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The final results show that in the high school division Locust Grove Public School took 1st place with 3324 points, Macarthur High School took 2nd place with 3228 points, and Chandler High School took 3rd place with 3157 points2.

The top high school boys were Trenton Gardner with 295 in 1st place, Kolby Chancellor with 292 points in 2nd place and Kyzer Guthrie with 289 Points in 3rd place.

The top high school girls were Felicia Thompson and Emma Apker tied for 1st place with 283 points and Taylor Knight in 3rd place with 280 points.

In the middle school division, Locust Grove Middle School took 1st place with 3305 points. Shady Point Schools got 2nd place with 3188 points. Charleston Middle School placed 3rd with 3129 points.

The top middle school boys were Wyatt Avery with 288 points placing 1st, Jaeger Ingram placing 2nd with 284 points, and Christian Moehle placing 3rd with 283 points.

The top middle school girls were Jeralyn Ingram 1st place with 291 points, Raeghan Rivers 2nd place with 287 points, and Kylie Bird with 279 points.

In the elementary school division, Locust Grove Upper Elementary was 1st with 2934 points, Charleston Elementary was 2nd with 2588 points, and Brushy School was 3rd with 2438 points.

The top elementary school boys were Conner Davenport in 1st place with 274 points, Joe Brooks in 2nd place with 266 points, and Jett Hardin in 3rd place with 257 points.

The top elementary school girls were Karli Bennett in 1st place with 266 points, Kylee Tugmon in 2nd place with 259 points, and Ali Pierce in 3rd place with 255 points.

Overall individual standings show Trenton Gardner, the highest scoring boy, is ranked 1st with 295 points. Jeralyn Ingram, the highest scoring girl, is ranked 3rd with 291 points.

Saturday, 16 January 2021 19:12

Shady Point Schools 3rd Annual Archery Tournament

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Shady Point Schools hosted their 3rd Annual Shady Point Archery Tournament this Friday and Saturday, January 15-16, 2021, at the Reynolds Center in Poteau. They had 545 archers attend this year of the almost 600 archers registered. Most of the top teams in the state were expected to be there.

Thirty schools registered for the tournament as well as several individual competitors. Archers from Arkansas and Oklahoma followed National Archery in the Schools Program (NASP) rules including those for safety.

This tournament was a state qualifier for the third OKNASP qualifying week.

The preliminary results showed that:

In the Elementary Division:

  • Locust Grove Upper Elementary finished in 1st place with 2934 total points and 66 tens.
  • Charleston Elementary finished in 2nd place with 2562 total points and 42 tens.
  • Brushy School finished in 3rd place with 2438 total points and 36 tens.
  • Park Road Elementary finished in 4th place with 2416 points and 28 tens.
  • Rattan Public Schools finished in 5th place with 2238 points and 30 tens.
  • Central Elementary finished in 6th place with 1241 points and 7 tens.

In the middle division:

  • Locust Grove Middle ranked 1st with 3305 points and 160 tens.
  • Shady Point Schools ranked 2nd with 3188 points and 106 tens.
  • Charleston Middle School ranked 3rd with 3129 points and 83 tens.
  • Salina Public Schools ranked 4th with 3119 points and 105 tens.
  • Chandler Junior High School ranked 5th with 3107 points and 101 tens.
  • Brushy School ranked 6th with 3022 points and 86 tens.
  • Rattan Public Schools ranked 7th with 2994 points and 68 tens.
  • Panama Public Schools ranked 8th with 2745 points and 48 tens.
  • Howe Middle School ranked 9th with 2708 points and 47 tens.
  • Roland Public School ranked 10th with 2678 points and 34 tens.
  • Battiest Public School ranked 11th with 2364 points and 39 tens.
  • Hodgen Public School ranked 12th with 2179 points and 18 tens.

