November 12th, 2013
GREENWOOD, Ark. â€” For the second straight season, the sixth-grade Poteau Bandit League football team went through undefeated at 10-0 â€” as the team did so a season ago as fifth-graders going 9-0. However, this time it took a late score, and a bit of trickery, to get the second title.
Mason Barcheers ran for a 6-yard touchdown and Wade Hall kicked the conversion with 1:32 left in the game as the sixth-graders defeated Union Christian Academy from Fort Smith, Ark., 14-6 Saturday afternoon to win the Bandit Bowl.
Technically, the Poteau Pirates are tri-champions of District 4A-4 with Tulsa Cascia Hall and Sallisaw. The Pirates got a big boost from one of their archrivals, the Black Diamonds, on Friday night. Their win over Fort Gibson threw the race into a three-way tie. The Pirates had the tie breaker due to district points as they outdistanced Cascia Hall and Sallisaw, who finished as the second- and third-seeded teams, respectfully.
Thursday night, the Pirates traveled to S.E. Williams Stadium in Tulsa, where they faced the Tulsa Rogers Ropers.
Franch "Red" Johnico, 84, of Talihina died Saturday, Nov. 9, 2013, at the Oklahoma Veterans Center in Talihina.
Services will beheld at 2 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 14, at Talihina Schools Little Theater. Burial will be in Choctaw Veterans Cemetery, Tuskahoma, under the direction of Talihina Funeral Home.
Two decisions facing the Poteau Chamber Board of Directors remained in limbo after their regular monthly meeting Tuesday.
A recent offer by the City of Poteau to enter into contract with the chamber, which would take over management of the Donald W. Reynolds Community Center, was somewhat resolved but still on hold after action by the board. Questions about the legalities of the agreement â€” such as any impact the partnership might make upon the chamber's 501(C)6 tax status â€” needed to be answered after the previous meeting.
STILLWATER â€” Saturday afternoon's game at Boone Pickens Stadium had the phrase â€śtrap gameâ€ť written all over it. The weekend before, the Oklahoma State Cowboys won a big road Big 12 game against Texas Tech. This upcoming weekend is a road game at Texas, followed by a home game Nov. 23 against league-leading Baylor.
So, it might have been understandable that in Saturday's 42-6 victory, the Pokes (8-1 overall, 5-1 in Big 12 play) may have looked a bit lethargic in beating the Kansas Jayhawks (2-7, 0-6).
HOWE â€” The Howe Lions were successful in opening their home basketball season Friday night as they handled the Wister Wildcats 70-35 at the Howe Gym.
The Lions clawed their way to a 16-4 lead after a period and never looked back.
Leflore boys 67, Clayton 39: In Leflore, the Savages jumped out to an 18-9 lead after a quarter en route to a 41-15 halftime advantage.
Leflore girls 59, Clayton 42: In Leflore, the Lady Savages made it 3-for-3 on the season as they jumped out to a 12-4 lead after one period and never relinquished their advantage.
After a full week of high school basketball in LeFlore County, several teams are off to fast starts.
Both Howe and Leflore teams are 3-0, while the Whitesboro Bulldogs are 2-0.
The Whitesboro Lady Bulldogs got their first win Friday night, while last Tuesday night the Wister Lady Wildcats picked up win No. 1 on the season. Also on Friday night, the Cameron Yellowjackets picked up their first victory of the season, getting a road win at McCurtain.
Bokoshe Games Rescheduled