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Former Poteau wrestling coach honored by OCA on Wednesday; Red Oak basketball player plays in All-State Small School Game

July 31, 2014

While there was no LeFlore County athlete or coach in the spotlight during Wednesday’s action in the 2014 Oklahoma Coaches Association All-State Games in the Tulsa metropolitan area, there were two individuals who did stand out.
Former Poteau and current Stilwell wrestling coach Chris Barbee was awarded with the Outstanding Achievement Award by OCA for his 15 years of service during the All-State Wrestling Matches at Bixby High School. The East dominated the West 45-6.

Sports Briefs

July 31, 2014

Those interested in being a 2014 Poteau Bandit Football League football team or cheerleading coach are urged to attend an organization meeting at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday at Poteau City Hall.
For additional information, call Billy Bond at (918) 647-1939.
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Arkoma High School athletics announces the 2014-15 parents/guardians meeting 7 to 8:30 p.m. Aug. 8 at the Arkoma Events Center to officially present all paperwork necessary to participate in sports.
All athletes going in to 7 through 12 grade must be represented at the meeting.

My vacation to Green Bay training camp, Packer 5k run

July 31, 2014

It all started July 23 when Richard Reif picked me up at 4 a.m. and drove to Tulsa to pick up Richard's brother, Jim, as we were on our way for the opening of the 2014 Green Bay Packers training camp as well as run in The Packer 5k at Lambeau Field.
We got to St. Louis by noon on July 23 so we could eat lunch at Cousin Hugo's, which is our traditional lunch stop on our annual trip to Green Bay so we can enjoy its wings and burgers.
After lunch, we arrived at Brad Kraemer's house in Prairie du Sac, Wisc., at about 8 p.m. It only took us 16 hours to get from here to there.

And The Winners Are ...

July 31, 2014

Dynamic Duo

July 31, 2014

Poteau youngsters win World Series

July 30, 2014

TULSA — The Poteau Pirates girls softball team went undefeated to win the Age 12-and-Younger Class B USSSA World Series last weekend at Savage Park.
The Pirates defeated Impact Gold from Frisco, Texas, 6-5 in the championship game.

Spiro Bulldog represents area in All-State Baseball Game; Red Oak Eagle pitches for Small East in first game

July 30, 2014

Spiro’s Hunter Wilson made his way to All-State as a utility player. The Bulldogs’ standout took advantage Tuesday night as he was used often in the East’s 3-0 win over the West in the annual Oklahoma Coaches Association Large School All-State Game at Oral Roberts University’s J.L. Johnson Stadium.

Sports Briefs

July 30, 2014

Drug testing for Poteau High School athletes will take place from 8 a.m. to noon and 1 to 4 p.m. Thursday at the high school. This is mandatory for all athletes.
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Wolf-Pup Football sign ups will be at 6 p.m. Thursday in the Heavener High School cafeteria.
Those signing up will need to bring a copy of birth certificate along with the $60 entry fee.
The league is open to those who will be in grades three through six, and those signing up can attend any school.
Forms can be found on our web site at www.heavenerballpark.com.
For additional information, call Tim Davis (918) 413-2308.

Local golfers help East win All-State Golf Tournament

July 30, 2014

Monday was a fun day for Poteau golfers Hannah Ward and Connor Wheat, along with Cameron’s Kody Whitehead. The trio competed in the Oklahoma Coaches Association All-State Golf Tournament at Cherokee Hills Golf Course in Catoosa.
Wheat and Whitehead were paired up together, partaking in the East’s victory over the West, 15½ to 8½, in the boys‘ match. The pair combined for 5-over-75.
Ward contributed to the East girls’ win, 17½ to 6½. She played with Kaylee Collier of Broken Arrow, carding 2-under-68, the only golfer to score in the 60s.

Dallas quarterback happy to spend hours nursing back

July 25, 2014

OXNARD, Calif. (AP) — Tony Romo paused to add up how long it would take to coddle his surgically repaired back on the first day of training camp.
The final tally for the 34-year-old Dallas Cowboys quarterback was about four hours.
Romo isn't worried about getting hit. He thinks he can play several more years, even joking Thursday that he'll still be taking snaps when he's 45.

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