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NEW ORLEANS – Five members of the Rogers State Track & Field team earned All-South Central Region honors for the 2019 NCAA Division II Outdoor Track & Field season, announced the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) on Tuesday.

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When Claremore football coach Jarrett Hurt gathered his team for a practice-ending debrief, he couldn’t help but notice the size of the huddle.

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Bell Cow: May 11. Elevation above normal, water 66 and muddy. White bass good on sassy shad and swim baits around riprap, shorelines, and boat ramps. Crappie fair on minnows around docks. Report submitted by Gary Emmons, game warden stationed in Lincoln County.

CLEBURNE, Texas – Rogers State Baseball claimed the 2019 Heartland Conference Tournament Championship on Saturday, defeating St. Edward's 4-3 to cap a perfect 3-0 week in the Hillcats first-ever trip to the postseason since joining the league.

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Bell Cow: May 5. Elevation above average, water 68 and muddy. Crappie fair on jigs, minnows and PowerBait around docks, riprap and boat ramps. Largemouth bass slow on jerk bait and plastics around brush structure. Report submitted by Gary Emmons, game warden stationed in Lincoln County.

Spring sports championships continued around the state this week with boys golf on Monday and Tuesday and the conclusion of girls tennis on Tuesday.

The Rogers State Hillcats closed the regular season with a thrilling come-from-behind victory on Sunday, defeating Oklahoma Christian 8-7 on a walk off, solidifying the No. 2 seed in the upcoming Heartland Conference Tournament, while also eliminating OC from postseason play.

VERDIGRIS – Continuing to parlay small ball into big victories, red-hot Verdigris finally broke Bristow’s Legg in the fifth inning and cruised to a 10-2 win in the 4A regional tournament title game Saturday at Cardinal Field.

SAN ANTONIO, Texas – The Rogers State Softball team was eliminated from the Heartland Conference Tournament Thursday at The Park at St. Mary’s, falling to Oklahoma Christian in the opener and Texas A&M International in the elimination game.

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INOLA – Everything appeared in place for a classic showdown between Verdigris and Inola in the 4A regional baseball tournament Thursday at Longhorn Field. Ace pitchers Austin Woods and Josh Vick were on the mound, a trip to the state tourney was at stake and both teams were ready to unleash …

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Inola High golfer Carson Stookey shot rounds of 83 and 81 at the Class 3A Regional tournament held at Fountainhead Creek Golf Course in Checotah. His total score of 164 earned him a berth in next week’s Class 3A state tournament at the Tulsa Country Club. The sophomore has been a top-10 meda…


The Claremore High girls tennis team claimed the Metro Lakes Conference Championship last month, and it continued that success on Monday at the regional tournament. The Lady Zebras placed second, qualifying six for the Class 5A state tournament, scheduled for Friday and Saturday in Oklahoma …

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Bell Cow: April 28. Elevation normal, water 66 and murky. Largemouth bass fair on plastics and small lures around brush structure and standing timber. Crappie fair on jigs, minnows and PowerBait around docks. Report submitted by Gary Emmons, game warden stationed in Lincoln County.

TULSA - The soccer season came to an end for the Claremore boys with a 5-0 defeat against the Bishop Kelley Comets in the first round of the Class 5A playoffs Wednesday afternoon.

Mother Nature finally did something Tuesday night that nobody else has been able to do in the last month against the Verdigris High School girls soccer team.

TAHLEQUAH — Kooper McAlvain delivered a go-ahead two-run single, and Seth Stacey tossed seven strong innings as Tahlequah avenged a Thursday loss to defeat Claremore, 5-2, Friday in Tahlequah.

The other day, Museum Director Wayne McCombs asked me if the gun used in “The Man from U.N.C.L.E.” was a real gun or was it just Hollywood-fiction. And like anyone in the History and Museum professions, I gave him the standard nebulous answer, “Yes and no.” Few things have simple answers, es…

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JOPLIN, Mo. - The Rogers State Softball team closed out the non-conference portion of the 2019 regular season schedule on Wednesday with a shutout from Andrea Morlaes to defeat Missouri Southern State 1-0.

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