• Lawton's Jalin Barnett gets chance to face nation's No. 1 player

    Published: Wed, Dec 24, 2014

    ESPN listed some key matchups to watch for in the 2015 Under Armour All-America Game, and one of them has Lawton offensive lineman Jalin Barnett going up against one of the best defensive linemen in the nation. ESPN has Barnett, an Oklahoman All-State selection, ranked as the No. 1 offensive gurad prospect in the Class of 2015. He's playing for Team Black at the All-American Game, where he'll get to face off against defensive lineman Terry Beckner Jr. of East Saint Louis, Ill. Beckner (6-foot-4, 298 pounds) is rated as the  No. 1 player in the nation by ESPN.com. Barnett is ranked 43rd overall. From ESPN.com (Insider content): "With Barnett's size and strength, it is tough to bull-rush the big man who flashes ability to sink and reset well. It is no easy task to work around Barnett either once he gets locked on, as he can maintain a good base and displays the short-area lateral agility to mirror rushers. This is a matchup in the heart of the trenches that should result in some great battles." You can watch Barnett and Casady offensive lineman Josh Wariboko-Alali in the Under Armour All-America Game on Jan. 2 at 3 p.m. on ESPN.

  • Westmoore's Dahu Green decommits from Louisville

    Scott Wright | Published: Tue, Dec 23, 2014

    One of the state’s top senior football recruits is back on the market. Westmoore receiver Dahu Green announced on Twitter Tuesday evening that he has decommitted from Louisville, but is still strongly considering the Cardinals among his options. Green, who was announced Monday as a first-team All-State selection by The Oklahoman, has more than a […]

  • Casady's Josh Wariboko-Alali narrows recruiting list to final three

    Jacob Unruh | Published: Tue, Dec 23, 2014

    Casady offensive lineman Josh Wariboko-Alali has made it known for quite some time he will announced his verbal commitment at next week’s Under Armour All-America Game, and late Monday he began narrowing down the options. He announced via Twitter his final three choices are Oklahoma, UCLA and Ohio State. Wariboko-Alali was verbally committed to the […]

  • Oklahoma high school athletes signing list: Dec. 23, 2014

    Published: Tue, Dec 23, 2014

    BASEBALL Blake Brewster, Moore (OU) Chase Burgess, Jenks (NEO) Joel Davis, Midwest City/Seminole St. (Texas A&M) Jonathan Davis, Edmond North (Ark.-Little Rock) Aiden Doherty, Deer Creek (NSU) Jackson Goddard, Holland Hall (Kansas) Dylan Grove, Moore (OU) Thomas Hughes, Norman North (OU) Barrett Loseke, Jenks (Arkansas) Trevor McCutchin, Owasso (ORU) Josh McMinn, SW Covenant/Union City (ORU) Zach Parish, Sequoyah-Tahlequah (NSU) Lane Paul, Tuttle/Murray St.

  • Former Bishop McGuinness star Daniel Orton involved in Chinese basketball league brawl

    Updated: Tue, Dec 23, 2014

    Daniel Orton, a former standout at Bishop McGuinness and a one-time five-star recruit at Kentucky, is making news in China for all the wrong reasons. Orton, playing with the Sichuan Blue Whales in the Chinese Basketball Association, got into a brawl during a game vs. Tianjin. Orton spent time on the Oklahoma City Thunder's summer league team earlier this year.

  • High school basketball: Tournament run should pay off for Putnam City West boys

    BY SCOTT WRIGHT, Staff Writer | Published: Mon, Dec 22, 2014

    PC West was the runner-up at the Tarkanian Classic in Las Vegas, falling to Redondo (Calif.) Union in Saturday’s finals. But the Patriots’ run to the title game of one of the nation’s elite high school basketball tournaments is going to pay off over the next three months.

  • A look back at the best of the 2014 Oklahoma high school football season

    BY SCOTT WRIGHT, JACOB UNRUH AND TRENT SHADID | Published: Sun, Dec 21, 2014

    Here’s a look at what our staff considers some of the top games, moments and surprises of the 2014 season.

  • Oklahoman All-State, All-City teams to be announced online Monday

    From Staff Reports | Published: Sun, Dec 21, 2014

    The first-team selections for All-State and both All-City teams will debut online Monday on NewsOK.com at 9 a.m., noon and 3 p.m.

  • High school basketball and wrestling score: Saturday, Dec. 20

    Updated: Sat, Dec 20, 2014

    High School Boys City Area Cashion 56, Tonkawa 52 Tournament Jerry Tarkanian Classic At Las Vegas Renondo Union (Calif.) 66, Putnam West 51, champ Girls State Oklahoma Union 49, Quapaw 28 Wrestling Norman Invitational Team Scores 1. Norman 236; 2. Mustang 156.5; 3. Edmond Santa Fe 142; 4. Moore 132; 5. Edmond Memorial 131; 6. Durant 105; 7. St. Marks 90; 8. Little Axe 79.5; 9. Bishop Kelley 70; 10. Bridge Creek 28.5 Duals 106: Lupon, Mustang, dec. Hall, Moore, 12-8; 113: Kovelda, Norman, pinned Parsons, Durant, 1:49; 120: Shanks, EM, pinned, Jon Suter, Norman, 3:57; 126: Josh Suter, Norman, dec. Stansfield, Norman, 7-6 Norman; 132:

  • Weatherford's D.J. Kurtenbach helping out community through Cleats for Kids, 4-H project

    BY SCOTT WRIGHT, Staff Writer | Published: Sat, Dec 20, 2014

    For the last six years now, D.J. Kurtenbach has been heavily involved in Oklahoma Cleats for Kids, gathering used shoes and other athletic gear for children who need them. But this year, Kurtenbach — the son of Weatherford football coach Dan Kurtenbach — has taken his philanthropic efforts to a new level as part of a 4-H project.

