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The Roger Hulse family was in for a big surprise before the Oct. 9 Union football game against Southmoore. Mitch Hulse, second from right, a 2012 Union graduate and now a Lance Corporal in the U.S Marine Corps, surprised his brother, Bryce, a junior linebacker for the Redskins. Mitch’s mother Jana picked him up at the airport before the game and brought him the stadium. Bryce was so very happy to see Mitch that he helped his team defeat Southmoore, 52-24. Bryce thought that Mitch wouldn’t come home until February.

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Barry Goldwater, Jr., son of the late U.S. Senator and presidential candidate Barry Goldwater, attended the Union-Southmoore game Oct. 9. From left are Dr. Kirt Hartzler, Union superintendent; Barry Goldwater, Jr.; John Doak, Oklahoma Insurance Commissioner; and Doc Blevins, pastor of New Creation Church and the sideline reporter for the Union Redskins.

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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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