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 By ERIC OLSON    Sports    June 26, 2022

Mississippi wins first CWS title by sweeping Oklahoma

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — The last team to get into the NCAA baseball tournament was the last team standing. Mississippi scored twice on wild pitches in a three-run eighth inning and the Rebels won their first national baseball title, sweeping Oklahoma...

 
 By NWOSU Sports    Sports    June 24, 2022

Ranger finds blessings at CNFR

CASPER, Wyo. – This was not what he had planned when he arrived at the College National Finals Rodeo, but Kaden Greenfield knows the reality of rodeo. After advancing to the college finals as a sophomore at Blue Mountain Community College a year...

 

Wife of WNBA's Griner tells AP scheduled call never happened

WASHINGTON (AP) — WNBA star Brittney Griner tried to call her wife nearly a dozen times through the American embassy in Russia on the couple's fourth anniversary Saturday, but they never connected since the phone line at the embassy was not staffed...

 

Just in the Nick of time

When Nick Sartain was young, he didn’t have a cell phone to occupy his time when the fun waned. No, as a youth in the 1980s, he had to come up with his own entertainment. Throw in the fact that he traveled with his family to horse show after horse...

 

Alva's Myka Louthan wins four events at AAU track meet

On June 4, Myka Louthan of Alva participated in an AAU (Amateur Athletic Union) track and field event held in Midwest City. She placed first in pole vault with 8 feet, first in triple jump with 30...

 

Virginia Tech drubs Oklahoma 14-8 to force showdown

BLACKSBURG, Va. (AP) — Nick Biddison hit two of No. 4 overall seed Virginia Tech's five home runs, including one to lead off the game, and the Hokies stayed alive in the Blacksburg Super Regional with a 14-8 victory over Oklahoma on Saturday. The...

 
 By CLIFF BRUNT    Sports    June 12, 2022

Alo's choice of pro softball leagues shows sport's growth

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Jocelyn Alo had options — the kind that have eluded women's softball players in the past. Oklahoma's record-setting slugger was drafted by Athletes Unlimited, which is headed into its third season, as well as the new Women's...

 
 By NWOSU Sports    Sports    June 10, 2022

Greenfield ready for college finals

CASPER, Wyo. – A year ago, Kaden Greenfield was a sophomore at Blue Mountain Community College in Pendleton, Oregon, and had just qualified for the College National Finals Rodeo. He arrived at the Ford Wyoming Center with high hopes and came away...

 

Sooners hold off Virginia Tech in Blacksburg Super Regional

BLACKSBURG, Va. (AP) — Kendall Pettis had two RBI singles, Jake Bennett struck out eight in seven innings and Oklahoma held off Virginia Tech 5-4 on Friday in the Blacksburg Super Regional. The best-of-three series continues on Saturday with...

 
 By CLIFF BRUNT    Sports    June 10, 2022

Oklahoma, Texas to make SEC softball even more formidable

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma and Texas — the two Women's College World Series finalists — are set to join the Southeastern Conference in 2025 and likely will make the powerhouse conference even more formidable. Oklahoma just won its fifth...

 
 By CLIFF BRUNT    Sports    June 5, 2022

Alo homers, Oklahoma beats Texas to reach WCWS semifinals

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma got revenge on Big 12 rival Texas and pitcher Hailey Dolcini. Jocelyn Alo homered and knocked in three runs to help No. 1 seed Oklahoma beat Texas 7-2 on Saturday at the Women's College World Series. Oklahoma opened...

 
 By CLIFF BRUNT    Sports    June 5, 2022

Tom Brady's niece, Maya, stars for UCLA with 2 HRs in WCWS

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Tom's not the only Brady who comes up clutch. The seven-time Super Bowl champion's niece, Maya Brady, hit two home runs for UCLA in a Women's College World Series semifinal game against Oklahoma on Monday. The Bruins won 7-3...

