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March 19th

Local basketball players make All-Arklahoma Basketball Dream Team; three hoopsters, Arkoma coach nab special honors

March 19, 2014

FORT SMITH, Ark. — Several local high school basketball players and a local coach were named to the All-Arklahoma Basketball Dream Team, which was announced at a banquet Monday night.
Three players and a coach got special honors. Arkoma girls coach Connie Ray was named the Girls Coach of the Year after guiding the Lady Mustangs to the Class A State Tournament earlier this month for the first time in 22 years.
Ray's player, junior guard Abby Gragg, was given the Sportsmanship Award.

What a season is was for LeFlore County basketball

March 19, 2014

Although each of the four LeFlore County High School basketball teams that made state lost in the quarterfinals, that doesn't dampen the success there was on the hardwood this past season.
Arkoma's girls, Howe's boys and the Spiro teams made state to cap what was a very good season of county hoops.
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March 19, 2014

March 18th

Former CASC Lady Viking named AMC Defensive Player of the Year for ’13-’14; Watson, Lyon College to meet John Brown in NAIA National Tournament on Thursday

March 18, 2014

Former Carl Albert State College Lady Viking Ashala “Ace” Watson, a 5-3 junior point guard from Magnolia, Ark., and currently playing for the Lyon College Scots, which is a NAIA Division I school in Batesville, Ark., has been named the American Midwest Conference Defensive Player of the Year.
“Ace” is excited about going to the national tournament for the first time as her Lady Scots (24-8) and seeded fourth will play fifth-seeded John Brown University (25-7) at 7 p.m. Thursday in the Women's NAIA Division I National Tournament in Frankfort, Ky.

Vikings' Clark honored for his season success

March 18, 2014

Carl Albert State College basketball player Mairega Clark, a 6-5 freshman wing player from Hollis, N.Y., has been named to the Third Team All-Oklahoma Collegiate Athletic Conference.

Poteau soccer boys second in Fort Smith Invitational; Lady Pirates tie twice, fall to Greenwood

March 18, 2014

GREENWOOD, Ark. — The Poteau Pirates soccer team came in runners-up at the Fort Smith Invitational last weekend.
After beating Mena, Ark., 7-0 and Van Buren, Ark., 3-0, the Pirates fell 1-0 in the title game to host Greenwood.
The Lady Pirates went 0-1-2 in their three games. After playing to scoreless ties against Mena and Van Buren, they lost 3-1 to Greenwood.
The Poteau teams will return to action next Tuesday afternoon at different venues as district play will begin. The Pirates will head to Hugo, while the Lady Pirates travel to Keys (Park Hill). Both contests will begin at 5 p.m.

Johnny Melton

March 18, 2014

Johnny Melton, 71, of Talihina died Sunday, March 16, 2014, in Howe.
Graveside services will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday, March 20, under the direction of  Burkhart Funeral Service, Talihina.

Lulamae Cravens

March 18, 2014

Lulamae Cravens, 76, of Spiro died March 17, 2014, in Fort Smith, Ark. 
Services will be held at 2 p.m., Thursday, March 20, at Unite Church in Spiro. Burial will be in Fairview Cemetery, Panama. Viewing will be from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday, March 19, at Grace Manor Funeral Home, Spiro.

Mozelle Marshall

March 18, 2014

Mozelle Marshall, 85, of Albion died Monday, March 17, 2014, in Poteau.
Services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, March 20, at Albion Baptist Church. Burial will be in Albion Cemetery under the direction of Burkhart Funeral Service, Talihina.

Marvin H. Watson

March 18, 2014

Marvin H. Watson, 94, of Hodgen died Monday, March 17, 2014, in Fort Smith, Ark.
Services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, March 21, at Stapp-Zoe Baptist Church. Burial will be in Hodgen Cemetery under the direction of Dowden-Roberts Funeral Home, Heavener.

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