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Lindsay Detwiler named to All-State West swim team

For four long years, recent Altus High School graduate Lindsay Detwiler put everything she had into the Lady Bulldogs swimming program. As one of the program’s most reliable swimmers, Detwiler … more

Altus wrestler Cabe Dickerson wins gold in Dodge City tournament

Altus High School wrestler Cabe Dickerson is no stranger to big matches. In 2017, as a freshman, Dickerson battled his way to the state championship match at the Oklahoma Secondary School Activities … more

Brandon Ybarra is ready to make Altus baseball feared

When Brandon Ybarra left Altus last year for Cache, he was looking for a change. After years as an assistant coach, Ybarra found himself with an opportunity to lead his own baseball team in Cache. … more

Harrington inducted into basketball hall of fame

Few coaches have the opportunity to stay in one place for very long before they pack their bags and find another school to call home. For one reason or another, programs change, whether it be the … more

Bulldog football reloads in time for summer

With the summer vacation officially here, a new era descends upon the Altus Bulldogs football program. Although new head coach Matt Terry took over the reins of the team in April, he enters his first … more

Local athletes selected to USSSA All-American Mid-West softball teams

When Joey Stengell created Velocity Softball, Inc. in Altus in December 2015, his goal was to increase the competitiveness of Altus’ fastpitch community. Velocity offered a unique experience … more

The Navajo Indians 12-and-under baseball team has come alive

These days, building a championship winning baseball team is no easy task. Instead of hitting the baseball fields, more and more children are opting for video game consoles in air conditioned homes. … more

Navajo seniors headline Southwest Oklahoma All-Star game

For the last time, Tabitha Armstrong, Gracee Bates, Emmy Cobb and Karlee McCombs took the field together as Navajo Lady Indians softball players. The occasion was the first Southwest Oklahoma … more

Energized and focused, Bulldogs take the field for spring football

As the calendar works its way towards summer vacation, the Bulldog football practice field is just beginning to heat up. May 15 marked the first day of spring football practice, and although the … more

Former Bulldog wrestling coach Nick Williams was named National Wrestling Coaches Association’s Scholastic Coach of the Year

One of Altus’ most beloved former coaches, Nick Williams, made national headlines recently when he was named the National Wrestling Coaches Association’s Scholastic Coach of the Year.The … more

Walk-off home run ends Western’s season in Enid

For six teams, the path to the NJCAA Division II World Series went through Enid this past weekend when David Allen Memorial Ballpark hosted the OG&E Region 2 tournament. Whichever team came out … more

Navajo may be the long-term winner of championship game

The way I saw a coach from Rattan belittle a pitcher with a voice loud enough for the entire U.S.A. Softball Hall of Fame Stadium to hear in the final Class 3A slow pitch softball game last week made … more

The Pioneers end the season with an 18-8 win

The Pioneers, 6-4, lead in Thursday’s doubleheader against the Northern Oklahoma College Enid Jets baseball team, didn’t last and instead, turned into a, 14-10, loss.Despite plating three … more

Linda Wiginton to be recognized

When it comes to high school swimming in Oklahoma, there are few names as recognized as the long-tenured head coach of the Altus High School swimming teams.The National Interscholastic Swimming … more

Splash pad to make a splash in Altus

Once the stifling summer heat moves into Oklahoma, children and adults alike find it nearly impossible to stay cool while doing fun outside activities. The pool at the Linda Wiginton Aquatic Center … more

Parks & Rec to shake up the status quo

The City of Altus Parks and Recreation department has made more of an effort in recent years to get involved in activities around the city during the summer months and the biggest proof of that came … more

Navajo trio join the Lady Pioneers

There was never any denying the talent level of the Navajo High School girls basketball team. The team, led by seniors Emmy Cobb, Tabitha Armstrong and Gracee Bates, finished 24-5 this past season, … more

After successful OK Kids softball season, baseball gets OK Kids treatment as well

Last year, the decision was made to transition Altus’ recreational softball league to OK Kids in an effort to entice southwest Oklahoma communities to register their teams in Altus and to keep … more

Summer events calendar

The Altus Public Library will host Story Time for Pre-schoolers on Wednesdays during the summer from 10:30 - 11 a.m. The event is free. For more information, contact 580-477-2890 or visit … more

Altus track teams head to Regional Meet

Staff ReportAltus High School boys’ and girls’ track teams will compete in the Class 5A Regional Track Meet on Saturday at Putnam City High School.The top three finishers in each event at … more
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