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February 10th, 2015
This past weekend indeed was a sad one for basketball fans, especially those of college hoops, with the passing of legendary North Carolina men's coach Dean Smith.
Coach, thanks for all you did for the sport. RIP, Dean Smith.
Class A, B Playoffs Start This Week
While it just seems like the basketball season began, the postseason has arrived â€” at least for the Class A and B teams of the county.
The Class A and B district tournaments will begin at week's end, with the district champions and runners-up advancing to the regional tournament next week.
It was a pretty good day for LeFlore Countyâ€™s Organization of Rural Elementary Schools as the 2015 playoffs began on Saturday.
In the Division II playoffs, both Hodgen teams posted wins Saturday at McAlester Frink-Chambers Middle School. The â€™Dogs got past Lane 41-37, while the Lady Bulldogs routed Idabel Denison 32-9.
In the Division II playoffs, the Shady Point Warriors won their postseason opener, beating Tannehill 43-39 Saturday at Frink-Chambers Middle School to set up a match-up with Harmony, which took place Monday night at the same site.
A basket with seven seconds left in regulation was the game-winner for the Muldrow Bulldogs, who celebrated homecoming with a 48-47 victory over the Poteau Pirates on Friday night in Muldrow.
The Lady Pirates had an early lead, but from there it was all Lady Bulldogs as they made it a homecoming sweep of Poteau with a 42-25 victory.
RED OAK â€” The Howe Lady Lions will have to wait until next season to try for another unbeaten season.
The Red Oak Lady Eagles handed the Lady Lions their first loss of the season with a 65-52 win Friday night at C.C. Gillespie Fieldhouse.
The Lady Eagles jumped out to a 12-5 lead after a period en route to a 32-17 halftime lead.
Heavener 38, Talihina 21: On Chris Gillespie Court at Ray Henson Gymnasium in Talihina, leading 7-6 after a quarter, the Lady Wolves outscored the Lady Golden Tigers 18-5 in the second period to take a 25-11 halftime lead.
TALIHINA â€” The Talihina Golden Tigers got a home victory Friday night on Chris Gillespie Court at Ray Henson Gymnasium, beating the Heavener Wolves 57-28.
The Golden Tigers, trailing 7-6 after a period, outscored the Wolves 17-3 in the second quarter to take a 26-10 halftime lead.
Wister 82, Keota 53: In Keota, the Wildcats led 17-14 after one quarter, 33-29 at halftime and 59-47 going into the final period.
Cameron 55, McCurtain 46: In McCurtain, the Yellowjackets, who trailed 21-19 at halftime, outscored the Bulldogs 15-10 in the third quarter to take a 34-31 lead into the final period.
Robert Swinford came in last, so to speak. He won the final Poteau Daily News' Pigskin Picks Contest for the 2014 football season. He correctly predicted New England to defeat Seattle in Super Bowl XLIX last weekend, and he won the tiebreaker by only missing the final score by a point.
The Patriots held off the Seahawks 28-24.
Swinford won $50 for his winning ballot, since $25 of that was a carryover from the week before since the Pigskin Picks Contest for the Pro Bowl had to be thrown out.
The LeFlore County Soccer Association will have a coaches meeting Feb. 17.
Practices will start the week of Feb. 19, with games starting Feb. 28.
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The second annual Hungry Like the Wolf 5k/10k fun run/walk and two-mile walk will take place beginning at noon Feb. 21 at Blues Park in Heavener. Race-day registration and packet pick-up will be from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m.
Packets may also be picked up from 3 to 4 p.m. Friday at Heavener High School.
The entry fee is $20 per runner until Feb. 13. From Feb. 14 until race day, the entry fee increases to $25 per runner.
The majoriy of the LeFlore County high school basketball teams who are in Classes 4A, 3A and 2A found out their district assignments by the Oklahoma Secondary Schools Activities Association on Thursday.
Friday nightâ€™s games for Poteau at Muldrow ended up being a prelude for their district tournament as the Lady Pirates and Pirates will head back to Muldrow in two weeks to meet in the Class 4A District Tournament.
Shooting 76.9 percent from the free-throw line, hitting 20-of-26 from the charity stripe and scoring 21 points off of 19 Seminole State turnovers proved to be the difference for the Carl Albert State College Lady Vikings in their 69-66 win over the Lady Belles on Thursday night in Seminole.
Outscoring the Trojans by 16 points over the last 6:30 of the first half was the key for the Vikings in their 71-66 win in Thursday nightâ€™s nightcap. With the win, the Vikings picked up the season sweep of the Trojans.