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MORGANTOWN, W.Va. – All that strength work is paying dividends for Oklahoma’s bruising Samaje Perine.

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Sunday 09/21/2014
Arkansas extends streak with rout of N. Illinois
Posted: September 21, 2014

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – Bret Bielema remained confident all week while facing questions about Arkansas’ ability to throw the football after only 17 pass attempts in its last two games.

Trendlines seriously favoring Oklahoma
Posted: September 21, 2014

NORMAN – Gus Johnson and Charles Davis, play-by-play man and analyst for Fox’s national broadcast of the Sooners and Mountaineers, never did compare Samaje Perine to Earl Campbell (or even Ron Dayne), but they must have simply forgotten, because they positively gushed over the Sooner running game and the freshman from Pflugerville in particular.

Saturday 09/20/2014
NSU shut out by MWSU
Posted: September 20, 2014

ST. JOSEPH, Mo. – The Northeastern State football team lost 30-0 to Missouri Western State Saturday evening at Spratt Memorial Stadium.

Area prep roundup
Posted: September 20, 2014

Baseball

Sports calendar
Posted: September 20, 2014

The Sports Calendar runs in print each Sunday and Thursday and is for non-profit community organizations or events sponsored by non-profit community organizations, Send entries by fax to (918) 684-2865, mail to 214 Wall Street, Muskogee 74401, bring by the Phoenix anytime Monday through Friday or email it to sports@mus-kogeephoenix.com. Information will not be taken by phone. Items to run in Sunday’s paper must be submitted before noon Friday, and for Thursday’s paper, noon on Tuesday.

Scoreboard, TV schedule
Posted: September 20, 2014

Baseball

Down to the wire
Posted: September 20, 2014

FORT GIBSON  —  Fort Gibson quarterback Jordon London broke out the Superman shirt for some last-second heroics Friday night, leading the third-ranked Tigers past the No. 6 Wagoner Bulldogs 36-35 at Leo Donahue Stadium.

Woes continue for Muskogee
Posted: September 20, 2014

It was a perfect illustration of Muskogee’s offensive struggles, but unlike so many of those struggles, this one ended with a moral victory, if anything else.

Hilldale outlasts McLain
Posted: September 20, 2014

After his Hilldale Hornets lost the Red-White Rumble to Fort Gibson last week, and through the first seven minutes of Friday’s game, coach Chad Kirkhart had to wonder if his team was ready to play.

Eufaula holds off Checotah
Posted: September 20, 2014

CHECOTAH – Oklahoma’s longest running rivalry seldom produces close games.

Area prep football roundup and schedule
Posted: September 20, 2014

BROKEN BOW 36, SEQUOYAH 14 – The Indians kept it close at the half, trailing 9-7 before being dismantled late in the third as Broken Bow scored 21 points in the final 3:40 to go up 30-7. Justin Hooper carried the ball 31 times for 111 yards and a 25-yard touchdown scamper. Zach Parish was 6-of-24 for 81 yards and hooked up with William Tiger on a 10-yard TD strike. Tiger caught four balls for 36 yards for Sequoyah (1-2).

State prep football scores
Posted: September 20, 2014

Ada 42, Durant 6

Friday 09/19/2014
Area prep roundup and schedule
Posted: September 19, 2014

Fastpitch softball

Scoreboard, TV schedule
Posted: September 19, 2014

Auto racing

Previewing: Fayetteville, Ark., at Muskogee
Posted: September 19, 2014

Fayetteville, Ark. at Muskogee

Teams in 4A showdown encountering adjustments
Posted: September 19, 2014

They’re sitting square in the Class 4A state rankings but so far both Fort Gibson and Wagoner are in a period of adjustment heading into tonight’s showdown at Fort Gibson.

Riddle no-hits in four as Hilldale cruises
Posted: September 19, 2014

The road to a defending a fastpitch state title has had its bumps.

Phoenix Pick-It Line Week 3
Posted: September 19, 2014

While Nick Hampton showed everyone the way by going 15-3 last week, the rest of the pronosticators need a refresher course because the sixth graders are schooling the pack for the overall lead after two weeks. This week’s pickers are from Tony Goetz Elementary and the group will try to put some distance between the elementary school children and the adults. Also, Orvil Loge, newly elected Muskogee County District Attorney, is up as the adult guest.

Know Your Teammate, WEEK 3
Posted: September 19, 2014

When you’re clashing with a neighbor for the 99th time, you’d better know who you’re going to battle with. This week’s battle for McIntosh County bragging rights extends to Know Your Teammate. For Checotah, quarterback Jack Christian tries to size up tight end Hunter Collins’ thoughts on some subjects. For Eufaula, it’s running back/wide receiver Daxton Williams attempting to read the mind of running back Hunter Reynolds.

Prep roundup, notebook
Posted: September 19, 2014

Football notebook

Previewing: 4A No. 6 Wagoner at 4A No. 3 Fort Gibson
Posted: September 19, 2014

Kickoff: 7:30 p.m.

Previewing: Tulsa McLain at Hilldale
Posted: September 19, 2014

Records: McLain 2-0, Hilldale 1-1.

