Archive - Sports Article
June 15th, 2011
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.
Tyler Spear, a Senior at Antlers High School, has been selected by area coaches to play on the South team in the 38th Annual All Star Classic Baseball Tournament.
The game will be played May 28th at 2:00 p.m. in Wilburton. Tyler is the son of Kenny & Ronda Spear, grandson of Betty and the late "Skeet" Gregg of Antlers, Billy and Linda Burton of Hugo, and Dale Coffman of Garvin.
The Rattan Rams also headed to the State Tournament for Class A Baseball in Oklahoma City on Thursday, May 5, 2011. Previous to State they had won their Regional Tournament on their home field by beating out three other teams.
On Tuesday, May 3, 2011 the Rattan High School Lady Rams Softball Team headed for the Class 3A State Tournament in Oklahoma City.
Not only did they win the Regional Tournament the week before but there were recognized not only for their athletic abilities but also for their academic success as well. At the State Tournament they were presented the Academic Achievement Award for having the highest GPA (grade point average) in Class 3A play. The team had an overall GPA of 3.888 for the year.