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Thursday, 19 October 2017 15:54

Congratulations Poteau Pirates Cross Country Boys

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Poteau, Oklahoma - The Poteau Cross Country boys are heading to State.


In celebration of their accomplishment, the Poteau Fire Department will excort the team from Poteau High School to the Choctaw Travel Plaza on Friday at 2pm.


Fans are asked to line the streets and give them a good luck send - off!

 

Good Job, Guys!

Thursday, 19 October 2017 00:34

Fanshawe Public School Cross Country

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Fanshawe Cross Country Team attends Crofford Cross Country Run

 

On October 17, 2017, Fanshawe Public School participated in the Tenkiller School’s Thirtieth Annual Riley Crofford Cross-Country Run at Cherokee Landing.


The meet was open for both boys and girls in grades 3rd through 8th grades.


The Cross Country team from Fanshawe did very well at the run.

 

 

 

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Lake Wooten 3rd place

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Josey Peterson 6th Place

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Slatey Free 4th Place

 

Good Job!

Mike Houck,  Assistant AD/Strategic Communications, University of Oklahoma Athletics Department

 

NORMAN — Oklahoma senior defensive end/outside linebacker Ogbonnia Okoronkwo was named the Big 12 Defensive Player of the Week on Monday for his efforts in a 29-24 win over Texas in the Red River Showdown on Saturday in Dallas.

 

Okoronkwo led the Oklahoma defense by registering five tackles, 1.0 sack for a loss of nine yards, a forced fumble, a pass breakup and a career-high five quarterback hurries (three of them in the fourth quarter).

 

Okoronkwo's consistent presence in the Texas backfield helped OU limit the Longhorns to a 48.8 completion percentage (21 for 43). The Sooners also held UT to 3.6 yards per rush.

 

The 6-1, 240-pounder from Houston leads the Big 12 and is tied for eighth nationally with 6.0 sacks (1.0 per game), paces the Big 12 and is tied for second nationally with three forced fumbles, and ranks second in the league with 10.0 tackles for loss (1.7 per game).

 

He has 19.0 career sacks to rank second at OU among linebackers and tied for 11th among all players.

 

Okoronkwo has recorded at least half of a sack in each of OU's six games and at least one full sack in five contests.

 

This is the first time Okoronkwo has been named the Big 12 Defensive Player of the Week in his career, and he's the first Sooner to receive the honor this year.

 

His win also marks the fifth straight season that Oklahoma has had a player earn the award.

 

No. 9 Oklahoma plays at Kansas State on Saturday at 3 p.m. CT in a game that will be televised by FOX.

 

Sunday, 15 October 2017 23:01

Oklahoma-Texas game results

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Mike Houck, Assistant AD/Strategic Communications,University of Oklahoma Athletics Department

 

Game Recap

 

Oklahoma jumped to a 20-0 lead, fell behind 24-23 with 8:01 remaining and then scored on a 59-yard pass 1:08 later for the final points of a 29-24 win over Texas to improve to 5-1 overall and 2-1 in the Big 12.

 

Quarterback Baker Mayfield, who set a school record today by reaching 200 consecutive pass attempts without an interception (he was picked off in the second quarter), was 17-for-27 for 302 yards and two touchdowns in improving to 2-1 against the Longhorns.

 

The recipient of Mayfield’s final TD pass, Mark Andrews finished with four grabs for 104 yards. Marquise Brown added four catches for 73 yards and CeeDee Lamb hauled in three receptions for 74 yards.

 

Trey Sermon rushed 20 times for 96 yards and Rodney Anderson carried 10 times for 48 yards, including a 15-yard rush in the second quarter that put OU ahead 17-0.

 

Emmanuel Beal led OU with seven tackles, while Ogbo Okoronkwo, D.J. Ward and Amani Bledsoe all registered a sack. Okoronkwo has at least a half sack in all six games and at least one full sack in five contests (6.0 on the year).

 

OU outgained the Longhorns by 90 yards (518-428), and averaged 7.7 yards per play to UT’s 5.2.

