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Weekend High School Boys Basketball Roundup

January 8, 2013

HOWE — The Howe Lions got the 2013 portion of their season off on the right paw as they corralled the Arkoma Mustangs 70-37 Friday night at the Howe High School gym.
The Lions jumped out to a 28-7 lead after a period and never looked back.
Cameron 63, Bokoshe 27: Friday night in Bokoshe, the Yellowjackets, who led 10-5 after one period, broke the game open by outscoring the Tigers 28-8 in the second quarter to take a 38-13 halftime lead.

Claborn, Tackett capture Megan Sullins Golf Benefit

January 8, 2013

The duo of Joe Claborn and Joe Tackett shot a 69 to win the Megan Sullins Golf Benefit on Saturday at Wolf Ridge Golf Course. They each won a round of golf for their first-place finish.
It took a scorecard playoff to determine the second- through fourth-place teams as all three shot a 70.
In the scorecard playoff, John Chitwood and Mike Hahn came in second, with Gary Beason and Jackie Chronister coming in third and Chris Faust and Chad Knight finishing fourth.

Talihina wrestlers place at McAlester Tournament

January 8, 2013

McALESTER — Several Talihina High School wrestlers placed in this past weekend’s McAlester Tournament, which took place Friday and Saturday at Brumley Gym.
Caleb Blue was runner-up at heavyweight to be the Golden Tigers’ highest placer.
Three matmen — Derek Lester (108 pounds), Triston Blummel (134) and Nathan Mitchell (220) — were all fourth, while Mike Harjo was fifth at 162 pounds.

2013 LeFlore County Junior High Tournament Brackets (Updated After Day 1 Games)

January 7, 2013

Poteau hoop teams sweep home openers from Spiro

January 7, 2013

It took until 2013 before the Poteau High School basketball fans could see their teams at Sherman Floyd Fieldhouse, but it finally happened Friday night when the Pirates and Lady Pirates entertained Spiro. To make things even better, the home teams didn't disappoint their fans — but did make them perhaps a bit squeamish.

It's JH County Tournament Week

January 7, 2013

It's the first full week of January, and basketball fans in LeFlore County know what that means. Its's LeFlore County Junior High Tournament Week.
Action began Monday afternoon at tournament-host Monroe as well as Howe and Wister. Carl Albert State College's Mick Thompson Fieldhouse will join in as a fourth site of action today.
Everything will culminate with the title games at 6 p.m. (girls) and 7:15 p.m. (boys) Saturday at Mick Thompson Fieldhouse.
Look for complete coverage beginning with Wednesday's edition up through next Tuesday's edition, which will have the title game stories.

Two bowls-full to ring in 2013

January 6, 2013

My dad, Jack Langdell, and I have never been to a college football game, much less two bowl games in a 24-hour period. Amazing, exciting, overwhelming, just WOW! That's the only way I know to describe our adventure.
We left Poteau around 8:30 a.m. Saturday, excited and ready to enjoy our four days on the road.
The trip to West Memphis, Ark., where we were staying, seemed to fly by. We arrived at the hotel around 2:30 p.m, got checked in, freshened up some and headed across the Mississippi River bridge to Memphis, Tenn.

Seeing History

January 6, 2013

Sports Briefs

January 6, 2013

The deadline to sign up for the 2013 Upward Sports cheerleading and basketball leagues is Tuesday.
Cost is $55. For additional information, call Sharina Martindale at (918) 635-0554. Registrations can be dropped off at the Poteau Church of the Nazarene, located on the corner of Clayton and Walter.
More information can be obtained by going to www.facebook.com/upward-sports-poteau.com or www.poteaunazarene.com
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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.

Thursday’s High School Boys Basketball Roundup

January 5, 2013

ARKOMA — The 2013 portion of the basketball season got off on the right foot for the Arkoma Mustangs Thursday night as they picked up a home victory over the Wister Wildcats by the score of 46-37.
The Mustangs jumped out to a 4-1 lead and never trailed. They enjoyed a 12-6 lead after one period.
However, the Wildcats stayed close as Adrian Gonzales’ steal and lay-up with 26 seconds left before halftime cut Wister’s deficit to 20-13 at halftime. However, that was as close as the ’Cats got.

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