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Talihina girls stay alive with win over Rattan at Class 2A Area Tournament; Lady Golden Tigers will play this afternoon in consolation semifinals against Howe

March 2, 2012

WILBURTON — The basketball season will continue one more day for the Talihina Lady Golden Tigers.
Talihina's girls posted a 46-31 win over the Rattan Lady Rams in the Class 2A Area Tournament Thursday afternoon at the new Wilburton Gym.
The Lady Golden Tigers will play in the consolation semifinals Howe, a 45-30 winner over Sallisaw-Central Thursday night, here at 1:30 p.m. this afternoon. It will be a rematch of this season's LeFlore County Tournament title game, won by Howe 31-27.

Sports Briefs

March 2, 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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Hard work pays off for CASC Lady Viking guard

March 2, 2012

When fans watch Carl Albert State College Lady Viking sophomore basketball player Whitney Barnes, it helps to understand why she is one of the top scorers and 3-point shooters in the Oklahoma Collegiate Athletic Conference, as well as the NJCAA.
Barnes, is a 5-3 shooting guard from Indianola.
"CASC is close to home, and I like the campus a lot,” Barnes said.
Having a year of experience in the OCAC has been huge for Barnes.
"Coming into this season, I knew what to expect, who the players were and what each team had,” she said.

Carl Albert baseball team sweeps pair from University of Ozarks JV

March 2, 2012

CLARKSVILLE, Ark. — The Carl Albert State College baseball team will be perfect for this week. The Vikings swept a doubleheader from the University of the Ozarks junior varsity by scores of 9-3 and 9-2 Wednesday afternoon. The twinbill is the only action scheduled this week for the Vikings.
The Vikings will return to action at 2 p.m. Tuesday in a road doubleheader against Seminole State College.

Higgins duo capture first open tournament last weekend

March 2, 2012

The LeFlore County Bass Club had its first open tournament of the 2012 season last weekend on Broken Bow Lake. There were 40 anglers who caught a total of 29 fish weighing 68.89 pounds. Each fish caught averaged 2.37 pounds. Of the 22 boats, five limits were caught.
The duo of Haskell and A.J. Higgins won the tournament with a total of 15.71 pounds, earning $500.
Keith Griffith and Gary Steelman were second (13.62 pounds, $300), while Al Monks and John Newell were third (10.24 pounds, $200).
Jason Wickware had the big bass winner, weighing 6.35 pounds to earn $200.

Prep basketball playoffs resume today, tonight with area tournaments

March 1, 2012

For six LeFlore County high school basketball teams, they each find themselves three wins from an appearance in next week's state tournaments.
The Poteau Lady Pirates (Class 4A), the Spiro Bulldogs and Lady Bulldogs (Class 3A), the Talihina Lady Golden Tigers (Class 2A), the Howe Lady Lions (Class 2A) and the Wister Wildcats (Class 2A) will begin what they each hope is a three-game winning streak this week which will culminate with area tournament consolation championships — and, more importantly, trips to next week's state tournaments.

Carl Albert softball team sweeps Arkansas Baptist

March 1, 2012

It was a good Wednesday afternoon for the Carl Albert State College softball team at home as the Lady Vikings swept a pair of games from Arkansas Baptist by scores of 13-0 in a five-inning, run-rule game in the opener and 8-5 in the nightcap.
The Lady Vikings will entertain Seminole State College in a 2 p.m. doubleheader this afternoon at home.

The boys, girls of spring returning to diamonds

March 1, 2012

Can you believe that the high school baseball and slow-pitch softball seasons will begin today? It will.
Listed at the end of this column will be the list of games today through Monday for both sports.
For those new to the area, this column appears on Tuesdays, beginning next week. This column talks about the ins and the outs, the ups and the downs and what's upcoming on the diamond for our county baseball and slow-pitch softball teams.
Spring Questionnaires Needed for 2012 Spring Sports Guide

Poteau soccer teams play final scrimmages of season against Greenwood, Ark.; Pirates win, but Lady Pirates suffer loss

March 1, 2012

The Poteau High School soccer teams played their final scrimmages of the season Tuesday at Costner Stadium against Greenwood, Ark.
Both the boys and girls games were advanced by two hours in hopes of beating a strong line of thundershowers that was crossing the state of Oklahoma with Poteau in its sights.
The visiting Lady Bulldogs easily disposed of the Lady Pirates by the score of 4-1, with Poteau's only goal being an own goal which was accidentally scored by Greenwood player.
But a late strike by the Pirates enabled them to win 3-2 over the ’Dogs.

Carl Albert softball team swept at Crowder, Mo.

March 1, 2012

NEOSHO, Mo. — The week did not start off the way the Carl Albert State College softball team would have liked.
The Lady Vikings suffered a doubleheader loss at the hands of Crowder College by scores of 4-3 and 12-6 on Tuesday afternoon.

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