February 2005 News Articles

Huskies Rally Past OBU in Ninth

February 28, 2005—Oklahoma Baptist took a lead into the ninth inning but 11th-ranked Houston Baptist scored three times to claim a 4-2 win over the No. 22 Bison Monday. Chris Ryan held the Huskies to one run on five hits through eight innings of work, but HBU answered at Chad Rhoades' expense. Houston Baptist…

Bison Roll Past Kansas Wesleyan

February 26, 2005—Oklahoma Baptist completed a three-game sweep of Kansas Wesleyan on Saturday, posting 18-3 and 9-6 victories. Felix Peguero ripped his third home run and drove in four runs with three hits in the opener, pacing the 16-hit attack.Sean Dryden picked up the win with six strikeouts in four innings…

OBU Blows Out No. 5 Eagles

February 26, 2005—Oklahoma Baptist rounded out the conference season in fashion by knocking Oklahoma Christian 83-64 Saturday night in the Noble Complex.  OBU hit the fifth-ranked Eagles with everything they had."I'm just happy were in the conference tournament," said Head Coach Doug Tolin. "We felt like…

OBU Times Set for SAC Tournament

February 26, 2005—OBU will have comfortable game times in the first round of the SAC Tournament with the Bison playing at 8 p.m. Thursday night against John Brown while the OBU women play at 6 p.m. Friday against Lubbock Christian. The Joe Cooper Ford of Shawnee Sooner Athletic Conference Tournament is being…

OBU Women Tripped Up by OC

February 26, 2005—Katie Farris hit two clutch free throw with three seconds left to seal the  win for Oklahoma Christian as the Lady Eagles defeated the Lady Bison 60-56 Saturday night in the Noble Complex. OBU fell behind by 15 early in the second half, but made a couple of runs to cut the lead down to…

Bison Knock Off Kansas Wesleyan 7-4

February 25, 2005—Oklahoma Baptist scored three times in the bottom of the eighth inning to break open a 4-4 tie on its way to a 7-4 win over Kansas Wesleyan Friday at Bison Field in Shawnee. The Bison took a 3-0 lead in the second inning when Aaron Dickson singled home courtesy runner Daniel Hayes ahead of a…

Crimson Storm Breeze Past OBU Women

February 25, 2005—Clutch shooting and offensive rebounds were the demise for OBU as Southern Nazarene defeated the Lady Bison 65-54 Thursday night at the Noble Complex. SNU hit key shots down the stretch to keep OBU at bay while out rebounding the Lady Bison 49-31. "I think we were ready to play tonight," said…

Softball Changes Schedule

February 25, 2005—Oklahoma Baptist University's softball team has added a doubleheader at Cameron University in Lawton at 2 p.m., Tuesday, March 8.  Coach Pam Fink also announced that OBU's Sooner Athletic Conference twinbill at Northwestern has been pushed back to April 30 to accomodate a Northwestern…

Baseball Takes Two from Newman

February 23, 2005—Oklahoma Baptist grabbed a pair of wins in a Tuesday twinbill with Newman University, 4-2, 4-0. The Bison fell behind in the opener as Newman scored two runs, one earned off Tabor Woolard in the third inning an RBI single by Robert Wallinger and a sacrifice fly Dan Rudisill.Woolard worked out…

Last of Bratton's Records Falls

February 23, 2005—When Brandy Bratton graduated from OBU in 2002 she left behind nine school records in track and a legacy as the best athlete in school history. It has taken five different athletes, but the last of those nine marks fell Feb. 19 at the Oklahoma Christian Invitational when Kyta Ferrer ran a…

OBU Women Back in Top 25

February 23, 2005—Oklahoma Baptist University's women's basketball team moved back into the Top 25 after several weeks out of the poll, jumping to 22nd. The Lady Bison have won eight of their last nine games.The final poll comes out March 1 and will determine the at-large berths to the national tournament…

Women Win, Men Lose at John Brown

February 22, 2005—SILOAM SPRINGS, Ark. -- Oklahoma Baptist University's men took a 68-52 hit from John Brown after the OBU women grabbed a 59-41 victory Monday night. The Lady Bison (23-5, 11-5 Sooner Athletic Conference) took care of business in the second half and may have solidified a place in the NAIA…

Rones Named Player of the Week

February 21, 2005—Sandralina Rones of Oklahoma Baptist University has been named Sooner Athletic Conference Softball Player of the Week for Feb. 14-20. Rones, junior shortstop from Pittsburg, Calif., batted .500 for the week with two home runs, four RBI and a slugging percentage of 1.250, leading OBU to a 2-1…

Bison take pair from Avila

February 19, 2005—The Bison took two games from Avila College Saturday, rapping 22 hits in a dozen innings innings 10-6 and 9-2.  The second game was called (darkness) in the fifth inning. Senior Sean Dryden of OBU, who went four innings in the opener, allowed three runs and two hits with five strikeouts.…

Softball Gains Sweep at East Central

February 19, 2005—OBU's softball team used three home runs and an Amanda Zahara shut-out to claim a doubleheader sweep at East Central, 4-0, 6-3. The Lady Bison broke a scoreless tie in the third inning of the opener when Ashley Howard tripled and scored on an infield single by Allison Ramzy. The Bison scored…

