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World Cup offers Team USA shot at reclaiming top softball spot


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Jay C. Upchurch
Second place is unfamiliar territory where USA women's softball is concerned. But thanks to a surprising loss to Japan in the gold medal game at the Beijing Olympics last summer, that's where Te...
 
Thursday, July 16, 2009

OU racing produces its best season in team history


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Jay C. Upchurch
In Norman, the University of Oklahoma has forged a football tradition steeped in history, filled with more than a century's worth of colorful characters, unforgettable moments and unparalleled s...
 
Thursday, July 9, 2009

OU golfer hoping to repeat history at Publinks


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Jay C. Upchurch
Ten years ago this summer, a hotshot kid from Fort Worth, Texas, turned the amateur golf world on its ear with a dominating string of performances that included wins at the U.S. Amateur Public L...
 
Thursday, July 2, 2009

Local climbing gym scales new heights for charity


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Jay C. Upchurch
Every major city in the United States has at least one. College campuses all over the country have joined in the fun as well. Over the last decade or so, climbing gyms have become popular destin...
 
Thursday, June 25, 2009

More OKC-area golfers finding way to Golf Galaxy tour


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Jay C. Upchurch
Weekend golfers looking to add a little competitive spice to their game should check out the Golf Galaxy Golf Tour, which offers two-person teams the opportunity to vie for prizes and merchandis...
 
Thursday, June 18, 2009

OCU quietly building a collegiate golf dynasty


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Jay C. Upchurch
At this rate, the respective Oklahoma City University golf programs are going to have to take on a new shared moniker " something that appropriately describes their recent success. Something ...
 
Thursday, June 11, 2009

Sooner State Games: amateur competition in its purest form


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Jay C. Upchurch
Warm-weather amateur sports enthusiasts are already counting down to the next Summer Olympic Games, which are set to get underway on 2012 in merry old London. Not the sunniest of climates, but t...
 
Thursday, June 4, 2009

Turns out bike racing is right up his alley


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Jay C. Upchurch
A road trip to Iowa doesn't exactly sound life-changing. At least that's what Ryan Lenhart thought when he loaded up with friends for a 2007 Memorial Day weekend journey. Prior to accepting t...
 
Thursday, May 28, 2009

State's new sports Hall of Fame moves closer to completion


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Jay C. Upchurch
Imagine a place so rich in tradition the list of names adorning the walls and displays reads like a who's who of amateur and professional sports. Overhead, a video continuously plays Lee Roy Sel...
 
Thursday, May 7, 2009

Sisters go the distance for common cause in marathon


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Jay C. Upchurch
People run for different reasons. Some do it as part of their regular fitness regimen. Some are in it more for the competitive challenge. Others use running to relieve stress. When Jill Mayes...
 
Thursday, April 30, 2009

Grading Thunder's first season in OKC no simple proposition


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Jay C. Upchurch
The NBA playoffs get under way this weekend. Unfortunately, your Oklahoma City Thunder will have officially packed up its gear and headed their separate ways for the offseason by then. The Th...
 
Thursday, April 16, 2009

Mack Brown not about to let facts, reality stand in Texas' way


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Jay C. Upchurch
Mack Brown knows no shame. Just ask the Texas coach who won the Big 12 Conference title this past football season. He won't even have to vocalize his answer " he can simply point to one of th...
 
Thursday, April 9, 2009

Ted Owens to be recognized during Final Four ceremony


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Jay C. Upchurch
Ted Owens is not a household name around these parts, although he probably should be. The 79-year-old Hollis native pieced together a career résumé that is as inspiring as it is impressive. ...
 
Thursday, April 2, 2009

Sooner basketball squad dancing on center stage again


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Jay C. Upchurch
Jeff Capel has Oklahoma back among the movers and shakers on the collegiate basketball scene this season, similar to the way former coaches Billy Tubbs and Kelvin Sampson had the Sooner name emb...
 
Thursday, March 26, 2009

Local prep hoops standout rebounding from life's adversity


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Jay C. Upchurch
Smiles have not been easy to come by for Daniel Orton over the last few months. Back in early November, just days before signing a national letter of intent to play basketball next year at th...
 
Thursday, March 19, 2009
 
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