2018

Vargas, East offense come alive in Oil Bowl’s second half

Zach Duncan Wichita Falls Times Record News Published June 16, 2018 There was a time in Saturday’s 81st annual Oil Bowl where the East offense was out of sorts. Excluding Zack West’s spectacular 48-yard touchdown run, Marc Bindel’s squad couldn’t find the end zone in the first half at Memorial Stadium. Jorge Vargas was uncharacteristically…

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Old High’s Silva, Nash helped East DL dominate Oil Bowl

Jonathan Hull Wichita Falls Times Record News Published June 16, 2018 Rider coach Marc Bindel was excited to be coaching in the Oil Bowl, but one player in particular had him relishing the opportunity. “Big Jesus Silva is in there,” Bindel said Wednesday just before meeting with East Texas All-Stars. “I finally don’t have to…

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Oil Bowl adding volleyball to all-star festivities in 2019

Jonathan Hull Wichita Falls Times Record News Published June 16, 2018 Another sport is being added to the Oil Bowl’s all-star festivities next year. Volleyball will make its Oil Bowl debut in 2019 as the Maskat Shrine continues to further its commitment to featuring the top athletes in the Wichita Falls area. “From Day 1,…

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Vrana, McKinney and White relishing opportunity to represent Hirschi at Oil Bowl

Jonathan Hull Wichita Falls Times Record News Published  June 15, 2018 There’s little argument this past high school sports season was headlined by the success of the Hirschi Huskies. From football to basketball to track, the Huskies provided headline after headline in 2017-18. It’s only right that the area’s traditional all-star game has a Hirschi…

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Jonathan Barrera of Electra lifts West All-Stars in Oil Bowl win

Jonathan Hull Wichita Falls Times Record News Published  June 15, 2018 Hirschi coach Donald Hedge admits he didn’t know anything about Electra’s Jonathan Barrera heading into Friday’s Oil Bowl boys basketball all-star game. Hedge left the floor impressed and wishing he could coach Barrera a few more times. Barrera led all scorers with 18 points,…

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Burk’s Carolyn Thomas gives coach one more glimpse of her finishing kick

Jonathan Hull Wichita Falls Times Record News Published  June 15, 2018 Alex Koulovatos knew his East Texas All-Star squad was in good hands on the court Friday. Koulovatos had seen Carolyn Thomas carry his Burkburnett Lady Bulldogs across the finish line many times over the past few years. So when the Oil Bowl girls basketball…

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One-time teammates Ermis, Lucas & White reunite as Oil Bowl all-stars

Jonathan Hull Wichita Falls Times Record News Published June 14, 2018 As soon as the Oil Bowl rosters were announced, Aaron Ermis knew he had two people he needed to immediately text. Before he returned to Seymour and eventually led the Panthers in scoring as a senior, Ermis spent two seasons playing for the Burkburnett…

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Jacksboro’s Fernando Piedra playing in two all-star games

Zach Duncan Wichita Falls Times Record News Published June 14, 2018 Fernando Piedra can’t decide which sport he likes better – football or baseball. It’s fitting because the recent Jacksboro High School graduate is pulling double duty this weekend. After appearing in Friday’s FCA all-star baseball game, he’ll play for the East squad in Saturday’s…

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Klondike’s Coleman using Oil Bowl to prepare for 11-man game

Jonathan Hull and Zach Duncan Published June 13, 2018 Jayden Coleman doesn’t have much experience playing the 11-man version of football – at least not at the high school level. Coleman spent his days at Klondike High School near Lamesa playing six-man football, but will get his first taste of the 11-man game at 7:30…

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Oil Bowl all-star basketball rosters set

Jonathan Hull Wichita Falls Times Record News Published June 12, 2018   The rosters for the first Oil Bowl all-star basketball games since 2005 have been set. The two all-star games will be played Friday at Rider Fieldhouse. The girls take the court at 6 p.m. with the boys following at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are…

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