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October 30th, 2013

CASC women's basketball coach excited about possibilities this season; Lady Vikings begin season Friday vs. State Fair, Mo.

October 30, 2013

The Carl Albert State College Lady Vikings basketball team will open its 2013-14 season at 5:30 p.m. Friday against State Fair, Mo., and a 1:30 p.m. Saturday contest against  Jefferson County, Mo., in the State Fair Classic at Sedalia, Mo., just east of Kansas City.
The Lady Vikings non-conference schedule will test them early and often.
“Our non-conference schedule is tough as usual,” CASC women's coach Jeff Tadtman said. “We open with State Fair, which is one of the top teams in the country. It is going to be challenging in every way, shape and form."

Poteau Bandit League fourth-grade, third-grade teams win playoff openers; Season ends for fifth-graders; sixth-graders will entertain Van Buren Green in semifinals

October 30, 2013

Two of the three Poteau Bandit League teams who played opening-round playoff games on Saturday were victorious.
The fourth-grade team shut out Greenwood (Ark.) Blue 38-0, while the third-graders posted a 26-0 victory over Greenwood White — both games at Costner Stadium.
However, the season ended for the fifth-graders in a 48-0 loss to Van Buren (Ark.) White in Van Buren.
The semifinals will take place for the sixth-, fourth- and third-grade teams next Saturday.

Second Annual Balloon Fest 5k Results

October 30, 2013

Oct. 18
1. Trey McKinney, Spiro, 20:11; 2. B.J. Johnson, Poteau, 20:11; 3. Samuel Young, Poteau, 20:44.
Ages 14 and Younger
1. Geren Dalton, Heavener, 28:53; 2. Aaron Baker, Heavener, 30:29; 3. Rodney Duton, Poteau, 31:18.
Ages 15-19
1. Tyler Manifold, Poteau, 29:31.
Ages 20-24
1. Trey McKinney, Spiro, 20:11; 2. Samuel Young, Poteau, 20:44; 3. Tyler Broussard, Poteau, 41:17.
Ages 25-29
1. Joey Collins, Talihina, 23:53; 2. Casey Hemphill, Poteau, 26:13; 3. Stephen Buller, Poteau, 37:44.
Ages 30-34

Sports Briefs

October 30, 2013

Buccaneer Basketball League needs coaches for some of the league's teams. Four coaches are needed for girls teams in the first-second grade division and the fifth-sixth grade division.
Anyone interested in coaching a team needs to contact Billy Bond at (918) 647-1939.
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The Stars Basketball Tournament will take place Saturday and Sunday at the Spiro High School Multipurpose Gym.
Entry fee is $125 per team, and there is a three-game guarantee.
The tournament is for boys and girls in grades three through eight.
For additional information, call Tiera Cartwright at (479)-252-1810.

October 29th

Talihina welcomes Savanna for District A-6 showdown Friday night

October 29, 2013

The Super Bowl isn't until the first Sunday in February. However, for the Talihina Golden Tigers football team, its super bowl will be Friday night.
The Golden Tigers (8-0, 4-0 in District A-6) will entertain the Savanna Bulldogs (7-1, 4-0) at 7:30 p.m. Friday at Doc Robinson Stadium in a game which will likely decide the district champion.

Coming off bye week, Bokoshe looks for strong finish to 2013; First up, a Senior Night battle of Tigers with Maud

October 29, 2013

The Bokoshe Tigers were off last week, and are now ready for their final two games of the regular season.
“We did quite a bit of tackling and hitting drills early last week, and we've taped it off this week,” Bokoshe coach Bryan Murray said. “We did get a chance to go see both teams we are going to play [to end the season]. They played each other, and they're both totally contrasting teams. Maud looks to grind it out on the ground. Southwest Covenant likes to air the thing out — and surprise you by running the ball.”

Arkoma Mustangs using Friday night's game as tune-up for next week's Webbers Falls contest

October 29, 2013

With the biggest game for the Arkoma Mustangs football team coming up on Nov. 8 on Senior Night at Mustang Field, the locals are using this Friday night's non-district road game with Wright Christian in Tulsa as a tune-up for that regular-season finale.

Former Lynch students invited to library grand opening

October 29, 2013

With the grand opening of the Patrick Lynch Public Library drawing near, the Friends of the PLPL are reaching out to all former students of Patrick Lynch for a special dedication.
According to the Friends, Lynch's former Poteau Primary School third-grade students now are Freshmen, Sophomores and Juniors in area high schools. They, along with the teachers and staff who worked alongside Lynch and the public are invited to attend the grand opening on Sunday, Nov. 3 from 3-5 p.m. at the library located at 206 S. McKenna in Poteau.

Adopt-An-Angel application deadline on Friday

October 29, 2013

Friday is the last day LeFlore County Youth Services Inc. will accepting Adopt-An-Angel applications for this holiday season, according to Terri Krebs, executive director.
The Angel Tree Program helps around 900 or more county children receive Christmas gifts each year through donations from supporters.
The program is open to LeFlore County residents whose children will not be receiving gifts by any other means. When applying, please bring your ID, an income verification statement and your child’s information including Social Security number.

Sheriff's Office to host coloring contest

October 29, 2013

The LeFlore County Sheriff's Department is calling to all Kindergarten and preschool students to grab their crayons or markers and enter the departments coloring contest.
All LeFlore County schools are encouraged to participate.
The contest began Monday and all submissions must be turned in by Nov. 15. To pick up the official coloring page, contact the LeFlore County Sheriff's Department at (918) 647-2317 or visit them at 100 S. Broadway in Poteau at the LeFlore County Courthouse.

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