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 By DAVE SKRETTA    Sports    August 12, 2022 

Chiefs' Mahomes to buck NFL trend, play preseason opener

ST. JOSEPH, Mo. (AP) — Patrick Mahomes will start the Kansas City Chiefs' preseason opener in Chicago on Saturday, bucking a trend across the NFL of coaches sitting their starting quarterbacks for the first of their three exhibition games. Chiefs...

 
 By NWOSU Sports    Sports    August 7, 2022

NWOSU volleyball ninth in GAC preseason poll

RUSSELLVILLE, Ark. – The Great American Conference released their annual preseason poll Thursday afternoon as the 2022 volleyball season is less than a month away. The 2021 Volleyball GAC Regular season Champions Oklahoma Baptist came in voted No....

 
 By NWOSU Sports    Sports    August 7, 2022

Northwestern has 77 recipients on D2 ADA Academic Achievement list

ALVA, Okla. – The Division 2 Athletics Directors Associate (D2 ADA) announced their 2021-2022 recipients for the Academic Achievement Awards. Northwestern was well represented this year with 77 student-athletes earning the award. The criteria to...

 
 By NWOSU Sports    Sports    August 7, 2022

Rangers tenth in GAC preseason football poll

RUSSELLVILLE, Ark. – The 2022 football season is less than a month away. The Great American Conference released their yearly Preseason Poll for football. The 2021 champion in Harding comes back as the preseason favorites receiving six of the 12...

 
 By NWOSU Sports    Sports    August 7, 2022

Webb to lead Ranger softball program

ALVA, Okla. – Brad Franz and Northwestern Oklahoma State University announced the hiring of new Ranger softball coach Casady Webb as the seventh head coach in program history. "I am very excited to...

 
 By NWOSU Sports    Sports    August 7, 2022

NWOSU volleyball ninth in GAC preseason poll

RUSSELLVILLE, Ark. – The Great American Conference released their annual preseason poll Thursday afternoon as the 2022 volleyball season is less than a month away. The 2021 Volleyball GAC Regular season Champions Oklahoma Baptist came in voted...

 
 By CLIFF BRUNT    Sports    August 7, 2022

Oklahoma's Gundy out after saying 'racially charged' word

A day after Oklahoma assistant head football coach Cale Gundy announced his resignation, the school said Monday that Gundy uttered a racially charged word multiple times during a film session last week. Gundy, who had been with the program as an...

 
 By NWOSU Sports    Sports    August 5, 2022

Wondrasek accepts Division I softball job opportunity

ALVA, Okla. – Northwestern Oklahoma State has announced head softball coach Ryan Wondrasek has stepped down after accepting a Division I softball job opportunity. "When Ryan told me of the opportunity to coach at a Division One of his dreams, I...

 
 By NWOSU Sports    Sports    August 5, 2022

Neiderer named assistant coach for NWOSU women's basketball

ALVA, Okla. – Northwestern Oklahoma State women's basketball coach has announced the hiring of the team's new assistant coach in Kinsey Neiderer. "First, I' d like to thank Jakeria Otey for everythi...

 

Bickford promoted to pitching coach for NWOSU baseball

ALVA, Okla. – Northwestern Oklahoma State University is announcing a promotion and new additions to the Ranger Baseball coaching staff. Matthew Bickford has been promoted to pitching coach and...

 
 By CLIFF BRUNT    Sports    August 3, 2022

Oklahoma QB Dillon Gabriel builds connections with new team

NORMAN, Okla. (AP) — New Oklahoma quarterback Dillon Gabriel has taken significant steps to help create bonds on a team with many new pieces. Gabriel, a transfer from Central Florida who took part in spring practice, was busy showing his teammates...

 
 By Yvonne Miller    Sports    July 27, 2022

Lady Shox go 21-3 and won the Great Bend Bling Battle this summer

The Lady Shox are an age-12-and-under traveling softball team based in Sharon, Kansas, with players from Kiowa, Sharon, Medicine Lodge and Argonia. Their head coach is Megan Inslee of Sharon with...

 

Northwestern Oklahoma State introduces new football ticket package

ALVA, Okla. – Northwestern Oklahoma State University is announcing the 2022 football ticket packages for the 2022 season, for all five home games. The Rangers enter the season with five home games including: Sept. 10 at 6 p.m. against Henderson...

 

K-State women's hoops coach Mittie agrees to extension

MANHATTAN, Kan. (AP) — Kansas State women's basketball coach Jeff Mittie agreed to a two-year extension Friday that will pay him $2,745,000 in base salary over the next four years and includes several potentially lucrative bonus provisions. Mittie...

 

Elena Rybakina wins Wimbledon women's final for 1st Slam

WIMBLEDON, England (AP) — As "unexpectable" and "unbelievable" as Elena Rybakina found her Wimbledon championship to be and as "super happy" as she was about winning a Grand Slam title at age 23 and ranked 23rd, her immediate reaction to grabbing...

 
 By JIM HEINTZ    Sports    July 6, 2022

Griner arrives at Russian court for trial on drug charges

MOSCOW (AP) — Jailed American basketball star Brittney Griner returned to a Russian court Thursday to face her trial on drug charges as a senior Russian diplomat warned that U.S. criticism of how Russia's handling the case wouldn't help her...

 
 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...

 

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