Jones named Gallagher Award winner
Former Oklahoma State Mike Jones was named winner of the 2014 Gallagher Award, which goes to an wrestling alumnus who exemplifies the spirit and leadership eminent in the tradition of champions. OSU wrestling coach John Smith made the announcement Thursday, saying, “He’s spent more than 30 years in this sport and has been a great coach to many young people. He’s made wrestling a lot better, especially in the state of Oklahoma.”
Jones, who lettered for the Cowboys in 1982 and served as an assistant coach in 1983, will be presented the award on Sunday, when OSU hosts American University at 2 p.m. in Gallagher-Iba Arena. Jones is currently in his fourth season as Bixby High School wrestling coach. He has also spent eight years as a referee.
DAUPHIN NO. 1 SEED
University of Central Oklahoma wrestler Cory Dauphin is the No. 1 seed at 157 pounds for the NCAA Division II Central Super Regional, which begins at 10 a.m. Friday at Hamilton Field House in Edmond. Dauphin is the defending champion at the weight and ranked No. 1 in the nation. The former El Reno High standout has won 47 consecutive matches, which is tied for the longest in UCO history.
He will face Daniel Murakami of Minnesota State-Moorhead in the first round.
Second session matches will start at 5 p.m. Friday. Action continues at 9 a.m. Saturday, with placement matches set for a 1 p.m. start.
The top-five placers at each weight will advance to the Division II Championships, scheduled March 14-15 in Cleveland.
REDHAWKS HOLD JOB FAIR
The Oklahoma City RedHawks baseball team will have a job fair from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday and Saturday at Chickasaw Bricktown Ballpark. The Triple-A franchise is looking to add ushers, gate attendants, ticket window attendants, retail works and more for the 2014 season, which begins in April.
A full list of open positions is available at www.okcredhawks.com.
Oklahoma’s scheduled softball doubleheader against Nebraska on Saturday in Norman will begin at noon, with the second game set for approximately at 2 p.m. start.
The Sooners will play Arkansas-Pine Bluff at 3:30 p.m. Friday with a second game to follow shortly after the completion of the first contest. The Sooners were originally scheduled to play Arkansas-Pine Bluff on Sunday, but the series was moved to Friday due to a forecast of inclement weather.
From Staff Reports