Sports Briefs

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 Boys and Girls Club of McAlester will put on a competitive baseball and softball league.It is believed sports encourage 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.