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Cristian Mata Comes Home to Roughnecks

By GLENN HIBDON

From literally digging ditches to having a bobblehead night in his honor on June 17, Tulsa Roughnecks striker Cristian Mata has seen his life’s journey come miles and miles in a very short time.

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Oklahoma Golf Hall of Fame Announces Second Inductees

An induction ceremony will be nothing new for most members of the Oklahoma Golf Hall of Fame’s second class.

Haworth native Tommy Bolt, winner of the 1958 U.S. Open at Southern Hills Country Club, and former University of Tulsa and LPGA superstar Nancy Lopez are both members of the World Golf Hall of Fame, while Bolt is also in the PGA of America Hall of Fame and Lopez in the LPGA Hall of Fame.

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Battle Creek Golf Club Offers ‘Surf the Earth’

Greenway Golf, operator of Battle Creek Golf Club, is very pleased to announce the arrival of the GolfBoard, an all-new way to enjoy the game of golf. Battle Creek Golf Club is the first and only golf facility in Tulsa and Northeast Oklahoma to offer GolfBoards.

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TU to Host NCAA Tennis Championships May 19-30

The nation’s top collegiate tennis teams will converge on the city of Tulsa to compete at the 2016 NCAA Division I Men’s & Women’s Tennis Championships, May 19-30, at the Michael D. Case Tennis Center on the University of Tulsa campus.

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Don’t Bug Them!

KICKING THE FLU: Players from the Roughnecks served as celebrity judges of the 12th annual Don’t Bug Me poster contest, a partnership of Hillcrest HealthCare System and the Tulsa Health Department. Posters were created by students of local elementary schools. At left is David Abidor, defensive player for the Roughnecks, and with him is midfielder Brady Ballew. Both are posing with the signature Don’t Bug Me antennae.

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Lacrosse Growing in Popularity

By GLENN HIBDON

Editor’s note: This is the second article about the growth of lacrosse in Greater Tulsa. Last month’s article featured the Bishop Kelley program.

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Roughnecks, Drillers Look Forward to Season

By GLENN HIBDON

Dallas beckoned the Tulsa Shock. The 66ers departed for Oklahoma City. Mike Melega is banking on Tulsa’s Drillers and Roughnecks sticking around for a long, long time.

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Lacrosse Becoming Popular in Greater Tulsa

By MIKE MOGUIN

When one hears about lacrosse, he or she thinks of athletes nearly in hockey gear, except they have sticks with nets to catch balls while playing on a grass field, rather than sticks to swish around a puck across the ice.

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All-American Steve Harris Remembered as TU Great

Steve Harris, who came from Blue Springs, Missouri to The University of Tulsa in 1981 and became an All-American basketball player for the Golden Hurricane, passed away Feb. 22 from a long illness. He lived in Broken Arrow with his wife Harriet, daughter Brittany and son Justin.

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ORU Baseball Underway

Ryan Folmar is in his fourth season as the head baseball coach at Oral Roberts University with a career record of 96-74. Prior to being named the head coach, Folmar served on the ORU coaching staff as an assistant for nine seasons.

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Drillers Manager Ryan Garko

Tulsa Drillers Manager Ryan Garko visited ONEOK Field for the first time on Jan. 26 to meet with media members about the Drillers’ upcoming season. He will share his thoughts about the club’s outlook for its second season as a Los Angeles Dodgers affiliate.

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OU Gets Victory with Jon-Michael Terry

By MIKE MOGUIN

History was made at Victory Christian School last month when Jon-Michael Terry signed to play football at the University of Oklahoma.

Terry, who stands 6-4 and weighs 242 pounds and played linebacker and tight end in his high school career, became the first Conqueror to choose the Sooners as his home for college football. He signed the scholarship at 7:30 a.m., then did a mock signing in a ceremony that took place before the classmates, coaches and school administrators later that morning.

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Wrestling All in the Family for Ernie Jones and Sons

By MIKE MOGUIN

As one of the best high school wrestling coaches in the nation, Ernie Jones has produced many outstanding grapplers. Among them are his sons, who are following their father’s career also as successful wrestling coaches. Currently, Ernie Jones is the head wrestling coach at Cascia Hall, and his three sons are coaching at Broken Arrow High School, with Shawn Jones as head coach and his brothers Biff Jones and Rodney Jones as assistant coaches.

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Oilers Max Markowitz Coaches Behind the Scenes

By GLENN HIBDON

There is a rumor floating around that the Tulsa Oilers have a full time assistant coach behind the bench named Max Markowitz. They say he also helps out when head coach Jason Christie holds practices for the ECHL franchise.

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Boxing at Greenwood Center To Benefit the Folds of Honor

The Engine Room Boxing Gym presents Fight Night 3 at Tulsa’s Greenwood Cultural Center, 322 N. Greenwood, Friday Feb. 12, beginning at 7 p.m.

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