Sports Briefs

Buccaneer Basketball registration has begun. Registration forms can be picked up at Poteau City Hall from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.Cost to register is $25 per player and deadline to enter is Friday.Anyone interested in coaching a team needs to contact Billy Bond at (918) 647-1939.The draft will be Wednesday.Also, coaches are needed for some of the league's teams. Four coaches are needed for girls teams in the first-second grade division and the fifth-sixth grade division.• • •The Stars Basketball Tournament will take place Nov. 2-3 at the Spiro High School Multipurpose Gym.Entry fee is $125 per team, and there is a three-game guarantee.The tournament is for boys and girls in grades three through eight.For additional information, call Tiera Cartwright at (479)-252-1810.• • •The Spiro Bulldogs Basketball team is having a fundraiser to pay for warm up suits for the upcoming season.The sale will end Friday.For additional information or how to go about getting a catalog, call coach Dustin Gist at (918) 605-1840 or make contact by e-mail at or• • •The Poteau Literacy Council is having a drawing at 4 p.m. Nov. 1 for two tickets to the Oklahoma City Thunder's game Nov. 10 against the Washington Wizards at Chesapeake Energy Arena.The prize package also includes two team T-shirts, $50 in gas and a night's stay at the Colcord Hotel a block from the arena.Tickets for the drawing cost $10 and six tickets for $50. There is no need to be present for the drawing.Tickets may be purchased at the Poteau Literacy Council's offices on Dewey Avenue in Poteau, Patrick Lynch Library, The Community State Bank and from any board member.For additional information, call Doreen Doyle at (918) 839-1498.• • •The Poteau Pirates football team will have meet-and-greet event from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday at the Bob Lee Kidd Civic Center.Besides getting acquainted with this year's Pirate players, there will be an auction for items such as merchandise, gift certificates and baked goods.Hamburger/cheeseburger baskets will be available for $5, which includes chips and a drink.• • •Spiro Youth Basketball League is opening sign ups for the 2013-14 season until Nov. 6.A meeting will take place at 6 p.m. Nov. 5 at the Spiro Multipurpose Gym. This meeting will be an overview of the league and for anyone with questions. This is not a mandatory meeting. This is for anyone who has some questions or interested in being a coach.Teams will be drafted Nov. 12. Coaches will be the only ones needed at this meeting. Times will be sent to the coaches.For additional information, call Dustin Gist at (918) 605-1840 or make contact by e-mail at or