Mike Little might be gone, but his coaching legacy lives on in the Southwest Air quarterback-receiver camp he established in 1986.
Little and Jim Donnan, then the offensive coordinator at Oklahoma, started the camp, which will be held for the 26th year, and the first without Little, who died in January.
The youth camp will be held July 12-14 and the varsity camp is July 19-21 at Southern Nazarene University in Bethany, directed by Little's brother, Mark Little, and Rob Green, who coached under Mike Little at Putnam City West.
The camp costs $150 for high school players and $75 for middle school players. For more information, contact Mark Little at (405) 550-3507.
COMBINE BEST TO SQUARE OFF
It won't just be a regular basketball combine Saturday at Douglass High. Though there will still be measurements and skill evaluations, it's going to get fun in the afternoon.
A top 20 game featuring the combine's standouts and notable players will also be played to conclude the day's activities, presented by OKHoops.com. Players scheduled to appear include Edmond Memorial's James and Jordan Woodard and Douglass star Stephen Clark, among others.
The combine will run from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Players can sign up at OKHoops.com. Registration is $40 in advance or $45 on Saturday.
BUNDY EARNS NATIONAL HONOR
The awards don't stop for Owasso's Dylan Bundy. The right-handed pitching star was named the All-USA Player of the Year by the USA Today on Wednesday.
Bundy was sensational with an 11-0 record with a 0.20 ERA with 158 strikeouts in 71 innings. At the plate, he hit .467 with 11 home runs and drove in 54 runs.
The fourth overall selection in the Major League Baseball Draft by the Baltimore Orioles, Bundy was also named the national Gatorade player of the year in June.
SMITH SIGNS WITH UCO
Better late than never for Kingfisher's Jeremy Smith. One of the stars of the Yellowjackets' baseball team, Smith has signed to play at Central Oklahoma.
Smith was a second-team Little All-City infielder and hit .500 with seven home runs and 52 RBIs.
“He can play a variety of roles and is a hard-nosed player,” coach Dax Leone said in a press release. “He's a threat every time he's on the bases.”
Smith led Kingfisher with 42 stolen bases last season.
ANADARKO'S DEARMAN LEADING THE CHARGE
It's been a good couple of weeks for the Oklahoma Travelers baseball team, and Anadarko's Tanner Dearman has been a big reason for the success.
Dearman, who will be a senior in the fall, was named the tournament's MVP for hitters as the Travelers won the Tony Andenucio Classic in Colorado for the fifth time in the last six years. The team followed that with its second straight Sierra Nevada Classic title on Sunday.
Former Roff star Brendan McCurry was named the overall MVP in Colorado, while Duncan's Christian Thaxton and Durant's Hunter Stephens also received all-tournament honors.
The Travelers will play in the Southwest Select Championships in Grand Prairie, Texas, beginning July 7.