OU Softball Signee Named Gatorade National Player of the Year

Oklahoma signee Jayda Coleman was named the Gatorade National Softball Player of the Year on Wednesday. Coleman is a shortstop and pitcher at The Colony High School in the Colony, Texas, just outside Denton. Coleman was a three-time MaxPreps high school All-American and hit .702 for her high school career.

Journey to Tokyo: Bubba Nickles

MERCED, Calif. (KSEE) — Bubba Nickles is an Olympian. She was named to the 15-player U.S. Olympic Softball team back in October. And she remembers the exact moment. “I was just doing homework for school,” she smiled. “And Rachel Garcia, my UCLA teammate, too, she texted me and she just said, ‘I’m so proud of […]

Little League World Series, tournaments canceled for first time

WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. — The Little League World Series has struck out. The summer tournament has been canceled for the first time ever due to the coronavirus pandemic “This is a heartbreaking decision for everyone at Little League International, but more so for those millions of Little Leaguers who have dreamt of one day playing in […]

LIVE: Reaction to Olympics postponement, and why the decision took so long

AUSTIN (KXAN) — The Olympic Games are officially postponed because of the coronavirus pandemic, leaving athletes considering their next steps. But, many say they understand the importance of canceling an event that brings thousands of people from all over the world together. “Athletes — we have to be selfish most of the time,” said pole […]

Quest for Gold: Olympics planning continues despite coronavirus concerns

CHICAGO (WGN RADIO) — The IOC says the Summer Games are full steam ahead, despite coronavirus worries. Nevertheless, many are speculating whether the games will actually happen. In our athlete spotlight segment, we talk with Chicago Sky standout Diamond DeShields as she tries to make Team USA for 5×5 women’s basketball.  Her dad and brother […]

What’s next for the Tokyo Olympics as virus spreads?

TOKYO, Jap. (AP) — The spreading novel coronavirus virus has been reported in more than 60 countries and puts the Tokyo Olympics at risk. The Olympics are to open on July 24 — less than five months away. The Paralympics follow on Aug. 25. IOC President Thomas Bach, in an interview last week limited to […]

Alyssa Nakken becomes first full-time female coach in MLB history

(CNN) – Alyssa Nakken, a former softball star at Sacramento State, will join the San Francisco Giants coaching staff as the first female full-time assistant in Major League Baseball history. Giants Manager Gabe Kapler, who was hired in November, added Nakken and Mark Hallberg to his staff on Thursday, the team announced. Kapler said they […]

Hidden History: The brutal tackle that changed the face of football

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE) – The journey that changed the face of football forever started with one player from Fort Wayne, Indiana. Johnny Bright’s courage, determination, and perseverance on the gridiron led to monumental changes in equipment and rules. From Central High School phenom all the way to the Canadian Football League Hall of Fame, Bright […]

Pushmataha Co. high school softball coach arrested for alleged sexual battery of player

RATTAN, Okla. (KFOR) – A Pushmataha County softball coach has been arrested after allegedly inappropriately touching a Rattan High School softball player earlier this year. Jeffrey Paul Watts, 46, of Spencerville, is accused of sexual battery on a 15-year-old girl who played on his team. According to an affidavit obtained by KXII, in early February, […]

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