By CRAIG HALL
Aha, basketball is here for Heavener!
I always love the start of the year when the teams are still perfect on the season. Plus, it’s good to be indoors covering sports with the rather turning frightful at times at the football games.
Come February, I will be ready for the outside sports, but I have yet to be rained on, snowed on or sleeted on while covering a basketball game.
Both Heavener teams play Hackett in a tournament at Hartford today. The girls play at 4 p.m. with the boys playing at 5:30 p.m.
Winners play again on Thursday in the tournament semifinals.
As I have mentioned before, both Heavener teams should be improved this season and it could be a good one for both squads.
After the tournament concludes, Heavener is off until playing at Wister on Dec. 16 and the home openers are Dec. 20 against Idabel.
Remember to call us or come by the Ledger to get your Christmas greeting in the paper.
The special Christmas section will be in the Dec. 24 edition. We will print on the 23rd and the papers will be sent out on that date.
We really hope to see a good response to this. You can call us at (918) 653-2425 or come by Ledger headquarters at 507 E. First in downtown Heavener.
The auction for the Friends of the Heavener Runestone is Dec. 13. There are a lot of great specials in the auction and it will be aired on KPRV. We are giving away some subscriptions to the Ledger, both in county and out-of-county.
Our sister site leflorecountyjournal.com is giving away a free month of advertising on the websites. Those are only a few of the great deals available.
Plus, it goes to a great cause.
Depending on how Heavener does in the Hartford tournament, we are planning on covering the Talihina semifinal game with Cashion on Friday in Glenpool.
The only hold up is if Heavener is playing on Friday, which hopefully won’t happen, along with the weather. Last time I checked, there was an 80 percent chance of rain for that date.
Yes, it is a long trip to Glenpool, but this is a semifinal game. You can get updates on the Talihina game on the Journal’s Facebook page and we will post the game story and pictures as well.
This could be a high-scoring contest with both offenses averaging over 50 points a game.
Last year, Talihina won at Cashion 22-20. Both teams return most of their starters so it should be very entertaining.