OKLAHOMA CITY â€” The 20th Oklahoma Classics were contested Friday night at Remington Park. The full slate of Oklahoma-bred stakes races did not disappoint with a mix of favorites and stars winning along with a few longshots.
Fifth Date, an 8-year-old gelding who primarily has competed in sprint races his entire career, scored the top race of the evening in the $155,500 Chickasaw Nation Oklahoma Classics Cup, powered by TVG. Easily the biggest win for Fifth Date, it happened just two races after he was claimed for $18,000.
OKLAHOMA CITY â€” The Oklahoma City Thunder played their last preseason home game Sunday night at Chesapeake Energy Arena, defeating the Denver Nuggets 108-101.
The Thunder had as much as a 19-point lead (49-30), but eventually trailed in the fourth quarter before finishing the game strong to capture the victory.
TULSA â€” An old sports adage says, â€śThe good teams will find a way to win.â€ť No truer words could have been spoken as dusk approached Saturday at Skelly Field at H.A. Chapman Stadium.
After being outplayed, and never ahead, in Saturday afternoon's homecoming football game for the Tulsa Golden Hurricane against the Rice Owls, it took only one play to reverse all that.
Sunday Couple Scrambles at Wolf Ridge Golf Course will take place at 2 p.m. Sundays. The entry fee is $15 per person for the nine-hole weekly event.
For additional information, call (918) 647-2582.
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The second annual Jugz-N-Nutz 7-3 coed softball tournament will take place Saturday at the Poteau Area Recreational Complex.
The entry fee is $150 per team.
The championship team will receive bats and t-shirts, the runners-up will receive a dozen softballs and t-shirts and the Most Valuable Player, both male and female, will receive a plaque and a t-shirt.
Jeff Tadtman, Carl Albert State College women's basketball coach, would like to announce the remainder of his 2012-13 signing class.
Skylar Cooper is a 5-8 freshman shooting guard/small forward from Heavener.
Her ability to make 3-point baskets and her leadership skills will both be big for the Lady Vikings this upcoming season.
â€śSkylar is a local girl from Heavener who came home, and I am excited to have her,â€ť Tadtman said. â€śShe is probably one of our best 3-point threats. Also, she has good leadership skills. Skylar wants to be good. With her hard work, she should succeed.â€ť
OKLAHOMA CITY â€” The Roan Ranger made his Remington Park debut in Wednesdayâ€™s $30,000 allowance/optional claiming event, handling the one-mile test to wear down rivals in the stretch for victory. Jockey Cliff Berry was up to gain his second win of the night and move closer to 4,000 career thoroughbred wins.
I just got in a deer to process that I've never seen before. I've harvested a bunch of deer, and processed even more deer.
This buck, a nice eight-pointer, was in full velvet when I harvested him on Monday. That is usually unheard of at this time of the year.
Upon closer inspection, I discovered he, or I should say it, had both male and female organs. It was in perfect health, but did not display the normal signs of a buck in mid-October.
The postseason has arrived for the Poteau High School cross-country teams as they will run at the Class 4A Regional Meet, which will begin at 10 a.m. Saturday at Oral Roberts University in Tulsa.
The top seven teams will automatically qualify for the Class 4A State Meet, which will begin at 10 a.m. Oct. 27 at Edmond Santa Fe High School.