Tahlequah Daily Press


February 13, 2013

Inside the MIAA

Ben Johnson's look into Mid-America Intercollegiate Athletics Association basketball.


Up and coming

Central Oklahoma: An afterthought two weeks ago, the Bronchos have played themselves into a decent spot in the standings. Currently on a three-game winning tilt, Central Oklahoma has five games left (three at home) against teams below it in the standings, save for a road contest at Northeastern State on Nov. 27.

On the skids

Central Missouri: The Mules are still in decent shape — tied with Fort Hays State for the league lead. However, Central Missouri wrapped up a four-game road swing with a 1-3 mark to bring it back to the rest of the pack.


Accolade for Addison: Marquis Addison was named the league’s men’s basketball Athlete of the Week after guiding Missouri Southern to a 2-0 mark last week. Addison, a 6-4 junior guard from Olathe, Kan., averaged 23 points, eight rebounds and 6.5 assists per game in the Lions’ wins over Southwest Baptist and Central Missouri. It’s the second time this season that Addison has received the honor.

Offensive explosion: During Fort Hays State’s 94-68 victory over Nebraska Kearney on Saturday, the Lions shot lights out from the field in the first half. En route to a 62-32 halftime lead, the Lions shot 69.7 percent (23 of 33) from the field. Freshman guard Craig Nicholson led Fort Hays State in the game with 16 points and 11 assists.

MIAA Women

Ahead of the pack

Washburn: The Lady Blues just continue to roll along, picking up two more wins last week to up their winning streak to six games since losing at Northeastern State on Jan. 19. Washburn’s last four games have been at home, and it will now go on the road for two games (Missouri Western and Northwest Missouri State).

Up and coming

Emporia State: The Hornets have now won seven games in a row, dating back to a loss suffered against Truman on Jan. 12. Emporia State clobbered Lincoln (85-69) and Lindenwood (85-54) last week to continue its ascend up the standings. A full game behind Northeastern State, the Hornets are all alone in fourth right now.

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  • Keys-Dakota.jpg Playing both sides of the line

    Recently, Keys High School football standout Dakota Matlock was nearly severely injured in a terrifying car wreck.

    Matlock is coming off a stellar gridiron season for Keys High School. On offense, Matlock ran for over 1,000 yards for the Cougars. In his sophomore season, Matlock led Keys in tackles from the safety position.

    July 30, 2014 1 Photo

  • Bassmaster.jpg Crossing, and fishing, the Delaware

    Bassmaster Elite Series anglers to compete Aug. 7

    BASS has fished out of some legendary venues over the years (including Chicago, Detroit and New Orleans), but never Philadelphia, which is host of the Bassmaster Elite at Delaware River, Aug. 7-10, 2014.

    July 30, 2014 1 Photo

  • Mison.jpg Mixon’s attorney says incident with woman self-defense

    The attorney for Oklahoma running back Joe Mixon says the incident that left a 20-year-old female OU student with multiple facial fractures was a case of self-defense.

    July 30, 2014 1 Photo

  • Hooper.jpg Sparking the flame

    Sequoyah High School’s Justin Hooper looking to lead this year

    Last season was Justin’s last chance to play alongside Cody at Sequoyah High School.
    Justin had to battle to win the Indians starting tailback. The coaching staff did not know who was going to be the Indians starting running back coming into fall practice.

    July 29, 2014 1 Photo

  • NSU-fishing-team.jpg NSU teams compete in fishing tournament

    Three teams from Northeastern State University’s Bass Fishing Team competed in the Fishing League Worldwide College Fishing Tournament on Grand Lake in Grove on Saturday, June 21.

    July 29, 2014 1 Photo

  • Johnson, East win easily at All-State

    Jake Johnson was able to hold off Lawton MacArthur’s Trent Meisel at the Class 5A state tournament in May. On Monday at the All-State tournament at Cherokee Hills Golf Club, Johnson had it much easier against Meisel.

    July 29, 2014

  • McMillan-blackboard.jpg Hometown brothers team up for RiverHawks football

    Northeastern State’s football program will include a pair of hometown brothers for the 2014 season.
    Mason McMillan returns for his sophomore season, and this year he will be reunited with his younger brother, Kourtland. The brothers graduated from Tahlequah High School – Mason in 2013, followed by Kourtland in 2014. At Tahlequah, Mason and Kourtland shared the gridiron for one season.

    July 28, 2014 1 Photo

  • Yurcich ready for second season

    With the 2014 season on the brink, Mike Yurcich, Oklahoma State University football offensive coordinator, is ready for his second year at the helm after coaching a powerful offensive squad a year ago.

    July 28, 2014

  • James_Ethan-(12)-vs.#2CC63C.jpg Back on the line

    RiverHawks’ Ethan James returns to the line healthy and ready for 2014

    RiverHawks offensive lineman Ethan James will enter the 2014 season healthy – something the team, and James, were not in 2013.

    July 25, 2014 2 Photos

  • Sooners shifting several positions

    Experience comes from encountering the same things in the same ways over and over again. Oklahoma’s Geneo Grissom and Julian Wilson have that at defensive end and nickleback in bunches.
    However, both will be seeing new things when practice begins. Grissom is moving to outside linebacker. Wilson will be getting a look at cornerback as his senior season begins

    July 25, 2014


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