• 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

  • How Super 5 team member Shake Milton got his nickname

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

    BOYS BASKETBALL — The 6-foot-4 junior and Oklahoman Super 5 team member is silky smooth on the court, but Malik Benjamin Milton will continue to be known as Shake. Always has been. Always will be.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Pepperdine finally gives Super 5 team member Shawn Olden a chance to play Division I basketball

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

    BOYS BASKETBALL — Tulsa Union’s Shawn Olden verbally committed to Pepperdine on Thursday night after an in-home visit from the coaching staff — quite a steal for the Waves.

  • Super 5 team member and Oklahoma State signee Mitchell Solomon added outside shot to set himself apart

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

    BOYS BASKETBALL — Bixby’s Mitchell Solomon signed with the Cowboys in November, and spent the rest of his senior season showing the Cowboys that they made a good decision in pursuing him.

  • Oklahoman boys basketball and Super 5: Past winners

    Published: Sun, Apr 13, 2014

    SUPER 5 TEAMS 2014: Chauncey Collins, Oklahoma City Storm; Omega Harris, Putnam City West; Shake Milton, Owasso; Shawn Olden, Owasso; Mitchell Solomon, Bixby 2013: Stephen Clark, Douglass; Jaylen Lowe, Owasso; Shaquille Morris, Edmond Memorial; Jordan Woodard, Edmond Memorial; Seth Youngblood, Roland 2012: Stephen Clark, Douglass; James Woodard, Edmond Memorial; Juwan Parker, Tulsa Washington C.J.

  • Super 5 team member Omega Harris says he was born to play point guard

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

    BOYS BASKETBALL — After moving to Putnam City West, Omega Harris’ game only expanded as he became one of the most feared scorers in the state. He could drive to the basket seemingly at will, or knock down 3-pointers from deep.

  • High school boys basketball: Fun facts about the Super 5 from 5, 15 and 25 years ago

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

    This is the 33rd year of The Oklahoman’s Super 5 for boys basketball. Here are a few facts about the Super 5 teams from five, 15 and 25 years ago.

  • Big All-City Boys Basketball Player of the Year: Omega Harris plans to bring UTEP the point guard it needed

    BY SCOTT WRIGHT, Staff Writer | Published: Fri, Apr 11, 2014

    Though his game and his body have changed — he’s now a muscular 6-foot-3 — Putnam City West’s Omega Harris hasn’t lost the skills that made him special as a skinny freshman. And they’re going to be called on once again as he prepares for his college career at UTEP under coach Tim Floyd.

  • Big All-City boys basketball: Breaking down the first team

    BY SCOTT WRIGHT | Published: Fri, Apr 11, 2014

    Taking a closer look at the players on The Oklahoman’s Big All-City boys basketball first team.

  • Oklahoman 2013-14 Big All-City boys basketball roster

    BY SCOTT WRIGHT | Updated: Fri, Apr 11, 2014

    Find out who made The Oklahoman’s Big All-City boys basketball team, including first team, second team and honorable mentions.

  • Oklahoman 2013-14 Little All-City boys basketball roster

    Selections by Scott Wright | Updated: Thu, Apr 10, 2014

    Find out who made The Oklahoman’s Little All-City boys basketball team, including first team, second team and honorable mentions.

  • Little All-City Player of the Year: OKC Storm's Chauncey Collins sees a strong future at TCU

    BY SCOTT WRIGHT, Staff Writer | Published: Thu, Apr 10, 2014

    Collins averaged 28.3 points and 2.7 assists per game as a senior to earn The Oklahoman’s Little All-City Player of the Year honors. And now, he’s busy preparing himself for the next level.

  • Little All-City boys basketball: Breaking down the first team

    Updated: Thu, Apr 10, 2014

    Taking a closer look at the players on The Oklahoman’s Little All-City boys basketball first team.

  • Mount St. Mary coach Andy Fisher resigns

    Jacob Unruh | Published: Mon, Apr 7, 2014

    Mount St. Mary boys basketball coach Andy Fisher resigned over the weekend to pursue other opportunities, he confirmed to The Oklahoman.

  • Girls basketball: Jeff Blough steps down as Norman North coach

    By Scott Wright and Jacob Unruh | Published: Tue, Apr 1, 2014

    After back-to-back appearances at the Class 6A girls basketball state tournament, Norman North coach Jeff Blough decided it was time to step down. Blough resigned his position as the Timberwolves’ coach on Tuesday, according to the Norman Transcript. Blough told the Transcript he made the decision to step down so he could spend more time with his two young children. He will continue to teach at Norman North. Norman North will be a prime job for coaches in the market to move up. After going 19-7 this past season, the Timberwolves graduate only one starter.

  • High schools: Teammates allow Chauncey Collins to work his magic

    By Scott Wright | Published: Sun, Mar 23, 2014

    Collins scored 58 points, outplaying one of the nation’s top recruits, North Carolina signee Justin Jackson of Houston HCYA, in a 93-86 double-overtime victory in one of homeschool basketball’s biggest showdowns.

  • Oklahoma high school sports signing list: Sunday, March 23

    Published: Sat, Mar 22, 2014

    BASEBALL Hunter Aguirre, Westmoore (Cowley County) Garrett Benge, Yukon (Cowley County) Jordan Boyer, Deer Creek (Wichita State) Jenner Brown, Bethany (SNU) Caleb Caldwell, Edmond North (Tabor) Brian Canfield, Bishop McGuinness (Newman) Patton Collie, Deer Creek (Colorado School of Mines) Austin Cranford, Norman North (Connors State) Corey Cupp, Tuttle (SW Christian) Garrett Degelos, Southmoore (Coffeyville) Jake Dyer, Westmoore (Ft. Scott CC) Caleb Eldridge, Deer Creek (OSU) Brenden Fowler, Yukon (Crowder) Josh Garbrecht, Edmond North (Redlands) Aaron Garner, Edmond North (Oklahoma Wesleyan) Colton Huggard, Southmoore (Connors St.