Hurdler uses defeat as motivation to take home state title

By Michael Kinney 

YUKON- Aidan Edwards was not happy. After the Mustang junior failed to defend his state title in the 110-meter hurdles, he was motivated by the time his next event at the 6A State Track and Field Championships arrived.  

Edwards used that fire to hold off some stiff competition in the 300-meter hurdles to grab the state title Saturday at Miller Stadium. 

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Gridiron standout begrudgingly finds success on the track

By Michael Kinney

Heston Thompson does not like it. Despite being one of the top 400-meter runners in the state, the Stillwater junior doesn’t enjoy any part of competing in the grueling race.

Yet, one look at the best 400-meter times in the state, Thompson’s name is situated right on top. His time of 48.31 is the best in Class 6A. It took that blistering time to hold off Union’s Thomas Gothard (48.41) at the Jenks Regional meet last week.

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Children’s book illustrator finds success on multiple platforms

By Michael Kinney 

As a child growing up in Oklahoma, Madelyn Goodnight loved books. Whether her parents or aunts read them to her or she poured over them herself, children’s books were a big part of her life.  

From the Amelia Bedelia series by Peggy and Herman Parish or the Frog and Toad collection by Arnold Lobel, Goodnight said the memories of her youth are filled with children’s books.

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All-state hooper chooses track over basketball

By Michael Kinney 

Kileigh Mixon knew she could go higher, but she had other things to do. The Stroud senior had just easily won the high jump competition at the Oklahoma Baptist University Bison Invitational and decided to stop at 5-foot-6.  

This decision brought a chorus of disappointed reactions from the OBU athletes who were helping run the event. They wanted to see just how high Mixon, who is the two-time defending 2A state champion, could go.

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Thunder reserves close out regular season with 115-100 victory

By Michael Kinney

The Oklahoma City Thunder closed out their regular season Sunday afternoon with a 115-110 victory over the Memphis Grizzlies. Both teams had already clinched spots in the postseason so neither played their starters or key reserves.

Despite that, Thunder coach Mark Daigneault liked what he saw from the players who normally see action on the franchise’s G-League squad.

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