Archive - Sports Article
November 1st, 2011
Today marks the beginning of a new month. It also marks when high school basketball and college basketball begins in LeFlore County.
Three of the five non-football schools â€” Leflore, Whitesboro and Wister â€” begin tonight, while Cameron and Howe will begin on Friday. Wister's teams will be in the Preston Festival Friday and Saturday, facing host teams Preston (Friday) and Haworth (Saturday).
After coaching the Whitesboro Bulldogs on the baseball field and the basketball court, Coach Bryan Cartwright is switching things up this high school hoop season.
Cartwright will take over coaching the Lady Bulldogs from Katie Blagg this season, which will begin at 6:30 p.m. tonight in the season opener at home against Battiest.
FORT GIBSON â€” In a game that was about as back and forth as one could get, it was the Poteau Pirates who came out on the short end of the stick in Friday night's District 4A-4 road game against the Fort Gibson Tigers.
After 70 points were put up in the first half, 85 points were added in the second half. But the bad news for the Pirates was that three more of those points were put up by the Tigers as they outlasted the Pirates 59-56.
PANAMA â€” The Panama Razorbacks came out for the second straight week and played a tough game against another county team.
But unlike last week's victory over archrival Pocola, in the end, this week it wasn't enough.
The Heavener Wolves would take home the victory in the fourth quarter by a final score of 28-14 in a crucial District 2A-6 contest Friday night at George Ollie Stadium.
ARKOMA â€” The Arkoma Mustangs took care of busines quickly Friday night at Mustang Field, mercy ruling the Bokoshe Tigers 46-0 with just over three minutes left in the first half.
SPIRO â€” The Spiro Bulldogs kept their slim playoff hopes alive Friday night as they defeated the Atoka Wampus Cats 23-7 in their home finale at McClain Stadium.
TALIHINA â€” There will not be any postseason games this season for the Talihina Golden Tigers.
The Golden Tigers ended their home regular season with a heartbreaking 27-21 loss to the Hartshorne Miners Friday night at Doc Robinson Stadium.
The Pansy Kidd Middle School eighth-grade football team wrapped up a perfect 7-0 season with a 24-0 win over the Fort Gibson Tigers on a rainy, cold Thursday night at Costner Stadium.
But the Poteau freshmen and PKMS seventh-graders suffered losses. The Pirate freshmen lost 22-16, while the seventh-graders fell 24-0.
Last week, the Poteau Pirates essentially won a playoff-like contest. They celebrated Senior Night last week with a 31-23 win over one of their nemeses, the Broken Bow Savages. The win kept the Pirates (4-4, 2-3 in District 4A-4) alive in the playoff hunt.
Last week saw one LeFlore County rivalry on the football field with Panama visiting Pocola. Tonight, another one will take place.
The Bokoshe Tigers will visit the Arkoma Mustangs for a 7:30 p.m. District C-4 contest tonight.
The Mustangs (7-1, 4-1 in district play) lost for the first time last week, dropping a 84-38 decision to Webbers Falls.