• Poteau's Roger Barcheers has huge night in double-overtime win over Metro Christian

    Jacob Unruh | Updated: 5 min ago

    Poteau running back Roger Barcheers has had a great career since he began starting as a freshman, but Friday’s game may top the list of his performances. Barcheers rushed for 324 yards and four touchdowns on 51 carries in a 42-41 double-overtime win against Metro Christian. The 5-foot-9, 180-pound running back scored both touchdowns in the overtime periods. Poteau won the game by blocking a Metro Christian extra-point kick before Barcheers’ final score and extra point from Jesse Barnes. Barcheers eclipsed the 5,000-yard career mark in a win over Haysville, Kan., earlier this season. To add to his versatility, he also returned a kick for a touchdown and threw a touchdown pass this season.

  • Bill Snyder 'wasn't aware' of Big 12 officiating mistake in K-State loss at OSU

    By Jason Kersey Staff Writer jkersey@oklahoman.com | Updated: 24 min ago

      Kansas State coach Bill Snyder said he “wasn't aware” of the officiating mistake that gave Oklahoma State a first down late in the second quarter of Saturday's 36-34 Cowboys victory. On a third-and-23 play, Oklahoma State needed to reach the Kansas State 35-yard line for a first down. Cowboys quarterback Mason Rudolph completed a 19-yard pass to Marcell Ateman and officials incorrectly awarded OSU with a first down. Five plays later, Rudolph hit Ateman for an 11-yard touchdown pass. “When the situation took place, it didn't seem as though they had made enough yardage to make the first down,” Snyder said Monday on the Big 12 coaches' teleconference. “I certainly didn't question it and had no idea.

  • Class C rankings: Deer Creek-Lamont moves up

    scott wright | Updated: 43 min ago

    After stepping up in class and defeating Garber, unbeaten Deer Creek-Lamont moved up a spot in this week's Class C rankings. Timberlake moved into the 10th spot, though you could make a case for several teams in that spot. At 4-1, Cave Springs has the best record among unranked teams, but hasn't played as tough a schedule as some others. Timberlake's win over Bluejacket and close losses to ranked opponents Coyle and Waynoka gave it an edge this week.

  • The church formerly known as LifeChurch.tv ...: Oklahoma megachurch changes its name, web address

    BY CARLA HINTON | Updated: 51 min ago

    The megachurch with multiple satellite sites known as LifeChurch.tv has changed its name to Life.Church, church leaders said today. The church, based in Edmond, made the announcement in a news release that says the change is in anticipation of the ministry's 20th anniversary in 2016. The church will now be known as Life.Church, which also is the ministry's new web address -- www.life.church. "Over the past two decades, the church has had three other names including Life Covenant Church, Life Church, and LifeChurch.tv. The change to Life.Church brings both a new name and a new website address to the church," the church's news release stated. “We believe the transition to Life.

  • Richardson clears suspension as more legal troubles unfold

    Updated: 58 min ago

    ST. LOUIS (AP) — A day after New York Jets defensive lineman Sheldon Richardson's four-game drug suspension ended, a judge on Monday postponed the Pro Bowler's hearing on charges stemming from his arrest in Missouri this summer following a police chase. The St. Charles County judge delayed the hearing until Nov. 9 at the request of Richardson's attorney. Richardson completed a four-game suspension Sunday for violating the NFL's substance abuse policy, namely for using marijuana. That suspension came 12 days before his Missouri arrest, which carries a possibility of more discipline because it violates the league's personal conduct policy. "We are monitoring developments in the case," NFL spokesman Brian McCarthy said Friday.

