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Veterans get in Free as Poteau Host 1st Round Football Play-offs, Band Booster to host Tailgate PartyWritten by David Deaton
Poteau, OKLAHOMA - Come out and support the Poteau Pirates as they will host the 1st round of Playoffs against Oologah on Friday night at Costner Stadium.
Game time on Friday night is 7pm
Gates will open at 5:15
All general admission $7.00 (Adult & Student)
Prices are set by OSSAA.
OSSAA has made announcement that have chosen to allow free admission to veterans to the first round of the football play-offs. A veteran can get in free to the game simply by showing their driver’s license which has a seal indicating they are a veteran or by showing a veteran ID card or any other proof of identification.
The Poteau Band Booster will be hosting a Tailgate Party before the game so, don’t let the cold scare you off from tailgating Friday. There will be shelter and a patio heater.
They will be serving up homemade chili and all the fixings, homemade cobbler and drink for $6.00 starting at 5pm on the parking lot.
The band will be running the visitor side concession and will have plenty of hot chocolate and coffee.
By Athletics Communications
University of Oklahoma
NORMAN — University of Oklahoma sophomore cornerback Tre Brown is this week's Capital One Orange Bowl-FWAA Courage Award nominee, the Orange Bowl Committee announced Wednesday.
Brown lost his mother, Beverly Brewer, on Oct. 14, and her funeral was three days later in Tulsa, where several of Brown's Sooner teammates served as pallbearers. Just six days after her death and two days after the funeral, Brown played for the Sooners in a game at TCU. In that 52-27 win over the Horned Frogs, he made his first start of the season, tallying four tackles and two pass breakups. Following the game, he earned a game ball from head coach Lincoln Riley in the locker room.
"It was just powerful," Riley said two days after the TCU game. "I still really don't know how the kid did it; to come play at the level he did. He played extremely well. Credit to him, the inner strength he has, the support system around him; his family, friends, teammates here, family here. I think a lot of people lifted him up. And he lifted a lot of us up, too, even in a hard time for him. Having him back was special."
Brown started again in Saturday's 51-14 win over Kansas State, and returned the game's opening kickoff 27 yards. A 5-10, 182-pounder, he leads the Sooners with six pass breakups this season, and has 25 total tackles and three tackles for loss. He also leads the Big 12 and ranks ninth nationally in kickoff return yardage, averaging 28.7 yards per return.
The Courage Award was first presented by the Football Writers Association of America (FWAA) in 2002. A select group of writers from the FWAA vote on the winner each year. The requirements for nomination include displaying courage on or off the field, including overcoming an injury or physical handicap, preventing a disaster or living through hardship. The winner of the award will be included in festivities during Capital One Orange Bowl week and receive his trophy at an on-field presentation.
By Athletics Communications Univeristy of Oklahoma
NORMAN – After helping Team USA take fourth in the men's team final Monday at the 2018 World Championships, OU senior Yul Moldauer placed 12th in the all-around final this morning in Doha, Qatar, with an overall score of 81.932.
The Arvada, Colo., native started the day on still rings where he tallied a 13.466, before posting a big vault score of 14.400. Moldauer finished with his highest score on parallel bars with a 14.500 before tallying a 13.033 on horizontal bar.
In his final two events, the OU senior scored a 14.333 on floor exercise and 12.200 on pommel horse.
Moldauer improved his scores on four of six events in the final from the preliminary round and moved up to finish seven spots higher from his 19th-place position after the qualification round.
“Yul had to fight hard through the all-around finals,” said Oklahoma head coach Mark Williams. “He's still battling the bruised bicep. I'm proud of his effort today, he just ran out of gas on the last event.”
Moldauer looks to capture back-to-back World Championships medals in Friday's floor event final. Moldauer took bronze on floor exercise at last year's World Championships in Montreal.
The floor final and individual event finals will be broadcast live on the Olympic Channel Friday morning beginning at 8 a.m. CT.
RUSSELLVILLE, Ark. – The Great American Conference announced the league’s Players of the Week for the eighth week of the men’s soccer season. Oklahoma Baptist swept the awards as Dominic Gibson earned the Offensive honor; Dave Brown claimed the Defender accolade and Bronson Wise received the nod as the top Goalkeeper.
GAC OFFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK – Dominic Gibson, Oklahoma Baptist, MF, So., Fort Collins, Colorado
Gibson recorded his first two goals of the season as he helped the Bison pick up a pair of road wins. In their GAC finale against Southern Nazarene, he netted his first goal of the season on a 45th-minute tally. The Bison won the game, 4-2, to complete a season sweep of the Crimson Storm. He scored the opening goal in their 6-3 win against Southwest Baptist.
GAC DEFENDER OF THE WEEK – Dave Brown, Oklahoma Baptist, D, Jr., Cardiff, Wales
Brown anchored a back line that allowed teams an average of 14 shots over three road games last week. The Bison picked up a pair of road victories after they entered the week with an 0-4 record away from home. He helped the Bison extend their win streak against Southern Nazarene to eight.
GAC GOALKEEPER OF THE WEEK – Bronson Wise, Oklahoma Baptist, Jr., Shawnee, Oklahoma
Wise made his first two appearances in net for the Bison in a month as he played the full 90 minutes at Southern Nazarene and the full second half at Upper Iowa. Against the Crimson Storm, he made six saves in the 4-2 win that denied the Crimson Storm the top seed for the GAC Championships. He made a pair of saves in a scoreless second half against the Peacocks.
The Lady Grizzlies traveled to Tenkiller on October 16th to participate in the ORES State Cross Country track meet.
This was the team's only cross country meet of the year.
The team has representatives from 5th-8th grade.
They showed great sportsmanship & represented Fanshawe well in the 36 degree weather.
