Piedmont forward Cameron Peters verbally committed to Oklahoma Christian, according to his father.
The athletic 6-foot-5 senior, who averaged 18.8 points per game last season, has been a key force in the Wildcats' 8-1 start this year.
Piedmont, currently ranked No. 4 in Class 5A, is in action Thursday against Clinton in the opening round of Kingfisher's Buckle of the Wheatbelt Tournament.
SOUTHMOORE WRESTLING CLAIMS 6A-2 TITLE
Southmoore won its second consecutive district wrestling title at Mustang on Tuesday with three dual wins.
The SaberCats defeated Mustang (42-25), Choctaw (39-31), and Norman North (46-30) to win the 6A-2 title and advance to the Class 6A Dual State Tournament.
“I think we had the toughest district in the state,” said Southmoore coach Greg George, whose team is ranked No. 7 in 6A. “We're the only district that had all four teams ranked. I felt lucky to go in there and be able to get three wins. We didn't really know what to expect coming in, but we wrestled well.”
Southmoore joins second-ranked Stillwater, which won District 6A-7 last week, as the only teams to qualify for the 6A tournament so far. The other six participants will be decided by the end of the month.
The 5A and 6A dual state tournaments will be held Feb. 15 at Yukon.
TUTTLE TOPS LAWTON MACARTHUR IN DUAL
Class 4A's top-ranked Tuttle defeated 5A No. 2 Lawton MacArthur, 40-15, in Lawton on Tuesday.
Tuttle's Tanner Litterell (113 pounds), Blake Dauphin (126 pounds), and Brik Flippo (132 pounds) lead the way as each earned wins over state placers. Tanner Johnson (138 pounds), Dayton Garrett (145 pounds), and Dakota Head (160 pounds) picked up bonus-point wins to put the dual out of reach as the Tigers won 11 of the 14 matches.
Tuttle is now 5-0 in dual competition this season and will begin its district title defense with duals against Santa Fe South and Tecumseh on Thursday.
BASEBALL COACHES' CLINIC SET
The 48th Annual Oklahoma Baseball Coaches Association Winter Clinic is set for this weekend at the Bricktown Hotel, 2001 E. Reno Ave.
The clinic begins Friday and runs through Sunday.
Also set for Saturday is the 11th Annual OBCA Baseball Coaches Hall of Fame banquet at 7 p.m.
Coaches being honored include Red Oak's Trey Booth, Cordell's Bobby Blackburn, Clinton's Kelly Gaunt, Rattan's Chris Gibbs and Cameron's John Long.
Tickets for the banquet are $20 and need to be purchased by Thursday. Contact John Schwartz at 348-3839 or Jason Pickard at 623-8546.
BLANKENSHIP LEAVES MUSKOGEE, JOINS TU STAFF
Another Class 6A football program lost its head coach this week when Muskogee coach Josh Blankenship was named quarterbacks coach at the University of Tulsa.
Blankenship joins his father, head coach Bill Blankenship, and brother Adam Blankenship, who coaches defensive ends.
During his three years at Muskogee, Josh Blankenship was 8-21.
Blankenship said his father offered him a job on Tulsa's staff in 2011, but he had accepted the job at Muskogee a week before and felt he needed to be there.
BARTLESVILLE’S TUCKER ADDS OFFERS
Bartlesville junior Hailey Tucker’s recruiting is just getting started.
The 6-foot-2 star has picked up three offers since Friday — from Oklahoma State, Tulsa and Washington — to add to the Kansas State offer she already possessed, the Oklahoma High School Sports Express reports.
Tucker is averaging 23.5 points per game this season for the Bruins, who open Carl Albert’s Titan Classic at 5:30 p.m. Thursday against Capitol Hill.