In the High School Division:

  • Locust Grove Public School scored 3324 points and had 161 tens for 1st
  • Chandler High School scored 3157 points and had 123 tens for 2nd
  • Red Oak Public School scored 3111 points and had 104 tens for 3rd
  • Rattan Public Schools scored 3073 points and had 98 tens for 4th
  • Roland Public Schools scored 3048 Points and had 72 tens for 5th
  • Howe High School scored 3022 points and had 72 tens for 6th
  • Charleston High School scored 2996 points and had 67 tens for 7th
  • Panama Public Schools scored 2957 points and had 57 tens for 8th
  • Battiest Public School scored 2807 points and had 51 tens for 9th
  • Arkoma High School scored 2745 points and had 46 tens for 10th
  • Lexington High School scored 2414 points and had 34 tens for 11th

Top Scoring Individuals were:

  • Elementary Division Girls
    • 1st—Karli Bennett, Locust Grove Upper Elementary
    • 2nd—Kylee Tugmon, Locust Grove Upper Elementary
    • 3rd—Ali Pierce, Locust Grove Upper Elementary
  • Elementary Division Boys
    • 1st—Conner Davenport, Charleston Elementary
    • 2nd—Joe Brooks, Brushy School
    • 3rd—Jett Hardin, Locust Grove Upper Elementary
  • Middle Division Girls
    • 1st—Jeralyn Ingram, Locust Grove Middle School
    • 2nd—Raeghan Rivers, Locust Grove Middle School
    • 3rd—Kylie Bird, Locust Grove Middle School
  • Middle Division Boys
    • 1st—Wyatt Avery, Locust Grove Middle School
    • 2nd—Jaeger Ingram, Locust Grove Middle School
    • 3rd—Christian Moehle, Chandler Junior High School
  • High School Division Girls
    • 1st—Felicia Thompson, Locust Grove Public School
    • 2nd—Emma Apker, Red Oak Public School
    • 3rd Taylor Knight, Chandler High School
  • High School Division Boys
    • 1st—Trenton Gardner, Salina Public Schools
    • 2nd—Kolby Chancellor, Salina Public Schools
    • 3rd—Kyzer Guthrie, Chandler High School

The overall high scoring archers were: Trenton Gardner, 295 points, Salina; Jeralyn Ingram, 291 points, Locust Grove; Kolby Chancellor, 292 points, Salina; Kyzer Guthrie, 289 points, Chandler; Weston Coffey, 288 points, Red Oak; and Wyatt Avery, 288, Locust Grove.

Due to COVID-19 regulations about large gatherings, social distancing and masking recommendations were followed and archers who had finished their flights and their families were asked to leave the venue as soon as possible. Trophies and medals will be delivered or mailed, since there was no awards ceremony this year as there had been in the past.

Shady Point Schools Archery Coach, Hank Austin, thanked everyone who had helped with the tournament, the archers, coaches, and those who came out to support the archers. “We couldn’t have this tournament without everyone who volunteered to help us, the archers and coaches, and everyone who came to support the archers.”

Friday, 15 January 2021 16:10

SOONERS RANKED SECOND TO OPEN SPRING

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NORMAN – The Oklahoma men's golf team will enter the spring season ranked No. 2 in the nation by the Golf Coaches Association of America and the Golf Channel, both organizations announced on Friday. 

The Sooners received 440 points and five first-place votes and sit behind only Pepperdine in the opening GCAA poll, which is voted on by a committee of collegiate coaches. The Sooners were then named the No. 2 team in the country by Golf Channel, and the top-ranked team by Golfweek's Sagarin rankings. 

OU took home the team title at the Colonial Big 12 Preview to open last fall and followed that performance with back-to-back third-place finishes and a runner-up finish at the East Lake Cup. The Sooners have finished inside the top-five at 17 of their last 18 events, marking the most dominant stretch in program history.

Head coach Ryan Hybl's team is anchored by the All-American trio of Jonathan BrightwellQuade Cummins and Garett Reband. The three redshirt seniors all represented the United States at the 2020 Palmer Cup and will try to deliver OU its third national championship and second under Hybl. 

