Archive - 2011 - Sports Article
On Saturday, June 25, members of the Pushmataha County Sportsman Club held a bass tournament on Sardis Lake. Once again, anglers had to endure temperatures in the upper nineties and strong southerly winds. The bite was slow with none of the anglers bringing a limit to the weigh-in.
Winning the tournament was Kenny Briggs. Kennyâ€™s stringer weight was 12.70 pounds. He also had the big bass of the tournament with a bass weighing 5.15 pounds.
Treg Buchanan, a recent graduate of Antlers High School, has officially received a scholarship and has signed his letter of intent to play golf at Paris Junior College under the direction of Coach David Johnson.
Treg began playing golf in 2007 and has placed consistently for three years along with winning first place in the 2010 District Tournament. Treg has competed in three 3A State Golf Tournaments and placed 7th in State in May 2011.
The AHS Cheerleaders participated in the AmeriState Bank Customer Appreciatiin Day as part of their community service program. The cheerleaders did face painting and silly hair for any customer who wanted it. This is just one of the many community service activities the squad has planned for the year.
I suspected that when summer arrived that it would arrive all of a sudden and with a vengeance. Sure enough it has been almost August like i the weather department here lately.
I recommend playing golf in the morning if a person can. The mornings have been nice. Of course that is when we do most of the course work but I figure we could watch out for each other.
On Saturday, June 11, members of the Pushmataha County Sportsman Club held a team bass tournament on Pine Creek Lake. The lake is ten feet below normal level due to repair construction being done on the dam. The areas that most anglers usually fish were high and dry which made locating bass difficult for some. However, there were a few that seemed to have no trouble finding some "keeper" bass.
We had some old friends drop by the golf course last Friday. Bob Homerding, his daughter Jan Pyle, son Tom and granddaughter Matty came out and played a round. Itâ€™s been a while since I had seem them and it was quite a surprise. Bob moved to Las Vegas a few years ago. Jan lives in Georgetown, TX., and when Bob comes to visit they always make it up to see me. I appreciate that. It would be nice if everyoneâ€™s customers were as loyal as the Homerding family.
Members of the Pushmataha County Sportsman Club held their annual Husband-Wife Bass Tournament and Fish Fry on Saturday, June 4. The tournament was held on McGee Creek Lake. Anglers fished from 7:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. with clear skies and temperatures reaching into the mid 90â€™s. The bright, hot conditions may have contributed to the "slow bite" that most of the contestants experienced during the tournament. However, one team did manage to put together a nice stringer.
Shane Winters, Athletic Director of Moyers High School, wishes to inform the surrounding business community that he has authorized All-American Sports Posters to produce Moyers High Schoolâ€™s athletic posters. All-American Sports Posters will provide terrific looking sports posters and will help the athletic departments raise much needed additional funding. All-American Sports Posters will be contacting local businesses to line up community sponsorship for this program and Shane Winters urges all businesses to consider putting their support behind this worthy effort.
Last week on Wednesday, May 18, 2011, three of the Senior Baseball players for the Antlers Bearcats participated in the Southeast Oklahoma Baseball Coaches Association (SEOBCA) All-Star game in Silo. Kayl Bryant and Clay Rogers both participated in the All-Star game while Tyler Speer took part in the Home Run Derby that was held before the game began.
On May 9th & 10th, 2011, Treg Buchanan, a Senior at Antlers High School, participated at the OSSAA State Golf Tournament which was held at the Cimeron Trails Golf Course in Perkin. It was a 54 hole tournament which lasted for two days.
Treg shot a 76 and a 73 on opening day and got a 83 on the second day of the Tournament. When all the scores were tallied, Treg finished tied for 7th place out of a total of 73 high school golfers in Class 3A.