Area Sports

Leaving Vegas

The National Finals Rodeo (NFR) is moving to Arlington, Texas, for their December 2020 event. NFR will take place December 3rd through the 12th at Arlington Globe Life Field home of the Texas Rangers. Tickets will go on sale to the public September 25, 2020 via texasrangers.com/NFR. Season Ticket holders will be invited to purchase…

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Boggy Bottom Bowl Trophy Stays In Atoka With 33-14 Win

By Steve Turrentine The Atoka Wampus Cats season opener against the Wildcats of Coalgate resulted in victory for the second year in a row at the Boggy Bottom Bowl. Atoka travelled to Coalgate on Friday, September 4, 2020, after two weeks of very limited or no practice for most of the team members due to…

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Tushka Tigers Fall Baseball Schedule

The Tushka Tigers Baseball 2020 Fall Schedule is as follows: August 13 – 15: Away – Dale Tournament – TBA. August 17: Home vs. Colbert at 4:30 p.m. August 18: Home vs. Silo at 4:30 p.m. August 20 – 22: Away – Tupelo Tournament – TBA. August 24: Away – Soper at 4:30 p.m. August…

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Atoka Football Schedule For 2020

The football schedule for the 2020 Atoka Wampus Cats: (Date: Opponent, Time, Home or Away). September 4, 2020: Coalgate – 7:30 p.m. – Away. September 11, 2020: Talihina – 7:30 p.m. – Home. September 18, 2020: Marlow – 7:30 p.m. – Away. September 25, 2020: Hugo – 7:00 p.m. – Away. October 2, 2020: Antlers…

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Sports Will Continue As Planned

By Joey McWilliams David Jackson said he knows it has been a long time since March. The executive director of the Oklahoma Secondary Schools Activities Association (OSSAA) said in a Zoom conference with state media that he knows people are ready to see and play sports again. “We know that lots of people are wanting…

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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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