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  • Edmond's Kurt Miller wins senior division at international shooting competition

    By Ed Godfrey | Published: Sun, Aug 31, 2014

    Edmond marksman Kurt Miller has added another international shooting crown to his resume. Miller, 55, won the senior division (ages 50 and older) of the International Practical Shooting Confederation’s Nordic Rifle Championship last weekend in Heinola, Finland. He also was the top overall...

  • Outdoors notebook: Free hunting days next weekend in Oklahoma

    By Ed Godfrey | Published: Sun, Aug 31, 2014

    Oklahoma’s annual free hunting days will be Sept. 6 and 7. No hunting licenses or Harvest Information Program permits will be required to hunt in the state on those dates. Dove and squirrel will be in season. Dove season opens Monday statewide. The daily bag limit is 15, and, except on the...

  • Time to check out the bugling elk

    Published: Sun, Aug 31, 2014

    One of the coolest things in Oklahoma is the Wichita Mountains Wildlife Refuge in southwest Oklahoma between Lawton and Altus. And one of the coolest things you can see and hear on the refuge in September and October are bugling elk.

  • District B-4 football preview: Keota wants to take the next step

    BY ED GODFREY | Published: Sat, Aug 30, 2014

    The Lions are seeking their first district championship in nearly 20 years and a deeper playoff run.

  • District B-3 football preview: Davenport returns seven of eight offensive starters

    By Ed Godfrey and Trent Shadid | Updated: Sat, Aug 30, 2014

    Davenport, ranked No. 3 in the preseason, returns offensive experience. Junior quarterback Hunter Reed, coach John Greenfield’s stepson, is back after rushing for 870 yards and passing for 1,655 yards last season.

  • High school football: District B-1 preview

    By Chris Brannick and Ed Godfrey | Published: Thu, Aug 28, 2014

    Position battles taking palce at Pond Creek-Hunter. Panthers hope to knock off defending state champion Laverne.

  • High school football: District A-8 preview

    By Ed Godfrey | Published: Wed, Aug 27, 2014

    Talihina Golden Tigers have sights on gold ball. That’s what happens when a team returns eight starters on offense and nine on defense from a team that finished 13-1 last season and reached the state semifinals.

  • High school notebook: El Reno deep at tailback

    By Ed Godfrey, Scott Wright, Trent Shadid and Jacob Unruh | Published: Wed, Aug 27, 2014

    New El Reno football coach Wes Brower knows he has plenty of options at the tailback position. He plans to use four, led by senior Cal Baker, who injured his knee in the second game last year and was lost for the season.

  • High school notebook: Clinton's Marquiz Simpkins to attend OU opener

    BY ED GODFREY, TRENT SHADID, JACOB UNRUH, AND SCOTT WRIGHT | Published: Tue, Aug 26, 2014

    Clinton running back Marquiz Simpkins’ recruiting appears to be picking up. He tweeted Tuesday that he will accept an invitation to attend Oklahoma’s season opener on Saturday against Louisiana Tech. Simpkins also indicated in the tweet that the trip will serve as one of his official visits....



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Ed Godfrey


Reporter Sr.

Ed Godfrey was born in Muskogee and raised in Stigler. He has worked at The Oklahoman for 25 years.
During that time, he has worked a myriad of beats for The Oklahoman including both the federal and county courthouse in Oklahoma City for more than a decade and has covered some of the biggest trials in the state's history.
He began his career at The Oklahoman as a sports writer and rejoined the sports desk in 2002 to become the outdoor writer. He now writes on a wide range of subjects from wrestling to hockey to rodeo.
He earned a journalism degree in 1982 from the University of Oklahoma and holds a master's degree in journalism education from the University of Central Oklahoma.


Journalist for The Oklahoman 25 years
Current position - sports writer
Previous position - Courthouse reporter for more than a decade


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