Archive - Sports Article
November 4th, 2011
With this being the last night of the regular season of high school football, there are a couple of key match-ups tonight.
Without a doubt, the blockbuster game is Pocola at Heavener. The winner is in the postseason, and rewarded with a road playoff game against Class 2A's third-ranked Stroud Tigers.
TULSA â€” Six members of the Poteau Youth Wrestling Club competed at the Blue T Tournament last weekend.
Luke Brooks came home with a first-place trophy, while Landon Thornburg and Sam Shore were runners-up.
Zane Hendrix was third, while Jarrett Lilley was fourth. Rae Hendrix competed, but did not place.
Last Saturday and Sunday, I went to the new Dick's Sporting Goods store's grand opening in Fort Smith, Ark. It's big! The whole right side of the store is nothing by golf stuff. All you golf nuts will be happy.
I met professional fishermen Zell Rolland and Bobby Murray. The fishing tackle section was small, but they did have â€śflying squirrelsâ€ť and â€śelectric chickensâ€ť â€” two baits that I love to fish with during the winter.
Due to an error on The Poteau Daily News Website, their was an error in the listing of both tonight's and Friday night's high school basketball games.
The correct schedule is listed below. The Poteau Daily News regrets the error.
Red Oak at Leflore, 6:30 and 8 p.m.
Cameron at McCurtain, 6:30 and 8 p.m.
Howe at Smithville, 6:30 and 8 p.m.
Wister vs. Preston, at Preston Festival, 6:30 and 8 p.m.
LEFLORE â€” The 2011-12 high school basketball season got under way not only for the Leflore teams but for LeFlore County in general Tuesday night.
The Savages handled the Wister Wildcats junior varsity 60-41 in their season opener at the Leflore Gym, but the Lady Savages suffered a 59-39 loss to the Lady â€™Cats JV.
Wister played its JV teams because it had one too many games scheduled. So, Wister Coach Mark Warren decided to make Tuesday night's scheduled season openers be JV openers.
WHITESBORO â€” The Whitesboro High School basketball teams split their season openers Tuesday night at home against Battiest.
Coach Bryan Cartwright won his first game as girls coach with a 52-18 rout of the Lady Panthers, but the Panthers spoiled the debut of new boys Coach Wayne Tucker as they beat the Bulldogs 50-47.
One of goals for first-year Panama Razorbacks Coach Brandon Ellis was to have his new team surpass its win total of last season (0-10). That was accomplished when the Hogs beat archrival Pocola Oct. 20 to end a 17-game losing streak.
Last season when the Vian Wolverines visited Doc Robinson Stadium to take on the Talihina Golden Tigers, it was one of the biggest games in the state, let alone LeFlore County. The match-up determined the 2010 District 2A-6 champion.
This year when the Golden Tigers (5-4, 1-4 in district play) visit Class 2A's fourth-ranked Wolverines (9-0, 5-0) at 7:30 p.m. Friday, it will just be pride on the line as the game will be the last for Talihina this season since the playoffs are out of reach. But an upset of Vian would do wonders for the team.
Carl Albert State College Vikings Coach Mike St. John went young with his 2011-12 signing class.