The postseason has arrived for the Poteau High School cross country teams. The Pirates and Lady Pirates will run in the Class 4A Regional Meet at 2 p.m. this afternoon at Tulsa's O'Brien Park.
The top seven teams will automatically qualify all their runners to next weekend's Class 4A State Meet at Edmond's Mitch Park, while the top seven individuals remaining after the top seven teams' runners are taken out of the mix will also qualify for state.
While the Poteau runners are trying to get qualified for state, one other county runner will get the privilege to run at state this weekend.
HOWE â€” The basketball season got underway in fine fashion last weekend for the Howe fifth-grade basketball teams as they won their own Howe Tip-Off Tournament at the Howe Gym.
The Lions defeated Wister 37-35 in the finals. Howe reached the finals with wins over Keota (23-8) and Heavener (32-19), while Wister made the title game with victories over Howe Red (30-10) and Monroe (33-13).
Other first-round games saw Monroe defeat Leflore 44-14, while Heavener knocked off Cameron 22-13.
I will be at Balloonfest tonight in my creation, â€śThe Egganator.â€ť This is how it works.
I have built a 7x7-feet chicken coop cage, and I (and other third-grade Poteau Bandit League coaches) will stand inside. You will be able to purchase grade AA double-yolk eggs for $1 apiece or a dozen for $10, and you then throw the eggs at those standing inside â€śThe Egganator.â€ť
Now, I know some of you Oklahoma Sooner fans will love to tee off on me, since I picked Texas Tech to beat OU Saturday night at Owen Field in Norman. It's my â€śUpset Special of the Week.â€ť
When visiting the Pocola High School football fieldhouse at John Carter Field, on the south wall is a digital clock which has been counting down the days until the rivalry game between the Indians and the Panama Razorbacks.
Now, that clock will read just mere hours until kickoff of tonight's installment of the rivalry game, which will begin at 7:30 p.m. tonight at John Carter Field.
After a week off, the Bokoshe Tigers will return to the gridiron tonight.
The Tigers (1-5, 0-4 in District C-4) will try to get their first district victory when they entertain the Bluejacket Chieftains (2-4, 1-3) at 7:30 p.m. tonight.