Carl Albert plans Make-A-Wish fundraiser
Carl Albert's baseball team will host a fundraiser for Kyle Staggs, a local child involved with the Make-A-Wish Foundation.
Staggs will throw out the first pitch at Thursday's game against Dale, the defending Class 2A state champion. He'll also be a part of Carl Albert's team that day.
All of the gate proceeds from the 4 p.m. game will be used to send Staggs and his family to Disney World.
Both teams enter the game at No. 1 in their class. Carl Albert won the title in 5A last season.
MILLWOOD'S BATSON ADDS KANSAS OFFER
Millwood junior Cameron Batson was busy helping the Falcons basketball team win a state championship over the weekend, but he got a little football news along the way.
On Friday morning, Batson, a 5-foot-9, 165-pound receiver, got a scholarship offer from Kansas. It is Batson's third Division I offer, along with Washington State and Texas Tech.
As a junior, Batson had 26 catches for 598 yards, while averaging 13.3 yards on 26 rushing attempts. He accounted for 13 total touchdowns and was among the state leaders with nine interceptions.
CASADY BOYS FINISH STRONG
The Casady boys basketball team put a tough regular season in the past and closed the year with a pair of wins at the Southwest Preparatory Conference Tournament recently.
Casady went 2-2 at the tournament, giving them five victories over SPC teams on the year — three more than they won the previous two seasons combined.
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.