Cummins is on track to leave Oklahoma as one of the most decorated golfers in Sooner history. The two-time All-American is ranked No. 6 in the latest PGA Tour U rankings after finishing inside the top 20 at every event since his junior season. The redshirt senior owns the school record for lowest career scoring average (71.28) and his 71 par-or-better rounds are second all-time only to Grant Hirschman. 

Reband has been a staple in the Oklahoma lineup since he arrived in Norman in 2016. His 95 collegiate rounds are the third-most on the team behind only his fellow Palmer Cup teammates. His 2019-20 campaign produced the lowest single-season scoring average in Oklahoma history of 69.39, and his career average vs. par of -0.13 is a school record. The All-American is ranked seventh in the PGA Tour U rankings, sitting just two spots outside of the Korn Ferry Tour's automatic status. 

After four years at UNC-Greensboro, Brightwell transferred to Norman, where the Charlotte, N.C., product set nearly every school record en route to second-team All-America honors last season. The Haskins Watch List honoree notched three top-15 finishes for Hybl's team this fall and is ranked inside the top 30 of the PGA Tour U rankings, giving the Sooners the title of the only school with three top-30 PGA Tour U players. 

Juniors Logan McAllister and Patrick Welch have proven valuable to the Sooners' lineup in addition to the redshirt seniors, as both took home medalist honors at different events in the fall. Four of the five are ranked inside the top 10 of the Sagarin rankings, with Reband sitting unranked after missing time in the fall season.

The Golf Channel picked the Sooners to win the Big 12 Championship, which is set for April 26-28 at Prairie Dunes CC in Hutchinson, Kan. Oklahoma will open its spring slate at The All-American on Feb. 14-16 at Houston.

For more information on Oklahoma men's golf, follow the Sooners on Twitter and Instagram (@OU_MGolf) and Oklahoma Men's Golf on Facebook.

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Written by Mario Bravante

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – No. 10 Arkansas (10-2, 1-1) bounced back today inside Bud Walton Arena, beating Missouri (4-3, 0-2), 91-88, to get back into the win column. The win is the third straight victory for Head Coach Mike Neighbors’ Hogs over the Tigers, the longest streak of wins against Missouri since they beat them three straight times over the 2014-15 seasons.

Despite holding the lead for 35 of the game’s 40 minutes, Arkansas was constantly fighting off a resilient Missouri team Sunday night. The visiting Tigers kept the deficit to single digits for the majority of the second half, forcing the Razorbacks to come up with clutch shots throughout the fourth quarter. Redshirt senior Chelsea Dungee was crucial in that department, scoring 10 points in the final frame and keeping the Hogs ahead. Dungee, who went off for 38 in last year’s meeting between the teams in Bud Walton Arena, led the Hogs once again, scoring 25 points. Amber Ramirez added 17 while Makayla Daniels chipped in 16.

TURNING POINT

Missouri started the game hot, jumping out to a quick 8-0 lead. Minutes later, the Hogs gained the lead and held it for the rest of the first half. Arkansas shot over 50% from the field in the second quarter and held Missouri without a basket for the last 2:28 heading into the locker room. Daniels led the way in the first half, scoring 11 points and recording four rebounds.

Mizzou came out of the half with some life, chipping a 14-point deficit down to a six-point deficit, and Arkansas struggled to score the basketball early in the second half. Missouri redshirt junior Haley Troup scored 11 points in the third quarter, and Arkansas’s lead was diminished to seven heading into the final frame. Arkansas answered by shooting lights-out down the stretch, shooting 50% from 3-point range in the fourth quarter and going 10-12 from the free throw line to close out the Tigers.

 HOG HIGHLIGHTS

  • Dungee ended one-point shy of her season-high point total, scoring 25 Sunday night.
  • It was her 36th career game going for 20+.
  • Arkansas dominated the turnover battle, forcing 19 Tiger turnovers while only committing seven.
  • Ramirez helped in the turnover department, collecting four steals, a season high.
  • Daniels scored in double-figures for the tenth time this season against the Tigers, matching her total double-figure games output from all of last season.
  • Missouri allowed only 60 points per game coming into Sunday and had not allowed more than 78 points in a game this season. Arkansas scored 91.

