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Joan was in frail health, but she was there, accompanied by her caretaker. She wasn't going to miss this, especially not at the ballpark that she and Paul gave to Enid in memory of their son.

Oklahoma State junior right-handed ace Jensen Elliott announced his decision to leave college and begin his professional career.

There is still time to purchase tickets for the Vietnam Vets Legacy Vets Motorcycle Club’s annual R2 Memorial Dirt Drags before the event. Tickets purchased in advance are $50 then at the gate the day of the event where it will jump to $75. Kids under 12 get in free.

With the tying run at the plate – three times – Oklahoma State couldn’t produce the necessary hit to continue its season.

Stillwater Police Officers responded in large numbers to what at first appeared to be a life-threatening situation Sunday morning at Prime Place Apartments. Police now say that there was no crime scene, and no caller found after they searched the apartment complex following claims of hostages being held and pipe bombs in the area.

It all started with a flyer, a trailer and a competition.Ryder Gibson, a 9-year-old who has spina bifida, has received 47 medals — including two gold and one silver in basketball — in the seven years he’s competed at the Endeavor Games.In the words of Gibson, it takes “practice and practice and practice.”He works on dribbling and shooting drills, but in his downtime he also plays the video game Fortnite.“I think my favorite is the default (character),” Gibson said.He plays basketball against kids at school. When he’s at home, his parents help him practice on the living room floor.“My dad always throws free throws,” Gibson said. “He misses 50% of them.”His mom, Christi Gibson, who is a personal trainer, said when he was younger, Ryder didn’t like the gun fire at the beginning of a race in track.“Dad would go with him to the starting line and I would be at the finish line,” she said.There would be a warm embrace at the end of the race where Ryder would hug his mom. He ran against his own age group for some time, but then he eventually started to compete against the older competitors.“He just beat everyone in his division,” Brian Gibson, his dad, said.He is a coach for Ryder and volunteers for Oklahoma Adaptive Sports Association (OKASA). Brian coaches Ryder to not worry if someone pulls ahead. Ryder competes above his normal division. His dad and coach likes to remind him that he's racing against the clock — Ryder's in his own division.A victory for Christi is the consistency of Ryder’s competitiveness even if he’s tired.“I feel that he comes back every year, he gets faster and stronger,” she said. “It’s a long day, but he still gets out and does it.”Brian said the family is naturally competitive — even from the day Ryder was born.“It gives him a chance to be competitive,” he said.According to Brian, the team practices track at Bishop McGuinness High School when the fields aren’t muddy or saturated.Besides basketball and track, Ryder also competes in archery. Nobody knows how he signed up for the competition and they don’t practice archery.“He shoots one arrow a year and it’s at Endeavor Games,” Christi said.However, it’s not a one shot and done.“One year there were two people who got bullseyes,” Brian said. “It was him and one of the older competitors.”The family of three travels all over the country together and, because Ryder is an only child, they don’t have to give up quality time.“It’s just him,” Christi said.

The future is now for Oklahoma State golfers Viktor Hovland and Matthew Wolff.

“All I could think about is, ‘Do it for the boys, do it for the sophomores that are leaving. This is the last game for them and put it all out on the line for them.” — Brandon Hudson, freshman pitcher

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