The Poteau Pirates had a winning football season in 2012, and were in the playoff hunt until Week 9 â€” and were perhaps the surprise team of District 4A-4. All of that did not go unnoticed when the All-District 4A-4 Team was named.
Two Pirates got special individual honors, and a total of 12 players made the All-District Team.
Jay Werner was named the Special Teams Player of the Year, while Trevor Shankle was the Offensive Lineman of the Year.
Check out today's (Saturday, Dec. 15) edition, either the physical edition or the e-edition, to read what Sports Correspondent Jim Marsh believes will win each of the 35 bowl games this season. His column is on Page 9A.
Sunday Couple Scrambles at Wolf Ridge Golf Course will take place at 2 p.m. Sundays. The entry fee is $15 per person for the nine-hole weekly event.
For additional information, call (918) 647-2582.
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The 2012 PIT Camp 3-on-3 Winter Classic basketball tournament will take place Dec. 29 at the Wister High School Gymnasium.
The entry fee is $10 per player, with no team having more than four players.
WILBURTON â€” It wasnâ€™t pretty, but the Poteau Pirates basketball team won its opening-round game in the Wilburton Tournament 44-40 over the host Diggers on Thursday night.
The Pirates played Red Oak, a 56-43 victor over Stigler on Thursday, in the championship semifinals Friday night with the winner meeting the Wright City-Eufaula winner at 7 p.m. Saturday for the championship. The Poteau-Red Oak loser and the Wright City-Eufaula loser will play for third place at 4 p.m. Saturday.
ARKOMA â€” The first Green Valley Conference Tournament had its first major upset Thursday night at the Arkoma Gym.
In a battle of Lady Lions, Keota shocked Howe in a 74-44 victory in one of Thursday nightâ€™s semifinals.
Keota will play Panama at 7 p.m. Saturday in the title game as the Lady Razorbacks were able to get past the host Arkoma Lady Mustangs 55-44 in Thursday nightâ€™s final game.
Howe and Arkoma will battle for third place at 3 p.m. Saturday.
CLAYTON â€” The Leflore High School basketball teams split their road games Thursday night with Clayton.
The Savages won the nightcap over the Bulldogs 69-62, but the Lady Bulldogs took the opened over the Lady Savages 52-6.
Barbara June Hardy, 73, of Heavener died Monday, Dec. 10, 2012.
Services will be held at 2 p.m. Monday, Dec. 17, at Dowden Funeral Home Chapel in Heavener with burial in Maxey Cemetery, Wister.
Bonnie Jean Pendleton, 78, of Pocola died Thursday, Dec. 13, 2012.
Graveside services will be held at 2 p.m. Monday, Dec. 17, at Macedonia Cemetery, Pocola, under the direction of Evan and Miller Funeral Home, Pocola.
Nathan Cochran, 22, of Heavener was arrested in Payne County stemming from allegations of multiple sexual assaults.
Stillwater police say that they have information about several incidents of sexual assault allegedly committed by Cochran against members of his fraternity.
Cochran was arrested Wednesday and was released on bail Friday afternoon.