Claremore Daily Progress

Sports

April 18, 2013

OU women's basketball holds Postseason Banquet

(Continued)

NORMAN — "Whitney is the most integral player I've ever had. She also became a very special teammate to all who had the privilege to play with her. Over the years, as I watch seniors graduate, one of the things they are saddest about is that they don't get to play with Whitney anymore. I don't know that you could ever give an athlete a greater compliment than that."

After becoming a start on Oklahoma's 2010 Final Four team, Hartman's career was also marred by an ACL injury. Hartman recovered to set an Oklahoma record by playing in 143 games in her career.

"She played every role we could ask her to play. There's probably never been a single better senior night story than Jasmine Hartman, Oklahoma versus Kansas, March 2nd.

"I know there was an argument inside her head – half the fibers of her being were saying, ‘Don't jump, don't do it!' and the other half, the half that won said, ‘Let's go!' Jasmine will forever have that experience in her repertoire."

McFarland finished her senior season as one of the nation's most dominant players. The 6-foot-3 forward collected 14 double-doubles over the team's last 26 games and averaged 14.4 points and 14.1 rebounds in the postseason.

"Jo is a living, breathing, walking billboard for what college is supposed to do. When it's all over and said and done, college is supposed to give you a diploma that says you can do something fabulous in the world for the rest of your life, but it's also supposed arm you for all the challenges that lurk in the bushes in the next phase of your life. Joanna McFarland is so armed."

Cloman, a co-captain, was force to retire from basketball in the preseason due to chronic back pain. She had spent the previous year rehabilitating and ACL tear suffered in the 2011-12 preseason.

Text Only
Sports
  • 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

  • NCAA proposed settlement raises medical questions

    A key feature of a proposed settlement of a head-injury lawsuit against the NCAA is the creation of a $70 million fund to pay for medical evaluations of current and former college players in several sports. The provision raises some sticky medical questions.

    July 30, 2014

  • NFL: Cowboys QB Romo skips full-pad session

    The Dallas Cowboys are taking it easy with Tony Romo's back.

    Romo sat out a competitive practice for the first time at training camp Tuesday, although coach Jason Garrett said it wasn't because of any setbacks from surgery for a herniated disk in late December.

    July 30, 2014

  • OSU alum Barry Sanders helping to work with Heads Up Football

    Barry Sanders and Randy Gradishar have joined the growing list of former NFL players who want to promote USA Football's safety program, Heads Up Football.

    July 30, 2014

  • ESPN suspends Stephen Smith for comments on abuse

    ESPN has suspended outspoken sportscaster Stephen A. Smith for a week because of his comments about domestic abuse suggesting women should make sure that they don't do anything to provoke an attack.

    July 30, 2014

  • NFL: Ray Guy's long wait to HOF comes to an end

    Ray Guy built a Hall of Fame career of making other people wait.

    Those anxious seconds for punt returners awaiting his booming kicks were nothing compared to the more than two decades Guy had to endure before finally getting the call that he was elected to the Pro Football Hall of Fame.

    July 30, 2014

  • MLB: Cubs drop Rockies in 16 innings

    Both the Chicago Cubs and Colorado Rockies ran out of relief pitchers in a marathon game. The Rockies then turned to a starter. The Cubs used a catcher - and won.

    John Baker scored the winning run in the bottom of the 16th inning after pitching a scoreless top half, and the Cubs overcame a three-run deficit to beat Colorado 4-3 on Tuesday night.

    July 30, 2014

  • NFL: Sam factor prepares Rams for sensitivity session

    To guard against another bullying scandal, NFL teams are holding sensitivity sessions during training camp.

    Such guidance could be valuable for the St. Louis Rams, even if by all accounts they have welcomed Michael Sam into the fold.

    July 30, 2014