February 24th, 2015
The Pocola Lady Indians and the homestanding Talihina Golden Tigers won their championship games in the Class 2A District Tournament on Saturday night on Chris Gillespie Court at Ray Henson Gymnasium.
The Lady Indians used a strong third quarter to get past a pesky Crowder Demonettes team by the score of 55-41, while the Golden Tigers roared past the Demons 67-28.
Both Crowder teams ended the seasons for the Indians and the Lady Golden Tigers on Friday night. Crowder's boys nipped Pocola 47-45, while the Crowder girls beat Talihina 48-31.
Jerry Vandagriff, 69, of Leflore died Monday, Feb. 24, 2015.
No services are planned. Cornerstone Funeral Home of Muskogee is handling arrangements.
Johnnie Mack Holman, 61, of Pocola died Sunday, Feb. 22, 2015.
Services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 26, at Mallory-Martin Funeral Home Chapel in Spiro. Burial will be in New Hope Cemetery, Spiro.
Mason Levi Dunn, infant son of William A. and Laken A. (Wilson) Dunn of Panama died Friday, Feb. 20, 2015. He is survived by his parents; sister, Cadynce Wrilynn Siders; grandparents; great-grandparents; great-great-grandparents; aunts; uncles; other relatives and loved ones.
Services were held Monday, Feb. 23, at Evans Chapel of Memories, Poteau, with the Rev. Jim Cook officiating. Burial was in Shady Point Cemetery.
You may leave an online message at evansandmillerfuneralhomes.com.
The Poteau Pirates appeared to be on their way to an easy Class 4A District Tournament title-game victory Friday night over the homestanding Muldrow Bulldogs, but the â€™Dogs were not ready to circle the wagons. In fact, the Bulldogs even had the lead in the waning seconds, but the Pirates found a way to get the game into overtime and prevailed 58-54.
The Lady Pirates fell 49-31 in the girlsâ€™ district-title game to the Lady Bulldogs to begin the night of hoops.
HOWE â€” The Howe High School basketball teams took the first step on the easier paths to the Class 2A State Tournament by winning district titles Saturday night at the Howe Gym.
In the Class 2A District Tournament, both Howe teams beat Panama, the Lady Lions winning 67-24 and the Lions holding on for a 41-39 win.
The Lady Razorbacks and Hogs reached the title game with Friday night wins over Porter Consolidated. The Panama girls won 45-32, while the boys posted a 69-59 win.
All four local teams will be in the Class 2A Regional Tournament later this week at Talihina.
TUPELO â€” Blake-Blagg Tidwellâ€™s buzzer-beating 3-point basket from 20-plus feet away propeled the Whitesboro Bulldogs to a 38-36 victory over the Chattanooga Warriors in the title game of the Class B Regional Tournament on Saturday night.
The Bulldogs will meet the Red Oak Eagles at 8 p.m. Friday in Colbert for the area championship and a trip to state. However, the loser will have one more shot at state in the consolation finals at 8 p.m. Saturday.
DOW, Okla. (AP) â€” Police say that a man who was hand-cuffed from behind drove away with a sheriff deputy's cruiser during a traffic stop.
The McAlester News-Capital (http://bit.ly/1LhRva6 ) reports that 33-year-old Temple Clancy was hand-cuffed and placed in the front passenger seat of Deputy Johnny Jenkins' cruiser while officers searched his car. Clancy gained control of the cruiser, and sped away.