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Poteau offensive lineman inks with Northeastern Oklahoma A&M

February 4, 2015

Just how far along the football road Poteau offensive lineman Mark Garner will travel will be up to him, but he's gone the next step.
Garner signed a letter of intent with Northeastern Oklahoma A&M College in a ceremony Wednesday morning inside the high school.

Spiro duo sign football letters of intent Wednesday afternoon; Whitfield inks with Tulsa; Neal heading to NEO

February 4, 2015

After receiving a plethora of football offers, Spiro quarterback/defensive back McKinley Whitfield decided to stay close to home.
Whitfield signed a football letter of intent with the University of Tulsa in a signing ceremony Wednesday afternoon inside the Spiro Multipurpose Gym.
However, Whitfield wasn't the only Bulldog to punch his ticket to the next level. Spiro receiver/defensive back D.T. Neal signed in a separate signing ceremony with Northeastern Oklahoma A&M College just before Whitfield inked his letter with Tulsa.

A Bulldog Norseman

February 4, 2015

ORES playoffs will begin Saturday; Fanshawe Division IV playoff host school

February 4, 2015

While the 13 LeFlore County high school basketball teams haven't started their playoffs yet, the four county Organization of Rural Elementary Schools [ORES] schools will begin their postseason play on Saturday, at least most of them.
In Division IV, Fanshawe will be a host site to begin the playoffs. The Lady Grizzlies and the Monroe Eagles got byes into Monday's second-round games. The Lady Grizzlies will play the winner of the Monroe-Whitefield game, which will be at noon Saturday in Fanshawe, at 6 p.m. Monday in Fanshawe.

Several Poteau Youth Wrestling Club members participate at 2015 Novice State Tournament

February 4, 2015

OKLAHOMA CITY — Several Poteau Youth Wrestling Club members participated at the 2015 Novice State Tournament, which took place last weekend at State Fair Arena.

Sports Briefs

February 4, 2015

The LeFlore County Soccer Association will have a coaches meeting 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.
The entry fee is $20 per runner until Feb. 13. From Feb. 14 until race day, the entry fee increases to $25 per runner.

High School Girls Basketball Roundup

February 4, 2015

ARKOMA — Last week, the Bokoshe Lady Tigers edged the Arkoma Lady Mustangs at Bokoshe Tigers Fieldhouse in their first games after the 83rd LeFlore County Tournament. The Lady Mustangs avenged that loss to celebrate homecoming Monday night as they beat the Lady Tigers 82-68.
Trailing 42-40 at halftime, the Lady Mustangs outscored the Lady Tigers 16-13 in the third quarter and 26-13 in the final period to get the comeback victory.
Howe 69, Cameron 26: Monday night in Cameron, the Lady Lions jumped out to a 26-9 lead after a period and never looked back.

High School Boys Basketball Roundup

February 4, 2015

CAMERON — The Howe Lions got the week off on the right foot Monday night with a 61-48 victory over the Cameron Yellowjackets, who played their first game since the 83rd LeFlore County Tournament as all of last week's games were canceled due to illness.
The Lions, who led 14-13 after a period, outscored the Yellowjackets 20-5 in the second quarter to take a 34-18 lead at halftime.
Arkoma 83, Bokoshe 63: Monday night in Arkoma, leading 15-14 after a period, the Mustangs outscored the Tigers 27-13 in the second quarter to take a 42-27 halftime lead.

NEO teams sweep Carl Albert; CASC teams travel to Seminole State on Thursday night

February 4, 2015

Getting 20 points on six 3-point baskets from Markell French wasn't enough for the Carl Albert State College Vikings in their 76-73 loss to the Northeastern Oklahoma A&M Golden Norsemen on Monday night at Mick Thompson Fieldhouse.
Getting 27 points from Eufaula's Alyssa Banks wasn't enough for the Lady Vikings in their 66-62 loss to the Lady Norse in Monday night's first contest.
The CASC teams will return to action Thursday night in road games against Seminole State College. The women's contest will begin at 6 p.m., followed by the men's game at 8 p.m.

Carl Albert baseball team opens season this afternoon

February 3, 2015

The chilly temperatures don’t make it feel like baseball, but that’s exactly what will happen today for the Carl Albert State College Vikings, who will open their 2015 season at 1 p.m. in a road doubleheader against the University of the Ozarks junior varsity in Clarksville, Ark.
The Vikings were 19-30 last season, with four of those wins coming in forfeited wins over Western Oklahoma State College due to playing with ineligible players.
However, this year’s team already has CASC coach Mark Pollard excited.

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