Game of life: Rick Roop was athletic director at Altus, John Marshall

Former Western Heights football coach also officiated basketball games in the Big 12, Big Eight and Southwest conferences.
by Scott Munn Published: April 8, 2013
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photo - Altus Athletic Director Rick Roop poses for a photo with his wife Vickie Roop in Oklahoma City, Thursday, July 10, 2008. BY BRYAN TERRY, THE OKLAHOMAN ORG XMIT: KOD
Altus Athletic Director Rick Roop poses for a photo with his wife Vickie Roop in Oklahoma City, Thursday, July 10, 2008. BY BRYAN TERRY, THE OKLAHOMAN ORG XMIT: KOD

*Helena native Lora Lee Glidewell Woodall played basketball and tennis as a youngster; in the 1940s, she was a three-time champion at the Alfalfa County Tennis Tournament in singles — and doubles with sister Betty Lou. The bank president remained active as an adult, participating in tennis and racquetball leagues and long-distance running. Glidewell Woodall was founder of the Helena County Road Classic 5K Run. She died two weeks shy of her 86th birthday from complications of double pneumonia.

*Other people with Oklahoma ties who enjoyed the game day experience: Janene Jones, 83, of Tulsa was an avid golfer who had three aces. ... Ada resident Boyd Bolin, 47, was a team roper. ... Midge Batty, 97, was on the Liberty National Bank bowling team. Before moving to Oklahoma City, she played high school basketball in Blossom, Texas. ... Midwest City resident C.J. Walker, 88, was an avid bowler who maintained a 190 average. ... Former Enid High School football player Thomas Carr died at age 48.

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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Truth be told

The Oklahoman asked high school athletes: List one person you want to trade places with for a day and why:

Kyle Clark, Yukon, soccer

“David Beckham. He has a cool accent and gets all the ladies.”

Macy Miller, Casady, track and field

“My dad (Jon) so I can understand his perspective on life.”

Kayla Ciulla, Little Axe, tennis

“I feel like my life is to waste one day on someone I'll never be.”

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