Where Tiger Pride Begins


10 year old Tiny Tiger, Kadin Dominguez, is a shining example of genuine Cushing Tiger pride. 


He has been playing baseball (his favorite sport) for the Cushing Youth and Community Center since he was just 6 years old and is currently left fielder for the CYCC 10 U peewee team. 


During a game last Tuesday night, Kadin suffered an injury to the nose from a pop fly ball and was taken to Cushing Regional Hospital to be examined while his team carried on in his absence. "When we were there, instead of throwing a fit or complaining, Kadin was more concerned about how his team was doing," said father, Ricky Dominguez, about the event. "It's moments like that that make me feel like the luckiest man on Earth. I am so proud of the little man he is growing into."  Luckily, Kadin suffered only a possible fracture to the nose instead of the feared break.

Top - Father Ricky Dominguez               Left to right - Lilly,  Tuck & Kadin

Top - Father Ricky Dominguez               Left to right - Lilly,  Tuck & Kadin


The soon to be 4th grader also enjoys CYCC soccer and has played for 2 years so far. Kadin intends to continue playing both sports, setting an example for his 2 younger siblings, 8 year old Lilly and 4 year old Tuck. Lilly has played soccer for the Cushing Youth Center and Tuck plans to join the Tiny Tiger peewee football team as soon as possible. 

Pictured left to right - Kadin, Tuck and Lilly Dominguez

Pictured left to right - Kadin, Tuck and Lilly Dominguez

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The red dirt Weekly Update


Senior Megan Lee (Mo), 3 year starting 1st baseman for both the fast and slowpitch Lady Tiger softball teams, has been 1selected for the 2018 Class 5/6A West All State Slowpitch team.


Bringing with her a team high of 33 homeruns this season, 95 RBI and a .600 batting average, Lee is the 3rd Lady Tiger in history to make All State in slowpitch.  She will travel with the West team to Edmond to play in the All State game vs the East team on Saturday, June 16th at 11:00 AM. 


"This is an honor for a great young lady who has worked hard and it has paid off for her," says CHS softball coach, Nikki York. "I am very proud of Mo and can't wait to see her do big things as she continues her softball career. She has a great head on her shoulders, has always put her team first and she understands how to work hard for success."

In her 4 years of playing slowpitch for CHS, Lee has won 3 district championships, 2 regional runner ups and had 2 state quarterfinal appearances. Fans can keep an eye out for Megan as she continues her softball career with NOC Enid after graduation. 


A reminder to Cushing Tiger fans - Senior Graduation will be held this Friday, May 18th at 7 PM in the CHS Fieldhouse following the last day of school for CPS students. 

The Cushing Soccer Banquet will be held this Thursday, May 17th beginning at 6 PM in the CHS Fieldhouse. Hosts request that all who attend bring a side dish with a serving utensil if possible. 


The 16th annual CHS All-Sports Golf Tournament is scheduled to be held on May 26th beginning at 8:30 AM. The entry fee for each participant is $75 and must be submitted with a completed registration form no later than May 20th. For more information or to download an All-Sports Golf Tournament registration form go to


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The red dirt Weekly Update


Cushing Lady Tigers finished a great softball season last Tuesday, May 1st, traveling to the USA Softball Hall of Fame Complex in OKC to compete in the OSSAA High School Slow Pitch State Championship.  After an incredibly close and well-played ball game vs # 4 ranked Perkins, the Lady Tigers were eventually overtaken by 7-6 at the bottom of the 7th inning.  The loss brings Cushing's final record for the season to 27-12  -  more wins than any other season in the team's history!


The Lady Tigers soccer team also wrapped up a record-breaking season on Tuesday, losing round 2 of state playoffs to Wagoner by just 3-2. 


Congratulations CHS Lady Tigers golf team for earning this year's Academic State Championship title with a combined team GPA of 3.972. Way to go, ladies!


Congratulations to the Lady Tigers 2018 track team for their placements at the State Track Meet last weekend (May 4th-5th).   

