Archive - 2011 - Sports Article
On Thursday & Friday, September 29th & 30th, a local resident competed in the United Kennel Clubâs World Coonhound Championships in Wooster, Ohio.
Only the top 100 dogs from across the nation get invited to attend and participate in this event and Jody Goodson of Farris and his male Bluetick Hound, CH NITE CH âPRâ Goodsonâs Rowdy Bocephus were among them. This was Goodsonâs first time to ever attend this event and he and Bocephus did very well.
On Friday night the lights were once again burning at Bearcat Stadium as the Antlers Bearcats took to the field against the Talihina Golden Tigers. During the first quarter it was clear what type of game it was going to be as the Tigers put up a total of 16 points with little effort.
Coming off of a loss last week at the hands of the Savannah Bulldogs (55 to 29), the Bearcats showed early in the first that they were here to play as they drew first blood. Unfortunately the Bearcats lost Friday's non conference game against the Atoka Wampus Cats by a score of 46-26.
On Saturday, September 17, members of the Pushmataha County Sportsman Club concluded their 2011 bass tournament schedule with the Annual Top Ten Tournament. The tournament was held on Sardis Lake. The Top Ten Tournament allows the top ten anglers of the year to compete against each other in this final event. Those competing this year were Ellis Silvey, Billy Hensley, Terry Thurman, Judd Thomas, Billy Latham, Josh Cole, Mike Burrage, Jon Tucker, Dennis Willeford, and Kenny Briggs.
On August 27, 2011 Perry Canon of Team Uprising defeated his opponent (A. Lopez) in the 190 lbs weight class at the Golden Pong Casinoâs âThunder Rumbleâ MMA event in Okemah, OK. Perry knocked out his opponent with a right hook only 5 seconds into the first round. Perry, now 1-0, will fight again on October 29th at the Golden Pong Casino along side his teammates of Uprising Martial Arts in Antlers: Brandon Fuller, Curtis Dillishaw, Oscar Smith, Terry Tennon and Coaches Kevin Clark and Jacky Noah.
The 2011-2012 Rattan Rodeo Queen has recently been crowned. The new Queen is Cassidy Courtwright. The 2011-2012 Rattan Rodeo Princess was named Jaylel Gorden.
The Rattan Rough Riders Pivot Team 2011-2012 members are: Eli Jones, Morgan Bond, Albert Fowler, Lindsey Hedrick, Dakota Renfro, C.C. Rosson, Rhonda Greenhaw, Cassidy Courtwright, Haley Williams, Molly Holder, Anjelica Smith, Tessa Bond, Hanna Courtwright, Coaches: Teresa Hobbs-Ross, Sandy Benzine and Secretary Cameron Boling and Tommie Jones.
Photos courtesy of LaDonna Gibson-Coberley.
Members of the Pushmataha County Sportsman Club held their final regular season bass tournament of 2011 on Saturday, September 10. The tournament was held on Hugo Lake. The cooler temperatures seemed to have helped improve fishing conditions as seven anglers brought a six fish limit to the weigh-in.
On Friday night, August 26, 2011 the lights were once again shinning bright at the Antlers Bearcat Stadium as they took on the Haileyville Warriors in a scrimmage game.
For the first portion of the scrimmage the teams alternated possession of the ball in 5/5 sets. Meaning that a teams offense would have possession of the ball for 5 plays and then would move to defense for 5 plays. The Bearcats showed aggression, determination and passion as they went head to head against the Warriors, not to mention some new tricks.
Once again, anglers from the Pushmataha County Sportsman Club had to contend with temperatures above one hundred degrees during their bass tournament held on McGee Creek Lake. The tournament took place on August 27. Despite the hot weather and the slot length limit on the lake that requires bass from sixteen to twenty-two inches to be released, a few anglers were able to put together a nice stringer.
The Pushmataha County Junior Bassmasters held their second state qualifying bass fishing tournament on Hugo Lake on Saturday, August 20. The tournament was sponsored by FirstBank of Atoka. FirstBank donated $300.00 to the club to be used for prizes for each angler that competed.
With temperatures forecasted to be around 108 degrees, tournament hours were shortened to start at safe light and end at 1:00 p.m.