Archive - Sports Article
February 11th, 2014
A 13-point halftime deficit proved to be too much for the Carl Albert State College Lady Vikings to overcome as they lost 67-52 to the 11th-ranked Northeastern Oklahoma A&M Lady Norse in the first game of Saturday afternoon's doubleheader in Miami.
Four double-figure scorers and 51.8-percent shooting from the field proved to be the difference for the NEO Golden Norsemen in their 74-58 win over the Vikings.
The CASC teams played Monday night on the road against Northern Oklahoma College-Tonkawa.
SALLISAW â€” The Poteau High School basketball teams made the snowy trip to Sallisaw a profitable one as they picked up a pair of wins.
The Lady Pirates used a strong fourth quarter to rally past the Lady Black Diamonds for a 57-44 victory. A strong second half enabled the Pirates to get a 55-48 come-from-behind victory.
Saturday afternoon's road games at Broken Bow were canceled due to inclement weather. No make-up date has been set.
CAMERON â€” The Wister Wildcats got a much needed victory as they beat the Cameron Yellowjackets 69-58 on Saturday afternoon at the Cameron Gym.
The Wildcats got out to an 18-13 lead over the Yellowjackets after one period, and the visitors never lost their lead.
Talihina 58, Heavener 32: Friday night in Heavener, the Golden Tigers jumped out to an 18-10 lead after a period en route to a 38-19 halftime advantage.
Howe 48, Red Oak 47: Friday night in Howe, Howe's Chesly Hall hit his only basket of the game with 30 seconds left to put the Lions ahead at 48-47 lead.
CAMERON â€” The Cameron Lady Yellowjackets rallied in the fourth quarter to force overtime, then outscored the Lady Wildcats by a point to post a 42-41 come-from-behind victory Saturday afternoon at the Cameron Gym.
Trailing 29-26 after three periods, the Lady â€™Jackets outscored the Lady â€™Cats in the final period 9-6 to force overtime tied at 35.
In the extra period, Cameron outscored Wister 7-6 to complete the comeback.
Heavener 65, Talihina 51: Friday night in Heavener, the Lady Wolves doubled the Lady Golden Tigers in the opening period 14-7 and never lost the lead.
There will be a benefit coed softball tournament March 8 at the Poteau Area Recreational Complex.
The entry fee is $125 per team, which must follow the 7-3 rule â€” seven male, three female.
The deadline to enter is 6 p.m. March 5. T-shirts will be awarded to the champions.
Teams can hit three home runs per game during the tournament, with the ability to hit four more by purchasing them at $10 or to hit an unlimited number for $50.
Men will use any core 44 ball, while women may use any ball.
All proceeds will help fund expenses for the 2014 Poteau Lady Pirates track team.
SPIRO â€” There will be a 3-on-3 basketball tournament inside the Spiro Civic Center Gym on Feb. 15.
There will be six different age divisions â€” first-second grade boys and girls, third-fourth boys and girls and fifth-sixth grade boys and girls.
Entry fee is $40 per team.
Prizes will be awarded for first and second place in each category.
For additional information, call (918) 316-2093.
The Class A and B high school basketball playoffs will begin at the end of this week.
The Class 4A, 3A and 2A district assignments were announced by the Oklahoma Secondary Schools Activities Association on Thursday.
Poteau will travel to Broken Bow in two weeks for the Class 4A District Tournament.
Both Class 3A schools, Heavener and Spiro, were named district-tournament host sites. The Wolves will entertain Idabel in an Area IV district tournament, while the Bulldogs will welcome Westville in an Area II district tournament.
The Poteau Pirates and the Talihina Golden Tigers went farther than any of the LeFlore County teams.
The Pirates (12-2) made it to the Class 4A state title game and brought home a silver ball, while the Golden Tigers (13-1) made it to the Class A state semifinals.
Between the two teams, they have three All-Staters to the East team for the 2014 All-State Football Game, which will be Aug. 1.
Poteau quarterback Jace Pitchford and linebacker Carlos Aguilar made the East team.
For the second straight season, the Panama Razorbacks made the Class 2A state playoffs. This season, two players got top honors on the All-District 2A-6 Team.
Ryan Farrar was named the Offensive Lineman of the Year, while Gabe Harp was the Linebacker of the Year.
Eight other players made the All-District 2A-6 Team â€” Dakota Fout, Jarred Donaldson, Nikita Beshirs, Bobby Lotchleas, Trey Smith, Todd Cross, Ryan Shirey and Trey Byrd.
Editor's note: It was not known if any Pocola players made the All-District 2A-6 Team as no information was submitted to the Poteau Daily News as requested.
Carl Albert State College's season-opening baseball doubleheader that was scheduled for Saturday afternoon at Paris, Texas, will be played at 1:30 this afternoon to accommodate potential weather hazards.
The Vikings' home openers will be back-to-back twinbills at Ival Goodman Field against Highland Community College, Kan. Action will begin at noon both days.