Archive - 2013 - Sports Article
MANSFIELD, Ark. â€” The day started off good for Heavener High School basketball as the Lady Wolves routed Booneville, Ark., 66-33 Friday afternoon in the Mansfield Tournament.
However, the Wolves lost 71-65 in overtime to Booneville.
For the first time in Talihina football coach Kelly Gravittâ€™s eight-year tenure, the Golden Tigers made it to the state semifinals â€” and along with way won District A-6 with a perfect regular season. Thus, several Golden Tigers got top honors from their district.
Talihina quarterback Alan Lockhart was named the districtâ€™s Most Valuable Player.
Logan Hillebrand was named the Linebacker of the Year in District A-6.
Bryar Humphreys was the Running Back of the Year.
Preston Derby was awarded the Newcomer of the Year.
I hope you all had a Merry Christmas on Wednesday. I hope all had a great time, and got to spend time with your family. We celebrated our Christmas in shifts with Clint and his family one day because he had to leave for work on Christmas day.
Cash opened his gifts Christmas morning, and then headed to my parentâ€™s house. After that, it was back home for Christmas with Deeda and her family. Now, Koby has to wait until he returns from his mom and grandparents near Duncan to have his Christmas here.
When a football team plays for a state title, and wins its district along the way, that team usually has several honors come its players' way. The Poteau Pirates footbal team has that distinct honor in 2013.
After the Pirates went 12-2, won District 4A-4 and were state runners-up, 12 players and their coach were honored by the district.
Poteau second-year coach Greg Werner was named the District Coach of the Year.
Senior quarterback Jace Pitchford was named the District Player of the Year. Pitchford rushed for 1,179 yard and 13 touchdowns, while passing for 1,441 yards and 22 TDs.
ARKOMA â€” Santa Claus came about 36 hours early for the Arkoma High School basketball teams as they posted a pair of wins Monday night over Gans at the Arkoma Gym to celebrate Christmas.
The Lady Mustangs used a strong fourth quarter to pull away for a 76-46 win over the Lady Grizzlies, while the Mustangs did likewise as they, too, used a strong final period to down the Grizzlies 86-68.
Thanks to a strong push in the finals by the wrestlers from Greenwood (Ark.) High School, they pushed their team past the host Poteau Pirates to win the Poteau Tournament, which took place last Friday and Saturday at Sherman Floyd Fieldhouse.
SAPULPA â€” Five members of the Poteau Youth Wrestling Club placed at Saturday's Sapulpa Open.
Two members, Jarrett Lilley and Luke Brooks, won their respective weight class titles.
Dauntay Warren and Seth Ford each came in runners-up in their respective classes, while Nate Ulmer was third in division.
Four other wrestlers, Caden Warren, Zane Hendrix, Dakota James and Mason Barcheers, also wrestled in the tournament but did not place.
I want to wish you a Merry Christmas to you all on this Christmas Eve. As you're reading this, I either am en route to have already arrived at my Christmas destination of Enid to spend Christmas with my mother, and will return Friday morning to be present to put out Saturday's sports pages â€” and cover the first day of the Panama Holiday Festival.
That leads me to mention that there will be some holiday hoops this week. The Panama Holiday Festival will be Saturday and Monday. The host Razorbacks and Lady â€™Backs will be joined by Spiro, Haileyville and Acorn, Ark.
WILBURTON â€” Six LeFlore County basketball teams came away with some hardware Friday and Saturday at the 2013 Eastern Oklahoma State College Classic when it finally ended this past weekend after it had its final three days rescheduled from earlier this month due to this month's wintry and icy weather.
STILWELL â€” The Poteau Pirates lost their season opener Friday night, falling 56-45 to the homestanding Stilwell Indians.
The Pirates fell behind 18-12 after a period, and they never could get over the hump. Stilwell led 32-18 at halftime and took a 48-24 lead into the final period.
Spiro 82, Muldrow 49: Friday night in Spiro, Spiro didn't break away from Muldrow until the third quarter in this battle of the Bulldogs. Spiro, leading 36-32 at halftime, outscored Muldrow 30-7 in the third period to take a 66-39 lead into the final quarter.