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Arkoma girls rally to down County Line in Arkoma Classic, but Mustangs fall

December 10, 2011

ARKOMA — In a thrilling comeback victory, the Arkoma Lady Mustangs rallied from a 12-point, second-quarter deficit to down the County Line (Ark.) Lady Indians 57-54 Thursday night in the Arkoma Classic.
However, the Mustangs could not make it a sweep for Arkoma as the County Line Indians prevailed 50-15.
After taking Friday off, the Arkoma teams will return to action in their own event today against Mansfield, Ark., the girls will play at 5 p.m., followed by the boys at 6:30 p.m.

Sports Briefs

December 10, 2011

The Poteau Tip-In Club will have a tailgate party before Tuesday's Poteau High School basketball teams' home openers against Spiro at Sherman Floyd Fieldhouse.
The tailgate party will have hamburger baskets for $5, sponsored by Bud’s Country Junction, JoB Construction Company, Inc. and The Community State Bank.
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The Oklahoma State University 2011 Christmas Baseball Camps will be this month at Allie P. Reynolds Stadium in Stillwater.

Howe girls upset in Choctaw Nation Tournament, but Talihina girls, Howe, Wister boys post opening-round wins

December 10, 2011

TALIHINA — There were a couple of shockers on the opening day of the Choctaw Nation Tournament at Ray Henson Gymnasium Thursday — one of which involved a LeFlore County school.
The Howe Lady Lions suffered a 45-44 upset loss to the Rattan Lady Rams, while the Sallisaw-Central boys upset the Antlers Bearcats 53-46.

Leflore, Whitesboro boys post victories in EOSC Tournament, but girls' teams lose

December 10, 2011

WILBURTON — The Leflore Savages and the Whitesboro Bulldogs each posted victories on the final day of pool play action at the Eastern Oklahoma State College Tournament on Thursday.
The Savages defeated Lakewood Christian 48-38 at EOSC's Claud C. Dunlap Fieldhouse, while Whitesboro handled McCurtain 69-65 in a battle of Bulldogs at Wilburton High School.
Both boys teams will play for championships today.
The Savages will play Cameron at 6:30 p.m. tonight at EOSC for the title of the Gold Tournament.
The Bulldogs will play Red Oak at 9:10 p.m. tonight for the Blue Tournament title.

Spiro boys, Howe girls get top seeds in 2012 County Tournament; PKMS boys, Spiro girls garner No. 1 seeds

December 9, 2011

After some good eatings Wednesday night at Western Sizzlin' in Poteau, the seeds are now set for both the junior high and high school LeFlore County Basketball Tournament.
In the high school boys, the Spiro Bulldogs got the top seed, with Poteau second and Heavener third. Wister is fourth, followed by Cameron, Pocola, Leflore, Howe, Panama, defending champion Talihina, Whitesboro, Arkoma and Bokoshe.

Leflore girls beat Cameron, Yellowjackets, Savages get wins in EOSC Tournament

December 9, 2011

WILBURTON — In a battle of LeFlore County teams in Latimer County, the Leflore Lady Savages got their second win of the season as they defeated the Cameron Lady Yellowjackets 48-36 Wednesday in the Eastern Oklahoma State College Tournament at EOSC's Claud C. Dunlap Fieldhouse.
The Yellowjackets had to go overtime before putting away the pesky Panola Bearcats by a score of 76-66.
At Wilburton High School, the Savages downed the Battiest Panthers 56-46.

Sports Briefs

December 9, 2011

The Poteau Tip-In Club will have a tailgate party before Tuesday's Poteau High School basketball teams' home openers against Spiro at Sherman Floyd Fieldhouse.
The tailgate party will have hamburger baskets for $5, sponsored by Bud’s Country Junction, JoB Construction Company, Inc. and The Community State Bank.
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The Oklahoma State University 2011 Christmas Baseball Camps will be this month at Allie P. Reynolds Stadium in Stillwater.

A cold morning of fishing on Lake Tenkiller

December 9, 2011

I went fishing with Jason Wickware Saturday morning at Lake Tenkiller. When we got there, it was cloudy, 47 degrees and the wind was blowing out of the east at 13 mph. When the wind blows out of the east, fish bite least!
I knew it was going to be tough fishing, but Jason caught a three-pound largemouth, and I pulled in a little smallmouth two casts later. But that would prove to be all we'd catch for a while.
The rain came down hard, along with some very strong winds. We caught only three more fish the rest of the day. Any day of fishing is better than working!

Poteau wrestlers defeat Talihina in first home dual of season

December 8, 2011

In the first of their two home wrestling duals of the season, the Poteau Pirates handled the Talihina Golden Tigers 76-12 Tuesday night at Sherman Floyd Fieldhouse.
The Pirates (7-4 in duals this season) won 12 of the 13 matches in Tuesday night's dual. Of those 12 wins, Poteau won seven of them by pins.
The lone win for the Golden Tigers (0-1) was a forfeit at 113 pounds by Derek Lester after there was a double forfeit at 106 pounds to begin the dual.
The Golden Tigers will be in the Okmulgee Tournament Friday and Saturday to end their pre-Christmas Break action.

PKMS 8th-grade boys playing for own tournament title

December 8, 2011

The Pansy Kidd Middle School eighth-grade Raiders basketball team will have a shot at winning its own tournament today after beating the Roland Rangers 61-27 Tuesday at the PKMS Gym.
The Raiders will play Sallisaw in the title game.
The Spiro Bulldogs will meet the Wister Wildcats will play for the consolation championship. The ’Dogs edged the combined seventh-eighth grade Raiders 38-36, while the ’Cats downed the Pocola Indians 27-15.
The loss to Spiro dropped the combined seventh-eighth grade Raiders into the seventh-place game against Pocola.

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