• All-State girls basketball: Jordan Gilbert, Jasauen Beard lead West to victory in front of future ORU teammates

    By Jacob Unruh | Published: Wed, Jul 30, 2014

    Five future Oral Roberts players participated in the Oklahoma Coaches Association All-State large-school girls basketball game Wednesday night at the Mabee Center. Their future teammates were also noticeably in attendance, forming a cheering section to serve as motivation.

  • All-State girls basketball: Bridge Creek's Alicia Sandlin adjusts quickly to change

    By Jacob Unruh | Published: Wed, Jul 30, 2014

    Sandlin arrived at All-State camp Tuesday morning, showing her impressive ability to adapt one more time in her high school career.

  • Former Verdigris standout Rotnei Clarke: No hard feelings about Arkansas departure

    Published: Sun, Jul 27, 2014

    BELLA VISTA — Rotnei Clarke didn’t finish his college career with the Arkansas basketball program, transferring to Butler after his junior season. The departure didn't change the former Verdigris star's opinion of Arkansas, though. Clarke, who has signed a 10-month contract to play his second season in Belgium for Okapi Aalstar, lives in Fayetteville, Ark., told an Arkansas newspaper that he's still a "huge fan" of the Hogs. BELLA VISTA — Rotnei Clarke didn’t finish his college career with the Arkansas basketball program, transferring to Butler after his junior season. The departure didn’t change his opinion of Arkansas, though. “I still look at Fayetteville as my home,” Clarke said Friday afternoon. “I had a great time when I played here. It’s an awesome place to live, and I can definitely see myself ending up here when I’m done playing basketball.” Clarke, who lives in Fayetteville with his wife, the former Patricia Elliott, participated in the Northwest Arkansas Razorback Club’s golf scramble in Bella Vista on Friday. The 25-year-old — who is a few months removed from a successful start to his professional career — revisited his time with the Razorbacks before playing a round of golf with a few family members in the event. - See more at: http://swtimes.com/sports/clarke-no-hard-feelings-toward-hogs#sthash.1Vxc75pR.dpuf

  • Oklahoma Coaches Association All-State week schedule

    Published: Sun, Jul 27, 2014

    All-State week schedule Golf: 8:30 a.m. Monday, Cherokee Hills Golf Club, Catoosa Swimming: 6 p.m. Monday, Jenks High School Baseball: Small schools — 4:30 p.m. Tuesday; Large schools — 7 p.m. Tuesday, Oral Roberts’ J.L. Johnson Stadium Tennis: 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, University of Tulsa’s Case Center Volleyball: Small schools — 6 p.m. Tuesday; Large schools — 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Bixby High School Wrestling: 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Bixby High School Girls basketball: Small schools — 7 p.m. Wednesday; Large schools — 8:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oral Roberts’ Mabee Center Boys basketball: Small schools — 7 p.m. Thursday; Large schools — 8:30 p.m. Thursday, Oral Roberts’ Mabee

  • High school notebook: Londaryl Perry named Putnam City North girls basketball coach

    BY JACOB UNRUH AND SCOTT WRIGHT | Published: Tue, Jul 8, 2014

    Londaryl Perry felt it was time for a fresh start after three years at Northeast. Perry was officially named the new girls basketball coach at Putnam North on Monday, bringing him to the same school as his children. “I honestly missed most of my son’s basketball career because I’m always at a different school, so at least I’ll be able to there with him his senior year,” Perry said. His son Drake is on the Panthers’ basketball team, while his daughter Dru will be a freshman this year. She plays basketball and swims. Londaryl Perry spent the past three seasons at Northeast, leading it to the state tournament twice and winning the Class 2A title in 2013 behind an undefeated season.

  • Why Foster Riley thanks the Boys & Girls Club for changing his path in life

    By Jenni Carlson, Staff Writer | Published: Sun, Jul 6, 2014

    Foster Riley wrestled and played basketball the past four years for Northwest Classen. Earlier this spring, he graduated high school. Later this summer, he will report for basic training in the Army. And none of that would’ve happened without the Boys & Girls Club. When Riley heard that a flood had damaged the club and it would have to close for a few days, he cried.

  • 4th Grader Recruited for College Basketball Team

    Published: Tue, Jun 17, 2014

    A 9-year-old, who already plays for the high school varsity team, is getting college recruitment letters, according to Yahoo News.

  • High school notebook: Jakolby Long, Trae Young invited to Nike Elite 100 camp

    By Scott Wright and Jacob Unruh | Published: Wed, Jun 11, 2014

    The 2016 and 2017 basketball recruiting classes across the state are already shaping up to be very strong, and two of those players recently took another step to prove it. Mustang’s Jakolby Long, who will be a junior, and Norman North sophomore-to-be Trae Young were both invited to the Nike Elite 100 camp, which is being held this weekend. Long, a 6-foot-4 point guard, already has multiple offers, including Oklahoma. Young, a 6-foot-2 shooting guard, is beginning to pile up offers as well, with both Oklahoma and Oklahoma State showing strong interest. The Nike Elite 100 camp generally takes about 70 players from the upcoming junior class and approximately 30 from the sophomore class. Both players have a strong

  • Tulsa Washington's Kevin Sims, Putnam City West's Omega Harris among Faith 7 Basketball Bowl's stars

    BY SCOTT WRIGHT, Staff Writer | Published: Sat, Jun 7, 2014

    Tulsa Washington guard Kevin Sims scored 27 points for the Oklahoma All-Stars in a 116-112 overtime loss to Texas in the 49th annual Faith 7 game. Putnam City West’s Omega Harris added 21 points, while Del City’s Brett Cannon had 18 points and seven rebounds for Oklahoma.

