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Games at CASC


Arkoma girls and Bokoshe Girls at 4 p.m. at CASC


Spiro Boys and Heavener Boys at 5:30 pm


LeFlore Girls and Whitesboro Girls at 7pm


Whitesboro Boys and Poteau Boys at 8:30 pm

 

Games at Panama


Howe Girls and Cameron Girls at 5:30pm


Heavener Ladies and Poteau Ladies at 7pm


Talihina Boys and LeFlore Boys at 8:30 pm

 

Games at Pocola


Pocola and Bokoshe 5:30pm


Pocola Girls and Talihina Girls 7pm


Howe Boys and Panama Boys 8:30pm

 

Good luck to all County Teams!

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RUSSELLVILLE, Ark. – The Great American Conference announced the league’s Players of the Week awards for the 11th week of the 2018-19 basketball regular season. Henderson State’s Mike Fofana won the Men’s honor and Harding’s Kellie Lampo claiming the Women’s accolade.

 

GAC MEN’S BASKETBALL PLAYER OF THE WEEK – Mike Fofana, Henderson State, F, Jr., Memphis, Tennessee
Fofana continued his stretch of terrific play as Henderson picked up wins against Ouachita and Arkansas Tech. Fofana poured in 19 points on 8-for-11 shooting on the road against the Tigers. He followed up with 20 points - 15 in the second half - and 13 rebounds against the Wonder Boys. He has averaged 18.5 points and 9.0 rebounds during the Reddies’ four-game win streak.

 

GAC WOMEN’S BASKETBALL PLAYER OF THE WEEK – Kellie Lampo, Harding, F, So., Jessieville, Arkansas
Lampo led the conference in scoring and rebounding for the week as she averaged 24.0 points and 14.0 rebounds against Arkansas Tech and Southern Arkansas. She grabbed a career-high 19 rebounds against the Golden Suns and followed up with a career-high 30-points against the Lady Muleriders. She went 16-for-31 from the field, including 9-for-14 against SAU.

 

OTHERS NOMINATED
Treyvon Andres, C, Northwestern Oklahoma State (Led the GAC by scoring 25.0 PPG and grabbing 13.0 RPG); DeVante Brooks, F, Southern Arkansas (Helped SAU extend win streak to eight as he averaged 11.0 PPG and 8.0 RPG); Kevin Buckingham, F, Southeastern Oklahoma State (Registered a double-double in win vs SWOSU); Jhonathan Dunn, G, Southern Nazarene (In two wins, averaged 19.0 PPG and went 16-for-32 from the floor); Nick Shoemaker, G, Southwestern Oklahoma State (Became SWOSU’s all-time leader in made 3-point field goals); Kendarious Smith, G, Ouachita (Shot 52.9 percent from the field including 57.1 percent on 3-point tries); Camron Talley, G, East Central (Made a combined 8 3-pointers vs Southeastern and Southern Nazarene); JV Long, G, Harding (Became first Harding player with at least 20 points and 15 rebound in a game since 2012); Antonio Wade, G, Oklahoma Baptist (Posted his second 30-point game as he scored 36 vs Northwestern Oklahoma State)

 

Tyra Aska, G, Southwestern Oklahoma State (Scored 36 on 12-of-18 shooting in win vs Southeastern); Autumn Avina, G, Oklahoma Baptist (Averaged 15.0 points, 10.5 assists and 9.0 rebounds); Adrienne Berry, G, Southern Nazarene (Averaged 16.0 points and 6.0 rebounds in two victories); Alyssa Crase, F, Southern Arkansas (Went 6-for-9 from the field and averaged 7.0 rebounds per game); Eden Crow, G, Ouachita (Shot 52.9 percent from the floor; averaged 12.0 PPG and 8.0 RPG); Hailey Estes, G, Henderson State (Hit 8 3-pointers vs Ouachita; double-double vs Arkansas Tech); Kalea King, G, Northwestern Oklahoma State (Hit game-winning shot vs Oklahoma Baptist); Sam Schwab, F, East Central (Career-high 15 points vs Southeastern; made 10-of-15 shots for the week)

 

Monday, 21 January 2019 10:46

Pocola hosts the LCT

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Pocola High School is hosting the 2019 LeFlore County Basketball Tournament which begins on Monday.


