WILBURTON â€” It wasnâ€™t pretty, but the Poteau Pirates basketball team won its opening-round game in the Wilburton Tournament 44-40 over the host Diggers on Thursday night.
The Pirates played Red Oak, a 56-43 victor over Stigler on Thursday, in the championship semifinals Friday night with the winner meeting the Wright City-Eufaula winner at 7 p.m. Saturday for the championship. The Poteau-Red Oak loser and the Wright City-Eufaula loser will play for third place at 4 p.m. Saturday.
ARKOMA â€” The first Green Valley Conference Tournament had its first major upset Thursday night at the Arkoma Gym.
In a battle of Lady Lions, Keota shocked Howe in a 74-44 victory in one of Thursday nightâ€™s semifinals.
Keota will play Panama at 7 p.m. Saturday in the title game as the Lady Razorbacks were able to get past the host Arkoma Lady Mustangs 55-44 in Thursday nightâ€™s final game.
Howe and Arkoma will battle for third place at 3 p.m. Saturday.
CLAYTON â€” The Leflore High School basketball teams split their road games Thursday night with Clayton.
The Savages won the nightcap over the Bulldogs 69-62, but the Lady Bulldogs took the opened over the Lady Savages 52-6.
Barbara June Hardy, 73, of Heavener died Monday, Dec. 10, 2012.
Services will be held at 2 p.m. Monday, Dec. 17, at Dowden Funeral Home Chapel in Heavener with burial in Maxey Cemetery, Wister.
Bonnie Jean Pendleton, 78, of Pocola died Thursday, Dec. 13, 2012.
Graveside services will be held at 2 p.m. Monday, Dec. 17, at Macedonia Cemetery, Pocola, under the direction of Evan and Miller Funeral Home, Pocola.
Nathan Cochran, 22, of Heavener was arrested in Payne County stemming from allegations of multiple sexual assaults.
Stillwater police say that they have information about several incidents of sexual assault allegedly committed by Cochran against members of his fraternity.
Cochran was arrested Wednesday and was released on bail Friday afternoon.
According to Lt. J. Paul Vance, Connecticut State Police, a gunman entered the Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn. at 9:30 a.m. Friday morning and opened fire on those inside.
Officers from the Newtown Police Department entered the building and began an active shooter search to bring those trapped inside to safety and to locate the shooter, said Vance.
According to a report by CNN, 26 people had been confirmed dead, 18 of those children.
The shooter, who died at the scene, was located inside the building and two handguns were recovered, said Vance.
WILBURTON â€” The Poteau Lady Pirates wasted little time in taking charge in their opener in the Wilburton Tournament on Thursday afternoon.
Poteau got out to a double-digit lead after a period and never looked back as they defeated the Wright City Lady Lumberjax 61-31 to advance to tonight's championship semifinal at 7 p.m. against the winner of Thursday night's Hartshorne-Wilburton game. Tonight's winner will then play for the tournament title at 5:30 p.m. Saturday, while the loser will play in the third-place game at 2:30 p.m. Saturday.
The Wister Wildcats and the Howe Lady Lions were selected as the top seeds of the 2013 LeFlore County Junior High Basketball Tournament at Wednesday night's seeding meeting, which took place at Western Sizzlin'.
The â€™Cats are undefeated which helped them garner the No. 1 seed on the boys side, with Poteau/Pansy Kidd Middle School getting the No. 2 seed.
The Monroe Eagles, who won last weekend's Fanshawe Tournament, were seeded third, with Talihina fourth, Spiro fifth, Heavener sixth, Leflore seventh and Howe eighth.