NEXT TIME OUT

The Razorbacks will look to build on the win when they visit the Tennessee Volunteers on Thursday in Knoxville. Tip-off is set for 5:30 p.m. and that game can be viewed on the SEC Network.

For more information about Arkansas Women’s Basketball, follow us on Twitter and Instagram at @RazorbackWBB and on Facebook at Facebook.com/RazorbackWBB. Be sure to subscribe to our YouTube Channel, “Kickin’ It In The Neighborhood” for an inside look at the Razorback women’s basketball program and check out The Neighborhood podcasts at CoachNeighbors.com.

Tuesday, 17 November 2020 18:28

SOONERS ACHIEVE RECORD GRADUATION SUCCESS RATE

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NORMAN — The University of Oklahoma earned its highest student-athlete Graduation Success Rate ever, according to information released Tuesday by the NCAA.

Oklahoma has achieved significant improvement in its Graduation Success Rate in the last 10 years, climbing from 71% to the record 86% figure announced Tuesday. The NCAA's report reflects a four-year average of freshmen who enrolled in 2010-11 through 2013-14.

Seven Oklahoma programs registered a 100% Graduation Success Rate for the reporting period: men's and women's golf, men's and women's gymnastics, men's and women's tennis and softball.

OU athletics programs with multi-year streaks of a 100% Graduation Success Rate are women's tennis (13 years), men's tennis (12), women's gymnastics (seven years) and men's gymnastics (five years).

The Graduation Success Rate for 15 of 17 of Oklahoma's intercollegiate athletics programs either increased or held steady from last year's report.

"We're extremely proud of the progress our individual sports programs continue to make academically, and especially of the dedication exhibited by our student-athletes to finish their degrees and set themselves up for success after athletics," said OU Vice President and Director of Athletics Joe Castiglione. "The numbers in the latest Graduation Success Rate report also reflect the strong commitment of our coaches and academic support staff in making sure that graduation is the primary goal for our student-athletes. I'd like to express my gratitude and congratulations to everyone involved. We will continue our work to raise the bar even higher."

Notably, OU men's basketball's Graduation Success Rate of 90% shattered its previous record of 77 percent in 2014. Its GSR also exceeds the NCAA Division I average of 84% in the sport.

OU Athletics' single-year GSR of 94%, which accounts for student-athletes in the 2013 cohort, also marks a department record. It eclipses the previous annual GSR standard of 91% from the 2008 cohort. Men's basketball earned a 100% annual GSR for the third consecutive year.

Including their school-record 3.17 spring 2020 semester cumulative GPA, OU student-athletes have registered a cumulative GPA above 3.00 for a record 17 consecutive semesters. That cumulative GPA reflects the overall academic performance of those student-athletes from their first semester of collegiate enrollment through the completion of the spring 2020 term.

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(STILLWATER and NORMAN, Oklahoma, Nov. 10, 2020)— The infamous Bedlam rivalry between Oklahoma State University and the University of Oklahoma usually spawns intense divisions throughout the state. This year, however, the two schools are joining together off the field to help slow the spread of COVID-19.

Through the “Bigger than Bedlam” campaign, OSU and OU are encouraging students to get tested for COVID-19 before traveling home for the Thanksgiving holiday while continuing healthy behaviors like masking, social distancing and proper hand hygienemeasures that will help prevent community spread of the virus.

“As students leave campus for the long holiday break, it is critical they consider the well-being of vulnerable family and community members,” OSU President Burns Hargis said. “Now more than ever, getting tested, wearing masks and maintaining distance is vital to protecting others and managing the spread of this pandemic. Our students have done a great job following guidelines and staying healthy this semester, and I urge them to schedule a free test on campus before they leave for the holiday break.”

