February 13th, 2013
POCOLA â€” Third time was indeed a charm for the Howe Lions in their basketball game Monday night against the Pocola Indians at the Pocola High School gym.
After losing on their home court to the Indians before Christmas break and in the 81st LeFlore County Tournament, the Lions took the third match-up between the two teams â€” and in dominating fashion, posting a 72-53 victory.
The Lady Lions opened Monday nightâ€™s doubleheader by holding off the pesky Lady Indians 62-58.
PANAMA â€” It was a rough end to the regular season for the Panama High School basketball teams Monday night at home as both squads lost to Wilburton.
The Lady Diggers took a 34-27 win over the Lady Razorbacks, while the Diggers routed the Hogs 72-49.
HEAVENER â€” The Heavener Wolves sent their six seniors out in style Friday night as they defeated the Stigler Panthers 63-50 at the Heavener High School gym.
Trailing 8-7 after a period, the Wolves outscored the Panthers 21-14 in the second quarter to take a 28-22 lead at intermission.
Heavener then outscored Stigler 24-18 in the third quarter to take a 52-40 lead into the final period.
Pocola 82, Hartshorne 56: In Pocola, the Indians led 22-19 after a period and slowly increased the lead from there. Pocola had a 46-27 halftime lead, and took a 63-39 advantage into the final period.
POCOLA â€” A fourth-quarter rally enabled the Pocola Lady Indians to earn a 35-31 come-from-behind victory over the Hartshorne Lady Miners on Friday night for Senior Night at the Pocola High School gym.
Down 24-21 after three periods, the Lady Indians outscored the Lady Miners 14-7 in the final quarter to get the win.
Spiro 59, Sallisaw 49: In Spiro, the Lady Bulldogs trailed most of the game. Philicea Mackâ€™s free throw with 29 seconds left put Spiro ahead for the first time all night.
CAMERON â€” The good news is that the Cameron High School basketball teams picked up wins Friday night in the Class A District Tournament to make Saturday night's title games â€” and assure another week's worth of practice.
The bad news was the Cameron teams ran into buzz saws called the Kiowa Cowgirls and Cowboys in the championship games.
The Cowgirls stung the Lady Yellowjackets 77-36 in Saturday night's title game, then the Cowboys lassoed the â€™Jackets 71-45.
GANS â€” Arkoma girls basketball coach Connie Ray, as did Keotaâ€™s and Gansâ€™ girls coaches, liked how they were all put into the same Class A District Tournament since all three teams had 10-plus wins. It meant that one team was going to be eliminated on Friday night, and that team was the Lady Mustangs.
The Keota Lady Lions used a strong third quarter to rally for a 50-47 victory over the Lady Mustangs, who end the season with a record of 13-10.
The season also came to an end for the Mustangs as they lost 52-33 to the Gans Grizzlies. The Mustangs finished the season at 9-14.
Voters in six LeFlore County communities will cast ballots for school board candidates today. Shady Point voters also will decide on a $175,000 school bond proposal.
Polls will be open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., according to Election Board Secretary Sharon Steele. Anyone in line when a poll closes will be allowed to cast a ballot.
To find your polling place, contact the election board at (918) 647-3701.
Voters are required to show a government-issued photo ID or their voter registration card.
The oldest buiding in Wister was destroyed by fire Sunday evening.
Arlene's Collectibles, owned by Hardy and Arlene Coston, was built in 1903, holding the title of oldest building in Wister, according to Traci Barnes, the Coston's daughter. The building housed vintage and antique items for not only the Coston's but for 23 vendors.
McCURTAIN â€” The Bokoshe Lady Tigers basketbal team won the Class B District Tournanent on Saturday night, but it wasn't easy.
It took a frantic fourth-quarter rally and a strong overtime period before the Lady Tigers could get past the pesky Hanna Lady Dragons 75-62 in the championship contest.
The Lady Tigers (16-6) will play Lomega at 6:30 p.m. Thursday in Paden in the Class B Regional Tournament for the chance to play in the title game at 6:30 p.m. Saturday at Ada High School's Cougar Activities Center.