 

The Sooners travel to play Kansas State on Saturday.



Press release

 

RUSSELLVILLE, Ark. – The Great American Conference announced its Golfer of the Week awards for the sixth week of the fall season. Southern Arkansas’ Helle Leed claimed the Women’s award while Harding’s Mason Banger earned the Men’s honor.

 

GAC WOMEN’S GOLFER OF THE WEEK – Helle Leed, Southern Arkansas, Sr., Vallda Halland, Sweden


Leed won her second career individual title after she paced the field by two strokes at the GAC Preview. Her individual title helped the Lady Muleriders finish in a tie for third as a team. Leed posted consecutive rounds of 4-over 76 to win by two shots. Leed lead all golfers in par-4 scoring, +3, for the tournament.

 

GAC MEN’S GOLFER OF THE WEEK – Mason Banger, Harding, Sr., Southampton, England


Banger led the Bisons to their biggest win in program history as they claimed the title at the 20-team Holiday Inn Express Classic. He finished second in the individual competition, but in the team playoff, he made birdies on both playoff holes. He opened the tournament with a 4-under par 67, tied for his career low. Previously,

 

NOTABLE NOMINEES
- Bryle Alcorn, So., Harding (Shot a career-low 74 in the first round; tied for seventh at the GAC Preview)
- Hanna Brauburger, Jr., Henderson State (Led Reddies to a 15-shot victory at the GAC Preview; finished second individually)
- Michelle Carr, So., Oklahoma Baptist (Shared fifth place at the GAC Preview.)
- Avery Struck, Sr., Arkansas Tech (Took second at the Midwest Classic as Golden Suns won team title by two shots)

- Luke Cornett, Sr., Arkansas Tech (Placed sixth at Holiday Inn Express Classic; Wonder Boys finished fourth)
- Kevin Elder, Jr., Southern Arkansas (Tied Kade Johnson at the low Mulerider at the Holiday Inn Express Classic)
- Nick Shapiro, So., Henderson State (Tied for fourth at Missouri Western State; carded a hole-in-one in the final round)

 

Thursday, 12 October 2017 13:14

Sign up now for Wolf Pup Basketball

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Sign up has begun for Wolf Pup Basketball.


Registration fees are $25 per child and the deadline is Oct. 30, 2017 at 3 pm.


Forms may be returned to the Heavener Tag Agency with checks payable to the Heavener Tip-In Club.

 

Each child must be registered and fees must be paid before he/she will be placed on a team.

 

The coaches will meet Oct. 23 at 6 p.m. at the Heavener High School library.


The draft is Oct. 30 at 6 p.m. in the Heavener High School library.


Download the registration form below.

Sunday, 08 October 2017 21:20

Sooners Golf Back in Action in Austin

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Ben Coldagelli, Associate Director, Athletics Communications, University of Oklahoma Athletics Department

 

NORMAN – The 20th-ranked University of Oklahoma women’s golf team competes in its third tournament of the season at the Betsy Rawls in Austin, Texas, on Monday and Tuesday. The 15-team event will take place at the par-72, 6,491-yard University of Texas Golf Club.

 

The Sooners tee off with a shotgun start at 8:30 a.m. CT on Monday for 36 holes of play. The third round of the 54-hole tournament begins at 8:30 a.m. CT on Tuesday.

 

“We’re excited to be back out on the course this week,” said OU head coach Veronique Drouin-Luttrell. “The team has put in a lot of time and effort recently. Tournament week is where you get to let loose and have fun competing.”

The Betsy Rawls offers a competitive field with six top-25 opponents: No. 3 Arizona State, No. 10 Kent State, No. 11 Furman, No. 17 Texas Tech, No. 19 Texas and No. 25 Clemson. Rounding out the field is Baylor, Houston, LSU, Miami, San Diego State, SMU, Texas State and UNLV.

 

Live scoring will be available on GolfStat.com.