Cushing relay team; Nadia Mooreland, Ariya Regnier, Jazmine Grant, and JonAnnie Adkisson finished 3rd in the 4×200 meter relay. Nikayah Jackson took 3rd place in shot and Nadia Mooreland brought gold home, finishing 1st in the 100 meter dash. Fantastic job, ladies!


Get ready Tiger parents!! - Their last day of school is just around the corner! Students will be dismissed to start summer vacaction Friday, May 18th.

Save the date: all Tiger fans, friends and family members! - The Graduation Ceremony for CHS Seniors will begin at 7 PM Friday, May 18th in the Fieldhouse. 

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Cushing Soccer Makes History!

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The Lady TiGERS make CHS Soccer history on Friday last week, winning their first playoff soccer match, by a score of 2 to 1 over the Westville Yellow Jackets.  The match was an exciting one and save after save was made by the lady TiGER goal keeper, Jasmine Grant. Both goals for the Lady TiGERS were punched through by #7 AnneMarie Favalora, with a great deal of team work and passing on the first goal scored in first few minutes of the match. The Lady TiGERS continued their teamwork with great passing and ball control throughout the rest of the match, Keeping the Yellow Jackets frustrated and on the defense for most of the first half.

Roster: Krina Patel, Jazzy Walsh, Joannie Adkeson, Kenzi Carmin, Kori Carmen, AnneMarie Favalora, Pippa jones, Ariya Reginer, Jenna Hood, Hunter Tankeersly, Rose Others, Janelle Pickering, Avery Bonine, Hanna Garcia, Jasmine Grant, Kylie Nelson, Head Coach Carmin and Assitant Coach DeLong.

Roster: Krina Patel, Jazzy Walsh, Joannie Adkeson, Kenzi Carmin, Kori Carmen, AnneMarie Favalora, Pippa jones, Ariya Reginer, Jenna Hood, Hunter Tankeersly, Rose Others, Janelle Pickering, Avery Bonine, Hanna Garcia, Jasmine Grant, Kylie Nelson, Head Coach Carmin and Assitant Coach DeLong.


The Go Ahead goal was score by Favalora again on a free kick in the box, one on one with the Westville goal keeper. The lady TiGERS break through and bring the attending fans to their feet by holding off the Yellow Jackets for over 20 minutes. Congratulations to the Lady TiGERS and their First Playoff Win! Lady TiGERS take on Wagoner in the second round Tuesday.  

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#7 Favalora Scores Two Goals in First Playoff Win for Lady TiGERS!

The TiGERS Continue their post season success with the Lady TiGERS Track Relay Team. Running their best time of the year these four ladies placed as runner up in regional competition.  400 meter dash-1st, 4x200 Relay-2nd, 4x400 Relay-2nd, 200 meter dash-4th. A great effort and performance by the entire team.  

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Lady TiGER Softball continues to perform at the playoff level as well. After securing the District Championship they move on to the state playoffs this week. 

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2018 Lady TiGERS Slow Pitch Softball Team

The overall record for the Lady TiGERS going into the State Tournament is 27-11. The most wins since we started playing competing in slow pitch softball. 

We only have 1 senior (Megan Lee) on our team and will be playing in the State Tournament at the Hall of Fame in OKC on Tuesday, May 1st. We don't know yet who we will play as that will be announced monday with the times as well. 

We have to win 3 games to bring home the gold. 

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Cushing High School Sports continues to amaze fans as they put more and more student athletes in a position to compete at the state playoff level. From Golf to Soccer, Softball, Track, Basketball, and Football Cushing High School Sports in gaining momentum. 

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RDMGtv will be covering the 2018 Graduation Ceremony LIVE from the Field House on May 18th. Download the Cushing Hub App on Google Play and iTunes.Tell everyone who can't make the drive and their seniors walk across the stage, to tune in and catch it all on the CushingHubApp. 

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The red dirt Weekly Update


After a busy but successful week, the Cushing Lady Tigers hold this year's District Championship title and an overall season record of of 23-10. 

