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Disappointment can be the most defining element in sports

For Daniel Agnew, disappointment came last September. Just three days prior to his scheduled departure for Switzerland ” where he was slated to compete in the 2006 Triathlon World Championships ” Agnew got a call from his sponsors letting him know that due to financial issues, they had decided not to help fund his trip.

Wakeboarding tourney making waves

 Rain or shine, competitors of the Oklahoma River Wakeboard Series 2007 will be competing Friday to Sunday. Riders from all over the country are scheduled to vie for the tournament’s first-place prize of $2,000.   Wakeboarding is a sport when a rider is pulled by a boat and performs a wide variety of tricks and

No Hornets, but still plenty of sports in city

The local sports scene is offering plenty of alternatives to all of the folks going through recent NBA withdrawals. There’s probably nothing on the slate fully capable of replacing the level of excitement the Hornets generated, but area fans don’t have to sit around at home and mope. Baseball enthusiasts, who always have the RedHawks

ATV racing competition pulls into Stillwater

The PowerSports ATV Tour hits Stillwater’s Cooperland Raceway, Friday through Sunday. “The PowerSports ATV Tour is a nationally touring, televised ATV racing series,” said Justin Anderson, director of communications for PowerSports Entertainment. Featuring such pro riders as Doug Gust and Dustin Wimmer, the Southwestern National competition will consist of three categories: ” QuadMX Pro 450,

Drag boat races zooming into downtown

On July 13-16, start your engines or pick a good spot on the banks of the Oklahoma River because one of the largest drag boat races in the United States is headed here for the third year in a row. Ozarka Bricktown Nationals is the largest motor event in downtown OKC and brought out about

Yukon boy among national geography bee finalists

A Yukon eighth-grader joined the ranks of geography gurus this week, making it among the top 10 finalists in the National Geographic Bee in Washington, D.C.   Lakeview Middle School student Tyler Bowen, 14, advanced to Wednesday’s final round of the annual bee after acing a preliminary contest Tuesday against 54 other state- and territory-level

Centennial book festival scheduled at OCU

The Oklahoma Centennial Book Festival and Conference, an official centennial event, will be held Saturday at the Meinders School of Business on the Oklahoma City University campus, 2501 N. Blackwelder. “Promoting literacy, reading and the creative art of writing is extremely important to me and Oklahoma,” said Ann Lacy, festival chairperson, in a press release.

Clemens returning to Yankees, but will he help?

On Sunday ” in the kind of dramatic fashion only the Yankees can conjure up ” Roger Clemens stood up with a microphone at Yankee Stadium and announced himself as the savior to all who wear pinstripes and bow down to small statues of Babe Ruth every night. OK, so those aren’t the exact words

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