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.
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