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FCA coaches luncheon, fundraising auction next week

With the school year right around the corner, the unofficial start to the sports season is slated for next week with the annual Fellowship of Christian Athletes Southeast Oklahoma Coaches Luncheon … more

McGowan inks deal after getting drafted by Phillies

The Philadelphia Phillies selection of Christian McGowan in the seventh round of the recent Major League Baseball Draft likely didn’t set off fireworks for many fans of the city of brotherly … more

Davis returns to helm of Colbert Lady Leopards

Darlene Davis is no stranger to winning basketball although it’s been 14 years since she was on the bench drawing up plays. It runs in the family. Davis’ father Gene is in the … more

Soccer camp held for youth

Durant Soccer Club partnered with Coerver Coaching last week to host a soccer camp for ages 6-14 at Southeastern’s Paul Laird Field. There were 95 participants in the camp. Children … more

Kingston’s Morgan signs track offer with OBU

Fresh off a four medal performance at the State Track Meet this spring, Kingston’s Jarron “Boomer” Morgan will get to continue his success at the next level after signing a track … more

Jett Jobe named new boys coach at Calera

After getting a full taste of high school basketball in the area two years ago, Jett Jobe knew there was something special. So, when the opportunity arose to return to coaching at the high school … more

Basketball camp

Durant High School Lady Lions head coach Will Robinson instructs participants in a basketball camp last week at the high school. A basketball camp for youth was held last week at the Durant High … more

Grote snags breakaway roping world title

Competing in a national championship event for the first time is a great accomplishment. Winning is even more special. That was exactly the case for Silo eighth grader Dillon Grote, who brought … more

New Rock Creek coach returns to Bryan County

As a Bryan County native, Mike Dooney has coached in three corners of the state of Oklahoma over more than a decade but never in his childhood home county. Until now. Dooney was recently hired … more

Jake Jobe tabbed as Silo girls basketball coach

After losing one of the most well-known names in Oklahoma high school basketball history, Silo has added a name from one of the state’s legendary coaching trees as its new girls’ head … more

Southeastern Golf Classic attracts 31 teams

A total of 175 golfers representing 31 teams competed in the Southeastern Golf Classic Friday at Chickasaw Pointe Golf Club. The Golf Classic is a combined fundraising effort to support the … more

Haworth named new Durant baseball coach

As a player at Durant High School, Derrick Haworth waited for his chance to shine on the baseball diamond and did just that in the Lions’ best campaign in 80 years during an All-State senior … more

Record money paid out at Durant Pro Rodeo

Outside of a slight hiccup from Mother Nature, the 80th Annual Durant Rodeo went off without much of a hitch in its first endeavor on the professional circuit. A massive crowd on Friday night saw … more

Caddo girl is Elks National Hoop Shoot champion

The Durant Elks Lodge sponsored Logan Busby from Caddo in the National Hoop Shoot finals. These finals are actually for 2020 and the first contest was in December 2019 in Durant. Busby was … more

Pierce remembered as hero

The late Jared Pierce was among those honored as a hero last week during opening ceremonies of the Magnolia Festival. Pierce, who graduated Durant High School in 2020, was active in high school … more

80th Durant Pro Rodeo joins major leagues

The jump from minor leagues to the major league in sports such as baseball is a metamorphic rise. Rodeo is the same way with its top participants nationally competing in the Professional Rodeo … more

Silo’s Mattie Busby signs with Murray State

Two knee surgeries in less than a year is nearly impossible for most athletes to overcome, but Silo’s Mattie Busby is not just any athlete. The recent graduate has gone through more than her … more

Lion coaches happy with spring practice reps

Football coaches talk all the time about preparation and repetitions in leading up to their fall gridiron campaign. Last year’s COVID pandemic, however, left a black hole in spring football … more

Lions win relay state title in memory of teammate

Relay state championships have been few and far between for the Durant High School track program with the Lions’ only relay titlists coming in 1957 and 1966. Some could say some divine … more

Savage Storm fall in GAC softball title tilt

A pair of impressive wins got the Southeastern Savage Storm softball team to the Great American Tournament finals before bowing out of the postseason with a 5-1 loss to Arkansas Tech in the … more
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