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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

Lions place 6th at State Meet, Barraza wins 800

Two state championship performances catapulted the Durant boys track team to a sixth place team finish at the Class 5A State Track Meet last weekend in Ardmore. The Lady Lions also had a state … more

Calera falls to Oktaha in 2A state tourney opener

OKLAHOMA CITY – One rough inning proved to be decisive for the Calera Bulldogs as they dropped an 8-3 decision to perennial power Oktaha in the Class 2A state baseball opening round. A … more

Still the one

SHAWNEE – For nearly a decade the Silo Rebels have been a dominant force in Class 2A baseball reaching the state championship game every year since 2012. Even with a pandemic shutdown a year … more

Smith, Potts named All-District; Grace resigns

A difficult season came to an end in the Class 5A regional tournament for the Durant Lion baseball team, but two seniors managed to pick up All-District honors. Josh Smith was tagged as an … more

Durant Soccer Club

Durant Soccer Club had games May 8 at the multi-sports complex in Durant. more

Calera, Silo win regionals, advance to state

Calera needed a late reprieve while Silo continued to romp over competition as each claimed Class 2A regional baseball championships and punched their state tournament tickets. Each is slated to … more

DHS track teams claim fourth in regional meets

Durant’s girls and boys track and field teams each placed fourth in Class 5A regional competition last week, qualifying several participants for this week’s state meet at Ardmore. The … more

Lady Bulldogs capture 3A slow pitch runner-up honors

SHAWNEE – Calera head coach Randy Ellevold admittedly didn’t know what to expect from his slow pitch softball squad when the season began with eight relatively new starters from the last … more

Bennington, Caddo bow out in slow pitch semis

SHAWNEE - After battling through first round victories, Bryan County squads Caddo and Bennington saw their slow pitch seasons come to an end in state semifinal action last Wednesday at the Ballfields … more
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