Archive - Sports Article
January 30th, 2015
Four LeFlore County high school football players and a coach got the ultimate honor earlier this month when they were named to the East All-State Football Team for the 2015 All-State Game, which will take place July 31 in the Tulsa metropolitan area to cap off All-State Week.
Behind 48.1-percent shooting from the field and four double-figure scorers, the Carl Albert State College Lady Vikings won 86-80 over the Redlands Community College Lady Cougars on Thursday night at Mick Thompson Fieldhouse.
Getting 18 points from Markell French wasnâ€™t enough for the Vikings in their 74-68 loss to the Cougars in Thursday nightâ€™s second contest.
The CASC teams will return to action Monday night with home games against Northeastern Oklahoma A&M College at Mick Thompson Fieldhouse. The womenâ€™s game will be at 6 p.m., followed by the menâ€™s contest at 8 p.m.Â
Friday nightâ€™s Cameron High School basketball games at McCurtain were canceled due to illness.
The games will be made up next Friday night, with the girls playing at 6:30 p.m. and the boys at 8 p.m.
Tuesdayâ€™s Cameron home games with Howe that were canceled due to illness will be played Monday night in Cameron, with the girls contest at 6:30 p.m. and the boys game at 8 p.m.
The Panama Razorbacks football team finished third in District 2A-6 and made it to the second round of the Class 2A playoffs. For their success, the Razorbacks garnered three special awards from the district.
Panama defensive end Ben Whiteaker was named the Defensive Player of the Year for District 2A-6, while quarterback Andy Burris was named the districtâ€™s Co-Offensive Back of the Year and quarterback/cornerback Tristan Thompson was named the 2A-6â€™s Co-Newcomer of the Year.
Four other Hogs and four Pocola Indians were named to the first team of the All-District 2A-6 Team.
The LeFlore County Soccer Associationâ€™s spring 2015 registration is now opened. Registration closes Monday. There will be a coaches meeting is Feb. 17.
Practices will start the week of Feb. 19, 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 Feb. 21 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 ninth annual Junior He-Man Punt, Pass and Kick Competition will take place at high noon Saturday at â€śThe Jody Ray Sports Complexâ€ť located at 306 Strip Pit Road.
There will be three age divisions â€” ages 6 to 8, 9 to 12 and 13 to 16. After the event, there will be a chili dog social, and the game room will be open. The kids can play darts, ping pong, pool/billiards and pinochle. Sorry guys, there won't be any air hockey available as the table was laid to rest after last year's event.
The 2014 high school fast-pitch softball season yielded three All-Staters â€” Pocola's Desi Carter and Panama's duo of Kendra Swindle and Hannah Goines. Earlier this month, Carter signed with Connors State College, and on Wednesday in separate signing ceremonies inside the high school gym, the Panama duo followed suit.
Swindle signed Wednesday afternoon with Carl Albert State College, while Goines did likewise that morning with Eastern Oklahoma State College.
The Spiro High School basketball teams spoiled the Pink Out Games for Poteau squads Tuesday night at Sherman Floyd Fieldhouse.
After beating the Pirates 55-49 in Saturday nightâ€™s finals of the 83rd LeFlore County Tournament, the Bulldogs got past them once more in a 51-49 victory. The Lady Bulldogs, who beat the Lady Pirates in last weekâ€™s championship quarterfinals of the county tournament, had to go overtime to down Poteau as Spiro got a 54-47 win.