November 15th, 2012
The 2012-13 basketball season will begin for the Arkoma Mustangs tonight with an 8 p.m. contest against the Cameron Yellowjackets at home.
The Mustangs were 6-17 last season, and will be very young this year.
â€śThis season's success will depend on how fast the younger players can adapt to the quicker pace of high school basketball,â€ť said Chester Johnson, Arkoma's new boys coach after taking over for longtime coach and athletic director Rick Harvey.
LEFLORE â€” The Leflore Savages bounced back from the Nov. 8 loss to Whitesboro by knocking off Class B's sixth-ranked Kinta Eagles at home Tuesday night, winning 61-53.
The Savages jumped out to a 17-6 lead after one period en route to a 28-17 halftime advantage.
Whitesboro 74, Buffalo Valley 52: In Buffalo Valley, the Bulldogs clawed their way to a 16-2 lead after a period and never looked back.
McCurtain 58, Howe 57: In McCurtain, the Bulldogs, who trailed 54-50 with about two minutes left to play, outscored the Lions 8-3 the rest of the way.
McCURTAIN â€” Despite turning the ball over 24 times Tuesday night, the Howe Lady Lions found a way to claw their way to a 59-50 road win over the McCurtain Lady Bulldogs.
Down 20-18 after a period, the Lady Lions outscored the Lady Bulldogs 16-10 in the second quarter to take a 34-30 halftime lead. Then, Howe outscored McCurtain 25-20 to kept the hosts at bay.
Whitesboro 52, Buffalo Valley 43: In Buffalo Valley, the Lady Bulldogs jumped out to a 16-5 lead after one period.
Behind 22 points from Dominique McKoy and 55.3-percent shooting from the field, the Cowley County Community College Tigers came away with the 70-57 win over the Carl Albert State College Vikings on Tuesday night at Mick Thompson Fieldhouse.
A strong first half and a 17-point halftime lead proved to be the difference for the Cowley County's women in their 68-45 win over the Lady Vikings in the first game of Tuesday night's doubleheader.
Several Poteau High School cross-country runners were honored at Tuesday night's season-ending awards banquet, which took place at the First Baptist Church Life Center.
The weekend that many hunters look forward to all year is here. Deer gun season starts Saturday and runs for 16 days. There will be deer camps all over the state with family and friends enjoying good times and good food along with some hunting.
I have been hunting since I was about 8 years old, and I always love the time I get to spend at camp with my family and friends. The food is always better, and the memories last a lifetime. If you get a chance, make some memories of your own this year at deer camp.
Michael Joe Turner, 61, of Wister died Tuesday, Nov. 13, in Fort Smith, Ark. Memorial services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 17, at Bethel Baptist Church in Wister under the direction of Evans and Miller Funeral Home, Poteau.
Valerie J. Lake, 65, a 20-year resident of Big Cedar, died Oct. 7 in McKinney, Texas. Valerie was born Aug. 11, 1947, in Warren, Ohio. No services are planned at this time.