Oklahoma scene: Construction on OSU's tennis facility begins

The Michael and Anne Greenwood Tennis Center will be 50,000-square feet with six courts inside and 12 more outside.
COMPILED BY SCOTT MUNN AND MIKE BALDWIN Published: October 3, 2012
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Lawton Speedway has rescheduled its 23rd annual Winter Nationals dirt car races for Friday and Saturday nights. The races were originally scheduled for last weekend but were rained out. Drivers can pre-register Thursday and Friday. All five of Lawton Speedway's classes — championship sprints, USA modifieds, USA limited modifieds, factory stocks and mini stocks — are scheduled to race each night. Call the speedway office at (580) 355-6417 or (580) 250-1121 or go to www.lawtonspeedway.com for registration, ticket information and directions to the track.

COACHES CLINIC SET

The Oklahoma State wrestling program has scheduled a coaches clinic from Oct. 12-14 at Gallagher-Iba Arena. Seminar topics include speed, strength and conditioning; freestyle and Greco program development; preparing students beyond athletics; and youth development. Instructors include Cowboys coach John Smith, Eric Guerrero, Zack Esposito, Kenny Monday, Coleman Scott and Obe Blanc.

Pre-registration is $130 for the first coach and $90 for each additional coach. For registration information, go to www.okstate.com; call (405) 744-4541; or email Zachary.esposito@okstate.edu or brandy.baker@okstate.edu.

THREE TIED FOR FIRST

Two players from Texas and one for Georgia were tied for first place after the opening round of the 2012 OK Kids Korral Championship at the Belmar Golf Club in Norman. Luke Main of Austin, Randy Lowry of Houston and Billy Shida of Duluth, Ga., each shot 6-under-par 64. They had a one-stroke lead over Travis Woolf of Fort Worth, Mark Stevens of Concord, N.H., and Christopher Brown of Dallas. Trent Whitekiller of Sallisaw was the top Oklahoma golfer in the first round; he was in a six-way tie for 10th with a 3-under 67.

The tournament continues at 8 a.m. Thursday.