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May 3, 2016
Buntin, who often drove car No. 37, came from a family of competitive racers, including his father Joe Buntin.
Tributes: Local race car driver Dustin Buntin dies at age 36
By Scott Munn | May 3, 2016A farewell to people with Oklahoma ties who enjoyed the game day experience: *Dustin Buntin, 36, of Wheatland was a longtime race car driver who ran at dirt tracks all over Oklahoma. Buntin, who often drove car No. 37, came from a family of competitive racers, including his father Joe Buntin. Dustin raced various types of cars since age 11. His most recent venture was in mini sprints. *Dick Wilkins of Oklahoma City died three days shy of his 82nd birthday. Wilkins was star halfback at Duncan High School in the early 1950s. He was an Oklahoman All-Stater and a prep All-American after running for a school-record 1,799 yards and 27 touchdowns. Wilkins also kicked 33 extra points. Although Wilkins' rushing record was broken in 1996, his 195 points in a season remains a Duncan record. He went on to play at Notre Dame. The career architect was inducted into the Duncan Athletic Hall of Fame in 2012. *Harry Perkowski, 93, of Beckley, W.Va., played professional baseball for several years in the Cincinnati Reds and Chicago Cubs organizations. He played the 1948 season with the Tulsa Oilers, then affiliated with the Reds. The left-handed pitcher had a stellar summer, finishing 22-10 with a 2.98 earned-run average. He returned to Tulsa in 1956 — at the tail end of his career — and finished 4-2 with a 3.38 ERA. A World War II veteran who served in both the Pacific and Atlantic. Worked in law enforcement after baseball. *Carl Martin, 93, of Broken Arrow. The Broken Arrow High School graduate had a passion for baseball. He played it. He coached it. Martin even founded the Broken Arrow Youth Baseball Program. The World War II veteran was a retired postmaster. *Joe Humfleet, 70, of Noble played football at Crooked Oak High School and the University of Tulsa. Humfleet's top memories of playing college football included a game against the Houston Cougars in the Astrodome and competing against Mean Joe Green of North Texas State. After his playing days, he went into coaching and made stops at Crooked Oak, Anadarko, Newcastle, McLoud, Noble and Oklahoma Christian Academy high schools. *George Saffa Jr., 68, of Tulsa was a pharmacist by trade. As a young man, he was involved in various athletics. He was a member of the first cross country team in Tulsa Bishop Kelley High School history. *Joey Clarkson, 25, of Midwest City. He was a dedicated body builder. Liked to watch OU football and Thunder basketball with his father and brothers. *Wes Clevenger, 56, of Tulsa. He was an All-State wrestler at Tulsa Hale High School. He went on to compete at Claremore Junior College, and then stayed involved in the sport by coaching elementary programs in the Tulsa area. Clevenger was also a longtime wrestling official. *Bryce Phillips, 5, of Owasso was a ballplayer. He enjoyed playing basketball, football, soccer and baseball. Bryce loved to run, too. He was given a medal for being a member of the 25-mile club at Catalayah Elementary. *Mike Turk, 65, of Stillwater was a retired principal. Before getting into administration, he was a basketball or baseball coach at Beggs, Keifer and Sperry. Turk returned to his alma mater, Collinsville High School, where he served as athletic director. He was a multisport athlete as a high schooler. *Mike Smith, 63, of Altus. Known by friends as "Smitty," he was an excellent marksman who competed in trap shooting. A member of the Oklahoma Trap Shooting Hall of Fame. Also liked bowling. *Bo McBride, 88, of Lawton played basketball and baseball at Alfalfa High School. *Bud McDaniel, 70, of Norman. A state champion wrestler for Norman High School. He was a member of the Oklahoma wrestling team, before joining the Army. While in the service, McDaniel was an alternate for the Army team that participated in the 1970 World Games in Edmonton. The Vietnam veteran would spend more than 40 years in an industrial business that supplied ball bearings, and gear boxes.
Apr 21, 2016
Putnam City stayed within the family to fill one of the voids left by A.D. Burtschi's retirement. PC boys soccer coach Eddie Wright was promoted to the position of athletic director, the school district announced Thursday. “It's a dream come true to be named as the athletic director at a place that I have called home for so long,” Wright said. “I appreciate the confidence administrators have...
Putnam City soccer coach Eddie Wright named school's athletic director
By Scott Wright and Jacob Unruh | Apr 21, 2016Putnam City stayed within the family to fill one of the voids left by A.D. Burtschi's retirement. PC boys soccer coach Eddie Wright was promoted to the position of athletic director, the school district announced Thursday. “It's a dream come true to be named as the athletic director at a place that I have called home for so long,” Wright said. “I appreciate the confidence administrators have shown in me. I look forward to maintaining and enhancing our commitment to our student-athletes and pushing along with other coaches toward excellence in everything that we do.” Wright will remain in his role as soccer coach, leading a program that has seen participation numbers nearly triple since he took over. Wright was a football and soccer player at Putnam City, graduating in 1999. The school's boys basketball coaching vacancy hasn't been filled. FOUR CHOSEN FOR OKLAHOMA OFFICIALS HALL OF FAME The Oklahoma Officials Association announced four new inductees for its Hall of Fame this summer, including a basketball official from the final girls 6-on-6 basketball game in state history. The inductees include Phil Anderson of Lawton, Tom Clayton of Muskogee, Jerry Smith of Yuma, Ariz., and Paul Wilson of Norman. They will be inducted at 9:30 a.m. Saturday, July 23 during the OOA Summer Conference at Westmoore High School. Each member selected was chosen by the OOA Executive Board. Anderson officiated the final 6-on-6 game, a 63-37 win by Stigler over Meeker in the 1995 state tournament. Anderson worked 17 state championship games in his career. Clayton officiated football, basketball, baseball and fastpitch softball for 37 years. He also started and led several local officials groups in Okmulgee and Tulsa. Smith is a native of Red Oak who officiated football, basketball and baseball for 35 years. He's trained more than 150 officials in southeastern Oklahoma currently working with the OSSAA. Wilson is already a member of the ASA Hall of Fame as an umpire. He served on the National Association of Sports Official Board in 1989 and officiated both college basketball and college softball. NOBLE SEEKING NEW BOYS BASKETBALL COACH Noble boys basketball coach Brian Sexton has stepped down after three seasons. Sexton took over the Bears for the 2013-14 season, winning seven games each of his first two years. He led them to a 17-10 record this past season, losing in the Class 5A area consolation game. MCDOWELL, MCKAUFMAN, ROBERTS TAKE ALL-CITY CONFERENCE HONORS Each coming off impressive seasons, Southeast's Dashawn McDowell and Douglass' Patrick McKaufman were named Co-Players of the Year in the All-City Athletic Conference. McDowell averaged 30.1 points per game as a senior while leading Southeast to the Class 5A state tournament. Also a senior, McKafuman averaged over 20 per game in helping Douglass to its sixth 4A title in the last seven years. On the girls side, Classen SAS junior standout Taylor Roberts was named the Player of the Year after posting nearly 30 points per game. Here are the full All-Conference rosters: BOYS Co-Players of the Year: Dashawn McDowell, Southeast; Patrick McKaufman, Douglass First team: Marquis Edwards, Northeast; Coryon Mason, Douglass; Ron Walker, Southeast; Patrick Atkins, Centennial; Brandon Kelley, Star Spencer Second team: Morris Wilson, Northwest Classen; Mekail Hall, John Marshall; Ruben Lasarge, Douglass; Damion Thornton, U.S. Grant; Clevanta Lee, Star Spencer Third team: Dea'Zhon Perkins, Capitol Hill; Richard Gray, Northeast; Deandre Knight, John Marshall; Clifford Harrison, Star Spencer; Keith Krouser, Centennial Honorable mention Capitol Hill: Keontre Lockhart; Centennial: Marcus Alexander, Quinton Johnson, Floyd Marshall, Devion Lacour, Derrick Coleman, Des'mond Cooper; Classen SAS: Miles King; Douglass: Treijon Edwards, Delmon Mask; John Marshall: C.J. Smith, Maleke Hall; Millwood: Michelby Davis; Northeast: Armoni Norton, Corey Harrison, Lincoln Seward; Northwest Classen: Jaquan Grant; Southeast: Chris Johnson, Malik Swain; Star Spencer: Jermaine Smith, Latarryus Smith, Mikael Hobby; U.S. Grant: Keith Prather. GIRLS Coach of the Year: Malcolm Roberts, Classen SAS Player of the Year: Taylor Roberts, Classen SAS Newcomer of the Year: Honesty Norton, Northeast First team: Shatoya Bryson, Star Spencer; Awreona Ranson, Millwood; Jeanna Dixon, Centennial; Kennedy Williams, Classen SAS; Adrianna Braxton, Northwest Classen Second team: Princess Williams, Douglass; Jaila Jordan, Millwood; Breanna Burnett, Centennial; Marshay Walker, John Marshall; Victoria Vickers, Classen SAS; Honesty Norton, Northeast Third team: Taliya Farry, Star Spencer; Nykiah Hines, Millwood; Azalariah Jones, Northwest Classen; Jasmine Richey, Douglass; Taliyah Wallace, Southeast Honorable mention Capitol Hill: Jhavonna Miller; Centennial: Dai-Quana Echo-Hawk; John Marshall: Myka Mullin, Joanae Vann; Northeast: Tashiana Easley, Lau-Ryn Moore; Northwest Classen: Meshiale Johnson; Southeast: D'Angela Hunter, Treasure Gordon; Star Spencer: Desiree Stephens; U.S. Grant: Brittany Hamilton.
Apr 19, 2016
Here is a complete look at The Oklahoman's 2015-16 Super 5 and All-State rosters: --------------- SUPER 5 Player, School — Ht. — Pos. — Cl. — Pts. Kristian Doolittle, Edmond Memorial — 6-7 — F — Sr. — 24.0 Tre Evans, Edmond North — 6-2 — G — Sr. — 19.6 Jakolby Long, Mustang — 6-5 — G — Sr. — 24.6 Dashawn McDowell, Southeast — 6-5 — G — Sr — 30.1 Trae Young, Norman North — 6-2 — G — Jr. — 33.6...
High school basketball: The Oklahoman’s Super 5 and All-State rosters
By Scott Wright, Staff Writer, firstname.lastname@example.org | Apr 19, 2016Here is a complete look at The Oklahoman's 2015-16 Super 5 and All-State rosters: --------------- SUPER 5 Player, School — Ht. — Pos. — Cl. — Pts. Kristian Doolittle, Edmond Memorial — 6-7 — F — Sr. — 24.0 Tre Evans, Edmond North — 6-2 — G — Sr. — 19.6 Jakolby Long, Mustang — 6-5 — G — Sr. — 24.6 Dashawn McDowell, Southeast — 6-5 — G — Sr — 30.1 Trae Young, Norman North — 6-2 — G — Jr. — 33.6 Player of the Year: Trae Young, Norman North Coach of the Year: Lenny Bert, Putnam City West --------------- ALL-STATE SECOND TEAM Player, School — Ht. — Pos. — Cl. — Pts. Mason Harrell, Carl Albert — 5-8 — G — So. — 25.0 Marquis Johnson, Putnam City West — 5-9 — G — Sr. — 24.1 Elijah Landrum, Tulsa Central — 6-0 — G — Jr. — 28.1 Brady Manek, Harrah — 6-9 — F — Jr. — 18.8 Micah Speight, Putnam City — North — 5-9 — G — Sr. — 22.1 --------------- ALL-STATE THIRD TEAM Player, School — Ht. — Pos. — Cl. — Pts. Marcus Dickinson Jr., Norman North — 6-1 — G — Sr. — 20.7 Cameron Hines, Fort Cobb-Broxton — 5-10 — G — Jr. — 16.7 Kellen Manek, Harrah — 6-7 — F — Sr. — 17.2 Patrick McKaufman, Douglass — 6-7 — F — Sr. — 20.6 Caleb Nero, Tulsa Memorial — 6-1 — G — Jr. — 21.7 --------------- CLASS 6A First team Player, School — Ht. — Pos. — Cl. — Pts. Kristian Doolittle, Edmond Memorial — 6-7 — F — Sr. — 24.0 Tre Evans, Edmond North — 6-2 — G — Sr. — 19.6 Marquis Johnson, Putnam City West — 5-9 — G — Sr. — 24.1 Jakolby Long, Mustang — 6-5 — G — Sr. — 24.6 Trae Young, Norman North — 6-2 — G — Jr. — 33.6 Honorable mention Bixby: Parker Jennings, Sr. (17.5); Deer Creek: Elyjah Clark, Sr. (24.5); Edmond Memorial: Marlik Depp, Jr. (14.1); Edmond North: Tyson Anderson, Sr. (10.0), Harrison Stoddart, Jr. (10.5), Marques Wilson, Jr. (15.1); Edmond Santa Fe: Conner Johnson, Sr. (11), Tyler Williams, Sr. (14); Jenks: T.J. Washington, Sr. (14.5); Midwest City: Richard Anderson, Sr. (11.4), Keyshawn Embery, So., (21.0),; Muskogee: Tavian Davis, Sr. (14); Mustang: York Benjamin, Sr. (11.8), Curtis Haywood II, Sr. (22.2); Norman North: Marcus Dickinson, Sr. (20.7), Cameron Martin, Jr. (12.7); Owasso: Kinzer Lambert, Sr. (21.4); Ponca City: Conner Larson, Sr. (18.8); Putnam City: Braden Hudson, Sr. (14.6), Grason Wright, Sr. (15.8); Putnam City North: Micah Speight, Sr. (22.1); Putnam City West: Gerren Jackson, Jr. (12.1), Isaac Leggins, Sr. (14.1); Sand Springs: Brooks Haddock, So. (16.0); Sapulpa: Keenan Balance, Jr. (16.5); Southmoore: Dayne Taylor, Jr. (12.7), Quian Williams, Jr. (11.6); Tulsa Union: Ethan Chargois, Jr. (15.5); Tulsa Washington: Tariq Bitson, Sr. (13.5); Westmoore: Dakota Foster, Sr. (11.2), Kody Gilliland, Jr. (10.4). --------------- CLASS 5A First team Player, School — Ht. — Pos. — Cl. — Pts. Mason Harrell, Carl Albert — 5-8 — G — So. — 25.0 Dashawn McDowell, Southeast — 6-5 — G — Sr. — 30.1 Caleb Nero, Tulsa Memorial — 6-1 — G — Jr. — 21.7 Darius Roy, Lawton Eisenhower — 6-2 — G — Sr. — 21.3 Christian Wassana, El Reno — 6-3 — G — Sr. — 19.4 Honorable mention Ardmore: Marvin Johnson, Jr. (22.2); Carl Albert: Trey Hopkins, So. (20.3), Quavon Pearson, Sr. (7.3); Claremore: Jeffrey Oxford, Jr. (15.9); Coweta: Jake Ross, Sr. (14.2); Del City: Neko Gordon, Sr. (14.4); Duncan: Collin Klingensmith, Sr. (13); El Reno: Callen Haydon, Jr. (23.6); Guthrie: J.D. Honeycutt, Sr. (11.7); Lawton Eisenhower: R.J. Fisher, So. (10.1); McAlester: Todd Dawkins, Sr. (24.2); McGuinness: Mason Webb, Jr. (19.6); Noble: Jalal Gondal, Sr. (15.4); Northwest Classen: Jayquan Grant, Sr. (11.3); Piedmont: Adokiye Iyaye, So.; Pryor: Zaph Bobb, Sr. (15.2); Shawnee: Coby Barham, Sr. (12.0); Skiatook: Jake Surritte, Sr. (22.0); Southeast: Ron Walker, Jr. (18.3); Tulsa East Central: Burke Putnam, Jr. (21.0); Tulsa Edison: Stefone Richardson, Jr. (17.5); Tulsa Hale: Michael Wilder, Sr. (14.5); Tulsa Memorial: Derek Guest, Sr. (11.5); Western Heights: Kevin Rassatt Sr. (15); Woodward: Garrett Owen, Sr. (18.7). --------------- CLASS 4A First team Player, School — Ht. — Pos. — Cl. — Pts. Elijah Landrum, Tulsa Central — 6-0 — G — Jr. — 28.1 Brady Manek, Harrah — 6-9 — F — Jr. — 18.8 Kellen Manek, Harrah — 6-7 — F — Sr. — 17.2 Patrick McKaufman, Douglass — 6-7 — F — Sr — 20.6 Ben Pruitt, Ada — 6-5 — F — Jr. — 19.1 Honorable mention Ada: Jermaine Lawson, Sr. (10.9); Anadarko: Marquis Dobson, Sr. (12); Bethany: Hassan Lawton, Jr. (11.1), Logan O'Neal, Jr. (12.6); Blanchard: Coy Hacker, Sr. (12.9), Tanner Long, Sr. (12.0); Bridge Creek: Riley Cowan, Sr. (13.7); Chickasha: Brock Henderson, Jr. (18.3); Cleveland: Maverick Ball, Sr. (16.1); Douglass: Rueben LaSarge, Sr. (15.6), Coryon Mason, Jr. (18.8); Elgin: Jordan Rodgers, Sr. (19); Elk City: Trent Lewallen, So. (12.4); Fort Gibson: Kyle Dortch, Jr. (16.0); Harding Charter Prep: George Price, Jr. (22.2); Harrah: Garrett Pearson, Sr. (9.8); John Marshall: Maleke Hall, Sr. (12), Carvelle Smith, Sr. (12); Kingfisher: Mason Overstreet, Sr. (15.1); Locust Grove: Zack Bailey, Sr. (15.6); Mannford: Noah Garner, Sr. (17); Miami: Colt Summers, Sr. (15.4); Mount St. Mary: Tony Elix, Jr.; Muldrow: Trey Reeves, Sr. (11); Okmulgee: Jimell Tate, Jr. (20.2); Oologah: Breyden DeSpain, Sr. (20.0); Pauls Valley: Breydan Jackson, Sr. (19.4); Purcell: Riley Hamilton, Jr. (11.4), Jack Scrutchins, Jr. (14.4); Seminole: Gavin Cox, Sr. (16); Star Spencer: Brandon Kelley, Sr. (13); Tecumseh: Jeffrey Shafer, Sr. (14.0); Tulsa Central: Michael Harris, Sr. (17.1); Tulsa McLain: Joshua Jacobs, Sr. (17); Tulsa Webster: Kairee Cooks, Sr. (16); Tuttle: Brantly Thompson, Jr. (18.1); Victory Christian: Keats Calhoon, Sr. (13.5). --------------- CLASS 3A First team Player, School — Ht. — Pos. — Cl. — Pts. Patrick Atkins, Centennial — 5-10 — G — Sr. — 16.7 Calon Woodson, Heritage Hall — 6-3 — G — Sr. — 12.8 Bishop Coulter, Atoka — 6-6 — F — Sr. — 26.4 Laef Payne, Verdigris — 6-2 — G — Sr. — 17.4 Braeden O'Dell, Marlow — 6-0 — G — Sr. — 21.4 Honorable mention Adair: Jeremy McCollom, Sr. (17); Alva: Jeremiah Bozeman, Sr. (19); Atoka: Tyreke Johnson, Sr. (14.9); Beggs: Chase Miller, Sr. (12.5); Centennial: Marcus Alexander, Jr. (12); Chisholm: Tommy Grebe, Sr. (11.8); Comanche: Braden Ledford, Sr. (17.9); Community Christian: Andrew Baker, Sr. (20.9); Dewey: Trenton Anderson, Sr. (19.2); Hennessey: Carlos Rojo, Jr. (14.1); Henryetta: Riley Berry, Sr. (20.3); Heritage Hall: Sayvon Milton, Jr. (13.1), Les Thomas, Jr. (11.4); Idabel: K.J. Wells, Sr. (24); Jones: Israel Ausberry, Sr. (18.1); Lincoln Christian: Grant Wynn, Jr. (12.3); Lindsay: Connor Karpe, Sr. (15.4); Little Axe: Matthew Crouse, Sr. (7.1); Luther: Maurice Wright Jr., Sr. (13.5); Marietta: Zac Neely, Sr. (21.4); Marlow: Dawson Huddleston, So. (16.1); Nowata: Michael Velasco, Jr. (14.7); Prague: Tristin Jorgensen, Jr. (14.6); Riverside: Draven Hickman, Sr. (19.0); Salina: Coby Backward, Sr. (11.1); Sequoyah Tahlequah: Tyeus Daugherty, Jr. (16.2); Sperry: Logan Mullins, Sr. (18.1); Verdigris: Brewster Peacock, Jr. (19.6); Vian: Javier Ramos, So. (14); Washington: Chandler Haley, Sr. (20); Wilburton: Garrett Smith, Jr. (12.3). --------------- CLASS 2A First team Player, School — Ht. — Pos. — Cl. — Pts. Gideon Gardner, Pawnee — 6-3 — G — Sr. — 18.5 Caleb LittleJim, Christian Heritage — 6-2 — G — Sr. — 27.6 Lense Ramey IV, Kiefer — 6-4 — G — Sr. — 26.1 Vaughn Raney, Cashion — 6-2 — G — Sr. — 21.3 Tre Roberts, Wewoka — 5-7 — G — Sr. — 13.0 Honorable mention Apache: Dallas Nolan, Sr. (14.7); Burns Flat-Dill City: Cameron Carter, Jr. (18); Calera: Bradley McKnight, Sr. (28.6); Caney Valley: Troy Eagan, Sr. (24); Carnegie: Elijah Collins, Sr. (21), Ben Lewis, Sr. (10); Cashion: Braden Schenk, Sr. (9.1); Chouteau: Champ Bridges, Jr. (24.9); Cordell: Colton Henson, Sr. (17.5); Crossings Christian: Evan Griffith, Sr. (11.3); Crowder: Austin Weeks, Sr. (14.7); Dale: Randy Crawford, Sr. (15.7); Fairland: Bryson Cottrell, So. (14.0); Haworth: Jerry Threadgill, Sr. (16); Hobart: Jarrett Phillips, Sr. (17.3); Hooker: Dayton Metcalf, Sr. (11.2); Hulbert: Mason Fielden, Sr. (19.8); Kiefer: Kyle Howard, Sr. (16.7); Konawa: Branden Davis, Sr. (19.0); Latta: Carter Kessinger, Sr. (16.5); Mangum: Hunter Laughlin, Sr. (16); Merritt: Tanner Mong, Jr. (17.4); Minco: Hunter Jones, Sr. (14.0); Mounds: Seth Simpson, So. (16.6); Northeast: Marquis Edwards, Sr. (13.5); Okemah: Heath Kousure, Sr. (9.7); Pawnee: Nathan Brock, Sr. (14.1); Preston: Jaden Huffman, Sr. (17); Rejoice Christian: Connor Crow, Jr. (14.8); Rush Springs: Payton Roberts, Sr. (12.2); Stroud: Tu Godwin, Sr. (21.0); Summit Christian: Jackson Price, Sr. (16); Talihina: Kariim Byrd, So. (16.9); Tushka: Zachary Dill, Jr. (14.0); Vanoss: Trae McGinnis, Jr. (25.0); Walters: Trevor Hartman, Sr. (17.8); Wellston: Christian Ross, Sr. (14.7); Wewoka: Darius Roberts, Sr. (11); Wright City: Robert Briley, So. (17.2); Wynnewood: Baron Odom, Jr. (14.2). --------------- CLASS A First team Player, School — Ht. — Pos. — Cl. — Pts. Cameron Hines, Fort Cobb-Broxton — 5-10 — G — Jr. — 16.7 Cole Jones, Pond Creek-Hunter — 6-0 — G — So. — 21.8 Bowan Nyberg, Seiling — 6-0 — G — Sr. — 21.0 Caleb Riggs, Okay — 6-3 — G — Jr. — 15.6 Greyden Steinmetz, Fort Cobb-Broxton — 6-4 — G — Jr. — 19.3 Honorable mention Achille: Alan McClung, Sr. (19.0); Agra: Dalton Rodgers, Sr. (11.1); Barnsdall: Christian Warford, Fr. (17.5); Canton: Santee Littlebird, Jr. (26.1); Canute: Keyshawn Smith, Sr. (15.2); Cave Springs: Jacob Bishop, Sr. (16); Cyril: Cason McLemore, Fr. (17.0); Davenport: Cade Harelson, Jr. (26.4); Elmore City: Jeremy Sawyer, Sr. (11.7); Empire: Evan Whitt, Sr. (19.3); Fort Cobb-Broxton: Levi Pierce, Sr. (10.8); Frontier: Nolan Childs, So. (13.9); Garber: Cole Swart, Sr. (14.8); Glencoe: Trey Lazenby, So. (18.8); Gore: Grant Cotherman, Sr. (14.6); Hydro-Eakly: Jared Hart, Jr. (16.6); Keota: Jace Welch, Sr. (24.5); Lookeba-Sickles: Bryson Lierle, Sr. (15.0); Mason: Landon Gordon, Sr. (15.9); Mooreland: Blake Murray, Sr. (14.3); New Lima: Mekhi Edwards, Jr. (16.0); Okarche: Kyle Pfaff, Sr. (12.1); Oklahoma Christian Academy: Caleb Kingsley, Sr. (14.2); Pond Creek-Hunter: Kade Tracy, Jr. (11.3); Rattan: Alex Clay, Sr. (18.5); Regent Prep: Braden Bayless, Jr. (10.5); Ringwood: Ricky Lora, Jr. (13.9); Ripley: Josh Willson, Sr. (14.9); Seiling: Brevin Nyberg, So. (16.2); Sterling: Trystin Jarvis, Sr. (11.3); Stuart: Kaleb Wilson, Sr. (19.3); Union City: Will Krivanek, Sr. (20.5); Velma-Alma: Ryan Ross, Sr. (14); Waukomis: Hunter Lovell, Jr. (21.1); Woodland: Gage McKinney, Sr. (16). --------------- CLASS B First team Player, School — Ht. — Pos. — Cl. — Pts. Dee Alston, Forgan — 6-3 — G — Sr. — 21.1 Brad Davis, Red Oak — 5-11 — G — Sr. — 23.0 Hank Harrel, Leedey — 6-1 — F — Jr. — 17.1 Grayson Nix, Red Oak — 6-2 — G — So. — 17.0 Jaedon Whitfield, Boise City — 6-4 — G — Sr. — 23.1 Honorable mention Big Pasture: Caleb Boydston, Sr. (14.5); Boise City: Micah Arthaud, Sr. (11.6); Boswell: Caleb Brown, Sr. (12.9); Chattanooga: Corey Garza, Sr. (17.5); Duke: Tatum Crouch, Sr. (13.5); Earlsboro: Derrick McCormick, Sr. (15.1); Felt: Braden Schnaufer, Sr. (20.1); Fort Supply: Corey Wright, Sr. (18.8); Goodwell: Christian Arbuthnot, Sr. (14.6); Granite: Cy Calhoun, Sr. (14.3); Hammon: Baylee Trench, Sr. (12.0); Keyes: Omar Ortega, Sr. (17.5); Kinta: Justin Pile, Jr. (15.0), Zach Sweetin, Sr. (9.0); Leedey: Cadan Calaway, Sr. (13.8); LeFlore: Daniel Rodriguez, Jr. (12); Lomega: Kaleb Turner, So. (11.5); Red Oak: Colt Browne, Sr. (10); Southwest Covenant: Shane Harms, Jr. (15.8); Temple: Marco Laguna, Sr. (19.1); Whitesboro: Ethan Adams, Fr. (19.6). --------------- Independent Honorable mention Casady: Omar Boone, Jr. (23.9), Ryan Callahan, Jr. (11.1), Jaylan Williams, Jr. (20.1); Destiny Christian: Christian Haynes, Sr. (10.5), Ronnie Moore, Sr. (15.4); Holland Hall: C.J. Thompson, Jr. (18.3); OKC Storm: Ian Farris, Jr. (12.3), Tevin Townsend, Sr. (12.6);
Apr 11, 2016
SUPER 5s 2015: Aaliyah Wilson, Muskogee; Serithia Hawkins, Southmoore; Jaden Hobbs, Alva; Ana Llanusa, Choctaw; Dakota Vann, Deer Creek 2014: Toree Thompson, Broken Arrow; Chelsea Dungee, Preston; Tamara Lee, Edmond Santa Fe; Ana Llanusa, Choctaw; LaNesia Williams, Northeast 2013: Gioya Carter, Carl Albert; Lakota Beatty, Anadarko, Christina Devers, Bixby; Kaylan Mayberry, Tulsa...
High school girls basketball: A look back at Super 5 girls basketball past winners
FROM STAFF REPORTS | Apr 11, 2016SUPER 5s 2015: Aaliyah Wilson, Muskogee; Serithia Hawkins, Southmoore; Jaden Hobbs, Alva; Ana Llanusa, Choctaw; Dakota Vann, Deer Creek 2014: Toree Thompson, Broken Arrow; Chelsea Dungee, Preston; Tamara Lee, Edmond Santa Fe; Ana Llanusa, Choctaw; LaNesia Williams, Northeast 2013: Gioya Carter, Carl Albert; Lakota Beatty, Anadarko, Christina Devers, Bixby; Kaylan Mayberry, Tulsa Washington; Jessica Washington, Jenks 2012: Courtney Walker, Edmond Santa Fe; Lakota Beatty, Anadarko; Taylor Cooper, Shawnee; Alie Decker, Edmond Memorial; Kelsee Grovey, Shawnee 2011: Courtney Walker, Edmond Santa Fe; Ashley Clark, Midwest City, Sharane Campbell, Star Spencer; Elizabeth Donohoe, Edmond North; Marisha Wallace, Midwest City 2010: Richa Jackson, Midwest City; Courtney Walker, Edmond Santa Fe; Elizabeth Donohoe, Edmond North; Kamra King, Norman; Kaylon Williams, Midwest City 2009: Kevi Luper, Adair; Toni Young, Del City; Katie Beebe, Okarche; Richa Jackson, Midwest City; Taylor Thompson, Cache 2008: Alyssia Brewer, Sapulpa; Lindsay Palmer, Tulsa Union; Cassie Clarke, Verdigris; Angel Goodrich, Seq.-Tahlequah; Autumn Klugh, Ft. Cobb-Broxton 2007: Kelli Adams, Bethel; Kevi Luper, Adair; Angel Goodrich, Seq. Tahlequah; Alyssia Brewer, Sapulpa; Alex Richardson, Edmond Santa Fe 2006: Sade Morris, Norman; Rose Hammond, Depew; Jenna Plumley, Frontier; Lana Keith, Washington; Angel Goodrich, Seq. Tahlequah. 2005: Danielle Gant, Putnam City West; Earnesia Williams Sapulpa; Sade Morris, Norman; Jenna Plumley, Frontier; Rose Hammond, Depew. 2004: Stephanie McGhee, Howe; Danielle Gant, Putnam City West; Taleesha Conder, Alva; Lana Keith, Washington; Earnesia Williams, Sapulpa. 2003: Tierre Wilson, Lawton Eisenhower; Stephanie McGhee, Howe; Twiggy McIntyre, Sapulpa; Keshia Holmes, Dover; Shanda Murdoch, Westmoore. 2002: Danielle Gant, Putnam City West; Melissa Hobbs, Woodward; Laura Andrews, Washington; Stephanie McGhee, Pocola; Kendra Moore, Ardmore. 2001: Kala Bowers, Woodward; Lauren Selmon, Norman; Jenni Lingor, Tahlequah; Julie Dawson, Arnett; Kendra Moore, Ardmore. 2000: Iciss Tillis, Tulsa Cascia Hall; Lauren Selmon, Norman; Julie Dawson, Arnett; Ashley Hewitt, Oilton; Stormy Griffith, Prague. 1999: Caton Hill, Ada; Kara Liggett, Bristow; Tera Newnam, Preston; Jadrea Seeley, Bethel; Iciss Tillis, Cascia Hall. 1998: LaNeishea Caufield, Ada; Kara Faulk, Sapulpa; Angie Gorton, Canadian; Mandy Nightingale, Sapulpa; Jadrea Seeley, Bethel. 1997: LaNeishea Caufield, Ada; Sonia Cornwell, Preston; Sarah Dimson, Norman; Brandy Harris, Tulsa East Central; Wendi Willits, Fort Cobb-Broxton. 1996: Jennifer Crow, Washita Heights; Keitha Dickerson, Elk City; Stacy Hansmeyer, Norman; Krista Ragan, Indianola; Paige Sauer, Carl Albert. 1995: Courtney Berry, Putnam City; Kourtney Bower, Choctaw; Megan Gregg, Beaver; Stacy Hansmeyer, Norman; Kamara Stancle, Muskogee. 1994: Kourtney Bower, Choctaw; Tamara Gracey, Guthrie; Megan Gregg, Beaver; Renee Roberts, Bartlesville; Kamara Stancle, Muskogee. 1993: Dawn Burnett, Tulsa Central; Erica Knight, Ardmore; Carri Moss, Norman; Malyssa Thorngren, Guthrie; Cheri Westervelt, Tecumseh. 1992: Rita Banks, Douglass; Leslie Flemons, Altus; Lenora Love, Douglass; Misty Van Curen, Mustang; Yogi York, Bartlesville. 1991: April Clowdus, Westmoore; Leslie Day, Okmulgee; Julie Holmes, Del City; Etta Maytubby, Del City; Ruth Rumfeldt, Tulsa Cascia Hall. 1990: Andrea Harmon, Midwest City; Leslie Hudson, Putnam West; Tootie Jones, Moore; Christie Jordan, Millwood; Michelle Midget, Tulsa Rogers. 1989: Misti Chennault, El Reno; Markita Cook, Southeast; Artan Henry, Tulsa McLain; Fey Meeks, Northeast; Sharon Webster, Carl Albert. 1988: Cynthia Caldwell, Star Spencer; Coretta Chennault, Lawton; Sheila Jones, Star Spencer; LaNita Luckey, Tulsa Central; Dana Posey, Ardmore. SUPER 6s 1995: Forwards: Jennifer Crow, Washita Heights; Shari Isaacs, Vanoss; Keri Mathis, Stigler. Guards: Chiquita Reed, Preston; Jessica Shores, Byng; Shelly Snowden, Lomega. 1994: Forwards: Jennifer Bond, Morris; Melissa Ousley, Arapaho; Natalie Likowski, Schulter. Guards: Jeri Hendrickson, Seiling; Chiquita Reed, Preston; Shelly Snowden, Lomega. 1993: Forwards: Jennifer Bond, Morris; Amber Hasenmyer, Empire; Marianne Miller, Vanoss. Guards: Lisa Buck, Deer Creek; Reagan Dean, Okemah; Martha Flowers, Wynnewood. 1992: Forwards: Stacy Coffey, Okarche; Pam Pennon, Eagletown; Crystal Robinson, Atoka. Guards: April Bailey, Stigler; Aymee Chatham, Bethel; Destiny Hesser, Woodward. 1991: Forwards: Sheri Black, Dale; Angi Guffy, Ringwood; Crystal Robinson, Atoka. Guards: Rebecca Casady, Webbers Falls; Marid Mathis, Stigler; Aletha Soweka, Graham- Weleetka. 1990: Forwards: Rachel Brown, Moss; Wendy Rieke, Dale; Crystal Robinson, Atoka. Guards: Shannon Ashley, Maysville; Nana Jackson, Seminole; Holly McDaniel, Deer Creek. 1989: Forwards: Angela Allen, Wynnewood; Valerie Fariss, Leedey; Marcie Yarbrough, Kingfisher. Guards: Nana Jackson, Seminole; Shelly Pope, Lomega; DeAnn Rosebrough, Adair. 1988: Forwards: Angie Alexander, Preston; Shelly Mooter, Oney; Susanne Rosson, Stratford. Guards: Stacy Johnson, Stigler; Pauletta Murphy, Ponca City; Stacie Watson, Tulsa Union. 1987: Forwards: Shelly Blessing, Indianola; Liz Brown, Roff; Jodi Fisher, Cheyenne. Guards: Traci Henley, Byng; Carrie McDonald, Woodward; Christi Soper, Ponca City. PLAYER OF THE YEAR 2015: Aaliyah Wilson, Muskogee 2014: Toree Thompson, Broken Arrow 2013: Gioya Carter, Carl Albert 2012: Courtney Walker, Edmond Santa Fe 2011: Courtney Walker, Edmond Santa Fe 2010: Richa Jackson, Midwest City 2009: Kevi Luper, Adair 2008: Alyssia Brewer, Sapulpa 2007: Kelli Adams, Bethel 2006: Rose Hammond, Depew 2005: Danielle Gant, Putnam City West 2004: Stephanie McGhee, Howe 2003: Tierre Wilson, Lawton Eisenhower 2002: Kendra Moore, Ardmore 2001: Kala Bowers, Woodward 2000: Iciss Tillis, Tulsa Cascia Hall 1999: Tera Newnam, Preston 1998: LaNeishea Caufield, Ada 1997: Wendi Willits, Fort Cobb-Broxton 1996: Paige Sauer, Carl Albert 1995: Megan Gregg, Beaver (5-on-5) and Jennifer Crow, Washita Heights (6-on-6) 1994: Tamara Gracey, Guthrie (5-on-5) and Melissa Ousley, Arapaho (6-on-6) 1993: Cheri Westervelt, Tecumseh (5-on-5) 1992: Crystal Robinson, Atoka (6-on-6) 1991: Etta Maytubby, Del City (5-on-5) 1990: Rachel Brown, Moss (6-on-6) 1989: Marcie Yarbrough, Kingfisher (6-on-6) 1988: Shelly Mooter, Oney (6-on-6) 1987: Liz Brown, Roff (6-on-6) COACH OF THE YEAR FIVE-ON-FIVE 2015: Mike Hughes, Broken Arrow 2014: Totsy Manning, Deer Creek 2013: Londaryl Perry, Northeast 2012: Mike Barton, Fairview 2011: Jerry Walker, Fort Gibson 2010: Cherie Myers, Okarche 2009: Karri Sears, Del City 2008: Arnelia Spears, Millwood 2007: Rocky Clarke, Washington 2006: Mike Tucker, Deer Creek 2005: Brett Sanders, Anadarko 2004: Travis Smalts, Forgan 2003: Mark Campbell, Claremore 2002: Mike Henderson, Stigler 2001: Kenny Bare, Velma-Alma 2000: Tom Heidebrecht, Washita Heights 1999: Chester Pittman, Oktaha 1998: Jeff Maloy, Ada 1997: Mark Hudson, Preston 1996: Tom Heidebrecht, Washita Heights 1995: Jim McDaniel, Elk City 1994: Troy Bowles, Beaver 1993: Buddy Lawson, Tecumseh 1992: Curtis Thompson, Midwest City 1991: Larry Rehl, Ponca City 1990: Mike Polk, Owasso SIX-ON-SIX 1995: Danny Moore, Washita Heights 1994: Bob Helmuth, Arapaho 1993: Rick Wilson, Seiling 1992: Jerry Johnson, Bethel 1991: Glenn Moore, Indianola 1990: Steve Freeman, Dale 1989: Diwayne Collins, Jay 1988: Bob Pigg, Mustang 1987: David Sanders, Cheyenne 1986: Jim Peck, Woodward 1985: Burl Plunkett, Idabel 1984: John Nobles, Moore 1983: L.W. Woolbright, Elgin 1982: Phil Kierl, McGuinness 1981: Karen Edgar, Lomega 1980: Harold Jones, Dale 1979: Wayne Merryman, Colbert 1978: Freddie Gordon, Merritt 1977: Sam Taylor, Wilburton 1976: Eldon Flinn, McLish 1975: W.D. Hibler, Beaver 1974: Darrell Merrifield, Elk City 1973: Truman Dixon, Checotah 1972: Don Rippetoe, Fairview 1971: Bill Johnson, Latta 1970: Kenneth Hull, Holdenville 1969: Jim Crabb, Sayre 1968: Jim Keith, Elk City 1967: Charles Heatly, Lindsay 1966: Bertha Frank Teague, Byng 1965: Whitey Ford, Bixby