“Our teams may compete on the gridiron, but when it comes to protecting our loved ones and our communities against COVID-19, we all have the same goal,” said OU President Joseph Harroz Jr. “‘Bigger than Bedlam’ demonstrates our collective obligation as public universities to serve our state. As our students prepare for holiday travel, we encourage and emphasize the importance of getting a free COVID-19 test to help protect their families and hometown communities.”

Both OSU and OU previously announced their decisions to move instruction online following Thanksgiving break through the end of the fall 2020 semester — a measure that will minimize travel and possible transmission of the virus.

  

COVID-19 Testing: Oklahoma State University

As the university has done throughout the fall semester, OSU offers students and employees access to free COVID-19 testing at University Health Services, located on the Stillwater campus. The drive-thru testing hours are by appointment only Monday through Friday from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Appointments can be made by calling (405) 744-7665 or logging into their Patient Portal.

For the latest information on OSU COVID-related operations, visitgo.okstate.edu/coronavirus.

COVID-19 Testing: The University of Oklahoma

OU students on the Norman campus can schedule a free COVID-19 test at three different locations:

         Cate Center 3 – Students living in OU housing can get tested at the Cate 3 testing site, which will remain open Monday through Friday from 10 a.m.-6 p.m. until Wednesday, Nov. 25, at 6 p.m. To schedule an appointment, visitou.edu/covidtest.

         Goddard Health Services – Any OU student, faculty or staff member may schedule a COVID-19 test at Goddard Health Services. Testing is available Monday through Friday during regular business hours. To schedule an appointment, call (405) 325-4441.

         IMMY Labs – Drive-thru testing is available to any OU student, faculty or staff member at IMMY Labs, located 2701 Corporate Centre Drive in Norman. To schedule an appointment, visit portal.immylabs.com.

For the latest information on OU Norman campus operations, visit ou.edu/together.

 

About Oklahoma State University

 

Oklahoma State University is a modern land-grant university that prepares students for success. OSU has more than 34,000 students across its five-campus system and more than 24,000 on its combined Stillwater and Tulsa campuses, with students from all 50 states and around 100 nations. Established in 1890, OSU has graduated more than 275,000 students to serve the state of Oklahoma, the nation and the world.

About the University of Oklahoma

Founded in 1890, the University of Oklahoma is a public research university located in Norman, Oklahoma. OU serves the educational, cultural, economic and health care needs of the state, region and nation. For more information visit www.ou.edu.

Wednesday, 07 October 2020 09:36

Tailgate Friday Night 

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The Pride of Poteau is excited to announce that First Free Will Baptist Church will be hosting this week’s tailgate!

Come out to Costner Stadium and support the Pride of Poteau Marching Band while enjoying your pre-game meal.

This week’s menu will be:

Pulled pork sandwiches, baked beans, desert and a drink for $6.00

The Band Boosters wish to thank Pastor Cory Thompson and the congregation of First Free Will Baptist for sponsoring this tailgate, and our community for its support at these events.

We appreciate you! 

Friday, 25 September 2020 15:11

SOONERS OPEN SEASON WITH SCHOONER FALL CLASSIC

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NORMAN — The Oklahoma women's golf team is set to open its 2020-21 season on Sunday when it tees off at the Schooner Fall Classic. This year's edition of the Classic marks the seventh year that Oklahoma has played host to what has become one of the premier women's collegiate golf events in the country.

"First and foremost, I'm extremely grateful for all the hard work that our VP for Intercollegiate Athletics, Joe Castiglione, and other administrators put into ensuring that we play golf this fall," head coach Veronique Drouin-Luttrell said. "I'm so excited to have the team back in Norman. For the last few weeks, we've adjusted our practices due to COVID-19 and have been able to focus on each individual more than ever, which we hope will pay off. We must continue to trust the process and this weekend is no different, even though we are playing at home we need to play our own game."

