• All-State wrestling notebook

    Updated: 3 hr ago

    EAST, WEST TIE IN SMALL-SCHOOL DUAL The East mounted an improbable comeback in the small-school competition at Sapulpa on Wednesday night to tie the West 21-21. With a 21-12 advantage following a 4-2 overtime win for Tuttle’s Dustin Mason over Ada’s Colton Lancaster in the 195-pound matchup, it appeared that the West had it won. But Perry’s Garrett Beier, the Class 3A state champion at 220, pinned Elgin’s Sam Phillips in 3:35 in the next bout to give the East six points. Tonkawa’s Bryan Jordan pulled out a 5-2 victory over Ben Ervin of Weatherford in the heavyweight match, the night’s final bout, to give the East the tie. LARGE WEST PREVAILS Things didn’t go as well

  • All-State girls basketball: Deer Creek's unsung hero Scheffler gets one last appearance at Mabee Center

    BY JACOB UNRUH | Updated: 3 hr ago

    TULSA — About midway through the basketball season, Deer Creek point guard Shae Scheffler suffered a hand injury and was forced to wear a splint while sitting on the sideline. The initial diagnosis from the doctor said she would miss six weeks. That simply wasn’t good enough, though. “I sweet talked him into three,” Scheffler said. Scheffler returned in the shortened timespan, taped up her hand and then led the way at point guard as Deer Creek won its third straight Class 5A state championship. Along the way, she played multiple times with a bloody nose and bruises. At 5-foot-4, Scheffler was the small but tenacious spark for the Antlers during their last two title runs.

  • All-State girls basketball notebook: Harrah's Blake Blessington sharp in West's comeback

    BY JACOB UNRUH | Updated: 3 hr ago

    Harrah guard Blake Blessington wasn’t taking the annual Oklahoma Coaches Association All-State basketball game lightly. She badly wanted to beat the East, a team that featured some players she lost to during her career. “A win,” Blessington said about her expectations. Blessington fueled the West’s rally in an 88-59 win over the East at the Mabee Center on Wednesday with 14 of her 21 points in the second half despite having three fouls at halftime. “Those three fouls made me want to do better and stay out there longer,” said Blessington, who has signed with Central Oklahoma. “We had momentum.” Tied at 44 late in the third, the West went on a 19-5 run to take control of the game. The East had

  • OIL AND GAS PRICES FOR JULY 30

    Published: Thu, Jul 30, 2015

    OIL AND GAS PRICES Oklahoma crude oil prices as of 5 p.m. Wednesday: Oklahoma Sweet: Sunoco Inc. — $45.25 Oklahoma Sour: Sunoco Inc. — $33.25 Oklahoma oil and gas drilling activity posted July 15: COMPLETION Alfalfa: Chesapeake Operating LLC; Juniper 29-27-11 No. 2H Well; NW/4 NW/4 NW/4 NE/4 (BHL) of 29-27N-11W; 326 barrels oil per day, 1,318,000 cu-ft gas per day; TD 10,481. Chesapeake Operating LLC; Pampas 32-27-11 No. 2H Well; NE/4 NW/4 NW/4 NE/4 of 32-27N-11W; 223 barrels oil per day, 1,373,000 cu-ft gas per day; TD 9,981. Canadian: Chesapeake Operating LLC; Miller 33-13-9 No. 1H Well; N/2 S/2 SE/4 SE/4 (SL) of 33-13N-09W; 1,516 barrels oil per day, 1,399,000 cu-ft gas

  • Thieves take irreplaceable belongings, sense of security

    By Adam Wilmoth Energy Editor adamwilmoth@oklahoman.com | Published: Thu, Jul 30, 2015

    Oklahoman Energy Editor Adam Wilmoth and his family were victims of a burglary this past week. He says the event has taken his sense of security.

  • OKC dinner club owners appeal agency's cease and desist order

    BY GRAHAM LEE BREWER Staff Writer gbrewer@oklahoman.com | Published: Thu, Jul 30, 2015

    The owners of a local dinner club presented their case before the state Health Department on Wednesday as to why they should be able to operate in Oklahoma City.