Apr 2, 2016
You know how we laud some sporting venues? Say there’s no bad seat in the house? Welcome to the Final Four. Where there’s no good seat in the house. And that’s not much of an exaggeration. The NCAA’s ridiculous setup for the Final Four — a stage in the middle of a massive dome — guarantees more people than ever can get into the NCAA basketball semifinals and championship game, but it also...
Houston travelblog: Trying to find a good Final Four seat
Berry Tramel | Apr 2, 2016[img width="" height="" style="" render="w620"]4184581[/img]You know how we laud some sporting venues? Say there’s no bad seat in the house? Welcome to the Final Four. Where there’s no good seat in the house. And that’s not much of an exaggeration. The NCAA’s ridiculous setup for the Final Four — a stage in the middle of a massive dome — guarantees more people than ever can get into the NCAA basketball semifinals and championship game, but it also guarantees that even the best seats are bad and the bad seats are awful. I walked around the NRG Stadium floor Friday during workouts and tried to find a seat that was as good as a normal seat at Chesapeake or Lloyd Noble Center or Gallagher-Iba Arena. There aren’t many. Maybe 15-20 rows up, on the side. But maybe not. The Final Four configuration is horizontal. The best basketball arenas are vertical. Let me explain. In the old days, when the Final Four was in a dome, the court was set up near one side of the permanent seats. Then huge temporary bleachers were placed on the other side of the court. I don’t know the numbers, but even the temporary bleachers had to seat between 5,000-10,000. The permanent-seat side would account for many more than that. Attendance at the Final Four in San Antonio in 2004 was 44,000-plus. Attendance at the Final Four in Atlanta in 2002 was 53,378. But the NCAA basketball committee has changed that. Now it places the court in the middle of the football field, on a stage. It puts seats on the floor and then gradually builds up temporary seats, some of them over the permanent seats, until the permanent seats take over. The effect is that the seats are much farther from the court than typical basketball floor, with a flat view. Here’s another way to think of it. Many of the seats are as far from the court as the top row of Lloyd Noble or Chesapeake or Gallagher, only not nearly as high. The angles are awful. This is the one basketball viewing experience where the higher you are, the better off you are, except to get high enough to see well, you’re going to be so far away you can’t see well. The good news, NRG has monster video boards. Not like JerryWorld, but still giant. And that’s how many of the fans will have to watch the game. That’s how I plan to watch the game. Otherwise, you’d know a lot more watching on TV than I would in the arena. FAMILIAR FACES Like I’ve been writing, one of the great things about the Final Four is all the people you come across. During OU’s practice, I ran into Lauren Sampson, Kelvin’s daughter. She called out my name, and it was great to see her. The Sampsons always were a great family. Kelvin was intense at times, but he mostly was a pleasure to cover, and his family was an absolute jewel in their 12 OU seasons. Lauren is back working at the University of Houston, where Kelvin coaches and Kellen is an assistant coach. So the Sampsons are together in Houston. Also Friday, while on a video conference call with the office, I was walking around the bowels of the stadium, because I was sitting next to Jackie O., and there’s feedback on the production if we’re sitting too close together. A large man was walking in my direction and suddenly smiled and stuck out his hand. I put the conference call on mute, pulled off my earphones and the guy reminded me who he was. Ryan Humphrey, the great Tulsa Washington high school all-American who spent two years at OU, 1997-99, then transferred to Notre Dame. Hard to believe it’s been almost 20 years since Humphrey arrived at OU. Humphrey played three years in the NBA, and he’s now on the basketball staff at Northwestern, under coach Chris Collins. Collins’ father, long-time NBA coach and broadcaster Doug Collins, was coaching the College All-Star Game on Friday, and Humphrey was an assistant coach for Doug Collins. AUNTIES PASTA For dinner, the Dish and I, JackO, Nate Billings and Ryan Aber went to a mom-and-pop Italian place in Bellaire, recommended by reader Jim Chandler. Aunties Pasta was excellent. Not pretentious. Not overpriced. Just good in every way. I had seafood pasta, the Dish got some chicken something, JackO got chicken parmesan, Nate had fettucine and I forget what Bobby Hebert had. But it was all good. Then we shared three desserts, all reasonably priced. The whole bill for five was less than $100. Good service. Good atmosphere. Good food. I would definitely go back. That’s the kind of place I like to try on the road. I love Pappadeaux and Pappasito’s and places that are proven. But I like a little adventure, too.
The Daily Republic, Mitchell, March 28, 2016CHEERS to Mitchell Mayor Jerry Toomey, who wants to clean up Mitchell's streets.The mayor is looking to update a city parking and nuisance ordinance to be presented to the City Council during the April 4 meeting. The plan is to ban those annoying large vehicles, such as campers, and boat trailers that remain parked in the same spot for several...
Excerpts from recent South Dakota editorials
By The Associated Press, Associated Press | Apr 1, 2016The Daily Republic, Mitchell, March 28, 2016 CHEERS to Mitchell Mayor Jerry Toomey, who wants to clean up Mitchell's streets. The mayor is looking to update a city parking and nuisance ordinance to be presented to the City Council during the April 4 meeting. The plan is to ban those annoying large vehicles, such as campers, and boat trailers that remain parked in the same spot for several days. "Anything big, has wheels on it and is licensed should not be sitting on the street," Toomey said. We agree, because we're tired of driving through Mitchell's streets and seeing traffic signs that are blocked by campers, nearly causing crashes because someone cannot park their recreational vehicle off the street. We're also tired of these vehicles and trailers clogging up the street side parking in our city and the eyesore that comes with this problem. We hope the Mitchell City Council considers this proposal for approval in another step to make our city a better place to live. HISSES to the heartbreaking loss the South Dakota State University women's basketball team suffered last week at the NCAA national tournament. Whether you're a fan of the Jackrabbits or not, it was tough seeing SDSU lose in the final seconds of the second-round game against Stanford. It hit especially close to home for Mitchell, as two of the Jacks' five starters hail from our city. We say CHEERS to Macy Miller and Kerri Young for representing Mitchell so well, and we look forward to another year they'll be sharing the court with the Jackrabbits. CHEERS to the alternative learning options available within the Mitchell School District. From extended school year programs to individualized learning plans, the Mitchell School District continues to embrace these options for all ages. Each school in the district offers a learning opportunity beyond the traditional classroom setting, and we applaud that. As school officials know so well, not every child learns the same way. These programs are having success, it seems, as more students are opting to join. There are a number of positives for these courses. Specifically in middle school, students can work ahead and learn at their pace. Then, if they advance far enough in high school, they can obtain college credit. That's a win-win for everyone. ___ Aberdeen American News, Aberdeen, March 31, 2016 As always, there is plenty of good news worthy of celebrating, one more time, in our pages. New Vikings stadium has Aberdeen touch: To build a $975-plus million football stadium, it takes a village and then some. And when the 1.5-million-square-foot U.S. Bank Stadium on 38 acres in Minneapolis opens come summer, some of those villagers have an intimate knowledge of Aberdeen. First of all, the president and CEO of the architectural firm in charge of designing the Minnesota Vikings' new stadium is an Aberdeen native. Dan Noble is the leader of HKS Architects, a firm with offices and employees worldwide. HKS has designed many well-known buildings and stadiums, including Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis and AT&T Stadium, home of the Dallas Cowboys. Also, former Northern State University artist-in-residence Ben Victor will have a 42-inch sculpture depicting a Viking on ship as part of the artwork in the new stadium. "As soon as we saw the piece, we fell in love with it and wanted to make sure we found a home for it," said Tanya Dreesen, vice president of partnership activation and special projects for the Minnesota Vikings. Victor, now of Boise, Idaho, said that he learned to love the Vikings during his 10-plus years in Aberdeen. "You pretty much have to be a Vikings fan if you're gonna live in Aberdeen, S.D.," Victor said. 89-year-old offers health advice: Our doctors wouldn't recommend beer and popcorn as part of a healthy diet. Try telling that to 89-year-old Dick Schooley. He is the hard-working gentleman who keeps the Dacotah Prairie Museum humming as its maintenance man. He's been there since 1990. "It's a healthy job, keeps me active," Schooley said. "You've got to bend over quite often and twist and turn." In all seriousness, the museum folks say he is very health conscious and takes good care of himself, a good example for all of us. "I think if you sit around too much, you deteriorate, but that's just my opinion," Schooley said. "Some people sit around and that's OK." Turton church builds community: On Sunday, St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Turton will host a service of gratitude. Church leaders believe many thanks are due for the parishioners who have kept St. Joseph's afloat during a few years of turbulence. Churchgoers, too, should feel gratitude for the local place of worship, which is now home to several congregations made one. St. Joseph's absorbed the congregations from Doland, Frankfort and Conde, where local parishes were closed in a series of consolidations throughout northeast South Dakota. Though the transition was difficult, St. Joe's is up to the task. "It's almost like the people are coming together, and now we all belong to the same family," the Rev. Mike Kelly, priest at St. Joseph's, said. "I think the reason we were successful, we brought it together with a little process, but with everyone having a voice." ___ Watertown Public Opinion, Watertown, April 1, 2016 More commutations raise questions - Thumbs Down It must be getting close to the end of his two terms in office, because Wednesday, President Obama granted 61 commutations to what looks like all drug offenders convicted of possession and selling drugs. (None of the 61 were from South Dakota, by the way.) Of course, we don't have any of the details, but it is rather interesting, and happens all too frequently, when an elected president or governor gets to the end of their term(s) in office, the commutations come out in a big way. It seems to us, this list also suggests a glaring need to have our nation, state and local levels re-examine our drug laws and the costs associated with incarceration and housing of those guilty of our low-level drug laws. Is there a better way? National championship within reach - Thumbs Up The University of South Dakota Womens' basketball team was undoubtedly disappointed when it lost to in-state rival SDSU in the Summit League tourney and had to settle for a berth in the NIT instead of the Big Dance. But the Coyotes are making the best of the situation, having charged through the preliminary rounds and into today's championship tilt. Led by Watertown's own Tia Hemiller, the Coyotes will take the court at 2 p.m. Saturday in Vermillion. Hemiller was all over the airwaves and Internet on Thursday after sinking a one-handed, half-court desperation shot in the semifinals against Oregon. If you haven't seen it, it's on our P/O Facebook page -- check it out! Willing to serve in Pierre - Thumbs Up We were heartened to see so many people file petitions to run for seats in the South Dakota Legislature. We will have contested races for most area spots, and will even have several primary races. That's a good thing for all of us. The more people who get involved in the political process, the better that process works for all of us. Being a member of South Dakota's "citizen Legislature" requires much sacrifice, and the pay is low, yet so many were willing to throw their hats into the ring. For that, we say thank you! Much interest among airlines - Thumbs Up Even our always-optimist Mayor Steve Thorson was surprised! Four (count 'em) airlines submitted proposals to serve Watertown Regional Airport under the federal Essential Air Service program. Included among the proposals is one from Aerodynamics, Inc., which was thought to be the front-runner the last time the city sought proposals. Also submitting a proposal was Great Lakes Aviation, the company that was all but kicked out of town last year for providing such dismal service and driving down demand for flights from Watertown. Boutique Air's name has been brought up before, but the final airline, Key Lime Air (based, naturally, in Colorado) is a new name. Some of the proposals are for daily flights to and from Denver, while others are for flights to and from Minneapolis. Were sure the Airport Board and the City Council will carefully study the proposals and pick the right one, because Watertown needs reliable air service to resume soon. This should spark some discussion - Thumbs Up, Thumbs Down The April issue of Twin Cities Business magazine's cover story is labeled "Bye-Bye Billions - Our exclusive study finds Minnesota's tax policy is chasing away its wealthiest citizens." The story goes on to show $1.5 billion in annual taxable income, $12 billion in net worth and $22 billion in gross estate value is what has moved, or has began planning to move out of Minnesota in the past two years. That's a Thumbs Up for states like South Dakota, which offer up a less tax-intensive state for individuals and businesses, and for communities like Watertown on the eastern side. (By the way, Florida is the #1 destination state for those leaving ... imagine that!) Then again, for our Minnesota readers, that's probably a Thumbs Down. The goal of the article and study, according to the magazine's editor is to "fuel dialogue and further exploration of the subject." We are guessing this study and article will do just that for our neighbors in Minnesota!
