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The Carl Albert State College wrestling team wrestlers recently made school history at the NJCAA National Tournament held in Council Bluffs, IA. CASC had its first two National Champions in program history, with Lexi Miller winning the first-ever Women's National title.


Joining her in the first class of All-Americans were Tenley Jones, who placed 6th; Sam Markwardt, who also placed 6th; Kylie Hulse, who battled back for 3rd place; and Ana Barnoski, who was a National Finalist coming in at Runner-Up.


The women’s team secured 6th place, only a few points out of 5th place.

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Tenley Jones 

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Sam Markwardt+

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Kylie Hulse

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Ana Barnoski

“The standings out of the National Tournament are truly an amazing conclusion to the inaugural season for CASC Women's Wrestling,” said President Jay Falkner. “To say we’re proud of these student-athletes is an understatement!”

Thaddeus Long is the other of the first two National Champions, winning the Men's first-ever National title. Additionally, the men had another All-American, with Hunter Hall placing 7th. The men finished 14th out of 55 teams represented at the National Tournament in just our 2nd year in existence.

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Thaddeus Long

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Hunter Hall

“I am so proud of all these athletes,” said head coach Jake Lords. “They all worked incredibly hard all year, battled through countless adversity, and placed their names in the history books forever. The national tournament was a grind, and these warriors were tough; they focused on what was within their control and came out victorious.

“We are thankful to the community, everyone on campus- faculty and staff, President Falkner, and the Board of Regents for the support and for believing in us and in the sport of wrestling,” Lords continued. “We felt the support and excitement from CASC and Poteau all the way in Iowa! It's a great day to be a Viking!”


Thursday, 02 March 2023 09:42

The county show

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The county junior show premium sale is coming up and I have been thinking about all the people that donate to the kids that make the sale. If you stop and think about it, it’s really fascinating.

There are 107 FFA and 4H students that made the premium sale with their animals. The county junior livestock show was this past week. Students from schools across the county brought their animals and competed in the show. Cattle, goats, lambs, and hogs were shown and evaluated by a judge. The top animals from each species were selected to be in the premium sale.

Friday night at 5:30 is a dinner for the students, their families and the sponsors. At 6:00 the auction begins. Each student that made sale will enter the ring one at a time and their animal will be auctioned off. On average the animals bring a little over a thousand dollars. Oh, and the best part, students get to keep their animals after they have been “auctioned.”

There are a lot of local businesses that have donate quite a bit of money each year. They have been helping these kids for as long as I’ve been involved.

Our local banks, car lots, bail bondsmen, feed stores, and the Choctaw nation help make this event “the big deal” every year for the kids that show. It’s easy to do some quick math and calculate that our local businesses will give away over one hundred thousand dollars Friday evening.

The vast majority of the companies that donate aren’t the Fortune 500 companies, it’s the businesses that are locally owned. They have roots here in the county and they show up big time to support the FFA and 4H students.

This same premium sale is happening in counties all over the United States.

I won’t attempt to name the all the local businesses, because sure enough I will leave someone out.

Over the next few weeks I would urge everyone to make sure and thank these locally owned businesses in our community that have supported the premium sale.

I’ve read several studies that say the locally owned businesses make up over ninety percent of all new job creation. I would also argue it’s these same businesses that make up ninety percent of charitable donations within the communities they serve. My hats off to all of the people that work to make the county show and premium sale a success.

James Lockhart lives near the Kiamichi mountains in southeast Oklahoma. He writes cowboy stories and fools with cows and horses.



Cameron Archery competed in the Grand State (Tier One) Archery tournament on February 23rd in Tulsa.

All three of the Yellowjacket Archery teams, in each division, were ranked in the top 20 in Oklahoma.

The middle school finished 5th, high school 8th, and elementary 11th.

Junior Jordyn Rivera placed 3rd individually.

The Yellowjackets will compete in the State 3D Tournament on March 4th in Locust Grove.

