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High school sports notebook: Midwest City's Colbert twins sign with UCO

BY ROBERT PRZYBYLO and SCOTT WRIGHT, Staff Writers Published: April 26, 2011
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Midwest City guards Cortrez and Cortrael Colbert signed letters of intent this week to play basketball at Central Oklahoma.

The 6-foot-2 brothers each averaged better than 15 points per game and were key players in coach Dewayne Bradley's intense defensive scheme that helped the Bombers to back-to-back appearances in the Class 6A state championship game.

Cortrez also had an offer from the University of Denver, but they wanted to stay together in college.

“That's something they were hoping to be able to do,” Bradley said. “UCO is probably the best Division II program in the area, and it's only 30 minutes from home, so everybody can still see them play. And UCO's style of play is a great fit for both of them.”

WEIGHT CHANGES TO OCCUR IN WRESTLING

The smallest weight class in wrestling will be 106 pounds, it was decided by the National Federation of State High School Association on Tuesday.

The weight limit will go into effect next season. The NFHS used data from a three-to-four-year period to help determine the new weight classes.

This is the biggest change in wrestling weights since 1988. Back then, the smallest weight class was moved from 98 to 103 pounds.

There will still be 14 weight classes. Here are the weights: 106, 113, 120, 126, 132, 138, 145, 152, 160, 170, 182, 195, 220, 285. The only weights not tinkered with were 145, 152, 160 and 285.

PURCELL'S KLIMEK BLAZES TO WIN

One of the names that had everyone buzzing at the Edmond North track meet last week was that of Brooke Klimek.

The Purcell distance runner nearly lapped the entire field in posting the best time of the year by any female in the state in the 3,200 meters.

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