Bethany's new boys basketball coach knows what it takes to win a state championship with the Bronchos.
He did it as a player in 2001. Now, Aaron Toler will try to do it as the team's coach. He was recently promoted after serving as Phil Brown's assistant.
Brown retired from coaching to focus in his duties as athletic director and teacher at Bethany.
Toler is the brother of Oklahoma Christian coach Trent Toler.
In other coaching moves, Bethany hired Harrah's Grant Ledbetter, formerly a player at Putnam City West and Southern Nazarene, as its new baseball coach.
And the softball team promoted Jordan Wisniewski from assistant to head coach. Bethany also hopes to fill its vacant girls basketball coaching position by the end of the week.
STILLWATER HIRES FRONTIER'S STEPHENS
Longtime Frontier girls basketball coach Clay Stephens will take over the Stillwater program next year.
Stephens' hire was made official at Tuesday night's board meeting.
Stephens won three titles at Frontier, winning in 2003, 2005 and 2012. The Lady Mustangs made the stater tournament this year for the eighth time under Stephens.
At Stillwater, Stephens replaces Carl Treat. The Pioneers were 13-10 this season.
DEER CREEK DUO HIGHLIGHTS ALL-STATE GOLF TEAMS
Caroline Goodin and Haley Hill of Deer Creek teamed up to win the Class 5A girls golf championship, and now they'll get to compete together at the All-State golf matches in July. The full All-State rosters were announced Tuesday.
Goodin and Hill will be joined on the 12-player west roster by Choctaw's Kina Boone, Edmond North's Allison Sell, Bethany's Kennedy Hansen and Pauls Valley's Desa Brewer, among others.
Eli Armstrong, who helped Edmond North to its ninth straight boys Class 6A team title, headlines a strong west roster, along with Edmond Memorial's Ryan Roberts, Deer Creek's Ty Brooking, Piedmont's Colton Cowan and McGuinness' Kevin Daly, among others.
The All-State matches will be held July 29 at Cherokee Hills in Catoosa.
HUSKIES HAVE THREE CHOSEN FOR ALL-STATE TENNIS
Three players from Edmond North have been selected to the Oklahoma Coaches Association All-State tennis team, it was announced Tuesday.
Named to the west squad from Edmond North's state championship boys team were Nate Roper, a two-time state No 1 singles champ in Class 6A, and Tanner Chambers, a state champion at No. 2 doubles.
Also selected from Edmond North for the west girls squad was Ann Pepper.
Others named to the west team from the Oklahoma City area include Oakes Arceneaux of Heritage Hall, Riley Hale of Bishop McGuinness, Seth Moore of Yukon, Matt Taber of Carl Albert, Sylvester Vo of Westmoore and Shali Schoepflin of Edmond Memorial.
TIMBERWOLVES' CICHERO WINS GATORADE AWARD
Mauro Cichero of Norman North was named the Gatorade Oklahoma Boys Soccer Player of the Year.
Cichero, a junior, is the fifth soccer player from Norman North to receive the award, joining past recipients Will Smith, Jack Coleman, Chris Hyde and Patrick Tanner.
Cichero, a 6-3, 165-pound midfielder, led Norman North to a 13-4 record and a trip to the state finals, where the Timberwolves lost 2-1 to Edmond North.
He scored 22 goals this past season and maintained a grade-point average of 3.25.
MSM'S ADNEY KANSAS CITY-BOUND
After playing a crucial role for Mount St. Mary as a senior, Collin Adney has signed to continue his basketball career at Kansas City Community College.
Adney signed his letter of intent Tuesday at Mount St. Mary.