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The 2nd Annual LeFlore County Archery Tournament was held on January 19th at the Reynolds Center in Poteau. Cameron School hosted the National Archery in the Schools Program (NASP) event this year. The tournament was sponsored by JRT Trucking, the Choctaw Nation, Mallory-Martin Funeral Home, Calvary Church, and Dowden-Roberts Funeral Home and managed by TNT on the Go, LLC owned by world record holder Brian Jackson of Tahlequah.

In the junior high division, Cameron was crowned the county champion. Howe earned runner-up and Arkoma earned third place. Cameron won county champion in the high school division as well. Howe was runner-up and Panama earned third.

Junior High Team Results:                         High School Team Results:

Cameron                    3258                           Cameron                   3151

Howe                          3076                           Howe                          3143

Arkoma                      2850                           Panama                     2928

Shady Point              2835                           Arkoma                      2836

Panama                     2750

Fanshawe                 2443

Hodgen                      2063

Medals were awarded to the top five females and males in each division, as well as the overall archer in both divisions. Cameron’s Jake Cauthen earned top overall archer in the junior high division with a score of 292 (a perfect score is 300) and Howe’s Taylor Roberts earned top overall archer in the high school division with a score of 284. Those earning medals were…

Junior High:

1st Place Female – Jordyn Kennison (Howe)

1st Place Male – Jake Cauthen (Cameron)

2nd Place Female (TIE) – Mya Townley & Hayle Parker (both of Cameron)

2nd Place Male – Steven Butler (Cameron)

3rd Place Female – not awarded, see tie above

3rd Place Male – Hayden Shadwick (Shady Point)

4th Place Female – Anistyn Marrow (Cameron)

4th Place Male – Jonah Chamberlain (Cameron)

5th Place Female – Aniston Cox (Howe)

5th Place Male – Kamden Tippit (Panama)

High School:

1st Place Female – Jordyn Rivera (Cameron)

1st Place Male – Taylor Roberts (Howe)

2nd Place Female – Addison Parker (Cameron)

2nd Place Male – Avery Crase (Cameron)

3rd Place Female – Brayli Beason (Cameron)

3rd Place Male – Johnathon Harrison (Panama)

4th Place Female – Ema Lenard (Arkoma)

4th Place Male – Phoenix Duncan (Howe)

5th Place Female – Shelby Jones (Howe)

5th Place Male – Carl Brake (Arkoma)


Monday, 17 January 2022 23:51

Cameron Archery Wins Shady Point Tournament

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Congratulations to the Cameron Archery team!

Poteau, OKLAHOMA - The Cameron middle school and high school archery teams won the Shady Point archery tournament this past Saturday in each of their divisions.

Several team members medaled in all three divisions.


Elementary Division:

3rd Female - Kambree Trapp

4th Male - Gabe Cody

5th Female - Luxy Sweeten

5th Male - Zyer Barcheers


middle school team

Middle School Team

Middle School Division:

1st Female - Anistyn Marrow

2nd Female - Mya Townley

2nd Male - Steven Butler

4th Male - Jake Cauthen

5th Female - Paityn Beason

highschool team

High School Team 

High School Division:

4th Male - Karson Burks

5th Female - Addison Parker

The Yellowjackets compete next at the 2nd Annual LeFlore County Archery Tournament on January 19th at the Reynolds Center in Poteau.

Saturday, 08 January 2022 16:23

Congratulations JH Ladybacks!

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Congratulations to the Panama Junior High School Ladybacks!



The Panama JH Ladybacks won the Hodgen Tournament Championship Friday night, defeating Fanshawe 34-26.

Tuesday, 14 December 2021 16:20

Cameron Archery Takes Third at Chandler

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The Cameron Middle School archery team earned as strong third place finish in Chandler, competing in one of the toughest archery tournaments in the state.


The Yellowjackets scored 3,226 and 8th grader Jake Cauthen finished fourth among middle school males in bullseye and was the 3D champion.




The middle school team is currently ranked 3rd in the state and 9th nationally.


The Cameron High School team is currently ranked 8th in the state.



Chandler was the first state qualifier for the Yellowjackets.

The elementary, middle, and high school teams will compete next in the Shady Point tournament in January.


Jonah Chamberlain, seventh grader and member of the Cameron archery team, was the overall male winner at Zion on Wednesday, December 1st, in all divisions, grades 4-12. Several other Yellowjackets medaled.

Elementary Division

Case Ladd, 1st place male

Brayle Welker, 2nd place female

Rian Jones, 3rd place male

Adian Crase, 5th place male

Middle School Division

Anistyn Marrow, 2nd place female

Jake Cauthen, 2nd place male

Leighton Dyer, 3rd place female

Steven Butler, 4th place male

High School Division

Addison Parker, 2nd place female

Jordyn Rivera, 3rd place female

Ayme Parker, 4th place female

Karson Burks, 4th place male

This was the first tournament for Ladd, Welker, Jones, and Crase and only the second tournament for Dyer. “We are very pleased with what these archers and their teams accomplished,” said Hank Austin, coach.

