Archive - 2013
The good news is the Poteau Pirates and the Talihina Golden Tigers didn't lose this weekend on the gridiron. Of course, they didn't win, either.
The big winner this weekend in the world of high school football was Mother Nature. The wintry weather statewide made the Oklahoma Secondary Schools Activities Association cancel all the high school playoffs this weekend and essentially push the games to a week later â€” thus the Class 3A, 2A and A state title games will take place the weekend before Christmas.
This week's wintry weather has not only affected the high school football playoffs, but actually both the weather and the weather-related rescheduled high school football playoffs have made next week's tournaments do some tweaking of their schedules.
The Green Valley Conference Tournament, which was slated to begin Monday at Bokoshe Tigers Fieldhouse, will now begin Tuesday with the girls games due to weather conditions.
HARTFORD, Ark. â€” The Heavener Lady Wolves reached the title game of the Gary Ford Invitational on Wednesday night with a 68-23 rout of the host team from Hartford.
The rest of the tournament action for the week for both the Wolves and Lady Wolves have been rescheduled due to the inclement weather.
The Lady Wolves' title game will take place at noon Dec. 14 instead of this Saturday. The final game for the Wolves in the event will take place at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday.
HARTSHORNE â€” The Wister Lady Wildcats bounced back from Tuesday night's loss to Antlers to beat the Tushka Lady Tigers 35-29 in the consolation semifinals of the Pick and Shovel Classic.
The news wasn't as good for the Wildcats, who lost 41-26 to the Antlers Bearcats in the championship semifinals.
However, the rest of the tournament has been postponed due to the icy weather conditions that will be present the rest of the week.
Not only were the high school football playoffs affected by this week's icy weather, so, too, was the hoop schedule.
The rest of the week's slate of basketball games have been canceled or postponed due to inclement weather conditions.
The Poteau Lady Pirates will have to wait until next week to open their season as this week's Southeast Oklahoma Shootout at McAlester's Southeast Expo Center was postponed and may not be rescheduled. They will open their season next week in the Wilburton Tournament.
WILBURTON â€” A pair of LeFlore County basketball schools, Arkoma and Whitesboro, met each other on the hardwood Wednesday in the Eastern Oklahoma State College Classic at EOSC's Claud C. Dunlap Fieldhouse. It was an Arkoma sweep.
The Mustangs edged the Bulldogs 48-45 and the Lady Mustangs were too much for the Lady Bulldogs in a 53-31 victory in championship semifinals in the Blue Bracket.
I hope you all had a great Thanksgiving day holiday. We did at â€śThe Adams' Family Compound.â€ť
I went to Walmart that night for its Black Friday sale, and it was crazy. Everybody was on edge. I was just going in with everybody, having fun and trying to â€ślightenâ€ť the mood, and some woman didn't like me too much. She started to come after me, but they talked her out of it. I dodged a bullet, and I was spared the embarrassment of being beaten up by a woman in front of Walmart.
Near Cameron sleet continues to fall as a winter storm moves through the area.
PDN photos by Kim Ross
Provided by the Governor's Office
OKLAHOMA CITY â€“ Oklahomaâ€™s Emergency Price Stabilization Act is now in effect for 77 Oklahoma counties after Gov. Mary Fallin declared a state of emergency due to the winter weather that started Thursday morning.
All 77 counties are included in the declaration.
Attorney General Scott Pruitt said Oklahomaâ€™s price gouging statute prohibits an increase of more than 10 percent in the price of most goods and services when a state of emergency has been declared.
The PDN received this press release from the Choctaw Nation rgarding the winter storm:
As the winter storms are pushing their way through Southeast Oklahoma, the Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma is taking measures to offer assistance to the affected communities and Tribal Members. We have been working with the local County and City Emergency Managers in a joint effort to provide assistance where needed.