November 8th, 2011
SMITHVILLE â€” Although things didn't look good at times, there was a bunch of happy Howe hoopsters by the end of the night on Friday.
The Lions rallied from a third-quarter deficit to win 65-58 over the Smithville Braves, while the Lady Lions bounced back from a slow start in the opening period to end up handling the Lady Braves 54-34.
McCURTAIN â€” The Cameron High School basketball teams opened their seasons Friday night by splitting against McCurtain.
The Yellowjackets rallied from a 25-8 deficit in the opening period to knock off the Bulldogs 70-64.
In the girls' game, the Lady â€™Jackets suffered a 53-26 in the first game for new coach Sheila Jones.
PRESTON â€” The seasons did not get started on the right foot for the Wister High School basketball teams last weekend at the Preston Festival.
The Wildcats suffered a 70-56 loss to the Haworth Lions on Saturday, while losing 91-46 to the host Preston Pirates on Friday night.
The same misfortunate came upon the Lady â€™Cats as they lost 66-40 to the Lady Lions on Saturday after falling 76-27 to the host Lady Pirates on Friday night.
The 2011 Poteau Pirate Football Banquet will be at 6 p.m. Friday at the Bob Lee Kidd Civic Center.
Tickets cost $20 per person and can be purchased at Sanders and Sullivan Law Office (323 Dewey Avenue), Warehouse Willy's (300 Dewey Avenue), J-N-B Tire and Lube (2201 North Broadway) and First National Bank in Poteau.
Remaining tickets will also be made available at the door Friday night. Seating is limited.
Former Oklahoma Sooner quarterback Paul Thompson will be the keynote speaker.
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The Poteau Chip-In Club will have a golf benefit at 11 a.m. Saturday at Choctaw Country Club.
SIGNIFICANT WEATHER ADVISORY...
THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN TULSA HAS ISSUED A SIGNIFICANT WEATHER ADVISORY EFFECTIVE UNTIL 1015 AM CST FOR THE FOLLOWING COUNTIES...
IN SOUTHEAST OKLAHOMA EASTERN HASKELL... NORTHWESTERN LE FLORE AND NORTHEASTERN LATIMER
IN EAST CENTRAL OKLAHOMA CENTRAL SEQUOYAH
AT 931 AM CST... STRONG THUNDERSTORMS WERE LOCATED ALONG A LINE EXTENDING FROM 8 MILES NORTHWEST OF STIGLER TO 8 MILES SOUTHWEST OF RED OAK... MOVING NORTHEAST AT 55 MPH.
STILLWATER â€” â€śObviously, that's enough excitement for one night,â€ť Oklahoma State Coach Mike Gundy said after Saturday night's game.
That was about as good a quote to describe Saturday night's Big 12 game at Boone Pickens Stadium, in which the OSU Cowboys outlasted the Kansas State Wildcats 52-45.
The win put OSU at 9-0 for the first time since the Oklahoma A&M days. More importantly, the Pokes are on a collision course with LSU for the BCS Championship Game Jan. 9, 2012, at the Louisiana Superdome in New Orleans.
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. â€” Has anyone ever noticed that a lot of times in football, if a team keeps its head up and keeps fighting that things have a way of evening out?
A classic example would be the South Carolina/Arkansas game Saturday night at Razorback Stadium. The Razorbacks missed on four scoring opportunities early in the game, but capitalized on some South Carolina miscues in the second half to come away with a 44-28 victory.
Once again an earthquake shook the central part of Oklahoma so fiercely that LeFlore Countians felt their homes shake.
According to the Oklahoma Geological Survey, on Monday evening at 8:46 a 4.7 magnitude earthquake occurred 5.6 miles South East of Sparks, Okla. The tremor took place along the Wilzetta Fault which is also known as the Seminole Uplift.
Many people in LeFlore County report feeling the Monday night tremor.
LeFlore Countians felt a rumbling earlier tonight that was not from happy OU and OSU football fans, but from an earthquake!
The U.S. Geological survey has confirmed that an earthquake occurred at 10:53 CDT near Sparks, Okla. just east of Oklahoma City. Preliminary data suggests that the quake had a magnitude of 5.2 but may have been as strong as 5.8.