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 Oct. 25.Anyone interested in coaching a team needs to contact Billy Bond at (918) 647-1939.The first coaches meeting will be at 6 p.m. Wednesday at Poteau City Hall. The draft will be Oct. 23.• • •The 2013 Eagle Crest 4-Ball Golf Tournament will be Oct. 19-20 at Eagle Crest Golf Course in Fort Smith, Ark.Tee-time on Oct. 19 will be 8 a.m. Entry fee is $450 per two-man team.Proceeds will benefit the Boys and Girls Club of the Alma (Ark.) Area.For additional information, call Ryan Nye at (479) 883-0221.• • •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 Oct. 25.For additional information or how to go about getting a catalog, call coach Dustin Gist at (918) 605-1840 or 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, at next week's Balloonfest and from any board member.For additional information, call Doreen Doyle at (918) 839-1498.