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Sports Central

October 2018

Goal Oriented

This season, with the aid of some new faces, the Tulsa Oilers have their pucks set on making it back to the postseason for the first time in four years.

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John Tranchina
September 2018

Tailgate Touchdown

A day of tailgating starts with a good plan and the right mindset. Become a parking-lot MVP with these tips for the perfect football party.

Article
Chris Greer
August 2018

Oh, Chute

A cold start to the season has heated up along with the weather as Kaique Pacheco enters Tulsa’s PBR event in control of his first world championship after faltering three times prior.

Article
Justin Felisko
August 2018

Keeping it Wheel

Just outside Tulsa, Jandebeurs Motor Sports Park touts a 170-acre outdoor park for families to come enjoy motorcycles safely on seven dirt bike tracks and two trail loops catering to all skill levels.

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John Tranchina
July 2018

The Way of the West

Think you’re too “city” to follow the action at one of the rodeo events coming your way this summer? Brush up with our abridged guide to all the events.

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Jennifer Zehnder
June 2018

Home Field Advantage

Sure, a burger and a brew are quintessential baseball snacks, but fans don’t have to settle for the basics at ONEOK Field, where the game is only part of the experience.

Article
John Tranchina
June 2018

Good Fortune

Drawing from a large local pool of talent, Fortuna Tulsa has assembled the area’s first elite-level women’s soccer team with a mix of current and post-college amateur athletes.

Article
John Tranchina
May 2018

Breaking the “Law”

In baseball there is an entire subculture of unwritten rules that have been passed down through generations of players, and range from the obvious to the respectful in nature.

Article
John Tranchina
April 2018

Fairway to Heaven

Cherokee Hills offers beautiful views and challenging golf holes originally designed by Perry Maxwell, as well as stellar service that guests of the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tulsa have come to expect.

Article
Michele Chiappetta
April 2018

Covering Their Bases

The Drillers came close to winning a Texas League Championship last year but fell just short. This year, the squad hopes to build on that experience and take the final step to championship glory.

Article
John Tranchina
March 2018

Prime Puck Time

Playing hockey in your 50s doesn't come without bumps and bruises. But for guys like Tom Aurilio, it's a risk worth taking for the on-ice play, locker room chatter, and postgame bravado and beers.

Article
John Tranchina
March 2018

Bracket Smack

Whether it's a bracket pool for your office, family pool for fun or bragging rights among your buddies, here are tips that will give you a better shot at victory.

Article
John Tranchina
February 2018

Driving Growth

Darryl Starbird may not be producing his legendary hot rod and custom car show any more, but his legacy is in the very good hands of relatives who are not afraid to change things up and keep it fresh.

Article
John Tranchina
January 2018

An Uppercut Above

A passion for punching will be on display when amateur pugilists like Andre Bown lace ‘em up for ring bragging rights and Golden Gloves glory.

Article
Julie Watson
December 2017

Torque of the Town

The largest event for micro sprint racing in the country, the Tulsa Shootout is a grand celebration of dirt track auto racing that draws over 1,000 entries from nearly 35 states and three countries.

Article
John Tranchina
November 2017

Choreographed Conversion

Keeping ice indoors is no easy task, especially when a venue like the BOK Center is constantly transitioning from events like hockey and basketball to concerts and monster trucks.

Article
John Tranchina
November 2017

Shoes Wisely

With varieties ranging from trail and road to minimalist and maximalist, it’s no surprise many runners get stuck with a shoe that’s not for them.

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John Tranchina
October 2017

Icy Hot

A new coach (Rob Murray), affiliation (St. Louis Blues) and an emphasis on a fast and skilled squad that can play an exciting, up-tempo style offer fresh optimism for the Oilers.

Article
John Tranchina
September 2017

Delivering Cheer

From the uniforms to the athleticism, cheerleading has come a long way since 1923. For the most part, it’s become more competitive and physically demanding, and less about sis-boom-bah.

Article
Michele Chiappetta
August 2017

So Much to Drag About

Rubber meets road at Tulsa Raceway Park where monster trucks rule, the midnight drags live on and mud boggers show the ground who’s boss.

Article
Rob Harmon
August 2017

Incredi-Bull

Four years after conquering Bushwacker at the BOK Center with a 95.25-point ride, two-time PBR World Champion J.B. Mauney returns to Tulsa on the cusp of history.

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Justin Felisko
August 2017

Dirty Play

Conquer the Gauntlet offers feats of masochism geared equally to the power walkers and those who find their high by pushing through physical exhaustion, wetness, a few blisters and plenty of mud.

Article
Rob Harmon
August 2017

Courage Under Fire

Since being diagnosed with ALS, Jenks’ Allan Trimble has found himself battling many changes, but the disease still hasn’t robbed him of his love for life or his passion for mentoring.

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Michele Chiappetta
July 2017

The Parent Trap?

Coaching your children can be equal parts reward and frustration. And sometimes, it can be a thankless job where friends and neighbors start treating you like hired help. So, what’s a parent to do?

Article
Richard Linihan
June 2017

Ride and Seek

Teenagers Bailey and Jaiden Hughes are not just spinning their wheels driving 1,500-pound machines around the track; the sisters are in search of groundbreaking success.

Article
Richard Linihan
May 2017

Horse Play

You don’t have to know a mare from a mule or even how to decipher the data in the racing form to give yourself a decent chance at making some green at the racetrack.

Article
Richard Linihan
April 2017

Settling Scores

Tthe Drillers came up disappointingly short in 2016. But there is no place for panic as the 2017 season is shaping up nicely with the return of players from the Dodgers’ postseason roster.

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Richard Linihan
March 2017

Soccer Soaring

Between 1990-2015, the number of players registered in organized youth soccer programs has doubled. So, do pigskin-loving Oklahomans finally love the world’s most popular sport?

Article
Rob Harmon
March 2017

New Age Thinking

After a disappointing 2016 campaign that focused on younger legs, the Roughnecks are undergoing a non-youth movement, bringing in older talent with wins and veteran leadership.

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Richard Linihan
March 2017

Ahead of the Game

There’s no chance of a rain delay at Carmelo Scalone’s 27,000 square foot indoor soccer and sports complex, where the focus and mission is about more than just what goes on inside.

Article
Rob Harmon
February 2017

Auto-Exotica

With over a thousand vehicles inside, automotive lovers can stroll through the Darryl Starbird show, feasting their eyes on some of the most beautiful, innovative and powerful cars ever built.

Article
Rob Harmon
February 2017

The New Fight Club

People are increasingly taking to the mats to practice Brazilian jiu-jitsu, a combat sport used by mixed martial arts fighters. But the training benefits also reach well outside the match zone.

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Michele Chiappetta
February 2017

Scream Machines

Riders piloting indoor motorcycles on steroids will be looking to avoid coming off like “squids” or getting “cased” as the dirt devils flip, jump and push for a holeshot, points and cash. Brraaap!

Article
Richard Linihan
January 2017

National Treasure

The Harlem Globetrotters are still providing buckets of fun with their unique blend of seemingly impossible shots, athleticism, entertainment and charitable works off the court.

Article
Richard Linihan
December 2016

Cold Shoulder

The passion level amongst die-hard fans of hockey is strong, especially in Tulsa. But why isn’t it as popular in other American markets?

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Richard Linihan