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February 17th, 2015

High school playoffs will be in full swing by week’s end; column moving to Wednesdays beginning next week (UPDATED)

February 17, 2015

We’ll be in full-blown high school basketball playoff mode beginning on Thursday as the 23 remaining LeFlore County teams will be in postseason mode. Class A and B regional tournaments will begin on Thursday, loser’s-bracket action in the afternoon and winner’s-bracket contests at night.
The Class 2A playoffs will begin Friday night with elimination games in district tournaments at Howe, Talihina and Haworth as all losers will be ousted from the postseason parade. District titles games will be on Saturday night, with both teams advancing to the following week’s regional tournaments.

Leflore teams sweep Bokoshe to win Class B District Tournament; Lady Tigers, Tigers will advance to regional on loser's-bracket side

February 17, 2015

The Class B playoffs could not have started any better for the Leflore High School basketball teams than they did Saturday night on Nadine Carpenter Court. Both Leflore teams beat Bokoshe's squads to win the Class B District Tournament.
The Lady Savages got past the Lady Tigers 62-50, while the Savages were too much for the depleted Tigers in a 73-24 victory.
All four teams will advance to this week's Class B Regional Tournament at Calvin on Thursday and Wilburton on Friday and Saturday.

Successful Savages

February 17, 2015

February 16th

Tonight’s basketball games canceled due to wintry weather; CASC road games at Murray State, Wilburton at Panama rescheduled Tuesday night; Howe-Pocola also may play Tuesday night, but Poteau-Heavener games won’t be made up

February 16, 2015

It was bound to happen sooner or later — Mother Nature was going to win out one at least one basketball night this season.
Due to late Sunday/early Monday morning wintry precipitation, all of tonight’s basketball games were canceled.
The Carl Albert State College road games against Murray State will take place at 6 and 8 p.m. Tuesday at MSC’s Beames Fieldhouse in Tishomingo.
Tonight’s Wilburton-Panama games were rescheduled for 6 and 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Panama Gym.

Arkoma girls, Cameron boys win Class A District Tournament titles; Mustangs, Keota girls also advancing to regional, but Lady Yellowjackets, Lions see seasons end

February 16, 2015

ARKOMA — The Arkoma Lady Mustangs and the Cameron Yellowjackets captured Class A District Tournament titles Saturday night at the Arkoma Gym. The Lady Mustangs beat the Keota Lady Lions 68-49, while the ’Jackets got past the homestanding Mustangs 64-45. All four teams advance to this week's Class A Regional Tournament at Antlers on Thursday and Kiowa on Friday and Saturday.
In Friday night's elimination game, the Cameron Lady Yellowjackets and the Keota Lions saw their seasons end. The Lady ’Jackets fell 40-23 to Keota, while the Lions suffered a 55-50 loss to Arkoma.

Dapper in District

February 16, 2015

J.B Lovell

February 16, 2015

J.B Lovell, 64, of McCurtain died Saturday, Feb. 14, 2015. Services will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 17, at McCurtain Assembly of God under the direction of Mallory-Martin Funeral Home, Stigler.

Jean Blaylock

February 16, 2015

Jean Blaylock, 89, of McCurtain died Sunday, Feb. 15, 2015, in Spiro.

Jean was born March 17, 1925, in Milton to Elzy and Clara Lee (LeFlore) Tolbert. She was a devoted wife and homemaker. She loved to raise flowers and make quilts.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Elzy and Clara Tolbert; her husband, Jim Blaylock; one daughter, Wilma Blaylock; two sons, Danny and Lanny Blaylock; one sister, Dean Fout; and two brothers, Charles and Daniel Tolbert.

Anna Mae Tryon

February 16, 2015

Anna Mae Tryon, 63, of Oologah died Sunday, Feb. 8., 2015. Graveside services were held Monday, Feb. 16, at New Hope Cemetery in Spiro under the direction of Mallory-Martin Funeral Home.

Gale Arthur Schell

February 16, 2015

Gale Arthur Schell, 78, of Muskogee went to be with his Heavenly Father Saturday, Feb. 14, 2015. He was born July 2, 1936, to Marshall and Marian (White) Schell in Jones.

He graduated from Oktaha High School with the class of 1954. Gale married the love of his life, Ronnie Faye (Jackson) Schell, on July 12, 1955, in Oktaha. They shared over 59 years of marriage together. Gale was a member of Grace Bible Church of Muskogee.

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