Spangler up to 11 offers
Bridge Creek's Ryan Spangler isn't doing anything special to get his name out there. But just his mere presence and the way he plays the game has made him one of the top basketball recruits of 2011.
Spangler, a 6-foot-7 senior, already had several offers, but a recent camp in Dallas now gives him 11 offers.
"It's been a crazy summer," Spangler said. "It's been tough to try to find balance with football and basketball. It's something new every day."
Spangler said some of his more recent offers include Gonzaga, Texas Christian and Penn State. Each school saw him play once and gave him an offer.
Basketball is going to be put on the back burner for now as Spangler prepares for the football year. He is one of the state's best quarterbacks as well.
McGuinness' Christiansen visiting USC elite camp
Matt Christiansen, Bishop McGuinness' 6-foot-8, 215-pound junior, will spend the weekend in Los Angeles participating in Southern Cal's invitation-only elite skills basketball camp, which provides the school a closer look at potential recruits.
Christiansen is rated as the No. 15 center in the country for the recruiting class of 2012 by ESPN's men's basketball recruiting service. He averaged 11.7 points and 10.0 rebounds as a sophomore for the Irish last season.
He also was invited to Kansas' elite camp earlier this summer, along with Douglass sophomore Stephen Clark and Ardmore junior Nino Jackson, who already has a scholarship offer from the Jayhawks.
Norman North's Sergent wins shot put
Norman North senior Tyler Sergent punctuated his summer by winning the shot put at the AAU Junior Olympics in Norfolk, Va., Wednesday.
Sergent's toss of 59 feet, 11.75 inches was more than five feet better than the second-place throw.
Sergent, who made the Big All-City Track team last year, also placed 11th in the discus in Norfolk.
Hugo hires Lattimore
Hugo athletic director Darnell Shanklin was looking for some fresh blood after the sudden resignation of former football coach Darryl Williamson.
He didn't have to look far. Hugo graduate Courtney Lattimore was approved to take over as the coach Tuesday night.
Lattimore has been a graduate assistant at Northeastern State the last two seasons and has no high school coaching experience.
"For what we need right now, he's perfect," Shanklin said. "He's going to bring a lot of energy to our kids and the program. He's real familiar with college-style offense and has great connections to college coaches."
Woodland names Sindelar coach
Woodland was in a tough spot after former football coach Trent Worley left two weeks ago to be an assistant at Lincoln Christian.
However, the school didn't have to look far for his replacement. Former Morrison coach Joe Sindelar has been named the coach. Sindelar has been the principal of the middle schools the last few years.
Worley said it was a difficult decision, but it was a professional and personal opportunity that he couldn't turn down.
Moore's Crase signs with USAO
Moore graduate Jacob Crase has signed to play baseball with University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma in Chickasha.