• Piedmont names Muskogee's Keith Coleman new softball coach

    Jacob Unruh | Updated: Wed, Feb 10, 2016

    Longtime Muskogee softball coach Keith Coleman was named the new Piedmont softball coach Monday night, according to the Muskogee Phoenix. Coleman replaces Rick Scott, who resigned in the fall and was not allowed to later rescind his resignation. Scott had coached the Wildcats for 15 seasons, 10 of which ended in the state tournament. Coleman had a lot of success at Muskogee in both slowpitch and fastpitch. He took the Roughers to the state tournament a combined 11 times, winning the 2009 slowpitch state championship. “It’s not easy. I’ve always been a Rougher,” Coleman, a 1997 Muskogee graduate, told the Muskogee Phoenix. “And it wasn’t easy telling the girls today.

  • Ferguson Jenkins Award, Michele Smith Award winners announced

    Jacob Unruh | Updated: Wed, Dec 16, 2015

    The winners for the Ferguson Jenkins Outstanding Student Athlete Award and the Michele Smith Outstanding Student Athlete Award were announced Tuesday morning. The awards are presented annually to the state’s top high school baseball and softball players and coaches based on athletic and scholastic achievement. They will be presented as part of the Warren Spahn Award Gala on Jan. 28 at the Jim Thorpe Museum & Oklahoma Sports Hall of Fame. The baseball winners include Westmoore’s Braidyn Fink and DeShawn Lookout, Tulsa Memorial’s Trevor Boone, Roff’s Dalton Reed and Tulsa Kelley’s Daniel DeSimone.

  • McGuinness' Jacob Mullins named District 5A-2 Player of the Year

    Jacob Unruh | Updated: Tue, Dec 15, 2015

    McGuinness senior quarterback Jacob Mullins was recently named the District 5A-2 Player of the Year after leading the Irish to the Class 5A state semifinals. Mullins and teammate Hunter Voss took home two of the district’s top awards. Voss, a safety, was named Co-Defensive Player of the Year with Deer Creek’s Blake Landon. Deer Creek quarterback Clayton Sims was named the Offensive Player of the Year.

  • Softball Large West Region II All-Region team set

    Jacob Unruh | Updated: Fri, Oct 30, 2015

    The Oklahoma High School Fastpitch Softball Coaches Association recently announced its Region II All-Region team for Large West with Texas Tech commitment Kassidy Scott of Piedmont leading the way. Choctaw coach Lindsey Mudgett was honored as the coach after leading the Yellowjackets to the Class 6A state title.

  • House of Hope springs up in Piedmont

    By Richard Mize Real Estate Editor richardmize@oklahoman.com | Published: Fri, Oct 16, 2015

    Builder Phil Boevers built this year's House of Hope that will be featured in the annual fundraising project of the Central Oklahoma Home Builders Association and its charitable foundation, the Oklahoma Home Builders Foundation. The house at 3757 Southridge Lane in Piedmont will be unveiled during the Parade of Homes Fall Classic.

  • Piedmont theater company launches with Shakespeare

    By Elizabeth Hurd  For The Oklahoman  | Published: Thu, Oct 15, 2015

    A new community theater company, called the Ensemble Theatre, came to Piedmont with "Macbeth" as its first project.

  • Guide to Piedmont at No. 4 Deer Creek

    Jacob Unruh | Updated: Fri, Sep 25, 2015

    When: 7 p.m., Friday Where: Deer Creek High School, 6101 N.W. 206th, Edmond Radio: 92.9 FM Records: Piedmont 0-3; Deer Creek 2-1 Last week: Noble 30, Piedmont 10 — Noble’s potent offense wore down Piedmont, which tripled its total offensive output from the first two games combined with 258 yards. Yukon 28, Deer Creek 23 — Yukon stopped Deer Creek twice on the 1-yard line in the final minutes to earn its first win of the season. Players to watch: Piedmont — Noah Ellis, QB. Ellis was solid last week, completing 18 of 31 passes for 174 yards. Deer Creek has a talented defense that will try to rattle him. If he posts similar numbers, it’ll be a solid night for the

  • Piedmont native turns passions into career

    BY BILL KRAMER For The Oklahoman | Published: Sat, Sep 12, 2015

    While engaged in a passion for science as a high school junior and senior in Canadian Valley Technology Center’s biomedical sciences program, Efren Silva discovered a bent toward engineering. Silva, 21, a 2012 Piedmont High School graduate, is a junior at Texas A&M University pursuing a biomedical engineering degree, which merges his two passions.

  • High school softball: Piedmont's Kassidy Scott returns aiming to bring state championship home

    BY JACOB UNRUH | Published: Wed, Aug 26, 2015

    Scott returns for one final season on a mission to correct what went wrong last fall for her team and her father, Piedmont coach Rick Scott.