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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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Navajo no no

Weston Winters’ Navajo Indians claimed two shutout wins at Granite Monday bringing their record to 6-1.Curtis Goodson, a sophomore at Navajo High School, threw a no-hit 12-0 gem to take the 2nd game of the two game sweep.As with most no-hitters at any level of baseball, a pitcher usually benefits from great defense by his teammates. Goodson relied heavily on his teammates while recording only 2 strikeouts out of 15 possible outs as he improves to 2-0 on the hill. I...

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‘Meet the Bulldogs’ event Saturday

Altus Athletics is hosting its first ever “Meet the Bulldogs” event on Saturday, Aug. 23 at Hightower Memorial Stadium. The even kicks off at 8 p.m. with the music of That Altus Band.The Altus High School Cheerleaders and Dance team members will be on-hand to showcase their talents, as well as encourage the crowd to show their Bulldog spirit. In addition, Altus Cross Country, Altus Junior High Band, AJH Cheerleaders and Football team and any partic...

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Softball tournament announced

The third annual Up-All-Night Softball Tournament is slated for Friday, Aug. 22 at Davis Park in Altus. Games will begin 6 p.m.Mens and coed divisions are available. The Coed division will be 6 men and 4 women on a team.Only USSSA or ASA bats and balls will be allowed. Blue Dots, 47 Core and 650s will not be permitted.A pitch must hit the strike mat in the air to be called a strike. The height limit for pitches is 10’. Batters will begin with a 1-1 count...

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Bulldogs back to basics

The AHS Bulldogs took their practice session to the field at Hightower Memorial Stadium on Saturday. Head Coach Jeremy Reed was pleased only with the opportunity to practice in front of a crowd and the Bulldogs are grateful to all that attended.Reed mentioned that Monday’s practice was a much needed improvement over Saturday’s effort. “Today (Monday) was a great day. We got much better today. The kids locked in and accepted the corrections we (coaches) wanted impl...

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Bullpups learn to hit

The first time a young man puts on full football gear, he realizes a few things. He quickly grasps the team concept. He looks around and sees his teammates are also struggling to get the pads in right, a task that never gets easier no matter how many years you play. Another thing that enters his mind is the coaches are more intense then they were the day before. About the time he notices how heavy his helmet is, he realizes it’s for real.The Bullpups of Altus Junior high got ...

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