TALIHINA â€” The good news was the host Talihina High School basketball teams brought home some hardware from the 2012 Choctaw Nation Tournament, which concluded Saturday night on Chris Gillespie Court at Ray Henson Gymnasium. Unfortunately, neither host team won first place.
The Golden Tigers lost 44-39 to the Rattan Rams in Saturday night's championship game after beating the Pocola Indians 59-46 in Friday night's semifinals.
VAN BUREN, Ark. â€” The Poteau Pirates wrestling team continued its strong performance in the early going this season as it dominated the Van Buren Pointers by a score of 66-13 in Thursday night's dual.
The Pirates will return to the mat at 7 p.m. Tuesday on the road to meet Fort Gibson in the first of their three Class 4A District Duals. The team with the best district duals record between Poteau, Fort Gibson, Wagoner and Sallisaw will represent the district at the Class 4A Dual State Tournament in February.
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.
While the football season ended for LeFlore County two weeks ago and ending this weekend with the final three state title games being played, I'd be remiss if I didn't congratulate the Talihina Golden Tigers on a great run in the Class A playoffs.
After missing the playoffs last season, they got to the state quarterfinals before losing 43-24 to the Cashion Wildcats on Nov. 23 at Doc Robinson Stadium.
I know no team wants to lose its last game, but no need to hang your heads, Golden Tigers. You had a great season, and congratulations for it.
PARK HILL â€” While they were 1-0 thanks to a forfeited victory over Oklahoma City Centennial on Tuesday at the Keys Cougars Invitational, the Poteau Lady Pirates finally got to hit the court for the first time Thursday afternoon in the semifinals against the host Keys Lady Cougars.
Although ahead in the latter stages of the game, the Lady Cougars were able to prevail over the Lady Pirates by the score of 45-43.
The Lady Pirates (1-1) will play for third place at 4 this afternoon.
The Pirates (0-1) played their consolation semifinal Friday night against the Fort Gibson junior varsity.
TALIHINA â€” The Talihina High School basketball teams and the Pocola Indians were opening-round winners at the 2012 Choctaw Nation Tournament on Thursday on Chris Gillespie Court at Ray Henson Gymnasium.
The Lady Golden Tigers started Thursday's action with a 65-38 win over the Wister Lady Wildcats, while the Golden Tigers capped the first day's games with a 68-45 victory over the Lone Grove Longhorns.
The Indians handled the Sallisaw Black Diamonds 66-45.
WILBURTON â€” The Howe High School basketball teams have a chance to sweep blue bracket championships tonight at the Eastern Oklahoma State College Classic.
The Lions corralled the Arkoma Mustangs 68-37, while the Lady Lions clawed the McCurtain Lady Bulldogs 42-15 in championship semifinals Thursday night at EOSC's Claud C. Dunlap Fieldhouse.
The news wasn't as good for three other teams. The Bokoshe Lady Tigers suffered their first loss of the season as they fell 46-43 to the Gans Lady Grizzlies in the other blue bracket championship semifinal Thursday afternoon at EOSC.