Sports Briefs

Lake Wister and Talimena state parks have joined to promote a heart healthy hiking program this year.A hike will take place each month, alternating between the two state parks.The next hike will take place at Lake Wister State Park's Wards Landing Campground on March 9.All hikes will begin at 1 p.m. Bottled water will be provided at each month's hike.For additional information, call (918) 567-2052 or e-mail them at• • •Anyone interested in coaching a Poteau City League baseball/softball team for the 2013 season should contact Billy Bond at (918) 647-1939 or via e-mail at first coaches meeting will be at 1 p.m. March 9 at Sherman Floyd Fieldhouse.The season will begin April 29.• • •Any team interested in playing in the 2013 Green Country League at the Poteau Area Recreational Complex should have a representative attend the first coaches meeting at 2 p.m. March 9 at Sherman Floyd Fieldhouse.For additional information, contact Billy Bond at (918) 647-1939 or by e-mail at• • •Sunday Couple Scrambles at Wolf Ridge Golf Course will take place at 2 p.m. Sundays.The entry fee is $15 per person for the nine-hole weekly event.For additional information, call (918) 647-2582.• • •Choctaw Country Club is having a membership drive until April 1.Anyone signing up to become a member from now until March 30 will be able to use the country club for free, and play a round of golf for free.Beginning on April 1, those individuals will then be required to pay their dues covering a calendar year. There is a $25 application fee.For addtional information, call (918) 647-3488.• • •OK Kids Coach-Pitch baseball tryouts will take place at 2 this afternoon (Sunday) at Poteau High School's Town Creek Park.All players who are going to tryout must attend Poteau Schools.No players outside the school district will be allowed to try out.Those who are planning on trying out will need to bring cleats and a glove.The tryouts are open for youth ages 7 to 8, and they cannot have turned age 9 before Jan. 1, 2013.For additional information, call Jeff Walker at (918) 647-7836. • • •There will be a boys and a girls basketball tournament March 16 at Brushy School.The tournament will have three divisions in each boys and girls, grades three-four, five-six and seven-eight.There is a three-game guarantee.For additional information, call Chooch McCoy at (918) 776-0234.