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March 5th, 2014
ARKOMA â€” For several members of the Arkoma Lady Mustangs basketball team, what they are about to do tonight has been a lifelong aspiration for them â€” get to play at â€śThe Big House,â€ť Oklahoma City's State Fair Arena. The Lady Mustangs will get that chance Thursday night when they meet Frontier in the Class A State Tourament quarterfinals at 8:30 p.m.
The Lady Mustangs got there with a 65-51 victory over the Kiowa Cowgirls in the Class A Area Tournament consolation finals Saturday night at Southeastern Oklahoma State University's Bloomer Sullivan Fieldhouse in Durant.
Getting 21 points from Breonna Johnson and 19 points each from former Fort Smith (Ark.) Northside Lady Bears Bria Caldwell and Kilah Cummings proved to be the difference for the sixth-seeded Carl Albert State College Lady Vikings in their 96-80 win over the 11th-seeded Arkansas Baptist in a NJCAA Region II Tournament play-in game Tuesday night at Mick Thompson Fieldhouse.
Getting 18 points from Katrell Henry in his last game as a Carl Albert State College player wasn't enough for the Vikings in their 70-62 loss to the Northern Oklahoma College-Tonkawa Mavericks in a NJCAA Region II Tournament play-in game Tuesday night in Tonkawa.
With the loss, the Vikings finished the 2013-14 season at 3-25.
The year was 1992. We were preparing for a presidential election, which would end up being won by then-Arkansas Gov. Bill Clinton. In the month of March of that year, late disco singing legend Donna Summer got her star on Hollywood's Walk of Fame and Leona Helmsley was sentenced to four years in prison for tax evasion.
Also in that same month, the Arkoma Lady Mustangs made the state tournament. Now, 22 years later, they're back.
WILBURTON â€” The Heavener Lady Wolves saw their basketball season end with a 52-37 loss to the Wilburton Lady Diggers in the Class 3A Regional Tournament consolation semifinals Friday night at the Wilburton Gym.
TAHLEQUAH â€” The Howe Lions find themselves one win away from making next week's Class 2A State Tournament.
The Lions handled the Pocola Indians 75-56 in the regional tournament title game Saturday night in the third meeting between the two county schools
The Lions will meet the Preston Pirates at 8 p.m. Friday at the Muskogee Civic Center in the Class 2A Area Tournament for the right to make state. The loser will have a second shot at making state in the consolation finals at 8 p.m. Saturday.
ADA â€” The Whitesboro Bulldogs had already made school history by winning the school's first-ever regional championship, thus they were needing only one win at last weekend's Class B Area Tournament at Ada High School's Cougar Activity Center to make this week's state tournament. Unfortunately for them, it didn't happen.
The Bulldogs lost Friday night's area final 39-34 to Southwest Covenant, then fell in Saturday's consolation finals 40-31 to Lookeba-Sickles.
For the second and third straight days, Mother Nature was the big winner of outdoor high school and college athletic events.
Remnants from Sunday's sleet storm caused games to be canceled Tuesday and today.
High school baseball games canceled today were Pocola at Talihina, Wister at Spiro, Providence Academy at Arkoma, Eagletown at Howe, Leflore at Panola and Panama at Keota.
The Poteau Pirates soccer team was planning on beginning the defense of its 2013 Class 4A state championship, but they will have to wait until another day. The Lady Pirates are in the same boat.
Today's season openers at home against Greenwood, Ark., have been canceled due inclement weather.
The girl's game has been rescheduled for 5 p.m. Thursday, but Poteau girls coach Jim Erwin said the contest could be moved to Greenwood. A decision may not come until Wednesday, since both schools were out today due to inclement weather.
Sunday afternoon's sleeting show played havoc with Monday's high school baseball and slow-pitch softball games.
Monday baseball games canceled were Fort Gibson at Poteau, Hartshorne at Cameron, Arkoma at Panama and Pocola at Oktaha.
Monday softball games canceled were Bokoshe and Porum at Wister, Warner at Panama, Heavener and Broken Bow at Smithville and Spiro at Keota.
As of now, all of these games will try to be rescheduled except two softball match-ups â€” Warner at Panama and Heavener and Broken Bow at Smithville.