LeFlore County Tournament scoreboard

LeFlore County Tournament scoreboard
The 2023 LeFlore County Tournament tipped off Monday in Poteau as LeFlore's Tristyn Kirks controls the tip in a game against Arkoma.

LeFlore County Tournament scoreboard

LeFlore County Tournament scoreboard from Monday’s games and the schedule for Tuesday.

Monday’s scores:

Boys

Spiro 58, Cameron 28

Poteau 67, Whitesboro 37

Panama 85, Bokoshe 46

Talihina 65, LeFlore 46

Howe 69, Arkoma 52

Girls

Heavener 50, Poteau 48

LeFlore 65, Arkoma 32

Panama 56, Cameron 22

Talihina 45, Wister 39

Spiro 2, Bokoshe 0

Tuesday’s schedule

Boys

Winners bracket

At Poteau

Heavener vs. Talihina 5:30

Poteau vs. Wister 8:30

At Talihina

Pocola vs. Howe 8:30

At Panama

Panama vs. Spiro 8:30

Losers bracket

At Panama

Bokoshe vs. Cameron 5:30

Girls

Winners bracket

At Poteau

LeFlore vs. Spiro 4

Heavener vs. Howe 7

At Talihina

Pocola vs. Talihina 7

At Panama

Whitesboro vs. Panama 7

Losers bracket

At Panama

Arkoma vs. Bokoshe 4

2023 basketball LCT starts today

LeFlore County sports scoreboard 1-26-2023

2023 basketball LCT starts today

The 2023 basketball LeFlore County Tournament starts again Monday with games scheduled to be played at Panama, Poteau and Talihina.

The LCT is the oldest tournament in the state. Games later in the week will be played at Spiro.

Brackets

LCT boys bracket

LCT girls bracket

The top three seeds for both the boys and girls have byes Monday.

Here is Monday’s schedule

Boys

At Panama

Howe vs. Arkoma 5:30

Panama vs. Bokoshe 8:30

At Poteau

Cameron vs. Spiro 5:30

Poteau vs. Whitesboro 8:30

At Talihina

LeFlore vs. Talihina 8:30

Girls

At Panama

Bokoshe vs. Spiro 4

Panama vs. Cameron 7

At Poteau

LeFlore vs. Arkoma 4 Poteau

Poteau vs. Heavener 7

At Talihina

Talihina vs. Wister 7

If you attend any games, please text the final score to (918) 649-4712.


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Heavener and Poteau split games Monday

LeFlore County sports scoreboard 1-26-2023

Heavener and Poteau split

Heavener and Poteau split a pair of basketball games at Heavener Monday night between the two old LeFlore County rivals.

Poteau’s girls won the opener, 44-33, before the Wolves overcame slow starts in the first and third quarter to outscore the Pirates, 40-24.

Both Heavener teams are home Tuesday against Talihina. Poteau hosts Checotah in NOAA action Friday.

Girls

Poteau’s girls, now 1-5, captured their first win of the season as Brooklyn Garner tallied 24 of the Lady Pirates’ points and Poteau outscored the Lady Wolves by eight points in the second half to seal the win.

Ava Cartwright and Brooklyn May both scored 11 points to lead the Lady Wolves, now 3-7.

Poteau 44, Heavener 33

PHS 10  9 16  9—44

HHS  4 12 13 4–33

Poteau—Savanna Bryan 0 0-0 1 0; Brooke Hattabaugh 2 0-0 2 5; Brooklyn Garner 11 1-2 3 24; Parker Patterson 3 0-0 3 7; Gracyn Soehlman 2 2-3 3 6; Britlee Reed 0 0-0 2 0; Cheyanne Brickle 1 0-0 0 2. TOTALS: 19 3-5 14 44.

Heavener—McKinley Alexander 0 0-2 0 0; Ava Cartwright 4 3-4 0 11; Brooklyn May 4 3-4 3 11; Cayleigh McGee 2 1-2 4 5; Bryleigh Edmondson 1 0-0 0 2; Mariana Garcia 0 0-3 1 0; Meredith Smith 0 4-4 1 4. TOTALS: 11 11-16 9 33

Boys

Despite the slow starts, Heavener got hot in the second quarter and got a basket from Isaac Cook from midcourt to end the third period to down the Pirates.

Heavener, which is 9-1 and broke into the Class 3A rankings this week at 19, failed to get the usual shots to fall against the Pirates, who also struggled shooting, especially down low where Heavener’s Landon Thurman blocked and altered numerous shots.

Thurman, who had scored 31 in Heavener’s previous two games, led the Wolves with 17 points.

Heavener is 9-1. Poteau is 2-6.

Heavener 40, Poteau 24

PHS  7 12  6  6–24

HHS  9 22  5  5—40

Poteau—Dax Collins 3 0-0 2 7; Champ Downs 2 0-0 1 6; Aiden Sockey 0 0-0 2 0; Kord Fenton 1 0-0 2 3; Connor Whitworth 2 0-4 3 4; Adrian Conches 0 0-0 3 0; Calloway Warren 1 2-5 1 4. TOTALS: 9 2-9 14 24.

Heavener—Isaac Cook 2 0-0 0 5; Bryce Morrison 3 0-0 2 8; Jackson Clubb 0 0-0 3 0; Devry Ritter 1 3-3 1 5; Landon Thurman 4 5-12 3 17; Zaid Rodriguez 0 1-3 0 1; Nick Lopez 1 0-2 3 3. TOTALS: 11 9-20 12 10.

Poteau School Board appoints new member

Poteau School Board

Poteau School Board appoints new member

Poteau School Board members appointed Troy George to fill the Seat 5 position on the board at Monday night’s meeting. George is pastor of Poteau First Baptist Church and replaces Matt McBee, who resigned earlier.

Policy approved

A policy relating to gender identification was approved. Students must use the restroom that matches the gender they were assigned at birth, or they may use a separate facility. The policy also sets disciplinary actions for misusing the policy.

Teacher recognized

Nikki Steelman, pictured, was recognized as Pansy Kidd Middle School Teacher of the Year.

Kelly Watson was named sponsor of the newly formed Rodeo Club.

Pirate football fans may get to own a piece of team history soon. The board declared some surplus items to be junked or sold, including the Costner Stadium scoreboard. Devin Cochran said he hopes the new scoreboard will be delivered by February in time for the old one to be auctioned off during the annual football awards banquet. The old softball field scoreboard and an obsolete ramp also were declared surplus.

Fundraisers, trips approved 

The board also approved several fundraisers and out-of-state trips for the coming months.

Resignations

In personnel matters, they accepted the resignations of Finance Director Valerie Martin, Vo-Ag teacher Crystal Shipman and Maintenance person Jerry Beal.

Hires

The board agreed to hire Finance Director Shannon Barnes, Head Soccer Coach Billy Adean, Aviation instructor Randy Steelman and Vo-Ag teacher Justin Payne.

Story written by KEN MILAM