• High school basketball: Results for Friday, February 5

    Published: Sat, Feb 6, 2016

    High school basketball results for Friday, February 5.

  • High school girls basketball roundup: Balanced No. 5 Choctaw gets past No. 7 Putnam West

    By Jacob Unruh Staff Writer junruh@oklahoman.com | Published: Fri, Feb 5, 2016

    Ana Llanusa scored 23 points — 18 after re-entering the game late in the first half — and grabbed 12 rebounds. She also had three assists and three steals for Choctaw.

  • Boys basketball roundup: Centennial takes down No. 1 Heritage Hall in OT

    By Scott Wright Staff Writer swright@oklahoman.com | Published: Fri, Feb 5, 2016

    Patrick Atkins and Keith Krouser each made some crucial free throws late in the game to help Centennial pull the upset over the defending Class 3A champion.

  • OSSAA's Ed Sheakley to update board regarding Cache investigation

    Jacob Unruh | Updated: Fri, Feb 5, 2016

    Oklahoma Secondary School Activities Association executive director Ed Sheakley will provide an update to the board of directors next week regarding a third investigation into allegations that Cache girls basketball coach Kenny White designed and ordered the execution of an inbounds play last season to injure an opponent. However, Sheakley said  the report filed by Cache in Jan. 4 has still not been finalized and there will be no action taken by the board regarding the investigation. He said the OSSAA has some follow-up work remaining, but declined to provide specifics. “Without having to get into specifics, there’s some follow-up things we want to check up on,” Sheakley

  • High school notebook: Three football coaches leave state for new jobs

    By Jacob Unruh, Scott Wright and Jason Kersey | Published: Thu, Feb 4, 2016

    Two coaches are critical of Oklahoma education system.

  • Putnam City basketball court to be named for legendary coach A.D. Burtschi

    scott wright | Updated: Thu, Feb 4, 2016

    A.D. Burtschi will coach his last home game at Putnam City on the court that will bear his name. Putnam City Schools announced this week that it will name the court A.D. Burtschi Court in honor of its longtime coach in advance of his final home game Feb. 12. The pregame ceremony that night will showcase Burtschi’s signature painted on the court near the home bench. In addition, a jersey with Burtschi’s name and the number 32 — representing the number of seasons he has coached at Putnam City — will be unveiled. The jersey will hang in the school’s hall of fame outside the gym. Burtschi will retire after the season following 39 years in coaching and more than 700 wins.

  • High school basketball: Results for Tuesday, February 2

    Published: Wed, Feb 3, 2016

    Tuesday's high school basketball results.

  • High school boys basketball roundup: D.J. Walter lifts Midwest City past Lawton Eisenhower

    BY JACOB UNRUH | Published: Tue, Feb 2, 2016

    The Bombers won their fourth straight game Tuesday night, this time taking down defending Class 5A state champion Lawton Eisenhower 67-64 on a 3-pointer from D.J. Walter with five seconds remaining.

  • High school girls basketball roundup: Westmoore snaps Edmond Santa Fe's 54-game home winning streak

    By Jacob Unruh Staff Writer junruh@oklahoman.com | Published: Tue, Feb 2, 2016

    Westmoore’s high-powered offense won out in a fast-paced game for a 63-57 victory to snap No. 6 Santa Fe’s home winning streak at 54 games.

  • High School Athletes of the Week

    By Scott Wright and Jacob Unruh | Updated: Mon, Feb 1, 2016

    Girls basketball Chinna Fair, Midwest City First-year Midwest City coach Katie Tompson has watched senior guard Chinna Fair gradually increase her leadership responsibilities. Last week, Fair completely took over on the court. She averaged 19.6 points while leading the eighth-ranked Bombers to three victories, including an upset of then-No. 2 Choctaw, to earn The Oklahoman's Girls Basketball Player of the Week honors. “She just takes over,” Tompson said. “When she decides to do that, there's not many people that can stop her in my opinion. She's stepped up a lot in practices and overall.

  • Boys Basketball Player of the Week: Love of the game fuels success for El Reno's Callen Haydon

    By Scott Wright Staff Writer swright@oklahoman.com | Published: Mon, Feb 1, 2016

    Fourth-ranked El Reno’s point guard is in the gym before school, then practicing after. And when he goes home, the TV is probably turned to the best game he can find that night.

