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Game of life: Monty Grice never lost love for dirt car racing

Grice eventually landed his dream job of working for Earnhardt Ganassi Racing in Troutman.
by Scott Munn Published: April 29, 2013
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*Kelly McElhaney was a member of the Pride of Oklahoma marching band and OU football season ticket holder since age 13. The Norman resident died April 22 at age 54.

*A goodbye to others with Oklahoma ties who enjoyed the game day experience: Temple native Lloyd Love worked for Black Sivalls and Bryson, which builds oil field equipment. He played for the company baseball team. … Lawton resident Jessie Thomas Donaldson, 83, lettered as a high school basketball player in her native Champagne, Ill. … Paula Logue, 54, of Tulsa played and coached softball. ... Larry Galbraith, 75, played softball for the Tinker Comptrollers. ... Alec McGlory, 17, played basketball and was a member of the track and field team at Lawton Christian Academy. ... Sam Mobly, 73, was director of athletic maintenance for the Moore School District. ... Edmond resident Ruth McLish, 84, was the wife of major league pitcher Cal McLish. ... Lawton native Randy Johnson was a competitive pool player. He was a skill level 7 in 8-ball and skill level 8 in 9-ball. ... Al Young, 68, of Enid was a skiing instructor when he lived in Colorado.

by Scott Munn
Sports Assistant Editor
Scott Munn joined The Oklahoman/Oklahoma City Times sports staffs in October 1982. He spent a year as a formcharter, three years on the desk and 16 as a reporter. Scott has spent the last nine years as an evening assistant sports editor. Scott's...
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By the numbers

15: Come-from-behind wins this season for the Oklahoma State baseball team. The Cowboys are 32-11.

5: School-record career no-hitters for Oklahoma softball pitcher Keilani Ricketts.

4: School-record no-hitters this season alone by Ricketts.

3: The Oklahoma City Barons have won at least 40 games during their first-three seasons in the American Hockey League.

2: Consecutive Big 12 Tournament championships by the Oklahoma men's tennis team. The Sooners defeated regular-season champ Baylor on Sunday in the finals.

1: Central Oklahoma clinched its first Mid-America Intercollegiate Athletics Association softball championship — in its first year in the league — by defeating Northwest Missouri 5-4 on Sunday.

Truth be told

The Oklahoman asked high school athletes: List one person you want to trade places with:

Tyler Wisby, track and field, Edmond Santa Fe:

“No one, although my life is very difficult at times I'm grateful for every second.”

Truitt Maxwell, tennis, Heritage Hall:

“Wes Welker because I think he really loves what he does.”

Reagan Perry, soccer, Putnam City North:

“My mom (Brenda) because she is the strongest and best person in my life.”

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