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Senior Linebacker Anchors a Stingy Spartan Defense

By MIKE MOGUIN

Defense is a big force in Bixby. So big that it gave up only one touchdown during the month of September.

One of the key players is senior Ethan Hall, a 6’3”, 225-pound linebacker. He has made an impact for the Spartans since moving to Bixby from Edmond North before his sophomore season. That year, he recorded 93 tackles, 11 hurries and two and a half sacks.

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Bixby Public Schools Focus on Tomorrow

By KAYLEY FORSHEY

A few months into the new school year and the Bixby Public Schools Board of Education is already looking 10 years into the future, and it looks bright. The Board of Education is comprised of community members dedicated to serving the unique needs of Bixby’s education while upholding federal and state education laws. Members’ jobs are tireless and unpaid, and their efforts promote continued growth in the lives of Bixby’s children.

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BPS Hosts Groundbreaking for New School

By KAYLEY FORSHEY

The rainy weather didn’t dampen spirits as Bixby Public Schools broke ground for its new Bixby West Elementary and Intermediate schools’ location on Sept. 26. CMSWillowbrook, construction manager for the project, BPS Board of Education Members, Bixby parents and many other community members gathered in front of three large tractors and a mound of dirt to celebrate the groundbreaking.

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Bixby Receiver Brennan Presley Awaits Season

By MIKE MOGUIN

One weapon in the Bixby Spartans’ offense is wide receiver Brennan Presley.

A 5-9, 155-pound junior, Presley caught 67 passes for 852 yards with six touchdowns last season. He also made 38 tackles and two interceptions as a member of the defensive secondary and blocked one punt on special teams.

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Bixby’s Natalie Gough Winds Up Great Career

Regarded as among of the top area players in girls’ high school golf, Bixby’s Natalie Gough wrapped up her prep career with a runner-up finish in the Class 6A state championship in May.

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Four Bixby Students Attend Oklahoma Summer Arts Institute at Quartz Mountain

The picturesque scenery of Quartz Mountain in southwest Oklahoma serves as the perfect setting for an elite group of young Oklahoma artists, including four students from Bixby, to hone their craft. The Oklahoma Summer Arts Institute (OSAI) provides an extraordinary learning experience to students selected for the two-week academy, which takes place at Quartz Mountain from June 9-24.

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 Bixby Grows with Interesting Businesses

Summer is around the corner, and the weather is going to be hot and humid on the Oklahoma front.  With outdoor activities and the kids at home on summer break, it’s tough to find drinks and snacks a step away from the ordinary to refresh the family.  The new owners Andy and Tricia McGuire of south Tulsa’s only soda fountain, Candy Castle, have treats they believe will thrill the family.

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Bixby Girls Celebrate State Tennis Crown

By MIKE MOGUIN

Freshman power proved to be a major boost for Bixby as it won the Class 6A girls state tennis championship in tennis in May 5 at the Oklahoma City Tennis Center. It marked the school’s first title ever for that sport – girls or boys.

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Rotary Club of Bixby Announces Scholarships

Every year the Rotary Club of Bixby provides scholarships to area students. This years winners are Jenna Henson, Victoria Williams, Bryan Sellers and Michael Kemmerly.  

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Bixby Rotary Seeking Host Families for Youth Exchange

The most powerful force in the promotion of international understanding and peace is exposure to different cultures. The world becomes a smaller, friendlier place when we learn that all people—regardless of nationality—desire the same basic things: a safe comfortable environment that allows for a rich and satisfying life for our children and ourselves.

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