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High school notebook: Nino Jackson headed to Loyola Marymount

Jackson turns down offers from Kansas, Baylor, OU, OSU and others.
by Ed Godfrey and Ryan Aber and Scott Wright Published: April 24, 2013

The third-ranked Chargers have outscored opponents 75-7 this season as 11 different players have scored goals.

Connor McGinnis leads the team with 21 goals, and Austin Gordon has 15. Brothers Garrett and Matthew McLaughlin each have a dozen goals.

Heritage Hall will host El Reno in a playoff game Tuesday night. The Chargers just missed making the playoffs last year, losing in a shootout in the final regular season game to Deer Creek.

“These boys have been hungry for success since missing out on the playoffs,” Chargers' coach Tommy Riley said. “They leave everything on the field every single game. It's probably one of the best teams I have coached at Heritage Hall in my 14 years there.”


In the first time in Larry Worden's 12 years as soccer coach at Noble, the Lady Bears have finished the regular season unblemished.

Noble was dominant this season, outscoring their opponents 56-1 to finish the regular season at 13-0.

“I have a core group of juniors that have been starting since freshmen,” Worden said. “I have a veteran group. Usually, we control the tempo of the game and control the ball.”

Julie Anne Williamson and Jesse Goodner, both juniors, lead the team offensively while senior Sidney David is Noble's best defender.

“She (David) basically plays like a free safety for us,” Worden said. “She zones the whole field in the back end while everybody else plays man. If anyone makes us a mistake, she cleans it up. She is pretty fast, pretty quick.”

Noble will host Northwest Classen in a first-round playoff game on Tuesday night.


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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