• Two arrests made in Bristow double homicide from March

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Published: Fri, Sep 4, 2015

    Authorities in Creek County have made arrests in a double homicide. Two people were killed in March in Bristow.

  • Norman North rolls in Hardesty’s first start

    BY SCOTT WRIGHT | Updated: 3 hr ago

    NORMAN — Cameron Hardesty kept waiting for the nerves to hit him. He wondered if he'd sleep well — or at all — Wednesday  night, and he wondered how he was going to feel all day Thursday, with his first varsity start as Norman North's quarterback approaching. Maybe the senior didn't play like a seasoned veteran Thursday night in the Crosstown Clash against rival Norman High, but he was far from a startled rookie. He led the Timberwolves to touchdowns on two of their first three drives, sparking a 56-13 rout of Norman at Owen Field. “I thought I was gonna be terrified,” Hardesty said. “I slept like a baby last night. Then I woke up and I wasn't feeling any nerves.

  • Oklahoma football: Trevor Knight remains a team leader despite backup status

    BY JASON KERSEY | Updated: 3 hr ago

    NORMAN — Trevor Knight enrolled in a course this semester called “What Makes a Team Work,” an upper-division class in OU's Price College of Business. Considering the remarkable ups and disappointing downs of Knight's college football career — and his consistent, even-keeled attitude regardless of circumstances — he might well be qualified to teach the course. So it should come as no surprise that Knight was the first student to speak up in class. The instructor — OU women's basketball coach Sherri Coale — split the class into random five-person groups, and asked each individual to tell their group three things about themselves. Then one group member introduced all five of his groupmates to the larger class.

  • McDaniel leads Heritage Hall in rout of rival Casady

    BY MURRAY EVANS For The Oklahoman | Updated: 3 hr ago

    Once Heritage Hall figured out how to stop Casady's William Walter, the Chargers simply ran away from their archrivals on Thursday night in the annual Polo Bowl. Walter scored the first three times he touched the football for the Cyclones, but Class 3A No. 1 Heritage Hall simply had too many offensive weapons and cruised to a 60-21 win at Pop Murray Memorial Field. Even with a running clock for the final 16 minutes of the game, Heritage Hall (1-0) rolled up 643 yards of offense. All-purpose threat Tevin McDaniel provided 246 of those yards, catching four passes for 169 yards and three touchdowns and rushing four times for 77 yards and two scores. He averaged 30.8 yards every time he touched the ball. “We had a slow

  • Edlam series results

    BY SCOTT WRIGHT | Updated: 3 hr ago

    Edlam series history Total records Santa Fe: 23-17 (1-1 playoffs) North: 21-20 (2-1 playoffs) Memorial: 16-23 (0-1 playoffs) City championships Memorial: 6 Santa Fe: 6 North: 5 Ties: 2 Year-by-year results 2014 North 27, Santa Fe 24 Memorial 35, North 0 Memorial 40, Santa Fe 33 City champ: Memorial 2013 Memorial 13, North 0 Santa Fe 38, North 31, OT Memorial 35, Santa Fe 20 *North 16, Memorial 7 City champ: Memorial 2012 North 44, Memorial 0 North 26, Santa Fe 13 Santa Fe 55, Memorial 6 *North 34, Santa Fe 7 City champ: North 2011 Santa Fe 31, Memorial 6 North

  • Edlam has become Rasmussen family tradition

    BY JACOB UNRUH | Updated: 3 hr ago

    EDMOND — Drew Rasmussen's first Edlam memories are somewhat hazy. He's a small child wearing an Edmond Santa Fe jersey with “Lil Ras” on the back. He's running around the end zone playing football. He gets kicked off the field. Then he remembers the emotions from the players and his father Andy that he doesn't quite understand. “I just remember a lot of heartbreaks, a lot of last-quarter comebacks,” said Rasmussen, now a junior quarterback at Edmond Santa Fe. This season marks the 20th anniversary of the Edlam football series, which opens at 7 p.m. Friday at Central Oklahoma's Wantland Stadium with Santa Fe and Edmond North.

  • Mistakes result in opening night loss for UCO

    BY MICHAEL STEWART For the Oklahoman | Published: Fri, Sep 4, 2015

    EDMOND — Central Oklahoma went into this season hoping to contend for the Mid-America Intercollegiate Athletics Association championship. The Bronchos have some work to do after starting its football season Thursday night with a 30-29 loss to Fort Hays State (Kan.) before 7,189 fans at Wantland Stadium.  Fort Hays milked the final 5:01 off the game clock with a 15-play, 85-yard drive that ended with Drew O'Brien's 19-yard field goal as time expired. The Tigers, who rallied back from a 20-point deficit, notched their first victory over UCO since 2011. Two trends were responsible for Fort Hays' comeback.

