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Sports film seeks 1 Cor. 10:31 movement
Jul18

Sports film seeks 1 Cor. 10:31 movement

>> by Diana Chandler Baptist Press NASHVILLE (BP)—The struggles of a Christian high school girls’ cross country team are used to discourage self-centeredness in “Remember the Goal,” the latest release of brothers Dave and Rich Christiano and Five & Two Pictures. The limited release film highlights 1 Cor. 10:31, exhorting “whatever you do, do all to the glory of God,” and drawing from the personal cross country competition...

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McLoud family fosters football player
Jul11

McLoud family fosters football player

>> by Kristi Prince, Correspondent MCLOUD—Aaron Smith is a young man of few words, but he has a story that needs to be told. This sophomore at Rose State College is well on his way to success in life, thanks to foster parents who love him as their own. Aaron entered the Department of Human Services (DHS) system at the age of 6, and was placed in nine different homes before he found the love and security of Val and Traci Gokey. ...

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Pat Summitt, NCAA’s winningest coach, dies
Jun28

Pat Summitt, NCAA’s winningest coach, dies

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (BP) – Pat Summitt, the winningest coach in NCAA basketball history who professed her faith in Christ four years ago through baptism, died today (June 28) at age 64 after a five-year battle with Alzheimer’s disease. Summitt, coach of the University of Tennessee women’s basketball team from 1974-2012, was a member of Faith Promise Church, a Southern Baptist congregation in Knoxville, Tenn. Her pastor, Chris...

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OBU to add swimming & diving complex
Jun27

OBU to add swimming & diving complex

SHAWNEE—In December 2010, Oklahoma Baptist University (OBU) administrators and members of the Board of Trustees decided to offer swimming and diving as new competitive varsity sports. Soon thereafter, OBU hired legendary swim coach Sam Freas to develop and lead the team into its inaugural season. The result has far exceeded expectations. Freas became the first coach in collegiate swimming and diving history to lead the men’s team to...

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OBHC resident succeeds  in state high school track
Jun20

OBHC resident succeeds in state high school track

EDMOND—Ask anybody at Boys Ranch Town about Dashawn Collins, and they will say, “He is fast!” An accomplished high school varsity sprinter, Collins recently completed his freshman year at Edmond Memorial High School. He has been competing in track since seventh grade and has collected an abundance of medals from track meets. He also claims the state freshman record for the fastest time in the 400 meter relay. “I was always fast,”...

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OBU Baseball wins NCCAA Crown
Jun06

OBU Baseball wins NCCAA Crown

MASON, Ohio—Little boy dreams came true Sat., May 28, and Oklahoma Baptist University (OBU) got the NCCAA baseball national championship with an 8-4 walk-off win over Bethesda, Calif., University. Hunter Heath ripped a two-out grand slam in the bottom of the ninth to give OBU an 8-4 win and the NCCAA National Championship. “It’s amazement,” said Head Coach Bobby Cox. “To have it end in that fashion. Coach (Chris) Cox and I were...

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