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Titans clinch playoff berth in win over Lawton Ike

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By John Martin Staff Writer The Carl Albert Titans moved ever closer to a coveted spot in the OSSAA Class 5A playoffs with a 49-0 drubbing of Lawton Eisenhower Thursday night at Jim Harris Field. The win upped the Titan’ winning streak to 16 in a row, 8 to finish the 2016 championship season and…

Bombers sink Pirates 32-14

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By Jeff Harrison Managing Editor WARR ACRES – Winning back-to-back district titles has been the goal for the Midwest City football team this regular season. And they took another big step towards that goal Thursday night as they beat Putnam City 32-14 and clinched a playoff berth. Midwest City took control in the first half…

Warren Theatres breaks ground in Midwest City

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Ten screen movie theater expected to open in fall 2018 By Tonya Little Contributing Writer City leaders and community members came together this morning to celebrate ground breaking for the new Warren Theater that is to be located on the corner of SE 15th Street and Sooner Road. The dreary day and muddy ground didn’t…

Mid-Del School Bond Election: School district targets projects both big and small

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By Jeff Harrison Managing Editor A proposed $130.6 million bond issue is largely comprised of several construction projects for the Mid-Del School District. But not all of the projects are large. About 10 percent of the funds would be used for HVAC systems for all of the gymnasiums and field houses, new roofing, flooring, lighting…

Mid-Del School Bond Election: Stadium upgrades on the horizon

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By Jeff Harrison Managing Editor Friday night lights could shine a little brighter in the Mid-Del School District. All three high school football stadiums would receive major renovations under a $130.6 million bond proposal set to get before voters on Oct. 10. The three projects would improve seating, restrooms, locker rooms, concession stands and playing…

ODOT taps brakes on road projects

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By Jeff Harrison Managing Editor One major road project in eastern Oklahoma County is expected to begin early next year. Another will have to wait. The Oklahoma Transportation Commission on Monday morning awarded a $71.3 million contract to rebuild the Choctaw Road interchange and widen I-40 to six lanes between I-240 and Peebly Road. Work…

Midwest City’s Bailey continues impressive performances

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By John  Martin Staff Writer Midwest City Lady Bombers distance ace Kenya Bailey continued her string of superb performances in cross country competition Saturday with a fifth-place finish in the power-packed OK Runner Classic. hosted by Norman High School. With a time of  21.01 for the 5K race, she was  bested only by four of…

Redmond slams door on Wolverines

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By Jeff Harrison Managing Editor LAWTON – What looked to be a blowout victory over Lawton was quickly coming apart for Midwest City last Friday night. The Bombers opened a 41-13 lead late in the third quarter, but found themselves clinging to a six-point lead with two minutes remaining in the district opener. The Wolverines…

Carl Albert trounces rival Jays

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By Jared Price Contributing Writer GUTHRIE — The defending state champs, Carl Albert Titans are leaving no doubt that they are the team to beat in 5A this year. The Titans made a statement last Friday night takin g down the Guthrie Bluejays, 55-10 in Guthrie. Senior, Jaedon Pool said coach Mike Corley told his…

Carl Albert senior named National Merit Semifinalist

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Carl Albert’s Theo Stephens among the top 1 percent of all U.S. high school seniors By Jeff Harrison Managing Editor   A Carl Albert High School senior has been named a 2018 National Merit Scholarship semifinalist. Theo Stephens, 17, is among the 16,000 students nationwide that were selected as semifinalists and will compete for more…

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Mid-Del Schools hosting event to share life lessons with high school seniors

Mid-Del Senior 2018 Conference: ‘Bridge to the Future’ set for Feb. 20 at Meadowood Baptist Church By Jeff Harrison Managing Editor Life is full of transitions. And one of the most important happens right after high school. Mid-Del Schools is hoping to prepare students for this step into the real world with a free one-day…

Officers take 43 children shopping at Project Blue Lion 2017

Local law enforcement officers recently gave over 40 youngsters in need the chance to “shop with a cop.” Officers from Choctaw, Harrah, Nicoma Park and the Oklahoma Highway Patrol united to take 43 local youngsters Christmas shopping at Choctaw’s Walmart Supercenter last week. Each child got to spend $100 on gifts to help make their…

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Carl Albert girls looking to bounce back in 2017-18

By Jared Price Contributing Writer The Carl Albert girls basketball team will be looking to shine in the Class 5A season this year and re-gain their respect in the state after a less than stellar 2016-17 campaign. After losing a couple of talented players last season, coach Kyle Richey still believes his team can make…

Eagles looking to build off successful season

By Jeff Harrison Managing Editor The Del City boys basketball team surprised many with a return to the state tournament last season. But the Eagles won’t fly under the radar again this year. The veteran squad has nearly its entire starting lineup back is ranked No. 5 in this week’s Class 5A coach’s poll. “We…

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