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OBU’s Mallory breaks records with humble spirit
Dec09

OBU’s Mallory breaks records with humble spirit

SHAWNEE—Isaiah Mallory is a 5’9, 170 pound sophomore from Aledo, Texas who has begun to make record breaking a habit. In his second season on the Oklahoma Baptist University (OBU) Football team, Mallory is the first to be named First-Team All-Great American Conference (GAC) on top of breaking the school record for single season rushing. Mallory is only the second OBU player to break the 1,000-yard rushing mark, despite missing a game...

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Guns & Gravy 4.0 at Red Oak, First
Dec03

Guns & Gravy 4.0 at Red Oak, First

RED OAK—As the 2016 hunting season unfolds, Red Oak, First celebrated “Guns & Gravy 4.0” on Sun., Nov. 13 with more than 200 sports enthusiasts attending. The evening began with deer, hog and bird mounts being placed on the walls of the church’s fellowship hall. Turkeys, bobcats and an otter mount were found in the church’s Life Impact Center as well as more deer horns. “It was great!” Pastor Johnny Montgomery said about the...

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Possible record-breaking buck, baptism in same week
Nov25

Possible record-breaking buck, baptism in same week

NASHVILLE (BP)—As his pastor said at Stephen Tucker’s baptism, it had been a good week. First he bagged a 47-point buck that may break the world record for largest antlers ever measured, then it was his birthday and then he followed the Lord in believer’s baptism. Tucker, of Gallatin, Tenn., was baptized Nov. 13 at Hendersonville, Tenn., First, where pastor Bruce Chesser explained Tucker had been a believer for years but had not...

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3 reasons why this unathletic mom loves sports
Nov18

3 reasons why this unathletic mom loves sports

Sports is an interesting topic for me to write about since I’ve never played an inning, a down or a match. I’ve never been up to bat or down a break. Nevertheless, sports have always, in some way, been a part of my life. 1. A tradition to pass down I grew up in the deep South where college football is king, and your allegiance begins at an early age. “Roll Tide!” has been a part of my vocabulary since I can remember and is still a...

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NFL icon Archie Manning to speak at OBU’s ‘Green & Gold’ Gala
Nov11

NFL icon Archie Manning to speak at OBU’s ‘Green & Gold’ Gala

SHAWNEE—Archie Manning, All-American quarterback and NFL icon, will be the featured speaker during the fifth annual Oklahoma Baptist University (OBU) Green and Gold Gala Tues., March 7, at the National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum in Oklahoma City. Manning will bring an inspirational message on leadership lessons he learned as a player, a businessman and a father. When people think of Archie Manning, they think football. But...

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LA Rams Coach Fisher shares he ‘accepted the Lord’
Nov04

LA Rams Coach Fisher shares he ‘accepted the Lord’

Jeff Fisher recalls a bad experience he had in a Catholic mass as a young boy sitting with a friend. “I was sitting at church, and we happened to be playing with the sunlight that was coming down from the stained glass window, and the monsignor came down to the pew and grabbed (Fisher and a friend) by our neck collars and said, ‘I’ll deal with you,’” the Los Angeles Rams head coach remembers. In August, Fisher recorded an I Am Second...

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