Everything has been settled as far as the Arkoma Mustangs are concerned. They will be second in District C-4, which means a home playoff game on Nov. 11.
But the Mustangs (8-1, 5-1 in district play) do not want to go into the postseason on a downer, so they plan on treating Friday night's regular-season finale at 7:30 p.m. on the road against Claremore Christian (3-6, 2-4) as they have in all the games.
After back-to-back losses to Seminole and Valliant, the Spiro Bulldogs did not look like the postseason was something they could reach. But after last week's home regular-season finale 23-7 victory over the Atoka Wampus Cats at McClain Stadium, the â€™Dogs still have a chance to return to the Class 3A playoffs.
The first thing which has to happen is the Bulldogs (4-5, 3-3 in District 3A-8) must win their 7:30 p.m. Friday game on the road against the Stigler Panthers (8-1, 5-1) â€” who have already clinched second place in the district behind district champion Seminole (9-0, 6-0).
There will be a 3-on-3 basketball tournament Nov. 12 at the Panama High School Gym.
Entry fee for the event is $80 per team, which will have a limit to a four-player roster. The deadline to enter is Nov. 4, and all proceeds will benefit the Panama High School basketball teams. For additional information, call (918) 963-2333.
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Anyone who is interested in coaching a Buccaneer Basketball team for the upcoming season needs to contact Billy Bond at (918) 647-1939.
EDMOND â€” The Poteau Lady Pirates and Pirates cross country runners wanted to run their best races of the season in Saturday afternoon's Class 4A State Meet at Mitch Park. For the most part, they did.
Most of, if not all, Poteau runners equaled or bettered their personal-best times of the season.
Wister at Leflore, 6:30 and 8 p.m.
Battiest at Whitesboro, 6:30 and 8 p.m.
Red Oak at Leflore, 6:30 and 8 p.m.
Cameron at McCurtain, 6:30 and 8 p.m.
Howe at Smithville, 6:30 and 8 p.m.
Wister vs. Preston, at Preston Festival, 6:30 and 8 p.m.
Wister vs. Haworth, at Preston Festival, 4:30 and 5:45 p.m.
Whitesboro at Leflore, 6:30 and 8 p.m.
FORT GIBSON â€” I have never seen that many points scored in a football game as the amount of points the scoreboard saw here Friday night between the Poteau Pirates and the homestanding Fort Gibson Tigers, which was won by the Tigers 59-56.
Today marks the beginning of a new month. It also marks when high school basketball and college basketball begins in LeFlore County.
Three of the five non-football schools â€” Leflore, Whitesboro and Wister â€” begin tonight, while Cameron and Howe will begin on Friday. Wister's teams will be in the Preston Festival Friday and Saturday, facing host teams Preston (Friday) and Haworth (Saturday).
After coaching the Whitesboro Bulldogs on the baseball field and the basketball court, Coach Bryan Cartwright is switching things up this high school hoop season.
Cartwright will take over coaching the Lady Bulldogs from Katie Blagg this season, which will begin at 6:30 p.m. tonight in the season opener at home against Battiest.
FORT GIBSON â€” In a game that was about as back and forth as one could get, it was the Poteau Pirates who came out on the short end of the stick in Friday night's District 4A-4 road game against the Fort Gibson Tigers.
After 70 points were put up in the first half, 85 points were added in the second half. But the bad news for the Pirates was that three more of those points were put up by the Tigers as they outlasted the Pirates 59-56.