 

OU Lineup

 

1. Hannah Wood, senior: In the lineup for the first time this season after recovering from injury…Picked up her 10th career top-10 finish, earning sixth place at the 2017 Schooner Fall Classic while playing as an individual...Shot a 209 (-4) in the Schooner...Currently holds the best career scoring average vs. par in program history (+1.14)…Her 45 career par-or-better rounds rank second in program history.

 

2. Julienne Soo, junior: Named the Big 12 Women’s Golfer of the Month for the month of September after recording two top-10 finishes and shooting under par in five of six rounds...Averaging 69.0 (-2.0) strokes per round...Her 204 (-9) at the Jim West Challenge is the second-lowest 54-hole score in program history (also owns the lowest score of 203 from the 2017 Clover Cup)…Secured ninth place at the Schooner Fall Classic with a 3-under 210…Dating back to last season, has finished at par or better in 26 of her last 39 rounds.

 

3. Kaitlin Milligan, freshman: Making her second career start…In her lineup debut, tied for 16th at the Schooner Fall Classic with a 1-under (212)…The first OU freshman to earn a top-20 finish since current seniors Ana Ruiz and Hannah Wood in 2014…Competed as an individual at the Jim West Challenge, tying for 47th and shooting a 223 (+10).

 

4. Hannah Lee, freshman: Making her first start in the Sooner lineup…Tied for 36th with a 217 (+4) at the Schooner Fall Classic...Spent the past year on the National Canadian Development Team.

 

5. Ana Ruiz, senior: Tied for 47th place after shooting a 220 (+7) in the Schooner Fall Classic…Opened the season with a career-low 54-hole score of 212 (-1) to tie for 18th at the Jim West Challenge…Owns eight career top-20 finishes and three top-10 finishes.

 




 

Friday, 06 October 2017 21:09

Baseball, Softball Team Up for Halloween Game

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Press release


Sooners’ Fifth Annual Game to Support OU Children’s Hospital

 

NORMAN – The University of Oklahoma baseball and softball teams will team up to host a Halloween Game at Marita Hynes Field on Wednesday, October 25. The two Sooner programs launched a fundraising campaign with the Vs. Cancer Foundation on Friday, September 29 to support The Children’s Hospital at OU Medical Center.

 

“It’s an exciting time for our team in a couple of ways,” began OU baseball coach Skip Johnson. “This event gives us a chance to help kids that need our help and to build a stronger relationship with a great softball program. We’re excited about the event. It was a great event last year and we’re looking forward to the community coming out for some fun that supports a great cause.”

 

OU baseball teamed with Vs. Cancer in its “Shave for the Brave” campaign from 2014-16 and raised over $80,000 to benefit the foundation’s research to eliminate childhood cancers and OU Children’s. This year, all proceeds will remain local to benefit OU Children’s, which is seeking funds for a facility therapy dog to work with its cancer patients.

 

“Our volunteer pet therapy program has been strong for more than 20 years,” said Sara Jacobson, executive director of The Children’s Hospital VOLUNTEERS, the 501(c)3 non-profit organization at OU Children’s. “We were thrilled to expand our overall Paws for Purpose program with Targa, our first facility dog, last month. One dog can only do so much, especially for kids with chronic illnesses or lengthy treatments. Our next Paws for Purpose goals are to recruit more volunteer pet therapy dogs and add additional facility dogs dedicated to specific patient populations like cancer and blood disorders.”

 

The Children’s Hospital VOLUNTEERS charity has been the local recipient of OU baseball’s “Shave for the Brave” campaign over the last three years, which yielded over $80,000 in funds. Half of those donation went to Vs. Cancer’s national foundation for cancer research, while the other half went to benefit OU Children’s. The funds were utilized to enhance the environment of OU Children’s cancer and blood disorders unit with new game systems, toys and artwork to help kids feel more at home while receiving treatment at the hospital.

 

The fundraising campaign launched in conjunction with Childhood Cancer Awareness Month and culminates with the intrasquad scrimmage, which will once again be played in costume, between the two programs the week leading into Halloween. The game originated in 2013 at baseball’s L. Dale Mitchell Park and evolved with the inclusion of OU softball, which hosted the game in 2015.

