OKLAHOMA CITY â The Oklahoma City Thunder hasn't exactly picked up the pace in the second half of the season, losing three straight around the All-Star break before finally knocking off the Minnesota Timberwolves on Friday night at Chesapeake Energy Arena to get back on the winning track.
The win at home over Minnesota was the first of three straight within the friendly confines of Chesapeake Energy Arena, the longest home streak left in the season.
Lake Wister and Talimena state parks have joined to promote a heart healthy hiking program this year.
A hike will take place each month, alternating between the two state parks.
The next hike will take place at Lake Wister State Park's Wards Landing Campground on March 9.
All hikes will begin at 1 p.m. Bottled water will be provided at each month's hike.
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MUSKOGEE â The Heavener Wolves basketball team saw its season come to an end with a 46-40 loss Monday afternoon to the Westville Yellowjackets in the consolation finals of the Class 3A Regional Tournament at the Muskogee Civic Center.
The Wolves, who end the season at 18-9, opened the regional tournament with a 58-42 loss to the Kansas Comets on Friday night, but bounced back with a thrilling 50-49 overtime win over the Vian Wolverines on Saturday afternoon.
KINGSTON â The good news for the Whitesboro Bulldogs is they were three wins from the Class B State Tournament when they took the court in the area tournament consolation quarterfinals Thursday night against the Bennington Bears.
The bad news was that was as close to state as they got as a strong fourth quarter propelled the Bears to a 36-31 win over the âDogs, who ended their season at 20-10.
TALIHINA â Momentum seemingly was on the side of the Oktaha Tigers when Devon Fry's 3-point basket with 1.5 seconds left in regulation tied the score at 45-all to force overtime in the Class 2A Regional Tournament title game Saturday night on Chris Gillespie Court at Ray Henson Gymnasium.
However, in OT it was all Talihina as Alan Lockhart drained eight points, all from the free-throw line, as the Golden Tigers upset the Tigers 60-52 to claim the regional title in front of a frantic home crowd.
ANTLERS â The good news is the Spiro Bulldogs basketball team is still alive for a chance at a state title. The bad news is they cannot lose another playoff game if the âDogs hope to make state.
The Bulldogs lost 57-54 in overtime to the Hugo Buffaloes in Saturday nightâs Class 3A Regional Tournament title game.
SEMINOLE â Despite having three double-figure scorers against Seminole State College, it wasn't enough for the Carl Albert State College Vikings in their 68-47 loss to the Trojans on Saturday afternoon.
D. Brown's 18 points weren't enough for the Carl Albert State College Lady Vikings in their 76-51 loss to the Seminole State College Lady Belles on Saturday afternoon.
FORT GIBSON â Last season, the Poteau Lady Pirates were the Cinderella story of the postseason as they were able to get to the Class 4A Area Tournament â and three wins from the state tournament.
The Lady Pirates were hoping to reach the same level on Saturday afternoon in the Class 4A Regional Tournament consolation finals. However, a rough fourth quarter enabled the Muldrow Lady Bulldogs to get a 36-26 victory to end the Lady Pirates' season at 18-9.
OKLAHOMA CITY â Two Poteau Pirates placed at the Class 4A State Tournament, which took place Friday and Saturday at State Fair Arena.
Senior Tyler Tustin's bid for a three-peat as state champion just missed as he lost his 138-pound state title match 4-2 after winning his first two matches â a 15-0 technical fall quarterfinal victory and a 3-1 semifinal win. He placed second, and ended his career with two state titles, four times placing at state, three times a state finalist, four regional titles and a career record of 168-8.