Tuesday, 31 January 2023 11:18

Cameron Archery wins Roland Tournament

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The Cameron middle school and high school archery teams were crowned bullseye tournament champions at Roland on Saturday, January 28th. Those teams, along with the elementary team, also ranked 1st in the 3D tournament. 8th grader Leighton Dyer was overall female bullseye champion of the tournament. Several Yellowjackets medaled…

Bullseye -
HS Females
1st - Jordyn Rivera
5th - Brayli Beason

HS Males
4th - Jake Cauthen

MS Females
1st - Leighton Dyer

3D -
HS Females
1st - Jordyn Rivera
2nd - Brayli Beason
3rd - Ruby Billy

MS Females
2nd - Leighton Dyer

MS Males
1st - Hunter Mayes
2nd - Jason Watts

Elem Females
1st - Ariel Howard
3rd - Kattie Couch

Elem Males
2nd - James Gaylor

Next, the Yellowjackets travel to Locust Grove for a two-day tournament, then all three teams will compete in the Grand State Tournament in Tulsa in late February. All three are currently ranked in the top ten in Oklahoma in each of their divisions.



The 3rd Annual LeFlore County Archery Tournament was hosted by Howe School on January 24th.

In the junior high division, Cameron was crowned county champion. Howe earned runner-up and Shady Point earned third place. Cameron won county champion in the high school division as well. Howe was runner-up and Arkoma earned third. This was the second year in a row that Cameron took 1st in both divisions and Howe took 2nd in both divisions.

Junior High Team Results:                         High School Team Results:

Cameron                    3201                           Cameron                   3239

Howe                          3157                           Howe                          3168

Shady Point              2882                           Arkoma                      3123

Arkoma                      2874                           Panama                     3000

Panama                     2860                           Bokoshe                    2693

Fanshawe                 2626

Spiro                           2528

Hodgen                      2295

Bokoshe                    2106

Medals were awarded to the top five females and males in each division, as well as the overall archer in both divisions. Panama’s Mya Townley earned top overall archer in the junior high division with a score of 283 (a perfect score is 300) and Cameron’s Jordyn Rivera earned top overall archer in the high school division with a score of 289. This was also Rivera’s second year to be crowned the female county champ in the high school division. Those earning medals were…

Junior High:

1st Place Female – Mya Townley (Panama)

1st Place Male – Braxon Sapp (Spiro)

2nd Place Female – Leighton Dyer (Cameron)

2nd Place Male – Case Ladd (Cameron)

3rd Place Female – Raini Baskins (Howe)

3rd Place Male – Jason Watts (Cameron)

4th Place Female – Destany Howard (Howe)

4th Place Male – Cadyn Hilton (Shady Point)

5th Place Female – Paityn Beason (Cameron)

5th Place Male – Aiyden Horn (Howe)

High School:

1st Place Female – Jordyn Rivera (Cameron)

1st Place Male – Jake Cauthen (Cameron)

2nd Place Female – Ema Lenard (Arkoma)

2nd Place Male – Steven Butler (Cameron)

3rd Place Female – Brayli Beason (Cameron)

3rd Place Male – Carl Brake (Arkoma)

4th Place Female – Psalm Yandell (Howe)

4th Place Male – Johnathon Harrison (Panama)

5th Place Female – Amara Benson (Cameron)

5th Place Male – Phoenix Duncan (Howe)

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 Caneron Middle School Archery 


RUSSELLVILLE, Ark. – On Tuesday, the Great American Conference announced the results of its 2023 women’s preseason coaches’ poll. Southeastern Oklahoma State collected three first-place votes to enter the season as the favorite.

The Savage Storm defeated Harding in the final of the 2022 GAC Championships to claim their third conference title. They return three All-GAC selections in Vanessa Nitu, Sara Gonzalez and Georgia Hosking. Nitu posted a 10-2 record in singles play to land on the First Team. Gonzalez and Hosking each placed on the Second Team.

Arkansas Tech edged out the Lady Bisons by one point for second place in the poll. Shaun Wiseman, a Tech alum, takes over for Abby Davis as head coach. He inherits a team that features three 2022 All-GAC First-Team honorees, headlined by Player of the Year Lea Grinberg. Grinberg posted an 18-6 singles record and a 13-6 doubles record with her partner, fellow First-Team performer Daniela Baez. Baez added a 15-7 singles record. Aastha Dargude backed up her 2021 Freshman of the Year campaign by making the First Team for the second-straight year.

In 2022, Harding won the GAC regular-season title for the second-straight year. The Lady Bisons earned an at-large berth to the NCAA Regionals. Like Arkansas Tech, Harding also returns three 2022 First-Teamers in Grace Dodd, Romane Britt and Lina Romero. Dodd, a unanimous selection, went 8-5 at the No. 1 doubles position and 7-10 at No. 1 singles. Britt produced a 15-7 singles record and Romero went 14-7 in singles.

