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  • OGBCA All-State rosters, awards announced

    Jacob Unruh | Published: Fri, Mar 28, 2014

    The Oklahoma Girls Basketball Coaches Association announced the rosters for this summer’s All-State games Friday along with coaches awards and the 2014 Hall of Fame inductees.

  • Putnam City's Schuyler Wood gains extra motivation from last year's fall

    BY SCOTT WRIGHT, Staff Writer | Updated: Tue, Mar 25, 2014

    Schuyler Wood is a two-time champion in the long jump, and was the only girl in the state to go over 19 feet last year. And she’s a two-time runner-up in the high jump. She thought she might be able to grab gold in the high jump last year, but after her fall in the hurdles on the first day of the meet, the injuries held her back in the high jump on the final day.

  • Metro Athletic Conference Girls Basketball All-Conference team

    Jacob Unruh | Published: Tue, Mar 25, 2014

    The Metro Athletic Conference recently announced its conference awards for this past season with Choctaw’s star freshman Ana Llanusa taking home top honors with the MVP.

  • High school notebook: Putnam City West's Omega Harris, Midwest City's Torey Noel take top conference honors

    By Scott Wright, Jacob Unruh and Trent Shadid | Published: Thu, Mar 20, 2014

    Omega Harris, who averaged nearly 20 points per game for the Class 6A runner-up Patriots, was named the conference MVP of the Metro Conference. Torey Noel was the Mid-State MVP after averaging more than 15 points per game for the state semifinalist Bombers.

  • High school basketball: PC West's Tyson Jolly survives health scare, but basketball will have to wait

    By Scott Wright | Published: Mon, Mar 3, 2014

    The Patriots’ star guard could have died from blood clots in lungs and leg. Jolly is recovering, but he will not get to play ball again until next season. So he will be watching his teammates during the Class 6A playoffs from the bench.

  • Oklahoma City RedHawks release high school baseball series schedule

    Jacob Unruh | Published: Mon, Mar 3, 2014

    There may be snow and ice on the ground across the state, but high school baseball season officially opened this week.

  • State wrestling notebook: Putnam City's Moore twins advance to finals

    BY TRENT SHADID | Published: Fri, Feb 28, 2014

    Twins Keegan and Zachary Moore of Putnam City picked up two wins on Friday to advance to the state finals in Class 6A, but did so in very different fashion.

  • Boys basketball: Putnam City West's Travon Moore leads charge

    By Scott Wright | Published: Tue, Feb 18, 2014

    Travon Moore is the only player who has been on the Putnam City West roster for all four of Lenny Bert's seasons as the Patriots' coach. Bert has watched Moore grow from a 5-foot-6, 130-pound freshman to a 6-foot-3 starter who scored 20 points Tuesday night in an impressive 84-66 win over fifth-ranked Mustang. “Travon is the only one on the team who was there when I got the job, back when we were ranked 28th in the state,” Bert said with a laugh. Ranked No. 1 for the last six weeks, PC West showed again why it has earned the top ranking. Despite having no one in the primary rotation taller than 6-foot-4, the Pats used their quickness and attacking defensive style to render Mustang's big frontcourt ineffective.

  • Girls basketball: Edmond Santa Fe routs Choctaw

    BY JACOB UNRUH AND SCOTT WRIGHT | Published: Tue, Feb 18, 2014

    Edmond Santa Fe has found its lockdown defender. And with Choctaw freshman Ana Llanusa scoring almost at will in the first half Tuesday night, the Wolves needed an answer. Santa Fe coach Paul Bass looked to sophomore Aahliyah Jackson to slow down Llanusa in the third quarter, and it worked brilliantly. The second-ranked Wolves turned a 25-23 halftime deficit into a 65-45 rout of the fifth-ranked Yellowjackets. “She was scoring left and right, so I was like, ‘Coach, let me guard her. I can do it,'” the 5-foot-10 Jackson said. “So they put me on her, and I took her out.” Llanusa scored 26 points, 13 in each half, but her second-half points came in a much more sporadic time frame than in the first

  • High school basketball: Tamara Lee lifts Edmond Santa Fe past Putnam City North

    BY JACOB UNRUH | Published: Tue, Feb 4, 2014

    Edmond Santa Fe senior Tamara Lee said she was focusing on defense in the fourth quarter with the Wolves trailing against Putnam City North. Somehow that focus resulted in a 16-point outburst that helped Santa Fe erase the deficit and beat the Panthers 49-42 on Tuesday. “I was thinking about defense,” Lee said. “One stop at a time. I've never had a quarter like that.” Lee finished with 34 points, seven shy of Courtney Walker's single-game record. She also hit six 3-pointers, which is two shy of the school record as well. “We're never out of the game. Tamara Lee had a great game and it's just a learning experience, so we'll go on from there,” Santa Fe coach Paul Bass said. The Wolves, ranked No.