  • High school basketball scores: Friday, Dec. 19

    Updated: Sat, Dec 20, 2014

    Friday’s Results Boys City Area Blanchard 53, Bridge Creek 41 Byng 62, Douglass 61 Carl Albert 74, El Reno 71 Casady 53, Community Chr. 44 Chr. Heritage 52, Dale 45 Davenport 86, Agra 65 Deer Creek 59, Edmond North 49 Destiny Christian 90, Lawton Christian 37 Harrah 74, McLoud 30 Lawton 55, Choctaw 41 Lawton Ike 74, Midwest City 68 Lindsay 38, Washington 33 Marlow 62, Little Axe 50 Meeker 65, Chandler 45 Mount St.

  • Class 3A state football championship: Heritage Hall thumps Cushing for gold ball

    By Jacob Unruh | Published: Fri, Dec 19, 2014

    Heritage Hall coach Andy Bogert leaves coaching as a state champion after a 37-14 victory.

  • Class 3A football championship notebook: Heritage Hall's Andy Bogert goes out with gold ball

    By Scott Wright | Published: Fri, Dec 19, 2014

    The state title was the final game of Bogert’s coaching career, after his preseason announcement that he would step down when the season completed. His son, Brett Bogert, served as co-head coach and will take over the program for next season.

  • Live Coverage: Class 3A state championship, Heritage Hall vs. Cushing

    Updated: Fri, Dec 19, 2014

    The Oklahoman's Jacob Unruh, Scott Wright and others provide coverage of Friday's Class 3A title game.

  • High school wrestling scores: Thursday, Dec. 18

    Updated: Fri, Dec 19, 2014

    Thursday’s Results High School City Area Del City 60, Guthrie 23 Anadarko 39, Douglass 12 Chandler 38, Pawnee 33 Madill 57, Newcastle 11 State Anadarko 37, Marlow 36 Barnsdall 48, Newkirk 15 Comanche 38, Duncan 29 Jay 42, Seq. Tahlequah 39 Pryor 49, Vinita 30 Seq. Tahlequah 59, Salina 6 Thursday’s Duals DEL CITY 60 GUTHRIE 23 195: Rogers, DC, pinned Rabieh, Guthrie, 0:22; 220: Daniels, DC, pinned Perez, Guthrie, 0:43; 285: Wilcox, Guthrie, pinned Watson, DC, 1:58; 106: Musil, Guthrie, by forfeit; 113: Baker, Guthrie, tech.

  • High school basketball scores: Thursday, Dec. 18

    Updated: Fri, Dec 19, 2014

    City Area Calumet 84, Geary 43 Davenport 65, Oilton 32 Destiny Christian 65, Santa Fe South 39 Hennessey 79, Dover 57 Jones 56, Stroud 39 SW Covenant 57, Okarche 47 Wayne 77, Wilson 71 State Adair 59, Kansas 47 Berryhill 67, Oologah 45 Bristow 58, Glenpool 43 Chelsea 58, Foyil 37 Collinsville 62, Skiatook 49 Coweta 65, Wagoner 30 Dewar 45, Liberty 36 Fort Cobb-Broxton 55, Apache 30 Gracemont 72, Cement 29 Hartshorne 72, Canadian 67, OT Howe 62, Smithville 32 Kiefer 86, Weleetka 50 Kinta 66, Midway 44 Leflore 105, Bokoshe 43 Lookeba-Sickles 69, Mt.

  • NCAA Volleyball Championships: Micha Hancock makes impact in semifinal match for Penn State

    By Jenni Carlson | Published: Thu, Dec 18, 2014

    Penn State standout and Edmond Memorial alum Micha Hancock wasn’t the offensive star or the defensive stalwart in a 3-1 victory against Stanford. But as always, the attack-minded setter impacted every part of the national semifinal match. Saturday, she and her Penn State teammates will play for their second consecutive national title. How did you handle the emotions of playing such a big match back at home? “It was emotional for me to even see, like, our send-off. Our band, they came out. It was like, ‘What am I doing? I have a semifinal match.’ I was like, ‘No more of this crybaby crap. I’m going to zone in, and I’m going to play hard for my team.’” Your big serve started off great in the first set,

  • The Oklahoman's Class 3A state championship pick

    Published: Thu, Dec 18, 2014

    Scott Wright provides his prediction for the state’s final high shcool football game of the 2014 season: Heritage Hall vs. Cushing.

  • Class 3A state championship preview: No. 10 Cushing vs. No. 2 Heritage Hall

    BY JACOB UNRUH | Published: Thu, Dec 18, 2014

    It’s the final game for coach Andy Bogert, and the Chargers want nothing more than to end his storied career with another gold ball. That just means winning a rematch against an improved team they already routed, which is not an ideal scenario for Bogert.

  • Friday Night Lights: Heritage Hall's Joe Wheeler had a vision quest

    By Jacob Unruh | Published: Thu, Dec 18, 2014

    “My dream growing up was to be one of the varsity players out on the field,” Wheeler said. “That was my dream playing football on the sidelines during halftime. To actually score again, it felt awesome.”