Sports Briefs

The Poteau Junior High Boys Golf Invitational Tournament will begin at 9 a.m. Monday at Choctaw Country Club.Besides the host Pirates, the Heavener Wolves are scheduled to participate. It is not known if any other LeFlore County teams will be in the field.— — —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.— — —A mandatory umpires meeting will take place at 1 p.m. Sunday at the Poteau Area Recreational Complex. Any umpires who miss this meeting will required to attend a meeting in another city or state before being able to call at the PARC. For additional information, call Jim Roll at (918) 649-4845.— — —The final OK Kids meeting before the start of the 2012 season will be at 3 p.m. Sunday at the Bob Lee Kid Civic Center.The meeting will take place in the cafeteria in the back of the Civic Center.Among the items discussed will be determining how many teams there will be in each age division, where tournaments will take place and will also put the final touches on the start of the new OK Kids Softball season. For additional information, call League President Jerry Pitchford at (918) 721-9878.— — —The first Green Country softball meeting will take place at 1 p.m. this afternoon at Sherman Floyd Fieldhouse. All teams who are interested in playing at the Poteau Area Recreational Complex for the upcoming season must send a coach or representative to this meeting. For any additional information, call Billy Bond at (918) 647-1939.— — —Girls are needed to play for an age 12-and-younger softball team in the Green Country Softball League. Games will take place at the Poteau Area Recreational Complex. The team will practice in Cameron. For additional information or to register, call Mike House at (918) 658-5510.— — —The Poteau Lady Pirates softball program will have an age 6-7 coach-pitch league beginning in May and end its season in June.Players must have been age 7 by Jan. 1, 2012, or must turn age 6 by Jan. 1, 2013. The entry fee is $150 per team, and the league is open to six teams. For additional information, call Kathy Nye at (918) 649-4326 or email to— — —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