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WILBURTON â€” Some hardware came home to Howe Saturday night.
The Howe Lady Lions handled the Hartshorne Lady Miners 51-30 to win the Wilburton Tournament Saturday night at the new Wilburton Gym after they got past the Wright City Lady Lumberjax 44-38 in Friday afternoon's championship semifinals.
The Lions also won a trophy as they defeated the host Wilburton Diggers 50-38 to win the third-place game to bounce back from Friday's 62-34 semifinal loss to the Okemah Panthers.
POCOLA â€” I guess it was only appropriate that fans of both the Heavener and Pocola high school basketball programs were left with something to cheer about to end the 2011 portion of their seasons.
The Lady Wolves rallied from a 12-point deficit to down the Lady Indians 54-52, but the Indians gained a split for Pocola in the doubleheader as they tamed the Wolves 66-40.
ARKOMA â€” The Arkoma Lady Mustangs entered Christmas Break in fine fashion as they routed the McCurtain Lady Bulldogs 66-42 Friday night at the Arkoma Gym.
The Arkoma Lady Mustangs junior high team also won, beating McCurtain 32-20.
Roland 63, Spiro 58: In Spiro, the Lady Rangers (5-1) jumped out to a 21-13 lead after one period, but the Lady Bulldogs (3-2) outscored them 32-25 over the next two quarters to cut the deficit to 46-45 going into the final period.
ARKOMA â€” The McCurtain Bulldogs spoiled the Arkoma Mustangs' hopes to win their second straight game to enter the Christmas Break as the â€™Dogs prevailed 53-40 Friday night at the Arkoma Gym.
Roland 77, Spiro 49: In Spiro, the Rangers (7-0) jumped out to a 27-13 lead after one period en route to a 48-20 halftime advantage.
Stigler 44, Talihina 42: In Stigler, the Golden Tigers (0-5) almost completed the comeback, but two chances to either tie or win the game in the final six seconds did not connect.
Former Carl Albert State College Vikings basketball player Jaron Jones, now playing at Eastern Kentucky University of the Ohio Valley Conference, will be coming pretty close to home tonight.
Jones and his Colonel teammates will play the Arkansas Razorbacks at 7 p.m. tonight at Barnhill Arena.
The Colonels are 7-5 overall, and Jones is a major reason why. He is leading his team in scoring, 13.3 points per game, is shooting 55.9 percent from the field, 42.1 percent from 3-point range and is hitting 74.5 percent of his free throws.
All of LeFlore County's spotlight will be centered on one location on this night.
For starters, the only games involving a county school take place tonight when the Talihina teams entertain Broken Bow at Ray Henson Gymnasium.
However, there will be more than just hoops taking place there tonight. In between games, former Talihina Boys Coach Chris Gillespie will be honored by having the court named in his honor.
When I went down a couple of weekends ago for the Choctaw Nation Tournament, I saw the ensignia on both sides of the court â€” it has his signature above the word â€śCourt.â€ť
Poteau Pirate senior quarterback Wilson Klutts pretty much re-wrote the Poteau High School quarterbacking records â€” and the District 4A-4 coaches were quite aware of that.
Klutts was named the Co-Offensive Player of the Year for District 4A-4. He threw for 2,346 yards and 24 touchdowns, while rushing for 337 yards and five TDs.
Klutts was not the only Pirate who was honored by District 4A-4. Four other Poteau players made the All-District 4A-4 Team â€” wide receiver Blake Roley, linebacker Jake McMillin, cornerback Jesse Woodson and offensive linemen Jarrett Demory
After having about an eight-year hiatus, several members of the Poteau High School family have gotten together and are in the process of arranging a Hall of Fame Induction Banquet on May 25, 2011. The All School Reunion will be May 26-27, 2012, which is the Memorial Day Weekend.
1. They must have been out of PHS for the minimum of five years. This will enable for the prospective inductee to present any collegiate achievements.
BLANCHARD â€” The Poteau Pirates wrestling team posted road victories over host Blanchard and Newcastle in Thursday's triangular. The Pirates defeated the host Lions 44-16, while pinning a 42-27 loss on the Racers.
In the win over the Lions, the Pirates (9-4 this season in duals) got pinfall victories from Devin Anderson, Tyler Tustin, Tanner Sanders, Derek Francis, Chevy Galetka and Luis Gonzales, while getting forfeited wins by Grant Wilson and Daylon Brewton.
BOKOSHE â€” The Cameron Yellowjackets jumped out to a big lead, then maintained it to post a 64-37 victory over the Bokoshe Tigers Thursday night at Bokoshe Tigers Fieldhouse.
Heavener 55, Wister 40: In Heavener, the Wolves (3-3) jumped out to a 15-10 lead after one period, which increased to a 26-18 halftime advantage. Heavener then outscored Wister 29-22 in the second half.
Leflore 65, Pittsburg 32: In Leflore, the Savages (10-2) jumped out to a 16-7 lead, en route to a 36-15 halffime advantage and a 55-21 lead after three periods.