The long awaited deer gun season is fast approaching. If you havenâ€™t taken your hunter safety course, you donâ€™t need to waste any more time getting it done! I checked the Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservationâ€™s Website and found these dates and locations: Wister School Cafeteria, Saturday; Broken Bow Middle School Cafeteria, Nov. 12; Sallisaw High School Cafeteria, Nov. 12. For contact names and numbers, go to www.wildlifedepartment.com/education/courses.htm.
ROLAND â€” The Poteau Bandit League teams ended the season Saturday afternoon by splitting their four games against the Roland Rangers.
The sixth-graders, who have never lost a Bandit League game in their careers, shut out Roland 24-0, while the fifth-graders posted a 14-0 victory.
However, the Rangers won the other two games â€” taking an 18-12 three-overtime victory in the fourth-grade game and a 12-0 win in the third-grade contest.
Everything has been settled as far as the Arkoma Mustangs are concerned. They will be second in District C-4, which means a home playoff game on Nov. 11.
But the Mustangs (8-1, 5-1 in district play) do not want to go into the postseason on a downer, so they plan on treating Friday night's regular-season finale at 7:30 p.m. on the road against Claremore Christian (3-6, 2-4) as they have in all the games.
After back-to-back losses to Seminole and Valliant, the Spiro Bulldogs did not look like the postseason was something they could reach. But after last week's home regular-season finale 23-7 victory over the Atoka Wampus Cats at McClain Stadium, the â€™Dogs still have a chance to return to the Class 3A playoffs.
The first thing which has to happen is the Bulldogs (4-5, 3-3 in District 3A-8) must win their 7:30 p.m. Friday game on the road against the Stigler Panthers (8-1, 5-1) â€” who have already clinched second place in the district behind district champion Seminole (9-0, 6-0).
There will be a 3-on-3 basketball tournament Nov. 12 at the Panama High School Gym.
Entry fee for the event is $80 per team, which will have a limit to a four-player roster. The deadline to enter is Nov. 4, and all proceeds will benefit the Panama High School basketball teams. For additional information, call (918) 963-2333.
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Anyone who is interested in coaching a Buccaneer Basketball team for the upcoming season needs to contact Billy Bond at (918) 647-1939.
EDMOND â€” The Poteau Lady Pirates and Pirates cross country runners wanted to run their best races of the season in Saturday afternoon's Class 4A State Meet at Mitch Park. For the most part, they did.
Most of, if not all, Poteau runners equaled or bettered their personal-best times of the season.