Games will be played at Carl Albert State College in Poteau, Panama High School and Pocola High School.


Howe Lady Lions are the top seeds for the girls, while the Spiro Bulldogs are the top seeds for the boys.


Monday game times are as follows:


Boys

Pocola vs. Panama 5:30 pm at Pocola
Cameron vs. Poteau 5:30 pm at Carl Albert State College
Heavener vs. Arkoma 8:30 pm at Carl Albert State College
LeFlore vs. Wister 8:30 pm at Pocola
Howe vs. Bokoshe 8:30 pm at Panama

 

Girls

Wister vs. Whitesboro 4 pm at Carl Albert State College
Bokoshe vs. Heavener 5:30 pm at Panama
Spiro vs. Cameron 7pm at Carl Albert State College
Poteau vs. Arkoma 7 pm at Pocola
Talihina vs. Panama 7 pm at Panama

 

 

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Sunday, 20 January 2019 17:17

OU Impresses in Home Debut

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By Patrick Dunn, Communications Assistant, University of Oklahoma Athletics Department


NORMAN — The No. 2 ranked Oklahoma men's gymnastics team opened its 2019 home slate with a victory over No. 11 Arizona State and No. 12 Air Force on Saturday inside McCasland Field House. The Sooners topped the Falcons and Sun Devils by a team score of 418.550-397.050 and 392.500. Sooner gymnasts claimed or earned a share of all six individual event titles. Senior Genki Suzuki took the all-around crown, registering a career-best 83.600.


"Tonight felt pretty good," said OU head coach Mark Williams. "We started better and kept the momentum going. We really did not have to count any mistakes tonight.


"I was really happy for Genki (Suzuki), he had a phenomenal night winning the all-around and being really consistent across the board. I saw some good things from a lot of guys that may have been a little bit unsettled last weekend, so I see that improvement. It is also nice to be at home because we have great support from our fans and a lot of energy in the building. It is really fun to do gymnastics in this environment."


Oklahoma started the meet strong on floor in the first rotation, totaling 71.100. The Sooners were led on the event by freshman Vitaliy Guimaraes, turning in a career-best 14.450 in his first meet at McCasland Field House.

 

The score took first out of all competitors on floor exercise.


The second rotation on pommel horse saw the Sooners tally a 66.350. Genki Suzuki, competing all-around, recorded the top score with a 13.700. Horse specialist Brian Schibler contributed with a strong 13.650.


The Sooners moved on to still rings in the fourth rotation, scoring a 71.200. Senior captain Yul Moldauer brought the crowd to its feet with a huge 15.100, the highest score on the event of the evening by a half point.


In the fifth rotation, Oklahoma logged a 68.450 on parallel bars. Suzuki led the Sooners on an event for the second time, tallying a 13.950. Junior Matt Wenske, who claimed the all-around title last weekend, recorded a career-high 13.600 to help the Sooners.


OU closed with another 68.450 event score, this one on high bar. Senior co-captain Levi Anderson anchored the rotation with a 14.100, including a stuck landing to finish the night for the Sooners. Sophomore Gage Dyer also put up a career-high 14.100 on the event.


Oklahoma continues its home slate next Saturday, Jan. 26 at 7 p.m. CT when the Sooners welcome Ohio State to McCasland Field House. The meet will serve as Military Night.

 

Saturday, 19 January 2019 12:08

Murray Second Straight Sooner to Win Manning Award

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NORMAN — Oklahoma's Kyler Murray has been selected as the 2018 winner of the Manning Award, presented by the Allstate Sugar Bowl to the top quarterback in the nation. Murray is the second straight Sooner to earn the honor, following last year's honoree Baker Mayfield. This marks Murray's fifth major end-of-season award, with him also claiming the Heisman Trophy, Davey O'Brien Quarterback of the Year Award, Earl Campbell Tyler Rose Award and AP Player of the Year award.

 

The Manning Award, now in its 15th year, was created by the Allstate Sugar Bowl to honor the college football accomplishments of Archie, Peyton and Eli Manning. It is the only quarterback award that takes into consideration the candidates' bowl performances in its balloting. The award is voted on by a panel of local and national media, as well as each of the Mannings.

