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North secures as regional hosts

PITTSBURG, Kan. – Jordan Spence and Taylor Bevis combined for 29 kills as Central Oklahoma rallied past Pittsburg State in dramatic fashion here Tuesday night.

Deer Creek’s volleyball roster upended the visiting Mustang Bronchos Thursday night behind three dominant sets from one of the Lady Antlers’ senior captains Maicee Morgan. 

MUSKOGEE, Okla. — Blake Murray fired an even-par 71 in the final round, but Central Oklahoma dropped three spots and finished 11th in the Northeastern State Classic that wrapped up Tuesday.

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Oklahoma Christian Schools opened their district play on Thursday night when they rolled over the visiting Oklahoma Centennial after a 22-point second quarter gave the Saints a 30-point advantage at halftime. It was the Saints’ first win of the year.

The International Finals Youth Rodeo was underway this week, and an Edmond athlete was in the mix of all three of her events, already earning prize money alongside bids for Friday night’s title-determining go-arounds.

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CORAL SPRINGS, Fla. – The University of Central Oklahoma women’s golf team landed two on the 2017-18 Women’s Golf Coaches Association All-American Scholar Team announced Tuesday, with Makena Mucciaccio and Sydney Roberts bringing home the honor.

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The Santa Fe Football team recently started practicing for the fall football season.

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NATIONAL HARBOR, Md. — Longtime University of Central Oklahoma sports information director Mike Kirk on Thursday, June 28 was inducted in the Collegiate Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) Hall of Fame moments after also receiving the Lifetime Achievement Award from the national…

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AUSTIN, Texas – Trista Cripe was recently named a 2018 Google Cloud CoSIDA First Team Academic All-American, marking the second year in a row the University of Central Oklahoma rower earned the prestigious honor.

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Taylor Bevis was named a finalist for the 2017-18 Ken B. Jones Award, the Mid-America Intercollegiate Athletics Association announced Tuesday. The award recognizes the MIAA's top female and male student-athlete from the academic year.

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Although no Edmond athlete earned one of this year’s Central Oklahoma Athletic Conference individual awards, 11 Edmond names stood out across the first and second team COAC baseball All-Conference teams, the organization announced earlier this week.

Four boys and a girl dotted the recent golf All State rosters released this week after four of the five named won at least a team championship during early May’s golf state tournaments.

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MOORE – Fresh from his four gold medal performance at the Class 6A state track championships, Edmond Memorial distance ace Jed Helker continued his winning ways at the Oklahoma Track Coaches Association Meet of Champions in Moore Tuesday.

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Registration is open for the 19th Annual University of Central Oklahoma Endeavor Games, an opportunity for athletes with physical disabilities to participate in various sporting events on a competitive level, June 7-10, on Central’s campus and throughout the Edmond community.

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YUKON — Jed Helker captured four gold medals to spark the Edmond Bulldogs and the Lady Bulldogs used tremendous balance as both teams won OSSAA Class 6A track and field championships at Yukon on Saturday.

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YUKON — Tahlor Brown won the 300-meter hurdles to spark the Edmond North Lady Huskies to the runner-up trophy at the OSSAA Class 6A track and field championship Saturday in Yukon.

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INDIANAPOLIS - The University of Central Oklahoma is headed back to the NCAA Tournament for the second year in a row following the announcement of the 56-team field Sunday night.

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Oklahoma Christian School’s Jaxon Dowell led his Saints golf team to a 3A state championship this weekend while winning the individual state title by three overall strokes.

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AMARILLO, Texas – Golf can be a cruel game, something the Oklahoma Christian Eagles were reminded of on Wednesday at La Paloma Golf Course in the NCAA Division II South Central-West Super Regional.

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BROKEN ARROW — North’s Brock Polhill won the 6A individual golf state championship on Tuesday, lifting Edmond North’s boys golf roster to an overall team championship and earning the school a sweep of the awards after the Lady Huskies garnished the same accomplishment last week.

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ST. CHARLES, Mo. – Marla Souvannasing ended her succesful career with a team-low 74 to record yet another top-20 finish, but Central Oklahoma fell short at the NCAA Division II Central Regional that ended here Wednesday.

