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January 18th, 2012

Talihina Youth Wrestling Club brings home medals last weekend from Coweta Tournament

January 18, 2012

COWETA — Several members of the Talihina Youth Wrestling Club placed at last weekend's Coweta Tournament.
Derek Lester, Roederick Hornbuckle and Bryan Young all won their respective weight class titles.
Heath Humphreys and Rodney Killingsworth were second, Parker Judkins and Bryan Lester were third and Triston Blummel and Sawyer Blue were fourth.

January 17th

County Tournament Week has arrived once more; it's hard to believe a full 12 months have passed

January 17, 2012

It's hard to believe it's been 12 months, but it has. The 2012 LeFlore County Tournament got under way Monday at three sites — host Bokoshe, Heavener and Spiro.
I have to admit, I've been rather highly anticipating this year's event. Last year was my first County Tournament, and I had a blast. Now, that doesn't mean to say that I wasn't worn out at week's end mind you, but I thoroughly enjoyed the week.

Muldrow teams sweep games from Poteau Friday night

January 17, 2012

MULDROW — The Poteau High School teams did not get the kind of send off into this week's LeFlore County Tournament they would have liked Friday night.
The PHS teams suffered a pair of losses on the road to Muldrow. The Bulldogs handled the Pirates 50-35, while the Lady Bulldogs took care of the Lady Pirates 42-28.

Happy homecoming for Howe, which sweeps pair from Cameron

January 17, 2012

HOWE — It was a happy homecoming for the Howe High School basketball teams Friday night at the Howe Gym as they took a pair of games from Cameron.
The Lions avenged an earlier loss to the Yellowjackets by holding off the visitors 60-56 in the first game of the night, then the Lady Lions took care of the Lady ’Jackets 65-24.
During the homecoming ceremonies, Howe Girls Coach Chris Brown was recognized by several of his former players for his 300th coaching win last month in the title game of the Wilburton Tournament.

Sports Briefs

January 17, 2012

Alumni football is coming to Poteau. Gridiron Alumni is planning several full contact alumni football games.
Gridiron Alumni travels the nation pitting old football rivals against each other one more time. Players are needed to sign up, and the first 40 players on each team get to play.
The team that gets 30 people registered first gets home-field advantage. Last year, hundreds of players and thousands of fans swarmed stadiums to watch their home town heroes strap it on one more time.
This year, Gridiron Alumni would like to bring alumni football to the whole state of Oklahoma.

Weekend High School Boys Basketball Roundup

January 17, 2012

BROKEN BOW — After a hard-fought road win Friday night at Wilburton, the Talihina Golden Tigers ran into a more athletic team in the Broken Bow Savages Saturday night. The host Savages took it to the Golden Tigers in a 48-27 win.
Pocola 74, Hartshorne 33: Friday night in Pocola, the Indians jumped out to a 23-2 lead after one period and never were headed to make it a happy homecoming.
Spiro 60, Sallisaw 46: Friday night in Spiro, the Bulldogs led 15-9 after one period, but then outscored the Black Diamonds 18-6 in the second quarter to take a 33-15 halftime lead.

Weekend High School Girls Basketball Roundup

January 17, 2012

BROKEN BOW — The Talihina Lady Golden Tigers ended the weekend of overtime games on a high note as they defeated the Broken Bow Lady Savages 52-43 in OT Saturday night.
Spiro 48, Sallisaw 33: Friday night in Spiro, the Lady Bulldogs led 14-10 after a quarter, 21-14 at halftime and 33-26 after three periods in a game which had 53 turnovers between the two teams. But in the final period, Spiro more than doubled Sallisaw's output, 15-7, to win going away — despite committing 27 turnovers.

Talihina wrestlers in Class 2A District Duels tonight at Vian

January 17, 2012

The Talihina Golden Tigers wrestling team will begin postseason play this afternoon at the Class 2A District Duals in Vian. Action is slated to begin approximately 2 p.m.
Besides the Golden Tigers (0-3 in duals this season heading into Monday night's dual at Sequoyah-Tahlequah, which was rescheduled from next Monday) and the host Wolverines, Sequoyah-Tahlequah, Keys (Park Hill), Quinton and Hulbert will be a part of this season's district duals. The team with the best win-loss record after dualing everybody will earn a trip to next month's Class 2A Dual State Tournament.

Alabama outplayed LSU Tigers in BCS Championship Game

January 17, 2012

Did you enjoy the Bowl Championship Series National Championship game? I saw the last part of the game, and what I saw was a team that was simiply outcoached and outplayed by another team.
One of the sports announcers made a comparison between Les Miles and Forrest Gump. The more I thought about it, that comparison made sense. How many times in the last five years alone did Les Miles make what seemed to be coaching blunders, and come out smelling like a rose?

January 14th

Thursday's High School Boys Basketball Roundup

January 14, 2012

CAMERON — The Pocola Indians overcame a slow start to the third quarter and rallied from a four-point deficit to defeat the Cameron Yellowjackets 50-47 Thursday night at the Cameron Gym. The win completed a season sweep for the Indians over the ’Jackets.
Howe 78, Bokoshe 17: In Bokoshe, the Lions jumped out to a 21-4 lead on the Tigers after one period and never looked back.

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