Former Oklahoma State wrestler Coleman Scott made the U.S. Olympic Team after winning a three-man competition Thursday at “The Grapple in the Big Apple” in New York. Scott will wrestle at 60 kilograms after defeating Reece Humphrey and top-ranked Shawn Bunch. Scott won both best-of-3 matches 2-1. Scott won the 2008 NCAA championship and was a four-time All-American while at Oklahoma State.
OSU IN PUERTO RICO TIP-OFF
The Oklahoma State men's basketball team will be one of eight squads in the Puerto Rico Tip-Off, scheduled Nov. 15-18 in San Juan. The Cowboys' first opponent has not been determined. Other teams in the Tip-Off are Akron, Massachusetts, North Carolina State, North Carolina-Asheville, Penn State, Providence and Tennessee.
DRAG BOATS THIS WEEKEND
The fourth annual Ozarka-Riverwind Casino Oklahoma City Nationals drag boat races are scheduled Friday through Sunday on the Oklahoma River. Approximately 100 teams and 10 different classes will compete. The premiere class is the Top Fuel Hydro with boats covering a quarter-mile stretch in less than 5 seconds with speeds often exceeding 250 mph. The event begins Friday, from 4 to 11 p.m. Racing on Saturday and Sunday runs from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tickets are $20 for adults; kids ages 12 and under are admitted free. Tickets are available at the Chesapeake Arena box office, ticketmaster.com and Homeland stores. Go to okcmotorsports.com for parking information.
SPRINTS RUN SATURDAY
The Oil Capital Racing Series' sprint cars will have a points event at 7:30 p.m. Saturday at Oklahoma Sports Park near Ada. Rose resident Jamie Passmore tops the standings with 489 points, just 21 ahead of Tulsa driver Danny Smith. Whit Gastineau of Oklahoma City has won three of the last four OCRS events at Oklahoma Sports Park and could use another victory to remain in the series' championship chase. Gastineau is sixth with 387 points. Oklahoma Sports Park is located 10 miles northwest of Ada on State Highway 3W. For more directions, the track number is (580) 332-5535.
DAVIS GETS SOFTBALL JOB
Northeastern Oklahoma State University has hired Clay Davis as its softball coach. Davis, who spent the last three years as head softball coach at Berryhill High School, replaces Dee Gerlach. Davis has also served as pitching coach at Missouri Valley College and head coach at Bacone College. Other high school stops in Oklahoma include Tulsa Webster and Empire. Gerlich resigned May 3 so she could work toward becoming a full-time faculty member. The RiverHawks won 234 games since 2000 under Gerlich.