Archive - Sports Article
April 12th, 2012
On Saturday, April 7, thirty members of the Pushmataha County Sportsman Club competed in bass tournament held on Sardis Lake. It was either feast or famine for most the anglers. Those that were able to locate some bass were able to put together nice stringers while others had difficulty in finding a single keeper.
The Rattan Junior High Baseball team has won their second 1st place trophy of the year at the Hugo Jr. High baseball tournament. In the tournament, the team defeated Atoka, Hugo and Broken Bow. Pictured (L to R) are: Front Row: James England, Will Lewis, Dakota Cogburn, Roho Chandler, Alex Clay, Gavin Birchfield, Max Pruitt, Easton Winship, Jarrett Scott, Gage Haddox; Back Row: Coach Michael Clay, Jimmy Harvey, Jacob Parson, Reed Shaw, Conner Copeland, Hayden Farmer, Jordon Haddox, Cameron Carter, Tanner Woodruff, Braden Dennison, Logan Tomlinson and Coach Ryan Cordell.
On Saturday, March 17, 2012, the Pushmataha County Junior Bassmasters and Conservation Club held its first fishing tournament of the 2012 season. The tournament was sponsored by the Mills & Coffey Funeral Home in Antlers. The local business donated money that was used to purchase prizes for each youth contestant in the tournament. It was an adult/youth team tournament and was held at McGee Creek Lake. Launch time was at 8:00 a.m. with the weigh-in being held at 2:00 p.m. at the Buster Hight Ramp.
The Antlers Bearcats traveled to Atoka March 29th â€“ 31st to compete in the Atoka Wooden Bat Classic. In the first game, the Bearcats faced the Atoka J.V. team with senior Michael Lampton on the mound. He started the game hot, with three strike outs but the Bearcats didnâ€™t do any better and failed to gain any runners. The second inning found the Wampus Cats unable to score, yet again but Antlers got fired up scoring 10 runs. Chandon Draper, Bryce Carter, Michael Lampton, Timmy Kuykandall, and Caleb Smith all made well placed hits and moved runners.
On Saturday, March 24, members of the Pushmataha County Sportsman Club held a bass tournament on Hugo Lake. Twenty-one members competed in the event. With the lake level some fifteen feet above normal elevation, catching a keeper bass, or any bass at all for that matter, proved to be quiet difficult. Only six anglers were able to bring a bass to the scales at weigh-in time.
The Bearcats split a double header Friday night picking up a win against Clayton and a loss to Atoka.
Starting out against the Bulldogs in the 1st inning with two catches by center fielder, Chandon Draper and a strike out by pitcher Dakota Turner the Bearcats were off to a good start. Offensively the Bearcats would score 3 runs with a double hit by Bryce Martin and single from Turner, Drew McKnight, and Arizona Taylor. Draper would draw a walk.
The Pushmataha County 4-H held its annual Speech and Demonstrations contest on Wednesday, March 14th at the United Methodist Church in Antlers. Seventy one 4-Herâ€™s participated in the contest. New county officers were also voted in.
The new officers are: Kat Bailey, Song Leader, Trey Greer, Game Leader, Tyanna Thurman, Recreational Leader, Will Lewis, Reporter, Tiffany Noel, Treasurer, Lindsay Hedrick, Secretary, Colby Watts, Co Vice-President, Dillon Hembree, Co Vice-President and Brandon Alford, President.
The Rattan Rams Junior High Baseball Team won 1st Place in the Valliant Junior High Baseball Tournament held on March 1st - 3rd. During the tournament, the team defeated Valliant, Lukfata and Broken Bow.
The basketball court is not the only place the Lady Rams succeeded this season. Theyâ€™re also doing quite well in the classroom. Rattanâ€™s varsity girls basketball team was recognized as the academic state champions for Class 2A. The ceremony took place on championship Saturday March 10 at State Fair Arena. Rattan boasted a GPA of 3.96 for the first semester. That honor shouldnâ€™t come as much of a surprise, though. The Lady Rams were also named academic state champions for the spring 2011 slow-pitch softball season and 2011 fall fast-pitch season.
Terry Bunch, of Mills-Coffey Funeral Home in Antlers, presents a check for $500.00 to Jordan Haddox of the Pushmataha County Junior Bassmasters. The money will be used to purchase prizes for the clubs 2012 Youth Fishing Tournaments.