This is the first big tournament week for county teams with tournaments going on at Eastern Oklahoma State College, Keys, Spiro and the Choctaw National Invitational at Talihina.
Most of the county teams are involved in tournament play through the week.
Poteau finally gets its season started at the Keys Cougars Invitational. The Pirates take on Keys Tuesday at 8:45 p.m. The Lady Pirates got a bye in the first round and play the Fort Gibson-Keys winner on Thursday at 4:30 p.m.
Several of the smaller schools in the county are at the EOSC tournament.
For the boys, LeFlore plays Battiest Monday at 5:20 p.m. at EOSC, Bokoshe takes on McCurtain on Monday at 8 p.m., also at EOSC. On Tuesday, Arkoma plays Clayton at 5:20 p.m. at Wilburton High School, Whitesboro faces Haileyville at 8 p.m. at EOSC and Howe will play Panola at 8 p.m. at WHS.
The girls’ bracket for Monday has Howe playing Battiest at 4 p.m. at EOSC and Whitesboro taking on Pittsburg at 6:40 p.m. at EOSC. On Tuesday, Bokoshe plays Haileyville at 4 p.m. at WHS, Arkoma meeting Buffalo Valley at 4 p.m. while LeFlore plays Red Oak at EOSC and Bokoshe faces Haileyville at WHS. Both games start at 6:40 p.m.
Spiro’s boys and girls are at the H.B. Stewart Classic at Greenwood.
The Choctaw Nation tournament starts Thursday at Talihina.
On the girls’ side of the bracket, Wister plays Talihina at 11 a.m., Pocola takes on Rattan at 1:45 p.m., Antlers plays Sallisaw at 4:20 and Central will try to defeat Lone Grove at 7 p.m.
For the boys, Wister and Rattan play at 12:20 p.m., Pocola opens with Sallisaw at 3 p.m., Central and Antlers play at 5:40 p.m. and Talihina will try to get past Lone Grove at 8:20 p.m.
In non-tournament action, Heavener plays at Wister Tuesday while Cameron hosts Panama on Friday.