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Sulphur sports league reaches community for Christ
Dec16

Sulphur sports league reaches community for Christ

SULPHUR—It does not happen often, but when a city and a church can come together for the purpose of the community, it needs to be shared. In July, Mark Williams started his ministry at Sulphur, Crossway as the recreation minister. However, that was not his only title. He also works for the City of Sulphur as the director of Crosstown Sports, the city’s sports league for kids in 6th grade and younger. Sitting in Crossway’s community...

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36 OBU football players make all-league
Dec08

36 OBU football players make all-league

SHAWNEE—Oklahoma Baptist University (OBU) was abundantly represented on the All-Central States Football League (CSFL) team released Nov. 25, despite being shut out on the superlative honors. Thirty-six OBU players received All-Conference, honorable mention, academic and/or character honors. Eugene Estes took up three spots by himself, earning First-Team kick returner and punt returner and Second-Team defensive back. Seven Bison took...

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OBU Women’s Soccer have success ‘under God’s guidance’
Dec01

OBU Women’s Soccer have success ‘under God’s guidance’

SHAWNEE—The last time the Oklahoma Baptist University (OBU) women’s soccer team was featured in the Baptist Messenger the Lady Bison were serving in Brazil during the FIFA World Cup, laying the ground work for the International Mission Board with a week-long mission project prior to the world’s popular sporting event. Five months later, OBU completed its final season of NAIA competition, winning the Sooner Athletic Conference...

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OBU Football ends season with school-record 8 wins
Nov24

OBU Football ends season with school-record 8 wins

PLAINVIEW, Texas—The Oklahoma Baptist University football team (OBU) bade adieu to NAIA football in style on Sat., Nov. 15, clubbing Wayland Baptist 63-21 on the road. With the win, OBU tied the school record with its eighth win of the season. The Bison took a 42-0 halftime lead with a pair of defensive touchdowns to augment an offensive attack that produced 311 yards in first two quarters. OBU ended up with 536 yards total offense...

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Don’t forget the losers
Nov18

Don’t forget the losers

(WNS)—The victors write the history books, and the losers are forgotten. It’s been that way since the beginning of time, mainly because the losers ended up dead or deported or losing power. In the realm of sports we build monuments to the champions and forget the efforts of the runners-up. Even now, nobody, outside the most loyal wearers of blue, remembers that the Kansas City Royals ended a 29-year playoff drought and won...

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‘23 Blast’ portrays life of Southern Seminary alumnus
Nov03

‘23 Blast’ portrays life of Southern Seminary alumnus

LOUISVILLE, Ky.—When Travis Freeman lost his eyesight in high school, his chances of playing football were destroyed. But his battle with adversity and illness birthed a ministry and the focus of a new movie. The film, “23 Blast,” based on Freeman’s journey after contracting bacterial meningitis, was released Oct. 24 in 600 theaters across the country. “The movie isn’t the Travis Freeman story,” Freeman, a...

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