Apr 1, 2016
HOUSTON — Buddy Hield signed a letter of intent with Oklahoma basketball on Nov. 9, 2011. Two nights later, Lon Kruger's first game coaching the Sooners drew 4,308 fans to Lloyd Noble Center. OU beat Idaho State 78-74. Two months later, mid-January 2012, the buzz hardly had moved — 5,276 fans turned out for a home game against Texas Tech. That was an anonymous Sooner squad. Calvin Newell,...
NCAA Tournament: Why Buddy Hield is the 21st century's Wayman Tisdale
By Berry Tramel Columnist email@example.com | Apr 1, 2016HOUSTON — Buddy Hield signed a letter of intent with Oklahoma basketball on Nov. 9, 2011. Two nights later, Lon Kruger's first game coaching the Sooners drew 4,308 fans to Lloyd Noble Center. OU beat Idaho State 78-74. Two months later, mid-January 2012, the buzz hardly had moved — 5,276 fans turned out for a home game against Texas Tech. That was an anonymous Sooner squad. Calvin Newell, Carl Blair and C.J. Washington were in the rotation. Saturday night, Kruger's Sooners will play in front of 76,339 fans in the Final Four. There figures to be more than 5,276 watch parties in Oklahoma, cheering on a basketball team that has captured the fancy of a state previously gaga over football and kooky over the Thunder. We generally credit Kruger, correctly, for re-igniting the OU basketball flame. But credit also must go to the recruit from the Bahamas, by way of Wichita's Sunrise Christian, who lived up to the exact spirit of his recruiting hype. “Buddy is an athletic wing with a refreshing attitude, in terms of his great personality on the floor,” Kruger said before he ever coached a Sooner game. “He loves to play … and will be a great addition to our program.” Yeah, in the same way that Moses was a great addition to the Exodus. Hield has led the Sooners to the NCAA semifinals against Villanova, which is wild, and restored the buzz to OU basketball, which is wilder. The program that begat thrilling teams and lovable superstars now thrills again, with a lovable superstar. Hield's game-winning baskets and 30-point games are great. His smile and joy and demeanor are greater. “It's been kind of a dream for us,” said Eli Wilkerson, director of marketing for the OU athletic department. “You've got everything you could ever ask for from a perspective of marketing and promoting your program. He's just as valuable with his personality and how he treats everyone as he is with his play. That's the biggest thing for us, honestly. Everything you see about him is genuine. Smiles all the time. Genuinely loves playing. That has just as much of an effect as what he's done on the court.” In the same way that Wayman Tisdale helped Billy Tubbs build a new culture and make OU basketball hip, Hield has helped Kruger do the same more than three decades later. “Came to a game or two my senior year (of high school), it was kind of dead,” said OU senior Ryan Spangler. “Transferred back (for Kruger's second season). A little dead my first year. Starts picking up. Last year got pretty good. This year was off the charts.” Winning fills the seats, and Lloyd Noble Center returned to packed status this season. Winning with an infectious superstar, a 21st-century Tisdale, turns those ticket-buyers into watch-party-hosting fans. “He puts on a show,” Spangler said. “People want to see a show. He does that almost every game. A lot of that (buzz) is credited to him.” Tubbs' buzz didn't wane with Tisdale's departure. Kruger's buzz doesn't have to wane with Hield's. “People don't go to games to watch, they go to be a part of it,” Wilkerson said. “The moments that Buddy's been able to create, you get to see how much a part you get to be when you come to Lloyd Noble. He's created memories that we can work off of for years to come … created a vision of what basketball can be here.” Excitement in college basketball had withered all over the country. We didn't know if it could rally. But it rallied in Oklahoma, of all places. Buddy Hield brought it back. Berry Tramel: Berry can be reached at (405) 760-8080 or at firstname.lastname@example.org. He can be heard Monday through Friday from 4:40-5:20 p.m. on The Sports Animal radio network, including FM-98.1. You can also view his personality page at newsok.com/berrytramel.
Several hundred Oklahoma fans turned out at Lloyd Noble Center on Wednesday for the Sooners' final practice before heading to the Final Four in Houston.Oklahoma will play Villanova at 5:09 p.m. Saturday (TBS).After the practice, Sooners coach Lon Kruger and star Buddy Hield addressed the crowd before players and coaches headed over to sign autographs and then prepared for their flight to...
OU basketball journal: Sooners head to Houston
Ryan Aber, Associated Press | Mar 30, 2016Several hundred Oklahoma fans turned out at Lloyd Noble Center on Wednesday for the Sooners' final practice before heading to the Final Four in Houston. Oklahoma will play Villanova at 5:09 p.m. Saturday (TBS). After the practice, Sooners coach Lon Kruger and star Buddy Hield addressed the crowd before players and coaches headed over to sign autographs and then prepared for their flight to Houston. In the locker room, Oklahoma football coach Bob Stoops spoke to the team as his own team was beginning its spring practice. “I would just encourage you to fight the feeling of satisfaction,” Stoops told the team. “That's for later. “Go win it all. You're right there. Go win it all. Whatever you've been doing the last couple weeks find it again and just keep it up, don't change a thing, don't let the distractions get you and just go win it all.” OU'S SUCCESS HELPING ASSISTANTS' PROFILES Oklahoma assistant coaches have been close in recent years to getting head coaching jobs of their own. This figures to be the year one or more finally break through and leave. Longtime Kruger assistants Steve Henson and Lew Hill have interviewed for head coaching jobs in recent days and could be named head coaches soon. Henson is in the running for the job at UTSA. The Roadrunners fired Brooks Thompson, a former Oklahoma State standout, on March 10 after 10 seasons. The San Antonio Express-News reported this week that UTSA hoped to have a coach in place before the Final Four. The athletic director at UTSA is Lynn Hickey, a Welch native who was the women's basketball coach at Kansas State during Kruger's tenure there as an assistant coach and just before Henson's arrival there to play under Kruger. Kruger connections have also helped Hill jump to the forefront of discussions for the job at Texas-Rio Grande Valley. The school, formerly Texas Pan-American, is where Kruger got his start as a head coach. KLAY THOMPSON: HIELD SHOULD BE TOP-THREE PICK There are no shortage of plaudits coming Hield's way from the NBA recently. The endorsement of the Golden State Warriors' Klay Thompson, though, might mean a little extra. Thompson's father, Mychal, is generally considered the best basketball player ever to come out of the Bahamas. Hield could overtake that. “He'll be a great scorer,” Thompson told CSNBayArea.com this week. “He works so hard. He'll be a tenacious defender. He's physically gifted. He's going to help somebody. He's going to make a big impact. “Whatever team drafts him in the Top 10, well, personally for me, I think he's top-three, at least top-five pick. But if he slips into that six to 10 range, some team is going to get really lucky.” Thompson told the site before the tournament that he expected the Sooners to win the national title and would like to see Hield surpass his father. Thompson and Hield spent some time together in Oklahoma City after the Warriors' overtime win over the Thunder on Feb. 27. Hield, Isaiah Cousins and Dinjiyl Walker were in attendance. Thompson also said he watched Hield's 37-point performance against Oregon that helped send the Sooners to the Final Four. “That was ridiculous,” Thompson told the site. “And he's doing it so effortlessly. I've tried to tell people that he's the next big thing. He makes me proud to see a guy coming from a little island in the Bahamas doing what he's doing.” SOONERS ONLY FINAL FOUR TEAM WITHOUT MCDONALD'S ALL-AMERICAN Oklahoma is the only team in the Final Four without at least one McDonald's All-American on its roster. North Carolina has six former All-Americans and Syracuse and two. Jalen Brunson is Villanova's lone player to earn the honor in high school. ——— ©2016 The Oklahoman Visit The Oklahoman at www.newsok.com Distributed by Tribune Content Agency, LLC. _____ Topics: g000362661,g000065603,g000066164
Mar 30, 2016
After the practice, Sooners coach Lon Kruger and star Buddy Hield addressed the crowd before players and coaches headed over to sign autographs and then prepared for their flight to Houston.
OU basketball journal: Sooners head to Houston
By Ryan Aber Staff Writer email@example.com | Mar 30, 2016Several hundred Oklahoma fans turned out at Lloyd Noble Center on Wednesday for the Sooners' final practice before heading to the Final Four in Houston. Oklahoma will play Villanova at 5:09 p.m. Saturday (TBS). After the practice, Sooners coach Lon Kruger and star Buddy Hield addressed the crowd before players and coaches headed over to sign autographs and then prepared for their flight to Houston. In the locker room, Oklahoma football coach Bob Stoops spoke to the team as his own team was beginning its spring practice. “I would just encourage you to fight the feeling of satisfaction,” Stoops told the team. “That's for later. “Go win it all. You're right there. Go win it all. Whatever you've been doing the last couple weeks find it again and just keep it up, don't change a thing, don't let the distractions get you and just go win it all.” OU'S SUCCESS HELPING ASSISTANTS' PROFILES Oklahoma assistant coaches have been close in recent years to getting head coaching jobs of their own. This figures to be the year one or more finally break through and leave. Longtime Kruger assistants Steve Henson and Lew Hill have interviewed for head coaching jobs in recent days and could be named head coaches soon. Henson is in the running for the job at UTSA. The Roadrunners fired Brooks Thompson, a former Oklahoma State standout, on March 10 after 10 seasons. The San Antonio Express-News reported this week that UTSA hoped to have a coach in place before the Final Four. The athletic director at UTSA is Lynn Hickey, a Welch native who was the women's basketball coach at Kansas State during Kruger's tenure there as an assistant coach and just before Henson's arrival there to play under Kruger. Kruger connections have also helped Hill jump to the forefront of discussions for the job at Texas-Rio Grande Valley. The school, formerly Texas Pan-American, is where Kruger got his start as a head coach. KLAY THOMPSON: HIELD SHOULD BE TOP-THREE PICK There are no shortage of plaudits coming Hield's way from the NBA recently. The endorsement of the Golden State Warriors' Klay Thompson, though, might mean a little extra. Thompson's father, Mychal, is generally considered the best basketball player ever to come out of the Bahamas. Hield could overtake that. “He'll be a great scorer,” Thompson told CSNBayArea.com this week. “He works so hard. He'll be a tenacious defender. He's physically gifted. He's going to help somebody. He's going to make a big impact. “Whatever team drafts him in the Top 10, well, personally for me, I think he's top-three, at least top-five pick. But if he slips into that six to 10 range, some team is going to get really lucky.” Thompson told the site before the tournament that he expected the Sooners to win the national title and would like to see Hield surpass his father. Thompson and Hield spent some time together in Oklahoma City after the Warriors' overtime win over the Thunder on Feb. 27. Hield, Isaiah Cousins and Dinjiyl Walker were in attendance. Thompson also said he watched Hield's 37-point performance against Oregon that helped send the Sooners to the Final Four. “That was ridiculous,” Thompson told the site. “And he's doing it so effortlessly. I've tried to tell people that he's the next big thing. He makes me proud to see a guy coming from a little island in the Bahamas doing what he's doing.” SOONERS ONLY FINAL FOUR TEAM WITHOUT MCDONALD'S ALL-AMERICAN Oklahoma is the only team in the Final Four without at least one McDonald's All-American on its roster. North Carolina has six former All-Americans and Syracuse and two. Jalen Brunson is Villanova's lone player to earn the honor in high school.
Fifty years ago, Tubby Smith was a freshman in high school.Integration and consolidation were taking place in schools in southern Maryland, and that spring Smith went from George Washington Carver to Great Mills High School.In March 1966, less than two hours from his hometown of Scotland, something happened that shaped the Texas Tech coach’s life.The site was Cole Field House on the campus of...
Tubby Smith recalls watching 1966 Texas Western title run
Krista Pirtle, Associated Press | Mar 30, 2016Fifty years ago, Tubby Smith was a freshman in high school. Integration and consolidation were taking place in schools in southern Maryland, and that spring Smith went from George Washington Carver to Great Mills High School. In March 1966, less than two hours from his hometown of Scotland, something happened that shaped the Texas Tech coach’s life. The site was Cole Field House on the campus of the University of Maryland, where the Maryland high school basketball state championships were played at the time. Smith’s dreams advanced beyond winning a state title there as he watched the all-black starting five of Texas Western defeat Kentucky for the national title. “At that time, I thought to myself, ‘I want to play college basketball,’” Smith said. He went on to play at High Point University and became an all-conference performer as a senior before finishing his career as the seventh all-time leading scorer in school history. From there Smith coached some at the high school level and made a few stops through the collegiate ranks as an assistant before becoming head coach at Tulsa for the 1991-92 season. Six years later, Smith became the first African-American head basketball coach at Kentucky. “Becoming the head coach at Kentucky, you can see how that was a watershed moment for me and really shaped me that I wanted to be a teacher,” Smith said. “I wanted to be a coach. That (game) inspired me to get into this profession. “Just witnessing that game and then getting to know all the players off the Kentucky team. I didn’t get the chance to know Adolph Rupp who coached the Kentucky Wildcats at the time. By the time I got the job at Kentucky as the head coach he had passed. His legacy and the players, you meet people like Pat Riley who played for him or Louie Dampier are people I got to know personally. It meant a lot.” The connections to the game in 1966 have continued since Smith got to Lubbock as he coached against “Big Daddy” David Lattin’s grandson, Khadeem, who is now a sophomore starter for Oklahoma. Khadeem is set to play in the Final Four in Houston where his grandfather’s championship team will be honored 50 years later. For Smith, looking back at being a 15-year old in front of a television watching Texas Western to today being one of the most respected coaches in college basketball is remarkable. “Having the chance to meet most of the men on that Texas Western team and getting the chance to know Don Haskins who was the coach at time re-instills in me that I am in one of the most noble professions and doing something that I love doing,” Smith said. “That continually inspires me to be the best coach and representative of coaches. “That moment in time, 1966, shaped a lot of who I am today.” firstname.lastname@example.org • 766-8735 Follow Krista on Twitter @AJ_KristaPirtle ——— ©2016 the Lubbock Avalanche-Journal (Lubbock, Texas) Visit the Lubbock Avalanche-Journal (Lubbock, Texas) at www.lubbockonline.com Distributed by Tribune Content Agency, LLC. _____ Topics: g000362661,g000065562,g000066164,g000065650,g000065582
The Oklahoma-Villanova game will tip off at 5:09 p.m. Saturday at NRG Stadium in Houston. The game will be televised by TBS (Cox 62/HD 731, Dish 139, DirecTV 247, U-Verse 112/HD 1112). The Sooners and Wildcats can be heard on KRXO-FM 107.7.FANS GREET SOONERS AT LNCIt wasn't until about 2:30 a.m. Sunday, but dozens of fans greeted the Sooners as they returned home after their 80-68 win over...
Oklahoma basketball journal: Sooners to face Villanova at 5:09 p.m. Saturday
Ryan Aber, Associated Press | Mar 28, 2016The Oklahoma-Villanova game will tip off at 5:09 p.m. Saturday at NRG Stadium in Houston. The game will be televised by TBS (Cox 62/HD 731, Dish 139, DirecTV 247, U-Verse 112/HD 1112). The Sooners and Wildcats can be heard on KRXO-FM 107.7. FANS GREET SOONERS AT LNC It wasn't until about 2:30 a.m. Sunday, but dozens of fans greeted the Sooners as they returned home after their 80-68 win over Oregon on Saturday that sent OU to its first Final Four since 2002. Fans chanted “Final Four, Final Four” as the team arrived and then switched over the chanting Buddy Hield's first name. Hield scored 37 points in the win. Hield briefly addressed the crowd after they moved inside the Lloyd Noble Center's practice gym, thanking the fans for their support. FINAL FOUR TICKETS Oklahoma's Final Four ticket allotment is being distributed to Sooner Club members based on priority points in each donor level. If there are any tickets left, a public sale would be conducted this week. The tickets, for all sessions of the Final Four, cost $330 per person for the semifinals and finals. The school also receives 700 $40 student Final Four tickets that will go on sale first to student season-ticket holders. The school will announce the sale procedures for those tickets soon. Tickets for Saturday's game against Villanova were available at StubHub.com on Sunday night beginning at $225 for single tickets and $236 per ticket for pairs. ALTMAN CONGRATULATES SOONERS After Oklahoma returned to the locker room following Saturday's 80-68 win over Oregon, coach Dana Altman walked over from the Ducks locker room on the other side of the arena. Altman went into both the coaches' and players' locker rooms and individually congratulated each Oklahoma player and assistant. His greeting included an embrace with Sooners assistant Steve Henson, who played at Kansas State when Altman was an assistant under coach Lon Kruger in the late 1980s. JAMES CHERISHES MOMENT As he climbed atop the ladder to take his turn snipping the nets at the Honda Center, Oklahoma freshman Christian James paused and looked down, taking a moment to collect himself before reaching up with scissors to grab his souvenir. James took a moment of reflection to think about his high school girlfriend, Jade Robinson, and two other high school friends who died in a car accident just more than a week earlier. “I had tears of joy,” James said. “Tears of joy for her (Robinson), for them.” ——— ©2016 The Oklahoman Visit The Oklahoman at www.newsok.com Distributed by Tribune Content Agency, LLC. _____ Topics: g000362661,g000065603,g000066164
The Oklahoma-Villanova game will tip off at 5:09 p.m. Saturday at NRG Stadium in Houston. The game will be televised by TBS (Cox 62/HD 731, Dish 139, DirecTV 247, U-Verse 112/HD 1112). The Sooners and Wildcats can be heard on KRXO-FM 107.7. FANS GREET SOONERS AT LNC It wasn't until about 2:30 a.m. Sunday, but dozens of fans greeted the Sooners as they returned home after their 80-68 win over...
