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Oklahoma March Madness

by Nate Billings and Sarah Phipps and Chris Landsberger Modified: April 18, 2013 at 12:30 pm •  Published: March 13, 2011
Stetson Clawson poses for a portrait Saturday, March, 12, 2011, at the State Fair Arena
Stetson Clawson poses for a portrait Saturday, March, 12, 2011, at the State Fair Arena

The high school basketball season came to end this weekend with the state basketball championships at the State Fair Arena and the Mabee Center in Tulsa. Oklahoma photographers Sarah Phipps and Chris Landsberger covered classes 2A, 3A, 4A at the arena while photographer Nate Billings covered classes 4A, 5A in Tulsa.

While at the Big House, Sarah and Chris explored the culture of fans by shooting portraits and collecting audio. See the photos and stories they discovered here.

Snyder basketball fan Tyler Roberts during the championship games of the Oklahoma state championship tournament at the Big House in the State Fair Park on Saturday, March 12, 2011, in Oklahoma City, Okla. Photo by Chris Landsberger, The Oklahoman

See all the high school basketball championships galleries by clicking here:

Boys 2A

Girls 2A

Boys 3A

Girls 3A

Boys 4A

Girls 4A

Boys 5A

Girls 5A

Boys 6A

Girls 6A

Ft. Gibson reacts to their win over Cache as Cache's Katelynn Martine (21) reacts in the 3A girls championship game, Saturday, March, 12, 2011, at the the State Fair Arena. Okla. Photo by Sarah Phipps, The Oklahoman.

Edmond Memorial's Jared Jobe (5) celebrates as James Woodard (3), right, and Obi Emegano (15) hug at the end of the Class 6A boys basketball state championship game between Midwest City and Edmond Memorial at the Mabee Center in Tulsa, Okla., Saturday, March 12, 2011. Edmond Memorial won, 53-43. Photo by Nate Billings, The Oklahoman

- Sarah Phipps


by Nate Billings
Nate Billings never planned to become a photojournalist. He took pictures as a hobby growing up and worked as an assistant for his father, a commercial still and video photographer, but chose to study English Literature in college. Billings did...
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by Sarah Phipps
Born in Missouri, Sarah Phipps graduated of Northwest Missouri State University with a degree in Mass Communication and French in 1999. After an internship with the St. Joe News-press, Sarah moved to Oklahoma for a full-time job at the...
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by Chris Landsberger
Assistant Photography Editor
Chris Landsberger is a native of Oklahoma and, as a photographer, has been able to travel coast to coast and everywhere in between to cover news for the last 13 years. He has been a part history that included coverage of Oklahoma City bomber...
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