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January 11th, 2012
MUSKOGEE â€” The Spiro Bulldogs were dethroned as champions of the Muskogee Bedouin Shrine Classic Saturday night as they lost the title game of the small school division 64-48 to the Oktaha Tigers.
The â€™Dogs (7-3) made it to Saturday night's championship game with an 81-72 overtime win over the Haskell Haymakers in a rematch of last season's championship game which was won by Spiro.
The Lady Bulldogs took third place with a 48-40 win over the Hulbert Lady Riders Saturday morning. Spiro (6-4) lost in the championship semifinals 68-62 to the Oktaha Lady Tigers on Friday.
The Whitesboro Lady Bulldogs and the Leflore Savages claimed third-place plaques Saturday afternoon at the Rock Island Conference Shootout at the new Wilburton Gym.
The Lady Bulldogs defeated the Leflore Lady Savages 50-24, while the Savages beat the Panola Bearcats 53-44.
The Lady Bulldogs, who got a bye in the opening round on Thursday, lost Friday night in the championship semifinals to the Clayton Lady Bulldogs at Red Oak High School's C.C. Gillespie Fieldhouse.
The Savages lost in the championship semifinals 32-26 to the Kinta Eagles Friday night at the Leflore Gym.
ARLINGTON, Texas â€” The Arkansas Razorback offense started slow in several games this season and Friday night's 76th annual Cotton Bowl Classic against the Kansas State Wildcats was no different. The Hogs fought through some early adversity and eventually came out on top winning the game handily 29-16.
CUSHING â€” Poteau Pirate wrestler Tyler Tustin placed third at 132 pounds at this past weekend's Cushing Tournament, in what second-year Poteau Coach Chris Barbee called â€śthe toughest tournament in the state.â€ť
â€śHere's how tough it was at this weight (132 pounds),â€ť Barbee said. â€śThere were three state champions, Tyler, one from Class 5A and one from Class 3A. There were nine state placers and four state qualifiers. He wrestled really well, but he had one bad match and lost in the semifinals to the kid from Comanche. As a whole, he wrestled pretty good.â€ť
LONE GROVE â€” The Talihina Lady Golden Tigers suffered through foul trouble and the loss of injured player Tara Hawkins as they lost 47-33 to the Washington Lady Warriors in the title game of the Longhorn Invitational Tournament Saturday night at the Gary Scott Center.
The Lady Golden Tigers (8-2) won their championship semifinal game 37-34 over the Healdton Lady Bulldogs Friday night.
McALESTER â€” Five Talihina Golden Tiger wrestlers placed in this past weekend's McAlester Tournament.
Derek Lester was fourth at 106 pounds, while Andrew Young (160), Brian Collins (182), Dylan Chancellor (195) and Jed Martin (heavyweight) all placed among the top six.
â€śI'm very pleased with their performance this weekend,â€ť Talihina Coach Jon Bradberry said.
As a team, the Golden Tigers scored 50 points.
Other competitors for Talihina were Jacob Balzanna, Triston Blemmel and Bryan Young â€” all of whom won matches over the weekend, but did not place.
As host teams of the 2012 LeFlore County Junior High Tournament, the Pansy Kidd Middle School basketball teams had the desire to sweep the titles â€” and they did just that.
The Raiders got past the Wister Wildcats 39-32 in the boys championship game Saturday night at Carl Albert State College's Mick Thompson Fieldhouse.
That came on the heels of the Lady Raiders' 28-23 upset win over the Howe Lady Lions in the girls' title game.
It was a happy homecoming of sorts for the Poteau High School basketball teams Friday night at Sherman Floyd Fieldhouse. The Pirates made the Wolves walk the plank as they won 55-28.
However, the visiting Lady Wolves spoiled homecoming for the Lady Pirates as they rallied for a 46-45 victory.