EDMOND SCHOOLS TO HIRE BOYS BASKETBALL COACHES
Edmond Public Schools will recommend the hiring of boys basketball coaches for Edmond Santa Fe and Edmond North to the school board Tuesday morning, district athletic director Mike Nunley said.
Edmond Santa Fe is hiring its third-ever boys basketball coach after Shawn Schenk was dismissed in late March.
Schenk was Santa Fe's coach for six seasons. Last month, the Wolves advanced to the 6A semifinals.
Bishop McGuinness coach Tondrell Durham, Douglass' Terry Long and Mount St. Mary's Lenny Hatchett have all been mentioned by sources as candidates for the Edmond Santa Fe job.
Durham's Irish squad won the Class 5A state championship last month. It was Durham's fifth title with the school since he became coach in 2001.
Long won his third consecutive 4A title last month at Douglass, while Hatchett has been Mount St. Mary's coach since 2004.
For Edmond North, it will be the school's fourth boys basketball coach in four seasons. Quinn Wooldridge, who was hired last summer, resigned to become head coach at Southwestern Christian University in Bethany earlier this month.
Edmond North athletic director Tom Snider said then long-term stability would be one of the main criteria in hiring Wooldridge's replacement.
YUKON TRACK DRAWING EVENTS
The state-of-the-art track and field facility at Yukon's new high school campus has quickly become a popular site for big track meets.
Not only did Yukon host its own meet earlier this month that drew a large field, it will also be the site for the Metro Athletic Conference meet on Thursday afternoon and the Class 5A and 6A meets next month.
In addition, it will be the site for a college meet on Friday. The Midlands Collegiate Athletic Conference, made up of six NAIA schools from Oklahoma, Kansas and Nebraska, will hold its meet at the new Millers Stadium.
The event begins at 10 a.m. Friday, and includes teams from Southwestern Christian in Bethany and Oklahoma Wesleyan in Bartlesville.
BOWEN CONTINUES DOMINANCE
Heritage Hall senior Sarah Bowen continued her dominance in No. 1 singles by winning Saturday's Duncan Tournament.
Bowen is now 23-0 for the season heading into Tuesday's Tulsa Union Tournament.
Bowen, a Hofstra signee, is the defending Class 4A champion in No. 1 singles. As a freshman and a sophomore, Bowen won doubles titles.
For the Heritage Hall girls' team, Duncan was an important step.
The Chargers had seen Duncan at four tournaments and, “they beat us up pretty good the first three times,” coach Dick Villaflor said.
But Saturday, Heritage Hall tied Duncan for first place in the team standings.
Heritage Hall's girls have won three straight team championships.