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Arkoma football players honored by District C-4; Mustang fullback/lineman alternate for 8-Man All-Star Game in June

December 26, 2012

Four Arkoma Mustangs football players were named to the All-District C-4 Team this season.
Receiver Tyree Nolden made the first team all-district, while linebacker Talon Woolsey, offensive lineman Austin Morales and utility player Nathan Willis made the second team all-district.
A fifth Mustang, fullback/lineman Tyler Ruston, could have one more football game in his career as he is an alternate for the 8-Man All-Star Game, which will be June 22 at Northeastern Oklahoma A&M College in Miami.

Former Spiro QB named MVP of Southwest Junior Conference; Mitchem vocally commits to New Mexico

December 24, 2012

Former Spiro quarterback Clayton Mitchem was named the Most Valuable Player of the Southwest Junior College Football Conference for the 2012 season.
Mitchem, who quarterbacked the Northeastern Oklahoma A&M Norsemen to a top-10 junior-college ranking, established NEO school records for passing yards (2,201) and touchdowns (25) in a single season. He was 152-of-258 in passing.
Next season, Mitchem, who was named an All-Stater after the 2010 football season, will likely be donning the Red and Silver as he has vocally committed to the University of New Mexico.

Merry Christmas to you all today ... and to all a holiday week of basketball

December 24, 2012

First of all, let me wish all of you Merry Christmas, and let us not forget the reason for the season — the birth of our Savior, Jesus Christ.
If the Good Lord was willin' and the creek didn't rise, I woke up this morning at my mom's duplex in Enid by beating the potential snow by arriving there on Christmas Eve. If I was lucky, I arrived before not only the snow, but Christmas as well!
Holiday Week of Hoops
Just because it's the first full week of Christmas break doesn't mean there won't be any hoops this week.

Thunder set for Christmas clash with Miami Heat

December 24, 2012

Growing up as a kid, Kevin Durant remembers watching NBA teams play in nationally-televised games on Christmas Day. Now, with the Thunder, he’s going to get the chance to do so himself.

Pocola hoop teams sweep road games at Hartshorne

December 22, 2012

HARTSHORNE — Christmas came five days early for the Pocola High School basketball teams as they each won their road game Thursday night against Hartshorne.
The Indians handled the Miners 65-48 right after the Lady Indians entered Christmas break with a 50-38 victory over the Lady Miners.

Spiro basketball teams split road games at Muldrow

December 22, 2012

MULDROW — The Spiro High School basketball teams split their Thursday night road games in a battle of Bulldogs and Lady Bulldogs.
LeFlore County’s Bulldogs won the boys game as Spiro got past Muldrow 75-64, but Sequoyah County’s Lady Bulldogs prevailed in the girls contest as Muldrow beat Spiro 67-57.

Sports Briefs

December 22, 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 2012 PIT Camp 3-on-3 Winter Classic basketball tournament will take place next Saturday at the Wister High School Gymnasium.
The entry fee is $10 per player, with no team having more than four players.

Poteau basketball teams suffer losses at Roland

December 22, 2012

ROLAND — The Poteau High School basketball teams entered the Christmas break on a sour note Thursday night as they both suffered road conference losses to Roland.
The Rangers were too much for the Pirates in posting an 85-52 victory, while the night began with the Lady Rangers defeating the Lady Pirates 61-44.

Poteau wrestlers pin loss on Quinton in home opener

December 22, 2012

The Poteau Pirates wrestling team finally got a chance to display its talents in front of the home fans Thursday night at Sherman Floyd Fieldhouse, and the Pirates did not disapppoint their patrons.
The Pirates came out and dominated the Quinton Savages en route to a 63-8 victory.
The Pirates will be off until 2013 when they will participate in the Cushing Tournament, which will take place Jan. 4-5. However, not too long afterwards is a big triangular with Sallisaw and Wagoner, which will take place 6 p.m. Jan. 17 at Sherman Floyd Fieldhouse to conclude the Class 4A District Duals.

Several PYWC members place at Rogers Rumble in Arkansas; Three members will participate in this weekend’s Collinsville Christmas Classic

December 22, 2012

ROGERS, Ark. — The Poteau Youth Wrestling Club was well represented, and several medaled, at last weekend’s Rogers Rumble. The organization took 26 wrestlers and placed 19 of them.
Of those 19 placers, three won their respective weight classes — Jack Egbert (Division I), Luke Brooks (Division II) and Walker Snapp (Division IV) — while Wyatt Snapp was runner-up in Division V.
Tyler Simkins and Hagen Rahm were third in Division I, while Gavin Morgan and Braxton Sisco were third in Division II.

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