Play opens with 36 holes on Sunday at the par-70, 6,094-yard at Belmar Golf Club in Norman, Okla. Teams will finish the event with 18 holes on Tuesday. The No. 28 Sooners will host Arkansas State, No. 20 Baylor, Iowa State, Kansas, Kansas State, North Texas, No. 17 Oklahoma State, TCU, No. 2 Texas and No. 24 Texas Tech. Teams will play in groups of five and with carts to expedite safe play. 

The Sooners enter year 12 under Drouin-Luttrell in 2020-21. After taking over a program that finished in 10th place or worse in half of its events in 2008-09, Drouin-Luttrell has guided OU to top-five showings in 45 of 94 tournaments (48 percent) during her tenure, including in 32 of 54 events (59 percent) from the 2010-11 through 2014-15 seasons. OU has won nine tournaments under her direction and has qualified for the NCAA Tournament on six occasions. The top 18 54-hole scores in school history have come under her watch, and she has presided over the 20 lowest rounds in OU annals. Additionally, Drouin-Luttrell's teams are responsible for the 10 lowest team scoring averages in program history. 

Oklahoma's lineup includes seniors Kaitlin MilliganEllen Secor and Hannah Screen, in addition to Libby Winans and Maria Fernanda Martinez.

Freshman Kaylee Vesely will make her debut as an individual. Hannah Lee, a senior, will make her fourth appearance at the Schooner, playing this year as an individual. 

Monday's final round will have two live streams on Sooner Sports TV, with one following the Sooners' group and another providing coverage of the final two holes. Monday's coverage will be broadcast at 10 a.m. CT on Fox Sports Oklahoma and Fox Sports Southwest. 

 

THE FIELD (FINAL 2019-20 GOLFSTAT RANKINGS)

No. 28 Sooners (Host)

Arkansas State

No. 20 Baylor

Iowa State

Kansas

Kansas State

North Texas

No. 17 Oklahoma State

TCU

No. 2 Texas

No. 24 Texas Tech.

 

OU LINEUP

Libby Winans, Jr., Richardson, Texas: Winans has tallied 49 competitive rounds for the Sooners during her two years in Norman, shooting par or better 18 times ... Finished T7 at the 2018 Schooner Classic after firing a 206 over three rounds, tied for the sixth-lowest 54-hole score in OU history ... Owns six career top-10 finishes, second-most on the team ... Set the Oklahoma freshman scoring record in 2018-19 with a 72.59 ... Has one collegiate victory (Clover Cup 2019) ... Currently holds the third-best career scoring average vs. par in Oklahoma history (+1.22). 

Kaitlin Milligan, Sr., Norman, Okla.: Leads the Sooners with 91 career rounds and team-high 45 rounds of par or better golf ... Ranked No. 58 in latest Golfstat ranking ... Career scoring average vs. par of +1.08 is the second-best in program history ... Has 17 top-20 finishes, 10 top-10 finishes and six top-fives, including a win at the NCAA Norman Regional in 2019 ... Set OU scoring record in 2019-20, firing an average of 71.40 ... Owns school records for the lowest individual round (62) and the lowest 54-hole score (199) ... Has been Oklahoma's top finisher at nine events.

Hannah Screen, Sr., Berkhamsted, U.K.: Making her Sooner debut after sitting out spring 2019 due to transfer rules ... Transferred from Houston where she lead the Cougars to an AAC championship in 2019 en route to an All-AAC First Team nod ... Ranked No. 100 in Golfstat's latest ranking ... Represents England as a member of the national overseas' team ... Played in the 2019 Schooner Fall Classic while at Houston, tallying a career-low 54-hole score of 210 to finish T10. 

Ellen Secor, Gr., Portland, Ore.,: Played in four events for the Sooners last spring after transferring from Colorado State ... Finished in second place at the Westbrook Invitational after shooting a 203 at the event, the second-lowest three-round score in OU history.

