The Oklahoman's Scott Wright was honored Tuesday by Oklahoma City Mayor Mick Cornett for his work with The Children's Center in Bethany.
Wright has written numerous articles on The Children's Center, a private, nonprofit pediatric hospital that serves children with complex medical and physical disabilities, and the annual Children's Center Bowl.
Wright serves on The Children’s Center’s media committee, which was recognized on Tuesday for its efforts. Also honored as part of the committee were Paul Folger and Abigail Ogle of KOCO, La’Tasha Givens of KFOR, Chris McKinnon of KWTV, Jeff George of KOKH and JaNiece Cranmer of KSBI. The group is headed by Travis Doussette, the communications director at The Children’s Center.
Each member of the committee was presented a plaque for Media Award, Public Service Materials. The award was presented to “recognize and honor excellence in media materials concerning persons with disabilities produced and placed in the media during the year. The articles concerned people with disabilities who are depicted in an empowered and positive manner.”
CUSHING'S STALLWORTH, SEMINOLE'S WHITE TO CLASH FRIDAY
A few weeks ago, Cushing football coach Barrett Shupe called running back Gage Stallworth the “best-kept secret in the state.”
But it's hard to keep 33 touchdowns a secret. Stallworth has rushed for 33 TDs and 1,527 yards so far in his stellar senior season for fifth-ranked Cushing. Of course, this week will be a little different.
The Tigers take on third-ranked Seminole in a showdown of Class 3A unbeatens. And Seminole comes into the game with a 1,500-yard back of its own.
Papi White leads the Chieftains with 1,573 yards and 18 touchdowns, averaging 15.7 yards per carry.
“He just glides along,” Seminole coach Mike Snyder said. “He makes people miss better than any running back we've had.”
Both players appear to have college futures ahead of them. Stallworth is being recruited both as a football player and wrestler.
White's recruiting has been somewhat limited by his size at 5-foot-9, 165 pounds. But Snyder said Tulsa and some other smaller programs continue to show interest in him.
ANADARKO'S BOARDINGHAM SHINES VS. PIEDMONT
Anadarko defensive end Malik Boardingham was a big reason the top-ranked Warriors shut out Piedmont 27-0 on Friday.
He had two sacks and six tackles, but he also wreaked havoc in other ways. He batted down three passes at the line and recorded four quarterback hurries.
Anadarko (8-0, 5-0 District 4A-1) hosts Weatherford on Friday.
BISHOP SETS RECORD IN WINNING RED RIVER CHALLENGE
Edmond Memorial's Jacob Bishop fired a 63 Sunday to win the Red River Challenge at Dornick Hills Country Club in Ardmore. The score broke the event record of 64, set by PGA Tour rookie sensation Jordan Spieth.
Bishop McGuinness' Alexis Sadeghy finished second in the girls' division with a 73, one stroke behind Evelyn Arguelles of Mexico.
SW COVENANT STILL ALIVE AFTER UPSET
Southwest Covenant's playoff chances are still alive after last week's 20-19 upset of Maud, a team that had been ranked in The Oklahoman's Class C top 10 much of the season.
Up next for Southwest Covenant is another previously ranked opponent, Webbers Falls, which visits the Yukon school Friday night.
Southwest Covenant trailed Maud 19-12 in the fourth quarter last week when quarterback Nick Sitton threw his third touchdown of the game, a 41-yarder to Braden Brown. He then connected with Brown on the game-winning two-point conversion as well.
At 4-4 overall and 2-3 in District C-4, the Patriots can move into a tie for fourth with a win over Webbers Falls this week. They close the regular season against Bokoshe, which is currently winless in district play.
DALKE NAMED JUNIOR ALL-AMERICAN
Sixteen-year-old Brad Dalke of Hobart has been named a Rolex Junior All-America golfer for the third straight year, it was announced Tuesday.
Dalke, who has been verbally committed to Oklahoma since he was 12, won two AJGA Invitational events, the HP Boys Championship at Carlton Woods and the Ping Invitational at Karsten Creek in Stillwater.
The son of Hobart football coach Bill Dalke, Brad also reached the semifinals of the Polo Golf Junior Classic and had two other top-10 finishes in national competition. He is ranked No. 2 nationally in the AJGA Polo Golf Rankings.