November 17th, 2013
It was a banner Poteau Tournament for the Poteau Youth Wrestling Club on Nov. 9 at Sherman Floyd Fieldhouse. The club had 47 members place.
The tournament itself had 17 teams represented in the tournament and nearly 200 wrestlers in the five different divisions of action.
Of the 47 members who placed for the local organization, 12 of them took home the gold in their respective weight classes. In Division I, Coy Fredrickson (40 pounds), Drew Moro (43 pounds), Hayden Moro (52 pounds) and Mason Stone (60 pounds) won their respective titles in their weight classes.
ARKOMA â€” Leading 54-24 at intermission, the Arkoma Mustangs scored two quick third-quarter touchdowns to invoke the 45-point mercy rule and record their first-ever playoff win with a 70-24 victory over the Timberlake Tigers on Friday night at Mustang Field in a Class C opening-round playoff game.
The Mustangs (7-3) will be in a quarterfinal game against Class C's fourth-ranked Shattuck Indians, who mercy ruled Grandfield 48-0 Friday night, at 7:30 p.m. next Friday in Shattuck â€” located about 20 miles west of Woodward in far western Oklahoma.
TALIHINA â€” The Talihina Golden Tigers began their march toward the Class A state title with a 47-7 rout of the Stratford Bulldogs in an opening-round playoff game Friday night at Doc Robinson Stadium.
The Golden Tigers (11-0) will entertain the Hominy Bucks, who upset Summit Christian 34-27 on Friday night, at 7:30 p.m. next Friday at â€śThe Pit.â€ť
OKEMAH â€” A fourth-quarter touchdown by the Okemah Panthers proved to be the difference as they defeated the Panama Razorbacks 26-21 Friday night in the opening round of the Class 2A playoffs.
The loss ends Panama's season at 7-4.
MUSKOGEE â€” After being on an eight-game winning streak from Week 2 until the regular-season finale, back-to-back losses brought an end to the football season for the Spiro Bulldogs on Friday night at Hornet Field.
The homestanding Hilldale Hornets stung the Bulldogs 32-7 in the opening round of the Class 3A playoffs to end Spiro's season at 8-3.
Poteau 48, Cleveland 7; Next: vs. Clinton.
Hilldale 32, Spiro 7
Okemah 26, Panama 21
Talihina 47, Stratford 7; Next: vs. Hominy.
Arkoma 70, Timberlake 24; Next: at Shattuck.
Both the Poteau Pirates and the Cleveland Tigers earned their playoff slots last week. The Pirates claimed the District 4A-4 title and were awarded the No. 1 seed, while the Tigers ended up with the fourth slot from District 4A-3.
The Pirates pounced all over the Tigers early and often as they jumped out to a 27-0 lead at intermission and then extended that lead to 48-7 for the final score.
Leflore 73, Pittsburg 55
Smithville 78, Wister 64
Pittsburg 69, Leflore 47
Smithville 50, Wister 38
During the first induction of students from Poteau Upper Elementary into the Elementary National Honor Society, 78 students took the stage during ceremonial proceedings.
PDN photo by Aimee Duncan
Two seminars regarding identity theft and internet security are to be held at the new Patrick Lynch Public Library.
Speaking is Elaine Dodd, a fraud specialist with the Oklahoma Bankers Association and a veteran of law enforcement. Dodd will address topics such as identity theft, debit and credit card fraud, current online scams, internet safety and much more. Protection for senior citizens, who are often the targets of such scams, also will be discussed.