• "The Color Purple" at Pollard well worth noticing

    Elizabeth Hurd | Updated: Sat, Oct 24, 2015

    Celie's story told with heart and voice in exuberant production in Guthrie

  • Pop Up Shops in Guthrie will benefit MDA

    By Steve Gust For The Oklahoman | Published: Thu, Oct 15, 2015

    Pop Up Shops in the Park in Guthrie will bring together vendors, musicians and fun to benefit the Muscular Dystrophy Association.

  • High school softball: Three things to know about the state tournament

    By Jacob Unruh Staff Writer junruh@oklahoman.com | Published: Wed, Oct 14, 2015

    The softball state tournaments begin at 11 a.m. Thursday at ASA Hall of Fame Stadium for Class 6A, Class 5A and Class 4A. Here are three things to know about the tournament: *Guthrie is making its first appearance in the tournament since 1998. The Bluejays are the only team in Class 5A to go on the road and advance. Sisters Karrah and Hannah Dean led the way. Karrah hit .471 and also went 11-3 with a 1.85 ERA and 109 strikeouts. Hannah went 10-10 with a 2.00 ERA and 115 strikeouts. *Yukon went east this season for district play, and it worked to its benefit. The Millers are 29-11 and have won eight of their last 10 games. *Chickasha is aiming to win a second straight championship, but this time in Class 4A.

  • High school football: McGuinness' defense shuts down Guthrie in 20-3 win

    By Jacob Unruh Staff Writer junruh@oklahoman.com | Published: Fri, Sep 25, 2015

    Guthrie last lost at Jelsma Stadium on Oct. 15, 2009, against Carl Albert. The Bluejays had won 35 straight at home until Friday night.

  • Guide to McGuinness at Guthrie

    Jacob Unruh | Updated: Fri, Sep 25, 2015

    When: 7 p.m., Friday Where: Jelsma Stadium, 108 E. Harrison, Guthrie Records: McGuinness 1-2; Guthrie 1-1 Last week: Weatherford 21, McGuinness 7 — Weatherford held McGuinness to 190 yards of offense and battered quarterback Jacob Mullins to pull off the upset. Guthrie vs. Sand Springs, canceled due to weather — The teams played nearly an entire half before lightning forced cancelation of the game. Players to watch: McGuinness — Zach Segell, RB. Last season, he rushed for more than 1,100 yards. This season, he’s averaging just 68 yards per game. To beat Guthrie, the run game has to be a huge emphasis and the Irish need Segell to get going. Guthrie — Zane Maltz,

  • High school bands march to Moore for music festival

    From Staff Reports | Published: Thu, Sep 24, 2015

    Fourteen bands from Oklahoma City metro area high schools participated in Moore High School's annual outdoor music festival.

  • Guide to Guthrie at Class 6A-II No. 7 Sand Springs

    Jacob Unruh | Updated: Fri, Sep 18, 2015

    When: 7:30 p.m., Friday Where: Memorial Stadium, 500 North Adams Road, Sand Springs Records: Guthrie 1-1; Sand Springs 2-0 Last week: Guthrie 28, Ponca City 19 — Guthrie recovered from a loss to Duncan with a solid rushing attack led by Zane Maltz, who rushed for 175 yards. The Bluejays never trailed as they extended their home winning streak to 35 straight games. Sand Springs 33, Enid 7 — Junior quarterback Hunter Greathouse led a balanced attack with a passing and rushing touchdown as the Sandites jumped to a 20-0 lead in the rout. Players to watch: Guthrie — Rowdy Reihs, Ath. Reihs is still doing a little bit of everything for the Bluejays.

  • Guthrie woman is first link in chain that saved husband's life

    By Vallery Brown For The Oklahoman | Published: Thu, Sep 17, 2015

    OU Medicine cardiac surgeon Dr. Jess Thompson said not only did CPR and fast action save Guthrie resident Andy Conley’s heart, it helped ensure his brain wasn’t damaged. Conley's wife, Vicky, performed the initial CPR when he suffered sudden cardiac arrest.

  • Guide to Class 6A-II No. 9 Ponca City at Class 5A No. 10 Guthrie

    Jacob Unruh | Updated: Fri, Sep 11, 2015

    When: 7 p.m., Friday Where: Jelsma Stadium, 108 E. Harrison, Guthrie Records: Ponca City 1-0; Guthrie 0-1 Last week: Ponca City 42, Enid 14 — Quarterback Conner Larson was too much for Enid as he accounted for four touchdowns in the rout. Duncan 28, Guthrie 27 — Duncan stunned perennial contender Guthrie behind move-in Luke Ring, who passed for 186 yards and three touchdowns. He threw the winning score with 1:31 remaining. Players to watch: Ponca City — Larson, QB. Last week, Guthrie struggled to stop a quarterback capable of big plays. If Larson gets hot, the Bluejays could be in trouble again. Guthrie — Jalyn Morgan, DB.

