ARKOMA â€” The 2012-13 basketball season began Thursday night for Arkoma High School, which saw its teams split their openers against Cameron at the Arkoma Gym.
The Lady Mustangs used a late surge to hold off the Lady Yellowjackets 39-33, but the â€™Jackets won for the second straight game as they spoiled the debut of new Arkoma boys coach Chester Johnson as they downed the Mustangs 65-54.
LEFLORE â€” The Leflore Savages got their second straight win this week, and, in turn, spoiled the season opener for the Bokoshe Tigers as they posted a 61-20 win Thursday night at the Leflore Gym.
The Savages, who entered the game after Tuesday night's upset of Class B's sixth-ranked Kinta Eagles, jumped out to a 24-5 lead after one period to take control of the game.
LEFLORE â€” The 2012-13 basketball season got started in fine fashion for the Bokoshe Lady Tigers as they won their opener 58-28 over the Leflore Lady Savages on Thursday night at the Leflore Gym.
The Lady Tigers jumped out to a 15-4 lead after a period and never looked back.
Red Oak 65, Whitesboro 29: At Red Oak, the host Lady Eagles jumped out to an 18-2 lead after one period and never looked back.
The 2012 Poteau Football Banquet, which took place Friday night at the Bob Lee Kidd Civic Center, was not your ordinary football banquet. For one thing, the guest speaker was a Steve Edwards, Glenpool's football coach. As Greg Werner, Poteau's first-year coach, introduced the speaker, he made known to the crowd that Edwards handed him two losses while at Broken Bow, one in the Class 4A state semifinals and the other in the state title game.
WARNER â€” Talihina started slow, which is not normal for the Golden Tigers, but they parlayed a couple of late scores and rock solid defense to hand the Warner Eagles their first defeat of the season by the score of 29-8 in a Class A second-round playoff game Friday night.
The Golden Tigers (11-1) will entertain the Cashion Wildcats at 7:30 p.m. next Friday at Doc Robinson Stadium in the Class A state quarterfinals.
Way to go, Talihina Golden Tigers. They defeated the Warner Eagles 29-8 on Friday night to advance to next week's Class A quarterfinal playoff contest at Doc Robinson Stadium.
Two years ago, it was a fumble near the goal line in the waning seconds that doomed the Golden Tigers in the Class 2A second-round playoff loss to Colcord at Doc Robinson Stadium.
So, not only will there be one more week of high school football in the county, but that game will take place in LeFlore County.
It was a successful tournament that the Poteau Youth Wrestling Club put on last weekend at Sherman Floyd Fieldhouse.
The tournament had 192 participants, with 10 organizations besides Poteau's being represented.
All total, 51 members of the Poteau Youth Wrestling Club placed among the different weight classes in the five different divisions of action.
Every fall, I try to take a turkey just before Thanksgiving during the yearly fall archery season.
Just to let everyone know, it is kind of tough to kill one with a bow, but last weekend I pulled it off.
The last time the Talihina Golden Tigers football team played a home playoff game at Doc Robinson Stadium in 2010, a late turnover doomed them in a second-round loss to Colcord.
Two years later, the Golden Tigers are in another second-round playoff game, this time on the road as they will face No. 8 Warner at 7:30 tonight.
To Get There â€” Take Oklahoma State Highway 82 north to Stigler. Take Oklahoma State Highway 9 west to Whitefield. Take Oklahoma State Highway 2 north to Warner.