  • EARNINGS: BOK Financial Corp., Orchids Paper Products Co.

    From Staff Reports | Published: Thu, Jul 30, 2015

    BOK Financial Corp., parent of Bank of Oklahoma, booked a second-quarter profit of $79.2 million, or $1.15 per share. Orchids Paper Products Co. reported a second-quarter profit of $3.9 million, boosted by a 45 percent increase in net sales.

  • Seventy-Seven Energy reports quarterly loss

    By Adam Wilmoth Energy Editor awilmoth@oklahoman.com | Published: Thu, Jul 30, 2015

    Oklahoma City company Seventy-Seven Energy on Wednesday reported a second-quarter net loss of $74.7 million and missed analyst expectations, but the stock still gained 4.4 percent.

  • State briefs

    From Staff Reports | Published: Thu, Jul 30, 2015

    Oklahoma news briefs for July 30, 2015

  • On highway bill, more can kicking by Congress

    The Oklahoman Editorial | Published: Thu, Jul 30, 2015

    IT was wishful thinking a few weeks back to believe Congress might, for the first time in a decade, pass a long-term highway funding bill. The standard fallback — a short-term extension — seems to be the option of choice once again, sorry to say. Sen. Jim Inhofe, R-Tulsa, chairman of the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee, has been trying since late June to get his six-year highway bill approved before Friday, when current highway funding expires and lawmakers head home for their August recess. Inhofe said this week that his bill has about as much bipartisan support as anything Congress will take up. Yet it also has unanswered questions about how it will be financed, and firm opposition in the House, thus

  • With deal, making bad history

    GEORGE F. WILL The Washington Post Writers Group | Published: Thu, Jul 30, 2015

    WASHINGTON — It came two days after the announcement of the nuclear agreement with Iran, yet little mention was made on July 16 of the 70th anniversary of the first nuclear explosion, near Alamogordo, N.M. The anniversary underscored that the agreement attempts to thwart proliferation of technology seven decades old. Nuclear weapons technology has become markedly more sophisticated since 1945. But not so sophisticated that nations with sufficient money and determination cannot master or acquire it. Iran’s determination is probably related to America’s demonstration, in Iraq and Libya, of the perils of not having nuclear weapons.

  • Tuning in

    Compiled by: Todd Schoenthaler Staff Writer tschoenthaler@oklahoman.com | Updated: 5 hr ago

    THURSDAY MINOR LEAGUE BASEBALL 7 p.m. OKC at Memphis KGHM-AM 1340 MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL 11 a.m. San Diego at N.Y. Mets MLBN (Cox 264) 6 p.m. Detroit at Baltimore MLBN (Cox 264) 6 p.m. Colorado at St. Louis FSPLUS (Cox 68)/Cox 703/KREF-AM 1400/98.5 FM 7 p.m. N.Y. Yankees at Texas FSOK (Cox 37)/KEBC-AM 1560 GOLF 6:30 a.m. Match Play GOLF (Cox 60) 8 a.m. LPGA: British Open ESPN2 (Cox 28) 10 a.m. Match Play GOLF (Cox 60) 1:30 p.m. Quicken Loans GOLF (Cox 60) 5:30 p.m. Utah Championship GOLF (Cox 60) CANADIAN FOOTBALL 7:30 p.m. BC at Winnipeg ESPN2 (Cox 28)

  • Window shopping

    Published: Thu, Jul 30, 2015

    Window shopping business briefs for July 30, 2015

  • Records

    Published: Thu, Jul 30, 2015

    Oklahoma County public records for July 30, 2015

  • Facebook 2Q results soar as user base, mobile ads grow

    By BARBARA ORTUTAY AP Technology Writer | Published: Thu, Jul 30, 2015

    NEW YORK — Facebook surpassed analysts' expectations in the second quarter, growing not just profit and revenue but its already-massive user base, mobile advertising and usage of its "family" of non-Facebook apps like Instagram and WhatsApp. Even so, its stock price slid after the results came out as some investors either decided to wait for even better results or looked to cash in profits as Facebook's shares traded near record highs. The world's largest online social network said it had 1.31 billion people visit using a mobile device at least once a month, on average. That was up 23 percent from a year earlier. Facebook had 1.49 billion monthly users overall, up 13 percent. Facebook also had 968 million daily active

