With this being my last column for 2011, I thought we'd take a look back at the season that was on the lakes.
The first LeFlore County Bass Club tournament took place March 5 at Broken Bow Lake. Steve â€śHardâ€ť Core and â€śGood Luckâ€ť Chuck Restine won first place with a haul of 18.81 pounds of bass â€” which included Steve big bass winner of 7.33 pounds which was good for $230 â€” which earned them $575 for the win. Jason â€śWickâ€ť Wickware and Russ â€śPopâ€ť Warner were second (14.12 pounds, $345), while Robbie â€śThe Bruiserâ€ť Brassfield and Keith â€śStoneâ€ť Jones were third (9.22 pounds, $230).
In Tuesday's edition, the Cage Notes Column had the wrong date for when the 2012 LeFlore County Junior High Tournament Guide will be published.
It will be published on Dec. 31, the Saturday edition prior to the tournament beginning Jan. 2, 2012.
The tournament will run Jan. 2-7, 2012.
The Poteau Daily News regrets the error.
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TALIHINA â€” The Christmas Break for the Talihina High School basketball teams began with a split of their home games against Broken Bow Tuesday night on Chris Gillespie Court at Ray Henson Gymnasium.
The Lady Golden Tigers bounced back from Friday night's tough loss at Stigler to claw the Lady Savages 47-30, but the Savages earned a split of the night for the visitors as they posted a 52-32 victory.
TALIHINA â€” When one looks at all the Talihina High School basketball success, both boys and girls, one name is pretty much cemented there â€” Chris Gillespie.
Last season, his final at the coach of the Golden Tigers, Gillespie guided them to the Class 2A state title in the fourth of four straight trips to state â€” after a quarterfinal finish and two state runner-up finishes in the previous three trips. He also had success with the Lady Golden Tigers program.
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. â€” Mike Anderson won't complain about wins, but the Arkansas coach is ready to see improved shooting from the Razorbacks.
Mardracus Wade led a balanced attack with 13 points and BJ Young added 12 to lift Arkansas (7-3) to a 71-57 win over Eastern Kentucky on Tuesday night. The Razorbacks shot just 32 percent, but they connected on 29-of-35 free throws.
Arkansas scored 25 points off 19 turnovers by Eastern Kentucky, which had a four-game winning streak snapped. Former Carl Albert State College Viking Jaron Jones led the Colonels (7-6) with 16 points, 11 in the second half.
Robert Oliver, 78, of Howe died Tuesday, Dec. 20, 2011, ay his home. A family memorial service will be held at a later date. Burial will be in Howe Cemetery. Dowden Funeral Home of Heavener is handling arrangements.
Robert Stephen Butler, 67, of Kansas City, M., formerly of Panama, died Friday, Dec. 16, 2011 at his home. Robert was a Vietnam veteran. He retired after 31 years as a maintenance man for Georgia Pacific Box Co. He was preceded in death by his parents; one sister, Lori Bell Butler; four brothers, Benton Butler, Reuben Butler, Charles Butler and Bobby Butler.
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OKLAHOMA CITY â€” The 76th Annual Ramada All-College Basketball Classic was Saturday night at the newly renovated Chesapeake Energy Arena. The University of Oklahoma and Oklahoma State University teams participated in this yearâ€™s event.
OU is off to a great start under first-year Coach Lon Kruger, and they continued their winning ways with a hard-fought 79-74 victory over the Houston Cougars in the opening game.
The Sooners (8-1) are off to their best start since the 2008-09 season. Krugerâ€™s team is playing great defense and getting balanced scoring from several players this season.