Oklahoma basketball journal: Sooners to face Villanova at 5:09 p.m. Saturday
By Ryan Aber | Mar 27, 2016The Oklahoma-Villanova game will tip off at 5:09 p.m. Saturday at NRG Stadium in Houston. The game will be televised by TBS (Cox 62/HD 731, Dish 139, DirecTV 247, U-Verse 112/HD 1112). The Sooners and Wildcats can be heard on KRXO-FM 107.7. FANS GREET SOONERS AT LNC It wasn't until about 2:30 a.m. Sunday, but dozens of fans greeted the Sooners as they returned home after their 80-68 win over Oregon on Saturday that sent OU to its first Final Four since 2002. Fans chanted “Final Four, Final Four” as the team arrived and then switched over the chanting Buddy Hield's first name. Hield scored 37 points in the win. Hield briefly addressed the crowd after they moved inside the Lloyd Noble Center's practice gym, thanking the fans for their support. FINAL FOUR TICKETS Oklahoma's Final Four ticket allotment is being distributed to Sooner Club members based on priority points in each donor level. If there are any tickets left, a public sale would be conducted this week. The tickets, for all sessions of the Final Four, cost $330 per person for the semifinals and finals. The school also receives 700 $40 student Final Four tickets that will go on sale first to student season-ticket holders. The school will announce the sale procedures for those tickets soon. Tickets for Saturday's game against Villanova were available at StubHub.com on Sunday night beginning at $225 for single tickets and $236 per ticket for pairs. ALTMAN CONGRATULATES SOONERS After Oklahoma returned to the locker room following Saturday's 80-68 win over Oregon, coach Dana Altman walked over from the Ducks locker room on the other side of the arena. Altman went into both the coaches' and players' locker rooms and individually congratulated each Oklahoma player and assistant. His greeting included an embrace with Sooners assistant Steve Henson, who played at Kansas State when Altman was an assistant under coach Lon Kruger in the late 1980s. JAMES CHERISHES MOMENT As he climbed atop the ladder to take his turn snipping the nets at the Honda Center, Oklahoma freshman Christian James paused and looked down, taking a moment to collect himself before reaching up with scissors to grab his souvenir. James took a moment of reflection to think about his high school girlfriend, Jade Robinson, and two other high school friends who died in a car accident just more than a week earlier. “I had tears of joy,” James said. “Tears of joy for her (Robinson), for them.”
Mar 15, 2016
Beggs freshman Joe Martell III was named the Section 6 recipient of the National High School Spirit of Sport Award by the National Federation of State High School Associations last week after he became what many believe to be the first double-amputee in Oklahoma high school football history last season. Martel, a defensive lineman, was born with tibial hemimelia, which caused him to...
High school notebook: Beggs double-amputee football player given Spirit of Sport Award
By Jacob Unruh and Scott Wright Staff Writers | Mar 15, 2016Beggs freshman Joe Martell III was named the Section 6 recipient of the National High School Spirit of Sport Award by the National Federation of State High School Associations last week after he became what many believe to be the first double-amputee in Oklahoma high school football history last season. Martel, a defensive lineman, was born with tibial hemimelia, which caused him to have no shin bones. Both of his legs were amputated when he was 18 months old, but wearing prosthetic legs he played both varsity and junior varsity for Beggs last season. “Joe may not have legs, but he has the heart of a lion,” Beggs coach Lee Blankenship said in a release. “When others would make excuses, Joe makes tackles. When others say it's too tough, Joe goes harder. Joe inspires his teammates and coaches to have courage, character and commitment to the school that we love on a daily basis. He is our hero.” Martel was also voted the District 3A-6 Inspirational Player of the Year and Most Inspirational Athlete of the Year by his school. The award was created by the NFHS to recognize those who exemplify the ideals of the spirit of the sport that represent the core mission of education-based athletics, according to the release. TULSA WASHINGTON PICKS CALIP AS FOOTBALL COACH College Football Hall of Famer Brad Calip has been selected as Tulsa Washington's new football coach. Calip replaces Marvin Dantzler, who left after four seasons to become the new head coach in Patterson, La. Calip, originally from Hobart, quarterbacked an East Central University team that set several NAIA records. He went on to play professionally in the USFL, CFL and Arena League. A long-time assistant in the high school and college ranks, this will be Calip's second stint as a head coach. He coached Tulsa Kelley for one season, going 8-4 in 2004. He had been on staff at Jenks since 2009. COLLEGE POSTCARD: HERITAGE HALL'S HIGGINS WINS CANADIAN WRESTLING TITLE Former Heritage Hall wrestler and Class 3A state champion Finn Higgins recently repeated as a Canadian national collegiate champion. Higgins won the 100 kg (220 pounds) gold medal, wrestling for the University of Winnipeg in the CIS National Championships. Higgins won every match in the tournament by first-period technical fall or pin, and did not have a single point scored against him. Following the tournament, he was named the CIS Outstanding Male Wrestler. CHICKASHA DOMINATES GIRLS SUBURBAN CONFERENCE AWARD LIST Chickasha senior Dominque Golightly was named Player of the Year in the Suburban Conference, being joined by two teammates for top conference awards for girls basketball. Another senior, Tandra King, was named Newcomer of the Year after moving from Anadarko. And senior Taylor Sylvester was chosen as the Defensive Player of the Year. Carl Albert's Tim Flanigan was selected as Coach of the Year. Here are the all-conference teams: First team: Micayla Haynes, Guthrie; Shamika Smith, Carl Albert; Taleigh Davis, El Reno; Maddison Sperle, Piedmont; Monica Brooks, Shawnee. Second team: Moe Tramble, Shawnee; Kelsey Simmons, Shawnee; Haley Hudson, Noble; Brittney Vince, Western Heights; Kasey Rice, Shawnee. Third team: Aaleyah Allison, Guthrie; Hannah Ferguson, Chickasha; Massey Beard, El Reno; Hayden Freeman, El Reno; Karissa Duke, Chickasha. Honorable mention Carl Albert: Charissa Price; El Reno: Rachelle RomanNose, Kayten Moore; Guthrie: Jillian Chappell; Noble: Baylee Brown, Skylar Lester, Kyrah Robinson; Piedmont: McKenna Kirkpatrick, Delaney Mitchell, Karlie Owens; Shawnee: Logan Bonner; Western Heights: Savannah Stanley, Laneshia Webster, Charon Cheatham.
Mar 14, 2016
Ten coaches are set to be honored as part of the Oklahoma Coaches Association Hall of Fame inductions this summer.
High school notebook: Doug Tolin, Gary Howard among OCA Hall of Fame honorees
By Scott Wright and Jacob Unruh | Mar 14, 2016Ten coaches are set to be honored as part of the Oklahoma Coaches Association Hall of Fame inductions this summer. Two well-known college coaches are among the group, including Oklahoma Baptist men's basketball coach Doug Tolin. He coached the Bison to the 2010 NAIA title and also coached at Norman High School to the 1999 Class 6A championship. Central Oklahoma football coach Gary Howard is being honored for Distinguished Service, having spent 35 years on the Bronchos' sideline, with 26 of them as the head coach. Also in the Hall of Fame class is Bruce Harrington, whose Lawton Eisenhower boys basketball team just completed its season in the Class 5A semifinals. Ron Lancaster, who coached Enid to the 1983 state football title, and Jenks to the 1993 crown before handing the program over to current coach Allan Trimble, will be inducted, along with Danny Daniels of Hominy, Sulphur's Tony Duck, Alva's Jim Ferguson, Lawton's Clarence Madden, Chickasha's Tim Reynolds and Owasso's Larry Turner. OCA ALL-STATE WRESTLING TEAMS ANNOUNCED The Oklahoma Coaches Association announced its selections for the All-State wrestling duals, to be held at 7 p.m. July 27 at a site in the Tulsa area to be determined. Edmond Memorial's Darren Huff was selected to coach the Large West team against the Large East, coached by Tahlequah's James Rappe. Marlow's Keith Kizarr will coach the Small West, with Bristow's Will Evans leading the Small East. Here are the rosters: Large West: Wes Hardin, Westmoore (113); Garrett Rowe, Choctaw (120); Montorie Bridges, Altus (126); Dalton Duffield, Westmoore (132); Ray Merriman, Del City (138); D.J. Hendrickson, Piedmont (145); Gavin Millhouse, Del City (152); Kalin Winkler, Noble (160); Zaine Jackson, Putnam City North (170); Trevor Long, Noble (182); Kaden Truelove, Mustang (195); Jakobe Walker, Southmoore (220); Taven Birdow, Altus (285). Large East: Mason Naifeh, Tulsa Union (113); Dillon Prutch, Coweta (120); Andrew Nieman, Stillwater (126); Dylan Wright, Pryor (132); Ethan Raper, Glenpool (138); Justin Walker, Collinsville (145); John Woods, Durant (152); Moses Mayhue, Tulsa Union (160); Drew Hinkle, Jenks (170); Isaiah Page, Broken Arrow (182); Beau Wooden, Skiatook (195); Nic Roller, Bixby (220); Griffin Qualls, Coweta (285). Small West: Triston Cortez, Kingfisher (113); Braden Visnieski, Harrah (120); Noah McQuigg, Tuttle (126); Tyson Brown, Elk City (132); Luis Martinez, Clinton (138); Reece Maitlen, Elgin (145); Dayton Garrett, Tuttle (152); Aryion Young, Heritage Hall (160); T.J. Lodermeier, Hinton (170); Seth Fritts, Plainview (182); Jake Swanson, Cache (195); Dalton Hanson, Harrah (220); Dorian Fagan, Plainview (285). Small East: Logan Bryant, Barnsdall (113); Stetson Baker, Blackwell (120); Willie Griffin, Mannford (126); Damon Hail, Cleveland (132); Justice Circle, Blackwell (138); Scout Skidgel, Cascia Hall (145); Chase Pfluger, Tonkawa (152); Wyatt Sheets, Stilwell (160); Josh Barrett, Inola (170); Peyton Carmin, Cushing (182); Trent Monk, Locust Grove (195); Branden Ferguson, Catoosa (220); Nathan Martin, Cascia Hall (285). MUSKOGEE'S WILSON WINS GATORADE AWARD Muskogee senior Aaliyah Wilson was named the Gatorade Oklahoma Girls Basketball Player of the Year for a second straight season last week. Wilson is now a finalist for the national award. She was The Oklahoman's Super 5 Player of the Year last season and was named earlier this season a McDonald's All-American. She averaged 18 points and eight rebounds per game, leading the Roughers to last week's Class 6A state tournament. They advanced to the semifinals where they were eliminated in double overtime by eventual champion Midwest City. Wilson has signed with Arkansas and is ranked No. 30 in the 2016 class by ESPN's HoopGurlz rankings. She also has a 3.62 weighted GPA and has volunteered at the Special Olympics, Fellowship of Christian Athletes and 2 Much 2 Lose. The award recognizes athletic excellence along with academic achievement and character demonstrated on and off the court. CASHION'S VAUGHN RANEY COMMITS TO ROGERS STATE One of the Oklahoma City area's top small-school players has made his college decision. Cashion point guard Vaughn Raney, a 6-foot-2 senior, verbally committed to Rogers State, according to his family. Raney averaged 20 points per game over the last two seasons, while also leading the team in rebounds and assists. The Wildcats finished the season 19-7.
Mar 9, 2016
50th ANNIVERSARY OF HIGH SCHOOL STATE BASKETBALL TOURNAMENTS AT STATE FAIR ARENA A.K.A. THE BIG HOUSE BY THE NUMBERS 21: State tournament games won by Lomega girls, the most by any high school girls basketball team at the Big House. 42: State tournament games won by Millwood boys, the most by any high school boys basketball team at the Big House. 86: Points scored by the Frontier girls in the...
Celebrating 50 years of state basketball tournaments at the Big House
By Jenni Carlson Columnist email@example.com | Mar 9, 201650th ANNIVERSARY OF HIGH SCHOOL STATE BASKETBALL TOURNAMENTS AT STATE FAIR ARENA A.K.A. THE BIG HOUSE BY THE NUMBERS 21: State tournament games won by Lomega girls, the most by any high school girls basketball team at the Big House. 42: State tournament games won by Millwood boys, the most by any high school boys basketball team at the Big House. 86: Points scored by the Frontier girls in the 2005 Class A state final, the most in a state girls basketball game at the Big House. 107: Points scored by the New Lima boys in the 1968 Class B state final, the most in a state boys basketball game at the Big House. 455: Total state high school basketball champions crowned at the Big House. 1,495: Total state high school basketball tournament games played at the Big House. 94,247: Square feet of the Big House's 300-by-400-foot oval. $1.8 million: Estimated cost of building the arena. $2.4 million: Actual cost. Source: Oklahoma High School Sports Historical Society DID YOU KNOW? State Fair Arena was built as part of a $7.5 million bond issue passed in Nov. 1962. It also provided funds to build a downtown coliseum and modify Municipal Auditorium (now the Civic Center Music Hall). The first event held at State Fair Arena was not basketball. It was the Ice Capades, held Sept. 25-29, 1965. The first basketball games at the arena were held Dec. 1, 1965. As part of a men's college basketball doubleheader, Oklahoma City University defeated Oklahoma in their first meeting since 1918, 74-71, and St. Louis defeated Oklahoma State, 61-57. The first high school basketball game at the arena was March 10, 1966. It was a Class A girls game, and Atoka defeated Sayre 49-38. The first high school basketball state championship game at the arena was March 12, 1966. Deer Creek defeated Woodland 41-31 for the Class C girls title. Source: Oklahoma High School Sports Historical Society WHY IS IT CALLED THE BIG HOUSE? State Fair Arena got its nickname thanks to a pair of Oklahoma high school coaching legends. Charlie Heatly was coaching girls basketball at Lindsay in 1968. He was only a decade into a four-decade stint, but he'd already won one state title and would soon win another. One of his assistants that season: Joe Tunnel. Tunnel would go on to be one of the best high school football coaches in our state's history, but back then, he was only a decade into his head coaching career. Part of his duties at Lindsay included being a girls basketball assistant. A few days after Lindsay qualified for state, Tunnel walked up to Heatly and said, "Looks like you made it to the Big House." Heatly had never heard State Fair Arena called that, but it resonated with him. Over the next couple years, he'd refer to the Big House often. He'd tell his team, "We're three games from the Big House" or "Only a half left until we punch our ticket to the Big House." One day, Heatly's friend and sporting goods salesman Dick Noble told him that he'd been awarded the activities association's contract to sell apparel at the state basketball tournament. Noble asked if he had any suggestions for what to print on them; Heatly always seemed to be coming up with clever sayings. "You've made it to the Big House" was his suggestion. Noble used it, and those shirts became best-sellers. It wasn't long before teams were dreaming about playing in the Big House, fans were talking about going to the Big House and even the PA announcer was welcoming everyone to the Big House. That has remained the same for almost five decades. Editor's note: This is the story told by Heatly to legendary Oklahoman high school sports reporter Ray Soldan.
Saturday's High school basketball Area tournament results.
