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Oilers Coach Rob Murray Has Ties to the Blues

By GLENN HIBDON

Another coach. Another chance.

Once again, the Tulsa Oilers seek redemption and a spot in ECHL post-season play when new boss Rob Murray takes charge for the 2017-18 season.

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Broadcasting Legend Chris Lincoln to Team With J.V. Haney and Gil Cloud on TV Show

By TERRELL LESTER

Chris Lincoln has a simple and direct assessment of his latest television venture. “Three dumb guys sitting around talking sports.” It’s Chris Lincoln at his self-effacing best.

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Broken Arrow Native Loves the Dirt Tracks

By GLENN HIBDON

Broken Arrow native Brady Bacon has a special relationship with dirt. The dirtier he gets, the more he likes it.

 Don’t mention asphalt to the 27-year-old open wheel racer. He won’t have it. NASCAR? Forget it. Bacon is after the USAC Triple Crown and he wants to do it on – wait for it – dirt.

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State Colleges Celebrate Softball Championships

By MIKE MOGUIN

Oklahoma repeating as softball national champions in June capped off a year in which all three of the state’s Division I programs had memorable seasons.

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LOU GROZA KICKER:

University of Tulsa place-kicker Redford Jones was one of 30 players named to the Watch List for the 2017 Lou Groza Collegiate Place-Kicker Award. JonRead More

ORU Catcher Whatley Named Best in Nation

Oral Roberts baseball’s Matt Whatley was honored as the 2017 Johnny Bench Award presented by BaseballSavings.com winner, recently given to the nation’s best collegiate catcher during the 20th Annual Greater Wichita Sports Banquet.

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CHAMBER GOLFERS:

Enjoying the recent Tulsa Regional Chamber golf scramble at Tulsa Country Club are, from left, Jared Lentz, Harry Lentz, Fred Utter and Jeff Utter. The team combined to shoot an impressive round of 66.

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Bishop Kelley Celebrates Great Spring Sports Year

By MIKE MOGUIN

The spring athletic season of 2017 was memorable for Bishop Kelley as three teams won state and a half-dozen athletes took top individual honors in other sports.
The accomplishments of the Comets and Lady Comets are as follows:
 
Girls Soccer
One year after losing state 1-0 in overtime to Claremore, Kelley redeemed itself with a 3-1 victory over the Lady Zebras in the 2017 Class 5A girls title game. It was the first title for Kelley in four years.

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Lauren Chamberlain and Justin Wren Named 2017 Henry P. Iba Citizen Athlete Award Recipients

Courtesy Margaret Butler

The Rotary Club of Tulsa’s major fundraiser was held at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tulsa with a sold-out crowd of over 700 in attendance. The Iba Awards annually recognize a male and female athlete who have excelled in their sport and are personally involved and dedicated to helping others.

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Golf Fans Look Forward To PGA at Southern Hills

By MEAGAN COLLINS

Tulsa’s world-famous Southern Hills Country Club will host the 2021 KitchenAid Senior PGA Championship—the most historic and prestigious major championship in senior golf—and will be the venue for a PGA Championship no later than 2030.

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TU’s Chandler Miller On Rimington List

University of Tulsa offensive center Chandler Miller has been named to the 2017 Spring Watch List for the Rimington Award, an award presented annually to the nation’s most outstanding center.

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Flying Tee in Jenks Celebrates First Year

Representatives of Flying Tee celebrated the first year anniversary of the unique golfing activity center June 7.

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

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Sooners Greet New Era Under Lincoln Riley

Editor’s Note: Much of the content of this article is courtesy of the NCAA.

The collegiate football nation was shocked with the June 7 announcement from University of Oklahoma President David Boren and Vice President and Athletics Director Joe Castiglione that Bob Stoops retired as head coach of the legendary program after 18 years at the helm.

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Recipients Named for Iba Citizen Athlete Awards

The male and female recipients of the annual Henry P. Iba Citizen Athlete Awards ceremony have been announced. The female recipient will be Lauren Chamberlain, U.S. Specialty Sports Association Pride professional fast pitch player who helped lead the University of Oklahoma Sooners to the National Championship in 2013. The male recipient is mixed martial artist Justin Wren.

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REVVED Fitness Center to Open in South Tulsa

South Tulsa will be bringing some new energy this summer. Revved Fitness will be taking occupancy in the new building behind IBC bank in June at 101st Street and Delaware Avenue. Revved is famous for high intensity, fat-burning workouts (HIIT). The studio will be equipped with advanced fitness equipment and certified, professional trainers. The facility will have a 3,000-square-foot interior with a large parking lot directly in front.

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