Harrah football coach Greg Willis is expected to be named the football coach and athletic director at Purcell at a board meeting Monday night.
Willis has coached Harrah for the last six years, going 27-35 during that span. The Panthers were 1-9 last season after back-to-back playoff appearances, though five of the losses came by seven points or less.
Willis would replace Shannon Watford, who coached the Dragons for one season, going 4-6. Watford left to take an assistant coaching position at Del City.
NEWCASTLE WILL HOST ALL-STATE SOCCER
The Oklahoma Soccer Association will hold its All-State games beginning Thursday at Newcastle High School.
The Class 4A teams from the East and West will start the event Thursday with the girls game at 6 p.m., followed by the boys game at 8.
The Class 5A games will be played Friday and 6A games Saturday at the same times.
Admission is $5 for adults and $3 for students. Children below school age are admitted free.
BASKETBALL TOURNAMENT TO BENEFIT PRICE FAMILY
Cody Price played four years of basketball at Marlow High School, so it seems fitting that the alumni would use a basketball tournament to raise money for Price and his family.
Price's wife, Courtney, was involved in a near-fatal car accident on May 1, when she was three months pregnant. She lost the baby and underwent multiple surgeries to save her life. On May 20, the family lost their home in the Moore tornado.
Price's senior class of 2004 has organized the Stephens County Throwback, a 5-on-5 basketball tournament that will be held July 12-14 at Marlow High School, with brackets for both men's and women's teams.
Cost is $20 per player, with no more than 10 players per team. Those interested in participating can contact Jessica Garvin at (405) 274-4462 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Proceeds from the event will benefit Price and his family.
GROVE'S WALKER WINS GATORADE SOFTBALL AWARD
Grove pitcher Jessica Walker was named the Gatorade Oklahoma Softball Player of the Year last week.
Walker was 25-3 with a 0.59 ERA and 278 strikeouts in 178 innings in the fall, helping the Ridgerunners to the Class 5A state title.
Walker also hit .388 with three home runs, 21 RBIs and a .565 slugging percentage.