TALIHINA â€” There were a couple of shockers on the opening day of the Choctaw Nation Tournament at Ray Henson Gymnasium Thursday â€” one of which involved a LeFlore County school.
The Howe Lady Lions suffered a 45-44 upset loss to the Rattan Lady Rams, while the Sallisaw-Central boys upset the Antlers Bearcats 53-46.
WILBURTON â€” The Leflore Savages and the Whitesboro Bulldogs each posted victories on the final day of pool play action at the Eastern Oklahoma State College Tournament on Thursday.
The Savages defeated Lakewood Christian 48-38 at EOSC's Claud C. Dunlap Fieldhouse, while Whitesboro handled McCurtain 69-65 in a battle of Bulldogs at Wilburton High School.
Both boys teams will play for championships today.
The Savages will play Cameron at 6:30 p.m. tonight at EOSC for the title of the Gold Tournament.
The Bulldogs will play Red Oak at 9:10 p.m. tonight for the Blue Tournament title.
Carol Ann Lidderdale, 57, of McAlester died Thursday, Dec. 8, 2011, in Tulsa. Services will be at 10 a.m. Monday, Dec. 12, at Trinity Baptist Church, Heavener. Burial will be in Mt. View Cemetery, Glendale Community, under the direction of Dowden Funeral Home, Heavener.
Bradley Justice Adkins, 24, of Poteau was formally charged on Monday with aggravated assault and battery from an incident that occurred November 27.
Have you ever heard the old saying "It is better to give then to receive"?
This holiday season is your chance to give. The Boy Scout Troop 30, American Veterans 63, The Poteau Post Office, and the Poteau Daily News are sponsoring From Poteau With Love, a campaign to send gifts from home to local soldiers that are currently serving their country overseas during the holiday season.
After some good eatings Wednesday night at Western Sizzlin' in Poteau, the seeds are now set for both the junior high and high school LeFlore County Basketball Tournament.
In the high school boys, the Spiro Bulldogs got the top seed, with Poteau second and Heavener third. Wister is fourth, followed by Cameron, Pocola, Leflore, Howe, Panama, defending champion Talihina, Whitesboro, Arkoma and Bokoshe.
WILBURTON â€” In a battle of LeFlore County teams in Latimer County, the Leflore Lady Savages got their second win of the season as they defeated the Cameron Lady Yellowjackets 48-36 Wednesday in the Eastern Oklahoma State College Tournament at EOSC's Claud C. Dunlap Fieldhouse.
The Yellowjackets had to go overtime before putting away the pesky Panola Bearcats by a score of 76-66.
At Wilburton High School, the Savages downed the Battiest Panthers 56-46.
The Poteau Tip-In Club will have a tailgate party before Tuesday's Poteau High School basketball teams' home openers against Spiro at Sherman Floyd Fieldhouse.
The tailgate party will have hamburger baskets for $5, sponsored by Budâ€™s Country Junction, JoB Construction Company, Inc. and The Community State Bank.
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The Oklahoma State University 2011 Christmas Baseball Camps will be this month at Allie P. Reynolds Stadium in Stillwater.
I went fishing with Jason Wickware Saturday morning at Lake Tenkiller. When we got there, it was cloudy, 47 degrees and the wind was blowing out of the east at 13 mph. When the wind blows out of the east, fish bite least!
I knew it was going to be tough fishing, but Jason caught a three-pound largemouth, and I pulled in a little smallmouth two casts later. But that would prove to be all we'd catch for a while.
The rain came down hard, along with some very strong winds. We caught only three more fish the rest of the day. Any day of fishing is better than working!
In the first of their two home wrestling duals of the season, the Poteau Pirates handled the Talihina Golden Tigers 76-12 Tuesday night at Sherman Floyd Fieldhouse.
The Pirates (7-4 in duals this season) won 12 of the 13 matches in Tuesday night's dual. Of those 12 wins, Poteau won seven of them by pins.
The lone win for the Golden Tigers (0-1) was a forfeit at 113 pounds by Derek Lester after there was a double forfeit at 106 pounds to begin the dual.
The Golden Tigers will be in the Okmulgee Tournament Friday and Saturday to end their pre-Christmas Break action.