High school notebook: Jonathan Denney, Gavin LaValley earn All-America honors

by Ed Godfrey and Ryan Aber and Scott Wright Published: February 19, 2013
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Advance tickets for the event are on sale by phone at (405) 948-6800. Tickets are $5 for each session. The event features two sessions each day, with Saturday's championship session beginning at 4 p.m.

STORM BRINGING TOP FIELD TO OKC

The Oklahoma City Storm homeschool team is bringing several of the region's top basketball programs to the city for a two-day festival to be held at Hillsdale Freewill Baptist College in Moore Friday and Saturday.

In addition to the OKC Storm boys and girls teams, the event will also include Sunrise Christian from Wichita, Kan., which is led by Oklahoma commit Jacob Hammond. A 6-foot-10 junior forward, Hammond played last season for the Storm.

Prime Prep Academy, the Dallas-area school started by NFL Hall of Famer Deion Sanders, will participate as well. Both Prime Prep and Sunrise are ranked in most national polls.

Other teams participating include Planet Academy from Phoenix, Word of Life boys and girls from Wichita, God's Academy boys and girls from Dallas and the St. Louis Patriettes girls team.

Friday's games will begin at noon, with the first game Saturday to tip off at 9 a.m.

FOUR STATE BASEBALL TEAMS RANKED

Jenks is the top-ranked state high school baseball team in the MaxPreps preseason top 100 released Tuesday. The Trojans come in at No. 31.

Yukon (No. 36), Owasso (43) and Broken Arrow (52) also are ranked in the top 100.

Spruce Creek High School of Port Orange, Fla., is atop the rankings.

The site's first regular-season poll, featuring the top 25 teams, will be released Feb. 26.

The regular season for 6A-2A teams begins March 1. Class A and B schools begin play this week.

OKMULGEE TRACK MEET CANCELED

The track meet at Okmulgee, scheduled March 29 through April 2, has been canceled.

The meet was to have included Okmulgee, Douglass, Northwest, Midwest City, Star Spencer, Millwood, Ponca City, Muskogee and Glenpool.

Track season opens March 1.


by Ed Godfrey
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Ed Godfrey was born in Muskogee and raised in Stigler. He has worked at The Oklahoman for 25 years. During that time, he has worked a myriad of beats for The Oklahoman including both the federal and county courthouse in Oklahoma City for more...
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by Ryan Aber
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
Reporter
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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