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Oklahoma and Texas accepted invitations to join the Southeastern Conference in July 2025 on Friday, worried that their storied athletic programs were in danger of losing ground if they stayed in the Big 12.

 X ON THE SPOT — Muskogee grad Xavier Brown had his All-State moment Thursday, and had a nice going-out party at Jenks High School.

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Southeastern Conference university presidents voted Thursday to invite Texas and Oklahoma to the league and create a 16-team powerhouse on the field and at the bank.But how soon?The latest step in a move that has potential to help reshape college sports came two days after Texas and Oklahoma…

THE ACTION — Jordan Gann had four points. Kynzi London didn’t score but both Fort Gibson players closed out their basketball careers together on the Large School East team, which rallied from a 20-point halftime deficit but fell 55-51 to the West at Jenks High School. The two members of the …

 Thirteen Bacone College basketball players pose with Ice Cube in a visit to Las Vegas over the weekend as guests to Ice Cube’s Big 3 tournament, a 3-on-3 basketball league featuring former NBA players. The trip was arranged by an anonymous donor, according to Dr. Ferlin Clark in a release f…

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- The MIAA head football coaches predict Northeastern State will finish tied for 10th while the media picked them 11th with the release Tuesday morning of its conference preseason polls. 

Top to bottom are the area team champions photos from this weekend’s “Take it to the Cup” youth basketball tournament played at Muskogee Civic Center and First Methodist Church: Wagoner Lady Rattlers, eighth grade girls; Muskogee Hinson Elite, ninth grade boys; Muskogee Challengers Select, e…

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Take it to the Cup is a youth basketball tournament featuring teams in multiple age groups from the Muskogee area, Oklahoma at large and several adjoining states.

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Give us your thoughts on what increasingly appears to be a move by Oklahoma and Texas to the Southeastern Conference as originally reported earlier this week by the Houston Chronicle.

Six members of the Muskogee Sharks USA Swim Team competed this past weekend in Oklahoma Swimming Long Course Division II Championship Meet in Edmond. In order to compete in the meet swimmers must have earned their spots in a long course  USA Swimming meet through swim times. They registered …

 Muskogee’s Carter Stewart shot a 7-over 77 and was fifth among 30 golfers at the South Central Junior PGA Players Tour played Monday at Stillwater Country Club. Dawson Dunlap of Arcadia and Ty Hyatt of Perry tied at the top at 2-over. 

The Wagoner Chamber of Commerce has announced that the 21st annual Billy Parker Lucky 13 Bass Tournament, set for July 24 at Taylor Ferry North ramp, Fort Gibson Lake, has been postponed to Aug. 21 due to high water levels around ramps.

Checotah’s Zach Mullen tossed a four-inning no-hitter in a semifinal matchup Three Rivers won convincingly, but rain kept them from laying claim to the Arnold Lankford Classic in Elk City.

Oktaha’s Jakob Blackwell allowed just three hits and struck out 10 over a five-inning run-rule win for Three Rivers on Saturday in Elk City as the Bandits beat the DFW Prospects 9-0 to go to 3-0 there in tournament play this weekend.

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It came full circle for Aaliyah Wilson Saturday at Rotary Park — the place of some of her earliest childhood memories as a Muskogee native.

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