OBU squads record sweep at USAO

February 18, 2005—CHICKASHA -- Oklahoma Baptist University's men increased their chances to get in the Sooner Athletic Conference tournament with a 62-50 win over USAO Saturday night.  "Any win is a good win for us right now," head coach Doug Tolin said. "I thought our guys played hard tonight. We played a…

Art is Universal

February 17, 2005—"Two painters are probably tied for 'my favorite' right now," says Clay Little, a junior from Tulsa. "Both Rene Magritte and Chuck Close were always striving with their creativity, pushing their contemporaries to always look for a new angle, giving new ideas to express what one sees and what…

Class Projects Continue to Make a Difference

February 17, 2005—OBU's graduating seniors have gifted the university through the years with items ranging from furniture to life insurance policies to signage. Many of these memorials remain to be enjoyed by visitors to the campus today. The first class gift to OBU was in 1922, and included the sundial and…

Composing a Real Difference

February 17, 2005—The old hymn says it best: "When upon life's billows you are tempest tossed, when you are discouraged, thinking all is lost, count your many blessings, name them one by one, and it will surprise you what the Lord hath done." These words resonate in the life of Lynn Shaw Bailey, '77. Lynn has a…

Hear Ye! Hear Ye! Read All About it

February 17, 2005—The Revolutionary War. The defining moment of America history as she untangled herself from an intruding empire. The results etched out a "we the people" constitution that bound thirteen colonies together in a new form of democracy and ushered out British occupation forever. The joy, angst,…

Magic in Moscow

February 17, 2005—In 1993, the Moscow Economic School opened its doors in the deadened heart of Communism: Moscow, Russia. Licensed by the Moscow Department of Education, the school stands as one of the most prestigious K-12 institutions in the city, and caters to an elite clientele: the sons and daughters of…

OBU Softball Opens with Loss

February 17, 2005—STILLWATER - Oklahoma Baptist University's softball season opened with a 9-0 loss to Oklahoma State University Thursday night. The Cowgirls held OBU to three singles - one each by senior Katy Thurber, junior Amanda Zahara and freshman Allison Ramzy. "Our hitting is a little behind right now,…

OBU Women Bounce Northwestern in Alva

February 17, 2005—ALVA - Oklahoma Baptist University's Lady Bison basketball team moved into fourth place in the Sooner Athletic Conference with a 62-32 win at cellar-dwelling Northwestern Oklahoma State University. OBU had a 31-23 halftime advantage and then slammed the door on the Rangers in the second half,…

Organized to Serve

February 17, 2005—Like many universities, students at OBU can be seen with Deltas, Omegas, Sigmas and several other Greek words. But at OBU, those groups have different meanings. There are no frat houses or sororities on Bison Hill. Instead, the social clubs serve more of a purpose at OBU. Instead of parties…

Tell Me Again

February 17, 2005—"I've been thinking about this for a while," Justin's good friend said to him one day. "There is a difference about the way you live. I noticed it in China, and I notice it even more now. You are a good person. Tell me again about Christianity. I'm dying to know." Justin Cassity, '97, was…

The Closer

February 17, 2005—When you think of baseball closers you might think of a tall, lanky pitcher. In the world of baseball, closers should be more Goliath than David. Unless you’re armed like OBU’s Chad Rhoades, that is. Then you can be more the David among aluminum-wielding giants. Closers are charged…

The Wind in the Willows

February 17, 2005—Oklahoma Baptist University Theatre Department presents "The Wind in the Willows," a Moses Goldberg play freely adapted from the book by Kenneth Grahame. The play began running February 12 and 13 followed by two performances during the weekend of February 25 and ending the weekend of March 4.…

Tour the Churches of Paul and John

February 17, 2005—"Grace and peace to you from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ," writes Paul at the beginning of most letters. Before his death, his letters had circulated through many churches in Asia Minor. Similarly, the letters of John and his Revelation to the churches brought hope and instruction…

While stripping the Great Saphenous Vein

February 17, 2005—I've learned that the work load of a medical student is a lot to endure," says Blake Shockley, '02, "and it can become easy to forget the purpose. My faith is a constant reminder to me that I am not only here to help patients and to learn, but to also share Christ's love. My faith plays a…

OBU Softball Opener Changed to Single Game

February 15, 2005—Oklahoma Baptist University will open its softball season at Oklahoma State University Thursday evening at 5 p.m.  The contest was originally scheduled as a doubleheader but has been changed to a single game due to expected cold temperatures (low 40s) Thursday night. Oklahoma State is 6-4…

Bison Go 1-1 on First Day on the Road

February 14, 2005—February 14, 2005 OBU's baseball team extended its season-opening win streak to four games before Lubbock Christian put a stop to the festivities Sunday at Hardin-Simmons University's Classic in Abilene, Texas. The Bison ransacked College of the Southwest 12-4 before getting stung by LCU 16-2…

