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OPINION: A modest proposal, from one ‘loyal and true’ — Why not raise the roof? Or the ceiling?

Nancy Lieberman.

Patrick B. McGuigan, The City Sentinel editor and publisher OKLAHOMA CITY – May it please the court of public opinion, and more importantly OSU Athletic Director Mike Holder. Herewith my credentials, in condensed resume form: Patrick B. McGuigan, Bishop John Carroll school, class of 1968, boys basketball, baseball and football player. Bishop McGuinness Class of […]

COMMENTARY: Family Matters — In the Class 3A state championship basketball game, the Coaches Cudjoe count

The Star Spencer Bobcats, coached by Lance Cudjoe, compete in Oklahoma’s Class 3A basketball championship game on Saturday, March 11. Photo: Star Spencer High School Facebook.

Patrick B. McGuigan OKLAHOMA CITY – I have had the privilege of knowing folks named Cudjoe for most of my life, but I need to pay closer attention to certain intra-family information, including spelling of the last name. Seriously, now: The Cudjo family unit attending the same church as the McGuigans comes from the branch […]

‘Sooner Stilettos’ – continuing to mentor and inspire University of Oklahoma players and students

The Sooner Stilettos participated with the OU Women’s Basketball Team in an “Uncommon Spirit, a week of  Uncommon Service to the community.” Featured are Coach Jan Ross, OU Women’s Basketball Team, Sooner Stiletto President Mary Blankenship Pointer and Major Carlyle Gargis from the Salvation Army. The volunteers assisted clients in selecting groceries for food assistance at the Salvation Army. Photo Provided

by Patrick B. McGuigan, editor Members of the Sooner Stilettos have emerged as role models and leaders in a program that emphasizes scholarship and pride among the young women who pass through the OU women’s basketball program. Bonds of friendship destined to last a life time have emerged over the 13 years professional women across […]

Special Olympics basketball tournament comes to Santa Fe Family Life Center

Legendary performer Vince Gill smiles as he greets young athletes at the Santa Fe Family Life Center (SFFLC) in 2014. Gill was honored for his charitable activities at the 2014 JFK Community Service Dinner, which benefited the center in north Oklahoma City. On Nov. 14, SFFLC will host the Capitol region Special Olympics Basketball Tournament. The City Sentinel file photo

by Patrick B. McGuigan, editor OKLAHOMA CITY – Special Olympics Oklahoma will bring 30 teams to the Santa Fe Family Life Center (SFFLC) for a regional basketball tournament Saturday, Nov. 14. Players and teams will compete for the love of sport and fun all day. Activities begin at 8 a.m. and run until “about 4 […]

HITS OKC Running Festival set for October 17 and 18

The 2015 HITS Running Festival Oklahoma City, which includes the Friends & Family Mile, 5K, 10K, Half Marathon and Marathon, along with the Family Fitness Expo will be held on Saturday and Sunday, October 17 and 18 at Chickasaw Bricktown Ballpark, South Mickey Mantle Drive in Oklahoma City. Photo by Chris Barnes

By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter The 2015 HITS Oklahoma City Running Festival will be held on Saturday and Sunday, October 17 and 18 at Chickasaw Bricktown Ballpark, South Mickey Mantle Drive in Oklahoma City. The event will include the Friends & Family Mile, 5K, 10K, Half Marathon and Marathon, along with the Family Fitness […]

Is the OKC Thunder title worthy?

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Back to the future: How a healthy Thunder will go all the way by Mark Rodgers Sports Editor OKLAHOMA CITY – We’ve grown spoiled by deep playoff runs around here lately. The Thunder have dominated the late spring and early summer landscape, not only in sports but the entire culture of OKC. Watching these NBA […]

OCU to Host First Round NAIA Baseball Championship

Connor Lynch, catcher for the OCU Stars, will help the school seek another NAIA Baseball championship. Opening round bracket games will be held May 12-15 at Jim Wade Stadium. Photo Provided

Staff Report Oklahoma City University hosts the NAIA Baseball Championship Opening Round Oklahoma City Bracket on May 12-15 at Jim Wade Stadium. The NAIA selected Oklahoma City as an Opening Round host for the sixth time in seven years. The Stars will seek a 15th NAIA World Series bid as the nine winners from the […]

Presti presses reset button

Scott Brooks

By Mark Rodgers The case of Scott Brooks is a curious one. Hard to comprehend for some. Easy to see for others. The longtime assistant rescued the Thunder from the depths of 2009 P.J. Carlesimo hell. The changes were immediately noticed. Brooks soothing style and player friendly demeanor picked up at 1-12 and 30 months […]

Losses & Wins & Injuries, O My! How Thunder Can Get Better

Mark Rodgers

By Mark Rodgers Bummer. No more NBA in OKC for six months. And what a previous six months’ journey it has been. While we were lost in the glory of the early college football season, KD’s foot fractured, Reggie Jackson fractured the team’s chemistry and a once promising bench produced less offense than a third […]

In football battle of city high schools, U.S. Grant edges Seeworth Academy


By Patrick B. McGuigan Publisher OKLAHOMA CITY – In a classic defensive struggle between two city schools, the U.S. Grant Generals emerged victorious over the tenacious Eagles of Justice Alma Wilson Seeworth Academy. The contest was closer than the 19-6 final margin might indicate. Grant took the kickoff to a fast start, with Cesar Payen […]

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