• Readers share their letter jacket stories

    By Jenni Carlson, Staff Writer | Yesterday

    Numerous stories about letters and letter jackets came to The Oklahoman after a story last month about a lost letter jacket that had been found. Here are a few of our favorites.

  • How Val Gokey lost his Pawnee High letter jacket and found a path in life

    By Jenni Carlson, Staff Writer | Yesterday

    Val Gokey still remembers many details about the January afternoon that his letter jacket was swiped. A senior at Pawnee High School, he was working part-time for the school’s custodian. It had been snowing in the small town half an hour northeast of Stillwater, and Gokey helped shovel and sand the sidewalks. When he came back inside, he left his letter jacket on the back of a chair in the auditorium. He put it there often.

  • High school basketball results: Friday, Feb. 27


    Friday’s Results Area Class A AREA I At Enid Event Center Texhoma 65, Arapaho 43 Pond Creek-Hunter 53, Beaver 45 Calumet 55, Garber 51 (girls) Pond Creek-Hunter 44, Seiling 40 (girls) AREA II At Glenpool Okla. Christian Aca. 63, Frontier 60 Glencoe 89, Okay 76 Glencoe 55, Oaks 38 (girls) Okarche 54, Woodland 33 (girls) AREA III At Chickasha Hydro-Eakly vs. Canute, ppd. Snyder vs. Thomas, ppd. Velma-Alma vs. Hydro-Eakly, ppd. (girls) Cheyenne vs. Thomas, ppd. (girls) AREA IV At Ada Clayton vs. Rattan, ppd. Stuart vs. Kiowa, ppd. Sterling vs. Kiowa, ppd.

  • High school basketball roundup: All Saturday games postponed

    BY SCOTT WRIGHT AND JACOB UNRUH | Published: Fri, Feb 27, 2015

    The basketball playoffs in all seven classes will get a couple unexpected days off. All of Saturday’s games — including some that had been rescheduled from Friday night — have been postponed until either Monday or Tuesday, depending on site availability. Half of the area championship games to determine state tournament teams in Class A and B were among those postponed, meaning the fields for next weekend’s tournaments won’t be fully decided until Tuesday night. All but two first-round games in the Class 5A and 6A boys playoffs were postponed as well.

  • High school basketball results: Thursday, Feb. 26

    Updated: Fri, Feb 27, 2015

    Area Class A AREA I At Enid Event Center Arapaho-Butler 38, Ripley 33 Texhoma 55, Davenport 52 Calumet 37, Kremlin-Hillsdale 33 (girls) Garber 57, Vici 55, OT (girls) AREA II At Glenpool Frontier 55, Okarche 46 Okla. Christian Aca.

  • Girls basketball roundup: Putnam West gets first playoff win in a decade

    By Jacob Unruh | Published: Thu, Feb 26, 2015

    The 13th-ranked Patriots beat rival and 16th-ranked Putnam North 68-54 in the opening game of a Class 6A regional playoff to advance in the postseason for the first time in a decade.

  • Taylor Roberts is a shooting star for Classen Comets

    By Jenni Carlson | Published: Wed, Feb 25, 2015

    A sophomore at Classen School of Advanced Studies, Roberts is a scoring machine. She is averaging a state-best 36.1 points per game as the prep playoffs kick into high gear. Small schools will decide state qualifiers this week while the big schools begin regionals.

  • High school basketball: Tyritta Dixon has nothing to hide anymore

    By Jacob Unruh | Published: Wed, Feb 25, 2015

    The truth that Dixon could not bear to share was featured in a Sports Illustrated article on homeless athletes, the publication of which brought to life her struggles to the nation, her community and her father, who had not known the depth of her situation until reading it.

  • Putnam City West's Tyson Jolly sees rare late explosion in recruiting interest

    BY SCOTT WRIGHT, Staff Writer | Published: Tue, Feb 24, 2015

    California offered Tyson Jolly a scholarship on Monday, joining Tulsa, UTEP and SMU. Jolly was slow to emerge on the recruiting scene after health issues kept him off the court during some crucial evaluation times.

