Risenhoover signs with NSU
Stigler senior Kaden Risenhoover signs his national letter of intent on Nov. 17 to play golf next year at Northeastern State University. From left, are Brad, Kaden and Brandi Risenhoover. Details are in the current (Nov. 23) issue. In print and online. Click below to read or subscribe.
Muskogee Triumphs Over Deer Creek in HSFB Semi-Finals, Claremore Falls to Del City
Experience the thrilling semi-finals of HSFB where Muskogee triumphs over Deer Creek, advancing to the title game after a nail-biting finish. Meanwhile, Claremore's impressive season ends as they fall to Del City. Catch all the action and key plays in this recap video.
Ponca City to host playoff game
Ponca City’s Sullins Stadium will be the site of a Oklahoma Secondary School Activities Association football playoff game Friday night. The game will be a Class 6AII semifinal round contest between Muskogee and Deer Creek of Edmond. Both teams were opponents of the Wildcats earlier in the season. In Game Four for Ponca City, Deer Creek won 65-26. Last week, Muskogee defeated the Wildcats 34-10…
Wagoner and Lincoln Christian Triumph in HSFB Semifinals, Advance to State Championship
Catch the thrilling HSFB state semifinals as Wagoner triumphs over Ada and Lincoln Christian outplays Perkins-Tryon. Witness the Bulldogs' 20-game winning streak, impressive touchdowns, and the final scores that lead them to the State title game against Blanchard and Heritage Hall.
'Built like a middle linebacker': Wagoner QB Kale Charboneau leads Bulldogs in rout of Ada
BETHANY — It took Wagoner a few possessions to get revved up. Once it did, another berth in the state finals became a mere formality. “They were stopping our run...
Northeastern St. drops out of UNK’s conference for football only
KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Changes are coming to football in UNK's conference. The MIAA announced Monday that it approved Northeastern State's request to play football as a Division ll independent. The RiverHawks have won just two total games over the past two seasons, both against Lincoln University - a school that is exiting the conference. UNK has beaten NSU six straight times. Northeastern State, which is in Tahlequah, Oklahoma, will remain in the MIAA for its other nine sports.
Ada embracing challenge against Wagoner in 4A semifinals
ADA, Okla. (KTEN) - Ada players and coaches said before the season, they had state championship expectations. Now, the Cougars find themselves just one win away from the 4A state title game as they get ready to face Wagoner on Friday. The Bulldogs are currently undefeated and ended Ada's season in the first round of the playoff last year, so head coach Brad O'Steen and players know it will be a challenge but it is one the Cougars are embracing.
Friday Night Lights Round-Up
Wagoner leaned heavily on its rushing attack as the Bulldogs finished with 244 yards on 39 attempts to secure its 20th straight win and move on to the semifinals. The Bulldogs (12-0) got on the board first in the second quarter via a 27-yard run from Trenton Edwards with 7:28 remaining in the half. After halftime, Kale Charboneau found Trenton Edwards for a 28-yard scoring toss to go up 14-0 in the third. Logan Bloxson added a 23-yard field goal, Bryce Steele had a one-yard touchdown run and DeJay Pierce closed out the game with a 22-yard scamper with 2:17 left. Charboneau finished 9-of-16 for 107 yards through the air with an interception, while also rushing for 118 yards on 20 carries. Trenton Edwards added 54 yards on the ground and Witt Edwards led all receivers with four catches for 35 yards. He also had an interception on defense while University of Oklahoma commit Alex Shieldnight recorded a quarterback sack and caught one pass for 20 yards.
Ada prepares for semifinal showdown with Wagoner
ADA, Okla. (KXII) - The Ada Cougars are headed to the state semifinals and have been playing better than just about anybody. Ada will try to take down the top ranked team in the state, and defending champion as they attempt to force their way into the Class 4A state championship game.
Gore Pirates see season come to an end with playoff loss to Stroud
STROUD — Gore’s 2023 football season ended Friday night at the hands of the highpowered Stroud Tigers, who beat the Pirates 546, in the second round of the Class A playoffs. The Pirates, who went into the game with an 8-2 record and ranked No. 3 in the...
Kiefer Dusts Tahlequah-Sequoyah, 64-28
Undefeated Kiefer, knocked out in this round last year, hosted Tahlequah-Sequoyah. #32 QB Jentry Pendergraft showed the home crowd what they wanna see, took it himself around the defense, 20 yards for 6 points. Not all smooth sailing for Kiefer though, #18 QB Jaxon Worley's pass blocked up into the...