The ladies began the week on Monday with a close loss to the #2 in class 5A - the Beggs Lady Demons. The nail-biter wrapped up with a final score of 16-18, Beggs.


Our Lady Tigers suffered a second loss in game one vs Choctaw on Tuesday but turned things around with a 13-6 win over the Sulphur Lady Bulldogs in game two. 


The wins continued to pile up for Cushing Lady Tigers as they hosted the District tournament on Thursday and earned this season's District Champion title. The girls finished game one vs Crooked Oaks at 16-0, Cushing and kept it up in games two and three - both against the Newcastle Lady Racers- claiming a 12-2 victory in game two and 11-6 over Newcastle in game three.


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Cushing Tigers lost a tough game to Perkins last Monday - wrapping up at 10-6 to Perkins Demons. The Tigers made their comeback on Tuesday, however, defeating Perkins with a final score of 9-8. 


Cushing claimed another win last Thursday, ending at 9-8 over Kellyville Ponies but lost 13-9 to Metro Christian at their home game on Friday.  After a busy week, Tigers' sit at an overall record of 9-15 for the season. 

Tiger fans can come support their baseball team at their next game here at home on April 16th at 5 PM against Blackwell Maroons. 


Our Lady Tigers Soccer team continue their winning streak this season, defeating Mannford Pirates at 4-3 last Tuesday.

Lady Tiger's demanded another win on Wednesday against Summit Christian Academy at 3-1 and a third success over Drumright's Lady Tornadoes with a final of 1-0 to Cushing. The week's victories boost the girl's overall record up to 10-3.

The Lady Tiger's' next game vs the Bristow Pirates will take place at 5 PM tomorrow, April 17th, right here at home. 


The boys soccer team now sits at 2-11 this season after Tuesdays's 2-1 win over Central Braves on Tuesday and a loss on both Thursday and Friday to Summit Christian at 6-1 and Drumright at 1-0. 

The boys will also be playing their next game against the Bristow Pirates on home turf tomorrow at 7 PM. 


The Lady Tigers Slow-Pitch Softball team continues to make fan's proud this week. The girl's won their match-up against Cleveland's Lady Tigers on Monday, walking away after just 4 innings with a score of 14-2. The win brings Lady Tigers' to a 16-6 record this season, making them the number 6 softball team in 5A. 


Two more wins on Tuesday - 12-2 over Chandler and 12-4 over Barnsdall Panthers - brought the Cushing record to 18-6


The girls didn't fare as well at the Dale Firelake Festival in Shawnee on Thursday but played hard, giving Washington - the number 5 team in 4A - a run for their money with a final score of 17-11 to the Lady Warriors. 

Lady Tigers lost their second game of the day at 15-5 on a 4 inning run rule to the number 2 ranked team in 6A, Tulsa Union. The day's losses brought the softball team's record down to 18-8 for the year. 

The Cushing Lady Tiger's play, Beggs - another top 5 team - here in town today.

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The red dirt Weekly Update


The Lady Tiger varsity slow-pitch softball team are in the midst of a great season, dominating in every match up this last week. Cushing claimed 2 wins at a home game hosted last Monday against both Blackwell (16-6) and Stroud (12-4). 

The ladies took home another victory against Perkins the following day with a close final score of 26-25.


Lady Tigers concluded a busy week with yet another win on Thursday - defeating Sapulpa with a final of 13-4.


The Cushing Lady Tigers soccer team is another one well into a very successful season, with an overall record so far of 6-3. The girls claimed a victory last Tuesday at their home game against Victory Christian, 3-2.


Our boy's soccer team (1-9) suffered losses in both match ups this week, taking a 5-1 hit against Victory Christian on Tuesday and another of 6-0 on Thursday to McClain Science and Tech. 

Both teams will play again at Mannford tomorrow at 6 PM. 


Cushing Tigers varisty baseball team is another one to watch, pulling in 7 wins for Cushing so far this season and showing no signs of slowing up.


