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January 27th, 2015
The Poteau High School basketball teamsâ€™ Pink-Out Games will be tonight against Spiro at Sherman Floyd Fieldhouse, with the girlsâ€™ game at 6:30 p.m. and the boysâ€™ contest at 8 p.m.
There will be baked goods for sale with all proceeds to be donated to the American Cancer Society.
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The LeFlore County Soccer Associationâ€™s spring 2015 registration is now opened. Registration closes Feb. 2. 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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A question going into the 83rd LeFlore County Tournament was seeing if the Howe Lady Lions would remain undefeated at the end of it. They answered that with an emphatic yes.
The Lady Lions clawed the Arkoma Lady Mustangs 77-50 in Saturday nightâ€™s championship game at the Spiro Multipurpose Gym.
The Spiro Bulldogs won the county title for the fourth straight season, downing their rivals, the Poteau Pirates, 55-49 in the boys championship contest.
The girls seeding held true to form for the 83rd LeFlore County Tournament on Friday night as the top seed, the Howe Lady Lions, and the second seed, the Arkoma Lady Mustangs, won their semifinal contests at the Spiro Multipurpose Gym.
The Lady Lions got past the Heavener Lady Wolves 54-40 in the first championship semifinal, then the Lady Mustangs edged the Spiro Lady Bulldogs 59-56 in a barnburner in the second semifinal.
The day began with the fifth-place games. The Whitesboro Bulldogs clawed the Wister Wildcats 56-31, while the Pocola Lady Indians defeated the Leflore Lady Savages 39-32.
Itâ€™s hard to believe, but the 83rd LeFlore County Tournament is in the books. It seemed like it just got started.
We had some exciting games, and crowned a new girls champion in the Howe Lady Lions and saw the Spiro Bulldogs four-peat as LCT champs.
Class A, B District Tournament Assignments Announced by OSSAA
The Oklahoma Secondary Schools Activities Association announced on Friday the assignments for the Class A and B district tournaments that will begin the postseason parade next month.
Co-Most Valuable Players â€” Braden Dorsey, LuAnn Davis, Howe.
Howe â€” Morgan Hillebrand, Kerstein Hall.
Arkoma â€” Julia Anderson, Shaylea Whisenhunt.
Bokoshe â€” Hunter Traylor.
Heavener â€” Jodie Hill.
Leflore â€” Kacyn Morris.
Pocola â€” Desi Carter.
Spiro â€” Bailey Cox, Carli Means.
Most Valuable Player â€” McKinley Whitfield, Spiro.
Spiro â€” Braedon Howard, Jerry Vega.
Poteau â€” Austin "Speedy" Skelton, Sequoyah Sanders.
Cameron â€” Samuel Humphries.
Heavener â€” Noah Davis.
Howe â€” Gaven Brown.
Talihina â€” Trey Hawkins, K.J. Morris.
After not always taking a chance in the Poteau Daily Newsâ€™ Pigskin Picks Contest, Tobey Thompson got his second straight win in as many weeks.
He was one of several who picked both National Football League playoff games correctly, predicting Seattle would beat Green Bay in the NFC Championship and New England would defeat Indianapolis in the AFC Championship. However, Thompson won the tiebreaker, which was predicting the final score of the NFC Championship. He only missed the actual final score of the NFC Championship by six points. Seattle rallied to down Green Bay 28-22 in overtime.
The Poteau Kick It Club will have a meeting at 5:30 p.m. Monday at Mainstreet Medical, located on Dewey Avenue. The main item on the agenda is to organize committees and plan for the upcoming 2015 high school soccer season.
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The Poteau High School basketball teamsâ€™ Pink-Out Games will be Tuesday against Spiro at Sherman Floyd Fieldhouse, with the girlsâ€™ game at 6:30 p.m. and the boysâ€™ contest at 8 p.m. There will be baked goods for sale with all proceeds to be donated to the American Cancer Society.
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