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High school notebook: PGA golfer Rickie Fowler surprises Moore golf teams

Former Oklahoma State golfer Ricke Fowler made a surprise appearance in Oklahoma City on Monday to give a clinic and free Cobra golf bags to the high school golf teams at Moore, Westmoore and Southmoore.
by Scott Wright and Jacob Unruh and Trent Shadid Published: January 6, 2014

Perry, ranked No. 1 in Class 3A, won the team title with eight total placers and 199 points. Class 4A No. 2 Cushing was second with 179.5 points, and Plainview took third with 154 points in the 31-team field.


The Norman North wrestling team, ranked No. 7 in Class 6A, took second place at the 24-team Grapevine Duals tournament last weekend in Grapevine, Texas.

The Timberwolves went 7-1 in the tournament against all Texas-based competition with wins over Flower Mound, Frisco, Arlington Bowie, Springtown, Hebron, Liberty, and Grapevine.

Norman North fell 38-32 to Morton Ranch (Katy, Texas) in the championships finals.


Edmond Santa Fe senior Sarah Helsley was named the winner of the 17th annual Volney Meece Scholarship on Monday by the Football Writers Association of America for her work in and out of the classroom.

Helsley, the daughter of The Oklahoman's Oklahoma State reporter John Helsley, will receive a grant of $1,000 for four years. She plans to attend the University of Oklahoma.

The scholarship is awarded annually by the FWAA and named for the late Volney Meece, who served 22 years as the FWAA's executive director and was the organization's president in 1971.

Sarah Helsley is a National Merit Semifinalist who ranks in the top two percent of her senior class. She's a member of the National Honor Society and the Pablo Neruda chapter of the Spanish Honor Society.

She is also an editor for the student newspaper and costume designer for the drama department. She also volunteered at the University of Oklahoma Children's Hospital and leads a confirmation class at her church.

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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by Jacob Unruh
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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by Trent Shadid
Copy Editor
Trent Shadid is a graduate of the University of Oklahoma. He was born and raised in Weatherford, Okla., and attended Weatherford High School. Before joining The Oklahoman, he spent two seasons as an assistant wrestling coach at Weatherford High...
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