February 2nd, 2012
It was two for the price of one for the Poteau Pirates wrestling team Tuesday night at Sherman Floyd Fieldhouse. It was both homecoming and Senior Night as the Pirates entertained the Fort Gibson Tigers in their last dual of the season.
Things did not end so well for the Pirates as the Tigers left town 39-27 victors.
With the dual tied at 15-15, the Tigers (5-4) won matches at 145 and 152 pounds to take a 24-15 lead.
Derek Francis got the Pirates (15-7) right back into the dual with a pin at the 1:41 mark of the opening period in his 160-pound match to cut Fort Gibson's lead to 24-21.
ROLAND â€” It was a rough night of basketball for the Poteau High School teams Tuesday night as they each suffered losses. The undefeated Roland Rangers handled the Pirates 65-35, while the Lady Rangers got past the Lady Pirates 60-46.
WISTER â€” A strong third quarter enabled the Bokoshe Lady Tigers to post a 58-50 come-from-behind win over the Wister Lady Wildcats Tuesday night at the Wister Gym.
Down 25-23 at halftime, the Lady Tigers outscored the Lady â€™Cats 27-7 in the third quarter to take a 50-32 lead into the final period.
One thing which aided the Bokoshe comeback was the 3-point baskets, of which the Lady Tigers hit 11 for 33 of their 58 points.
TALIHINA â€” A strong second-half performance by the Talihina Golden Tigers enabled them to win going away by a score of 61-41 over the Heavener Wolves Tuesday night on Chris Gillespie Court at Ray Henson Gymnasium.
Leading 22-21 at halftime, the Golden Tigers outscored the Wolves 39-20 in the second half.
Wister 44, Bokoshe 15: In Wister, the Wildcats jumped out to a 16-1 lead on the Tigers after one period to take charge of the contest.
The Wister baseball team is selling tickets to a Redhawks game on June 23. It is a part of a deal that will allow them to play in Bricktown Ballpark against the Elgin Owls on March 9. If you want to help out the boys and get tickets to the game, contact me or any of the high school baseball boys for more information.
Opal May Fout, 84, of Pocola,Â formerly of Shady Point, died Tuesday, Jan. 31, 2012 in Fort Smith, Ark. Opal was born May 17, 1927, in Wewoka to Cecil and JewelÂ (Nance) Lassiter.Â She was a homemaker.Â Opal was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Dolin Fout; son, Andy Fout; brother, Lloyd Lassiter; and sisters, Katie Jones and Louise Varner.Â
CAMERON â€” In a LeFlore County match-up on the hardwood Monday night at the Cameron Gym, both Panama and Cameron fans had reasons to celebrate.
In the girls' game, the Lady Razorbacks got past the Lady Yellowjackets 29-19, but the host â€™Jackets took the boys' contest over the Hogs with a 53-34 victory during Cameron High School's â€śPink Out Games.â€ť
TALIHINA â€” The Talihina Lady Golden Tigers made it a happy homecoming Friday night on Chris Gillespie Court at Ray Henson Gymnasium. But it didn't come easy.
The Lady Golden Tigers had to rally from a first-quarter deficit, then go into overtime before disposing of the visiting Stigler Lady Panthers 50-40.
Arkoma def. Webbbers Falls: The Lady Warriors forfeited Monday night's game to the Lady Mustangs.
KINTA â€” For the first time since the opening round of the 2012 LeFlore County Tournament, the Leflore Savages took it on the chin.
Friday night, the Kinta Eagles withstood a late-game rally by the Savages to post a 74-49 victory.
Arkoma def. Webbers Falls: The Warriors forfeited Monday night's game to the Mustangs.
Despite the score being tied at 15-15 at halftime, the Western Oklahoma State College Lady Pioneers were able to outscore the Carl Albert State College Lady Vikings by 10 points in the second half to come away with a 49-39 win in the first game on Monday night's Oklahoma Collegiate Athletic Conference contest in Altus.
Too many turnovers for the Vikings proved to be the difference in a 74-50 win for the Pioneers in Monday night's OCAC nightcap.