WILBURTON â€” The Howe High School basketball teams have a chance to sweep blue bracket championships tonight at the Eastern Oklahoma State College Classic.
The Lions corralled the Arkoma Mustangs 68-37, while the Lady Lions clawed the McCurtain Lady Bulldogs 42-15 in championship semifinals Thursday night at EOSC's Claud C. Dunlap Fieldhouse.
The news wasn't as good for three other teams. The Bokoshe Lady Tigers suffered their first loss of the season as they fell 46-43 to the Gans Lady Grizzlies in the other blue bracket championship semifinal Thursday afternoon at EOSC.
GREENWOOD, Ark. â€” The host Greenwood High School basketball teams posted a sweep of Spiro on Thursday night on the second day of the H.B. Stewart Classic in a battle of Bulldogs and Lady Bulldogs.
The Arkansas hosts won the boys game 80-75 and the girls contest 69-32.
The Spiro teams completed their three-game stay in the event with Friday games against Ozark, Ark.
WILBURTON â€” It was not easy, but the Whitesboro Lady Bulldogs basketball team won its first game of the 2012 Eastern Oklahoma State College Classic with a 57-52 overtime win over the Buffalo Valley Lady Buffaloes on Wednesday afternoon at EOSC's Claud C. Dunlap Fieldhouse.
The win put the Lady Bulldogs (7-3) into Saturday morning's gold bracket consolation championship game at 10:30 a.m. at the Wilburton High School Gym against Cave Springs, which defeated Leflore on Thursday night.
GREENWOOD, Ark. â€” Just a little less than 24 hours after the Spiro High School basketball teams opened their seasons with road wins Tuesday night at Eufaula, they suffered their first losses of the season.
The Bulldogs lost 73-48 and the Lady Bulldogs fell 64-45, both against Siloam Springs, Ark., on Wednesday at the H.B. Stewart Classic.
The â€™Dogs and the Lady Bulldogs, after playing host Greenwood on Thursday night, will conclude their three-game stay in the event with games at 4 p.m. (girls) and 5:30 p.m. (boys) today against Ozark.
The Talihina High School wrestling team will begin its season with the two-day weekend Okmulgee Tournament. After this morning's 10 a.m. weigh-ins, wrestling will begin at noon, with Day 2 action starting at 10 a.m.
There are three Golden Tigers who have the most mat experience â€” Derek Lester (113 pounds), Jasper Humphreys (119) and Dylan Chancellor (195).
Four other wrestlers who saw action last year, but are not as experienced as the other three are Triston Blemmell (132 pounds), Blake Smith (152), Rodney Killingsworth (182) and Caleb Blue (heavyweight).
Around age 12, I got one of those little compound bow beginner kits. Of course, the first month I went around sticking arrows in anything that could get stuck by arrows. Did you know that my grandfather's 1955 40-hourse Farmall tractor tire took six rounds of arrows before going down? It was a tough sucker.
That got boring, so being a fan of â€śThe Dukes of Hazzardâ€ť as I was, I quickly advanced to taking strips of cut-up T-shirts doused in chain saw gas, tied around the end of my arrrow and firing flaming arrows all over the place.
Gun season is over, and the second part of bow season is shaping up to be a good one. The weather has been warm and dry, so if we can get some cooler weather â€” and a little rain â€” the hunting should pick up.
The rut should be over, and deer will be on the same feeding pattern they were on in the early season. It may take a few weeks for the deer to settle down after all the hunters have left the woods after gun season, but I have always liked hunting this time of year.
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Despite shooting 44 percent from the field, it wasn't enough for the Carl Albert State College Vikings in their 66-50 loss to Cowley County Community College as they picked up the season sweep of the Vikings.
Despite getting 20 points from D. Brown, an 18-point halftime deficit proved to be too much for the Carl Albert Lady Vikings in their 80-43 loss to Cowley County as its women also picked up the season sweep of the Lady Vikings.
Did anybody else notice in the Oklahoma-Texas Christian game Saturday when R.J. Washington made a great pass rush and forced the TCU quarterback to cough up the ball. The announcers kept on saying, â€śIt looked like his arm was moving forward. Let's go to Los Angeles, and see what our expert official has to say about the play and just what his ruling would be.â€ť When they cut to the official, I started laughing so hard, I just about fell out of my recliner. I thought it was so ironic.
PARK HILL â€” The Poteau Pirates did not get the start to the 2012-13 season they had hoped for as they lost 57-42 to Class 3A's sixth-ranked Keys (Park Hill) Cougars in the opening round of the Keys Cougars Invitational.
The Pirates will play the Fort Gibson junior varsity at 8:45 p.m. Friday with a win putting them into the consolation championship game at 2:30 p.m. Saturday. The Poteau-Fort Gibson JV loser will play for seventh place at 11:30 a.m. Saturday.
Heavener 51, Wister 28: In Wister, the Wolves jumped out to an 11-1 lead after a period en route to a 24-11 halftime advantage.