November 12th, 2012
I know that we've only had two weeks of high school basketball, and that the football schools haven't started yet â€” but that changes this week as Bokoshe began Monday night at Clayton and Arkoma opens Thursday night at home with Cameron.
Two teams â€” both from the same school â€” seem to be early favorites as strong squads in LeFlore County, the Howe Lions and Lady Lions.
KINTA â€” The season-opening unbeaten streaks for the Whitesboro High School teams came to a halt Friday night as they both suffered their first losses of the season.
The Bulldogs lost 55-51 to the homestanding Kinta Eagles, which followed a 47-39 victory by the Lady Eagles over the Lady Bulldogs.
In the second and final game of the Mineral Area Classic on Saturday afternoon in Park Hills, Mo.,Â the Carl Albert State College Lady Vikings lost 66-57 in a hard fought game to Vincennes University.
The next game for the Lady Vikings against Cowley County, Kan. at 6 tonight at Mick Thompson Fieldhouse. The men's game against Cowley County will follow at 8 p.m.
William Slater and Kelly Johnson, representing the Nashoba Youth Foundation and Poteau Main Street Matters, skated in Saturdayâ€™s Veterans Day Parade. Johnson is holding a sign encouraging people to shop in Poteau.
PDN photo by Robert Shearon
WISTER â€” The girls and boys games had the same results as Howe won both ends of the double dip against Wister, but how they got their victories were polar opposites.
The Lady Lions saw Wister level the score at 37-all, but then went into the ol' Carolina four-corner offense and played keep away from Wister and captured the game by the score of 47-42 as they won the game at the free-throw line down the stretch.
CAMERON â€” It was a rough start to the home season for the Cameron High School basketball teams Friday night as they suffered a pair of losses to the visitors from McCurtain.
The Bulldogs got past the Yellowjackets 80-66, while the Lady Bulldogs opened the night with a 46-39 victory.
The Poteau High School marching band was one of the highlights of the Veterans Day Parade on Saturday. Also performing in the parade were marching bands from Spiro High School and Panama High School.
PDN photo by Robert Shearon
Frances Butler of Poteau examines the Civil War exhibit at the LeFlore County Museum inside the Lowrey Hotel on Saturday. The hotel was the site for a pancake breakfast to benefit the LeFlore County Historical Society as well as the opening of the first museum exhibit at the renovated historical hotel. Butler said the exhibit was meaningful to her because she had an uncle, Q.A. Humphries, who died in World War I while serving in the army.'
PDN Photo by Robert Shearon
The key word that Greg Werner, Poteau High School's first-year football coach, said about his Pirates going into last week's regular-season finale was â€śimproved.â€ť
The Pirates improved on their record from the last two years as they ended with a winning record at 6-4 after a 62-14 rout of the Tulsa Rogers Ropers on Nov. 2 at Costner Stadium on Senior Night.
â€śIt was a good night,â€ť Werner said. â€śIt's always good to end on a win. Not many teams get to end things with a win, and we ended on a win. Everybody got to play a lot, so it was a very good night.â€ť