The Yellowjackets travel to Chandler on December 11th for the first of three state tournament qualifiers.


RUSSELLVILLE, Ark. – On Wednesday, the Great American Conference announced that FireLake Arena in Shawnee, Oklahoma will serve as the venue for the 2022 Men’s and Women’s Basketball Championships.


FireLake Arena, which opened in 2014, features more than 52,000 feet of event space and can seat more than 3,000 fans for basketball. It has hosted events ranging from concerts, conventions, MMA, boxing and bowling.


“We are honored to be selected to host the Great American Conference and are excited to witness firsthand the talent and competition these schools bring to the game of basketball,” FireLake Arena Director David Qualls said.

The 2022 Championship will take place from Thursday, March 3rd through Sunday, March 6th. The tournament will feature the top eight men’s and women’s teams.

“FireLake Arena is going to be a great championship partner for GAC basketball,” GAC Commissioner Will Prewitt said. “I am excited to see the experience that it will create for our student-athletes and fans.”

Bruin Fieldhouse in Bartlesville, Oklahoma hosted the Men’s and Women’s Championships from 2012 to 2020. The league contested the 2021 Championships across various campus sites.

2022 GAC Basketball Championships Schedule

Thursday, March 3

Men’s Game 1: Noon – Quarterfinal #1: No. 2 vs. No. 7

Women’s Game 1: 2:15 PM – Quarterfinal #1: No. 2 vs. No. 7

Men’s Game 2: 5:45 PM – Quarterfinal #2: No. 1 vs. No. 8

Women’s Game 2: 8:00 PM – Quarterfinal #2: No. 1 vs. No. 8

Friday, March 4

Men’s Game 3: Noon – Quarterfinal #3: No. 4 vs. No. 5

Men’s Game 4: 2:15 PM – Quarterfinal #4: No. 3 vs. No. 6

Women’s Game 3: 5:45 PM – Quarterfinal #3: No. 4 vs. No. 5

Women’s Game 4: 8:00 PM – Quarterfinal #4: No. 3 vs. No. 6

Saturday, March 5

Men’s Game 5: Noon – Semifinal #1: Winner G2 vs Winner G3

Men’s Game 6: 2:15 PM – Semifinal #2: Winner G1 vs Winner G4

Women’s Game 5: 5:45 PM – Semifinal #1: Winner G2 vs Winner G3

Women’s Game 6: 8:00 PM – Semifinal #2: Winner G1 vs Winner G4

Sunday, March 6

Men’s Game 7: 1:00 PM – Final: Winner G5 vs Winner G6

Women’s Game 7: 3:30 PM – Final: Winner G5 vs Winner G6


HOT SPRINGS, Ark. – In Friday’s second Great American Conference Volleyball Championship semifinal match from the Bank OZK Arena, Oklahoma Baptist eliminated Harding for the third-straight season with a three-set victory.

GAC Player of the Year Malia Leatherland added to her list of accomplishments as her 11 kills gave her 1,668 for her career to break the GAC’s all-time record, a standard held previously by Southwestern Oklahoma State’s Carly Zak. She added 15 digs for her second double-doubles in as many days.

The top-seeded Bison (23-3) raced out to a 14-5 start in the opening set only to see the Lady Bisons (17-9) respond by scoring 12 of the next 15 points to even the set at 17-17. Ahead 21-20, Oklahoma Baptist scored three-straight points and finished off the set, 25-21.

The opening of the second set featured four ties. Trailing 7-6, Oklahoma Baptist separated from Harding by winning 13 of the next 16 points. The Lady Bisons came back with six-straight points to cut the margin to 19-16. Oklahoma Baptist secured the set by winning the final three points.

Set three saw nine ties before either team reached 12 points. The Bison surged to a 15-11 lead after scoring five straight points. On two occasions, Harding pulled to within one point but could never draw even again as Oklahoma Baptist closed out the contest by winning eight of the final nine points.

Diana Carranza set the GAC Championship record for digs in a three-set match as she totaled 27. Kayle Buell added 36 digs. Avery Hellmuth matched Leatherland with 11 kills and Audrey Poupard registered seven blocks. Logan Smith led the Harding offense with 11 kills. She added 11 digs. Sarah Morehead finished with 24 assists and 18 digs.

The Bison advance to their third-straight final. Oklahoma Baptist joins Arkansas Tech, 2011-14, and Harding, 2011-13 and 2017-Spring 2021, as the only three programs to reach at least three straight GAC Championship finals. The Bison will face the Golden Suns at 2 p.m. on Saturday. The match streams on GACSportsNetwork.com. The Bison have eliminated the Golden Suns at each of the last two GAC Championships – in the semifinals last April and in the quarterfinals in 2019. They will attempt to become the first team to win three-straight Championship titles.



The athletics department of Carl Albert State College is excited to announce the very first Viking wrestling golf fundraiser. The golf tournament will be held Friday, October 22, 2021, at Cherokee Springs in Tahlequah. Event registration begins at 9 am, with tee off at 10 am.

