The Poteau Pirates wrestling team will begin its 2012-13 season this weekend, participating in the two-day Jay Duals Tournament on Friday and Saturday.
The Pirates will have a new coach, but not really that much of a new coach. Jack Hornbuckle, who has been helping with the program, is the new coach, replacing Chris Barbee â€” who resigned after the school year ended the past spring.
â€śThey're more than ready,â€ť Hornbuckle said about getting the season ready. â€śThey're getting tired just working out every day.â€ť
OKLAHOMA CITY â€” There was no homecoming party for James Harden. His return was met with a smattering of boos and cheers as the former Thunder player faced his previous team for the first time Wednesday night at Chesapeake Energy Arena â€” and the Oklahoma City Thunder blew out Harden's Houston Rockets 120-98.
One surprising comment to relay was the lack of crowd support at the game. There were many empty seats scattered around the arena, including some in the lower areas close to the court.
The Thunder will entertain the Utah Jazz at 7 pm. Friday night at Chesapeake Energy Arena.
It was awful. The sounds coming from our back deck made my skin crawl.
It was about 5:45 p.m. on Thanksgiving. Everybody that was at my house, a.k.a, â€śThe Jody Ray Sports Complex,â€ť for dinner just had left. We just got done cleaning up, and my wife, Jenny, my son, Jacques, and I were sitting on the couch, getting ready to get our game plan together for â€śBlack Fridayâ€ť shopping. All of the sudden, we heard this God-awful ruckus out in the back of our house. I grabbed a flashlight to investigate.
The host Poteau Pirates and Lady Pirates freshmen basketball teams won their opening-round games Tuesday night in the Poteau Freshmen Tournament at Sherman Floyd Fieldhouse.
The Pirates got past the Spiro Bulldogs 42-27, while the Lady Pirates were too much for the Lady Bulldogs in posting a 38-13 victory.
Despite getting 27 points from Adrion Webber, it wasn't enough for the Carl Albert State College Vikings in their 65-62 loss to the 17th-ranked Connors State College Cowboys on Tuesday night at Mick Thompson Fieldhouse.
A career-high 30 points from D. Brown wasn't enough for the Lady Vikings in their 97-85 loss to the Cowgirls.
The CASC basketball teams will return to action tonight against Murray State College at Beames Fieldhouse in Tishomingo. The women's game will be at 6 p.m., followed by the men's contest at 8 p.m.
The Panama High School basketball teams will get their seasons started tonight at Wilburton, with the girls playing at 6:30 p.m. and the boys at approximately 8 p.m.
The Lady Razorbacks were 12-12 last season, and return four starters from that team.
CAMERON â€” The Cameron Yellowjackets ran their winning streak to five games after they stung the Bokoshe Tigers 72-43 to celebrate homecoming Tuesday night at the Cameron Gym.
The â€™Jackets jumped out to a 20-9 lead after one period and continued increasing their lead from that point.
Pocola 60, Stigler 50: In Pocola, the Indians (1-0) rallied from a 25-21 halftime deficit to get the come-from-behind victory to start the season.
Pocola outscored Stigler 21-16 in the third quarter and doubled the Panthers 18-9 in the final period to seal the deal.
CAMERON â€” The Bokoshe Lady Tigers remained undefeated on the young season with a 56-27 road win over the Cameron Lady Yellowjackets on Tuesday night at the Cameron Gym.
The Lady Tigers, leading 10-5 after one period, 21-14 at halftime and 32-22 after three quarters, put the game away by outscoring the Lady â€™Jackets 24-4 in the final period.
Whitesboro 70, Battiest 32: In Whitesboro, the Lady Bulldogs jumped out to a 25-6 lead after a period and never were headed.
Howe 59, Panola 14: In Panola, the Lady Lions clawed their way to an 18-0 lead after a period and never looked back.