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OKLAHOMA CITY – Because of Tom Heath, Oklahoma Christian University has a pool, a fitness center, a thriving intramural program, and a successful softball program with one of the best stadiums in all of NCAA Division II, and dozens of successful alumni.
That's a lot of accomplishment for one…

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An Edmond Memorial senior leader was recently honored with one of Oklahoma’s most highly coveted awards. Katie Callahan was named the 2018 Jim Thorpe Player of the Year in girls swimming late last month.

DURANGO, Colo. – For three straight years, an Oklahoma Christian golfer has made a dramatic final-day charge in the NCAA Division II West Super Regional tournament. On Wednesday, it was Kate Goodwin's turn to shine.

FINDLAY, Ohio – Central Oklahoma started strong but wasn’t able to mount a last-ditch rally in the final round of the NCAA Division II Central/Midwest Super Regional Wednesday.

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Both boys and girls track squads at Edmond North used a first-ever conference championship last week as a springboard to the OSSAA regional qualifying meet for Class 6A Saturday at Edmond Santa Fe.

The Edmond Memorial Lady Bulldogs scored in 16 of 17 events on the program to dominate the field at the OSSAA Class 6A Regional track and field meet Saturday at Putnam City. The Edmond girls racked up 236 points, nearly double of runner-up Norman and third place Midwest City.

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WACO, Texas – Six Oklahoma Christian softball players, including a record four first-team selections, represented the Lady Eagles on the All-Heartland Conference honor teams released Wednesday.

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Spouting a two-goal performance from senior leader Daryl Dike, the Edmond North Huskies bested Deer Creek’s boys soccer squad 4-2 last Friday. The win propelled the Huskies into the quarterfinals of the 6A state tournament bracket.

The University of Central Oklahoma baseball team beat Northwest Missouri 8-3 Sunday afternoon, winning the regular season Mid-America Intercollegiate Athletics Association championship and earning the No. 1 seed in next week's postseason tournament.

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Edmond North used eight runs in their final two at-bats on Friday afternoon to separate from a two-all tie and secure a regional championship 10-2 at home against the Midwest City Bombers. Six superb innings from Husky pitcher Sutton Hess helped, too.

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Oklahoma Christian School track and field athletes competed in the 3A regional qualifying meet at Chisholm on Saturday while OCA Eagles were in Stroud for the 2A qualifying meet.

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The band of Oklahoma Christian Academy’s Eagles baseball team continued their dominance through the spring’s regional tournament this week, with the roster closing out their state-bid earning weekend with a 14-0 victory over Canute in a winner-take-all game on Saturday afternoon.

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TULSA — The Deer Creek Antlers finished in a tie for first place with the host Union Redskins at the Class 6A regional tennis tournament Monday.

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The Oklahoma Christian Saints’ baseball roster went the long way through district play against Purcell last week, besting the Dragons twice by double-digits after they dropped the tournament’s initial contest 6-5 on Thursday.

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Deer Creek and Edmond Santa Fe faced off in a home-and-home series that saw the Antlers end Santa Fe’s seven-game win streak on Monday before the Wolves got payback in a 7-5 victory at home on Tuesday.

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HORSESHOE BAY, Texas – Garrett White worked at Horseshoe Bay Resort for a few summers and while doing so, he became intimately familiar with the resort's Slick Rock Golf Course. That knowledge paid off in a big way on Tuesday for the Oklahoma Christian standout.

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Edmond North’s Ben MacNaughton salvaged a 6A-1 district clash when his third hit of the night went out to right field, scoring a walk-off run and preserving North’s unblemished district record by beating the second best team in the group, Mustang, 8-7 on Monday night.

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The Cheyenne Middle School golf team won the Annual Edmond Masters Golf Tournament on Monday after the school had the two best individual finishers of the single-round tournament.

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Obituaries

Charles Frederick "Freddie" Marks, Sr., died Oct. 12, 2019. Born Aug. 29, 1929, and raised in Edmond, Okla., he was the middle child of five and the third of four boys born to Mary Alice McCaulley Marks and Luther W. Marks II. Freddie's early life as part of a third-generation family active …

Dana Leon Stilwell, age 71, of Bella Vista, Ark., died Oct. 10, 2019. He was born Jan. 25, 1948, in Oklahoma City, Okla. Dana proudly served in the Navy. He is survived by his wife, Robin Stilwell. Arrangements by Bella Vista Funeral Home & Crematory. For condolences and full obit see ww…