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November 13th, 2014
Howard Cagle of Gilmore likes to sit out on his back deck in the early morning, have a cup of coffee and sit by the fire in the evenings.
A couple of months ago, he was sitting on his back deck one morning when a skunk slid out from the bottom of the fence of his chicken coop with a chicken egg. He couldnâ€™t believe it because heâ€™s got his coop locked up as tight as Fort Knox. He loves fresh eggs and canâ€™t â€” and wonâ€™t â€” put up with â€śPepe LePewâ€ť stealing them.
Save the world, recycle.
God bless our troops and our veterans.
Go Pirates, beat Oologah in Friday nightâ€™s playoff game.
Behind 17 points from Bria Caldwell and three other double-figure scorers, the Carl Albert State College Lady Vikings came away with a hard fought 87-79 win over the Coffeyville [Kan.] Community College Lady Ravens on Tuesday night at the Mick Thompson Fieldhouse.
A 45-28 second half by the Ravens proved to be the difference for them in their 80-68 win over the Vikings.
The Vikings will return to action tonight with a 7 p.m. contest against Collin County, Texas, at Southeastern Oklahoma State University's Bloomer Sullivan Fieldhouse.
Carl Albert State College Vikings Mairega Clark and Emmanuel Audu both signed letters of intent to continue their basketball careers during Wednesday morning's signing ceremony at CASC.
Clark, a 6-5 sophomore from Hollis, N.Y., signed an NCAA Division I letter of intent with the University of Texas at Arlington.
Audu, a 6-7 red-shirt freshman post player from Lagos, Nigeria, signed a NCAA Division II letter of intent with the University of Southern Indiana in Evansville.
At 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, the Poteau Pirates found out their football playoff journey had taken a change. Due to the Oologah Mustangs playing with some ineligible players during their District 4A-3 season, the Mustangs, who originally won the district title, suffered a couple of losses, thus dropping them to the runner-up spot. Therefore, instead of the Pirates heading to face the Wagoner Bulldogs on Friday night, they will head to Oologah.
The change doesnâ€™t seem to have bothered the Pirates.
CAMERON â€” A fast start enabled the Wister Wildcats to get a road win over the Cameron Yellowjackets by the score of 71-50 Tuesday night.
The Wildcats jumped out to a 23-10 lead after a period and never lost the lead, enjoying a 34-22 halftime advantage.
Leflore 52, Kinta 39: On Nadine Carpenter Court in Leflore, the Savages led 6-4 after a period en route to a 24-14 halftime lead.
The Eagles cut the deficit to 35-27 going into the final period, but the Savages outscored them 17-12 in the fourth quarter to secure the win.
CAMERON â€” The Wister Lady Wildcats led from start to finish as they picked up a 62-47 road win over the Cameron Lady Yellowjackets on Tuesday night.
The Lady â€™Cats jumped out to a 13-7 lead after one period en route to a 28-19 halftime advantage. They took a 46-35 lead into the final period over the Lady â€™Jackets.
Leflore 59, Kinta 38: On Nadine Carpenter Court in Leflore, the Lady Savages opened the game with a 10-0 run, only to see their lead cut to 18-13 after a period.
Thanks to an 11-0 run to end the first half, the Lady Eagles cut the deficit to 31-25 at halftime.
The Panama Razorbacks are prepping for their third straight Class 2A playoff appearance this week as the Hogs will travel to meet the Chandler Lions at 7:30 p.m. Friday.
In each of the first two seasons, the Razorbacks have exited in the opening round. They hope the third time is the charm, and the Hogs will be playing in the second round of the playoffs next week.
The Talihina Golden Tigers, who are ranked second in the final Class A Poll of the season, made it to the state semifinals a season ago. They hope to go farther this postseason.
The Golden Tigers (9-0) will begin their Class A playoff run against the Quapaw Wildcats (5-5) at 7:30 p.m. Friday at Doc Robinson Stadium.
VAN BUREN, Ark. â€” Last weekend, a third football team brought home a Bandit Bowl title. The third-grade Bi-State Bandit League team avenged its only loss of the season, beating Fort Smith [Ark.] Catholic 12-8 to win the Bandit Bowl title.
Editor's note: The information on the fourth-grade Bi-State Bandit League team's Bandit Bowl game was not available at press time. As soon as it is made available to the Poteau Daily News, a story about the game will appear in a later edition.