High school notebook: Millwood's Cameron Batson picks Texas Tech

Weekend visit for the Red Raiders' spring football game cemented decision.
by Ryan Aber and Scott Wright Published: April 21, 2013
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photo - HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL PLAYOFFS: Millwood's Cameron Batson runs towards the sidelines as Hennessey's Levi Hill (16) chases during the Class 2A semifinals between Millwood and Hennessey in Yukon, Saturday, December 3 2011. PHOTO BY HUGH SCOTT, FOR THE OKLAHOMAN ORG XMIT: KOD
HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL PLAYOFFS: Millwood's Cameron Batson runs towards the sidelines as Hennessey's Levi Hill (16) chases during the Class 2A semifinals between Millwood and Hennessey in Yukon, Saturday, December 3 2011. PHOTO BY HUGH SCOTT, FOR THE OKLAHOMAN ORG XMIT: KOD

He chose A&M-Corpus Christi over Lamar, Seattle and South Dakota.

IRISH TO HOLD CHILDREN'S CENTER FUNDRAISER

Bishop McGuinness will use its Tuesday home game against El Reno to benefit The Children's Center in Bethany.

The Children's Center cares for children with complex medical and physical disabilities.

Admission to the game, which starts at 4:30 p.m., is free for fans who bring one of the requested items.

The team is asking fans to bring diapers (Huggies and Pampers only), batteries (AA, AAA, C, D and nine-volt), white wash cloths, Burt's Bees lip balm and Cetaphil cleansers and creams. Cash donations will also be accepted.

The Irish are currently ranked No. 6 in Class 5A.

FOUR TO BE INDUCTED INTO OFFICIALS' HALL

Four longtime officials will be inducted into the Oklahoma Officials Association Hall of Fame this summer.

Seminole's Bill Allensworth, Tahlequah's Jack Crittenden, Durant's Mike Lawson and Piedmont's Royce Pennington will be inducted at the OOA Summer Conference at 9:30 a.m. Aug. 3 at Westmoore High School.

Allensworth spent 33 years as a basketball official primarily in the Seminole and Shawnee areas and worked 24 state tournaments.

Crittenden spent 25 years as a football and basketball official, working high school and college games in Oklahoma and Missouri.

Lawton worked 30 years in basketball, baseball and softball and worked 10 different state tournaments and five state championship games.

Pennington spent 33 years as a football and wrestling official before retiring in 2003. He was also a past president of the Oklahoma City Metro Officials Association.

The Hall of Fame began in 1987. To be eligible, officials must be at least 60 years old and have a minimum of 20 years of service.

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
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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