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Wade, Young lift Arkansas past Eastern Kentucky; Former CASC Viking leads Colonels in scoring

December 22, 2011

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. — Mike Anderson won't complain about wins, but the Arkansas coach is ready to see improved shooting from the Razorbacks.
Mardracus Wade led a balanced attack with 13 points and BJ Young added 12 to lift Arkansas (7-3) to a 71-57 win over Eastern Kentucky on Tuesday night. The Razorbacks shot just 32 percent, but they connected on 29-of-35 free throws.
Arkansas scored 25 points off 19 turnovers by Eastern Kentucky, which had a four-game winning streak snapped. Former Carl Albert State College Viking Jaron Jones led the Colonels (7-6) with 16 points, 11 in the second half.

OU, OSU men play in All-College Classic last weekend

December 21, 2011

OKLAHOMA CITY — The 76th Annual Ramada All-College Basketball Classic was Saturday night at the newly renovated Chesapeake Energy Arena. The University of Oklahoma and Oklahoma State University teams participated in this year’s event.
OU is off to a great start under first-year Coach Lon Kruger, and they continued their winning ways with a hard-fought 79-74 victory over the Houston Cougars in the opening game.
The Sooners (8-1) are off to their best start since the 2008-09 season. Kruger’s team is playing great defense and getting balanced scoring from several players this season.

McAlester squads post wins over Poteau Saturday night

December 21, 2011

McALESTER — The Christmas Break did not begin on a high note for the Poteau High School basketball teams Saturday at Brumley Gym.
The Lady Pirates fought valiantly, but fell short in a 57-49 loss to the McAlester Lady Buffaloes.
The Buffaloes made it a sweep for the locals as they defeated the Pirates 50-40.

Several Poteau Youth Wrestling Club members place at Rumble in Rogers

December 21, 2011

ROGERS, Ark. — The Poteau Youth Wrestling Club had several participants and several placers at last weekend's Rumble in Rogers.
Wyatt Snapp took home first place, while Bryce Edwards was runner-up.
Several athletes came in third place in the tournament — Jarrett Lilley, Ross Johnson, Jarrod Vineyard, Remington Reed, Gavin Morgan, Charles Graham, Kadin Repass and Drexton Brown.
Dakota James and Dax Collins were fourth.
Parker Killion, Race Williams, Caden Warren, Ethan Carey, Dalton Edwards, Drayden Brown and Bryson Terry also competed, but did not medal.

Coach Henderson one of a kind

December 21, 2011

Coach Jim Henderson was a man who loved football, and all kinds of sporting events. He knew that I love trivia, and he was always asking me some form of trivia. One question he asked me was, “What was the name of General Ulysses S. Grant's horse?” Everyone said, Cincinnati.
Henderson was an expert on boxing trivia, also. But the area in which he thrived was football trivia.
He asked me the question I had in my column last week — Can you name the state that has at least three colleges which have won national championships besides Florida?

Sports Briefs

December 21, 2011

In Saturday's edition, Mark Goines' "Hooked on Fishin'" Column had the wrong times for his show on his new network listed.
The correct times will be 5:30 a.m. Saturdays and 6:30 a.m. Sundays on KFSM Channel 5.
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The Satchel Paige Travel Baseball Team is looking for youth baseball players between the ages of 11-12, 13-14, 15-16 and 17-19 years old that would like to be a part of our Phoenix Christmas Baseball Tournament Team Monday through Dec. 31 and/or the 2012 Summer Travel Baseball Team that will include trips to Cincinnati, Omaha, Neb., Orlando, Fla., and Puerto Rico.

Stilwell teams sweep Poteau Friday night

December 20, 2011

STILWELL — The Poteau High School basketball teams had a rough start to the weekend Friday night as they suffered losses to Stilwell.
The Pirates fell 47-41 to the Indians in overtime, while a late Lady Pirates saw the Lady Indians rally from being down double digits to claim a 64-45 come-from-behind victory.

Poteau wrestler wins title at Weatherford Tournament; Pirates finish seventh in team standings

December 20, 2011

WEATHERFORD — Poteau's Tyler Tustin won the 132-pound title at last weekend's Weatherford Tournament.
As a team, the Pirates were seventh.
Besides Tustin, five other Pirates placed in the two-day event. Devin Anderson was third at 113 pounds, Tanner Sanders (145 pounds) and Derek Francis (170) were fourth, Kyle Kingery was fifth at 160 pounds and Chevy Galetka was sixth at 182 pounds.

Howe girls beat Hartshorne to win Wilburton Tournament; Lions claim third place with victory over host Diggers; Poteau freshmen girls lose in consolation semifinals

December 20, 2011

WILBURTON — Some hardware came home to Howe Saturday night.
The Howe Lady Lions handled the Hartshorne Lady Miners 51-30 to win the Wilburton Tournament Saturday night at the new Wilburton Gym after they got past the Wright City Lady Lumberjax 44-38 in Friday afternoon's championship semifinals.
The Lions also won a trophy as they defeated the host Wilburton Diggers 50-38 to win the third-place game to bounce back from Friday's 62-34 semifinal loss to the Okemah Panthers.

Heavener, Pocola split games to end 2011 portion of season

December 20, 2011

POCOLA — I guess it was only appropriate that fans of both the Heavener and Pocola high school basketball programs were left with something to cheer about to end the 2011 portion of their seasons.
The Lady Wolves rallied from a 12-point deficit to down the Lady Indians 54-52, but the Indians gained a split for Pocola in the doubleheader as they tamed the Wolves 66-40.

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