Even with a pair of teams yet to be decided, the Oklahoma Secondary School Activities Association released the state tournament brackets for Class A and B on Monday morning.
While all of the Class A participants had been decided after Sunday, Class B still had one game left to play.
The weather also forced postponements at Monday regionals scheduled for Lindsay (3A), Perkins-Tryon (3A), Chisholm (2A) and Weatherford (4A).
The Weatherford regional was postponed until at least Wednesday, which also forced the area tournament, scheduled to begin Thursday in Yukon, to be pushed back to a Friday, Saturday and Monday schedule.
CLASS B BOYS GAME POSTPONED AGAIN
The Deer Creek-Lamont girls basketball team beat Burlington and the weather to earn a Class B state tournament berth Monday in Enid. Unfortunately, the last boys tournament spot will have to wait to be filled.
The Burlington and Mulhall-Orlando boys were scheduled to play the Class B area consolation finals in Enid Monday as well, but Mulhall-Orlando administrators decided the team should not travel in the snowy conditions.
The game is now scheduled for 2 p.m. Tuesday at Enid's Chisholm Trail Expo Center, but the unfavorable weather conditions could push it back to Wednesday.
DOUGLASS WINS REGIONAL TITLE
Stephen Clark scored 40 points and second-ranked Douglass rolled to a 109-72 victory over John Marshall at Heritage Hall Monday afternoon in a Class 4A regional final.
The game was pushed back because of snow last week. Douglass will face Tulsa McLain in the area championship Saturday at Yukon, with the winner advancing to the state tournament.
RALPH NIGRO STEPS DOWN AT YUKON
After five seasons, Ralph Nigro has resigned as Yukon's boys basketball coach. He informed the team of his decision Monday afternoon.
“Ralph was really dedicated, just a tireless worker who put his heart and soul into trying to improve our program the last five years,” Yukon athletic director David Fisher said. “It wasn't an easy task when you're playing in the toughest conference in the state. But he did everything with high energy and integrity.”
The Millers were 2-18 this season, their worst record in Nigro's five years. The season ended last Friday with a playoff loss at third-ranked Putnam City.
Fisher said the search process for Yukon's next coach will begin after the state tournament, which concludes March 9.
TEXAS TECH OFFERS MILLWOOD'S BATSON
Millwood junior receiver Cameron Batson's recruitment is gaining momentum, with his second scholarship offer coming Monday.
First-year Texas Tech coach Kliff Kingsbury extended an offer to the 5-foot-9, 165-pound Batson, who was No. 24 on The Oklahoman's Super 30 list ranking the 2014 class of football recruits.
The offer came less than two weeks after one of Kingsbury's mentors — former Texas Tech coach Mike Leach, now at Washington State — offered Batson a scholarship as well.
Batson is also gaining interest from Texas A&M, which has invited him to campus this weekend. Oklahoma State, California and Ohio are among the other programs actively recruiting Batson.
HENNESSEY'S HILL, PINA INVITED TO ALL-STAR GAME
Hennessey football players Levi Hill and Octavio Pina have been selected to play in the Childress Rotary Greenbelt Bowl Classic.
The game, which will be held for the 64th time on June 15 in Childress, Texas, was designed in 1950 to give exposure to players from smaller schools in the region.
Hill and Pina both played key roles for the Eagles the last three years, helping win two state championships.
THREE TITLES FOR THE TRIPLETS
Andrew, Joel and Lance Dixon — the triplets from Edmond North — each won state wrestling titles for the first time Saturday night at State Fair Arena.
The Edmond North juniors started wrestling when they were 8-years-old, but said they hated the sport in the beginning.
“The only reason we stuck with it was because we hated swimming more than we hated wrestling,” Joel Dixon said.
Growing up in a house with triplets who each wrestle was costly at times, the Dixons said.
“It led to a lot of broken stuff,” Andrew Dixon said.
Lance Dixon always blamed Joel when the horseplay got out of hand.
“He always was nice enough to take the blame,” he said.
THREE TITLES FOR EDMOND NORTH
Not only did Edmond North take the state dual and tournament wrestling championships in Class 6A, the Huskies won the academic crown as well with a team grade-point average of 3.5.
“Being academic state champions is a huge accomplishment,” Andrew Dixon said. “We try to keep our grade-point average up. We are not only good on the mat but good in the classroom and that means a lot to our coach.”
FORMER SANTA FE STANDOUT EARNS HONOR
Air Force sophomore Jimi Blagowsky, a former Edmond Santa Fe standout, was named the Mountain West women's basketball player of the week.
Blagowsky scored a career-high 19 points off the bench in the Falcons' 77-72 win over Boise State on Wednesday.
Blagowsky was 7 of 12 from the field, including 3 of 4 from behind the 3-point line. She also had career highs in rebounds (7) and steals (3) and had two assists.