October 18th, 2013
We're enjoying fall break, and it's going to feel good to not have a late night tonight for once â€” especially since fellow photojournalist Craig Hall and I are leaving at 6 a.m. Saturday for the Texas Christian-Oklahoma State football game, which will kick off at 11 a.m. at Boone Pickens Stadium. I can get my beauty sleep tonight!
However, fall break also normally means something else to me as far as being a sports writer is concerned. It normally means that the playoff picture is starting to take shape.
OKLAHOMA CITY â€” The $175,000 Classics Cup is the richest event on the Classics program tonight at Remington Park.
A field of eight, with seven wagering interests, drew into the race with defending champion Fifth Date involved.
Fifth Date, winner of the 2012 Cup, has returned to sprinting most recently this year, winning just one of nine attempts to this point in 2013. Victorious in 11 of 40 career attempts at Remington Park, Fifth Date has won 18 races from 71 lifetime starts with overall earnings of $498,225.
Today and Saturday at Balloon Fest, a few riders from RaceDay Park Mx will ride at the Phil Gardenhire Rodeo Arena. You'll be able to see what all the motocross riders do at the track.
Ken Cook, a professional rider, will jump off a huge ramp, doing all kinds of tricks that will be just amazing.
According to LeFlore County Sheriff Rob Seale, Mark Shane Bennett escaped from the Jim Hamilton Community Correctional Center.
A search for the missing prisoner is under way by the Oklahoma Department of Corrections Fugitive Apprehension Team.
The JEHCC-CERT team, the LeFlore County Sheriff's Department and other area law enforcement agencies are engaged in the search.
TALIHINA â€” The Talihina Golden Tigers started the scoring off early and often in the DistrictA-6 game with the Canadian Cougars on Thursday night at Doc Robinson Stadium en route to a 50-0 win, but it was really over in the first half.
Panama savaged Quinton 37-0 on the road Thursday night, capitalizing on turnovers and controlling the ball.
BOKOSHE â€” A rough start for the Bokoshe Tigers spelled doom for them Thursday night at home as they lost 54-8 to Class C's fourth-ranked Thackerville Wildcats.
The Tigers turned the ball over the first two times they possessed it, and all of the sudden the Wildcats were up 22-0.
POCOLA â€” It was a rough Thursday night for the Pocola Indians football team which dropped a 55-29 District 2A-6 contest to the visiting Hartshorne Miners at John Carter Field.
The Indians tied the game at 7 all and cut the deficit to 21-14 in the first half before falling behind 28-14 at halftime.
Jeannine Jonas got this picture of a balloon this morning just as it landed near Poteau High School. Balloon Fest kicks off today. Gates open at noon at the LeFlore County Fairgrounds.
Tulsa Cascia Hall 26, Poteau 15
Spiro 35, Heavener 7
Talihina 50, Canadian 0
Panama 37, Quinton 0
Thackerville 54, Bokoshe 8
Hartshorne 55, Pocola 29