SALLISAW â€” It was a terrific Tuesday for the Poteau High School basketball teams Tuesday night as they both picked up road wins over host Sallisaw. The Pirates prevailed 63-54, while the Lady Pirates had no problems with the Lady Black Diamonds in a 76-52 romp.
ARKOMA â€” Things weren't looking too good for the Wister Wildcats basketball team in the boys opening-round action Tuesday night of the inaugural Green Valley Conference Tournament at the Arkoma Gym.
After seeing a first-quarter lead evaporate by halftime and still trailing going into the final period, the â€™Cats used a strong fourth quarter to rally for a 62-57 win over the Keota Lions.
The other two boys opening-round games saw the winners beat their opponents fairly handedly as Cameron knocked off Arkoma 58-39, while Howe downed Panama 77-61.
Behind strong rebounding and great defense, the Carl Albert State College Lady Vikings improved to 5-7 overall in their 61-55 win over Coffeyville, Kan., in the final game of the first semester for the CASC women Friday night at Mick Thompson Fieldhouse.
A strong 40-24 second half for Coffeyville proved to be the difference for the 11th-ranked Ravens in their 67-49 win over the Carl Albert State College Vikings in the second game of Friday night's twinbill.
The Ran Ricks, Jr. Award for leading owner went to Danny Caldwell of Poteau who visited the winnerâ€™s circle 21 times. This is his third consecutive leading owner title and his fourth since 2008.
Caldwell runs an operation that is strong in the claiming department, often purchasing runners out of races then immediately moving them up in class while gaining victory. He claimed Fifth Date, an 8-year-old Oklahoma-bred for $18,000 on Aug. 25, then won the $156,000 Oklahoma Classics Cup just two starts later with the gelding.
Sunday Couple Scrambles at Wolf Ridge Golf Course will take place at 2 p.m. Sundays. The entry fee is $15 per person for the nine-hole weekly event.
For additional information, call (918) 647-2582.
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The 2012 PIT Camp 3-on-3 Winter Classic basketball tournament will take place Dec. 29 at the Wister High School Gymnasium.
The entry fee is $10 per player, with no team having more than four players.