Citing personal reasons, Heavener Wolves Football Coach John Thompson plans to step down. The announcement has not yet been made, but there is speculation that he will resign before the end of this school year.
â€śYes, he has said he plans to step down, but he has not given an official resignation,â€ť Heavener Superintendent Ed Wilson said. â€śHe told us he plans to get out (of coaching). He will stay within our system.â€ť
The 2012 He-Man Punt, Pass and Kick Competition winners were crowned last weekend at the â€śJody Ray Sports Complex.â€ť
The sixth annual Junior He-Man Punt, Pass and Kick Competition took place Saturday afternoon.
The L'il Me-Man Division champion was Zayden Dennis, who scored 37 points and earned $75. He won the tire throw, field goal and read and recognition events.
Sarah Carroll was second (32 points, $30) and Brandon Carshall was third (17, $20). Carshall also was named the Most Improved Athlete for this year's event, while Aaron Carroll won the â€śGot-A-Man Downâ€ť Award.
Tuesday night was Senior Night at Sherman Floyd Fieldhouse for the Poteau High School basketball teams, but even that could not help them knock off the visiting Muldrow Lady Bulldogs and Bulldogs.
The Muldrow girls took a 56-42 victory over the Lady Pirates in the opener, while the â€™Dogs got past the Pirates 44-35.
HEAVENER â€” The Heavener Wolves avenged their December loss to the Pocola Indians Tuesday night at the Heavener Gym, and did so in a big way.
Thanks to a strong second period, the Wolves ended up handing the Indians a 61-42 loss.
The Wolves (9-11), winners of two straight in as many nights, jumped out to an 11-2 lead after one period.
The Indians (15-4) cut the deficit to 13-11 in the early stages of the second quarter, but Heavener outscored Pocola 17-2 the rest of the period to take a 30-13 lead into the locker rooms at halftime.
HEAVENER â€” In December, the Heavener Lady Wolves had to rally late to earn a come-from-behind win over the Pocola Lady Indians at the Pocola Gym. There was no comeback needed for them Tuesday night at the Heavener Gym as the Lady Wolves pretty much led start to finish in a 55-32 victory over the Lady Indians.
The Lady Wolves doubled up the Lady Indians in the opening period by a count of 8-4 en route to an 18-11 halftime lead.
But in the third quarter, Heavener put distance between itself and Pocola with a 17-7 period to take a 35-18 lead into the final quarter.
PARIS, Texas â€” The Carl Albert State College Lady Vikings softball team had a rough beginning to the 2012 season Tuesday afternoon as they lost a pair of games to Paris, Texas, by scores of 4-3 and 10-2.
The Lady Vikings will return to action in their home-opening doubleheader at 2 p.m. next Thursday before having their two-day Carl Albert Festival Feb. 18-19 at the Poteau Area Recreational Complex.
Nominations are currently being accepted for the 2012 Poteau High School Sports Hall of Fame. Categories include: football, boys and girls basketball, baseball, fast-pitch and slow-pitch softball, boys and girls soccer, boys and girls track, boys and girls golf, boys and girls cross country, boys and girls all-around athlete, wrestling, coaching and support and service. The deadline to submit nominations is March 30. For additional information or to submit a nomination, call (918) 839-0394.
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