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February 15th, 2013

Heat gets season sweep of Thunder with Thursday night's win in OKC

February 15, 2013

OKLAHOMA CITY — In a rematch of last year's National Basketball Association Finals, the Miami Heat visited the Oklahoma City Thunder on Thursday night at Chesapeake Energy Arena, already owning a win at home earlier in the season.
LeBron James set an NBA record with 30-plus points and 60-plus percent shooting over the past six games, and was looking to extend that streak.

CASC softball team suffers sweep by Paris; CASC Softball Festival Saturday afternoon at PARC

February 15, 2013

PARIS, Texas — For the second time in a week, the Carl Albert State College softball team suffered a doubleheader sweep at the hands of Paris, Texas.
After Paris took the season-opening twinbill Feb. 7 in Poteau, Paris did the same thing to Carl Albert on Thursday afternoon by taking a doubleheader by scores of 7-5 and 4-0.
The Lady Vikings will have their own festival Saturday afternoon at the Poteau Area Recreational Complex.
2013 Carl Albert Festival Schedule
At Poteau Area Recreational Complex
Field No. 1
Noon — Cowley County, Kan. vs. Paris, Texas

Poteau Youth Wrestling Club qualifies 12 for this weekend's state tournament

February 15, 2013

TAHLEQUAH — The Poteau Youth Wrestling Club qualified 12 members for this weekend's state tournament at Oklahoma City's State Fair Arena.
At last weekend's regional tournament, 12 of the 20 members placed to punch their tickets to state.
In Divisions I and III action in last weekend's regional tournament, Dauntay Warren was runner-up, Mason Barcheers was fourth and Grant Ford and Kadin Repass were sixth. Other wrestlers who participated in these divisions but did not qualify were Remington Reed and Ethan Carey.

Good Times mounts 'perfect' musical

February 15, 2013

Do you remember your first date? Would you rather forget it? The odd and exciting world of dating is the subject of the Good Times Community Theatre League's latest production, "I Love You, You're Perfect, Now Change!"
Evening performances are set for 7 o'clock Feb. 22-23 and a matinee is scheduled for 2 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 24.
The show will take place in the Black Box Theatre at the Donald W. Reynolds Community Center in Poteau. Tickets are $10 and must be reserved in advance by calling (918) 647-3079 or e-mailing goodtimestheatre@live.com.

Leflore boys, Whitesboro girls stay alive in regional tournament; Savages, Lady Bulldogs in consolation semifinals tonight at Wilburton High School gym

February 15, 2013

LEFLORE — It was 2-for-2 for LeFlore County basketball teams at the Class B Regional Tournament on Thursday afternoon at the Leflore High School gym.
The homestanding Savages got past the Eagletown Eagles 54-46 right after the Whitesboro Lady Bulldogs routed the Graham (Weleetka) Lady Chieftains 63-35.

Rebound Battle

February 15, 2013

Cameron teams' playoff runs end with losses to Smithville

February 15, 2013

KIOWA — The Class A playoff run for the Cameron High School basketball teams came to an end Thursday afternoon with losses to Smithville in the Class A Regional Tournament.
The Lady Braves handled the Lady Yellowjackets 49-37 to end their season at 2-23, while the Braves got past the ’Jackets 49-39 to end their campaign at 9-17.

February 14th

LeFlore County’s large-school teams begin playoffs this weekend

February 15, 2013

Just as LeFlore County’s Class A and B high school basketball teams are in the middle of their second stage of postseason play, the county’s Class 4A, 3A and 2A teams will finally get to begin their “second season” tonight and Saturday night in district tournaments.
Tonight
Class 4A District Tournament
Stilwell at Poteau, 6:30 and 8 p.m.
Class 3A District Tournament
Hartshorne at Heavener, 6:30 and 8 p.m.
Class 2A District Tournaments
At Pocola
Pocola girls vs. Sallisaw-Central, 6:30 p.m.
Panama boys vs. Pocola, 8 p.m.
At Talihina
Canadian girls vs. Tushka, 6:30 p.m.

Poteau senior boys hope third time is the charm against Stilwell

February 14, 2013

The good news is the Poteau High School basketball teams were awarded being hosts for Friday night’s Class 4A District Tournament at Sherman Floyd Fieldhouse.
The bad news is the Pirates will have to meet the Stilwell Indians, who have beaten them twice — 43-37 on Dec. 17 in Stilwell and 74-47 on Feb. 1 at Sherman Floyd Fieldhouse.
If the third time is to be the charm when the Pirates play the Indians at 8 p.m. Friday after the girls contest at 6:30 p.m., three key things will need to happen — at least in one senior’s opinion.

My meeting with Howard the Dog Catcher

February 14, 2013

On Thursday of last week, I left home to attend “Uncle” Don Barnes' funeral service. Howard “Roy D. Mercer” Cagle had a sheet of plywood he was delivering to my shop. Now, here's where things get complicated.

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