Wolverines lock up Keys
Posted: September 19, 2014

VIAN — The physicality of the Vian Wolverines was all too much for the Keys Cougars.

Prep football preview capsules, week 3
Posted: September 19, 2014

4A No. 8 Sallisaw at Tahlequah

State wildlife department receives agency honor
Posted: September 19, 2014

The efforts of our state wildlife department do not go unnoticed.

Outdoor notebook
Posted: September 19, 2014

Calendar

Scoreboard, TV
Posted: September 19, 2014

Baseball

Thursday 09/18/2014
Garman slips comfortably into starting role
Posted: September 18, 2014

STILLWATER  — Oklahoma State quarterback Daxx Garman hadn’t played a game since 2009. Now, he starts for a Top 25 team.

Auto racing glance
Posted: September 18, 2014

Schedule

Peterson's situation worsens: Season in doubt after Vikings cast ex-Sooner aside again
Posted: September 18, 2014

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn.  — Minnesota Vikings star running back Adrian Peterson was declared out, back in, then out again as he faces a felony child-abuse charge in Texas.

Salute went off successfully
Posted: September 18, 2014

I was proud to be a part of the 9/11 Horseback Tribute and barrel race that was at the Hilltop Arena last Thursday where the winners were as follows:  Micaela Carlile won in 1D,  Chelsea Hash won in 2D, Liana Deweese in 3D,  Kyra Teehee 4D and  Janet Goodson in 5D.

Striker is worthy of comparison to Roy Williams
Posted: September 18, 2014

NORMAN — When it comes to Oklahoma’s defensive history, there are certain players left alone when it comes to comparisons. They played at such a high level that it’s unrealistic to think anyone else will achieve that status.

Old rivals Eufaula, Checotah set to clash for 99th time
Posted: September 18, 2014

It’s the 99th meeting between Checotah and Eufaula and the Newton family has been around for a few of those.

Peterson’s issues make for tough call
Posted: September 18, 2014

Adrian Peterson’s playing career, both at Oklahoma and in the NFL, has been nothing short of dazzling, with about the only thing missing being a crystal football or a Lombardi. His fantasy football value extends to even a few Longhorn fans.

Sports calendar
Posted: September 18, 2014

The Sports Calendar runs in print each Sunday and Thursday and is for non-profit community organizations or events sponsored by non-profit community organizations, Send entries by fax to (918) 684-2865, mail to 214 Wall Street, Muskogee 74401, bring by the Phoenix anytime Monday through Friday or email it to sports@muskogeephoenix.com. Information will not be taken by phone. Items to run in Sunday’s paper must be submitted before noon Friday, and for Thursday’s paper, noon on Tuesday.

Scoreboard, TV
Posted: September 18, 2014

TONIGHT IN PREP FOOTBALL

Wednesday 09/17/2014
W. Virginia CB arrested
Posted: September 17, 2014

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — West Virginia cornerback Daryl Worley has been arrested and accused of grabbing a woman around the neck and shoving her to the ground at a nightclub.

Tulsa DT will miss rest of 2014
Posted: September 17, 2014

NSU soccer ranked 15th
Posted: September 17, 2014

Northeastern State men’s soccer team checked in at No. 15 in the National Soccer Coaches Association of America Division II poll.

To 'get it right,' Vikings put Peterson on leave
Posted: September 17, 2014

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn.  — Minnesota Vikings star running back Adrian Peterson was declared out, back in, then out again as he faces a felony child-abuse charge in Texas.

LA Dodgers acquire two Oklahoma minor league teams.
Posted: September 17, 2014

The Los Angeles Dodgers are announcing today in two press conferences that their Triple-A and Double-A affiliates will be the Oklahoma City RedHawks and Tulsa Drillers starting in 2015.

Not an ideal start
Posted: September 17, 2014

OKTAHA – The Henryetta Lady Knights plated four runs in the top of the first inning and never looked back in beating the Oktaha Lady Tigers 5-1 on Tuesday in Oktaha.

Hard lessons to be learned by Hilldale in loss
Posted: September 17, 2014

The bad news for Hilldale: its inexperience was exploited in the Red-White Rumble.

Tuesday 09/16/2014
Oklahoma trying to solve its third-down woes
Posted: September 16, 2014

NORMAN – Oklahoma is 3-0 and ranked No. 4, but that doesn’t mean its first three games have been perfect. There’s room for improvement.

Area prep roundup, schedule
Posted: September 16, 2014

Fastpitch softball

Scoreboard, TV schedule
Posted: September 16, 2014

Baseball

Lady Eagles triumph
Posted: September 16, 2014

WARNER – The youngsters are growing up.

MHS defense improving but facing adjustments
Posted: September 16, 2014

The bright side of Muskogee’s 34-0 home-opening loss to Owasso, and there was one, was the improvement of the defense.

Wagoner ready for FGHS in spite of setback
Posted: September 16, 2014

Although they have met in the postseason three of the last four years, Friday night at Leo Donahue Tiger Stadium will be the first regular season meeting between Fort Gibson and Wagoner since 2009, the year before James Singleton took over as the Tigers’ coach.

 

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