The fundraiser is the first of hopefully many for the new wrestling program. Viking men’s wrestling was launched this fall as a fully-sanctioned NJCAA athletics program, with women’s wrestling following in the fall of 2022. The tournament is being spearheaded by Craig Benson of Firstar Bank, along with members of the CASC coaching and marketing staff. “We are looking forward to starting this annual event where we get to have some fun playing golf, and rub shoulders with community members and supporters of CASC Wrestling,” said wrestling coach Jake Lords. “We appreciate the support from community members, fans, and eventually, alumni. The funds raised from this golf tournament will assist in paying for all aspects of the wrestling program including travel, meals, equipment, gear, etc. We are so thankful for this community and the businesses who are part of our family already!”

The launch of Viking wrestling has been met with much optimism, support, and enthusiasm from the communities Carl Albert serves. The tournament should prove to be a successful addition to a host of activities centered around Viking wrestling. “This event will be a great start to the upcoming season for Carl Albert State College’s inaugural Wrestling season,” said Craig Benson. “We are very fortunate to have several generous boosters who are willing to invest in the future of Viking


Those who participate in the tournament have the chance to secure $800 for first place, $500 for second place, or $250 for third place. A custom putter and a custom driver will be the prizes for “closest to pin” and “longest drive”, respectfully. Additionally, sponsorship opportunities are available ranging from $200 to $2000.

Complete details and registration information can be found by visiting the Carl Albert website at www.carlalbert.edu.



RUSSELLVILLE, Ark. – The Great American Conference announced the league’s third GAC Women’s Soccer Player of the Week awards of the 2021 season. Northwestern Oklahoma State’s Tiarra Campbell won Offensive Player; Ouachita’s Josilyn Kispert claimed Defender and East Central’s McKenna Leveling garnered Goalkeeper of the Week.

GAC OFFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK – Tiarra Campbell, Northwestern Oklahoma State, F, Fr., Apple Valley, California

Campbell tallied four goals in the Rangers’ 5-1 win at Oklahoma Panhandle State. She recorded the first four-goal game in the conference since Southwestern Oklahoma State’s Alimata Rabo netted four against Southern Nazarene on October 27, 2018. She scored in the 11th minute of their 2-1 victory against Oklahoma Christian.

GAC DEFENDER OF THE WEEK – Josilyn Kispert, Ouachita, Jr., McKinney, Texas

Kispert led the Tigers in their 3-0 home victory against UT Tyler, the Patriots’ first loss of the season. She scored the winning goal with a 51st minute tally. The Tigers extended their win streak to three, all three via shutout. They have not allowed a goal in more than 280 minutes.

GAC GOALKEEPER OF THE WEEK – McKenna Leveling, East Central, Fr., Fort Worth, Texas

Leveling set the Tiger and the GAC record for saves in a single match when she tallied 20 in East Central’s double-overtime contest against Midwestern State. She made nine saves in the first half, seven in the second half and four across the two overtimes. The 20 saves represented the most in a Division II game since November 2019.


Alejandre Andrade, F (Southern Nazarene), Kaylee Swaner, M (Oklahoma Baptist)

Kaitlyn Morphy, D (Northwestern Oklahoma State)

Michele Snow, GK (Ouachita)



RUSSELLVILLE, Ark. – The Great American Conference announced the league’s second GAC Women’s Soccer Player of the Week awards of the 2021 season. Oklahoma Baptist’s Hannah White claimed Offensive Player of the Week; Northwestern Oklahoma State’s Caitlyn Bidart earned Defender of the Week and Ouachita’s Michele Snow captured Goalkeeper of the Week.


GAC OFFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK – Hannah White, Oklahoma Baptist, M, Sr., Norman, Oklahoma

White netted three second-half goals, her first three of the season, in the Bison’s 4-3 come-from-behind victory against Central Oklahoma, the No. 6 team in United Soccer Coaches Central Region rankings. She tied the match at 2-2 and put the team in ahead, 3-2 and 4-3. The game-winning goal came in the 81st minute on a header for the first hat trick of her career.


GAC DEFENDER OF THE WEEK – Caitlyn Bidart, Northwestern Oklahoma State, Sr., Gardnerville, Nevada

Bidart led a Northwestern defense that surrendered just a combined 12 shots, seven on target, in their road wins against Nebraska-Kearney and Wayne State. The Rangers shut out the Lopers, 1-0, and defeated the Wildcats, 4-1. The Rangers’ 3-1 start represents their best four-game start since joining the GAC in 2012.

GAC GOALKEEPER OF THE WEEK – Michele Snow, Ouachita, Jr., North Richland Hills, Texas

Snow recorded consecutive shutouts in home victories against Union and Christian Brothers. After collecting a save in a 2-0 win against Union, she totaled eight in a 1-0 win against the Lady Bucs. She had recorded three shutouts through the Tigers’ opening four games and she lowered her goals-against average to 0.71.



Tiarra Campbell, F (Northwestern Oklahoma State), Jaymee Dotson, M (Ouachita), Emma Roberts, F (Harding)

Grace Ann Green, M (Harding), Abbey Inman, D (Ouachita)

Reagan Allen, GK (Northwestern Oklahoma State)





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