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February 8th, 2013

Carl Albert baseball team opens season with sweep

February 8, 2013

CLARKSVILLE, Ark. — The 2013 season got off on the right foot for the Carl Albert State College Vikings baseball team on Wednesday afternoon. The Vikings swept the University of the Ozarks junior varsity by scores of 15-0 and 5-0 to open the season 2-0.
The Vikings will return to action with back-to-back road doubleheaders on Monday and Tuesday. Monday’s twinbill against the Bacone College JV will begin at noon in Muskogee, while Tuesday’s doubleheader against Coffeyville, Kan., will start at 1 p.m. in Coffeyville.

Local wrestlers place at JH All-State Tournament

February 8, 2013

Seven local wrestlers participated in the 2013 All-State Junior High Tournament, which took place last weekend at State Fair Arena in Oklahoma City.
Jarrett Lilley, a sixth-grader, Bryson Terry, a seventh-grader, and Poteau High School freshman Sam Shore all placed sixth.
Seventh-graders Race Williams and Ross Johnson, along with Poteau freshmen Roderick Hornbuckle and Landon Daily, also participated in the event.

February 7th

Class A, B basketball playoffs begin Friday night

February 7, 2013

Welcome to a special playoff edition of Cage Notes. I decided to add an extra column in Friday's edition so I could share some of my thoughts about some of our Class A and B basketball teams that will begin their postseason parades Friday night in district tournaments. I have the complete postseason schedule for this weekend listed below.
Class A and B District Tournaments Schedule
Friday
Class A District Tournaments
At Cameron
Panola vs. Cameron, 6:30 and 8 p.m.
At Gans
Arkoma girls vs. Keota, 6:30 p.m.
Arkoma boys vs. Gans, 8 p.m.
Class B District Tournaments
At Whitesboro

He-Man PPK Competition winners crowned last weekend

February 7, 2013

Last weekend was He-Man Punt, Pass and Kick Competition Weekend at the Jody Ray Sports Complex.
The seventh annual Junior He-Man PPK took place Saturday, with six lucky individuals placing. In the L'il He-Man Division for ages 6 to 8, Zayden “Downtown” Dennis won with 57 points and earned $100. Brett “The Hitman” Hoffman was second with 38 points and earned $75. Dallas “Romo” Roberts — this year's Most Improved Athlete winner — came in third with 24 points and pocketed $50. Caston “The Dog Whisperer” Qualls won the Got-a-Man Down Award.

Basketball, and selling a buggy

February 7, 2013

We have got to that time of the year again. Wister athletes are selling buggy tickets again to raise money to buy shoes among other baseball items for the upcoming season.
This year, we are giving away a Massimo 500 4x4 gas-powered buggy from TCS in Sallisaw. We will give away lots of other prizes, including six guns, several meals and a night away from the kids.

Poteau teams split road games against Spiro

February 7, 2013

SPIRO — The Poteau Lady Pirates rebounded from Friday night’s tough home loss to the Roland Lady Rangers by posting a 41-33 road victory over the Spiro Lady Bulldogs on Tuesday night at the Spiro High School Multi-Purpose Center.
In a rematch of the last two LeFlore County Tournament boys title games, the host Bulldogs withstood a late charge by the Poteau Pirates to earn a 57-47 victory.

Tuesday’s High School Girls Basketball Roundup

February 7, 2013

HOWE — After graduation hit the Howe Lady Lions hard, not many prognosticators were planning on much from them this season. The Lady Lions said not so fast.
While they may have been dethroned as county champions, they did win the regular-season title of the Green Valley Conference with a 71-26 rout of the McCurtain Lady Bulldogs.
Howe’s win, coupled with Panama’s 61-50 loss to Arkoma, gave the outright conference title to the Lady Lions.
Howe jumped to a 24-9 lead after a period and never looked back.

Tuesday’s High School Boys Basketball Roundup

February 7, 2013

WISTER — Friday night, the Wister Wildcats had to go overtime to nip the Howe Lions by a point. The ’Cats did not need overtime Tuesday night, but still had another nailbiting win as they downed the Cameron Yellowjackets 57-53.
The Wildcats jumped to a 19-8 lead after a period en route to a 30-21 halftime advantage.
In the second half, the ’Jackets outscored the ’Cats 32-27, but the first-quarter deficit was too much to overcome.
Howe 54, McCurtain 46: In Howe, the Lions led 12-11 after a period, but built their advantage to 24-15 at halftime.

In the Dog Pound

February 7, 2013

Murray State teams sweep pair from Carl Albert

February 7, 2013

A strong effort on both ends of the floor in the second half proved to be the difference for the Murray State College Aggies in their 71-55 win over the Carl Albert State College Vikings in the second game of Monday night's action at Mick Thompson Fieldhouse.
It was much the same in the opening game as the Murray State Lady Aggies handled the Carl Albert State College Lady Vikings 82-51.

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