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Former Carl Albert State College Vikings basketball player Jaron Jones, now playing at Eastern Kentucky University of the Ohio Valley Conference, will be coming pretty close to home tonight.
Jones and his Colonel teammates will play the Arkansas Razorbacks at 7 p.m. tonight at Barnhill Arena.
The Colonels are 7-5 overall, and Jones is a major reason why. He is leading his team in scoring, 13.3 points per game, is shooting 55.9 percent from the field, 42.1 percent from 3-point range and is hitting 74.5 percent of his free throws.
All of LeFlore County's spotlight will be centered on one location on this night.
For starters, the only games involving a county school take place tonight when the Talihina teams entertain Broken Bow at Ray Henson Gymnasium.
However, there will be more than just hoops taking place there tonight. In between games, former Talihina Boys Coach Chris Gillespie will be honored by having the court named in his honor.
When I went down a couple of weekends ago for the Choctaw Nation Tournament, I saw the ensignia on both sides of the court â€” it has his signature above the word â€śCourt.â€ť
Poteau Pirate senior quarterback Wilson Klutts pretty much re-wrote the Poteau High School quarterbacking records â€” and the District 4A-4 coaches were quite aware of that.
Klutts was named the Co-Offensive Player of the Year for District 4A-4. He threw for 2,346 yards and 24 touchdowns, while rushing for 337 yards and five TDs.
Klutts was not the only Pirate who was honored by District 4A-4. Four other Poteau players made the All-District 4A-4 Team â€” wide receiver Blake Roley, linebacker Jake McMillin, cornerback Jesse Woodson and offensive linemen Jarrett Demory
After having about an eight-year hiatus, several members of the Poteau High School family have gotten together and are in the process of arranging a Hall of Fame Induction Banquet on May 25, 2011. The All School Reunion will be May 26-27, 2012, which is the Memorial Day Weekend.
1. They must have been out of PHS for the minimum of five years. This will enable for the prospective inductee to present any collegiate achievements.
BLANCHARD â€” The Poteau Pirates wrestling team posted road victories over host Blanchard and Newcastle in Thursday's triangular. The Pirates defeated the host Lions 44-16, while pinning a 42-27 loss on the Racers.
In the win over the Lions, the Pirates (9-4 this season in duals) got pinfall victories from Devin Anderson, Tyler Tustin, Tanner Sanders, Derek Francis, Chevy Galetka and Luis Gonzales, while getting forfeited wins by Grant Wilson and Daylon Brewton.
BOKOSHE â€” The Cameron Yellowjackets jumped out to a big lead, then maintained it to post a 64-37 victory over the Bokoshe Tigers Thursday night at Bokoshe Tigers Fieldhouse.
Heavener 55, Wister 40: In Heavener, the Wolves (3-3) jumped out to a 15-10 lead after one period, which increased to a 26-18 halftime advantage. Heavener then outscored Wister 29-22 in the second half.
Leflore 65, Pittsburg 32: In Leflore, the Savages (10-2) jumped out to a 16-7 lead, en route to a 36-15 halffime advantage and a 55-21 lead after three periods.
HEAVENER â€” It took an extra session, but the Heavener Lady Wolves were finally able to put away the Wister Lady Wildcats. Thanks to a 10-2 overtime period, the Lady Wolves downed the Lady Wildcats 46-38 Thursday night at the Heavener Gym.
Bokoshe 71, Cameron 18: In Bokoshe, the Lady Tigers (9-1) bounced back from Tuesday night's home loss to Arkoma in a big way.
The Lady Tigers jumped out to a 17-7 lead after one quarter, 33-12 at halftime and 51-13 after three periods.
Hello, everyone. Where has the year gone? Can you believe its almost Christmas?
Lots of families are taking the drive up to Branson, Mo., to check out all the cool lights, and do a little shopping while they are there.
For all you guys out there that hate to shop, here's an idea. While the ladies are shopping, head over Taneycomo River and do some trout fishing. I recently filmed a show there. I spent the day on the water with my longtime friend, retired professional angler John Sappington.
WILBURTON â€” The Howe High School basketball teams each posted wins to begin the first-ever Wilburton Tournament on Thursday at the new Wilburton High School Gym.
The Lady Lions handled the Poteau Lady Pirates freshmen 70-16, while the Lions led from start to finish to down the Red Oak Eagles 53-41 to snap Red Oak's six-game winning streak.
BOKOSHE â€” The Arkoma Mustangs got their first victory of the 2011-12 season as they defeated the Bokoshe Tigers 76-33 Tuesday night at Bokoshe Tigers Fieldhouse.