Category Archives: Sports

Offense lead Drillers to victory

Quincy Latimore hit his first home run as a Tulsa Driller Wednesday night at ONEOK Field. (Matt Christensen)

Entering this season, outfielder Quincy Latimore had hit 81 home runs at the Double-A level during his minor league career, but the 28-year-old had been held without a homer in his first 26 games with the Drillers. That drought ended Wednesday night at ONEOK Field in the first game of a three-game series with Frisco. Latimore broke a sixth-inning tie with a three-run shot that propelled Tulsa to an eventual 12-3 victory.  Continue reading

Roughnecks fall to Rangers

A combination of turnovers and critical mistakes led to the third straight loss for the Tulsa Roughnecks FC on Tuesday night as they fell to Swope Park Rangers (Sporting KC 2) by a 2-1 decision at ONEOK Field.

The Rangers used a goal in each half to push past the Roughnecks, who haven’t won a match since defeating Portland 3-1 on May 27.  The match began as many soccer matches often do, with the teams playing a very tentative game through the first 24 minutes.  Continue reading

Whole Foods to benefit Tulsa Tough Thursday

Whole Foods invites new and regular customers to join in support of a “Community Giving Day” on Thursday, June 22, 2017. That day, 5% of net sales from both Brookside and Yale locations will be donated to support Saint Francis Tulsa Tough’s mission of promoting fitness and healthy lifestyles and showcasing the beautiful city of Tulsa.     Continue reading

Oklahoma fishing report

Brandon Ward and his son caught this nice smallmouth bass on a recent Oklahoma fishing trip.

Ready for great fishing in Oklahoma? Here is the latest report from last weekend by game wardens and other wildlife experts from the Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation.

NORTHEAST

Bell Cow: June 12. Elevation normal, water murky. Channel catfish fair on chicken liver, cut bait and stinkbait on riprap and along shorelines. Largemouth bass fair on jigs, plastics and swim baits on rocks and standing timber. Report submitted by Gary Emmons, game warden stationed in Lincoln County. Continue reading

Bob Stoops steps aside at Oklahoma

Coach Bob Stoops

A national sports writer once opined that Bob Stoops is the kind of coach that “arrives on campus and makes you happy for the rest of your life.” This fan could not agree more. Bob Stoops is revered in Oklahoma for many things, but most of all for being the kind of coach any parent would be wise to trust with their children. That is not a small thing.

Stoops taught excellence in physical skills and in growing up – straight up – solid in character – loyal, honorable and trustworthy in foundational ways to mature young men during both success and disappointment.  Continue reading