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They were worn out, the Cushing football Tigers, following a wild victory on Friday. But they were in the mood to celebrate. “It was a crazy game,” wide receiver and defensive back England Honeybuss said. “That’s what ‘48 All Guts’ means. You’ve got to play 48 minutes. “Not many teams can do ...read more
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By Jim Perry Managing Editor Remember 1996? —A killing blizzard along the Eastern Seaboard. —Earthquakes making headlines in places other than Oklahoma. —Deep Blue, a computer, beating world chess champion Gary Kasparov. —Dolly the sheep, first mammal cloned from an adult cell. —Bob Dole ...read more
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By Jim Perry Managing Editor They last collided 33 years ago. On Friday they will square off with a district championship on the line. Cushing, 3-0 in District 3A-6, hosts Beggs, 2-0, at 7 p.m. Friday at O’Dell Field. The winner, it appears, will have the inside track to the district champi...read more
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Cushing takes down Cleveland By Jim Perry Managing Editor CLEVELAND – No. 18 came to play. Cleveland was the worse off for it. Trey Morris, No. 18 for the Cushing High School football team, scored touchdowns in three ways Friday and the visiting Tiger crushed homestanding Cleveland 43-7 ...read more
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By Jim Perry Managing Editor Jacob Bailey passed for 313 yards and three touchdowns and Berryhill put a damper on Cushing’s 2016 homecoming celebration by winning 42-32 at overflowing O’Dell Field. The ninth-ranked Chiefs improved to 2-0 and knocked the No. 7 Tigers to 2-1. The game was the...read more
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Tigers have donimated series By Jim Perry Managing Editor The foe’s foe remains the same. Such is probably not good news for the visiting team. Mannford will visit O’Dell Field on Friday for its first high school football game of 2016. The Pirates will play at Cushing for the second ti...read more
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By Jim Perry Managing Editor A pair of quarterbacks will make rare starts Friday when Cushing visits Perkins-Tryon for the 2016 high school football season opener for both teams. The game will be the first for Cushing High School during “zero week,” one week ahead of the date most teams w...read more
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By Jim Perry Managing Editor Three score and seven players on Monday morning ventured onto the new O’Dell Field. In better terms, they frolicked. “I couldn’t believe it this morning,” Cushing High School football coach Barrett Shupe said. “And I didn’t even have to paint a single stripe.”...read more
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Cushing wins Tulsa 7 School of Year award By Jim Perry Managing Editor They won five championships in the Tulsa 7 Conference. In so doing, Cushing High School wrapped up the 2016-17 title as Tulsa 7 School of the Year. Cushing won T-7 titles in girls cross country, wrestling, girls tr...read more
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Tanner Blackmore won a gold medal and Cushing High School qualified 20 athletes for the Class 4A state track and field championships. Eleven girls and nine boys will represent CHS Friday and Saturday at Frank McNabb Field in Catoosa. The state meet for Class 4A will begin at 10 a.m. Friday with...read more
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The first step has been taken. Cushing baseball now seems ready to run. Cushing on Thursday beat Blackwell 15-2 and 11-1 and won the Class 4A District 9 championship. The victories spurred CHS into next week’s double-elimination regional tournament, to be played at a site yet unannounced. Tent...read more
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Jacob Kimmell, Camden Crooks, Kamryn James and Jacee Childress won three gold medals apiece Tuesday in the 78th Cushing Lions Club Junior Olympics. Fifth-Grade Girls 50 — 1. Madi Osborn, 2. Ashlynn Parmley, 3. Marissa Heine. 75 — 1. Karly Clemons, 2. Madi Osborn, 3. Karime Mendez. HJ — 1. Ir...read more
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Lady Tigers harvest district crown One down. Two, maybe, to go? Cushing on Thursday achieved the first level of the Oklahoma High School slow-pitch softball playoffs. The Lady Tigers beat Bristow and Jones for the Class 5A-8 District championship. Cushing on Thursday will compete in a four...read more
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Cushing’s girls scored 54 points in field events and came home well awarded from high school track and field meets at Inola and Bristow. The Lady Tigers on Thursday scored 34 points at Inola and won the meet championship by six points over Spiro. They tacked on 20 at Bristow and placed second b...read more
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Morris wins two golds Cushing won the closing mile relay Friday and out-kicked Wagoner for top honors in the Beggs Invitational track and field meet. It was Cushing’s second outing of the season. The Tigers finished with 112 points, two more than Wagoner. Oklahoma City Millwood finished wi...read more
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Mama told me “there’d be days like this.” “There’d be days like this,” my mama said. Such was life on the weekend for the Cushing High School baseball team. Cushing, soaring along at the No. 6 ranking in Class 4A and victors over two ranked opponents on Thursday, got their comeuppance Friday ...read more
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OOLOGAH — Matt Yates shined at the plate and Cushing got complete-game pitching performances from two players Thursday in the first day of action in the 12th annual Oologah-Talala Invitational Baseball Tournament. Cushing beat Cascia Hall 5-3 and host Oologah 5-2. The Tigers were the only team ...read more
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Losing two games in a row left the Cushing Tigers in a bit of a foul mood. They righted that ship by winning two in a row. Cushing High School on Saturday beat Hilldale 1-0 for fifth place in the Verdigris Spring Break Classic and on Monday took out Tulsa 7 foe Cleveland 9-5. The Tigers impro...read more
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The Cushing High School slow-pitch softball team made plans to open its 2016 season Thursday night at Bristow. Mother Nature had other plans. Wet conditions — it rained Tuesday and Wednesday in Bristow — meant the three-way between the host Lady Pirates, Cushing’s Lady Tigers and the Morris La...read more
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Cushing pushed its high school baseball record to 4-0 Saturday by winning two games at Tecumseh. The Tigers beat host Tecumseh 11-2 and Seminole 6-2. Cushing won its third consecutive game via run rule against Tecumseh. The Tigers scored seven runs in the first two innings and coasted home. M...read more
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By Jim Perry Managing Editor The second season of slow-pitch softball at Cushing High School has a tough act to follow. Lady Tiger coach Nikki York thinks she has the goods to do just that. CHS opens its 2016 season Thursday with a split doubleheader at Bristow. The Lady tigers will play B...read more
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Cushing girls pop Berryhill, reach region final By Jim Perry Managing Editor They came. They saw. They kicked some booty. The Cushing Lady Tigers, playing in perhaps the most difficult game of the high school basketball playoffs, took out rival Berryhill 42-23 Friday afternoon in the Cl...read more
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