February 26th, 2014
Right now, LeFlore County has 18 high school teams left in the basketball playoffs. Two of those teams, the Leflore Savages and the Whitesboro Bulldogs, can be state qualifiers by the end of Friday night.
The Savages will play Red Oak at 8 p.m. Friday in Sand Springs in the area tournament, with the winner making the Class B State Tournament. The loser will still have a shot at state the next night by winning the consolation championship.
Nyla Vern Smittle, 88, of Heavener died Tuesday, Feb. 25, 2014, in Heavener.
Graveside services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 26, in Memorial Park Cemetery under the direction of Dowden-Roberts Funeral Home.
TALIHINA â€” It was a super Saturday night on Chris Gillespie Court at Ray Henson Gymnasium for the Talihina High School basketball teams as they swept the titles in the Class 2A District Tournament.
The Golden Tigers routed the Rattan Rams 52-31, while the Lady Golden Tigers got past the Savanna Lady Bulldogs 50-39.
SPIRO â€” The postseason parade started off just fine for the Spiro High School basketball teams as they swept Westville to win the Class 3A District Tournament on Friday night at the Spiro Multipurpose Gym.
The Lady Bulldogs handled the Lady Yellowjackets 66-42 in the opener, then the â€™Dogs stung the â€™Jackets 78-42 in the nightcap.
HEAVENER â€” The Heavener Lady Wolves basketball team won the Class 3A District Tournament on Friday night at the Heavener Gym, clawing the Idabel Lady Warriors 68-47.
However, the Warriors returned the favor in the boys' title game, holding off the Wolves 47-44.
Great defensive pressure in the second half was the key as the Carl Albert State College Lady Vikings forced the Western Oklahoma State College Lady Pioneers into 30 turnovers in their impressive 70-53 road win Friday night in Altus.
Getting 21 points from Stirling Thomas and 53.6 percent shooting from the field proved to be the difference for the Pioneers in their 80-56 win over the Vikings in Friday's second game of Friday's doubleheader.
SHAWNEE â€” The Monroe Eagles basketball team became LeFlore County's second state runners-up this school year.
The Eagles lost 36-21 to Stilwell's Rocky Mountain School in the state title game of the Organization of Rural Elementary Schools [ORES] Division III State Tournament on Saturday afternoon in Shawnee.
The Eagles, who won the 2014 LeFlore County Junior High Tournament last month, reached the finals with a 56-48 victory over El Reno Darlington on Friday night.
Two Eagles made the All-Tournament Team, Reid Frasher and Kolton Foster.
Eric Rose, 17, Wister High School student donated blood during today's [Tuesday, Feb. 25] OBI blood drive. There is still time to donate. The drive ends at 5:30 p.m.