February 22nd, 2012
Several LeFlore County high school basketball teams brought home some championship and consolation championship plaques from last weekend's district and regional tournaments.
In district tournaments, the Poteau Lady Pirates (Class 4A), both Spiro teams (Class 3A), the Howe Lady Lions (Class 2A), the Wister Wildcats (Class 2A) and the Talihina Lady Golden Tigers (Class 2A) all won their respective championships last weekend.
WISTER â€” If a team has only one lead in a game, that squad hopes it comes at the final buzzer. That wish became true for the Wister Wildcats basketball team Saturday night at the Wister Gym in the Class 2A District Tournament.
Wister's Cody Luman scored a basket as time expired as the Wildcats downed the Howe Lions 42-41 to win the district title.
The girls' title game did not have such a suspenseful ending as the Lady Lions roared right past the Lady Wildcats 74-36 to win the district championship.
Nominations are currently being accepted for the 2012 Poteau High School Sports Hall of Fame.
Categories include: football, boys and girls basketball, baseball, fast-pitch and slow-pitch softball, boys and girls soccer, boys and girls track, boys and girls golf, boys and girls cross country, boys and girls all-around athlete, wrestling, coaching and support and service.
The deadline to submit nominations is March 30.
For additional information or to submit a nomination, call (918) 839-0394.
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EUFAULA â€” The Spiro High School basketball teams began their postseason parade in fine fashion Friday night.
The Lady Bulldogs and â€™Dogs swept the Class 3A District Tournament by posting wins over host Eufaula.
The Spiro girls beat the Lady Ironheads 47-43, then the Spiro boys handled the Ironheads 71-53.
Both Spiro teams are one win away from not only playing for a regional title, but making it to next week's Class 3A Area Tournament at Fort Gibson.
HOLDENVILLE â€” There will be at least one more game for the Whitesboro Lady Bulldogs this basketball season. The Lady Bulldogs defeated the Varnum Lady Whippets 45-33 in Saturday afternoon's consolation championship game at the Class B Regional Tournament at Moss High School.
The Lady Bulldogs (16-11) will play Caney at 1:30 p.m. Thursday at the Class B Area Tournament in Kingston.
However, the news was not as good for the Bulldogs, who lost a heartbreaking 63-54 overtime loss to the host Pirates Friday night in the consolation semifinals to end their season at 10-18.
WILBURTON â€” The seasons came to an end for the Arkoma Lady Mustangs and the Cameron Yellowjackets Saturday afternoon in the consolation championship game in the Class A Regional Tournament at the new Wilburton Gym.
The Lady Mustangs lost 53-40 to the Allen Lady Mustangs in the girls' consolation title game, then the â€™Jackets' valliant comeback fell short in a 50-47 loss to the Boswell Scorpions.
OKLAHOMA CITY â€” Coming off an emotional overtime win Sunday night against the Denver Nuggets, it would have been no surprise if the Oklahoma City Thunder came out a little flat against the New Orleans Hornets Monday night at Chesapeake Energy Arena. This wasnâ€™t the case, however, as the Thunder took a 60-38 lead at the break and cruised to a 101-93 victory.
A Talihina woman is recovering in an Oklahoma City Hospital after being set on fire by her boyfriend Saturday night.
Donnie L. Harris Jr., 29, of Talihina, was arrested for first degree arson on Sunday after an investigation by Oklahoma State Fire Marshal Investigator Tony Rust.
According to Rust, Harris, along with his girlfriend, three other adults and a child had been inside the home when the incident occurred. Rust stated in a phone interview that Harris had used an ignitable substance to set his girlfriend on fire which subsequently caused a house fire.