*Other Oklahomans with sports backgrounds who died recently include: Nancy Ballard O'Neill, 65, drum majorette at Ada High School. ... Marcia Sharry, 55, a 17-year breast cancer survivor. Each year, she walked the Susan B. Koman Race for the Cure. ... John Daw, 59, was a certified personal trainer who died from ALS, often known as Lou Gehrig's Disease. ... Lola Willis Ashmore, 96, basketball player at Mangum High School. ... Doris Stepp Blassingame, 70, basketball player at Ringling High School. ... Ronald Swarb, 78, helped Harjo High reach the boys state basketball playoffs in 1951. ... Sally Ritcheson-Burks, 75, baton twirler and drum majorette at Pauls Valley High School. ... Gary Smith, 55, football and baseball player at Crooked Oak High School. Drag racing enthusiast.
4: Home runs for Oklahoma Baptist's Matt Page during a recent doubleheader sweep. The junior first baseman tied a school record with three homers in one game.
7: Runs batted in for Oklahoma State softball player Tarah Ettinger during Sunday's 10-1 rout over Cleveland State.
17: 3-pointers made by Central Oklahoma during a men's basketball win over Southwest Baptist (Mo.) in the Mid-America Intercollegiate Athletics Association Tournament. UCO set a single-game school record by shooting 65.4 percent from behind the arc.
63-0.75: Feet and inches that Oklahoma senior Tia Brooks threw the shot put on Saturday during the NCAA Indoor Track and Field Meet. Brooks is the first woman in NCAA history to surpass the 63-foot mark; the previous record holder was North Carolina's Laura Gerraughty, who threw 62-4.00 during the 2011 NCAA Indoor Championships.
*Online bidding has opened for equipment used during the American Hockey League All-Star Game. Player gloves ($75 starting bid), helmets ($75) and sweaters ($250) are on the block. The helmet worn by Oklahoma City Barons forward Mark Arcobello has been listed. And one of the more “trivial” items is the helmet of Bridgeport Sound defenseman Matt Donovan. The New York Islanders prospect is the only Oklahoma-born and trained professional hockey player in history. Donovan is an Edmond native. Go to www.theahl.com and click on the auction link.
*Recently saw a Johnny Bench autographed baseball with a certificate of authenticity selling for $150. ... The 2013 Topps Baseball Cards are on store shelves. ... Hard to find at local retail stores: McFarlane action figures of Thunder star Russell Westbrook and Edmonton Oilers and former Barons forward Jordan Eberle. Hint: Go to www.clarktoys.com. Order Westbrook for $12.99 and Eberle for $7.99. Clark Toys is also taking pre-orders for the first James Harden figurine.