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Talihina made nice Class A playoff run

December 8, 2012

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.

Poteau Lady Pirates lose semifinal game to host team at Keys Cougars Invitational on Thursday

December 7, 2012

PARK HILL — 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 teams, Pocola boys win CNT opening-round games

December 7, 2012

TALIHINA — 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.

Howe teams reach Saturday title games at EOSC Classic, while Arkoma boys, Bokoshe girls, Leflore teams suffer losses

December 7, 2012

WILBURTON — 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.

Greenwood teams sweep Spiro at H.B. Stewart Classic

December 7, 2012

GREENWOOD, Ark. — The host Greenwood High School basketball teams posted a sweep of Spiro on Thursday night on the second day of the H.B. Stewart Classic in a battle of Bulldogs and Lady Bulldogs.
The Arkansas hosts won the boys game 80-75 and the girls contest 69-32.
The Spiro teams completed their three-game stay in the event with Friday games against Ozark, Ark.

Whitesboro girls outlast Buffalo Valley in OT in EOSC Classic

December 7, 2012

WILBURTON — It was not easy, but the Whitesboro Lady Bulldogs basketball team won its first game of the 2012 Eastern Oklahoma State College Classic with a 57-52 overtime win over the Buffalo Valley Lady Buffaloes on Wednesday afternoon at EOSC's Claud C. Dunlap Fieldhouse.
The win put the Lady Bulldogs (7-3) into Saturday morning's gold bracket consolation championship game at 10:30 a.m. at the Wilburton High School Gym against Cave Springs, which defeated Leflore on Thursday night.

Spiro teams suffer losses to Siloam Springs in H.B. Stewart Classic

December 7, 2012

GREENWOOD, Ark. — Just a little less than 24 hours after the Spiro High School basketball teams opened their seasons with road wins Tuesday night at Eufaula, they suffered their first losses of the season.
The Bulldogs lost 73-48 and the Lady Bulldogs fell 64-45, both against Siloam Springs, Ark., on Wednesday at the H.B. Stewart Classic.
The ’Dogs and the Lady Bulldogs, after playing host Greenwood on Thursday night, will conclude their three-game stay in the event with games at 4 p.m. (girls) and 5:30 p.m. (boys) today against Ozark.

Talihina wrestlers to begin season with Okmulgee Tournament

December 7, 2012

The Talihina High School wrestling team will begin its season with the two-day weekend Okmulgee Tournament. After this morning's 10 a.m. weigh-ins, wrestling will begin at noon, with Day 2 action starting at 10 a.m.
There are three Golden Tigers who have the most mat experience — Derek Lester (113 pounds), Jasper Humphreys (119) and Dylan Chancellor (195).
Four other wrestlers who saw action last year, but are not as experienced as the other three are Triston Blemmell (132 pounds), Blake Smith (152), Rodney Killingsworth (182) and Caleb Blue (heavyweight).

Growing up in LeFlore County with flaming arrows

December 7, 2012

Around age 12, I got one of those little compound bow beginner kits. Of course, the first month I went around sticking arrows in anything that could get stuck by arrows. Did you know that my grandfather's 1955 40-hourse Farmall tractor tire took six rounds of arrows before going down? It was a tough sucker.
That got boring, so being a fan of “The Dukes of Hazzard” as I was, I quickly advanced to taking strips of cut-up T-shirts doused in chain saw gas, tied around the end of my arrrow and firing flaming arrows all over the place.

The late bow season is here

December 6, 2012

Gun season is over, and the second part of bow season is shaping up to be a good one. The weather has been warm and dry, so if we can get some cooler weather — and a little rain — the hunting should pick up.
The rut should be over, and deer will be on the same feeding pattern they were on in the early season. It may take a few weeks for the deer to settle down after all the hunters have left the woods after gun season, but I have always liked hunting this time of year.
Have a great week!
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E-mail questions or comments to gmidgley_golf@yahoo.com.

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