Player of the Week: Cassie Cooks

Sports Editor, Peter Holland Jr. Today’s player of the week goes Cassie Cooks of the McPherson High School girls basketball team. Cooks is the Bullpups go-to player in the middle. In the last three games, Cooks has been one of McPherson’s leading scorer, averaging 12.4 points a game and has shot 64 percent from the field. She also averages 6.2 rebounds a game. Against both Dodge City High School and Piper High School, she dropped 12 points for the Lady Pups. Before winter break, Cooks set a career-high of 22 points over Winfield High School. Cooks recently signed to play

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Lets Bowl: Bullpup Bowlers Start 2020 Season On Tuesday

  By Sports Editor Peter Holland Jr. It’s bowling season for McPherson High School. The McPherson bowlers open the season at The Alley in Wichita on Tuesday at 3:30 p.m. Herb Halinski enters his 12th season with the Bullpups, being the only bowling head coach in school history. For the boys, there are four seniors on the roster, but three of them have qualified for state. “Taylor Miller has the most state experience and I plan on leaning on him to assist with the others,” Halisnki said.  “JC Becker and Jared Armstrong are also returning seniors with state experience. “

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Tigers swept by OCU

OKLAHOMA CITY, OK.— The Central Christian College basketball team is still in search of its first conference win as the Tigers fall to Oklahoma City University on the road. The Central women struggled with shooting in their 75-59 loss to OCU.  The Stars are ranked No. 5 in NAIA and they showed it on Saturday. OCU shot 54 percent from the field, while Central only shot 32.4 percent. OCU outscored the Tigers 23-7 by the end of the first quarter. Three Tigers were able to finish in double figures. Zenith Hernandez led with 14 points and eight rebounds. Kassidy Forsberg

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McPherson College Business Professor Retires

Anyone who visited Professor Dave O’Dell’s office in the basement of Melhorn Science Hall would certainly notice the number of plaques covering the walls and on closer look would discover a career, spanning 40 years, devoted to McPherson College, his students, and the community. O’Dell, a long-time professor of accounting, retired at the end of the 2019 fall semester. While packing up his office, he had the opportunity to reflect on a career that he described as “blessed.”

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