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High schools: Harrah's Greg Willis expected to take Purcell football job

Pending board approval, Willis would replace Shannon Watford, who left to take an assistant coaching position at Del City.
by Ryan Aber and Scott Wright Published: June 9, 2013
/articleid/3843563/1/pictures/2124568">Photo - Greg Willis, football coach. Photo by Zach Gray, The Oklahoman Archives
Greg Willis, football coach. Photo by Zach Gray, The Oklahoman Archives

Price's wife, Courtney, was involved in a near-fatal car accident on May 1, when she was three months pregnant. She lost the baby and underwent multiple surgeries to save her life. On May 20, the family lost their home in the Moore tornado.

Price's senior class of 2004 has organized the Stephens County Throwback, a 5-on-5 basketball tournament that will be held July 12-14 at Marlow High School, with brackets for both men's and women's teams.

Cost is $20 per player, with no more than 10 players per team. Those interested in participating can contact Jessica Garvin at (405) 274-4462 or Proceeds from the event will benefit Price and his family.


Grove pitcher Jessica Walker was named the Gatorade Oklahoma Softball Player of the Year last week.

Walker was 25-3 with a 0.59 ERA and 278 strikeouts in 178 innings in the fall, helping the Ridgerunners to the Class 5A state title.

Walker also hit .388 with three home runs, 21 RBIs and a .565 slugging percentage.

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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