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February 10th

Benefit softball tournament March 8

February 10, 2014

There will be a benefit coed softball tournament March 8 at the Poteau Area Recreational Complex.
The entry fee is $125 per team, which must follow the 7-3 rule — seven male, three female.
The deadline to enter is 6 p.m. March 5. T-shirts will be awarded to the champions.
Teams can hit three home runs per game during the tournament, with the ability to hit four more by purchasing them at $10 or to hit an unlimited number for $50.
Men will use any core 44 ball, while women may use any ball.
All proceeds will help fund expenses for the 2014 Poteau Lady Pirates track team.

February 9th

Spiro to have basketball tournament Feb. 15

February 9, 2014

SPIRO — There will be a 3-on-3 basketball tournament inside the Spiro Civic Center Gym on Feb. 15.
There will be six different age divisions — first-second grade boys and girls, third-fourth boys and girls and fifth-sixth grade boys and girls.
Entry fee is $40 per team.
Prizes will be awarded for first and second place in each category.
For additional information, call (918) 316-2093.

Class 4A, 3A, 2A district assignments announced by OSSAA

February 9, 2014

The Class A and B high school basketball playoffs will begin at the end of this week.
The Class 4A, 3A and 2A district assignments were announced by the Oklahoma Secondary Schools Activities Association on Thursday.
Poteau will travel to Broken Bow in two weeks for the Class 4A District Tournament.
Both Class 3A schools, Heavener and Spiro, were named district-tournament host sites. The Wolves will entertain Idabel in an Area IV district tournament, while the Bulldogs will welcome Westville in an Area II district tournament.

Poteau duo, Talihina lineman make All-State Football Team; Pirate WR, Spiro LB, Talihina lineman All-Staters by Class, All-State alternates

February 9, 2014

The Poteau Pirates and the Talihina Golden Tigers went farther than any of the LeFlore County teams.
The Pirates (12-2) made it to the Class 4A state title game and brought home a silver ball, while the Golden Tigers (13-1) made it to the Class A state semifinals.
Between the two teams, they have three All-Staters to the East team for the 2014 All-State Football Game, which will be Aug. 1.
Poteau quarterback Jace Pitchford and linebacker Carlos Aguilar made the East team.

Two Panama football players get top honors from District 2A-6

February 9, 2014

For the second straight season, the Panama Razorbacks made the Class 2A state playoffs. This season, two players got top honors on the All-District 2A-6 Team.
Ryan Farrar was named the Offensive Lineman of the Year, while Gabe Harp was the Linebacker of the Year.
Eight other players made the All-District 2A-6 Team — Dakota Fout, Jarred Donaldson, Nikita Beshirs, Bobby Lotchleas, Trey Smith, Todd Cross, Ryan Shirey and Trey Byrd.
Editor's note: It was not known if any Pocola players made the All-District 2A-6 Team as no information was submitted to the Poteau Daily News as requested.

CASC baseball at Paris moved to today

February 9, 2014

Carl Albert State College's season-opening baseball doubleheader that was scheduled for Saturday afternoon at Paris, Texas, will be played at 1:30 this afternoon to accommodate potential weather hazards.
The Vikings' home openers will be back-to-back twinbills at Ival Goodman Field against Highland Community College, Kan. Action will begin at noon both days.

February 8th

ORES playoffs begin for LeFlore County schools today, but Division III games canceled

February 8, 2014

While the Class A and B playoffs will not get started until the end of next week, for four LeFlore County schools — Fanshawe, Hodgen, Monroe and Shady Point — their postseason will begin today with the Organization of Rural Elementary Schools (ORES) playoffs.
Hodgen's teams are in the Division II playoffs, with the Lady Bulldogs playing Krebs at 11 this morning at McAlester's Frink-Chambers Middle School, with the winner playing the Moffett-Liberty winner at 7 p.m. Monday at Liberty School.

February 7th

Poteau wrestlers handle Greenwood

February 8, 2014

GREENWOOD, Ark. — Although it was not a dual, the Poteau Pirates wrestling team handled Greenwood in six matches.
Poteau won five of the six matches as Landon Daily (113 pounds), Rae Hendrix (120), Devin Anderson (126), Roderick Hornbuckle (145) and Daylon Brewton (heavyweight) all won by pin.
The Pirates will return to action Monday night at Checotah.
The junior high dual will begin at 6 p.m., followed by the high school dual at 7 p.m.

Thursday's High School Boys Basketball Roundup (UPDATED WITH SATURDAY CANCELATIONS)

February 7, 2014

HEAVENER — The Heavener Wolves picked up a much needed win, beating the Wilburton Diggers 53-47 on Thursday at the Heavener Gym.
The Wolves jumped out to a 22-10 lead after a period to take control of the game.
Whitesboro 64, Panola 22: In Panola, the Bulldogs jumped out to a 12-7 lead after one period, extended the advantage to 34-9 at halftime and took a 52-14 lead into the final period.
McCurtain 73, Bokoshe 48: In McCurtain, the Bulldogs, who led 17-10 after a period, outscored the Tigers 22-6 in the second half to take a 39-17 lead at halftime.

Thursday's High School Girls Basketball Roundup (UPDATED WITH SATURDAY CANCELATIONS)

February 7, 2014

McCURTAIN — A second-half rally propeled the Bokoshe Lady Tigers to a 66-61 road win over the McCurtain Lady Bulldogs on Thursday night.
Down 34-31 at halftime, the Lady Tigers outscored the Lady Bulldogs 35-27 in the second half to get the come-from-behind victory.
Whitesboro 48, Panola 18: In Panola, the Lady Bulldogs jumped out to a 15-5 lead after a period and never looked back.
Wilburton 76, Heavener 40: In Heavener, the Lady Diggers got off to a fast start, leading 17-6 after a period.

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