OKLAHOMA CITY â€” Down 2-0 in the Western Conference Finals, the Oklahoma City Thunder desperately needed a win in Game 3 Thursday night at Chesapeake Energy Arena. OKC Coach Scott Brooks threw his normal game plan out the window and went all out to get the win. Thabo Sefolosha answered the call playing shut down defense on San Antonio's Tony Parker â€” and anyone else that happened to have the misfortune of having him guard them. The Thunder came out with a 102-82 victory, revitalizing their postseason run.
Leflore High School basketball coach Todd Hackler has always wanted to coach at larger classification schools, and now he will get his chance.
Hackler was hired late last month as the new Sallisaw Black Diamonds Basketball Coach.
â€śIt's a larger and bigger school,â€ť Hackler said. â€śI've always wanted to coach at a big school. I came from Poteau, so I'm used to the big-school atmosphere. I wanted a change, and it's going to be a great opportunity.â€ť
Howe vs. Wilburton, 5 p.m.; Panola vs. Gans, 5:40 p.m.; Howe vs. Panola, 6:20 p.m.; Wilburton vs. Gans, 7 p.m.; Wilburton vs. Panola, 7:40 p.m.; Howe vs. Gans, 8:20 p.m.
Cameron vs. Panama, 5 p.m.; Heavener vs. Sallisaw-Central, 5:40 p.m.; Heavener vs. Panama, 6:20 p.m.; Cameron vs. Sallisaw-Central, 7 p.m.; Cameron vs. Heavener, 7:40 p.m.; Panama vs. Sallisaw-Central, 8:20 p.m.
Spiro Dirtbags vs. Heavener Hurricanes, Poteau Bombers vs. Heavener Titans, Spiro Reds vs. Panama Sooners, Pocola Mudcats vs. Spiro Diamondbacks, Wister Wildcats vs. Poteau Drillers, Spiro L'il Giants vs. Heavener Thunder.
Heavener Hurricanes vs. Spiro L'il Giants, Heavener Titans vs. Spiro Dirtbags, Panama Sooners vs. Poteau Bombers, Spiro Diamondbacks vs. Spiro Reds, Poteau Drillers vs. Pocola Mudcats, Heavener Thunder vs. Wister Wildcats.
ANAMA â€” High school softball returned to LeFlore County Thursday night. Panama High School is having its high school sumnmer softball league, which will take place every Thursday night in June. Several area teams including Panama, Poteau, Heavener, Wister, Whitesboro, Keota, Vian and Roland took the field to get a head start on 2012 fast-pitch softball season, which will begin Aug. 7.
The Poteau Spirit Center will be having several summer activities for children.
There will be weekly classes, plus there will also be a summer camp in dance and cheer. Also, PSC will offer action-packed birthday parties as well.
For additional information, call (918) 647-3547 or visit PSC's website at www.poteauspiritcenter.webs.com.
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Any church interested in playing in the 2012 Poteau Coed Church League this summer needs to call Billy Bond at (918) 647-1939.
Entry Fee is $400 per team. Deadline for entry is June 28. There will be two divisions if enough teams enter.