High schools: Norman North soccer standout Curtis McRae chooses Central Arkansas
Tecumseh hires Eric Litherland as boys head basketball coach. Litherland had been an assistant at Del City.
Norman North soccer standout Curtis McRae, a senior-to-be, committed to Central Arkansas earlier this week.
McRae, a 6-foot-5 center defender, helped the Timberwolves win the Class 6A state title, capping an undefeated season with a 2-1 overtime win over Tulsa Union in May.
After the season, Norman North was named the ESPN Powerade Fab 50 national champion.
TECUMSEH HIRES DEL CITY ASSISTANT AS BASKETBALL COACH
The Tecumseh boys basketball coaching job has come nearly full circle, with the hiring of Del City assistant Eric Litherland as the Savages' new head coach.
Last season, Litherland worked under the Eagles' head coach, Tim Stogsdill, who coached at Tecumseh in the mid-2000s.
Originally from Shawnee and a graduate of Oklahoma Baptist, Litherland has also been an assistant at Shawnee and Harrah, along with head coaching jobs at Chandler and Macomb.
Litherland replaces Matt Thornton, who was recently hired as Norman's new head coach.
TRAVELERS WIN TITLE
The Oklahoma Travelers' 18-and-under baseball team won the World Scout League West championship earlier this week, beating California's Impact Baseball Academy to win the week-long event at the Camelback Ranch complex in Phoenix.
Tupelo's Matt Benedict and Canyon, Texas, graduate Austin King were named co-Most Valuable Players of the event after each threw a complete-game shutout to help the Travelers take the title.
Benedict held Impact to three hits in the championship game, striking out six and walking none.
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