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Hoops return Thursday night; JH County Tournament play-in games set for Friday afternoon in Monroe

January 1, 2013

Let me first off, wish you all a Happy New Year, and I hope God will bless you all in 2013.
After the Christmas break, high school basketball will resume Thursday night. Check out the complete schedule at the end of this column.
JH County Tournament Play-In Games Friday Afternoon in Monroe

Tulsa beats Iowa State in 2012 Liberty Bowl

January 1, 2013

Hardaways shoot well at District 6 Free-Throw Contest

January 1, 2013

Kendrick Hardaway, 6-1 point guard for the Poteau Pirates, and his brother, Kanaan, also 6-1 and a combo guard for the Pirates, recently competed in the Oklahoma Basketball Coaches Association annual District 6 Free Throw Shooting Competition, which took place Dec. 22 at the Stuart High School gym.

Spiro teams sweep Panama during two-day Panama Holiday Festival

December 31, 2012

PANAMA — The weather had a little effect on the 2012 Panama Holiday Festival as the basketball teams from Acorn, Ark., could not make it up on Friday due to threatening weather conditions.
So, the two LeFlore County teams in the event, host Panama and Spiro, ended up playing each other on Friday.
The Bulldogs handled the Razorbacks 84-58, while the Lady Bulldogs defeated the Lady ’Backs 51-28.
On Saturday, Spiro's teams each beat Acorn, with the boys winning 85-40 and the girls posting a 56-41 victory.

In a Triad

December 31, 2012

Heavener boys lose title game, while Lady Wolves fall in consolation finals

December 31, 2012

MANSFIELD, Ark. — The Heavener High School basketball teams saw 2012 end on a sour note on Saturday.
The Wolves lost 56-46 to host Mansfield in the title game of the Bill Frye Invitational to end the three-day event.
The final day got started on the wrong foot for Heavener as an outmanned Lady Wolves team suffered a 44-39 loss to Booneville, Ark., in the consolation championship game.

Heavener boys rout Hackett to reach championship game; Lady Wolves snap six-game losing streak to make consolation title contest

December 29, 2012

MANSFIELD, Ark. — The Heavener Wolves basketball team will have a chance to bring home some hardware today.
The Wolves routed Hackett, Ark., 62-31 Friday afternoon in the semifinals to reach the championship game of the Bill Frye Invitational. The Wolves will play in the title game at 5:30 this afternoon where they will play the winner of Friday night's Mansfield-Booneville game.

Terrific Trio

December 29, 2012

Sports Briefs

December 29, 2012

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 Poteau Lady Pirates Dugout Club is selling personalized bricks to be placed in the backstop at the Poteau High School softball field as a tribute to players, fans, coaches, area businesses, etc. Order forms are available at JOB Construction or Poteau High School.
For more information, call (918) 649-7527 or (918) 413-2428.
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Heavener basketball teams split opening-round games at Bill Frye Invitational

December 27, 2012

MANSFIELD, Ark. — The Heavener High School basketball teams split their games on opening day of the Bill Frye Invitational.
The Wolves clawed Mulberry, Ark., 64-46 on Thursday afternoon to reach Friday afternoon's championship semifinal against the winner of Thursday's Paris-Hackett winner at 4 p.m. The winner will play for the championship at 5:30 p.m. Saturday, while the loser will play for third place at 2:30 p.m. Saturday.

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