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Happy homecoming for Howe, which sweeps pair from Cameron

January 17, 2012

HOWE — It was a happy homecoming for the Howe High School basketball teams Friday night at the Howe Gym as they took a pair of games from Cameron.
The Lions avenged an earlier loss to the Yellowjackets by holding off the visitors 60-56 in the first game of the night, then the Lady Lions took care of the Lady ’Jackets 65-24.
During the homecoming ceremonies, Howe Girls Coach Chris Brown was recognized by several of his former players for his 300th coaching win last month in the title game of the Wilburton Tournament.

Sports Briefs

January 17, 2012

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.

Weekend High School Boys Basketball Roundup

January 17, 2012

BROKEN BOW — After a hard-fought road win Friday night at Wilburton, the Talihina Golden Tigers ran into a more athletic team in the Broken Bow Savages Saturday night. The host Savages took it to the Golden Tigers in a 48-27 win.
Pocola 74, Hartshorne 33: Friday night in Pocola, the Indians jumped out to a 23-2 lead after one period and never were headed to make it a happy homecoming.
Spiro 60, Sallisaw 46: Friday night in Spiro, the Bulldogs led 15-9 after one period, but then outscored the Black Diamonds 18-6 in the second quarter to take a 33-15 halftime lead.

Weekend High School Girls Basketball Roundup

January 17, 2012

BROKEN BOW — The Talihina Lady Golden Tigers ended the weekend of overtime games on a high note as they defeated the Broken Bow Lady Savages 52-43 in OT Saturday night.
Spiro 48, Sallisaw 33: Friday night in Spiro, the Lady Bulldogs led 14-10 after a quarter, 21-14 at halftime and 33-26 after three periods in a game which had 53 turnovers between the two teams. But in the final period, Spiro more than doubled Sallisaw's output, 15-7, to win going away — despite committing 27 turnovers.

Talihina wrestlers in Class 2A District Duels tonight at Vian

January 17, 2012

The Talihina Golden Tigers wrestling team will begin postseason play this afternoon at the Class 2A District Duals in Vian. Action is slated to begin approximately 2 p.m.
Besides the Golden Tigers (0-3 in duals this season heading into Monday night's dual at Sequoyah-Tahlequah, which was rescheduled from next Monday) and the host Wolverines, Sequoyah-Tahlequah, Keys (Park Hill), Quinton and Hulbert will be a part of this season's district duals. The team with the best win-loss record after dualing everybody will earn a trip to next month's Class 2A Dual State Tournament.

Alabama outplayed LSU Tigers in BCS Championship Game

January 17, 2012

Did you enjoy the Bowl Championship Series National Championship game? I saw the last part of the game, and what I saw was a team that was simiply outcoached and outplayed by another team.
One of the sports announcers made a comparison between Les Miles and Forrest Gump. The more I thought about it, that comparison made sense. How many times in the last five years alone did Les Miles make what seemed to be coaching blunders, and come out smelling like a rose?

Thursday's High School Boys Basketball Roundup

January 14, 2012

CAMERON — The Pocola Indians overcame a slow start to the third quarter and rallied from a four-point deficit to defeat the Cameron Yellowjackets 50-47 Thursday night at the Cameron Gym. The win completed a season sweep for the Indians over the ’Jackets.
Howe 78, Bokoshe 17: In Bokoshe, the Lions jumped out to a 21-4 lead on the Tigers after one period and never looked back.

Thursday's High School Girls Basketball Roundup

January 14, 2012

BOKOSHE — In a match-up of two of the top four seeds in next week's LeFlore County Tournament, the Howe Lady Lions showed why they're the top seed as they handled fourth-seeded Bokoshe 61-37 Thursday night at Bokoshe Tigers Fieldhouse.
Pocola 38, Cameron 26: In Cameron, the Lady Indians jumped out to a 10-3 lead after one period and were able to keep the Lady Yellowjackets at bay.

CASC teams suffer losses to Redlands

January 14, 2012

Behind a 29-24 lead at halftime, the Redlands Community College Lady Cougars won 66-56 over the Carl Albert State College Lady Vikings in Oklahoma Collegiate Athletic Conference action Thursday night in El Reno.
The Redlands Cougars picked up an impressive 86-63 home win over the Vikings to complete the sweep of CASC.
The CASC teams will play at home Monday night at Mick Thompson Fieldhouse against Northeastern Oklahoma A&M. The women's game will begin at 6 p.m., followed by the men's contest at 8 p.m.

Poteau wrestlers get wins over Talihina, FS Southside; Golden Tigers get three wins in dual against host team

January 14, 2012

FORT SMITH, Ark. — The Poteau Pirates ended their week of wrestling action with a pair of dual wins Thursday night. The Pirates handled the Talihina Golden Tigers 77-6 and tied host Fort Smith Southside at 36-all but got the dual win on a tiebreaker in having the most wins by pin (six).
In the win over Talihina, the Pirates (13-5) won 12 of the 14 matches. Of those wins, six were by pins by Tyler Tustin (132 pounds), Mason Jones (138), Kaydon Evans (145), Trevin Smith (182), Gabe Sanchez (195) and Luis Gonzalez (220).

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