OBU Women Drop Two at Wichita State

February 14, 2005—The OBU women's tennis team dropped two matches at Wichita State, 7-0 and 6-0, Feb. 11. Ashley Jerige had the most successful outing in the 7-0 loss, losing 6-2, 6-0 in No. 4 singles. Kerri McNutt at No. 1, Lauren White and No. 2 and Christa Tjeerdsma at No. 5 all won one game in their…

Bison avenge earlier loss to St. Gregory’s

February 12, 2005—Oklahoma Baptist picked up their second victory in row for the first time this year in the conference with a 72-62 win over St. Gregory's University Saturday night in the Noble Complex. OBU got revenge Saturday on the Cavalier after SGU knocked off the Bison Jan. 6 61-60 at St. Greg's. "I hope…

Bison Drop Abilene Finale, 12-2

February 12, 2005—Oklahoma Baptist University's baseball team skidded out of Abilene, Texas, Monday with a 12-2 loss at the hands of Hardin-Simmons University. OBU scored twice in the top of the seventh on back-to-back sacrifice flies by Frank Ibarra and Felix Peguero. The Cowboys ended the game with two runs…

Lady Bison sweep 2005 Holy War series

February 12, 2005—OBU trailed St. Gregory's throughout the first half and 8:08 into the second half before Rachel Heins put OBU up to stay at 27-26. OBU continued to pull away from that point on to get a 53-37 win. "We just struggled tonight," said Head Coach John McCullough. "That's the type of game you get…

Bison Improve to 3-0 with Shut-out

February 11, 2005—Oklahoma Baptist University's 22nd-ranked baseball team improved to 3-0 with a 4-0 victory over Tabor College Friday. OBU broke open a scoreless tie on Felix Peguero's three-home run to right. The Bison added the fourth run in the fifth inning when Peguero singled, stole second and scored on…

Bison sweep OCU during SAC season

February 11, 2005—OBU knocked off the Oklahoma City University Start for the second straight time this year with a 73-62 win Saturday night at OCU. "It was nice to get a good win against a good team in their gym," said Head Coach Doug Tolin. "Makes you think that this team has got some capabilities and we…

Oklahoma City outlasts Lady Bison

February 11, 2005—The Stars extended their winning streak over the Lady Bison out to 15 straight games with a 65-51 win over OBU Thursday night in Abe Lemons arena in Oklahoma City. With the win OBU falls to 7-5 in the Sooner Athletic Conference and 19-5 overall. OCU remains undefeated in the SAC with a 13-0…

Ryan Claims Initial Baseball Honor

February 7, 2005—Chris Ryan of Oklahoma Baptist University was named Sooner Athletic Conference Baseball Pitcher of the Week honors for. Jan. 30-Feb. 5. Ryan, a junior from Spring, Texas, tossed four innings of one-hit ball with four strikeouts in a 3-1 win over No. 30 Dakota Wesleyan. He picked up the win in…

Thirty-First Annual Concerto-Aria Concert

February 7, 2005—The Oklahoma Baptist University Division of Music will host the thirty-first annual Concerto-Aria Concert on Friday, February 18 at 8:30 in Potter Auditorium. The event is part of the division's "Music Main Event," a two-day period set aside for parents, prospective students, and others to…

Bison Baseball Opens with Sweep

February 5, 2005—Oklahoma Baptist University took a pair of games from Dakota Wesleyan to open the season Saturday, 7-3, 3-1. Danny Guidry slugged out three hits in his debut as the Bison centerfielder, including a double and a triple. The Bison broke out on top in the opener with four runs in the first…

Lady Bison undefeated during home stand

February 5, 2005—The Lady Bison outscored Wayland Baptist 21-3 over the last 11:40 of the game to win their fifth straight Sooner Athletic Conference win. "It was tough to win five at home," said Head Coach John McCullough. "I think the huge win Thursday (against Lubbock) propelled us to the win today and made…

OBU Hits 14 Qualifying Marks at OC Meet

February 5, 2005—Oklahoma Baptist University's track and field team recorded 14 national qualifying marks at Oklahoma Christian University's indoor meet at the University of Oklahoma. The Bison two-mile relay team qualified with a winning time of 7:53.30 and the mile relay won with a national qualifying time…

Wayland steals one from Bison in OT

February 5, 2005—Wayland Baptist outscored Oklahoma Baptist 11-6 in the extra period of play to defeat OBU 91-86 Saturday in Shawnee. "I think the start was the key to the game," said Head Coach Doug Tolin. "I think the next thing is the free throw line."OBU shot only 63.2 percent from the charity stripe, as…

OBU & St. Gregory's University Team Up to Present Once Upon a Mattress

February 4, 2005—Traditionally, “joint productions” between Shawnee universities St. Gregory’s University and Oklahoma Baptist University focus on athletics, course substitutions, or an occasional joint meeting of student chapters of professional organizations. This time, “joint…

Bison to Open Baseball Season Saturday

February 3, 2005—Oklahoma Baptist University's baseball season will get started six days earlier than expected as the Bison have revised the schedule to start Saturday with Dakota Wesleyan University visiting. Dakota Wesleyan was scheduled to play down the street in Shawnee at St. Gregory's University but we…