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February 18th, 2015

ORES State Tournaments begin for Hodgen teams, Shady Point girls

February 18, 2015

While the high school state basketball tournaments will not begin until next month for LeFlore County teams, they’re here for three other county teams.
Both Hodgen teams and the Shady Point Lady Warriors will be in the Organization of Rural Elementary Schools [ORES] State Tournament beginning Thursday in the Shawnee area.
In Division II, the ’Dogs will get a chance at some revenge in a quarterfinal contest against Liberty at noon Thursday at North Rock Creek School. Liberty beat Hodgen to end the Bulldogs’ season in 2014.

Several PYWC members qualify for state; Thornburg duo do likewise

February 18, 2015

TAHLEQUAH — There will be 15 Poteau wrestlers at this weekend's Oklahoma Kids Wrestling Association State Tournament at State Fair Arena in Oklahoma City.
The Poteau Youth Wrestling Club qualified 13 of its 20 members who wrestled at the OKWA Regional Tournament last weekend.
Two other Poteau wrestlers, Landon and Colby Thornburg, also qualified for state.

Sports Briefs

February 18, 2015

The LeFlore County Soccer Association will have practices starting Thursday, with games starting Feb. 28.
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The second annual Hungry Like the Wolf 5k/10k fun run/walk and two-mile walk will take place beginning at noon Saturday at Blues Park in Heavener. Race-day registration and packet pick-up will be from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m.
Packets may also be picked up from 3 to 4 p.m. Friday at Heavener High School.
The entry fee is $25 per runner.

February 17th

Carl Albert baseball team sweeps weekend series from Highland; Vikings’ road twinbill Wednesday against Bacone JV canceled, will return to action Tuesday at home against Paris

February 18, 2015

It was a banner weekend for Carl Albert State College’s baseball team as it won all four games in a home weekend series against Highland, Kan., at Ival Goodman Field.
The Vikings rallied to down the Scotties 9-6 in Saturday’s first game, then took Game 2 14-8.
On Friday, the Vikings swept both games, winning 11-7 in the opener and 7-6 in the nightcap.

CASC softball team goes 4-0 in own weekend festival; Wednesday’s home doubleheader with Coffeyville moved to 1 p.m. Thursday

February 18, 2015

The Carl Albert State College softball team went a perfect 4-0 during its two-day Carl Albert Festival on Friday and Saturday.
The Lady Vikings ended the two-day event with a 3-2 win over North Central Missouri and a 1-0 victory over Southwest Tennessee on Saturday after downing Southwest Tennessee 3-1 and North Central Missouri 2-0 on Friday.
Wednesday’s home doubleheader with Coffeyville, Kan., has been moved to 1 p.m. Thursday due to wet fields.

Whitesboro teams sweep district titles; Lady Bulldogs have dramatic rally in championship contest; both teams will play Thursday night against Pittsburg in Class B Regional Tournament in Bennington

February 18, 2015

MOYERS — The Whitesboro High School basketball teams swept the Class B District Tournament title games Saturday night with wins over Caney.
The Lady Bulldogs, who stayed alive in the playoffs with a 48-30 victory over the host team, Moyers, on Friday night, rallied from a third-quarter deficit to down the Lady Cougars 58-55 in the championship game.
The ’Dogs routed the Cougars 59-28 in their district title contest as both Whitesboro teams will play Thursday night against Pittsburg in Bennington in the Class B Regional Tournament.

Spiro teams sweep Poteau to celebrate homecoming

February 17, 2015

It was a happy homecoming for the Spiro High School basketball teams Friday night at the Spiro Multipurpose Gym as they swept their county rivals from Poteau on the hardwood.
For the third time this year, the Bulldogs took a close game and pulled away late to post a 65-56 victory over the Pirates. The Lady Bulldogs completed a sweep of the Lady Pirates as they posted a 47-38 win.

Friday’s High School Girls Basketball Roundup

February 17, 2015

HOWE — The Howe Lady Lions celebrated Senior Night with a 53-42 victory over the Quinton Lady Savages on Friday night at the Howe Gym.
The Lady Lions, leading 25-22 at halftime, outscored the Lady Savages 20-5 in the third quarter to take a 45-27 lead into the final period.
Heavener 46, Stigler 31: In Stigler, the Lady Wolves led 8-4 after a period, 21-14 at halftime and 35-26 after three periods.
Pocola 57, Hartshorne 35: In Hartshorne, trailing 15-12 after a period, the Lady Indians outscored the Lady Miners 16-3 in the second quarter to take a 28-18 halftime lead.

Friday’s High School Boys Basketball Roundup

February 17, 2015

WILBURTON — The Talihina Golden Tigers bounced back from last Tuesday night’s heartbreaking overtime loss to the Hartshorne Miners by routing the Wilburton Diggers 49-29 Friday night at the Wilburton Gym.
The Golden Tigers jumped out to a 10-4 lead after a quarter, only to see the Diggers cut the deficit to 21-17 at halftime.
In the third quarter, Talihina outscored Wilburton 18-8 to take a 39-25 lead into the final period.
Quinton 44, Howe 41: In Howe, the Savages jumped out to a 7-4 lead en route to a 20-12 halftime advantage to spoil Senior Night for the Lions.

High school playoffs will be in full swing by week’s end; column moving to Wednesdays beginning next week (UPDATED)

February 17, 2015

We’ll be in full-blown high school basketball playoff mode beginning on Thursday as the 23 remaining LeFlore County teams will be in postseason mode. Class A and B regional tournaments will begin on Thursday, loser’s-bracket action in the afternoon and winner’s-bracket contests at night.
The Class 2A playoffs will begin Friday night with elimination games in district tournaments at Howe, Talihina and Haworth as all losers will be ousted from the postseason parade. District titles games will be on Saturday night, with both teams advancing to the following week’s regional tournaments.

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