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Tigers building confidence through the summer

It looked confident, composed and almost mechanical. Norman High quarterback Ryan Haley found tailback Joe Willie three times, and receiver Mark Williams for the touchdown, on a drive against Stillwater at Saturday’s Shamrock Shootout at Bishop McGuinness High School. Then, suddenly, it looked the opposite. The Tigers went three-and-out on the next drive, with ill-advised […]

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Norman’s Yujeong Son is normal, even if her golf career isn’t

Yujeong Son is an average 16-year-old girl. She likes sipping on bubble tea. Her fingers plunk away at her phone, flipping through Snapchat’s off-the-wall filters. She loves music. Top-40 stuff. “Whatever’s good lately, I like it,” Son said. Son is mostly typical, except on the golf course. Currently third in Golfweek’s international junior golf rankings, […]

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St. Stephen’s youth return from mission trip

Eleven youth and four adult sponsors from St. Stephen’s United Methodist Church in Norman recently returned from a summer mission trip to the Mississippi Delta, where they completed several home repair projects with Delta Grace Ministries, a nonprofit United Methodist mission organization. “I enjoyed helping others and I learned a lot of new skills,” said […]

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SaberCats sticking together amid transfers, coaching changes

MOORE — Following Wednesday’s 7-on-7 scrimmage against Putnam City North and Moore, Southmoore safety Donovan Gaines shouted, “This is our field, and if you don’t want to be here, get off it.” His words echoed across the empty field, not directed at anyone in particular. At least not anyone present. It’s been a disruptive offseason […]

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From North to West Point

NORMAN — Seven Oklahoma graduates will head to the United States Military Academy at West Point, New York, this month for basic training, followed by their first year as a cadet at one of the most selective post-secondary institutes in the country. Norman North’s Hallie Hembree is one of those graduates. “I’ll be playing volleyball […]

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Sometimes, honesty is not the best policy

Were you to set up a Facebook profile, would you use it to let your friends, family and others learn more about yourself? Would you talk about your personal history, likes, dislikes and other things that would let people get to know you better? Consider the following Facebook profile and the information it reveals. “My […]

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