Archive - 2013 - Sports Article
Then there were three. Last week, LeFlore County had five of its eight high school football teams make the playoffs. Three of them made it to tonight's second week of postseason play.
Poteau (Class 4A) and Arkoma (Class C) will each face perennial football powers tonight as the Pirates meet Clinton and the Mustangs face Shattuck. Both teams will seek a berth in next week's state semifinals.
The Talihina Golden Tigers will meet Hominy, which handed them a 58-12 loss in the Class A state semifinals in 1982 at Doc Robinson Stadium â€” which will be the site of tonight's second-round playoff game.
Leflore 85, Bokoshe 46
Wilburton 54, Panama 36
Leflore 47, Bokoshe 44, 2 OT
Wilburton 49, Panama 39
Green Valley Junior High Conference Tournament
Wister 28, Howe 27
Arkoma 39, Panama 38
Keota def. Cameron
Wister 40, Howe 33
Bokoshe 29, Keota 27
Cameron def. McCurtain
My fifth-grade Bandit League football team had a bake sale from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday outside Atwood's. I went for a while to help the ladies set up, and keep an eye on my players.
After we got everything going, my wife, Jenny, wanted me to go look at some Christmas lights inside the store. I grabbed a bag of popcorn and a few roasted peanuts on my way out â€” I mean, life is good.
The long-awaited deer gun season is finally here. Hunters all across the state â€” and especially here in LeFlore County â€” have been patiently waiting an entire year for this weekend to come around again. Our necks have been swelling up, and our trigger fingers have been itching. We all want to bring home the prize to feed our families.
I know the kids at school are ready for a week off, too. Many of them plan to do some hunting, probably not all of the days, but there will be plenty that make memories in the woods with their family and friends.
Have a great week!
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LEFLORE â€” The Red Oak basketball teams made their first trip to play on the newly-christened Nadine Carpenter Court on Tuesday night and left victorious over the hosts from Leflore.
The Eagles were able to break open a close game in the third quarter to fly home with a 58-41 victory over the Savages.
The Lady Eagles soared above the Lady Savages for a 70-34 victory in the first game of Tuesday night's doubleheader.
HOWE â€” The Howe High School basketball teams will enter the Thanksgiving holiday break undefeated.
Both the Lady Lions and Lions handily swept the Panola teams Tuesday night at the Howe Gym. The Lady Lions defeated the Lady Bearcats 75-23, while the Lions routed the â€™Cats 65-22.
The Panama Lady Razoarbacks basketball team will get the 2013-14 season underway at 6:30 tonight at home against the Wilburton Lady Diggers.
The Lady â€™Backs were 16-8 last season, and return three starters from last year's team.
Editor's note: No preseason information has been received on the Razorbacks. As soon as such information on them and other county teams is received, and their season openers get closer, season preview stories on those teams will appear in later editions.
For the 14 senior players, they got to do something Friday night they had probably only dreamed of doing â€” play in a Class 4A playoff game. They did just that, beating Cleveland 48-7 in the opening round of the playoffs.
â€śIt was a great feeling,â€ť senior lineman Stephen Smith said. â€śWe worked really hard for the win. We played to the top of our game. It felt good coming out with a win.â€ť
In the past three high school golf seasons, Poteau senior Hannah Ward has won the last two Class 4A State Tournaments after being 4A state runner-up as a freshman, not to mention all the other junior golf honors that have come her way. So, it was really not a question of if Ward would sign to play college golf, but where.
Ward answered that question as she signed a golf letter of intent with the University of Arkansas-Little Rock on Wednesday morning in a signing ceremony at the high school.
â€śI'm very excited,â€ť Ward said. â€śI've always wanted to play Division I golf.â€ť