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December 19th

Pocola girls fall to Wilburton

December 20, 2013

WILBURTON — A slow start doomed the Pocola Lady Indians in their 50-35 loss to the Wilburton Lady Diggers on Tuesday night.
The Lady Indians fell behind 14-3 after a period and could not overcome the deficit.

Local horse owner wins fourth straight Ran Ricks Jr. Memorial Award

December 19, 2013

OKLAHOMA CITY — Poteau resident Danny Caldwell won his fourth consecutive title as leading owner at Remington Park and his fifth Ran Ricks, Jr. Memorial Award overall.
Caldwell runners are trained at Remington Park by Federico Villafranco, together they posted 29 wins to win the owner title by 15 victories. Poindexter Thoroughbreds of Springfield, Mo. and Black Hawk Stable of Elk City finished in a tie for second with 14 wins each.

Late season deer hunting time is here

December 19, 2013

Christmas vacation is here for me and I am ready for some time off from work. I am even more excited to be able to pull out my Mathews and get back in a tree stand. Dan Carter and I are joining Butch Parks at our lease in Clayton.
We are planning on staying for several days and enjoy the peace and quiet of late season bow hunting. Wister baseball coach John McAlester, Brad McMillin and Kolton Lynn are going to join us for a day or two during the hunt.

December 18th

Poteau wrestlers get road dual victory over Quinton; Pirates hit the road Thursday night to McAlester, then have own two-day tournament Friday, Saturday

December 19, 2013

The Poteau Pirates wrestling team made it 2-for-2 in dual victories on the young season Tuesday night, picking up a 42-34 road win over the Quinton Savages.
The Pirates (2-0) won seven matches, all by pin.
So, the Pirates will take some momentum into the rest of a busy week. Poteau will be in another road dual at 7 p.m. Thursday against the McAlester Buffaloes at Brumley Gym. The junior high dual will take place at 6 p.m.
Then, Friday and Saturday will be the Poteau Tournament at Sherman Floyd Fieldhouse. Action will begin at 3 p.m. Friday and resume at approximately 10 a.m. Saturday.

Tuesday's High School Boys Basketball Roundup

December 19, 2013

HEAVENER — The Heavener Wolves won for the second straight game as they knocked off county rival Wister 54-35 in the latest battle for U.S. Highway 270 supremacy.
The Wolves jumped out to a 14-9 lead after one period and slowly increased their lead from there. Heavener led 28-17 at halftime and took a 43-27 lead into the final quarter.
Arkoma 64, Panama 47: In Arkoma, the Mustangs, who led 18-12 after a quarter, put the game away with a 16-4 second period to take a 34-16 lead at halftime.

Tuesday's High School Girls Basketball Roundup

December 19, 2013

ARKOMA — On Saturday night at Panama, the Arkoma Lady Mustangs beat the homestanding Lady Razorbacks 63-58 to win the 2013 Green Valley Conference Tournament.
The same two teams met Tuesday night at the Arkoma Gym. Again, it was the Lady Mustangs prevailing as they downed the Lady ’Backs 68-50 in a title-game rematch.
The Lady Mustangs jumped out to a 19-14 lead after a quarter, but used a 17-6 second period to take control of the game to take a 36-20 lead into the locker room at halftime.

Pocola teams lose third-place games at CNT; host Talihina girls fall in seventh-place game to Sallisaw-Central

December 18, 2013

TALIHINA — It was a rough end to the three-day stay for three LeFlore County basketball teams at the 2013 Choctaw Nation Tournament on Saturday on Chris Gillespie Court at Ray Henson Gymnasium.
Both Pocola teams suffered third-place game losses as the Lady Indians lost 45-37 to Antlers, while the Indians suffered a 56-46 setback to the Kingston Redskins.
The host Talihina Lady Golden Tigers suffered a loss to the Sallisaw-Central Lady Tigers in the first game of the day for seventh place. No final score was available, and no more information was reported.

December 17th

Howe teams sweep Pocola

December 18, 2013

HOWE — Despite foul problems, the Howe Lions, thanks to a torrid fourth quarter, kept their unbeaten record intact as they beat the Pocola Indians 55-40 Monday night at the Howe Gym.
The Lady Lions handled the Lady Indians 65-34 in the first game of the night.

Monday's High School Boys Basketball Roundup

December 18, 2013

McCURTAIN — The Leflore Savages got their 10th win of the season Monday night, beating the homestanding McCurtain Bulldogs 61-54.
The Savages led 17-10 after a period and never lost the lead.
Leflore will be idle until 7:30 p.m. Saturday when they will play the winner of Thursday night's Howe-Cave Springs game for the Gold Bracket title of the Eastern Oklahoma State College Classic at EOSC's Claud C. Dunlap Fieldhouse.

Monday's High School Girls Basketball Roundup

December 18, 2013

McCURTAIN — Despite a slow start, the Leflore Lady Savages were able to hang on for a 53-50 road win over the McCurtain Lady Bulldogs on Monday night.
Trailing 13-4 after a period, the Lady Savages outscored the Lady Bulldogs 18-4 in the second quarter for a 22-17 halftime lead.
After McCurtain regained the lead at 34-33 at the end of the third quarter, Leflore outscored the hosts 20-16 in the final period to get the come-from-behind road win.

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