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2013 was a good year

January 8, 2014

I have not talked to you since the Class 4A state championship game, but 2013 was a good year overall.
Poteau High School had a good year. They won a gold ball in futball, a.k.a. soccer, last May at the University of Tulsa, and I have heard that Dr. Matos made a bet with that team that if they won the championship he would grow an afro — which was to be displayed today sometime around town. While the Pirates will be good this year, they have to replace three All-Staters.
The Poteau Lady Pirates golf team was shafted in the Class 4A state Tournament. The defending state champions were trailing by a shot after the first round when Mother Nature arrived in Oklahoma. The Oklahoma Secondary Schools Activities Association called off the second round because the wind chill index was approaching dangerous levels, but then forced defending state champion Hannah Ward to go out and have a playoff for medalist honors — and birdied the first hole to repeat as state champion. So, by my way of thinking, that pulled the Lady Pirates even in the team tournament. Lady Pirates, you are the defacto state champions.

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