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CLAREMORE – Cherokee Casino Will Rogers Downs has concluded another successful thoroughbred meet with a significantly increased handle and new racing fans from around the globe.

Anglers hoping to introduce someone to the sport of fishing this year have a chance to take them for free June 6-7. Everyone can fish – while practicing social distancing, of course – without a state fishing license on Oklahoma's Free Fishing Days.

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The crowd at David Allen for the early game, a 10-2 win by the OK Drillers 17 over the OK Mudcats, attracted a surprising number of fans, an indication perhaps of just how much we have missed sports and how ready everyone is to put much of this in the rearview mirror.

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Oklahoma State wrestling qualified nine of 10 weight classes in March, and graduated just two starters, but there is still a lot of questions John Smith must answer with his lineup before the 2020-21 season hopefully starts.

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Big 12 presidents signed a statement Friday reemphasizing the conference's commitment to inclusion and urging "Americans to join together in addressing matters of racism and injustice in a united, meaningful way" following incidents of racial violence and protests in America.

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• Editor’s note: There are more questions than answers regarding when, and how, college football will begin again. Each week until next season, The Transcript will produce its Watch List to monitor developments, setbacks or points of interest surrounding college football’s anticipated return.

STILLWATER, Okla. — It’s been more than two years since Jeffrey Carroll wore an Oklahoma State basketball uniform, but he’s hoping to give Cowboy fans something to cheer for later this summer.

McAlester Chief of Police Roy Anders and desk sergeant Tom Holleman founded the McAlester Boxing Club in the spring of 1947, and Don Vaughan was one of its earliest members. It is then that his boxing career began.

Friday’s special board of directors meeting of the Oklahoma Secondary School Activities Association in Oklahoma City may well be remembered as a seminal moment for OSSAA.

Mother Nature must not have gotten the memo about this year's NJCAA Division II World Series being canceled.

A deeply divided Oklahoma Secondary School Activities Association board of directors rejected a proposed plan that would have placed significant restrictions on a return to prep sports in Oklahoma.

The Oklahoma Secondary School Activities Association board of directors rejected the association’s plan with COVID-19  guidelines to restart high school activities beginning June 1. The 7-6 vote turns control back to local schools, who can proceed with normal summer activities.

Oklahoma football coach Lincoln Riley and athletics director Joe Castiglione won’t need to defend their position about whether it’s safe for football players to return to campus by the first of June.

John Smith has a bust in several Hall of Fames around the world, but the one he will enter this year has a little more meaning for the Oklahoma State wrestling coach.

John Smith has a bust in several Hall of Fames around the world, but the one he will enter this year has a little more meaning for the Oklahoma State wrestling coach.

Oklahoma Secondary School Activities Association, in a notice sent to its members on Tuesday, said it was delaying announcing its plans for the resumption of activities.

Riley believes mishandling the reintegration process would compromise health and safety for players, who were recruited on the promise that they would receive top care from their schools.

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34, former Woodward resident died on Monday, June 1, 2020 in Mustang. Memorial services will be held at the Billings Funeral Home Chapel at 2:00 p.m. on Monday, June 8, 2020. For full obituary see www.billingsfuneralhomewoodward.com

86 year old, Jal, New Mexico resident died June 2, 2020 in Jal. Funeral Services will be held at the Billings Funeral Home Chapel at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, June 6, 2020. For full obituary see www.billingsfuneralhomewoodward.com

TRACY LAVONNE KROBER (NANA) AUGUST 15, 1964- APRIL 17, 2020 Tracy Lavonne Harrington Chase Krober, (55), passed from this life on Friday April 17, 2020, after a long battle with cancer. She was surrounded by her son, Lewis Chase III, daughter-in-law, sister-in-law and five of her grandchildr…

Graveside services were held Tuesday, June 2, at 10:00 a.m. at Brumfield Cemetery. Services were conducted by Redinger Funeral Home.

71 year old Gage, OK resident passed May 28, 2020. Services Sunday May 31, 2020 at 2:00 pm at the United Methodist Church, Catesby, OK with burial following at Shattuck Memorial Cemetery, Shattuck, OK.