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In 1965, the Poteau Pirates were Class 2A district champs. The Pirates were lead by the late Dr. Mike Logan, who was injured early in the year. Chris Conn won most of the games in the middle of the year, but Logan came back in the last couple of games and led them into the state semifinals. The Pirates lost to Broken Bow, which then lost to Clinton in the state championship. That was the first time that I had ever heard of Clinton. It seems like every year since, either Ada or Clinton hoisted the gold ball. It was not until 1988-89 the Pirates started making deep runs into the playoffs.
ARKOMA â€” Nov. 15, 2013. That date will be forever etched into the record books at Arkoma High School. It's the date that the Mustangs won their first-ever playoff game when they mercy ruled the Timberlake Tigers 70-24 in the opening round of the Class C playoffs Friday night at Mustang Field. It was quite a special night.
â€śIt was really great just being part of the football team that got the [first playoff] win,â€ť junior running back Tyree Nolden said. â€śIt will be on the wall forever. It will never be washed away. It felt nice.â€ť
Red Oak 58, Leflore 41
Howe 65, Panola 22
Red Oak 70, Leflore 34
Howe 75, Panola 23
Green Valley Junior High Conference Tournament
Wister 49, Arkoma 23
Howe 32, Panama 29, OT
cameron 41, Bokoshe 28
Keota def. McCurtain
Wister 31, Keota 17
Howe def. Bokoshe
McCurtain 31, Arkoma 27
Cameron def. Panama
Although he was a Poteau Pirate for one year, Jay Werner, whose father, Greg, is now leading the Pirates into the Class 4A state quarterfinals, is representing LeFlore County at Northeastern State University in Tahlequah, where he was a deep snapper on punts for the RiverHawks.
NSU went 2-8, although beating archrival Central Oklahoma 45-38 last weekend to keep possession of the President's Cup for at least another year. Needless to say, Werner's first fall season was a rough one to endure, but he did find at least one silver lining in a cloud.
CAMERON â€” It was a happy homecoming for the Cameron High School basketball teams Monday night as they swept their games against Panola.
The Yellowjackets began the night with a 66-41 win over the Bearcats, then the Lady â€™Jackets did likewise with a 51-14 victory over the Lady â€™Cats.
MUSKOGEE â€” A pair of double-figure scoring nights by Carl Albert State College's Kasuela Cooper and Alyssa Banks helped the Lady Vikings run their winning streak to five games with a 72-42 victory over the Bacone College junior varsity Monday night at the Palmer Center.
Mairega Clark's basket with 3.5 seconds left proved to be the difference for the Vikings in their 71-70 victory over the Warriors.
The Cameron Yellowjackets are off and running on a three-game winning streak, which reached four by the time this is read this morning since they defeated the Panola Bearcats for a homecoming victory Monday night.
Since losing their season opener Nov. 4 at home to Howe, the â€™Jackets have beaten McCurtain, Wister, Hartford, Ark., and now Panola for a four-game winning streak under new coach Jeremy Williams.
NORMAN â€” For Oklahoma Sooners fans who were in attendance at Saturday's Senior Day home finale against Iowa State at Owen Field, I'm sure they might have been getting a bit worried as the first half wore on, despite all being well with a 48-10 victory.
DURANT â€” Collin County, Texas, finished the game on a decisive 24-7 run which proved to be the difference for the Lone Star State team in a 76-54 win over the Carl Albert State College Vikings on Friday night at Southeastern Oklahoma State University's Bloomer Sullivan Fieldhouse.
The Lady Vikings and Vikings both played on Monday night on the road against the Bacone College junior varsity in Muskogee.