ARKOMA â€” The Arkoma Lady Mustangs entered Christmas Break in fine fashion as they routed the McCurtain Lady Bulldogs 66-42 Friday night at the Arkoma Gym.
The Arkoma Lady Mustangs junior high team also won, beating McCurtain 32-20.
Roland 63, Spiro 58: In Spiro, the Lady Rangers (5-1) jumped out to a 21-13 lead after one period, but the Lady Bulldogs (3-2) outscored them 32-25 over the next two quarters to cut the deficit to 46-45 going into the final period.
ARKOMA â€” The McCurtain Bulldogs spoiled the Arkoma Mustangs' hopes to win their second straight game to enter the Christmas Break as the â€™Dogs prevailed 53-40 Friday night at the Arkoma Gym.
Roland 77, Spiro 49: In Spiro, the Rangers (7-0) jumped out to a 27-13 lead after one period en route to a 48-20 halftime advantage.
Stigler 44, Talihina 42: In Stigler, the Golden Tigers (0-5) almost completed the comeback, but two chances to either tie or win the game in the final six seconds did not connect.
Former Carl Albert State College Vikings basketball player Jaron Jones, now playing at Eastern Kentucky University of the Ohio Valley Conference, will be coming pretty close to home tonight.
Jones and his Colonel teammates will play the Arkansas Razorbacks at 7 p.m. tonight at Barnhill Arena.
The Colonels are 7-5 overall, and Jones is a major reason why. He is leading his team in scoring, 13.3 points per game, is shooting 55.9 percent from the field, 42.1 percent from 3-point range and is hitting 74.5 percent of his free throws.
All of LeFlore County's spotlight will be centered on one location on this night.
For starters, the only games involving a county school take place tonight when the Talihina teams entertain Broken Bow at Ray Henson Gymnasium.
However, there will be more than just hoops taking place there tonight. In between games, former Talihina Boys Coach Chris Gillespie will be honored by having the court named in his honor.
When I went down a couple of weekends ago for the Choctaw Nation Tournament, I saw the ensignia on both sides of the court â€” it has his signature above the word â€śCourt.â€ť
The Poteau High School Choir has been invited to perform at the world famous Carnegie Hall in New York City in May of 2012, and one local doctor is doing her part to help her local high school choir. Dr. Myra Gregory hand made quilt features the names of the Poteau Pirate Football team from Freshman to Seniors. The quilt is on display at Dr. Gregory's office at 2202 North Broadway in Poteau.
Monday evening members of the LeFlore County Emergency Medical Services board meet to discuss a pending investigation or action against LeFlore County EMS. The board took no action on the matter nor did they confirm what the investigation was about. However, Former EMS director Bob Hawley attended the meeting and made a public statement which eluded that the investigation was in regard to the Federal Labor Board.
Thomas Edward Strock, 63, of Wister died Dec. 6, 2011, in Fort Smith, Ark. Memorial services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 22, in Evans Chapel of Memories in Poteau under the direction of Evans and Miller Funeral Home.
Joe Darneal, 60, of Spiro died Monday, Dec. 19, 2011. Services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 22, at Victory Worship Center under the direction of Mallory-Martin Funeral Home, Spiro.
Jerry Wayne Baker, 60, of Poteau died Saturday, Dec. 17, 2011, in Poteau.
Jerry was born April 29, 1951, in Falls City, Neb., to LeMoyne Cecil and Anna Marie (Schlosser) Baker. He was a veteran of the U.S. Marines, serving in Vietnam. He was employed at Pansy Kidd Middle School in Poteau. He was a member of First United Methodist Church in Poteau. Jerry loved to play with his grandchildren, do woodworking, collect coins for his children and grandchildren, and raise Rottweilers. He always worked hard for his family. He was preceded in death by his father and his grandparents.
Poteau Pirate senior quarterback Wilson Klutts pretty much re-wrote the Poteau High School quarterbacking records â€” and the District 4A-4 coaches were quite aware of that.
Klutts was named the Co-Offensive Player of the Year for District 4A-4. He threw for 2,346 yards and 24 touchdowns, while rushing for 337 yards and five TDs.
Klutts was not the only Pirate who was honored by District 4A-4. Four other Poteau players made the All-District 4A-4 Team â€” wide receiver Blake Roley, linebacker Jake McMillin, cornerback Jesse Woodson and offensive linemen Jarrett Demory