• Norman coach Scott Downard wins Oklahoma City Memorial Marathon

    Jacob Unruh | Updated: 19 hr ago

    With about 10 miles left to the finish line Sunday, Scott Downard’s breathing spasms nearly took over. Fortunately, he had his red and white inhaler with him every step of the way using it nearly every mile. And when the finish line came into view, he wasn’t about to take it for granted. A cramp […]

  • High school baseball: A look at some notable former MLB and minor league players across the metro who are coaches

    BY JACOB UNRUH | Published: Sat, Apr 25, 2015

    A growing trend A growing trend is happening across the Oklahoma City metro with former professional baseball players becoming coaches of high school baseball teams. Former Minnesota Twins pitcher Nick Blackburn, who is from Del City, is the most recent to return, taking over the program at Washington. Here’s a look at some other notable former MLB and minor league players across the metro: Brian Aylor, Norman North Aylor is another former standout at Midwest City and OSU. He was selected by the New York Yankees in the seventh round of the 1996 MLB Draft and spent four seasons in the organization before an injury derailed his career. He’s been the coach at Norman North since 2005.

  • High school baseball: Former MLB pitcher Nick Blackburn giving back to baseball

    BY JACOB UNRUH | Updated: Sat, Apr 25, 2015

    Nick Blackburn has gone from the rotation for the Minnesota Twins to high school baseball coach at Washington High School, choosing to give back to the game he is likely no longer able to play due to a surgically-repaired knee but from which he can’t entirely let go.

  • High school notebook: Northwest Classen's Tyritta Dixon signs with Brown Mackie

    By Jacob Unruh and Scott Wright | Published: Fri, Apr 24, 2015

    Dixon signed her National Letter of Intent at Northwest Classen on Friday with Brown Mackie College in Salina, Kan., to play basketball, adding another positive step in her journey from homelessness.

  • Oklahoma Big 10 Conference honors top basketball players

    Scott Wright | Published: Fri, Apr 24, 2015

    Putnam City West senior Tyson Jolly and Choctaw sophomore Ana Llanusa were recently recognized as the top players in the Oklahoma Big 10 Conference. Jolly, who has signed with Cal, was named the conference’s Boys MVP and Lawton Eisenhower’s Bruce Harrington was named Coach of the Year. On the girls side, Oklahoma commit Llanusa was […]

  • Northwest Classen's Tyritta Dixon signs with Brown Mackie College

    Jacob Unruh | Published: Fri, Apr 24, 2015

    The journey Tyritta Dixon will continue at the collegiate level. Dixon signed her National Letter of Intent at Northwest Classen on Friday with Brown Mackie College in Salina, Kan., to play basketball, adding another positive step in her journey from homelessness. “I feel like this is just another step of me becoming a great person […]

  • High schools: University of Houston assistant Derek Warehime hits the recruiting trail in native Oklahoma

    By Scott Wright | Published: Thu, Apr 23, 2015

    The 32-year-old football coach has worked at five different colleges in three different states — not counting his first job as a student assistant at his alma mater, Tulsa — and at each stop, his recruiting trail has passed through Oklahoma.

  • Tampa Bay Buccaneers' Gerald McCoy doubles up on offseason workouts, gives back to Southeast High School

    BY RYAN ABER, Staff Writer | Published: Thu, Apr 23, 2015

    Gerald McCoy is pushing to help the Bucs to their first playoff appearance since he was picked third overall in the 2010 draft.

  • High schools: John Marshall's Lenard Leviston III had a major impact on C.J. Davis

    By Jacob Unruh | Updated: Wed, Apr 22, 2015

    Davis would turn away from unhealthy foods, telling his mother Lisa Roberts he couldn’t partake simply because Leviston — the Bears’ star quarterback — said otherwise.

