Archive - Dec 2, 2011 - Sports Article
The Poteau Pirates freshmen basketball team fought and scraped for three quarters only to see the much larger Muldrow Bulldogs power through the fourth quarter and defeat the Pirates by the score of 36-27 in the consolation semifinals of the Poteau Freshmen Tournament at Sherman Floyd Fieldhouse.
The Bulldogs will face Sallisaw in Saturday's consolation championship at noon Saturday. The Black Diamonds defeated the Stigler Panthers 44-23 in Wednesday's final boys consolation semifinal.
VAN BUREN, Ark. â€” The Poteau Pirates basketball team suffered its second straight loss to begin the season Wednesday night as the Pirates lost 57-36 to Morrilton, Ark., in the consolation semifinals of the Citizens Bank Classic.
The Pirates (0-2) will play Farmington, Ark., which lost 57-37 to Greenwood, Ark., in the other consolation semifinal, at 11:30 a.m. Saturday for seventh place.
The Poteau Lady Pirates (0-1), who got a bye into Saturday's consolation championship, will meet Springdale, Ark., which defeated Gentry, Ark., 59-40 on Wednesday, at 1 p.m. right after the Pirates play.
On Nov. 20, I woke up to 40-degree weather, and I am ready to run 26.2 miles in the rolling hills of Tulsa. The wind was around 10 to 15 mph, but, compared to last yearâ€™s Tulsa Marathon, the weather was perfect.
Poteau High School history teacher Tom Brennan saw me at the starting line and said, "When I left Poteau, it was 65 degrees. (I'm) glad we are in Tulsa running in 40-degree weather today.â€ť