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Sallisaw, OK – The Cherokee Nation and Carl Albert State College are thrilled to announce the upcoming Scholarship Golf Classic, set to take place on Friday, May 24, 2024, at the beautiful Cherokee Springs Golf Course. A big thanks to the Cherokee Nation for serving as the corporate sponsor. This exciting event offers a perfect blend of competitive golf and community spirit, all in support of scholarships for deserving Sequoyah County students attending Carl Albert State College.

Event Details:
Date: Friday, May 24, 2024
Location: Cherokee Springs Golf Course
Tournament Rules/Team Meeting: 8:30 AM
Shotgun Start: 9:00 AM

Participation Fees:
Individual Player: $75
Team of Four: $300
Golf Team and Hole Sponsor: $350 (includes cart, green fee, 2 mulligans, lunch, and logo on a sign at a hole)
Hole Sponsorship: $200 (logo on a sign at a hole)

The registration fee for individual players and teams includes a cart, green fee, two mulligans, and lunch. Additionally, there are cash prizes available for the top three teams, making this tournament not only a charitable event but also a competitive and rewarding experience for all participants.

For businesses and individuals interested in further supporting the cause, there are sponsorship opportunities available:

  • Golf Team and Hole Sponsor: For $350, sponsors will receive a team entry (four players), a cart, green fees, two mulligans, lunch, and a logo on a sign at one of the holes.
  • Hole Sponsorship: For $200, sponsors can have their logo displayed on a sign at one of the holes.

How to Register:
To register for the Scholarship Golf Classic, please email Patrick Marshall at pmarshall@carlalbert.edu or call (918)776-9242.

Join us for a day of golf, fun, and community support. Your participation will directly contribute to the educational success of students at Carl Albert State College. We look forward to seeing you on the greens!

 

OKLAHOMA CITY – Sen. Mary Boren, D-Norman, issued the following statement after Wednesday’s vote on House Bill 3959, providing tens of millions of dollars in rebates for men’s professional sports.

“Sadly, the majority party failed to include women’s sports in the bill. Although I asked the author and colleagues across the aisle to support an amendment to include women’s sports, they were unwilling.

“Despite previous legislation that supporters claimed would protect women’s sports, we have failed to pass meaningful policy that would attract and support women’s professional teams in Oklahoma. In the future, I hope to work with colleagues on both sides of the aisle to create economic incentives to make Oklahoma equally welcoming to women’s sports, including pro basketball, softball, and soccer.”

Poteau, Ok, March 25, 2024 – Special Olympics Area 10 is thrilled to announce its upcoming Bocce and Cornhole Competition, scheduled to take place on Saturday, March 30, 2024, at Poteau High School. This event promises a day of spirited competition and camaraderie among athletes, parents, and the community.The competition schedule is as follows:- **Cornhole Registration**: Begins at 8:30 am  - **Competition Start Time**: 9:00 am- **Bocce (Single and Unified) Registration**: Begins at 10:30 am  - **Competition Start Time**: 11:00 amThis event is not only a showcase of athletic prowess but also serves as a crucial step for athletes on their journey to the Special Olympics Summer Games in May. It is mandatory for athletes intending to participate in the Summer Games to compete in the local event to qualify.The Area 10 Management Team is excited to host this event, providing a platform for our athletes to demonstrate their skills and determination. The Bocce and Cornhole Competition not only celebrates athleticism but also promotes inclusion and unity within our community.Parents and the community are encouraged to attend and watch athletes compete, cheering them on as they showcase their abilities and determination.Join us on March 30th as we celebrate the spirit of athleticism and inclusivity at the Special Olympics Area 10 Bocce and Cornhole Competition.**About Special Olympics Area 10:**Special Olympics Area 10 is a non-profit organization dedicated to providing year-round sports training and athletic competition in a variety of Olympic-type sports for individuals with intellectual disabilities. Through the power of sports, Special Olympics Area 10 seeks to create a better world by fostering the acceptance and inclusion of all individuals.

 

Poteau, Ok, March 25, 2024 – Special Olympics Area 10 is thrilled to announce its upcoming Bocce and Cornhole Competition, scheduled to take place on Saturday, March 30, 2024, at Poteau High School. This event promises a day of spirited competition and camaraderie among athletes, parents, and the community.

The competition schedule is as follows:

  • Cornhole Registration: Begins at 8:30 am
  • Competition Start Time: 9:00 am
  • Bocce (Single and Unified) Registration: Begins at 10:30 am
  • Competition Start Time: 11:00 am

This event is not only a showcase of athletic prowess but also serves as a crucial step for athletes on their journey to the Special Olympics Summer Games in May. It is mandatory for athletes intending to participate in the Summer Games to compete in the local event to qualify.

The Area 10 Management Team is excited to host this event, providing a platform for our athletes to demonstrate their skills and determination. The Bocce and Cornhole Competition not only celebrates athleticism but also promotes inclusion and unity within our community.

Parents and the community are encouraged to attend and watch athletes compete, cheering them on as they showcase their abilities and determination.

