FORT GIBSON â€” There will be another afternoon of Poteau Pirates basketball.
The Pirates held off a fourth-quarter rally by the Jay Bulldogs to earn a 56-51 victory Thursday afternoon at the Class 4A Regional Tournament.
The Pirates (13-12) will play at 3 p.m. Friday in Fort Gibson in the consolation semifinals against the loser of Thursday night's Inola-Muldrow game. That winner will play for the consolation championship, and a trip to the Class 4A Area Tournament next week at the Muskogee Civic Center, at 3 p.m. Saturday.
The Carl Albert State College baseball team will head south of the border for a three-game series with Tyler (Texas) Junior College, beginning tonight.
The Vikings (4-1), who lost their first game of the season Saturday afternoon to Jefferson College, Mo., at Ival Goodman Field, will play Game 1 of the three-game series beginning at 7 tonight. It will be a single, nine-inning game.
Then, the two teams will play a doubleheader beginning at 1 p.m. Saturday.
Four Poteau Pirate wrestlers will get the chance to win state titles this weekend at the Class 4A State Tournament, which will take place Friday and Saturday at Oklahoma City's State Fair Arena.
For three of them, Devin Anderson (120 pounds), Derek Francis (170) and Gabe Sanchez (195), they will be making their first-ever appearances at state.
Senior Tyler Tustin will try to three-peat as state champion at 138 pounds, and believes that he is performing his best now than ever before.
The second tournament of the LeFlore County Bass Club's 2013 circuit took place Sunday at Chicken Creek on Lake Tenkiller. There were 41 boats, filled with anglers who caught 112 fish that had a total weight of 322.41 pounds. Each fish had an average weight of 2.88 pounds, and 14 limits were caught â€” with five of the 112 fish caught weighing more than five pounds.
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The Monroe Lady Eagles qualified for the 2013 Organization of Rural Elementary Schools State Tournament by winning the Division IV Tournament on Thursday in Fanshawe. Before the weekend ended, they were joined at state by four other LeFlore County teams.
In the Division II Area Tournament at McAlesterâ€™s Frink-Chambers Middle School, the Hodgen teams did it the hard way, but made this weekâ€™s ORES State Tournament.
For the third straight year, the Poteau Lady Pirates basketball team won the Class 4A District Tournament, beating the Stilwell Lady Indians 49-40 Friday night at Sherman Floyd Fieldhouse.
â€śIt was exciting,â€ť said Shelby Standridge, senior guard. â€śIt feels good.â€ť
The Lady Pirates (17-7), who will play the Fort Gibson Lady Tigers at 6:30 tonight at the Class 4A Regional Tournament in Fort Gibson, have enjoyed the newfound success, which has shown signs of happening for the last two previous seasons.
Lake Wister and Talimena state parks have joined to promote a heart healthy hiking program this year.
A hike will take place each month, alternating between the two state parks.
The next hike will take place at Lake Wister State Park's Wards Landing Campground on March 9.
All hikes will begin at 1 p.m. Bottled water will be provided at each month's hike.
For additional information, call (918) 567-2052 or e-mail them at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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One of the biggest events in the world of fishing will take place this week at Grand Lake. The BASSMaster Classic starts Friday and ends Sunday.
There will be several Oklahoma fishermen in the field for this event including, Edwin Evers and Tommy Biffle. The winner will bring home a $500,000 check. The weigh in will be at the Bank of Oklahoma (BOK) Center in Tulsa.