, was named to the Age 11-and-Younger USA Elite Midwest Regional Softball Team. Her team will play in the USA Elite Softball Tournament on July 13-16 in Kissimmee, Fla.
"I was speechless," Anson said about making the team after trying out March 14 in Tulsa. "I couldn't believe it. I didn't know what to think. I'm excited that I was going to get to go."

Two local softball players make All-State, with another named an All-State alternate; Slow-Pitch All-State Games slated for June 20 at University of Oklahoma (EDITED)

May 30, 2015

Two LeFlore County slow-pitch softball players got the ultimate honor of being named an All-Stater.
Heavener's Makayla Cheek and Pocola's Madison Hudkins were named All-Staters.
Cheek will be on the Large East, while Hudkins will be on the Middle East.
Cheek's teammate, Lexi Moody, is an alternate for the Large East team.
The Slow-Pitch All-State Games will take place June 20 at the University of Oklahoma.

New Poteau coach likes where his new team is at as spring practice ended Friday

May 29, 2015

While spring football practice began last week for the Poteau Pirates, new coach Forrest Mazey could not be present as he was putting the final touches on his departure from Mangum and the birth of his third son.
However, the new coach was present this week, and he liked what he saw in spring practice, which ended Friday afternoon.
This week, Mazey basically tried to mesh his concepts with the current Pirates’ system of doing things, which he said was a success.

Heavener looks good in spring action against Wilburton, Keys (Park Hill)

May 29, 2015

The Heavener Wolves wrapped up their 2015 spring football practice with a three-way scrimmage with Wilburton and Keys (Park Hill) on Friday morning at Harvey Stadium.
While the Heavener No. 2s didn’t score, the No. 1s did. Quarterback Trey Grubbs went up the middle against Keys (Park Hill) for about a 40-yard TD.
To end the three-way, Heavener and Willburton played a more game-like situation, and the Wolves scored with their No. 1s on about a 60-yard scamper by Luke McGee.

Sports Photo of the Week

May 27, 2015

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