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Dialogue Institute dinner to honor Kevin Durant and others for community service

This year’s Dialogue Institute Annual Friendship Dinner and Award Ceremony will honor Thunder star Kevin Durant on behalf of the Kevin Durant Family Foundation for pledging $1 million to Red Cross Disaster Relief Fund for Moore Tornado Victims. Photo provided.

By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter The Dialogue Institute of Oklahoma City is hosting its annual Friendship Dinner and Award Ceremony on Tuesday, April 1. The event will take place at Tower Hotel, 3233 N.W. Expressway in Oklahoma City from 6:30 – 9:30 p.m. This will be the 10th year the Dialogue Institute has held […]

Kevin Cox gains induction into McGuinness Atheltic Hall, joined by James P. Kelly, Thomas C. Wolf, M.D., and Sarah Jane Connelly Lyssy

By Patrick B. McGuigan Associate Publisher   The Athletic Hall of Fame at Bishop McGuinness Catholic High School in Oklahoma City will induct four alumni at a gala ceremony on October 19 in the Commons assembly area at the school on N. Francis Avenue. Former state Rep. Kevin Cox, class of 1968, is among the […]

Smart Play: OSU’s all-star Freshman of the Year honored along with Burke, Larranaga, Izzo

From left, Marcus Smart of Oklahoma State University, named Wayman Tisdale Basketball player of the year for men's NCAA basketball, greets Jason Stverak, president of the Franklin Center for Government & Public Integrity. Smart, who decided late last week to return to the Cowboys squad for his sophomore season, received his award at the 2013 Devon College Basketball Awards dinner, held last week at the National Cowboy Museum. Stverak was one of the “Frosh” sponsors for the awards program. Photos by Patrick B. McGuigan.

By Patrick B. McGuigan Associate Publisher Throughout the evening at last week’s Devon Energy College Basketball Awards, fans gently lobbied Marcus Smart, the star player for the Oklahoma State University Cowboys, to stick around for a second season at the school in Stillwater. At the end of the evening, it was Michigan State University head […]

Bishop McGuinness senior, Elyse Hight recently signed a letter of intent to play soccer for the University of Notre Dame.

Bishop McGuinness senior Elyse Hight signs a letter of intent to play soccer at the University of Notre Dame. Front row left to right: Bishop McGuinness Head Girls Soccer coach, Sally Schmidt and Elyse Hight. Back row left to right: McGuinness Athletic Director, Gary Savely, McGuinness Head Girls Basketball coach, Shawn Clark, McGuinness Assistant Girls Soccer Coach Holly DeRousse, McGuinness Track Shot Put coach, Bryan Pierce, McGuinness Assistant Girls Soccer Coach Serai Cerano and McGuinness Principal, David Morton. Photo provided

Staff Report Bishop McGuinness senior, Elyse Hight recently signed a letter of intent to play soccer for the University of Notre Dame. Elyse is the daughter of Joe and Nannette Hight of Edmond. A three year member of National Honor Society, Elyse currently serves as the club Historian. She has been an active member of […]

Anthony Davis, Mike Krzyzewski to be honored with Wayman Tisdale Awards at Cowboy Museum

County music star Toby Keith, left, hugs Regina Tisdale at the 2011 Wayman Tisdale Awards dinner in Oklahoma City. The event designates a men's college basketball player of the year, and a leading humanitarian, in honor of Regina's late husband, Wayman. This year's honorees are Anthony Davis of Kentucky and Coach Mike Kzyzewski of Duke. File Photo, The City Sentinel

Staff Report Anthony Davis of Kentucky, winner of the 2012 Wayman Tisdale Award as the men’s National Freshman of the Year, will be honored Monday, April 16 at the National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum in Oklahoma City. The U.S. Basketball Writers Association (USBWA) chose Davis for the honor. This year’s winner of the Tisdale […]

Basketball Freshman of the Year finalists announced

Wayman-Lawrence-Tisdale, photo from the web

by Patrick B. McGuigan Executive Editor This morning (Wednesday, February 15), the five finalists for the 2012 Wayman Tisdale Freshman of the Year award were announced. (Some fans got the word early, form a twitter release at halftime of the Ohio State vs. Minnesota basketball game on ESPN. The finalists for the honor, recognizing the […]

Stars stand atop NAIA baseball rankings


Staff Report Oklahoma City University has been slated as the top-ranked team in NAIA baseball in the preseason coaches poll. The Stars collected four first-place votes and 481 points to make their 28th appearance as the No. 1 team in the NAIA baseball rankings since 2000 to rank second behind Lewis-Clark State (Idaho). OCU has […]

City public schools set goals for 2011 football season


By Patrick B. McGuigan Executive Editor Keith Synor, new athletic director for the Oklahoma City Public Schools, takes justifiable pride in the success of the system’s athletic teams in 2010-11, pointing to a range of championships (one in football) and competitive squads in many sports. At the dawn of the fall 2011 season, Synor – […]

Softball players benefit from latest technological pitching machine


  By Joni Menton Staff Writer In the world of elite fast pitch softball, a high tech “Virtual Reality” pitching simulator has now become accessible for competitive softball athletes in Oklahoma City. The participation of women in intensely competitive sports continues to grow in the United States and abroad. With the significantly increased profile of […]

Case Triple Threat Rodeo Competition on July 16 to benefit Habitat for Humanity


Staff Report OCT Equipment, a Case Construction Equipment dealership with 58-year local history, is hosting a Case Triple Threat Rodeo Series Competition on Saturday, July 16, 2011 from 8:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. at 7100 SW 3. The Case Triple Threat Rodeo is a competitive event that pits our area’s most talented heavy equipment operators […]

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