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.
First of all, let me wish all of you Merry Christmas, and let us not forget the reason for the season â 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.
HARTSHORNE â 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.
MULDROW â The Spiro High School basketball teams split their Thursday night road games in a battle of Bulldogs and Lady Bulldogs.
LeFlore Countyâs Bulldogs won the boys game as Spiro got past Muldrow 75-64, but Sequoyah Countyâs Lady Bulldogs prevailed in the girls contest as Muldrow beat Spiro 67-57.
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.
ROLAND â 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.
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.
ROGERS, Ark. â The Poteau Youth Wrestling Club was well represented, and several medaled, at last weekendâs 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.