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DHS varsity football game cancelled

Already minus 13 players due to COVID-19 contact tracing along with injuries, etc., Durant elected to cancel this week’s high school football game at Bishop Kelley after being informed by the … more

Bruins remain unbeaten with Homecoming victory

While it was far from their best performance of the relatively young season, the Caddo Bruins remained unbeaten last week with a 50-28 Homecoming win over Wetumka. Now 4-0, the Bruins are slated … more

Penalty flags hurt Lion chances in Shawnee setback

There’s a good chance that Durant head football coach Todd Vargas was seeing yellow in his sleep Friday night. Nearly 40 flags hit the turf in the penalty-marred District 5A-3 marathon … more

Unbeaten Bruins return for Homecoming Thursday

The Caddo Bruins go into Homecoming this week with something to celebrate as they continued their best start to a season since 2011 last week with a solid 55-18 victory over Thackerville. While … more

DHS cross country teams compete at Norman

Durant’s high school cross country teams continued to gear toward the regional meet last weekend with a quality performance in the rugged Norman Invitational. Both the Lady Lions and Lions … more

Caddo Lady Bruins defeat Durant Lady Lions

The Caddo Lady Bruins played the Durant Lady Lions Monday in Durant and they won the game 8-2. Caddo Lady Bruin Nancy Dodd drops the bat after hitting the ball in the game with Durant. Caddo won … more

Bruins off to 2-0 start for first time in a decade

Caddo football coach Jeremy Proctor knew he had the makings of a good club heading into the 2020 season but a dominant 2-0 start for the first time in nearly a decade had to be even a surprise to … more

Miscues haunt Lions in loss to Glenpool

Coaches often talk about shooting themselves in the foot when a variety of things don’t go right. If that was the case Friday night then the Durant Lions were likely out of bullets following … more

Caddo smacks Wilson to win season opener

After seeing things go south pretty much from the start a season ago, the Caddo Bruins were itching to get back on the football field with a new beginning in 2020. The Bruins made the most of that … more

Silo stops Durant in fastpitch pitcher’s duel

In a showdown of perennial fastpitch state tournament teams from Bryan County last week, the youthful Durant Lady Lions learned a valuable lesson. Both the Lady Lions and defending state champ … more

DHS cross country competes at Carl Albert

Despite running shorthanded, the Durant Lion cross country team made a solid showing with a fifth-place team finish in the Class 5A division at the prestigious Carl Albert Invitational on … more

Durant hosts Glenpool in early Senior Night on Friday

It’s extremely unusual to have Senior Night in the first home football game of the season. But then again, 2020 is an unusual year in itself with so much uncertainty each week. Instead of … more

Lions open with 42-14 thumping of Madill

Arguably the most anticipated football game in quite some time arrived Friday night and the Durant Lions delivered a strong debut performance on the road at Madill. The Lions celebrated head coach … more

Silo belts Calera, 13-0, for unbeaten week

Local baseball powers Silo and Calera have been ranked in the Class A state Top 10 since the start of the fall campaign for a reason as both are off to solid starts. The two met in a highly-ranked … more

Lady Lions sweep Tulsa Memorial on Senior Night

It wasn’t the traditional end of the season experience, but the Durant Lady Lion softball team celebrated Senior Night on Monday with a doubleheader sweep of Tulsa Memorial. Seniors Kalin … more

Lions ready for season opener Friday at Madill

After facing off with only each other for nearly a month on the gridiron, the Durant Lions are eagerly anticipating Friday night’s season opener with the Madill Wildcats. It will be the … more

Durant faces huge challenge in 2nd ranked Bishop Kelley

Big, physical and disciplined. Those are three of the main words Durant High football coach Todd Vargas used to describe Class 5A’s second-ranked Bishop Kelley heading into this … more

With hope to play in spring, SE athletes check in

A few hundred Southeastern Oklahoma State University athletes checked in last week to COVID-19 testing and uncertainty as to what the future holds this year. According to sources, approximately … more

Lady Lions smash McAlester in home opener

After being forced to miss two weeks, the Durant Lady Lion softball team jumped head first into action with a tough three-day road trip before returning for an impressive district win at home on … more

Narrow losses plague Lady Bulldogs in own tourney

Narrow losses, including to the eventual tournament champions and fourth place finisher, were the story for the Calera Lady Bulldogs in their annual season-opening tournament. After opening with a … more
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