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High school notebook: Oklahoma's winningest high school football coach comes out of retirement

Bruce Hendrickson, who won 351 games at seven schools, recently came out of retirement to take the job at Seiling. He previously coached at the school, along with Okeene, Texhoma, Commerce, Wynnewood, Cordell and Wewoka.
by Ryan Aber and Scott Wright Modified: May 12, 2013 at 6:33 pm •  Published: May 12, 2013

Both camps run May 28-31.

The first, for girls through fourth grade, focuses on basic basketball fundamentals. It runs from 9 a.m.-noon each day.

The second, for girls from fifth to ninth grade, works on more advanced skills. It runs from 1-4 p.m.

Registration for each camp is $115 and includes a T-shirt.

For information or to register, call (405) 250-4377.


Last week, the American Cancer Society appeared at Merritt High School to honor the students for their work in the Coaches vs. Cancer fundraising campaign.

Merritt students raised more than $11,000 during the 2012-13 school year, which was the most raised by any school in the state, not only for the year, but in the history of Oklahoma's participation in the event.

“The impact of Coaches vs. Cancer is powered by passionate schools and communities like Merritt,” said American Cancer Society Regional Vice President Lesa Foster. “We are grateful for their partnership in the fight against cancer right here in Oklahoma.”

Merritt received its gold ball for the event last week at a schoolwide pep rally.

“The generous support of Merritt's students, faculty and parents is really what helped make this a successful Coaches vs. Cancer season for us,” said Merritt student council adviser and science teacher Heather Rutherford, who supervised the efforts. “Our community wins this award together — as a team.”

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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