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December 22nd

Former Talihina coach gets honored by court being named in his honor

December 22, 2011

TALIHINA — When one looks at all the Talihina High School basketball success, both boys and girls, one name is pretty much cemented there — Chris Gillespie.
Last season, his final at the coach of the Golden Tigers, Gillespie guided them to the Class 2A state title in the fourth of four straight trips to state — after a quarterfinal finish and two state runner-up finishes in the previous three trips. He also had success with the Lady Golden Tigers program.

Ringers of the Bells

December 22, 2011

Wade, Young lift Arkansas past Eastern Kentucky; Former CASC Viking leads Colonels in scoring

December 22, 2011

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. — Mike Anderson won't complain about wins, but the Arkansas coach is ready to see improved shooting from the Razorbacks.
Mardracus Wade led a balanced attack with 13 points and BJ Young added 12 to lift Arkansas (7-3) to a 71-57 win over Eastern Kentucky on Tuesday night. The Razorbacks shot just 32 percent, but they connected on 29-of-35 free throws.
Arkansas scored 25 points off 19 turnovers by Eastern Kentucky, which had a four-game winning streak snapped. Former Carl Albert State College Viking Jaron Jones led the Colonels (7-6) with 16 points, 11 in the second half.

December 21st

Robert Oliver

December 21, 2011

Robert Oliver, 78, of Howe died Tuesday, Dec. 20, 2011, ay his home. A family memorial service will be held at a later date. Burial will be in Howe Cemetery. Dowden Funeral Home of Heavener is handling arrangements.

Robert Stephen Butler

December 21, 2011

Robert Stephen Butler, 67, of Kansas City, M., formerly of Panama, died Friday, Dec. 16, 2011 at his home. Robert was a Vietnam veteran. He retired after 31 years as a maintenance man for Georgia Pacific Box Co. He was preceded in death by his parents; one sister, Lori Bell Butler; four brothers, Benton Butler, Reuben Butler, Charles Butler and Bobby Butler.

Swag on us! Weekly Contest!

December 21, 2011

PDN staffers are having a bit of trouble getting into the holiday spirit. So we need a little help from all of you. We want you to post your favorite Christmas Traditions or Stories here as a comment. On Friday morning we will pick the one we liked the best and you will win a prize. Your choice a set of PDN coffee mugs, a PDN umbrella or a month's free subscription.

OU, OSU men play in All-College Classic last weekend

December 21, 2011

OKLAHOMA CITY — The 76th Annual Ramada All-College Basketball Classic was Saturday night at the newly renovated Chesapeake Energy Arena. The University of Oklahoma and Oklahoma State University teams participated in this year’s event.
OU is off to a great start under first-year Coach Lon Kruger, and they continued their winning ways with a hard-fought 79-74 victory over the Houston Cougars in the opening game.
The Sooners (8-1) are off to their best start since the 2008-09 season. Kruger’s team is playing great defense and getting balanced scoring from several players this season.

McAlester squads post wins over Poteau Saturday night

December 21, 2011

McALESTER — The Christmas Break did not begin on a high note for the Poteau High School basketball teams Saturday at Brumley Gym.
The Lady Pirates fought valiantly, but fell short in a 57-49 loss to the McAlester Lady Buffaloes.
The Buffaloes made it a sweep for the locals as they defeated the Pirates 50-40.

Several Poteau Youth Wrestling Club members place at Rumble in Rogers

December 21, 2011

ROGERS, Ark. — The Poteau Youth Wrestling Club had several participants and several placers at last weekend's Rumble in Rogers.
Wyatt Snapp took home first place, while Bryce Edwards was runner-up.
Several athletes came in third place in the tournament — Jarrett Lilley, Ross Johnson, Jarrod Vineyard, Remington Reed, Gavin Morgan, Charles Graham, Kadin Repass and Drexton Brown.
Dakota James and Dax Collins were fourth.
Parker Killion, Race Williams, Caden Warren, Ethan Carey, Dalton Edwards, Drayden Brown and Bryson Terry also competed, but did not medal.

Coach Henderson one of a kind

December 21, 2011

Coach Jim Henderson was a man who loved football, and all kinds of sporting events. He knew that I love trivia, and he was always asking me some form of trivia. One question he asked me was, “What was the name of General Ulysses S. Grant's horse?” Everyone said, Cincinnati.
Henderson was an expert on boxing trivia, also. But the area in which he thrived was football trivia.
He asked me the question I had in my column last week — Can you name the state that has at least three colleges which have won national championships besides Florida?

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