After back-to-back appearances at the Class 6A girls basketball state tournament, Norman North coach Jeff Blough decided it was time to step down.
Blough resigned his position as the Timberwolves’ coach on Tuesday, according to the Norman Transcript.
Blough told the Transcript he made the decision to step down so he could spend more time with his two young children. He will continue to teach at Norman North.
Norman North will be a prime job for coaches in the market to move up. After going 19-7 this past season, the Timberwolves graduate only one starter.
DOUGLASS’ JONES THROWS NO-HITTER IN TOURNAMENT
Douglass pitcher Dominique Jones delivered a big performance early in last week’s All-City Baseball Tournament, throwing a no-hitter in a 17-0 win against Millwood.
The Trojans’ pitcher struck out four batters.
However, that performance was not enough to catapult Douglass to a tournament title as Northwest Classen came away with the crown, beating Douglass, Capitol Hill and U.S. Grant.
Northwest Classen put five players on the All-Tournament Team, including senior Lee Pham.
The team also included juniors Austein Brown, Fransisco Gayton, Rhueben Green and sophomore Pablo Gutierrez.
The rest of the All-Tournament Team included U.S. Grant’s Kotcha Scott, Mico Scott, Aaron Waller and Armando Valenzuela; Southeast’s Richard Chavez, Juan Luna and Marin Muniz; and Capitol Hill’s Denny Do, Ully Villalobos and Juan Varela.
Classen’s Paul Croft, Douglass’ Barry Knight, Star Spencer’s Terron Jackson, John Marshall’s Leonard Levingston and Millwood’s Keania Jackson also made the team.
OCA announces All-State boys basketball rosters
The Oklahoma Coaches Association released the rosters Tuesday for the annual All-State boys basketball games.
The games will be played Thursday, July 31 at Oral Roberts University’s Mabee Center. The small-school game begins at 7 p.m. and the large-school game follows at 8:30 p.m.
Here are the rosters:
•Large East: Mitchell Solomon, Bixby; Shawn Olden, Tulsa Union; Demari Edwards, Tulsa Memorial; R.J. Diggs, Tulsa Memorial; Matt Lea, Stilwell; Travis Hall, Inola; Kevin Sims, Tulsa Washington; Carson Teel, Stillwater; Matt Craig, Tulsa Kelley; Steven Parker, Jenks
•Coaches: Derrick Verner, Stillwater; Ron Anderson, Ada
•Large West: Collin Jennings, Harrah; Luke Lewallen, Elk City; Cameron Warren, Carl Albert; Brett Cannon, Del City; Torey Noel, Midwest City; Omega Harris, Putnam City West; Trace Cook, Lawton MacArthur; Tripp Fuller, Westmoore; Antonio Wilson, Douglass; Dominique Pierre, Lawton Eisenhower
•Coaches: Bryan Jennings, Harrah; Rodney Haydon, El Reno
•Small East: Austin Guinn, Okemah; Kade Hayes, Latta; Jake Lazenby, Glencoe; Bryce Deatherage, Red Oak; Burtchal Griffin Jr., Haworth; Casey Cole, Sperry; Shaun Bencoma, Weleetka; John Wingfield, Okemah; Knifeis Carter, Spiro; Caleb Armstrong, Moyers
•Coaches: Burtchal Griffin, Haworth; Dirk Walden, Preston
•Small West: Ashford Golden, Millwood; Jacob Hammond, Comanche; Tyler Tune, Arnett; Jaz Gayanich, Velma-Alma; Austin Garner, Centennial; Jace Kerr, Forgan; Trevor Harris, Laverne; Pierson Waugh, Merritt; Braygan Lippencott, Cheyenne/Reydon; Shawndale Pina, Northeast
•Coaches: Brad Thrash, Cheyenne/Reydon; Patrick Penner, Okeene