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High school notebook: Norman North's Wade Standley looking forward to return

by Ed Godfrey and Ryan Aber and Scott Wright Published: November 20, 2012

Norman North coach Wade Standley has coached plenty of games at Tulsa's Union-Tuttle Stadium.

As a longtime assistant at Union, Standley had plenty of wins on the turf there.

Friday night, though, Standley will return to the field as a head coach when Norman faces Owasso in the Class 6A semifinals.

It'll be his first game as a head coach at the stadium, although he brought his Norman North team to a scrimmage there before the season started.

“I can't wait,” Standley said. “For me and the four guys on our staff that either coached or played at Union, it'll be pretty special.”


Burlington coach Kirsten Pruett hadn't seen anything like it.

It isn't likely anyone else involved had either.

Friday night, Pruett's Lady Elks needed three overtimes to beat Lomega 111-103, led by Tiffany Rieger's 57 points.

“It was a heck of a game,” Pruett said. “But in all honesty, it was really kind of slow in the first half.”

It was a one-point game at the break, 30-29, then Burlington fell behind by as many as 16 in the third quarter.

“Because of the score, it seems ridiculous to talk about how good our defense was, but it was defense that got us back into it in the third quarter,” Pruett said.

Katelyn Garvie scored 26, including several key free throws in the second overtime to keep the game alive.

Burlington pulled away in the third overtime to improve to 4-0.

The Lady Elks played Kremlin-Hillsdale on Tuesday night.


Kingfisher coach Jeff Myers accepts the fact that his team has played an easier schedule than the Yellowjackets commonly face. But a shutout is a shutout against any competition.

And the Yellowjackets have seven of them.

In fact, no team has scored more than 20 points on Kingfisher, which includes opponents like Tuttle and Hennessey.

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by Ed Godfrey
Sports Producer/ Designer/ 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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