Claremore Daily Progress


November 15, 2013

SOFTBALL: Arkansas announces 10 signees for 2014-15


FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. — What Larabee Says About Ileana: "She came to a summer camp in June and wowed us with her defense as a slick-fielding middle infielder that makes all the plays. She also showed some pop, offensively. Her summer coach is Rey Navarro, father of current senior Clarisa Navarro."

Tori Cooper

5-5 | OF | L/L

Nederland, Texas (Nederland)

Cooper Notes: Cooper is a three-time selection to the District 20-4A First Team, having led Nederland High School in batting average and slugging percentage in each of the first three years of her prep career. As a freshman, she was named the District 20-4A Newcomer of the Year for the 2011 season. She has also been named to the Beaumont Enterprise Super Gold First Team on three occasions. Cooper helped the Bulldogs to three bi-district championships and an area title in 2013. She plays travel ball with the Texas Firecrackers Gold in The Woodlands, Texas, and Texas Storm Gold in Bellaire, Texas.

Why Tori Picked Arkansas: "Quality of education, awesome coaches, beautiful campus and outstanding athletic facilities."

What Larabee Says About Tori: "Very talented outfielder with a strong, accurate arm who can cover a lot of ground. She's not big in stature but can swing the bat. Will mostly swing away but can also bunt and slap. She's a true triple threat."

Kate James

6-0 | C | R/R

Maize, Kan. (Butler CC/Maize)

James Notes: James began her collegiate career at Butler Community College where she was a first-team NJCAA All-American as the Grizzlies' catcher. She was also named the KJCCC Western Division Freshman of the Year and earned a spot on the Jayhawk West Conference First Team. James finished fifth in the country with a school-record 24 home runs and helped Butler CC to a No. 1 ranking and a 54-4 record. During her prep career at Maize High School, she was named to the Kansas all-state team and Wichita All-Metro team on three occasions. She helped lead the Eagles to three top-four state finishes including a state championship in 2010.

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  • DSC_0344web.jpg ‘Lucky 7’ comes through in the 3rd

    Over the course of his four-year baseball career at Verdigris High School, third baseman Ryan Skalnik has had his share of memorable at-bats.
    None more important than Tuesday’s appearance in the Large School East-West All-State Game at J.L. Johnson Stadium in Tulsa.
    Skalnik, who was the lone senior this season for Verdigris and a four-time Class 3A state champion, thrived under pressure in the top of the third inning for the East.

    July 30, 2014 1 Photo

  • BASEBALL: Larue, Skalnik power East to 3-0 victory

    The East blanked the West 3-0 in the Large School All-State Baseball Game Tuesday night at J. L. Johnson Stadium on the campus of Oral Roberts University.
    Claremore catcher Matt Whatley and third baseman Ryan Skalnik of Verdigris represented Rogers County in the contest.
    Skalnik finished 1-for-3 with a pair of RBI's.  Whatley was 0-for-1 with a walk.

    July 30, 2014

  • FISHFRYweb.jpg Claremore QB Club holds Fish Fry Aug. 2

    The Claremore Zebra Quarterback Club will hold its annual Fish Fry fundraiser on Aug. 2 at the Claremore High School cafeteria.

    July 19, 2014 1 Photo

  • RSU places 77 student-athletes on Heartland Conference Academic All-Conference Honor Roll

    The Heartland Conference announced that more than 1000 student-athletes from its 12 member institutions landed a spot on the Academic All-Conference honor roll, including 77 from Rogers State.
    The Hillcats had 33 student-athletes named to the President's Honor Roll while 44 earned Commissioner's Honor Roll recognition.

    July 31, 2014

  • Indoor football coming back to Enid?

     Is Enid ready to give professional arena football another try? Oklahoma City businessman Antwone Taulton and Enid Enforcers owner Mark Timberlake think so, and are in the early stages of a plan they hope will see the return of arena football in 2015 to Enid after an absence of more than 10 years. And if things progress as one league executive expects, an official announcement could be forthcoming in the near future.

    July 31, 2014

  • OU holds Mixon out of practice, investigation continues

    Preseason practice begins for Oklahoma today, but freshman running back Joe Mixon will not be there, the school announced Wednesday night.

    The university, in its statement, said “Joe Mixon is not reporting for team activities at this time. We will continue to monitor the situation.”

    July 31, 2014

  • Ticket options available for Arkansas women's basketball

    The excitement surrounding head coach Jimmy Dykes and the 2014-15 University of Arkansas women’s basketball season is building every day in Northwest Arkansas.

    As the excitement builds, the Razorback Ticket Center has announced the availability of women’s basketball season ticket plans including several new options for this season.  Tickets go on sale beginning today and can be purchased online at or by calling the Razorback Ticket Center at 800-982-4647.  Current season ticket holders will receive renewal forms in the mail the first week of August.

    July 31, 2014

  • Ex-OSU baseball players Oliver, Hague on new paths in All-Star season

    Matt Hague has transitioned to being a power hitter and Andy Oliver has evolved into a shutdown closer.

    The former Oklahoma State players were both named International League All-Stars after reinventing themselves this season with the Indianapolis Indians, the Triple-A affiliate of the Pittsburgh Pirates.

    July 31, 2014

  • Ex-Sooner Courtney Paris finding niche with Shock

    It looked like it came easily to Courtney Paris. The minute she stepped foot on the campus at the University of Oklahoma in 2005, it seemed she was already an All-American and destroying the competition in the Big 12 and across the nation.

    July 31, 2014

  • MLB: Keuchel tosses 4-hitter, Astros roll past A's

    In at least one category, Dallas Keuchel is Clayton Kershaw's equal. For at least one three-game series, Houston was better than Oakland.

    Keuchel pitched a four-hitter and Robbie Grossman homered to cap a six-run first inning that sent the Astros past the Athletics 8-1 Wednesday.

    July 31, 2014