High school basketball: Area results for Saturday, March 5
Mar 5, 2016Saturday's Results Area Class 6A Boys WEST At Deer Creek Putnam West 60, Southmoore 34 Edmond Memorial 71, Midwest City 64 EAST At Tulsa Memorial Putnam North 81, Edmond Santa Fe 80 Tulsa Washington 69, Owasso 63, OT Class 6A Girls WEST At Yukon Deer Creek 63, Putnam City 51 Edmond Santa Fe 76, Putnam West 50 EAST At Catoosa Owasso 58, Sand Springs 42 Midwest City 84, Sapulpa 74 Class 5A Boys WEST At Choctaw Southeast 53, Noble 43 El Reno 78, Ardmore 66 EAST At Tulsa Webster Tulsa East Central 67, Tulsa Edison 53 Pryor 60, Durant 56 Class 5A Girls WEST At Edmond North Carl Albert 59, Ardmore 49 Del City 68, Lawton Mac 50 EAST At Tulsa Rogers Pryor 45, McAlester 32 Skiatook 50, Collinsville 42 Class 4A AREA I At Stillwater Victory Christian 46, Bethany 42 Newcastle 55, Tulsa Rogers 48 (girls) AREA II At Skiatook Fort Gibson 46, Locust Grove 45 Hilldale 38, Vinita 28 (girls) AREA III At Moore Anadarko 69, Mount St. Mary 54 Elgin 42, Blanchard 35 (girls) AREA IV At Wilburton Ada 63, Star Spencer 54 Broken Bow 67, Classen 61 (girls) Class 3A AREA I At Cushing Jones 46, Sperry 45 Perkins 39, Metro Christian 38 (girls) AREA II At Bixby Lincoln Christian 57, Adair 42 Kansas 37, Salina 36 (girls) AREA III At Chickasha Riverside 68, Marlow 65 Washington 60, Bethel 36 (girls) AREA IV At Checotah Seq. Tahlequah 50, Hugo 38 Beggs 50, Spiro 41 (girls) Class 2A AREA I At Enid Event Center Crossings Christian 32, Kiefer 29, OT Cashion 52, Cordell 39 (girls) AREA II At Muskogee Civic Center Preston 53, Okemah 41 Preston 46, Mounds 38 (girls) AREA III At Cache Northeast 52, Dale 42 Dibble 51, Mangum 48 (girls) AREA IV At Ada Wright City 46, Latta 42 Latta 49, Savanna 35 (girls) --Compiled by Darla Smith
Mar 4, 2016
Tre Evans, who was released from his letter of intent at Old Dominion on Thursday, citing family reasons, had 14 points, 12 rebounds and 10 assists.
High school basketball: Edmond North remains undefeated, clinches state bid
By Scott Wright and Jacob Unruh | Mar 4, 2016Tre Evans had a triple-double, and six Edmond North players scored in double-figures as the top-ranked Huskies advanced to the state tournament for the first time since 2009. Brock Butler led the team with 17 points as the Huskies defeated No. 4 Putnam City West 72-55. Evans, who was released from his letter of intent at Old Dominion on Thursday, citing family reasons, had 14 points, 12 rebounds and 10 assists. PC West will face Southmoore at 6:30 p.m. Saturday at Deer Creek in the area consolation final. Quian Williams hit the game-winner for Southmoore in a 44-43 win over Lawton. DEFENDING CHAMP MUSTANG EARNS TOURNEY SPOT Mustang is back in the state tournament to defend its Class 6A title. The Broncos got 19 points from Curtis Haywood II and 18 from Jakolby Long in a 64-62 win over Midwest City. NORMAN NORTH ROLLS Norman North sealed up its first trip to state since 2010 with a 91-61 win over Putnam City North. Trae Young scored 35 points, and Lindy Waters III added 17 for the second-ranked Timberwolves. Putnam City North will face Edmond Santa Fe at 6:30 p.m. Saturday at Tulsa Memorial with the winner going to state. CARL ALBERT HOLDS OFF SOUTHEAST Carl Albert sophomore Mason Harrell had 27 points as the second-ranked, Class 5A Titans defeated No. 5 Southeast 68-59. Southeast got 34 from Dashawn McDowell. The Spartans will face Noble in the area consolation final at 6:30 p.m. Saturday at Choctaw. Noble stayed alive with a 69-41 win over Lawton MacArthur, behind 21 points from Jalal Gondal. TIP-INS Douglass got 17 points from Patrick McKaufman in a 59-50 win over Anadarko to clinch the Trojans' spot in the Class 4A state tournament… Bethany avoided elimination with a 48-37 win over Elk City, behind 11 points from Hassan Lawton… Tony Elix scored 23 as Mount St. Mary stayed alive with a 70-65 win over Blanchard. GIRLS CACHE EARNS STATE TOURNAMENT BERTH The Cache girls basketball team is heading to the state tournament for the first time since 2011 in a year surrounded by controversy. No. 19 Cache beat No. 12 Tulsa Rogers 48-38 in a Class 4A area tournament championship game Saturday night. The school has caught national attention after its coach Kenny White was alleged to design and orchestrate a play designed to injure Elgin's Jentry Holt last season. White has been on a voluntary leave of absence this season, and Jason Heidebrecht has been serving as the interim coach. Cache has investigated the incident three different times. The most recent investigation was completed in February and ruled that there was not conclusive evidence against White, despite current players Jamie Bonnarens and Nautica Butler saying otherwise. Cache won a state championship in 2010, but lost the title game against Fort Gibson the next year in overtime. ROBERTS' 25 KEEPS CLASSEN SAS ALIVE Classen SAS outscored Roland 20-3 in the fourth quarter for a 57-50 win in a Class 4A elimination game. Taylor Roberts had 25 points for Classen, which will face Broken Bow in the area consolation final at 6:30 p.m. Saturday in Wilburton. TIP-INS No. 2 Newcastle avoided elimination with a 60-50 win over Weatherford behind Katie Mayo's 19 points… Dale advanced to the Class 2A state tournament with a 54-41 win over Mangum, with the help of 16 points from Hannah Ash and 15 from Dani Manning.
Friday's High school basketball Area tournament results.
High school basketball: Area results from Friday, March 4
Mar 4, 2016Friday's Results Area Class 6A Boys WEST At Yukon Southmoore 44, Lawton 43 Edmond North 72, Putnam West 55 At Deer Creek Edmond Memorial 97, Putnam City 60 Mustang 64, Midwest City 62 EAST At Jenks Edmond Santa Fe 68, Sapulpa 59 Norman North 92, Putnam North 61 At Tulsa Memorial Tulsa Washington 78, Broken Arrow 53 Tulsa Union 62, Owasso 58 Class 5A Boys WEST At Choctaw Noble 69, Lawton Mac 41 Carl Albert 68, Southeast 59 At Mustang Ardmore 60, Northwest 56 Lawton Ike 67, El Reno 58 EAST At Tulsa Webster Tulsa Edison 90, Shawnee 83 Tulsa Memorial 50, Tulsa East Central 40 At Tulsa Rogers Pryor 61, McAlester 52 Coweta 48, Durant 31 Class 4A AREA I At Stillwater Bethany 48, Elk City 37 Chickasha 58, Victory Christian 56 Newcastle 60, Weatherford 50 (girls) Cache 48, Tulsa Rogers 38 (girls) AREA II At Skiatook Locust Grove 64, Tulsa Webster 45 Tulsa Central 66, Fort Gibson 58 Vinita 50, Mannford 40 (girls) Fort Gibson 44, Hilldale 34 (girls) AREA III At Moore Mount St. Mary 70, Blanchard 65 Douglass 59, Anadarko 50 Elgin 61, Seminole 43 (girls) Plainview 50, Blanchard 42 (girls) AREA IV At Wilburton Star Spencer 54, Muldrow 40 Harrah 53, Ada 34 Classen 57, Roland 50 (girls) Harrah 45, Broken Bow 36 (girls) Class 3A AREA I At Cushing Jones 58, Luther 50 Centennial 96, Sperry 48 Metro Christian 59, Millwood 40 (girls) Alva 44, Perkins 37 (girls) AREA II At Bixby Lincoln Christian 49, Cascia Hall 47 Verdigris 50, Adair 45 Salina 43, Lincoln Christian 34 (girls) Adair 55, Kansas 33 (girls) AREA III At Chickasha Riverside 65, Crooked Oak 42 Heritage Hall 50, Marlow 34 Washington 47, Heritage Hall 41 (girls) Comanche 50, Bethel 39 (girls) AREA IV At Checotah Seq. Tahlequah 52, Kingston 44 Atoka 72, Hugo 48 Spiro 61, Hugo 50 (girls) Seq. Tahlequah 32, Beggs 27 (girls) Class 2A AREA I At Enid Event Center Crossings Christian 30, Rejoice Chr. 28, OT Pawnee 63, Kiefer 49 Cordell 73, Watonga 60 (girls) Fairview 44, Cashion 35 (girls) AREA II At Muskogee Civic Center Okemah 61, Ketchum 37 Talihina 55, Preston 54 Mounds 53, Okemah 51 (girls) Howe 71, Preston 40 (girls) AREA III At Cache Northeast 48, Walters 29 Carnegie 53, Dale 39 Dibble 39, Carnegie 34 (girls) Dale 54, Mangum 41 (girls) AREA IV At Ada Latta 62, Central Sallisaw 38 Wewoka 86, Wright City 84 Latta 54, Tushka 40 (girls) Wright City 41, Savanna 35 (girls) --Compiled by Darla Smith
NORMAN — A big, broad smile crossed Isaiah Cousins' face when he walked off the court at Lloyd Noble Center on Monday.“Jerry,” Cousins yelled, standing just a few feet from the man he was talking to.Cousins came over and put his hands on Jerry Kershaw's shoulders, and the two shared a quick chat — an OU senior preparing to play his final home game at Lloyd Noble Center and a retiree who has...
OU basketball: Three super fans have become fixtures at Sooner practices
Ryan Aber, Associated Press | Mar 1, 2016NORMAN — A big, broad smile crossed Isaiah Cousins' face when he walked off the court at Lloyd Noble Center on Monday. “Jerry,” Cousins yelled, standing just a few feet from the man he was talking to. Cousins came over and put his hands on Jerry Kershaw's shoulders, and the two shared a quick chat — an OU senior preparing to play his final home game at Lloyd Noble Center and a retiree who has become a fixture at Sooners practices over the last few seasons. Kershaw asked Cousins if he'd prepared a speech for Tuesday's Senior Night activities before No. 6 Oklahoma takes on Baylor (7 p.m., ESPN2). Cousins said he wasn't going to talk but if he did, Kershaw better do the speech-writing. Kershaw, Paul Armstrong and Joe Bogan have become a fixture at Oklahoma's practices. “We're kind of sad when they don't come to practice,” Ryan Spangler said. “They're somebody that we've gotten to know, and they support us whether we win or lose. They're always there to cheer for us.” When Lon Kruger took over as coach in 2011, he opened the door to his practices. Students, media and others in the community are welcomed with open arms. Folding chairs line both sides of the Sooners' practice gym on the south end of the arena. “We talk about it being the community's program,” Kruger said. “It's a shared ownership of the program. We love having families and their kids come and meet the guys afterward and shoot around with the guys. If I'm a parent of an elementary school guy, I'd have them at practice a lot. I like seeing that.” The three regulars are all members of the same Norman church — McFarlin Memorial United Methodist Church — but it's been their attendance at practice that has brought them closer. “I really actually met these two guys (Kershaw and Armstrong) coming to practice,” Bogan said. “I didn't really even know we went to the same church until I saw him (Kershaw) passing out the plate one day. It's nice to share that.” The group sits together at practice, whether on the main floor or the practice gym. While they're mostly focused on what's taking place on the court, there's plenty of time for discussion about the current state of the basketball team, the upcoming and just passed football seasons and other things that are going on in their lives. Bogan was a letterwinner on the 1966 basketball team and was a regular at the alumni reunion events beginning with the Billy Tubbs era in the mid-80s. Bogan moved back to Norman from Fort Worth about six years ago. Three seasons ago, before Cousins', Spangler's and Buddy Hield's sophomore seasons, Bogan became a regular at practice. “Through the course of the beginning in the summer until now, you can see the progression,” Bogan said. “Having played, I can see how he tries to improve and develop his ballclub. He breaks the game down into its component parts. I really enjoy watching Lon and his assistants working with the guys.” Armstrong is a long-time season ticket holder. He has attended Sooners home games well before they moved from McCasland Field House, where he watched Bogan play for the Sooners during his time as an OU student. He's a charter member of the OU Tip-In Club. Tuesday, he'll sit not far from where he watched Monday's practice, watching Cousins, Hield and Spangler take the floor at home for the final time. “It's going to be tough,” Armstrong said. “It's just like your kid's going off to school someplace. But it's nice to see that they've had such a great career here at Oklahoma. So that makes it special.” Kershaw spent much of his life in Kansas, including watching Kruger at Silver Lake High School as well as Kansas State. Kershaw moved to Oklahoma in 1995 and quickly became a Sooners fan. But it wasn't until Kruger arrived that Kershaw's fandom grew to the level it's at now. “When OU hired Lon Kruger, they hit a home run,” Kershaw said. “I like to watch him teach. He doesn't raise his voice, you never hear him swear, but I tell you what, his players listen. It's kind of a joy to watch the guy teach the game of basketball. That's why we really come.” ——— ©2016 The Oklahoman Visit The Oklahoman at www.newsok.com Distributed by Tribune Content Agency, LLC. _____ Topics: g000362661,g000065603,g000066164
Feb 29, 2016
Jerry Kershaw, Paul Armstrong and Joe Bogan have seen the Sooners develop into one of the nation's top basketball teams.
OU basketball: Three super fans have become fixtures at Sooner practices
By Ryan Aber | Feb 29, 2016NORMAN — A big, broad smile crossed Isaiah Cousins' face when he walked off the court at Lloyd Noble Center on Monday. “Jerry,” Cousins yelled, standing just a few feet from the man he was talking to. Cousins came over and put his hands on Jerry Kershaw's shoulders, and the two shared a quick chat — an OU senior preparing to play his final home game at Lloyd Noble Center and a retiree who has become a fixture at Sooners practices over the last few seasons. Kershaw asked Cousins if he'd prepared a speech for Tuesday's Senior Night activities before No. 6 Oklahoma takes on Baylor (7 p.m., ESPN2). Cousins said he wasn't going to talk but if he did, Kershaw better do the speech-writing. Kershaw, Paul Armstrong and Joe Bogan have become a fixture at Oklahoma's practices. “We're kind of sad when they don't come to practice,” Ryan Spangler said. “They're somebody that we've gotten to know, and they support us whether we win or lose. They're always there to cheer for us.” When Lon Kruger took over as coach in 2011, he opened the door to his practices. Students, media and others in the community are welcomed with open arms. Folding chairs line both sides of the Sooners' practice gym on the south end of the arena. “We talk about it being the community's program,” Kruger said. “It's a shared ownership of the program. We love having families and their kids come and meet the guys afterward and shoot around with the guys. If I'm a parent of an elementary school guy, I'd have them at practice a lot. I like seeing that.” The three regulars are all members of the same Norman church — McFarlin Memorial United Methodist Church — but it's been their attendance at practice that has brought them closer. “I really actually met these two guys (Kershaw and Armstrong) coming to practice,” Bogan said. “I didn't really even know we went to the same church until I saw him (Kershaw) passing out the plate one day. It's nice to share that.” The group sits together at practice, whether on the main floor or the practice gym. While they're mostly focused on what's taking place on the court, there's plenty of time for discussion about the current state of the basketball team, the upcoming and just passed football seasons and other things that are going on in their lives. Bogan was a letterwinner on the 1966 basketball team and was a regular at the alumni reunion events beginning with the Billy Tubbs era in the mid-80s. Bogan moved back to Norman from Fort Worth about six years ago. Three seasons ago, before Cousins', Spangler's and Buddy Hield's sophomore seasons, Bogan became a regular at practice. “Through the course of the beginning in the summer until now, you can see the progression,” Bogan said. “Having played, I can see how he tries to improve and develop his ballclub. He breaks the game down into its component parts. I really enjoy watching Lon and his assistants working with the guys.” Armstrong is a long-time season ticket holder. He has attended Sooners home games well before they moved from McCasland Field House, where he watched Bogan play for the Sooners during his time as an OU student. He's a charter member of the OU Tip-In Club. Tuesday, he'll sit not far from where he watched Monday's practice, watching Cousins, Hield and Spangler take the floor at home for the final time. “It's going to be tough,” Armstrong said. “It's just like your kid's going off to school someplace. But it's nice to see that they've had such a great career here at Oklahoma. So that makes it special.” Kershaw spent much of his life in Kansas, including watching Kruger at Silver Lake High School as well as Kansas State. Kershaw moved to Oklahoma in 1995 and quickly became a Sooners fan. But it wasn't until Kruger arrived that Kershaw's fandom grew to the level it's at now. “When OU hired Lon Kruger, they hit a home run,” Kershaw said. “I like to watch him teach. He doesn't raise his voice, you never hear him swear, but I tell you what, his players listen. It's kind of a joy to watch the guy teach the game of basketball. That's why we really come.”
Feb 29, 2016
OU will raise Griffin’s No. 23 jersey to the Lloyd Noble Center rafters at halftime of the Baylor game, and he will be cheered lustily. Which is as it should be.
