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Vikings' playoff run ends with Region II Tournament semifinal loss to NOC-Enid; Carl Albert men stun Connors State in tournament quarterfinals

March 13, 2012

SHAWNEE — Behind Kyndall Dudley's 22 points and 18 points each from Connor Brooks and Dalen Qualls, the third-seeded Northern Oklahoma College-Enid Jets dominated the 10th-seeded Carl Albert State College Vikings in their 102-68 win in the 2012 NJCAA Region II Tournament semifinal game Saturday night at Oklahoma Baptist University's Noble Complex.
The Vikings did make some noise on Friday afternoon as they shocked the second-seeded Connors State College Cowboys in their 71-64 win.
Saturday night's loss ends the Vikings' season at 7-24.

Muldrow boys beat Pocola Indians Friday afternoon

March 13, 2012

MULDROW — While the Pocola Indians baseball team went on the road to face the Muldrow Bulldogs, Pocola's bats seemingly did not as the ’Dogs downed the Indians 7-1 on Friday afternoon.

Heavener soccer teams sweep season openers

March 13, 2012

HEAVENER — Last year, the Heavener Wolves soccer team was a very young but quick and talented team. The Wolves again should be considered on of the elite teams in the district, and the showdown between the Wolves and Poteau Pirates later in the year could be for the entire ball of wax.

Sports Briefs

March 10, 2012

The Poteau Junior High Boys Golf Invitational Tournament will begin at 9 a.m. Monday at Choctaw Country Club.
Besides the host Pirates, the Heavener Wolves are scheduled to participate. It is not known if any other LeFlore County teams will be in the field.
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Nominations are currently being accepted for the 2012 Poteau High School Sports Hall of Fame.

Edgar named Region II Coach of the Year; Mountaineer players also receive conference honors

March 10, 2012

WILBURTON — Eastern Oklahoma State College’s Men's Basketball Coach Scott Edgar has been named the NJCAA Region II Coach of the Year.
“It’s an honor any time you’re named Coach of the Year by your peers,” Edgar said. “It could not be accomplished without a tremendous team and that includes our players, our administration and our community.”
Three players for the eighth-ranked Mountaineers also received honors, which are voted on by the Oklahoma Collegiate Athletic Conference coaches.

Mother Nature big winner on Thursday as baseball, softball games, Poteau's season-opening track meet rained out; Poteau's Saturday 3-way moved to a one-game contest with Checotah today, while Poteau, Heavener, Pocola, Wister softball games today canceled

March 9, 2012

The good news was that no LeFlore County baseball or softball team lost their games Thursday afternoon. But they didn't win them, either.
Thursday's rain postponed all of the county baseball and softball games, as well as Poteau High School's season-opening track meet at Fort Smith (Ark.) Southside High School.
Baseball games rained out Thursday were Heavener at Poteau, Cameron at Pocola, Howe and Battiest at Leflore, Union Christian, Ark., at Arkoma, Hartford, Ark., at Panama and Spiro at Tulsa Union.

Sports Briefs

March 9, 2012

Nominations are currently being accepted for the 2012 Poteau High School Sports Hall of Fame.
Categories include: football, boys and girls basketball, baseball, fast-pitch and slow-pitch softball, boys and girls soccer, boys and girls track, boys and girls golf, boys and girls cross country, boys and girls all-around athlete, wrestling, coaching and support and service.
The deadline to submit nominations is March 30. For additional information or to submit a nomination, call (918) 839-0394.
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Wann, Roberts win first LeFlore County Bass Club Tournament

March 9, 2012

The LeFlore County Bass Club had its first tournament of the 2012 season at Grasshopper Landing on Broken Bow Lake. The tournament had 19 boats with a combined 38 anglers who caught 70 fish weighing a combined total of 138.13 pounds. Each fish averaged 1.97 pounds, and 10 limits were brought to the scales.
Judd “Van Damm” Wann and Josh “Mister” Roberts took home first place with 11.32 pounds, earning $450.

Supercross

March 9, 2012

Northside spoils home baseball opener for Poteau

March 8, 2012

After a big victory Monday afternoon at Roland, the Poteau Pirates baseball team was hoping to keep the winning ways going in Tuesday afternoon's home opener at Town Creek Park. It was not to be.
The Fort Smith (Ark.) Northside Grizzlies scored in all five innings and ended up run ruling the Pirates 17-5.

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