January 8th, 2013
WISTER â€” While there was an upset on opening day of the 2013 LeFlore County Junior High Tournament, that upset didn't happen at the Wister High School gym.
All the top seeds in action at the home of the Wildcats all were victorious on Day 1.
On the boys side, the top-seeded Wister Wildcats clawed the Bokoshe Tigers 56-27, and the Spiro Bulldogs did likewise to the Panama Razorbacks by the score of 43-21.
Girls winners on Monday were No. 2 Hodgen, No. 6 Wister and No. 8 Talihina. The second-seeded Lady Bulldogs had little problems in defeating the Whitesboro Lady Bulldogs 39-12.
With the beginning of a high profile trial Wednesday morning, a temporary security measure will be implemented resulting in the closure of all entrances to the LeFlore County Courthouse except one.
The south entrance, located on Beard Street, will be open to the public during business hours and is handicap accessible. Upon entry to the building visitors will be required to pass through a metal detector.
The LeFlore County Sheriff's Office is asking that all bags, long coats and pocket knives be left at home or in a car.
Most of the top seeds in action of the 2013 LeFlore County Junior High Tournament advanced on Monday â€” that is, but one.
The Spiro Lady Bulldogs, seeded 10th, upset the second-seeded Bokoshe 47-42 on Monday afternoon in Monroe.
The other top seeds avoided the upset-bug. At tournament-host Monroe, both its teams won. The third-seeded Eagles handled the Cameron Yellowjackets 48-27, while the fifth-seeded Lady Eagles got past the Panama Lady Razorbacks 50-45.
LeFlore County Emergency Management is inviting anyone interested in forming an amateur radio operators group to volunteer during disasters to attend a local meeting Jan. 8. The meeting will be held at the LCEM office at 6:30 p.m.
LCEM is in the process of forming a Radio Amateur Civil Emergency Service, according to LCEM Director Michael Davidson.
"RACES is an FCC recognized extension of emergency management," said Davidson. "It allows for amateur radio operators and civilian volunteers to assist government agencies during times of crisis or disaster."
Wister City Council met Monday night for their regular monthly meeting. During the meeting trustees discussed paying $1,500 of the $3,000 cost to move the towns radio repeater and antenna to a new location.
According to the Wister Fire Chief, Wister Schools will pay the remaining $1,500 for the relocation since they use the system for transportation communication.
The current location of the repeater and antenna is near Fisherman's Corner. After a unanimous approval of the payment by the trustees, the system will be moved to Johnson Avenue.
HOWE â€” It took about five years, but someone finally left town with a win over Howe Lady Lions.
Arkoma became the first-ever girls team to defeat the Lady Lions on their home court as the Lady Mustangs posted a 60-51 win.
The Lady Mustangs jumped out to a 16-9 lead after one period en route to a 34-27 lead at halftime.
The Lady Lions cut the deficit to 46-41 after three periods, but that was as close as they got.
Bokoshe 38, Cameron 22: Friday night in Bokoshe, the Lady Tigers rallied from a 10-9 halftime deficit with a 13-0 third quarter to take a 22-10 lead into the final period.
HOWE â€” The Howe Lions got the 2013 portion of their season off on the right paw as they corralled the Arkoma Mustangs 70-37 Friday night at the Howe High School gym.
The Lions jumped out to a 28-7 lead after a period and never looked back.
Cameron 63, Bokoshe 27: Friday night in Bokoshe, the Yellowjackets, who led 10-5 after one period, broke the game open by outscoring the Tigers 28-8 in the second quarter to take a 38-13 halftime lead.
The duo of Joe Claborn and Joe Tackett shot a 69 to win the Megan Sullins Golf Benefit on Saturday at Wolf Ridge Golf Course. They each won a round of golf for their first-place finish.
It took a scorecard playoff to determine the second- through fourth-place teams as all three shot a 70.
In the scorecard playoff, John Chitwood and Mike Hahn came in second, with Gary Beason and Jackie Chronister coming in third and Chris Faust and Chad Knight finishing fourth.
McALESTER â€” Several Talihina High School wrestlers placed in this past weekendâ€™s McAlester Tournament, which took place Friday and Saturday at Brumley Gym.
Caleb Blue was runner-up at heavyweight to be the Golden Tigersâ€™ highest placer.
Three matmen â€” Derek Lester (108 pounds), Triston Blummel (134) and Nathan Mitchell (220) â€” were all fourth, while Mike Harjo was fifth at 162 pounds.