• OSSAA to discuss private-school classification with member schools

    BY JACOB UNRUH | Published: Wed, Sep 10, 2014

    The meetings come on the heels of Bishop McGuinness High School filing a lawsuit this week against the OSSAA regarding Rule 14, which forces private schools to play one classification above their normal classification if they meet certain requirements.

  • Former Oklahoma City standout Allonzo Trier commits to Arizona

    Published: Sun, Aug 3, 2014

    Allonzo Trier, a former Oklahoma City-area high school star and one of the top guards in the Class of 2015, has committed to Arizona, giving the Wildcats a third five-star player for its potential powerhouse 2015 recruiting class. "My relationship with Coach [Sean] Miller and the way they recruited me was the difference," Trier told ESPN.com. "It's a family program, a players program. I just fell in love with everything." Trier has bounced around throughout his high school career. He's originally from Seattle but moved to Oklahoma City in the eighth grade. He played for the homeschool OKC Storm team as an eighth- and ninth-grader, then spent his sophomore season at Tulsa NOAH. He attended Montrose (Md.) Christian -- the alma mater of Thunder star Kevin Durant -- as a junior and is reportedly going to play for Las Vegas' Findlay Prep as a senior. Scout and ESPN both reported Trier's decision this morning. Trier already updated his Twitter page with his choice and has been re-tweeting congratulations all morning. Trier told ESPN.com that he chose the Wildcats over Washington, UCLA, Kansas and Louisville.

  • Oklahoma high school athletes signing list: Aug. 2, 2014

    Published: Sat, Aug 2, 2014

    BASEBALL Darian Abram, Tulsa Washington (Neosho) Hunter Aguirre, Westmoore (Cowley County) Jeb Bargfeldt, Owasso (Wichita St.) Garrett Benge, Yukon (Cowley County) Jordan Boyer, Deer Creek (Wichita State) Nathaniel Brantley, Putnam City North (Okla. Wesleyan) Shane Bridges, Sand Springs/Butler CC (NSU) Alex Brooks, Durant (Morthland College) Jenner Brown, Bethany (SNU) Chase Byndas, Dale (Connors St.) Caleb Caldwell, Edmond North (Tabor) Brian Canfield, Bishop McGuinness (Newman) Bryce Carter, Cascia Hall (Stanford) Jacob Chappell, Guthrie (Oklahoma State) Blake Clanton, Clinton (Western) Cruz Clark, Deer Creek (NOC-Tonkawa) Christopher

  • 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: 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: Chelsea Dungee headed to U.S. women's basketball trials

    By Jacob Unruh and Scott Wright | Published: Tue, Apr 29, 2014

    Preston sophomore Chelsea Dungee will be joined by five other players from across the state in late May at the 2014 USA Basketball Women’s U17 World Championship team trials in Colorado Springs, Colo. Dungee, who is verbally committed to Oklahoma, played on the 2013 U16 team that won the gold medal. She also led Preston to the Class 2A title in March and was a member of The Oklahoman’s Super Five. Joining her will be Tulsa Washington junior Makenzie Ellis, Edmond Memorial’s Catherine Gould, Elgin’s Jentry Holt, Edmond Santa Fe’s Aahliyah Jackson, Edmond North’s Lauren Koenig. Overall, there are 162 players competing in the skills and trials sessions from May 22-26 at the U.S. Olympic Training Center.

  • High school notebook: Midwest City wins Edmond Classic

    BY JACOB UNRUH AND SCOTT WRIGHT | Updated: Sat, Apr 26, 2014

    The Midwest City baseball team rallied to win the three-day Edmond Classic, knocking off Edmond Santa Fe 7-2 Saturday morning in the championship.

  • Oklahoma high school athletes signing list: Saturday, April 19

    Published: Sat, Apr 19, 2014

    A list of all the Oklahoma high school athletes who have signed to play college sports next year.

  • High school notebook: OSSAA looking at contract extension with State Fairgrounds

    BY JACOB UNRUH AND SCOTT WRIGHT | Published: Mon, Apr 14, 2014

    The Oklahoma Secondary School Activities Association Board of Directors will vote on a five-year contract extension with Oklahoma State Fair Park to host the state tournaments for wrestling and basketball at Wednesday’s monthly meeting. And it could come at a cost. The OSSAA said Monday that the agreement will cost more money, though the total increase likely won’t be finalized until Tuesday. This year marked the final year of the previous contract, which required the OSSAA to pay the fairgrounds 12 percent of the profits from the gate admission and $1,500 each weekend State Fair Arena was used. The OSSAA uses the arena three weekends — one for wrestling and two for basketball — totaling $4,500.

  • Oklahoma Coaches Association releases all-star basketball honorees list

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Published: Mon, Apr 14, 2014

    Here are the Oklahoma Coaches Association’s class-by-class all-star honorees: Boys Class 6A West: Torey Noel, Midwest City; Omega Harris, Putnam City West; Tripp Fuller, Westmoore; Dominique Pierre, Lawton Eisenhower, Keyshawn Perkins, Lawton Eisenhower; Kesean Brown, Midwest City; Braydon Powell, Moore; Blake Harris, Putnam City North; Dexter Dean, Edmond Santa Fe; Stephen Edwards, Putnam City West; Taylor Hicks, Edmond Memorial. East: Mitchell Solomon, Bixby; Shawn Olden, Tulsa Union; Kevin Sims, Tulsa Washington; Carson Teel, Stillwater; Steven Parker, Jenks; Nick Shoemaker, Bartlesville; Jeff Mead, Tulsa Union; Jackson Bart, Bartlesville; Tanner Gregurich, Broken Arrow; Ashton Palmer, Sand Springs; Ben

  • Super 5 Player of the Year: How OKC Storm's Chauncey Collins went from high school dropout to national homeschool player of the year

    BY SCOTT WRIGHT, Staff Writer | Published: Sun, Apr 13, 2014

    Meet Chauncey Collins, the boy who stepped off the path to a destructive life, and now has a Division I college scholarship waiting for him at TCU.

  • Meet The Oklahoman's Super 5 boys basketball first team

    BY SCOTT WRIGHT | Updated: Sat, Apr 12, 2014

    Take a closer look at the five players on the Super 5 team and their coach.