 
 By NWOSU Sports    Sports    June 3, 2022

Jeremy Jones hired as assistant director of athletics for compliance, student services

ALVA, Okla. – Northwestern Oklahoma State Director of Athletics Brad Franz has announced the hiring of Jeremy Jones as the new assistant director of athletics for compliance and student services. Jones has strong ties to Northwestern after serving...

 
 By CLIFF BRUNT    Sports    June 3, 2022

Petty hits 3-run HR, Oklahoma State beats Arizona in WCWS

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma State's Karli Petty had been a part of big moments at USA Hall of Fame Stadium before. There were a few more people watching this time. The junior won two state championships for Southmoore (Okla.) High School in the...

 
 By CLIFF BRUNT    Sports    June 1, 2022

Defending champ Oklahoma expects challenge from WCWS field

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Many of the top seeds and familiar teams will be absent when the Women's College World Series starts Thursday. Oklahoma coach Patty Gasso believes those are good reasons for her top-seeded, defending national champion Sooners...

 

Oklahoma St. beats Texas 9-1 to stay alive in Big 12 tourney

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Jake Thompson had four RBIs — including a two-run home run in the bottom of the first inning — Ryan Bogusz allowed one run over eight innings and No. 4 seed Oklahoma State beat Texas 9-1 on Saturday to avoid elimination...

 

Oklahoma State routs Baylor 11-1, advances in Big 12 tourney

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Justin Campbell struck out 10 in seven innings, Griffin Doersching hit a three-run homer and No. 4 seed Oklahoma State beat eighth-seeded Baylor 11-1 on Thursday in the Big 12 Tournament. Oklahoma State (37-19), coming off...

 

Robbie Harman named next Ranger basketball coach

ALVA, Okla. – Northwestern Oklahoma State is announcing the hiring of Robbie Harman as the next men's basketball coach for the Rangers. "I believe we have hit a home run with the hiring of Robbie...

 
 By Marione Martin    Sports    May 13, 2022

Perez is state long jump 3A champion

The Alva High School Ladybugs brought home several medals from the state Class 3A track meet at Western Heights last weekend. Overall the girls' team had an eighth place finish. With a team 4.0 grade...

 
 By NWOSU Sports    Sports    May 6, 2022

Patel to coach at Angelo State

ALVA, Okla. – Vinay Patel, Northwestern Oklahoma State head men's basketball coach, has announced that he is stepping down to become head men's basketball coach at Angelo State University. Patel...

 
 By NWOSU Sports    Sports    May 6, 2022

Huffman closes career near the top

ALVA, Okla. – Tucker Huffman will graduate from Northwestern Oklahoma State University this coming Saturday, but he’s already received a pretty nice present. Actually, he gifted it to himself this past weekend. Huffman, a senior from Mutual,...

 
 By DOUG FEINBERG    Sports    May 4, 2022

WNBA to honor Brittney Griner with league-wide floor decals

The WNBA will honor Phoenix star Brittney Griner with a floor decal and allow the Mercury to pay her without it counting against the team's salary cap, the league announced Tuesday. The All-Star center remains in Russia after being detained...

 
 By NWOSU Sports    Sports    May 1, 2022

Ranger baseball drops series opener to Southwestern

WEATHERFORD, Okla. – Northwestern opened their final series of the season Friday afternoon against Southwestern. The bulldogs used a quick two run first inning to jump start a 21-7 victory over the Rangers. The Rangers went down without a hit in...

 
 By NWOSU Sports    Sports    May 1, 2022

Southern Arkansas takes first two games over Rangers

Alva, Oklahoma – Northwestern Oklahoma State Softball opened their final series of the season with a doubleheader. Southern Arkansas scored in three straight innings in game one to open a 6-0 lead...

 
 By NWOSU Sports    Sports    April 29, 2022

Ranger baseball drops Tuesday game against Rogers State

ALVA, Okla. – The Rangers closed out their non-conference schedule Tuesday afternoon with a game against Rogers State. The Hillcats opened a 5-0 lead in the opening three innings of the game before closing out an 8-1 victory over the Rangers. The...

 

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