• High school basketball: Putnam City rivals dominate as teammates

    High school basketball: Putnam City rivals...

    By Joe Buettner, Staff Writer | Published: Thu, May 26, 2016

    Putnam City West’s Marquis Johnson and Putnam City North’s Micah Speight were teammates this time, however, as the pair led the West Big All-City squad to a 149-99 win over their East counterpart in the annual All-Star Game.

  • Little All-City basketball: Douglass' Patrick McKaufman returns to form

    Little All-City basketball: Douglass\' Patrick...

    By Scott Wright Staff Writer swright@oklahoman.com | Published: Wed, May 25, 2016

    McKaufman made his first shot — a 3-pointer — which ignited a 24-point performance to lead the East team to an 85-81 overtime victory against the West in the Little All-City game at Redlands Community College.

  • Prep Parade: New concussion law awaiting Fallin's signature

    Prep Parade: New concussion law awaiting...

    By Scott Wright Staff Writer swright@oklahoman.com | Published: Wed, May 25, 2016

    With the final major hurdle cleared, Oklahoma's new legislation regarding the handling and treatment of concussions in high school and youth sports simply awaits the signature of Gov. Mary Fallin. Senate Bill 1164 passed its fourth and final vote in the state legislature on Tuesday when the House of Representatives voted in favor of the bill's passage 74-16. With the guidance of A.J. Griffin, R-Guthrie, in the state Senate and Dan Kirby, R-Tulsa, in the House, the bill updates the state's laws regarding treatment and management of concussions in young athletes to reflect the vast advancements in knowledge and understanding of concussions. It was formulated along with the help of Oklahoma Athletic Trainers Association

  • High school notebook: Eddie Sutton among OBCA Hall of Fame inductees

    High school notebook: Eddie Sutton among OBCA...

    By Scott Wright Staff Writer swright@oklahoman.com | Published: Mon, May 23, 2016

    Sutton, who coached eight seasons at Tulsa Central before embarking on a college career that included more than 800 victories, will be joined by Clyde Barkley, Ken Bruno, Robert Griffin and John Turney in the 2016 Hall of Fame class.

  • Big All-City basketball games Thursday in Del City

    Big All-City basketball games Thursday in Del City

    scott wright | Updated: Mon, May 23, 2016

    With several Division I recruits lined up to play, the Big All-City basketball games are set for Thursday night at Del City High School. The girls game will beginat 6:30 p.m., with the boys to follow at approximately 8. The event, sponsored by Hudiburg Toyota-Chevrolet, will include 3-point contests at halftime of each game, and a slam dunk contest for the boys.

  • High school notebook: Little All-City basketball games Wednesday

    High school notebook: Little All-City...

    By Scott Wright and Jacob Unruh | Published: Sat, May 21, 2016

    The girls game will tip off at 6:30 p.m. with the boys game to follow at approximately 8.

  • Southmoore's Casey Thompson says OU offer 'took off some pressure'

    Southmoore\'s Casey Thompson says OU offer \'took...

    By Jacob Unruh and Scott Wright Staff Writers junruh@oklahoman.com and swright@oklahoman.com | Updated: Thu, May 19, 2016

    Southmoore quarterback Casey Thompson waited for the better part of three weeks for the scholarship offer. It finally arrived late Wednesday night, and now there's a chance a family tradition could continue. Oklahoma offensive coordinator Lincoln Riley offered the dual-threat quarterback, a day after Ohio State offered. “Today's offer hasn't shocked me and I'm not into all the hype,” Thompson told The Oklahoman via text message. “From the outside looking in, you wouldn't be able to see a difference in me! I (definitely) wanted it (though) and have been waiting. Just took off some pressure.” Thompson, who is soon to be a junior, is the son of former Oklahoma quarterback Charles Thompson.

  • Prep Parade: Former PC West star Mike Cutter battling ALS; family planning benefit walk

    Prep Parade: Former PC West star Mike Cutter...

    By Scott Wright Staff Writer swright@oklahoman.com | Published: Wed, May 18, 2016

    Cutter was diagnosed with the condition, also known as Lou Gehrig’s Disease, in January.

