February 23rd, 2015
The Poteau Pirates appeared to be on their way to an easy Class 4A District Tournament title-game victory Friday night over the homestanding Muldrow Bulldogs, but the â€™Dogs were not ready to circle the wagons. In fact, the Bulldogs even had the lead in the waning seconds, but the Pirates found a way to get the game into overtime and prevailed 58-54.
The Lady Pirates fell 49-31 in the girlsâ€™ district-title game to the Lady Bulldogs to begin the night of hoops.
HOWE â€” The Howe High School basketball teams took the first step on the easier paths to the Class 2A State Tournament by winning district titles Saturday night at the Howe Gym.
In the Class 2A District Tournament, both Howe teams beat Panama, the Lady Lions winning 67-24 and the Lions holding on for a 41-39 win.
The Lady Razorbacks and Hogs reached the title game with Friday night wins over Porter Consolidated. The Panama girls won 45-32, while the boys posted a 69-59 win.
All four local teams will be in the Class 2A Regional Tournament later this week at Talihina.
TUPELO â€” Blake-Blagg Tidwellâ€™s buzzer-beating 3-point basket from 20-plus feet away propeled the Whitesboro Bulldogs to a 38-36 victory over the Chattanooga Warriors in the title game of the Class B Regional Tournament on Saturday night.
The Bulldogs will meet the Red Oak Eagles at 8 p.m. Friday in Colbert for the area championship and a trip to state. However, the loser will have one more shot at state in the consolation finals at 8 p.m. Saturday.
DOW, Okla. (AP) â€” Police say that a man who was hand-cuffed from behind drove away with a sheriff deputy's cruiser during a traffic stop.
The McAlester News-Capital (http://bit.ly/1LhRva6 ) reports that 33-year-old Temple Clancy was hand-cuffed and placed in the front passenger seat of Deputy Johnny Jenkins' cruiser while officers searched his car. Clancy gained control of the cruiser, and sped away.
The National Weather Service in Tulsa has issued a Winter Weather Advisory until 6 p.m. this evening. The advisory affects LeFlore County, as well as the other following counties:
AND HASKELL. IN ARKANSAS...CRAWFORD...SEBASTIAN AND FRANKLIN.
As snow blankets the county Sunday afternoon, roads are getting slicker and closures are being announced.
The LeFlore County Courthouse will be closed Monday.
Road conditions are expected to worsen as about 4 inches of snow are expected through Monday afternoon.
The National Weather Service in Tulsa has issued a winter weather advisory for several area counties, Le Flore County included.
WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 PM CST MONDAY.
A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY IS IN EFFECT FOR THE FOLLOWING COUNTIES
*In OKLAHOMA: PUSHMATAHA...MCINTOSH...CHOCTAW...OKFUSKEE...
*IN ARKANSAS: CRAWFORD..SEBASTIAN AND FRANKLIN.
* SNOW AND SLEET HAVE BEGUN TO ACCUMULATE ACROSS SOUTHEAST
Behind great defense and going 34-of-40 [85 percent] from the free-throw line proved to be the difference for the Carl Albert State College Lady Vikings in their 77-65 win over the 13th-ranked Northern Oklahoma College-Enid Lady Jets on Sophomore Night Â on Thursday at Mick Thompson Fieldhouse.
Shooting 52.7 percent from the field proved to be the difference for the Jets in their 86-83 win over the Vikings in Thursday night's nightcap.
The Carl Albert State College softball team split its home games Thursday afternoon with Coffeyville, Kan.
The Lady Vikings rallied in the opener for an 8-7 victory in eight innings, but they dropped the nightcap 8-6 in another eight-inning contest.
The Lady Vikings will return to action at 1 p.m. Tuesday in a road doubleheader against the Bacone College junior varsity in Muskogee.
WILBURTON â€” The Carl Albert State College baseball team scheduled an improptu match-up with its archrivals, the Eastern Oklahoma State College Mountaineers, Thursday afternoon, but the Vikings lost 9-6.
The Vikings will return to action at noon Tuesday with a home doubleheader against Paris, Texas, at Ival Goodman Field.