• OU tennis: Spencer Papa's return to Oklahoma is another stepping stone on the path to his ultimate goal

    By Jenni Carlson Columnist jcarlson@oklahoman.com | Published: Thu, Apr 28, 2016

    Papa is back in Oklahoma, where he first learned the game and where he now plays for OU. Not only is he one of the best players for one of the best college programs in the country, a team that starts its postseason run Friday at the Big 12 Championships in Stillwater, but he is also one of the best young players in the country.

  • Meet The Oklahoman's All-City boys swimming first team

    By Jacob Unruh Staff Writer junruh@oklahoman.com | Published: Thu, Apr 14, 2016

    Here are the members of The Oklahoman's 2016 All-City boys swimming first team: JACOB BARBER, SOUTHMOORE Class: Senior Event: 50 freestyle The story: One of only two individual swimmers for Southmoore, Barber swam in back-to-back events. He finished third in the 50 freestyle (21.81) and fourth in the 100 butterfly (52.57).   JONATHAN YE, EDMOND MEMORIAL Class: Senior Event: 100 freestyle The story: Finished his career winning the 100 freestyle (45.68) after taking second in the 50 freestyle (21.07).

  • High school swimming: Meet The Oklahoman's All-City swimming first team

    By Jacob Unruh Staff Writer junruh@oklahoman.com | Published: Thu, Apr 14, 2016

    CLAIRE LIU, NORMAN NORTH Class: Junior Event: 50 freestyle The story: Had a big state meet, winning the 50 freestyle (24.22) and finishing second in the 100 freestyle (53.12), just shy of Kellie Fischer's mark of 52.88. KELLIE FISCHER, EDMOND MEMORIAL Class: Sophomore Event: 100 freestyle The story: Fischer's second state meet went as she hoped winning the 100 freestyle (52.88) and the 100 backstroke (57.48), while also helping two relay teams win medals. TIFFANY WU, NORMAN NORTH Class: Junior Event: 100 butterfly The story: A veteran at the state meet, she finished second in the 100 butterfly (55.86) and fourth in the 100 backstroke (58.81).

  • Edmond North's Rylee Linhardt is The Oklahoman's All-City girls Swimmer of the Year

    By Jacob Unruh Staff Writer junruh@oklahoman.com | Published: Thu, Apr 14, 2016

    From an early age, Rylee Linhardt was destined to become a swimmer. She lives with her family on a lake. At the age of 3, they decided she needed to learn how to swim to avoid danger. Fifteen years later, Linhardt developed into one of the state's top swimmers, finishing high school at Edmond North with three state records and signing with Rice. She set a record in the 500 freestyle and won two gold medals at the 2016 state meet. She is The Oklahoman's All-City Girls Swimmer of the Year. Linhardt spoke with The Oklahoman about growing up a swimmer and more. Q: You grew up on a lake. How did that shape you into a swimmer? A: My parents didn't want me to drown in the lake, so that's how I got started.

  • All-City swimming: Edmond North senior Joe Short's half-hearted prediction comes true

    By Jacob Unruh  Staff Writer junruh@oklahoman.com | Published: Thu, Apr 14, 2016

    Joe Short said before the season Edmond North could win a state swimming championship, but he wasn’t sure he believed it himself.




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