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The Pauls Valley varsity and junior high cross counrty teams competed in the East Central University Tiger Chase at the Pontotoc County Technology Center in Ada last week.

The tradition rich Christian Heritage Crusaders rumbled into Stratford Friday night and left with a 42-20 win in the Bulldogs season opener.

The Maysville Warriors improved to 2-0 on the season after a 50-0 blanking of the Central Marlow Bronchos on Friday night in a game that ended in the third quarter.

For the first time in 15 years the Pauls Valley Panthers and Davis Wolves were on the field together. In the last four meetings, neither team has scored more than 28 points and that held true Friday night as the visiting Wolves defeated the Panthers 28-7.

STRATFORD — After winning the state title in 2015, the Stratford Bulldogs moved to Class 2A and have spent the last four years in that class. The Bulldogs return to Class A this season and will face some familiar foes in District A-4.

After finishing in the Class 2A quarterfinals a year ago the Lindsay Leopards are looking for even more in 2020. The Leopards are riding a 12-year streak of making the playoffs and last year was the furtherest they have advanced since 2011 when they made it to the semifinals.

The Pauls Valley Lady Panthers won fourth game in a row and their second district game holding off the Bethel Wildcats for an 11-7 win.

The Lady Panthers had to wait two weeks before stepping on the softball diamond because of a COVID-19 positive test at the school.

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According to Executive Director David Jackson, the Oklahoma Secondary School Activities Association took a hard look at pushing back the 2020 high school football season due to the COVID-19 pandemic but ultimately decided that and other fall sports should proceed as planned.

Four Garvin County prep players got one last chance to shine on the high school gridiron at the 2020 8-man All Star Game on Saturday. Paoli's Carson Bryant and Ian Dunseath along with Maysville's Seth Jensen and Gunner Aprill were among the 80 players that participated in the game at NEO A&a…

With Stephen Wilkerson taking a full time job with the Pauls Valley Fire Department, the Lady Panthers left the 2019 season looking for a new fast-pitch coach. Wilkerson had 88 wins to his credit over a 5-year span with the Lady Panthers including back-to-back 26 win seasons.

Anglers hoping to introduce someone to the sport of fishing this year have a chance to take them for free June 6-7. Everyone can fish – while practicing social distancing, of course – without a state fishing license on Oklahoma’s Free Fishing Days.

With the decision of the OSSAA on Friday, activities that were cancelled by the COVID-19 pandemic can resume on June 1.

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It was 30 years ago that Pauls Valley’s Chasta Dry and Kim Hunt captured their second straight tennis title in one doubles.

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COVID-19 has cancelled athletic events and graduations all over the country including those for Paoli senior Kara Deaver.

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With the COVID-19 Virus closing school over a month ago, Carson “Dinky Doug” Bryant hasn't let the pandemic effect his life in a negative way.

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The COVID-19 virus has impacted people all over the world including our prep athletes. Pauls Valley senior Emily Hamilton's track season came to an end before it even started because of the virus.

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The COVID-19 virus ended senior Katlyn ‘KDAD’ Davenports’s track season before it even got started. The two-sport star would be have been looking for her fourth straight year at qualifying for the state track meet.

Today’s spring sport spotlight is senior baseball player Gage ‘Lil Eddie’ Johnson. Johnson is the son of Melissa and brother to Eddie, a 2016 graduate, and Gabrel, a second grader.

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Senior Joshua Gutierrez’s tennis season was cut short due the COVID-19 virus. Joshua teamed up with Luke Hamilton last year qualifying for the Class 4A State Tournament.

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The COVID-19 virus has affected many people in different ways. Student-athletes' seasons were cut short in the spring, including senior golfer Luke Sager.

The COVID-19 virus ended high school sports just a couple of weeks into the season, cutting short many senior careers, including senior golfer Kori “Bones” Stanley.

With recent rainfall and warmer weather, fishing for crappie and white bass is heating up statewide. These species are beginning their annual spawning routines by moving into shallower water, making them easily accessible to bank anglers.

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When junior high and high school sports came to an end because of the coronavirus, the players were not the only ones affected.

A streak of 47 scoreless innings spanning 8 games and two seasons came to an end for the Pauls Valley Panthers on Thursday at Wynnewood. They couldn't however break the losing streak as the Savages came from behind for a 9-1 win over the Panthers.

Jerry Iverson of Pauls Valley scored his first ever Hole-in-One Monday, March 9 at the Pauls Valley Municipal Golf Course.  

Starting pitcher Dylan Aderholt pitched a great game for Pauls Valley Monday in a district battle with Ada. He didn't get any backing behind him as the Panthers committed nine errors in an 8-0 loss to the Cougars.

The Pauls Valley one doubles team of Cameron Freeland and Macey Bonner started the 2020 season with a first place finish in the Duncan Invitational. The girls only lost four games over the course of three matches. 

The Stratford Lady Bulldogs season came to an end Friday in the Area IV consolation semifinal with Cashion at Southwestern Oklahoma State University.

The Stratford Lady Bulldogs ran into a buzzsaw in the Class 2A Area IV Regional Tournament Finals Saturday. That buzzsaw was Kynsey Dixon and the Caddo Lady Bruins. 

A new era of Pauls Valley baseball began Monday as the Panthers opened up the 2020 season in district action at Sulphur. New head coach Tim Johnson and the Panthers didn't get the start they wanted but showed signs of improvement in a 10-0 loss.

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Obituaries

Robert Brett Tolbert of Pauls Valley, Oklahoma was born to Robert Leon Tolbert and Joyce (Brumfield) Tolbert on November 29, 1959 in Pauls Valley, Oklahoma and passed from this life on September 21, 2020 at the age of 60 years.

Funeral services for K.B. McCracken were held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, September 22, 2020 at the First Christian Church in Sulphur, with the Reverend Tim Kowalski officiating. Interment followed at the Oaklawn Cemetery in Sulphur.

Steven Douglas Watkins, 60, peacefully passed to eternal life on Sunday, August 30, 2020 with his son by his side during his last moments.