With the end of football season for McAlester and Hartshorne, all 12 local schools have now fully transitioned to the winter sports season.

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The 6-1 Cougars are currently on a three-game winning streak. Canadian beat Kinta on Friday, 65-43, and Warner on Saturday, 72-53, as part of the Cougar’s Darrell James Shootout.

The Cougars also beat Moss on Monday, 71-48.

The Lady Cougars, conversely, have gone 0-3 since last week. They lost to Webbers Falls and Kinta at the Shootout, 47-46 on Friday and 33-25 on Saturday, respectively, then lost at Moss on Monday, 47-40.

Canadian will finish its run through the snow-suspended Hartshorne Pick & Shovel Classic today. The Lady Cougars play Wister in the consolation finals at 3:30 p.m., and the Cougars play Wister in the third-place game at 4:40 p.m.


The Demons went 1-1 at the Darrell James Shootout in Canadian, losing to Kinta 66-61 Thursday, but beating Webbers Falls 62-58 Saturday.

The Demonettes went 1-2 at the Shootout: they lost to Kinta 44-25 Dec. 9; beat Indianola 43-30 Friday; then lost to Achille 46-31 Saturday.

Crowder played at Hartshorne on Tuesday. The Demons will play Wilburton in the Hartshorne Pick & Shovel Classic consolation semifinals today at 2 p.m., the winner playing Oktaha on Friday at 7 p.m.

Crowder’s season resumes Jan. 7 at Quinton.


Haileyville got swept in Monday’s games at Savanna. The Warriors lost, 56-45, and the Lady Warriors lost, 68-31.

Haileyville’s run through the Eastern Oklahoma State College High School Invitational continues Thursday when the Warriors play Red Oak in the semifinals at 8:30 p.m. at Wilburton High School. The winner plays in the championship Saturday at 4:30 p.m., the loser in the third-place game Friday at 5:50 p.m., both at EOSC.

The Lady Warriors play Pittsburg in the consolation semifinals Thursday at 4:30 p.m., the winner returning Friday for the consolation finals at Wilburton High School at 4:30 p.m.


The Miners lost to Wilburton in the Wilburton Tournament 73-34 Thursday, then Hartshorne played Crowder on Tuesday. The Classic resumes today, when the Lady Miners play Oktaha at 5:50 p.m. followed by the Miners playing Oktaha at 7 p.m.

A Miners win means a berth in Friday’s consolation final, while the Lady Miners are guaranteed to return for either Friday’s championship or third-place game.

The Miners lost Friday’s Class 2A football semifinal 24-9 to Millwood at East Central University in Ada, and ended their season with an 11-3 record.


The Warriors went 0-2 at the Darrell James Shootout in Canadian, falling to Warner 71-20 Dec. 9, and to Webbers Falls 60-20 Friday. The Warriorettes also went 0-2, falling to Warner 68-15 Dec. 9, and to Crowder 43-30 Friday.

Indianola played Savanna on Tuesday and next hosts Kiowa on Jan. 7.


The Cowboys went 2-1 in the Choctaw Nation Invitational Tournament in Talihina, improving to 6-3. Kiowa beat Antlers on Dec. 11 40-33, beat Pocola on Thursday 54-52, then lost to Broken Bow — a Class 4A team — on Saturday 55-40.

The Cowgirls also went 2-1 at the CNIT. They beat Rattan 45-32 Dec. 11, beat Pocola 61-42 Thursday, then lost to Broken Bow 58-40 Saturday.

Both Kiowa teams entered Tuesday’s game at Rattan with 6-3 records. The Cowgirls ranked fourth in Class A, and the Cowboys ranked 10th.


The Buffaloes went 2-1 at the Okemah Invitational Tournament over the weekend. McAlester lost to Metro Christian 58-53 in overtime Thursday, beat Wewoka 64-59 Friday, and beat Riverside 69-62 Saturday.

The Lady Buffs went 1-2 in Okemah. They beat Metro Christian 39-31 Thursday, lost to Okemah 52-51 Friday, then lost to Moore 47-30 Saturday.

McAlester next hosts Ardmore on Friday.

McAlester held its first home dual-meet Tuesday against Pryor. The Buffs will compete against both Fort Gibson and Poteau at home Thursday.

McAlester’s football postseason ended with a 51-21 loss to Guthrie in the Class 5A state championship Saturday at Oklahoma State University’s Boone Pickens Stadium in Stillwater. The Buffs finished the season 12-2.


Pittsburg will continue in the EOSC Invitational on Thursday. The Lady Panthers play Haileyville at 4:30 p.m. at EOSC, and the Lady Panthers play Smithville at 8:30 p.m. at EOSC.

A win by either team means a consolation final Friday at WHS. Pittsburg next plays Bennington at home Jan. 7.


The Savages competed in the Okemah Invitational over the weekend. Quinton beat Noble on Thursday 67-52, lost to Okemah on Friday 59-43, and then lost to Silo on Saturday, though no score had been reported as of Tuesday.

Quinton also swept a pair of games at Cameron on Monday, the Savages winning 87-35 and the Lady Savages winning 56-45.

Quinton plays at Pocola on Thursday.


The Bulldogs split their two most recent games, losing to Coalgate 31-24 Friday, but beating Haileyville 56-48 Monday. The Lady Bulldogs beat Coalgate 44-39, and Haileyville 68-31.

Savanna played Indianola on Tuesday and next plays at the Henryetta Tournament starting Jan. 6.


The Hornets beat Butner on Friday 51-39, and the Lady Hornets beat Butner 73-37. Both Stuart squads dropped out of the EOSC Invitational, automatically taking fourth in their brackets.

Stuart next plays Jan. 7 at Canadian.


The Diggers went 1-2 at their Wilburton Invitational, starting with a 60-46 loss to Stigler on Dec. 11. Wilburton beat Hartshorne on Thursday 73-34, then lost to Eufaula 50-41 Friday.

The Lady Diggers also went 1-2 at the Invitational, beating Stigler 50-44 Dec. 11, then losing to Poteau and Spiro, 65-27 Thursday and 44-30 Friday, respectively.

Wilburton played Pocola on Tuesday. The Diggers play Crowder in the Pick & Shovel Classic at Hartshorne at 2 p.m., with the winner playing in the consolation finals Friday at 7 p.m.

The Lady Diggers will play either Oktaha or Hartshorne in the championship Friday at 5:45 p.m.

Contact Matt Goisman at mgoisman@mcalesternews.com.