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Arkoma girls begin hoop season Friday night; Lady Mustangs seek return visit to state

November 20, 2014

The Arkoma Lady Mustangs went to the Class A State Tournament last year for the first time since 1992. They’re hoping to return this season.
The Lady Mustangs, who were 25-5 last season, will begin their 2014-15 campaign at 6:30 p.m. Friday against Providence Academy from Rogers, Ark. at the Arkoma Gym.
Editor’s note: No preseason information has been received on the Arkoma Mustangs. Once it has, as well as preseason information on other LeFlore County teams AND their season openers get closer, season preview stories on those teams will be published.

Talihina senior QB, LB propelling Golden Tigers toward gold ball; No. 2 Talihina welcomes No. 10 Morrison on Friday night for berth in state quarterfinals

November 20, 2014

Last season, the Talihina Golden Tigers football team got to the Class A state semifinals before losing its only game of 2013 to Ringling to miss out by a win of playing for the gold ball.
This year, Talihina senior quarterback Alan Lockhart and senior linebacker Logan Hillebrand are doing their part to help the Golden Tigers make another deep playoff run this season.

Morrison Wildcats a force to be reckoned with for Talihina Golden Tigers

November 20, 2014

Even though the Morrison Wildcats defeated Okeene by the score of 36-7 in their Class A opening-round playoff game last week, they seemed to have lost favor with the pollsters as they dropped out of the Top 10 in Oklahoma Class A. The Oklahoma State Associated Press Class A Poll had the ’Cats 10th, but once the regular season ends, the weekly poll does as well.

Tuesday’s High School Boys Basketball Roundup

November 19, 2014

WHITESBORO — A strong second quarter helped the Whitesboro Bulldogs pull away from the Cameron Yellowjackets for a 59-44 victory Tuesday night at Steve Linker Gymnasium.
Trailing 8-7 after one period, the ’Dogs outscored the ’Jackets 23-9 in the second quarter to take a 30-17 halftime lead.
Red Oak 64, Leflore 48: At C.C. Gillespie Fieldhouse in Red Oak, the Eagles handed the Savages their first loss of the season.
The Eagles jumped out to a 13-5 lead after a period and never lost their advantage.

Tuesday’s High School Girls Basketball Roundup

November 19, 2014

WHITESBORO — The Whitesboro Lady Bulldogs took advantage of the Cameron Lady Yellowjackets only having five players as the hosts proved to be too much on this night, posting a 56-24 win Tuesday night at Steve Linker Gymnasium.
A free throw by Cameron’s Destiny Dunigan cut her team’s deficit to 9-8 with 30 seconds left in the opening period.
However, from there, the Lady Bulldogs outscored the Lady ’Jackets 23-7 to end the first half as Whitesboro took a 32-15 halftime lead.

Panama QB says Hogs ready for Adair challenge; pesky Razorbacks traveling to meet No. 2 Warriors in Class 2A second-round playoff game Friday night

November 18, 2014

Of the 16 teams remaining in the Class 2A high school football playoffs, only one got a opening-round road postseason win — the Panama Razorbacks, who downed the Chandler Lions 35-21 Friday night. It was the first-ever Class 2A postseason victory for the Hogs.
“It was great because that was the first-ever playoff game I've ever won, and it was the first playoff win for our seniors,” Panama junior quarterback Andy Burris said. I've been with them since I was little, and I know it was great for them. I was trying to win it for them. It feels good to make history.”

Wister basketball teams sweep Smithville on Friday

November 18, 2014

WISTER — The Wister High School basketball teams swept both games from the visiting Smithville squads Friday night at the Wister Gym.
The Wildcats beat the Braves 53-49 in overtime, while the Lady ’Cats handled the Lady Braves 62-39.

Preseason basketball questionnaires needed

November 18, 2014

Just a reminder to LeFlore County high school basketball coaches to be sure to send me your preseason questionnaires that were sent out last month. Now, that some of the football schools whose season on the gridiron are over will soon be starting their seasons on the hardwood.
The questionnaires are used for me to write the season-preview stories about our local teams. The questionnaires may be faxed to me at (918) 647-8198 or e-mailed to me at sports@poteaudailynews.com or shared as a photograph on my Facebook wall for me to download.
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Carl Albert basketball women split games in Don Wilson Classic

November 17, 2014

The Carl Albert State College Lady Vikings basketball team split its two games in last weekend’s Don Wilson Classic in Neosho, Mo.
The Lady Vikings beat the host team, Crowder College, 63-52 Friday night, but they lost Saturday afternoon 96-87 to North Arkansas College.
The Lady Vikings will return to action at 6 p.m. Thursday against archrival Eastern Oklahoma State College at Mick Thompson Fieldhouse. The men’s game will follow at 8 p.m.

Hogs give archrival LSU Tigers 'The Golden Boot' on Saturday; Razorbacks snap 17-game SEC losing streak with 17-0 win over Tigers

November 17, 2014

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. — Arkansas coach Bret Bielema kept telling fans to be patient, that good things were coming. At least one of those good things happened on a cold Saturday night on Frank Broyles Field at Donald W. Reynolds Razorback Stadium.
The Arkansas Razorbacks snapped their 17-game Southeastern Conference losing streak by blanking the Louisiana State University Tigers 17-0. The win not only snapped the conference winless streak, but enabled the Hogs to claim “The Golden Boot” — the trophy awarded annually to the Arkansas-LSU game victor.

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