High school notebook: Carl Albert plans Make-A-Wish fundraiser for Kyle Staggs

Youngster will throw out first pitch for Titans' game against Dale. He'll also be part of Carl Albert's team that day.
by Ed Godfrey and Ryan Aber and Scott Wright Published: March 11, 2013
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photo - The Bishop McGuinness Irish celebrate a 3-run home run by Thorn Cowley (17) as Deer Creek catcher Alex Forget (15) walks away in the third inning during a high school baseball game at Bishop McGuinness in Oklahoma City, Monday, March 11, 2013. Photo by Nate Billings, The Oklahoman
The Bishop McGuinness Irish celebrate a 3-run home run by Thorn Cowley (17) as Deer Creek catcher Alex Forget (15) walks away in the third inning during a high school baseball game at Bishop McGuinness in Oklahoma City, Monday, March 11, 2013. Photo by Nate Billings, The Oklahoman

On top of that, the wins were a pleasant sign for the future for coach Allen Dukes' squad, which rallied from an 11-point deficit for a 66-54 win over St. Mary's Hall of San Antonio in one contest.

“We made a 23-point turnaround in a little over a quarter,” Dukes said. “Don't get me wrong, it was a total team effort, but I looked out on the court at one point in our comeback and we had three freshmen and two sophomores on the floor at the same time.

“We have a really good group of eighth graders, so I think Cyclone basketball is looking good for the future.”

GORHAM FINDS HER COLLEGE

Perkins-Tryon's Jordan Gorham has signed with Oklahoma Christian University, but she recruited the school rather than the other way around.

“I am the one who went to Oklahoma Christian,” she said. “They didn't come to me. I gave them game film and they came to a couple of games.”

The 6-foot Gorham averages 16.2 points per game for Perkins.

JENKS, OWASSO MOVE UP NATIONAL RANKINGS

Jenks and Owasso are the top two baseball teams in the state, according to the OKRankings.com coaches poll and both are MaxPreps' Xcellent 25 national rankings.

Jenks moved up to No. 10 from No. 17 while Owasso entered the rankings Monday at No. 21.

The Rams figure to be on their way up the rankings, though, after beating Jenks 4-2 on the road Monday night.

Owasso, No. 1 in the state, scored a run in the first and two more in the second to take control early.


by Ed Godfrey
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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
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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
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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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