Sports Briefs

Buccaneer Basketball League needs coaches 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.Anyone interested in coaching a team needs to contact Billy Bond at (918) 647-1939.• • •The Stars Basketball Tournament will take place Saturday and Sunday 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 Poteau Literacy Council is having a drawing at 4 p.m. Friday 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.• • •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• • •Lyon College first-year softball coach Travis Owen has announced that the Scots will have a hitting clinic and pitching camp in early November to give an opportunities for area athletes to brush up on their skills in the off-season.The hitting clinic is set for Saturday in Batesville, Ark., with Session 1 scheduled for 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and Session 2 scheduled from 1:30-4:30 p.m. The entry fee for the clinic is $50 for one day or $75 for both days.The pitching camp will be from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Nov. 9. The entry fee is $50 until Nov. 8. On camp day, the entry fee increases to $60. Each pitcher needs to bring her own catcher, who will be admitted to the camp for free.Both clinics will be held at Howard and Mary House Field.For additional information, call (870) 307-7516 or (936) 332-9332.