• OSU nabs Edmond North's Mitchell Perkinson as preferred walk-on

    Jacob Unruh | Updated: Tue, Feb 2, 2016

    Edmond North senior receiver Mitchell Perkinson is heading to Stillwater. Perkinson will be a preferred walk-on for the Cowboys next season, according to a list from the school for Wednesday’s National Signing Day ceremony schedule. Perkinson had a strong senior campaign, catching 51 passes for 658 yards and three touchdowns. He averaged 12.9 yards per reception. Edmond North offensive lineman Toby Sanderson will also be a preferred walk-on at Central Arkansas. Other football players signing include Antonio Williams and Jordan Prince to Northeastern Oklahoma A&M College, and Parker Jure to University of the Cumberlands. North’s signing ceremony begins at 9:30 a.m.

  • High school girls basketball roundup: No. 6 Edmond Santa Fe outlasts No. 15 Edmond North

    BY JACOB UNRUH AND SCOTT WRIGHT | Published: Fri, Jan 29, 2016

    EDMOND — Edmond Santa Fe junior point guard Jo'Nah Johnson saw the entire team struggling throughout the first half Friday night. She had seen enough, determined to take over the game in the second half. Johnson scored 15 of her game-high 20 points in the second half to propel No. 6 Santa Fe past Edlam rival No. 15 Edmond North 47-38 for coach Paul Bass' 300th career victory. “I just saw the open gaps and started pulling up in the mid-range, which is a great part of the game because it was wide open,” Johnson said. “Why not shoot it?” The Wolves (15-2) fought off an improved Edmond North (11-6) team late in the fourth. The Huskies were within one with 5:25 remaining until Johnson rattled off six

  • How Edmond North High School is using BALTO to make a positive impact on Roosevelt Middle School

    By Jenni Carlson Columnist jcarlson@oklahoman.com | Published: Wed, Jan 27, 2016

    BALTO is raising money to rebuild and renovate the athletic fields at Roosevelt, which sits opposite the airport along Interstate 44.

  • High school girls basketball roundup: No. 3 Shawnee fights through slump to down No. 6 Guthrie

    BY JACOB UNRUH AND SCOTT WRIGHT | Published: Tue, Jan 19, 2016

    SHAWNEE — For Shawnee junior guard Logan Bonner, the past 11 days have been a struggle. She struggled on the court. The third-ranked Wolves struggled, too, losing three straight games. But Bonner found two huge moments Tuesday, hitting a go-ahead 3-pointer with 3:30 remaining and then making a layup that proved the difference in Shawnee's 42-40 win over No. 6 Guthrie. “I just had a different mindset going into this game,” Bonner said. “I was tired of losing, ready to get my team back in. “We've really been down on ourselves. We're just trying to come back on top.” Bonner scored 11 points off the bench, making three 3-pointers. She made 4 of 6 shots. “She's been struggling the last couple

  • Boys Basketball Player of the Week: Tre Evans elevating his game at Edmond North

    By Scott Wright Staff Writer swright@oklahoman.com | Published: Mon, Jan 11, 2016

    Evans dropped a school-record 38 against Owasso in the finals of the Skiatook Tournament, capping a week of four wins that vaulted the Huskies to No. 1 in this week’s coaches’ rankings.

  • High school girls basketball roundup: Harrah rallies past Heritage Hall in fourth quarter

    BY JACOB UNRUH AND SCOTT WRIGHT | Published: Tue, Jan 5, 2016

    For the first time this season, people got a glimpse of what Harrah is truly like. With a plethora of injuries to open the season ranging from a concussion to sprained ankles to even an hematoma, the Panthers haven't looked like themselves. They didn't even look right the first half Tuesday night against Class 3A No. 11 Heritage Hall. But in the second half, things clicked and Class 4A No. 4 Harrah rallied for a 46-36 victory with a suffocating defense and senior Shanna Visnieski coming alive late in front of Oklahoma City Thunder star Russell Westbrook. “We all fought back, and we're all healthy now,” Visnieski said. “I thought that we all played together, and now we're showing everybody what we're all about.

  • High school basketball: Edmond North excelling in Terry Evans' return to high school coaching

    By Scott Wright Staff Writer swright@oklahoman.com | Published: Thu, Dec 17, 2015

    “It took a little getting used to being back at the high school level,” Evans said. “But this team is pretty mature. They’re like the freshmen I had in college. It’s really been fun."

  • High school swimming: Swimmers to watch around the Oklahoma City area

    By Jacob Unruh Staff Writer junruh@oklahoman.com | Published: Thu, Dec 10, 2015

    Here are some swimmers to watch around the Oklahoma City area: Boys Jacob Barber, Southmoore: Barber is chasing Edmond North's Joe Short in the 100 butterfly, but he's gained experience each season at the state swim meet that could help his chase. Luke Davis, Edmond North: Davis is unproven as a freshman, but he is the son of Olympic gold medal swimmer Josh Davis, who won three golds in the 1996 Olympics. Alex Lawrence, Carl Albert: The senior finished second in the 200 freestyle last year, the fastest time in the event from the area. Jonathan Ye, Edmond Memorial: The senior had a strong showing in the state meet, finishing second in the 200 IM and third in the 100 freestyle.

  • High school swimming: Edmond North's Joe Short brings confidence to title contender

    By Jacob Unruh Staff Writer junruh@oklahoman.com | Published: Thu, Dec 10, 2015

    A senior swimmer for Edmond North, he didn’t hesitate at The Oklahoman’s Winter Sports Media Day to predict the Huskies’ season outcome.

