Sports Briefs

Thursday night's Pocola football game on the road against the Stigler Panthers junior varsity is canceled because the Panthers want to keep all their players healthy for Friday night's big District 3A-8 contest at home against the Valliant Bulldogs.Thus, the Indians will be off this week.— — —The Oklahoma Area 10 Special Olympics Bowling Competition will take place Thursday at Strike-A-Lot in Poteau.The singles competition will begin at 10 a.m., followed by the doubles competition at 12:30 p.m. There will be close to 150 participants in the event.The event is free and is open to the public.For additional information, call Randy Weaver at (918) 647-9231.— — —There will be a 3-on-3 basketball tournament Nov. 12 at the Panama High School Gym.Entry fee for the event is $80 per team, which will have a limit to a four-player roster. The deadline to enter is Nov. 4, and all proceeds will benefit the Panama High School basketball teams. For additional information, call (918) 963-2333.— — —Anyone who is interested in coaching a Buccaneer Basketball team for the upcoming season needs to contact Billy Bond at (918) 647-1939. Coaches are still needed in these age groups: first-second grade coed, third-fourth grade boys, fifth-sixth grade girls and fifth-sixth grade boys..— — —The Boys and Girls Club of LeFlore County will have a basketball tournament for boys and girls in grades three through six Dec. 3-4 at the Pansy Kidd Middle School Gym.Cost to enter is $100 per team. Registration forms are available at the LCBGC office at 205 Dewey Avenue, Suite 6 in downtown Poteau.For additional information, call David Deaton at (918) 647-7136.— — —The Satchel Paige Travel Baseball Team is looking for youth baseball players between the ages of 11-12, 13-14, 15-16 and 17-19 years old that would like to be a part of our Phoenix Christmas Baseball Tournament Team Dec. 26-31 and/or the 2012 Summer Travel Baseball Team that will include trips to Cincinnati, Omaha, Neb., Orlando, Fla., and Puerto Rico.All interested players can call (773) 744-1040 or go online to