John Marshall’s Jackson out for stateJohn Marshall sprinter Miles Jackson, who had turned in one of the top times in the class in both the 100 and 200, will not run in this weekend’s Class 4A state meet. Jackson suffered a quadriceps injury in the Douglass meet last month. While Jackson’s injury hurts the Bears’ quest for a state team title, coach Marvin Dantzler said his team was still in good shape. "We couldn’t replace him in the 100 or 200, but we’ve had some kids step up in other events,” Dantzler said. "We had two kids qualified in both hurdles events, and (Keyair) Bolden did a good job filling in in the 4X100 relay.”
Cyclones earn championshipIt didn’t feel good for Casady’s baseball team to lose 8-1 on senior night last week against Heritage Hall, but it may have been just what the Cyclones needed. Casady responded by outscoring its three opponents in the Southwest Prep Conference Championships 24-2 and earning the Division II title. The Cyclones faced Tulsa Holland Hall in the championship and run-ruled their rival 11-1. Senior pitcher Cale Shivers worked six innings to earn the win, while Ryan Shelley led the way offensively with two hits and two RBIs. Pitching was the story in the first two games as Matt Silver was dominant in allowing one run on four hits in a 3-1 win against St. Mary’s Hall (San Antonio), while Mason Roberts threw a six-inning shutout and had two RBIs in a 10-0 win against Dallas Greenhill.
PC West’s Bounds signs with Robert MorrisAs it turns out, Putnam City West has three NCAA Division I basketball players on its campus. Danielle Bounds signed this week to play basketball for Robert Morris University in Moon Township, Penn. She was the third PC West basketball player to sign with a D-I program this season, following boys standouts Amric Fields (TCU) and Tyler Neal (Oklahoma). Bounds was among the top scorers in Class 6A at 14.4 points per game, shooting 38.6 percent from 3-point range. She joins a Robert Morris team that is the defending Northeast Conference regular-season champion.
Bennett earns goldCasady sophomore Graham Bennett won the discus throw at the Southwest Prep Conference Championships last weekend. Bennett earned the victory with a throw of 147 feet, 4 inches. It is Casady’s first gold medal in track since 2005.