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Appreciating Kevin Durant: OKC’s MVP (most valuable person) and the power of words

By Patrick B. McGuigan Associate Publisher   OKLAHOMA CITY – I was not initially enthusiastic about the Oklahoma City Thunder, the NBA franchise formerly known as the Sonics. I oppose the tax givebacks and special incentives that accompany professional sports ownership these days. Still, daily reading and watching most playoff matches these past few years […]

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

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

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.

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

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

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 […]

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