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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With only a hand full of the county teams still alive in the basketball playoffs, I thought it would be neat to reflect on this season.
I was impressed with the set of guards the Arkoma Lady Mustangs have in place with Shaylea Whisenhunt and Abby Gragg, and their future in appears to be set.
Benny Torpe, the Danish exchange student, was a force, but if she wants to play at a higher level she needs to have more than a left-handed drive to the bucket.
I was impressed with the Pansy Kidd Middle School eighth-grade Raiders and Lady Raiders basketball team.
TISHOMINGO â€” It was a rough four-game, two-day outing for the Carl Albert State College softball team at last weekend's Murray State College Festival, which took place Friday and Saturday at the Johnston County Sports Complex.
On Friday, the Lady Vikings lost 4-3 in eight innings to North Central Texas, then fell 13-5 to the host Lady Aggies.
On Saturday, the Lady Vikings lost 15-5 to Neosho, Kan., followed by an 8-3 defeat at the hands of Paris, Texas.
The Carl Albert State College baseball team suffered its first losses of the season over the weekend on a two-city, three-game Texas trip.
The trip ended Sunday with a 9-2 loss to Northeast Texas in Mount Pleasant.
On Saturday, the Vikings split a doubleheader on the road against Tyler, Texas, winning the opener 4-1 but losing the nightcap in heartbreaking fashion 4-3.
The Vikings will return to action in a 1 p.m. doubleheader Wednesday afternoon in Clarskville, Ark., against the University of the Ozarks junior varsity. The twinbill will be the only action this week for the Vikings.
OKLAHOMA CITY â€” Up until last year, there was only one Poteau Pirate who had won a state wrestling title â€” Jerry Collins in 1998.
Then last year, then Poteau sophomore Tyler Tustin, who happens to be Collins' cousin, won state at 130 pounds. Now a junior, Tustin made some more history Saturday night in the Class 4A State Tournament at State Fair Arena.
Tustin repeated as state champion, winning the 132-pound state final match 2-1 over Newcastle's Steven Fernandez, to become Poteau's only two-time state champion
SALLISAW â€” The Cinderella playoff ride for the Poteau Lady Pirates continues.
The Lady Pirates won the Class 4A Regional Tournament consolation championship game with a 59-44 win over the Stilwell Lady Indians Saturday afternoon at Paul Post Fieldhouse.
The Lady Pirates will face the Jay Lady Bulldogs at 1:30 p.m. Thursday at the Muskogee Civic Center in the Class 4A Area Tournament. Three more wins will put them into next week's Class 4A State Tournament.
SALLISAW â€” The Poteau Pirates basketball team took the second of three steps to get to next week's Class 4A Area Tournament in Muskogee.
The Pirates defeated the Broken Bow Savages 38-29 Friday night at Paul Post Fieldhouse to reach Saturday afternoon's consolation title game of the Class 4A Regional Tournament.
The Spiro Bulldogs brought home some hardware for the second straight weekend. In a battle of Bulldogs, Spiro handled Valliant 61-47 to win the Class 3A Regional Tournament's consolation championship game Saturday afternoon at Carl Albert State College's Mick Thompson Fieldhouse.
The Lady Bulldogs tried to do likewise with bringing some hardware home for a second straight weekend, but they fell to the Salina Lady Wildcats 59-36 in Saturday night's regional title game at Mick Thompson Fieldhouse.
ADA â€” Ada High School's Cougar Activity Center was not very kind to LeFlore County's Class 2A basketball teams playing there Friday and Saturday in the Class 2A Regional Tournament.
The Howe Lady Lions and the Wister Wildcats lost their regional title games Saturday night. The Lady Lions fell 40-29 to Amber-Pocasset, while the â€˜Cats lost 71-47 to Haworth.