Western Heights guard Antoinet Webster finally found a college basketball home.
Webster, whose lack of any NCAA Division I offers was the subject of an Oklahoman story earlier this year, signed with Tulsa, Jets coach Carol Beall said.
Webster averaged 19.2 points as a senior for Western Heights, which missed the Class 5A state tournament for the first time in three seasons. Webster (5-foot-9) was forced to shoulder the load for the inexperienced Jets.
Webster joins a Tulsa recruiting class of 2012 that includes a few big names around the metro — Shawnee's Kelsee Grovey and Kaitlyn Ramirez and Midwest City's Ashley Clark.
TRACK MEET OF CHAMPIONS GROWING
More than 300 athletes competed in the Oklahoma Track Coaches Association Meet of Champions last May, and Dennis Seifried expects close to 500 in the third year of the event.
It will be held next Tuesday at Moore High School, with any champion or runner-up from a state meet eligible to participate. Additional qualifiers will be chosen based on top times from state and regionals.
“It's going to be a big meet now that it's really rolling,” said Seifried, the Weatherford track coach and OTCA president. “If it keeps growing, we're hoping to make it an Oklahoma-Texas deal. We're trying to build it to get it back to what it was in the 1970s.”
Athletes who qualify can sign up for the meet at OHSTrack.com.
ROSE TAKES SANTA FE D-COORDINATOR SPOT
Filling the vacant defensive coordinator position was one of Edmond Santa Fe coach Lance Manning's most important tasks this offseason.
The position has been filled; Manning said Monday he has hired former Midwest City defensive coordinator Chris Rose.
Rose was considered a top candidate to replace Steve Huff as the Bombers' head coach, but the job ultimately went to former Tulsa Washington and Star Spencer coach Darrell Hall.
Rose replaces Kenny Young, who spent one year as the Wolves' defensive coordinator after a long, successful tenure as head coach at Bishop McGuinness. Young resigned from Edmond Santa Fe to move to the northeast United States with his wife, who took a job there.
Rose was formerly an assistant coach at Edmond Memorial, where he was also the boys' soccer coach.
Manning is entering his second season as Edmond Santa Fe's coach. In 2010, the Wolves were 1-9, but in Manning's first season, the team went 10-2 and won its district.
WILLIAMS COMMITS TO TEXAS SOUTHERN
Douglass girls' basketball standout Te'era Williams has committed to Texas Southern, her mother said
Williams, who was The Oklahoman's Little All-City Player of the Year after leading the Trojans to their first state tournament in 20 years, had signed with Grambling State, but was granted a release after coach Donnita Rogers was fired.
Williams averaged 27.3 points, 10 rebounds, seven assists and seven steals as a senior.
SANDERS LEAVING CACHE
Cache girls basketball coach Brett Sanders has resigned and taken the same position in Siloam Springs, Ark., athletic director Lonnie Nunley said.
Sanders led Cache to an undefeated season and a Class 4A state championship in 2010, and a runner-up finish in 2011.
Last May, Sanders had accepted Choctaw's open girls' basketball coaching position, but backed out before officially resigning at Cache and stayed one more year.
Nunley said Cache, which lost in the area semifinals in 2012, has a strong freshman class coming up.