Archive - Jan 2014
The Carl Albert State College Vikings sent their home game against Northern Oklahoma College-Enid on Thursday night at Mick Thompson Fieldhouse into overtime, then dominated the Jets in the extra session for a 99-91 victory.
Things didn't go as well for the Lady Vikings, who lost 71-66 to the Lady Jets in the first game of Thursday night's doubleheader.
The CASC teams will return to action today with home games against Western Oklahoma State College. The women's game will begin at 4 p.m., followed by the men at 6 p.m.
TALIHINA â€” The Talihina Golden Tigers would appear to be hitting their stride as the 82nd LeFlore County Tournament begins Monday.
The Golden Tigers won their fourth straight game as they posted a 56-41 victory over the Heavener Wolves on Thursday night on Chris Gillespie Court at Ray Henson Gymnasium.
Talihina jumped out to a 17-11 lead after a period and slowly increased their advantage throughout the game.
Panama 54, Bokoshe 50: Thursday in Panama, the Razorbacks led virtually throughout, but never by more than 10 points, which was at 30-20 at halftime.
PANAMA â€” The Panama Lady Razorbacks returned to their winning ways Thursday night with a 53-49 win over the Bokoshe Lady Tigers.
Trailing 12-6 after a period, the Lady â€™Backs outscored the Lady Tigers 47-37 over the final three quarters to get the comeback victory.
Heavener 62, Talihina 49: In Talihina, down 34-24 at halftime, the Lady Wolves used a 23-6 third quarter to take a 47-40 lead into the final period.
Leflore 56, Panola 23: In Leflore, the Lady Savages jumped out to a 26-4 lead after a period and never looked back.
SALLISAW â€” The Poteau Pirates wrestling team had a shot when the Class 4A District Duals began Thursday afternoon to make it to next month's dual state tournament. It didn't work out that way as the Pirates lost 51-12 to sixth-ranked Wagoner and then fell 43-34 to the host Black Diamonds. Poteau's 61-18 win over Stilwell in Monday night's homecoming dual was the only district duals victory the Pirates (8-7) got. Wagoner's 36-35 win over third-ranked Sallisaw sealed the deal for the Bulldogs.
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) â€” Oklahoma's Board of Corrections has picked an official from Arizona as the Oklahoma prison system's new director.
The board voted Friday to hire Robert Patton, who runs the operations division in the Arizona prison system. Patton's salary was set at $160,000 annually.
The longtime head of the Oklahoma agency, Justin Jones, announced his resignation last summer amid highly publicized clashes with the governor's office and legislative leaders over the agency's finances and the growing use of private prisons to house state inmates.
U.S. Rep. Markwayne Mullin will hold a "telephone town hall" for contituents from 6:30-7:30 p.m. Monday, Jan. 27.
The 2nd District Republican also announced monthly mobile office hours in LeFlore County beginning in February.
Mullin said anyone interested in participating in the telephone town hall meeting can call into the meeting using the following information: Phone Number: (887) 229-8493, Participant Code: 111439.
POCOLA â€” For those who play baseball and are a left-handed pitcher, there's always going to be a desire by a coach to seek his services. Connors State College in Warner was doing just that when they came upon Pocola senior lefty Connor Mangham, who the Cowboys signed in a ceremony Wednesday morning inside the high school lobby in front of Mangham's baseball teammates and Lady Indian softball players.
The fourth annual He-Man Polar Bear Classic took place Saturday at Grasshopper Landing on Broken Bow Lake. There were 20 boats that caught 31 fish that weighed a cumulative amount of 78.66 pounds. Each fish averaged weighing 2.54 pounds, and there were four limits caught.
The duo of Rudy Rudisill and Mason Spencer won the event with a total of 14.69 pounds, which included Spencer's big bass of 7.36 pounds. The duo pocketed $300 for the win, and Spencer got an additional $80 for his big bass winner.