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LIKE MOTHER, LIKE DAUGHTER

LANDRY WILLIAMS had the blueprint to become an exceptional basketball player. However, having a blueprint doesn’t guarantee success. Her determination and grit earned her a scholarship to the University of Missouri – Kansas City. The journey to earn that scholarship wasn’t…

THE FUTURE LOOKS BRIGHT: YOUNG POINT GUARDS ON THE RISE

A great point guard has the ability to make the game look easy. They know what is going to happen before it happens. It’s not a visual thing, it’s cognitive. Being a great point guard has to do with basketball…

UNION HIGH SCHOOL : THREE-PEAT 6A REGIONAL CHAMPIONS

Union defeated Sand Springs 46-33 Saturday to claim their regional championship. Kaylen Nelson played like a player who didn’t want to take another loss this season. Says Nelson, “This is just a step closer to what we’re really trying to…

MORE HYPE. STILL HUMBLE.

Months before her fourteenth birthday, McKenzie Mathurin received her first college offer from the University of Oklahoma. The first offer is the sweetest. Says Mathurin, “I’m grateful and appreciative. It means that I’m on the right track.” This was the…

WILL ROGERS JUNIOR HIGH FINISHED REGUALR SEASON UNDEFEATED

Thursday night in Claremore, Will Rogers Junior High finished their regular season undefeated with a 39-29 win over Collinsville. In the midst of a pandemic, Will Rogers basketball coach Jeremy Bump was happy that his girls were able to play.…

SAND SPRINGS BATTLED BROKEN ARROW FOR A CLOSE WIN

The Sandites won a tough game on the road Tuesday night. Sand Springs defeated Broken Arrow 40-38 in a brutal battle. Tuesday night’s game was a physical matchup from start to finish. Darrian Jordan stepped up for her team last…

RECAP: BOOKER T. WASHINGTON STUNG SAND SPRINGS IN FRIDAY’S WIN

As a team, Booker T. Washington did everything that they needed to do to win against Sand Springs Friday night. It was a team effort from start to finish. The momentum shifted to Sand Springs near the end of the…

NAMIAH BITTLE: MAMBA MENTALITY

It’s been a year since Gianna Bryant died in a helicopter crash in Southern California on Jan. 26, 2020. NAMIAH BITTLE  took the death of Gigi hard. At first the eight-year-old couldn’t make sense of it. She had a few…

ROGERS FLASH PASS CENTRAL

QuinNae Love makes being a point guard look like a glamourous position. It’s easy to get spellbound by her no-look passes, skill, and swagger on the hardwood. Love is a true floor general. Her ability to get her teammates involved,…

TAHLEQUAH BATTLE TO BEAT SAND SPRINGS

Tahlequah vs Sand Springs was an aggressive game Friday night. Alexsyah Goudeau, 2022 PG for Tahlequah was up to the task and responded by playing team ball and executing big plays when her team needed it. She finished the game…