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Poteau wrestlers pin losses on Blanchard, Newcastle

December 17, 2011

BLANCHARD — The Poteau Pirates wrestling team posted road victories over host Blanchard and Newcastle in Thursday's triangular. The Pirates defeated the host Lions 44-16, while pinning a 42-27 loss on the Racers.
In the win over the Lions, the Pirates (9-4 this season in duals) got pinfall victories from Devin Anderson, Tyler Tustin, Tanner Sanders, Derek Francis, Chevy Galetka and Luis Gonzales, while getting forfeited wins by Grant Wilson and Daylon Brewton.

Thursday's High School Boys Basketball Roundup

December 17, 2011

BOKOSHE — The Cameron Yellowjackets jumped out to a big lead, then maintained it to post a 64-37 victory over the Bokoshe Tigers Thursday night at Bokoshe Tigers Fieldhouse.
Heavener 55, Wister 40: In Heavener, the Wolves (3-3) jumped out to a 15-10 lead after one period, which increased to a 26-18 halftime advantage. Heavener then outscored Wister 29-22 in the second half.
Leflore 65, Pittsburg 32: In Leflore, the Savages (10-2) jumped out to a 16-7 lead, en route to a 36-15 halffime advantage and a 55-21 lead after three periods.

Thursday's High School Girls Basketball Roundup

December 17, 2011

HEAVENER — It took an extra session, but the Heavener Lady Wolves were finally able to put away the Wister Lady Wildcats. Thanks to a 10-2 overtime period, the Lady Wolves downed the Lady Wildcats 46-38 Thursday night at the Heavener Gym.
Bokoshe 71, Cameron 18: In Bokoshe, the Lady Tigers (9-1) bounced back from Tuesday night's home loss to Arkoma in a big way.
The Lady Tigers jumped out to a 17-7 lead after one quarter, 33-12 at halftime and 51-13 after three periods.

The lights of Branson — and a little trout fishing

December 17, 2011

Hello, everyone. Where has the year gone? Can you believe its almost Christmas?
Lots of families are taking the drive up to Branson, Mo., to check out all the cool lights, and do a little shopping while they are there.
For all you guys out there that hate to shop, here's an idea. While the ladies are shopping, head over Taneycomo River and do some trout fishing. I recently filmed a show there. I spent the day on the water with my longtime friend, retired professional angler John Sappington.

Howe teams win openers at Wilburton Tournament; Lady Lions too much for Poteau freshmen, while Lions tame Red Oak Eagles

December 16, 2011

WILBURTON — The Howe High School basketball teams each posted wins to begin the first-ever Wilburton Tournament on Thursday at the new Wilburton High School Gym.
The Lady Lions handled the Poteau Lady Pirates freshmen 70-16, while the Lions led from start to finish to down the Red Oak Eagles 53-41 to snap Red Oak's six-game winning streak.

Arkoma boys get first win of season, defeat Bokoshe on Tuesday night

December 16, 2011

BOKOSHE — The Arkoma Mustangs got their first victory of the 2011-12 season as they defeated the Bokoshe Tigers 76-33 Tuesday night at Bokoshe Tigers Fieldhouse.

The Marsh Way of making college bowl predictions

December 16, 2011

Contrary to many swine epidermis prognosticators, I have a strange way of predicting scores. I have a unique way of reading the corns and bunions on my feet, and here's what my feet say with this year's bowl games — and I did not make up some of this year's bowl game names, really!
Famous Idaho Potato Bowl — This was formerly the Humanitarian Bowl on the blue turf at Boise State University. It's Utah State vs. Ohio. I think the Mid-American Conference will prevail as the Bobcats beat the Aggies.

I got run over by a minivan Wednesday night

December 16, 2011

You've heard the famous Christmas song, “Grandma Got Run Over by Reindeer.” Well, I was singing a different version on Wednesday night — “I Got Run Over by a Minivan.”
I went to Walmart Wednesday night because my wife, Jenny — a.k.a., “Princess” — needed a few things.
We pulled up into the parking lot. It just started to rain. I was in Walmart for about an hour shopping and visiting with an ol' friends Bobby Heavener, Roger Mattox and Kathy Dalton.

Poteau basketball teams split home openers with Spiro

December 15, 2011

Both Poteau and Spiro basketball fans had something good to cheer about in Tuesday night's games at Sherman Floyd Fieldhouse.
The Pirates used a strong second half to down the Bulldogs 64-43 to win their home opener — and hand the ’Dogs their first loss of the season.
However, the Lady Bulldogs spoiled the home opener for the Lady Pirates with a 50-40 victory.

Tuesday's High School Girls Basketball Roundup

December 15, 2011

BOKOSHE — Arkoma Girls Basketball Coach Connie Ray was a little shocked by her team's 11th-seed drawing for the 2012 LeFlore County Tournament. While being maybe a little awestruck in Monday night's loss to the Howe Lady Lions, the tournament's top seed, the Lady Mustangs rebounded by defeated the Bokoshe Lady Tigers, the fourth-seed in the upcoming LeFlore County Tournament, by a score of 69-48 Tuesday night at Bokoshe Tigers Fieldhouse.

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