Archive - Dec 14, 2012 - Sports Article
WILBURTON â€” It wasnâ€™t pretty, but the Poteau Pirates basketball team won its opening-round game in the Wilburton Tournament 44-40 over the host Diggers on Thursday night.
The Pirates played Red Oak, a 56-43 victor over Stigler on Thursday, in the championship semifinals Friday night with the winner meeting the Wright City-Eufaula winner at 7 p.m. Saturday for the championship. The Poteau-Red Oak loser and the Wright City-Eufaula loser will play for third place at 4 p.m. Saturday.
ARKOMA â€” The first Green Valley Conference Tournament had its first major upset Thursday night at the Arkoma Gym.
In a battle of Lady Lions, Keota shocked Howe in a 74-44 victory in one of Thursday nightâ€™s semifinals.
Keota will play Panama at 7 p.m. Saturday in the title game as the Lady Razorbacks were able to get past the host Arkoma Lady Mustangs 55-44 in Thursday nightâ€™s final game.
Howe and Arkoma will battle for third place at 3 p.m. Saturday.
CLAYTON â€” The Leflore High School basketball teams split their road games Thursday night with Clayton.
The Savages won the nightcap over the Bulldogs 69-62, but the Lady Bulldogs took the opened over the Lady Savages 52-6.
WILBURTON â€” The Poteau Lady Pirates wasted little time in taking charge in their opener in the Wilburton Tournament on Thursday afternoon.
Poteau got out to a double-digit lead after a period and never looked back as they defeated the Wright City Lady Lumberjax 61-31 to advance to tonight's championship semifinal at 7 p.m. against the winner of Thursday night's Hartshorne-Wilburton game. Tonight's winner will then play for the tournament title at 5:30 p.m. Saturday, while the loser will play in the third-place game at 2:30 p.m. Saturday.
The Wister Wildcats and the Howe Lady Lions were selected as the top seeds of the 2013 LeFlore County Junior High Basketball Tournament at Wednesday night's seeding meeting, which took place at Western Sizzlin'.
The â€™Cats are undefeated which helped them garner the No. 1 seed on the boys side, with Poteau/Pansy Kidd Middle School getting the No. 2 seed.
The Monroe Eagles, who won last weekend's Fanshawe Tournament, were seeded third, with Talihina fourth, Spiro fifth, Heavener sixth, Leflore seventh and Howe eighth.
The 2013 circuit of the LeFlore County Bass Club tournaments has been set.
The first tournament will be Jan. 26 at Grasshopper Landing on Broken Bow Lake.
On Feb. 17, the circuit will make a stop at Chicken Creek on Lake Tenkiller before going to Highway 9 East on Lake Eufaula on March 16.
The first of two stops at Potato Hills South on Sardis Lake will take place April 6, with the second stop occurring on May 19.
There will be a stop at Applegate Cove on Robert S. Kerr Reservoir on April 28.
Several Poteau Youth Wrestling Club members had successful performances last weekend in two tournaments.
At the Hulbert Novice Tournament, 21 members represented the organization, with 16 of them placing.
Logan Randolph (Division I), Braden Brown (Division II), Ethan Carey (Division III), Tyler Broom (Division IV) and Jaxon Jordan (Division IV) all won their weight-class championships.
Talan Fairless (Division I), Collin Simkins (Division IV), Cole Adams (Division IV) and Conner Williams (Division V) all came in runners-up.
The weather finally feels like December, and I have been hooked up at work and havenâ€™t got to hunt since the cold front hit. This should get the deer in feeding mode, so hunting food sources should be good this time of year.
This weekend, I am going to get to hunt at least one day, so maybe the weather will cooperate â€” and I can get a shot at a deer. Last weekend, Dan Carter and I took our wives on a weekend trip to stay in a cabin near Sardis Lake.