 

"It's a pleasure to join forces with Skip Johnson and the OU Baseball team for a special cause like OU Children's Hospital,” said head softball coach Patty Gasso. “It is our duty to give back to those in need and what better way to raise money than to see your favorite softball and baseball athletes dressed up in Halloween costumes playing the game they love. We encourage fans to come out and support this great event and generate some funds for such a great cause."

 

The game will start at 6:30 p.m. with gates opening at 5:30. Admission is free and all fans are encouraged to attend in costume. Kids attending the game in costume will have the opportunity to trick-or-treat at the field and meet the OU student-athletes from both teams. All children in attendance will be welcomed on to the field for a post-game group photo opportunity.

 

 

 

Friday, 06 October 2017 21:02

Moldauer Finishes Seventh in All-Around

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John Galatas Research Fellow, Athletic Communications, University of Oklahoma Athletics


NORMAN – In his World Championships debut, University of Oklahoma junior Yul Moldauer proved he belongs among the best in the world.

 

In the premier international competition, Moldauer tallied an overall score of 84.998 in the all-around to finish seventh, the best finish for an American in the all-around since 2013.

 

“Yul did a tremendous job competing on the biggest stage of his career,” OU head coach Mark Williams said. “Finishing top 10 in the world is amazing! I’m very proud of his 6/6 performance tonight.”

 

Moldauer began the night on pommel horse, where he scored an even 14.000 and improved his mark on the apparatus from the qualifying round by nearly a full point.

 

The Arvada, Colo., native surged on his next three events, scoring 14.066 and 14.500 on rings and vault, respectively, before building momentum on the parallel bars with a mark of 14.533.

 

Despite a setback on the horizontal bar, Moldauer finished strong with his best event of the evening. In the final rotation, the All-American tallied a 14.566 on the floor exercise to secure his top-10 finish.

Moldauer will shift his focus to the individual event finals when he competes on the floor exercise, where the junior tallied a score of 14.700 in the qualifying round.

 

Former Sooner Alex Naddour will join Moldauer in the event finals when the 2016 Olympic bronze medalist competes for the world title on pommel horse.

 

 

 

 

Saturday, 30 September 2017 15:53

Sooners Softball Roll on Opening Day of Fall Festival

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Submitted by Karl Anderson, Assistant Director of Athletic Communications, University of Oklahoma Athletics Department

 

NORMAN – The two-time defending national champion Oklahoma softball team began its 2017 exhibition schedule Friday night with a pair of wins at its annual Fall Festival.


Three pitchers combined on a no-hitter in the opening game of the night, a 10-0, six-inning victory over Trinity Valley Community College. While in the nightcap, a five-run second inning paved the way for Oklahoma in a 9-1 win over Temple College.


The Sooners wrap up play at the Fall Festival Saturday against Seminole State at 4:45 p.m. and Northern Oklahoma College at 7 p.m.


Oklahoma 10, Trinity Valley CC 0 (6 Innings)


Sophomore starter Mariah Lopez was nearly perfect in the circle, allowing just one baserunner in 4.0 hitless innings. She struck out eight, including four in the fourth inning alone, with one reaching on a passed ball.


Lopez gave way to sophomore Nicole Mendes, who struck out one over the next 1.2 innings. Senior Paige Lowary faced one batter in the sixth, getting a groundout.


Four different Sooners recorded multi-hit games as juniors Sydney Romero, Falepolima Aviu and Raegan Rogers, and freshman Alexa Schultz each collected two hits.


Oklahoma got its first two runs on a pair of RBI singles in the first inning by senior Nicole Pendley and Romero. In the third, a sacrifice fly from junior Shay Knighten extended the lead to 3-0 while, one inning later, senior Kelsey Arnold slapped a single up the middle to make it 4-0.


OU doubled its lead in the fifth thanks to a two-run home run by Aviu, a bases-loaded walk for sophomore Vanessa Taukeiaho and an error on TVCC’s shortstop off the bat of freshman Lynnsie Elam.
In the sixth, three straight one-out walks were followed by a walk-off, two-run single from Rogers.


