Boys play first at Locust Grove

The schedule has been tweaked for Miami’s Verdigris Valley Conference games at Locust Grove on Friday night.

Since it will be homecoming, the boys’ game will be played first, followed by the girls’ contest.

Both of the MHS teams are looking to snap losing streaks following Tuesday’s losses to Pryor. The girls suffered a 50-41 loss while the Wardogs dropped a 50-44 decision in the nightcap.

Locust Grove’s boys, coached by Ronnie Maple, are ranked 14th in Class 4A with a 9-1 record. The Lady Pirates are 4-3.

Locust Grove swept Jay Tuesday, the girls winning 57-49 while the boys rolled 80-56.

A busy week will continue for Miami Saturday when it travels to Seneca, Mo.

 Softball meeting planned

An organizational meeting for the Miami area girls’ softball league will be held at 7:30 p.m. Monday, Jan. 25 in the Ottawa Room at the Miami Pizza Hut, 1320 North Main.

‘Think Pink’ Night set at Fairland

FAIRLAND — The inaugural “Think Pink” night will be held Tuesday, Jan. 19 when Fairland hosts Afton in Lucky 7 Conference play.

The program, also known as the Women’s Basketball Coaches Association Pin k Zone, was launched in 2007 as an initiative to raise breast cancer awareness in women’s basketball.

The late Kay Yow, former head women’s coach at North Carolina State University, served as the catalyst for the initiative after her third reoccurrence of breast cancer in 2006.

Players will be wearing pink shoelaces and other garb. Those attending are also encouraged to wear pink.

There will be different items on sale to benefit breast cancer awareness.

Free cars out for Tiger

NEW YORK (AP) — General Motors Co. says an agreement with Tiger Woods that allowed the fallen golf star to have free access to its vehicles is over.

Woods' endorsement contract with GM's Buick brand ended in 2008, but an arrangement remained in place that allowed him to keep several GM loaner vehicles. A spokesman says the arrangement ended on Dec. 31.

Woods has lost a host of endorsement contracts since the Nov. 27 car crash outside his Florida home. The accident triggered allegations of marital infidelity that led him to take a break from professional golf, though the GM spokesman says the vehicle arrangement had been previously scheduled to end on Dec. 31.

USA Today reported GM's decision in a blog post Tuesday.