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November 11, 2011

Tonight's Games
Wister at Howe, 6:30 and 8 p.m.
Whitesboro at Clayton, 6:30 and 8 p.m.

Arkoma QB glad to be returning to postseason, and for home playoff game

November 11, 2011

ARKOMA — After last season's return to the Class C playoffs for the Arkoma Mustangs, senior quarterback Christian Davis wanted to make it back there once more. He got his wish as the Mustangs will entertain Covington-Douglas at 7:30 p.m. tonight in an opening-round Class C playoff game at Mustang Field.
“It feels good to get back there again,” he said. “It's been fun, and I'm looking forward to (tonight) — I can't stop thinking about it. I have butterflies thinking about it — but in a good way.”

No. 8 Arkoma has first-ever playoff home game tonight, welcomes No. 6 Covington-Douglas Wildcats

November 11, 2011

ARKOMA — History has already been made by the 2011 Arkoma Mustangs football team as it has won nine games for the first time in school history. Now, tonight will have more history made.
The Mustangs (9-1), ranked eighth in Class C, will have their first-ever home playoff game in school history at 7:30 p.m. tonight at Mustang Field against the sixth-ranked Covington-Douglas Wildcats (8-2).

Heavener running back glad to experience playoffs

November 11, 2011

HEAVENER — At this time a year ago, the Heavener Wolves had checked in their football equipment since the 2010 season ended at Week 10. That's not the case this year.
The Wolves finished fourth in District 2A-6 to make the playoffs, which makes junior running back Blake Smittle a happy camper.
“It feels good,” Smittle said. “It's the first time for me to be in the playoffs. It's a new experience for most of us. I'm excited for it. I'm ready.”

Heavener looks to keep dream season going, meets No. 3 Stroud Tigers to begin Class 2A playoffs

November 11, 2011

HEAVENER — One goal the Heavener Wolves set out to accomplish this 2011 football season was to make the playoffs — and they did.
“You can never overlook the first game (of the season), and all the way up to the last game,” Heavener Coach John Thompson said. “You just have to take them one game at a time. We're one of those teams that made it. We got an extra week of practice. We made the playoffs, and that's a plus right there.”

Sports Briefs

November 11, 2011

The 2011 Poteau Pirate Football Banquet will be at 6 p.m. tonight at the Bob Lee Kidd Civic Center.
Tickets cost $20 per person and can be purchased at Sanders and Sullivan Law Office (323 Dewey Avenue), Warehouse Willy's (300 Dewey Avenue), J-N-B Tire and Lube (2201 North Broadway) and First National Bank in Poteau.
Remaining tickets will also be made available at the door Friday night. Seating is limited.
Former Oklahoma Sooner quarterback Paul Thompson will be the keynote speaker.
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The Poteau Chip-In Club will have a golf benefit at 11 a.m. Saturday at Choctaw Country Club.

Cameron, Howe teams split Tuesday night's twinbill

November 10, 2011

CAMERON — In the home openers for the Cameron High School basketball teams, they split their two games Tuesday night against Howe.
The Yellowjackets rallied late to down the Lions 61-57, but the Lady Lions were too much for the Lady ’Jackets in a 78-17 victory.

Wister basketball teams get first wins of season

November 10, 2011

WISTER — The old adage, “Third time's the charm,” was so true for the Wister High School basketball teams Tuesday night.
In their third games of the season, the Wildcats and Lady ’Cats swept the McCurtain teams. The ’Cats posted a 60-58 victory over the Bulldogs, while the Lady Wildcats defeated the Lady Bulldogs 75-56.

Smithville teams sweep Whitesboro

November 10, 2011

WHITESBORO — The Smithville High School teams paid a visit to Whitesboro on Tuesday night and left with a pair of wins. The Lady Braves handed the Lady Bulldogs their first loss of the season with a 51-50 victory, while the ’Dogs remained winless as they fell 65-51 to the Braves.

Sports Briefs

November 10, 2011

The 2011 Poteau Pirate Football Banquet will be at 6 p.m. Friday at the Bob Lee Kidd Civic Center.
Tickets cost $20 per person and can be purchased at Sanders and Sullivan Law Office (323 Dewey Avenue), Warehouse Willy's (300 Dewey Avenue), J-N-B Tire and Lube (2201 North Broadway) and First National Bank in Poteau.
Remaining tickets will also be made available at the door Friday night. Seating is limited.
Former Oklahoma Sooner quarterback Paul Thompson will be the keynote speaker.
— — —
The Poteau Chip-In Club will have a golf benefit at 11 a.m. Saturday at Choctaw Country Club.

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