Category Archives: Sports

Mandating protection for girls softball

Should infield players be protected?

Missouri, recently mandated that all high school pitchers wear protective masks during softball games. Kentucky, went as far to mandate that all pitchers, first and third basemen also need to wear protective gear when on the field – so why isn’t Oklahoma taking protection seriously?

Are our young girls at risk? Continue reading

TU, Brewer run over Ragin’ Cajuns

Tulsa University Football today is on a trip to Ohio to face the Toledo Rockets, but for much of the first half of last Saturday’s game between the TU Golden Hurricane and the Louisville Ragin’ Cajuns, they traded scores so often most wondered if the winner was going to be whoever had the ball last.  Continue reading

TU football character on display

One of the great things in rejecting bad behavior by the National Football League (NFL) is greater time available for quality college ball. Both Oklahoma (OU) and Oklahoma State (OSU) this season have squads capable of competing at the highest level, but don’t forget Tulsa (TU) plays great ball as the smallest (enrollment) university playing Division One football.

It is not just strength, skills and teamwork that Tulsa Coach Montgomery instills – it is heart and character that shows on the field and in community most recently helping Hurricane Harvey victims.   Continue reading

Roughnecks on a roll

Just LIKe that, the Tulsa Roughnecks FC are back in winning form.

After a tepid performance in June the Roughnecks have rallied to an unbeaten record in their last four matches, with a total of three wins and a draw.  After stunning Real Monarchs SLC 2-nil at the home grounds at ONEOK Field, the Roughnecks handed a 2-1 loss to arch-rival OKC Energy FC on their home pitch.  Continue reading

Roughnecks “wrench” OKC Energy

Collin Fernandez races down field on Saturday evening in OKC. Photo credit: Lori Scholl

OKLAHOMA CITY, OK—When the Tulsa Roughnecks FC entered the USL in 2015 they became instant rivals with the OKC Energy FC, continuing an in-state rivalry that has existed across several different sports through the years.

Symbolic of the rivalry and the de facto Black Gold Derby “tournament” a large pipe wrench awarded to the winner of each game played between the two teams, and on Saturday evening on their rivals home pitch at Taft Stadium in Oklahoma City the Roughnecks reclaimed the wrench by posting a 2-1 victory over the Energy. Continue reading