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January 7th, 2015

Sports Brief

January 7, 2015

The second annual Hungry Like the Wolf 5k/10k fun run/walk and two-mile walk will take place beginning at noon Feb. 21 at Blues Park in Heavener. Race-day registration and packet pick-up will be from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m.
Packets may also be picked up from 3 to 4 p.m. Friday at Heavener High School.
The entry fee is $20 per runner until Feb. 13. From Feb. 14 until race day, the entry fee increases to $25 per runner.All proceeds will benefit the Heavener High School track and cross country programs.
The course will begin at Blues Park and end at Daylight Donuts at 710 North Highway 59.

January 6th

Whitesboro, Panama boys, PKMS, Spiro, Leflore girls post opening round wins at Shady Point

January 6, 2015

Most of the top seeds who played at the Shady Point Gym in Monday's opening-round games of the LeFlore County Junior High Tournament were victorious.
On the boys' side, top-seed Whitesboro handled host Shady Point 58-19, while No. 5 Panama got past No. 12 Talihina 53-36.
On the girls' side, the second-seeded Poteau/Pansy Kidd Middle School Lady Raiders defeated Wister 32-17 and No. 2 Spiro beat host Shady Point 40-23, but No. 9 Leflore edged No. 8 Cameron 24-23 in overtime.

Howe, Hodgen, Whitesboro JH girls, Heavener, Pocola, Wister JH boys victorious Monday at Howe site; No. 9 Arkoma boys get past No. 8 Hodgen at Spiro site, but PKMS, Spiro boys, Heavener, Talihina girls prevail

January 6, 2015

The girls' top-seeded team in the LeFlore County Junior High Tournament, the Howe Lady Lions, had little problem in taking care of their opening-round game Monday night, downing Pocola 55-8 at the Howe Gym.
Three other top-seeded girls teams that played at this site also won as No. 3 Hodgen beat No. 14 Monroe 39-16, while No. 7 Whitesboro defeated No. 10 Panama 31-21.
On the boys' side at Howe, No. 4 Heavener beat No. 13 Bokoshe 43-19, No. 6 Pocola downed No. 11 Monroe 42-22 and No. 7 Wister defeated No. 10 Howe 36-23.

Basketball returns hot and heavy; it’s JH LCT Week, with high school LCT Jan. 19-24

January 6, 2015

I wish all of you a Happy New Year and I hope you all enjoyed your Christmas break, but it’s back to normal — and in a big way — on the hardwood.
It’s LeFlore County Junior High Tournament Week. I want to thank all individuals who helped get me the 34 teams’ photographs and numeric rosters for this year’s tournament guide.

Back in Action

January 6, 2015

January 5th

Talihina teams lose road games against Preston

January 6, 2015

PRESTON — The Talihina High School basketball teams had a rough start to the 2015 portion of their basketball seasons Saturday night as both lost road games against Preston. The Pirates rallied past the Golden Tigers 43-35, while the Lady Pirates were too much for the Lady Golden Tigers in a 72-37 victory.
Editor’s note: Talihina Correspondent Calvin McClain contributed to this story.

Several local wrestlers place at USJOCs in OKC

January 5, 2015

OKLAHOMA CITY — Several local wrestlers competed, with many of them placing, at last weekend's United States Junior Open Championships at State Fair Arena.
The Poteau Youth Wrestling Club had 16 members compete with four of them bringing home medals.

Terrific Trio

January 5, 2015

Evelyn Brewer

January 5, 2015

Evelyn Brewer, 86, formerly of Fanshawe died Friday, Jan. 2, 2015, in McAlester.

Evelyn was born April 23, 1928, in Fanshawe to Otis Edward and Ollie May (Newby) Goss. She married Joseph Albert Brewer and moved the family around during his military career. After Joseph’s discharge, they moved to Evelyn’s hometown of Fanshawe and raised their family. Evelyn was a homemaker and worked as an aide at local nursing homes. She was a loving and generous woman who fed and clothed anyone in need. She was greatly loved by her family and will be deeply missed.

Linda Kay Olive

January 5, 2015

Linda Kay Olive, 67, of Heavener died Sunday, Dec. 4, 2015, in Heavener. Services will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 6, at Trinity Baptist Church in Heavener. Burial will be in Reichert Cemetery under the direction of Dowden-Roberts Funeral Home.

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