Sports Briefs

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.— — —There will be an OK Kids meeting at 2 p.m. Feb. 19 at the Poteau High School Civic Center. The meeting will take place in the cafeteria in the back of the building. OK Kids has always been a baseball association, but starting this year the organization will be adding softball for all age levels as well.The meeting will have a discussion about the number of teams that will be playing in each age classification for both baseball and softball. The meeting will also cover scheduling and other issues.For additional information, call OK Kids League President Jerry Pitchford at (918) 721-9878— — —The River Valley Rebels age 11-and-younger baseball team will have a basketball tournament next Saturday and Sunday at the Spiro Gym.There will be tournaments for teams in four different divisions — third-fourth grade girls, third-fourth grade boys, fifth-sixth grade girls and fifth-sixth grade boys.The cost is $100 per team with a three-game guarantee.For additional information, call B.J. Harper at (479) 414-0458 or (479) 414-1012.— — —Any team interested in registering for the 2012 spring league needs to contact Billy Bond at (918) 647-1939.Deadline to enter the league is March 21. The entry fee is $200 per team.League play will begin at 6 p.m. March 26.There are only six openings remaining.— — —There will be tryouts for the 2012 OK Kids Midget Baseball Leagues at 11 a.m. March 11 and March 25 at the Poteau Area Recreational Complex.Those players wishing to try out must not have turned age 13 before Jan. 1.For additional information, call Ron Ward at (918) 649-3292.— — —Alumni football is coming to Poteau. Gridiron Alumni is planning several full contact alumni football games.Gridiron Alumni travels the nation pitting old football rivals against each other one more time.Players are needed to sign up, and the first 40 players on each team get to play.The team that gets 30 people registered first gets home-field advantage.Last year, hundreds of players and thousands of fans swarmed stadiums to watch their home town heroes strap it on one more time. This year, Gridiron Alumni would like to bring alumni football to the whole state of Oklahoma.Teams from Poteau, Heavener, Panama, Pocola, Spiro and other area teams are forming now.Games are scheduled for March and April, but spots and game dates fill up fast.For additional information, go online to to register or call Chris Hall at (530) 410-6396.— — —The Oklahoma State University Spring Break Baseball Camp will be from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. March 20 at Allie P. Reynolds Stadium in Stillwater. Check-in will begin at 8:30 a.m. that morning.At 6:30 p.m. that night, the Cowboys will play Central Arkansas at Allie P. Reynolds Stadium.Entry fee is $100. Walk-ins are welcome, but entry fee for them will be $125.The camp is open to boys in grades two through 12.For additional information, call (405) 744-3229 or email to— — —The Boys and Girls Club of McAlester will put on a competitive baseball and softball league.It is believed sports encourages a healthy lifestyle in our youth, which is a rising concern to many.Sports also promotes high self esteem in children that will benefit them in many aspects.For additional information, call the Boys and Girls Club of McAlester Athletic Department at (918) 426-5144.— — —The Satchel Paige All-Stars Travel Baseball Team is looking for youth baseball players ages 13-14, 15-16 and 17-18 years old that would like to be a part of our 2012 Summer Travel Baseball Team that will include trips to Cincinnati, Omaha, Neb., Springfield, Mo., Orlando, Fla., and Puerto Rico.All interested players should contact Coach Mike Mayden for registration information at (773) 744-1040 or email to