The morning blog 2-26-2021

morning blog

morning blog

By CRAIG HALL

Good morning and welcome to our (drum roll, please, or not) morning blog for Feb. 26 of 2021.

Thanks again for visiting our blog. If you like it, please share it with anybody you think might be interested. If you aren’t impressed, let’s keep that between us and let me know how to improve it.

Today is the 57th day of 2021 and there are 308 days left in the year.

I know a lot of you miss not having the video of basketball games, but because of fees charged by the OSSAA we chose to not air them.

So I have been covering the games the way I used to. The bonus is I have gotten a lot more pictures. If we were streaming the games, I would get a good picture and go back to helping with the video.

Now, I can take pictures as long as my back and buttock bone can handle it. I have gotten a lot more pictures to choose from and took a bunch at Howe’s home games with Wilburton last night.

The picture above of Gracie Lute is just one of them. You can see more on our scoreboard page and the story of Howe’s wins.

In news

LeFlore County had 19 new coronavirus cases in Thursday’s report, the most in a day since Feb. 19.

Spiro had five new cases, Pocola and Poteau each had three, Cameron and Heavener had two, while Arkoma, Bokoshe, Shady Point and Talihina each had one.

Active cases are 126, up eight from Wednesday. There have been 72 cases over the last seven days, an average of 7.2 per day.

LeFlore County has now had 5,224 cases, 5,056 recoveries and 42 deaths from complications due to the virus.

We had mucho basketball yesterday and more today.

Here are all the scores from Thursday and the games scheduled for Friday.

Basketball

Boys

Regionals

Class IV

Poteau 59, Catoosa 43

Class 3A

Sperry 49, Heavener 42

Class 2A

Area II

Pocola 47, Commerce 29

Area IV

Howe 57, Wilburton 39

Panama 51, Warner 41

Girls

Area

Class B

Area IV

Whitesboro 51, Coleman 26

Regionals

Class 4A

Poteau 53, Catoosa 46

Class 3A

Sperry 42, Heavener 41

Class 2A

Area II

Pocola 51, Commerce 13

Area IV

Howe 53, Wilburton 43

Oktaha 69, Panama 35

Friday’s schedule

Boys

Class 4A

At Verdigris

Poteau vs. Wagoner 8 p.m.

Class 3A

At Spiro

Spiro vs. Sequoyah-Claremore 8 p.m.

Class 2A

Area II

At Hulbert

Pocola vs. Caney Valley 8 p.m.

Area IV

At Warner

Panama vs. Wilburton 8 p.m.

Girls

Area

Class B

At Byng

Whitesboro vs. Cyril 1 p.m.

Regionals

Class 4A

At Verdigris

Poteau vs. Victory Christian 6 p.m.

Class 3A

At Antlers

Heavener vs. Tishomingo 6 p.m.

At Spiro

Spiro vs. Morris 6 p.m.

I covered Howe’s home games with Wilburton in Class 2A regional action last night. Howe won both games, as you probably noticed above, but they were a pair of good games.

In weather, partly cloudy skies with a slight chance of rain again Friday. We will have a high of 54 and low of 43, which isn’t great but beats the weather we had last week to a pulp.

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