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October 22nd, 2011
VALLIANT â€” In a battle of Bulldogs in Thursday night's District 3A-8 contest, Valliant jumped out to a 21-0 lead in the opening half, then outscored Spiro 40-33 in a slugfest of a second half to prevail 61-33.
WILBURTON â€” For the first time in quite some time, the Talihina Golden Tigers have lost three straight games.
The Golden Tigers had a pair of critical turnovers and did not get key defensive stops as they lost 28-13 to the Wilburton Diggers in a District 2A-6 contest Thursday night.
The postseason has arrived for the Poteau High School cross country teams. The Pirates and Lady Pirates will run in the Class 4A Regional Meet at 2 p.m. this afternoon at Tulsa's O'Brien Park.
The top seven teams will automatically qualify all their runners to next weekend's Class 4A State Meet at Edmond's Mitch Park, while the top seven individuals remaining after the top seven teams' runners are taken out of the mix will also qualify for state.
While the Poteau runners are trying to get qualified for state, one other county runner will get the privilege to run at state this weekend.
HOWE â€” The basketball season got underway in fine fashion last weekend for the Howe fifth-grade basketball teams as they won their own Howe Tip-Off Tournament at the Howe Gym.
The Lions defeated Wister 37-35 in the finals. Howe reached the finals with wins over Keota (23-8) and Heavener (32-19), while Wister made the title game with victories over Howe Red (30-10) and Monroe (33-13).
Other first-round games saw Monroe defeat Leflore 44-14, while Heavener knocked off Cameron 22-13.
I will be at Balloonfest tonight in my creation, â€śThe Egganator.â€ť This is how it works.
I have built a 7x7-feet chicken coop cage, and I (and other third-grade Poteau Bandit League coaches) will stand inside. You will be able to purchase grade AA double-yolk eggs for $1 apiece or a dozen for $10, and you then throw the eggs at those standing inside â€śThe Egganator.â€ť
Now, I know some of you Oklahoma Sooner fans will love to tee off on me, since I picked Texas Tech to beat OU Saturday night at Owen Field in Norman. It's my â€śUpset Special of the Week.â€ť
To say that the Poteau Pirates football team was disappointed in last week's 41-7 loss at Sallisaw is an understatement.