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Bulldogs new leash

Head Coach Jeremy Reed takes hold of the leash on the Altus High School Bulldogs. In this his first year as Head Coach and Athletic Director, Reed has been in the midst of long overdue and dramatic changes within the program. After three seasons as Dickson’s Head Coach, Reed believed it was time to move up the coaching ranks. Having an opportunity to serve as A.D. and Head Coach, affords him the control of his team from within and that is always appealing to any coach. Hopefully, the ma...

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Fall football preview 2014

It’s nearly September and we’re all ready for some football weather. These hot days in southwest Oklahoma put a lil’ more sugar on the sweet reward of winning playoff games in December. A couple teams down here in the corner know all about winning in December. Hollis optioned it’s way to the front of class A to win the state championship no matter who their quarterback was and the Tipton seniors have played in three straight title games winning on...

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Writer’s football experience

MY FOOTBALL CREDENTIALS I may have the highest winning percentage as a coach of anyone in nation. I was blessed to have coached receivers and defensive backs at Frederick two years ago. I know that Frederick isn’t reviewed in this edition but it’s my most recent hands-on football experience. Therefore, readers of this paper may become accustomed to my Bomber references. The Bombers were 14-1 that season and I’m telling you if QB Trevor Flores’ year didn̵...

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Mangum Tigers on the rise

Forest Mazey sparks new life into Greer County. The youth of Mangum have bought into this fun style of football too. Sawyer Webb, Aidan Warner and a dozen other future footballers are as much in the drills at practice without the contact as you can be. That’s how athletes learn the ways. Let the kids hang around the team and they will learn. Give them one of the 100 little jobs to do during the season. In trade, every young athlete in Mangum should be outside throwing seam reads, outs a...

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Duke Tigers run rough into 2014

Duke football is on the rise. Anytime you have a coach that loves the game and loves coaching kids as much as Mike Harris, the program is elevated. There is talent down in grades 6 and 7 with size and speed. Matt Milner and Mason Rice and that group should run rampant in the 8-man game. However, the 2014 version of Duke football will chew up small chunks of yards at a time. In southwest Oklahoma, we know there will be a cloud of dust. Will there be 3 yards to go with it?

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Navajo loses late to Leedey

Navajo dropped a 4-3 decision to Leedey on Tuesday. After trailing early 2-0, Navajo managed a run in the 4th inning on some aggressive David Gilbstad base running and a Leedey throwing error.Gilstad continued contributing in the 5th inning with a single to right field scoring Collin Becerra. The score remained locked until the top of the 7th inning.With one out, Prince Silva doubled down the left field line and later advanced to third on another throwing error. When the...

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Get what you pay for

MLB owners and general managers are paying the wrong men to hit for them. These wrong men should surrender some of their pay as an apology to their teammates and fans.Any hitter that faces a defensive shift, specifically a shift that overloads the hitter’s pull side, th...

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Lady bulldogs split at El Reno Tourney

The Lady Bulldogs softball team went to El Reno over the weekend and faced four opponents and came away with two wins and two losses.In the opening game, the girls managed just one hit by Taylor Warrington against Noble. The Lady Bulldogs beat Noble the week but lost in the tournament to them 12-1. Instead of letting a game like that one get their heads down, the girls needed a short memory. They jumped out front of Bishop McGuiness with three runs in the first inning after Tessa D...

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Eight Pioneer Basketball Grads Continue at 4 – year Institutions

Western Oklahoma State College’s Pioneer men’s basketball team started the 2013-14 season with an NJCAA national poll ranking of #22 and finished the 2013-14 season with a 20-9 record. Even more impressive is the number of former Pioneers who signed with 4 -year schools to complete their educational and athletic careers.Coach Rolando De La Barrera reported that 2013-14 sophomore, Najee Senior signed a scholarship letter to play for Mercy College of Dobbs Ferry, New York...

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Navajo wins over Ninnekah

The Navajo High School baseballers booted the ball around on defense behind another complete game on the hill by Curtis Goodson. Goodson earned the 6-3 win over Ninnekah throwing all 6 innings striking out 4 and allowing 6 hits.“I was really disappointed in our defense today,” Said Head Coach Weston Winters. “It is disheartening because we are a good defensive team.”Navajo dropped the first game of the Tournament of Champions at Tuttle to Ft. Cobb...

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Lady Bulldogs hammer Del City

The Lady Bulldogs stumbled a few times to start the season by splitting with Noble, then losing to Lawton Mac and Duncan to put them at 1-3 on the year.The girls played better ball in both games against Del City on Tuesday and won in convincing fashion. Outscoring Del City 14-4 and 11-1, the softballers put big offense alongside a dominant pitching performance by Tessa Duncan who picked up the win in both games.Vanessa Molina made the biggest noise at the plate in the fi...

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