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Poteau teams split road games with Sallisaw

February 11, 2015

Despite not having leading scorer Sequoyah Sanders, who suffered an ankle injury in Friday night’s game at Muldrow, the Poteau Pirates were still able to pull off a road victory, beating the Sallisaw Black Diamonds 48-36 Tuesday night in Sallisaw to get the season sweep.
The good news for the Lady Pirates was they played a better game against the Lady Black Diamonds than the first meeting last month at Sherman Floyd Fieldhouse. The not-so-good news was they still fell short of a road win, falling 47-43.

High School Girls Basketball Roundup

February 11, 2015

HEAVENER — The Heavener Lady Wolves proved to be too much to handle Tuesday night for the Pocola Lady Indians as the home team posted a 54-33 victory at the Heavener Gym.
The Lady Wolves jumped out to a 14-6 lead after a period to take control of the game.
Bokoshe JV 45, Keota 34: Monday night in Keota, the Lady Tigers’ junior varsity, which trailed 22-16 at halftime, outscored the Lady Lions 14-2 in the third quarter to take a 30-24 lead into the final period.

High School Boys Basketball Roundup

February 11, 2015

HEAVENER — The Pocola Indians completed the season sweep of their Black Diamond Conference foes from Heavener, getting a 37-35 road win over the Wolves on Tuesday night at the Heavener Gym.
The Indians jumped out to a 10-3 lead after a period en route to a 21-13 halftime advantage, which became a 28-20 lead heading into the final period.
Hartshorne 73, Talihina 71, OT: Tuesday on Chris Gillespie Court at Ray Henson Gymnasium, the Miners forced overtime with a 20-16 final quarter to knot the game at 66 to force the extra period.

Snapp, Crackle, Pop

February 11, 2015

Organization of Rural Elementary Schools Playoff Roundup

February 11, 2015

Three LeFlore County Organization of Rural Elementary Schools [ORES] basketball teams joined the Hodgen squads in being just one win away from making state.
The Fanshawe Lady Grizzlies beat their county rivals, the Monroe Lady Eagles, 27-21 Monday night in the Division IV playoffs in Fanshawe. The Lady Grizzlies will play Muldrow Belfonte at 7 p.m. Thursday at Stilwell Greasy Middle School for a trip to state.
The Lady Eagles will play an elimination game at 5 p.m. Thursday at Greasy Middle School against Hulbert Shady Grove.

Sports Briefs

February 11, 2015

The LeFlore County Soccer Association will have a coaches meeting Tuesday.
Practices will start the week of Feb. 19, with games starting Feb. 28.
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The second annual Hungry Like the Wolf 5k/10k fun run/walk and two-mile walk will take place beginning at noon Feb. 21 at Blues Park in Heavener. Race-day registration and packet pick-up will be from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m.
Packets may also be picked up from 3 to 4 p.m. Friday at Heavener High School.
The entry fee is $20 per runner until Friday. From Saturday until race day, the entry fee increases to $25 per runner.

CASC teams split home games with NOC-Tonkawa; Carl Albert basketball teams visit Murray State on Monday night

February 10, 2015

Thanks to Bria Caldwell's 20 points and Kilah Cummings' 16 points, the Carl Albert State College Lady Vikings held off a furious comeback in their 79-77 win over the Northern Oklahoma College-Tonkawa Lady Mavericks on Monday night at Mick Thompson Fieldhouse.
Getting five double-figure scorers and shooting 49.1 percent from the field proved to be the difference for the Mavericks in their 79-67 win over the Vikings in Monday night's nightcap.

Monday’s High School Girls Basketball Roundup

February 10, 2015

ARKOMA — The Howe Lady Lions bounced back from their first loss of the season to get their third victory in as many tries against the Arkoma Lady Mustangs. The Lady Lions, who beat the Lady Mustangs in the title games of both the Green Valley Conference Tournament and the 83rd LeFlore County Tournament, got their third win over their conference rivals as they left town with a 71-54 victory in Monday night’s game at the Arkoma Gym.
The Lady Lions jumped out to a 22-7 lead after the opening period to take control of the game.

Monday’s High School Boys Basketball Roundup

February 10, 2015

ARKOMA — The Howe Lions got a 58-41 road victory over the Arkoma Mustangs on Monday night at the Arkoma Gym.
The Lions jumped out to a 13-6 lead after a period en route to a 28-19 halftime advantage.
Cameron 82, Indianola 37: In Cameron, the Yellowjackets jumped out to an 18-4 lead after a period and were never headed.
Whitesboro 65, Clayton 51: In Clayton, the Bulldogs jumped out to a 25-8 lead after one quarter and never relinquished their advantage.

Poteau wrestler places in Tulsa Bishop Kelley Tournament; Pirates will be in road triangular Thursday at FS Northside with Berryville, Ark.

February 10, 2015

TULSA — Poteau High School wrestler Roderick Hornbuckle placed sixth at 138 pounds in this past weekend’s Tulsa Bishop Kelley Tournament, which was heavily loaded with Class 6A and 5A teams.
The Pirates will be in a newly-scheduled road triangular Thursday night at Fort Smith [Ark.] Northside with Berryville, Ark. Action will begin at 6 p.m.

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