The Oklahoma City RedHawks will have auditions for national anthem singers from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. March 10 at Penn Square Mall. The No. 1 singer will perform The Star-Spangled Banner on Opening Night, which is scheduled 7:05 p.m. Thursday, April 5, at Bricktown Ballpark. Registration information is available at www.okcredhawks.com or by calling (405) 218-1000.
WARD TO HOST FIGHT NIGHT
Retired boxing champion Micky Ward will host OKC Charity Fight Night at 8:30 p.m. Thursday at the Coca-Cola Bricktown Events Center. Ward, whose career was the subject of the Oscar-winning film “The Fighter,” will also speak to young boxers at 3:45 p.m. Wednesday at the Azteca Gym, located at 330 SW 25. Ward is known for three brutal fights against Arturo Gatti. Twice, both boxers required treatment at a hospital to repair wounds. Tickets for Thursday's card, which benefits the Oklahoma City Police Athletic League, are available on fight night at the Bricktown Events Center or by going to www.okcfightnight.com.
OBU DROPS TO NO. 3
Oklahoma Baptist dropped to No. 3 on Monday in the NAIA Men's Basketball ratings. OBU (16-2) dropped a spot for the second consecutive week after a loss. Coaches who vote in the pool continued to respect the Bison — and rank them high — although the most-recent loss was a 17-point setback at Northwestern Oklahoma State. Northwestern State is unranked with a 9-10 record.
Rogers State (16-3) dropped a spot to No. 6, and Southern Nazarene (15-4) remained No. 14.
In the women's poll, Oklahoma City (17-1) remained No. 2. Langston (17-1) fell from No. 5 to No. 8 after a 59-54 loss Saturday to Texas Wesleyan, and Southern Nazarene (14-5) dropped one spot to No. 16. Langston was the last unbeaten women's team in the NAIA to lose.