February 22nd, 2014
SEMINOLE â€” The Monroe Eagles took the first step in adding to their hardware collection this basketball season.
The Eagles, who won the 2014 LeFlore County Junior High Tournament last month, are two wins away from adding a state title plaque to the trophy case. They routed Wickliffe 61-24 in the quarterfinals of the Organization of Rural Elementary Schools [ORES] Division III State Tournament on Thursday night at Seminole State College.
The Eagles played El Reno Darlington in Friday night's semifinals for a shot at today to win state.
Despite getting a career-high of 28 points from Breonna Johnson, the Carl Albert State College Lady Vikings were unable to overcome the Northern Oklahoma College-Enid Lady Jets going 31-of-39 from the free throw line as the Lady Jets beat the Lady Vikings 71-66 Thursday night at the Mabee Center in Enid.
The Jets shot lights out from start to finish as they connected on 17-of-29 from 3-point range and hit 66.7 percent on field goals as they dominated the Vikings 101-61 in the second game of Thursday night's doubleheader.
The Arkoma Lady Mustangs will have at least one more week of basketball.
The Lady Mustangs routed the Stuart Lady Hornets 70-42 in the Class A Regional Tournament on Thursday night in Stuart.
The win not only put the Lady Mustangs into Saturday night's regional finals against Kiowa at 6:30 p.m. in Kiowa, Arkoma automatically earned a berth into next week's Class A Area Tournament, which will take place Thursday through Saturday at Southeastern Oklahoma State University's Bloomer Sullivan Fieldhouse in Durant.
CLEVELAND, Okla. â€” The Leflore Savages have a shot a some more hardware Saturday night, plus they're playing more basketball.
The Savages got past the New Lima Falcons 57-54 Thursday night in the Class B Regional Tournament.
The Savages will play Cave Springs here at 8 p.m. Saturday for the regional title, but both teams will advance to next week's Class B Area Tournament, which will be Thursday through Saturday at Sand Springs.
WILBURTON â€” The Whitesboro Bulldogs are not only a win away from a regional title, but assured another week of hoops.
The â€™Dogs handled the Buffalo Valley Buffaloes 44-29 in the Class B Regional Tournament on Thursday night at the Wilburton High School Gym.
The Bulldogs will play Moyers here at 8 p.m. Saturday for the regional title, but both teams will advance to next week's area tournament at Ada High School's Cougar Activity Center.
The news wasn't as good for the Lady Bulldogs, who lost 44-21 to the Lady Buffaloes on Thursday night.
"Hungry Like A Wolf"
The inaugural â€śHungry Like the Wolfâ€ť 5k/10k Fun Run and 5K Fun Walk will take place at noon Saturday [Feb. 22] at Blues Park in Heavener.
The entry fee is $25 per participant. Checks should be made out to Heavener Public Schools. All proceeds will benefit the Heavener cross country and track programs.
The races will begin at Blues Park, located at the south end of town on U.S. 59, and will end at Daylight Donuts at 710 U.S. 59 north.
Parking will be available all along the race path, with shuttle service to the race's beginning.
Police, fire and Emergency Medical Services are responding [Feb. 21 2:20 p.m.] to a single vehicle accident near Fanshawe.
The only details Poteau Daily News has at this time is that one person was injured in the crash.
The annual chili cooking contest hosted by Carl Albert State College and Walmart will begin at 11 a.m. today [Feb. 21] at Costner-Balentine Student Center on the Poteau campus.
For three Poteau Pirate wrestlers, Khy Mote, Daylon Brewton and Devin Anderson, there's nothing more they want to do than make state in their final opportunities to do so. They will get that chance today and Saturday at the Class 4A Regional Tournament in Bristow. The top four finishers in each weight class will make the state tournament the following weekend in Oklahoma City.
Editor's note: The Talihina wrestlers will be at the Class 3A Regional Tournament today and Saturday at Plainview High School in Ardmore.
SHAWNEE â€” The Hodgen Lady Bulldogs won their Organization of Rural Elementary Schools [ORES] Division II State Tournament quarterfinals Thursday afternoon at St. Gregory's University, downing Harmony 39-38.
The Lady Bulldogs will play tonight in the state semifinals for a shot at the state title on Saturday.
The Monroe Eagles, who won the 2014 LeFlore County Junior High Tournament, played their quarterfinal game in the ORES Division III State Tournament on Thursday at Seminole State College.