Blake Griffin will be cheered in Norman — and should be
By Berry Tramel Columnist firstname.lastname@example.org | Feb 29, 2016NORMAN — The cheers for Blake Griffin have grown fainter and fainter at Thunder games. Play for the hated Clippers, play aggressive and mean against the beloved boys in blue, especially in the Western Conference semifinals, and villain status grows long as memories grow short. Plus there was a misdemeanor battery charge against Griffin in November 2014 and a famous fight six weeks ago that left Griffin not just with a broken hand but a good friend with a busted face. Made you wonder had not only Griffin been taken out of Oklahoma, but had the Oklahoma been taken out of Griffin? But Darth Griffin returns Tuesday. OU will raise Griffin's No. 23 jersey to the Lloyd Noble Center rafters at halftime of the Baylor game, and he will be cheered lustily. Which is as it should be. Griffin is an Oklahoma hero. An Oklahoma icon. The greatest basketball player our state ever has produced. Among Oklahomans, only Griffin and Mark Price ever made first-team all-NBA, and Griffin, two weeks shy of his 27th birthday, already has made more all-star games than did Price. And Griffin, who has done nothing but make Oklahoma proud, should be supported during this time in his life when everything's not going so hot. While the Cowboy half of the state has reason to vilify Griffin, and most Oklahomans are united in denouncing all things Clipper, it's never a bad thing to stop and remember the thrills Griffin provided as a Sooner and remind Griffin that we're still with him in his time of trouble. “I know he knows what his friends think, because they say it,” said Tommy Griffin, Blake's father and still coaching Oklahoma high school basketball, 41 years after coaching Classen to the Class 3A state championship at the age of 26. “He knows he doesn't have to prove to them.” Josh Gamblin, the basketball coach at Mid-America Christian University in southwest Oklahoma City, has been fast friends with Blake Griffin since they were fourth-graders playing summer ball together. Griffin was in Gamblin's wedding. “I think he understands he's Sooner born and Sooner bred,” Gamblin said. “He's got a lot of love for the Sooner faithful. Anytime you're a Sooner, you've got some Cowboy people that don't like you, and he's got some Cowboy/Thunder people rooting against him and some Sooner/Thunder people rooting against him. If you went to LA and asked people about Kevin Durant, they wouldn't like him very much when he hits game-winners.” In November 2014, Griffin was charged with misdemeanor battery after a Las Vegas nightclub altercation. The charges were dropped in May 2015. And in January, Griffin repeatedly slugged his friend and Clipper employee Matias Testi during a dinner in Toronto. Griffin suffered a broken hand which has sidelined him more than a month, plus faces a four-game suspension for the incident. Tommy Griffin admitted that “everybody, first of all, was disappointed. Especially the people who knew him. They know he's not that type of person.” I don't know what got into Griffin, but I hope he knows. And I was encouraged by the tenor of his press conference two weeks ago, in which he apologized repeatedly without a script., “I'm truly, truly sorry for what happened … something I feel awful about,” Griffin said, surrounded by cameras and tape recorders. “Something I haven't had to deal with ever in life. It's been tough. Now that I have my punishment, I'm looking forward to moving on.” Tommy Griffin said, “He knew he made a mistake, like a bridge you have to cross, not that you want to go that way, but that's the way you went.” The fallout was severe. The injury, the suspension, the rumors that the Clippers might deal Griffin before the trade deadline or even in the summer. “It weighs heavy on him,” Tommy Griffin said. “Like adding 1,000 pounds on his back.” But Tommy Griffin said his son is doing well, and Gamblin agrees. “I think he's good,” said Gamblin. “Obviously wasn't the best situation, but I think him and Matias are in a really good place. Everybody makes mistakes. His mistake, everybody knows about it. Blake is one of the best people I know, has one of the best hearts I know, and is as loyal as they come.” That loyalty brings him back to Norman on Tuesday, where on OU's Senior Night, which includes likely National Player of the Year Buddy Hield, the 2009 National Player of the Year will be honored, too. The cheers will be wild for Hield. Then at halftime, they will be wild for Griffin. And that's as it should be. Berry Tramel: Berry can be reached at (405) 760-8080 or at email@example.com. He can be heard Monday through Friday from 4:40-5:20 p.m. on The Sports Animal radio network, including FM-98.1. You can also view his personality page at newsok.com/berrytramel.
High school basketball results for Saturday, February 27.
High school basketball: Results for Saturday, February 27
Feb 28, 2016Saturday's Results Area Class A AREA I At SWOSU (Weatherford) Pond Creek-Hunter 73, Mooreland 64 Pond Creek-Hunter 51, Thomas 37 (girls) AREA II At Glenpool Regent Prep 46, Frontier 33 Glencoe 64, Davenport 36 (girls) AREA III At Cache Velma-Alma 35, Cyril 31 Turner 38, Cheyenne 33 (girls) AREA IV At Byng Rattan 70, New Lima 61 Okarche 63, Stonewall 38 (girls) Class B AREA I At Woodward Hammon 47, Forgan 35 Hammon 32, Boise City 28 (girls) AREA II At Catoosa Kinta 59, Paden 58 Burlington 59, Webbers Falls 43 (girls) AREA III At Anadarko Duke 50, Gracemont 49 Leedey 50, Varnum 47 (girls) AREA IV At Quinton Boswell 61, Eagletown 53 Boswell 36, Asher 28 (girls) Regionals Class 6A Boys WEST Reg. 1 at Edmond North Edmond North 90, Putnam City 62 Reg. 2 at Putnam West Putnam West 64, Edmond Memorial 61 Reg. 3 at Mustang Mustang 71, Lawton 48 Reg. 4 at Midwest City Midwest City 82, Southmoore 60 EAST Reg. 1 at Norman North Norman North 79, Tulsa Washington 58 Reg. 2 at Putnam North Putnam North 62, Broken Arrow 55 Reg. 3 at Owasso Owasso 56, Sapulpa 53 Reg. 4 at Tulsa Union Tulsa Union 62, Edmond Santa Fe 56 Class 6A Girls WEST Reg. 1 at Westmoore Westmoore 64, Norman North 36 Reg. 2 at Putnam West Deer Creek 56, Putnam West 52 Reg. 3 at Edmond Santa Fe Edmond Santa Fe 47, Edmond Memorial 45 Reg. 4 at Choctaw Choctaw 56, Putnam City 43 EAST Reg. 1 at Broken Arrow Broken Arrow 62, Putnam North 34 Reg. 2 at Owasso Owasso 56, Midwest City 43 Reg. 3 at Sapulpa Sapulpa 48, Sand Springs 40 Reg. 4 at Muskogee Muskogee 72, Tulsa Washington 60 Class 5A Boys WEST Reg. 1 at Carl Albert Carl Albert 63, Northwest 55 Reg. 2 at Southeast Southeast 75, Ardmore 55 Reg. 3 at El Reno El Reno 67, Noble 62vs. El Reno Reg. 4 at Lawton Eisenhower Lawton Ike 78, Lawton Mac 58 EAST Reg. 1 at Tulsa Memorial Tulsa Memorial 61, McAlester 52 Reg. 2 at Pryor Tulsa East Central 56, Pryor 39 Reg. 3 at Collinsville Durant 63, Shawnee 60, OT Reg. 4 at Coweta Coweta 60, Tulsa Edison 50 Class 5A Girls WEST Reg. 1 at Ardmore Ardmore 83, Lawton Mac 58 Reg. 2 at Woodward Woodward 41, El Reno 24 Reg. 3 at Carl Albert Del City 70, Carl Albert 60 Reg. 4 at Shawnee Shawnee 46, Lawton Ike 25 EAST Reg. 1 at Tulsa East Central Tulsa East Central 76, Tulsa Edison 54 Reg. 2 at Skiatook Pryor 38, Skiatook 34 Reg. 3 at Claremore Claremore 51, McAlester 39 Reg. 4 at Collinsville Collinsville 74, McGuinness 32 Class 4A AREA I Winners Bracket At Chickasha Chickasha 57, Elk City 39 Cache 49, Weatherford 37 (girls) At Cushing Victory Christian 57, Cleveland 44 Tulsa Rogers 51, Newcastle 48 (girls) Losers Bracket At Chickasha Bethany 80, Cache 74 Chickasha 58, Elk City 51 (girls) At Cushing Tulsa Rogers 68, Cushing 46 Victory Christian 65, Cushing 59 (girls) AREA II Winners Bracket At Fort Gibson Fort Gibson 58, Locust Grove 43 Fort Gibson 46, Mannford 32 (girls) At Tulsa Webster Tulsa Central 80, Tulsa Webster 50 Hilldale 48, Vinita 41 (girls) Losers Bracket At Fort Gibson Jay 62, Inola 46 Locust Grove 53, Inola 26 (girls) At Tulsa Webster Tulsa McLain 64, Grove 59 Oologah 33, Grove 31 (girls) AREA III Winners Bracket At Blanchard Douglass 59, Kingfisher 56 Blanchard 34, Elgin 29 (girls) At Purcell Anadarko 68, Pauls Valley 44 Plainview 49, Anadarko 38 (girls) Losers Bracket At Blanchard Blanchard 68, John Marshall 44 Seminole 58, Kingfisher 40 (girls) At Purcell Mount St. Mary 56, Purcell 43 Purcell 48, Lone Grove 37 (girls) AREA IV Winners Bracket At Ada Ada 67, Star Spencer 60 Broken Bow 61, Ada 50 (girls) At Checotah Harrah 71, Okmulgee 50 Harrah 38, Roland 30 (girls) Losers Bracket At Ada Muldrow 28, Poteau 25 Muldrow 60, Madill 34 (girls) At Checotah Roland 68, Stilwell 57 Classen 68, Stilwell 61 (girls) Class 3A AREA I Winners Bracket At Kingfisher Centennial 69, Oklahoma Christian 39 Alva 51, Chisholm 44 (girls) At Jones Sperry 67, Luther 44 Perkins 54, Metro Christian 46 (girls) Losers Bracket At Kingfisher Chisholm 43, Hennessey 41 Newkirk 42, Hennessey 31 (girls) At Jones Jones 39, Perkins 36 Millwood 50, Luther 46 (girls) AREA II Winners Bracket At Adair Adair 54, Cascia Hall 43 Adair 34, Lincoln Christian 31 (girls) At Verdigris Verdigris 97, Nowata 63 Kansas 56, Salina 52 (girls) Losers Bracket At Adair Lincoln Christian 51, Dewey 35 Chelsea 55, Eufaula 35 (girls) At Verdigris Salina 57, Kansas 49 Vian 53, Westville 47 (girls) AREA III Winners Bracket At Bethel Heritage Hall 73, Lindsay 47 Bethel 51, Washington 49 (girls) At Comanche Marlow 84, Riverside 78 Comanche 36, Davis 24 (girls) Losers Bracket At Bethel Washington 62, Prague 51 Heritage Hall 62, Prague 39 (girls) At Comanche Crooked Oak 60, Davis 32 Community Chr. 54, Marlow 35 (girls) AREA IV Winners Bracket At Wilburton Hugo 56, Seq. Tahlequah 47 Seq. Tahlequah 51, Hugo 46 (girls) At East Central (Ada) Atoka 74, Kingston 62 Beggs 52, Heavener 46 (girls) Losers Bracket At Wilburton Marietta 39, Wilburton 37 Spiro 35, Wilburton 30 (girls) At East Central (Ada) Beggs 63, Idabel 59 Idabel 49, Morris 33 (girls) Class 2A AREA I Winners Bracket At Fairview Pawnee 64, Merritt 61 Fairview 49, Watonga 38 (girls) At Kiefer Kiefer 55, Crossings Christian 25 Cashion 52, Kiefer 44 (girls) Losers Bracket At Fairview Hooker 59, Watonga 38 Cordell 41, Oklahoma Bible 32 (girls) At Kiefer Rejoice Christian 60, Cashion 42 Rejoice Christian 35, Pawhuska 21 (girls) AREA II Winners Bracket At Nowata Preston 60, Okemah 40 Preston 60, Okemah 47 (girls) At Porum Talihina 54, Chouteau 51 Howe 61, Warner 42 (girls) Losers Bracket At Nowata Ketchum 60, Caney Valley 49 Mounds 63, Caney Valley 55 (girls) At Porum Haskell 69, Wister 68 Chouteau 44, Wister 42 (girls) AREA III Winners Bracket At Carnegie Carnegie 78, Chr. Heritage 66 Mangum 51, Carnegie 41 (girls) At Central Marlow Dale 41, Northeast 39 Dale 44, Allen 35 (girls) Losers Bracket At Carnegie Mangum 65, Apache 48 Dibble 74, Chr. Heritage 44 (girls) At Central Marlow Walters 65, Wilson 47 Minco 32, Rush Springs 28 (girls) AREA IV Winners Bracket At Canadian Wewoka 84, Silo 65 Savanna 41, Quinton 39 (girls) At Latta Wright City 67, Haworth 54 Wright City 49, Latta 44 (girls) Losers Bracket At Canadian Central Sallisaw 76, Vanoss 58 Pocola 56, Canadian 43 (girls) At Latta Latta 64, Stratford 31 Tushka 39, Crowder 29 (girls) --Compiled by Darla Smith
High school basketball playoffs scores for Thursday, February 25.
