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October 22nd, 2014

Senior linebacker pumped for Friday night’s Sallisaw game

October 22, 2014

Poteau Pirates football coach Greg Werner said that last week’s game against Broken Bow, Friday night’s home game against Sallisaw and the road game next week against Fort Gibson are the three most important games of the season.
The Pirates took care of the first game, winning last Thursday night against the Savages. Now come the Black Diamonds, and senior linebacker Eli Mapes can’t wait.

Former Poteau golfer places in top eight for UALR Lady Trojans

October 22, 2014

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. — Former Poteau Lady Pirate golfer Hannah Ward, who was a three-time Class 4A state champion, placed in the top eight at the Blue Raider Invitational, which took place last weekend.
Ward tied for eighth place with a 71-75-77—223.

State Champions

October 22, 2014

Panama Razorbacks want to keep things going Friday night against Wilburton Diggers

October 22, 2014

After losing by 40 points against Hartshorne on Oct. 3, the Panama Razorbacks have earned two dominating wins — routing Foyil 40-2 on Oct. 10 and archrival Pocola 48-0 last week.
The Hogs (5-2 overall, 3-1 in District 2A-6 play) will look to win for the third straight time this week when they entertain the Wilburton Diggers at 7 p.m. Friday at George Ollie Stadium.
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District 2A-6 Standings
Team District Overall +/-
Hartshorne 4-0 6-1 +53
Antlers 3-1 4-2 +43
Vian 2-1 4-3 +22
Panama 2-1 5-2 +2
Pocola 1-2 2-5 -17
Wilburton 0-3 0-7 -45
Liberty 0-4 0-7 -58

Arkoma looks to end losing streak, faces Wetumka

October 22, 2014

The good news for the Arkoma Mustangs football team was it had a better game Thursday night for homecoming against Haileyville than in weeks past, although they lost 62-36 to the Warriors. The performance is still something the Mustangs (1-6 overall, 0-6 in District B-4 play) can build upon as they get ready to travel to meet the Wetumka Chieftains (3-4, 3-3) at 7:30 p.m. Friday.

Sports Briefs

October 22, 2014

The Poteau Youth Wrestling practices have started.
Open wrestlers will practice from 7-8:30 p.m. Mondays and Thursdays and from 6-7:30 p.m. Tuesdays.
The organization’s own tournament will be Nov. 8 at Sherman Floyd Fieldhouse.
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The 2014-15 Poteau Buccaneer Basketball League will begin its season soon. Anyone wishing to coach a team needs to call Billy Bond at (918) 647-1939 or by e-mail at for additional information.

October 21st

Poteau freshmen beat McAlester, but JV falls

October 21, 2014

The Poteau Pirates freshmen football team got a home win Monday night at Costner Stadium, downing the McAlester Buffaloes 30-16. However, the Poteau junior varsity wasn't as fortunate as the Buffaloes nipped the Pirates 21-20.
While the season ended for the JV, the freshmen will play Wednesday at Sallisaw after the Pansy Kidd Middle School teams play. Games will begin at 5:30 p.m. at Sallisaw's Perry F. Lattimore Stadium.

Poteau Bandit League teams sweep Van Buren Green; Sixth-graders begin playoffs Saturday at home against Spiro; the others get first-round byes

October 21, 2014

The regular season ended on a high note for the Poteau Bandit League teams last Saturday at Costner Stadium as all four squads posted victories over Van Buren [Ark.] Green. The sixth-graders won 42-28, the fifth-graders 14-12, the fourth-graders 19-6 and the third-graders 24-0.
All four teams will be in postseason play from here on, with the sixth-graders entertaining Spiro at 11 a.m. Saturday at Costner Stadium in an opening-round game. The fifth-, fourth- and third-graders all received first-round byes and won’t play a playoff game until Nov. 1.

Heavener duo qualify for next weekend’s state cross country meet; Lady Wolves, Wolves both finish ninth as teams

October 21, 2014

HENRYETTA — The good news for the Heavener High School cross country program is that it will have representatives at next Saturday’s Class 3A State Meet at Shawnee’s Gordon Cooper Vo-Tech Center. The not-so-good news is that there only will be a Lady Wolf and a Wolf running the course that day.
Heavener’s Barbara Johnson and Frank Cruz both qualified as individuals for next weekend’s state meet by being one of the top five individuals not on a state-qualifying team at Saturday morning’s Class 3A Regional Meet.

October 19th

Many expectations for Thunder this upcoming NBA season

October 19, 2014

OKLAHOMA CITY — As the Oklahoma City Thunder begin their seventh season here in Oklahoma, there are many expectations on this year’s team. After reaching the National Basketball Association Finals in 2012, the past two years have ended earlier in the playoffs than was anticipated. Injuries have played a huge part in those failings in the postseason, but no one will remember those injuries, just that the Thunder failed to reach the Finals once again.


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