COLUMBIA, Mo. â€” Lyon College senior guard Ashala Watson was the American Midwest Conference Defensive Player of the Year in 2013-14, but has shown she has so much more to her game. Her balanced scoring, rebounding and assists helped her to receive the AMC Womenâ€™s Basketball Player of the Week honor, the league office announced Monday.
Watson, a 5-2 guard from Magnolia, Ark., and a transfer to Lyon last season from Carl Albert State College, led Lyon to its 10th and 11th consecutive wins from Feb. 9-15 as the Scots posted a 2-0 mark.
The Panama High School basketball teams were hoping to end the regular season on a high note Tuesday night at the Panama Gym, but it didnâ€™t happen that way â€” but it almost did for one of them.
The Panama Razorbacks made a frantic comeback in the final period, only to fall short in a 51-48 loss to the visiting Wilburton Diggers.
The Lady Diggers got things started on the night with a 51-29 victory over the Lady Razorbacks.
ANTLERS â€” The Talihina High School basketball teams split their regular-season finale road games Tuesday night against Antlers. The Golden Tigers ended up clawing the Bearcats 67-25, but the Lady Bearcats did likewise to the Lady Golden Tigers in a 63-30 victory.
Editorâ€™s note: Talihina Correspondent Calvin McClain contributed to this story.
While the high school state basketball tournaments will not begin until next month for LeFlore County teams, theyâ€™re here for three other county teams.
Both Hodgen teams and the Shady Point Lady Warriors will be in the Organization of Rural Elementary Schools [ORES] State Tournament beginning Thursday in the Shawnee area.
In Division II, the â€™Dogs will get a chance at some revenge in a quarterfinal contest against Liberty at noon Thursday at North Rock Creek School. Liberty beat Hodgen to end the Bulldogsâ€™ season in 2014.
TAHLEQUAH â€” There will be 15 Poteau wrestlers at this weekend's Oklahoma Kids Wrestling Association State Tournament at State Fair Arena in Oklahoma City.
The Poteau Youth Wrestling Club qualified 13 of its 20 members who wrestled at the OKWA Regional Tournament last weekend.
Two other Poteau wrestlers, Landon and Colby Thornburg, also qualified for state.
The LeFlore County Soccer Association will have practices starting Thursday, 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 Saturday 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 $25 per runner.
It was a banner weekend for Carl Albert State Collegeâ€™s baseball team as it won all four games in a home weekend series against Highland, Kan., at Ival Goodman Field.
The Vikings rallied to down the Scotties 9-6 in Saturdayâ€™s first game, then took Game 2 14-8.
On Friday, the Vikings swept both games, winning 11-7 in the opener and 7-6 in the nightcap.
The Carl Albert State College softball team went a perfect 4-0 during its two-day Carl Albert Festival on Friday and Saturday.
The Lady Vikings ended the two-day event with a 3-2 win over North Central Missouri and a 1-0 victory over Southwest Tennessee on Saturday after downing Southwest Tennessee 3-1 and North Central Missouri 2-0 on Friday.
Wednesdayâ€™s home doubleheader with Coffeyville, Kan., has been moved to 1 p.m. Thursday due to wet fields.
MOYERS â€” The Whitesboro High School basketball teams swept the Class B District Tournament title games Saturday night with wins over Caney.
The Lady Bulldogs, who stayed alive in the playoffs with a 48-30 victory over the host team, Moyers, on Friday night, rallied from a third-quarter deficit to down the Lady Cougars 58-55 in the championship game.
The â€™Dogs routed the Cougars 59-28 in their district title contest as both Whitesboro teams will play Thursday night against Pittsburg in Bennington in the Class B Regional Tournament.
It was a happy homecoming for the Spiro High School basketball teams Friday night at the Spiro Multipurpose Gym as they swept their county rivals from Poteau on the hardwood.
For the third time this year, the Bulldogs took a close game and pulled away late to post a 65-56 victory over the Pirates. The Lady Bulldogs completed a sweep of the Lady Pirates as they posted a 47-38 win.