February 17th, 2015
The Class B playoffs could not have started any better for the Leflore High School basketball teams than they did Saturday night on Nadine Carpenter Court. Both Leflore teams beat Bokoshe's squads to win the Class B District Tournament.
The Lady Savages got past the Lady Tigers 62-50, while the Savages were too much for the depleted Tigers in a 73-24 victory.
All four teams will advance to this week's Class B Regional Tournament at Calvin on Thursday and Wilburton on Friday and Saturday.
It was bound to happen sooner or later â€” Mother Nature was going to win out one at least one basketball night this season.
Due to late Sunday/early Monday morning wintry precipitation, all of tonightâ€™s basketball games were canceled.
The Carl Albert State College road games against Murray State will take place at 6 and 8 p.m. Tuesday at MSCâ€™s Beames Fieldhouse in Tishomingo.
Tonightâ€™s Wilburton-Panama games were rescheduled for 6 and 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Panama Gym.
ARKOMA â€” The Arkoma Lady Mustangs and the Cameron Yellowjackets captured Class A District Tournament titles Saturday night at the Arkoma Gym. The Lady Mustangs beat the Keota Lady Lions 68-49, while the â€™Jackets got past the homestanding Mustangs 64-45. All four teams advance to this week's Class A Regional Tournament at Antlers on Thursday and Kiowa on Friday and Saturday.
In Friday night's elimination game, the Cameron Lady Yellowjackets and the Keota Lions saw their seasons end. The Lady â€™Jackets fell 40-23 to Keota, while the Lions suffered a 55-50 loss to Arkoma.
J.B Lovell, 64, of McCurtain died Saturday, Feb. 14, 2015. Services will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 17, at McCurtain Assembly of God under the direction of Mallory-Martin Funeral Home, Stigler.
Jean Blaylock, 89, of McCurtain died Sunday, Feb. 15, 2015, in Spiro.
Jean was born March 17, 1925, in Milton to Elzy and Clara Lee (LeFlore) Tolbert. She was a devoted wife and homemaker.Â She loved to raise flowers and make quilts.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Elzy and Clara Tolbert; her husband, Jim Blaylock; one daughter, Wilma Blaylock; two sons, Danny and Lanny Blaylock; one sister, Dean Fout; and two brothers, Charles and Daniel Tolbert.
Anna Mae Tryon, 63, of Oologah died Sunday, Feb. 8., 2015. Graveside services were held Monday, Feb. 16, at New Hope Cemetery in Spiro under the direction of Mallory-Martin Funeral Home.
Gale Arthur Schell, 78, of Muskogee went to be with his Heavenly Father Saturday, Feb. 14, 2015. He was born July 2, 1936, to Marshall and Marian (White) Schell in Jones.
He graduated from Oktaha High School with the class of 1954. Gale married the love of his life, Ronnie Faye (Jackson) Schell, on July 12, 1955, in Oktaha. They shared over 59 years of marriage together. Gale was a member of Grace Bible Church of Muskogee.
Bobby Stinson, 66, of Heavener died Thursday, Feb. 12, 2015. Services were held Sunday, Feb. 15, at Dowden-Roberts Funeral Home Chapel in Heavener. Burial was in Memorial Park Cemetery.