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The First-Ever Green Valley Conference High School Champions

December 19, 2012

Monday’s High School Girls Basketball Roundup

December 19, 2012

STILWELL — Two NOAA Conference games, two wins for the Poteau Lady Pirates — and convincing victories, at that.
The Lady Pirates had little problem in defeating the Stilwell Lady Indians by a score of 49-29 on Monday night.
The Lady Pirates (5-3, 2-0 in conference play) jumped out to a 10-1 lead after a period to take control of the game. Poteau had a 22-12 lead at halftime.
If the Lady Indians had hopes for a second-half comeback, they were dashed in the third quarter as the Lady Pirates outscored them 14-6 to take a 36-18 lead into the final period.

Monday’s High School Boys Basketball Roundup

December 19, 2012

STILWELL — The Poteau Pirates could not overcome an early deficit as they lost a NOAA Conference game to the homestanding Stilwell Indians by the score of 43-37 on Monday night.
The Pirates fell behind 12-10 after a period to the Indians, who increased their lead to six points, 25-19, at halftime.
The Pirates outscored the Indians 10-6 in the third quarter to cut the deficit back to two points at 31-29 going into the final period.
However, the Indians outscored the Pirates 12-8 in the fourth quarter to hold on for the win.

Poteau tight end, Talihina cornerback makes All-State Team; first-year Pirate coach to be head East team coach; Several other locals are alternates as they're on the All-State by Class List

December 19, 2012

Several Poteau High School football players were honored by District 4A-4. Now, a first-year Pirate has received the highest prep honor.
Poteau tight end Jay Werner was named to the East team of the All-State Football Team, which was announced last weekend by the Oklahoma Coaches Association. The All-State Game will be July 26 in Tulsa.

Friday’s High School Girls Basketball Roundup

December 18, 2012

TALIHINA — Nothing like celebrating homecoming with a thrilling victory, and that’s just what the Talihina Lady Golden Tigers did Friday night on Chris Gillespie Court at Ray Henson Gymnasium.
Down 18-7 after one period, the Lady Golden Tigers tied the game with a buzzer-beater to send the game into overtime. Then, the locals used a strong OT period to win, 51-43.
With seven seconds left, the Lady Savages led 39-36 and were getting ready to shoot the one-and-one. Jeff Oliver, Talihina’s coach, called timeout to ice the shooter — and it worked.

Friday’s High School Boys Basketball Roundup

December 18, 2012

TALIHINA — The Talihina Golden Tigers basketball team made it a happy homecoming Friday night on Chris Gillispie Court at Ray Henson Gymnasium. The Golden Tigers celebrated their big night with a 44-32 win over the Broken Bow Savages.
The Golden Tigers led from opening tip to final buzzer. Talihina led 14-12 after one period, 23-22 at halftime and 32-28 going into the fourth quarter.

GVC Tournament story will appear in Wednesday's paper; JH basketball team photos, rosters needed for LeFlore County Junior High Tournament Guide

December 18, 2012

For the second straight week, let me apologize for the space constraints in a Tuesday edition. I only was able to get two pages, thus I will have to hold the story on the Green Valley Conference Tournament until Wednesday's paper — since I do want to do it right because it is the inaugural one — and six LeFlore County teams left the Arkoma Gym with trophies.
Again, folks, I do apologize for you GVC fans having to wait one more day.
Junior High Basketball Team Photos, Numeric Rosters Needed for
County Tournament Guide

Back-To-Back Tournament Champions

December 18, 2012

Poteau boys place third at Wilburton Tournament, but Lady Pirates fall to Red Oak in contest for third place

December 18, 2012

WILBURTON — This past weekend, things ended on a high note for the Poteau Pirates basketball team. The Pirates defeated the Eufaula Ironheads 46-34 to win the third-place game Saturday afternoon at the Wilburton Tournament.
Unfortunately, things didn't end on a high note for the Lady Pirates, who lost 49-46 in overtime to the Red Oak Lady Eagles in the third-place game Saturday afternoon.
Both teams suffered semifinal losses on Friday night. The Pirates lost 59-40 to the Red Oak Eagles, while the Lady Pirates fell to the host Wilburton Lady Diggers 48-37.

Poteau wrestler wins 138-pound title at Miami Tournament; Pirates 10th

December 18, 2012

MIAMI, Okla. — Poteau High School wrestler Tyler Tustin won the title at 138 pounds at this past weekend's Miami Tournament. Tustin, the two-time Class 4A individual state champion at his weight class, beat Jay's two-time state qualifier 12-6, then defeated Jeff Bizzle of Bentonville, Ark., who was third in his respective state tournament last season, by a score of 3-2 and ended the tournament with a 2-0 victory over Miami's returning Class 5A state qualifier.

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