Poteau horse owner Danny Caldwell shared the 2011 Ran Ricks Award at Remington Park.
Caldwell shared the award with Black Hawk Stable of Elk City as each finished the season with 18 victories.
Caldwell won his third owning title while Black Hawk Stable won for the first time. The Ricks Award is named after the late owner and breeder who passed in 1996 after years of working to bring pari-mutuel racing to Oklahoma. Ricks won a total of seven owner championships at his home track of Remington Park.
I am getting fed up with ESPN dictating the course of sports, and even altering sports events.
To all my Oklahoma Sooner brethren, let me assure you that I'm still in the same as I have always been.
But to our brothers at Oklahoma State, let me see how I can say this simply. The Cowboys got shafted on both the omission from the Bowl Championship Series Championship Game and the absence of quarterback Brandon Weedon from the Heisman Trophy Presentation.
Kenneth Dan Avery, 72, of Hackett, Ark., died Monday, Dec. 12, 2011, in Fort Smith, Ark. Services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 15, graveside at Macedonia Cemetery, Pocola, under the direction of Evans and Miller Funeral Home, Poteau.
Reports are coming in that the LeFlore County Sheriff's Department has arrested two individuals and recovered several stolen items. Pictures of the accused have not yet been released though, two females are confirmed to have been jailed in connection with the discovery of the stolen items. The PDN will release details about arrest and recovery as they become available.
If you want to see a lot of the LeFlore County high school basketball teams in action before Christmas Break, this will be your last week to do so.
After this week, things will be pretty limited on the hardwood until after the calendar has hit 2012.
Below is the slate of games for the rest of this week. One tournament is taking place this week as the Howe teams and the Poteau High School junior varsity teams are playing in the Wilburton Tournament Thursday through Saturday.
LeFlore County JH Tournament Team Photos, Rosters Needed
Behind a 42-26 second half, the Paris (Texas) Junior College Dragons won 71-58 over the Carl Albert State College Vikings Saturday night at Mick Thompson Fieldhouse.
Despite having three players scoring in double figures, the Lady Vikings lost 75-57 to the 18th-ranked Paris Lady Dragons in the first game on Saturday afternoon.
The Vikings will open the second half of their 2011-12 season at 7 p.m. Jan. 6 against West Plains, Mo., then will play Whiteman (Mo.) Air Force Base at 5 p.m. Jan. 7 in the New Years Classic in West Plains, Mo.
GREENWOOD, Ark. â€” The Poteau High School basketball teams had rough finishes to their action at the H.B. Stewart Classic. The Pirates lost 45-36 to Ozark, Ark., on Saturday after losing 54-45 Friday to host Greenwood.
The Lady Pirates suffered also ended with a pair of losses in the Classic, losing 55-40 to Ozark and 68-35 to Greenwood.
Poteau Lady Pirates center Colleen Peterson was named to the All-Tournament Team.
TALIHINA â€” The Talihina Lady Golden Tigers capped this past week's trio of games in the Choctaw Nation Tournament by winning the title game 41-26 over the Antlers Lady Bearcats Saturday night at Ray Henson Gymnasium.
The Lady Golden Tigers (4-0) got to the title game by winning Friday night's semifinal game 25-18 over Rattan, which ended up losing the third-place game Saturday night 51-13 to Sallisaw-Central.
WILBURTON â€” Two LeFlore County high school basketball teams won championships in the Eastern Oklahoma State College Tournament on Saturday.
In the Blue Tournament, the Cameron Yellowjackets and the Bokoshe Lady Tigers brought home the gold. The â€™Jackets beat the Leflore Savages 48-43 in overtime, while the Lady Tigers defeated the Panola Lady Bearcats 36-33 â€” also in OT â€” Saturday night at EOSC's Claud C. Dunlap Fieldhouse.
One other team, the Whitesboro Bulldogs, lost the Gold Tournament title game 70-48 to the Red Oak Eagles.