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There's no doubt who the big winner was in the world of LeFlore County basketball â€” Mother Nature.
All games from Thursday through Saturday last week were canceled due to the wintry weather. Most of those games will be made up, although Wister's games at the Pick and Shovel Classic in Hartshorne will likely not be rescheduled.
Also, both Mother Nature and the rescheduled high school football playoffs have played havoc with this week's schedule as well.
The Poteau High School wrestling team will begin the 2013-14 season tonight in a road dual against Quinton beginning at 7 p.m.
Then, the Pirates will entertain the Van Buren (Ark.) Pointers in the home opener at 7 p.m. Thursday at Sherman Floyd Fieldhouse.
The Pirates will not have their full team quite yet due to several of them playing for the Pirates football team in Saturday afternoon's Class 4A state title game.
The good news is the Poteau Pirates and the Talihina Golden Tigers didn't lose this weekend on the gridiron. Of course, they didn't win, either.
The big winner this weekend in the world of high school football was Mother Nature. The wintry weather statewide made the Oklahoma Secondary Schools Activities Association cancel all the high school playoffs this weekend and essentially push the games to a week later â€” thus the Class 3A, 2A and A state title games will take place the weekend before Christmas.
This week's wintry weather has not only affected the high school football playoffs, but actually both the weather and the weather-related rescheduled high school football playoffs have made next week's tournaments do some tweaking of their schedules.
The Green Valley Conference Tournament, which was slated to begin Monday at Bokoshe Tigers Fieldhouse, will now begin Tuesday with the girls games due to weather conditions.
HARTFORD, Ark. â€” The Heavener Lady Wolves reached the title game of the Gary Ford Invitational on Wednesday night with a 68-23 rout of the host team from Hartford.
The rest of the tournament action for the week for both the Wolves and Lady Wolves have been rescheduled due to the inclement weather.
The Lady Wolves' title game will take place at noon Dec. 14 instead of this Saturday. The final game for the Wolves in the event will take place at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday.
HARTSHORNE â€” The Wister Lady Wildcats bounced back from Tuesday night's loss to Antlers to beat the Tushka Lady Tigers 35-29 in the consolation semifinals of the Pick and Shovel Classic.
The news wasn't as good for the Wildcats, who lost 41-26 to the Antlers Bearcats in the championship semifinals.
However, the rest of the tournament has been postponed due to the icy weather conditions that will be present the rest of the week.
Not only were the high school football playoffs affected by this week's icy weather, so, too, was the hoop schedule.
The rest of the week's slate of basketball games have been canceled or postponed due to inclement weather conditions.
The Poteau Lady Pirates will have to wait until next week to open their season as this week's Southeast Oklahoma Shootout at McAlester's Southeast Expo Center was postponed and may not be rescheduled. They will open their season next week in the Wilburton Tournament.
WILBURTON â€” A pair of LeFlore County basketball schools, Arkoma and Whitesboro, met each other on the hardwood Wednesday in the Eastern Oklahoma State College Classic at EOSC's Claud C. Dunlap Fieldhouse. It was an Arkoma sweep.
The Mustangs edged the Bulldogs 48-45 and the Lady Mustangs were too much for the Lady Bulldogs in a 53-31 victory in championship semifinals in the Blue Bracket.