Mustang makes it 10-for-10With a pair of tournament victories this week, the Mustang girls golf team has recorded the top score at all 10 tournaments (nine outright and one tie) it has played this season. The Broncos won the Metro Conference and west regional tournaments on Monday and Tuesday, respectively. Senior Karson Bizzell earned medalist honors with a 75 in the conference tournament at Fairfax Golf Club in Edmond, becoming the third Mustang player to win a tournament this year, along with sophomores June Tigert and Charter Lawson. "The girls have had a great season and accomplished a lot,” coach Rodney Henning said. "We have one more goal to reach and that is winning a state championship next week. We know it will be tough but feel if we play well, we have as good a chance as anyone.” The Class 6A girls state tournament is May 5-6 at the Oaks Country Club in Tulsa.
Foster going back to footballFormer Guthrie star Donte’ Foster has decided to make a switch again. About 10 months after deciding to forego walking on to Oklahoma State’s football team in favor of playing basketball at Seminole State, Foster is heading back to football. Foster signed earlier this week with Ohio, where he’ll have four years of eligibility with Frank Solich’s team. "On the field, Donte’ will be a big addition to our wide receiver corps and he’s also proven to be an exemplary individual off the field as well,” Solich said in a release. "We’re very excited to have Donte’ in Athens and we think he has a tremendous future here.” Foster was all-state in both football and basketball at Guthrie, racking up 80 catches for 1,408 yards and 25 touchdowns during his last two seasons with the Bluejays. He gained national recognition after hitting a shot in the Carl Albert tournament as a senior that made its way to ESPN. At Seminole, Foster averaged 12.8 points, 7.8 rebounds, 2.1 steals and 1.8 assists, helping the Trojans to the Region II finals.
Huskies take another crownThe Bishop McGuinness girls tennis team swept the field Tuesday, and the Edmond North boys returned the favor Wednesday, winning all the titles at the Bishop McGuinness Tournament. The Huskies showed they are ready for state, winning two of the titles in super tie-breakers. No. 1 singles player Nick Jordan beat Deer Creek’s Jordan Phillips, while the No. 1 doubles team of Baylor Spring and Nate Roper edged out the Irish duo of Jonathan Kraft and John Byrne. McGuinness placed second with Norman North taking third.
Guthrie frosh among the bestFreshman Rosetta Galbraith has quickly begun to establish herself as one of the top young runners in the state. The sprinter from Guthrie has won events at some of the biggest meets of the year over the last month, including the John Jacobs Invitational at OU, and meets at Edmond North and Santa Fe. Her latest victory came in the 100-meter hurdles with a time of 15.38, defeating the field made up mostly of Class 6A runners, at the Edmond North Invitational on Friday. The time was the best in the event in either of the state’s top two classes.
Harryman piling up shutoutsEdmond North’s girls soccer team, ranked second in Class 6A, has stifled teams defensively all season. Senior goalkeeper Hayley Harryman has posted nine shutouts in the Huskies’ first 13 games, giving her 18 shutouts in two seasons. The Oklahoma State signee allowed just five goals as a junior and has limited foes to five this season as well. With help from shutdown defenders Camille Sanders and Carly Yates, who have both signed with Oklahoma, the Huskies defense led the team to the district title and home-field advantage for at least the first two games of the playoffs.
Norman North post duo inks scholarshipsTwo of the players integral in leading Norman North’s girls basketball team to the Class 6A state tournament for the first time since 2002 have signed with colleges. Andee Wayne and Payge Wilson, who paired to give the T-Wolves a stout post game, combined to average 14 points and 10.7 rebounds per game. The 6-1 Wayne signed with Oklahoma Christian, while Wilson, a 6-footer, signed with Northeastern Oklahoma A&M.
Kingfisher runner signsKingfisher cross country and track standout Katie Krepel signed Wednesday with Cowley County (Kan.) Junior College. Krepel, a senior, is one of the favorites to win a Class 3A championship in as many as four events. A year ago, the 18-year old finished third in the 800 meters, 1,600 meters and 3,200 meter relay at the state meet. Krepel also runs the 3,200. During cross country season, Krepel placed first or second in five meets, won the regional title and made All-State by placing ninth at state.
Homeschool hoop teams shineThe Oklahoma City Knights boys and girls basketball teams both played in the National Homeschool Basketball Tournament in Springfield, Mo. The girls team finished a 39-7 season with a third-place finish. Gillian Foster and Elisabeth Daniels each garnered All-American honors. The boys team, which finished at 28-18, had Jed Graham and Andrew Bollinger named All-American.