Tigers began their week with another win last Monday; defeating Cleveland Tigers by a score of 13-1 and again on Tuesday, April 3rd at 11-4 to Cushing. 


Cushing ended the week with a third success, dominating the field with a final of 17-0 over Tulsa Rogers Ropers at the Cusing Tournament last Thurday, April 5th. 


Tiger fans can come support their team at their next home game against Perkins-Tryon this Tuesday, April 10th at 5 PM.

Cushing Resident Votes Needed

Citizens of Cushing are encouraged to come vote today for additional capital improvements. The city is seeking to replace two of it's fire trucks, one street sweeper and to build a new animal shelter.  According to Cushing City Manager, Terry Brannon, these improvements would exceed the city's set spending limit of $185,000. "We are asking your blessing to expend these funds which are already in place," says Brannon.  "The charter spending limit is $185k so anything over must be blessed by the people of Cushing. The sales tax funding mechanism was granted by the people in 2009, so no new sales tax will be involved with this project and the money is already in place."



With the Commission approval, the City of Cushing is seeking to move forward immediately with th purchase of the fire trucks and street sweeper and would propose to build the shelter in 2019 to allow the existing sales tax time to regenerate. 

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Regionals began right here in Cushing last week where both Cushing Tiger and Lady Tigers played their first sub-regional basketball game on Friday, February 23rd.  The boys faced off against the Bethany Broncos in the loser's bracket with just one of the teams able to move forward at the game's end; while - win or lose - the Cushing Lady Tigers will play again in Harrah on Saturday after their match against the Wetherford Lady Eagles. 

In a sub-regional elimination game last Friday, Cushing Tiger boys took on Bethany and despite a 3 and 20 record for the season they still managed to give the Broncos (13/8) a run for their money. Tigers stayed close at the opponents heels through all 4 quarters but ultimately finished the game and their season with a final score of 30/49 in the Broncos' favor.

In a winner's bracket sub-regional game, district champions Lady Tigers (18/6) put up an incredible fight against Wetherford (14/8) but lost the lead in the final seconds of the match, wrapping up at 33/35 to the Lady Eagles.

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After suffering a tough loss last week, Lady Tigers move on with a 17/5 record to face Tulsa Rogers' Lady Ropers (13/8). The teams last met in a close game last December, finishing at 53-51 to the Lady Ropers. Last Tuesday night ended in much the same way with a final of 45-39, Tulsa Rogers. 

Tigers took a heavy hit in their face-off against the Ropers, wrapping up the night with just 39 points to Ropers' 78. 


Last Saturday, February 17th began this season's district play, hosted right here in the Cushing High School Field House. Lady Tigers (17/6) took a significant lead over Lady Titans (10/11), moving on to regionals with a 57/28 win and this year's District title. 

Tigers will also host the first sub-regional match this Thursday, February 22nd. Tiger fans are encouraged to come and support their team or catch the events LIVE on the CushingHub App - available for free download on any mobile device. 

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In their third match up against Perkins this season, Lady Tigers lost the tie-breaking game with 27 points to the Lady Demon's 35, bringing this year's Lady Tiger record down to 16-5. 

The boys team also suffered a loss to Perkins. As the Tigers relaxed a bit maintaining a lead with just 1.6 seconds left on the clock, Demons took one final 3 point shot and the lead from Cushing, ending the game at 46-44 to Perkins.  

Cushing Tiger Basketball players celebrate Senior Night at final home game of the season against long time rival, Bristow Pirates.


Lady Tigers defeat the Lady Pirates (7-14) once more this season, ending the ball game at 46-28 and bringing the girl's record this year to 17-5. 


Tigers also took a much needed victory in their last home game this season, finishing a great match against Bristow Pirates at 41-32 to Cushing. 


Cushing will host the first district games, beginning next Thursday, February 15th. Tiger fans unable to attend the event can tune in LIVE with RDMGtv through the CushingHub App. 

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Rusty Morgan Appointed New Head Coach for Cushing Tigers


"It's a dream come true. It really is."