  • School staffer accused of relationship with student

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Updated: Fri, Sep 4, 2015

    A police report states Guthrie High School staff member Byron Jay McDonald had sexual relations with a student. McDonald, a support staff member, was fired Friday after administrators learned about the relationship Thursday night, according to an emailed statement from Superintendent Mike Simpson.

  • First responders team up to train in Guthrie

    By Josh Wallace Staff Writer jwallace@oklahoman.com | Published: Thu, Sep 3, 2015

    The Oklahoma National Guard simulated terrorist situations in Guthrie in a program to train firefighters and police officers as first responders. The simulated events included a rescue from a multistory building, what to do when encountering chemical labs and decontamination procedures.

  • Guthrie adopts drug-testing policy for extracurricular activities

    Jacob Unruh | Updated: Wed, Aug 26, 2015

    Guthrie will begin a random drug-testing program for students this fall involved in extracurricular activities. The program will be implemented at both the high school and junior high levels. It’s part of an update to an existing policy that did not test students. The school board allotted the money for the tests into this year’s budget. GuthrieNewsPage.com was the first to report the policy. “It was a deal when we reviewed the policy, coming into the new district I didn’t know we had it in policy,” fourth-year Guthrie superintendent Dr. Mike Simpson said. “As I realized we had that, I asked the question why we’re not doing that already.

  • High school football: Guthrie quarterback Zane Maltz has become vital piece of contender

    BY JACOB UNRUH | Published: Tue, Aug 25, 2015

    GUTHRIE — Guthrie coach Kelly Beebe likes to boast that the Bluejays are the opposite of most teams. A run-first offense built around controlling the clock while a stout defense stifles opponents, Guthrie features the old-school mentality entirely different from the spread formation. That can lead to unorthodox decisions. The Bluejays did just that last season when Zane Maltz moved from defensive end to quarterback and thrived. Now, he’s the most important player for the upcoming season after an injury in the playoffs helped derail last season. “(It takes guts) or stupidity,” Beebe said. “He had played that position and split time some in ninth grade and became strictly a defensive end, so it wasn’t

  • High school notebook: OSSAA calls special board meeting to address Emerson attendance issue

    BY JACOB UNRUH | Published: Tue, Aug 25, 2015

    The Oklahoma Secondary School Activities Association called a special board meeting Thursday to address the ongoing average daily attendance issue regarding Emerson High School. The meeting is set for 2 p.m. and the first item on the agenda is for the board to consider a request by Oklahoma City Public Schools to reconsider the application of the average daily membership from the alternative school among other OKCPS schools. OKCPS is taking the stance that no other school district in the state is being asked to take an accredited high school and divide its ADM among other schools.

  • Guthrie's ghoulish ghosts

    Ken Raymond | Updated: Mon, Aug 24, 2015

    In case you missed this in Sunday's paper ... HAUNTINGS IN GUTHRIE Jeff Provine is becoming Oklahoma’s foremost expert on ghosts. After going on European ghost tours in the mid-2000s, he came back to the Oklahoma and founded the University of Oklahoma Ghost Tour as a charity walk in 2009.  He published two books about ghosts. “Campus Ghosts of Norman” was followed last year by “Haunted Norman, Oklahoma.” Both are collections of stories about purported paranormal activities on the OU campus or in the surrounding city. Now he’s back with another book, co-authored by Tanya McCoy, one of the founders of the Oklahoma Paranormal Association.

  • Sister of teacher killed in 2014 wreck will teach in Guthrie

    By TIM WILLERT Staff Writer twillert@oklahoman.com | Updated: Wed, Aug 19, 2015

    Ashley Wilson is the younger sister of Heather Wilson, one of two Guthrie Junior High School English teachers killed in a car crash nearly 10 months ago. Heather Wilson and fellow first-year teacher Jennifer Briggs died Oct. 27 in a two-vehicle accident while carpooling to work from Stillwater, Oklahoma.

  • Guthrie turning to running back committee

    Jacob Unruh | Updated: Fri, Aug 14, 2015

    It’s possible Guthrie no longer has the running back who can carry the ball 35 times per game, and head coach Kelly Beeby is preparing for that. The past few years Guthrie has featured talented running backs such as Kai Callins and Idae Alexander who could shoulder the load. At least to start this season, it appears a handful of players could shoulder the load in Guthrie’s run-first offense. “It’s a little different for us,” Beeby said. “We’re going to find out (what it’s like). The quarterback may have to run more and rely on the pass a little bit more on first down.” Beeby said senior Kevin Blue has the potential to become that main running back.