Area Athletic Directors Honored for Service
It’s been a good year, a very good year, for Emily Barkley and Gil Cloud.
Barkley, director of athletics for Union Public Schools, was the recipient of the Oklahoma Coaches Association’s Athletics Director of the Year award during the organization’s summer clinic in Tulsa in July.
QB Dylan Bierman Leading Metro Christian
Competing in Class 4A in its third year, Metro Christian Academy is having a banner year while contending for the District 4 title.
Quarterback Dylan Bierman (6-3, 203, senior) has led the way in the Patriots’ passing attack. He gained some experience last year when his predecessor, Abe Anderson, was out due to injuries. New starters have also stepped up, continuing Metro’s winning ways.
Metro Christian Volleyball Riding High
Football is the popular sport taking place at this time of the year. But there are a few other sports for high school athletic participation. One of those is volleyball.
Football Brings Oklahoma’s Favorite Season
Few words in any Oklahoman’s conversational vocabulary can move the emotional needle more swiftly than “kickoff.”
The mere utterance of the word conjures up vivid visions of bountiful tailgating, splendid autumn afternoons and high-definition televisions and jumbotrons.
Jason Christie Prepares for Second Oilers Season
Tulsa coach Jason Christie is sweating it out as he prepares for his second season with the Oilers.
“It’s hot, eh?’’ says Christie, a 47-year-old Canadian. “It’s been hot this whole month. I spent the last four years with a dry heat in California, but coming here it’s really humid. The humidity down here is worse than the six years I spent in Illinois.
“This is one of the hottest places I’ve been to.’’
Seating, Sponsor Tables Available For Oklahoma Golf Hall of Fame
A limited number of sponsor tables and individual seating are still available for the upcoming 2016 Oklahoma Golf Hall of Fame induction reception and dinner at 6 p.m. Sept. 18 at Southern Hills Country Club.
Senior Games Registration Underway
Registration for the Oklahoma Senior Games competition, for athletes 50 and over, is underway through Sept. 2. The events will be held at locations around the greater Tulsa and Oklahoma City areas mid-September through mid-October and is a qualification for the2017 National Senior Games to be played June 2-15, 2017, in Birmingham, Alabama.
Two OSU Wide Receivers On Biletnikoff Watch List
Oklahoma State wide receivers James Washington and Marcell Ateman were recognized as national award contenders as they were named to the 2016 Biletnikoff Award Pre-Season Watch List as announced by The Tallahassee Quarterback Club Foundation, Inc.
TU’s Dane Evans Loaded with Accolades
The University of Tulsa senior Dane Evans has been honored by the 2016 Allstate Good Works Team as one of 165 nominees as announced by the Allstate Insurance Company and the American Football Coaches Association (), the preseason watch list as one of 88 candidates for the Wuerffel Trophy, and he is among 30 of the nation’s top college quarterbacks named to the preseason watch list for the Davey O’Brien National Quarterback Award.
Tulsa Sports Commission a Monetary Winner
A million here and a million there, the Tulsa Sports Commission has provided a $300 million impact for the local economy. With that kind of monetary muscle, Tulsa is transforming into one of America’s premier amateur athletics hubs, and the is pulling the strings behind the curtain.
Tulsan Josh Hassell Stars at Holy Cross
Josh Hassell, a 2013 graduate of Tulsa’s Bishop Kelley High School and a junior outfielder for the Holy Cross Crusaders in Worcester, Mass., was named the GoHolyCross.com Crusader of the Week for competition from April 25-May 1. Hassell helped lead the Holy Cross baseball team to a 3-2 record in five games that week.
Local Trainers Larry Egge, Herb Rhea Honored
Two men from the Tulsa area were among three recently inducted into the Oklahoma Athletic Trainers’ Association Hall of Fame.
Larry Egge, of Eastern Oklahoma Orthopedic Center in Tulsa, and Herb Rhea, retired director of sports medicine for Jenks Public Schools, were honored at a luncheon May 21 on the campus of the University of Central Oklahoma in Edmond.
Jeff Renegar: New BKHS B-Ball Coach
After an extensive search, Bishop Kelley High School has tapped Jeff Renegar as the new head basketball coach.
“I am excited to be a part of the Comet basketball family,” says Renegar. “The coaches that have preceded me have grown the basketball program into a major contender every year and I am eager to take the reins and make Bishop Kelley the best it can be in both the Frontier Conference and 5A basketball.”
Tulsans Recall Muhammad Ali’s 1982 Visit
As the world paused in early June to pay tribute to Muhammad Ali, four Tulsans took a few moments to remember an evening some 34 years earlier with the boxing icon.
Tulsa Student-Athletes Enjoy Academic Success
As the 2015-16 athletic season has come to a close for The University of Tulsa, success has occurred on both the playing field and in the classroom. Tulsa boasted a league-best five American Athletic Conference Championships and reached post-season competition for 11 sports, while in the classroom Tulsa student-athletes put up another impressive year.
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