Archive - 2014 - Sports Article
WISTER â€” The Heavener Wolves returned to action after more than a week off and won their second game in a row, downing the Wister Wildcats 45-35 Tuesday night at the Wister Gym.
The Wolves jumped out to a 12-7 lead after a period, which became a 24-14 halftime advantage.
Panama 76, Arkoma 43: In Panama, the Razorbacks outscored the Mustangs in every period, leading 20-13 after a period, 37-23 at halftime and 54-35 going into the final quarter.
PANAMA â€” The Arkoma Lady Mustangs bounced back from their heart-breaking loss to Howe in Saturday nightâ€™s Green Valley Conference Tournament title game by picking up a big road win Tuesday night, downing conference rival Panama 60-58.
Trailing 12-11 after a period, the Lady Mustangs outscored the Lady Razorbacks 16-13 in the second quarter to take a 27-25 halftime lead.
Thanks to an 18-13 third period, Arkoma took a 45-38 lead into the final quarter, but the Lady â€™Backs outscored the Lady Mustangs 20-15 in the fourth quarter but the rally fell short.
As I look back on the 2014 high school football season, I happen to think it was rather successful.
Of the eight teams, four made the playoffs â€” Poteau (Class 4A), Spiro (Class 3A), Panama (Class 2A) and Talihina (Class A).
Two of them, Panama and Talihina, got into the second round, with the Golden Tigers making another state semifinal appearance.
So, I just want to say congratulations to you four teams.
All-District Teams Needed
As you see, todayâ€™s edition has the All-District 4A-4 Team story, and I have the information for the All-District B-4 Team story for later this month.
For the second straight football season, the Poteau Pirates were a playoff team as well as enjoyed their third consecutive winning season.
The Pirates, who were 6-5 overall and 5-2 in District 4A-4, had 10 players make the 2014 All-District 4A-4 Team.
â€śWe had a good group of seniors,â€ť Poteau coach Greg Werner said. â€śIâ€™m very proud of them for the work they did. Iâ€™m happy for them, all 19 of them.â€ť
Editorâ€™s note: Look for more local all-district stories throughout the rest of this month. The Poteau Daily News needs the All-District 3A-8, 2A-6 and A-8 all-district teams.
The Poteau Pirates wrestling team won its home-opening dual Monday night at Sherman Floyd Fieldhouse, pinning a 66-16 loss on the visiting Quinton Savages.
The Pirates will be off until their own two-day tournament, which will be Friday and Saturday at Sherman Floyd Fieldhouse. Action on Friday will begin at 5 p.m., with matches resuming at 11 a.m. Saturday.
CLEVELAND, Okla. â€” The Poteau junior high wrestling team finished fourth out of 20 teams in the season-opening Cleveland Tournament, which took place Friday and Saturday.
Six wrestlers placed individually, with four of them coming in runners-up.
HOWE â€” The Howe High School basketball teams, fresh off sweeping the titles at last week's Green Valley Conference Tournament, picked up right where they left off.
The Lady Lions and Lions swept Monday night's home games with Pocola at the Howe Gym. The Lady Lions prevailed 49-29 over the Lady Indians, while the Lions beat the Indians 60-44.
TALIHINA â€” At least one LeFlore County basketball team left Chris Gillespie Court at Ray Henson Gymnasium with a trophy on the final day of the Choctaw Nation Invitation Tournament.
The Pocola Lady Indians outlasted the Kingston Lady Redskins 52-51 in overtime to win the consolation championship.
The other three local teams all lost their trophy games. The Pocola Indians lost 53-49 to the Antlers Bearcats in the consolation championship.
McALESTER â€” The Whitesboro Bulldogs had a rough ending to the first-ever First National Bank Classic at the Southeast Expo Center. The â€™Dogs lost 60-51 in the third-place game Saturday after losing 57-52 to eventual champion Calera in Friday night's championship semifinals.
The Lady Bulldogs suffered a 53-47 loss to Pittsburg in the consolation championship Saturday afternoon.
The Spiro Lady Bulldogs had a successful start to their basketball season as they won the Wilburton Tournament, downing the Stigler Lady Panthers 40-37 in Saturday nightâ€™s title game at the Wilburton Gym. The Lady Bulldogs reached the championship with a 40-36 victory over the host Wilburton Lady Diggers on Friday night.
The Poteau Lady Pirates and the Red Oak Eagles also claimed hardware on Saturday afternoon, each winning their consolation championship games. The Lady Pirates rallied to beat the Hartshorne Lady Miners 53-35, while the Eagles held off the Eufaula Ironheads 52-45.