Cushing native, Rusty Morgan, responds with gratitude to an overwhelming show of support from family, life-long friends and Tiger fans as he takes on his new role as head football coach for the Cushing Tigers.  "I know this community. It's where I was born and raised. I just couldn't be happier."

In an RDMGtv exclusive interview held shortly after the exciting news went public, Morgan gives us some insight into his plans for the team. "I do kind of want to bring my own twist on things but as successful as it's been, you don't have to change much." 

After 5 years as an assistant coach for the Tigers, Coach Morgan intends to continue working with the team in much the same way as in previous years - "Establish the run on the offensive side of the ball and shut it down on the defensive side."


When asked if he ever imagined he would someday be head coach of his high school team, Morgan responded, "I knew I'd eventually want to be a head coach someday so when an opportunity like this one came up, there was no hesitation. I'll be here as long as they'll have me."

Head Coach Morgan expresses to the Cushing community and Cushing High School staff, "My wife and I are extremely happy and thankful. There's no place on Earth we'd rather be."

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While hosting their final dual of the year against the Maroons, Tiger wrestlers celebrated their annual Senior Night last Tuesday, ending the season with a win, 43-30, over Blackwell.  Family members and fans are invited to join the team at the end of year Wrestling Banquet at 6 PM Sunday, March 11th in the Cushing High School field house lobby. The event will be open to the public as CHS wrestling staff and team members will be recognizing youth, junior high and high school wrestlers; as well as coaches, parent's and fans. 


Congratulations to JH wrestlers for a big win at the State Tournament last Thursday - taking 3rd place, Kaiser Simpson and bringing home the State Championship title this season, Luke Ahrberg!


Although the Cushing Tiger boys team lost their game last Tuesday night to Cleveland Tigers -ranked #11 in the district - it was in a much closer match than others this season. The boys seem to have finally found their team's stride - and just in time for district play! Down by 13 points at the halftime mark,  Cushing made their way back up to tie the score in the second half and ultimately finished the night at 54-48 in favor of the Cleveland Tigers.

Cushing Lady Tigers dominated the court in their game against Cleveland, clearing the win by a significant margin of 69-29

The matchup last Friday makes Cushing's second game in a row to show significant improvement in game play, wrapping up another close loss of 47-39 to Berryhill Chiefs.

Lady Tigers had a close game themselves when matched up against Berryhill and the girls took a rare loss to the Lady Chiefs' final of 29 points, pulling up just shy at a score of 27.


To conclude this week's red dirt Weekly Update, RDMG staff and Tiger fans would like to congratulate the 9th grade Lady Tiger basketball players for taking Conference Champs this season. Great job girls!

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A Farewell to Shupe


The era of one of Cushing High School's most successful football coaches has come to an end. 

Barrett Shupe announced that he is stepping down from his coaching position after a 7-year career during which the Tigers have become a football powerhouse. After a bit of a dry spell for the team - finishing 2-8 the season before their new coach arrived - Shupe wasted no time getting them back on track.  Beginning his first season in 2011, Shupe led the Tigers to 7 consecutive playoff games, the team's first playoff win in 19 years and their first championship game since 1961 - finishing his Cushing career at a 59-24 record and making him one of the most successsful athletic coaches in the school's history.


While Tiger fans are sad to see the beloved coach step down from his role, he will be leaving the team and assistant coaching staff in great shape to move forward to class 4A next season as he graciously accepts a job offer from lifelong friend, Dr. Travis Burkett, as Director of Operations at Drumright Dental Center. The opportunity will allow the former coach to remain in Cushing and spend more time with his wife, Jodie, 9 year old daughter, Rylie, and 2 year old son, Owen. Shupe's continued presence in the community brings a measure of joy with the unexpected news. In Barrett Shupe's own words - "Bitter sweet."

"We love our community and we love being here," Shupe says in the week following his official resignation. "We love being Cushing Tigers. I can't imagine coaching anywhere else. I want my kids to be in Cushing."