  • A stepfather and the Thunder honor the life of C.J. Davis

    Berry Tramel | Updated: Wed, Apr 22, 2015

    On the walls of C.J. Davis’ bedroom are some basketball posters. Of Kevin Durant. Of Dwyane Wade. Of Davis himself, playing for John Marshall High School. I read about Davis on Saturday, the day after he was killed in a car crash after school. I read more about Davis on Sunday, when his stepfather, Paul […]

  • High school notebook: Colorado the latest to extend offer Del City's Terry Wilson

    BY SCOTT WRIGHT AND JACOB UNRUH | Published: Wed, Apr 22, 2015

    For the second straight day, Del City quarterback Terry Wilson has received a scholarship offer from a former Big 12 football program.

  • High School Athletes of the Week: Shawnee's Malique Lytle, Dibble's Brooke James among week's best

    BY SCOTT WRIGHT AND JACOB UNRUH | Published: Wed, Apr 22, 2015

    Lytle won the 800 in a pair of the week’s biggest events, OU’s John Jacobs Invitational and the Bison Invitational at Oklahoma Baptist.

  • Edmond Memorial's Colin Simpson hits two grand slams in Edlam win

    Jacob Unruh | Published: Wed, Apr 22, 2015

    Edmond Memorial catcher Colin Simpson found himself in a rare situation during Monday’s doubleheader against rival Edmond North. The senior came to the plate in the second game with the bases loaded twice and hit a grand slam each time during the Bulldogs’ 14-2 rout. In the previous game — a 5-4 win — he […]

  • Another former Big 12 program offers Del City QB Terry Wilson

    Scott Wright | Published: Wed, Apr 22, 2015

    For the second straight day, Del City quarterback Terry Wilson has received a scholarship offer from a former Big 12 football program. Colorado came in with an offer Wednesday morning, one day after Nebraska offered the 6-foot-3, 190-pound junior. Wilson threw for 2,856 yards with 24 touchdowns and 10 interceptions last season and has proven […]

  • High school notebook: Del City quarterback Terry Wilson gets Nebraska offer

    BY SCOTT WRIGHT, JACOB UNRUH AND STAFF REPORTS | Published: Tue, Apr 21, 2015

    The offer is the biggest so far for the 6-foot-3, 190-pound Terry Wilson, who also has offers from Indiana, Houston, Memphis and four other programs. Colorado is also showing strong interest recently.

  • Carl Albert's Corey Zangari has big week at plate

    Jacob Unruh | Published: Tue, Apr 21, 2015

    Carl Albert senior catcher Corey Zangari had a monster week at the plate as the Titans went 4-1. He went 11 for 17, hitting five home runs, a triple and driving in 16 runs. He also had a monster game against El Reno with three home runs in the 15-6 win. Zangari is now hitting […]

  • High school notebook: Southmoore's Noah Jones offered by Texas Tech

    By Scott Wright and Jacob Unruh | Published: Mon, Apr 20, 2015

    Jones, No. 11 on The Oklahoman's Super 30, is primarily a defensive end prospect but could play a variety of positions at the next level.

  • Keegan Meyn, Yukon fight off Choctaw in big district win

    Jacob Unruh | Published: Mon, Apr 20, 2015

    At the plate with a full count and the bases loaded in the fourth inning, Yukon senior Keegan Meyn didn’t flinch, delivering a two-run double with a line drive to right-center field. It was the second line drive in the middle of the field for a hit from Meyn and most crucial in Yukon’s 8-5 […]

  • Blanchard baseball coach Josh Raney gets win No. 200

    Jacob Unruh | Published: Mon, Apr 20, 2015

    Blanchard baseball coach Josh Raney recently picked up career win No. 200 in a win over McGuinness. Raney, who has been leading the Lions for eight years, now sits at 202 wins entering Monday’s game against rival Tuttle. “All that means is the quality of kids I’ve had over my time in Blanchard have been […]

  • Super 5: Putnam City West's Tyson Jolly works his way back into shape — and to a scholarship to Cal

    BY SCOTT WRIGHT, Staff Writer | Published: Sat, Apr 18, 2015

    Fourteen months ago, with blood clots in his lungs threatening his basketball career, and possibly his life, Putnam City West’s Tyson Jolly began to appreciate life’s experiences a little more.




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