Oklahoma 9, Temple College 1


Sophomore Parker Conrad, who transferred in the offseason from the University of Missouri, made her OU debut as she got the start and threw 2.0 scoreless innings. She struck out two and walked one with one hit allowed. Sophomore Mariah Lopez surrendered the lone run in the game as she gave up three hits and walked one with one strikeout in one inning of work. Senior Paige Lowary relieved Lopez and threw 4.0 perfect innings with nine strikeouts to earn the win.


At the plate, junior Falepolima Aviu and senior Lea Wodach each collected two hits at the plate, and six other Sooners had a hit in the contest.


The Sooners avoided damage in the first inning as Temple College loaded the bases with no one out. However, the Leopards were kept off the board thanks to a 5-2-3 double play and a groundout. In the bottom of the frame, junior Sydney Romero drove in the first OU run with a single to left field that brought home sophomore Nicole Mendes.


A five-run second inning then broke the game open as the Sooners sent 10 batters to the plate. Junior Raegan Rogers brought in the first two runs of the inning when she laced a double to left center. After a walk to senior Kelsey Arnold, she and Rogers attempted a double steal. Temple’s catcher tried to throw out Rogers at third, but the ball went into left field allowing Rogers to score. Junior Kylie Lundberg eventually drove in Arnold with a single, while another Temple error later in the frame allowed OU’s sixth run of the game to score.


Temple got a run on the board in the top of the fourth, but OU answered back in the bottom of the inning. With two out and two in scoring position, freshman Eliyah Flores hit a grounder to third. The throw came home to try to get junior Shay Knighten, but she knocked the ball out of the catcher’s glove with her slide to score. Flores then got herself in a rundown between first and second, allowing enough time for Wodach to score from second on the play.


OU picked up an additional run in the bottom of the fifth thanks to Aviu’s second home run of the day, a solo shot to right center.

