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Lacrosse Slowly Growing in Popularity

Bixby High freshmen Rachel First (left) and Shauni Vick (center) play on a club team with former Spartan student Rileigh Gaulding.

Rosalia Carrillo, Reporter

April 27, 2018

Lacrosse is a sport that was not very popular when a small groups of Bixby students began playing. Many of them were told about the sport by freshman Rachel First. First started to get interested in lacrosse after watching her brother play; she has been participating for five years. At the time n...

Lesser-Known Sports Can Still Have Olympic Excitement

Canadians Kaitlyn Lawes and John Morris celebrate after winning the gold medal against Switzerland in mixed doubles curling.

Paden Campbell, Reporter

February 14, 2018

This year’s Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea, despite delays in the alpine skiing events because of dangerous winds, has already brought thrills and excitement. Some of the top athletes in the world, from 92 countries, are competing in 15 different sports. It’s difficult who or what to...

Musings on Super Bowl LII, Plus Predictions

Musings on Super Bowl LII, Plus Predictions

Sam Herrold, Reporter

January 31, 2018

Bixby SPN's football guru offers his take on Super Bowl LII between the New England Patriots and Philadelphia Eagles. The game kicks off at 6:30 p.m. Sunday. Eagles Nick Foles is going to the Super Bowl. Yes, Nick Foles. No one would have expected Foles to be the starting quarterback for ...

The OSU Electric Factory

Oklahoma State guard Jeffrey Carroll.

Paden Campbell, Reporter

January 25, 2018

Last weekend, Stillwater became the electric factory. The Gallagher-Iba Arena at Oklahoma State University became ecstatic after the Cowboys’ overtime victory Saturday against the University of Oklahoma, then the No. 4 basketball team in the country. Normally, the traditional bedlam game is one f...

BPL Update: Salad and Trade Days

Alexis Sanchez

Lawson Sumler, Reporter

January 25, 2018

January is always a thrilling time of year in the world of futbol because of the mid-year transfer window. Plenty of big-time moves have already been made, and they may just tip the scales in the British Premier League. Virgil van Dijk, long rumored to be targeted by Liverpool, finally made the m...

Extra Time: Blood and Guts in Manchester

Manchester City's Argentinian defender Nicolas Otamendi (right) celebrates scoring the second goal against rival Manchester United.

Lawson Sumler, Reporter

December 14, 2017

The world of futbol had its eyes on one game last weekend: the world-renowned Manchester derby. The undefeated and soaring Manchester City clashed with the reformed Manchester United at historic Old Trafford. However, despite Manchester United having the home field advantage, it was the Citizens who stood ...

College Football Mania: Conference Championship Saturday

The Big 12 Conference trophy will go to either Oklahoma or Texas Christian on Saturday.

Sam Herrold, Reporter

December 1, 2017

Following are predictions for Saturday’s conference championship games by our college football fanatic.   Big 12: Oklahoma vs. TCU This will be the first neutral championship game since 2010, when Oklahoma stunned Nebraska, 23-20. This game will have national title implications. If Oklahoma w...

One More Step

Cade Cavender celebrates a touchdown against Stillwater in the first round of the playoffs.

Paden Campbell, Reporter

November 30, 2017

Well, it is another year, and another championship game. Bixby has stepped up its game this playoff season by squeezing past Midwest City, 14-12, two weeks ago to set up Friday night’s Class 6A-II final against Tulsa County rival Booker T. Washington. The 7 p.m. game at Jenks High School is a tos...

Extra Time: Week 14

Raheem Sterling is embraced by Pep Guardiola, his Manchester City manager.

Lawson Sumler, Reporter

November 30, 2017

As time goes on, the title pictures in the European soccer  leagues have become clearer as breakout stars emerge and the world of futbol heats up. In England, title favorites Manchester City secured a late victory over newly promoted Huddersfield Town, 2-1. The Terriers grabbed the lead right b...

Extra Time

Italy's Giorgio Chiellini, left, and Sweden's Marcus Berg battle for the ball during World Cup qualifying.

Lawson Sumler, Reporter

November 17, 2017

An international break from soccer’s league season reared its mighty head once again as the countries of the world looked to maintain their momentum on the road to Russia in 2018. Starting off with the marquee matchup of this batch of international games, Sweden held Italy to a scoreless draw, resulti...

Positive Bixby Takes on Midwest City in Football Semifinals

Quarterback Staton King helped to lead Bixby past Stillwater in the first round of the playoffs.

Paden Campbell, Reporter

November 17, 2017

With four regular-season losses, Bixby’s chances of going far in the playoffs seemed like a goal that would be hard to reach, but after last week's rout of Stillwater, the chances of going to next week’s championship game seem to better than many would have thought. However, the Spartans first have to get past...

College Football Mania

The Georgia Bulldogs have taken over the top spot in the College Football Playoff rankings.

Sam Herrold, Reporter

November 3, 2017

Headlines from Week 9 Florida was taken to bits against top-ranked Georgia in Jacksonville on Saturday. After the stunning 42-7 defeat, Florida mutually split ways with head coach Jim McElwain after the Gators lost their last three games. Iowa State remains the king slayer so far this season after de...

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