January 29th, 2015
The Panama Razorbacks football team finished third in District 2A-6 and made it to the second round of the Class 2A playoffs. For their success, the Razorbacks garnered three special awards from the district.
Panama defensive end Ben Whiteaker was named the Defensive Player of the Year for District 2A-6, while quarterback Andy Burris was named the districtâ€™s Co-Offensive Back of the Year and quarterback/cornerback Tristan Thompson was named the 2A-6â€™s Co-Newcomer of the Year.
Four other Hogs and four Pocola Indians were named to the first team of the All-District 2A-6 Team.
The LeFlore County Soccer Associationâ€™s spring 2015 registration is now opened. Registration closes Monday. There will be a coaches meeting is 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 ninth annual Junior He-Man Punt, Pass and Kick Competition will take place at high noon Saturday at â€śThe Jody Ray Sports Complexâ€ť located at 306 Strip Pit Road.
There will be three age divisions â€” ages 6 to 8, 9 to 12 and 13 to 16. After the event, there will be a chili dog social, and the game room will be open. The kids can play darts, ping pong, pool/billiards and pinochle. Sorry guys, there won't be any air hockey available as the table was laid to rest after last year's event.
HOT SPRINGS, Ark. (AP) â€” The Ouachita and Ozark-St. Francis national forests will be conducting prescribed burns in Arkansas and Oklahoma over the next several months.
Park authorities announced the burns on Thursday.
The burns are designed to re-establish fire's natural role in the forest ecosystem, improve forest health and reduce the threat of catastrophic wildfires. Prescribed burns are conducted when conditions indicate that there will be minimal impact to the public.
The 2014 high school fast-pitch softball season yielded three All-Staters â€” Pocola's Desi Carter and Panama's duo of Kendra Swindle and Hannah Goines. Earlier this month, Carter signed with Connors State College, and on Wednesday in separate signing ceremonies inside the high school gym, the Panama duo followed suit.
Swindle signed Wednesday afternoon with Carl Albert State College, while Goines did likewise that morning with Eastern Oklahoma State College.
The Spiro High School basketball teams spoiled the Pink Out Games for Poteau squads Tuesday night at Sherman Floyd Fieldhouse.
After beating the Pirates 55-49 in Saturday nightâ€™s finals of the 83rd LeFlore County Tournament, the Bulldogs got past them once more in a 51-49 victory. The Lady Bulldogs, who beat the Lady Pirates in last weekâ€™s championship quarterfinals of the county tournament, had to go overtime to down Poteau as Spiro got a 54-47 win.
BOKOSHE â€” Hunter Traylorâ€™s two free throws with a second left in regulation lifted the Bokoshe Lady Tigers to a 54-53 victory over the Arkoma Lady Mustangs on Tuesday night at Bokoshe Tigers Fieldhouse.
The Lady Tigers saw the Lady Mustangs take a 53-52 lead with six seconds left, setting up Traylorâ€™s heroics.
Pocola 43, Heavener 42: In Pocola, Brooklyn Mortonâ€™s free throw with 17 seconds left broke a 42-all tie to allow the Lady Indians to get the victory.
Leflore 58, Clayton 23: In Clayton, the Lady Savages jumped out to a 15-2 lead after a period and never trailed.
POCOLA â€” A fast start by the Pocola Indians was rewarded with a home victory Tuesday night as they downed the Heavener Wolves 50-34 at the Pocola Gym.
The Indians jumped out to a 16-0 lead after a period and never relinquished their advantage.
Arkoma 77, Bokoshe 70: At Bokoshe Tigers Fieldhouse, the Mustangs, who trailed the Tigers by the score of 18-17 after a period, outscored the hosts 60-52 over the final three quarters to get the come-from-behind win.
Panama 65, Keota 50: In Panama, the Razorbacks jumped out to an 18-8 lead after a period and never lost the lead.