 

"Week-in and week-out, Kyler Murray made highlight-reel plays for one of the best teams in the country," said Archie Manning. "For the Sooners to lose Baker Mayfield and still make the College Football Playoff shows just how tough and talented he really is. Kyler proved to be a great leader and exceptional athlete and passer worthy of recognition as the top quarterback in the country this year.

 

"The Manning family is pleased to be able to recognize Kyler thanks to the generous and ongoing support of the Sugar Bowl Committee. The Bowl's role in making this award possible each year is greatly appreciated."

 

From Allen, Texas, Murray led the Sooners to a 12-2 record in 2018, a fourth consecutive Big 12 championship, a second straight appearance in the College Football Playoff and a No. 4 final AP ranking. The redshirt junior completed 260 of 377 passes this year for 4,361 yards and 42 touchdowns to seven interceptions. He also rushed for 1,001 yards and another 12 scores, becoming just the second player in FBS history to throw for at least 4,000 yards and run for at least 1,000 in a season (Clemson's Deshaun Watson did it in 2015 with 4,109 passing and 1,105 rushing in 15 games as he also won the Manning Award).

 

"I'm humbled and honored to receive the 2018 Manning Award, and congratulate all of the other finalists on their great seasons," said Murray. "When it comes to quarterbacks, no family is more accomplished than the Mannings, and I will cherish this honor the rest of my life. I'd like to thank Coach (Lincoln) Riley and his staff at Oklahoma for their mentorship, as well as all of my teammates for their dedication to making our program one of the very best in the country. We had an incredible season and I share this award with all of them."

 

Murray led the nation in total yards (school-record 5,362), points responsible for (324; tied), yards per pass attempt (FBS-record 11.6) and yards per completion (16.8). He also ranked second in passing efficiency rating (school-record 199.2) and passing touchdowns (42).

 

Murray's 54 total touchdowns in 2018 were the second-most in program history, his 42 passing TDs were third-most in a season at OU and his passing yardage total ranks fifth in school annals. He became the first OU player to ever pass for at least 300 yards and rush for at least 100 yards in a game, and he accomplished the feat three times this season.

 

Murray is the first FBS player to average at least 300.0 passing yards (311.5) and at least 60.0 rushing yards (71.5) per game for a season. His 5,362 yards of total offense were more than 77 of the country's other 129 teams, including five squads that are ranked in the final AP Top 25 Poll.

 

Murray threw at least two touchdown passes in 13 of 14 games this season and threw at least three TD passes in 10 contests. He assembled a school- and Big 12-record streak of eight games with at least three TD passes and tied a Big 12 record by earning five conference offensive player-of-the-week honors this season. Former Texas running back Ricky Williams also accomplished the feat in his Heisman Trophy-winning season of 1998.

Other finalists for this year's Manning Award were: Ian Book (Notre Dame), Jake Fromm (Georgia), Will Grier (West Virginia), Dwayne Haskins (Ohio State), D'Eriq King (Houston), Trevor Lawrence (Clemson), Drew Lock (Missouri), McKenzie Milton (UCF), Gardner Minshew (Washington State) and Tua Tagovailoa (Alabama).

 

In its first 15 years, the Manning Award has recognized the top names in college football. It has honored quarterbacks from 12 different schools and from four different conferences. The Big 12 Conference (Murray, Mayfield, Vince Young, Colt McCoy and Robert Griffin III) leads the way with five Manning Award honorees, while the Southeastern Conference (Johnny Manziel, Cam Newton, JaMarcus Russell and Tim Tebow) and the Atlantic Coast Conference (Deshaun Watson twice, Matt Ryan and Jameis Winston) have four Manning Award winners each. Oklahoma (Murray and Mayfield) and Texas (McCoy and Young) are the only schools with two different winners.

 

Statistically, the Manning Award has seen a wide-range of quarterbacks. Twelve of the Manning Award men threw for over 3,000 yards in their winning campaign, including 4,000-yard seasons from Murray, Mayfield, Griffin III, Marcus Mariota, Ryan, Watson (twice) and Winston. On the other hand, Murray, Watson (in 2015), Young, Manziel and Newton were all 1,000-yard rushers during their Manning years.

