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Matt Scott, 19, died when the pickup he was riding in was struck by a tractor-trailer that ran a stop sign.
by Scott Wright Published: January 9, 2013


Southmoore linebacker Cody Earp will take a visit to South Dakota State this weekend.

Earp has an offer from Colorado State-Pueblo and has drawn attention from Wyoming, Indiana State, Southeast Missouri State and Pittsburg State.

He had 70 tackles this season.

Also, SaberCats fullback/tight end/defensive end Jackson Stallings is expected to make his decision Monday.

Stallings has taken visits to several Ivy League schools and his offers include Air Force, Harvard and Yale.

Ivy League schools such as Harvard and Yale do not award athletic scholarships but grant need-based financial aid for athletes.


The Class 5A and 6A state baseball championships will likely be played in the Oklahoma City area for the first time in more than a decade, but the exact sites are still unknown.

The Oklahoma Secondary School Activities Association continues to search for a college field to play the title games on May 11, but nothing has surfaced yet.

Oklahoma, Oklahoma State and Oral Roberts all have conflicts, either with their field being used or other events on campus. Games are scheduled for both the Chickasaw Bricktown Ballpark and OneOK Field in Tulsa.

The OSSAA has checked with several Division II and NAIA schools, but none of those fields will work, because of availability or other issues, like lighting, seating or parking.

The Class 2A-4A state tournaments will continue to be held in the OKC area as well.

The OSSAA hopes to have the 5A and 6A sites worked out in the coming weeks.


Edmond Memorial goaltender Evan Helker recently committed to Oklahoma Christian University.

Helker was also being recruited by Oral Roberts, Missouri State, Oklahoma Baptist and Southern Nazarene.

As a junior, Helker had nine shutouts and allowed just eight goals while stopping 71 shots.

He was also and all-District 6A-4 punter for the Bulldogs this year.


Edmond's three swim programs will head to Jenks on Thursday for a meet against the Trojans at the Jenks Aquatic Center.

The pool will host the state meet this year for the first time.

On the girls side, the meet will feature Class 6A No. 1 Edmond North, No. 2 Jenks, No. 6 Edmond Memorial and No. 10 Edmond Santa Fe.

In boys, Edmond North is ranked No. 4, Memorial No. 5, Jenks No. 7 and Santa Fe No. 9.

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by Scott Wright
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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