Deer Creek wide receiver Hunter Dinkines committed to play his college football at Southwestern Oklahoma State in Weatherford. Dinkines had 711 receiving yards and 10 touchdowns during his senior year for the Antlers, who finished the season 7-4 with a playoff berth. Dinkines' father, Bill, was a standout player for Putnam City West, when it finished 14-0 and won the Class 4A state championship in 1981.
BURLINGTON'S BUTLER RED-HOT
The month of January has been kind to Burlington sharpshooter Garrett Butler. The Southern Nazarene signee has averaged 37.1 points per game in January with 51 rebounds, 32 assists and 26 steals in seven games. He has shot 53 percent from 3-point range and 61 percent inside the arc.
In only one of those seven games has he played the fourth quarter, that being a 40-point performance against Pond Creek-Hunter in the finals of the Cherokee Tournament, a 65-55 Burlington win.
He also had a 37-point half against Attica, Kan., with a 16-of-19 shooting performance. He set the Cherokee Tournament record with 46 in the semifinals, and last Friday, he scored 50 points against Medford, again coming out after three quarters.
In January, “Garrett has played as well as any player I have coached in my 33 years,” coach Randy Turney said.
Burlington will take part in the Cherokee Strip Conference Tournament in Enid Thursday-Saturday.