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  • Class B rankings: Seiling moves up again

    scott wright | Updated: 1 hr ago

    Seiling has been on a steady climb up the rankings as it establishes itself as the best team in a deep and competitive District B-1. Wins over Turpin and Pioneer in back-to-back weeks have Seiling up to No. 3 this week. Pond Creek-Hunter, with three losses in that same district, falls out of the poll this week, and the Panthers have to take on Seiling this week, so a 2-4 start could be coming. The battle for the fourth playoff spot in B-1 is going to be a thriller. Depew enters the poll this week because of its undefeated record, though you could make an argument for a lot of one-loss teams for the 10th spot as well. Depew hasn't played the most difficult schedule around, but last week's win over Woodland was solid.

  • Monday Catchy Quote No. 385

    Brandy McDonnell | Updated: 1 hr ago

    A catchy quote from a movie, TV show or other source to brighten the beginning of your week: The Professor: Look at this. Look at what they make you give. - Click here to learn the source.

  • Afghan city of Kunduz mostly quiet, residents venturing out

    Updated: 1 hr ago

    KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Criticism grew that the Afghan government ignored warnings that Taliban insurgents were threatening to overrun the city of Kunduz last week, with one top official acknowledging the failures Monday and the former local governor saying he had repeatedly appealed to Kabul to beef up security. A semblance of order was returning to the city of Kunduz on Monday after a counter-offensive dislodged the three-day Taliban occupation in heavy fighting. Authorities raised the national flag over the governor's office, shops began to reopen and residents ventured out into the streets, with the insurgents pushed to the city's outskirts, battling with government forces.

  • Class A rankings: Wayne works its way into the top 10

    scott wright | Updated: 3 hr ago

    The battle for the 10th spot in the Class A rankings was a fierce one this week. Wayne, which handed previous No. 10 Community Christian its first loss of the season, earns the spot for now. But there are a half-dozen or more one-loss teams just as qualified as Wayne for the spot.  Apache, Talihina, Morrison, Hominy, Central Sallisaw and a few others are right there with Wayne, and it took some serious nit-picking to  iron it out this week. Wayne's schedule has been solid, and its only loss was to undefeated Minco -- which moved up to No. 3 this week.

  • Bob Stoops on penalties: 'We earned 'em'

    Berry Tramel | Updated: 3 hr ago

    OU was penalized 12 times for 134 yards against West Virginia. The Mountaineers were penalized 11 times for 111 yards. And Bob Stoops is mad. At his players. Not the officials. “I’m still really, really angry at our team,” Stoops said. “Disappointed at our lack of discipline. Way too many foolish penalties.” The game was called by the same Big 12 officiating crew that called the OSU-Texas game and drew much criticism for a variety of calls. But Walt Anderson, the Big 12’s director of officiating, said he was “generally pleased” with the OSU-Texas crew. And Stoops had no issue with the crew Saturday. “We earned ‘em,” Stoops said.

  • Some students, staff return to Oregon campus after shooting

    Updated: 1 hr ago

    ROSEBURG, Ore. (AP) — Some faculty, staff and students embraced or brought flowers to a makeshift memorial Monday as they returned to an Oregon community college for the first time since a gunman killed eight students and a teacher. Although classes do not resume until next week, the campus reopened to students and staff, some of whom picked up belongings they left behind when they fled the shooting Thursday. Journalists were not allowed onto the campus in the small town of Roseburg as grief counselors prepared to help people cope with the tragedy. Some who returned hugged on campus and in the parking lot.

  • CC Sabathia to enter alcohol rehab center, miss playoffs

    Updated: 1 hr ago

    NEW YORK (AP) — CC Sabathia is checking into an alcohol rehab center and will miss the postseason, a setback to the Yankees pitching staff the day before the team's opening playoff game. The team issued a statement from the pitcher Monday, with New York awaiting the Houston Astros on Tuesday night at Yankee Stadium in the AL wild-card game. Sabathia, the 2007 AL Young Award winner, said he took the step to receive the care he needs and become the kind of person "I can be proud of." "I love baseball and I love my teammates like brothers, and I am also fully aware that I am leaving at a time when we should all be coming together for one last push toward the World Series," the 35-year-old left-hander said.

