January 18th, 2012
BOKOSHE â€” The first upset on the girls' side of the 2012 LeFlore County Tournament belongs to the Arkoma Lady Mustangs.
The Lady Mustangs, seeded 11th, upset No. 6 Wister 59-45 Monday night at Bokoshe Tigers Fieldhouse.
In the other three games at this site, the top seeds prevailed. In the other girls' game, fourth-seeded Bokoshe handled 13th-seeded Cameron 49-32. On the boys' side, No. 5 Cameron defeated No. 12 Arkoma 78-45, while No. 4 Wister was too much for 13th-seed and tournament-host Bokoshe 57-14.
SPIRO â€” The Panama Lady Razorbacks and the Pocola Indians posted opening-night wins in the 2012 LeFlore County Tournament Monday night at the Spiro Gym.
The Lady â€™Backs handled archrival Pocola 45-28, while the Indians got past a pesky group of Whitesboro Bulldogs 66-53.
After four championship quarterfinals on Tuesday here, the contests today and tonight at the Spiro Gym will determine the match-ups for Friday's fifth-place games.
Free throws down the stretch proved to be the difference for the Northeastern Oklahoma A&M Golden Norsemen in their 68-60 win over the Carl Albert State College Vikings in Oklahoma Collegiate Athletic Conference action Monday night at Mick Thompson Fieldhouse.
Despite playing good defense and holding the NEO Lady Golden Norse to 57 points, it wasn't enough for the Lady Vikings in their 57-42 loss in the first game Monday night.
TAHLEQUAH â€” While it was more of a practice triangular when the Talihina Golden Tigers wrestling team visited Sequoyah-Tahlequah along with Checotah Monday night, several locals got at least one win on the night.
Three Talihina matmen got two wins as Andrew Young (160 pounds), Dylan Chancellor (195) and Bryan Young (220) each beat their opponent from Sequoyah-Tahlequah and Checotah, while Brian Collins (182) got a win over his Checotah opponent as Sequoyah-Tahlequah did not have a 182-pounder.
COWETA â€” Several members of the Talihina Youth Wrestling Club placed at last weekend's Coweta Tournament.
Derek Lester, Roederick Hornbuckle and Bryan Young all won their respective weight class titles.
Heath Humphreys and Rodney Killingsworth were second, Parker Judkins and Bryan Lester were third and Triston Blummel and Sawyer Blue were fourth.
ACCORDING TO LEFLORE COUNTY SHERIFF BRUCE CURNUTT THE DEATH THAT OCCURRED TUESDAY EVENING AT THE RUNESTONE PARK IS BEING TREATED AS A SUICIDE. THE DETAILS OF THE INCIDENT NOR THE NAME OF THE DECEASED WILL NOT BE RELEASED. THE BODY HAS BEEN SENT TO THE STATE MEDICAL EXAMINERS OFFICE.
William â€śBillyâ€ť Sebo, 74, of Spiro died Tuesday, Jan. 17, 2012. Private family services are planned. Mallory-Martin Funeral Home is handling arrangements.
George Aaron Williams, 89, died Saturday, Jan. 7, 2012, at home surrounded by his family.Â George was preceded in death by his parents, John B. and Henryetta Williams, 13 siblings, and daughter, Carolyn Scheiber.Â
According to sources close to the Dunigan family, a heart has been found for little Liala Dunigan.
Liala, who was born August 31, was diagnosed with a heart defect after she became ill in December. While being treated at Arkansas Children's Hospital, Liala's doctors placed her on the heart transplant list.
The PDN is awaiting further information about this exciting new development.
It's hard to believe it's been 12 months, but it has. The 2012 LeFlore County Tournament got under way Monday at three sites â€” host Bokoshe, Heavener and Spiro.
I have to admit, I've been rather highly anticipating this year's event. Last year was my first County Tournament, and I had a blast. Now, that doesn't mean to say that I wasn't worn out at week's end mind you, but I thoroughly enjoyed the week.