WILBURTON â€” The high school basketball season got started for the Panama teams Thursday night, but in the end both squads suffered heartbreaking losses.
A fourth-quarter spurt where Wilburton scored quickly and Panama had a momentary defensive lapse allowed the Lady Diggers to prevail 47-39 over the Lady Razorbacks.
It was much the same for the Hogs as they had a two-point lead with three minutes left, only to see the Diggers end the game with a run to snatch a 46-42 win away from the Razorbacks.
It looked for a while Thursday night that the host Poteau Pirates and Lady Pirates were going to make it to Saturday afternoon's championship games of the Poteau Freshmen Tournament, which is taking place at Sherman Floyd Fieldhouse.
The Lady Pirates did make Saturday afternoon's 2 p.m. championship game against Muldrow as Poteau was too much for the Sallisaw Lady Black Diamonds in posting a 52-21 victory in Thursday night's semifinal contest. The Lady Bulldogs edged the Wilburton Lady Diggers 36-34 in the other semifinal.
OKLAHOMA CITY â€” Favorite Announcer launched from the Remington Park starting gate Thursday night in his $36,800 allowance race for Oklahoma-breds, seized the lead, and never looked back. The speedy 3-year-old drew clear to win the 1 mile-70 yard race by an easy five lengths to post his third straight victory this season.
Sunday Couple Scrambles at Wolf Ridge Golf Course will take place at 2 p.m. Sundays. The entry fee is $15 per person for the nine-hole weekly event.
For additional information, call (918) 647-2582.
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The 2012 PIT Camp 3-on-3 Winter Classic basketball tournament will take place Dec. 29 at the Wister High School Gymnasium.
The entry fee is $10 per player, with no team having more than four players.
The public was invited to view the new facility recently completed that houses the LeFlore County Youth Services administrative offices and emergency youth shelter.
The open house was held Friday from 1 p.m. until 4 p.m.
The 2012 Gold Dust Gala, an annual event hosted by the Carl Albert Development Foundation, was held Thursday evening.
A silent auction began at 5:30 p.m. followed by dinner. The event concluded with a live auction in which proceeds are used toward CASC development.
Mayor Jeff Shockley wishes everyone Happy Holidays!
The Staff at Peachtree Hospice wishes everyone Happy Holidays.
Two vehicles collided north of Poteau on Oklahoma Highway 112 Friday morning.
Witnesses say a white truck struck the rear of a four door grey car then left the roadway coming to a stop in a field.
Oklahoma Highway Patrol is investigating the accident.
No injuries were reported.