• High school basketball: Yukon coach Scott Raper hospitalized with blood clots in lungs

    BY SCOTT WRIGHT, Staff Writer, swright@opubco.com | Published: Sun, Mar 22, 2015

    YUKON — Yukon boys basketball coach Scott Raper was admitted to the hospital with blood clots in his lungs on Saturday and remains hospitalized for treatment. Raper posted photos on Facebook late Monday morning from his hospital room, saying that he was “still going strong.” “Just say a prayer, and I’m good,” the coach wrote. Raper had been experiencing chest pain and shortness of breath before being admitted. He began receiving blood thinners as part of his treatment plan, and could be released as early as Tuesday. “He has two clots in his right lung, and they’re working to treat them, hoping that the blood thinners will do the job,” Yukon athletic director David Fisher told The Oklahoman.

  • A big year for parents coaching their children in Oklahoma high school basketball

    BY SCOTT WRIGHT, Staff Writer | Published: Sat, Mar 21, 2015

    It was quite a year for parents coaching their children in Oklahoma high school basketball. Of the 14 state championship trophies handed out over the previous two weekends, half of them went to a coach with a child on the team.

  • How the Oklahoma City Storm helped turned a big victory into a feel-good moment for both teams

    By Jenni Carlson, Staff Writer | Updated: Wed, Mar 18, 2015

    On the night the Oklahoma City Storm homeschool basketball team won its third consecutive national championship, the highlight wasn’t winning — it was helping one of opponent CHSM’s players, Cordell Davis, to score.

  • High school notebook: Del City's Terry Wilson among football players to receive offers

    BY JACOB UNRUH | Published: Tue, Mar 17, 2015

    Del City’s Terry Wilson improved his scholarship offer list to four Monday when Memphis became the latest to extend an offer to the dual-threat quarterback. He isn’t the only player from the state picking up interest lately.

  • Class 5A and 6A state basketball all-tournament teams

    BY SCOTT WRIGHT | Published: Sun, Mar 15, 2015

    Find out who earned MVP and all-tournament honors for each class.

  • Class 2A, 3A and 4A state basketball all-tournament teams

    BY JACOB UNRUH | Published: Sun, Mar 15, 2015

    Find out who earned MVP and all-tournament honors for each class.

  • Class 5A girls basketball: Deer Creek beats top-ranked Tulsa East Central for third straight title

    By Larry Lewis, For The Oklahoman | Updated: Sat, Mar 14, 2015

    Sydney Manning scored 20 points to lead No. 2 Deer Creek to a 42-33 victory over top-ranked Tulsa East Central to win the Class 5A girls state championship on Saturday night at Oral Roberts’ Mabee Center.

  • Class 2A girls basketball: With a state championship for Alva on the line, Jaden Hobbs' killer instinct kicks in

    By Jenni Carlson, Staff Writer | Published: Sat, Mar 14, 2015

    On a day that many a gold ball was hoisted, no player did more at crunch time than Jaden Hobbs. She scored 16 points in the last 8:56 of Alva’s victory over Preston.

  • Class 5A girls basketball: Piedmont falls to No. 1 Tulsa East Central

    By Cody Stavenhagen, For The Oklahoman | Updated: Fri, Mar 13, 2015

    Behind 17 points apiece from Lauren Billie and Ashlin Mead, East Central ended No. 4 Piedmont’s season with a final score of 67-47 in the 5A girls state semifinal.

  • Class 3A girls basketball: Chisholm knocks off top-ranked Washington

    BY ED GODFREY | Published: Fri, Mar 13, 2015

    The ninth-ranked Longhorns knocked off top-ranked Washington, 51-47, Friday night at State Fair Arena in the Class 3A girls’ state semifinals.

  • Tristan Davidson does not let cerebral palsy keep him from being a big part of the Verdigris basketball team

    By Jenni Carlson, Staff Writer | Published: Fri, Mar 13, 2015

    On the day the Verdigris boys beat Centennial 52-48 at the Big House and got over the semifinal hump that has tripped it the past two years, Davidson was a reminder of that the fabric of these teams and tournaments goes beyond the players on the floor and the coaches on the bench.