They finished a strong 3rd place overall out of 20 teams. We had several girls that also placed individually out of the 120 participants there. They are listed below.
It sure was a good day to be a GRIZZLY!
RUSSELLVILLE, Ark. – The Great American Conference announced the league’s weekly awards for the fifth week of the cross country season. Arkansas Tech’s Aubre Gilreath won the Women’s honor and Harding’s Bartek Kwiecinski earned the Men’s award.
GAC WOMEN’S RUNNER OF THE WEEK – Aubre Gilreath, Arkansas Tech, So., Rogers, Arkansas
Gilreath scored the second individual title of her career as she posted a winning time of 19:27.2 at the Arkansas Tech Invitational. She led the Golden Suns to a team championship with a perfect score of 15 points. She has finished as the Golden Suns’ top runner at five straight meets.
GAC MEN’S RUNNER OF THE WEEK – Bartek Kwiecinski, Harding, Jr., Wschowa, Poland
Kwiecinski turned in a career-best time as he led the Bisons at the Greater Louisville Classic. He turned in a time of 25:22.4 to finish 19th in a field of 412. His time represented a personal best, more than 40 seconds faster than his previous top mark. He has finished as the top Bison performer at both races this season.
Sharon Chepseba, Harding (Broke 19-minute mark for the first time of her career); Kayla Gourley, Northwestern Oklahoma State (Paced Rangers at Red River XC Shootout);
Garrison Blanton, Northwestern Oklahoma State (Placed fourth at Red River XC Shootout)
RUSSELLVILLE, Ark. – The Great American Conference announced the league’s Golfers of the Week for the fifth week of the fall season. Southwestern Oklahoma State’s Chloe Thackeray garnered the Women’s accolade while Southeastern Oklahoma State’s Zach James scored the Men’s honor.
GAC WOMEN’S GOLFER OF THE WEEK – Chloe Thackeray, Southwestern Oklahoma State, Sr., Billericay, England
Thackeray earned the first GAC Golfer of the Week award in her career after she took home medalist honors at the UCO Classic. She carded rounds of 68 and 74 to post a 36-hole hole of even par 142 en route to a three-stroke victory. The Lady Bulldogs placed third at the event.
GAC MEN’S GOLFER OF THE WEEK – Zach James, Southeastern Oklahoma State, Sr., Whitesboro, Texas
James picked up his third-straight tournament victory as he dominated the field at the Newman Fall Invitational. He finished seven strokes clear of his closest competitor, teammate Hayden Foster. For the second time this season, he posted three rounds in the 60s as he shot 10-under par for the week. He fired the low individual score for each of the three rounds.
Pia Nunbhakdi, Arkansas Tech (Led Golden Suns to the title at the UCO Classic); Mackenzy Turner, Southern Arkansas (Tied for eighth at the at the UCO Classic)
Tyler Berryhill, Northwestern Oklahoma State (Tied for low Ranger at the Battle for the Belt); Kevin Elder, Southern Arkansas (Tied for second at the Battle for the Belt); Andre Jacobs, Arkansas Tech (Recorded tournament-leading 15 birdies at the Battle for the Belt); Nick Shapiro, Henderson State (Led Reddies to the Battle for the Belt team title); Gustavo Tineo, Southwestern Oklahoma State (Placed seventh at the Battle for the Belt)
RUSSELLVILLE, Ark. – The Great American Conference announced the league’s Players of the Week for the fourth week of the women’s soccer season. Southwestern Oklahoma State’s Alimata Rabo scored the Offensive award while Oklahoma Baptist’s Jennifer Goethe and Emly Griffith earned the Defender and Goalkeeper honors.
GAC OFFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK – Alimata Rabo, Southwestern Oklahoma State, F, Jr., Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso
Rabo overtook the national lead in goals and points as she netted six goals and tallied 13 points in dominating wins against Northwestern Oklahoma State and East Central. She scored twice and added an assist against the Rangers. She amassed four first-half goals against the Tigers, the eighth hat trick of her career.
GAC DEFENDER OF THE WEEK – Jennifer Goethe, Oklahoma Baptist, D, Sr., Shawnee, Oklahoma
Goethe helped the Lady Bison open 2-0 in GAC play as they registered a pair of home victories. In Thursday’s 2-1 win against Harding, she anchored a defense that allowed 11 shots. On Saturday, she led an effort that gave up 11 shots to Ouachita, and only three in the second half that helped allowed the Lady Bison to score twice for the come-from-behind win.
GAC GOALKEEPER OF THE WEEK – Emily Griffith, Oklahoma Baptist, So., Parker, Colorado
Griffith, the 2017 GAC Goalkeeper of the Year, picked up her first GAC weekly award of 2018 after she made a total of nine saves in GAC wins against Harding and Ouachita. She made four saves in Thursday’s 2-1 GAC opener against the Lady Bisons. On Saturday, she totaled five saves in a 2-1 win against the Tigers.
Emmily Infante, MF, Oklahoma Baptist (Scored or assisted on three of Lady Bison’s four goals); Bethany Sutherland, MF, Harding (Scored against both Oklahoma Baptist and Southern Nazarene)
Steffi Silvera, GK, Southwestern Oklahoma State (Allowed only one goal in 167:57 minutes of action; made six saves)
The OK Freedom basketball team won the Greg Swaim Big Time Challenge in Ripley, OK (Stillwater area) Saturday September 15th.
They went 3-0 on the day and beat the Wichita Express (KS) in the championship game.
OK Freedom team memvers are: Alexis Smith, Ryleigh Pierce, Brayli Beason, Sky Bluford; Abbi Covey, Ariana Loggins, Kara Albert and Sophie Pulice.