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Oil Bowl sets coaches for football, basketball

TRN Sports Published May 23, 2018 The Oil Bowl recently announced the coaching staff for its all-star football and basketball games. The Oil Bowl’s basketball coaches will be completely local as the girls game will be coached by Bowie’s Chuck Hall (East) and Burkburnett’s Alex Koulovatos (West). The boys Oil Bowl coaches will be Hirschi’s…

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Maskat Shrine Oil Bowl adding basketball back to all-star week in Wichita Falls

Jonathan Hull Times Record News Published  April 27, 2018 The Oil Bowl isn’t just for football anymore. Oil Bowl chairman Yoshi Fukasawa announced Friday that the annual all-star weekend in Wichita Falls will include basketball, starting this year, for the first time since 2005. Boys and girls all-star basketball games will be played Friday, June…

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Oil Bowl notebook: Gaines, Waggoner enjoy family rivalry

Jonathan Hull, Times Record News Published June 11, 2017 As cousins, Xavier Waggoner and Stephen Gaines have played plenty of football games on the same team. On Saturday, they played against each other for the first time ever. It was Gaines earning the lifetime bragging rights at Memorial Stadium, leading East Texas to a 20-14…

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Oil Bowl provides thrilling finish for second straight year

Zach Duncan Times Record News Published  June 10, 2017 East’s Brandon Reeves scrambles in the all-star game against the West Saturday, June 10, 2017, in the 80th edition of the Oil Bowl at Memorial Stadium. The East won in overtime over the West 20-14. With Stephen Gaines and Payton McAlister slicing through holes, it became…

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Notre Dame’s Whitten gets new experience at Oil Bowl

Jonathan Hull Times Record News Published  June 9, 2017 Notre Dame’s Skyler Whitten broke plenty of tackles playing six-man football for the Knights and will try his hand at the 11-man version of the game in the Oil Bowl. Skyler Whitten is going to do something he’s never done before Saturday — play 11-man football.…

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Decatur’s McAlister relishing Oil Bowl opportunity

Jonathan Hull, Times Record News Published June 8, 2017 Without his pads on, Payton McAlister isn’t exactly an imposing figure. But something changes once he suits up and steps out on the football field. McAlister had a prolific career at Decatur, rushing for 4,139 yards and catching 155 passes for 2,418 more yards. Not to…

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Oil Bowl notebook: Gunter’s Stovall reflects on title

Zach Duncan, Times Record News Published  June 8, 2017   Colson Stovall won a state championship in the last game he played in. The Gunter running back rushed for 180 yards and four touchdowns in a 43-7 rout of Boling in the 3A Division II championship. “It was pretty awesome,” said Stovall, who will play…

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Oil Bowl to feature record number of area standouts

Zach Duncan, Times Record News Published  June 5, 2017 Just like last year when Burkburnett’s Rizonn Hendricks(19) and Wichita Falls High School’s Darion Minor (26) suited up, this year’s Oil Bowl will have plenty of area football standouts Thirty-seven area high school football standouts from nearly 20 schools will be arriving Wednesday at Midwestern State’s…

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Oil Bowl coaches named, but date creates a conflict

Zach Duncan, Times Record News Published  Jan. 12, 2017 In the hopes of giving the Oil Bowl a shot in the arm, the Maskat Shrine turned last year’s all-star football game into a mostly all-local affair. A bigger crowd at Memorial Stadium saw a competitive game that ended with a local kid (Henrietta’s Cody Fletcher)…

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East claims 79th Oil Bowl in overtime

By Andy Newberry June 18, 2016 The East found its running game in the second half only to see it erased when Taylor Massey and the West pulled off some final-minute magic. The West scored on the final play of regulation and with a two-point conversion–both catches by Jansen Martinez of Childress–to send the game…

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