  • Class 2A girls basketball: Jaden Hobbs leads No. 1 Alva past Quinton

    By Murray Evans, For The Oklahoman | Published: Thu, Mar 12, 2015

    Jaden Hobbs was her usual self, which was almost enough by itself for No. 1 Alva on Thursday night in the first round of the Class 2A girls state basketball tournament. The junior guard, who has orally committed to Oklahoma State, had 25 points, five steals and five assists as the Ladybugs cruised to a 65-28 win over No. 9 Quinton at Nobles Gym.

  • Class 6A girls basketball: Muskogee, Broken Arrow join Southmoore and Choctaw in semis

    Published: Thu, Mar 12, 2015

    Jalise Smallwood was in a tough spot for a sophomore, but she passed the test with flying colors Thursday afternoon. Her foul shots with 12.5 seconds left in overtime gave No. 8 Broken Arrow the cushion it needed to put away No. 5 Edmond Santa Fe 44-40 in the first round of the girls Class 6A state basketball tournament at Webster High School. “I closed my eyes and shut out the crowd and everything else,” she said. The free throws gave the Tigers a four-point lead and Santa Fe couldn’t muster anything in the frantic final seconds of a wild, intense, raggedly played rematch of last year’s state final, won by Broken Arrow 70-51.

  • Class 2A boys basketball: Sophomore Champ Bridges catches fire late, Chouteau downs Kiefer

    By Trent Shadid | Published: Thu, Mar 12, 2015

    The guard scored 11 of his 13 points in the final four minutes, including three 3-pointers, as the Wildcats defeated Kiefer 46-40 in the Class 2A boys state quarterfinals on Thursday night.

  • Class 6A boys basketball: Kristian Doolittle delivers in the clutch for Edmond Memorial

    By Scott Wright | Published: Thu, Mar 12, 2015

    In the final minute, the 6-foot-7 junior came up with two big rebounds and a pair of free throws to help seal a 56-51 win over Tulsa Union in the first round of the Class 6A boys state basketball tournament at Skiatook High School.

  • Class 2A boys: Hollis coach Larry Taylor helps small-school players believe they can win

    By Jenni Carlson, Staff Writer | Published: Thu, Mar 12, 2015

    Among the big-class teams playing this week, Hollis was the only unranked team to make state. Even though the trip was short-lived — Preston beat Hollis 76-57 in the quarterfinals Thursday night — coach Larry Taylor said repeatedly after the game how proud he was. How honored. How blessed.

  • Class 2A girls basketball: Dale stuns Latta on Taylor Thompson's last second 3-pointer

    By Murray Evans, For The Oklahoman | Published: Thu, Mar 12, 2015

    Taylor Thompson hit a 3-pointer from the corner as time expired, lifting No. 2 Dale to a stunning 56-55 win over No. 4 Latta on Thursday night in the first round of the Class 2A girls state basketball tournament at Nobles Gym.

  • Class 5A boys basketball: Tulsa Memorial beats Ardmore to advance

    BY BEN JOHNSON, FOR THE TULSA WORLD | Updated: Thu, Mar 12, 2015

    SAPULPA – Taylor Ellison scored 20 points off the bench to lead Class 5A No. 3 Memorial to a convincing 79-45 rout of No. 6 Ardmore on Thursday night. Derek Guest tallied 16 points, AJ Cockrell added 15 points and nine rebounds and Caleb Nero tossed in 14 points as the two-time defending 5A champions Chargers never faced a stiff challenge from Ardmore beyond the first quarter. Not a single Ardmore player scored in double figures. Marvin Johnson, who averages 20 points a game for the Tigers, was limited to eight points.

  • Class 2A girls basketball: Sadie Mason scores 22 as Fairview rolls past Kiefer

    By Murray Evans, For The Oklahoman | Updated: Thu, Mar 12, 2015

    Sadie Mason had 22 points, six rebounds and three blocked shots and No. 5 Fairview dominated from start to finish while rolling past No. 8 Kiefer 74-34 on Thursday afternoon in the first round of the Class 2A girls basketball state tournament at Nobles Gym.

  • Class 2A girls basketball: Preston holds off Cashion

    By Murray Evans, For The Oklahoman | Updated: Thu, Mar 12, 2015

    Kiki Shields had 12 points and eight rebounds and Jordan Ivey had a huge steal and layup in the final seconds as No. 3 Preston beat No. 7 Cashion 39-34 in the first round of the Class 2A girls basketball tournament on Thursday at Nobles Gym.




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