ROGERS, Ark. â€” The Poteau Youth Wrestling Club was well represented, and several medaled, at last weekendâ€™s Rogers Rumble. The organization took 26 wrestlers and placed 19 of them.
Of those 19 placers, three won their respective weight classes â€” Jack Egbert (Division I), Luke Brooks (Division II) and Walker Snapp (Division IV) â€” 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.
The Poteau Lady Pirates and the defending boys champions, the Spiro Bulldogs, were named the top seeds for the 2013 LeFlore County Basketball Tournament, which will be Jan. 21-27.
The Lady Pirates are off to a 5-3 start overall, heading into Thursday night's conference road game at Roland, and a 2-0 start to NOAA Conference play.
The other top four seeds are Spiro as No. 2, Talihina â€” last season's county runners-up â€” as No. 3 and Panama â€” the winner of the first-ever Green Valley Conference Tournament last weekend â€” as No. 4.
I got up at 3:18 a.m. Saturday to go to the bathroom. Now mind you, I was really tired because my son, Jacques, had a dance contest the night before in Fort Smith, Ark., and we didn't get home until 12:15 a.m.
We took showers, and it was about 1:30 a.m. when we all got to bed. I haven't been up that late since New Year' Eve 2002!
So, I'm headed into the bathroom, and some how I got tangled in my wife Jenny's bra that was hanging on the door knob.
Christmas break has started, and I am ready for a hunting trip. Several of my buddies are heading to my lease in Clayton to do some bow hunting and camping.
It is going to be a good time, and, hopefully, some good hunting. The weather is going to be a little warm until this weekend, and then it is supposed to cool off again.
This is the time of year when the bucks should be chasing the does around that are coming into estrous for the second rut. I have heard some hunters talking about seeing bucks on the move in the last few days.
PANAMA â€” The Arkoma Mustangs and the Panama Razorbacks went overtime Saturday afternoon in the Green Valley Conference Tournament consolation finals, with Arkoma prevailing.
While Tuesday night's game at the Panama Gym was just as nailbiting, the Hogs avenged Saturday's loss with a 70-66 victory.
PANAMA â€” The Panama Lady Razorbacks defeated the Arkoma Lady Mustangs for the second time in less than a week Tuesday night, posting a 45-41 victory at the Panama Gym
Trailing 36-33 after three periods, the Lady Razorbacks, who beat the Lady Mustangs in the championship semifinals of the Green Valley Conference Tournament on Thursday night, outscored them 12-5 in the final period to get the win.
Hannah Goines' free throws with 6:39 left in the game gave Panama a 37-36 lead, which the Lady â€™Backs would not relinquish.