• Football recruiting: Lexington's Tyler Brown commits to TCU

    Scott Wright | Published: Sun, May 31, 2015

    The recruiting whirlwind of Lexington offensive lineman Tyler Brown came to an end Sunday afternoon when the 6-foot-6, 320-pound senior-to-be verbally committed to TCU. “The reciting process has been great and I appreciate everyone’s supports but I am proud to announce that I’m officially a #TCUhornedfrog,” Brown posted on Twitter. The recruiting process exploded in […]

  • High school teammates fulfill friend's final wish

    Published: Fri, May 29, 2015

    As Malik Sparkman started to succumb to the final stages of kidney cancer, the 18-year-old linebacker told his high school teammates that he had one request: after he died, would they carry his coffin through the football tunnel? He wanted one last trip onto the field, a trip they'd taken so many times together, Yahoo Sports reports. The high school junior, who was reportedly being recruited by Florida State, passed away on May 17. Days later, his teammates granted this final wish. Wearing black jerseys, five teammates carried his coffin through the Coffee (Coffee County, Ga.) High School football field tunnel, across the field, and into the school, where more than 500 friends and family had gathered for a memorial service.

  • High school basketball: Western Heights' Gerard Giles more comfortable playing basketball

    By Jacob Unruh | Published: Thu, May 28, 2015

    He remembers the moment he fell in love with the sport — the sixth grade. Since then, he’s wanted to make it his future, though that path didn’t look like it was possible when he signed to play football at Northeastern Oklahoma A&M College.

  • High school football: Lexington lineman Tyler Brown turning heads

    By Jacob Unruh | Published: Thu, May 28, 2015

    Brown has exploded on the recruiting scene this spring. He comes from a small town outside of Purcell not known for producing Division I football players to earn 17 scholarship offers ranging from Tulsa to Arizona State to TCU with more likely to follow once he qualifies academically.

  • Track Meet of Champions to be held Saturday at Moore

    Scott Wright | Published: Thu, May 28, 2015

    Just as the Oklahoma Track Coaches Association had hoped, the annual Meet of Champions will have enough participants to be held Saturday at Moore High School. Athletes need to check in at 10:30 a.m., with events to begin at 1 p.m.. Eligible athletes — those who finished first or second at state, plus the eight […]

  • High school basketball: Texas Faith 7 player profiles

    Scott Wright | Updated: Thu, May 28, 2015

    The 50th annual Oklahoma/Texas Faith 7 Basketball Bowl will be held at 7 p.m. June 6 at Oklahoma Baptist University. Here’s some information about the 10 players selected to play for the Texas team, provided by the Faith 7 organization: Lyndon Cook, 6-7, 195 pounds, Muenster High School:  Coached by Lynn Cook, Lyndon led the Hornets […]

  • High school basketball: Oklahoma Faith 7 player profiles

    Scott Wright | Updated: Thu, May 28, 2015

    The 50th annual Oklahoma/Texas Faith 7 Basketball Bowl will be held at 7 p.m. June 6 at Oklahoma Baptist University. Here’s some information about the 10 players selected to play for the Oklahoma team, provided by Faith 7 organizers: A.J. Cockrell, 6-8, 220, Tulsa Memorial:  Coached by Robert Allison, Cockrell led the Chargers to a 19–8 […]

  • OU signee Kyle Tyler of Westmoore wins Gatorade award

    Scott Wright | Published: Thu, May 28, 2015

    A standout season that propelled his team to the Class 6A state championship game has helped Westmoore senior and Oklahoma signee Kyle Tyler earn the Oklahoma Gatorade Baseball Player of the Year award. The right-handed pitcher was 10-0 with a 0.70 earned-run average, setting Westmoore’s single-season record for strikeouts with 102 in just 60 innings. […]

  • Former Oklahoma State, Putnam City standout Andrew Heaney starts today against OKC Dodgers

    By John Walker | Updated: Thu, May 28, 2015

    ANDREW HEANEY -- The lefty from Oklahoma City is 5-0 going into today's 1:05 p.m. game against the Oklahoma City Dodgers in Salt Lake City.

  • All-City Basketball: Mount St. Mary product Adrienne Berry will only get better

    By Jacob Unruh | Updated: Wed, May 27, 2015

    The Southern Nazarene signee has seven points to help the West beat the East in the annual All-City girls basketball game.

