Archive - Nov 2011 - Sports Article
WHITESBORO â€” The Whitesboro High School basketball teams split their season openers Tuesday night at home against Battiest.
Coach Bryan Cartwright won his first game as girls coach with a 52-18 rout of the Lady Panthers, but the Panthers spoiled the debut of new boys Coach Wayne Tucker as they beat the Bulldogs 50-47.
One of goals for first-year Panama Razorbacks Coach Brandon Ellis was to have his new team surpass its win total of last season (0-10). That was accomplished when the Hogs beat archrival Pocola Oct. 20 to end a 17-game losing streak.
Last season when the Vian Wolverines visited Doc Robinson Stadium to take on the Talihina Golden Tigers, it was one of the biggest games in the state, let alone LeFlore County. The match-up determined the 2010 District 2A-6 champion.
This year when the Golden Tigers (5-4, 1-4 in district play) visit Class 2A's fourth-ranked Wolverines (9-0, 5-0) at 7:30 p.m. Friday, it will just be pride on the line as the game will be the last for Talihina this season since the playoffs are out of reach. But an upset of Vian would do wonders for the team.
Carl Albert State College Vikings Coach Mike St. John went young with his 2011-12 signing class.
The long awaited deer gun season is fast approaching. If you havenâ€™t taken your hunter safety course, you donâ€™t need to waste any more time getting it done! I checked the Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservationâ€™s Website and found these dates and locations: Wister School Cafeteria, Saturday; Broken Bow Middle School Cafeteria, Nov. 12; Sallisaw High School Cafeteria, Nov. 12. For contact names and numbers, go to www.wildlifedepartment.com/education/courses.htm.
ROLAND â€” The Poteau Bandit League teams ended the season Saturday afternoon by splitting their four games against the Roland Rangers.
The sixth-graders, who have never lost a Bandit League game in their careers, shut out Roland 24-0, while the fifth-graders posted a 14-0 victory.
However, the Rangers won the other two games â€” taking an 18-12 three-overtime victory in the fourth-grade game and a 12-0 win in the third-grade contest.
Carl Albert State College Lady Vikings Coach Jeff Tadtman likes his newest list of signees.
Everything has been settled as far as the Arkoma Mustangs are concerned. They will be second in District C-4, which means a home playoff game on Nov. 11.
But the Mustangs (8-1, 5-1 in district play) do not want to go into the postseason on a downer, so they plan on treating Friday night's regular-season finale at 7:30 p.m. on the road against Claremore Christian (3-6, 2-4) as they have in all the games.
After back-to-back losses to Seminole and Valliant, the Spiro Bulldogs did not look like the postseason was something they could reach. But after last week's home regular-season finale 23-7 victory over the Atoka Wampus Cats at McClain Stadium, the â€™Dogs still have a chance to return to the Class 3A playoffs.
The first thing which has to happen is the Bulldogs (4-5, 3-3 in District 3A-8) must win their 7:30 p.m. Friday game on the road against the Stigler Panthers (8-1, 5-1) â€” who have already clinched second place in the district behind district champion Seminole (9-0, 6-0).