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October 24th

Battle of Bulldogs Friday night for Spiro at Valliant

October 24, 2013

One thing will be for sure at the end of Friday night — the Bulldogs will win. The only question will be is the winning team from Spiro or Valliant.
Spiro (6-1 overall, 4-0 in District 3A-8 play) will visit Valliant (2-5, 2-2) at 7:30 p.m. Friday in a battle of Bulldogs.
Spiro is on a six-game winning streak since losing its season opener 32-14 to Vian. The local Bulldogs are entering coming off a 35-7 win over Heavener on Oct. 17 at Harvey Stadium. However, in Spiro coach Chris Bunch's opinion, it took a strong second half to pull away from the pesky Wolves.

Poteau Bandit League teams go 3-1 against Greenwood White; sixth-graders beat Greenwood White, Spiro

October 24, 2013

The Poteau Bandit League teams went 3-1 against Greenwood (Ark.) White in their regular-season finales on Saturday.
The third-graders posted a 19-6 victory, while the fourth-graders won 41-0. The sixth-graders not only beat Greenwood White 32-0, but later that night beat the Spiro Bulldogs 42-24 at McClain Stadium.
The only setback on the day came in the fifth-grade game, which was won by Greenwood White 32-6.
The playoffs have arrived for the locals, which will begin this Saturday.
The third-graders will be home to face the same Greenwood White team at 3 p.m. at Costner Stadium.

Panama has big 2A-6 game at home Friday with Hugo

October 24, 2013

An old adage says that the biggest game is the next one. That is so true for the Panama Razorbacks football team.
The Razorbacks (5-2, 3-1 in District 2A-6) will try to win their third straight game when they entertain the Hugo Buffaloes (5-2, 1-2) at 7:30 p.m. Friday at George Ollie Stadium. The winner will likely solidify a playoff game for Week 11.

Talihina not overlooking Haileyville on Friday night

October 24, 2013

Some would call Friday night's District A-6 road game against the Haileyville Warriors for the Talihina Golden Tigers a trap game, since the big district showdown takes place the following week at home against the Savanna Bulldogs. However, the Golden Tigers (7-0 overall, 3-0 in district play) are thinking anything but that about the winless Warriors (0-7, 0-3).

Senior defensive back says Pirates ready to bounce back Friday night at Muldrow

October 24, 2013

Last Thursday night was not a good one for the Poteau Pirates football team, which suffered its first defeat of the season in a loss to Tulsa Cascia Hall at Costner Stadium. However, Poteau senior defensive back Devin Anderson says the Pirates will bounce back Friday night on the road when they take on the Muldrow Bulldogs.

Youth hunters making memories that last a lifetime

October 24, 2013

Last weekend was the youth deer season and today's physical edition and e-edition have several pictures of youth hunters who were successful in taking a deer.
I do need to give a special thanks to Richard Parks of Clayton who was the official guide for my boys last weekend. His son, Butch, also got in on the guiding action and I greatly appreciate their time.
Have a great week!
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Sports Briefs

October 24, 2013

Buccaneer Basketball registration has begun. Registration forms can be picked up at Poteau City Hall from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.
Cost to register is $25 per player and deadline to enter is Friday. Anyone interested in coaching a team needs to contact Billy Bond at (918) 647-1939.
Also, coaches are needed for some of the league's teams. Four coaches are needed for girls teams in the first-second grade division and the fifth-sixth grade division.
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The Stars Basketball Tournament will take place Nov. 2-3 at the Spiro High School Multipurpose Gym.

October 23rd

Poteau JV beats McAlester, freshmen lose to end season; PKMS teams travel to McAlester Thursday; Broken Bow games will not be rescheduled

October 23, 2013

McALESTER — The Poteau Pirates junior varsity football team ended the season on a high note with a 14-12 win over the McAlester Buffaloes on Monday night at Hook-Eales Stadium.
However, the Poteau freshmen fell 40-20 in their season finale.
The Pansy Kidd Middle School teams will conclude their seasons Thursday at McAlester, with games beginning at 5 p.m. at Hook-Eales Stadium.
The Raiders' home games with Broken Bow that were canceled due to poor field conditions on Oct. 15 will not be rescheduled.

Arkoma in District C-4 showdown Friday night at Thackerville

October 23, 2013

The biggest game this season for the Arkoma Mustangs football team will take place at 7:30 p.m. Friday as they travel to meet Class C's fourth-ranked Thackerville Wildcats at Thackerville's Wildcat Stadium in a crucial District C-4 contest.
The Mustangs (4-2, 4-1 in district play) have won three straight games since losing a heart-breaking 43-42 game to the Maud Tigers on Sept. 20. Arkoma has beaten Sasakwa (81-32), Southwest Covenant (48-0) and Midway (65-28).

Can you give me a push?

October 23, 2013

A church deacon was sleeping comfortably during a very heavy rain storm when the door bell rang at 2 a.m. He staggered putting on his robe and slippers. Then, when he opened the front door, he encountered a very drunk man standing in the downpour. The drunkard asked him if he could give him a push. The deacon said no, then slammed the door in his face. He went back to bed and laid down.

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