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All-Star Pujols anchored by faith
Jul27

All-Star Pujols anchored by faith

CINCINNATI (BP)—He grew up playing catch just like any kid, except he used limes instead of a baseball and a milk cartoon instead of a glove. He often watched his dad play softball and carried him home when he got drunk after the games. Life in the Dominican Republic wasn’t easy for Albert Pujols, but now the 10-time All-Star has come to realize that God had a plan for him all along. “God has given me the ability to succeed in the...

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OBU football claims 13 preseason All-Americans
Jul20

OBU football claims 13 preseason All-Americans

SHAWNEE—Oklahoma Baptist University placed 13 players on the 26th annual USA College Football Division II Preseason All-America team. Defensive end Kimes Gilbert and place kicker Trey Tully earned first-team distinction. Quarterback Blake Woodard, running back Jordan Barnes, defensive lineman Gage Wimer, defensive back D’Ante Meeking, wide receiver Derek Serowski, tight end Connor Kinsey, and offensive lineman Brandon Garrett, Zach...

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Cancer survivor Kelly inspiring at conference
Jul13

Cancer survivor Kelly inspiring at conference

NASHVILLE (BP)—Quarterback Jim Kelly once was known for his victories on the football field. He is still known for winning, but now his victories come off the field. Nineteen years after his retirement from the NFL, Kelly faced enemies even more terrifying than incoming linebackers—the death of his son and two battles with cancer. His story has impacted thousands across the nation as “Kelly tough” has become a common phrase when...

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OBU wins third-straight Learfield Sports Cup
Jun22

OBU wins third-straight Learfield Sports Cup

SHAWNEE—Oklahoma Baptist University (OBU) claimed its third consecutive Learfield Sports Directors’ Cup as the best overall athletics program in the NAIA, the National Association of College Directors of Athletics announced Thursday. OBU, in its final season in the NAIA, won the Cup by one of the narrowest margins in the history of the award’s standings. “It’s very gratifying to get this third Learfield Sports Directors’ Cup in our...

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Falls Creek 5K run grows in interest
Jun15

Falls Creek 5K run grows in interest

DAVIS—Many have memories of the softball and volleyball competitions of former times at Falls Creek. Though the settings have changed on the campgrounds, athletic competition and recreational activities remain popular and have expanded at Falls Creek. One such event has seen a growth in interest. Now in its 15th year, the Falls Creek 5K run is a popular weekly event during the summer youth weeks. Overall, running is growing in...

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Camp Perfect Wings blesses campers, sponsors
Jun08

Camp Perfect Wings blesses campers, sponsors

Numerous Baptist churches across Oklahoma have a dedicated ministry for people with special needs. People from these ministries, along with others, come together each summer for Camp Perfect Wings, a three-day camp experience that blesses all who are involved. The 2015 Camp Perfect Wings took place at CrossTimbers Mission Adventure Camp in Davis on May 28-30 and the theme was “Tagged: Wonderfully Made,” based on Psalm 139:14, “I will...

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