"A situation has come up that's good for his family and it's good for his well-being," says Cushing High School Principal, Jim Laurman.  "Opportunities like it don't come around very often and it'll allow him to stay here in Cushing and see more of his family. We (CHS Administrative staff) are proud and happy for him."


In a facebook post regarding Shupe's new position as Director of Operations, Drumright Dental Center staff said, "We are so proud to announce that Barrett Shupe will be joining our office here at Drumright Dental Center. We cannot be more excited. Barrett is a proven leader and winner."

The resignation leaves some big shoes to fill, and Shupe admits that he's as anxious as anyone to see who will take his place as head football coach for the Tigers next season. Cushing High School Athletics Director, Barry Patterson, advised RDMG correspondants that 42 applications were received for the position, which administrative staff have narrowed down to 4 candidates considered the best potential fit for the role.  The 4 applicants have already been interviewed and Patterson advises that a final decision will be made as early as this upcoming week. In response to rumors circulating about many out of state applications submitted, Patterson said, "We did have a few applications from Arkansas and Texas and we are interviewing one from Arkansas. However, he (the applicant) spent the majority of his career in Oklahoma."


So while we all bid an overwhelmingly fond farewell to Coach Barrett Shupe on the football field, he will remain in the stands with his family and other Cushing fans to cheer the Tigers to many more victories to come.

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The red dirt Weekly Update

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The Lady Tigers brought their "A" game with them to Bristow last Tuesday, walking away with more than double the points managed by their opponent with their final score  of 47 over just 23 points to the Purple Lady Pirates. 


Cushing Tiger Basketball players held their annual Homecoming ceremony Friday night in the midst of two ball games vs rival team, the Mannford Pirates. The festivities took place during the second matchup's halftime intermission. The Red Dirt Media Group and Cushing High School are proud to present members of the 2018 Cushing Tigers Basketball Homecoming Court: Queen candidates and senior basketball players; Nadia Mooreland, Baylee Wells, Kyleigh Leverich and Megan Lee and Homecoming King candidates: Senior basketball players; Braden Winterbottom, Seth Creekmore, Harley McKnight, Alphonzo Devers and Parker Ramsey. Members of the court were joined by crown barer, Lance Lav and flower girl, Carson Creekmore. 


Congratulations to this year's Cushing Tiger Basketball Homecoming King - senior guard, Seth Creekmore and the 2018 Tiger Homecoming Queen - senior point guard, Kyleigh Leverich. 


Lady Tigers claimed yet another victory, this time over the Mannford Lady Pirates in their game on Friday, slipping by the opponent with 44 points over 30.


Our Cushing Tiger boys team did not fare as well, pulling just 29 points to Mannford's 64 and dropping their season record to 2 and 20. 

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Cushing Tiger wrestlers had a tough break last Tuesday, January 16th. In their dual against the  Perry Marroons, the final tally came out to 67-4 in favor of Perry.

In the Jones Basketball Tournament this week, Cushing Tigers had a rough go of it with a loss 73-45 to John Marshall Bears on Thursday and another hit on Friday with a much closer game of 58-53 in favor of the Jones Longhorns. The team's week still ended on a high note with their 61-48 victory over Lyndsey Leopards on Saturday, January 20th.  


Another great week for Lady Tigers, dominating their first game in the Jones Basketball Tournament on Thursday with a score of 73-37 over Tecumseh Lady Savages.

Cushing Lady Tigers struck again on Friday, this time outscoring the Lady Longhorns in the 4th quarter to bring the final score to 38-36, Tigers; and boosting Cushing's record up to 12-3 for the season.

In their second tournament win this season, Lady Tigers defeat long time rival Perkins (13-2), wrapping up the championship game on Saturday with a score of 48-39.

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An action packed sports calandar this month has kept Tigers and their fans on the move. Cushing Tiger wrestlers kicked off a busy week on Tuesday as they hosted their annual homecoming ceremony folllowed by a friendly dual against Stillwater; while both the Cushing Tiger and Lady Tiger basketball teams went up against Perkins-Tryon last Friday.


