Top-ranked Edmond North will travel to No. 4 Yukon on Thursday in a Class 6A wrestling dual for west side supremacy.
The 7 p.m. dual also pits coaching brothers Andy (Edmond North) and Joe Schneider (Yukon) against each other.
“The wrestlers always make a big deal out of it,” said Andy Schneider, who is 4-0 against his brother. “They call it the ‘Schneider Bowl' and have some fun with it. But the biggest thing I like about it is he always has his kids ready to go and it's a good test for our team.”
Due to the poor weather before Christmas, this marks the first dual of the season for Edmond North. Yukon had its first dual on Tuesday, a 59-6 win over Mustang.
DEER CREEK'S HAIVALA COMMITS TO OU
Deer Creek sophomore soccer player Lauren Haivala verbally committed to Oklahoma on Tuesday.
Haivala, a midfielder and forward, was the Antlers' leading scorer last season with 17 goals and three assists.
“She just does whatever it takes to get herself in position to score,” Deer Creek coach Misty Thompson said. “She's someone you want to see play at that next level. She definitely has what it takes to play at the next level.”
Her biggest performance, though, came in the Class 5A championship game when she scored both of the Antlers' goals in the 2-1 win against Carl Albert.
“Her work ethic is unreal,” Thompson said. “Teammates, even as a freshman, really respected her as a player.”
MCGUINNESS RECEIVES GRANT FOR BASEBALL COMPLEX
Bishop McGuinness was awarded a $250,000 grant designated for the school's baseball complex renovation project from the Robert Glenn Rapp Foundation this week.
The grant is the lead donation for the $2.1 million capital improvement that will provide the stadium new lights, an indoor hitting area, a coach's office and a locker room and storage area for the baseball and softball programs.
Also, an entry plaza will be constructed with covered seating, a concession stand and press box.
Once the project is completed, the cheer program and the Health and Wellness classes will use the current baseball facility.
EDMOND NATIVE TAYLOR MOORE WINS AMATEUR TOURNAMENT
Former Edmond Memorial golfer Taylor Moore, now a sophomore at Arkansas, started off 2014 with a bang, winning the inaugural Saguaro Amateur on Sunday at Southern Dunes Golf Club in Maricopa, Ariz.
The three-stroke victory at the 54-hole event came just days after Moore finished third at the Patriot All-American at Litchfield Park, Ariz. Through six rounds in seven days, Moore never carded a round over par, and had a stroke average of 67.8 for the two events.
At the Saguaro Amateur, Moore had 14 birdies and two bogeys over three days, and carded a 29 on the front nine at Southern Dunes in the second round.
“It means a lot to win this event, especially with it being the first year,” Moore said. “This definitely gives me some confidence, but is just a step in the right direction in a spring full of hard work.”
Moore begins his spring season at Arkansas Feb. 15.