By Matt Goisman
McALESTER — Your weekly update of all 12 local schools!
Canadian’s basketball season begins Nov. 21 at Kinta. The Cougars and Lady Cougars play their first home game Dec. 9 against Achille.
Canadian football finished its season 1-9 overall, 1-6 in the district.
Crowder basketball split its season opener against Pittsburg on Nov. 5, with the Demons winning 87-82 in overtime and the Demonettes losing 78-30. Crowder then got swept by Kiowa on Friday, the Demons losing 78-57 and the Demonettes losing 78-30.
Crowder next hosts Indianola on Friday.
Haileyville’s basketball season begins Nov. 21 at home against Indianola, then continues at home Dec. 9 against Panola.
Haileyville football finished its season 0-10.
Hartshorne football hosts Stroud in the first round of the Class 2A playoffs Friday at Butler-Jennings Field at 7:30 p.m. A win would mean a quarter-final either at Commerce, the winner of District 2A-8, or at home against Chelsea, the fourth-place team in District 2A-7.
The Miners finished the football regular season 8-2 overall, 6-1 in the district. Hartshorne’s basketball season starts Dec. 2 with the Hartshorne Tournament, then continues Dec. 10 at Savanna.
Though they lost to Butner on Nov. 5, 83-40, the Warriors got their first basketball win this season when they beat Schulter at home Friday, 57-53. The Warriorettes lost 71-25 to Butner and 58-35 to Schulter, falling to 0-3 this season.
Indianola hosted Stuart on Tuesday and next plays at Crowder on Friday.
Kiowa swept Stuart on Nov. 5, the Cowboys winning 71-65 in overtime and the Cowgirls winning 74-56. Kiowa then swept Crowder on Friday, the Cowboys winning 78-57 and the Cowgirls winning 78-30.
Kiowa hit a stumbling block against Preston on Saturday, however. Both the Cowboys and Cowgirls lost, 37-36 and 87-74, respectively, to fall to 2-1 this season.
Kiowa played at Pittsburg on Tuesday and next plays at Stringtown on Nov. 21.
The Buffaloes will host Tulsa East Central in the first round of the Class 5A state playoffs Friday at 7:30 p.m. at Hook Eales Stadium. A win means a home quarter-final against either defending-champion Carl Albert, the second-place team in District 5A-2 and No. 2 team in Class 5A, or Del City, the third-place team in District 5A-1.
The Tulsa World on Sunday picked McAlester to beat Guthrie in the 5A state championship game. McAlester went 9-1 during the regular season, winning District 5A-3 with a 7-0 record.
The Panthers are currently on a three-game losing streak and have a 1-3 overall record. Pittsburg lost 87-82 at Crowder on Nov. 5 and then lost 74-46 at Stuart on Monday.
The Lady Panthers, conversely, are on a two-game winning streak and have a 3-1 overall record. Pittsburg beat Crowder and Stuart, 77-60 and 67-50, respectively.
Pittsburg hosted Kiowa on Tuesday and next plays at LeFlore on Friday.
Quinton will be at Wynnewood on Friday for the first round of the Class A playoffs, the game starting at 7:30 p.m. Because Quinton enters as a fourth-seed, a win would mean a quarter-final either at Kiefer, the second-place team in District A-7, or at Warner, the third-place team in District A-8.
Quinton finished the football regular season 5-4 overall, 3-4 in the district. Quinton basketball starts Dec. 3 at Warner.
Savanna hosts Wewoka in the first round of the Class A state playoffs Friday at 7:30 p.m. A win for the second-seed Bulldogs would mean a quarter-final either at Afton, the winner of District A-8, or at home against Barnsdall, the fourth-place team from District A-7.
Savanna finished its regular season 8-2 overall, 6-1 in the district. Savanna’s basketball season starts Nov. 19 at Pittsburg.
The Hornets recovered from a 71-65 overtime loss at Kiowa on Nov. 5 by beating Pittsburg at home Friday, 74-46. The Hornets are now 2-1.
The Lady Hornets lost 74-56 at Kiowa and then 67-50 against Pittsburg to fall to 1-2. Stuart played Indianola on Tuesday and next plays at Tushka on Friday.
Wilburton’s basketball season begins Nov. 22 at Panama. It’ll play at the Hartshorne Tournament starting Dec. 2, host the Wilburton Invitational from Dec. 12-14, then host Pocola Dec. 17.
Wilburton went 0-10 during the football season.
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