SPRING BASEBALL CHAMPIONSHIPS COULD BE AT BRICKTOWN, OU
The OSSAA is looking to move the spring baseball championships to Chickasaw Bricktown Ballpark and the University of Oklahoma.
The RedHawks do not have a scheduled home series during the championships and OU's graduation falls on a different weekend, opening up the stadiums for availability.
Oklahoma has a standing policy that no events can take place on campus during graduation, which has prevented the OSSAA from holding the event there in the past.
OSSAA assistant director Mike Whaley said nothing has been finalized for either location.
The spring state quarterfinals and semifinals will be played at Edmond Santa Fe and Edmond North.
The fall baseball championships will be played in Bricktown on Saturday, Oct. 12.
6A, 5A BASEBALL DISTRICTS APPROVED
The OSSAA board of directors also unanimously approved the new baseball districts for Class 6A and Class 5A in 2014 and 2015.
The classes are split into four districts with two east districts and two west districts.
However, Norman and Putnam City will play in an east district with Jenks, Muskogee, Owasso, Sand Springs, Sapulpa and Stillwater.
In Class 5A, Capitol Hill, Shawnee and Western Heights will be in a district with Coweta, Durant, Tulsa Edison, McAlester and Pryor.
MOORE'S DRAKE WINS APPEAL
Moore football player Austin Drake won his eligibility appeal and can play for the Lions this season.
Drake moved back to Moore from Duncan this summer. He started middle school in Moore, starting his eligibility there. He presented new information about his family situation to the board Wednesday that won his appeal.
IMPORTANT WIN FOR CHANDLER
Last Friday's 35-7 win over Lincoln County rival Stroud was important on multiple levels for the Lions.
It broke a four-year winning streak for Stroud in the annual grudge match, and it was the first win for Zach Smith in his head coaching debut. Smith came to Chandler after serving as the defensive coordinator at Del City.
It was the Lions first game since the death of coach Scott Myers to cancer following the 2012 season.
To follow up their opening win, the Lions will have their hands full with a visit from Class 3A No. 2 Kingfisher, last year's state runner-up.
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