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Poteau, Oklahoma - The Poteau Cross Country boys are heading to State. In celebration of their accomplishment, the Poteau Fire Department will excort the team from Poteau High School to the Choctaw Travel Plaza on Friday at 2pm. Fans are asked ...
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Poteau, Oklahoma - The Poteau Cross Country boys are heading to State. In celebration of their accomplishment, the Poteau Fire Department will ...
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Fanshawe Cross Country Team attends Crofford Cross Country Run   On October 17, 2017, Fanshawe Public School participated in the Tenkiller School’s Thirtieth Annual Riley Crofford Cross-Country Run at Cherokee Landing. The meet was ...
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Fanshawe Cross Country Team attends Crofford Cross Country Run   On October 17, 2017, Fanshawe Public School participated in the Tenkiller ...
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Mike Houck,  Assistant AD/Strategic Communications, University of Oklahoma Athletics Department   NORMAN — Oklahoma senior defensive end/outside linebacker Ogbonnia Okoronkwo was named the Big 12 Defensive Player of the Week on ...
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Mike Houck,  Assistant AD/Strategic Communications, University of Oklahoma Athletics Department   NORMAN — Oklahoma senior defensive ...
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Mike Houck, Assistant AD/Strategic Communications,University of Oklahoma Athletics Department   Game Recap   Oklahoma jumped to a 20-0 lead, fell behind 24-23 with 8:01 remaining and then scored on a 59-yard pass 1:08 later for ...
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Mike Houck, Assistant AD/Strategic Communications,University of Oklahoma Athletics Department   Game Recap   Oklahoma jumped to ...
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Press release   RUSSELLVILLE, Ark. – The Great American Conference announced its Golfer of the Week awards for the sixth week of the fall season. Southern Arkansas’ Helle Leed claimed the Women’s award while Harding’s Mason Banger earned ...
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Press release   RUSSELLVILLE, Ark. – The Great American Conference announced its Golfer of the Week awards for the sixth week of the fall ...
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Sign up has begun for Wolf Pup Basketball. Registration fees are $25 per child and the deadline is Oct. 30, 2017 at 3 pm. Forms may be returned to the Heavener Tag Agency with checks payable to the Heavener Tip-In Club.   Each child ...
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Sign up has begun for Wolf Pup Basketball. Registration fees are $25 per child and the deadline is Oct. 30, 2017 at 3 pm. Forms may be returned ...
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Ben Coldagelli, Associate Director, Athletics Communications, University of Oklahoma Athletics Department   NORMAN – The 20th-ranked University of Oklahoma women’s golf team competes in its third tournament of the season at the Betsy ...
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Ben Coldagelli, Associate Director, Athletics Communications, University of Oklahoma Athletics Department   NORMAN – The 20th-ranked ...
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Press release Sooners’ Fifth Annual Game to Support OU Children’s Hospital   NORMAN – The University of Oklahoma baseball and softball teams will team up to host a Halloween Game at Marita Hynes Field on Wednesday, October 25. The two ...
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Press release Sooners’ Fifth Annual Game to Support OU Children’s Hospital   NORMAN – The University of Oklahoma baseball and softball ...
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John Galatas Research Fellow, Athletic Communications, University of Oklahoma Athletics NORMAN – In his World Championships debut, University of Oklahoma junior Yul Moldauer proved he belongs among the best in the world.   In the ...
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John Galatas Research Fellow, Athletic Communications, University of Oklahoma Athletics NORMAN – In his World Championships debut, University of ...
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Submitted by Karl Anderson, Assistant Director of Athletic Communications, University of Oklahoma Athletics Department   NORMAN – The two-time defending national champion Oklahoma softball team began its 2017 exhibition schedule Friday ...
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Submitted by Karl Anderson, Assistant Director of Athletic Communications, University of Oklahoma Athletics Department   NORMAN – The ...
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  The Howe Lady Lions Fast Pitch softball team is headed to state!   Congratulations to the Regional Champions! They advance with a 6-4 win over Fairland.   Good Job Ladies!
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  The Howe Lady Lions Fast Pitch softball team is headed to state!   Congratulations to the Regional Champions! They advance ...
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Press releaseFAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – The 154th Training Squadron, part of the 189th Airlift Wing in the Arkansas National Guard, will perform a flyover prior to Arkansas’ game against New Mexico State on Saturday.An HC-130 aircraft will fly past the ...
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Press releaseFAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – The 154th Training Squadron, part of the 189th Airlift Wing in the Arkansas National Guard, will perform a flyover ...
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    “Based on the serious and troubling allegations in the complaint, Oklahoma State University has suspended assistant coach Lamont Evans. We are cooperating with federal officials. We have been in contact with the NCAA and will ...
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    “Based on the serious and troubling allegations in the complaint, Oklahoma State University has suspended assistant coach Lamont ...
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The CASC Viking Classic Co-Ed Softball Tournament is scheduled for Saturday, October 14, 2017 at the Poteau Area Recreational Complex.     According to CASC head baseball coach Tyler Guthrie, the team entry fee is $150 and team ...
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The CASC Viking Classic Co-Ed Softball Tournament is scheduled for Saturday, October 14, 2017 at the Poteau Area Recreational Complex.   ...
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Submitted by Mike Houck - Assistant AD/Strategic CommunicationsUniversity of Oklahoma Athletics Department • Saturday’s win marked OU’s 14th straight, the longest active streak in the nation and tied as the seventh longest in school history. The ...
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Submitted by Mike Houck - Assistant AD/Strategic CommunicationsUniversity of Oklahoma Athletics Department • Saturday’s win marked OU’s 14th ...
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Submitted by: Mike Houck | Assistant AD/Strategic CommunicationsUniversity of Oklahoma Athletics Department   • Oklahoma outgained Baylor 312-213 in the first half (12.0 yards per play to 5.3). • Abdul Adams' 99-yard touchdown run was ...
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Submitted by: Mike Houck | Assistant AD/Strategic CommunicationsUniversity of Oklahoma Athletics Department   • Oklahoma outgained Baylor ...
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