Ernie Jones Continues to Produce Wrestling Champs


It took a while, years, in fact, for Ernie Jones to find his life’s career path.

He wandered aimlessly. Randomly. Without a plan. Without purpose.

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Mid-Con Tournaments a Success

The Mid-Continent Men’s and Women’s Championship Basketball Tournaments, held March 5-8 at the Union Multipurpose Activity Center, were a success, according to organizers and sponsors.

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Thorpe Event Honors Bob Gibson

Hall of Fame pitcher Bob Gibson has been selected to receive the 2005 “Jim Thorpe Legends in Sports Award” March 28 at the Renaissance Tulsa Hotel and Convention Center.

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Mid-Con Tournament to Bring Bob Carpenter Home


Bob Carpenter is a nationally-known sports television broadcaster who lives in Tulsa with his wife Debbie and two daughters. Road trips are the norm for the award-winning announcer, where his desk is usually a press table and his office an indoor arena or baseball field.

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Drillers to Host Special Games

Drillers Stadium will be busy this season in addition to the Drillers 70 game schedule.

Included is the annual bedlam baseball on Friday, May 13 when the OSU Cowboys and the OU Sooners play at 7:35 p.m.

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Holly Hair Hopes to Return TU Golf to Glory


Holley Hair admits that she was a bit more naïve when she took over as the University of Tulsa women’s golf coach. She knew that it would take hard work and long hours. What she didn’t plan for was the truckload of patience the position requires.

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Michalec Gains Strength, Benefits from Veteran ORU Trainer Glenn Smith, EOOC

Mickey Michalec was ready to play basketball at Oral Roberts University when he transferred to the school from Texas Tech after the 2002–2003 season. Michalec (pronounced Ma-hay-lek) had knee surgery in September of 2003, and with the help of his trainer, Glenn Smith, and the physician team at the Eastern Oklahoma Orthopedic Center, Michalec has completely recovered to become an impressive rebounder and overall presence with his 6 feet 11 inch height and 255-pound body.

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Bulgarian Skating Champ Teaching at Tulsa Ice Arena

By Tatyana Nyborg

Tulsa-area skaters are fortunate to have the teaching and directing services of Boyko Alexiev, the six-time figure skating champion of Bulgaria. Alexiev was a participant in the Olympic Games of 1988 and a winner in several international competitions. He has been working as the skating director at the Tulsa Ice Arena since 1998.

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Tulsa Drillers Getting Ready for Season

It may be cold outside, but things are heating up in the front office of the Tulsa Drillers. Chuck Lamson, the drillers executive vice president, has announced several important developments in the off-season.

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Golf Expo Coming to Union’s Hammons Arena

Golfers get ready. The South Central Golf Expo returns to the John Q. Hammons Arena at Union High School’s Multipurpose Activity Center, 66th & Mingo in Tulsa, February 4–6, 2005 with discounts, contests, seminars and much more.

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Tulsa Boat Sport & Travel Show a Boat Load of Fun

It’s time for family and fun at the 2005 Tulsa Boat, Sport & Travel Show. The 49th annual Show, presented by Mercury Mercruiser, will be held at the Expo and Exchange Centers on the Tulsa Fairgrounds, Jan. 31–Feb. 6. Show hours are Tuesday through Thursday, noon to 9 p.m.; Friday, noon to 10 p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.; and Sunday, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.

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Tulsa Talons ManagementDiscusses New Season

The following contains remarks from the Tulsa Talons press conference on Tuesday, Nov. 10 at Flavors Restaurant, the day that David Alexander was announced as the head coach.

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Grand Health Club Acquires Tulsa Southern Tennis

In today’s hectic-paced life, maintaining overall wellness through regular exercise, skin and body care, a dip in the pool, social interaction and yes, a spirited game or two of tennis, just got a whole lot easier. The Grand Health & Racquet Club at 3030 E. 91st St. has an unmatched professional staff, programming, equipment, facilities and services in one convenient location.
Originally opened in spring 2001 as The Grand Health Club, The Grand Health & Racquet Club, owned by Geof and CaSandra Eng and Paul and Betty Abbott, is sporting a new name after recently acquiring the facility formerly known as Tulsa Southern Tennis Club, which adjoined the health club on eight acres east of Delaware Ave.

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Women’s College Basketball Offering Glamour, Excitement

Women’s college basketball is becoming more and more popular, drawing interest from fans and supporters across the nation. Events like the Bertha Teague Classic, which feature teams like Oklahoma and Tulsa, do their part to spark local interest. Universities such as Tulsa, Oklahoma, and Oral Roberts are resolute and steadfast with their support of women’s basketball programs.

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Metro Tulsa Soccer Club Is Enrolling

The Metro Tulsa Soccer Club (MTsc), formerly Jenks Soccer Club, has announced a deadline of January 28, 2005, for registering for spring recreational leagues before a wait list applies. MTsc is now accepting registrations for its Recreational, TOPSoccer and Metro-TSC PDP player development programs.

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