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We’ll see after Friday night if we have December high school football playoffs once more

November 26, 2014

In 2013, two teams, the Poteau Pirates and the Talihina Golden Tigers, were still playing in the high school playoffs in their respective classes in the month of December. The Pirates played for the Class 4A state title, while the Golden Tigers played in the Class A state semifinals.
This year, one team, Class A’s second-ranked Talihina Golden Tigers, have a shot a punching a return trip to the Class A state semifinals with a road win Friday night over No. 8 Ringling.

McDonald wins Pigskin Picks Contest for fourth time this football season

November 26, 2014

Russ McDonald won the Poteau Daily News' Pigskin Picks Contest for the fourth time this season, and the third time outright, as he was last week's winner, being the only contestant to go 9-1. He earned $25 for his victory.

CASC teams suffer road losses Monday afternoon against Redlands; Lady Vikings, Vikings in holiday weekend events Friday, Saturday

November 26, 2014

The Redlands Community College Lady Cougars held a 50-34 lead at halftime, which proved to be the difference for them in their 94-77 win over the Carl Albert State College Lady Vikings on Monday afternoon in El Reno.
Behind 25 points from Ethan Telfair and Redlands going 43-of-55 [78.2 percent] from the free-throw line both proved to be the difference in their 79-64 win over the Vikings in Monday afternoon's second game.

I'm enjoying a week free of basketball ... because hoops will get hot and heavy beginning next week with two straight weeks of tournaments

November 26, 2014

I wish you all a Happy Thanksgiving, and I hope you're enjoying your week break — at least if you work for the public schools of LeFlore County. I know I am as this is a rare hoop-free week for me, not counting the Carl Albert State College teams playing in holiday weekend events.
After this week ends, basketball will indeed get hot and heavy in a big way with back-to-back tournament weeks, and the other six football schools — Poteau, Heavener, Panama, Pocola, Spiro and Talihina — beginning their basketball seasons either next week or the following week.

Basketball tournament slated Dec. 6-7

November 26, 2014

The Poteau Bandit fifth-grade football team will have a basketball tournament Dec. 6-7 at Sherman Floyd Fieldhouse.
The tournament is open to boys and girls teams whose players are in grades three through eight. The cost is $120 per team.
For third-, fourth- and fifth-grade teams, call or text (918) 649-3217.
For sixth-, seventh- and eighth-grade teams, call or text (479) 629-6087.
Text messages are preferred with the coach’s name and phone number, team’s name and grade as well as the number of players. Each team may have a maximum of 10 players.

Bringin' Home a Championship

November 25, 2014

Third-Place Savages

November 25, 2014

Empty seats reflect 'lost season' for OU despite routing Kansas at home; Perine has record day in Sooners' romp over Jayhawks

November 25, 2014

The announced crowd was 84,908 at Saturday's Kansas-Oklahoma game at Owen Field, but it was clear that was all paid, not actual number of bodies at the game.
Samje Perine was the story Saturday in OU's 44-7 win over KU. It wasn't the first time he had a big game. He was the highlight the previous week against Texas Tech and an early season win for the Sooners (8-3 overall, 5-3 in Big 12 play) against West Virginia, but it will go down as most memorable.

Arkoma teams split season openers at home against Providence Academy

November 25, 2014

ARKOMA — The Arkoma High School basketball teams got the 2014-15 season underway Friday night by splitting their home openers with Providence Academy of Rogers, Ark. The Lady Mustangs stampeded past the visitors 90-47 in the opener, but the nightcap went the way of Providence Academy boys with a 55-34 win.

Strong second half propels No. 1 Laverne past Keota

November 25, 2014

LAVERNE — After a first-half scare from the Keota Lions, Class B’s top-ranked Laverne Tigers used a strong second half to down the Lions 62-48 in the state quarterfinals Friday night.



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