March 2012

Mascot Tryouts

USAO Fieldhouse

Tryouts start at 2 pm.

Email to schedule your time.

04/11/2012 - 2:00pm - 4:00pm

Informational Meeting for Mascot Tryouts

Station 82

03/28/2012 - 12:00pm

No. 18 out scores USAO

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CHICKASHA – Despite scoring three runs, the Drovers couldn't overtake the No. 18 Hillcats on Saturday afternoon.

The Hillcats quickly took the lead, and the Drovers were not able to recover. USAO scored its first run in the bottom of the fifth when Brandon Jewett batted in Nolan Crowdus, who was pinch running for catcher Owen Adams.

In the next inning, the Drovers got two more. First, Adams singled to right field to bring home Zach Gonzalez. Then, Romus Cezar scored off a sacrifice fly by Konrad Mueller.

Hunt named NAIA All-America First Team

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CHICKASHA – Coaches knew they had a winner when they recruited Kyle Hunt for the 2011-12 season, and Hunt proved them right, grabbing another honor this week: NAIA All-America First Team.

Hunt is one of only two players in the Sooner Athletic Conference to be named All-America First Team.

The 6-foot-10 senior averaged nearly 18 points a game, racking up a total of 499 on the season.

Additionally, he is fifth in the NAIA in total rebounds per game (10.6) and seventh in blocks per game (2.14). He is also 10th in total blocks with 60 on the season.

Drovers sweep Wayland Baptist

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CHICKASHA – The Drovers scored 11 more runs over Wayland Baptist to grab their first conference sweep of the season.

After taking two from the Pioneers on Friday afternoon, the Drovers won the third game of the series 11-7 on Saturday.

In the first inning, third baseman Heath Wilda batted in lead off hitter Romus Cezar and then came in himself later in the inning off an RBI by Newt Compton.

The Drovers gave up two runs in the third but took the lead back when Wilda got a second RBI to bring in Jared Coon.

Drovers overrun Pioneers in doubleheader

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CHICKASHA – The Drovers grabbed back-to-back wins on Friday afternoon over the Wayland Baptist Pioneers and are on their way to a sweep of the conference series.

The teams will finish the series on Saturday afternoon with a single nine-inning game beginning at 1 p.m. at Bill Smith Ballpark.

USAO dominated the first game, winning it 13-5. Jared Coon, who has been playing second base since Robert Summers was injured a few weeks ago, went 4-for-4 with three runs and leftfielder Brian Vigo went 3-for-3 with two hits and three RBIs.

Military pride on display for concert

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The U.S. Army Jazz Ambassadors big band visits Chickasha for an upcoming concert beginning at 8 p.m. on March 28 at the University of Science and Arts. The event is free but attendees must obtain a ticket at the First National Bank and Trust, the USAO Business Office, KOOL radio 105.5 or Arvest Bank.

Area residents can expect to hear the best of what the U.S. Army has to offer when the Jazz Ambassadors big band arrives for a performance scheduled to begin at 8 p.m. on March 28 in Te Ata Memorial Auditorium at the University of Science and Arts.

CALDWELL, Irma L. (Bender)


Irma Lee Caldwell Irma Lee Caldwell peacefully entered her eternal home on Sunday March 4th at Good Life Senior Care Center. She was born February 8, 1926 in Washington, Kansas. She graduated from high school in Shawnee, Oklahoma and earned a Bachelor's Degree at Oklahoma College for Women in Chickasha, Oklahoma and a Master's Degree at ENMU in Portales. On October 25, 1946 she married Hoyt Caldwell at Purcell, Ok. Irma Lee shared her musical talents in a forty-year teaching career, most of which was at the Lovington Public Schools.

BLANTON, Greta E. (Carter)


Greta Elizabeth (Carter) Blanton passed away peacefully Saturday, March 3, 2012 at Texas-Health Presbyterian-Wilson N. Jones Hospital, Sherman, Texas. Services will be held at Wesley United Methodist Church in El Reno, Okla. on Thursday, March 8, 2012 at 10 a.m. Mrs. Blanton was born in El Reno, November 5, 1920 to Joseph Leroy Carter and Viola Elizabeth (Hayner) Carter. She graduated from El Reno High School in 1937, attended the Oklahoma College for Women from 1937-39 and then graduated from the University of Oklahoma in the Class of 1942. As a brilliant scholar, Mrs.