Former Deer Creek standout Michael Fulmer will make his major league debut Friday, according to the Detroit Free Press.
The Detroit Tigers are calling up the right-hander to start against the Twins in place of Shane Greene, who is heading to the disabled list with a blister on his right middle finger.
Fulmer, considered the Tigers’ top prospect, was selected in the first round by the New York Mets in 2011 from Deer Creek. That year, he was The Oklahoman’s Big All-City Player of the Year and a first-team All-State selection,
The 23-year-old was the centerpiece of the Tigers’ trade with the Mets than sent New York outfielder Yoenis Cespedes last season.
A pair of local boys high school soccer teams are catching national attention.
Heritage Hall and Deer Creek are both ranked in the Super 25 Expert Rankings from USA Today High School Sports and the National Soccer Coaches Association of America.
Heritage Hall is ranked No. 5 this week, while Deer Creek is ranked No. 11. Tulsa East Central is also ranked No. 20.
Tulsa Union is ranked No. 4 in the girls’ poll.
Heritage Hall is undefeated this season. It beat district rival Piedmont 7-0 Tuesday with The Oklahoman’s All-City Player of the Year Garrett McLaughlin scoring three goals.
Deer Creek is 11-1 overall and undefeated in district play. It beat Sapulpa 9-0 Tuesday.
Deer Creek offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach Jonathan Keathly was officially named the new football coach at Watonga on Monday.
Keathly was approved by the school’s board of education.
He spent the past seven years with Deer Creek, four of which he was the offensive coordinator of a high-powered spread offense. He also served as a valuable assistant to the girls basketball team.
He has never been a head coach.
“I just found it to be a great community, school, and football program with a great tradition,” Keathly said.
Deer Creek is going through changes on its football coaching staff. Head coach Grant Gower resigned in February after he was named the offensive coordinator at