Archive - 2014 - Sports Article
The pop music group Genesis had a song in 1986 called â€śThrowing it All Away.â€ť
Here 28 years later, thatâ€™s basically what the Oklahoma Sooners did in their 38-35 overtime loss to the Oklahoma State Cowboys on Saturday at Owen Field.
It was clear the Sooners (8-4 overall, 5-4 in Big 12 play) controlled the game until that last minute of regulation when OSUâ€™s Tyreek Hill returned a punt 92 yards for a touchdown for the Cowboys (6-6, 4-5) to tie the game at 35. That was a play that would not have happened had coach Bob Stoops not made the decision he did.
The first of the back-to-back tournament weeks now has passed us by, but that leaves this weekâ€™s busy tournament week.
This week will be the third annual Green Valley Conferenece Tournament at Cameron, which began Monday.
Later this week, the Choctaw Nation Tournament will begin its three-day run in Talihina featuring the host Talihina teams and Pocolaâ€™s teams. Those same three days, the Poteau and Spiro teams will be at the Wilburton Tournament, while the Whitesboro teams will be at the inaugural First National Bank Classic at McAlesterâ€™s Southeast Expo Center.
PANAMA â€” The Panama High School basketball teams split their homecoming games Friday night with Cameron. The Lady Razorbacks held off the Lady Yellowjackets 52-49, but the â€™Jackets stung the Hogs 90-70.
In the girls contest, the Lady Razorbacks, who got the first win for new coach Billy Leaptrot, trailed 9-5 after a period, but outscored the Lady Yellowjackets in the second period by seven points, 18-11, to take a 23-20 lead at halftime.
NORMAN â€” The Oklahoma State Cowboys entered Saturday afternoon's Bedlam game at a chilly, drizzly Owen Field on a five-game losing streak. In order to become bowl eligible, the Pokes had to beat their Bedlam rival Oklahoma Sooners on their field â€” and that's exactly what they did.
WILBURTON â€” After the Howe Lions and the Whitesboro Lady Bulldogs won team trophies on Friday at the 2014 Eastern Oklahoma State College Classic at Claud C. Dunlap Fieldhouse, six more LeFlore County teams followed suit later before the weekend ended.
HARTFORD, Ark. â€” The Heavener Lady Wolves ended their weekend on a high note as they routed Umpire, Ark., 71-21 on Saturday afternoon to win the third-place game of the Gary Ford Invitational.
HARTSHORNE â€” The Wister High School basketball teams split their consolation finals Saturday afternoon at the Pick and Shovel Classic. The Wildcats beat the Morris Eagles 59-53 to win the consolation championship, but the Lady Wildcats lost 61-55 in their consolation championship to the host Hartshorne Lady Miners.
PANAMA â€” Archrivals Pocola and Panama split their high school basketball games Thursday night at the Panama Gym. The Lady Indians won the girls game 60-46, but the Razorbacks prevailed in the boys contest 55-50 for their first win for new coach Wes Tackett.
In the girls game, the Lady Indians jumped out to an 11-7 lead after a period en route to a 28-14 lead at halftime.