 

One of the more unique aspects of the Manning Award is the fact that it takes account of the quarterbacks' bowl performances, in addition to the regular season. Against No. 1-ranked Alabama in the College Football Playoff Semifinal at the Capital One Orange Bowl, Murray threw for 308 yards and two touchdowns while running for 109 yards and a score. He became the first quarterback to ever rush for 100 yards against a Nick Saban-coached Crimson Tide defense.

 

All the Manning Award winners follow in the footsteps of the Mannings themselves. In college, Archie, Peyton and Eli Manning combined for more than 25,000 passing yards and 201 touchdowns while playing in 10 bowl games and earning four bowl MVP awards. Archie was the No. 2 pick in the NFL Draft, while both Peyton and Eli were selected No. 1 overall.

 

 

Wednesday, 09 January 2019 15:32

Kyler Murray Wins Earl Campbell Tyler Rose Award

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TYLER, Texas — Oklahoma quarterback Kyler Murray added another trophy to his collection when he was named the winner of the 2018 Earl Campbell Tyler Rose Award at a banquet Wednesday evening in the hometown of the trophy’s namesake.

 

Named after 1977 Heisman Trophy-winning running back Earl Campbell, the award recognizes the top offensive player in Division I football who also exhibits integrity, performance, teamwork, sportsmanship, drive, community and tenacity; specifically, tenacity to persist and determination to overcome adversity and injury in pursuit of reaching goals. In addition, winners must meet one or more of the following criteria: born in Texas and/or graduated from a Texas high school and/or played at a Texas-based junior college or four-year college.

 

Other finalists for this year's Earl Campbell Tyler Rose Award were Arizona State running back Eno Benjamin, Houston quarterback D’Eriq King, Ole Miss offensive lineman Greg Little, Oklahoma State wide receiver Tylan Wallace and Texas A&M running back Trayveon Williams.

 

Murray is the second Sooner to win the Earl Campbell Tyler Rose Award, which was established in 2013. Former OU quarterback Baker Mayfield won the award last year.

 

From Allen, Texas, Murray led the Sooners to a 12-2 record in 2018, a fourth consecutive Big 12 championship, a second straight appearance in the College Football Playoff and a No. 4 final AP ranking.

 

Murray led the nation in total yards (school-record 5,362), points responsible for (324; tied), yards per pass attempt (FBS-record 11.6) and yards per completion (16.8). He also ranked second in passing efficiency rating (school-record 199.2) and passing touchdowns (42).

 

The redshirt junior completed 260 of 377 passes this year for 4,361 yards and 42 touchdowns to seven interceptions. He also rushed for 1,001 yards and another 12 scores, becoming just the second player in FBS history to throw for at least 4,000 yards and run for at least 1,000 in a season (Clemson's Deshaun Watson did it in 2015 with 4,109 passing and 1,105 rushing in 15 games).

 

Murray’s 54 total touchdowns in 2018 were the second-most in program history, his 42 passing TDs were third-most in a season at OU and his passing yardage total ranks fifth in school annals. He became the first OU player to ever pass for at least 300 yards and rush for at least 100 yards in a game, and he accomplished the feat three times this season.

 

Murray is the first FBS player to average at least 300.0 passing yards (311.5) and at least 60.0 rushing yards (71.5) per game for a season. His 5,362 yards of total offense were more than 77 of the country's other 129 teams, including five squads that are ranked in the final AP Top 25 Poll.

 

Murray threw at least two touchdown passes in 13 of 14 games this season, and threw at least three TD passes in 10 contests. He assembled a school- and Big 12-record streak of eight games with at least three TD passes, and tied a Big 12 record by earning five conference offensive player-of-the-week honors this season. Former Texas running back Ricky Williams also accomplished the feat in his Heisman Trophy-winning season of 1998.

 

Past winners of the Earl Campbell Tyler Rose Award are Baylor's Bryce Petty in 2013, TCU's Trevone Boykin in 2014, Houston's Greg Ward Jr. in 2015, Texas' D'Onta Foreman in 2016 and Mayfield in 2017.

On Dec. 8, Murray became Oklahoma’s seventh Heisman Trophy winner. He was also named AP Player of the Year, Davey O’Brien Quarterback of the Year, Big 12 Offensive Player of the Year and a first-team All-American by the AP and FWAA.

