MuskogeePhoenix.com, Muskogee, OK

March 29, 2014

Area sports briefs


Phoenix staff, wire reports

MHS football scrap metal drive

The Muskogee Rougher Football “Going Green,” fifth-annual scrap metal drive, benefiting Muskogee High football, is 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. today at the Homeland store on the corner of York and Chandler Road.

Car batteries, aluminum cans, old appliances, lawn mowers, steel pipe, lawn furniture and old pots and pans will be accepted – no microwaves. Pulled pork sandwich lunches for $5 will also be available.

For information or pick-up service contact Boyd Jones (918) 348-1269 or Larry Leatherman (918) 781-9418.



Ex-Rougher sent to Triple-A

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. — The Arizona Diamondbacks have assigned top pitching prospect Archie Bradley to their minor league camp.

The former Muskogee Rougher will start the season with Triple-A Reno.

Bradley was competing for the fifth spot in the Arizona rotation, which apparently will go to right-hander Randall Delgado.

He was 2-1 with a 4.32 ERA in 8 1/3 innings this spring. He struck out 10 and walked eight.

Bradley was a combined 14-5 with a 1.84 ERA with Class A Visalia and Double-A Mobile last season.



NSU hires DC

Northeastern State football coach Rob Robinson announced the hiring of Josh Lattimer as the new defensive coordinator. He will also be responsible for the linebackers.

Lattimer spent the 2013 season as the head football coach at Ellsworth Community College in Iowa Falls, Iowa. He served as defensive coordinator in 2012, and he was promoted to head coach in January 2013.

He guided the Panthers to a 2-8 record overall and a 1-7 mark in the Iowa Community College Athletic Conference in his lone season as head coach. In 2012, he helped lead ECC to a victory in the Graphic Edge Bowl and a final national ranking of No. 19 in the NJCAA polls.