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High school notebook: McGuinness' Johnathan Higgins draws recruiting interest

Bishop McGuinness lineman Johnathan Higgins continues to gain interest in recruiting circles, with programs like Florida State, Tennessee and Iowa State getting involved recently.
by Ed Godfrey and Ryan Aber and Scott Wright Published: March 17, 2013

Edmond North, Tulsa Washington, Jay, Grove and Tahlequah are in the Cardinal Pool at the tournament, while Westmoore, Norman North, Claremore and Pryor are in the Grey Pool.

There are more Oklahoma teams in the event that any other state, including Florida.

The tournament, hosted by J.M. Tate High School, begins Monday and wraps up Thursday with the title game at the home of the Double-A Pensacola Blue Wahoos.


The Edmond North boys and girls are the defending state tennis champions.

The Huskies will be a heavy favorite to win their fourth straight boys title with reigning state champions Nate Roper and David Hager returning at No. 1 and No. 2 singles. Roper, considered the best player in the state, has already won tournaments at Jenks and Tulsa Union this season.

On the girls' side, Edmond North has won three of the last four state titles but was hit hard by graduation.

“I got some holes to fill,” Edmond North girls coach Dee Ann Wallar said. “We are still trying to determine the best lineup for us.”

by Ed Godfrey
Copy Editor, Outdoors Editor, Rodeo, River Sports Reporter
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
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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