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Poteau wrestlers entertain Sallisaw, Wagoner for Class 4A District Duals

January 16, 2013

The Poteau Pirates wrestling team will try to secure a bid to next month's Class 4A Dual State Tournament on Thursday night at Sherman Floyd Fieldhouse.
The Pirates (11-4) will welcome the Sallisaw Black Diamonds and the Wagoner Bulldogs to town for three duals beginning at 5 p.m. Thursday. Sallisaw and Wagoner will go first, followed by Poteau against Sallisaw and Poteau against Wagoner.

Hunting, fishing and a county title — what a great time of the year

January 16, 2013

Archery season is over for this year, so now it is time to hunt some different critters for a while. We still have a couple weeks left to do some squirrel hunting before the season closes, and predator hunting is good this time of year, also.
One type of hunting I love to do is crow hunting, and it is open for the next couple of months. It is a lot of fun for kids and grown-ups alike, and I plan on taking my boys on a few trips in the near future.

NEO sweeps pair from Carl Albert

January 16, 2013

MIAMI, Okla. — Getting 29 points from Jaymere Hadden wasn’t enough for the Carl Albert State College Vikings in their 82-64 loss to the Northeastern Oklahoma A&M College Golden Norsemen on Monday night.
D. Brown’s 14 points weren’t enough for the Carl Albert State College Lady Vikings either, losing 70-48 to the NEO Lady Norse in the first game on Monday night.
The CASC teams will return to action Thursday night at Mick Thompson Fieldhouse against Seminole State College. The women’s game will be at 6 p.m., with the men’s contest at 8 p.m.

Leflore boys help new coach enjoy homecoming with win over Bokoshe

January 16, 2013

BOKOSHE — For many seasons, Daniel Caldwell coached both the Bokoshe Tigers and Lady Tigers, but this school year he moved to Leflore High School. Monday night at Bokoshe Tigers Fieldhouse, Caldwell brought his new team to town in a homecoming of a sort for the veteran coach. His team didn't disappoint as the Savages handled the Tigers 55-21.
The Lady Tigers won by forfeit over the Lady Savages as a Leflore player's injury in Thursday's game against Red Oak in the 2013 Rock Island Conference Shootout in Buffalo Valley caused the Lady Savages to not have enough players.

Whitesboro girls capture third at Rock Island Conference Shootout; Leflore boys claim consolation championship

January 16, 2013

Two LeFlore County basketball teams claimed hardware at the 2013 Rock Island Conference Shootout last weekend.
The Whitesboro Lady Bulldogs claimed third place after downing the Kinta Lady Eagles 44-30 Saturday afternoon in Wilburton. The Lady Bulldogs lost their championship semifinal 68-24 to the Red Oak Lady Eagles Friday night in Buffalo Valley.

Poteau softball player signs with Western Oklahoma State College

January 15, 2013

American author Horace Greeley coined the phrase, “Go west, young man!” as westward expansion was taking place in the 1860s in the United States. A Poteau senior softball right fielder will head west to play at the next level.
Poteau’s Gabba Wilson signed a letter of intent to play at Western Oklahoma State College in Altus in a ceremony Tuesday morning at the high school.

Wister baseball pitcher inks letter with Seminole State

January 15, 2013

WISTER — Wister Wildcats baseball pitcher Tyler Gibson has been part of one of the best high school baseball programs in the state. Now, he’s hoping to be part of another one at the college level.
The Wister senior signed a letter of intent with Seminole State College on Tuesday afternoon at the high school gym.

I got a chance to see tomorrow's stars last week

January 15, 2013

I watched the LeFlore County Junior High Basketball Tournament last week. Sometimes it was boring, and sometimes it was exciting.
Looking at those puppies, one can see that within a couple of years they will mature both physically and athletically.
Overall, I think the biggest story of the tournament would be the rebirth of basketball at Monroe. I believe the key has to be that the Eagles and the Lady Eagles have bought into the Casey Hemphill way of doing things, and they are learning to fly all over again. The Lady Eagles played for third place, while the Eagles played for fifth place.

Weekend High School Girls Basketball Roundup

January 15, 2013

BROKEN BOW — The Poteau Lady Pirates made it a 2-0 weekend as they posted a come-from-behind 51-48 win over the Broken Bow Lady Savages on Saturday.
Trailing 27-16 at halftime, the Lady Pirates outscored the Lady Savages 25-5 in the third quarter to take a 41-32 lead into the final period.
Bokoshe 57, Wister 35: Friday night in Bokoshe, the Lady Tigers jumped out to a 12-4 lead after a period to take control of the game.

Weekend High School Boys Basketball Roundup

January 15, 2013

BROKEN BOW — Just after getting a thrilling road win against the Heavener Wolves on Friday night, the road was unkind to the Poteau Pirates on Saturday as they lost 62-58 to the Broken Bow Savages.
The Pirates fell behind 17-16 after one period, and trailed 32-27 at halftime.
Trailing 44-34 after three periods, the Pirated did outscore the Savages 24-18 in the final quarter, but the rally fell short.
Panama 81, Cameron 75, 2 OT: Friday night in Panama, the Razorbacks got homecoming off on the right foot, and did so in dramatic fashion.

 

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