Sports

Winning smiles

Winning smiles

The Oklahoma Secondary Schools Activities Association released regional fast-pitch softball brackets Tuesday afternoon and several area teams are still in the mix. After winning its three district games Thursday by a combined score of 37-1, Class A Barnsdall (23-10) will travel west to the Enid area to play Pioneer-Pleasant Vale at noon on Thursday. Woodland […]


Football season starts in earnest

Football season starts in earnest

Barnsdall football homecoming 2014

Barnsdall football homecoming 2014

Attaboys for Atterberry

Attaboys for Atterberry

When the Pawhuska School Board accepted the superintendent’s recommendation to hire Duke Atterberry as a coach and elementary school physical education teacher, no one betrayed any emotion. But for others, it was cause for celebratory disbelief. The guy is a legend, who has coached high school and college athletes who went on to play college […]


Soccer coach, turned in for minor infraction, considers moving on

Soccer coach, turned in for minor infraction, considers moving on

When the Cinderella season ended earlier this month for the Pawhuska Lady Huskies’ soccer team, one of its biggest supporters was not on the sideline. First year head coach Giovane Soliano confirmed Tuesday afternoon that he was suspended for the Lady Huskies’ state quarterfinal 6-0 loss to eventual state runner-up Glenpool on May 8. The […]


Skiatook kids bring home track medals

Although the Skiatook High School track team did not bring home any team accolades from the state meet Friday and Saturday, two members came home with individual hardware. With a leap of 22 feet, 8.75 inches, junior Kyle McLaughlin won the state long jump title at Moore High School by almost a foot over his […]


Huskies get to podium at State Track Meet

Huskies get to podium at State Track Meet

Despite not coming away with a team title, two members of the Pawhuska High School girls’ track team made it to the podium Saturday at the state track meet in Moore. After finishing 12th last year and missing the finals, sophomore Sarah Phillippi finished second in the 300-meter hurdles, missing out on a state title […]


Baseball season over for Osage County

The 2014 high school baseball season is over in Osage County. After sweeping a doubleheader against Adair in the district tournament, the Pawhuska Huskies went 1-2 at its regional tournament Wednesday and Thursday. After opening with a 14-13 win over Salina (19-16), the Huskies dropped two straight games, a 16-0 loss Wednesday night to top-ranked […]


Wagon Races 2014

Wagon Races 2014

Soccer team is a Cinderella tale

Soccer team is a Cinderella tale

  In Osage County, Cinderella wears cleats and shin guards. Fresh off of a 3-1 Friday night play-in round win over Wagoner, the Pawhuska High School girls’ soccer team upset third-ranked Catoosa 1-0 Tuesday afternoon at Owasso High School. Tuesday’s win came in dramatic fashion, with sophomore midfielder Genie Herren scoring the game’s lone goal […]


Despite being without a course, Huskie golfers excel

Despite being without a course, Huskie golfers excel

  By finishing fifth at Monday’s regional at Pryor Creek Golf Course, the Pawhuska earned a spot in the Class 2A state golf championships. Never mind that the Huskies do not have access to an open golf course within 30 minutes of campus. Since Pawhuska’s nine-hole course closed in 2009, the team has had to […]


Lady Panthers playing for state championship; Huskies baseball to regionals

Lady Panthers playing for state championship; Huskies baseball to regionals

Two area teams are staying out the diamond for a few more innings this week. After sweeping its regional tournament in Morrison Thursday, the No. 6 Barnsdall Lady Panthers (24-11) will open the Class 3A state tournament at 2:30 p.m. Wednesday against Wister (11-10) on Field No. 2 at Shawnee’s The Ballfields at Firelake. Located […]


Local schools sending several to state track meets

Local schools sending several to state track meets

With a regional runner-up finish at their regional meet Saturday, the Pawhuska High School girls track team is gunning for a Class 3A state title. The Lady Huskies will have student-athletes competing in nine events at the state meet, scheduled for Friday and Saturday at Moore High School. The team picked up wins Saturday in […]


Pawhuska Soccer team heads to state

Pawhuska’s girls soccer team, which just formed three years ago without much support from the school, finished its regular season 9-0 and is now in the state tournament. The team is being coached for the first time this year by Giovane Soliano, a longtime volunteer with youth soccer who hails from the soccer-crazy Caribbean island  […]


Pawhuska youth sports little league


Lady Huskies head to state


Pawhuska Round Up Club April Play Day


Barnsdall and Pawhuska baseball tournaments


Hominy vs. Cleveland baseball


Barnsdall vs. Sperry softball


Coaching to a national title

Coaching to a national title

Pawhuska High School’s loss is Highland Community College’s gain. Three years ago, Pawhuska native B.J. Smith applied for a head coaching position at his alma mater. He was passed over for another candidate and instead headed north to Highland Community College in Highland, Kan., about 75 minutes northwest of Kansas City. Since taking over the […]


Hominy track meet


Barnsdall softball vs. Sperry


Twice a State Champion

When Caleb Hawes takes to the wrestling mat, he stands out: He’s calm, controlled, studied. And when he wins, he stands out, too. He doesn’t gloat, leap in the air or strut with his forefingers in the air to show he’s No. 1. On Saturday night, after he won the state championship at 195 pounds, […]