Archive - Sports Article
February 10th, 2012
The Class A and B playoffs, a.k.a., â€śthe second season,â€ť will begin tonight, with four of the 10 LeFlore County teams trying to keep their seasons going as they are facing elimination.
In the Class A District Tournament at the Cameron Gym, the host Lady Yellowjackets and the Arkoma Mustangs will play make-or-break games tonight when they meet Clayton at 6:30 and 8 p.m., respectively, tonight. While the losers will be eliminated, the winners will meet the Arkoma Lady Mustangs (6:30 p.m.) and the host â€™Jackets (8 p.m.) on Saturday night for the district championship.
The 2012 baseball season for the Carl Albert State College Vikings started in fine fashion as they swept a doubleheader from the University of the Ozarks junior varsity Wednesday afternoon at Ival Goodman Field by scores of 10-0 in a five-inning run-rule contest and 9-2.
The Vikings will return to action with back-to-back days of action Wednesday and Thursday. They will entertain Coffeyville, Kan., in a noon doubleheader on Wednesday before traveling to Muskogee to face the Bacone College JV in a twinbill beginning at 1 p.m. Thursday.
Citing personal reasons, Heavener Wolves Football Coach John Thompson plans to step down. The announcement has not yet been made, but there is speculation that he will resign before the end of this school year.
â€śYes, he has said he plans to step down, but he has not given an official resignation,â€ť Heavener Superintendent Ed Wilson said. â€śHe told us he plans to get out (of coaching). He will stay within our system.â€ť
The 2012 He-Man Punt, Pass and Kick Competition winners were crowned last weekend at the â€śJody Ray Sports Complex.â€ť
The sixth annual Junior He-Man Punt, Pass and Kick Competition took place Saturday afternoon.
The L'il Me-Man Division champion was Zayden Dennis, who scored 37 points and earned $75. He won the tire throw, field goal and read and recognition events.
Sarah Carroll was second (32 points, $30) and Brandon Carshall was third (17, $20). Carshall also was named the Most Improved Athlete for this year's event, while Aaron Carroll won the â€śGot-A-Man Downâ€ť Award.
Tuesday night was Senior Night at Sherman Floyd Fieldhouse for the Poteau High School basketball teams, but even that could not help them knock off the visiting Muldrow Lady Bulldogs and Bulldogs.
The Muldrow girls took a 56-42 victory over the Lady Pirates in the opener, while the â€™Dogs got past the Pirates 44-35.
HEAVENER â€” The Heavener Wolves avenged their December loss to the Pocola Indians Tuesday night at the Heavener Gym, and did so in a big way.
Thanks to a strong second period, the Wolves ended up handing the Indians a 61-42 loss.
The Wolves (9-11), winners of two straight in as many nights, jumped out to an 11-2 lead after one period.
The Indians (15-4) cut the deficit to 13-11 in the early stages of the second quarter, but Heavener outscored Pocola 17-2 the rest of the period to take a 30-13 lead into the locker rooms at halftime.
HEAVENER â€” In December, the Heavener Lady Wolves had to rally late to earn a come-from-behind win over the Pocola Lady Indians at the Pocola Gym. There was no comeback needed for them Tuesday night at the Heavener Gym as the Lady Wolves pretty much led start to finish in a 55-32 victory over the Lady Indians.
The Lady Wolves doubled up the Lady Indians in the opening period by a count of 8-4 en route to an 18-11 halftime lead.
But in the third quarter, Heavener put distance between itself and Pocola with a 17-7 period to take a 35-18 lead into the final quarter.