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High school basketball: Edmond North's Carlbe Ervin signs with Connors State

by Ed Godfrey and Ryan Aber and Scott Wright Published: April 9, 2013

Norman North soccer coach Geo Claros said the Timberwolves played well in reaching the finals of the Southern Soccer Challenge in Huntsville, Ala., last weekend.

The Timberwolves defeated Huntsville 1-0 in the first game of the tournament and Collierville, Tenn., 2-0 in the semifinals.

Norman North met the Memphis University Prep School in the championship game and lost on penalty kicks after regulation ended in a 1-1 tie. Claros praised the Timberwolves' defense, especially center backs Curtis McRae and Ashton Bray, both Central Arkansas signees.

“Losing on penalty kicks for the third time this year kind of stinks,” Claros said. “But we got a lot out of the trip. Every year we have done something like this and we've always come back stronger than before.”

Norman North, the defending state and national champion, defeated U.S. Grant 4-0 in a makeup game on Monday night. The Timberwolves are 5-3 on the season entering Tuesday's night scheduled game against Lawton.


Carl Albert's annual Bill Tipton Tournament will begin play Thursday at four sites.

Eight of the 14 baseball teams involved are in the top 10 in one of the state's top three classes, led by Class 5A No. 1 Carl Albert and 6A No. 2 Yukon.

The tournament also features 6A No. 10 Westmoore, 5A No. 3 Chickasha, 5A No. 6 Bishop McGuinness, 5A No. 8 McAlester, 4A No. 5 Weatherford and 4A No. 8 Blanchard. Shawnee (5A No. 11), Duncan (5A No. 14), Lawton MacArthur (5A No. 17), Altus (5A No. 19), Clinton and the OKC Broncos are also playing in the tournament.

Pool play the first two days is set for four sites — Carl Albert, Bishop McGuinness, Shawnee and Yukon.

Carl Albert will play McAlester at 11 a.m. Thursday to start the tournament.

Carl Albert and Shawnee will host the final day of play Saturday.

by Ed Godfrey
Copy Editor, Outdoors Editor, Rodeo, River Sports Reporter
Ed Godfrey was born in Muskogee and raised in Stigler. He has worked at The Oklahoman for 25 years. During that time, he has worked a myriad of beats for The Oklahoman including both the federal and county courthouse in Oklahoma City for more...
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by Ryan Aber
OU Athletics Reporter
Ryan Aber has worked for The Oklahoman since 2006, covering high schools, the Oklahoma City RedHawks, the Oklahoma City Barons and OU football recruiting. An Oklahoma City native, Aber graduated from Northeastern State. Before joining The...
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by Scott Wright
A lifelong resident of the Oklahoma City metro area, Scott Wright has been on The Oklahoman staff since 2005, covering a little bit of everything on the state's sports scene. He has been a beat writer for football and basketball at Oklahoma and...
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