McAlester News-Capital, McAlester, OK

Local News

July 1, 2013

Swish

McALESTER —

Members of the McAlester Swish AAU/MAYB boys 14-up traveling team proudly display the medals they received on June 9 in Owasso. After assembling a team from 5 local area schools, Coach P.J. Parker’s determination began to pay off as the boys hit the road in the Tulsa area during the months of April, May and June. Unlike most teams the boys face, they haven’t played together for years, but they are proof that with enough practice and the right coach, anything is possible. They won second in their first tournament in Tulsa back in April. This was followed by going back to Tulsa on May 4-5 and taking first place before even playing their last game of the event. They had won all of their games by a large enough point spread and were the only undefeated team there, and were named champions before playing their final opponents of the weekend. They ended the month of May with a tournament in Owasso on Memorial Day weekend. They returned to Owasso the weekend of June 8-9 to take on some great Tulsa area teams. The boys came in second after falling to the top seed in the tournament by just 6 points, and had beaten the same team the day before by 2 points. The boys practice at least twice a week in the McAlester area. Pictured are the players who showed up for the finals on June 9 in Owasso and are front row from left, Billy Morgan representing Haileyville; Bryson Hale representing Wilburton; Chaseton Bolding representing Savanna, and Tanner Coffee representing McAlester; and back are, Jaylen Irvin, Chase McNutt representing McAlester; Coach P.J. Parker and Zayne Goode representing Stuart. Team members not pictured are, Layne Braswell, Rashard Rushing and Marion Cristwell representing McAlester. The team is going to host a local AAU/MAYB tournament July 19-21 in McAlester. Any team interested in entering should contact Coach Parker at 254-251-8727. This will be the only AAU/MAYB recognized tournament in Southeastern Oklahoma. The entry fee will be $150 per team and is for boys ages 14-up. This should bring some teams that are very exciting to watch to the McAlester area. 

Text Only | Photo Reprints
Local News
  • Speed bump need for speed bump

    City of Krebs Street Supervisor, Kevin Mick, along with his crew and Krebs Mayor Bobby Watkins, put the finishing touch on the new speed bumps they installed at Krebs Public School that were paid and provided by the city of Krebs for the safety of the students and teachers.

    July 31, 2014 1 Photo

  • FLOODED.jpg Heavy rains knocks out sheriff's phones, flood emergency management offices

    Regular phone lines for the Pittsburg County Sheriff’s Office and the Office of Emergency Management were knocked out in the early morning hours Thursday, while about 18 inches of water flooded the OEM office under the Pittsburg County Justice Center.

    July 31, 2014 1 Photo

  • coins Indian Territory Coin Club will meet Aug. 11

    The Indian Territory Coin Club will meet Aug. 11 at 6:30 p.m. at Angel's Diner on 69 Bypass South, McAlester. The program will be on ancient coins. Contact Gary at 405-426-9044 for further information.

    July 31, 2014 1 Photo

  • commissioners.png Gas company files appeal

    They’ve decided to hire an attorney.
    Pittsburg County commissioners plan to hire a lawyer to represent in an appeal filed in district court on behalf of an oil and gas company protesting the amount of its ad valorem tax assessment.

    July 31, 2014 1 Photo

  • backpack Backpack-stuffers prepare for Bash

    Workers and volunteers at Shared Blessings were busy Wednesday getting ready for this weekend’s Back-to-School Bash, preparing to give away backpacks and school supplies for children and teens who will soon start the new school year.

    July 31, 2014 1 Photo

  • Car gets stuck in flood water, flood water receding

    July 31, 2014

  • 07 30 SOUTH AVE 1.jpg 'Road Closed' means just that

    No road.
    No kidding.
    For months, signs placed along South Avenue and Country Club Road read “Road Closed Ahead” — although the roads were still open.

    Now though, the “Road Closed Ahead” signs on South Avenue, along with those on Country Club Road and Peaceable Road, mean exactly what they say.

    July 30, 2014 1 Photo

  • Square logo.jpg City extends 17th Street construction deadline to mid-September

    A Stillwater company working on the Seventeenth Street Capital Improvement Project for the city of McAlester now has until mid-September to complete the job.

    July 29, 2014 1 Photo

  • Devin Mitchell McAlester man facing rape charges has hearing date set

    A preliminary hearing date has been set for a man who is facing charges of rape in the first degree (victim under age 14) and sodomy, victim under the age of 16.

    July 29, 2014 1 Photo

  • comish County to decide on liquor sales

    They’re ready to give the voters a shot.

    July 29, 2014 1 Photo

Seasonal Content
AP Video
Netanyahu Vows to Destroy Hamas Tunnels Obama Slams Republicans Over Lawsuit House Leaders Trade Blame for Inaction Malaysian PM: Stop Fighting in Ukraine Cantor Warns of Instability, Terror in Farewell Ravens' Ray Rice: 'I Made a Huge Mistake' Florida Panther Rebound Upsets Ranchers Small Plane Crash in San Diego Parking Lot Busy Franco's Not Afraid of Overexposure Fighting Blocks Access to Ukraine Crash Site Dangerous Bacteria Kills One in Florida Workers Dig for Survivors After India Landslide Texas Scientists Study Ebola Virus Smartphone Powered Paper Plane Debuts at Airshow Southern Accent Reduction Class Cancelled in TN
NDN Video
Famous Internet Cats Help Big Cause With Viral Video Raw: Obama Gets Hug From Special Olympian Snoop Dogg Narrating Animal Footage Is Perfect Tigers Acquire David Price - @TheBuzzeronFOX Russell Brand Slams Sean Hannity Over Gaza Conflict Segment Chapter Two: Composing for a film in retirement Woman's Dive Goes Terribly Wrong Brian Williams Reports on Daughter Allison Williams' 'Peter Pan' Casting News Did Jimmy Fallon Look Up Heidi Klum's Dress? What Drama? Miranda Kerr Poses Topless Plane crashes in San Diego Costco parking lot Justin Bieber Takes To Instagram To Diss Orlando Bloom You Won't Believe the Celeb Cameos in "Sharknado 2" Pitch Invading Morons Cause Chaos - @TheBuzzeronFOX Orlando Bloom 'Takes a Swing' at Justin Bieber In Ibiza Sadie Doesn't Want Her Brother to Grow Up "Maxim" Hotness! See Jessica Alba's Sizzling Spread Two women barely avoid being hit by train Broken Water Main Floods UCLA Orlando Bloom and Justin Bieber Reportedly Came To Blows In Ibiza
Parade
Magazine

Click HERE to read all your Parade favorites including Hollywood Wire, Celebrity interviews and photo galleries, Food recipes and cooking tips, Games and lots more.