March 6th, 2015
When Tori Johnson was a freshman, her first season as a varsity Howe Lady Lion saw her team miss out on state by one win â€” falling to Amber-Pocasset in the Class 2A Area Tournament consolation finals.
Fast forward to this season, Johnson, now a senior, has one last shot at making state. That will come at 6:30 p.m. Saturday in the Class 2A Area Tournament finals against Preston at the Wilburton Gym. The area finals were slated for tonight, but the weather postponed the start of the area tournament until today, with the area finals slated Saturday.
It was a short stay in the Class B State Tournament for the Red Oak High School basketball teams as both lost their state quarterfinal games Thursday.
The Eagles lost 55-52 to Forgan on Thursday night at Midwest City Carl Albert High School's Titan Fieldhouse, while the Lady Eagles were stunned 62-46 by Fort Cobb-Broxton on Thursday afternoon at State Fair Arena, a.k.a., "The Big House."
The Howe Lady Lions and the Talihina Golden Tigers are just a win away from making the Class 2A State Tournament. It would be the first time since 2013 when the Golden Tigers made state, but lost to Latta in the state quarterfinals. Thanks to the duo of Taggart Lockhart and Jordan EagleRoad, Talihinaâ€™s boys won state in 2011, capping a run of four straight seasons making state.
UPDATE AS OF 10 P.M. WEDNESDAY: all public schools in LeFlore County closed tomorrow.
The LeFlore County Emergency Management has reported several school closings for Thursday, March 5.
The schools closed for tomorrow are the following:
The LeFlore County Courthouse and nonessential services also will be closed Thursday as well as the Poteau Chamber of Commerce offices.
Watching former Fort Smith [Ark.] Northside Lady Bears and current Carl Albert State College Lady Vikings Bria Caldwell, Courtney Flemming and Kilah Cummings, one can see why they all have been huge factors in the Lady Vikings achieving a 17-11 record and helped them go 11-7 in the Oklahoma Collegiate Athletic Conference.
The Lady Vikings will begin postseason play at 6 p.m. Thursday with a match-up with Northern Oklahoma College-Tonkawa in the Region II Tournament at St. Gregory's University in Shawnee.
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) â€” A federal prosecutor says two people have been indicted in Oklahoma for making a terrorist hoax and conspiracy.
U.S. Attorney Sanford Coats says 19-year-old Israa Jafar Ali of Oklahoma City and 23-year-old Sajjad Hussein Al Fehaidah of Saudi Arabia were indicted on Wednesday by a federal grand jury in Oklahoma City.
The following information is from the National Weather Service website:
Today [March 4] at 11:45 a.m.
A WINTER STORM WARNING IS IN EFFECT...
FOR THE FOLLOWING COUNTIES...
* IN OKLAHOMA...PUSHMATAHA...CHOCTAW...LE FLORE AND LATIMER. IN
ARKANSAS...CRAWFORD...SEBASTIAN AND FRANKLIN.
* FREEZING RAIN HAS TRANSITIONED TO SLEET... WHICH IS BEGINNING
TO ACCUMULATE IN SOME AREAS.
* UP TO 3 INCHES OF SNOW AND SLEET ACCUMULATION AND A QUARTER INCH
OR LESS OF ICE ACCUMULATION IS EXPECTED UNTIL MIDNIGHT CST
Tuesday's Playoff Scores
Class 4A Regional Tournament
Boys Consolation Finals
Ada 53, Poteau 40 (Poteau eliminated)
Class 3A Regional Tournament
At Muskogee Civic Center
Seqouyah-Tahlequah boys 71, Spiro 68, OT (both teams advance to area)
Sequoyah-Tahlequah girls 79, Spiro 37 (both teams advance to area)
Girls Consolation Finals
Salina 48, Heavener 38
Class 2A Regional Tournament
Howe girls 58, Wright CIty 36 (both teams advance to area)
Talihina boys 48, Haworth 43 (both teams advance to area)
The following is from the National Weather Service in Tulsa:
A strong cold front will make its way through eastern OK and northwest AR tonight...ushering in colder air by Wednesday morning. As the colder air arrives ... freezing rain will occur first followed by sleet and then eventually snow
The transition from ice to sleet and snow will occur during the afternoon and evening hours. The snow will taper off by Thursday morning. Travel will likely be impacted by this storm...and a few minor and brief power outages may occur.
Residents within the Spiro School District will approve or deny a $1.95 million bond for improvements to the schools. Polls are open today [March 3] until 7 p.m.
The Town of Leflore will hold its biannual meeting at 7 p.m. tonight at the Community Building.