Four Bacone College track athletes have been named 2016 NAIA Men’s Indoor Track & Field All-Americans: Jackson Thomas of Naschitti, NM; Zech VanFleet of Tahlequah, Okla.; Andra Richardson of Piedmont, Okla. and Fermin Villagran of Mesa, Ariz.
By Mike Kays, Muskogee Phoenix
The collection behind his desk at Bacone College bleeds of baseball, from the highly coveted autographed picture of Buck O’Neill to an East All-Stars squad from a Negro League All-Star game from the 1930s.
It’s been John Winters’ life.
And this spring, Dr. Winters, Bacone’s assistant professor and program coordinator of Sport and Recreation Management but also a collegiate baseball umpire veteran of 27 years, will take on a new duty — as one of 14 Big 12 Conference umpire observers and one of two from Oklahoma.
By Coach Josh Nichols –
For the 10th straight year, Bacone College Center for Christian Ministry has sponsored a Holiday Food/Toy Drive.
The Bacone College Athletic Department, participating in the drive once again, set the bar high with a goal of providing over 100 families with a Holiday meal in the Muskogee area.
Athletic Director Alan Foster said, “It’s is a great way for our student athletes to give back to the community. Our coaches do a good job of supporting this event that brings the whole campus together.”
The campus goal was set at 200 meals and this year Bacone will provide food for 250 meals. The campus also provides toys to the Salvation Army for their Angel Tree program for children under 12 years of age.
In addition to the Holiday Food/Toy drive the Bacone Softball and Baseball team donated 12 smoked hams each to the Wish Foundation and the Murrow Indian Children’s Home in Muskogee.