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High Noon Highlights 7/12: Alex Dieringer will wrestle for gold at Yasar Dogu International

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Dieringer will wrestle for gold medal in Turkey

ISTANBUL – Oklahoma State volunteer assistant and Cowboy RTC member Alex Dieringer notched two wins Friday morning to advance to the gold-medal match at the 2019 Yasar Dogu.

The former Cowboy wrestler faced off against Abubakr Abakarov of Azerbaijan in the first match of the day winning via superiority, 10-0, in just 54 seconds. Dieringer scored four before getting to a gut wrench and turning Abakarov three times.

In the semifinals bout, Dieringer defeated Bahman Mohammed Teymouri, 4-0. His win over the Iranian positioned him for a Saturday morning matchup with 2017 U23 World silver medalist Akhsarbek Gulaev of Slovakia.

The finals bouts at Yasar Dogu are scheduled for Saturday at 9 a.m. CST. Dieringer’s match is No. 285 and will take place on Mat B.

The Boone twins are getting stronger everyday

The three-time state champs from Edmond Memorial are learning what it takes to play basketball in the Big 12.

Former Memorial High School basketball standouts Kalib and Keylan Boone are experiencing a summer like they’ve never had before.

Waking up at 5 a.m. every day to be in the weight room by 6 a.m. before attending study hall and class has become their new normal.

Team workouts are also included for the new Oklahoma State players. This is what preparing for Big 12 basketball looks like.

“What excites me about (playing in the Big 12) is I know I’m going to get challenged to become the best player I can be,” Kalib said this week in a phone interview. “I’m going to see the best of the best. The Big 12 is the toughest conference in college for the last few years.” Tulsa World

Viktor Hovland and Matthew Wolff at the John Deere Classic

Twitterless Viktor was asked how he felt being one of the betting favorites at this week’s John Deere Classic. He responded with a Stephen A. Smith impression that’s almost as money as his double-pump driver swing.

He shot a two under 69 yesterday and is nine shots behind the leader. He tees off at 1:40 today. Last week’s victor at the 3M open Matthew Wolff is four under and he sets off at 12:50.

Football Wildcard players

According to Allen Kenney of Athlon Sports, quarterback Dru Brown and defensive tackle Israel Antwine are two potential spark plugs for Cowboy football this season

Offense: Dru Brown, QB

Brown arrived at OSU with two years of starting experience from Hawaii. That earned him all of one snap and a redshirt in ‘18. He’s now battling underclassmen Spencer Sanders and Brendan Costello for the QB job. Sanders probably has the inside track to start, but Brown’s tenure could make him a compelling alternative if the youngsters prove not ready for prime time.

Defense: Israel Antwine, DL

The Cowboys need reinforcements on the defensive line, so Antwine’s arrival couldn’t come at a better time. The Oklahoma City native started 11 of 12 games as a freshman at Colorado in ‘18 before opting to return to his home state. After being granted immediate eligibility this season, Antwine will compete right away for playing time. If he lives up to billing, it will give the Pokes a jolt. Athlon Sports

Around the Big 12

The Longhorns’ key to success.

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If you feel like crying today, here’s a really sad video about the Thunder’s demise.

Song of the Day :

(*editors note: Micah picked this song)