  • OBCA All-Star basketball roundup: Air Force will have to wait for KeSean Brown

    BY SCOTT WRIGHT | Published: Sat, Jun 7, 2014

    Basketball has come back into Brown’s future. Still only 17 years old, he was told two weeks ago it would be six months to a year before he could get into the Air Force, so he decided to go to college.

  • High school notebook: Faith 7 game set for Saturday at OBU; J.T. Realmuto called up to Marlins

    BY SCOTT WRIGHT AND JACOB UNRUH | Updated: Sun, Jun 1, 2014

    Six Division I players highlight the Oklahoma roster this season, led by Oklahoman Super 5 selections Omega Harris and Mitchell Solomon.

  • Oklahoma high school athlete signing list: Saturday, May 31

    Updated: Sat, May 31, 2014

    BASEBALL Hunter Aguirre, Westmoore (Cowley County) Garrett Benge, Yukon (Cowley County) Jordan Boyer, Deer Creek (Wichita State) Nathaniel Brantley, Putnam City North (Okla. Wesleyan) Alex Brooks, Durant (Morthland College) Jenner Brown, Bethany (SNU) Chase Byndas, Dale (Connors St.) Caleb Caldwell, Edmond North (Tabor) Brian Canfield, Bishop McGuinness (Newman) Jacob Chappell, Guthrie (Oklahoma State) Blake Clanton, Clinton (Western) Cruz Clark, Deer Creek (NOC-Tonkawa) Patton Collie, Deer Creek (Colorado School of Mines) Austin Cranford, Norman North (Connors St.

  • High school basketball: East sweeps boys and girls All-City games

    By Jacob Unruh | Published: Thu, May 29, 2014

    Some of the city’s star players had a chance to play with — and against — each other.

  • High school notebook: Chauncey Collins scores 45 points in Little All-City game

    BY JACOB UNRUH | Published: Wed, May 28, 2014

    Oklahoma City Storm star Chauncey Collins had one more dazzling performance in a high school uniform saved up. The TCU signee and The Oklahoman’s Super 5 Player of the Year scored 45 points and ended his high school career with a demonstrative dunk in a 108-102 West victory over East in the Little All-City game at Redlands Community College in El Reno. “My last home school game for the national championship I had 56, and this game it felt great to have 45,” Collins said. “Getting coached by my coach (Kurt Talbott) one last time, I wanted to send him out with a bang as well as myself.” The final play came on a free throw with 5.1 seconds remaining in the game. Collins tossed the ball off the backboard and flew

  • Big, Little All-City basketball games this week

    By Scott Wright | Published: Sat, May 24, 2014

    The Little All-City boys and girls basketball games will kick off the two days of hoops at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday night at Redlands Community College. The Oklahoman’s Super 5 Player of the Year, Chauncey Collins of the OKC Storm is expected to participate.

  • High school notebook: Edmond North hires Guthrie's Pete Papahronis as girls basketball coach

    BY SCOTT WRIGHT | Published: Fri, May 23, 2014

    Pete Papahronis guided the Guthrie boys team to multiple state tournaments, including back-to-back Class 5A titles in 2008-09, before moving over to coach the girls teams in 2012.

  • High school notebook: Washington hires former MLB pitcher Nick Blackburn

    By Scott Wright and Jacob Unruh | Published: Wed, May 21, 2014

    Blackburn, 32, replaces David Vallerand, who resigned earlier this spring to move to an administrative position at Okarche.

  • High school basketball: Rick Harris steps down as Putnam City North boys coach

    By Scott Wright | Published: Tue, May 20, 2014

    With a daughter almost finished with college, and a son going in, Rick Harris decided it was time to step away from coaching and watch his kids play. The Putnam City North boys basketball coach informed the school that he would step down from his position, though he plans to stay at the school and continue coaching boys golf. “My daughter is playing softball in South Carolina and my son is going to be playing basketball in Missouri,” Harris said. “I want to be able to see them play ball. “It was a tough call, but it was the right thing for me to do.” Harris had been the Panthers’ head coach since 2008. The boys basketball vacancy makes for the fourth coaching change in a prominent sport at PC

  • High school notebook: Putnam City North's Brett McGee resigns

    By Scott Wright and Jacob Unruh | Published: Sun, May 18, 2014

    Fresh off guiding Putnam North to the Class 6A girls basketball state tournament, coach Brett McGee has resigned. McGee said he is pursuing other career opportunities.

  • Mount St. Mary hires Kellen McCoy as new boys basketball coach

    Scott Wright | Published: Wed, May 14, 2014

    Mount St. Mary plucked its new boys basketball coach from the college ranks, naming Weber State assistant Kellen McCoy to the position on Wednesday.