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Friday's High School Boys Basketball Roundup

December 20, 2011

ARKOMA — The McCurtain Bulldogs spoiled the Arkoma Mustangs' hopes to win their second straight game to enter the Christmas Break as the ’Dogs prevailed 53-40 Friday night at the Arkoma Gym.
Roland 77, Spiro 49: In Spiro, the Rangers (7-0) jumped out to a 27-13 lead after one period en route to a 48-20 halftime advantage.
Stigler 44, Talihina 42: In Stigler, the Golden Tigers (0-5) almost completed the comeback, but two chances to either tie or win the game in the final six seconds did not connect.

Former CASC basketball player facing Arkansas tonight

December 20, 2011

Former Carl Albert State College Vikings basketball player Jaron Jones, now playing at Eastern Kentucky University of the Ohio Valley Conference, will be coming pretty close to home tonight.
Jones and his Colonel teammates will play the Arkansas Razorbacks at 7 p.m. tonight at Barnhill Arena.
The Colonels are 7-5 overall, and Jones is a major reason why. He is leading his team in scoring, 13.3 points per game, is shooting 55.9 percent from the field, 42.1 percent from 3-point range and is hitting 74.5 percent of his free throws.

Former Talihina boys coach to be honored tonight

December 20, 2011

All of LeFlore County's spotlight will be centered on one location on this night.
For starters, the only games involving a county school take place tonight when the Talihina teams entertain Broken Bow at Ray Henson Gymnasium.
However, there will be more than just hoops taking place there tonight. In between games, former Talihina Boys Coach Chris Gillespie will be honored by having the court named in his honor.
When I went down a couple of weekends ago for the Choctaw Nation Tournament, I saw the ensignia on both sides of the court — it has his signature above the word “Court.”

Quilt auction will help PHS choir to Carnegie Hall

December 20, 2011

The Poteau High School Choir has been invited to perform at the world famous Carnegie Hall in New York City in May of 2012, and one local doctor is doing her part to help her local high school choir. Dr. Myra Gregory hand made quilt features the names of the Poteau Pirate Football team from Freshman to Seniors. The quilt is on display at Dr. Gregory's office at 2202 North Broadway in Poteau.

Labor Board Investigation

December 20, 2011

Monday evening members of the LeFlore County Emergency Medical Services board meet to discuss a pending investigation or action against LeFlore County EMS. The board took no action on the matter nor did they confirm what the investigation was about. However, Former EMS director Bob Hawley attended the meeting and made a public statement which eluded that the investigation was in regard to the Federal Labor Board.

December 19th

Thomas Edward Strock

December 19, 2011

Thomas Edward Strock, 63, of Wister died Dec. 6, 2011, in Fort Smith, Ark. Memorial services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 22, in Evans Chapel of Memories in Poteau under the direction of Evans and Miller Funeral Home.

Joe Darneal

December 19, 2011

Joe Darneal, 60, of Spiro died Monday, Dec. 19, 2011. Services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 22, at Victory Worship Center under the direction of Mallory-Martin Funeral Home, Spiro.

Jerry Wayne Baker

December 19, 2011

Jerry Wayne Baker, 60, of Poteau died Saturday, Dec. 17, 2011, in Poteau.
Jerry was born April 29, 1951, in Falls City, Neb., to LeMoyne Cecil and Anna Marie (Schlosser) Baker. He was a veteran of the U.S. Marines, serving in Vietnam. He was employed at Pansy Kidd Middle School in Poteau. He was a member of First United Methodist Church in Poteau. Jerry loved to play with his grandchildren, do woodworking, collect coins for his children and grandchildren, and raise Rottweilers. He always worked hard for his family. He was preceded in death by his father and his grandparents.

December 17th

Poteau QB named District 4A-4's Co-Offensive Player of the Year; four other Pirates makes All-District Team

December 17, 2011

Poteau Pirate senior quarterback Wilson Klutts pretty much re-wrote the Poteau High School quarterbacking records — and the District 4A-4 coaches were quite aware of that.
Klutts was named the Co-Offensive Player of the Year for District 4A-4. He threw for 2,346 yards and 24 touchdowns, while rushing for 337 yards and five TDs.
Klutts was not the only Pirate who was honored by District 4A-4. Four other Poteau players made the All-District 4A-4 Team — wide receiver Blake Roley, linebacker Jake McMillin, cornerback Jesse Woodson and offensive linemen Jarrett Demory

Poteau High School Sports Hall of Fame being revived again

December 17, 2011

After having about an eight-year hiatus, several members of the Poteau High School family have gotten together and are in the process of arranging a Hall of Fame Induction Banquet on May 25, 2011. The All School Reunion will be May 26-27, 2012, which is the Memorial Day Weekend.
1. They must have been out of PHS for the minimum of five years. This will enable for the prospective inductee to present any collegiate achievements.

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