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Lion grapplers with four champs at Duncan

Facing their biggest test of the season to date, the Durant High wrestling team captured four individual titles and placed fourth as a team in the rugged Southern Oklahoma Invitational to wrap up the … more

The dream continues for C.B. Cantwell

The goal of many football players at the college level is to play the game until you can’t play any longer, which most of the time is due to running out of opportunities. Former Southeastern … more

Calera, Caddo notch area basketball sweeps

Calera 49, Achille 25 (girls) The Lady Bulldogs yielded just one point in the entire second quarter to break open a tight contest in the Bryan County Conference matchup. Calera held just a 10-7 … more

NWH Hoop Shoot

Northwest Heights Hoop Shoot Runner-Ups are Dasia Lewis and Kaanan Dean. Winners are Sawyer Boydston and Jaden Wilkerson. Sawyer and Jaden will go on and compete at the Elks District Hoop Shoot later … more

Finding hardscrabble hope on a Christmas Eve wind

(Editor’s Note: Once again in 2019, Durant Democrat outdoors writer Lynn Burkhead continues his yearly tradition of penning a fictitious outdoors story as a Christmastime gift to … more

Lions dominate middle weights to top Sulphur

Durant’s seventh-rated wrestling team garnered a first place vote in the state rankings for the first time this week and faced their biggest dual road challenge of the season Tuesday night at … more

DHS posts Texas sweep in 1st semester finales

Road trips south of the border to close out the first semester proved to be successful for both the Durant girls and boys as they each ran winning streaks to two in a row going to the break. The … more

Atwood signs baseball scholarship with OU

Carson Atwood knows there’s only one Oklahoma. He’s pretty much lived it as a Sooner fan all his life. And he’s known for a while a that’s also where he wanted to go to … more

SE Men and Women’s Basketball teams win games

Southeastern Men and Women’s Basketball teams won games Monday evening at Bloomer Sullivan Arena. Women’s Basketball No. 18 Southeastern had 12 players score on its way to closing … more

Durant teams take 7th in Lion Classic finales

Narrow losses despite strong efforts in Thursday’s opening round of the 30th Annual Durant Lion Classic dropped both the Durant girls and boys into the tournament loser’s bracket but each … more

Fifth-rated Silo girls roll to Bethel tourney title

It took a bit of good fortune for the fifth-ranked Silo Lady Rebels to survive an opening round upset bid but there were few dramatics the rest of the way in dominant wins to claim the Bethel … more

SE Basketball to play in Hawaii

Coach Kelly Green’s men will depart from DFW at 11:20 a.m. Tuesday and arrive in Hawaii at 4 p.m. the same day. No, no, the Great American Conference has not expanded, darn it. The Savage … more

Calera plays Atoka

The Calera Lady Bulldogs played Atoka Friday evening in Calera. The Lady Bulldogs lost 61-33. The Calera Bulldogs played Atoka in a home game Friday evening and the Bulldogs lost 56-53. Koty … more

Caddo girls win tourney, boys runner-up

Senior Kynsey Dixon scored seven points in overtime to help rally Caddo girls to a 64-57 overtime win over Heavener for the McAlester First National Bank Classic championship. The Bruins however … more

Durant wrestlers blast Plainview, Little Axe

Now up to sixth in the latest Class 5A rankings, the Durant Lion wrestling team continued its early season dominance with a pair of impressive dual wins Tuesday night. The Lions blasted perennial … more

Six Lions garner All-District football honors

Fresh off a late season push in league play, the Durant Lions were honored with six All-District selections in a vote of coaches last week. Leading the vote was senior offensive lineman Cooper … more

Cold shooting Lions drop Ardmore pair

Cold shooting much of the night proved costly for the Durant High School basketball teams as they also had difficulty with Ardmore pressure in a Tuesday night sweep for the visiting Tigers at the DHS … more

Christmas three days late for OU’s football fans

Savage Storm basketball is full speed out of the gate for 2019-20 with both teams leading the Great American Conference at 3-0. Storm men and women are the only unbeaten conference teams at this … more

By Kevin Farr
For the Democrat

The Durant Lion Classic begins its 30th Annual run on Thursday with a full slate of squads, including the defending Class 5A girls state champs and what should be a powerhouse field of boys … more

Durant wrestlers open 6-0 with Madill Duals title

The Durant Lion wrestling squad couldn’t have asked for a much better start to the season with a dual triumph in the season opener Thursday night before picking up five more wins to cruise to … more
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