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November 6th, 2014

Sports Briefs

November 6, 2014

The 2014-15 Poteau Buccaneer Basketball League needs three coaches — one for a first-second grade coed team, one for a third-fourth grade boys team and one for a boys fifth-sixth grade team.
If these coaching voids are not filled, those respective divisions will not have a draft, and thus a season for those players who have signed up to play will not be able to play.
For additional information, call Billy Bond at (918) 647-1939 or by e-mail at
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Today in History, Nov. 6

November 6, 2014

Today is Thursday, Nov. 6, the 310th day of 2014. There are 55 days left in the year.
Today's Highlight in History:
On Nov. 6, 1984, President Ronald Reagan won re-election by a landslide over former Vice President Walter Mondale, the Democratic challenger.
On this date:
In 1814, Adolphe Sax, the inventor of the saxophone, was born in Dinant, Belgium.
In 1854, America's "March King," John Philip Sousa, was born in Washington, D.C.
In 1860, former Illinois congressman Abraham Lincoln defeated three other candidates for the presidency: John Breckinridge, John Bell and Stephen Douglas.

Upcoming events

November 6, 2014

• Nov. 7 — Fall Festival, vendors, door prizes, bake sale, quilt drawing, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., First United Methodist Church Christian Family Life Center at Rogers and Harper.
— Indian taco sale, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Choctaw Nation Community Center.
— Blood drive, 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., Kiamichi Technology Center. Poteau.
• Nov. 8 — Free “Happy Holidays” concert by Cavanal Chorale, 7 p.m., First United Methodist Church.
— Pancake breakfast, bake sale, briskets to go, 6:30-10 a.m., Bokoshe American Legion Post 75.

Senior Night bringing bittersweet thoughts to Poteau lineman

November 6, 2014

The Poteau Pirates football team will celebrate Senior Night prior to Friday’s 7:30 p.m. District 4A-4 and regular-season finale against Tulsa Central at Costner Stadium. It’s bringing bittersweet thoughts to one of those seniors who will be honored before the game.
“I’m pretty emotional about it knowing that [after Friday night’s game] I’ll never get to play another down on this field again,” senior lineman Hank Galetka said. “It kind of sucks. We’re all kind of upset about it. We wish we had a longer season to get to play on it.”

Heavener Wolves look to end season on high note on Senior Night against Idabel

November 6, 2014

The 2014 football season for the Heavener Wolves has not gone as it had hoped for first-year coach Sam Hembree. However, a lot of frustration can be put to rest Friday night when the Wolves (2-9 overall, 1-4 in District 3A-8) entertain the Idabel Warriors (7-2, 3-2) at 7 p.m. at Harvey Stadium on Senior Night.
“I think our kids are ready to play Friday night,” Hembree said. “It would be big for us to get the win to go into the off-season. It would mean a lot to the seniors for all the hard work they've done. It would be a big lift for us.”

Perfect Ballot

November 6, 2014

November 5th

Tuesday’s High School Boys Basketball Roundup

November 5, 2014

HOWE — The Howe Lions jumped out to the early lead, then withstood a late charge by the Cameron Yellowjackets to post a 60-54 home victory Tuesday night in the season opener for both teams.
The Lions got out to a 14-10 lead after a period, stretched the advantage to 27-19 at halftime.
After the Lions built a double-digit lead in the second half, the ’Jackets cut the deficit to six points at 57-51, but the visitors got no closer.
Leflore 76, Moyers 47: On Nadine Carpenter Court in Leflore, the Savages jumped out to a 20-12 lead after a period en route to a 39-21 halftime advantage.

Tuesday’s High School Girls Basketball Roundup

November 5, 2014

HOWE — The Howe Lady Lions wasted little time in getting their first victory of the season in Tuesday night’s opener against the Cameron Lady Yellowjackets.
The Lady Lions scored the game’s first 17 points en route to a 76-18 win over the Lady ’Jackets.
Leflore 66, Moyers 24: On Nadine Carpenter Court in Leflore, the Lady Savages jumped out to a 23-8 lead and never looked back.
Whitesboro 45, Smithville 27: In Smithville, the Lady Bulldogs trailed 8-7 after a period in their season opener, but they outscored the Lady Braves 17-6 in the second quarter to take a 24-14 halftime lead.

Pocola Indians look to end season with two-game winning streak, visit Hartshorne on Friday night

November 5, 2014

The Pocola Indians have a chance to end their football season with not only a two-game winning streak, but be the only team in District 2A-6 to knock off this season’s district champion.
The Indians (3-6 overall, 2-3 in district play) will try to accomplish both feats Friday night when they travel to meet this year’s 2A-6 champion Hartshorne Miners (8-1, 5-0) at 7 p.m.

Panama visits Vian on Thursday with second place, home playoff game at stake

November 5, 2014

The current Panama Razorbacks football players will play undoubtedly the biggest game of their Hog career Thursday night when the Razorbacks (7-2 overall, 4-1 in district play) visit the Vian Wolverines (6-3, 4-1) for a 7 p.m. Thursday District 2A-6 contest.
The winner of Thursday night's game will be the district runner-up, and entertain the Prague Red Devils next week to begin the Class 2A state playoffs.
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District 2A-6 Standings
Team District Overall +/-
Hartshorne-x 5-0 8-1 +68
Vian-y 4-1 6-3 +52
Panama-y 4-1 7-2 +32
Antlers-y 3-3 5-4 +13
Pocola 2-3 3-6 -18


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