High school notebook: State tournament brackets released

The weather has caused a lot of problems, but the OSSAA released the state tournament brackets for Class A and B despite a pair of teams yet to be decided.
by Ed Godfrey and Ryan Aber and Scott Wright Published: February 25, 2013
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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.

by Ed Godfrey
Reporter Sr.
Ed Godfrey was born in Muskogee and raised in Stigler. He has worked at The Oklahoman for 25 years. During that time, he has worked a myriad of beats for The Oklahoman including both the federal and county courthouse in Oklahoma City for more...
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by Ryan Aber
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
Reporter
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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