  • High school notebook: Patrick Cudjoe takes over John Marshall basketball

    By Scott Wright | Published: Wed, May 27, 2015

    Patrick Cudjoe’s basketball coaching career began as an assistant at John Marshall, working under legendary coaches Tommy Griffin and Charles Davis nearly 30 years ago.

  • Rosters set for 22nd annual Big All-City basketball games

    Scott Wright | Published: Wed, May 27, 2015

    The 22nd annual Big All-City basketball games are scheduled to begin at 6:30 p.m. Thursday night at Del City High School. The girls will tip off first, with the boys to follow. A 3-point contest will be held at halftime of the girls game, with 3-point and slam dunk contests at halftime of the boys […]

  • John Marshall hires former Star Spencer coach Patrick Cudjoe to lead its basketball program

    From The Oklahoman Staff | Updated: Wed, May 27, 2015

    HIGH SCHOOL BOYS BASKETBALL -- After 15 seasons at Star Spencer, Patrick Cudjoe is headed across Oklahoma City to become John Marshall's boys basketball coach.

  • High school football: Yukon coach Brian Sauser ready for bigger challenge

    BY SCOTT WRIGHT, Staff Writer | Published: Tue, May 26, 2015

    New coach giddy to be in part of the country that puts a stronger emphasis on high school football

  • High school football: Promoting from within

    By Scott Wright | Published: Tue, May 26, 2015

    Yukon’s promotion of Brian Sauser from offensive coordinator to head coach wasn’t the only notable coaching change in which the successor was found within the program. Here are three other high-profile positions in the Oklahoma City metro area that were filled by promoting someone already on staff: Edmond Santa Fe: Lance Manning’s decision to get out of coaching opened the door at one of the metro area’s top programs, and the Wolves had plenty of good candidates to choose from. The school district took less than a month to settle on Kyle White to replace his mentor. White had been on Manning’s coaching staff for 14 straight seasons.

  • Former Owasso standout Dylan Bundy gets high scouting marks in continued comeback

    Erik Horne | Published: Tue, May 26, 2015

    Remember Owasso standout pitcher Dylan Bundy? Bundy was pretty much unhittable as a prep star for the Rams, winning Gatorade National Player of the Year honors as a senior and getting drafted No. 4 overall by the Baltimore Orioles in the 2011 MLB draft. He fasttracked to the majors, debuting as a 19-year-old in 2012, […]

  • Oklahoma State offers Collinsville LB Levi Draper

    Jacob Unruh | Published: Tue, May 26, 2015

    Collinsville linebacker Levi Draper has piled up scholarship offers the entire offseason, but Tuesday he received his first in-state offer. Oklahoma State offered the 2017 recruit, which brought his total to eight offers. “Blessed to have received an offer Oklahoma State #BeACowboy,” Draper tweeted. Draper is 6 foot 2 and 215 pounds. He also has […]

  • Collected Wisdom: Mike Davenport, North Georgia softball coach

    By Jenni Carlson, Staff Writer | Published: Sat, May 23, 2015

    Guthrie High alum spent a year as a student assistant with the Oklahoma State baseball team and then head coach Gary Ward

  • High school basketball: Rosters announced for Little All-City basketball games

    From staff reports | Published: Sat, May 23, 2015

    The rosters Little All-City boys and girls basketball games have been finalized. The girls game is set to tip off at 6:30 p.m., with the boys game to follow at Redlands Community College in El Reno. Free-throw and 3-point contests will be held at halftime. Here are the rosters: West Boys: Asher Baade, Minco; Antonio Fortune, Millwood; Brandon Gambrell, Bethany; Matthew Johnson, Centennial; Tyler Lester, Tuttle; Jake McAfee, Lexington; Cory Morgan, Centennial; Kyle Mazza, Mount St. Mary; Kole Talbott, OKC Storm; Trysten Thompson, Tuttle.

  • OCA All-State baseball team announced

    Scott Wright | Updated: Sat, May 23, 2015

    The Oklahoma Coaches Association announced the All-State baseball teams on Friday. The All-State games will be played at Oral Roberts University on July 28, with the small-school game at 4:30 p.m. and the large schools beginning at 7. Here are the rosters: Large West Catchers: Hunter Southerland, Westmoore; Colten Kiker, Blanchard. Infielders: Corey Zangari, Carl […]