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February 17th, 2012
STRINGTOWN â€” The Whitesboro Bulldogs took the first step of a three-step process to get to next week's Class B Area Tournament in Kingston.
The â€™Dogs defeated the Battiest Panthers 42-32 Thursday afternoon at the Class B Regional Tournament.
The Bulldogs will play at 8 p.m. tonight at Moss High School near Holdenville in the consolation semifinals against Moss. That winner will then play for the consolation championship â€” and a trip to next weekend's area tournament â€” at 3 p.m. Saturday, also at Moss High School. Tonight's loser will be eliminated from the playoffs.
By David Seeley
PDN Sports Editor
The basketball postseason has arrived for the large high schools in LeFlore County as district tournaments will begin tonight and Saturday night.
The Poteau Lady Pirates and Pirates will be in the Class 4A District Tournament against Hilldale Saturday night at Sherman Floyd Fieldhouse. The girls' game will begin at 6:30 p.m., followed by the boys' contest at 8 p.m. All four teams will advance to Thursday's Class 4A Regional Tournament at Roland.
All the hard work the Poteau Pirates and Talihina Golden Tigers wrestlers have done this season has led to this weekend. The season has boiled down to today and Saturday as they will try to send as many wrestlers as possible to next week's state tournaments.
Anglers are concerned about the population status of crappie in Lake Wister.
Fisheries biologists sample crappie to monitor abundance trends as well as age vs. growth.
There is no data to suggest a problem exists or is looming.
Crappie growth is excellent with most individuals reaching 10 inches by age two and abundance trends are onthe rise.
However, management staff will hold a public meeting to provide anglers with current sampling data, answer questions,and address concerns regarding the fishery.
The next stage of the Class A and B playoffs begin today with regional tournament action.
The Arkoma Lady Mustangs and the Cameron Yellowjackets will play Wright City's teams tonight at 6:30 and 8 p.m. respectively in the Clas A Regional Tournament at the new Wilburton High School Gym.
The winners will play at 6:30 and 8 p.m., respectively, on Saturday for regional championships. But tonight's winners are guaranteed to do no worse than be regional runners-up, and advance to next week's Class A Area Tournament at the McAlester Expo Center.
HEAVENER â€” The regular season could not have ended any better for the Poteau High School basketball teams Tuesday night at the Heavener Gym.
The Lady Pirates led wire to wire en route to a 55-30 victory over the Lady Wolves. Then, the Pirates followed suit with a come-from-behind 71-41 win over the Wolves, winning by 30 points after being down 11-2 early.
PANAMA â€” The Panama High School basketball teams ended the regular season in fine fashion Tuesday night at the Panama Gym by sweeping the Porum teams.
The Lady Razorbacks defeated the Lady Panthers 52-40, while the Razorbacks downed the Panthers 61-52.
It was the second win in as many games for the Hogs, who defeated the Haileyville Warriors 57-31 Friday night at the Panama Gym.
In the Lady â€™Backs' victory on Tuesday night, Panama only led 20-19 at halftime, but the Lady Razorbacks outscored the Lady Panthers 32-21 in the second half to get the win.
TALIHINA â€” Not only did the Talihina High School teams do their best to â€śPink Outâ€ť cancer in their cancer awareness games, but they also â€śpinked outâ€ť the Antlers teams as well.
The Golden Tigers withstood a late rally to defeat the Bearcats 52-51, but the Lady Golden Tigers handled the Lady Bearcats 56-32. Tuesday night on Chris Gillespie Court at Ray Henson Gymnasium.
In the boys' contest, the Golden Tigers trailed 13-7 after one period, but outscored the â€™Cats 45-38 the rest of the game.
Nominations are currently being accepted for the 2012 Poteau High School Sports Hall of Fame.
Categories include: football, boys and girls basketball, baseball, fast-pitch and slow-pitch softball, boys and girls soccer, boys and girls track, boys and girls golf, boys and girls cross country, boys and girls all-around athlete, wrestling, coaching and support and service.
The deadline to submit nominations is March 30.
For additional information or to submit a nomination, call (918) 839-0394.
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OKLAHOMA CITY â€” The Oklahoma City Thunder have the best record in the National Basketball Association at 22-6 after their seventh consecutive victory at home Tuesday night.
The Thunder hadnâ€™t played a game since Friday night, while Tuesday night's opponent, the Utah Jazz, were on the final of back-to-back-to-back road games. The end result was an easy guess.
The Thunder ran away for a 111-85 victory Tuesday night at Chesapeake Energy Arena.
The Jazz missed on 15 of their first 16 shots as the Thunder got off to a 16-4 lead midway through the first quarter.