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Howe teams take two from Keota in battle of Lions on Friday night

January 13, 2015

KEOTA — The Howe High School basketball teams swept a pair of games from the homestanding Keota squads in a battle of Lions on Friday night.
The Howe girls remained undefeated with a 79-41 win over Keota, while Howe’s boys edged Keota 65-54.
In the girls’ contest, Howe’s Lady Lions, who led 14-8 after a period, outscored Keota 21-13 in the second quarter to take a 35-21 lead at halftime. Then, Howe outscored Keota 44-20 in the second half.
In the boys’ game, Howe led 16-12 after a period, but local Lions outscored Haskell County’s Lions 19-7 second quarter to take a 35-19 lead at halftime.

Cameron boys beat Oaks in finals to win Arkansas River Shootout; Leflore girls runners-up, while Savages fall in third-place game

January 13, 2015

WEBBERS FALLS — The Cameron Yellowjackets basketball team won the Arkansas River Shootout on Saturday night, beating the Oaks Warriors 65-47 after beating the Leflore Savages 47-40 in Friday's championship semifinals.
The Lady Savages also played in the finals Saturday night, but lost 40-39 to the Porum Lady Panthers. Leflore reached the finals with a 50-48 victory over Oaks on Friday.
The Savages lost their third-place game Saturday, falling 68-50 to the Okay Mustangs.
The Lady Yellowjackets fell 46-31 in the consolation semifinals on Friday to be eliminated from the tournament.

Spiro girls fall to Red Oak in Shrine Classic title game; Bulldogs beat Hulbert for third place after losing to Red Oak; Eagles defeat Haskell for title

January 13, 2015

MUSKOGEE — The Spiro Lady Bulldogs lost the Muskogee Bedouin Shrine Classic small school title game 45-26 to the Red Oak Lady Eagles on Saturday after beating Haskell 59-50 in the semifinals on Friday.
The Bulldogs claimed third place Saturday, beating Hulbert 66-60 after losing 65-48 to Red Oak in Friday’s championship semifinals.
The Eagles won the boys small school title, beating Haskell 58-46 in Saturday’s title game.

Talihina boys finish fourth at Kingston New Year's Classic 2015; Lady Golden Tigers fall in consolation finals to Silo

January 13, 2015

KINGSTON — The Talihina Golden Tigers basketball team went 1-2 in last weekend's Kingston New Year's Classic 2015. They opened with a 59-48 win over Silo in Thursday's opening-round game, but lost in the semifinals 60-52 to Atoka. In Saturday's third-place game, the Golden Tigers suffered a 48-44 lost to the host Kingston Redskins.
The Lady Golden Tigers were hoping for a two-game winning streak, but it wasn't meant to be as they lost 32-30 to the Silo Lady Rebels in the consolation finals on Saturday.

Pocola boys, Howe girls win LeFlore County Junior High Tournament titles

January 12, 2015

The Pocola Indians and the Howe Lady Lions were crowned champions of the 2015 LeFlore County Junior High Tournament on Saturday night at Carl Albert State College’s Mick Thompson Fieldhouse.
The Indians rallied in the fourth quarter to down their archrivals, the Panama Razorbacks, 39-35 in Saturday night’s finals.
The Lady Lions had too much firepower from Jalei Oglesby, whose 40 points helped Howe handle Spiro 57-31.

One county tournament down, one to go; LCT Guide publishing Saturday

January 12, 2015

One LeFlore County Tournament down, one more to go — that being the high school version, which will begin Monday.
The 2015 LeFlore County Tournament Guide will be in Saturday’s edition. Thus, for those high schools that have not gotten us everything I need for this special section, I must have team photographs and numeric rosters by Wednesday. The photographs and the rosters may be e-mailed to The rosters also may be faxed to (918) 647-8198.

Poteau splits home games with Heavener on Friday night

January 12, 2015

The Poteau High School basketball teams split its Friday night home games with local rival Heavener at Sherman Floyd Fieldhouse.
The Pirates were on fire from 3-point range, hitting 13 of them and eight of those in the second half, as they pulled away in the second half to win going away 64-45 over the Wolves.
In the girls' game, a late fourth-quarter rally by the Lady Wolves lifted them to a 40-36 win over the Lady Pirates.

CASC teams sweep pair from NOC-Tonkawa; Carl Albert entertains Murray State teams Monday night

January 11, 2015

Getting 15 points and nine rebounds from Vanessa Matlock proved to be the difference for the Carl Albert State College Lady Vikings in their 84-70 win over the Northern Oklahoma College-Tonkawa Lady Mavericks on Thursday night.
Holding the Mavericks to 34.6-percent shooting from the field was the key for the Vikings in their 61-53 win on Thursday night.
The CASC teams will return to action Monday night at Mick Thompson Fieldhouse against Murray State College. The women's contest will be at 6 p.m., followed by the men at 8 p.m.

Callahan repeats as Pigskin Picks Contest winner for seventh win of football season

January 11, 2015

Alan Callahan was the lucky man for the second straight week as he won his seventh overall Poteau Daily News’ Pigskin Picks Contest last week, going 10-5 and winning the tie-breaker — which was the score between last weekend’s Detroit-Dallas playoff game, which was won by the Cowboys 24-20. Callahan won $25 for his winning ballot.

Sports Briefs

January 11, 2015

The Poteau Pirates Quarterback Club will have a fundraising Frito chili pie dinner from 11 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. today at the Bob Lee Kidd Civic Center. The dinner is $5 per person.
There will also be a pie auction as well as tickets being sold for a drawing for a Colt rifle.
All proceeds will help fund future expenses for the Poteau Pirates Quarterback Club.
For additional information, call Paul Wilson at (918) 839-7228 or Jerry Pitchford at (918) 721-9878.
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