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November 8th, 2014
VIAN â€” Vianâ€™s Eric Casey scored five first-half touchdowns as the Wolverines pummeled the Panama Razorbacks 63-7 Thursday night in a District 2A-6 contest.
The loss made the Hogs (7-3, 4-2) finish third, thus sending them to meet the Chandler Lions at 7:30 p.m. Friday in the opening round of the Class 2A playoffs.
There was many side stories to Friday nightâ€™s District 4A-4 game at Costner Stadium between the Poteau Pirates and the Tulsa Central Braves.
Roger Barcheers was in pursuit of the modern-day Poteau High School rushing record. When Poteau coach Werner pulled off the first offense as the fourth quarter began, Barcheers trailed the record held by Nik McDaniel by 20 yards. He never re-entered the game.
The Pirates were dominate on both side of the ball as they defeated the Braves by the score of 41-7 to celebrate Senior Night.
Behind a career-high 19 points from Talihina's Tara Hawkins and 14 points and 14 rebounds from Kilah Cummings, the Carl Albert State College Lady Vikings rolled past the Bacone College Junior Varsity 92-34 to celebrate homecoming Thursday night at Mick Thompson Fieldhouse.
Holding the Bacone JV to 26 points in the second half proved to be the difference for the Vikings in their 84-62 win for their first victory of the season.
Three local high school fast-pitch softball players got the ultimate honors last weekend, being named All-Staters.
Panama's Kendra Swindle and Hannah Goines, along with Pocola's Desi Carter, were named to the Oklahoma Fast-Pitch Softball Coaches Association's Small East Team last weekend.
We had a great time for Halloween last Friday. James and Angela McKay drove their golf cart over, and it was all dressed up with spider webs. James was â€śPinheadâ€ť and looked really scary.
The Poteau Pirates likely will play for the last time this season at Costner Stadium Friday night when they entertain the Tulsa Central Braves at 7:30 p.m. for Senior Night. Senior Night festivities will take place before the game.
â€śItâ€™s big,â€ť Poteau coach Greg Werner said. â€śYou always want to have your seniorsâ€™ last home game to be a big one. We certainly want to send them off on the right way. Theyâ€™re a great group of kids. We want it to be a good night. Senior Night always provides a lot of motivation. Hopefully, it will this week.â€ť
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District 4A-4 Standings
Last year, the Spiro Bulldogs opened the season 9-0 and only needed to beat Checotah to win the District 3A-8 title. Instead, they lost to the Wildcats and dropped all the way down to third place. Then, the â€™Dogs fell to Hilldale in the Class 3A playoff opener to end their season.
Spiro (6-2 overall, 3-2 in district play) does not want that to happen this season. In fact, Spiro can enter the postseason on a three-game winning streak if it takes care of Valliant (0-9, 0-5) at 7 p.m. Friday at McClain Stadium to celebrate Senior Night.
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District 3A-8 Standings
The 2014-15 Poteau Buccaneer Basketball League needs three coaches â€” one for a first-second grade coed team, one for a third-fourth grade boys team and one for a boys fifth-sixth grade team.
If these coaching voids are not filled, those respective divisions will not have a draft, and thus a season for those players who have signed up to play will not be able to play.
For additional information, call Billy Bond at (918) 647-1939 or by e-mail at email@example.com.
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The Poteau Pirates football team will celebrate Senior Night prior to Fridayâ€™s 7:30 p.m. District 4A-4 and regular-season finale against Tulsa Central at Costner Stadium. Itâ€™s bringing bittersweet thoughts to one of those seniors who will be honored before the game.
â€śIâ€™m pretty emotional about it knowing that [after Friday nightâ€™s game] Iâ€™ll never get to play another down on this field again,â€ť senior lineman Hank Galetka said. â€śIt kind of sucks. Weâ€™re all kind of upset about it. We wish we had a longer season to get to play on it.â€ť