  • Putnam City North's Micah Speight picks Southern Nazarene

    Putnam City North\'s Micah Speight picks...

    scott wright | Updated: Wed, May 18, 2016

    After leading Putnam City North to its first state tournament appearance in eight years, senior guard Micah Speight has decided to stay close to home for college. The 5-foot-9 point guard signed with Southern Nazarene in Bethany this week. Speight also had an offer from Oral Roberts, following a senior season in which he averaged 22.1 points, 4.8 assists and 4.3 rebounds. He made 92 3-pointers this past season, shooting at a 37.4 percent rate.

  • Norman North's Marcus Dickinson Jr. signs with Boise State

    Norman North\'s Marcus Dickinson Jr. signs with...

    scott wright | Updated: Wed, May 18, 2016

    Norman North shooting guard Marcus Dickinson Jr. finally landed the Division I basketball opportunity he deserved. Dickinson signed with Boise State on Wednesday. Dickinson averaged 20.7 points, 4.5 rebounds and 2.5 assists as a senior. A tough defender with a strong ability to drive to the basket, he shot 57.3 percent from the field, including a 45.4 percent mark from 3-point range.  Dickinson is the second Norman North player to sign with a D-I program this year, joining Lindy Waters III, who signed with Oklahoma State. The Timberwolves have a pair of juniors with scholarship offers as well, in 6-foot-8 forward Cameron Martin and point guard Trae Young, who is one of the top prospects in the

  • McGuinness names former OSU assistant Richie Henderson girls coach

    Jacob Unruh | Updated: Mon, May 16, 2016

    In the search for a new girls basketball coach, McGuinness turned to the collegiate level again. Former Oklahoma State women’s basketball assistant coach Richie Henderson was named the new Irish coach Monday night after spending the past year as an assistant at Florida Atlantic University. “I am ecstatic,” Henderson said in a phone interview. “I’m very excited to come back to the Midwest, to Oklahoma in particular. I have a lot to offer and wanted to be a part of prestigious school.” Henderson replaces Shawn Clark, who was not retained following the season. Clark played at Oklahoma and coach McGuinness for five seasons. Henderson is a native of Hartshorne.

  • High schools: Millwood announces coach-in-waiting successor to legendary coach Varryl Franklin

    High schools: Millwood announces...

    By Jenni Carlson Columnist jcarlson@oklahoman.com | Published: Thu, May 12, 2016

    Putnam North assistant coach Micheal Jeffries will replace Franklin whenever the legendary coach chooses to retire. Until then, Jeffries will work alongside Franklin to, as the district's statement said, "learn from a legend."

  • Stevie Clark signs with Oakland University

    Stevie Clark signs with Oakland University

    scott wright | Updated: Sun, May 8, 2016

    Former Douglass star Stevie Clark is returning to Division I basketball. Clark signed a letter of intent with Oakland University in Rochester, Mich., on Friday, following a season in which he averaged 14.1 points and 2.3 assists at Arkansas Baptist College. Clark, a two-time Oklahoman Super 5 Player of the Year at Douglass, signed with Oklahoma State out of high school, but was dismissed during his freshman season following some off-court issues. Clark will have two years of eligibility remaining. He led the NJCAA in free throw percentage this past season, shooting 91.7 percent from the line. He shot 39.3 percent from 3-point range. Oakland went 23-12 last season, with a 13-5 record in the

  • Deer Creek, Harrah seeking new boys basketball coaches

    scott wright | Updated: Sun, May 8, 2016

    Two boys basketball programs that have combined for five state tournament appearances since 2013 are now looking for new coaches. Matt Bailey has resigned at Deer Creek and is pursuing a position in Texas. He led the Antlers to the 2014 and 2015 state tournaments in Class 5A before moving up to 6A this past season. Harrah is also in the market for a new coach, following the resignation of Bryan Jennings. He stepped down but will remain a teacher at the school, with the hope that the change will allow him more time to watch his son, Collin, play at Southwestern Oklahoma State. Bryan Jennings coached the Panthers to three Class 4A state tournaments in the last four years. Harrah is currently looking for a girls

  • Prep Parade: Remembering Oklahoma's forgotten state record holders

    Prep Parade: Remembering Oklahoma\'s forgotten...

    By Scott Wright Staff Writer swright@oklahoman.com | Published: Thu, Apr 28, 2016

    Names like Larry Rose of U.S. Grant — one of the state’s greatest 1-mile runners ever — or Glen Long of Douglass, who is part of two such forgotten records, or Nina Thompson of John Marshall, who had a hand (foot?) in four of them.