  • California to become fifth state to allow terminally ill patients to legally end their lives

    Updated: 2 hr ago

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California to become fifth state to allow terminally ill patients to legally end their lives.

  • Oklahoma football: Cornerback Jordan Thomas earns game ball two weeks after suspension

    Jason Kersey | Updated: 2 hr ago

    NORMAN — Oklahoma coach Bob Stoops is pleased with how cornerback Jordan Thomas bounced back from his one-game suspension two weeks ago, but said he wants to see that same attitude more consistently. “I’m convinced for two weeks now, but we’ll see if he can continue with the right level of importance to what we’re doing,” Stoops said. Thomas, a sophomore, was suspended for the Sooners’ 52-38 win over Tulsa for undisclosed team rules violations. He returned to the starting lineup last weekend against West Virginia and intercepted two passes. Stoops awarded Thomas with a game ball, and said Monday that is the first time he’s ever had a player suspended for one game, then

  • Class 2A rankings: Unbeaten teams gaining momentum outside of poll

    scott wright | Updated: 3 hr ago

    All season, we've discussed how unique Class 2A has been, with some teams piling up wins against easier schedules, and others taking their lumps against challenging schedules. The trend continues to make ranking 2A teams difficult, particularly with unbeaten teams like Haskell, Walters and Hulbert sitting just outside the top 10. The longer they last, the harder it is to ignore them, but they'll have to wait another week. The level of competition they've played makes it hard to judge just how good they are. Of those three teams, Haskell has played the toughest schedule, yet its five opponents have combined for just seven wins so far this season, and only one -- Class A Ketchum -- has a winning record.

  • Hillary Clinton just laid out a sweeping gun-control plan

    Published: Mon, Oct 5, 2015

    Clinton's detailed policy vision would close controversial loopholes and create a universal federal background check system.

  • Bernanke defending Fed actions to battle recession

    Updated: 3 hr ago

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Former Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke says the U.S. economy is outperforming Europe at the moment because the Fed moved more quickly and aggressively to fight the 2008 financial crisis than Europe did. Bernanke, writing an opinion piece in the Wall Street Journal on Monday, said that U.S. economic output is 8.9 percent higher than its previous peak before the recession. That is "an enormous difference" from the Eurozone, where output is only 0.8 percent higher than its previous peak. Bernanke credited those differences to aggressive efforts by the Fed to jump-start economic growth. He said the Fed started six years ahead of moves by the European Central Bank.

  • Leaders who follow: What candidates' Twitter lists reveal

    Updated: 3 hr ago

    TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Jeb Bush follows Donald Trump on Twitter but that's a one-way street: Trump mainly follows people with a connection to himself. Ted Cruz's follow list is a big tea party, though he keeps an eye on President Barack Obama, too. Marco Rubio seems open to following everyone under the sun — Democrats, fellow Republicans, insiders of every type and an odd assortment of outliers who offer advice on matters ranging from body-piercing to playing craps and getting out of debt. Using Twitter to get a message out is now a must-do for presidential candidates, but looking at the accounts they follow can be instructive, too. Their follow list can reflect not only their personality and interests, but sometimes th

  • Hunter packing away gun accidentally shoots, kills friend

    Updated: 3 hr ago

    ELKO, Nev. (AP) — Authorities in Nevada say a hunter accidentally killed his friend when a gun he was packing into a car fired. Elko County Undersheriff Clair Morris says 48-year-old Stephen James Foley of Carson City died Friday at the scene about 20 miles south of Jackpot. Four friends on an elk hunting excursion were putting their gear in a vehicle to head back to camp. Morris says a 49-year-old friend of Foley's was putting away a rifle when it discharged and a round went through a door, hitting Foley in the chest. Morris says the hunting party tried to give Foley first aid after calling for help, but he succumbed to his injuries. Authorities say deputies arrived about 20 minutes after the 911 call. Detectiv