Playoff time is here for Classes A, B — which caps off another busy weeks of hoops
It's hard to believe the playoffs are here. It just seems like we started the season just a while back.But for the five LeFlore County schools in Classes A (Arkoma and Cameron) and B (Bokoshe, Leflore and Whitesboro), the playoffs will begin Friday and Saturday in district tournaments. The complete schedule is listed at the end of this column.Class 2A, 3A and 4A District Tournaments will not begin until the end of next week. The Oklahoma Secondary Schools Activities Association threw some unexpected match-ups for district tournaments.In Class 4A, Poteau got to be home again for district tournament — this time against Hilldale.Our county's two Class 3A teams — Heavener and Spiro — may have been a little shocked, as I was, as to where the OSSAA sent them for their district tournaments. Heavener was sent north up U.S. 59 to the town of Kansas. Spiro was shipped west to Eufaula.But the biggest changes occurred in Class 2A as the OSSAA re-classified some Class A teams and made them Class 2A. That means that with more teams in that class, district tournaments will have three teams in them as opposed to the customary two teams as in years past.Two county Class 2A teams, Panama and Wister, got to be hosts for district tournaments. Panama will entertain archrival Pocola and Gore, while Wister will welcome Howe and Fort Towson.Talihina, the county's other Class 2A team, was sent north to Warner along with Summit Christian.All I can say is, “Let the fun begin!”ScheduleTonightMuldrow at Poteau, 6:30 and 8 p.m.Pocola at Heavener, 6:30 and 8 p.m.Spiro at Sallisaw, 6:30 and 8 p.m.Talihina at Hartshorne, 6:30 and 8 p.m.Thursday NightPanama at Pocola, 6:30 and 8 p.m.Friday NightRegular SeasonPoteau at Spiro, 6:30 and 8 p.m.Haileyville at Panama, 6:30 and 8 p.m.Stigler at Heavener, 6:30 and 8 p.m.Pocola at Hartshorne, 6:30 and 8 p.m.Talihina at Wilburton, 6:30 and 8 p.m.PlayoffsClass A District TournamentAt CameronCameron girls vs. Clayton, 6:30 p.m.; Arkoma boys vs. Clayton, 8 p.m.Class B District TournamentsAt WhitesboroEagletown girls vs. Moyers, 6:30 p.m.; Whitesboro boys vs. Eagletown, 8 p.m.At KintaMidway girls vs. Kinta, 6:30 p.m.; Bokoshe boys vs. Midway, 8 p.m.Saturday NightPlayoffsClass A District TournamentAt CameronArkoma girls vs. Cameron-Clayton winner, 6:30 p.m.; Cameron boys vs. Arkoma-Clayton winner, 8 p.m.Class B District TournamentsAt LefloreMcCurtain at Leflore, 6:30 and 8 p.m.At WhitesboroWhitesboro girls vs. Eagletown-Moyers winner, 6:30 p.m.; Moyers boys vs. Whitesboro-Eagletown winner, 8 p.m.At KintaBokoshe girls vs. Midway-Kinta winner, 6:30 p.m.; Kinta boys vs. Bokoshe-Midway winner, 8 p.m.Monday NightHowe at Pocola, 6:30 and 8 p.m.Porum at Panama, 6:30 and 8 p.m.Stigler at Spiro, 6:30 and 8 p.m.