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Fishing, baseball seasons are here

February 27, 2013

The buggy drawing that took place a couple of weeks ago at Wister was a huge success. I did not get my hands on all the winners' names, but I do know that Brad McMillin won a gun from J.R.’s Pawn and Gun.
We also gave away a couple of guns provided by Wister Pawn and Gun and Poteau Pawn and Gun. I really appreciate all the people who made this possible for all the kids at Wister who will be helped by this fundraiser.
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Thursday's Carl Albert home softball games canceled

February 27, 2013

Thursday's Carl Albert State College home softball doubleheader against Northeastern Oklahoma A&M has been canceled. No make-up date has been scheduled.
The Lady Vikings' next games are scheduled to be a road twinbill against Western Oklahoma State College beginning at 2 p.m. Saturday in Altus.

Down to just three teams

February 27, 2013

Last weekend was a rough one on LeFlore County high school basketball teams. When we woke up Thursday morning, there were 15 teams left. However, now we’re down to three teams — the Talihina teams and the Spiro Bulldogs.
Only the Golden Tigers are still on the winner’s-bracket side. They will play for the Class 2A Area Tournament title, and a trip to state, Friday night in Wilburton against Preston — which was the team they beat in both the area finals and state finals in 2011 when they won the Class 2A State Tournament.

ORES State Tournament All-Tournament Team Member

February 27, 2013

Poteau Spirit Center names February Stars of the Month

February 27, 2013

Several students at the Poteau Spirit Center got the good news this month that they were named Stars of the Month.
Three PSC cheerleaders who were so honored were Makaylee Wilson, Graicey Dorsey and Emily Rodriguez.
Eight PSC gymnasts were named Stars of the Month — Billie McNatt, Lucky Athey, Samantha Osterhout, Abbey Long, Piper Akins, Madelyn Long and Kaylee Hogrefe.

Carl Albert baseball team goes 1-2 in road series against Tyler; Vikings return home for Wednesday afternoon’s doubleheader against University of the Ozarks JV

February 26, 2013

TYLER, Texas — The Carl Albert State College baseball team went 1-2 on its weekend road series against Tyler Junior College.
The Vikings won the opener 7-3 on Friday night, but dropped both games of Saturday’s doubleheader 3-2 and 4-1.
The Vikings will entertain the University of the Ozarks junior varsity for a doubleheader beginning at 12:30 p.m. Wednesday at Ival Goodman Field.

Thunder snaps losing skid with home wins over T-Wolves, Bulls

February 26, 2013

OKLAHOMA CITY — 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.

Sports Briefs

February 26, 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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Heavener boys lose to Westville in Class 3A regional consolation finals to see season end; Lady Wolves' season concludes with loss to Vian

February 26, 2013

MUSKOGEE — 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.

Weekend playoff losses end Howe teams’ postseason parades; Lady Lion seniors get 100 wins for careers

February 26, 2013

CROWDER — It was a rough weekend for the Howe High School basketball teams at the Class 2A Regional Tournament.

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