*According to reports from oklahomatidbits.com, sprint car driver Matt Clevenger of Flower Mound, Texas, died after years of battling cancer. Despite the disease, Clevenger continued to travel and race, including several dates in Oklahoma City, when the American Sprint Car Series made stops at now-defunct State Fair Speedway.
*Della Schwartz was a coach's wife, lending an ear when games went bad and a pat on the back when games went well. Schwartz was the wife of John Schwartz, retired director of the Sunbelt Classic and a member of the Baseball Coaches Association Hall of Fame. Mrs. Schwartz, a retired first-grade teacher, died at age 82.
*Fayzon Richey of St. Gregory's University in Shawnee set the school's career scoring record. The former El Reno standout passed Patrick Jones, who held the previous record of 1,793 points. Richey was honored by the Sooner Athletic Conference, naming the scoring machine its Player of the Week for two consecutive weeks.
*Former Casady School star Meredith Geiger will be inducted into the U.S. Tennis Association Missouri Valley Hall of Fame. Geiger, who is now Meredith Geiger Walton and a mother of two boys, finished her high school career unbeaten. She won 10 gold balls and four silver balls while playing on the USTA junior circuit. Geiger was an All-Pac 10 Conference player in 1994 and 1995 while playing at Arizona State. She has since served as an assistant coach at the University of Texas and head coach at William & Mary (Va.). The Edmond native currently lives in Kingwood, Texas.
*The Mark Allen family of Edmond was named 2012 USTA Missouri Valley Family of the Year. Mark Allen and wife Jennifer have had a significant role in the renovation of the Will Rogers Tennis Center in Oklahoma City. They have contributed to the $3 million project called “First Serve,” which emphasizes year-round instruction for inner-city junior tennis. The Allens' children, Matthew, Claire and Katherine, have combined to win nine state medals for Heritage Hall High School.