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Nominations are currently being accepted for the 2012 Poteau High School Sports Hall of Fame.
Categories include: football, boys and girls basketball, baseball, fast-pitch and slow-pitch softball, boys and girls soccer, boys and girls track, boys and girls golf, boys and girls cross country, boys and girls all-around athlete, wrestling, coaching and support and service.
The deadline to submit nominations is March 30.
For additional information or to submit a nomination, call (918) 839-0394.
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EUFAULA â€” The Spiro High School basketball teams began their postseason parade in fine fashion Friday night.
The Lady Bulldogs and â€™Dogs swept the Class 3A District Tournament by posting wins over host Eufaula.
The Spiro girls beat the Lady Ironheads 47-43, then the Spiro boys handled the Ironheads 71-53.
Both Spiro teams are one win away from not only playing for a regional title, but making it to next week's Class 3A Area Tournament at Fort Gibson.
HOLDENVILLE â€” There will be at least one more game for the Whitesboro Lady Bulldogs this basketball season. The Lady Bulldogs defeated the Varnum Lady Whippets 45-33 in Saturday afternoon's consolation championship game at the Class B Regional Tournament at Moss High School.
The Lady Bulldogs (16-11) will play Caney at 1:30 p.m. Thursday at the Class B Area Tournament in Kingston.
However, the news was not as good for the Bulldogs, who lost a heartbreaking 63-54 overtime loss to the host Pirates Friday night in the consolation semifinals to end their season at 10-18.
WILBURTON â€” The seasons came to an end for the Arkoma Lady Mustangs and the Cameron Yellowjackets Saturday afternoon in the consolation championship game in the Class A Regional Tournament at the new Wilburton Gym.
The Lady Mustangs lost 53-40 to the Allen Lady Mustangs in the girls' consolation title game, then the â€™Jackets' valliant comeback fell short in a 50-47 loss to the Boswell Scorpions.
OKLAHOMA CITY â€” Coming off an emotional overtime win Sunday night against the Denver Nuggets, it would have been no surprise if the Oklahoma City Thunder came out a little flat against the New Orleans Hornets Monday night at Chesapeake Energy Arena. This wasnâ€™t the case, however, as the Thunder took a 60-38 lead at the break and cruised to a 101-93 victory.
For the second straight season, there will be two Poteau Pirate wrestlers at the Class 4A State Tournament.
At Saturday's Class 4A Regional Tournament in Cleveland, Okla., Poteau's Tyler Tustin and Kaydon Evans qualified for this weekend's state tournament at Oklahoma City's State Fair Arena.
Tustin, who won state a season ago, won the regional title at 132 pounds, while Evans â€” who came out midseason â€” battled his way back to be third at 138 pounds.
The good news Saturday night at Sherman Floyd Fieldhouse was that the Poteau Lady Pirates claimed their second straight Class 4A District Tournament title, but the not-so-good news was the Pirates suffered a loss.
The Lady Pirates won their second straight district title with a 59-45 win over the Hilldale Lady Hornets. However, in the nightcap, the Hornets were able to make it a split with the two schools as they defeated the Pirates 59-49.
WARNER â€” The Talihina Lady Golden Tigers took the first step in a four-game postseason winning streak to the Class 2A State Tournament in fine fashion Saturday night as they defeated the host Warner Lady Eagles 54-20 to win the district tournament.
The Lady Golden Tigers are now just three wins away from the Class 2A State Tournament. They will face Hulbert at 6:30 p.m. Thursday in Warner, with another win putting them into not only Saturday night's regional title game but automatically qualifying them for next week's Class 2A Area Tournament at the new Wilburton Gym.