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Northeastern State University's longest-tenured Director of Athletics in NSU's NCAA era has accepted a position with Albany State University in Albany, Georgia, effective Jan. 1, 2020.

Muskogee Roughers 2019-2020 varsity basketball season tickets are on sale  in the Athletic Department Office located at the main high school office.

On Saturday, an estimated 160,000 deer hunters dressed in blaze orange will take to the field in search of the Sooner State’s most popular big game animal, the whitetail deer.


STILLWATER – Saturday’s contest at Boone Pickens Stadium didn’t resemble a typical conference game fans in Stillwater are used to watching.

TAHLEQUAH — A 42-point second quarter by Fort Hays State downed the RiverHawks 91-7 in their season finale Saturday afternoon on Gable Field at Doc Wadley Stadium.

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WAGONER – Sometimes it's just as good to be seen and not heard. Wagoner’s big play wide receiver was just that Friday night in the Bulldogs first-round Class 4A playoff matchup with Fort Gibson.

CHECOTAH — The Class 3A No. 8 Checotah Wildcats are moving on to the second round of the playoffs after jumping out to an early lead and then hanging on with some great defense to defeat Cascia Hall 36-22 on Friday night at Ray Grandstaff Stadium at Ogle Field.

COWETA 42, TAHLEQUAH 21 — Coweta overcame a 21-7 deficit in the third quarter and reeled off 35 consecutive points to eliminate Class 5A No. 6 Tahlequah, 42-21, and put and end to the Tigers’ season for the second consecutive postseason.

I have seen some of the best of times and the worst of times with Northeastern State football, though due to territorial agreements with our sister paper to the east, most observations of late have been at a distance.

MISSOURI STATE 96, OKLAHOMA 90 (W) — OU (2-1) was knocked out of the Women’s NIT on Thursday at Norman, while the defending Sweet 16 Lady Bears moved to 4-0 with their 13th straight road win.


CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Big 12 Commissioner Bob Bowlsby watched parts of unbeaten Baylor slipping by TCU in triple overtime before he drove to Norman, Oklahoma, where the Sooners survived a scare from Iowa State.

CHARLESTON, S.C. — Thomas Dziagwa had 21 points, all off 3-pointers, as Oklahoma State took control in the second half to beat College of Charleston 73-54 on Wednesday night.

 Muskogee Roughers were runners-up in the seventh grade division after an overtime loss in the INFC championship. Players are Dejay Pierce, Jamarian Ficklin, Camden Webb, Coriyon Brown, Bronson Kizzia, Mikas Conard, Carlos Rhodes, Michael Puckett, Timothy Moore, Connor Freeman, Anthony White…

TAHLEQUAH -— Northeastern State hit the century mark for the fifth time in the Event Center and rolled past Bacone 106-46 in their home opener Wednesday.

Muskogee plays host to the Choctaw Yellow Jackets in Friday’s OSSAA Class 6A Division II first-round playoff matchup at the Indian Bowl. Kickoff is scheduled for 7 p.m. with gates opening at 5:30 p.m.

Here is The Associated Press' Oklahoma high school football poll with first place votes in parentheses, records, points and ranking in last week's poll, records through November 11. Points for classes A through 5A based on 10-9-8-7-6-5-4-3-2-1 scoring. Points for 6A (Division I & II), cl…

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Died Tuesday in Wagoner, OK. Services 10:00 am Friday November 22, 2019 at Lescher-Millsap Funeral Home in Muskogee. Viewing Thursday 10:00 am to 8:00 pm.

45, homemaker, passed Wednesday, 11/13/2019. Service Info:11AM, Wednesday, 11/20/2019 at Cornerstone Funeral Home Chapel. Cornerstone Funeral Home & Crematory

64, Rancher, passed Thursday, November 14, 2019. Service is 11:00am Monday, November 25, 2019 at Cornerstone Funeral Home Chapel. Cornerstone Funeral Home 1830 N York St., Muskogee, OK 74403

87, Retired Salesman for Scott Rice Office Equipment, passed Sunday, 11/17/2019. Service Info: 2PM, Friday, 11/22/2019 at Cornerstone Funeral Home Chapel. Cornerstone Funeral Home & Crematory

Died November 7, 2019 in Muskogee. Memorial Services were held Friday November 15, 2019 at New Life Center.