  • High school basketball: 'Joke' turned Lindy Waters' life upside down

    By Berry Tramel Columnist btramel@oklahoman.com | Published: Sat, Jan 30, 2016

    Lindy Waters III, “Trey,” a senior basketball star at Norman North, in October was expelled from school for the rest of the academic year.

  • Collected Wisdom: Hub Reed was one of Abe Lemons' first standout players at Oklahoma City University

    By Berry Tramel Columnist btramel@oklahoman.com | Published: Sat, Jan 30, 2016

    Hub Reed attended Capitol Hill High School, then became one of Abe Lemons’ first basketball stars at Oklahoma City University. Reed starred on OCU’s 1956 and 1957 NCAA Tournament teams, then was drafted 14th overall by the Cincinnati Royals.

  • High school basketball: Results for Friday, January 29

    Published: Sat, Jan 30, 2016

    Friday's high school basketball results

  • Boys basketball roundup: Edmond North's Tre Evans scores 44 in Edlam win

    By Scott Wright and Jacob Unruh | Published: Fri, Jan 29, 2016

    EDMOND — Edmond North senior Tre Evans heard the various chants coming from the Edmond Santa Fe student section throughout the game. The chants at the former Santa Fe player ranged from “traitor” to “O-S-U” to even more. Evans wanted to silence them, and he did. The Old Dominion signee scored a career-high 44 points, including six free throws in the final minute, to lift undefeated No. 1 Edmond North past No. 9 Edmond Santa Fe 75-69. “I wanted to go out and show my home crowd and show their crowd that was saying all kinds of things that I can do it and get the job done,” said Evans, who was once verbally committed to Oklahoma State. “I try not to let it faze me, you know, just play my game.

  • High school girls basketball roundup: No. 6 Edmond Santa Fe outlasts No. 15 Edmond North

    BY JACOB UNRUH AND SCOTT WRIGHT | Published: Fri, Jan 29, 2016

    EDMOND — Edmond Santa Fe junior point guard Jo'Nah Johnson saw the entire team struggling throughout the first half Friday night. She had seen enough, determined to take over the game in the second half. Johnson scored 15 of her game-high 20 points in the second half to propel No. 6 Santa Fe past Edlam rival No. 15 Edmond North 47-38 for coach Paul Bass' 300th career victory. “I just saw the open gaps and started pulling up in the mid-range, which is a great part of the game because it was wide open,” Johnson said. “Why not shoot it?” The Wolves (15-2) fought off an improved Edmond North (11-6) team late in the fourth. The Huskies were within one with 5:25 remaining until Johnson rattled off six

  • Where to see Norman North's Trae Young in action

    By Scott Wright | Published: Thu, Jan 28, 2016

    Where to see Norman North's Trae Young Second-ranked Norman North has six regular-season games remaining before the Class 6A playoffs begin on Feb. 25. Here are the remaining opportunities to see Trae Young in action during the regular season: Friday: at Southmoore Tuesday: home vs. Moore Feb. 5: home vs. Edmond Santa Fe Feb. 12: at Yukon Feb. 16: at Mustang Feb. 19: at Norman *All games scheduled for 7:30 p.m.

  • The Trae Young Explosion: Meet the state's latest rising star

    By Scott Wright | Updated: Thu, Jan 28, 2016

    Norman North point guard Trae Young has gone from a promising young player to one of the state's most recruited college prospects in years.

  • Prep Parade: Joshua Jacobs is an 11th-hour recruiting name to know

    By Scott Wright Staff Writer swright@oklahoman.com | Published: Wed, Jan 27, 2016

    Jacobs is a 5-foot-11, 200-pound running back with speed, power and elusiveness. He played quarterback for McLain this past season, but that was mostly just a title, because he was the guy taking the snap from center.

  • High school girls basketball roundup: No. 9 Midwest City overwhelms No. 2 Choctaw

    By Jacob Unruh Staff Writer junruh@oklahoman.com | Updated: Wed, Jan 27, 2016

    CHOCTAW — Midwest City girls basketball coach Katie Tompson turned the past week into defensive practice, working on keeping Choctaw players in check. The result was a near flawless performance Tuesday night creating 17 turnovers as the ninth-ranked Bombers routed No. 2 Choctaw 53-38 for a second win in the series this season. “That was the best team defensive basketball that we've done in a long time, and it was just unbelievable,” Tompson said. Midwest City (11-3) had not played a game in two weeks, a break that proved advantageous with the shut-down defense and stout rebounding effort that it won 40-27. “I always tell them there's two main things you can beat a top-10 team with: rebounding and your