• 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: Football championship sites up in the air

    By Jacob Unruh and Scott Wright | Published: Sat, Apr 19, 2014

    The 11-man state football championships are no longer guaranteed to be played in Stillwater at Oklahoma State’s Boone Pickens Stadium. The Oklahoma Secondary School Activities Association announced at Wednesday’s board of directors meeting that the five-year agreement with OSU has expired and the university does not want to commit to hosting each game. “They’ve been a great partner, they have bent over backwards for us during this time and it’s been a good relationship,” OSSAA executive director Ed Sheakley said. “If we can play a game or two there, we’ll certainly consider it.

  • Tuttle board accepts football coach Philip Koons' resignation

    BY SCOTT WRIGHT, Staff Writer | Updated: Fri, Apr 18, 2014

    About 50 people crowded into the Tuttle administration building, many of them in support of Philip Koons, who won 205 games and two state championships in 21 years at Tuttle.

  • High school football: Tuttle board to hold special meeting regarding Philip Koons' resignation

    By Scott Wright | Published: Thu, Apr 17, 2014

    The Tuttle board of education will hold a special meeting at 6 p.m. Friday to discuss the resignation of football coach Philip Koons.

  • Oklahoma football: Casady offensive guard Josh Wariboko-Alali has decommitted from the Sooners

    By Ryan Aber | Published: Wed, Apr 16, 2014

    NORMAN — After being committed to Oklahoma for nearly a year, Casady offensive guard Josh Wariboko-Alali has decommitted from the Sooners. Wariboko-Alali’s decommitment was first reported by Rivals.com, and he subsequently confirmed the report. Wariboko-Alali (6-foot-3, 310 pounds) had been committed to the Sooners since late June. His younger brother, Max, a 2016 recruit, picked up his first Division I offer earlier in the week when Louisville became the first to offer the defensive back. Rivals reported that Wariboko-Alali called Sooners offensive line coach Bill Bedenbaugh nearly a week ago to inform him of his decision. Wariboko-Alali said the Sooners remained in consideration.

  • High school sports: Concussion bill voted down in Oklahoma House

    BY SCOTT WRIGHT, Staff Writer | Published: Wed, Apr 16, 2014

    A bill to reform concussion management and treatment at the high school and youth sports levels was defeated by the state House of Representatives on Tuesday, despite earlier passing through the state Senate with ease and gaining headway in a House committee. Senate Bill 1790 was voted down on the House floor by a count of 45-39. It had previously cleared the House’s Common Education Committee by a vote of 16-1. The bill was researched and written by a group led by Lauren Long, co-founder of Concussion Connection, and UCO Athletic Training Program Director Jeff McKibben.

  • Tuttle football coach resigns; Former players offer support

    BY SCOTT WRIGHT | Updated: Wed, Apr 16, 2014

    Longtime Tuttle coach resigned on Monday with 205 wins and two state titles on his resume.

  • Prep notebook: Midwest City DB Will Sunderland gets scholarship offer from Ohio State

    BY SCOTT WRIGHT AND JACOB UNRUH, Staff Writers | Published: Tue, Apr 15, 2014

    A couple of highly regarded prospects on The Oklahoman’s Super 30 recruit rankings picked up big college offers on Tuesday. Midwest City defensive back Will Sunderland, 6-foot-3, 195 pounds, added Ohio State to his growing list of offers that already includes Oklahoma, Oklahoma State, Kansas State and Tulsa. Sunderland, No. 4 on the Super 30, has been a star on the offseason circuit of camps and combines, being named the top defensive back at a Rivals camp in Dallas last month. Ringling offensive lineman Riley Daniel, No. 12 on the Super 30, received an offer from Tulsa on Tuesday during a visit to the campus. The 6-foot-6, 310-pound Daniel also has a North Texas offer.

  • Son says Tuttle's Philip Koons has resigned

    Scott Wright | Published: Mon, Apr 14, 2014

    Longtime Tuttle football coach Philip Koons appears to be on his way out.

  • High schools: Bob Wilson resigns as Putnam North football coach

    By Scott Wright | Published: Wed, Apr 9, 2014

    Wilson has spent 22 years as the Panthers’ head coach. He will remain at the Class 6A school as athletic director.

