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January 10th, 2015
VIAN â€” The Poteau Pirates wrestling team posted a 43-33 victory on the Vian Wolverines, handing the host team its first loss of the season in 11 duals.
The Pirates, along with Talihina's four wrestlers, will be in the McAlester Tournament this weekend.
The Hodgen Bulldogs and the Howe Lions, as well as the Fanshawe Lady Grizzlies and the Cameron Lady Yellowjackets reached Friday afternoonâ€™s consolation finals with Thursday wins at the Shady Point Gym in the 2015 LeFlore County Junior High Tournament.
The â€™Dogs got past the Talihina Golden Tigers 43-33, while the Lions beat last yearâ€™s champions, the Monroe Eagles, 38-25.
Both the Lady Grizzlies and Lady â€™Jackets won three-point games, as Fanshawe got past LCT host Shady Point 28-25 and Cameron edged Wister 26-23.
Thursdayâ€™s games at the Spiro Multipurpose Gym set up Saturday afternoonâ€™s match-ups at Carl Albert State Collegeâ€™s Mick Thompson Fieldhouse for fifth place in the 2015 LeFlore County Junior High Tournament.
The girlsâ€™ fifth-place game will pit the Poteau/Pansy Kidd Middle School Lady Raiders against the Hodgen Lady Bulldogs at 1:30 p.m. Saturday at CASC. The Lady Raiders survived a late Leflore rally to down the Lady Savages 34-28, while the Lady Bulldogs defeated the Whitesboro Lady Bulldogs 31-25.
The Talihina High School wrestling team, all four members strong, will begin its season in this weekendâ€™s McAlester Tournament at Brumley Gym. Action today will begin at 5 p.m., with the final day of matches commencing at approximately 11 a.m. Saturday. They will be joined locally at the two-day event by the Poteau Pirates, who wrestled in Thursday nightâ€™s dual at Vian.
The Golden Tigers return their lone state qualifier of a season ago, Domnick Shedd, who will be at 195 pounds.
The Poteau Pirates Quarterback Club will have a fundraising Frito chili pie dinner from 11 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. Sunday at the Bob Lee Kidd Civic Center. The dinner is $5 per person.
There will also be a pie auction as well as tickets being sold for a drawing for a Colt rifle.
All proceeds will help fund future expenses for the Poteau Pirates Quarterback Club.
For additional information, call Paul Wilson at (918) 839-7228 or Jerry Pitchford at (918) 721-9878.
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At least one of the 2015 LeFlore County Junior High Tournament host teams still has a shot at some hardware.
The Shady Point Lady Warriors, the host team, made it to Thursdayâ€™s consolation semifinals with a 28-26 victory over the Panama Lady Razorbacks in Wednesdayâ€™s consolation quarterfinals at the Shady Point Gym.
The Wister Lady Wildcats were the other girls team at this site to win their consolation quarterfinal, rallying to down Arkoma 37-29.
Four local teams kept their stay at the 2015 LeFlore County Junior High Tournament going for at least one more day during Wednesdayâ€™s action at the Spiro Multipurpose Gym.
The Howe Lions got past the Fanshawe Grizzlies 38-22, while the Monroe Eagles, last yearâ€™s champions, stayed alive as they held off the Leflore Savages 24-21.
On the girlsâ€™ side, the Fanshawe Lady Grizzlies defeated the Monroe Lady Eagles 25-16, while the Cameron Lady Yellowjackets beat the Pocola Lady Indians 31-25.
TALIHINA â€” The Howe Lions opened the second half of the basketball season in fine fashion as they nipped the Talihina Golden Tigers 41-40 Tuesday night on Chris Gillespie Court at Ray Henson Gymnasium.
The Lions trailed 14-10 after a period, but outscored the Golden Tigers 15-8 in the second quarter to take a 25-22 halftime lead.
Leading 35-29 entering the final period, the Lions had to withstand a fourth-quarter rally by the Golden Tigers, who outscored them 11-6 in the final eight minutes but the comeback rally fell short.
POCOLA â€” The Panama Lady Razorbacks rallied from a first-quarter deficit to down their archrivals, the Pocola Lady Indians, 48-44 in overtime Tuesday night at the Pocola Gym.
Trailing 13-7 after a period and 23-17 at halftime, the Lady Razorbacks outscored the Lady Indians 15-10 in the third quarter and 9-8 in the final period to tie the game at 41 at the end of regulation.
In overtime, Panama outscored Pocola 7-3 to complete the comeback.