• Tuttle board accepts football coach Philip Koons' resignation

    BY SCOTT WRIGHT, Staff Writer | Published: 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.

  • High schools: Legendary wrestling coach Virgil Milliron dies at 81

    By Trent Shadid | Published: Thu, Apr 17, 2014

    Milliron coached state championship teams in 1963 and ’64 at John Marshall, in 1966 and ’67 at U.S. Grant and in 1979 at Midwest City.While at John Marshall, Milliron coached two future Olympians in Wayne Baughman and Wayne Wells.

  • High schools: Chaz Orr is the heart of Washington's baseball team

    By Jacob Unruh | Yesterday

    Orr had successful open-heart surgery in October — his second in his young, 14-year life — and has since become an inspiration for the school’s baseball team, successfully working his way back to the field.

  • 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 schools: Basketball, wrestling tournaments to remain at Big House

    By Jacob Unruh | Published: Wed, Apr 16, 2014

    The Oklahoma Secondary School Activities Association Board of Directors approved a five-year contract extension with the fairgrounds by a 12-0 vote, continuing a long-standing high school sports tradition.

  • Oklahoma Senate passes OSSAA bill

    By Nolan Clay, Staff Writer | Published: Wed, Apr 16, 2014

    Compromise on legislation now goes back to the Oklahoma House of Representatives.

  • High schools: Former sportscaster Van Shea Iven named to OSSAA staff

    By Jacob Unruh and Scott Wright | Published: Wed, Apr 16, 2014

    The eight-plus year run of the Oklahoma High School Sports Express appears to be coming to an end, leaving a noticeable void in the high school sports scene.

  • 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.

  • OSSAA announces spring baseball state tournament sites

    Jacob Unruh | Updated: Wed, Apr 16, 2014

    Oklahoma Secondary School Activities Association assistant director Mike Whaley called it a perfect storm.

  • 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.

  • Raffle formed to help Jenni Kufahl

    Jacob Unruh | Published: Tue, Apr 15, 2014

    A raffle for a Smart Shelters storm shelter has been formed with all proceeds going to help Jenni Kufahl and her family while they receive treatment for her cancer.

  • 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 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

  • Possible reinstatement of Broken Arrow's Ken Ellett, Brad Farrow among items on OSSAA agenda

    Jacob Unruh | Published: Mon, Apr 14, 2014

    The Oklahoma Secondary School Activities Association will discuss and possibly vote on the reinstatement of Broken Arrow athletic director Ken Ellett and assistant track coach Brad Farrow at Wednesday’s board of directors meeting.

  • High school notebook: Classen's Jetta Smith makes school history

    By Jacob Unruh, Trent Shadid and Scott Wright | Published: Sun, Apr 13, 2014

    Classen SAS senior Jetta Smith became the first girls basketball player from the school to sign a National Letter of Intent on Friday, signing with Colby Community College (Kan.).

  • High schools: On tap this week on the prep scene

    From Staff Reports | Published: Sun, Apr 13, 2014

    What’s on tap Here are some high school events to watch in the Oklahoma City metro area this week: Soccer Northwest Classen at Piedmont When: 5:30 p.m. Tuesday Where: Piedmont High School The story: Two crucial district battles, starting with the girls match, where Piedmont (7-2 overall, 4-0 district) hopes to stay in command of District 5A-2 with a tough schedule remaining. In the nightcap, the fourth-ranked Northwest Classen boys are looking for their sixth straight win, but Piedmont could move into the district lead with an upset.