Area Sports

Eddie Willis – Leading Trainer

Winning his second straight trainer title with 37 wins, Eddie Willis also added to his all-time lead for meet championships at Remington Park. His 2020 title is his 11th overall in Oklahoma City, with his first taking place in 2004. Willis, of Caney, saddled 37 winners from 236 starters, scoring in 16% of his races.…

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Mann Signs Before Boot Camp

On Friday, May 29, local resident Jase Mann signed his letter of intent to play baseball at Oklahoma Wesleyan University (OKWU) in Bartlesville. A future 2021 graduate of Atoka High School, Mann left for boot camp at Fort Bennington, Georgia on Monday, June 1, 2020. “I’m super proud about him going to school and the…

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Vaughan Undefeated Filly Named Favorite

Queen for Cash put her undefeated mark on the line Saturday night, May 30, 2020, in one of nine stakes races for closing night at Remington Park in the Grade 1, $136,700 Speedhorse Graham Futurity. The race, at 350 yards, is the richest racing event for Paints and Appaloosas. The 2-year-old daughter of Hes Relentless…

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Act Requires Plans for Athletic Emergencies

State Representative Sherrie Conley, R-Newcastle, secured final passage of the Riley Boatwright Act, a bill that will require all school districts to have plans in place for athletic emergencies, the same as they do for tornadoes, fires or intruders. Senate Bill 1198 is named after Riley Boatwright, a Lexington Middle School student who died during…

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