Pregame A LETTER FROM BILL HUDDLESTON 4 | Picture This
VYPE photographers capture the shining moments of high school sports action in Three Rivers with action from the basketball hardwoods, wrestling mats, and soccer fields.
20 | Road To The BIG HOUSE
The high school basketball teams in Three Rivers have visions of a “Big Gold Ball” at season’s end. Once again Three Rivers’ teams will be among the state’s best.
24 | 38th
Road To The BIG HOUSE
The road to the Big House…symbolic with a trip to the state tournament is almost certain for many teams in Three Rivers.
plus games for 22 consecutive seasons? Is this the year for a state tournament trip for the Muskogee Lady Roughers?
The Runnin’ Rangers of Roland look to take the Class 4A boys title while other Three Rivers teams including Gore, Oktaha and Porter in Class 2A, and Sequoyah Tahlequah, Spiro or Haskell in Class 3A could be there in March. Which team’s dreams will come true?
Wrestling dreams of gold will once again include the Sallisaw Black Diamonds and Vian Wolverines as individuals seek repeat gold medal efforts including Lukas Etchison of Muskogee.
Three Rivers’ athletes will continue to show their talents at the next level as 34 hometown heroes have signed letters of intent.
It’s all in this month’s issue of VYPE Three Rivers. Annual Old Fort Classic
The 2012 edition of the tradition rich tournament once again showcases top notch basketball talent.
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the Game We’re in
28 | Paul Post Classic
Competiton at the annual wrestling tournament in Sallisaw was at an intense level as local grapplers gathered gold medals while showing the skills.
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Three Rivers’ athletes fill the list of Oklahoma high school athletes taking their talents to the next level on National Signing Day.
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CHAMPIONSHIPS...which Three Rivers’ teams will earn the right to be called State Champions as we recap the 2012 state tournaments for basketball and wrestling.
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With there be a repeat Gold Ball effort for the Fort Gibson Lady Tigers. Can the Oktaha girls get a shot to prove why they’ve won 20-
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