• 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.

  • 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 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.

  • Alva's Jaden Hobbs commits to Oklahoma State

    Jacob Unruh | Updated: Wed, May 14, 2014

    ALVA — Alva sophomore guard Jaden Hobbs didn’t have a scholarship offer in March.

  • Norman North names Mount St. Mary's Rory Hamilton girls basketball coach

    Jacob Unruh | Published: Tue, May 6, 2014

    Mount St. Mary’s most successful girls basketball coach Rory Hamilton is moving on.

  • Putnam City North promotes Rod Richardson to head football coach

    By Scott Wright and Jacob Unruh | Published: Fri, May 2, 2014

    PC North promotes Richardson Rod Richardson was named Putnam City North’s new head football coach on Friday, succeeding his former boss, Bob Wilson, who retired from coaching last month. Richardson has been on the PC North football staff for the last decade, and has been the school’s head baseball coach for the last five years. He will relinquish his baseball duties at the end of the season, having won more than 100 games with two trips to the state tournament. Richardson was the Panthers’ receivers coach, then became the offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach last season. “I’ve been lucky to learn under some of the best coaches our state has ever had,” Richardson said.

  • 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.

  • Preston's Chelsea Dungee among Oklahomans in Team USA U17 trials

    Jacob Unruh | 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.

  • High school notebook: Mustang teams strong at Southmoore tennis tournament

    By Scott Wright and Jacob Unruh | Published: Fri, Apr 25, 2014

    Mustang nearly pulled off a sweep of the team titles at the Southmoore tennis tournament Thursday at Oklahoma City Tennis Center. But the Broncos had to settle for a first-place tie with Ponca City in boys action, despite reaching every finals match in singles and doubles.

  • Newcastle's Sara Hamilton signs with Seminole State

    Jacob Unruh | Published: Fri, Apr 25, 2014

    Newcastle senior guard Sara Hamilton signed with Seminole State recently, making good on words from her late brother.

  • 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.

  • Shawnee's McKenzie Cooper to sign with Oklahoma Baptist

    Jacob Unruh | Published: Mon, Apr 14, 2014

    Shawnee senior guard/forward McKenzie Cooper isn’t sure how her older sister Taylor is able to live so far from home in College Station, Texas, while playing at Texas A&M.

  • 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