Muskogee Youth Football will have a board meeting, 3 p.m, Sunday, March 7, at the Muskogee Quarterback Club building on the north end of Indian Bowl. This is a mandatory meeting for those wishing to coach in grades 1-7 or parents who wants to know more about the organization.

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Samantha Shanks had 17 points and 10th-ranked Webbers Falls punched its second state ticket in three seasons in a grinding 30-29 defensive battle against No. 8 Pittsburg in the Class B Area II consolation championship game Saturday night.

Kynzi London and Jordan Gann combined for 14 second-quarter points and  fifth-ranked Fort Gibson used it to create an 18-3 run to take command and launch their way into the Class 4A Area III finals with a 61-40 victory over No. 16 Bridge Creek at Heritage Hall High School on Saturday night.

Connors State swept a doubleheader Saturday at home over Oklahoma Christian 8-4 and 4-2 in Warner, moving to 6-2 on the year. 

The Hilldale boys trimmed an eight-point deficit in the second quarter to three at halftime, but an 11-4 run by Ada to start the third quarter pushed the Cougars’ lead to 10 at 41-31 and Ada was pretty much in control from that point on in defeating Hilldale 68-51 in the Class 4A Area IV reg…

Janet Willis, formerly of Piney,  is a jack-of-all-trades. There’s not much she can’t do. From dressing up as Minnie Pearl for an “Opry” routine at a local venue to singing a great rendition of Patsy Cline favorites to gardening and selling the “fruits of her labor."

Even if you’re just a local reader, with no real tie to Rougher Nation, you got to be hoping for Lynwood Wade and the Muskogee boys to roll a lucky seven Friday night — which would avoid extending a first-round basketball playoff knockout to seven consecutive years.

EMPORIA STATE 97, NSU 72 — Christian Cook in his first career start dropped this second 20-point performance of the season but the RiverHawks closed off their MIAA road slate with a loss at Emporia State. 

WARNER — After a better than two-week break from Oklahoma Collegiate Conference play due to weather, the Connors State Cowboys ripped Redlands Community College 78-54 Wednesday night.

WASHBURN 88, NSU 73 — Coming off two weekend wins over UCO, the RiverHawks stumbled on the road and fell to 4-16.

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The late change on the game clock might have slowed Hilldale. Or maybe it was the 18 days since their last game.

Grant Randall had three hits in four trips, including a leadoff home run in the first and a run-scoring triple as part of a 17-hit attack in a 13-1 win in game two and a sweep for Connors State of TCS Post Grad in a season-opening doubleheader Sunday in Melissa, Texas.

EDMOND --  Behind a team effort, the RiverHawks snapped an eight-game skid and handed rivals Central Oklahoma an 84-72 defeat on Saturday afternoon.  

 Talk about living through historical events. It reminds me of that old proverb, “may you live in interesting times.”The flood of May 2019 had my wife and I surrounded at Greenleaf State Park.

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