  • High school basketball results: Saturday, Feb. 21

    Updated: Sun, Feb 22, 2015

    Saturday's Results Boys Pryor 63, Claremore 47 Girls Claremore 57, Pryor 44 Regionals Class A AREA I Winners Bracket At Shattuck Beaver 43, Arapaho 36 Seiling 56, Calumet 36 (girls) At Ripley Pond Creek-Hunter 60, Davenport 56 Pond Creek-Hunter 46, Garber 31 (girls) Losers Bracket At Shattuck Texhoma 58, Laverne 49 Vici 60, Texhoma 41 (girls) At Ripley Ripley 40, Ringwood 27 Kremlin-Hillsdale 44, Cherokee 37 (girls) AREA II Winners Bracket At Prague Glencoe 57, Okarche 53 Okarche 68, Glencoe 42 (girls) At Regent Prep Okay 59, Regent Prep 51

  • High school basketball results: Friday, Feb. 20

    Updated: Sat, Feb 21, 2015

    Friday’s Results Boys Ardmore 62, McAlester 41 Bartlesville 56, Bixby 42 Broken Arrow 66, Sapulpa 59 Carl Albert 68, Piedmont 48 Claremore 40, Grove 32 Collinsville 37, Tahlequah 34 Coweta 57, Pryor 42 Edmond Santa Fe 63, Edmond North 56 Lawton Ike 64, Enid 39 Lawton Mac 66, Altus 63 Muskogee 58, Sand Springs 50 Mustang 71, Yukon 68 Owasso 60, Jenks 54 Putnam City 72, Midwest City 44 Putnam West 61, McGuinness 41 Shawnee 49, Guthrie 45 Southmoore 51, Edmond Memorial 47, OT Tulsa Memorial 72, Tulsa Hale 37 Tulsa Union 81, Tulsa Kelley 48 Tulsa Washington 53, Tulsa Edison 47

  • Boys basketball roundup: Putnam City ends regular season with rout of Midwest City

    By Scott Wright | Published: Fri, Feb 20, 2015

    The Pirates were missing leading scorer Grason Wright as he heals a minor injury to get ready for the playoffs, but Braden Hudson and Chris Pogi picked up the scoring load, combining for 33 points.

  • Girls basketball roundup: Mina Iyaye dominates in Piedmont's win over Carl Albert

    By Jacob Unruh and Scott Wright | Published: Fri, Feb 20, 2015

    The senior center delivered one of her best performances of the season for the fourth-ranked Wildcats, restoring some confidence to a talented but struggling team in a 46-35 win over No. 6 Carl Albert.

  • Texas students hold up 'white power' signs at basketball game

    Published: Wed, Feb 18, 2015

    A suburban basketball game near Dallas was interrupted Friday when high school students held up signs reading “WHITE POWER” and allegedly shouted racial slurs at players, The Dallas Sun Times reports. Two Flower Mound High School students held up the signs during a triple-overtime matchup against Plano East.

  • High school basketball results: Tuesday, Feb. 17

    Updated: Tue, Feb 17, 2015

    Tuesday’s Results Boys City Area Ardmore 55, Carl Albert 53 Centennial 63, Heritage Hall 62 Crooked Oak 83, OKC Knights 74 Douglass 67, Northwest 55 Edmond Memorial 57, Moore 42 Edmond Santa Fe 66, Deer Creek 55 El Reno 75, Duncan 59 Guthrie 55, Piedmont 34 Kingfisher 59, Hennessey 44 McGuinness 67, Midwest City 61 Mustang 101, Norman North 68 OKC Storm 102, Ponca City 37 Perkins 62, Cushing 58 Putnam North 73, Choctaw 43 Putnam West 111, Lawton 51 Southmoore 60, Westmoore 43 Stillwater 70, Edmond North 55 Tuttle 71, Jones 35 U.S.

  • Boys basketball roundup: Mustang overpowers Norman North

    BY SCOTT WRIGHT AND JACOB UNRUH | Published: Tue, Feb 17, 2015

    Mustang has a number of players who could be the star on a given night. But coach Terry Long knows when he has several players filling up the scorebook, like the Broncos did in Tuesday night’s 101-68 win at Norman North, that’s when his team is at its best.

  • Girls basketball roundup: Shaunte Harrison's shot propels Northwest Classen past Douglass

    BY JACOB UNRUH AND SCOTT WRIGHT | Published: Tue, Feb 17, 2015

    Shaunte Harrison’s shot Tuesday night propelled the Knights to a 64-58 victory over Douglass, bringing to close a trying regular season.

  • Boys high school basketball: Deer Creek's Conner Avants honored for collecting 1,000th career point

    By Scott Wright | Published: Mon, Feb 16, 2015

    For the week, the 6-foot-7 Avants averaged 20 points, matching his season average, and helping Deer Creek to a pair of wins over Class 6A opponents. He is The Oklahoman’s Boys Basketball Player of the Week.

  • Girls high school basketball: Chinna Fair leads Midwest City's speedy attack

    By Jacob Unruh | Published: Mon, Feb 16, 2015

    The Midwest City junior guard leads the way for a speed-based attack alongside Asia Davis for the sixth-ranked Bombers.

  • High school basketball results: Friday, Feb.13

    Updated: Sat, Feb 14, 2015

    Scores from Friday's Oklahoma high school basketball games.