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The seventh and eighth grade Panther tracksters competed for the first time this year at Tecumseh on Monday.  Due to inclement weather so far this season, the JH Panthers haven’t got to compete but they did on Monday and did quite well.

The Pauls Valley High School tennis team reached the mid-point of their 2019 season with a strong showing at the Lawton tournament last week. The boys’ team finished 3rd and the girls were runners-up in the tournament.  Both teams were led by championships in one doubles.

The Pauls Valley Lady Panthers opened the 2019 season on the links at Purcell’s Brent Bruehl Memorial Golf Course.

The Pauls Valley Panthers opened up district play on the diamond in Class 4A-2 against a tough Tuttle Tiger team. The Tigers flexed their muscle to the tune of two run-rules in a 16-0 win and 17-0 win.

Oklahoma City point guard Russell Westbrook will not be suspended, but has been fined $25,000 by the NBA for “directing profanity and threatening language to a fan” Monday night during the Thunder’s victory in Utah.

The Pauls Valley Lady Panthers bounced back from Thursday's loss with a 61-38 win over Tecumseh in a regional elimination game in Anadarko.

The Pauls Valley Lady Panthers played great for the first 18 minutes of Thursday Regional game with No. 13 Weatherford. The Lady Eagles went on an 18-3 run to end the third quarter to blow open the game and roll to a 53-32 win.

The Pauls Valley Panthers played well for the first quarter and a half against Bridge Creek in a Regional Consolation game Thursday at Bridge Creek.

Three Pauls Valley Panther wrestlers punched their ticket to this weekend's state tournament after finishing in the top 5 of the Class 4A West Regional Tournament in Newcastle.

The Whitebead Chiefs went two overtimes against the Justus-Tiawah Wildcats before falling 34-32 in the opening round of the ORES State Tournament Thursday.

The Stratford Bulldogs ran into a buzzsaw Tuesday night against the No. 15 team out of Class 2A Allen falling to the Mustangs 81-64.

The Whitebead Lady Chiefs let an 11-point fourth quarter lead slip away to the Maryetta Raiders in the opening round of the ORES State Tournament on Thursday.

The Stratford Lady Bulldogs got off to a great start in the game with Allen but had to hang on in the end for a 52-51 win earlier in the week.

The Pauls Valley Lady Panthers avenged an earlier loss to Tuttle with a 51-37 win over the No. 16 Lady Tigers in the Canadian Valley Conference match play.

The Pauls Valley Lady Panthers couldn't overcome a 21-7 Marlow run in the first half and a 15-2 run late of Friday's games with the Outlaws falling 52-31 on senior night.

The Pauls Valley Panthers overcame a four-point third quarter to avenge an earlier loss to Marlow with a 50-46 win over the Outlaws on senior night. Junior Quincy Jackson led the Panthers with a team-high 17 points as PV won for the sixth time this season.

With the exception of a couple of lead changes early, Pauls Valley led the rest of the way in Friday's consolation semifinal against Madill in the Tishomingo Tournament.

Pauls Valley rallied from six points down in the fourth quarter for a 55-48 win over the Clinton Red Tornadoes in the semifinals of the Tishomingo Tournament on Friday.

The Pauls Valley Lady Panthers jumped out quickly and never really looked back in a 46-30 victory over Marietta in the opening round of the Tishomingo Tournament Thursday.

The Pauls Valley Panthers gave the No. 13 Marietta Indians everything they wanted Thursday on the hardwood taking them to overtime. In overtime, Marietta jumped out early and they held off Pauls Valley for a 59-54 win.

The Pauls Valley Lady Panthers bounced back from Friday night's loss to No. 17 Tuttle with a 68-45 win at Bridge Creek on Saturday.

The Pauls Valley Panthers ended a 10-game losing streak on Saturday defeating Bridge Creek 43-31 and avenging a Tuesday night loss to the Bobcats.

Cailen Jolley scored the first five points in Friday's game with Tuttle, but foul trouble pushed her to the bench and Tuttle took advantage with a 57-45 win.

It is with great pleasure that the National High School Athletic Coaches Association announces the advancement of Chad Chronister from Pauls Valley High School as a finalist for the 2019 National High School Athletic Coaches Association national coach of the year in the area of Assistant Coach. 

Paoli football has had a wonderful 2018 season. With a winning season record of 10-2 the district champion Pugs made it to the second round of playoffs for the second year in a row.

The Pauls Valley Lady Panthers coupled a 10-0 first-quarter run with a 14-0 second and third-quarter run to blow out the Bridge Creek Bobcats 51-29.

The Pauls Valley Lady Panthers bounced back in the third-place game of the Charles K. Heatly Classic with a 72-37 win over Lexington.The Lady Panthers had a big first quarter behind three 3-point baskets by Allie Lance as they took a double-digit lead. 

In the South Central Conference Tournament, the Maysville Warriors finished second and the Paoli Pugs were the consolation champ on the boy's side while the Maysville Lady Warriors finished fourth and the Paoli Lady Pugs the consolation runner up.

The Pauls Valley Panthers and Lindsay Leopards matched up for the second time in two days in the opening round of the Charles K. Heatly Classic in Lindsay Thursday.

The Pauls Valley Lady Panthers exploded in the second quarter with a 24-2 run lifting them to an easy 61-40 win over Community Christian School (CCS) in the opening round of the Charles K. Heatly Tournament in Lindsay Thursday.

The Stratford Bulldogs opened play in the Alex Tournament with a 53-39 win over Ninnekah on Thursday. Three players scored in double figures as the Bulldogs got out early and cruised to their eighth win of the season.

Turner used an 8-0 run late in the game to hold off the Paoli Pugs for a 50-46 win in the opening round of the South Central Conference Tournament in Maysville Thursday.

Fox scored the first 6 points of the game on their way to a 12-2 run that led to a 77-43 win over Paoli Lady Pugs in the South Central Conference Tournament in Maysville Thursday.

Lindsay used a barrage of three-pointers in the middle of the first quarter to open up a lead of Pauls Valley and cruised from there for a 63-45 win Tuesday in Lindsay.

Pauls Valley was able to overcome a foul played game pulling away from Lindsay in the second half for a 70-46 win at the Leopard Arena in Lindsay.

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William H. (Bill) Richey passed away April 13, 2019 after a short illness at the age of 76. He was born in Hanoverton, Ohio on September 11, 1942. Bill was preceded in death by his parents, Homer Richey and Camille Richey Kelton; sister, Barbara Amon, and brother, John. He is survived by his…

Royce Lee Kimbrell of Wynnewood, Oklahoma was born to Lee Kuin and Lillie Elizabeth (Helm) Kimbrell on December 9, 1930 east of Wynnewood, Oklahoma and passed from this life on April 12, 2019 at his home at the age of 88 years. Royce graduated from Wynnewood High School. On November 26, 1952…

Bill Blackwood Jr., 77, of Washington, formerly of Elmore City, passed away April 12, 2019 at Norman Regional Hospital. He was born June 29, 1941 in Elmore City, Oklahoma, the second of six children born to Bill Blackwood Sr. and Zettie Faye (Fuller) Blackwood. He attended high school in Elm…