Intramural sports almost here

5-on-5 basketball for both men and women will be among the intramural sports on tap this semester.

OCCC students can look forward to a number of intramural sports to either participate in or cheer on from the sidelines.

For all intramural sports, students can sign up as an individual or as a team, according to the intramural student handbook.

The times and dates for all sporting activities are not yet available, when they are the Pioneer will list the dates and times.

There also will be a Basketball Hot Shots Challenge available for students who are good at shooting the basketball.

Students will be able to play CoRec Softball and CoRec Badminton.

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Basketball season on the horizon

As the semester comes to a close, so does the fall intramural sports season. After the conclusion of OCCC flag football, students turn their attention to the 5-on-5-basketball season next semester.

Eric Watson, Sports and Recreation specialist, said intramural basketball garners a lot of attention.

“It’s really popular among the students at the college,” Watson said. “We usually get a lot of people to participate and this year shouldn’t be any different.”

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OCCC offers fitness classes

As students return to OCCC after the Thanksgiving holiday, many may be looking for ways to lose the holiday weight they put on from helpings of turkey, stuffing, and pie.

OCCC offers a variety of fitness classes at times that are convenient for everyone. Classes start as early as 7:45 a.m. and end as late as 8:15 p.m.

For students looking for an intense workout, OCCC offers a Cardio Kickboxing class that started Dec. 1.

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Triple Pen wins tournament

With the onset of the NBA and college basketball season, OCCC is getting into the mix following the flag football season.

Before the intramural season of 5-on-5 basketball, the college held a 3-on-3 tournament Nov. 10 in the OCCC gym.

Four teams came to play that day in hopes of taking home the tournament crown. The Dream Team, the Hoopers, the OKC Ballers, and Triple Pen took their turns in the round robin competition.

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Dream Team claims championship

After an exciting season of intramural flag football, a new champion has been crowned. The OCCC Dream Team defeated team You Know 48-34 to become league champions of the 2010 flag football season.

Coming into the title game, You Know held a league best 6-0 record as the OCCC Dream Team was a close second at 5-1, with the only loss being to You Know earlier in the season.

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Fitness pass good for unlimited classes

A group fitness pass, which offers 12 different fitness class options, is now available to students, staff and members of the Recreation and Fitness Center for $50 a semester, Sport and Recreation Specialist Eric Watson said.

The group fitness pass offers more than $100 in savings depending on the classes you participate in, according to the OCCC Fall Fitness and Enrichment Programs guide.

The pass offers unlimited use of different fitness classes for one rate, Watson said. Group fitness passes can be purchased at the front desk in the Recreation and Fitness Center, with a valid student ID or Recreation and Fitness Membership, Wellness Center Attendant Kadi Crenshaw said.

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The Crew smash Spartans 36-6

The Oct. 15 flag football game between the Spartans and The Crew showcased great passing and great defense in a one-sided matchup that ended with The Crew handing the Spartans their fifth consecutive defeat with a 36-6 victory.

Jamaal Surrell set the tone for The Crew early in the game by intercepting a Brandon Curry pass and returning it for a touchdown.

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Smash Brothers down Spartans

Flag football drama continued Oct. 8, with another nail-biting finish as seconds ticked off the clock.

Trailing 14-8 with under six minutes left to play, the Smash Brothers scored two quick touchdowns to defeat the Spartans 22-14.

On a key third down play, Smash Brothers quarterback Justin Howell found Dusty Rose open on a comeback route.

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Crew come from behind for first win

Replacement quarterback Josh Vanover proved to be the deciding factor in leading a come-from-behind 36-31 victory for The Crew over the Thunder during the Oct. 1 intramural flag football game on campus

Vanover regularly plays for You Know. He came in late during the first half to play quarterback for The Crew after the team fell behind 24-0 in week three of the flag football season.

He led The Crew to their first win of the year.

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