Now, it's back to basketball
Now that the Christmas Break is concluded, it's back to business on the hardwood — and I do mean business.From now until late February and/or early March, it will be basketball pretty much non-stop.This week is the 2012 LeFlore County Junior High Tournament as well as Spiro's teams playing in the Muskogee Bedouin Shrine Classic, while Thursday through Saturday will be the Rock Island Conference Tournament featuring Leflore and Whitesboro. Also, Talihina's teams will represent the county at Lone Grove's Longhorn Invitational Tournament in Carter County just west of Ardmore.In fact, by the end of this week, all 13 LeFlore County high schools' basketball teams will return to the court.So, if you missed out on any of the basketball during the break, the next eight to 10 weeks will most definitely satisify your hoop needs.LeFlore County Tournament Team Photos, Rosters NeededThis is just a reminder to county high schools that I need your boys and girls' team photos AND numeric rosters (for those who have not done so yet) submitted by the end of this week or the beginning of next week.I need that information and photos so that I can have them to put inside the 2012 LeFlore County Tournament Guide — which will be created next week for the Jan. 14 edition, which will be the Saturday edition before the tournament takes place (Jan. 16-21). Some schools have already given me their team photos and rosters, while some have submitted their high school teams' photos but no numeric roster.High school yearbook teachers should have gotten an email regarding this on Monday when school resumed.Feel free to call me at (918) 647-3188, Ext. 30 if any of you all have questions.Congratulations, CoachHowe Lady Lions Coach Chris Brown got his 300th coaching victory Thursday afternoon when his team got past the Spiro Lady Bulldogs 40-37 in the Panama Holiday Festival in a game which could be the championship game match-up in the 2012 LeFlore County Tournament Jan. 21 at the Spiro Gym.Congratulations, Coach!ScheduleTodayKeota at Howe, 6:30 and 8 p.m.Heavener at Hartshorne, 6:30 and 8 p.m.Spiro at Muskogee Bedouin Shrine Classic: girls vs. Haskell, 4:30 p.m.; boys vs. Porter Consolidated, 6 p.m.ThursdayArkoma at Wister, 6:30 and 8 p.m.Cameron at Pocola, 6:30 and 8 p.m.Leflore and Whitesboro at Rock Island Conference Tournament: At Red Oak — Whitesboro girls vs. Quinton JV, 4 p.m. At Leflore — Leflore girls vs. Quinton, 7 p.m.; Whitesboro boys vs. Leflore, 8:30 p.m.Spiro at Muskogee Bedouin Shrine Classic, TBA.Talihina at Longhorn Invitational Tournament in Lone Grove: boys vs. Wilson, 1 p.m.; girls vs. Marlow, 2:30 p.m.FridayHeavener at Poteau, 6:30 and 8 p.m.Bokoshe at Arkoma, 6:30 and 8 p.m.Pocola at Howe JV, 6:30 and 8 p.m.Keota at Cameron, 6:30 and 8 p.m.Panama at Haileyville, 6:30 and 8 p.m.Leflore and Whitesboro at Rock Island Conference Tournament, TBA.Spiro at Muskogee Bedouin Shrine Classic, TBA.Talihina at Longhorn Invitational Tournament in Lone Grove, TBA.SaturdayLeflore and Whitesboro at Rock Island Conference Tournament, TBA.Spiro at Muskogee Bedouin Shrine Classic, TBA.Talihina at Longhorn Invitational Tournament in Lone Grove, TBA.MondayCameron at Arkoma, 6:30 and 8 p.m.Wister at Bokoshe, 6:30 and 8 p.m.