 

Mike Houck | Assistant AD/Strategic Communications - University of Oklahoma Athletics Department

 

Sunday, 16 December 2018 15:21

OK Freedom Greg Swaim Big Time Challenge Champions

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The OK Freedom won the Greg Swaim Big Time Challenge in Ripley, OK (Stillwater area).

 

They went 3-0 beating the Lady Shock (Woodward), Eclipse 2025 (Tulsa), and OK Dream Elite 2026 (Okeene) in the championship game.

 

Members of the OK Freedom are:

 

Front L-R: Ryleigh Pierce, Brayli Beason, Sky Bluford, Alexis Smith; Back L-R: Gracie Jones, Ariana Loggins, Kara Albert, Brailey Francis and Abbi Covey.

 

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Wednesday, 12 December 2018 05:05

Four Sooners Named AFCA All-Americans

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NORMAN — Ben Powers earned his fourth first-team All-America honor and Marquise Brown, Kyler Murray and Dru Samia earned second-team honors as the American Football Coaches Association announced its All-America squads Wednesday.

 

This is Powers' fourth first-team All-America nod this year (also by the Walter Camp Foundation, Football Writers Association of America and Sporting News). Powers and Samia, both seniors, are part of an offensive line unit that is a finalist for the Joe Moore Award, given to the top O-line in the country, and paves the way for the Sooners to average 8.7 yards per snap this year (a would-be FBS record), lead the nation with 11.6 yards per pass attempt and rank second by averaging 6.7 yards per rush. Oklahoma is the only team in the country this season with at least 40 rushing touchdowns (40) and at least 40 passing TDs (41).

 

The seventh Heisman Trophy winner in program history, Murray was named a first-team All-American by the Associated Press and FWAA, and a second-team All-American by the Walter Camp Foundation and Sporting News. The redshirt junior quarterback, who also won the Davey O'Brien National Quarterback Award, leads the nation in total yards (school-record 4,945), points responsible for (306), passing efficiency rating (205.7; FBS record is 198.9), yards per pass attempt (11.9; FBS record is 11.1) and yards per completion (16.8, tied). He also ranks second in completion percentage (.709; first among Power Five players).

 

Murray has completed 241 of 340 passes this year for 4,053 yards and 40 touchdowns against seven interceptions. He has also rushed for 892 yards and another 11 scores. He needs 108 rushing yards to become just the second FBS player to account for at least 4,000 passing yards and at least 1,000 rushing yards in a season.

 

Brown, also an AP first-team All-American, has totaled 1,318 yards on 75 receptions and scored 10 touchdowns this season, while averaging 17.6 yards per catch and 101.4 yards per game. He ranks seventh nationally in receiving yards and ninth in yards per contest. The junior has registered six games this season with at least 100 receiving yards and has seven receptions of at least 50 yards. His 14 catches of at least 50 yards since the start of the 2017 season lead the country.

 

This is the second All-America honor for Samia, who was also a second-team selection by the Associated Press. He was a Tri-Big 12 Offensive Lineman of the Year and is one of five finalists for the Polynesian Player of the Year award.

 

No. 4 OU will make its 52nd bowl appearance when it takes on No. 1 Alabama in the College Football Playoff Semifinal at the Capital One Orange Bowl on Dec. 29 at 7 p.m. CT. The game will be televised by ESPN.

 


Mike Houck, Assistant AD/Strategic Communications - University of Oklahoma Athletics Department

Saturday, 08 December 2018 16:59

Murray Wins OU's Seventh Heisman Trophy

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NEW YORK — Kyler Murray's first trip to New York City has produced the memory of a lifetime.

 

Murray made history for Oklahoma on Saturday when he was named the Sooners' seventh winner of the Heisman Memorial Trophy during a ceremony at New York's PlayStation Theater that included fellow quarterback finalists Dwayne Haskins of Ohio State and Tua Tagovailoa of Alabama.

 

By winning the 2018 version of college football's most prestigious individual honor, Murray vaulted OU to a tie for the lead — with Notre Dame and Ohio State — for the most Heisman Trophies won. Murray garnered 517 first-place votes and 2,167 points, and was followed by Tagovailoa (1,871 points, 299 first-place votes) and Haskins (783 and 46).

