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July 27th

AHS Cheerleaders shine at NCA Camp

July 27, 2011

The Antlers High School Cheerleaders attended a National Cheerleading Association (NCA) cheer camp at OSU in Stillwater July 17 - 20.  After lots of hard work and dedication, the squad earned several awards.  Eight of the ten cheerleaders were nominated for the All-American Team. Out of those eight, three were chosen. They were: Cara Blansett, Marlee Williams, and Cheyenne Owens. 

Golfers losing interest due to lack of time and frustration

July 27, 2011

I read an interesting article in a golf industry magazine the other day. The article was dealing with the fact that the game of golf has not grown since 2000.

The two main reasons are (1) time to play the game and (2) frustration with the game.

Frustration centers on the fact that most people can't break 100 on a par 72 course, that the came is too tough and therefore no fun.

The other reason, time, is associated with the course. Too many people looking for golf balls. Trying to negotiate a course that is too long or the greens are too fast or too hard to read.

July 20th

Antlers graduate honored to play in Native All-Star Football game

July 20, 2011

A graduate of Antlers High School recently participated in The 2011 Native All-Star Game which was played on Saturday, July 9, 2011 in Denton, TX. Colton Maynard, a 2011 graduate of Antlers High School, suited up to be a member of the Red Hawks team.

Temperatures prove challenging in 24 hour bass tournament

July 20, 2011

Twenty-four members of the Pushmataha County Sportsman Club competed in their annual Noon to Noon Bass Tournament held on July 16 and 17. The tournament was held on McGee Creek Lake and started at 12:00 noon on Saturday and ended at 12:00 noon on Sunday. A weigh-in was held at 9:30 p.m. on Saturday night.

Alumni football games gaining ground

July 20, 2011

Orginizers have been working hard for a couple of months now to get the word out and getting guys signed up to play in High School Alumni Football games.  This proves to be an amazing opportunity former athletes to get to play full contact football again, as well as represent tradition, comradery, and their hometown. 

The games have been postponed until the fall to give the teams a little more time to get signed up and for the games to build some traction, and excitement.  Over all 64 guys around the area have signed up. 

July 14th

Evening and morning golf recommended

July 14, 2011

I was out and about early this morning and couldn’t help but notice how beautiful everything looks at that time of the day. Things change drastically around noon. I’ll sure be glad when we get through this drought.

We had some play during the morning over the weekend. We had one group that finished play around 3 p.m. and they were worn out due to the heat.

It is definitely recommended that folks get in their golf in the mornings or later in the evening.

New lake record set for Broken Bow Lake

July 14, 2011

On July 11, 2011 a new lake record was made for Broken Bow Lake. The fish, was a 1.2 lb Sunfish that was caught in the Carson Creek Area by a little girl by the name of Maysa Weeks of Rufe.

Weeks was using a Shimano reel with a falcon rod using hard bait/plugs with the bait casting method. The fish was weighed alive and was 11.5” long and had a girth of 11”. Weeks also decided to keep the catch after it was recorded at the Frontier General Store.

July 6th

Rattan students shoot hoops with the pros

July 6, 2011

Rattan Junior High School student athletes, Conner Copeland, 7th grade, Gage Haddox, 7th grade, and Jordan Haddox, 8th grade, attended the OU individual skills basketball camp at Lloyd Noble Center on the OU campus on June 13-15. The three received individual instruction from current and former NBA players as well as many current and former OU players and the OU coaching staff.

Course looking good despite dry weather

July 6, 2011

I hope everyone had a good July 4th. I attended the Tea Party Picnic and I must say that the rain that missed us at least cooled things down and we had an enjoyable outing.

We had some pretty good play over the 3 day weekend. In the mornings anyway. Mornings of late have been nice but the afternoons have been miserable. Of course you know that unless you live under a rock.

Pine Creek Lake Produces another lake record bass

July 6, 2011

Lake record fish have been plentiful out of Pine Creek Lake in McCurtain County and another one has recently be caught.

On Thursday, June 23, 2011 Mike Apple of Grannis, AR., reeled in a 8.6 lb Largemouth bass using the bait casting rod and reel method with spinner bait.

The fish was weighed while alive and the angler chose to keep the fish. The record breaking bass was caught in an area called Rocky Point. The bass’s official measurements were 23.50” long and it had a girth of 17.” The fish was checked in at Uncle Bens in Valliant.

 

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