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February 14th, 2012

Four Talihina wrestlers place in Metro Tournament

February 14, 2012

McLOUD — Four Talihina High School wrestlers placed in the Metro Tournament on Saturday.
Bryan Young was runner-up at 220 pounds to be the highest place for the Golden Tigers.
Three other Golden Tigers came in fourth — Derek Lester (106 pounds), Brian Collins (182) and Caleb Blue (heavyweight).
The Golden Tigers will be in the Class 3A Regional Tournament Friday and Saturday in Inola. The Poteau Pirates will be in the Class 4A Regional Tournament the same two days in Cleveland. The top four wrestlers in each weight class will advance to next week's state tournament.

Friday's High School Basketball Roundup

February 14, 2012

WILBURTON — The Talihina Lady Golden Tigers used a strong defensive second half to down the Wilburton Lady Diggers 59-51 Friday night at the new Wilburton Gym.
Trailing 30-29 at halftime, the Lady Golden Tigers outscored the Lady Diggers 30-21 in the second half to get the come-from-behind win.
Defensively, Talihina held Wilburton's Courtney Medcalf to 14 total points, but kept her scoreless in the final period.
Boys

February 11th

Pocola teams sweep hoop pair from archrival Panama

February 11, 2012

POCOLA — There's nothing more that teams wish to do than knock off their archrivals. It happened Thursday night at the Pocola Gym.
The Pocola High School basketball teams posted a doubleheader sweep over their archrivals from Panama. The Lady Indians defeated the Lady Razorbacks 46-36, while the Indians followed suit with a 75-39 victory over the Hogs.

Carl Albert teams split with archrival Eastern

February 11, 2012

Behind 24 points from Shelby Trozzi and 23 points from Whitney Barnes, the Carl Albert State College Lady Vikings won their seventh consecutive game over the Eastern Oklahoma State College Lady Mountaineers, winning 77-57 Thursday night at Mick Thompson Fieldhouse in Oklahoma Collegiate Athletic Conference action.
Thanks to 27 points from Marcus Tarrance and 65.3-percent shooting from the field, that proved to be the difference for the eighth-ranked Mountaineers in their 84-68 win over the Vikings in Thursday night's second game.

Sports Briefs

February 11, 2012

Nominations are currently being accepted for the 2012 Poteau High School Sports Hall of Fame.
Categories include: football, boys and girls basketball, baseball, fast-pitch and slow-pitch softball, boys and girls soccer, boys and girls track, boys and girls golf, boys and girls cross country, boys and girls all-around athlete, wrestling, coaching and support and service.
The deadline to submit nominations is March 30.
For additional information or to submit a nomination, call (918) 839-0394.
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The Undefeated

February 11, 2012

February 10th

Class A, B playoffs begin tonight for county teams; four teams facing elimination immediately

February 10, 2012

The Class A and B playoffs, a.k.a., “the second season,” 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 ’Jackets (8 p.m.) on Saturday night for the district championship.

Carl Albert baseball team opens season with sweep

February 10, 2012

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.

Heavener football coach stepping down

February 10, 2012

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.
“Yes, he has said he plans to step down, but he has not given an official resignation,” Heavener Superintendent Ed Wilson said. “He told us he plans to get out (of coaching). He will stay within our system.”

2012 Punt, Pass and Kick Competition winners crowed

February 10, 2012

The 2012 He-Man Punt, Pass and Kick Competition winners were crowned last weekend at the “Jody Ray Sports Complex.”
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 “Got-A-Man Down” Award.

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