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OBU baseball wins second NCCAA crown
Jun10

OBU baseball wins second NCCAA crown

MASON, Ohio—Oklahoma Baptist  University celebrated its second walk-off National Christian Collegiate Athletic Association World Series championship in as many seasons with 7-6 10th-inning victory over Campbellsville, Sat., May 27. Josh Timms, Jr. LF, lifted a one-out fly ball to left-center and senior secondbaseman Kevin Olmeda’s nifty slide completed the game-winning sacrifice fly and a rally that saw the Bison trailing 6-2 after...

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Former NFL player found faith at Falls Creek
Jun10

Former NFL player found faith at Falls Creek

Many lives have been transformed over the past 100 years of ministry at Falls Creek Baptist Conference Center. People of all ages and backgrounds come to the hallowed camp grounds and experience the Lord’s presence, some for the very first time. This was the case for David Nelson who played football for the University of Florida and caught the game-winning pass from Tim Tebow in the 2009 BCS Championship against the University of...

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Stillwater Soccer “does it for Don”
Jun03

Stillwater Soccer “does it for Don”

STILLWATER—Stillwater High School has just come off of its most successful soccer season in school history. On this record-breaking team is Micah Herrmann. Micah’s senior soccer season was one for the books and one of the most memorable, for more reasons than one. Micah is from a family that loves soccer. He was raised around the sport, as his older siblings paved the way for his love of the game. Don Herrmann, Micah’s dad, has been...

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99-year-old ready for more world track records
May27

99-year-old ready for more world track records

FORT WORTH, Texas (BP)—You may never meet a more remarkable man than Orville Rogers. Today, at 99 years of age, he holds 16 age-group world records in individual and relay running events and has climbed Mount Kilimanjaro in Tanzania at an altitude of over 19,000 feet. The oldest man to run a 10-minute mile, Rogers has run 26-mile marathons and plans to participate in national track events when he reaches his 100th birthday in...

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Run in Phoenix to support Global Hunger Relief
May20

Run in Phoenix to support Global Hunger Relief

PHOENIX (BP)—Messengers and other participants in the Southern Baptist Convention’s (SBC) June meeting will be able to run to help feed the hungry. A coalition of Southern Baptist organizations is sponsoring the Global Hunger Relief Run June 14, the second day of this year’s convention meeting in Phoenix. All registration fees for the event —which includes a 5K race and a one-mile, family oriented fun run—will be used to feed the...

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Amid youth sports teams, where does God figure in?
May13

Amid youth sports teams, where does God figure in?

BRENTWOOD, Tenn. (BP)—Little Johnny has a travel baseball game on Sunday morning, sister Becky has a soccer game in the early afternoon and older brother Ben has an AAU basketball game at the same time. And, by the way, church starts at 9 and is over at noon. What’s a family to do? For Derek Westmoreland, pastor of Savannah, Tenn., Hopewell, the answer is simple. Go to church. “Your kids have to know that God is most important and...

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