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February 11th, 2015

Betty Leen Billey

February 11, 2015

Betty Leen Billey, 89, of Keota died Monday, Feb. 9, 2015. Services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, Feb. 13, at Keota First Baptist Church under the direction of Mallory-Martin Funeral Home.

February 10th

CASC teams split home games with NOC-Tonkawa; Carl Albert basketball teams visit Murray State on Monday night

February 10, 2015

Thanks to Bria Caldwell's 20 points and Kilah Cummings' 16 points, the Carl Albert State College Lady Vikings held off a furious comeback in their 79-77 win over the Northern Oklahoma College-Tonkawa Lady Mavericks on Monday night at Mick Thompson Fieldhouse.
Getting five double-figure scorers and shooting 49.1 percent from the field proved to be the difference for the Mavericks in their 79-67 win over the Vikings in Monday night's nightcap.

Monday’s High School Girls Basketball Roundup

February 10, 2015

ARKOMA — The Howe Lady Lions bounced back from their first loss of the season to get their third victory in as many tries against the Arkoma Lady Mustangs. The Lady Lions, who beat the Lady Mustangs in the title games of both the Green Valley Conference Tournament and the 83rd LeFlore County Tournament, got their third win over their conference rivals as they left town with a 71-54 victory in Monday night’s game at the Arkoma Gym.
The Lady Lions jumped out to a 22-7 lead after the opening period to take control of the game.

Monday’s High School Boys Basketball Roundup

February 10, 2015

ARKOMA — The Howe Lions got a 58-41 road victory over the Arkoma Mustangs on Monday night at the Arkoma Gym.
The Lions jumped out to a 13-6 lead after a period en route to a 28-19 halftime advantage.
Cameron 82, Indianola 37: In Cameron, the Yellowjackets jumped out to an 18-4 lead after a period and were never headed.
Whitesboro 65, Clayton 51: In Clayton, the Bulldogs jumped out to a 25-8 lead after one quarter and never relinquished their advantage.

Poteau wrestler places in Tulsa Bishop Kelley Tournament; Pirates will be in road triangular Thursday at FS Northside with Berryville, Ark.

February 10, 2015

TULSA — Poteau High School wrestler Roderick Hornbuckle placed sixth at 138 pounds in this past weekend’s Tulsa Bishop Kelley Tournament, which was heavily loaded with Class 6A and 5A teams.
The Pirates will be in a newly-scheduled road triangular Thursday night at Fort Smith [Ark.] Northside with Berryville, Ark. Action will begin at 6 p.m.

Sports Briefs

February 10, 2015

The LeFlore County Soccer Association will have a coaches meeting next Tuesday.
Practices will start the week of Feb. 19, with games starting Feb. 28.
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The second annual Hungry Like the Wolf 5k/10k fun run/walk and two-mile walk will take place beginning at noon Feb. 21 at Blues Park in Heavener. Race-day registration and packet pick-up will be from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m.
Packets may also be picked up from 3 to 4 p.m. Friday at Heavener High School.
The entry fee is $20 per runner until Friday. From Saturday until race day, the entry fee increases to $25 per runner.

Poteau Police search for missing man

February 10, 2015

Poteau Police are searching [Feb. 10] for an elderly man who has been reported missing.
81-year-old Jack Davis was last seen Monday at about 8 p.m. at 305 Crest Court in Poteau
He was last seen driving a 1999 4-door White Lincoln Towncar with Oklahoma license 257LAV. Davis also is possibly wearing fleece pajamas.
According to the police, Davis has a medical condition that could affect his safety.
If you see Davis contact the Poteau Police Department at (918) 647-8620.

CASC baseball team goes 1-2 in home-opening series against Barton County over weekend; Carl Albert State College Vikings entertain Seminole State this afternoon

February 10, 2015

The Carl Albert State College Vikings baseball team went 1-2 in its season-opening home series against Barton County, Kan., this past weekend at Ival Goodman Field.
The Vikings won Saturday afternoon's nightcap 8-2 after losing the opener 3-1. Barton County took the rubber game of the series Sunday afternoon with a 3-2 win in 10 innings.
The Vikings will be home this afternoon for a nine-inning game and a seven-inning contest beginning at noon today at Ival Goodman Field.

RIP, Dean Smith; Class A, B playoffs begin at week's end

February 10, 2015

This past weekend indeed was a sad one for basketball fans, especially those of college hoops, with the passing of legendary North Carolina men's coach Dean Smith.
Coach, thanks for all you did for the sport. RIP, Dean Smith.
Class A, B Playoffs Start This Week
While it just seems like the basketball season began, the postseason has arrived — at least for the Class A and B teams of the county.
The Class A and B district tournaments will begin at week's end, with the district champions and runners-up advancing to the regional tournament next week.

Organization of Rural Elementary Schools Playoff Roundup

February 10, 2015

It was a pretty good day for LeFlore County’s Organization of Rural Elementary Schools as the 2015 playoffs began on Saturday.
In the Division II playoffs, both Hodgen teams posted wins Saturday at McAlester Frink-Chambers Middle School. The ’Dogs got past Lane 41-37, while the Lady Bulldogs routed Idabel Denison 32-9.
In the Division II playoffs, the Shady Point Warriors won their postseason opener, beating Tannehill 43-39 Saturday at Frink-Chambers Middle School to set up a match-up with Harmony, which took place Monday night at the same site.

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