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Great Scot

Colin Montgomerie sinks a long shot to win the 2014 U.S. Senior Open, but Oak Tree National might be the other winner.


Brendan Hoover
After rolling home a 16-footer to win the 2014 U.S. Senior Open Sunday at Oak Tree National, Colin Montgomerie thrust his hands in the air as a grin flashed across his face.
Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Golden moment

Hometown legend Scott Verplank will make his Champions Tour debut during the 2014 U.S. Senior Open Monday through Sunday, July 13 at Edmond’s Oak Tree National golf club.


Brendan Hoover

2014 U.S. Senior Open
Monday through Sunday, July 13
Oak Tree National
1515 W. Oak Tree Drive,
Tickets start at $20. Children 17 and under are admitted free with a ticketed adult, and special group pricing and military discounts are available.

Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Mark Harmon Celebrity Weekend

NCIS star Mark Harmon returns to Oklahoma to play baseball for charity.


Brendan Hoover

14th Annual Mark Harmon Celebrity Weekend

6 p.m. June 27

Fire Lake Bowling Center

40945 Hardesty Road, Shawnee

Passes start at $125

1:30 p.m. June 28

Chickasaw Bricktown Ballpark

2 South Mickey Mantle Drive



Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Bowling for titles

Top-tier pro bowling returns to Oklahoma as Shawnee’s Grand Casino Hotel & Resort and FireLake Bowling Center hosts the PBA Summer Swing.


Brendan Hoover

PBA Summer Swing

May 17-25

Grand Casino Hotel & Resort 

Grand Event Center

777 Grand Casino Blvd., Shawnee

964-7263, ext. 8161


Note: Pro-Am entries may be purchased at FireLake Bowling Center. For additional details, call 275-0404, ext. 0.

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Golfing buddies

The 11th Annual Toby Keith & Friends Golf Classic benefits the OK Kids Korral, a home away from home for families battling pediatric cancer.


Brendan Hoover

Toby Keith & Friends Golf Classic

May 16-17

Riverwind Casino, 1544 Oklahoma 9, Norman

Belmar Golf Club, 1025 E. Indian Hills Road, Norman


Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Camp Thunder

Youngsters can hone their basketball skills during one of 10 youth basketball camps offered by the Oklahoma City Thunder this summer.


Brendan Hoover
School’s almost out, and the NBA playoffs are heating up.
Wednesday, May 7, 2014

Run dog run

Honoring animal lover Chris Cowden, Guthrie’s sixth annual The See Spot Run will benefit Free to Live, a local nonprofit animal sanctuary.


Brendan Hoover

The See Spot Run

9 a.m. May 10

Harrison Avenue and Second Street, Guthrie

Wednesday, April 30, 2014

School’s in

Laws governing Oklahoma’s charter schools could be strengthened if new legislation passes this session.


Brendan Hoover
Public education advocates are rallying around a bill that would strengthen the laws governing Oklahoma’s charter schools.
Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Augusta girl

Yukon’s MaKaylee Cowan is one of only 88 junior golfers who will compete in the inaugural Drive, Chip & Putt Championship in Augusta, Ga.


Brendan Hoover
MaKaylee Cowan’s brothers have all played competitive golf, but they’ve never teed off at Augusta National Golf Course, home of the Masters Golf Tournament.
Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Golden years

At the Yukon Senior Games, set for April 5-12, there’s always time to be a champion.


Brendan Hoover
Although always active, Barb Rhodes never played competitive sports when she was young.
Wednesday, March 26, 2014

No Russ, no problem

While fans await the return of injured superstar Russell Westbrook, MVP-candidate Kevin Durant and the Oklahoma City Thunder are playing inspired basketball.


Brendan Hoover
As Russell Westbrook works toward his return to NBA action following a third arthroscopic surgical procedure on his right knee in December, Kevin Durant is making his case for league MVP and the Oklahoma City Thunder are rolling.
Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Desk set

The new magazine ArtDesk aims to bring contemporary art to the masses by showcasing regional talents on an international stage.


Brendan Hoover
Sometimes the best ideas are so elegant, they feel serendipitously plucked from nature. ArtDesk, a new magazine produced by the Kirkpatrick Foundation, an Oklahoma City-based private philanthropy, is one of them.
Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Stay positive

Coming off its greatest regular-season NBA accomplishment and worst post-season disappointment, injured superballer Russell Westbrook and the Thunder exude optimism for its sixth season.


Brendan Hoover
Russell Westbrook flashed his trademark smile while getting peppered with questions from reporters.
Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Inch by inch

Local art fundraiser 12x12 hopes to inspire works of all shapes and sizes.

Visual Arts

Brendan Hoover

12x12 Art Fundraiser
7 p.m. Friday
50 Penn Place
1900 Northwest Expressway

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Doubting Pokes

Oklahoma State supporters are fighting back against Sports Illustrated’s allegations of improper payments, academic misconduct, drug abuse and inappropriate sexual conduct.


Brendan Hoover
Like the apostle Thomas, the skeptic who refused to believe in the resurrection without seeing it firsthand, supporters of Oklahoma State University’s embattled football program are fighting back against allegations reported by Sports Illustrated in its five-part series, The Dirty Game.
Wednesday, September 18, 2013