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Conner makes All-State

Conner makes All-State

It takes a village to get an all-state bid to western Osage County. After leading her team to within a game of the school’s first state tournament berth since 1991, Woodland senior guard Ray Lee Conner will play on the Oklahoma Girls Basketball Coaches Association’s small east All-State team later this year. Although honored and […]


Huskie, Bulldog grapplers earn tickets to state

Several Osage County wrestlers are heading to the state tournament based on their regional tournament performances Friday and Saturday. As part of the Panthers’ fifth place team finish at the Class 3A eastern regional at Sperry High School, four Barnsdall wrestlers earned berths to this weekend’s state tournament in Oklahoma City. In each weight class, […]


Panthers send 4 to state

Panthers send 4 to state

The Barnsdall Panther wrestlers, led by Coach’s Shawn Wilson and Pat McCarty, made a respectable showing by placing in the fifth spot as a team at the 3A East Regional Tournament that was held Feb. 20 and 21 in Sperry.  Barnsdall placed above the other teams in their district – Tonkawa, Pawhuska, Newkirk, Morrison, and […]


A teacher first, a coach second

A teacher first, a coach second

In an arena jam-packed with teens in singlets, an announcer booming over the loud speaker, parents screaming at the top of their lungs, and red-faced coaches bellowing at the corner of multiple mats, Shawn Wilson is always an island of calm. He rarely, if ever, raises his voice, even when the kid on the mat […]


Panthers, Lady Cougars score District wins

Panthers, Lady Cougars score District wins

For several small school Osage County basketball teams, it is now win or go home time. With wins Friday and Saturday night over South Coffeyville and Woodland respectively, Barnsdall High School’s boys team (14-10) is homeward bound for the first round of the Class A regionals. The Panthers will play No. 4 Okay (25-1) at […]


Tall of Fame

Tall of Fame

With lots of laughter and inside jokes, three men and one woman who inducted into the Pawhuska Huskies Basketball Hall of Fame on Friday evening. This year’s crop: Lauren Gould Garnett ’04, Louis Surber ’48, Jay Hurt ’62 and Kent May ’71. “Super inductees tonight,” said emcee Travis Finley, suggesting that a team made up […]


Tough guys take to the mats

Tough guys take to the mats

Panther hoopsters have a tough week

The Barnsdall varsity girls played in the Sperry Tournament this past weekend. Their opening game was Tuesday against Glenpool, they fell short 58-52. Then on Friday they played Caney Valley and ended up losing 54-17. On Saturday they played Pawhuska and lost 41-17. They ended up losing in the tournament and they fought hard but […]


Gridiron dreams dashed for Skiatook

Gridiron dreams dashed for Skiatook

Skiatook’s dream season came to an abrupt end Saturday night before a standing room only crowd at Yukon’s Miller Stadium. Lawton MacArthur jumped ahead early and never looked back en route to a 39-12 win over the Skiatook Bulldogs (12-2) in the Class 5A championship game, giving the Highlanders their first state title in seven […]


Barnsdall Hoops!

Barnsdall Hoops!

Bucks make quarterfinals

Bucks make quarterfinals

So much for the home field advantage. In their first home playoff game of the season, the Hominy Bucks gave up a long touchdown pass late Friday night to give undefeated Wynnewood a 26-13 win in the Class A state quarterfinals.    Down 18-13 with 90 seconds to play, Hominy’s defense forced Wynnewood into a […]


No. 1 in Oklahoma

No. 1 in Oklahoma

Along with a district title, one member of the Skiatook football team has brought home an individual accolade. With 2,030 yards, running back Kyle McLaughlin ran for more regular season rushing yards than any other Oklahoma high school football player, regardless of classification. The Skiatook senior edged past Eufaula’s Shane Moore for the distinction by […]


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 […]