SPIRO â€” The Poteau Lady Pirates and the Pocola Indians were the third and fourth teams to pick up trophies at the 80th LeFlore County Tournament Friday afternoon at the Spiro Gym.
The Lady Pirates edged the Heavener Lady Wolves 35-33 in overtime to win the fifth-place contest, while the Indians beat the Cameron Yellowjackets 56-40 in the boys' third-place game.
SALLISAW â€” Four local wrestlers placed in this past weekend's Sallisaw Tournament.
Poteau's Tyler Tustin won the title at 132 pounds, while teammates Devin Anderson (113 pounds) was third and Gabe Sanchez (182) was fourth.
â€śWe had a brutal consolation semifinal round,â€ť second-year Poteau Coach Chris Barbee said. â€śWe just didn't perform that good. We just have to make a better attempt to get to the consolation finals.â€ť
As a team, the Pirates were sixth.
Alumni football is coming to Poteau. Gridiron Alumni is planning several full contact alumni football games.
Gridiron Alumni travels the nation pitting old football rivals against each other one more time. Players are needed to sign up, and the first 40 players on each team get to play.
The team that gets 30 people registered first gets home-field advantage. Last year, hundreds of players and thousands of fans swarmed stadiums to watch their home town heroes strap it on one more time.
This year, Gridiron Alumni would like to bring alumni football to the whole state of Oklahoma.
SPIRO â€” The Talihina Lady Golden Tigers and the Howe Lady Lions will meet at 7 p.m. tonight at the Spiro Gym to decide who will claim the championship of the 80th LeFlore County Tournament.
Thursday night at the Spiro Gym, the third-seeded Lady Golden Tigers held off the second-seeded Spiro Lady Bulldogs 51-49 in the last championship semifinal contest.
In the first championship semifinal, the top-seeded Lady Lions had no problems with the fourth-seeded Bokoshe Lady Tigers in a 71-37 victory.
Spiro and Bokoshe will play for third place at 1:30 p.m. this afternoon at the Spiro Gym.
The Oklahoma Secondary Schools Activities Association announced the Class A and B district assignments for this upcoming high school basketball playoffs.
In Class A, Cameron was named a district host, welcoming fellow county foe Arkoma as well as Clayton to town.
In Class B, two county schools were named district tourmament host schools. Leflore will entertain McCurtain in one district tournament, while Whitesboro will welcome Eagletown and Moyers to town.
Bokoshe, along with Midway, was sent to Kinta for a Class B District Tournament.
The Class A and B playoffs will begin Feb. 9.
WAGONER â€” It was a good news, bad news scenario for the Poteau Pirates wrestling team at the Class 4 District Duals on Thursday.
The Pirates pulled off a 39-36 victory over the host Bulldogs, but they lost 49-21 to the Black Diamonds â€” who also beat the â€™Dogs 42-27.
The fourth team in the Class 4A District Duals, the Fort Gibson Tigers, did not participate in Thursday's action because they are all dualing the other three teams in regular-season duals â€” all of which will go toward the district duals.
SEMINOLE â€” Making 16-of-17 free throws in the second half proved to be the difference for the Seminole State College Lady Belles in their Oklahoma Collegiate Athletic Conference game Thursday night in their 77-65 win over the Carl Albert State College Lady Vikings at Harber Fieldhouse.
Despite trailing by only three points at halftime, the Vikings were unable to overcome a strong 48-36 second half in their 82-67 loss to the Trojans.