Maria Fernanda Martinez, R-So., Veracruz, Mexico: Appeared four times for the Sooners in 2019-20, posting a scoring average of 73.91 ... Fired a career-low round of 71 at the White Sands Invitational en route to a T21 finish.

 

HISTORY

The Sooners have had success at their home event, setting multiple program records over the years. In 2018, Oklahoma set program records for lowest team round (267) and lowest three-round (831). Under head coach Drouin-Luttrell, the Sooners have three top-five finishes at the Schooner, most recently in 2018. 

THE COURSE

The seventh-annual Schooner Fall Classic will be played at Belmar Golf Club in Norman, Okla., a par-70, 6,094-yard course. 

FORMAT

Fifty-four holes will be played over two days. Tee times will begin at 8:30 a.m. CT on holes No. 1 and No. 10. All teams will play in groups of five with their respective teammates. 

WEATHER FORECAST

Sunday: Mostly sunny with a high of 87 degrees and wind out of the south at 15 mph. 

Monday: Mostly sunny with a high of 68 degrees and wind out of the north at 17 mph. 

LIVE STATS

Live scoring will be available on Golfstat.com. 

Friday, 11 September 2020 19:43

LCYS Golf Tournament Results

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LCYS 27th Annual Golf Tournament Results! 

Thanks to everyone that came and participated making this another successful year!

 

1st Place Winning Team

Jonathan Burgess

Heath McBeth

Brian Free

Jason May

2nd Place Winning Team

Rusty White

Brandon Minks

Toby Johnson

Mike Deere

3rd Place Winning Team

Chris Coyle

Nate Grant

Preston Watts

Josh Tackett

 
Thank you to eveyone who participated!

Terri Krebs
Executive Director
LeFlore County Youth Services, Inc.

Poteau Chamber of Commerce & City of Poteau Announces Jeff Shockley Memorial Golf Tournament Scheduled for September 25th 

NEWS RELEASE

Poteau OK: The Poteau Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors have agreed to host a second Annual Golf Tournament this fall. Tournament organizers are working to make this tournament as unique as the man that it is named.  "No matter how horrible you are at golf because a bad day of golf is better than a good day at work and Jeff Shockley could make any bad day or a game of golf better with his contagious spirt and humor. This tournament will continue to honor him and how he wanted Poteau to continue to build it’s foundation, states Chris Ward Tournament Chairperson.”

Former Poteau Mayor Jeff Shockley loved playing golf and being with friends and business prospects. He loved showing off the area and the 2 golf courses. The Chamber wants to honor his name and help support a scholarship named for Shockley at Carl Albert State College who passed away suddenly in May of this year. Just like his love for golf he loved doing projects that helped make Poteau a more attractive City naming Poteau “above the ordinary”. The Chamber has chosen to use some of the proceeds for the Jeff Shockley Economic Development Community Fund for the projects in progress. The City of Poteau and The Chamber are working on a flagpole and garden area that will be located on Broadway in front of The Donald W. Reynolds Community Center. The Chamber Committee will look at other things needed downtown as well.

“Jeff Shockley had such a positive impact not only in his community and throughout the state we are happy to keep the legacy of his 20-year impact going. His passion was working with people and bringing the community together and building a strong foundation for Poteau’s future. Working with Jeff for the past years it honors me to carry on with what he loved, states Karen Wages, CEO.”

The tournament will be a 4-Man Team Scramble with Tee Time at 9:00 a.m. on September 25th at The Wolf Ridge Golf Club in Poteau. Prizes will be awarded for 1st and 2nd place teams with added bonus putts and a chance to drive off the famous Watson Motors Potty Driver. Merchants in Poteau are donating items for a raffle. Team Forms and Sponsor forms are available at the Chamber and online at www.poteauchamber.com

For more information contact Karen Wages 918-647-9178 or e-mail   Call Sara Powell 918-647-9178 e-mail

Register online

http://events.constantcontact.com/register/event?llr=f98gszjab&oeidk=a07eh85a8vefa7613ad

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