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Heisman winner, Texas Rangers step up to support boy’s cancer fight

Published Feb. 17, 2014 on NewsOK.com

Things were becoming normal for the young family of four from Moore.

After being shuffled in and out of hospitals and treatment facilities for much of the past four years, eight-year-old Garrett Grider was finally healthy and able to enjoy activities most children his age take for granted. Evenings of Little League baseball replaced days of intense radiation sessions, and family get-togethers supplanted nauseating hours of chemotherapy.

It seemed like the worst was finally behind the Griders.

And then one day, Garrett woke up with a familiar feeling.

“He ...

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Barons Rookie not the Only Athlete in the Family

Published Jan. 16, 2014 on TheAHL.com

What does a tall, attractive, blonde cover girl from balmy southern California have in common with a hard-hitting, tough-as-nails hockey player from the Canadian province of Saskatchewan?

If you’re talking about 2012 U.S. Olympic volleyball silver medalist Jennifer Kessy and Oklahoma City Barons forward Kale Kessy, it just so happens the standout athletes are cousins...

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OKC Barons: Miller Making His Mark

Published Nov. 2013 on OKCBarons.com

One of the most exciting young talents in Oklahoma City hockey isn’t a heavy-fisted enforcer. His slap shot doesn’t register in the high 90s on radar guns, and he’s not known for rattling the boards with thundering checks.

What the Oklahoma City Barons’ Andrew Miller does possess is a rare combination of speed, vision, discipline and intelligence that more than makes up for his 5-foot-10, 185 pound frame.

“I’m a smaller guy, so I’ve got to avoid the bigger guys,” Miller said...

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Dallas Stars - Edmonton Oilers

NHL Coming to Oklahoma City

It doesn’t happen too often, but the National Hockey League will be paying a visit to Oklahoma for what will be just the fifth time in the league’s history.

The Dallas Stars and Edmonton Oilers will face off in a pre-season exhibition at the Cox Convention Center in Oklahoma City on Sept. 27 in a game that will feature the likes of some of hockey’s finest young talent.

“Four of the Edmonton Oilers top stars, Taylor Hall, Jordan Eberle, Ryan Nugent-Hopkings, and Justin Schultz are all expected to be NHL all-stars and potential NHL award winners,” said Jim Byers, Oklahoma City Barons radio...

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