Another team, another coach, another season, another chance. Once again the Tulsa Oilers have experienced wholesale change. Only this time it appears to be for the better.
University of Tulsa quarterback G.J. Kinne has been named to the C- All-Academic Team. Damaris Johnson and James Lockett earned Conference second-team honors. The Hurricane had four freshmen named to the C- all-Freshman Team.
Cascia Hall has won its third straight state championship. In so doing, it has won 41 games in a row, giving a 52-1 varsity record for the seniors with 4 straight district championships.
University of Tulsa junior Justin Hurtt was recently named the C- Men’s Basketball Player of the Week.
In wins over and Ohio, Hurtt scored a team-high 21 points in each game. He averaged 21.0 points while shooting 57-percent from the field, 54-percent from three-point range and 86-percent from the free throw line, while hitting the game-winning free throws against Ohio.
Oklahoma State had a fantastic football season, overcoming huge hurdles to earn a spot with the University of Mississippi in the Cotton Bowl.
The Cotton Bowl is held in Arlington, Tex. and will be televised Jan. 2 at 1 p.m. on Fox. The bowl game is sold out.
Golfer Lauren Foley of Jenks is the December Student Athlete of the Month.
Foley holds a 4.0 and is a National Merit Semi-Finalist, AP Scholar with Honor, is on the Superintendent’s Honor Roll and Oklahoma Honor Roll (six semesters). She is a Jenks Distinguished Graduate and Distinguished Service Candidate.
GREAT EIGHT: Tulsa’s seventh-ranked and eighth-seeded men’s soccer team dropped a hard-fought 1-0 decision to top-ranked and top-seeded Akron in below freezing weather at the Quarterfinals. The game was held in Akron, Ohio. The Golden Hurricane concluded the season with a 15-5-2 overall record, tying the second-most wins in school history.
For the second straight year the Union Redskins have defeated their archrival Jenks Trojans for the state championship. The win earns Union its 6th state championship and fifth this decade.
The seventh-ranked Tulsa men’s soccer team has claimed its third-straight Conference Championship and earned the league’s automatic bid to the Tournament with a 3-0 win over Marshall at the Hurricane Soccer and Track Stadium. The Golden Hurricane, which also claimed the C- regular season title with a 6-1-1 mark, moved to 13-4-2 on the season.
The Golden Hurricane has opened its season as most expected. They are winning. TU is predicted to finish first in C-.
The Eagles men have made a habit of beating big teams. The Stanford Cardinal is their latest victim. The team looks strong and the post-season looks probable.
The prestigious U.S. National Arabian and Half-Arabian Championship Horse Show was recently held at Expo Square in Tulsa.
The event was the final competition in the Arabian Horse Show national season. “Competitors have worked all year to get to this level,” notes Hilary Nixon, communications coordinator for The Arabian Horse Association.
The November Greater Tulsa Reporter Student Athlete of the Month is Jessica Jackson of Jenks. Jackson is an outstanding athlete, exceptional student and an amazing contributor to her community.
The annual Trojans vs Cancer basketball scrimmage will be this Sat. Nov 21st at the Jenks High School Frank Herald Gymnasium.
Games begin at 10 a.m. with Edison, Booker T. and Union all on the docket.
Equestrian, located in the heart of south Tulsa, offers lessons, training, summer camps and showing for aspiring equestrians. Kevin McCorkle, owner and manager of Equestrian, has enjoyed watching students grow and form wonderful childhood memories.