  • NFL receiver Wes Welker expecting big things from Denver Broncos — and Oklahoma City Thunder

    By Trent Shadid, Staff Writer | Published: Sat, Apr 5, 2014

    The former Heritage Hall standout was in Oklahoma City on Saturday hosting a youth football camp at Douglass High School.

  • High school notebook: U.S. Grant hires Matt Lane as new football coach

    By Scott Wright and Jacob Unruh | Updated: Fri, Apr 4, 2014

    The U.S. Grant football team will begin its four-year independence with a young new coach with hopes of rejuvenating the program.

  • High school notebook: Former NFL players to lead anti-drug discussion in Yukon

    By Scott Wright, Jacob Unruh and Trent Shadid | Updated: Thu, Apr 3, 2014

    The panel will be led by former Oklahoma Sooner standout Jim Riley, who played for the undefeated 1972 Miami Dolphins. He will be joined by five other former NFL players from the state.

  • Oklahoma football Q&A: Eric Striker having fun with his new pass coverage responsibilities

    BY JASON KERSEY | Published: Sun, Mar 23, 2014

    Eric Striker is practicing in the nickelback spot along with sophomore Ahmad Thomas while returning starter Julian Wilson recovers from shoulder surgery this spring.

  • 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.

  • Allen's $60M high school football stadium may need partial teardown

    Published: Wed, Mar 12, 2014

    Fixing structural problems at Allen (Texas) Eagle stadium may require demolishing major components — possibly in areas that include the athletic field, a preliminary forensics report says. The report found that cracks at the stadium may be caused by poor concrete work and improper structural design of reinforcing steel. “The cracking has decreased the service life of the structure and potentially decreased its structural capacity,” the report from Nelson Forensics said. Last month, safety concerns led Allen school district officials to close the stadium, which opened less than two years ago.

  • High school notebook: Edmond Memorial basketball coach Shane Cowherd honored by USA Today

    By Scott Wright and Jacob Unruh | Published: Wed, Mar 12, 2014

    Through three rounds of voting, Cowherd received more votes than any coach in the country to advance through the regional and final rounds. He received nearly three million votes in all. USA Today came to Edmond Memorial on Wednesday to honor Cowherd and present a check of $2,000 to the school’s athletic department.

  • High school notebook: New Westmoore coach Adam Gaylor ready for opportunity

    By Scott Wright, Jacob Unruh and Trent Shadid | Published: Tue, Mar 11, 2014

    As the defensive coordinator at Broken Arrow, Adam Gaylor saw a lot of talent at Westmoore the past two seasons. So when former Westmoore coach Billy Langford resigned following this season, Gaylor couldn’t pass up the opportunity to become the Jaguars’ coach. On Monday, he was officially approved by the Moore Schools Board of Directors as head coach. “After the job came open and I made my initial inquiries, you couldn’t not do it in my position,” Gaylor said. “Definitely one of the premier jobs in all of the state, not just on the west side.” Gaylor, a Wagoner native, spent the past seven seasons at Broken Arrow, six of which he was the defensive coordinator.

  • Westmoore expected to name Adam Gaylor football coach

    Jacob Unruh | Updated: Fri, Mar 7, 2014

    Westmoore will hire former Broken Arrow defensive coordinator Adam Gaylor next week as its head football coach, pending board approval at Monday’s district school board meeting.

  • Oklahoma State football: Norman North’s John Kolar feels comfortable with commitment

    BY JACOB UNRUH | Published: Wed, Mar 5, 2014

    NORMAN — It’s been quite the whirlwind for Norman North quarterback John Kolar since Oct. 4. He’s gone from a wide receiver to starting quarterback and now to an Oklahoma State commitment, capping a crazy period for the 6-foot-4 passer. “It’s been unbelievable, to be honest,” Kolar said. “I’m just thankful the way everything has happened.” Kolar announced his commitment to the Cowboys on his Twitter page Wednesday morning, becoming the first verbal commitment for OSU in the 2015 recruiting class. “Just committed to play football at Oklahoma State University. Excited for the opportunities ahead,” the Scout.com three-star recruit tweeted. Kolar said the Cowboys’ current quarterback