  • College Football Notebook

    Published: Fri, Sep 4, 2015

    Oakman, Stewart suspended for Baylor's opener Baylor has suspended Big 12 Preseason Defensive Player of the Year Shawn Oakman and safety Orion Stewart from playing in the Bears' game Friday against SMU, several media outlets reported Thursday. Stewart and the All-American defensive end reportedly violated team rules, but both should return for Baylor's next game, according to ESPN.com. Scooby Wright injures left knee Arizona All-American linebacker Scooby Wright injured his left knee in the 22nd-ranked Wildcats' opener against UTSA and did not return. Wright was injured in the first quarter and went to the sideline to have his knee worked on by Arizona's trainer.

  • OU football notebook

    BY RYAN ABER AND JASON KERSEY, Staff Writers | Updated: 3 hr ago

    Lampkin released from Texas, eligible immediately Whether Texas released Du'Vonta Lampkin from his National Letter of Intent or the NLI office granted the release, Lampkin's battle for immediate eligibility is over. Oklahoma confirmed in a statement Thursday afternoon the highly recruited defensive tackle had been released and would be eligible for the Sooners immediately. Even if he doesn't play this season, the release is crucial. Without it, Lampkin would've lost a year of eligibility as well. Lampkin had signed with the Longhorns but a few months after signing day announced he would attend another school because he couldn't qualify academically at Texas.

  • College Football Roundup

    Updated: 3 hr ago

    No. 2 TCU 23, Minnesota 17 Trevone Boykin and No. 2 TCU got quite a test from Minnesota in their opener. Boykin threw for 246 yards and a touchdown and ran for 92 yards and another score to help the Horned Frogs outlast Minnesota on Thursday night in Minneapolis. Boykin started his Heisman push by completing 26 of 42 passes. But he also threw an interception and the Horned Frogs had a difficult time getting their frenetic offense rolling against Minnesota's determined defense. The 23 points were their fewest scored since Nov. 9, 2013, in a 21-17 victory over Iowa State. Jaden Oberkrom made three field goals, including a 53-yarder, and Josh Doctson had eight catches for 74 yards and a touchdown for TCU. Mitch

  • Friday's high school football picks

    BY SCOTT WRIGHT | Updated: 3 hr ago

    Every week, The Oklahoman's Scott Wright will predict the score of every game in the state.  Last week's record: 16-2   Friday's Games  Class 6A  Bartlesville 28, TULSA EAST CENTRAL 24 Broken Arrow 21, OWASSO 20 EDMOND SANTA FE 31, Edmond North 17 Enid 27, PONCA CITY 20 Jenks 42, BIXBY 13 Lawton Ike 34, FAYETTEVILLE, ARK. 28 McAlester 20, MUSKOGEE 14 Midwest City 16, TULSA WASHINGTON 13 WESTMOORE 28, Moore 27 CLAREMORE 17, Pryor 10 PUTNAM CITY 30, Putnam North 28 LAWTON 44, Salina, Kan.


    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Updated: 3 hr ago

    THUNDER TO HOST COACHES CLINIC The Oklahoma City Thunder will host a Coaches Clinic at Chesapeake Energy Arena, inviting coaches at any level from around the state to take part in a day of tips and training on Saturday, Sept. 26. Thunder head coach Billy Donovan will lead a session, with other coaches from the Thunder and NBADL's Oklahoma City Blue adding insight in areas such as player development, team building and offensive and defensive principles. Coaches at any level, from neighborhood teams to high school squads, are welcome to register for the clinic by Sunday, Sept. 20, at okcthunder.com/coachesclinic. Registration is $25 and includes breakfast starting at 8 a.m. A full agenda is available on the registration

  • Morning Roundup

    Updated: 3 hr ago

    Murray rallies to second-round win Andy Murray rallied from down two sets to win his second-round match at the U.S. Open. The third-seeded Murray beat 35th-ranked Adrian Mannarino 5-7, 4-6, 6-1, 6-3, 6-1 on Thursday, dominating the last three sets. Murray is 35-1 in Grand Slam second-round matches, with the only loss coming in his U.S. Open debut a decade ago. It was the eighth time in his career Murray came back to win from two sets down.

  • Thompson leads Southmoore’s 35-3 rout of Edmond Memorial

    BY JACOB UNRUH, Staff Writer, junruh@oklahoman.com | Updated: 3 hr ago

    MOORE — Interceptions on two straight possessions last season might have shaken Southmoore quarterback Casey Thompson. The mistakes were still there for Thompson on Thursday, but he was able to rebound from them better than a year ago. With a seven-point lead in the first quarter, Thompson threw two interceptions but was able to shake them off and produce two more thouchdowns.  “Last year, I was the same,” said Thompson, a sophomore. “Not everybody saw it as much. I still had a short-term memory, but this year with more experience I bounce back better than I did last year.” The sixth-ranked SaberCats went on to rout No. 9 Edmond Memorial 35-3 at Moore Schools Stadium with