Southern Arkansas placed fourth. Lena Milosevic claimed a spot on the All-GAC First-Team for the second-straight season. Henderson State and Ouachita Baptist rounded out the poll. The Reddies’ Mulan Kamoe, a 2022 unanimous First-Team selection, went 9-6 in singles play and 11-4 in doubles.

The regular season begins on Wednesday, February 1 when Harding faces Hendrix. Henderson State and Southeastern Oklahoma State open play two days later, followed by Ouachita and Southern Arkansas on Saturday the fourth. The Golden Suns take to the courts for the first time on Saturday the 11th in a non-conference contest with Ouachita. The 2023 GAC Championships return to Bentonville, Arkansas with all six teams competing from Thursday, April 20 through Saturday, April 22.

Sunday, 11 December 2022 19:12

Lady Razorbacks Win Porum Tournament

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Congratulations Panama Lady Razorbacks on your Back-to-Back Porum Tourney Championship Win!

Sunday, 04 December 2022 16:10

Cameron Archery Teams Win at Arkoma Tournament

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The Cameron Middle School and High School Archery teams were champs of the Arkoma Archery Tournament on Saturday, December 3rd. highschool

The Cameron Elementary Archery team finished runner-up in their first ever tournament. 


Sophomore Brayli Beason was the overall Arkoma tournament champion as well the high school female champ.


8th grader Leighton Dyer was the middle school female champ and the second overall tournament winner. 7th graders Tatum Hamptom and Jason Watts both placed 3rd female and 3rd male, respectively. 

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This was the first of four state qualifying tournaments the Yellowjackets will compete in this season, including hosting their own on January 6-7. They have a total of 8 regular season tournaments on their schedule. The first was in Altus, Arkansas where both the middle and high school teams also were tournament champs. 

Cameron is the defending county champs in both the middle and high school divisions and home of last year’s 3D world champion. The Yellowjackets are off to a good start and looking forward to another successful season. 

Wednesday, 03 August 2022 17:32

Howe Lions Baseball Banner Sponsorship Program

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The Howe Baseball Program would like to advertise for your company by hanging a 3X5 banner at our Howe Baseball Facility. This sponsorship will be a yearly donation to help our program.

The money will help with facility upgrades, baseball trips, gear, and many other items for our 5th-12th grade teams.

The Howe Lion Baseball program is looking forward to partnering with you in this fundraiser. We want to thank each sponsor for what you do for our boys and our program.

A $300 donation will buy the first year sponsorship and the 3X5 banner that will be displayed at the field along the road and visible for passing traffic. The sponsorship will renew every July for $150 before the fall season begins.

Banners will be displayed during fall and spring baseball seasons and during any summer league games played at our facility. Banners will be taken down during the off-season to avoid wear and tear.

See the pdf below for additional information and the order form. Contact shawnwomack@howeschools.org for question.

Friday, 17 June 2022 19:50

Poteau Chamber Golf Tournament Winners

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Poteau Chamber’s 25th Annual Golf Tournament Draw Largest Number this year.

Even though the heat was on the rise the entire day the teams took advantage of the water, gatoraide and drinks and found shade when possible

Prize Money was donated by The Choctaw Casino Poteau.

In photos Choctaw Casino Poteau Supervisor – Ashley Shipman

1st place team

1st  Place Team           Photo:  Left To Right – Trey Buchanan    Allen Deen  Connor Whitworth Ashley Shipman (Choctaw Casino)  Not picture Marc Bovos.

Marc Bovos Attorney

  • Marc Bovos
  • Connor Whitworth

360 Communications

  • Trey Buchanan
  • Allan Deen

 2nd place

2nd Place Team        Photo:  Left To Right  - Bryson Terry   Jonathan Burgess   Not Pictured Dennis Wright  Robert Bunk, Ashley Shipman (Choctaw Casino) 

P&K Equipment

  • Jonathan Burgess
  • Bryson Terry

Russell Cellular #2

  • Dennis Wright
  • Robert Bunk

3rd place team

3rd Place Team       Photo:  Dwain Caughern  Not Pictured:  Chase Blake, Brandon Matos, Scott Kuck


  • Scott Kuck
  • Brandon Matos

P&K Equipment #2

  • Dwain Caughern
  • Chase Blake

longest drive man

Longest Drive Men

Josh Parker 

longest drive women

Longest Drive  Woman Jaycee Christenberry, also pictured are Rommie Tom, Amy Singleterry and John Mathis

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Closest to the Pin

Carolyn Cooper

Jammie Hoffman

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