January 26th, 2012
The Poteau Pirates had a shot to do what no one else has done to this point â€” knock off Class 4A's No. 1 Roland Rangers â€” Tuesday night at Sherman Floyd Fieldhouse. And for a brief moment in the final period, the Pirates had a lead on the undefeated Rangers. But in the end, foul problems ended up plaguing the Pirates as they lost 45-36.
It was a heartbreaking night for the Lady Pirates, who led for most of the game. But a late fourth-quarter rally, keyed by 3-point shooting by Roland's Sidney Walters, fueled a comeback victory for the Lady Rangers by a score of 54-49.
WISTER â€” Despite leading for most of the way, the Wister Wildcats had to hang on for dear life to down the Howe Lions 41-40 Tuesday night at the Wister Gym.
Spiro 52, Heavener 40: In Heavener, the Bulldogs had a tough game on the heels of their championship game win in the LeFlore County Tournament. The Wolves had a 7-6 lead after one period, but Spiro's 20-14 second period gave the â€™Dogs a 26-21 lead at halftime. After Heavener cut the deficit to 37-33 after three periods, Spiro used a 15-7 final quarter to seal the deal.
HEAVENER â€” A late fourth-quarter spurt by the Spiro Lady Bulldogs enabled them to pull away for a 46-33 victory over the Heavener Lady Wolves Tuesday night at the Heavener Gym.
Howe 72, Wister 39: In Wister, the Lady Lions made sure there was not going to be a hangover after winning the 2012 LeFlore County Tournament Saturday night. They jumped out to a 24-2 lead after one period over the Lady Wildcats.
PARK HILL â€” The Poteau Pirates wrestling team will take some momentum into this weekend's Maverick Conference Tournament.
The Pirates hung a 42-30 dual loss on the Keys (Park Hill) Cougars Tuesday night.
The Pirates (15-6 in duals this season) got pinfall wins from four wrestlers â€” Tyler Tustin (132 pounds), Khy Mote (152), Derek Francis (160) and Gabe Sanchez (182).
Poteau also got forfeited wins from Devin Anderson (113 pounds), Trevin Smith (170) and Luis Gonzales (220).
HULBERT â€” The Talihina High School wrestling team was hoping to not only get its second dual win of the season, but its second dual win of this season's Class 3A District Duals Tuesday night. Unfortunately, the Hulbert Riders did not comply as they defeated the Golden Tigers (1-7 this season in duals). The final score was not available.
There were only five matches wrestled, but on a good note Talihina won three of those. Getting wins for the Golden Tigers were Derek Lester (106 pounds), Andrew Young (160) and Bryan Young (220).
Koby and I joined Lee and Josh Shipman on a rabbit hunt on Sunday. We hunted a half a day, and Leeâ€™s beagles ran rabbits pretty much the whole time we were there. I just love to watch those little dogs work a rabbit track, and hear them bawling when they get one lined out.
Lee was just like a sniper taking one shot and getting one kill, while Josh and I were saving our bullets for the next hunt (at least that is what I told Lee and Koby). Of course, it was Koby who shot the most, but he only connected with one just before we called it a day.
This local pooch was found Sunday in Malvern, Arkansas. There is no name on the tag, but the tag does show that the dog received a rabies vaccination at Poteau Valley Veterinary Clinic. If you recognize this dog or have any information, please call Deanna Keenan at (501) 844-1301.
KEOTA â€” The Keota High School basketball teams got a sweep of the Bokoshe Lady Tigers and Tigers Monday night at home. The Lady Lions edged the Lady Tigers 26-25, while the Lions roared past the Tigers 63-19.
The Carl Albert State College Lady Vikings had a two-point lead at halftime. However, it wasn't enough as Northern Oklahoma College-Tonkawa Lady Mavericks rallied for a 66-58 win on Monday night in Oklahoma Collegiate Athletic Conference play in Tonkawa.
Despite holding a lead in the first half, the Carl Albert State College Vikings were unable to respond to a strong run by NOC-Tonkawa in the 69-45 conference loss on Monday night.
LOCUST GROVE â€” Several members of the Poteau Youth Wrestling Club placed at last weekend's Locust Grove Open.
Bryson Terry won his weight-class title, while Ross Johnson was runner-up in his division.
Ethan Carey, Remington Reed and Justin Neff were third, while Caden Warren, Dauntay Warren, Jarrett Lilley and Jarrod Vineyard were fourth.
Race Williams and Kadin Repass also participated but did not medal.