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Panama softball players sign college letters of intent Wednesday; Swindle signs with CASC, while Goines inks with Eastern

January 29, 2015

The 2014 high school fast-pitch softball season yielded three All-Staters — Pocola's Desi Carter and Panama's duo of Kendra Swindle and Hannah Goines. Earlier this month, Carter signed with Connors State College, and on Wednesday in separate signing ceremonies inside the high school gym, the Panama duo followed suit.
Swindle signed Wednesday afternoon with Carl Albert State College, while Goines did likewise that morning with Eastern Oklahoma State College.

Newest Lady Mountaineer

January 29, 2015

Spiro teams sweep Poteau

January 29, 2015

The Spiro High School basketball teams spoiled the Pink Out Games for Poteau squads Tuesday night at Sherman Floyd Fieldhouse.
After beating the Pirates 55-49 in Saturday night’s finals of the 83rd LeFlore County Tournament, the Bulldogs got past them once more in a 51-49 victory. The Lady Bulldogs, who beat the Lady Pirates in last week’s championship quarterfinals of the county tournament, had to go overtime to down Poteau as Spiro got a 54-47 win.

Tuesday’s High School Girls Basketball Roundup

January 29, 2015

BOKOSHE — Hunter Traylor’s two free throws with a second left in regulation lifted the Bokoshe Lady Tigers to a 54-53 victory over the Arkoma Lady Mustangs on Tuesday night at Bokoshe Tigers Fieldhouse.
The Lady Tigers saw the Lady Mustangs take a 53-52 lead with six seconds left, setting up Traylor’s heroics.
Pocola 43, Heavener 42: In Pocola, Brooklyn Morton’s free throw with 17 seconds left broke a 42-all tie to allow the Lady Indians to get the victory.
Leflore 58, Clayton 23: In Clayton, the Lady Savages jumped out to a 15-2 lead after a period and never trailed.

Tuesday’s High School Boys Basketball Roundup

January 29, 2015

POCOLA — A fast start by the Pocola Indians was rewarded with a home victory Tuesday night as they downed the Heavener Wolves 50-34 at the Pocola Gym.
The Indians jumped out to a 16-0 lead after a period and never relinquished their advantage.
Arkoma 77, Bokoshe 70: At Bokoshe Tigers Fieldhouse, the Mustangs, who trailed the Tigers by the score of 18-17 after a period, outscored the hosts 60-52 over the final three quarters to get the come-from-behind win.
Panama 65, Keota 50: In Panama, the Razorbacks jumped out to an 18-8 lead after a period and never lost the lead.

CASC teams get road sweep over archrival Eastern on Monday night; Carl Albert squads entertain Redlands on Thursday night

January 28, 2015

Behind great hustle plays and 26 points from Eufaula's Alyssa Banks, the Carl Albert State College Lady Vikings won 74-53 over the Eastern Oklahoma State College Lady Mountaineers on Monday night at Claud C. Dunlap Fieldhouse in Wilburton.
DeAngelo Smith's 3-point basket with 3:09 left to play in the game gave the Vikings the lead for good as they held on for a 73-69 win over the Mountaineers in Monday night's second game as the Vikings got the season sweep of their archrivals.

Sports Briefs

January 28, 2015

The LeFlore County Soccer Association’s spring 2015 registration is now opened. Registration closes Feb. 2. There will be a coaches meeting is Feb. 17.
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.

No Pigskin Picks Contest winner this week; $50 to be awarded for Super Bowl win

January 28, 2015

There will not be a Week 22 Poteau Daily News’ Pigkin Picks Contest winner due to a technicality on the Pro Bowl, which took place Sunday in Glendale, Ariz.
For the second straight season, the Pro Powl was not the traditional AFC vs. NFC format, but two Hall of Famers, this year being Michael Irvin and Cris Carter after it was Deion Sanders and Jerry Rice last season, drafting all-star teams comprised from both conferences.
Due to the ballot saying AFC vs. NFC, the Team Irvin vs. Team Carter format would not allow for the participants in that week’s contest to have their ballot count.

Monday night's basketball games for Whitesboro, Arkoma canceled; Tuesday night's Howe-Cameron contests canceled due to illness

January 28, 2015

Both Whitesboro and Arkoma high schools were slated to have their teams hit the court Monday night, but neither did.
Whitesboro's home games with Haileyville and Arkoma's road games against Providence Academy in Rogers, Ark., were both canceled with no make-up date slated. Only Arkoma's junior high teams made the trip.
Tuesday night's Howe road games against Cameron were canceled due to Cameron Public Schools still out because of illness. No make-up dates have been set.

Poteau JH wrestlers win Green Country Duals Tournament

January 28, 2015

TAHLEQUAH — The Poteau junior high wrestling team won last weekend’s Green Country Duals Tournament.
Poteau beat Pryor (39-30), Muskogee (66-9), Tahlequah (55-24), Bixby (39-36) and McAlester (the final score was not available). Poteau finished first in the team standings, followed by McAlester, Pryor, Catoosa and Tulsa Union.

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