Boo Lewallen of Yukon wasn't the only state wrestler to have success last weekend at the National High School Coaches Association's National Championships in Virginia Beach, Va.
Deer Creek's Nolan Boyd won one of five other Oklahoma wrestlers to place, finishing second at 182 pounds in the senior division.
Boyd fell 5-4 in overtime to New York's Anthony Lock in the championship match. Boyd finished the tournament 5-1.
Tulsa Union's Kyle Crutchmer finished fifth, also at 182, in the senior division.
Southmoore had a pair of placers.
State champion Nathan Marek finished third at 160 in the sophomore division, beating New York's Tyler Silverthorn 6-2. Marek was 5-1 in the tournament.
Zac Damico finished fifth at 113 in the junior division, beating Florida's Alex Uhre 4-3.
Comanche's Garrison McCauley finished sixth at 170 in the senior division.
Lewallen won the national freshman title at 113 on Friday.
JAGS' BREWSTER THROWS NO-HITTER
Westmoore senior Mike Brewster threw a no-hitter Monday, beating Lawton 1-0 in eight innings. The right-hander was one walk away from a perfect game. Brewster struck out nine. Hunter Sutherland drove in the winning run in the bottom of the eighth inning for the Jaguars.
FORMER SOONER FREEMAN TAKES OVER AT PRYOR
Last season, former Oklahoma Sooner football player Jason Freeman helped orchestrate one of the most high-powered offenses in the metro area as the co-offensive coordinator at Jones.
After a season of a wide-open passing game with quarterback Michael Lowe, Freeman plans a more balanced approach in his next venture, as the head coach at Pryor.
“You have to have a trigger man to throw it all over the yard,” Freeman said. “We will go no-huddle with the tempo of OU and OSU, but more of an Auburn scheme.
“I will try to use an H-back/fullback so I can run more of a power game, but still spread you out with three receivers. I believe you run it to win games, and you throw it to score points.”
Freeman was named Pryor's head coach in February, taking over for J.R. Winton, who retired from coaching after his fifth season at Pryor. Winton guided the Tigers to a 9-3 record and Class 5A quarterfinal appearance last season.
Freeman, a Muskogee native, has also been head coach at Hinton for one year and was on staff at Southmoore. He played tight end for the Sooners from 1995-98 and had a professional career that lasted into the 2001 season. Freeman's father, Ron, was a longtime head coach at Muskogee High.
LONGTIME COACH BENNETT DIES
M.P. “Doc” Bennett, a longtime Oklahoma high school coach, died Friday at age 91.
Bennett coached a variety of sports but made his mark on the hardwood. He has been inducted into the Oklahoma Girls Basketball Association Hall of Fame, the Oklahoma Boys Basketball Association Hall of Fame and the Oklahoma Coaches Hall of Fame.
He spent time coaching at Savanna, Eufaula, Oologah and Okemah.
Services are scheduled for 2 p.m. Thursday at Clark Funeral Home in Tishomingo.
COMBINE REGISTRATIONS OPEN
Registrations are being accepted for the OkVarsity.com All-State Football Combines.
The Oklahoma City-area combine will be April 14 at Yukon High School. The Tulsa-area event will be April 21 at Broken Arrow High.
Registration for each event is $40 if paid online and $50 the day of the combine.
The events are open to rising seniors and underclassmen in the classes of 2014 and 2015.
Testing will be coordinated by Denny Bonewitz and Edge Sports Fitness.
For more information or to register, visit OKVarsity.com.