Join us on March 30th as we celebrate the spirit of athleticism and inclusivity at the Special Olympics Area 10 Bocce and Cornhole Competition.

About Special Olympics Area 10:
Special Olympics Area 10 is a non-profit organization dedicated to providing year-round sports training and athletic competition in a variety of Olympic-type sports for individuals with intellectual disabilities. Through the power of sports, Special Olympics Area 10 seeks to create a better world by fostering the acceptance and inclusion of all individuals.

 

Poteau, Oklahoma - March 20, 2024 - Special Olympics Oklahoma Area 10, under the leadership of Randy Weaver, Director of Special Olympics Oklahoma Area 10, is proud to announce the hosting of the Area Track and Field Competition in Poteau, Oklahoma. The event is scheduled to take place on Wednesday, March 27, starting at 10:00 a.m. at Poteau High School's Costner Stadium, located at 100 Stadium Drive.

The Area Track and Field Competition is set to be a vibrant showcase of athleticism, sportsmanship, and community spirit, bringing together over 180 athletes, volunteers, and coaches from across the region. Participants will compete in a variety of track and field events, demonstrating their skills and determination in pursuit of personal achievements and recognition.

"We are thrilled to be hosting the Area Track and Field Competition here in Poteau," said Randy Weaver, Director of Special Olympics Oklahoma Area 10. "This event is not only a celebration of athleticism but also a testament to the resilience and dedication of our athletes. We invite the community to join us in cheering on these remarkable individuals as they showcase their talents."

The competition will feature athletes of all ages and abilities, competing in events such as sprints, relays, long jump, shot put, and more. Spectators can expect an inspiring display of courage, determination, and camaraderie throughout the day.

"We are grateful to Poteau Public Schools and Poteau High School for hosting us at Costner Stadium and for their ongoing support of Special Olympics," added Randy Weaver. "Their partnership has been instrumental in ensuring the success of this event, and we are excited to create memorable experiences for our athletes and spectators alike."

The Area Track and Field Competition promises to be a day filled with excitement, sportsmanship, and community pride. Members of the public are encouraged to

attend and show their support for the athletes as they compete in this uplifting and inclusive event.

For more information about the Area Track and Field Competition, including volunteer opportunities and how to get involved, please contact Randy Weaver, SOOK Kiamichi Area 10 Director at 918-983-0611 or SOOK Kiamichi Area 10 Management Team Members Barbara Leonard 479-461-3801 or Officer Gary Hecht at the Poteau Police Department.

A Special thank you to all the Law Enforcement who have volunteered to be in attendance to help with our event.

 

About Special Olympics Oklahoma

Special Olympics Oklahoma is dedicated to providing year-round sports training and athletic competition in a variety of Olympic-type sports for children and adults with intellectual disabilities. Through the power of sports, Special Olympics Oklahoma Area 10 seeks to empower individuals, foster inclusion, and create communities of acceptance and respect.

Poteau, OK | March 14, 2024 – Carl Albert State College proudly announces that a large number of its wrestlers have been recognized as Scholar All-Americans by the National Wrestling Coaches Association (NWCA). The NWCA recently announced the recipients of the 2024 NJCAA Men's and Women's Scholar All-America awards, honoring student-athletes who have demonstrated excellence in both academics and athletics.

A total of 88 scholar-athletes from 12 institutions nationwide have been selected for this prestigious recognition. Carl Albert State College stands among these esteemed institutions, with its wrestlers showcasing their dedication and commitment to excellence both on and off the mat.

NWCA Executive Director, Mike Moyer, commended these outstanding athletes for their remarkable achievements, highlighting their relentless pursuit of success in academics and athletics. Moyer expressed his admiration, stating, "It's an honor to recognize these remarkable athletes for their outstanding achievements. Congratulations to all the honorees, and we wish them continued success in their academic and athletic pursuits."

Among the recognized institutions, Carl Albert State College stands tall as a beacon of academic and athletic prowess.

“Our wrestlers embody the values of hard work, determination, and scholarly excellence, serving as exemplary role models for their peers and the community,” said Jake Lords, Head Wrestling Coach.

NJCAA Women's Individual Scholar All-Americans- CASC

Aliana Barnoski

Abigail Butts

Kaylee Campbell

Kylie Hulse

Malia Kehne

Alexis Miller

Angeline Wetselline

Alondra Valles

NJCAA Men's Individual Scholar All-Americans- CASC

Cooper Evans

Mason Gordon

Hunter Hall

Matthan Mason

Josiah Rhodes

Noah Smith

Carl Albert State College extends its heartfelt congratulations to its Scholar All-American wrestlers and commends them for their exceptional accomplishments. Their dedication to academic and athletic excellence exemplifies the spirit of Carl Albert State College and serves as an inspiration to all.

Poteau, OK - March 6, 2024 - Carl Albert State College Wrestling is celebrating a remarkable performance at the recent National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) Wrestling Championships, with the women's team securing a 5th place team finish and the men's team finishing 12th. The outstanding achievements of both teams include multiple All-Americans and National Finalists.

