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High school notebook: Heartland Classic silent auction runs through Thursday

Organizers and teams from the Heartland Classic will hold a silent auction that runs through Thursday to benefit tornado victims.
by Ryan Aber and Scott Wright Published: June 17, 2013

Organizers and teams from the Heartland Classic, the interstate baseball tournament that begins Tuesday in Norman and Moore, will hold a silent auction that runs through Thursday to benefit tornado victims.

Photos and a list of items will be available for viewing at Norman, Norman North and Southmoore, where the tournament is being played.

Monday night's home run derby was canceled due to rain and the opening ceremonies moved from Southmoore to Sooner Legends in Norman.

Items include a football autographed by four Oklahoma Heisman Trophy winners, a Stan Musial autographed baseball, a Warren Spahn autographed baseball, an autographed Thunder baseball, an autographed Oakland A's bat donated by Team Georgia, a Todd Helton autographed baseball and several other items.

Team Maryland brought several items donated by the Baltimore Orioles and other organizations in the state, including an Adam Jones autographed bat and photos signed by Al Bumbry, Matt Wieters and Owasso graduate Dylan Bundy.

An Essex, Md., teacher is driving to the state will school supplied and a $2,000 check, according to the Baltimore Sun. Another school raised $900.


Norman North's Payton Prince felt at home at the University of Tulsa.

Sunday, the tight end decided he didn't want to wait any longer, committing to the Golden Hurricane.

“I know it's best for me and my family,” Prince said.

Prince (6-foot-4, 237 pounds) also had offers from Illinois, Memphis and New Mexico.

Prince helped the Timberwolves to the Class 6A state championship game last year with 568 yards and 10 touchdowns receiving.

Prince is the fourth in-state commit for Tulsa. He joins Tulsa Central running back D'Angelo Brewer, Tulsa McLain athlete Nigel Carter and Bixby offensive lineman Chandler Miller.


After a good trip to Virginia Tech, Norman North quarterback David Cornwell wasn't sure what to think when he traveled to Tuscaloosa, Ala., for a final trip before making his decision.

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by Ryan Aber
OU Athletics Reporter
Ryan Aber has worked for The Oklahoman since 2006, covering high schools, the Oklahoma City RedHawks, the Oklahoma City Barons and OU football recruiting. An Oklahoma City native, Aber graduated from Northeastern State. Before joining The...
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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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