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Linsey Curtis (RSU) Home Runs /
Wagon Load of Girl Scout Cookies
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Finalist For State Main Street Awards
Main Street Program is in the running for two awards in the annual State Main
Street competition. The top winners will be announced at the Main Street Awards
Banquet to be held March 30, 2010 in OKC.|
Façade Rehabilitation Under $10,000
The complete list of contenders are in the following press release:
For immediate release
Main Street Award Finalists Announced
The Oklahoma Main Street Center has announced the top three finalists in 21 awards categories. The first place winner will be announced and honored at the annual Main Street Awards banquet March 30, 2010.
The over 200 nominations we received this year represent the best of Oklahoma Main Streets and all are winning nominations. The Top Three represent the best of the best," said Linda Barnett, Director of the Oklahoma Main Street Center , Oklahoma Department of Commerce.
The categories reflect the elements of the Main Street Four Point Approach - Organization, Promotion, Design, and Economic Restructuring - which work together to build a sustainable and complete community revitalization effort.
The Top Three include:
Community Education/Public Awareness Program
Volunteer Development Program
Creative Fundraising Effort
Main Street Youth Involvement
Interior Design Projects
Façade Rehabilitation Under $10,000
Façade Rehabilitation Over $10,000
Building / Business Signage
Point: Economic Restructuring
Adaptive Reuse Project
New Business Downtown
Business of the Year
The first-place winner in each category will be announced at the annual awards Main Street Awards Banquet to be held March 30, 2010 at the National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum.
The Oklahoma Tourism and Recreation Department will also be recognized at the banquet as the 2010 Friend of Main Street for their outstanding contributions to the state and local programs.
"They have been a superb partner at the State Fair, our August training, and of course, in recruiting the National Main Streets Conference to Oklahoma City ," said Barnett.
This year's banquet will feature two new awards.
The Community of the Year Award will recognize the Main Street Community who led other towns by earning the most quality assurance points during the 2009 calendar year. The top ten communities (in alphabetical order) include: Durant Main Street, Hobart Main Street, Newkirk Main Street, Okmulgee Main Street, Main Street Pauls Valley, Main Street of Perry, RedFork Main Street, Stockyards City Main Street, Talihina Main Street, Wilburton Main Street. The top points earner will be revealed at the banquet.
"In our 25th year of Main Street in Oklahoma we are also honoring our founding fathers and mothers, the individuals whose insight and hard work brought this program to Oklahoma ," said Barnett.
Founders Awards will be presented to the 15 leaders who are responsible for establishing the Oklahoma Main Street Program in 1986.
Tickets can be purchased from your local Main Street program for $36 if purchased before March 16, 2010. After that date, tickets will be $46.
Francis, Design Chair
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Linsey Curtis Home Runs Continue
don't normally run complete copies of RSU sports stories but to put the recent
hitting accomplishments of former CHS softball player and RSU freshman Linsey
Curtis in context will continue for at least a while longer. I was going to check
the RSU stats today but their web site was apparently having some admin problems
... but when I checked a few days ago Linsey had hit 6 home runs thru 9 games
(& 15 hits in 32 at bats). |
-- Ted Wright 3/1/2010 10:30pm
Softball Hillcats Take Two from Vikings
The Rogers State softball team topped off a successful weekend with a two-game sweep of Grand View University (Des Moines, Iowa) Sunday at the Hillcat Complex in Claremore.
The Hillcats posted a 4-0 record in its 2010 home debut with wins against Grand View and Evangel University Saturday and two-more against the Vikings Sunday. RSU came from five runs down in the opener with an eight-run rally in the bottom of the sixth inning. Freshman Linsey Curtis swatted a grand-slam homer to propel the Cats to an 11-9 victory. RSU picked up right where it left off in the nightcap with six runs in the first inning. The Hillcats cruised to a 7-3 win to complete a three-game sweep over Grand View.
A big fifth inning put the Vikings in position to win the opener before the Hillcats stormed back with some major firepower.
Grand View roughed up RSU starter Tye Coats for eight runs over four-plus innings of work. A three-run homer by Courtney Yacinich capped a four-run fifth for the Vikings.
The Hillcats trailed 8-3 entering the sixth inning. Curtis and Jodi Patterson started the at-bat with singles and Shelby Brogdon delivered a pinch-hit homer to cut into the lead. Taryn Hernandez ripped an RBI single up the middle and Sarah Harvey walked to load the bases for Curtiss second plate appearance of the inning. The Collinsville High School product jumped on a 0-2 pitch and hammered it over the left field wall for the eventual game winner.
Ten of RSUs 11 runs came via the long ball. Hernandez put the Cats on the scoreboard with a three-run blast to center in the bottom of the third. The Moreno Valley, Calif., native pitched the final 2.2 innings to record the victory. Kylee Jones suffered the loss in relief for the Vikings.
RSU scored six runs in the first inning of the nightcap and Hernandez quieted the GVU bats with another solid relief effort.
Ashley Fauchier, Hernandez and Harvey cranked three straight singles to start the Hillcat first. Marie Gaudet slapped an RBI double to left and Brittany White added a two-run single to right. Two errors by the Vikings extended the inning as RSU jumped in front, 6-1.
Whitney Link, Megan Anderson and Emily Gilbert each tallied a solo home run in the losing effort for GVU. Gaudet tacked on an insurance run for RSU with a solo homer over the boards in right to lead off the sixth inning.
Hernandez (4-0) spelled Coats with two outs in the top of the first inning and went the distance for her second pitching victory of the day. Jones was tagged with the loss for the Vikings.
Rogers State (7-3) will open Sooner Athletic Conference play at home Tuesday against Oklahoma Baptist. The doubleheader is set for 4 p.m. at the Hillcat Complex.
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Softball Cats Sweep Home Opener
The Rogers State softball team picked up a pair of victories in its 2010 home debut Saturday afternoon at the Hillcat Complex in Claremore.
The Hillcats started the day with a 5-3 win over Grand View University (Des Moines, Iowa) and topped it off with a 10-1 run-rule victory against Evangel University (Springfield, Mo.). RSU banged out 18 hits in the twin bill, including back-to-back home runs by Tye Coates and Linsey Curtis.
GAME ONE (vs. Grand View)
A two-run fifth inning keyed the Cats 5-3 victory over Grand View.
GAME TWO (vs. Evangel)
The Hillcats exploded for 10 runs on 11 hits to record a short-game win against Evangel in the nightcap.
RSU batted around with six hits in the bottom of the third inning. Curtis laced a two-run homer down the left field line and Coats belted a bomb over the boards in right-center on the very next pitch.
Lady Crusaders pitcher Kaitlyn Hasty was chased from the game in the fourth as the Hillcats piled on with four more runs. Harvey ripped a two-run double to center and Curtis followed with a double to right. Harvey and Curtis combined to go 4 for 6 with six RBI in the contest.
Coats (4-3) allowed just one unearned run in the victory. She struck out five with no walks and yielded one hit. Hasty took the loss for Evangel.
Rogers State (6-3) will close out the weekend with a doubleheader Sunday afternoon against Grand View. First pitch is scheduled for noon at the Hillcat Complex.
For more information on Hillcat Softball visit www.rsuhillcats.com.