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December 2nd

Howe teams, Bokoshe girls, Whitesboro teams get wins in EOSC Classic; Bokoshe boys fall

December 3, 2014

WILBURTON — Several LeFlore County teams posted wins to begin the 2014 Eastern Oklahoma State College Classic on Monday at two sites — EOSC's Claud C. Dunlap Fieldhouse and the Wilburton High School Gym — in Blue Bracket play.
Both Howe teams won big as the Lady Lions won 63-24 over Clayton, while the Lions clawed Indianola 61-13.
Bokoshe will be the Howe girls' next opponent as the Lady Tigers handled Indianola 59-42 and will face the Lady Lions at 7:10 tonight at the Wilburton Gym in the championship semifinals.

Tulsa fires Spiro native Blankenship after second losing season

December 3, 2014

TULSA (AP) — Tulsa fired coach Bill Blankenship on Monday, three days after the Golden Hurricane wrapped up a second consecutive losing season.
The Golden Hurricane finished 2-10, with a 49-32 home loss to East Carolina on Friday night. Blankenship took over at his alma mater in 2011 after Todd Graham left for Pittsburgh. He went 19-8 in his first two seasons, including a Conference USA championship in 2012.

Heavener Wolves begin season today against Hackett in Hartford Tournament

December 2, 2014

The Heavener Wolves basketball team will begin their season at 5:30 this afternoon in the Hartford [Ark.] Tournament against Hackett, Ark. The Lady Wolves will play right before them at 4 p.m.
The Wolves were 7-18 last season, and they return four starters from that team.

Pocola basketball teams begin seasons tonight at home against Stigler squads; former Poteau boys coach has debut with his alma mater

December 2, 2014

The 2014-15 basketball season will begin for Pocola High School tonight with home games against Stigler. The girls will play at 6:30 p.m., followed by the boys at 8 p.m.
The Lady Indians, who will be led this season for the first time by longtime boys coach Eric Ladd, were 6-18 last season.
When the boys take the court after the Lady Indians play, the Indians will have a new coach, former Poteau Pirates coach and Pocola High School alum Scott Nelke.

It’s full steam ahead for hoops

December 2, 2014

Like I said in last week’s column, this ol’ man recharged his batteries since we’re back into high school basketball hot and heavy now.
This week is the first of two tournament weeks for LeFlore County teams. This week is the Eastern Oklahoma State College Classic at both EOSC’s Claud C. Dunlap Fieldhouse and the Wilburton High School Gym for Arkoma, Bokoshe, Howe, Leflore and Whitesboro. Also this week, Heavener’s teams will be in the Pick and Shovel Classic in Hartshorne beginning today, while the same can be said for Heavener’s teams at the Hartford [Ark.] Tournament.

December 1st

Glenpool Bound

December 2, 2014

No. 3 South Plains, Texas, routs Carl Albert men

December 1, 2014

Mairega Clark’s 15 points weren’t enough for the Carl Albert State College Vikings in their 101-70 loss to third-ranked South Plains College, Texas, in the Thanksgiving Classic in Plano, Texas, on Saturday afternoon.
The Vikings will return to action at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday against Northeastern Oklahoma A&M College in Miami, OK.

CASC women lose final game at Penn Valley Classic

December 1, 2014

For the second straight game, Kilah Cummings had a double-double of 23 points and 13 rebounds. However, it wasn’t enough as the Carl Albert State College Lady Vikings lost 86-82 to Livin the Dream in the second and final day of the Penn Valley Classic in Kansas City, Mo., on Saturday afternoon.
The Lady Vikings will return to action at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday against Northeastern Oklahoma A&M College in Miami, OK.

Billy Joe Kinsey

December 1, 2014

Billy Joe Kinsey, 83, of Heavener died Friday, Nov. 28, 2014, in Heavener. Billy Joe was born June 20, 1931, in Poteau to Abe and Willie (Davis) Kinsey. He was retired from the U.S. Air Force after 20 years of service. He boxed while he was in the service. Billy Joe taught at the elementary and middle school level in many subjects, retiring at Heavener Public Schools where he taught and coached. He was beloved by generations of children and young adults he taught and coached. He enjoyed game hunting, especially duck hunting.

Archaeology update slated for Tuesday meeting

December 1, 2014

The Poteau Valley Improvement Authority will meet Tuesday [Dec. 2] at 7 p.m. at Poteau City Hall.
The members will receive an archaeology update of Wister Lake by Ken Shingeton with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. They also will receive an update on the Quarry Island Cove Alum project and lake modeling and sediment analysis.
Also on the agenda:
Discussion and action on bids to sale 2003 F150 truck.
Discuss and action to use, on trial basis, aeration equipment for the Poteau tower.
Discuss and action on health insurance and appointment of members to personnel committee.

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