Former OC basketball standout Reinke signs with German pro team
Will Reinke isn’t done playing basketball quite yet.
The former Oklahoma Christian standout, who thought he’d given up on ever again playing pro basketball, instead has signed with Gotha of the Germany Pro A League. He will report to the German team in early August.
Edmond’s Rison tied for lead at Mid Amateur
Matt Rison, of Edmond, shot a sizzling 32 on the front 9 Monday in the Mid Amateur Championship at Gaillardia Country Club. He finished the day with a 73 knotted with Oklahoma City’s Brian Burchell and Jeff Coffman.
Edmond’s Jon Valuck is resting in fourth with a 75 ensued by Tom Nielsen and Jeffrey Topp, both of Edmond with 76s.
Oklahoma Golf Association
Mid Amateur Championship
June 30-July 1, 2014
Gaillardia Golf & CC
Verplank, teammates nab All-Region honors
Four Oklahoma City University men’s golfers made the All-NAIA Central Region team as awarded by the Golf Coaches Association of America.
The Stars’ Anthony Marchesani, James Marchesani, Garrison Mendoza and Scott Verplank out of Oklahoma Christian School took All-Region honors, while OCU’s Mark Anderson was named an NAIA scholar-athlete.Verplank, teammates nab All-Region honors
More than a professional golfer
Tom Lehman just won his eighth Champions Tour tournament June 22 at the Encompass Championship in Glenview, Ill.
But the successful golfer who was in Edmond today for a practice round for the 2014 U.S. Senior Open at Oak Tree National considers a spiritual life more significant than his status as a professional golfer.
“Do I think that God made me a professional golfer to win tournaments and trophies? No,” Lehman said.
“Do I feel He made me a professional golfer ultimately for His greater purpose? Absolutely.
“Ultimately, it hinges on the big picture. No matter where you are you have an opportunity to be an influence for the greater good.”
OPINION: Spurrier livens up the offseason by needling Nick Saban
South Carolina coach Steve Spurrier, known for using the press to poke the competition, recently questioned whether his colleague in Tuscaloosa, Ala., spends too much time in the office.
OPINION: Honor Gwynn by remembering where he went wrong
Baseball All-Star Tony Gwynn was felled by a disease he blamed on smokeless tobacco. May the Padre be remembered for his personality and batting average - and also for the cautionary tale he left for younger players.
U.S. women take silver, men place 10th at sitting volleyball world championship
The U.S. women’s national sitting volleyball team continued its elite-level success at the 2014 ParaVolley Sitting Volleyball World Championships last week in Elblag, Poland, coming away with a silver-medal finish. It was the team’s fourth straight silver in major international competition.
The women’s squad cruised to the finals match, defeating all five opponents in pool play and sweeping Russia in the semifinals before falling to China 23-25, 25-22, 19-25, 25-21, 17-15. The U.S. women also took silver in the 2008 and 2012 Paralympic Games, as well as the 2010 World Championships, held on the campus of the University of Central Oklahoma.
North graduate Helker earns another accolade
Oklahoma Baptist junior Hannah Helker leads the 2014 Capital One Academic All-America College Division women’s track and field/cross country teams, as selected by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA), as Academic All-America of the Year.
Edmond North offers basketball camps
The Edmond North boys basketball program will be hosting the Swish Camp July 1-2 and the Little Huskies Hoop Camp July 7-9.
The Swish Camp is instruction aimed specifically at shooting as each player will have a video analysis done by head boys basketball coach Steven Goss.
The Little Huskies Hoop Camp is a skills camp for students entering grades 1-8 in the 2014-15 season. Players will be instructed by Coach Goss, staff and Husky players each afternoon.
More information can be found at www.huskybasketball.org under the camps tab.
Edmond’s Hancock nominated for ESPY Award
Penn State volleyball athlete Micha Hancock, an Edmond Memorial graduate, and Nittany Lion wrestler David Taylor, of St. Paris, Ohio, have both been nominated for 2014 ESPY awards, presented by ESPN. Hancock is on the ballot for Best Female Collegiate Athlete, while Taylor is up for Best Male Collegiate Athlete.
Following a nationwide fan vote, the winners of each category will be revealed at the 2014 ESPYS, which air live on ESPN July 16. Fans can vote for Hancock and Taylor.
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