• 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

  • High school girls basketball roundup: Oklahoma signee Chelsea Dungee leads No. 3 Sapulpa past No. 1 Westmoore

    By Jacob Unruh Staff Writer junruh@oklahoman.com | Updated: Sun, Jan 10, 2016

    Dungee ultimately finished with 28 points and 10 rebounds as No. 3 Sapulpa knocked off No. 1 Westmoore 65-58 to win the Lady Jaguar Classic at Westmoore.

  • Putnam West’s Johnson proves unstoppable against Tulsa Union

    By Jacob Unruh Staff Writer junruh@oklahoman.com | Updated: Sat, Jan 9, 2016

    Putnam West senior Gabrielle Johnson was fighting back a cramp in her leg, a sore ankle and exhaustion as she exited to a standing ovation with 21.8 seconds remaining during Friday's 67-51 win over Tulsa Union. She had just played the best game of her high school career, and only one thought came to mind. “I didn't get 40,” Johnson said. Johnson, a 6-foot-1 senior, fell short of her goal, but not by much. She scored 38 points and grabbed 20 rebounds in a dominating performance to push her team to Saturday's Putnam City Invitational championship game against rival Putnam North. “I'm good,” Johnson said. “A few cramps in there, but I'm good.

  • High school girls basketball roundup: Putnam West's Gabrielle Johnson proves unstoppable against Tulsa Union

    By Jacob Unruh Staff Writer junruh@oklahoman.com | Published: Fri, Jan 8, 2016

    She scored 38 points and grabbed 20 rebounds in a dominating performance to push her team to Saturday’s Putnam City Invitational championship game against rival Putnam North.

  • High school girls basketball: Piedmont rolls past McLoud to snap losing streak

    By Jacob Unruh Staff Writer junruh@oklahoman.com | Published: Thu, Jan 7, 2016

    Piedmont (2-6) started the year 1-6, with its only win coming Dec. 4 at Lawton MacArthur.

  • OSU signee, Putnam West star Areanna Combs tears ACL

    Jacob Unruh | Updated: Wed, Dec 16, 2015

    Putnam West point guard Areanna Combs’ high school career is over. The Oklahoma State signee suffered a torn anterior cruciate ligament last week against McGuinness, ending her season according to coach Carlos Adamson. “It’s tough. She brings a lot to us,” he said. “It’s a tough loss, but it’s part of the game.” Combs averaged 17.5 points as a junior and nearly led the Patriots to the state tournament. They finished one game shy a year after winning just one game. Adamson said he feels his team is better equipped to handle the loss of Combs this season. “It may sound crazy, but what she brings to us we won’t lose that,” he said.

  • The Oklahoman's high school girls basketball preseason rankings

    By Jacob Unruh Staff Writer junruh@oklahoman.com | Published: Wed, Dec 9, 2015

    Class 6A 1. Broken Arrow 2. Muskogee 3. Choctaw 4. Edmond Santa Fe 5. Sapulpa 6. Westmoore 7. Midwest City 8. Putnam West 9. Tulsa Washington 10. Deer Creek   Class 5A 1. Tulsa East Central 2. Collinsville 3. Shawnee 4. Ardmore 5. Claremore 6. Woodward 7. Tulsa Edison 8. Altus 9. Piedmont 10. Del City   Class 4A 1. Harrah 2. Fort Gibson 3. Newcastle 4. Vinita 5. Chickasha 6. Anadarko 7. Plainview 8. Hilldale 9. Ada 10. Classen SAS   Class 3A 1. Chisholm 2. Sequoyah-Tahlequah 3. Washington 4.

  • The Oklahoman's high school girls basketball preseason All-State teams

    By Jacob Unruh Staff Writer junruh@oklahoman.com | Published: Wed, Dec 9, 2015

    Class 6A Player, School;Ht.;Cl. Areanna Combs, Putnam West;5-11;Sr. Chelsea Dungee, Sapulpa;5-10;Sr. Alexis Gaulden, Broken Arrow;5-7;Sr. Ana Llanusa, Choctaw;5-11;Jr. Aaliyah Wilson, Muskogee;5-11;Sr.   Class 5A Player, School;Ht.;Cl. Micayla Haynes, Guthrie;Sr.;5-5;Sr. Hillary Hurst, Woodward;5-11;Sr. Mikayla Shulanberger, Skiatook;5-9;Sr. Mallory Vaughn, Collinsville;6-4;Jr. Mariah Watson, Altus;5-7;Jr.   Class 4A Player, School;Ht.;Cl. Dominique Golightly, Chickasha;5-11;Sr. Katie Mayo, Newcastle;6-0;Jr. Taylor Roberts, Classen SAS;5-11;Jr. Carsyn Spurgeon, Vinita;5-10;Sr. Shanna Visnieski,

  • 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.

