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Union Student Finishes 7th in Nation in Motocross

Union student Jackson Craig made a dream come true this past summer. The 12-year-old dirt bike racer finished seventh in the nation at the Motocross National Championship held at Loretta Lynn’s ranch near Hurricane Mills, Tennessee. This is the third time in the young racer’s career that he qualified for the largest amateur motocross race in the world, the 34th Annual Rocky Mountain ATV/MC AMA Amateur National Motocross Championship presented by AMSOIL at Loretta Lynn’s Ranch. Craig took on over 22,000 hopefuls from across America to earn two of just 1,482 qualifying positions. And of the 42 racers that qualified in this particular class, his seventh place finish sets him apart as one of the fastest motocross racers in the world.

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Union Sports Expected to Continue Greatness


When people think of Union, they probably think of the words championships, prestige and tradition. For this upcoming athletic season, Union is again ready to show why they are best in the state.

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Union Student Overcomes Adversity to Succeed

On May 2 and 3, the Tulsa Youth Rowing Association (TYRA) competed at the U.S. Rowing Central District Youth Rowing Championships in Oklahoma City. Rose Stewart-Maddox (Booker T. Washington) rowed to a silver medal place in the girls under 17 single. In addition, the club won the bronze medal in the boys lightweight fours and earned an invite to Youth Nationals next month in Sarasota, Fla.

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Union Star Hoping to Take Talent to the Next Level


On March 15, Union’s basketball team beat Putnam City West 72-64 to claim its second state championship in the last three years. Senior starter Shawn Olden credits that largely to the tight bond between teammates, many of whom Olden has known since elementary school.

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Union Athletes Commit

ATHLETIC COMMITMENT: Union High School seniors signed letters of intent on Feb. 5 at the High School. From left, softball players Kelsey Goodwin signed with University of Missouri Kansas City, Maddi McGraw with Northwestern Oklahoma State University and Maddie VanBurkleo with Northeastern Oklahoma A&M; volleyball players Tyeece Buchanan will play at Northeastern Oklahoma A&M and Megan Thomas at University of Central Oklahoma.

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Former Union Standouts at TU

A UNIQUE UNION: The University of Tulsa’s Union High School graduates prepare for the upcoming football season. From left, Cole Way, Brentom Todd, Alec Henry, Luke Snider, Chris Hall, Blake Mejia, Thomas Roberson and Dalton Rodriguez.

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Justin Fuente Receives Extension at Memphis

Memphis football coach Justin Fuente, a former quarterback at Union, has received a one-year contract extension through the 2017 season.

Fuente, who played at Union in the early 1990s, had signed a five-year contract when the former TCU co-offensive coordinator took the job in December 2011.

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Dalton Rodriquez Signs with TU

The Union football standout poses with his family and friends after he signed a letter to attend the University of Tulsa, choosing the Hurricane over Oklahoma. At Tulsa he apparently will play defense and reunite with his old Union defensive line coach, Adam Blankenship, the son of TU head coach and former Union coach Bill Blankenship.

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Spears Supports Olympians

SPEARS SUPPORT: Greg Spears of Spears Travel, center and his two children support the Special Olympics games held in May.

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