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High school notebook: Southmoore's Jackson Stallings commits to Yale

Stallings, who plays either fullback, tight end or defensive end, chooses Yale over Air Force, Harvard and Penn
by Ryan Aber and Scott Wright Published: January 14, 2013

He finished with 16 points on 5 of 8 shooting with six assists and no turnovers.

Against fourth-ranked Bellarmine two days later, Provo repeated the feat. His 3-pointer with 7.1 seconds left, from nearly the same spot on the court, put the Saints up by four points in an eventual 69-64 win. The victory was Maryville's first over a ranked opponent.

Provo scored 19 points on 8 of 15 shootings in that win.


Offensive lineman Ryne Yost, who moved from Elk City to Lawton for his senior season, committed to Sam Houston State after a weekend visit.

Yost earned Oklahoman first-team All-State honors this season after grading out at 90 percent at left tackle.

Sam Houston State, back-to-back FCS runners-up, has had success recruiting the state in recent years.

Former Midwest City running back Timothy Flanders, former Norman North tight end K.J. Williams and former Lawton offensive lineman Brandon Dewitt are on the Bearkats' roster.

Yost's commitment was first reported by


Burlington coach Randy Turney won his 600th game as a boys high school basketball coach Saturday night in a 41-31 win over Buffalo for third place in the Cherokee Tournament.

This is Turney's 31st season coaching boys basketball, compiling a 600-241 record with eight state tournament appearances.

Including his time as a girls coach, Turney is in his 34th year as a head coach. He had a record of 173-45 with three state tournament appearances with girls teams.


Achille guard Austin Beene's 45-point performance last week was only a glimpse of the type of season the 6-foot-3 guard has been having.

His 45-point, 10-rebound outing in a loss to Victory Life last week represented the most points scored by an Achille player in 60 years.

For the season, Beene has been just as solid. He's averaging 28.5 points, 11.5 rebounds and four assists per game.

As a sophomore two years ago, Beene came off the bench on Fort Cobb-Broxton's 2011 state championship team that was led by his brother, Nathan Beene. He relocated after his father was hired as the superintendent at Achille.

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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