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DHS cross country teams qualify for state

Durant’s High School girls cross country team qualified for the Class 5A State Meet for the eighth straight year and the boys squad’s punched its ticket the second year in a row during … more

Durant takes win streak to #3 Tulsa Edison

Riding a two-game winning streak and a wave of momentum, the Durant Lions head to Tulsa Friday night for their biggest test to date in Class 5A third-ranked Edison. The Eagles have won seven in a … more

Storm stumbles on homecoming game with HSU

Southeastern’s offense put together 405 total yards but was unable to overcome four interceptions in a 41-27 Homecoming loss to No. 23 Henderson State on Saturday afternoon at Paul Laird … more

Ultra-efficient Lions roll past Glenpool

Steady rain may have put a damper on Homecoming festivities but it had little effect on the Durant Lion offense Friday night at Paul Laird Field as they executed their game plan to near … more

Muzzleloader hunters ready for cool opener, chance at big bucks

In a number of recent fall muzzleloader deer seasons across Oklahoma, hunters have often swatted mosquitoes and wiped sweat away from their brow as they hoped for a nocturnal whitetail to show … more

DMS runners compete in state JH All Star Meet

Durant had several competitors and placers in the Annual State Junior High All Star Cross Country Meet. Overall, the young Lady Lions finished fifth as a team on the two-mile course while the … more

Silo leads 2A-4 with seven All-District selections

As you might expect, Class 2A fast pitch state champion Silo dominated selections on the District 2A-4 All-District Team. The Lady Rebels had seven All-District selections, including the … more

Southeastern Homecoming 2019
Is the place to be this weekend

Homecoming 2019 activities are underway at Southeastern. The 33rd-annual Whang Bang golf tournament was held Friday morning at Chickasaw Point Golf Course. It lists a shotgun start, but the … more

Lady Lions fall to Piedmont in 5A state semifinals

SHAWNEE – Another highly successful Durant softball campaign came to an end in the Class 5A state semifinals last Friday but not before the Lady Lions continued their recent run of success with … more

DHS faces Glenpool for Homecoming Friday

Durant coach Ray Richards knew most of the season the Lions’ recipe to success and watched his club execute the plan to near perfection in last week’s impressive win over Ada. The … more

Caddo snaps skid, eyes Wetumka this week

Needing a spark after tough losses to district leaders Waurika and Canadian, the Caddo Bruins bounced back strong last week with a 30-14 win over Maud to jump right into the thick of the District B-5 … more

Storm suffers road loss at SAU

MAGNOLIA, Ark. – Southeastern used a late Rollin Kinsaul to Hunter Hawthorne touchdown pass to avoid a shutout, dropping a Saturday afternoon road matchup against Southern Arkansas 49-7 in … more

Durant softball season ends in state semifinals

SHAWNEE – Reaching the Class 5A state semifinals for the third time in the past three years, the Durant Lady Lions ran into their biggest obstacle Friday as they saw things slip away early in … more

Bryan County Ducks Unlimited preps for 2019 dinner

With the approach of late October, it’s nearly time for the Durant Ducks Unlimited chapter to hold its annual fundraising dinner. Except that this year, the local quacker backer group is … more


Durant Elementary and Middle School Cross Country Meet 2019 Results Elementary Boys 1st Jackson Miller Wright City 7:07 2nd Trenton Welch Krebs 7:18 3rd Aidan Haney Krebs 7:32 4th … more

Lady Lions softball sendoff

The Durant Lady Lions Softball Team left Thursday afternoon for the State Class 5-A Fastpitch Softball Tournament in Shawnee. The Durant Democrat will update its website,, with … more


Sydney Meget Spotlight Just like one of her on-target serves, Ileen aced her 22nd birthday on Monday, September 16, 2019. Better known as Syd, the 5-5 senior from Southmoore, Oklahoma, High … more

Football and volleyball off to brutal starts

The new athletics year at Southeastern has been much like having two flat tires and only one spare. Football and volleyball are off to brutal starts with each team having logged only one win to … more

Lions notch first shutout win over Ada in 85 years

Coaches often say the best defense is a good offense, or at least an offense that controls the football. The Durant Lions did that in a big way Thursday night at Norris Field to aid their bruised … more

Lady Lions move to semifinal matchup

SHAWNEE – Senior Isie Cox twirled a two-hitter and struck out 12 Thursday night to spur the Durant Lady Lions to a 4-1 win over Tahlequah in the opening round of the Class 5A state softball … more
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