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November 4th, 2012

Talihina handles Gore to finish District A-6 runners-up, entertains Wewoka Tigers in Class A playoffs

November 4, 2012

TALIHINA — The Talihina Golden Tigers wanted to rebound from last week's humiliating 33-6 loss on the road against Savanna. They did so in fine fashion on Senior Night on Friday night at Doc Robinson Stadium by handling the Gore Pirates 63-42 to clinch the runner-up spot in District A-6 and a home playoff game at 7:30 p.m. next Friday against the Wewoka Tigers.

Strong second half propels Spiro past Checotah on Senior Night, facing Hilldale Hornets in playoffs next week

November 4, 2012

SPIRO — The Spiro Bulldogs came back from a 10-0 first-quarter deficit Friday night at McClain Stadium, pulling away from the Checotah Wildcats for a 26-18 come-from-behind win.
The Bulldogs (6-4 overall, 5-2 in District 3A-8) ended up in third place in the district, and will travel to meet the Hilldale Hornets at 7:30 p.m. next Friday in Muskogee.

Heavener outlasts Eufaula in football season finale Friday night

November 4, 2012

EUFAULA — The Heavener Wolves football team wanted to have its second five-win season in a row. The Wolves got it, but it didn't come easy as they outlasted the Eufaula Ironheads 49-42 in Friday night's season finale.

November 3rd

Poteau Pirates end football season with rout of Tulsa Rogers on Senior Night

November 3, 2012

Going into the final game, the Poteau Pirate coaches knew that the Tulsa Rogers Ropers were a team of freshmen and sophomores only, and Greg Werner, Poteau's first-year coach, made it quit clear in the pre-game speech that he want the seniors to have a fun night. It was obvious from the very beginning that he was going to call the plays that would put the seniors in favorable positions to score in the 2012 regular-season finale Friday night at Costner Stadium.

High School Boys Basketball Roundup

November 3, 2012

WISTER — The Wister Wildcats got things going in the right direction to get the 2012-13 season going as they defeated the Leflore Savages 59-48 Friday night at the Wister Gym.
Howe 64, Smithville 49: Friday night in Howe, the Lions, who lead 19-13 after a period, outscored the Braves 14-6 in the second quarter to take a 33-19 lead at halftime.

High School Girls Basketball Roundup

November 3, 2012

WISTER — The 2012-13 season got off to a good start for the Wister Lady Wildcats as they handled the Leflore Lady Savages 48-14 Friday night at the Wister Gym.
Howe 58, Smithville 27: Friday night at Howe, the Lady Lions jumped out to an 11-4 lead, but had the deficit cut to 23-18 at halftime.
However, Howe outscored Smithville 18-7 in the third quarter to take a 41-25 lead into the final period.
Whitesboro 46, Battiest 12: Thursday night at Battiest, the Lady Bulldogs jumped out to a 14-0 lead after one period and never looked back.

Festival feast

November 3, 2012

Women of Poteau First United Methodist Church
are shown serving lunch Friday during the United
Methodist Women’s Fall Festival. Besides the luncheon,
the festival featured a bake sale and vendor
booths. The well-attended annual event is the
group’s major fundraiser in support of local and
global missions.
PDN photo by Kim Ross

Fort Coffee VFD faces negligence suit in March fire

November 3, 2012

By Kim Ross
PDN Reporter
A Fort Coffee woman is suing
the community volunteer fire
department for what she contends
is negligence that led to fire consuming
her home.
Ester Clayton, 82, of Fort Coffee
filed a civil lawsuit against the
Fort Coffee Fire Department on
Thursday, asking for more than
$10,000 in damages to her home
which resulted from an earlier
controlled burn started by the fire
department on March 3.
According to the petition,
Clayton contends that the fire
department burned an abandoned
mobile home located next to
Clayton’s home at 18290 First St.

November 2nd

Week 10 LeFlore County High School Football Scores

November 3, 2012

Poteau 62, Tulsa Rogers 14
Spiro 26, Checotah 18
Talihina 63, Gore 42
Heavener 49, Eufaula 42
Vian 54, Panama 0
Mountainburg, Ark., 54, Pocola 19
Webbers Falls 62, Arkoma 22

Now, it's off to the playoffs

November 3, 2012

The 2012 regular season of high school football has ended, and for four LeFlore County teams — Spiro (Class 3A), Panama (Class 2A), Pocola (Class 2A) and Talihina (Class A) — they will now begin their postseason parade next week.
I'm planning on some special feature stories on some of these teams' players throughout the latter half of next week for something different and special from what I've been doing with these teams.

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