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January 16th, 2013

NEO sweeps pair from Carl Albert

January 16, 2013

MIAMI, Okla. — Getting 29 points from Jaymere Hadden wasn’t enough for the Carl Albert State College Vikings in their 82-64 loss to the Northeastern Oklahoma A&M College Golden Norsemen on Monday night.
D. Brown’s 14 points weren’t enough for the Carl Albert State College Lady Vikings either, losing 70-48 to the NEO Lady Norse in the first game on Monday night.
The CASC teams will return to action Thursday night at Mick Thompson Fieldhouse against Seminole State College. The women’s game will be at 6 p.m., with the men’s contest at 8 p.m.

Leflore boys help new coach enjoy homecoming with win over Bokoshe

January 16, 2013

BOKOSHE — For many seasons, Daniel Caldwell coached both the Bokoshe Tigers and Lady Tigers, but this school year he moved to Leflore High School. Monday night at Bokoshe Tigers Fieldhouse, Caldwell brought his new team to town in a homecoming of a sort for the veteran coach. His team didn't disappoint as the Savages handled the Tigers 55-21.
The Lady Tigers won by forfeit over the Lady Savages as a Leflore player's injury in Thursday's game against Red Oak in the 2013 Rock Island Conference Shootout in Buffalo Valley caused the Lady Savages to not have enough players.

Adalee Hope Hollan

January 16, 2013

Adalee Hope Hollan of Heavener died Jan. 10, 2013, in Tulsa. Graveside services will held at 10 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 17, in Hontubby Cemetery under the direction of Dowden Funeral Home, Heavener.

Whitesboro girls capture third at Rock Island Conference Shootout; Leflore boys claim consolation championship

January 16, 2013

Two LeFlore County basketball teams claimed hardware at the 2013 Rock Island Conference Shootout last weekend.
The Whitesboro Lady Bulldogs claimed third place after downing the Kinta Lady Eagles 44-30 Saturday afternoon in Wilburton. The Lady Bulldogs lost their championship semifinal 68-24 to the Red Oak Lady Eagles Friday night in Buffalo Valley.

Glenda Yvonne (Lowe) Collins

January 16, 2013

Glenda Yvonne (Lowe) Collins, 67, of Heavener died Monday, Jan. 14, 2013, in Fort Smith, Ark.
Services will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 17, at First Assembly of God in Heavener. Burial will be in Memorial Park Cemetery under the direction of Dowden Funeral Home.

Margaret Ann (Cannon) Hamner

January 16, 2013

Margaret Ann Hamner, 70, of Poteau died Thursday, Jan. 10, 2013, in Poteau. She was born Feb. 21, 1942, at Bengal to George and Dorothy (Cogburn) Cannon. She was a homemaker
She was preceded in death by her parents and two brothers, Delbert Cannon and Benny Cannon.

Jay P. Shelton

January 16, 2013

Jay P. Shelton, 89, of Shady Point died Dec. 23, 2012, in Pocola. Jay was born March 13, 1923, in Shady Point to Noah and Lula (Winters) Shelton. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army. Jay was a brick mason. He was preceded in death by his parents; stepmother, Ilene Shelton; thee sisters, Doris Marie Adams, Marvaline Duck, Rosa Lee Killion; and four brothers, L.B., Million “Mitt,” Donald and Jackie Dale Shelton.
Survivors include Ronald Dean and Doris Shelton of Shady Point; and numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and loved ones.

January 15th

Poteau softball player signs with Western Oklahoma State College

January 15, 2013

American author Horace Greeley coined the phrase, “Go west, young man!” as westward expansion was taking place in the 1860s in the United States. A Poteau senior softball right fielder will head west to play at the next level.
Poteau’s Gabba Wilson signed a letter of intent to play at Western Oklahoma State College in Altus in a ceremony Tuesday morning at the high school.

Wister baseball pitcher inks letter with Seminole State

January 15, 2013

WISTER — Wister Wildcats baseball pitcher Tyler Gibson has been part of one of the best high school baseball programs in the state. Now, he’s hoping to be part of another one at the college level.
The Wister senior signed a letter of intent with Seminole State College on Tuesday afternoon at the high school gym.

I got a chance to see tomorrow's stars last week

January 15, 2013

I watched the LeFlore County Junior High Basketball Tournament last week. Sometimes it was boring, and sometimes it was exciting.
Looking at those puppies, one can see that within a couple of years they will mature both physically and athletically.
Overall, I think the biggest story of the tournament would be the rebirth of basketball at Monroe. I believe the key has to be that the Eagles and the Lady Eagles have bought into the Casey Hemphill way of doing things, and they are learning to fly all over again. The Lady Eagles played for third place, while the Eagles played for fifth place.

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