High school notebook: Noble to host state soccer championships

Edmond North and Norman North will meet Saturday at 1 p.m. for the 6A boys crown. Carl Albert and Deer Creek will play Friday at 7:30 p.m. for the 5A girls state championship.
by Ed Godfrey and Ryan Aber and Scott Wright and Jacob Unruh Published: May 8, 2013
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Noble High School will be the site of the boys' Class 6A state soccer championship game and the girls Class 5A state title game.

Edmond North and Norman North will meet Saturday at 1 p.m. for the 6A boys crown. Carl Albert and Deer Creek will play Friday at 7:30 p.m. for the 5A girls state championship.

Both state championship games were originally scheduled for Broken Arrow this year, but since two Oklahoma City area teams are in the finals the games were moved to Noble.

The Norman North boys are the defending 6A state champions as are the Deer Creek girls in 5A.

ANADARKO'S ZINN TAKES CUSHING JOB

Anadarko girls basketball coach Jeff Zinn is looking forward to a new challenge.

Zinn said on Wednesday that he has been named the girls basketball coach at Cushing, leaving one of the top programs in Class 4A looking for its third coach since 2009.

“I'm kind of anxious,” Zinn said. “I'm ready to go in there and even though they had success last year, they lose all five starters off last year's team.”

Cushing made the Class 4A semifinals last season before losing to eventual champion Fort Gibson.

Anadarko also made the semifinals one year after winning the state title in Zinn's first season.

The success he had at Anadarko made the decision tough, he said, but it ultimately came down to what was best for his family.

“It's very hard, not only the relationship with the kids, but also with the kids we have returning and the vast amount of potential with those kids that we have,” Zinn said. “But more than anything it's not as much of a professional move as it is a family thing.”

MWC PLAYERS HEADED TO NOC-ENID

Midwest City teammates Cornell Neal and Daryck Jones will continue their basketball careers together, having recently signed letters of intent with Northern Oklahoma College of Enid.


by Ed Godfrey
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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
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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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by Jacob Unruh
Reporter
Jacob Unruh is a graduate of Northeastern State University. He was born in Cherokee and raised near Vera where he attended Caney Valley High School.During his tenure at NSU, Unruh wrote for The Northeastern (NSU's student newspaper), the...
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