Clarification...we noted earlier that Northeastern State would be playing North Dakota in football this fall. The game is scheduled for next season (2010) not this fall. Sorry for the mistake.
Two arrested in stabbing case!
Authorities have arrested two suspects in connection with the stabbing of two East Central University football players.
Travis Tiger, 27, Wewoka, was arrested Monday on suspicion of assault and battery with a dangerous weapon. Tyler Hodges, 19, Wewoka, was arrested Friday on suspicion of accessory after the fact, according to Pontotoc County Sheriff John Christian.
Authorities allege Tiger stabbed Keewan King and Tyrone Gibbs at the C-4 Bar north of Ada during a fight March 12.
King and Gibbs were taken to a local hospital by private vehicle. Gibbs was treated and released while King was admitted and remains hospitalized.
Hodges is free on a $50,000 bond while Tiger remains in jail on a $500,000 bond. The complete story will be available in Wednesday's edition of Ada Evening News.
Feeling the energy
Ada — After feeling a tingle of excitement leading up to the first spring camp of his second tour as East Central University’s football coach, Tim McCarty got to feel a buzz during Monday’s first spring practice.
“There was a lot of energy out there,” McCarty said following the Tigers’ fast-paced, high-energy two-hour session in windy conditions. “For the first day, I was pleasantly surprised.
“The thing that surprised me was the willingness to execute at a high level,” he said. “These kids want to excel, and that’s pleasing as a coach.”
St. Mary's sinks A&M-Kingsville baseball
SAN ANTONIO — The St. Mary’s University baseball team scored an unearned run in the bottom of the ninth inning on Tuesday night, defeating visiting Texas A&M-Kingsville 5-4 at V.J. Keefe Memorial Stadium. The Rattlers (22-11) jumped out to an early lead, scoring two runs in the second and another in the third inning.
Calallen-ex Robert Cox led the Javelinas (14-22) offense with one of his best games of the season. He went 3 for 5 with three RBI, a double and a home run. A.J. Hecker also went 2 for 4 at the plate. Tim Jones pitched well in relief. He threw 1.2 innings allowing two hits, one unearned run and one walk, but was unfortunately tagged with the loss.
College Roundup 04.01.09
Abilene Christian split dual matches Tuesday at the Eager tennis courts, the No. 1 regionally ranked women shutting out Cameron, 9-0, and the men falling 7-2 to No. 1 regional power Aggies.
MSU tennis team loses to UCO
Alex Odell-Michels and Kaja Banas each claimed straight-set wins for No. 34 Midwestern State Tuesday afternoon but it wasn’t enough to overcome Central Oklahoma.