It's JH County Tournament Week
It's the first full week of January, and basketball fans in LeFlore County know what that means. Its's LeFlore County Junior High Tournament Week.Action began Monday afternoon at tournament-host Monroe as well as Howe and Wister. Carl Albert State College's Mick Thompson Fieldhouse will join in as a fourth site of action today.Everything will culminate with the title games at 6 p.m. (girls) and 7:15 p.m. (boys) Saturday at Mick Thompson Fieldhouse.Look for complete coverage beginning with Wednesday's edition up through next Tuesday's edition, which will have the title game stories.Former Whitesboro coach to be honoredFormer Whitesboro coach Steve Linker, who died last year, will have the posthumous honor of having the Whitesboro High School gymnasium named in his honor during the Jan. 17 games against Buffalo Valley.Linker coached at Whitesboro for 17 years.High School Team Photos, Numeric Rosters NeededSince this is the week of the Junior High County Tournament, it means the high school version is only two weeks away.Next week, I'll be preparing the 2013 High School County Tournament Guide, which will be in the Jan. 19 edition.Therefore, I need high school basketball team photographs and numeric rosters from the schools.I actually have most of the rosters from programs from last month's tournaments' I attended, but if they have been changed or additional players added, I will need new updated numeric rosters.The rosters can be sent by fax (918-647-8198) or e-mail (firstname.lastname@example.org). The photos can be sent to the same e-mail address.ScheduleTuesdayArkoma at Cameron, 6:30 and 8 p.m.Bokoshe at Howe, 6:30 and 8 p.m.Panama at Wister, 6:30 and 8 p.m.ThursdayBokoshe at McCurtain, 6:30 and 8 p.m.Leflore and Whitesboro at Rock Island Conference Shootout: At Buffalo Valley — Leflore vs. Red Oak, 5:20 and 6:40 p.m.; Whitesboro girls vs. Buffalo Valley, 8 p.m. At Kinta — Whitesboro boys vs. Clayton, 4 p.m.Spiro at Muskogee Shrine Classic, TBA.Talihina at Lone Grove Invitational: boys vs. Walters, 11:30 a.m.; girls vs. Marlow, 1 p.m.FridayPoteau at Heavener, 6:30 and 8 p.m.Wister at Bokoshe, 6:30 and 8 p.m.Cameron at Panama, 6:30 and 8 p.m.McCurtain at Arkoma, 6:30 and 8 p.m.Howe at Keota, 6:30 and 8 p.m.Leflore and Whitesboro at Rock Island Conference Shootout, at Buffalo Valley and Kinta, TBA.Spiro at Muskogee Shrine Classic, TBA.Talihina at Lone Grove Invitational, TBA.SaturdayPoteau at Broken Bow, 6:30 and 8 p.m.Leflore and Whitesboro at Rock Island Conference Shootout, at Wilburton, TBA.Spiro at Muskogee Shrine Classic, TBA.Talihina at Lone Grove Invitational, TBA.MondayLeflore at Bokoshe, 6:30 and 8 p.m.