WAGONER â€” It was a good news, bad news scenario for the Poteau Pirates wrestling team at the Class 4 District Duals on Thursday.
The Pirates pulled off a 39-36 victory over the host Bulldogs, but they lost 49-21 to the Black Diamonds â€” who also beat the â€™Dogs 42-27.
The fourth team in the Class 4A District Duals, the Fort Gibson Tigers, did not participate in Thursday's action because they are all dualing the other three teams in regular-season duals â€” all of which will go toward the district duals.
SEMINOLE â€” Making 16-of-17 free throws in the second half proved to be the difference for the Seminole State College Lady Belles in their Oklahoma Collegiate Athletic Conference game Thursday night in their 77-65 win over the Carl Albert State College Lady Vikings at Harber Fieldhouse.
Despite trailing by only three points at halftime, the Vikings were unable to overcome a strong 48-36 second half in their 82-67 loss to the Trojans.
Several Poteau Youth Wrestling Club members had successful outings in a pair of tournaments last weekend.
At the Coweta Tournament, Rae Hendrix, Parker Rosenburg, Wyatt Snapp and Gavin Morgan all brought home the gold.
Ethan Carey and Dada Jones were second, Conner Williams and Brandon Hartley were third and Allison Hartley and Alex Ellis were fourth.
Other members who competed but did not medal were Remington Reed, Riley Rosenburg, Dakota James and Zack Dotson.
Alumni football is coming to Poteau. Gridiron Alumni is planning several full contact alumni football games.
Gridiron Alumni travels the nation pitting old football rivals against each other one more time. Players are needed to sign up, and the first 40 players on each team get to play.
The team that gets 30 people registered first gets home-field advantage. Last year, hundreds of players and thousands of fans swarmed stadiums to watch their home town heroes strap it on one more time.
This year, Gridiron Alumni would like to bring alumni football to the whole state of Oklahoma.
SPIRO â€” This afternoon's fifth-place game match-ups got set on Wednesday in Day 3 of the 80th LeFlore County Tournament at the Spiro Gym.
On the girls' side, Poteau defeated Arkoma 61-45, while Heavener beat Panama 55-44. The Lady Pirates and the Lady Wolves will meet in Friday's first game for the fifth-place plaque at 4 p.m. at the Spiro Gym.
On the boys' side, Cameron defeated Howe 66-59, while Pocola got past Talihina 55-49. The Yellowjackets and the Indians will play for the third time this season to decide fifth place at 5:30 p.m. today at the Spiro Gym.
BOKOSHE â€” On the last day of action at Bokoshe Tigers Fieldhouse in the 80th LeFlore County Tournament on Wednesday, Thursday's consolation championship games â€” which took place at the Spiro Gym â€” got set.
The Pocola Lady Indians and the Wister Lady Wildcats each won their consolation semfinals Wednesday afternoon. The Lady Indians defeated the Leflore Lady Savages 46-32, while the Lady â€™Cats edged the Whitesboro Lady Bulldogs 54-51.
In 1979, I was in Betty Nichols' eighth-grade science class. The LeFlore County Science Fair was coming up, and she asked us if anyone wanted to enter.
I kept thinking all day what I could come up with for an entry. I was walking home on South McKenna that afternoon, and I looked over into the ditch. I saw water running down the side of the hill because it had rained, and the water cut through the red dirt like a knife through hot butter. That showed the scientific property of erosion, and I thought to myself â€” erosion. I had finally come up with a plan and a project for the science fair.
BOKOSHE â€” Day 2 of the 80th LeFlore County Tournament saw two teams stay alive in the event, meaning the first two teams were eliminated during action Tuesday afternoon at Bokoshe Tigers Fieldhouse.
The Leflore Lady Savages held off the Cameron Lady Yellowjackets 42-31, while the Arkoma Mustangs handled LCT host Bokoshe 73-10.
Wednesday saw consolation semifinals take place with Pocola beating Leflore and Wister edging Whitesboro meeting in girls' games, while Panama handled Arkoma and Leflore got past Whitesboro in boys' contest.
SPIRO â€” Both Spiro High School basketball teams advanced to the semifinals of the 80th LeFlore County Tournament Tuesday night at the Spiro Gym. But needless to say, just barely.
The Bulldogs scored late to down the Howe Lions 50-48 in the final game of the night in quarterfinal action, which came after the Lady Bulldogs also scored in the waning seconds to down the Poteau Lady Pirates 45-44.
Two other county teams also made it to the semifinals. The Wister Wildcats beat the Cameron Yellowjackets 53-38, while the Bokoshe Lady Tigers defeated defending LCT champion Heavener 43-39.