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Tulsan Josh Hassell Stars at Holy Cross

Josh Hassell, a 2013 graduate of Tulsa’s Bishop Kelley High School and a junior outfielder for the Holy Cross Crusaders in Worcester, Mass., was named the GoHolyCross.com Crusader of the Week for competition from April 25-May 1. Hassell helped lead the Holy Cross baseball team to a 3-2 record in five games that week.

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Local Trainers Larry Egge, Herb Rhea Honored

By TERRELL LESTER

Two men from the Tulsa area were among three recently inducted into the Oklahoma Athletic Trainers’ Association Hall of Fame.

Larry Egge, of Eastern Oklahoma Orthopedic Center in Tulsa, and Herb Rhea, retired director of sports medicine for Jenks Public Schools, were honored at a luncheon May 21 on the campus of the University of Central Oklahoma in Edmond.

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Jeff Renegar: New BKHS B-Ball Coach

After an extensive search, Bishop Kelley High School has tapped Jeff Renegar as the new head basketball coach.

“I am excited to be a part of the Comet basketball family,” says Renegar. “The coaches that have preceded me have grown the basketball program into a major contender every year and I am eager to take the reins and make Bishop Kelley the best it can be in both the Frontier Conference and 5A basketball.”

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Tulsans Recall Muhammad Ali’s 1982 Visit

By TERRELL LESTER

As the world paused in early June to pay tribute to Muhammad Ali, four Tulsans took a few moments to remember an evening some 34 years earlier with the boxing icon.

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Tulsa Student-Athletes Enjoy Academic Success

As the 2015-16 athletic season has come to a close for The University of Tulsa, success has occurred on both the playing field and in the classroom. Tulsa boasted a league-best five American Athletic Conference Championships and reached post-season competition for 11 sports, while in the classroom Tulsa student-athletes put up another impressive year.

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FlyingTee is Open for Business

By KEN MACLEOD

FlyingTee, a golf and entertainment venue in Jenks, opened June 7.

FlyingTee, a three-story, 60-bay center, offers three restaurants, a beer garden, outdoor patios, corporate meeting rooms and suites, and the ability to host everything from a detailed practice session to a 400-person charity golf tournament.

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Trainers Larry Egge of EOOC, Herb Rhea of Jenks Honored

By TERRELL LESTER

Two men from the Tulsa area were among three recently inducted into the Oklahoma Athletic Trainers’ Association Hall of Fame. Larry Egge of Eastern Oklahoma Orthopedic Center in Tulsa and Herb Rhea retired Director of Sports Medicine for Jenks Public
Schools were honored at a luncheon Saturday, May 21, on the campus of the University of Central Oklahoma in Edmond. Joining Egge and Rhea in the 14th class of inductees was Anita Clark, retired trainer for the University of Oklahoma.

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Drillers’ Hornsby Has Interesting Inner Workings

By GLENN HIBDON

Sometimes players in the Texas League take offense to a blue bull shaking his private parts in their faces during pregame warmups. Members of the Northwest Arkansas Naturals did not appreciate Hornsby, official mascot of the Tulsa Drillers, taking liberties with their serious preparations at ONEOK Field.

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HURRICANE CHAMPIONS:

Tulsa claimed the 2016 American Athletic Conference Championship with a 4-0 win over No. 24 USF May 14 at the Collins Family Softball Complex on the TU campus. The Golden Hurricane improved its record to 35-19 in winning its fifth conference tournament championship and its first in two years as a member of The American. As winners of the league’s automatic bid, Tulsa will enter the NCAA Tournament.

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Dutch Hall of Fame

FRED UTTER AND FRIENDS: Fred Utter, far right, was inducted into the Holland Hall Athletic Hall of Fame May 6 as an outstanding coach and administrative leader for the Dutch. Utter also coached basketball at Will Rogers High School and played basketball at Oklahoma State University for the legendary Henry Iba.

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Don King a Sports Broadcasting Mainstay

By TERRELL LESTER

Don King’s voice has been synonymous with high school athletics for so long that it is difficult to remember a time without it.
A decade ago? Two decades? Three?

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TU Athletics Initiates ‘Tulsa Plays!’ Summer Program

The University of Tulsa athletic department has initiated the “Tulsa Plays!” program for the upcoming summer. The Tulsa Plays! initiative is a community program designed to encourage kids to play and live a healthy and active lifestyle.

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Cristian Mata Comes Home to Roughnecks

By GLENN HIBDON

From literally digging ditches to having a bobblehead night in his honor on June 17, Tulsa Roughnecks striker Cristian Mata has seen his life’s journey come miles and miles in a very short time.

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Oklahoma Golf Hall of Fame Announces Second Inductees

An induction ceremony will be nothing new for most members of the Oklahoma Golf Hall of Fame’s second class.

Haworth native Tommy Bolt, winner of the 1958 U.S. Open at Southern Hills Country Club, and former University of Tulsa and LPGA superstar Nancy Lopez are both members of the World Golf Hall of Fame, while Bolt is also in the PGA of America Hall of Fame and Lopez in the LPGA Hall of Fame.

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Battle Creek Golf Club Offers ‘Surf the Earth’

Greenway Golf, operator of Battle Creek Golf Club, is very pleased to announce the arrival of the GolfBoard, an all-new way to enjoy the game of golf. Battle Creek Golf Club is the first and only golf facility in Tulsa and Northeast Oklahoma to offer GolfBoards.

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