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Former Oiler Tom Karalis Proud to be U.S. Citizen

By GLENN HIBDON

There is a memory of fiery Tulsa Oilers defenseman Tom Karalis that stands out after all these years. Following the Oilers’ victory over Oklahoma City in game two of the 1993 Central Hockey League championship series, Karalis and his teammates were making their way through the open tunnel toward The Myriad locker room.

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Here Comes Football, Oklahoma’s Pastime

By TERRELL LESTER

Once it was an autumn exercise. Three months of Friday night and Saturday afternoon football confrontations.

High schools and colleges dominated the sporting calendar from September to October to November.

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Tommy Dial of Jenks Makes National Stage

By DOUG EATON

Tommy Dial is always looking to improve his impressive pole vaulting credentials. Competing at the highest levels on a national basis has made the Jenks High School senior’s name well-known in track and field circles.

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Shock Coach Hopes for Playoff Season

By GLENN HIBDON

Ever since the Tulsa Shock came to town in 2010, the WNBA franchise has treated fans to narrow losses and disappointing seasons. Entering its sixth year at the BOK Center, the team has frequently seemed on the verge of a breakthrough campaign. Finally, the time may have come.

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Iba Awards Banquet to Honor Athletes

On Monday, June 22, the Henry P. Iba Citizens Athlete Awards banquet is scheduled at the Renaissance Tulsa Hotel & Convention Center. The Iba awards annually recognize a male and female athlete who have excelled in their sport and are personally involved and dedicated to helping others.

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Shock, YMCA Partner on Summer Programs

The Tulsa Shock and the YMCA of Greater Tulsa have reached a marketing partnership agreement for the summer of 2015 that will promote the values of health, fitness, education and character development.

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Tulsa BBall AAC Opponents Named; Hurricane will Play in Oregon Tourney

The American Athletic Conference has announced the basketball conference opponents for the 2015-16 season, and Tulsa will play eight opponents twice, including defending champion SMU, UConn, Cincinnati and Temple.

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OKC Thunder Fans Abuzz Over Donovan

Billy Donovan has become the third head coach in Thunder history after spending the past 19 years at the University of Florida where he led the Gators to two National Championships and four trips to the Final Four while amassing a record of 467-186 (.715).

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May 16 Polo Classic - Postponed Due to Weather Forecast, Champagne Brunch and Auction Still on Schedule

By K.J. WEBB

Note: The Annual Polo Classic to benefit the The Center for Individuals with Physical Challenges (The Center) has been postponed due to the weather forecast.

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Strong Draft Choices To Boost Tulsa Shock

The WNBA Tulsa Shock has become much stronger due to its choices in the recent draft. The Shock has strengthened its inside game with the additions of Amanda Zahui B, a 6’5” center from Minnesota, and Mimi Mungedi, a 6’8” center from Nevada. Brianna Kiesel, a 5’7” guard from Pittsburgh, will help in the shooting and assist game.

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Drillers Manager Shines, Is Razor Sharp

By GLENN HIBDON

What’s in a name? Everything and nothing if you listen to new Tulsa Drillers manager Anthony “Razor’’ Shines.

Said to have the “most bad-ass name of all time in baseball’’ by Maxim Magazine in 2009, Shines wears his middle name proudly while also trying to down play its unique status in the American pastime. He’s both proud and modest about the family moniker that has given him a claim to fame in the sport he loves.

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Tulsa Shock Select Keisel 13th and Mungedi 25th Overall

With the 13th overall pick in the 2015 WNBA Draft, the Tulsa Shock selected Brianna Keisel (bree-ANN-uh KEY-sull).

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Tulsa Shock Select Zahui B Second Overall

With the second overall pick in the 2015 WNBA Draft, the Tulsa Shock selected Amanda Zahui B (ZOW-ee BEE).

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Barry Hinson to Keynote Iba Awards Dinner

With 12 seasons as the head coach at two Missouri Valley Conference schools (Missouri State and Southern Illinois), Barry Hinson is the league’s winningest active coach with 209 overall victories and 114 conference wins. Only four head coaches in the 100-year history of the MVC have won more conference games.

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New Season Awaits Dodgers as Drillers Affiliate

By GLENN HIBDON

Exit the Colorado Rockies. Enter the Los Angeles Dodgers. A new major league baseball affiliation will greet the Tulsa Drillers when the Texas League club opens the season on April 9.

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