December 29th, 2013
Former Carl Albert State College Lady Viking Basketball players Ashala Watson and D. Brown and former Viking LaShawn Gallion are among the top players in some statistical categories at their four-year colleges
Watson is a 5-3 junior point/shooting guard from Magnolia, Ark., and is playing for Lyon College, which is an NAIA Division I school in Batesville, Ark.
Brown is a 5-4 Â junior shooting guard from Oklahoma City, and is playing for Campbell University, which is an NCAA Division I school in Buies Creek, N.C.
The Arkoma Mustangs made football history this season, winning its first-ever playoff game and making it to the Class C state quarterfinals. They also came in District C-4 runners-up, so several Mustangs were honored by the district.
Arkoma wide receiver Tanner Sweeten was named the District C-4 Offensive Player of the Year.
Ethann Gates was the Quarterback of the Year, Tyler Dailey was the Offensive Lineman of the Year, Tyree Nolden was the Linebacker of the Year and Dakotah Roam was the Utility Player of the Year.
HARRISON, Ark. â€” The Poteau Pirates basketball team opened the Lendel Thomas Classic with a 66-49 loss to host Harrison on Thursday night.
The Pirates faced Ashdown, Ark., on Friday afternoon in the consolation semifinals, with a win putting them into this afternoon's consolation championship at 1:45 p.m. A loss Friday afternoon will put the Pirates into the seventh-place game at 11:15 this morning.
MANSFIELD, Ark. â€” The day started off good for Heavener High School basketball as the Lady Wolves routed Booneville, Ark., 66-33 Friday afternoon in the Mansfield Tournament.
However, the Wolves lost 71-65 in overtime to Booneville.
For the first time in Talihina football coach Kelly Gravittâ€™s eight-year tenure, the Golden Tigers made it to the state semifinals â€” and along with way won District A-6 with a perfect regular season. Thus, several Golden Tigers got top honors from their district.
Talihina quarterback Alan Lockhart was named the districtâ€™s Most Valuable Player.
Logan Hillebrand was named the Linebacker of the Year in District A-6.
Bryar Humphreys was the Running Back of the Year.
Preston Derby was awarded the Newcomer of the Year.
I hope you all had a Merry Christmas on Wednesday. I hope all had a great time, and got to spend time with your family. We celebrated our Christmas in shifts with Clint and his family one day because he had to leave for work on Christmas day.
Cash opened his gifts Christmas morning, and then headed to my parentâ€™s house. After that, it was back home for Christmas with Deeda and her family. Now, Koby has to wait until he returns from his mom and grandparents near Duncan to have his Christmas here.
When a football team plays for a state title, and wins its district along the way, that team usually has several honors come its players' way. The Poteau Pirates footbal team has that distinct honor in 2013.
After the Pirates went 12-2, won District 4A-4 and were state runners-up, 12 players and their coach were honored by the district.
Poteau second-year coach Greg Werner was named the District Coach of the Year.
Senior quarterback Jace Pitchford was named the District Player of the Year. Pitchford rushed for 1,179 yard and 13 touchdowns, while passing for 1,441 yards and 22 TDs.
ARKOMA â€” Santa Claus came about 36 hours early for the Arkoma High School basketball teams as they posted a pair of wins Monday night over Gans at the Arkoma Gym to celebrate Christmas.
The Lady Mustangs used a strong fourth quarter to pull away for a 76-46 win over the Lady Grizzlies, while the Mustangs did likewise as they, too, used a strong final period to down the Grizzlies 86-68.
Thanks to a strong push in the finals by the wrestlers from Greenwood (Ark.) High School, they pushed their team past the host Poteau Pirates to win the Poteau Tournament, which took place last Friday and Saturday at Sherman Floyd Fieldhouse.
SAPULPA â€” Five members of the Poteau Youth Wrestling Club placed at Saturday's Sapulpa Open.
Two members, Jarrett Lilley and Luke Brooks, won their respective weight class titles.
Dauntay Warren and Seth Ford each came in runners-up in their respective classes, while Nate Ulmer was third in division.
Four other wrestlers, Caden Warren, Zane Hendrix, Dakota James and Mason Barcheers, also wrestled in the tournament but did not place.