  • Girls basketball roundup: Edmond Santa Fe dominates Choctaw

    BY JACOB UNRUH AND CHRIS BRANNICK | Published: Fri, Jan 17, 2014

    Friday night, Edmond Santa Fe looked like the top team in the class, dominating No. 5 Choctaw in nearly every facet en route to a 59-40 victory.

  • Boys basketball: Curran Scott scores 28 points as Edmond Santa Fe rallies past Mustang

    By Scott Wright | Published: Tue, Jan 14, 2014

    With his Edmond Santa Fe squad trailing by 10 points with less than six minutes left, coach Lenny Hatchett called timeout, but not to talk about what the Wolves should do on the offensive end to erase the deficit. “I told them we needed to emphasize our defense and rebounding,” Hatchett said. And as Hatchett hoped, that focus ultimately produced offense as the fourth-ranked Wolves came back to defeat fifth-ranked Mustang 67-63 in overtime Tuesday night at Edmond Santa Fe. After scoring just 15 points combined in the second and third quarters, Santa Fe's offense came alive for 31 points over the final 12 minutes. Curran Scott led the charge with 28 points. “He wants the ball,” Hatchett said of Scott. “He

  • High school boys basketball roundup: Putnam City West topples No. 1 Tulsa Union

    BY SCOTT WRIGHT | Published: Sat, Jan 11, 2014

    Sixth-ranked PC West got 13 points from sophomore Marquis Johnson and 12 from tournament MVP Tyson Jolly in handing Union its first loss of the season in the finals of the Putnam City Invitational at PC West.

  • Girls basketball roundup: Bartlesville overcomes scary moment in win against Northeast

    BY JACOB UNRUH | Updated: Thu, Jan 9, 2014

    Faced with a terrifying moment, both Bartlesville and Northeast girls basketball teams met in the middle of Putnam City's court, formed a circle and prayed together. Bartlesville junior Rachel Behar had just suffered a seizure on the court, halting the Putnam City Invitational game Thursday night for nearly 30 minutes before she was taken to the hospital and rocking the tournament. “Scariest thing I've ever been in and that's why we got so emotional,” Bartlesville junior Hailey Tucker said. “It's Rachel. Rachel is the funny girl that is weird and crazy. We'd never seen her like that before and it was one of the scariest moments of my life.

  • High school notebook: Putnam City Invitational adds girls tournament

    BY SCOTT WRIGHT, Staff Writer, swright@opubco.com | Published: Wed, Jan 1, 2014

    One of the biggest boys basketball tournaments in the Oklahoma City area is expanding to include a girls event this year. The long-running Putnam City Invitational will include a girls bracket at a second site in the Putnam City school district. The boys PCI will be played at Putnam City West on Jan. 9-11. The girls PCI will be held the same dates at Putnam City High. Both events are filled with some of the top teams in the state. In addition to the Putnam City schools, the boys tournament will have No. 1 Tulsa Union, No. 2 Midwest City, and the defending national homeschool champion OKC Storm. The girls event will be equally stout, including defending Class 2A champion Northeast.

  • Girls basketball roundup: Shawnee wins Bertha Frank Teague Mid-America Classic for second time in three years

    BY JACOB UNRUH | Published: Sat, Dec 28, 2013

    McKenzie Cooper scored 21 points and Shawnee held off Mount St. Mary 41-37 Saturday to win the Bertha Frank Teague Mid-America Classic in Ada.

  • High school basketball: Midwest City routs Northwest in girls matchup

    BY JACOB UNRUH | Published: Fri, Dec 27, 2013

    Midwest City will play Broken Arrow in the Mid-Del Holiday Invitational finals at 6 p.m. Saturday in Del City.

  • Xavier Henry profiled on Grantland.com

    Updated: Thu, Dec 19, 2013

    The former Putnam City High standout spent one year at Kansas, then was a lottery pick in the NBA Draft. Grantland.com tells the story of how Henry survived an NBA roller coaster to become a key piece for the Lakers.

  • Omega Harris-led team getting Putnam City West back to winning ways

    BY SCOTT WRIGHT | Published: Sat, Dec 7, 2013

    The boys basketball team has led the charge to show that it is possible to win on a consistent basis at PC West. And this year's Patriots have even bigger goals in front of them.

  • Boys All-City Cross Country first team capsules

    BY SCOTT WRIGHT | Published: Fri, Nov 29, 2013

    Learn more about the athletes on The Oklahoman's Boys All-City Cross Country first team: Bryce Balenseifen, Ben Barrett, Blake Crouch, Chris Ebert, Lance Frost, Gaven Kanske, Gabe Thompson and coach David Riden.