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Poteau senior basketball girls enjoying their success; Lady Pirates meet Fort Gibson tonight at Class 4A Regional Tournament — UPDATED PLAYOFF SCHEDULE

February 21, 2013

For the third straight year, the Poteau Lady Pirates basketball team won the Class 4A District Tournament, beating the Stilwell Lady Indians 49-40 Friday night at Sherman Floyd Fieldhouse.
“It was exciting,” said Shelby Standridge, senior guard. “It feels good.”
The Lady Pirates (17-7), who will play the Fort Gibson Lady Tigers at 6:30 tonight at the Class 4A Regional Tournament in Fort Gibson, have enjoyed the newfound success, which has shown signs of happening for the last two previous seasons.

Sports Briefs

February 21, 2013

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.
For additional information, call (918) 567-2052 or e-mail them at thekampinkeysers@gmail.com.
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Bass fishing, archery, hoops, what more could you want

February 21, 2013

One of the biggest events in the world of fishing will take place this week at Grand Lake. The BASSMaster Classic starts Friday and ends Sunday.
There will be several Oklahoma fishermen in the field for this event including, Edwin Evers and Tommy Biffle. The winner will bring home a $500,000 check. The weigh in will be at the Bank of Oklahoma (BOK) Center in Tulsa.

Carl Albert softball teams splits road games against Independence, Kan.; Thursday afternoon's home DH against Crowder, Mo., moved to Tuesday afternoon

February 20, 2013

INDEPENDENCE, Kan. — The Carl Albert State College softball team split its road doubleheader against Independence on Tuesday afternoon.
The Lady Vikings took the nightcap 11-8 after losing the opener 8-3.
The Lady Vikings' home doubleheader against Crowder, Mo., which was scheduled for a 2 p.m. start this afternoon, has been moved to 2 p.m. Tuesday.

Former Lady Vikings, Viking basketball players making an impact with new teams; Wednesday night's CASC games canceled, rescheduled for Saturday afternoon

February 20, 2013

Several former Carl Albert State College Lady Viking and Viking basketball players are making an impact with their new collegiate teams.
Katie BenAmor, a 5-11 senior forward from Howe, is playing at the University of Arkansas-Fort Smith, which is a NCAA Divison II school and a member of the Heartland Conference.
Lindsay McCown is a 6-foot senior forward from Heavener and is currently playing at East Central University in Ada, which is a NCAA Division II school and a member of the Great American Conference.

Panama duo wins FFA Fishing Tournament Monday afternoon

February 20, 2013

Trace Brooks and Nacona Steelman won Monday afternoon's Panama High School Future Farmers of America (FFA) Fishing Tournament. The Razorbacks duo hauled in 32 pounds of fish.
Tournament competitors could fish anywhere in LeFlore County.
Dillan Fout and Chase Hatcher caught the biggest crappie, weighing 2.4 pounds.
Justin Burks not only had the honor of catching the biggest bass (weighing 5.3 pounds), he also caught in the biggest perch (11 ounces).
Jacob Caldwell and Bradley Harris caught the biggest catfish, weighing seven pounds.

NEO teams sweep Carl Albert; CASC teams hit the road tonight for games against Seminole State

February 20, 2013

A career-high 12 points from Acorn, Ark., player Abby Ledbetter wasn't enough for the Carl Albert State College Lady Vikings in their 66-55 loss to the Northeastern Oklahoma A&M College Lady Norse on Monday night at Mick Thompson Fieldhouse.
Frederico Santos' double-double of 22 points and 16 rebounds proved to be the difference for the NEO Golden Norsemen in their 71-61 win over the Vikings in the second game of Monday night's doubleheader.

Jefferson College hands CASC first baseball loss of 2013 season; Vikings' home game this afternoon rained out

February 20, 2013

The Carl Albert State College baseball team suffered its first loss of the 2013 season Saturday afternoon at Ival Goodman Field in its home opener. Jefferson College of Missouri came to town and left with a 16-6 victory.
The Vikings' home doubleheader this afternoon against Paris (Texas) Junior College has been rained out, and has not been rescheduled.
Last week's road twinbill against Coffeyville (Kan.) College has been rescheduled for April 9, but the site of the games have not been determined at this time.

Seven teams win away from area tournaments

February 20, 2013

Of the 15 LeFlore County high school basketball teams left in postseason play, seven of them — Poteau’s girls, Heavener’s boys, Spiro’s boys, Pocola’s boys, Talihina’s boys, Howe’s girls and Talihina’s girls — are just a win away from automatically qualifying for next week’s area tournaments.
These seven teams are in winner’s-bracket games Thursday night in their respective regional tournaments. A win will not only put them into Saturday night’s regional title games, but they will automatically qualify for going on to the area tournaments as doing no worse than being regional runners-up.

Bokoshe girls win regional tournament consolation championship on Saturday; Lady Tigers three wins from state tournament

February 19, 2013

ADA — After the Bokoshe Lady Tigers suffered a major loss to the Lomega Raiderettes on Thursday night in Paden in the Class B Regional Tournament, they knew they had two win back-to-back games in as many days to make it to this week's area tournament. Goal accomplished.
The Lady Tigers won the consolation championship game of the regional tournament with a 53-38 win over Paden on Saturday afternoon at Ada High School's Cougar Activity Center.
Bokoshe got to Saturday's consolation title game with a 76-50 rout of Milburn on Friday night at Cougar Activity Center.

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