The Ran Ricks, Jr. Award for leading owner went to Danny Caldwell of Poteau who visited the winnerâ€™s circle 21 times. This is his third consecutive leading owner title and his fourth since 2008.
Caldwell runs an operation that is strong in the claiming department, often purchasing runners out of races then immediately moving them up in class while gaining victory. He claimed Fifth Date, an 8-year-old Oklahoma-bred for $18,000 on Aug. 25, then won the $156,000 Oklahoma Classics Cup just two starts later with the gelding.
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 Dec. 29 at the Wister High School Gymnasium.
The entry fee is $10 per player, with no team having more than four players.
ARKOMA â€” It was a historic late afternoon and night on Monday at the Arkoma Gym as the first-ever Green Valley Conference Tournament got underway.
The host Lady Mustangs and the Panama Lady Razorbacks, along with the Keota Lady Lions, got the first wins of the newly-formed event.
Arkoma held off a fourth-quarter furious rally by the Wister Lady Wildcats to win 58-55, while Panama beat the Cameron Lady Yellowjackets for the second time in three days in a 35-22 victory. Keota knocked off McCurtain 70-58 as the Howe Lady Lions received a first-round bye.
HEAVENER â€” The Heavener High School basketball teams will enter this weekend's Wilburton Tournament by splitting home games with the tournament's host teams.
The Wolves kept their record perfect on the young season with a 48-43 win over the Diggers, but the Lady Diggers were too much for the Lady Wolves as they posted a 64-41 road victory.
WILBURTON â€” The Whitesboro Bulldogs basketball team highlighted a Saturday filled with LeFlore County teams coming home with hardware.
The Bulldogs beat the Howe Lions 63-44 to win the Eastern Oklahoma State College Classic blue bracket title Saturday night at EOSC's Claud C. Dunlap Fieldhouse.
The Bulldogs made it to the title game with a 68-59 win over Cave Springs on Friday.
The Howe Lady Lions, like their Lion counterparts, came in second as they lost 37-27 to the Gans Lady Grizzlies in the blue bracket championship game.
Sometimes even when I get what I ask, it's still not enough.
I asked for three pages for today's edition, and I got them. Still, I didn't have room for two stories which really needed to be put into today's edition.
One of those stories was about the final two days of the Eastern Oklahoma State College Classic, while the other one was Carl Albert correspondent Mark Couch's story about Friday night's CASC home games against Coffeyville, Kan. I'm planning on putting these stories in Wednesday's edition.
OKMULGEE â€” Several Poteau wrestlers placed in this past weekend's Okmulgee Junior High Tournament.
Bryson Terry (80 pounds), Sam Shore (132) and Roderick Hornbuckle (140) were runners-up in their respective weight classes.
Race Williams (89 pounds) and Ross Johnson (106) placed fourth, while Dale Wright was sixth at heavyweight.
Landon Daily (98 pounds), Allison Hartley (106) and Rae Hendrix (113) won matches but did not place in the tournament.
As a team, Poteau was fourth out of 29 teams.