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BE THE G.O.A.T. THIS SCHOOL YEAR

New school year, new you, but for real this time.  The beginning of the school year is always our favorite because everything seems possible.  You’re ready to be the new and improved you on the first day of school. It’s…

The Rising Superstar, Caylee Kerr

There are few phenomena in the realm of athletics as captivating and inspiring as a two-sport star. Caylee Kerr may be one of them.  Yes, she can hoop. Yes, she plays softball. Yes, she loves to play both. Caylee trains…

IT TAKES TWO: KY’LIIN JOHNSON-COOPER & WHITNEY SMITH – CARVER MIDDLE SCHOOL STANDOUTS

Ky’Liin Johnson-Cooper and Whitney Smith are a dynamic duo. Both players are athletic, can defend and score at a prolific rate. With Johnson-Cooper’s physicality and Smith hitting nearly everything from beyond the arc, they are a threat every time they…

The Golden Days Hoop Festival: Standout Players

The Golden Days Hoop Festival featured some skilled high school basketball players from across Oklahoma. The tournament was held at Tulsa Central High School where players competed for two days. One of the most impressive young players at the tournament…

JULIET TORRES: SERVING CONFIDENCE

Studies show that there is a positive correlation between playing sports and increased confidence among girls.  The stats are true. Undeniably, sports have a positive effect on girls.  Says Juliet Torres, “Playing sports teaches girls how to be strong. I…

Kynli Kirkendoll: Silent Assassin

Jenks took down Bishop Kelley, the reigning 6A champions to secure their spot in the 2021 championship. Defeating the 2020 champs wasn’t a fluke. But most importantly, Jenks isn’t slowing down anytime soon. Mikiah Perdue and Megan Salyer are the…

Women of Power

Ky’Liin Johnson-Cooper is a perfect example of a well-rounded student-athlete. She not only gives it her all on the basketball court and the track, but she also gives back to her community. Last month, Ky’Liin was inducted into Women of Power,…

Her Time To Play

Her Time To Play is a national initiative that is dedicated to championing change on behalf of girls and women and providing them with ways to connect, collaborate, and actively engage with one another through the game of basketball. As…

Girls Run The World

After the games were delayed for almost a year because of the coronavirus pandemic, the energy in Tokyo has been epic. I can’t help but think about the lyrics to  Beyonce’s song, Run the World. Elaine Thompson-Herah is the fastest…

MENTAL HEALTH, LET’S TALK ABOUT IT

Mental health is more than a buzzword trending on social media.  The good news is that athletes have been publicly opening up about their mental health issues. The bad news is that there is still a stigma surrounding mental illness.…