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Oologah cross country All State runners Kyle Dunse, (from left) Tristan Owens, Billy O'Dell and coach Kyndall Chronister are all smiles after the team finished seventh Saturday at the 4A state meet in Edmond. Owens won the 5K race, Dunse took fourth and O'Dell finished seventh.

Owens wins state, team takes seventh

[ 0 ] November 6, 2013

By CHRIS EDENS City Editor Oologah’s Tristan Owens ran away from the field for the 4A state cross country championship last Saturday. The junior redeemed himself after finishing second last year by less than one second on the 5K course atEdmond. This year Owens’ beat the second place finisher by 29 seconds. “I’ve waited for [...]

The Oologah cross country team stops for a picture at regionals last weekend at ORU. The Mustangs are the first cross country team in school history to qualify for state. Pictured are head coach Kyndall Chronister, (from left) Cole Reeves, Justin Morgan, Billy O'Dell, Randy Greeves, Kyle Dunse, Tristan Owens and assistant coach Doug Owens.

Owens wins cross country regional, team makes state

[ 0 ] October 30, 2013

By CHRIS EDENS City Editor Tristan Owens left the field in his dust on his way to a 4A cross country regional championship last weekend and the Mustangs qualified as a team for state. The Oologah junior beat the second place finisher at ORU by 45 seconds in the 5k race. Owens posted a time [...]

Oologah sophomore running back Jimmy McKinney grabs a drink and tries to catch his breath on the sideline after a long touchdown run. McKinney is averaging 152 yards per game this season for the Mustangs and he's scored 16 touchdowns.

Mustangs challenge #1 Wagoner

[ 0 ] October 23, 2013

By CHRIS EDENS City Editor Oologah gave the top ranked Wagoner Bulldogs all they could handle in a 42-28 road loss Thursday night. In the first half, the Mustangs did something no other team in 4A has been able to do. The defense shut down Wagoner’s explosive running back, Lawrence Evitt. The leading rusher in [...]

Oologah drama students Ethan Williams and Mia Graham rehearse together Tuesday afternoon as they prepare for state this Friday. The pair were selected to the Regional All Star cast for their parts in the play "The Craving."

Drama students laugh their way to state

[ 0 ] October 23, 2013

By CHRIS EDENS City Editor Oologah drama students hope comedy will bring home a state championship. Oologah tied for first place at regionals Oct. 12 with their production of the one act comedy “The Craving.” Oologah took second after the tie was broken on the judge’s preference. Ethan Williams and Mia Graham were selected for [...]

Beverly Kellenberger and her staff package up handmade cinnamon rolls Friday night during a benefit dinner for cafeteria worker Natalie Benham, who lost her two young daughters in a train crash.

Benefit dinner a huge success

[ 0 ] October 16, 2013

By CHRIS EDENS City Editor Thousands of dollars have been raised the last two weeks to help an Oologah school employee who lost her two young daughters in a tragic train crash. Memorial accounts have been set up at any Arvest Bank location and Bank of the Lakes. A benefit spaghetti dinner was held Friday [...]

Lady Mustang seniors Jennifer Hertel, (from left) Alex Edinger, Olivia Slater and Hunter Jeffs will lead Oologah this week at the 4A state tournament in Shawnee.

Ladies look for repeat state championship

[ 0 ] October 16, 2013

By CHRIS EDENS City Editor Oologah wants to add another gold ball to the trophy case. The Lady Mustangs are on a quest to bring home a 4A state softball championship for the second year in a row. This is the fourth year in a row that Oologah has qualified for the state tournament. “If [...]

School board election called

School board election called

[ 0 ] October 16, 2013

By CHRIS EDENS City Editor Oologah School Board members set an annual election for a board seat Monday night. Board seat #4 is up for election to a five year term. The seat is currently held by board president Lorrie McGlothlin. Interested candidates must file with the Rogers County Election Board Dec. 2-4 from 8 [...]

Ladies take district title

Ladies take district title

[ 0 ] October 9, 2013

By CHRIS EDENS City Editor The Lady Mustangs earned a district softball championship Thursday for the fourth year in a row. The defending 4A state champs took down Catoosa in two run rule wins. The Lady Indians didn’t score a single run on the Lady Mustangs. “We played some great defense as a team during [...]

Ladies end volleyball season

Ladies end volleyball season

[ 0 ] October 9, 2013

By CHRIS EDENS City Editor An outstanding season came to a disappointing end for the Lady Mustang volleyball team last Thursday. Oologah posted a winning 21-8 record for the first time since reviving the program. The Lady Mustangs also notched their first playoff victory Thursday. Oologah took on Metro Christian in the semi-finals of regionals. [...]

Community supports mom at dinner

Community supports mom at dinner

[ 0 ] October 9, 2013

By CHRIS EDENS City Editor Oologah hopes some comfort food can help bring some comfort to a grieving mother. A benefit dinner will be held Friday for Natalie Benham, anOologahHigh Schoolcafeteria worker. Benham’s children, 6-year-old Hannah Benham and 9-year-old Hailey Benham were killed in a SUV-train wreck last week. The community has pulled together to [...]