High school notebook: Weather forces more basketball schedule changes

The Class 4A Area I boys regional final between Douglass and John Marshall that was scheduled for Tuesday night in Weatherford have been moved to 6 p.m. Monday at Heritage Hall in Oklahoma City.
by Ed Godfrey and Ryan Aber and Scott Wright Published: February 24, 2013
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Rated No. 25 on The Oklahoman's initial Super 30 recruiting rankings for the class of 2014, Yukon offensive lineman Tyler Bowling received his first official scholarship offers recently.

Tulsa and Texas State both came in with offers for the 6-foot-6, 290-pound tackle, and interest continues to grow from other schools as well. He has an upcoming visit to Baylor scheduled as well.

Meanwhile, his Miller teammate, defensive end Andre Dowuoana-Hammond, 6-2, 235, continues to draw interest from a variety of Division I programs. He and Bowling were both invited to junior day at Oklahoma State last month.

MOORE PULLS OFF SHOCKER OF THE TOURNAMENT  

Putnam City's Keegan Moore upset Stillwater's Joe Smith in the 132-pound 6A championship match Saturday night at State Fair Arena, but Moore didn't consider it an upset.

“I was pretty confident I was going to win it,” Moore said.

Moore may have benefitted from Putnam City coach Steve Ferguson's familiarity with the Smith family.

“A little bit, probably,” Ferguson said. “Even still, I didn't do anything. Keegan just went out there and performed.”

Smith, who went unbeaten and won the 113-pound state title last year as a freshman, is the son of Oklahoma State wrestling coach John Smith.

Joe Smith was unbeaten again this season entering Saturday night's championship match.

“I coached at Del City for 30 years,” Ferguson said. “John and I are best friends. I coached all his brothers and worked clinics for him.

“I worked with John forever and I know Joe is just like John. Joe is a stud. He is one of the best high school wrestlers in the state.”

Ferguson, who took over the Putnam City wrestling program four years ago, called the 13-12 match between Moore (39-1) and Smith one of the best he's seen in 46 years attending the state wrestling tournament.


by Ed Godfrey
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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
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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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