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January 21st, 2015
The Poteau High School wrestling team made it a happy homecoming Tuesday night at Sherman Floyd Fieldhouse with a 52-30 victory over the Checotah Wildcats.
The Pirates will return to action tonight with a home dual against Greenwood, Ark., with the junior high dual beginning at 6 p.m. followed by the high school dual at 7 p.m.
All four top-seeded teams who were in action at Carl Albert State College's Mick Thompson Fieldhouse were winners on opening night of the 83rd LeFlore County Tournament on Monday night.
The Poteau Pirates overmatched the Bokoshe Tigers for an 80-39 victory, while the Leflore Lady Savages got past the Cameron Lady Yellowjackets 48-35.
Both Heavener teams won, with the Lady Wolves clawing the Bokoshe Lady Tigers 59-35 and the Wolves got past a pesky Arkoma Mustang team 52-45.
The two-time defending LeFlore County Tournament girls champions, the Poteau Lady Pirates, took a step in the right direction in their three-peat efforts Monday night as they picked up a 42-23 opening-round victory over the Talihina Lady Golden Tigers as the 83rd LeFlore County Tournament got underway at the Howe Gym.
There were three other winners on the night. The Pocola Lady Indians got past their archrivals, the Panama Lady Razorbacks, 34-30 in the other girls contest at this site.
LOCUST GROVE â€” It was a banner weekend for the Poteau Youth Wrestling Club at last weekend's Locust Grove Tournament.
A 17-point halftime lead and five players scoring in double figures proved to be the difference for the Carl Albert State College Lady Vikings in their 84-72Â win over the Western Oklahoma State College Lady Pioneers on Sunday afternoon in Altus.
Getting a double-double of 17 points and 15 rebounds from Arkim Robertson proved to be the difference for the PioneersÂ in their 66-55 win over the Vikings in Sunday night's second game.
HOWE â€” The Howe Lady Lions will take an undefeated record into their game tonight in the 83rd LeFlore County Tournament after clawing the Bokoshe Lady Tigers 95-41 Friday night at the Howe Gym.
The Lady Lions jumped out to a 27-12 lead after a period to take control of the game.
Arkoma 81, Cameron 44: In Cameron, the Lady Mustangs jumped out to a 30-9 lead after a quarter and were never headed.
Heavener 62, Stigler 49: In Heavener, the Lady Wolves jumped out to a 19-11 lead after a period en route to a 36-21 halftime advantage.
CAMERON â€” The Cameron Yellowjackets ended last week on a high note, downing county rival Arkoma 53-40 Friday night at the Cameron Gym.
The Yellowjackets jumped out to an 11-9 lead after a period, which stretched to a 32-24 advantage at halftime and a 45-32 lead going into the final period.
Howe 74, Bokoshe 28: In Howe, the Lions roared past the Tigers early to take control of the game, jumping out to a 27-14 lead after a quarter en route to a 52-19 halftime advantage.
The Poteau High School basketball teams split their Friday night homecoming games against Sallisaw at Sherman Floyd Fieldhouse. The Pirates mined the Black Diamonds for a 61-44 victory, but Sallisaw took advantage of Kristen Fullbrightâ€™s nine 3-point baskets for a game-high 27 points as the Lady Black Diamonds spoiled homecoming for the Lady Pirates with a 72-55 victory.
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The Poteau High School basketball teamsâ€™ Pink-Out Games will be next Tuesday against Spiro at Sherman Floyd Fieldhouse, with the girlsâ€™ game at 6:30 p.m. and the boysâ€™ contest at 8 p.m.
It's hard to believe that it's been a year since the 82nd LeFlore County Tournament took place, but it has. The 83rd edition began Monday.
The LeFlore County Tournament Guide was in Saturday's edition with the numeric rosters and team photographs of all 26 teams as well as the brackets â€” but it also has a typo by yours truly.