Archive - Sports Article
July 6th, 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.
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.
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 bassâ€™s official measurements were 23.50â€ť long and it had a girth of 17.â€ť The fish was checked in at Uncle Bens in Valliant.
Meaghan Bates, a student at Rattan Elementary, was recently named the 2011 OYRA Champion Barrel Racer.
We havenâ€™t had a scramble in over a month due to lack of participation. We have been playing CATS for the last few weeks but last week there were only 3 of us. Until further notice, the Thursday Scrambles are suspended.
If you are a golfer and want to see Wednesday, Thursday or Friday competitions, get in touch with me and we can discuss something. Without community support I cannot continue to groom the course mid week and have no one come out.
Special thanks to the guys who come out on Monday evenings. Weâ€™ll keep it groomed for you.
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.