EDITOR’S NOTE: This concludes a multi-part series on the late Don Vaughan’s boxing career and the McAlester Boxing Club in the late 1940s.
Turn on the lights and dust off the cobwebs, because it’s back to business once again for sports — well, mostly.
Hartshorne Public Schools has announced it’s four-phased reopening plan to return to high school athletics, starting June 1.
McAlester Public Schools has released its plan for a return to athletic activities this summer, with a goal of a complete reopen by July 15.
McAlester released its complete schedule for the upcoming fall 2020 football season.
A number of changes befell Don Vaughan and the McAlester boxing club leading into the new season. Vaughan lost his coach, J. W. Crabtree, and mentor, Washie Stover. The new coach was Harry Mannason. He had regularly refereed home club matches in McAlester the season before.
School officials and coaches await further guidance from state leaders as they continue evaluating plans to resume activities in the 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.
EDITOR’S NOTE: This is the first of a multi-part series on the late Don Vaughan’s boxing career and the McAlester Boxing Club in the late 1940s. All newspaper quotes come from the McAlester News-Capital unless otherwise noted.
Cade Lott has earned many accolades in his time as a Buffalo, and he has now added one more — all-state honoree.
NORMAN — Oklahoma’s 2020-21 nonconference schedule is coming into focus.
Oklahoma could exhale Saturday night after the final chip that all but cemented its place in the College Football Playoff had fallen.
There wasn’t a ton of an anxiety present after Oklahoma’s win over Baylor for the Big 12 championship. The Sooners were virtually certain about their chances to qualify for the College Football Playoff.
Oklahoma volleyball is back in the NCAA Tournament for the first time since 2014 after being selected for an at-large berth Sunday.
STILLWATER — Every week it’s something new. Every week we have to reinterpret this team. Just maybe, every week, this team is reinterpreting itself.
Caleb Kelly knew the questions he was about to be asked because he’s been listening carefully to reporters the past few months.
Lincoln Riley says he doesn’t spend a lot of time watching college football games that might impact Oklahoma’s place in the College Football Playoff rankings.
The wait is over.
The place to be is in OKC on Friday night.
When news finally came down that Kyler Murray was selected ninth overall by the Oakland Athletics in the Major League Baseball draft, it sent a tremor through the University of Oklahoma athletic landscape.
Glimmers of normalcy are emerging in professional sports.
OKLAHOMA CITY — Apparently, everybody only thought there would be a basketball game played inside Chesapeake Energy Arena Wednesday night.
Some common themes have arisen in the couple of basketball camps I've had the pleasure of covering this summer.
Just maybe, two things happened Thursday evening.
OKLAHOMA CITY — The Oklahoma City Thunder will hold a Thunder Youth Basketball camp in McAlester this summer. Registration for the Hustle Camp, scheduled for June 18, is now open.
OKLAHOMA CITY — On the day Nick Collison’s No. 4 was raised to the Chesapeake Energy Arena rafters, marking 14 selfless seasons with the franchise that became the Oklahoma City Thunder, the sentence he uttered in which his voice first cracked was this:
At 4:30 p.m. Friday, Oklahoma City begins play in the NBA’s summer league in Las Vegas. Just in time, the Thunder know who’ll be available to put on the floor.
If you’re going to follow the NBA in depth, you’re going to have to get used to a coterie of expert witnesses, because there’s just too many moving parts to consider, too much to understand, too many plates to keep in the air.
Paul George is staying.
Expectations that Paul George would test free agency are more of a reality now.
This Week's Circulars
Elix Earp, 95, of Hartshorne, died on Monday, May 25, 2020, at his home. The family may schedule a memorial service at a later date.
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