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Talihina High School wrestling back in full swing this season

December 3, 2011

After a season of not much mat action for the Talihina Golden Tigers last season, but that won't be the case this season.
The Golden Tigers will have a representative at just about each weight class when the season begins at 7 p.m. Tuesday at Sherman Floyd Fieldhouse against the homestanding Poteau Pirates.

Poteau wrestlers lose season opener at Glenpool

December 3, 2011

GLENPOOL — The Poteau Pirates wrestling team suffered a season-opening 57-27 loss to the Glenpool Warriors Thursday night.
The Pirates (0-1) won four matches, three of which were by pinfalls from Devin Anderson (113 pounds), Tyler Tustin (132) and Kyle Kingery (152). Poteau's other win came in a 5-1 decision by Khy Mote at 160 pounds.
There was a double forfeit at 106 pounds, and the Warriors got a forfeited win at 126 as well as won seven of the other eight matches by pin and a 7-2 decision atr 171 pounds.

Thursday's High School Boys Basketball Roundup

December 3, 2011

PANAMA — The Pocola Indians lost their high school football game to the archrival Panama Razorbacks this past season. So, they got a little revenge for that Thursday night as they handled the Razorbacks 75-50 at the Panama Gym.
Spiro 65, Heavener 45: In Spiro, the Bulldogs (1-0) led 17-15 after one period and 28-25 at halftime, but they took control in the third quarter with a 20-7 period to take a 48-32 advantage into the final period.
Leflore 84, McCurtain 65: In McCurtain, the win improved the Savages to 6-1 on the season.

Thursday's High School Girls Basketball Roundup

December 3, 2011

SPIRO — The Spiro Lady Bulldogs began their 2011-12 season in fine fashion with a 52-37 victory over the Heavener Lady Wolves Thursday night at the Spiro Gym.
Pocola 48, Panama 46: In Panama, the Lady Indians (1-1) got their first win of the season as well as for new Coach Carrie Covey, but they had to do it the hard way.
Bokoshe 36, Keota 34: In Bokoshe, the Lady Lions jumped out to a 15-4 lead after one period, but the Lady Tigers (4-0) outscored them 20-2 in the second quarter to take a 24-17 halftime lead.

Sports Briefs

December 3, 2011

The Oklahoma State University 2011 Christmas Baseball Camps will be this month at Allie P. Reynolds Stadium in Stillwater.
The 2011 Cowboy Youth Christmas Camp Sessions for those who are in grades two through eight will be 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. next Saturday for the first session, and the same time for the second session on Dec. 11.
Registration will begin at 9 a.m. both days. The camp cost is $200.
The 2011 Cowboy High School Christmas Hitting Camp will be 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Dec. 17, while the Christmas Pitching Camp will be from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Dec. 18.

Eastern Oklahoma State College Tournament Schedule

December 3, 2011

Game Time Location
Whitesboro vs. Haileyville 4 p.m. EOSC
Bokoshe vs. Battiest 5:20 p.m. EOSC
Cameron vs. Red Oak 8 p.m. Red Oak
Bokoshe vs. Panola 8 p.m. EOSC
Bokoshe vs. Red Oak JV 6:30 p.m. Wilburton H.S.
Whitesboro vs. Clayton 5:20 p.m. EOSC
Bokoshe vs. Cameron 8 p.m. Wilburton H.S.
Cameron vs. Leflore 4 p.m. EOSC
Cameron vs. Panola 5:20 p.m. EOSC
Leflore vs. Battiest 6:30 p.m. Wilburton H.S.
Whitesboro vs. Gans 5:20 p.m. EOSC
Leflore vs. Red Oak 6:40 p.m. EOSC

Rider of OSU's 'Bullet' has ties to LeFlore County

December 3, 2011

Most of all the folks who read my stories know I'm Oklahoma Sooner born and bred. When I die, I'll be Sooner dead!
But I met the most interesting person Wednesday. Her name is Jennifer Cunningham, and she is a drug representative for Lilly's, whose main prescription drugs are Cymbalta, Cialis and Axiron.
Jennifer came into my lab, and noticed all the OU memorabilia on the wall, and we started up a conversation.

Muldrow boys knock Poteau freshmen out of own tournament; Heavener girls get past Wister to reach consolation championship

December 2, 2011

The Poteau Pirates freshmen basketball team fought and scraped for three quarters only to see the much larger Muldrow Bulldogs power through the fourth quarter and defeat the Pirates by the score of 36-27 in the consolation semifinals of the Poteau Freshmen Tournament at Sherman Floyd Fieldhouse.
The Bulldogs will face Sallisaw in Saturday's consolation championship at noon Saturday. The Black Diamonds defeated the Stigler Panthers 44-23 in Wednesday's final boys consolation semifinal.

Poteau boys lose to Morrilton in Citizens Bank Classic, will play for seventh place on Saturday; Lady Pirates will face Springdale for consolation title on Saturday

December 2, 2011

VAN BUREN, Ark. — The Poteau Pirates basketball team suffered its second straight loss to begin the season Wednesday night as the Pirates lost 57-36 to Morrilton, Ark., in the consolation semifinals of the Citizens Bank Classic.
The Pirates (0-2) will play Farmington, Ark., which lost 57-37 to Greenwood, Ark., in the other consolation semifinal, at 11:30 a.m. Saturday for seventh place.
The Poteau Lady Pirates (0-1), who got a bye into Saturday's consolation championship, will meet Springdale, Ark., which defeated Gentry, Ark., 59-40 on Wednesday, at 1 p.m. right after the Pirates play.

Running Route 66 Tulsa Marathon with friends, and more

December 2, 2011

On Nov. 20, I woke up to 40-degree weather, and I am ready to run 26.2 miles in the rolling hills of Tulsa. The wind was around 10 to 15 mph, but, compared to last year’s Tulsa Marathon, the weather was perfect.
Poteau High School history teacher Tom Brennan saw me at the starting line and said, "When I left Poteau, it was 65 degrees. (I'm) glad we are in Tulsa running in 40-degree weather today.”

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