OPINION: As Final Four tips off, all eyes are on the refs
Whistles have changed the course of the NCAA tournament. Let's just hope one doesn't decide college basketball's next national champion.
SLIDESHOW: Bronchos, Eagles split on diamond
The University of Central Oklahoma Bronchos split a softball doubleheader at home against the crosstown Oklahoma Christian University Eagles on Tuesday.
Pitching depth should propel RedHawks
“Starters are the basis of any winning team,” said Oklahoma City RedHawks pitching coach Steve Webber at Media Day Tuesday afternoon at Chickasaw Bricktown Ballpark.
And, with the number of youthful budding arms under the watch of the RedHawks’ coaching staff, this season looks to be a banner year.
OPINION: Mark Cuban's pork predictions also apply to NCAA
Colorful criticism of pro football's ambitious plans for growth could equally reflect the college game, where terms have become so one-sided that some athletes are petitioning to unionize.
VIDEO: Nolan Ryan's wild first pitch
Even in his most dominant years, Nolan Ryan was never known for his pinpoint control. The all-time Major League leader in strikeouts -- and walks -- threw out the ceremonial first pitch this week before the Houston Astros' opener against the New York Yankees. It did not go well.
Edmond Softball Complex to be ready for summer
The delayed opening of Edmond Softball Complex at Edmond 66 Park has become a frustration for members of the Edmond Adult Softball Association, said member Ryan Schroeder. He also has children and wants assurance that a safety cover will protect them from softballs.
“We have foul balls. We have home runs that are hit and go in the park,” Schroeder said.
The Edmond Adult Softball Association has more than 130 adult softball teams involving 1,500 players. Edmond Softball Complex at Edmond 66 Park is located a quarter mile east of Post Road and State Highway 66.
Bronchos win last 18-of-19 games
Kalynn Schrock picked up a win and a save in the pitching circle to spark surging Central Oklahoma to a doubleheader sweep of Mid-America Intercollegiate Athletics Association rival Central Missouri in Warrensburg, Mo., Saturday.
Schrock went the distance in a 6-2 first-game win and then came on in the seventh inning of the nightcap to get the final two outs after the Jennies had put a pair of runners on to close out a 5-2 victory.
The reigning conference and national champion Bronchos won for the 18th time in their last 19 games in sweeping their second MIAA road twinbill in two days, improving to 26-8 on the season and 15-1 in the league.
Santa Fe grad Dye triumphs in Florida
Kendall Dye tied the Alaqua Country Club course record on Monday by shooting a 6-under-par 65 to win the IOA Golf Classic by three strokes. Dye, a 2005 Edmond Santa Fe graduate, finished at 11-under-par for the tournament to claim her first Symetra Tour victory.
Lady Bulldogs top best performance list
It’s no secret why the Edmond Memorial Lady Bulldogs track and field team has dominated the first month of the 2014 outdoor campaign.
A look at the eight best Class 6A times or distances in the state through March 29 maintained by the Oklahoma Track Coaches Association shows that Memorial has posted the best 6A times in the state in all four relays plus superb showings in the individual events as well.
Hunter tops high jump rankings
Edmond Santa Fe senior Josiah Hunter tops the list of Class 6A high jumpers as he has the No. 1 spot with a jump of 6-8 in the Oklahoma Track Coaches Association rankings through March 29. Hunter cleared 6-8 at the Santa Fe Invitational. The state record in the event is 7-2.
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