  • All-City volleyball: Edmond North's Hannah Rose Frohling goes out with long-awaited championship

    By Scott Wright Staff Writer swright@oklahoman.com | Published: Wed, Dec 2, 2015

    Frohling, a lanky, powerful hitter, led the charge to a 32-1 season and a state title for the Huskies, earning The Oklahoman’s All-City Volleyball Player of the Year honor for her efforts.

  • The Oklahoman's Big All-City softball roster

    By Jacob Unruh Staff Writer junruh@oklahoman.com | Published: Tue, Dec 1, 2015

    First team P: Chenise Delce, So., Choctaw C: Trenity Edwards, Jr., Southmoore IF: Audrie LaValley, So., Carl Albert IF: Halle Melone, Sr., Moore IF: Sydney Sherrill, Jr., Southmoore IF: Alexis Perry, Sr., Putnam City OF: Chyenne Factor, So., Yukon OF: Kennedy Jackson, Jr., Moore OF: Macy Snyder, Sr., Deer Creek UT: Kassidy Scott, Sr., Piedmont Player of the Year: Chenise Delce, Choctaw Coach of the Year: Lindsey Mudgett, Choctaw Second team P: Lindsey Stoeckel, Jr., Southmoore C: Madison Perrigan, Sr., Mustang IF: Rachelle Mengwasser, So., Deer Creek IF: Haley Pomplun, Sr., Choctaw IF: Sydnee Ramsey, Jr., Westmoore IF: Marisa

  • Breaking down The Oklahoman's Big All-City softball first team

    By Jacob Unruh Staff Writer junruh@oklahoman.com | Published: Tue, Dec 1, 2015

    PLAYER OF THE YEAR CHENISE DELCE, CHOCTAW Position: Pitcher Class: Sophomore The story: The Tulsa commit was brilliant while leading Choctaw to the Class 6A state title, the first for the school since 1994. She went 27-5 with a 1.17 ERA and 257 strikeouts in 202 innings. TRENITY EDWARDS, SOUTHMOORE Position: Catcher Class: Junior The story: Regarded as one of the top catchers in the state, Edwards played like it. She hit .484 with nine homers, eight doubles, four triples, 42 RBIs and 49 runs scored while only striking out once. A Missouri commitment, she also allowed one stolen base the entire year.

  • Signing Day notebook: Edmond Memorial's Kristian Doolittle signs with OU

    By Scott Wright and Jacob Unruh | Updated: Wed, Nov 11, 2015

    Doolittle, a 6-foot-7 swingman, has been verbally committed to OU for nearly a year. He was a double-double machine last season for the Bulldogs, helping them to the Class 6A state semifinals.

  • Yukon's Cheyenne Factor named COAC Player of the Year

    Jacob Unruh | Updated: Mon, Nov 9, 2015

    Yukon’s Cheyenne Factor was named the Central Oklahoma Athletic Conference Player of the Year on Monday by the conference softball coaches. Factor helped lead Yukon to the Class 6A state tournament last month. Norman’s Marissa Fleck was named the Offensive Player of the Year, while both Southmoore stars Trenity Edwards and Lindsey Stoeckel were named the defensive player and pitcher of the year. Deer Creek coach JP Holman was named Coach of the Year after guiding the Antlers to the Class 5A state semifinals.

  • High school notebook: Papa Angelo's hosting fundraiser on Monday for Bethany's Hudson Haws

    By Jacob Unruh Staff Writer junruh@oklahoman.com | Published: Sun, Nov 1, 2015

    The popular Bethany restaurant will sell medium pizzas from 4-9 p.m. Monday with 100 percent of the proceeds going to Haws’ family to help with medical expenses. Haws is recovering from a spinal cord injury suffered during a football game Oct. 23 that has caused him to be paralyzed below the chest.

  • Edmond North upsets Owasso with safety

    Jacob Unruh | Updated: Sat, Oct 31, 2015

    Edmond North’s coaching staff put together a 15-minute highlight film this week for the players showing how well they can play when they execute properly. On Friday night, they mimicked the tape. Edmond North shocked Owasso 9-7 on the road in a heavy rainstorm. “It’s a little validation of what we’ve been trying to coach and instill in these kids about teamwork, hard work and how good things happen to you,” Edmond North coach Scott Burger said. “The good Lord knows they needed some good things. “These kids have been through a lot. They had their backs against the wall and then playing like that as a group was pretty awesome.

  • Region 13 Large West All-Region softball team announced

    Jacob Unruh | Updated: Fri, Oct 30, 2015

    The Oklahoma High School Fastpitch Softball Coaches Association recently announced its Region 13 All-Region team for Large West. And in a bit of an oddity, the roster does not feature a pitcher. The team is comprised solely of senior players, and there was not a senior pitcher in the region. Deer Creek coach JP Holman was honored as the coach after leading the Antlers to the Class 5A state semifinals.

  • Putnam City's Alexis Perry named District 6A-2 Player of Year

    Jacob Unruh | Updated: Mon, Oct 26, 2015

    The All-District softball team for District 6A-2 was recently announced with Putnam City standout Alexis Perry taking home the top honor of Player of the Year. Perry is verbally committed to Nebraska. Putnam North pitcher Stephanie Giggers was named Pitcher of the Year. Mustang’s Mackenzie Donihoo and Westmoore’s Sydnee Ramsey were named the offensive and defensive players of the year. First-year Mustang coach Jamie Roberts was named the Coach of the Year after leading Mustang to the Class 6A state tournament.

  • Battle of the Norths

    From Staff Reports | Published: Wed, Oct 21, 2015

    Norman North High School beat Edmond North High School 56-0.

  • High school football: Norman North overwhelms Edmond North, 56-0

    By Jacob Unruh Staff Writer junruh@oklahoman.com | Updated: Fri, Oct 16, 2015

    The Timberwolves' first possession was nearly the only thing they did wrong the entire night.