The Wister Ballers basketball team will have a fundraising tournament Saturday and Sunday at the Wister High School gym.
The 5-on-5 tournament is open to boys and girls teams in three different divisions â€” grades three-four, five-six and seven-eight.
Entry fee is $75 per team.
For more information, call (918) 839-4331.
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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.
OKLAHOMA CITY â€” The Talihina Golden Tigers were making a Cinderella run through the Class 2A playoffs, including upsetting Oktaha in the regional tournament finals and Preston last Friday night in the area finals to make it to Thursday's state-tournament quarterfinals. That was where Cinderella's shoe no longer fit.
Class 2A's fifth-ranked Latta Panthers ended the Golden Tigers' season with a 58-43 state-quarterfinal victory Thursday afternoon at Oklahoma City University. The Golden Tigers end the season with a 19-12 record.
The Carl Albert State College Vikings baseball team got this week off in fine fashion with a sweep of the Paris (Texas) Junior College Dragons on Monday afternoon at Ival Goodman Field.
The Vikings nipped the Dragons 1-0 in nine innings in the opener, then took the nightcap 3-2.
Carl Albert will be home for the next two days. The Vikings will entertain Arkansas Baptist for a doubleheader at 12:45 p.m. Friday at Ival Goodman Field.
The Vikings then will face archrival Eastern Oklahoma State College in a single, nine-inning contest beginning at 2 p.m. Saturday at Ival Goodman Field.
SEMINOLE â€” It was a rough Saturday afternoon of baseball for the Carl Albert State College Vikings as they dropped both games of a road doubleheader against Seminole State College.
The Trojans took the opener 4-2, then handled the Vikings 9-2 in the nightcap.
The LeFlore County Bass Club will have an open tournament beginning at safe light Saturday morning at Wards Landing on Wister Lake. It will end at 3 p.m.
The entry fee is $40 per angler.
The club's next tournament of the 2013 circuit will take place March 16 at Highway 9 East Landing on Lake Eufaula.
For those wanting to join the club, you have to do so by the time this tournament takes place. There is a yearly $30 membership fee.
For additional information about either of these tournaments, call â€śThe Jody Ray Fishing Hotlineâ€ť at (918) 649-7387.
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MUSKOGEE â€” It was indeed a terrific Tuesday for the Poteau High School soccer teams in their road contests against Hilldale High School.
The Lady Pirates got things started with a 3-2 shootout victory over the Lady Hornets, then the Pirates stung the Hornets 10-0 in a game stopped by the mercy rule in the second half.
The Poteau teams will return to action next Tuesday at Wagoner, with the girls playing at 5 p.m. and the boys at 7 p.m.
Turkey season is a month away out west, and six weeks away here in southeast Oklahoma. I am going to head down to Ardmore to see my cousin, Jason Sampson, for opening weekend and try to kill me a Rio Grande turkey.
I am getting ready to start practicing up with my turkey calls that I got from Jay Neugin a couple of years back. I am hearing some people talk about scouting and seeing some birds strutting already.
When the eastern season opens up, I am going to join Dan Carter and Butch Parks down at my lease near Clayton for a camping trip to chase some birds around the mountains.
STIGLER â€” The Poteau Pirates baseball team made it 2-for-2 to begin the season as it picked up a 7-3 road win over the Stigler Panthers on Monday afternoon.
The Pirates scored once in the first inning and twice in each of the third and fourth innings for a 5-0 lead.
After the Panthers cut the deficit to 5-3 after five innings, the Pirates got two runs in the sixth inning to seal the deal.
Wister 4, Heavener 1: In Heavener, the Wildcats opened the season with a victory, thanks to a seventh-inning rally.
OKLAHOMA CITY â€” It's always tough watching the Los Angeles Lakers play the Oklahoma City Thunder.
As I've said previously, I grew up a huge Lakers fan ever since the rookie season of Magic Johnson. I stayed with that team all through their glory "Showtime" years, and then even in the â€™90s when they struggled before picking up Kobe Bryant and then Shaquille O'Neal for their championship run in the early 2000s.
Then Oklahoma City finally got an National Basketball Association team a few years ago when the Seattle SuperSonics moved to town.