January 10th, 2012
The first of two LeFlore County Basketball Tournaments ended its weeklong run Saturday night with the Pansy Kidd Middle School teams sweeping the titles. Congratulations to the Raiders and Lady Raiders.
After an âoffâ week (if you want to call it that as it will be filled with high school and Carl Albert State College basketball as well as high school wrestling), the 2012 LeFlore County Tournament will begin Monday at three sites â host Bokoshe, Heavener and Spiro, with the latter site the host for the finals.
HOWE â The Pocola Indians withstood a third-quarter rally by the Howe junior varsity to post a 54-45 win Friday night at the Howe Gym.
Arkoma 56, Bokoshe 18: In Arkoma, the Mustangs (2-8) jumped out to a 12-3 lead after one period and never looked back.
Cameron 66, Keota 39: In Cameron, the Yellowjackets (10-2) jumped out to a 19-10 lead after the first quarter, then stretched the advantages to 34-18 at halftime and 56-29 entering the final period.
ARKOMA â The Arkoma Lady Mustangs got a season sweep of the Bokoshe Lady Tigers with a 65-42 victory Friday night at the Arkoma Gym.
Howe JV 34, Pocola 27: In Howe, the Lady Lion junior varsity, which played instead of the varsity due to the two games the Lady Lions played in the Panama Holiday Festival, rallied from a 9-6 deficit after one period to get the come-from-behind victory.
Panama 42, Haileyville 30: In Haileyville, the Lady Razorbacks (3-5) jumped out to a 16-0 lead after one period and never looked back as they had as much as a 22-point lead in the second quarter.
Two strong halves on the offensive end proved to be the difference for the Carl Albert State College Vikings in a 78-58 win over Whiteman Air Force Base Saturday night in the New Year's Classic in West Plains, Mo.
In the first game for the Vikings of the second semester, they lost 76-47 on Friday evening to the host West Plains.
Esta Alice âShortyâ Pipkins, 95, of Pocola died Sunday, Jan. 8, 2012, in Fort Smith, Ark. Shorty was born June 21, 1916, in Pocola to John Eric and Gaitha (Tucker) Gregory.Â She was a homemaker and of the Baptist faith.Â She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Andy; two sisters; two brothers; and two grandsons.Â
Shawna Jeanette Graham Beallis, 34, of Fort Smith, Ark., died Thursday, Jan. 5, 2012, in Fort Smith.Â Shawna was born Aug. 9, 1977, in Big Springs, Texas, to Lucky George and Teresa Cay (Davis) Graham.Â She was a Licensed Practical Nurse. Shawna was a loving mother, precious daughter and sister.Â She always had fun living life.Â
Delbert Ray Chance, 49, of Spiro died Saturday, Jan. 7, 2012. Private services will be held Tuesday, Jan. 10, at New Hope Cemetery, Spiro, under the direction of Mallory-Martin Funeral Home.
George Aaron Williams, 89, of Hutto, Texas, formerly of Poteau,Â 89, died Saturday, Jan. 7, 2012. Services will be held at Round Rock Cemetery, Round Rock, Texas, under the direction of Beck Funeral Home, Austin, Texas.
Poteau Police, Fire, Emergency Medical Services and Emergency management officials were called to a Poteau residence a short time ago in reference to a man being pinned underneath.
Rescue crews with the Fire Department used the jaws of life to lift the vehicle from the man whose leg was pinned under the vehicle.
He was transported to a local hospital by LeFlore County EMS.
This afternoon's fifth-place games are set for the 2012 LeFlore County Junior High Tournament after Thursday's games at both Poteau High School's Sherman Floyd Fieldhouse and Pansy Kidd Middle School.
At Sherman Floyd Fieldhouse, the Howe Lions held off the Panama Razorbacks 24-23, while the Spiro Bulldogs got past the Talihina Golden Tigers 47-32. The Lions and the Bulldogs will meet at 3:45 p.m. this afternoon at Carl Albert State College's Mick Thompson Fieldhouse for fifth place.