May 2014

USAO Basketball to host boys’ basketball camp

Date Published: 
04/23/2014
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CHICKASHA – The University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma will host the 2014 Vinson Metcalf Basketball Camp, a skills and fundamentals camp for athletes of nearly all ages, during two week-long periods in June.

“We are looking for some new and improved aspects to our camp,” said camp namesake Vinson Metcalf, USAO’s men’s basketball head coach. “My assistant, Chris Francis, has some new ideas for the camp this upcoming year. As always, there will be games, fun and awards.”

Metcalf grateful, hopeful after first season

Date Published: 
05/14/2014
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By Special Contributor Joshua Araiza

CHICKASHA – After a decade in a half in the wings, Vinson Metcalf stepped out into the spotlight this year as the head men’s basketball coach at the University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma.

Between becoming a quick fan favorite and a decent first season at the helm, Metcalf reflects on his inaugural year and the journey he took from a 15-year assistant to head coach.

In the Saddle - Ken Richardson and Sam Hayden

Date Published: 
05/08/2014
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CHICKASHA – With both Drover baseball and softball seasons ending the Sooner Athletic Conference tournament, our final In the Saddle of the season is a special two-part show, featuring Assistant Softball Coach Ken Richardson and Assistant Baseball Coach Sam Hayden.

 

Softball

The Drover softball team (37-24) is ending a strong season that led to the most wins for the program since 2006.

Drover baseball sees postseason honors

Date Published: 
05/07/2014
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CHICKASHA – Five Drover baseball players earned All-Sooner Athletic Conference honors for their performances on the field this season.

Two players — Chris Musick and Jaime Gurrola — earned First Team honors for their performances during the regular season.

Eddie Malone and Warren Stehn came in on the Second Team while pitcher Josh Terrell was named to the Gold Glove team.

“I’m very happy for all our guys who were recognized by the conference,” Head Coach Mike Ross said. “They did a great job for us all year.”

Nine Drovers named All-Conference

Date Published: 
05/05/2014
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CHICKASHA – After one of the best seasons in school history, the Drover softball team saw nine players earn postseason conference honors, including a Newcomer of the Year.

Kaylin Taylor, a freshman from Purcell, was named the Sooner Athletic Conference Newcomer of the Year and All-SAC First Team.

Joining Taylor on first team was shortstop Taylor Smith. Five other Drovers — Courtney Capps, Kayla Adams, McKenna Eubank, Dani Warren, Tate Landmark and Jaci Booker — were named All-Conference Second Team.

Powerful hitting leads to Drover win in season finale

Date Published: 
05/04/2014
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SHAWNEE – Late home runs were the decisive factor in the Drovers’ 13-5 win in Sunday’s Sooner Athletic Conference tournament game against Mid-America Christian.

The University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma (27-22) overtook the Evangels (14-34) in the final game of the season for both teams.

“It’s nice to end the tournament with a win,” Head Coach Mike Ross said. “I told them before the game that this was important; that they are playing for pride and to go out and get it done today.”

USAO falls to No. 1 OBU in SAC Tournament

Date Published: 
05/03/2014
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SHAWNEE – An early lead wasn’t enough to overcome the No. 1 Oklahoma Baptist Bison on Saturday evening in the Drovers’ second game of the Sooner Athletic Conference tournament.

The University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma (26-22) took a 3-0 lead, but the strong Bison offense began firing to secure the 10-4 win.

It didn’t take long for the Drovers to start the offense. Lead-off hitter Ryan Wescott singled to left field in the first inning and was brought home two batters later on a ground out by Jaime Gurrola.

Bison best the Drovers in eight innings

Date Published: 
05/02/2014
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SHAWNEE – The Drovers end one of the best seasons in school history with an extra-innings loss at the hands of host No. 13 Oklahoma Baptist in their final game of the Sooner Athletic Conference tournament.

It was the second game in a row that was forced into extra innings for the University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma (37-24). The Lady Bison (43-15) came from behind to take the 4-1 win in eight innings.

Drovers shut out the Pioneers in SAC Tournament

Date Published: 
05/02/2014
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SHAWNEE – Knowing they needed three wins to make a return trip to the NAIA Baseball National Championship tournament, the Drover baseball team started off its postseason play with a 5-0 shutout against fourth-seeded Wayland Baptist.

In the regular season, the University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma(26-21) and the Pioneers (32-21) battled to one-run games in all three contests of the series, but that wasn’t the case in post-season, as the Drovers crossed the plate five times and a solid performance on the mound kept the Pioneers at bay.