HSU Hosts Northeastern State in Home Opener Monday
ARKADELPHIA, Ark. – Women's basketball returns to the Natural State to tip off its home slate of games for the 2023-24 season, beginning with Northeastern State on Monday, Nov. 20 at 5:30 p.m. in the Duke Wells Center. REDDIES REPORT. Henderson State (2-1) got its second win of the...
Muskogee next foe for football Wildcats
The Ponca City Wildcats have advanced to the quarterfinals of the Class 6AI football playoffs for the second straight year, and like last season the opponent will be the Muskogee Roughers. The game will be played beginning at 7 p.m. Friday in Muskogee. Ponca City got this far by defeating Putnam City West last week in a thrilling double-overtime game at Sullins Stadium. Muskogee had a first…
WATCH: Oklahoma DL Commit Alexander Shieldnight Highlights Against Broken Bow
After announcing his pledge to the Sooners, 2025 Wagoner (OK) defensive lineman Alexander Shieldnight and the Bulldogs took care of business in the first round of the state playoffs.
Eagles Push NCAA II NSU To The Brink
Northeastern State University 72, University of the Ozarks 70. Records: University of the Ozarks (4-1), Northeastern State University (4-1) Monday, Nov. 20, 2023. Tahlequah, Okla. – Northeastern State University escaped with a narrow 72-70 win Monday night as the Eagles pushed the NCAA II Riverhawks to the brink in Tahlequah. The Eagles impressive showing was fueled by an outstanding shooting night and a dominate performance on the boards. The Eagles also held the lead for well over half of the game. The Eagles outshot the Riverhawks 46 percent from the field to 41 percent. The Eagles also drilled 12-of-26 (46%) from the three-point line, while NSU hit 8-of-26. At the end of the game, the Eagles owned a 39-28 rebound advantage. The Eagles held a 36-33 halftime lead behind a balanced scoring output from both the outside and inside. The game went back-and-forth in the second half and the Eagles responded to every Northeastern threat. Justice Marmara drilled a three-pointer at the three-minute mark to give the Eagles a 64-63 lead. Marmara would hit another three, this time from NBA range, to give the Eagles a 70-69 advantage with ten seconds remaining in the game. But the Riverhawks executed a play with just six ticks left to go ahead. The Eagles did have the last possession, but couldn't convert. Tim Eldridge and Marmara each had 17 points to lead the Eagles.
Central, Vian stay alive in football playoffs, while Sallisaw, Gore, Webbers Falls see seasons end
Two local high school football teams stayed alive in the 2023 postseason parade, while three others saw their seasons end. In the Class A second-round playoffs, the Central Tigers kept their historic perfect season intact as they outlasted the Pawnee Black Bears 36-34 in two overtimes Friday night at Tiger Stadium.
Playoff Tigers beat Weatherford, heading to Wagoner
Tuttle advanced to 9-2 on the season after beating Weatherford 48-21 Friday in a home game for the Tigers. Tuttle will advance to the quarterfinal round, as one of the last eight teams still at it, to face the Bulldogs in Wagoner Friday at 7 p.m. “Man, there’s no bad...
'Very skilled athlete': Why Wagoner's Alexander Shieldnight committed to OU football
The OU football program got another in-state commitment as Wagoner junior edge rusher Alexander Shieldnight announced Friday he’s choosing the Sooners. Shieldnight is a three-star prospect, according to 247Sports. Shieldnight, who also plays tight end for Wagoner, has offers from Arkansas, Houston, Kansas, OU, Oklahoma State, Tennessee, Texas Tech,...
Gore Pirates get past Fairland in playoff opener, travel to meet Stroud next Friday night
The Gore Pirates did something they did a season ago — begin the Class A playoffs with a home victory. The Pirates got past the Fairland Owls 22-14 Friday night at K.G. Horn Stadium in a Class A opening-round playoff game. The Pirates (9-2) will travel to meet the Stroud Tigers at 7 p.m. next Friday in a Class A secondround game. The Tigers (9-2) routed Morrison 56-12 at home Friday night in their playoff opener.
ECU drops second straight home game, this time to Northeastern
East Carolina was without standout forward Brandon Johnson for a second straight game on Sunday, and much like the first, the Pirates were out of sorts defensively in a disappointing loss. Four days after giving up 83 points in a home loss to USC Upstate, it was visiting Northeastern this...