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 By Eric Scott    Sports    July 15, 2018 

A new opportunity in sports

We have all heard the saying, “when one door closes, another door opens.” But sometimes when a door opens, we have to unfortunately close another door. There have been some changes in the world of athletics around the Alva community, changes...

 

Dodgers send pitcher Buehler back to minors

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Dodgers have sent prized pitching prospect Walker Buehler back to the minors. The 23-year-old right-hander was optioned to Triple-A Oklahoma City on Saturday, hours after allowing two runs on a pair of solo homers and six...

 
 By Howard Fendrich    Sports    July 15, 2018 

Kerber tops Williams at Wimbledon for 3rd Grand Slam title

LONDON (AP) — Angelique Kerber was not about to be overwhelmed by the setting or the stakes in this Wimbledon final. She knew exactly what to expect — and what to do — against Serena Williams. Two years after losing to Williams with a title on...

 
 By NWOSU Sports    Sports    July 13, 2018

Ranger Dugout Club to host 10th annual golf tournament on Aug. 25

ALVA, Okla. – Northwestern Oklahoma State has announced the date of the Ranger Dugout Club's 10th annual golf tournament and it will be held Saturday, Aug. 25, at 9 a.m. at the Alva Golf and Country Club. The tournament format will be a shotgun...

 
 By Eric Scott    Sports    July 13, 2018

Family first: Schwerdfeger resigns from Alva coaching, admin positions

ALVA, Okla. – Last weekend, shock waves began to ripple across the Alva Goldbug community with word head football coach Taylor Schwerdtfeger had informed the football he had resigned his position...

 

SWOSU Men's Basketball Claims NABC Academic Excellence Award

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – The National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC) announced Wednesday the sixth annual Team Academic Excellence Awards, created by the NABC Committee on Academics, and SWOSU Men's Basketball was one of more than 185 schools...

 

Sydney Skelton Announced as Henderson State's 2017-18 NCAA Woman of the Year Nominee

ARKADELPHIA, Ark. — Henderson State volleyball standout Sydney Skelton was announced as the school's nominee for 2017-18 NCAA Woman of the Year Award on Thursday afternoon. Skelton, who graduated from Henderson in May, was a three-year starter for...

 

OBU's Kori Bullard Nominated for NCAA Woman of the Year

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – The Ouachita Baptist University Athletic Department nominated two-sport athlete and two-time Academic All-American Kori Bullard (Hot Springs, Ark.) for the prestigious 2018 NCAA Woman of the Year Award. During her time at...

 

SAU nominates Goad and Leed for 2018 NCAA Woman of the Year award

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – Southern Arkansas University has nominated outgoing senior student-athletes Brooke Goad and Helle Leed for the prestigious 2018 NCAA Woman of the Year award. On Thursday, the NCAA announced that Goad and Leed are among another...

 

Thunder re-sign G Raymond Felton

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The Oklahoma City Thunder have re-signed guard Raymond Felton. The Thunder made the announcement Thursday without details on the deal. Felton appeared in all 82 games last season and averaged 6.9 points, 2.5 assists and 1.9...

 
 By Cliff Brunt    Sports    July 13, 2018

Oklahoma F Manek preparing for bigger role without Young

NORMAN, Okla. (AP) — Brady Manek's strong freshman season was largely overlooked while the college basketball world was enamored with his Oklahoma teammate Trae Young. The 6-foot-9 forward was Oklahoma's No. 3 scorer last season with 10.2 points...

 

Serena Williams nears 8th Wimbledon title, 24th Slam overall

LONDON (AP) — Yes, this will be Serena Williams' 10th Wimbledon final. Yes, it's her 30th title match at any major. And, well, sure, she's widely regarded as not just the best of her era, but any era. Let others shrug at this latest...

 
 By Eddie Pells    Sports    July 13, 2018

Player-coach bond may have saved lives in Thai cave ordeal

The day-to-day pearls of wisdom imparted by coaches to players — from youth sports, to high school, to college and even the pros — are well-known: Try your hardest, don't lose focus, support your teammates, keep your chin up. Sometimes, heeding...

 
 By Jovana Gec    Sports    July 13, 2018

Mixed emotions in Balkans over Croatia's World Cup success

BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — In the Balkans, soccer is so political that it has created bitter divisions about Croatia's surprising success at the World Cup. The team will face France in the tournament final in Moscow on Sunday, provoking mixed...

 

ECU Men's Basketball Earns Team Academic Honor

ADA – The East Central University men's basketball team was one of the 188 men's basketball teams from the NCAA, NAIA and NJCAA to earn a spot on the National Association of Basketball Coaches 2017-18 Team Academic Excellence Award. This is just...

 

SWOSU Women's Golf Claims WGCA All-Scholar Team GPA Award

CORAL SPRINGS, Fla. – The SWOSU Women's Golf team has been named a recipient of the 2017-18 Women's Golf Coaches Association (WGCA) All-Scholar Team GPA Award. The honor recognizes the golf programs with the highest collective average Team GPA for...

 

Harding Football Hires Trevon Biglow as Defensive Line Coach

SEARCY, Ark. — The Harding University Athletic Department announced the hiring of Trevon Biglow as the defensive line coach for the football team Tuesday. From 2013 to 2016, Biglow was one of the most dominating defensive linemen ever to play for...

 

Men's Basketball Receives 2017-18 NABC Team Academic Excellence Award

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Henderson State's men's basketball team was recognized on Wednesday morning as one of the top academic teams in the country at any level, when the Reddies received the National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC) Team...

 

Kansas intent on changing football culture under Long

LARENCE, Kan. (AP) — Jeff Long didn't waste time making clear his focus as Kansas' new athletic director. "I'd like to say one message to the KU family specifically about our football team," Long said. "It's time to break the cycle." Long was...

 

Wichita police captain guilty of shoving referee at game

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — A Wichita police captain was found guilty of misdemeanor battery and disorderly conduct for confronting a teenage referee at a youth basketball game. A judge found Capt. Kevin Mears guilty Tuesday and sentenced him to six...

 

Kansas State athletics receives record donations

MANHATTAN, Kan. (AP) — Kansas State plans to increase its athletic department budget for the upcoming fiscal year after setting a record in donations this year. The university announced Tuesday that the athletic department received cash payments...

 
 By STEVE DOUGLAS    Sports    July 11, 2018

Vive la France: Les Bleus advance to World Cup final

ST. PETERSBURG, Russia (AP) — They're young, they're brash and they're collectively worth a billion dollars. The one thing missing for this French squad is an international title. Kylian Mbappe, Paul Pogba and France are about to get that chance....

 
 By NWOSU Sports    Sports    July 8, 2018

Finalized soccer schedule released

ALVA, Okla. – Northwestern Oklahoma State looks to take the next step in its 2018 women's soccer campaign. Newly hired, James Ross' fall schedule will feature 18 regular season games – eight of...

 
 By TALES AZZONI    Sports    July 8, 2018

Croatia ends Russia's run, advances to World Cup semifinals

SOCHI, Russia (AP) — Nyet this time. Although Russia made it further at this year's World Cup than most anyone expected, it was Croatia that advanced to the semifinals with a 4-3 shootout victory Saturday following a 2-2 draw. The overachieving hos... Full story

 

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