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Poteau looks to keep playoff hopes alive tonight at Fort Gibson

October 28, 2011

Last week, the Poteau Pirates essentially won a playoff-like contest. They celebrated Senior Night last week with a 31-23 win over one of their nemeses, the Broken Bow Savages. The win kept the Pirates (4-4, 2-3 in District 4A-4) alive in the playoff hunt.

LeFlore County's 8-man rivalry game tonight with Bokoshe visiting Arkoma

October 28, 2011

Last week saw one LeFlore County rivalry on the football field with Panama visiting Pocola. Tonight, another one will take place.
The Bokoshe Tigers will visit the Arkoma Mustangs for a 7:30 p.m. District C-4 contest tonight.
The Mustangs (7-1, 4-1 in district play) lost for the first time last week, dropping a 84-38 decision to Webbers Falls.

Playoff showdown tonight in Panama; Razorbacks entertain Heavener Wolves with Class 2A postseason berth at stake

October 28, 2011

Earlier this year, not too many football prognosticators were not thinking that the Heavener Wolves and the Panama Razorbacks would be in line for the Class 2A playoffs — but they are.
Both teams will meet at 7:30 p.m. tonight at Panama's George Ollie Stadium for their playoff lives in a crucial District 2A-6 contest.

Spiro looks to keep football playoff hopes alive tonight against Atoka Wampus Cats

October 28, 2011

Last year, the Spiro Bulldogs made it all the way to the Class 3A state quarterfinals in the 2010 playoffs. If they hope to see the 2011 playoffs, they must win out — beginning tonight.
The ’Dogs (3-5, 2-3 in District 3A-8) will play their home regular-season finale at 7:30 p.m. tonight at McClain Stadium against the Atoka Wampus Cats (4-4, 1-4).
“We have to win out to have a chance to get in,” Spiro Coach Chris Bunch said. “Even if we win out, we still may not get in. But we definitely have to win out to have a chance.”

Talihina in must-win mode from here out, beginning tonight against Hartshorne

October 28, 2011

After losing their third straight District 2A-6 game last week to Wilburton, the Talihina Golden Tigers have their backs against the den now.
The Golden Tigers (5-3, 1-3 in district play) pretty much need to win out to guarantee a return to the Class 2A playoffs, beginning at 7:30 p.m. tonight in their home finale against the Hartshorne Miners (6-2, 3-1) at Doc Robinson Stadium.

Pocola knows how Heavener Wolves felt last week

October 28, 2011

POCOLA — Last week, the Heavener Wolves, for the second straight season, got a forfeited win over the Tahlequah Tigers junior varsity, which canceled out on them for their Week 8 game.
This week, the Pocola Indians found out what that's like.

It took a lot of work to get 'egg-a-nator' ready for Balloonfest

October 28, 2011

Thursday evening of last week, my he-man crew — Johnny T. Burgess, Dustin “Stone Cold” Reece, Eddie “Money” Sockey and yours truly — was at my shop building the “egg-a-nator.” It was a 7x7 feet chicken coop. It was most glorious when we finally got it built.
Last Friday, Steven Culwell from OK Foods donated 1,200 double-yolk eggs. Eddie and I loaded up the “egg-a-nator” and off to Balloonfest we went, along with Allan Hensley.

Senior wide receiver glad Poteau beat Broken Bow on Senior Night last week; ... and glad he returned to gridiron his final year

October 27, 2011

While there was a bunch of happy Poteau Pirate football players last Thursday night at Costner Stadium, there may have been none happier than senior wide receiver Blake Roley.
Roley and the Pirates beat the Broken Bow Savages 31-23 to snap a five-game losing streak against their McCurtain County nemesis.

Poteau Bandit League teams go 2-1 against Panama

October 26, 2011

The Poteau Bandit League teams won two games and lost one against Panama Saturday afternoon at Costner Stadium.
The fifth-grade team posted a 22-0 win over Panama, while the fourth-graders were victorious by a score of 42-0.
Panama took the third-grade contest 7-0, while there was not a sixth-grade contest.
In the fifth-grade game, Josh Smith scored on a 70-yard run, while Clay Cross took it in from four yards out. Cross also threw a TD pass, a 67-yard strike to Atticus Pate. Bryce Palmer was 2-for-3 on two-point conversions.

Sports Briefs

October 26, 2011

Thursday night's Pocola football game on the road against the Stigler Panthers junior varsity is canceled because the Panthers want to keep all their players healthy for Friday night's big District 3A-8 contest at home against the Valliant Bulldogs.
Thus, the Indians will be off this week.
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The Oklahoma Area 10 Special Olympics Bowling Competition will take place Thursday at Strike-A-Lot in Poteau.
The singles competition will begin at 10 a.m., followed by the doubles competition at 12:30 p.m. There will be close to 150 participants in the event.

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