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Thursday's High School Girls Basketball Roundup

January 31, 2014

POCOLA — Despite being without three starters, the Pocola Lady Indians were always in striking distance in their Thursday night home game against the Cameron Lady Yellowjackets. However, Pocola hit only 13-of-29 free throws, which proved to be its doom in a 52-48 loss to Cameron.
The Lady ’Jackets led 9-7 after a period en route to a 27-18 halftime advantage.
The Lady Indians cut the deficit to a one-possesion game at 36-33 in the early moments of the final quarter, but they could never get over the hump.

Thursday's High School Boys Basketball Roundup

January 31, 2014

POCOLA — The Pocola Indians proved to be too much to handle for the Cameron Yellowjackets as the Indians beat the ’Jackets 95-59 Thursday night at the Pocola Gym.
The Indians doubled the Yellowjackets in the opening period 20-10 en route to a 53-28 halftime lead.
Arkoma 53, Porum 37: In Arkoma, the Mustangs trailed 23-13 at halftime, but outscored the Panthers 40-14 in the second half to get the come-from-behind victory.

CASC splits games at Redlands

January 31, 2014

Behind a 25-0 lead to begin the game and great defensive pressure, the Carl Albert State College Lady Vikings dominated the Redlands Community College Lady Cougars in their 96-72 win on Thursday night in El Reno.
Behind 22 points from K.J. Hinds and 64.5-percent shooting from the field, the Cougars dominated the Vikings 101-65 in Thursday night's nightcap.
The CASC teams will play Monday night at Northeastern Oklahoma A&M in Miami. The women's game will begin at 6 p.m., followed by the men's contest at 8 p.m.

Joe Carroll Molton

January 31, 2014

Joe Carroll Molton, 71, of Shady Point died Tuesday, January 28, 2014, in Shady Point. Joe was born September 13, 1942 in Wellington, Texas., to Oscar and Opal (Gibbons) Molton. He was a welder. Joe helped in the construction of the AES Plant. He loved to restore old cars; he was a member of the Studebaker Club; a member of the Masonic Lodge; and a veteran of the U.S. Army where he served in Vietnam as a helicopter crew chief. Joe was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Sharon Kingery Molton; and brothers, W.L. and Archie Molton.

Smith Ford Montgomery

January 31, 2014

Smith Montgomery, 65, of Wilburton died Wednesday, Jan. 29, 2014, in Wilburton. He was born Sept. 27, 1948, in Plattsburg, Miss., to William and Lula Lee (Ford) Montgomery. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army serving in Vietnam where he received a Purple Heart; retired from OGE after 25 years of service and was dedicated to Special Olympics.
He is preceded in death by his parents and his brothers, Wendell Montgomery, John Montgomery and Tom Montgomery.

NWS warns winter weather likely

January 31, 2014

Snow and sleet may return to the area in the coming days raising the risk of hazardous travel conditions, according to the National Weather Service in Tulsa.
Light rain or drizzle was for forecast in eastern Oklahoma and western Arkansas Friday and Saturday, but the impact on roads was expected to be "light" — mainly slick spots on bridges, overpasses and untreated roadways, the NWS said Friday.

Murder trial stays on track

January 31, 2014

The trial date set for one of two brothers accused in the murder of 22-year-old Briana Ault in 2010 remains on schedule to begin in June.
Ault's body was found in a Pocola pond on Texas Road near the Oklahoma,Arkansas state border.

Traffic detoured after head on collision

January 31, 2014

Poteau Police are investigating a head-on collision that happened about 9:45 a.m. in Poteau near the Flanigan intersection on north Broadway.
According to police, a black car crossed the center line, struck a trailer being pulled by a pickup then struck a second car traveling behind the truck.
One person was taken by LeFlore County Emergency Medical Services to Eastern Oklahoma Medical Center.
PDN photo by Kim Ross

Former Heavener Wolf among top JUCO baseball prospects by magazine; Glover's EOSC Mountaineers ranked 30th by 'Perfect Game'

January 31, 2014

WILBURTON — When Koda Glover was a Heavener Wolf, he was considered one of the best LeFlore County athletes of his class. Now, “Perfect Game” magazine has tabbed him one of the best junior-college baseball players.
Glover, now playing at Eastern Oklahoma State College, was earlier this season rated the 25th-best JUCO prospect in the United States. Since then, he's been upped to the 21st-best.

Wickware, Warner win first LCBC Tournament of 2014

January 31, 2014

The LeFlore County Bass Club had its first tournament of the 2014 circuit Saturday at Grasshopper Landing on Broken Bow Lake. There were 24 boats with 42 anglers who caught 21 fish weighing 53.86 pounds. Each fish averaged 2.56 pounds, and only one limit was caught.
Jason Wickware and Russ Warner won the event, hauling in 13.78 pounds to earn $525.

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