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February 9th, 2015
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.
The 2015 softball season will begin Monday afternoon for the Carl Albert State College Lady Vikings as they will play a road doubleheader at noon Monday against Oklahoma Wesleyan in Bartlesville.
â€śI donâ€™t know if weâ€™re ready to play, but weâ€™re sure tired of practicing,â€ť CASC coach David Holt said. â€śIâ€™m really looking forward to it. We have high expectations this year, from the coaches and the players. Weâ€™re anxious to get started.â€ť
SPIRO â€” The Spiro Bulldogs got off to a fast start, then held off the Vian Wolverines for a 71-54 victory Thursday night at the Spiro Multipurpose Gym.
The â€™Dogs jumped out to a 15-0 lead en route to a 23-5 advantage at the end of the opening period.
The Bulldogs were never headed, but the Wolverines cut the deficit to 11 points at 54-43 in the early stages of the final period. However, Vian was unable to ever get the Spiro lead under double digits.
WHITESBORO â€” The Whitesboro Lady Bulldogs got back to their winning ways, and did so in a big way, with a 67-18 rout of the Panola Lady Bearcats on Thursday night at Steve Linker Gymnasium.
The Lady Bulldogs jumped out to a 25-0 lead after a period and never looked back.
Bokoshe 54, McCurtain 48: In McCurtain, the Lady Tigers got out to a 15-5 lead after one quarter and never lost their lead, although the Lady Bulldogs did outscore them 43-39 over the final three periods.
CLARKSVILLE, Ark. â€” The Carl Albert State College baseball team split its season-opening road doubleheader against the University of the Ozarks junior varsity Tuesday afternoon.
The Vikings took the nightcap 14-4 after losing the opener 5-2.
The Vikings will play their home openers Saturday and Sunday at Ival Goodman Field against Barton County, Kan. Saturday's twinbill will begin at 11:30 a.m., while Sunday's doubleheader will start at noon.