Archive - Nov 2011 - Sports Article
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - It was a rough Thanksgiving weekend for the Carl Albert State College Lady Vikings basketball team at the Marcus Harvey Classic.
The Lady Vikings lost 65-58 Saturday morning to Livinâ€™ the Dream, after falling 73-70 to Penn Valley College on Friday.
The Lady Vikings will return to Oklahoma Collegiate Athletic Conference play tonight as they will travel to Warner to face the Connors State College Cowgirls at 6 p.m.
I must say I enjoyed my little down time last week with no high school athletics happening. But as they say, â€śAll good things must end.â€ť
Now that Thanksgiving Break is over, high school basketball will get going hot and heavy from now until the Christmas Break.
Poteau, Arkoma, Pocola and Talihina will begin their seasons tonight, while Heavener, Panama and Spiro will begin their seasons later this week.
So, let the hoop-la begin.
Poteau at Citizens Bank Classic in Van Buren, Ark., girls vs. Shiloh Christian, 4 p.m.; boys vs. Van Buren, Ark., 8:30 p.m.
Editor's Note â€” This is the second of a two-part story previewing the Poteau High School basketball teams.
The Poteau Pirates basketball team was 13-10 last season, and the Pirates are looking for better things when the season begins next week.
â€śWe're excited,â€ť Poteau Boys Coach Scott Nelke said about getting the season going. â€śWe had a couple of scrimmages this week. We're ready to put on a uniform, and go up against somebody different. The kids have been in here for about three weeks. We're excited and ready to get the year going.â€ť
The Arkoma High School basketball teams will begin their new seasons Tuesday night at home against Gans. The girls' game will begin at 6:30 p.m., followed by the boys' contest at 8 p.m.
The Pocola High School basketball teams will tip off their 2011-12 seasons Tuesday night at Stigler. The girls will get things started at 6:30 p.m. as they face former Heavener Girls Coach Jeff Walker's new team, the Stigler Lady Panthers. That will be followed at 8 p.m. by the boys' game.
The Talihina High School basketball teams will get their seasons started Tuesday night at Antlers, with the girls' game at 6:30 p.m. followed by the boys' contest at 8 p.m.