Six former NFL players will be featured speakers at the Town Hall Meeting of the YuCan Coalition, a Yukon organization that fights drug and alcohol abuse.
The meeting will be held at 7 p.m. Tuesday at Yukon High School, 1777 S. Yukon Parkway, and is open to the public.
The panel will be led by former Oklahoma Sooner standout Jim Riley, who played for the undefeated 1972 Miami Dolphins. He will be joined by five other former NFL players from the state.
The panel consists of former Sooners Roy Williams and John Goodman, as well as former OSU standouts Derrel Gofourth and Terry Brown. Former Philadelphia Eagles player Kenny Blair of Oklahoma City, who has coached at Northeast Academy and Northwest Classen, is also on the panel.
For further information about the meeting, contact Kent Mathers at 314-5475.
SHAWNEE GOLFERS OFF TO HOT START
The Shawnee boys golf team continued its hot start with its second tournament victory in the span of a week on Wednesday.
Coming off a win at their home course at Shawnee Country Club last week, the Wolves won at Coffee Creek in Edmond Wednesday with a team total of 318. Deer Creek was second at 323.
Shawnee senior Daniel Langley shot 5-over-par 75 to win individual medalist honors, while teammate Morgen Pettigrew was fifth with a 78.
The Wolves were runners-up at Seminole last week as well.
EIGHT HIGH SCHOOL MASCOTS IN USA TODAY POLL
The high school sports section of USA Today is hosting a contest for the best mascot in the nation, and eight Oklahoma schools have their mascots in the competition.
The Woodward Boomers, Claremore Zebras, Dewey Bulldoggers, Bray-Doyle Donkeys, Eufaula Ironheads, Miami Wardogs, Newcastle Racers and Wright City Lumberjax are competing against each other in the first round of voting. The winner of the state round will advance to the regional round.
The third and final round of voting to decide the nation’s best high school mascot will end April 25.
Voting for the state round will continue until April 8 and can be found at contest.usatodayhss.com.
ANTLERS’ MCNUTT WINS OSSAA BOARD ELECTION
Antlers High School principal Bryan McNutt is the newest member of the Oklahoma Secondary School Activities Association Board of Directors after he won the runoff for the Southeast Quadrant II spot.
McNutt will begin his term with the board in August.
Also, current board member and Enid superintendent Shawn Hime’s resignation was accepted by a 12-0 vote at last week’s meeting. Hime was the Northwest Quadrant I representative and his term was scheduled to end June 30.
SUBURBAN CONFERENCE WRESTLING AWARD WINNERS NAMED
Deer Creek’s Cole Pacheco (182 pounds) was named Suburban Conference Wrestler of the Year after capping his senior season with a third-straight state title.
Pacheco’s teammate Tanner Cole (106 pounds) received Newcomer of the Year honors after winning a state title as a freshman.
Piedmont’s Blane Culp (170 pounds) and Chickasha’s Josh Latham (195 pounds) were the two other state champions to make the first team.
Dayton West (113 pounds) was also a first-team selection from Deer Creek, which tied Piedmont for the most first-team honorees. The Wildcats also had Reece Henry (138 pounds) and Fransisco Lopez (145 pounds) named to the first team.
OCA GIRLS ALL-STATE ROSTERS ANNOUNCED
On Thursday, the Oklahoma Coaches Association released the rosters for the annual girls basketball All-State games in Tulsa.
The games will be played Wednesday, July 30 at Oral Roberts University’s Mabee Center. The small-school game begins at 7 p.m. with the large school game to follow.
Here’s the complete roster for each of the four teams.
Toree Thompson, Broken Arrow; Jordan Doyle, Broken Arrow; McKenzie Cooper, Shawnee; Janee Arnold, Tulsa East Central; Savannah Gray, Fort Gibson; Kamry Chamberlain, Vinita; Faith Ihim, Tulsa Memorial; Aaliyah Blakley, Ada; Lexi Williams, Inola; Esther Udoumah, Tulsa Union; Coaches: Mike Hughes, Broken Arrow; Dottie Slabaugh, Broken Bow.
Tamara Lee, Edmond Santa Fe; Jasauen Beard, Midwest City; Jordan Gilbert, Carl Albert; Whitney Jones, Deer Creek; Chandler Roof, Weatherford; Darian Hill, Harrah; Bri Kuestersteffen, Norman North; Aimee Rischard, Mount St. Mary; Taylor Ely, Norman; Paj Jackson, Lawton MacArthur; Coaches: Andy Bloodworth, Plainview; Robb Mills, Enid.
Baileigh O’Dell, Verdigris; Logan Burgess, Tonkawa; Marissa Goodman, Frontier; Baylee Evans, Red Oak; Molly Kerr, Adair; Miranda Griffin, Ketchum; Megan Womack, Stroud; Omega Reese, Tonkawa; Bailey Stephens, Adair; Miranda Stiles, Kiowa. Coaches: Jim Upshaw, Kellyville; Kurt Heller, Sperry.
Erika Wakefield, Heritage Hall; Gabbie Parsons, Cordell; Jade Jones, Pond Creek-Hunter; Morgan Vogt, Okarche; LaNesia Williams, Northeast; Jamie Gibson, Thomas; Taylor Mendell, Lomega; Kassy Easter, Sayre; Hannah Millar, Erick; Andi McGill, Turner. Coaches: Kenny Bare, Velma-Alma; Richard Carney, Hobart.
REPORT: EAST CENTRAL TO HIRE FORMER NSU COACH
Tulsa East Central is set to hire former Northeastern State football coach Kenny Evans as its football coach, the Tahlequah Daily Press reports.
Evans confirmed to the paper he has had conversations with Tulsa Public Schools. The move will not be official until the TPS Board of Education meets Monday.
Evans was 22-44 during his six years at NSU and was fired following the RiverHawks’ season-ending loss to Central Oklahoma in November.
He had interviewed with several high schools in north Texas and also turned down a scouting position with the Jacksonville Jaguars, the Daily Press reports. A source told The Oklahoman earlier this year that Evans interviewed at Westmoore, but was not a finalist for the job that went to new coach Adam Gaylor.
He would be replacing Bobby Klinck, who resigned earlier this year to become the defensive coordinator at Broken Arrow.