SE football eighth in preseason poll

Southeastern Oklahoma State University’s football team has been picked to finish eighth in the Great American Conference, according to the league’s preseason poll released Thursday.The Savage Storm are coming off a 2-9 season in which the team finished tied for ninth with a 2-8 GAC record.SE is now under the guidance of new head coach Bo Atterberry, who took over the reins of the football program this spring.The Storm returns 20 starters from last ...

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Softball signups Aug. 9, 16

Durant Youth Softball League signups for all age groups will be 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturdays, Aug. 9 and 16, at Taco Casa, 324 N. First Ave.Registration fee is $45, which is due along with the application no later than Aug. 16. Late applications will not be accepted.Age groups are 8U (8-and-younger) coach pitch; 10U girl fast/coach pitch; 12U girl fast pitch; 14U girl fast pitch.The cutoff date for the maximum age in each group is Dec. 31, 2013. Any participant ma...

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New gym a dream come true for Calera HS

Calera’s basketball teams finally have a new gym.It was long overdue, but now it’s here.The old gym, named for former coach Joe ‘Bok’ Laughlin, is home to many memories over the years. The new gym will be home to many memories in the years to come.Some of those memories are good, some not so much. It’s easy to recall the good times. There are games won on miracle shots as time expires. There was a state championship for the Bulldo...

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Zac Cater selected for OCA All-State game

Former Durant Lions quarterback Zac Cater was selected to the play in the 2014 Oklahoma Coaches Association All-State football game on Aug. 1 at Bixby, Ok. Cater led one of the most prolific offenses in Durant’s history, throwing for 2,765 yards with 30 touchdowns last season. Cater signed to play quarterback with Northeastern Oklahoma A&M in Miami, Okla.

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SE Volleyball tied for sixth in GAC poll

Southeastern Oklahoma State University’s volleyball team will open the 2014 season picked to finish tied for sixth in the Great American Conference, according to the league’s preseason poll released Wednesday.The Savage Storm posted a 13-18 record a season ago with a 7-7 mark in GAC play. But the team will be under the leadership of new head coach Brianna Barry, who replaced the departing Jenn King.Barry will have five returning starters to work with, includi...

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RC gets a win, Caddo takes a fall

BLUE — The Rock Creek Lady Mustangs took a 7-0 victory over the Valliant Lady Bulldogs in fast-pitch softball action Tuesday afternoon, just after Valliant bested the Caddo Lady Bruins 9-1.Rock Creek 7, Valliant 0The Lady Mustangs mounted a 4-0 lead in the bottom of the first inning. Lead-off Arie Young drew a walk. After stealing second and advancing to third on an Ashlynn Robinson single, Young scored.Then, Macy Eiler got one through t...

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Roland Fanning headed to Little Rock

Roland Fanning has been living the dream for the past two years as a volunteer assistant for the Oklahoma State University baseball program.The Coalgate High School graduate has been an OSU supporter for as long as he can remember. But when the University of Arkansas at Little Rock offered him a job as a full-time assistant and recruiting coordinator, it was an offer he simply couldn’t refuse.The Sun Belt Conference school made the announcement via their website on...

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SE Cross Country picked fourth in GAC poll

Southeastern’s cross country team has been picked to finish fourth in the Great American Conference according to the preseason poll released on Monday.The Savage Storm is coming off a third place finish in the GAC Championship meet in 2013 after opening that season picked to finish eighth.SE returns three runners from last season’s breakout squad, including all-conference honorees Bailee Weger and Haylee Story, along with Amanda Kirby who was twice SE’s...

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Oklahoma has top team at NHSFR

ROCK SPRINGS, Wyo. — The Oklahoma team was the big winner at the 2014 National High School Finals Rodeo, and even the queen hails from the Sooner State.Following a week of competition that featured more than 1,500 contestants from all across the United States, Canada and Australia, the national champions were crowned July 19 at the Sweetwater Events Complex.

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Local athletes make OCA All-State team

Three Bryan County baseball standouts will play in the Oklahoma Coaches Association All-State game next week.Silo grads Lance House and Leonard Sandler and Calera alum Caleb Phillips — along with Tushka’s Jaeson Nutt — are set to take the field for the Small East ...

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Girls of summer come out to play

BLUE — The Rock Creek Lady Mustangs hosted a several teams Friday for some round-robin, fast-pitch softball action.And it was a hot one for the girls of summer, with a heat index surpassing the century mark.The Lady Mustangs took on Battiest in the first game. Mckenzie Powell was the starting pitcher, and last season’s short stop Arie Young came on to start the top of the fourth.The game was a shutout on both sides until the bottom of the fourth. R...

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