  • TUNING in

    Compiled By: Todd Schoenthaler Staff Writer tschoenthaler@oklahoman.com | Updated: 3 hr ago

    FRIDAY HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL 7 p.m. Moore at Westmoore KOKC-AM 1520 7 p.m. Crooked Oak at Mt. St. Mary V103 (103.1 FM) 7 p.m. Stillwater at Deer Creek Now 92.9FM 7 p.m. Yukon at Mustang KSBI-52 (Cox 7)/KRXO-FM 104.5 7:30 p.m. Broken Arrow at Owasso Cox 703 7:30 p.m. Bethany at Marlow KEBC-AM 1560 COLLEGE FOOTBALL 2:30 p.m. Charlotte at Georgia St. ESPNU (Cox 253) 6 p.m. Michigan St. at W. Michigan ESPNU (Cox 253) 6 p.m. Baylor at SMU ESPN (Cox 29) 6 p.m. Fordham at Army CBSS (Cox 249) 9:15 p.m. Washington at Boise St. ESPN (Cox 29) MINOR LEAGUE BASEBALL 7 p.m. Memphis at OKC KGHM-AM 1340 MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL 1 p.m. Arizona at Chicago


    Updated: 3 hr ago

    Cowboys beat Texans in preseason Ben Malena ran 5 yards for the go-ahead touchdown late in the fourth quarter and the Dallas Cowboys avoided their second straight winless exhibition season with a 21-14 victory Thursday night over Houston. Texans third-string quarterback Tom Savage hurt his shoulder on the previous series, so backup Ryan Mallett was forced into the game. He handed off twice to third-string back Kenny Hilliard. But then the Texans tried to throw twice with Mallett, a pair of incompletions, and Dallas ran out the clock. Broncos starting safety suspended The Denver Broncos announced Thursday that Pro Bowl safety T.J. Ward will be suspended for the opener for violating the league's personal-conduct

  • Dodgers reach season-best 30 games over .500 mark

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Updated: 3 hr ago

    The Oklahoma City Dodgers moved a season-best 30 games over .500 Thursday night with an 8-3 Pacific Coast League baseball win over Iowa before 4,839 fans at Chickasaw Bricktown Ballpark. O'Koyea  Dickson and Elliot Johnson homered for the Dodgers, and starting pitcher Zach Lee had a solid effort. Lee (11-6) threw seven innings, allowing two runs on seven hits. He walked none and struck out five. The Dodgers moved to a league-best 85-55; it's the most wins by an Oklahoma City baseball team since 1965, when the old 89ers won 91 games under manager Grady Hatton. Oklahoma City never trailed Thursday night, owning a 4-0 lead before the Cubs (78-62) scored their first run. Johnson

  • Brady’s suspension lifted; NFL appeals

    The Associated Press | Updated: 3 hr ago

    NEW YORK — Tom Brady learned Thursday he will start the season on the field after a judge lifted the league's four-game suspension of the star quarterback for a scandal over deflated footballs, saying he was treated unfairly by NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell. The league quickly appealed. U.S. District Judge Richard M. Berman criticized Goodell for dispensing “his own brand of industrial justice” as he found multiple reasons to reject the suspension one week before New England's Sept. 10 opener against the Pittsburgh Steelers. The Super Bowl MVP has insisted he played no role in a conspiracy to deflate footballs below the allowable limit at last season's AFC championship game, a 45-7 rout of the Indianapolis


    BY BERRY TRAMEL | Updated: 4 hr ago

    OSU's closer-than-expected 24-13 victory over Central Michigan gave Mike Gundy and staff plenty of teachable moments. The Cowboys had more things to learn from than build on, and the grades reflect it: First-down offense DOSU ran 29 first-down plays and gained at least three yards just 17 times. That means the Cowboys were in second-and-long 42 percent of the time. That's no way to sustain drives. Defensive interior A Defensive tackle has been labeled OSU's biggest weakness, but sophomore Vincent Taylor and true freshman Darrion Daniels played strong in an area of the country that breeds solid offensive lineman. Each had a sack, and CMU got very little going with its running game.

  • Remote patrol

    BY MEL BRACHT | Updated: 4 hr ago

    OSU quarterbacks earn high praise from new ESPNU game crew Oklahoma State's quarterback duo of Mason Rudolph and J.W. Walsh drew high praise from ESPNU's new broadcast team of Adam Amin, Kelly Stouffer and sideline reporter Olivia Harlan during the OSU-Central Michigan telecast Thursday night. “He's a quick-trigger kid, only 20 years of age, but man does he look the part of the quarterback,”  Amin, a high energy play-by-play announcer, said of Rudolph. After Rudolph scored on a 21-yard run, Amin noted that Rudolph's mother, Jamie, ran track at Liberty University. “Maybe he doesn't have his mom's speed, but he has the power.