  • Seventy-Seven Energy reports quarterly loss

    By Adam Wilmoth Energy Editor awilmoth@oklahoman.com | Published: Thu, Jul 30, 2015

    Seventy-Seven Energy on Wednesday swung to a second-quarter net loss of $74.7 million and missed analyst expectations, but the stock still gained 4.4 percent on the day. Like most other oil-field services companies, Seventy-Seven has seen business dry up as producers have halted oil and natural gas drilling projects because of still-low commodity prices. “Given the challenging market environment, we are pleased with our financial and operational results this quarter,” CEO Jerry Winchester said in a statement. “Despite decreasing activity levels from our customers and further pricing pressure, we executed several strategic initiatives that strengthen our ability to weather this downturn.

  • Livestock prices for July 30

    Published: Thu, Jul 30, 2015

    LIVESTOCK Wednesday's livestock report from the Oklahoma City Stockyards: Receipts: 323; Last Sale: 558; Last Year: 435 Compared to last week: Slaughter cows and bulls mostly steady. Packer demand moderate for the light numbers. Demand remains good for bred cows and pairs. Total of 138 cows and bulls sold with 74 percent going to slaughter. Slaughter Cows: 1,050-1,650 lbs. Average dressing Boners and Breakers $109-$119; High dressing $120.50; Low dressing $102-$111; Lean cows Low dressing $90-$98; Average dressing Light weight lean cows $102-$103; High dressing $110-$115; Low dressing $91-$95. Slaughter Bulls: 1,300-2,350 lbs. Average dressing $130-$138.50; High dressing $141; Low dressing $128.

  • Earnings

    Published: Thu, Jul 30, 2015

    BOK Financial Corp. BOK Financial Corp., parent of Bank of Oklahoma, booked a second-quarter profit of $79.2 million, or $1.15 per share. That compares to net income of $75.9 million, or $1.10 per share, for the same period last year. CEO Steven G. Bradshaw labeled the quarter “exceptionally strong for BOK Financial, with continued double-digit loan growth and net interest margin expansion.” He noted that a downturn in energy prices hasn’t produced a noticeable impact on the bank’s earnings. “In addition, we realized record quarterly fees and commissions revenue for the second consecutive quarter, with strong performance from all of our fee-generating businesses,” Bradshaw said.

  • Work continues on Park Avenue

    Published: Thu, Jul 30, 2015

    Construction has been widespread on the closed Park Avenue downtown as workers seek to complete an upgrade to the street and sidewalks as part of Oklahoma City’s Project 180. When Park Avenue between Robinson Avenue and Broadway was closed in April, city officials said the schedule called for the work to be completed by August, barring weather problems.

  • Oil and gas prices for July 30

    Published: Thu, Jul 30, 2015

    OIL AND GAS PRICES Oklahoma crude oil prices as of 5 p.m. Wednesday: Oklahoma Sweet: Sunoco Inc. — $45.25 Oklahoma Sour: Sunoco Inc. — $33.25 Oklahoma oil and gas drilling activity posted July 15: COMPLETION Alfalfa: Chesapeake Operating LLC; Juniper 29-27-11 No. 2H Well; NW/4 NW/4 NW/4 NE/4 (BHL) of 29-27N-11W; 326 barrels oil per day, 1,318,000 cu-ft gas per day; TD 10,481. Chesapeake Operating LLC; Pampas 32-27-11 No. 2H Well; NE/4 NW/4 NW/4 NE/4 of 32-27N-11W; 223 barrels oil per day, 1,373,000 cu-ft gas per day; TD 9,981. Canadian: Chesapeake Operating LLC; Miller 33-13-9 No. 1H Well; N/2 S/2 SE/4 SE/4 (SL) of 33-13N-09W; 1,516 barrels oil per day, 1,399,000 cu-ft gas




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