Archive - 2012
HOWE â€” Two LeFlore County high school basketball teams punched their tickets to tonight's Class 2A Regional Tournament title games at Ada High School's Cougar Activity Center â€” and assured themselves of a trip to next week's Class 2A Area Tournament at the new Wilburton Gym.
The Howe Lady Lions defeated the Panama Lady Razorbacks 58-25, while the Wister Wildcats got past the Pocola Indians 49-40 Thursday night at the Howe Gym.
Nominations are currently being accepted for the 2012 Poteau High School Sports Hall of Fame.
Categories include: football, boys and girls basketball, baseball, fast-pitch and slow-pitch softball, boys and girls soccer, boys and girls track, boys and girls golf, boys and girls cross country, boys and girls all-around athlete, wrestling, coaching and support and service.
The deadline to submit nominations is March 30.
For additional information or to submit a nomination, call (918) 839-0394.
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SPIRO â€” The Spiro Lady Bulldogs took the second step in a return trip to the Class 3A State Tournament Thursday night at the Spiro Gym.
The Lady Bulldogs defeated the Keys (Park Hill) Lady Cougars 37-30 in the Class 3A Regional Tournament.
The Lady Bulldogs (14-9), who automatically qualified for next week's Class 3A Area Tournament in Fort Gibson, will play for the regional title at 6:30 p.m. tonight against Salina at Carl Albert State College's Mick Thompson Fieldhouse. Both teams will advance to the area tournament.
WARNER â€” The Talihina Lady Golden Tigers assured themselves of another week of practice Thursday night.
The Lady Golden Tigers defeated the Hulbert Lady Riders 51-48 Thursday night in the Class 2A Regional Tournament to put them into tonight's title game here at 6:30 p.m. against Oktaha. Both tonight's winner and runner-up will advance to next week's Class 2A Area Tournament at the new Wilburton Gym.
The Golden Tigers kept their season going for at least one more day with a 65-46 win over the Sallisaw-Central Tigers Thursday afternoon in an elimination game.
CLEVELAND, Okla. â€” The basketball season came to an end for the Bokoshe Lady Tigers in a 34-24 loss to the Burlington Lady Elks in the Class B Area Tournament Thursday afternoon.
The Lady Tigers finish the year at 18-9.
The Lady Elks (20-10), who trailed 11-9 after the first quarter, outscored the Lady Tigers 25-13 over the final three periods to get the come-from-behind win.
KINGSTON â€” If only the Whitesboro Lady Bulldogs could replay the opening period of Thursday afternoon's Class B Area Tournament game against Caney.
The Lady Bulldogs missed several baskets en route to a first-quarter deficit, which they were unable to overcome in a season-ending loss to the Lady Cougars by a score of 37-34.
The Lady Bulldogs end the season at 16-12.
The Lady Bulldogs fell behind 13-4 after one period after missing several close-in baskets. Caney had a 22-8 lead at halftime.
Behind 16 points from Jaymere Hadden and great defense, the Carl Albert State College Vikings won 51-50 over the Seminole State College Trojans in an Oklahoma Collegiate Athletic Conference Game Thursday night at Mick Thompson Fieldhouse.
In the opener, Oulaymatou Coulibaly's 20 points proved to be the difference for the Seminole State College Lady Belles in their 62-57 win over the Carl Albert State College Lady Vikings.
The good news was the Carl Albert State College softball team got its first win of the season Thursday afternoon in the first game of a home doubleheader against Crowder, Mo. The bad news was that a rough inning doomed the Lady Vikings in the nightcap.
After winning the opener 5-4, the Lady Vikings dropped Game 2 by a score of 13-6 to Crowder.
The Lady Vikings will play in the two-day Murray State College Festival, which began Friday and will end today.
The Most Valuable Player of these two games between the Poteau and Heavener soccer teams in Thursday night's scrimmages at Costner Stadium was the powerful north winds. At times the winds blew so hard it added some wicked English on shots that went across the field.
In the boys' game, with the air stream at their backs, the Pirates scored five second-half goals and won the game 5-0.
OKLAHOMA CITY â€” Growing up a Los Angeles Lakers fan, Thursday nightâ€™s game was kind of hard to watch. In one way, I couldnâ€™t lose because I liked both teams. But then either way one of my teams was going to lose.
I first remember watching the Lakers play in the 1980 NBA Finals against the Philadelphia 76ers. Magic Johnson played all five positions on the floor that game as the Lakers pulled out the Game 6 victory, and secured the NBA Championship that year.