Shock Partners with County

The Tulsa Shock will partner with the Tulsa County Parks Department and Park Friends, Inc. to raise funds for the LaFortune Park Tennis Center on Sept. 8 at 7 p.m. when the Seattle Storm visit the Center. Proceeds from the Shock game will go towards improvements at the Tennis Center, located at 51st Street and Hudson Avenue. The event is sponsored by the United States Tennis Association ().

“We as a sports organization are always seeking new opportunities to promote physical fitness and are proud of our partnership with the Tulsa County Parks Department,” President Steve Swetoha says. “The parks system in this county does a fantastic job promoting fitness in this community, and we are excited to be involved in their fundraising efforts.”

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TU’s Carter and McCoil are C-USA Picks

The University of Tulsa’s Willie Carter and Dexter McCoil, both seniors, were named to the Conference preseason all-conference team as selected by the league’s coaches.

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Blankenship Radio Call-In Show Debuts This Monday at Gusano’s

The Bill Blankenship Radio Call-in Show has a new home this year as the hour-long program will air from Gusano’s Restaurant at 101st and Mingo. The first radio show for the Tulsa head coach takes place this Monday, August 27, from 7-8 pm. The show is aired on the flagship of TU Golden Hurricane football, News Talk 740 AM/FM 102.3 Radio.

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Williams and Tulsa Shock Honor Inspirational Women

For the third consecutive year, Williams and the Tulsa Shock honored five inspirational women who serve Tulsa and the surrounding area with relentless dedication and passion while impacting the lives of area youth and the entire community with the 2012 Williams Women of Inspiration award. 

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Sutton, Players Honored at Sports Dinner

Baylor star Quincy Acy received the Eddie Sutton Tustenugee Award at the Tulsa Sports Charities Legends in Sports dinner Aug. 2 at the Southern Hills Marriott. The Tustenugee Award is given to the player who best exhibits the traits of tenacity and unselfishness that Sutton advocated throughout a 37-year Division I coaching career. Matt Howard of Butler University received the first Eddie Sutton Tustenugee Award, in 2011.

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Gym Encourages Health Through Fitness


As the Olympics begin and gymnasts take the spotlight, girls and boys throughout the world will dream of, one day, becoming Olympians. However, the owners and coaches at Tulsa World of Gymnastics want everyone to know that gymnastics is not only for individuals with such high aspirations.

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Cedar Ridge Golf Pro Buddy Phillips to Retire


He was born and reared in New Mexico. Was named after a baseball player. Worked in the oil fields. And became one of the most familiar names in Tulsa golf.

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OSU’s Coleman Scott Wins Olympic Bronze

LONDON—Oklahoma State’s Coleman Scott defeated Kenichi Yumoto from Japan, 0-1, 3-0, 3-1, in his fourth match of the day to win an Olympic bronze medal in the 60 kg freestyle wrestling weight class Saturday at ExCeL North Arena 2.

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TNA Wrestling Comes to the Convention Center

Join Current World Heavyweight Champion Bobby Roode, Kurt Angle, Jeff Hardy, James Storm & more on the IMPACT WRESTLING World Tour.

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Tulsa Drillers Offer Summertime Action

The 2012 Texas League All-Star Game that was played at ONEOK Field June 28 was filled with top prospects, but it was Springfield’s Oscar Taveras that shined the brightest. The St. Louis Cardinals top position prospect finished with three hits, including a two-run homer, to lead the North Division stars to a 3-1 victory over the South Division before a sellout crowd of 8,047 at ONEOK Field in downtown Tulsa.

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Chuck Lamson Elected to Texas League Hall of Fame

Former Tulsa Drillers pitcher and executive Chuck Lamson has been elected to the Texas League Hall of Fame. He is joining the elite class along with former Tulsa Oilers outfielder Joe Patterson.

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TU Rowers Compete In U.S. Rowing Trials

Former Tulsa rower Michelle Sechser (BA ‘08 and ‘10) and current lightweight rower Jamie Roloff competed in the U.S. Rowing World Championship Trials on Lake Mercer in Princeton, N.J., recently.

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Club One Volleyball Team Goes National

Club One 15 and under, a Tulsa area volleyball team coached by Union’s Chad McKee, recently tied for 3rd place at qualifying tournament. Leading up to the semi-finals, they held a record of 9-0. Players Anna Bezhan and Madeline Drake were named to the All-Tournament Team.

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RSU Moving to Division II

In its short 12-year life as an accredited four-year institution, Rogers State is quickly positioning itself into a local collegiate player with the recent announcement that the has approved for the Division II membership process.

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Appaloosa World Competition Held in Tulsa


The 65th National Appaloosa Show and World Championship Appaloosa Youth Show were recently held at Tulsa’s Expo Square. Competitors from all over the world enjoyed competing for top titles and awards with their horses.

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