MONROE â€” Although the 2013 LeFlore County Junior High Tournament does not begin officially until Monday, the two play-in games for the main draw took place Friday afternoon at the Monroe Public Schools gym.
The Cameron Lady Yellowjackets defeated the Shady Point Lady Warriors 35-24, while the Bokoshe Tigers were too much for Shady Point's boys in a 43-19 victory.
The Lady Yellowjackets will play top-seeded Howe at 7:15 p.m. Monday at the Howe gym, while the Tigers willo face No. 1-seeded Wister at 8:30 p.m. Monday at the Wister gym.
The Poteau Spirit Center named its December Stars of the Month, and increased its amount of stars to include seven lucky individuals.
Piper Warren was chosen as one of the lucky Stars of the Month because she is a great listener, a sweet girl and has come a long way.
Adriana Crouch was named the Junior Cheer Team Star for the month of December, while Rayanna Ward was the Senior Cheer Team Star of the Month.
The Tumblebear Star of the Month for December went to Jenner Kirby.
Brooklyn Adams was awarded the Gymnastics Star of the Month.
There were many Poteau Youth Wrestling Club members who placed in their final 2012 tournaments of the year.
At the Glenpool Novice Tournament, several members participated, with five of them placing.
Parker Killion and Ethan Carey took first place in their respective weight divisions. Dakota James and Jaxon Jordan were third, and Blake Deadmon placed fourth. Others participating but not placing were Talan Fairless, Remington Reed, Hayden Moro, Drew Moro and David Stoughton.
OKLAHOMA CITY â€” After regaining the best record in the National askBetball Association, the Oklahoma City Thunder looked rather sluggish against the Brooklyn Nets on Wednesday night at Chesapeake Energy Arena â€” at least during parts of the game.
That type of play led to a large lead for the Nets, and, despite a valiant comeback by the Thunder, ended with a loss at home to Brooklyn by a score of 110-93.
Christmas break has been awesome around the Midgley household. I got to spend a few days camping and hunting, then the rest of the break with my family.
First we took the boys to Branson, Mo., for a few days. They got to experience the Dixie Stampede and the Chinese Acrobats, along with the beauty of Branson at Christmas.
We are planning a trip in the spring or summer so they can go to Silver Dollar City when it is not so cold. They are pumped about it, too.
â€˘ â€˘ â€˘
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.
â€˘ â€˘ â€˘
The Poteau Lady Pirates Dugout Club is selling personalized bricks to be placed in the backstop at the Poteau High School softball field as a tribute to players, fans, coaches, area businesses, etc.
Order forms are available at JOB Construction or Poteau High School.
For more information, call (918) 649-7527 or (918) 413-2428.
â€˘ â€˘ â€˘
Let me first off, wish you all a Happy New Year, and I hope God will bless you all in 2013.
After the Christmas break, high school basketball will resume Thursday night. Check out the complete schedule at the end of this column.
JH County Tournament Play-In Games Friday Afternoon in Monroe