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March 6th

Talihina boys regional consolation champions; faced Pocola Indians on Thursday afternoon; Season ends in consolation finals for Talihina girls

March 7, 2014

The Talihina Golden Tigers had to make this week's Class 2A Area Tournament the hard way.
Cord Fitzgerald's buzzer-beating 3-point basket gave the Golden Tigers their only lead in the Class 2A Regional Tournament consolation finals as they beat the Hartshorne Miners 46-45 Saturday afternoon in Quinton. The win put them into the area tournament's consolation quarterfinals where they met county rival Pocola on Thursday afternoon at the Muskogee Civic Center, with the winner needing to win Friday afternoon and Saturday night to make state.

Fort Sill Apache Tribe to celebrate 100th anniversary of POW release

March 6, 2014

Fort Sill Apache Tribe hosts a 100th anniversary event to commemorate the release from prisoner of war status of the Chiricahua and Warm Springs Apache Tribe, now known as the Fort Sill Apache Tribe.

The event will include a sunrise blessing, and an opening reception followed by a video showing and a former Tribal Princess reception.

WHO: Major General Mark McDonald
Commanding General, Fires Center of Excellence and Fort Sill

Representative Joe Dorman
Oklahoma House of Representatives

WHEN: Friday, March 7, 2014

Spiro teams sweep regional titles, a win away from state; Lady Bulldogs play No. 1 Adair, ’Dogs face Nowata in Friday night's area finals

March 6, 2014

HENRYETTA — Last week, the Spiro High School basketball teams were celebrating sweeping the titles at the previous weekend's Class 3A District Tournament at the Spiro Multipurpose Gym. This week, they're celebrating doing the same thing at the regional tournament.
The Lady Bulldogs and ’Dogs swept the title games at the Class 3A Regional Tournament. The girls routed the Beggs Golden Demons 70-46, while the boys outlasted Lincoln Christian in a battle of Bulldogs.

Poteau wrestler places sixth at 4A State Tournament; Talihina matman represent county at 3A State Tournament

March 6, 2014

OKLAHOMA CITY — Poteau wrestler Devin Anderson placed sixth at last weekend's Class 4A State Tournament at State Fair Arena.
LeFlore County's other state qualifier, Talihina's Domnick Shedd, lost both of his matches in the Class 3A State Tournament.

It's been a 'Long' time coming for local coach; current Leflore superintendent, former Cameron coach inducted into Hall of Fame earlier this year

March 6, 2014

It’s been a — ‘Long’ — time coming for former Cameron High School baseball coach John Long to be recognized, elected, inducted and honored by the Oklahoma Baseball Coaches Association.
Long, now an administrator and Superintendent of Schools at Leflore, was inducted into the elite group of baseball coaches and honored last month at the association’s annual awards banquet in Oklahoma City. This group of coaches that Longs joins in the OBCA Hall of Fame includes baseball coaches at all levels, including college and universities.

Fantastic Fastdogs

March 6, 2014

March 5th

Arkoma girls anxious for 'The Big House'; Lady Mustangs play Frontier Thursday night in Class A State Tournament quarterfinals

March 5, 2014

ARKOMA — For several members of the Arkoma Lady Mustangs basketball team, what they are about to do tonight has been a lifelong aspiration for them — get to play at “The Big House,” Oklahoma City's State Fair Arena. The Lady Mustangs will get that chance Thursday night when they meet Frontier in the Class A State Tourament quarterfinals at 8:30 p.m.
The Lady Mustangs got there with a 65-51 victory over the Kiowa Cowgirls in the Class A Area Tournament consolation finals Saturday night at Southeastern Oklahoma State University's Bloomer Sullivan Fieldhouse in Durant.

After slow start, Lady Vikings dominate Arkansas Baptist in play-in contest; CASC women faced NOC-Tonkawa in Wednesday night's Region II Tournament quarterfinals at St. Gregory's University

March 5, 2014

Getting 21 points from Breonna Johnson and 19 points each from former Fort Smith (Ark.) Northside Lady Bears Bria Caldwell and Kilah Cummings proved to be the difference for the sixth-seeded Carl Albert State College Lady Vikings in their 96-80 win over the 11th-seeded Arkansas Baptist in a NJCAA Region II Tournament play-in game Tuesday night at Mick Thompson Fieldhouse.

CASC men's season ends with loss to NOC-Tonkawa

March 5, 2014

Getting 18 points from Katrell Henry in his last game as a Carl Albert State College player wasn't enough for the Vikings in their 70-62 loss to the Northern Oklahoma College-Tonkawa Mavericks in a NJCAA Region II Tournament play-in game Tuesday night in Tonkawa.
With the loss, the Vikings finished the 2013-14 season at 3-25.

Lavida “Vicki” Ann Byrd

March 5, 2014

Vicki Byrd, 48, of Arkoma died Tuesday, March 4, 2014. No public service is planned at this time.  Arrangements are under the direction of Grace Manor Funeral Home of Poteau. You may leave an on-line greeting to the family at

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