Sports Briefs

The LeFlore County Youth Services Golf Tournament and Dinner will take place May 24. The tournament will begin at 10 a.m. at Choctaw Country Club, with registration beginning at 9 a.m. that morning and lunch will be provided.The entry fee is $50 per person for the four-player scramble, which inlcudes one free mulligan. Extra mulligans will cost $5 each, with a limit of two per player. Entry forms can be picked up at the LCYS office or entry may be done prior to the start of the tournament.Special guest for the event is Baseball Hall of Fame relief pitcher Rich “Goose” Gossage, who will be at both the golf tournament and the dinner, which will be at 7 p.m. May 24 at The Community State Bank Ops Center. Tickets cost $25, and may be purchased at the LCYS office, the Poteau Chamber of Commerce or The Community State Bank.An auction will take place prior to the golf tournament for the opportunity to play with Gossage, who will be speaking and signing autographs at the dinner that night.There will be a silent auction at the dinner, with all proceeds benefitting LeFlore County Youth Services.For additional information, call (918) 647-4196.— — —The 2012 Hershey Track Meet will take place at 5 p.m. April 23 at Heavener's Harvey Stadium.Registration forms and a copy of child’s birth certificate can be dropped off or mailed to Boys and Girls Club of LeFlore County at 205 Dewey, Suite 6, Poteau, OK 74953. Application deadline is Wednesday. On-the-site applications will not be accepted.Events will include the 50-meter dash, 100-meter dash, 200-meter dash, 400-meter dash, 800-meter run, 1,600-meter run, 400-meter relay, standing long jump, and softball throw.Those placing high enough will qualify for the state meet June 30 at the University of Oklahoma in Norman to become a regional-meet and/or a national-meet qualifier.The National Hershey Track Meet will be Aug. 4 in Hershey, Pa.For additional information, call Terri Wallace at (918) 647-7136 or (804) 832-3473.— — —The Pocola High School football program is sponsoring a fundraiser in connection with Riverside Autoplex and Ford Motor Company.Starting at 9 a.m. this morning at Pocola High School, people can come and take a free test-drive of Ford vehicles, and Ford Motor Company will donate up to $6,000 to Pocola High School.There will be a chance to win a 2013 Ford Escape.— — —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 Poteau Kiwanis Spring Scramble Golf Tournament will begin at 9 a.m. April 28 at Choctaw Country Club.The tournament will benefit Boys and Girls Club of LeFlore County and LeFlore County Youth Services.Entry fee is $50 per person, if paid before the tournament date, $60 the date of the tournament or $200 per team.Tournament hole sponsorships are available for $100. Businesses or individuals can sponsor a team and hole for $250.For more information, call Lyle Whitworth at (918) 413-2929, Ryan Adams at (918) 649-7846, Craig Hall at (918) 649-4712 or Choctaw Country Club at (918) 647-3488.— — —The first annual Masonic Tournament will take place Friday and next Saturday at the Poteau Area Recreational Complex. There will be a T-ball tournament and an age-8-and-younger softball tournament.The entry is $75 per team with a three-game guarantee. The championship team in the age 8-and-younger softball tournament will receive team bat bags.For additional information, call Mike Womack at (479) 806-2438 or Shannon Stubbs at (918) 647-6069.— — —The 16th Annual Big Mac Three-Course Challenge will be May 4-6 at three different courses, beginning with Wolf Ridge Golf Course on May 4. Day 2's action will be at McAlester Country Club on May 5 and Arrowhead Resort Golf Course on May 6.Entry fee for the event is $375 per two-man team, which includes three days of green fees, mulligans and a dinner on May 5 at McAlester Country Club.The winning team will earn $1,000, with $800 to the runner-up team and $600 for third place.Each par-3 holes will pay off $100 each for the closest to the hole winner, while there will be a longest drive winner each day who will earn $100 for the honor.For additional information, call (918) 647-2582.— — —The Brittney Cox Memorial Golf Tournament will begin at 7 a.m. May 5 at Wolf Ridge Golf Course. The tournament will conclude when darkness falls. Lunch will be provided.The entry fee for the two-man scramble is $135 per team. Hole sponsorships are available at $100 per hole.Deadline to purchase a hole sponsorship will be Sunday. All proceeds will benefit Poteau High School.For additional information, call Brenda Sanders at (918) 649-4039 or Cody Cox at (918) 649-7980.— — —There will be an age 12-and-younger softball kid-pitch tournament May 5 in Keota during Reunion Days.Entry fee is $75 per team. All proceeds will benefit the Keota High School cheerleading program.For additional information, call Dalaina Campbell at (918) 966-3141 or (918) 441-3925.— — —The third annual Village 2 Village Golf Tournament will begin with a shotgun start at 8 a.m. June 23 at Wolf Ridge Golf Course.Entry fee for the four-man scramble is $280 per team. After June 16, the entry fee will increase to $320.Entry fee includes green fees, cart and a barbecue lunch.Mulligans will be available at $5 each with a limit of one per nine holes.There will be a putting contest, with the entry fee being $5 per putt or $10 for three putts.The first hole-in-one winner will win a car.For additional information, call (479) 785-3575 or go online to— — —The 10th annual Carl Albert State College Scholarship Golf Scramble will begin at 10 a.m. May 12 at Shadow Creek Country Club in Sallisaw.Registration will begin at 9 a.m. May 12.Entry fee for the four-person scramble is $50 per person or $200 per team.The winning team will win $600, with the second-place team getting $450 and a wild-card drawing will take place with the lucky team earning $300.There will be prizes awarded for the longest drive, closest to the hole and holes-in one.For additional information or to pre-register, call Paul Marshall at (918) 776-9242.— — —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