Archive - Sports Article
February 12th, 2014
The Spiro High School basketball teams came to Sherman Floyd Fieldhouse on Tuesday night and left with a sweep of county rival Poteau. The Lady Bulldogs prevailed 61-56 over the Lady Pirates, while the â€™Dogs rallied from a first-quarter deficit to post a 66-48 win over the Pirates.
WHITESBORO â€” In a battle of two of Class B's top-10 ranked teams, the eighth-ranked Whitesboro Bulldogs edged the seventh-ranked Leflore Savages 44-41 Tuesday night.
Trailing 34-26 after three periods, the Bulldogs outscored the Savages in the final quarter 18-7 to get the come-from-behind victory.
Cameron 75, Bokoshe 61: In Cameron, trailing 47-44 after three quarters, the Yellowjackets outscored the Tigers in the final period 31-14 to get the comeback victory.
CAMERON â€” The Bokoshe Lady Tigers ended the regular season on a high note as they posted a 67-53 road win over the Cameron Lady Yellowjackets on Tuesday night.
The Lady Tigers jumped out to an 18-12 lead after a period and slowly increased their lead throughout the game.
Whitesboro 48, Leflore 21: In Whitesboro, the Lady Bulldogs jumped out to a 16-7 lead after a period and never looked back, including holding the Lady Savages scoreless in the third quarter.
Arkoma 52, Quinton 47: In Arkoma, the Lady Mustangs jumped out to a 12-7 lead after a period and never relinquished their advantage.
CHECOTAH â€” The Poteau Pirates wrestling team suffered a 48-30 loss to the Checotah Wildcats on Monday night.
The Pirates did win the junior high dual 49-9 over the Wildcats.
The Pirates will welcome three Talihina wrestlers and the McAlester Buffaloes for a Senior Night triangular beginning at 5:30 p.m. Thursday at Sherman Floyd Fieldhouse before the Poteau basketball teams entertain Stilwell for games beginning at 7 p.m. Senior Night festivities will begin at 5 p.m.
Seven of the 26 LeFlore County high school basketball teams are ranked in the latest polls released at www.ossaarankings.com.
Five of those seven teams are boys teams. Spiro is third in Class 3A, while Howe is seventh and Talihina 11th in Class 2A.
In Class B boys,. Leflore is seventh and Whitesboro eighth, and those two teams met Tuesday night in Whitesboro.
Two girls teams are ranked. Spiro is 12th in Class 3A, while Howe is 10th in Class 2A.
PARIS, Texas â€” Under chilly weather conditions, the Carl Albert State College baseball team opened its 2014 season by suffering a pair of close losses to Paris Junior College by scores of 3-0 and 3-1.
The Vikings will have their home-opening series this weekend at Ival Goodman Field as they will play Highland Community College from Kansas. The teams will play a single nine-inning beginning at 2 p.m. Friday, then play a noon doubleheader â€” a nine-inning game and a seven-inning game â€” on Saturday, then wrap up the series with a single nine-inning game at noon Sunday.
PANAMA â€” The Panama Lady Razorbacks were able to get a home win over the Cameron Lady Yellowjackets on Monday night at the Panama Gym, posting a 58-36 victory.
The Lady â€™Backs jumped out to a 13-8 lead and slowly increased the lead throughout the game.
Arkoma 71, Bokoshe 51: In Bokoshe, the Lady Mustangs jumped out to a 13-10 lead after a period en route to a 30-21 halftime advantage.
After the Lady Tigers cut the deficit to 43-36 after three periods, Arkoma outscored Bokoshe 28-15 in the final quarter to preserve the win.
BOKOSHE â€” The Arkoma Mustangs proved to be too much to corral for the Bokoshe Tigers as the Mustangs beat the Tigers 59-33 Monday night at Bokoshe Tigers Fieldhouse.
The Mustangs jumped out to a 10-3 lead after a period en route to a 27-8 halftime lead, not allowing the Tigers a field goal until the waning minutes of the second period.
Cameron 69, Panama 54: Monday night in Panama, the Yellowjackets jumped out to a 19-6 lead after a period, but had to withstand a late rally by the Razorbacks as the Hogs outscored the â€™Jackets 22-16 in the final quarter.
Myeisha Williams' 17-point effort was not enough for the Carl Albert State College Lady Vikings as they fell 74-66 to the Northern Oklahoma College-Tonkawa Lady Mavericks in the first game of Monday night's Oklahoma Collegiate Athletic Conference doubleheader in Tonkawa.
A career-high of 18 points from Hydro sophomore Taylor Rains wasn't enough for the Vikings in their 77-72 loss to the Mavericks.
The CASC teams will return home Thursday night to entertain Seminole State at Mick Thompson Fieldhouse. The women's contest will begin at 6 p.m., followed by the men's game at 8 p.m.
It's hard to believe that the high school basketball playoffs have arrived. It just seemed like the season got started.
The Class A and B playoffs will begin at the end of the week. The complete schedule for the LeFlore County teams is listed at the end of this column.
Look for Rankings in Wednesday's Edition
Because today's edition was printed at 3 p.m. Monday, the high school rankings had not been released by www.ossaarankings.com. I'll list them in Wednesday's edition.
Spiro at Poteau, 6:30 and 8 p.m.
Bokoshe at Cameron, 6:30 and 8 p.m.