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November 12th, 2013
GREENWOOD, Ark. â€” For the second straight season, the sixth-grade Poteau Bandit League football team went through undefeated at 10-0 â€” as the team did so a season ago as fifth-graders going 9-0. However, this time it took a late score, and a bit of trickery, to get the second title.
Mason Barcheers ran for a 6-yard touchdown and Wade Hall kicked the conversion with 1:32 left in the game as the sixth-graders defeated Union Christian Academy from Fort Smith, Ark., 14-6 Saturday afternoon to win the Bandit Bowl.
Technically, the Poteau Pirates are tri-champions of District 4A-4 with Tulsa Cascia Hall and Sallisaw. The Pirates got a big boost from one of their archrivals, the Black Diamonds, on Friday night. Their win over Fort Gibson threw the race into a three-way tie. The Pirates had the tie breaker due to district points as they outdistanced Cascia Hall and Sallisaw, who finished as the second- and third-seeded teams, respectfully.
Thursday night, the Pirates traveled to S.E. Williams Stadium in Tulsa, where they faced the Tulsa Rogers Ropers.
STILLWATER â€” Saturday afternoon's game at Boone Pickens Stadium had the phrase â€śtrap gameâ€ť written all over it. The weekend before, the Oklahoma State Cowboys won a big road Big 12 game against Texas Tech. This upcoming weekend is a road game at Texas, followed by a home game Nov. 23 against league-leading Baylor.
So, it might have been understandable that in Saturday's 42-6 victory, the Pokes (8-1 overall, 5-1 in Big 12 play) may have looked a bit lethargic in beating the Kansas Jayhawks (2-7, 0-6).
HOWE â€” The Howe Lions were successful in opening their home basketball season Friday night as they handled the Wister Wildcats 70-35 at the Howe Gym.
The Lions clawed their way to a 16-4 lead after a period and never looked back.
Leflore boys 67, Clayton 39: In Leflore, the Savages jumped out to an 18-9 lead after a quarter en route to a 41-15 halftime advantage.
Leflore girls 59, Clayton 42: In Leflore, the Lady Savages made it 3-for-3 on the season as they jumped out to a 12-4 lead after one period and never relinquished their advantage.
After a full week of high school basketball in LeFlore County, several teams are off to fast starts.
Both Howe and Leflore teams are 3-0, while the Whitesboro Bulldogs are 2-0.
The Whitesboro Lady Bulldogs got their first win Friday night, while last Tuesday night the Wister Lady Wildcats picked up win No. 1 on the season. Also on Friday night, the Cameron Yellowjackets picked up their first victory of the season, getting a road win at McCurtain.
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The Carl Albert State College Lady Vikings rallied from a four-point halftime deficit and wonÂ theirÂ third game in three daysÂ to improve to 4-1 overallÂ in their 86-74 win over host North Arkansas in the second and final day of the North Arkansas Classic on Saturday afternoon in Harrison, Ark.
North Arkansas led 40-36 at halftime.
In the second half, the Lady Vikings' offense exploded to outscore the Lady Pioneers 50-34 to rally back and come away withÂ the win.
HOWE â€” The Howe Lady Lions handled the Wister Lady Wildcats 66-33 in Friday night's home opener at the Howe Gym.
The Lady Lions jumped out to a 23-4 lead after a period and never looked back.
Whitesboro 44, Kinta 31: In Whitesboro, the Lady Bulldogs got their first win of the season.
Trailing 7-4 after a quarter, Whitesboro outscored Kinta 17-8 to take a 21-15 halftime lead and never trailed again.
McCurtain 48, Cameron 45: In McCurtain, trailing 36-30 after a three periods, the Lady Bulldogs outscored the Lady Yellowjackets 18-9 in the fourth quarter to get the come-from-behind win.