The women's team showcased their prowess with six All-Americans, with three of them reaching the National Finals. Notably, Freshman Calli Connally dominated the 101lbs category and was crowned the National Champion after an impressive 3-0 record over the weekend, defeating the returning National champion in the finals. At 109lbs, Sophomore Lexi Miller, a returning National Champion, made history by becoming the first 2X National Champion in NJCAA Women's Wrestling. Miller went undefeated with a flawless 4-0 record, including a remarkable 36-second pin in the finals. For Miller, this marks two years without surrendering a loss to a junior college opponent.

Freshman Abigail Butts at 116lbs battled hard to secure a 6th place finish, while Freshman Malia Kehne at 136lbs emerged as an All-American and National Finalist, finishing as the National Runner-up. At 143lbs, Sophomore Kylie Hulse earned her 2X All-American status, finishing 6th, and will continue her academic and athletic career at the University of Sioux Falls in South Dakota. Despite an unfortunate injury, Sophomore Ana Barnoski at 155lbs showed resilience to become a 2X All-American, finishing 6th after an injury default following her quarterfinal win due to a dislocated elbow.

The men's team showcased their talent with three All-Americans, led by a National Finalist. At 133lbs, Sophomore Cooper Evans, a 2X National qualifier, secured a 6th place finish. At 149lbs, Sophomore Jaden Two Lance became an All-American and National finalist, earning Runner-up status for the Vikings. Sophomore Noah Smith at 157lbs, also a 2X National qualifier, earned All-American status with a 6th place finish in the nation.

The coaching staff and athletes extend their sincere gratitude to every professor, advisor, faculty member, and staff member who has played a pivotal role in supporting CASC Men's and Women's Wrestling. “The success achieved on and off the mat is a testament to the collaborative efforts of the entire Carl Albert State College community,” said Jake Lords, Head Wrestling Coach.

 

The Cameron Middle School archery team placed third in the 2nd Annual State NASP/IBO 3D Tournament held in McLoud this past Saturday.

Both the middle and high school teams qualified for the national tournament.

High school archer Gunnar Brady and middle school archers Derek Lehman and Jason Watts also qualified individually for nationals.

The Yellowjackets will travel to Utah in April to compete in both the national bullseye and 3D tournaments.

 

OKLAHOMA CITY – The OSAC appoints Diana Fletcher as its new director after Joe Miller retires from an 18-year tenure as the Director of the Commission.

Fletcher brings a wealth of knowledge to the role, previously working an Inspector for the OSAC for 15 years.

"I am honored and excited to take on this new role as Director,” said Fletcher. “Over the years, I have witnessed the growth and evolution of combat sports and boxing in our state, and I am eager to contribute to the continued success and safety of these events. I want to thank the Commission for their confidence in me, and I am committed to upholding the integrity and safety that our athletes and fans deserve."

The OSAC is responsible for implementing the OSAC act and to protect, maintain and improve the safety and welfare of participants of professional boxing, wrestling, and kickboxing, as well as the general public attending these events.

In this new role, Fletcher will extend her regulatory oversight to include bare-knuckle boxing, committing to ensuring the safety and well-being of athletes in Oklahoma.

“With a comprehensive understanding of the industry, combined with a genuine passion for combat sports, I feel well positioned to lead and navigate the diverse challenges of athletic regulation,” said Fletcher.

For more information about the OSAC click here.

 

The Oklahoma State Department of Health (OSDH) protects and improves public health through its system of local health services and strategies focused on preventing disease. OSDH provides technical support and guidance to 68 county health departments in Oklahoma, as well as guidance and consultation to the two independent city-county health departments in Oklahoma City and Tulsa. Learn more at Oklahoma.gov/health.

The Cameron middle school archery team placed 3rd at the Grand State Shoot on Wednesday and qualified for Nationals. 
All three of Cameron’s teams (elementary, middle school, and high school) qualified for the Grand State Shoot this year, all ranked in the top 30 in Oklahoma in each of their divisions. The middle school team entered the tournament ranked 3rd behind Altus and Locust Grove. 8th grader Brayson Huckaby was the highest scorer on the team. 
The high school team entered ranked 5th and finished 6th. They qualified for Nationals as well. Senior Jordyn Rivera qualified for nationals individually, placing 4th at state.  This was her 6th and last OKNASP bullseye state tournament. 
The highlight for the elementary team was 4th grader Aaron Weaver splitting an arrow (or shooting a “Robin Hood”). This was only the 2nd “Robin Hood” ever in the 20-year history of the state archery tournament. This was Aaron’s first year in archery. 
The middle school and high school teams will compete again on March 2nd at the State 3D Tournament in McLoud. Both will have an opportunity to qualify for nationals in 3D competition. The middle school team is currently ranked 6th and the high school team ranked 4th in the state in 3D.
Both of those teams will compete at the Western National Tournament in Utah in April. 
 
Pictured below is the middle school team.
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