January 14th, 2012
CAMERON â€” The Pocola Indians overcame a slow start to the third quarter and rallied from a four-point deficit to defeat the Cameron Yellowjackets 50-47 Thursday night at the Cameron Gym. The win completed a season sweep for the Indians over the â€™Jackets.
Howe 78, Bokoshe 17: In Bokoshe, the Lions jumped out to a 21-4 lead on the Tigers after one period and never looked back.
BOKOSHE â€” In a match-up of two of the top four seeds in next week's LeFlore County Tournament, the Howe Lady Lions showed why they're the top seed as they handled fourth-seeded Bokoshe 61-37 Thursday night at Bokoshe Tigers Fieldhouse.
Pocola 38, Cameron 26: In Cameron, the Lady Indians jumped out to a 10-3 lead after one period and were able to keep the Lady Yellowjackets at bay.
Behind a 29-24 lead at halftime, the Redlands Community College Lady Cougars won 66-56 over the Carl Albert State College Lady Vikings in Oklahoma Collegiate Athletic Conference action Thursday night in El Reno.
The Redlands Cougars picked up an impressive 86-63 home win over the Vikings to complete the sweep of CASC.
The CASC teams will play at home Monday night at Mick Thompson Fieldhouse against Northeastern Oklahoma A&M. The women's game will begin at 6 p.m., followed by the men's contest at 8 p.m.
FORT SMITH, Ark. â€” The Poteau Pirates ended their week of wrestling action with a pair of dual wins Thursday night. The Pirates handled the Talihina Golden Tigers 77-6 and tied host Fort Smith Southside at 36-all but got the dual win on a tiebreaker in having the most wins by pin (six).
In the win over Talihina, the Pirates (13-5) won 12 of the 14 matches. Of those wins, six were by pins by Tyler Tustin (132 pounds), Mason Jones (138), Kaydon Evans (145), Trevin Smith (182), Gabe Sanchez (195) and Luis Gonzalez (220).
OKLAHOMA CITY â€” Poteau Youth Wrestling Club member Dauntay Warren won his weight class title in the novice portion of the 2012 United States Junior Open Championships last weekend at Satte Fair Arena.
Warren was one of four novice wrestlers and four open wrestlers who placed in the event for the Poteau Youth Wrestling Club.
In the novice division, Caden Warren was third, while Ethan Carey and James Moss was fifth.
In the open division, Luke Brooks was fourth, Kaydon Evans was fifth and Dalton Edwards and Ross Johnson were sixth.
Landon Thornburg, age 6, was awarded a certificate of Governor's Commendation for Oklahoma Youth Wrestling Academic All-State during last weekend's United States Junior Open Championships at Oklahoma City's Cox Convention Center.
Thornburg, the son of Jason and Ashley Thornburg and grandson of Kenny and Linda Newman, had to have a grade-point average of 3.8 or higher as well as have completed a community service project.
William â€śBuddyâ€ť Leaton Guinn Jr., 69, of Heavener died Thursday, Jan. 12, 2012, in Poteau. Buddy, a lifelong area resident, was born Feb. 14, 1942, in Heavener to William Leaton and Melva (Welton) Guinn.
He was a member of First United Methodist Church in Heavener, lifetime member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars and a U.S. Navy veteran of the Vietnam era. A 1960 graduate of Heavener High School, Buddy attended business college in Oklahoma City before joining the Navy. He was a well-known and liked plumber in the area.
Iris Mae Goins McCullough, 80, a native of Cameron, was born to Dock L. Goins and Lydia V. Crenshaw on April 29, 1931.
Iris died on Jan. 2, 2012. She attended Poteau High School and moved to California in 1949. She met her future husband, James T. McCullough and married in Atwater, Calif., in August, 1949.
She is preceded in death by her husband, James; son, Jeffrey; and grandson, Jeffrey. She is also preceded in death by her three brothers and one sister, Clyde, Woodrow and Harvey and Irene.
Carole Gill, Childrenâ€™s and Young Adult Librarian
Buckley Public Library
As I look at 2011 in the rearview mirror, I, too, am proud of the exploits of champions of LeFlore County. Kudos to the Talihina Golden Tigers and their Class 2A state basketball championship. Most people donâ€™t realize they were only four points away from being a three-time state champion.
Tyler Tustin gained the second state championship for the Pirates in wrestling, and he has two more years to wrestle.