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Thursday's High School Girls Basketball Roundup

December 3, 2011

SPIRO — The Spiro Lady Bulldogs began their 2011-12 season in fine fashion with a 52-37 victory over the Heavener Lady Wolves Thursday night at the Spiro Gym.
Pocola 48, Panama 46: In Panama, the Lady Indians (1-1) got their first win of the season as well as for new Coach Carrie Covey, but they had to do it the hard way.
Bokoshe 36, Keota 34: In Bokoshe, the Lady Lions jumped out to a 15-4 lead after one period, but the Lady Tigers (4-0) outscored them 20-2 in the second quarter to take a 24-17 halftime lead.

Sports Briefs

December 3, 2011

The Oklahoma State University 2011 Christmas Baseball Camps will be this month at Allie P. Reynolds Stadium in Stillwater.
The 2011 Cowboy Youth Christmas Camp Sessions for those who are in grades two through eight will be 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. next Saturday for the first session, and the same time for the second session on Dec. 11.
Registration will begin at 9 a.m. both days. The camp cost is $200.
The 2011 Cowboy High School Christmas Hitting Camp will be 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Dec. 17, while the Christmas Pitching Camp will be from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Dec. 18.

Eastern Oklahoma State College Tournament Schedule

December 3, 2011

Monday
Girls
Game Time Location
Whitesboro vs. Haileyville 4 p.m. EOSC
Bokoshe vs. Battiest 5:20 p.m. EOSC
Cameron vs. Red Oak 8 p.m. Red Oak
Boys
Bokoshe vs. Panola 8 p.m. EOSC
Tuesday
Girls
Bokoshe vs. Red Oak JV 6:30 p.m. Wilburton H.S.
Boys
Whitesboro vs. Clayton 5:20 p.m. EOSC
Bokoshe vs. Cameron 8 p.m. Wilburton H.S.
Wednesday
Girls
Cameron vs. Leflore 4 p.m. EOSC
Boys
Cameron vs. Panola 5:20 p.m. EOSC
Leflore vs. Battiest 6:30 p.m. Wilburton H.S.
Thursday
Girls
Whitesboro vs. Gans 5:20 p.m. EOSC
Leflore vs. Red Oak 6:40 p.m. EOSC
Boys

Rider of OSU's 'Bullet' has ties to LeFlore County

December 3, 2011

Most of all the folks who read my stories know I'm Oklahoma Sooner born and bred. When I die, I'll be Sooner dead!
But I met the most interesting person Wednesday. Her name is Jennifer Cunningham, and she is a drug representative for Lilly's, whose main prescription drugs are Cymbalta, Cialis and Axiron.
Jennifer came into my lab, and noticed all the OU memorabilia on the wall, and we started up a conversation.

December 2nd

Goldie Lucille Hicks

December 2, 2011

Goldie Lucille Hicks, 93, of Wister died Thursday, Dec. 1, 2011 in Fort Smith, Ark. Goldie was born Sept. 20, 1918, in Hollis to Benjamin and Leatha (Burgess) Jones. She was a homemaker. Goldie was a member of the Bethel Baptist Church in Wister for many years. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband of 29 years, Lige Jay Hicks; great-granddaughter, Autumn Meeks; one brother and four sisters.
 Survivors include her daughter and son-in-law, Wanda and Don Meeks of Wister; grandson and fiancé, Donald and Glenda Meeks of Wister; and niece, Leatha Helmer of Wagoner.

Jo Ann (Best) Allinder

December 2, 2011

Jo Ann (Best) Allinder, 82, of Blue Springs, Mo., died Nov. 30, 2011, in Clay Center, Kan. Visitation will be 6-8 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 20, at Royer-Hays Funeral Home, Blue Springs. Funeral Services will be 10 a.m. at The Episcopal Church of the Resurrection in Blue Springs with burial in Mt. Washington Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the church.

Library announcement

December 2, 2011

During a round table discussion with civic leaders today, Poteau mayor Jeff Shockley announced that the new Poteau Library would be named the Patrick Lynch Memorial Library, named in honor of Poteau resident Patrick Lynch and following a donation from the Lynch family in excess of over $250,000.

Muldrow boys knock Poteau freshmen out of own tournament; Heavener girls get past Wister to reach consolation championship

December 2, 2011

The Poteau Pirates freshmen basketball team fought and scraped for three quarters only to see the much larger Muldrow Bulldogs power through the fourth quarter and defeat the Pirates by the score of 36-27 in the consolation semifinals of the Poteau Freshmen Tournament at Sherman Floyd Fieldhouse.
The Bulldogs will face Sallisaw in Saturday's consolation championship at noon Saturday. The Black Diamonds defeated the Stigler Panthers 44-23 in Wednesday's final boys consolation semifinal.

Poteau boys lose to Morrilton in Citizens Bank Classic, will play for seventh place on Saturday; Lady Pirates will face Springdale for consolation title on Saturday

December 2, 2011

VAN BUREN, Ark. — The Poteau Pirates basketball team suffered its second straight loss to begin the season Wednesday night as the Pirates lost 57-36 to Morrilton, Ark., in the consolation semifinals of the Citizens Bank Classic.
The Pirates (0-2) will play Farmington, Ark., which lost 57-37 to Greenwood, Ark., in the other consolation semifinal, at 11:30 a.m. Saturday for seventh place.
The Poteau Lady Pirates (0-1), who got a bye into Saturday's consolation championship, will meet Springdale, Ark., which defeated Gentry, Ark., 59-40 on Wednesday, at 1 p.m. right after the Pirates play.

Running Route 66 Tulsa Marathon with friends, and more

December 2, 2011

On Nov. 20, I woke up to 40-degree weather, and I am ready to run 26.2 miles in the rolling hills of Tulsa. The wind was around 10 to 15 mph, but, compared to last year’s Tulsa Marathon, the weather was perfect.
Poteau High School history teacher Tom Brennan saw me at the starting line and said, "When I left Poteau, it was 65 degrees. (I'm) glad we are in Tulsa running in 40-degree weather today.”

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