  • Putnam West's Areanna Combs' position change leads to signing with OSU

    Jacob Unruh | Updated: Wed, Nov 11, 2015

    When Areanna Combs moved to Putnam West before last season, she had little future on the basketball court. The 5-foot-10 Combs was previously playing post for Western Heights. But new Putnam West coach Carlos Adamson noticed her athleticism and thought point guard might be a better fit. Flash forward to Wednesday and that move looks brilliant. Combs signed her National Letter of Intent with Oklahoma State as a guard. “When I was a post player, I never got the ball,” Combs said. “A lot of stuff changed. People started to notice me, my ability to score and pass and get people involved in the game.” Combs averaged 17.

  • Nebraska commit Alexis Perry named Oklahoma Big 10 All-Conference Player of Year

    Jacob Unruh | Updated: Mon, Nov 2, 2015

    Putnam City infielder and Nebraska commitment Alexis Perry was recently named the Oklahoma Big 10 Conference Player of the Year. Perry was also recently honored as the District 6A-2 Player of the Year. Choctaw coach Lindsey Mudgett was also named Coach of the Year after leading the Yellowjackets to the Class 6A state championship.

  • High school football: Lawton Ike surprises Putnam West, 50-28

    By Jeff Raymond, For The Oklahoman | Published: Sat, Oct 31, 2015

    Patriots are in a must-win situation next week at Enid. West hoping to make 6A playoffs for the first time since 1996.

  • 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.

  • Southmoore's Trenity Edwards named District 6A-1 Player of Year

    Jacob Unruh | Updated: Fri, Oct 30, 2015

    Southmoore catcher and Missouri commitment Trenity Edwards was recently named the District 6A-1 Player of the Year, while Choctaw pitcher Chenise Delce was named Pitcher of the Year after leading Choctaw to the Class 6A state championship. Delce, a sophomore, is verbally committed to Tulsa. The coaches in the district also named Moore’s Halle Melone, a Southern Mississippi commitment, the Offensive Player of the Year and Del City’s Khmari Edwards the Defensive Player of the Year. Choctaw coach Lindsey Mudgett was named Coach of the Year.

  • VOTE: The Oklahoman's Fans' Choice Player of the Week poll

    Jacob Unruh,scott wright | Updated: Sat, Oct 24, 2015

    Week 8 of the high school football season was wild with some major upsets that featured some clutch performances around the Oklahoma City area. Fans can now voice their opinion on who had the best performance. The weekly Fans' Choice Player of the Week poll is live online at NewsOK.com/Varsity. Pick one of the selections from the poll below, or write in your own candidate in the comments section, where you can tell us why your choice deserves Player of the Week honors. Voting ends at 4 p.m. Tuesday and the results of the poll will appear in Wednesday's print editions. Here are the candidates: Jarod Andrews, Washington: The running back had a banner night for the second straight week, this time in a 35-7

  • High school football: Lawton routs Putnam West, 57-20

    By Jacob Unruh Staff Writer junruh@oklahoman.com | Updated: Thu, Sep 24, 2015

    Levi Cain’s interception return turned all momentum early in the first quarter Thursday from Putnam West to the fourth-ranked Wolverines, who then rattled off 37 straight points in a 57-20 rout at Putnam City Stadium to open District 6AII-2 play.

  • VOTE: Week 2 Fans' Choice Player of the Week poll

    Jacob Unruh | Updated: Sat, Sep 12, 2015

    The second week of the season belonged primarily to quarterbacks around the Oklahoma City area, and now fans can now voice their opinion on who had the best performance. The weekly Fans' Choice Player of the Week poll is live online at NewsOK.com/Varsity. Pick one of the selections from the poll below, or write in your own candidate in the comments section, where you can tell us why your choice deserves Player of the Week honors. Voting ends at 4 p.m. Tuesday and the results of the poll will appear in Wednesday's print editions. Here are the candidates: Grant Decker, Edmond Memorial: The junior quarterback used his impressive scrambling ability to account for three touchdowns in Edmond Memorial’s




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