Tulsa Lightning Takes 3rd in Tournament

The Tulsa Lightning placed third in the Broken Arrow Girls Softball League 16-and-under Tournament Championship last weekend, finishing the tournament tough after competing in seven games between Saturday and Sunday. The team was an offensive powerhouse throughout the tournament outscoring their opponents by a combined score of 23 to 14. The tournament included thirteen 16-and-under teams from throughout Oklahoma along with one team from Wichita.

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TU Golden Hurricane Road Show Set for Region

The University of Tulsa is taking the excitement of Golden Hurricane athletics on the road this summer to four communities in Oklahoma.

The “TU Road Show 2006” presents a great opportunity for Oklahomans to get an inside look at Tulsa athletics. Headlining the Road Show will be TU Head Football Coach Steve Kragthorpe and members of the Hurricane football coaching staff, as well as Athletics Director Bubba Cunningham. Other TU coaches, administrators and student-athletes will also be present.

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Gulbis Holds SemGroup Lead

Natalie Gulbis earned 12 Team SemGroup points and retained a 177-point lead in the Team SemGroup Points Race at the LPGA Takefuji Classic in Las Vegas, Nevada. Cristie Kerr earned 19 Team SemGroup points with her 12th place finish.

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Selinger, Volk will be Missed

Long-time Oral Roberts University baseball booster Sidney Selinger and ORU All-American first baseman Bob Volk both died on April 12.

Selinger, 89, a longtime Tulsan and civic volunteer, was born March 27, 1917, to Simon and Fannie Selinger in Brooklyn, NY. He was a 1934 graduate of Tulsa Central High School, where he was a Varsity Yell Leader and member of the tennis team. He was an avid baseball fan, first supporting the Tulsa Oilers in the late 1960s and early 1970s, then giving his support to ORU upon the arrival of former coach Larry Cochell in 1977. Selinger became a fixture at J.L. Johnson Stadium for the next three decades.

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Cheer Dynamix Squad Wins Bid

The Tulsa-based Cheer Dynamix cheerleading squad won an all- expense paid bid to attend the World’s Cheer Competition held in April in Orlando. The squad includes 39 members from schools throughout the region, including Tulsa Public Schools, Cascia Hall, Union, Jenks, Metro Christian, Bixby, Sapulpa, Broken Arrow, Catoosa, Sand Springs and Owasso.

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Love of the Game Leads Players to the Senior League


Bill Hayward looks through his glasses at a tattered scorebook. The scorebook is laden with often changing schedules and various documents including sign-up sheets for the Metro Tulsa Baseball Association. Even though the season is already underway, he is always on the lookout for someone else, another soul who long ago played the game, and would like to play again. He looks across the field to a mostly empty parking lot, still wondering who will show up. Thirteen said they would. Only eight have come so far, and the scheduled first pitch is 15 minutes away. He has written many lineups, only to change them at the last moment. He is now smart enough to write in pencil and have a strong eraser.

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Golden Hurricane Club Raises Funds for Student-Athletes


While summer approaches and college sports programs wind down across the nation, behind-the-scenes work continues to keep the student-athletes on the playing fields. Much of this work comes from college sports booster clubs that strive to raise funds for the student-athletes to achieve success both on and off the field.

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Tulsa Drillers Open Season with Traditions and Changes


For years the Tulsa Drillers have come up with something at the beginning of every year to make baseball viewing a more pleasurable experience for their fans.

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Drillers Stadium to Host Special Events in 2006

Drillers Stadium will be a busy venue during the months of April and May. In addition to hosting 28 regular season Tulsa Drillers games, the stadium will host a pair of NCAA match-ups and a pair of high school doubleheaders.

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New Drillers Manager Stu Cole

When the Tulsa Drillers and the Colorado Rockies announced that 39-year-old Stu Cole would replace Tom Runnells as the Drillers manager for the 2006 Texas League season, the new skipper was ready for action.

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Robbins and Turek: Two of the Nation’s Best

The University of Tulsa and Oral Roberts University are rivals on the athletic front, though the two schools do have some things in common. They are both located in Tulsa, they are both relatively small private schools, and they both have two of the best women basketball players in the nation.

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Linda Bradshaw, Mike Carter to be Honored

On Thursday, February 9, the Tulsa Sports Commission will honor ORU Athletic Director Mike Carter as Tulsa’s Sportsman of the Year and Tulsa World of Gymnastics owner Linda Bradshaw with the J.V. Haney Community Service Award at the 2006 Bill Connors Sports Dinner.

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