Category Archives: Sports

Drillers return for 6-game homestand

The Tulsa Drillers will be returning to ONEOK Field for a 6-game homestand against a pair of South Division rivals; the San Antonio Missions and Corpus Christi Hooks, beginning on Tuesday, May 30.

Both series will mark the first home games against the South Division opponents for Tulsa this season as the Drillers will host the Missions (Double-A affiliate of the San Diego Padres) May 30 – June 1 and the Hooks (Double-A affiliate of the Houston Astros) June 2-4.   Continue reading

Jason Christie resigns from Tulsa Oilers

Coach Jason Christie. Photo by Kevin Pyle

The Jason Christie era for the Tulsa Oilers Hockey club is officially over.

The winningest coach in the history of the ECHL tendered his resignation with the team on Monday morning. Behind the bench in Tulsa for two seasons, Christie compiled a 64-67-9-4 record as Tulsa’s Head Coach. Tulsa finished ninth in the Western Conference and one point shy of a playoff spot in 2015-16, Christie’s first season.   Continue reading

Roughnecks blank Orange County

Ian Svantesson celebrates his first of two goals on Saturday night

TULSA, OK—Winning decisively against a quality opponent is always a good thing, but doing it twice in three nights is so much better, as the Tulsa Roughnecks FC handed the Orange County SC a 4-0 loss in front of an enthusiastic crowd of 4,119 at ONEOK Field on Saturday night.

One again, the one-two punch of Ian Svantesson and Juan Pablo Caffa made a huge difference for the Roughnecks on the score sheet, with Svantesson once again turning in a “brace” (two goals), his second in as many games.  Continue reading

Roughnecks hang ten over Whitecaps

Juan Pablo Caffa celebrates a first half, free kick goal in Thursday’s 3-1 win over Vancouver.

TULSA, OK—The skies were stormy over ONEOK Field on Thursday night and it was the Tulsa Roughnecks FC that made it rain goals as they handed the Vancouver Whitecaps 2 a 3-1 defeat in front of 3,128 at their home grounds in downtown Tulsa.

The combined efforts of Juan Pablo Caffa and Ian Svantesson provided all the scoring punch for the Roughnecks, as Svantesson provided two goals and Juan Caffa the other in what was a recovery game after a 3-0 stunner of a loss in Colorado Springs a week ago.  Continue reading

Improving online insurance verification

Gov. Fallin signed legislation Monday to help further reduce the number of uninsured drivers in Oklahoma.  Sen. Ron Sharp is the principal Senate author of Senate Bill 115 to transfer oversight of the Compulsory Insurance Online Verification System (OCIVS) for motor vehicle liability policies from the Department of Public Safety (DPS) to the Oklahoma Insurance Department (OID).  Continue reading