February 14th, 2013
The Poteau Lady Pirates celebrated Senior Night on Tuesday at Sherman Floyd Fieldhouse, and sent their three seniors â€” Shelby Standridge, Brenna Vise and Colleen Peterson â€” out in style. For the third time this season, the Lady Pirates dominated the Heavener Lady Wolves in posting a 65-49 victory.
However, the visiting Wolves spoiled Senior Night for the Pirates, who beat them 44-43 on a last-second, coast-to-coast drive for a layup by Jarrett Lowrimore on Jan. 11 in Heavener. The Wolves avenged that loss with a 59-46 win over the Pirates.
ANTLERS â€” The regular season ended on a sour note for the Talihina High School basketball teams Tuesday night as they were swept by host Antlers.
The Lady Bearcats took the rubber game of three games this season with the Lady Golden Tigers, posting a 36-30 win, which was followed by the â€™Cats' 10th straight victory in a 53-46 win over the Golden Tigers.
While Class 4A, 3A and 2A playoffs will not begin until Friday, Class A and B basketball teams which are still alive in postseason play will begin the second stage of playoff games today and tonight in regional tournaments.
Class A Regional Tournament
Cameron vs. Smithville, 1:30 and 3 p.m.
Class B Regional Tournaments
Whitesboro girls vs. Graham (Weleetka), 1:30 p.m.
Leflore boys vs. Eagletown, 3 p.m.
Whitesboro boys vs. Kinta, 8 p.m.
Bokoshe girls vs. Lomega, 6:30 p.m.
Class A Regional Tournament
Three LeFlore County junior high teams are a win away from making it to the Organization of Rural Elementary Schools (ORES) State Tournament next week in Shawnee.
In the Division II Area Tournament at McAlester's Frink-Chambers Middle School, the Hodgen Lady Bulldogs beat Broken Bow Holly Creek 47-14 last weekend and will play Brushy at 7 p.m. Friday at the same site for a trip to the state tournament. If the Lady Bulldogs lose, they can still go to state by winning the consolation championship at 5 p.m. Saturday against the winner of Friday's game between Holly Creek and Idabel Denison.
Lake Wister and Talimena state parks have joined together to promote a heart healthy hiking program this year.
A hike will take place each month, alternating between the two state parks.
The next hike will take place at Lake Wister State Park's Wards Landing Campground on March 9.
All hikes will begin at 1 p.m.
Bottled water will be provided at each month's hike.
For additional information, call Harold or Mary Keyser at Talimena State Park at (918) 567-2052 or e-mail them at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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School board seats have been filled and a bond issues settled after Tuesday's election.
Shady Point voters elected Gary Wright over Shila Waddle, 85 to 36.
Fanshawe voters elected Casey Osterhout 13 to 9 over Brandon Baldwin to finish an unexpired term.
Spiro voters chose Raymond Rhodes over Eddie Stout by a vote of 162 to 112.
In Heavener, Lee Morris won 52 to 48 over Todd Vickers.
In Talihina, Brian Holland won the open board seat, beating Rodney Faulkenberry by a vote of 148 to 68.
After the buzz in the Poteau Pirates football program that was in the air in 2012 with the arrival of new coach Greg Werner, the first-year coach wants to capitalize on that.
Werner, whose Pirates went 6-4 last fall, is beginning a fundraising campaign where past players can get involved with their alma materâ€™s team â€” and help the program in the process.
MUSKOGEE â€” The Carl Albert State College baseball team made it 2 for 2 in sweeping doubleheaders to begin the season. The Vikings easily took two from the Bacone College junior varsity by scores of 13-5 and 18-3 â€” the latter being a five-inning, run-rule game â€” on Monday afternoon.
Tuesdayâ€™s road twinbill at Coffeyville, Kan., was canceled due to bad weather. It has not been rescheduled at present time.