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Former Rush Springs coach played big role in state prep football history


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Jay C. Upchurch
Joe Tunnell dedicated 40 years of his life to high school football and to his players, and in the process, deeply etched his name into Oklahoma's landscape. Prior to his retirement at the end of the...
 
Thursday, October 4, 2007

Former OSU pitcher, coach making a difference with Red Sox


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Jay C. Upchurch
At some point in the not-too-distant future, John Farrell is going to make some Major League franchise one heck of a general manager. In fact, many in the baseball community found it a bit surprising...
 
Thursday, September 27, 2007

Slugger's path from Stillwater to Colorado no longer rocky


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Jay C. Upchurch
During the 2003 season with the Tulsa Drillers, Matt Holliday found himself struggling against Double-A pitching. The usual pop in his bat was missing, and over one span of 52 games, he managed to hit...
 
Thursday, September 20, 2007

OKC needs to exercise patience in wait for NBA action


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Jay C. Upchurch
With the Hornets returning to New Orleans, there is currently talk about how Seattle's National Basketball Association franchise may end up here. But there are still a number of hurdles involved in ge...
 
Thursday, September 13, 2007

Norwood failed to break OU football color barrier, but has no regrets


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Jay C. Upchurch
No one could blame Sylvester Norwood if he never wanted to set foot in Oklahoma again. But the 71-year-old Kingfisher native wants to return to Norman, a place he has not seen since he was 18. It wa...
 
Thursday, September 6, 2007

High school football keeps 'em coming back


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Jay C. Upchurch
In today's world of big-business college football, there remains a certain measure of innocence and purity at the high school level that help define its unwavering popularity. It is witnessed every ...
 
Thursday, August 30, 2007

Jackson warns college athletes about losing sight of dream


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Jay C. Upchurch
Football was once the driving force in Pasha Jackson's life. Including his two seasons at the University of Oklahoma, he had his sights set on the National Football League. Fortunately, he unders...
 
Thursday, August 23, 2007

Dement failed to break Sooner color barrier, but has no regrets


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Jay C. Upchurch
Now 71, Andy Dement remembers visiting Bud Wilkinson and telling the legendary coach he wanted to play football for the University of Oklahoma. He says he wasn't out to make history or ruffle any feat...
 
Thursday, August 16, 2007

Oklahoma golf patron Jimmie Austin passes away


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Jay C. Upchurch
The University of Oklahoma family lost one of its most generous supporters and visionaries this past weekend when Jimmie Austin passed away at age 90. Austin, a native of Sasakwa and longtime Seminol...
 
Thursday, August 9, 2007

Hank Thompson's baseball skills hampered by alcoholism


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Jay C. Upchurch
Oklahoma City native Hank Thompson helped break down baseball's color barrier. Unfortunately, his success during nine Major League seasons from 1947-56 and four earlier campaigns with the legend...
 
Thursday, August 2, 2007

Pro golfers descend on Tulsa for PGA tourney


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Jay C. Upchurch
Fifteen days and counting to when the world's best golfers will tee up at Tulsa's Southern Hills Country Club for the 89th PGA Championship. Fortunately for Oklahoma golfing enthusia...
 
Thursday, July 26, 2007

Softball world cup comes to Oklahoma City


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Jay C. Upchurch
On the eve of the 2007 World Cup, which runs Thursday to Monday at the Don E. Porter ASA Hall of Fame Stadium, Team USA enters the competition as the team to beat. More than 26,000 fa...
 
Thursday, July 12, 2007

Waner brothers took baseball skills from family farm to Hall of Fame


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Jay C. Upchurch
Paul and Lloyd Waner used the lessons they learned playing on their family farm in Harrah to become the most prolific brother tandem in Major League Baseball history. The Waners spent...
 
Wednesday, July 4, 2007

Legendary Cowboys tailback deserves to be household name


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Jay C. Upchurch
While recognized as one of the greatest players in Oklahoma State football annals, Woodward native Bob Fenimore is not a household name. That's because more than 60 years have passed sin...
 
Thursday, June 28, 2007

Disappointment can be the most defining element in sports


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Jay C. Upchurch
For Daniel Agnew, disappointment came last September. Just three days prior to his scheduled departure for Switzerland " where he was slated to compete in the 2006 Triathlon World Champi...
 
Thursday, June 21, 2007
 
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