The 2018 Cushing Tiger Wrestling Homecoming ceremony was held on Tuesday, January 9th; prior to the Tiger wrestling dual against Stillwater Pioneers. 

Members of  this years' Cushing Tiger Wrestling Homecoming Court were seniors Taylor Short, Avery Willman, Collin Dawes and Tristan Blake. Our Cushing High School Seniors, Billy Simpson and Jamie Tarver were named Tiger Wrestling Homecoming King and Queen for the 2018 year. 

While Billy was unable to attend the Homecoming ceremony personally, family and friends made great efforts to ensure that he still didn't miss a thing last Tuesday night. One such family member, younger brother Kaiser Simpson, was even able to attend the Homecoming ceremony and accept the crown in his brother Billy's stead.

With cheerful festivities like a Homecoming ceremony to set the tone on Tuesday afternoon, Cushing Tigers found more cause to celebrate with their 46 to 31 defeat over the Stillwater Pioneers.


Even though the Cleveland/Mannford wrestling team overtook Tigers by a small margin (39-34), Cushing wrestlers remained in good spirits and look forward to their next dual on Tuesday against the Perry Maroons.


Cushing Lady Tigers split games this week with one of each - a 35/15 victory over Berryhill Maidens - and a loss of 46-38 in favor of Perkins.


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This first week of 2018 has been a busy one for Cushing Tiger sports fans across the map. From high school wrestling duals to championship basketball tournaments - What a way to start the new year!

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In a wrestling dual against the Bristow Pirates, Cushing Tigers fought hard but ultimately suffered a 42-29 loss in the absence of their team captain, senior Billy Simpson, who has been out since last month due to an injury.


On December 22nd the state-placing wrestler sustained a severe injury to his spinal cord during a regular practice. Although family and friends feared he may never be able to walk unassisted again, Simpson was recently reported to have regained much of the feeling in his fingers and toes and has begun working daily toward being able to walk on his own. 

Last Thursday, January 4th, Simpson was flown to a rehabilitation center in Colorado where his chest tube was removed without complication. To friends, family and fans - any gifts or well wishes will find Billy at

  • Craig Hospital  
  • 3425 S Clarkson St
  • Englewood, CO 80113



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Cushing Tigers lost to number one seed, Mannford Pirates, in game one of the RT 66 Classic Basketball Tournament last Thursday. The game wrapped up with a score of 57-33 and brought the Tiger record to 1-7. 

"It's one of those games where we can learn from it and we will get better from it," says Cushing Tiger head basketball coach, Kent Hixson. "We played a good first half but then the "turnover bug" hit us". 


After a 38-23 win over Seminole, featuring 16 points pulled in by senior Kyleigh Leverich and another 14 from junior Braelyn Berlowitz, the Lady Tigers moved on to Game Two of the RT 66 Classic Tournament to face the Mannford Lady Pirates. 

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The Lady Tigers claimed claimed another victory, defeating Pirates by a 10 point margin on Saturday with a score of 42-32. The win hoisted Cushing's record up to 8-2 and secured thier placement in the Classic Championship match against the Luther Lions.

The tournament came to an exciting end when the last game closed at a 41-29 score in favor of Cushing (now 8-2) and fans were thrilled but unsurprised as the Cushing Lady Tigers accepted the RT 66 Classic Championship trophy. 

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4th Grade TiNY TiGERS Take 2nd Championship With Victory Over Perkins


Cushing Youth Center's 4th grade Tiny Tigers had yet another outstanding year, wrapping up with a big Superbowl win of 38-8 over Perkins and bringing home their second championship title in a row!

Head coach Trent Tucker and assistant coach Trad Shepard have coached together for four consecutive years and have lost only one game in all four years. The dynamic duo have been with the Tiny Tigers since 2016 and plan to lead them to their third championship next season as fifth graders. 

"I have a great team and great coaches. I couldn't do this alone," Tucker humbly admits. "I'm proud of the effort the boys put into this season to stay undefeated. They're an amazing and respectful group and they just don't quit."

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