The Spiro High School basketball teams finished last season at the Class 3A State Tournament, only to have quick exits â€” as the Lady Bulldogs lost to Washington in the quarterfinals, while on the same night the â€™Dogs fell to Verdigris.
Both Spiro teams, who begin their seasons Thursday at the Wilburton Tournament, will try to get back there once more.
The Lady Bulldogs, who were 21-7 last season, will meet the Hartshorne Lady Miners at 7 p.m. Thursday in the opening round.
The â€™Dogs, who were 24-3 last season, will meet Stigler at 8:30 p.m. Thursday.
Four LeFlore County girls teams posted opening-round victories in the third annual Green Valley Conference Tournament on Monday at the Cameron Gym.
The top seed, the Howe Lady Lions, handled the McCurtain Lady Bulldogs 68-22 in the final game of the day.
The Lady Lions will meet the Wister Wildcats, a 52-40 winner over the Bokoshe Lady Tigers, in one championship semifinal at 7 p.m. Thursday.
Bokoshe and McCurtain will play in the first of two consolation semifinals at 4 p.m. Thursday.
The pop music group Genesis had a song in 1986 called â€śThrowing it All Away.â€ť
Here 28 years later, thatâ€™s basically what the Oklahoma Sooners did in their 38-35 overtime loss to the Oklahoma State Cowboys on Saturday at Owen Field.
It was clear the Sooners (8-4 overall, 5-4 in Big 12 play) controlled the game until that last minute of regulation when OSUâ€™s Tyreek Hill returned a punt 92 yards for a touchdown for the Cowboys (6-6, 4-5) to tie the game at 35. That was a play that would not have happened had coach Bob Stoops not made the decision he did.
On Jan. 15 the Oklahoma Bureau of Narcotics will be hosting a Human Trafficking Awareness Seminar in Poteau. The event will be held at the Donald W. Reynolds Community Center.
The OBN Human Trafficking Awareness Seminar will teach the audience to recognize this crime in their community, how to prevent family members from being lured into human trafficking and how to help victims recovered from human traffickers.
The program is free and open to the public.
â€” The Treble Choir of Cavanal Chorale invites everyone to celebrate the holiday season with a special Christmas performance.
For the fourth consecutive year, the Treble Choir will give a performance of traditional Christmas songs and carols. This yearâ€™s concert is entitled â€śThe Colors of Christmasâ€ť and also will feature several special choral numbers.
The concert will begin at 6:30 p.m. tonight at Poteau First United Methodist Church, 109 S. Harper.
The first of the back-to-back tournament weeks now has passed us by, but that leaves this weekâ€™s busy tournament week.
This week will be the third annual Green Valley Conferenece Tournament at Cameron, which began Monday.
Later this week, the Choctaw Nation Tournament will begin its three-day run in Talihina featuring the host Talihina teams and Pocolaâ€™s teams. Those same three days, the Poteau and Spiro teams will be at the Wilburton Tournament, while the Whitesboro teams will be at the inaugural First National Bank Classic at McAlesterâ€™s Southeast Expo Center.
PANAMA â€” The Panama High School basketball teams split their homecoming games Friday night with Cameron. The Lady Razorbacks held off the Lady Yellowjackets 52-49, but the â€™Jackets stung the Hogs 90-70.
In the girls contest, the Lady Razorbacks, who got the first win for new coach Billy Leaptrot, trailed 9-5 after a period, but outscored the Lady Yellowjackets in the second period by seven points, 18-11, to take a 23-20 lead at halftime.