Noah Cole of Lexington and Lana Duke of Edmond Memorial were announced as the winners of the Oklahoma City All Sports Association scholarships on Friday.
Cole, a football and baseball player, plans to attend Oklahoma. Duke is walking on with the Oklahoma State soccer team.
Each athlete will receive a $1,000 scholarship from the All Sports Association.
Selection for the scholarships was based on achievements consistent with the mission of the association including leadership, athletic participation, civic activities and academics. The student must have participated in athletics, but cannot be receiving an athletic scholarship to attend college. The student must also attend a college in Oklahoma.
Applications for the 2015 scholarships will be released in January.
JERAME LITTELL ENJOYING RETURN TO DIAMOND
Former Stillwater standout Jerame Littell has found his way back to the baseball field at Northern Oklahoma College in Enid.
He started his college career playing football at Washburn University, but decided it was time to do something different.
And after two years away from the sport he loves, he’s happy to be back.
“I wasn’t having fun with it anymore and I knew that I missed baseball a lot and I missed my family” Littell said. “That was a small part of it, but more than anything I missed baseball quite a bit. It was tough being away from the sport that I loved and I decided there needed to be a change.”
It didn’t take long for him to get comfortable, either. He entered the week with a batting average hovering around .320 with 11 homers and more than 40 RBIs.
He’s even picked up a scholarship offer from the University of Texas-Arlington.
“I was kind of rusty at first making the transition from football to baseball,” Littell said. “Baseball is hard enough as it is and not being able to play it for a while and trying to just pick it back up, it was tough. I feel like I’m getting back into the groove a little bit, even though I have a long way to go.”
PC NORTH’S BLAKE HARRIS PICKS WESTMINSTER
Putnam City North point guard Blake Harris has decided to continue his basketball career at Westminster College.
Harris will sign with the Fulton, Mo., school on Tuesday. The 5-foot-10 guard averaged 7.8 points, 4.1 rebounds and 3.2 assists as a senior.
The Panther’s 6-foot-10 center Kennedy Sullivan continues to be recruited as well, but has not decided on a college yet.
DEER CREEK GIRLS LOOKING FOR REPEAT
Coming off a strong regional tournament performance, the Deer Creek girls golf team heads into the Class 5A state tournament looking to repeat as champions.
Deer Creek won the 5A east regional last week with a 331 team score, the lowest team total at either 5A regional.
The Antlers’ Emily Folsom shot 75 to finish second at the regional, one shot behind Durant sophomore Sydney Youngblood, the defending 5A champion. And Deer Creek’s Bailey Blake shot 81 to finish third.