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Bryan County native to lead Rebel basketball

Brett Frank has gone from the Ole Miss Rebels women’s basketball team to the Silo Rebels boys’ hoops.And from the sound of it, his new school might as well adopt a more descriptive mascot, like the UNLV Runnin’ Rebels.“We will do a lot of conditioning,” the new head coach said. “My basketball philosophy is a very high-paced, transition-oriented, full-court press. We’re going to be going up and down the floor for 32 minutes and th...

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Jackson grabs Legacy FC featherweight crown in 92 seconds

Durant native Damon Jackson took the Legacy Fighting Championship featherweight crown Friday night after Jackson beat the defending champion Leonard Garcia (18-12-1) in 92 seconds at Allen Event Center in Allen, Texas.Jackson remains undefeated in his young career (9-0, 3-0 LFC). As the challenger, Jackson entered the fight as a near 2.5-1 favorite over the experienced Garcia.Jackson attacked and scored early when he got a take-down within the first 20 seconds. Then he f...

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Recruiting: A crap shoot at every level of sports

Recruiting – something all college and university coaches have to do and most hate doing.There is a “book” on almost everything in sports except recruiting. The closest thing I know of in that regard would be the doctoral thesis written by former Southeastern football player/coach Dr. Duke Christian.He gave me a copy and I couldn’t wait to get into it. Read the first three paragraphs and slid that sucker into the things to read tomorrow....

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GAC surpasses Lone Star group with 10-9 edge in members

Don’t look now, but the Great American Conference has just surpassed the Lone Star Conference in membership.Southern Nazarene University has been recommended for full NCAA Division II membership.SNU has met all requirements through the three-year process and, subject to the final decision of the Membership Council, will become full members on July 22.The original GAC lineup featured three teams from Oklahoma (Southeastern, East Central and Southwestern) ...

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SE baseball adds 13 signees for 2015

Southeastern Oklahoma State University baseball coach Mike Metheny has announced the signing of 13 new additions to the 2015 roster, bringing the total number of new additions for the upcoming season to 15.The new signees, all incoming juniors, join all-region outfielder Brandon Grimsley from Murray State and NJCAA Academic All-American catcher Nolan Fanning from Northern Oklahoma-Enid.Eight of the new additions are Oklahoma natives, while five make the trip up from Texa...

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Durant alum to fight for title belt

A Durant native will be fighting for a championship belt Friday night.Damon Jackson will challenge Leonard Garcia for the Legacy Featherweight Championship at the Allen Event Center in Allen, Texas.The 5-foot-11, 145-pound “Leech” has an 8-0 record — six wins by submission, two by technical knockout — and has never had to go to the third round.Garcia, or “Bad Boy,” holds an 18-11-1 record.Jackson was born and rais...

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Ford to tee off collegiate career at Centenary

Gabrielle Ford has signed on to play golf at Centenary College of Louisiana in Shreveport, La. She put pen to paper July 3 at Silverado Golf Course in Durant.Ford was a member of the Durant Lady Lions golf team that placed second at state in May. The girls had to battle wind and rain to post a two-day total of 691. Ford finished 14th overall, shooting a 90 and 93.At the regional tournament in McAlester, Ford shot an 87 to tie for fifth place and help her team set a new s...

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Durant ISD hires hall-of-fame coach to helm Lady Lions basketball

A veteran coach familiar to many in this area is bringing his competitive reputation to Durant High School.Phil Daniel has been selected as the new Lady Lions head basketball coach.  Daniel was inducted in 2012 into the Oklahoma Girls Basketball Coaches Association Hall of Fame. In 28 seasons at the high-school level, he has a total 565 wins and 10 state appearances. He’s taken teams at three different schools to multiple state tournaments, which is actually a...

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America’s focus now turns from ‘football’ to football

Since mid-June, the world’s sporting focus has been on soccer, which most of the world refers to as football.But since the good old USA was bounced from the tournament last week, the eyes of this country have turned to football, real football. And in Oklahoma, that means the college game.We are weeks from fall practice beginning, but the preseason college football polls already are coming out.The Oklahoma Sooners are the No. 1-ranked team in the pre...

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Mikolas falters as Rangers fall to Astros 12-7

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Miles Mikolas has been in the major leagues a little too long to be considered yet another young Texas starter.The 25-year-old right-hander still showed some of the same growing pains in his second trip to the mound for the Rangers.Mikolas allowed six straight hits in a six-run second inning, Houston’s Jon Singleton homered among three hits and drove in four runs and the Astros snapped a seven-game losing streak with a 12-7 victor...

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SE Gridiron Shootout a success

For the 10th-straight year, the Southeastern Oklahoma State University football team welcomed supporters and alumni for the Gridiron Golf Classic at Silverado Golf Course. This event raises money to help maintain the high level of success that Savage Storm football has come to expect, according to the university’s sports information office.A total of 106 golfers comprising 28 teams participated June 28. The four-man scramble began with a shotgun start.Th...

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