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High schools: Anadarko basketball player Lakota Beatty honored by Gatorade

Beatty, an Oklahoma State signee, averaged 20.1 points, 5.6 assists per game this season to help the Warriors reach the Class 4A state semifinals.
by Ed Godfrey and Ryan Aber and Scott Wright Published: March 14, 2013

The title was Midwest City's sixth consecutive in the large-school class. The Bombers finished with 65 points, 22 more than second-place Blanchard. Morris, Prague and McAlester rounded out the top five.

In the small-school class, Okemah edge Mangum 68-66. Holdenville, Kiefer and Sharon-Mutual took the next three spots.

In the large school class, Pratt was joined by Westmoore's Josh Morgan (heavyweight squatter, heavyweight overall lifter), Blanchard's Braden Stringer (lightweight bencher), Bridge Creek's Brett Morris (heavyweight bencher) and Durant's Jacob Barnhart (heavyweight deadlifter)

The other outstanding lifters in the small school were Empire's Stephen Price (lightweight squatter), Hartshorne's Dallas Herring (lightweight bencher), Mangum's Michael Gilmore (lightweight deadlifter) and Haskell's Britt Williams (lightweight overall lifter).


Edmond Memorial's Chloe Webber and Edmond North's Hannah Dowell signed to play lacrosse at Oklahoma Baptist University.

Webber is an attacker, and Dowell is a midfielder.

“I am excited to add more girls to next year's roster who are local so that we can continue to grow the sport throughout Oklahoma,” Lady Bison coach Katy Mohr said in a release.

OBU is in its first season of women's lacrosse. The addition of the sport was announced in 2010 along with the additions of football and swimming.

Oklahoma Baptist is playing an independent schedule this year, going 1-4 through its first five games.

The Lady Bison host Missouri State on March 30.

They've also played Texas State, Texas Tech, Midland University and the University of Dallas.

Lacrosse is a club sport at both Oklahoma and Oklahoma State.


The Putnam City and Putnam City North soccer teams played for the annual Caldwell Cup Thursday night.

The Caldwell Cup is a traveling trophy awarded to both the winning boys and girls' soccer teams in memory of John Caldwell, an All-State soccer player and 1997 graduate of Putnam City.

Caldwell, who played soccer at Southern Nazarene University, died in a car accident in 2003.

“John was a teammate of mine on my club team growing up,” said Putnam City North girls coach Jake Kurey.

In addition to the games, the soccer teams from both high schools meet for dinner the night before each year.

“You get a couple of stares across the table,” Kurey said. “It's a fun night.”



Edmond Santa Fe defeated Edmond Memorial, 1-0, in a shootout Tuesday night, but that's nothing unusual when the Wolves and Bulldogs meet in soccer.

Six of the last eight contests between the teams have been decided in a shootout, said Santa Fe coach Joe Peeler.

“Our goalie (Chris Morgensen) had a really big save to start it off,” Peeler said.

Austin Place then scored on the last kick of the game, getting the ball by his former Santa Fe teammate — Memorial goalkeeper Evan Helker — who many consider the best goal keeper in the state.

Helker has signed with Oklahoma Christian University to play soccer. Place has signed with the University of Buffalo.

Santa Fe is now 3-0 on the season as Morgensen has recorded two shutouts.

The only goal scored against Morgensen this season came with 40 seconds left against Bishop McGuinness when the Wolves had reserves on the field, Peeler said.


by Ed Godfrey
Copy Editor, Outdoors Editor, Rodeo, River Sports Reporter
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
OU Athletics 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
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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