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Tulsa-Area Swimmers Repeat as State Champs

By MIKE MOGUIN

Two Tulsa-area swimmers were successful in their bid to repeat as state champions in the Class 5A state swim meet in Jenks.

It was a joyful moment for the swimmers.

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Edison’s Jerome Townsell a Two-Time Champ

By MIKE MOGUIN

Jerome Townsell, a 182-pound junior wrestler at Edison, earned his second straight state championship in February. He accomplished the feat when he earned an 8-1 decision against Caleb McClaurin of Shawnee, taking home the gold from his weight class in Class 5A at the state tournament in Oklahoma City.

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Area Athletes Sign to Play Football at Tulsa

By MIKE MOGUIN

Staying home to play college football always takes on a special meaning.
It makes it more so when there are other guys in town who are also bound for the local university.

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Memorial’s Caleb Nero Stays Focused on State Crown

By MIKE MOGUIN

The shot is haunting.
Memorial senior guard Caleb Nero recalls last season when Midwest City Carl Albert hit a last-second shot to beat the Chargers in the 2016 Class 5A boys state championship game.

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Tulsa Youth Rowing Athlete Signs with USC

Tulsa Youth Rowing Association athlete, Sydney McMahan, has signed a national letter of intent with University of Southern California’s women’s rowing, a top 20 NCAA crew. McMahan, a senior at Booker T. Washington High School, has been rowing for just over two years and is the girls’ varsity captain.

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Winter Brings Wrestling Action to Tulsa

By MIKE MOGUIN

Wrestling is well underway this season in the Tulsa area, and it is worth noting some of last year’s action.

Three wrestlers from Tulsa were crowned state champions in their respective weight classes last winter in Oklahoma City. Two of them come from a school that has been a power since the dawn of the millennium; another comes from a program trying to rekindle a tradition.

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Rylan McQuarters Keeping Family Name in the News

By MIKE MOGUIN

If the name Rylan McQuarters sounds familiar to you, that’s because it is. Well, sort of.

McQuarters (5-10, 180, junior), a cornerback and running back at Booker T. Washington, is the son of R.W. McQuarters, a standout at the same school back in the 1990s. The elder McQuarters went on to have stellar careers at Oklahoma State and in the NFL. He was also a member of the New York Giants 2007 championship team, who upended the unbeaten New England Patriots in Super Bowl XLII.

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The New Isaiah Thomas Looks Forward to OU

By MIKE MOGUIN

Isaiah Thomas is an amazing athlete.
No. Not that Isaiah Thomas, you know the basketball legend, who starred at the University of Indiana and the Detroit Pistons in the 1980s.

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BTW’s Kyle Mayberry Hopes to Lift Kansas

By MIKE MOGUIN

When you hear the name Mayberry in Tulsa, sports comes to mind real fast.
Especially in basketball, where Lee Mayberry was a standout at Will Rogers High School, leading the boys to a state championship in 1988. He would move on to success at the University of Arkansas, helping the Razorbacks to the NCAA Final Four in 1990. A career in the NBA followed.

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