 

With Baker Mayfield earning last year's trophy, OU also became the first school to produce back-to-back Heisman winners who were quarterbacks.

 

Oklahoma is just the fourth school with back-to-back Heisman winners. The others were Ohio State (Archie Griffin in 1974 and ’75), Army (Felix "Doc" Blanchard and Glenn Davis in 1945 and ’46) and Yale (Larry Kelley and Clinton Frank in 1936 and ’37). The Sooners have won four Heisman Trophies in the last 16 years. Including OU, only four schools have won more than three Heismans in the history of the award.

 

Murray, who played the 2015 season at Texas A&M before transferring to Oklahoma, is the fourth Sooners quarterback to win the Heisman Trophy, joining Jason White in 2003, Sam Bradford in 2008 and Mayfield. OU running backs who have claimed the award were Billy Vessels in 1952, Steve Owens in 1969 and Billy Sims in 1978. Sims was in attendance at Saturday's ceremony.

 

Named the AP Player of the Year and winning the Davey O'Brien Award (nation's top quarterback) on Thursday, Murray leads the nation in total yards (school-record 4,945), points responsible for (306), passing efficiency rating (205.7; FBS record is 198.9), yards per pass attempt (11.9; FBS record is 11.1) and yards per completion (16.8, tied). He also ranks second in completion percentage (.709; first among Power Five players).

 

The Allen, Texas, product has completed 241 of 340 passes this year for 4,053 yards and 40 touchdowns to seven interceptions. He has also rushed for 892 yards and another 11 scores. He needs 108 rushing yards to become just the second player in FBS history to throw for at least 4,000 and run for at least 1,000 in a season (Clemson's DeShaun Watson did it in 2015 with 4,109 passing and 1,105 rushing in 15 games).

 

Murray is the first FBS player to enter bowl season averaging at least 300.0 passing yards (311.8) and at least 60.0 rushing yards (68.6) per game. His 4,527 yards of total offense are more than 68 of the country's other 129 teams, including six squads that are ranked in the AP Top 25 Poll.

 

Murray has thrown at least two touchdown passes in 12 of 13 games this season, and has thrown at least three TD passes in 10 contests. He had his school- and Big 12-record streak of eight games with at least three TD passes snapped in a win against Oklahoma State on Nov. 10.

 

Murray, whose 96.1 Total QBR is the highest by a player entering bowl season since ESPN began tracking the metric in 2004, tied a Big 12 record by earning five conference offensive player-of-the-week honors this season. Former Texas running back Ricky Williams also accomplished the feat in his Heisman Trophy-winning season of 1998.

 

No. 4-ranked OU, which behind Murray leads the nation in points per game (49.5), yards per game (577.9) and yards per play (8.7; FBS record is 8.6), will make its 52nd bowl appearance when it takes on No. 1 Alabama in the College Football Playoff Semifinal at the Capital One Orange Bowl on Dec. 29 at 7 p.m. CT. The game will be televised by ESPN.

 


Submitted by Mike Houck | Assistant AD/Strategic Communications University of Oklahoma Athletics Department

 

WILBURTON, OK – The Bravado Wireless High School Invitational Tournament at Eastern Oklahoma State College is set for Dec. 3-7 in the C.C. Dunlap Fieldhouse in Wilburton. A number of local high school basketball teams will compete in the annual tournament.


This year’s tournament will feature boys and girls teams from Battiest, Braggs, Haileyville, McCurtain, Wister and Wright City. Five players from each bracket will earn All-Tournament Honors.

 

Bravado Wireless is the lead sponsor of this year’s tournament. The regional cellular carrier and home internet company will livestream the final tournament games on Friday. Visit bravadoTV.com to livestream the games from your computer, phone or tablet. The games will also be streamed to Bravado Wireless’s official Facebook and YouTube pages.

 

The tournament begins on Monday at 4 p.m. with Braggs taking on Wister in the girls’ bracket. The championship games are set for Friday at 6:30 p.m. for the girls, followed by the boys at 8 p.m.

 

Visit eosc.edu/invitational for tournament brackets and a complete schedule of games. 

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