Headlines

sports image

CHICKASHA – Two former Drovers who were significant in the history of their respective sports will join the Athletic Hall of Fame at the University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma next month.

John Hudson, the institution’s first men’s basketball coach, and softball pitcher Kindra Gregory Palacol will be inducted into the Hall of Fame on Jan. 10 at the Drover basketball...

CHICKASHA – The University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma proudly boasts its student-athletes, who remain successful on the field and court as well as in the classroom, as they earn athletic honors and, most importantly, earn their bachelor degrees.

USAO conferred 74 degrees in all in the 2014 Fall Commencement ceremony on Friday evening. Eleven of those degrees went to Drover student-athletes.

sports image

CHICKASHA– With the Sooner Athletic Conference one of the toughest conference in softball, it was the University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma that grabbed a big recruit for the 2016 season.

Kobi Crossley, Newcastle High School senior recently signed with the Drovers. Crossley just completed a great run with her team ending up as the 4A OSSAA State Champion in Fast Pitch Softball.

USAO Head Coach Jadyn Wallis said she was...

Trevino, McPherson, Feaver

CHICKASHA – After 40 years dedicated to the university’s athletic programs and more than a decade as an athletic director, the University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma’s Brisco McPherson became the NAIA’s fourth member of the John McLendon Minority Athletics Administrators Hall of Fame.

The John McLendon Minority Scholarship Steering Committee unanimously selected McPherson as this year’s inductee, who was a long-time men’s...

sports image

CHICKASHA – Area softball players will have the opportunity to receive professional instruction from Drover softball coaches and players in a two-day long camp at the University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma.

During the camp, athletes will focus on fundamentals and mechanics of all aspects of the game. This includes hitting, fielding, pitching, catching, base running as well as the mental part of softball.

The camp...

sports image

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.

sports image

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...

sports image

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.

sports image

SHAWNEE – The Drovers, now 1-1 in the Sooner Athletic Conference tournament, dropped in extra innings in Thursday’s second game to Mid-America Christian, a team that is making a much-needed run in the tournament.

In the previous game, seventh-seeded MACU (32-26) upset No.15 Oklahoma Baptist, the tournament’s second-seed.

The University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma (37-23) fell to the Evangels 8-5 in the ninth inning.

sports image

SHAWNEE – The Drovers began their postseason on a high note, defeating Northwood University 7-1 in the first game of the Sooner Athletic Conference tournament thanks to a six-run final inning.

The University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma (37-22) allowed NU’s Alexia Taylor to score in the bottom of the second inning. The Knights (16-40) maintained their lead until the top of the fifth inning when Dani Warren bunted in first baseman...