High school basketball: Results for Thursday, February 25
Feb 26, 2016Thursday's Results Area Class A AREA I At SWOSU (Weatherford) Mooreland 44, Union City 43 Arapaho 67, Lookeba-Sickles 49 Texhoma 49, Kremlin-Hillsdale 46 (girls) Thomas 53, Union City 39 (girls) AREA II At Glenpool Garber 53, Oaks 47 Regent Prep 55, Glencoe 50 Davenport 61, Welch 35 (girls) Garber 62, Oaks 42 (girls) AREA III At Cache Cyril 52, Canute 49 Hydro-Eakly 57, Hollis 53 Turner 58, Navajo 42 (girls) Fort Cobb-Broxton 44, Velma-Alma 35 (girls) AREA IV At Byng Rock Creek 57, Clayton 46 Rattan 64, Okarche 61 Okarche 75, Caddo 37 (girls) Rattan 65, Bowlegs 53 (girls) Class B AREA I At Woodward Tyrone 43, Waynoka 41 Forgan 44, Goodwell 33 Forgan 48, Mulhall-Orlando 33 (girls) Hammon 58, Arnett 38 (girls) AREA II At Catoosa Paden 66, Webbers Falls 59 Coyle 43, Timberlake 42 Timberlake 60, Bokoshe 34 (girls) Webbers Falls 56, LeFlore 43 (girls) AREA III At Anadarko Earlsboro 59, Chattanooga 57 Duke 56, Varnum 43 Leedey 45, Granite 39 (girls) Duke 46, Chattanooga 32 (girls) AREA IV At Quinton Smithville 68, Buffalo Valley 56 Boswell 68, Pittsburg 56 Caney 44, Smithville 37 (girls) Sasakwa vs. Boswell (girls) Regionals Class 6A Girls Note: Winners play Saturday at 1:30 p.m. WEST Reg. 1 at Westmoore Norman North 55, Edmond North 42 Westmoore 91, Capitol Hill 26 Reg. 2 at Putnam West Deer Creek 55, Southmoore 46 Putnam West 68, Norman 43 Reg. 3 at Edmond Santa Fe Edmond Memorial 59, Mustang 50 Edmond Santa Fe 69, Lawton 43 Reg. 4 at Choctaw Putnam City 63, Yukon 48 Choctaw 90, U.S. Grant 12 EAST Reg. 1 at Broken Arrow Putnam North 62, Bartlesville 53 Broken Arrow 65, Enid 45 Reg. 2 at Owasso Midwest City 63, Ponca City 38 Owasso 54, Bixby 33 Reg. 3 at Sapulpa Sand Springs 41, Tulsa Union 32 Sapulpa 73, Jenks 49 Reg. 4 at Muskogee Tulsa Washington 51, Moore 42 Muskogee 72, Stillwater 32 Class 5A Girls Note: Winners play Saturday at 1:30 p.m. WEST Reg. 1 at Ardmore Lawton Mac 51, Guymon 48 Ardmore 62, Western Heights 32 Reg. 2 at Woodward El Reno 63, Noble 43 Woodward 54, Piedmont 46 Reg. 3 at Carl Albert Del City 47, Altus 36 Carl Albert 61, Northwest 38 Reg. 4 at Shawnee Lawton Ike 53, Guthrie 47 Shawnee 56, Duncan 22 EAST Reg. 1 at Tulsa East Central Tulsa Edison 52, Tahlequah 44 Tulsa East Central 72, Tulsa Hale 19 Reg. 2 at Skiatook Pryor 46, Coweta 34 Skiatook 59, Southeast 20 Reg. 3 at Claremore McAlester 35, Tulsa Kelley 31 Claremore 55, Glenpool 35 Reg. 4 at Collinsville McGuinness 51, Tulsa Memorial 41 Collinsville 47, Durant 16 Class 4A AREA I Winners Bracket At Elk City Elk City 56, Cache 54, 2OT Cache 56, Elk City 44 (girls) At Chickasha Chickasha 63, Bethany 51 Weatherford 48, Chickasha 45 (girls) At McLoud Victory Christian 63, Newcastle 39 Newcastle 49, Victory Christian 36 (girls) At Cushing Cleveland 70, Tulsa Rogers 56 Tulsa Rogers 39, Cushing 37 (girls) Losers Bracket At Elk City Clinton 55, Harding Charter 43 Clinton 75, Harding Charter 13 (girls) At Chickasha Weatherford 59, ASTEC Charter 35 Bethany 70, ASTEC Charter 29 (girls) At McLoud Berryhill 60, McLoud 46 Berryhill 52, McLoud 40 (girls) At Cushing Cushing 50, Blackwell 46 Cleveland 42, Blackwell 36 (girls) AREA II Winners Bracket At Seq. Claremore Locust Grove 56, Mannford 41 Mannford 48, Locust Grove 43 (girls) At Fort Gibson Fort Gibson 57, Miami 38 Fort Gibson 63, Inola 23 (girls) At Tulsa Webster Tulsa Webster 74, Catoosa 68 Hilldale 44, Oologah 39 (girls) At Vinita Tulsa Central 63, Tulsa McLain 53 Vinita 46, Grove 28 (girls) Losers Bracket At Seq. Claremore Jay 66, Seq. Claremore 60 Jay 51. Seq. Claremore 26 (girls) At Fort Gibson Inola 58, Wagoner 53 Wagoner 64, Miami 51 (girls) At Tulsa Webster Hilldale 50, Oologah 36 Catoosa 69, Tulsa Webster 50 (girls) At Vinita Grove 72, Vinita 43 Tulsa McLain 55, Tulsa Central 36 (girls) AREA III Winners Bracket At Douglass Douglass 60, Tuttle 35 Elgin 73, Seminole 46 (girls) At Blanchard Kingfisher 61, Blanchard 57, OT Blanchard 33, Kingfisher 25 (girls) At Purcell Anadarko 53, Purcell 40 Anadarko 58, Purcell 39 (girls) At Pauls Valley Pauls Valley 52, Mount St. Mary 50 Plainview 53, Sulphur 50 (girls) Losers Bracket At Douglass Elgin 71, Seminole 64 Tuttle 72, Douglass 42 (girls) At Blanchard John Marshall 76, Bridge Creek 43 Bridge Creek 47, John Marshall 28 (girls) At Purcell Santa Fe South 48, Lone Grove 41 Lone Grove 76, Santa Fe South 33 (girls) At Pauls Valley Sulphur 54, Plainview 42 Pauls Valley 43, Mount St. Mary 35 (girls) AREA IV Winners Bracket At Ada Ada 56, Muldrow 33 Ada 71, Muldrow 41 (girls) At Okemah Star Spencer 50, Poteau 49 Broken Bow 45, Tecumseh 25 (girls) At Checotah Harrah 92, Checotah 48 Harrah 47, Byng 36 (girls) At Okmulgee Okmulgee 54, Roland 52 Roland 68, Classen 54 (girls) Losers Bracket At Ada Madill 53, Sallisaw 39 Madill 69, Sallisaw 60 (girls) At Okemah Tecumseh 84, Broken Bow 64 Poteau 58, Star Spencer 57, OT (girls) At Checotah Bristow 38, Byng 37 Checotah 50, Bristow 46 (girls) At Okmulgee Stilwell 66, Classen 44 Stilwell 72, Okmulgee 43 (girls) Class 3A AREA I Winners Bracket At Kingfisher Centennial 67, Alva 31 Alva 57, Centennial 25 (girls) At Chisholm Oklahoma Christian 53, Hennessey 34 Chisholm 42, Newkirk 27 (girls) At Perkins Luther 67, Perkins 48 Perkins 52, Luther 44 (girls) At Jones Sperry 65, Jones 64 Metro Christian 55, Chandler 50, OT (girls) Losers Bracket At Kingfisher Perry 61, Harding Fine Arts 35 Perry 63, Harding Fine Arts 16 (girls) At Chisholm Chisholm 82, Newkirk 62 Hennessey 58, Oklahoma Christian 45 (girls) At Perkins Kellyville vs. Millwood Millwood 55, Kellyville 35 (girls) At Jones Chandler 60, Metro Christian 54 Jones 46, Sperry 27 (girls) AREA II Winners Bracket At Adair Adair 62, Stigler 38 Adair 58, Eufaula 28 (girls) At Chelsea Dewey vs. Cascia Hall Lincoln Christian 42, Chelsea 22 (girls) At Verdigris Verdigris 85, Keys (Park Hill) 61 Kansas 50, Westville 37 (girls) At Vian Nowata 54, Vian 31 Salina 56, Vian 41 (girls) Losers Bracket At Adair Eufaula 71, Tulsa Dove Science 21 Stigler 69, Tulsa Dove Science 11 (girls) At Chelsea Lincoln Christian 79, Chelsea 34 Cascia Hall 52, Dewey 36 (girls) At Verdigris Kansas 72, Westville 69 Verdigris 52, Keys (Park Hill) 49 (girls) At Vian Salina, bye Nowata, bye (girls) AREA III Winners Bracket At Bethel Heritage Hall 77, Meeker 50 Bethel 59, Heritage Hall 49 (girls) At Washington Lindsay 53, Washington 45 Washington 71, Prague 36 (girls) At Riverside Riverside 90, Davis 39 Davis 59, Riverside 42 (girls) At Comanche Marlow 68, Comanche 57 Comanche 41, Marlow 35 (girls) Losers Bracket At Bethel Bethel 65, Little Axe 43 Meeker 65, Little Axe 47 (girls) At Washington Prague 58, Lexington 35 Lindsay 65, Lexington 43 (girls) At Riverside Crooked Oak 74, Dickson 57 Dickson 74, Crooked Oak 10 (girls) At Comanche Community Chr., bye Community Chr., bye (girls) AREA IV Winners Bracket At Henryetta Seq. Tahlequah 88, Tishomingo 57 Seq. Tahlequah 58, Tishomingo 27 (girls) At Wilburton Hugo 44, Wilburton 36 Hugo 51, Spiro 48 (girls) At East Central (Ada) Kingston 57, Beggs 34 Beggs 73, Idabel 37 (girls) At Heavener Atoka 85, Heavener 48 Heavener 60, Morris 37 (girls) Losers Bracket At Henryetta Henryetta 59, Antlers 47 Antlers 66, Henryetta 22 (girls) At Wilburton Marietta 44, Spiro 41 Wilburton 37, Marietta 33 (girls) At East Central (Ada) Idabel 77, Holdenville 41 Kingston 61, Holdenville 26 (girls) At Heavener Morris 64, Valliant 49 Valliant 54, Atoka 35 (girls) Class 2A AREA I Winners Bracket At Fairview Pawnee 79, Laverne 42 Fairview 60, Pawnee 27 (girls) At Hinton Merritt 63, Cordell 58 Watonga 34, Oklahoma Bible 33 (girls) At Cashion Crossings Christian 48, Rejoice Christian 39 Cashion 54, Rejoice Christian 26 (girls) At Kiefer Kiefer 46, Crescent 39 Kiefer 54, Drumright 41 (girls) Losers Bracket At Fairview Hooker 53, Tonkawa 37 Hooker 54, Morrison 38 (girls) At Hinton Watonga 54, Hinton 41 Cordell 64, Merritt 45 (girls) At Cashion Cashion 51, Hominy 41 Pawhuska 46, Crossings Christian 38 (girls) At Kiefer Stroud 99, Wellston 89 Wellston 58, Stroud 40 (girls) AREA II Winners Bracket At Nowata Preston 56, Ketchum 43 Preston 66, Ketchum 33 (girls) At Mounds Okemah 65, Oklahoma Union 32 Okemah 53, Oklahoma Union 42 (girls) At Porum Talihina 42, Wister 31 Howe 82, Talihina 27 (girls) At Chouteau Chouteau 53, Afton 38 Warner 68, Hulbert 46 (girls) Losers Bracket At Nowata Caney Valley 56, Liberty 48 Caney Valley 36, Porter 35 (girls) At Mounds Mounds 74, Wyandotte 61 (girls) Mounds 82, Wyandotte 49 At Porum Haskell 69, Howe 64 Wister 59, Colcord 46 (girls) At Chouteau Hulbert 59, Summit Christian 51 Chouteau 53, Afton 38 (girls) AREA III Winners Bracket At Amber-Pocasset Chr. Heritage 73, Mangum 52 Mangum 49, Chr. Heritage 47 (girls) At Carnegie Carnegie 53, Apache 30 Carnegie 30, Dibble 29 (girls) At Central Marlow Dale 62, Wilson 32 Dale 75, Healdton 40 (girls) At Wayne Northeast 51, Walters 42 Allen 30, Rush Springs 24 (girls) Losers Bracket At Amber-Pocasset Amber-Pocasset 48, Sayre 30 Sayre 38, Amber-Pocasset 21 (girls) At Carnegie Hobart 75, Burns Flat-Dill City 56 Hobart 66, Snyder 41 (girls) At Central Marlow Central Marlow 60, Healdton 53 Central Marlow 52, Wilson 47 (girls) At Wayne Allen 68, Minco 57 Minco 56, Northeast 40 (girls) AREA IV Winners Bracket At Canadian Central Sallisaw vs. Wewoka Quinton 47, Canadian 22 (girls) At Konawa Silo 69, Vanoss 65, 2OT Savanna 46, Konawa 34 (girls) At Latta Haworth 45, Latta 33 Latta 42, Tushka 26 (girls) At Colbert Wright City 63, Calera 50 Wright City 58, Crowder 40 (girls) Losers Bracket At Canadian Pocola 52, Canadian 47 Pocola 48, Oktaha 37 (girls) At Konawa Konawa 71, Panama 60 Silo 44, Wetumka 17 (girls) At Latta Stratford 73, Tushka 62 Wynnewood 70, Coalgate 24 (girls) At Colbert Hartshorne 76, Crowder 50 Calera 55, Hartshorne 53 (girls) OCSAA State At Liberty Aca. (Shawnee) Providence Christian 68, Lawton Christian 35 Lawton Christian 52, Destiny Christian 39 (girls) --Compiled by Darla Smith
High school basketball results for Friday, February 19.
High school basketball: Results for Friday, February, 19
Feb 20, 2016Friday's Results Boys Regular Season Ardmore 83, McAlester 60 Bartlesville 46, Broken Arrow 43 Carl Albert 86, Western Heights 47 Collinsville 61, Tahlequah 27 Coweta 62, Skiatook 55 Edmond Memorial 75, Southmoore 48 Edmond North 74, Edmond Santa Fe 60 El Reno 77, Duncan 48 Guthrie 67, Shawnee 47 Jenks 57, Sand Springs 49 Lawton Ike 73, Enid 43 Midwest City 95, Putnam City 59 Muskogee 49, Tulsa Kelley 39 Mustang 84, Yukon 62 Norman North 99, Norman 84 Pryor 63, Claremore 52 Putnam North 95, Ponca City 24 Putnam West 77, McGuinness 69 Sapulpa 82, Owasso 79 Stillwater 62, Deer Creek 48 Tulsa Union 62, Bixby 57 Westmoore 71, Moore 48 Girls Regular Season Bixby 46, Tulsa Union 37 Broken Arrow 67, Bartlesville 30 Carl Albert 60, Western Heights 22 Centennial 78, Harding Arts 45 Claremore 40, Pryor 29 Collinsville 56, Tahlequah 35 Deer Creek 55, Stillwater 24 Edmond Memorial 58, Southmoore 48 Edmond Santa Fe 61, Edmond North 44 El Reno 57, Duncan 30 Enid 48, Lawton Ike 39 Guthrie 41, Shawnee 38 Lawton MacArthur 49, Altus 43 Midwest City 68, Putnam City 60 Muskogee 54, Tulsa Kelley 31 Mustang 57, Yukon 37 Noble 54, Capitol Hill 47 Putnam North 60, Ponca City 41 Putnam West 71, McGuinness 42 Sand Springs 64, Jenks 34 Sapulpa 52, Owasso 51 Skiatook 50, Coweta 49 Tulsa East Central 59, Tulsa Washington 54 Westmoore 60, Moore 44 Regionals Note: All games are losers bracket. Winners play Saturday. Class A AREA I At Seiling Arapaho 49, Shattuck 22 Kremlin-Hillsdale 47, Beaver 44 Shattuck 48, Arapaho 47 (girls) Thomas 45, Mooreland 22 (girls) At Woodward Union City 59, Texhoma 57 Cherokee 37, Okeene 32 Waukomis 40, Vici 38 (girls) Texhoma 57, Ringwood 45 (girls) AREA II At Regent Prep Regent Prep 36, Ripley 22 Okla. Christian Aca. 56, Davenport 53, OT Okla. Christian Aca. 49, Dewar 48 (girls) Garber 67, Ripley 19 (girls) At Barnsdall Oaks 58, Barnsdall 39 Cave Springs 69, Watts 54 Barnsdall 68, Okay 63, 2OT (girls) Welch 66, Arkoma 36 (girls) AREA III At Lawton Coliseum Grandfield 61, Empire 40 Hollis 66, Navajo 50 Waurika 48, Sentinel 35 (girls) Fort Cobb-Broxton 51, Canute 41 (girls) At Central Marlow Alex 67, Elmore City 42 Cyril 57, Geronimo 38 Turner 52, Alex 25 (girls) Hydro-Eakly 71, Elmore City 36 (girls) AREA IV At Moss Calumet 77, Mason 58 Okarche 58, Weleetka 40 Mason vs. Bowlegs (girls) New Lima 57, Keota 49 (girls) At Kiowa Rock Creek 52, Roff 50 Kiowa 51, Stonewall 37 Caddo 51, Stuart 48 (girls) Kiowa 43, Roff 40 (girls) Class B AREA I At Arnett Forgan 61, Balko 40 Felt 64, Buffalo 53 Sharon-Mutual 42, Felt 39 (girls) Arnett 79, Waynoka 44 (girls) At Fairview Tyrone 66, Cimarron 62 SW Covenant 50, Lomega 46, OT Mulhall-Orlando 52, Tyrone 41 (girls) SW Covenant 59, Goodwell 45 (girls) AREA II At Stroud DC-Lamont 41, Shidler 28 Timberlake 56, Burlington 48 Bluejacket 47, Shidler 19 (girls) Webbers Falls 53, DC-Lamont 35 (girls) At Henryetta McCurtain 55, Graham 40 Paden 63, Copan 34 Bokoshe 66, Graham 39 (girls) Carney 52, Copan 40 (girls) AREA III At Carnegie Duke 55, Corn Bible 39 Temple 45, Mt. View-Gotebo 39 Duke 31, Sweetwater 25 (girls) Temple 55, Mt. View-Gotebo 49 (girls) At Chattanooga Chattanooga 67, Tipton 36 Indiahoma 56, Cement 42 Granite 61, Indiahoma 47 (girls) Gracemont 63, Tipton 53 (girls) AREA IV At Tupelo Whitesboro 42, Wapanucka 37 Pittsburg 61, Tupelo 52 Whitesboro 55, Wapanucka 32 (girls) Sasakwa 59, Mill Creek 33 (girls) At Antlers Smithville def. Coleman Bennington 66, Asher 39 Coleman 40, Milburn 22 (girls) Smithville def. Bennington (girls) Districts Class 4A AREA I Dist. 3 at Weatherford Bethany 58, Weatherford 48 Weatherford 75, Bethany 47 (girls) Dist. 4 at Cache Cache 48, Harding Charter 37 Cache 71, Harding Charter 19 (girls) Dist. 7 at Cleveland Cleveland 80, Cushing 46 Cushing 37, Cleveland 29 (girls) Dist. 8 at Victory Christian Victory Christian 44, Berryhill 24 Victory Christian 48, Berryhill 41 (girls) AREA II Dist. 3 at Miami Miami 71, Inola 55 Inola 62, Miami 46 (girls) Dist. 4 at Mannford Mannford 44, Jay 32 Mannford 53, Jay 38 (girls) Dist. 7 at Grove Tulsa McLain 44, Grove 38 Grove 59, Tulsa McLain 42 (girls) Dist. 8 at Catoosa Catoosa 60, Oologah 44 Oologah 53, Catoosa 39 (girls) AREA III Dist. 3 at Kingfisher Kingfisher 66, Bridge Creek 57 Kingfisher 52, Bridge Creek 36 (girls) Dist. 4 at Elgin Tuttle 46, Elgin 45 Elgin 50, Tuttle 32 (girls) Dist. 7 at Mount St. Mary Mount St. Mary 73, Sulphur 48 Sulphur 58, Mount St. Mary 55 (girls) Dist. 8 at Lone Grove Purcell 52, Lone Grove 49 Purcell 58, Lone Grove 50 (girls) AREA IV Dist. 3 at Broken Bow Poteau 40, Broken Bow 36 Broken Bow 58, Poteau 40 (girls) Dist. 4 at Sallisaw Muldrow 49, Sallisaw 23 Muldrow 77, Sallisaw 42 (girls) Dist. 7 at Roland Roland 59, Stilwell 36 Roland 54, Stilwell 38 (girls) Dist. 8 at Byng Checotah 63, Byng 54 Byng 57, Checotah 31 (girls) Class 3A AREA I Dist. 3 at Oklahoma Christian Oklahoma Christian 74, Newkirk 49 Newkirk 45, Oklahoma Christian 28 (girls) Dist. 4 at Centennial Centennial 80, Harding Arts 38 Centennial 78, Harding Arts 45 (girls) Dist. 7 at Chandler Jones 66, Chandler 42 Chandler 51, Jones 40 (girls) Dist. 8 at Millwood Luther 62, Millwood 38 Luther 43, Millwood 40, OT (girls) AREA II Dist. 3 at Lincoln Christian Cascia Hall 54, Lincoln Christian 51 Lincoln Christian 47, Cascia Hall 41 (girls) Dist. 4 at Stigler Stigler 55, Eufaula 37 Eufaula 46, Stigler 41 (girls) Dist. 7 at Salina Nowata def. Salina Salina 74, Nowata 35 (girls) Dist. 8 at Verdigris Verdigris 106, Westville 53 Westville 53, Verdigris 39 (girls) AREA III Dist. 3 at Lindsay Lindsay 57, Prague 53 Prague 36, Lindsay 30, OT (girls) Dist. 4 at Bethel Meeker 53, Bethel 38 Bethel 43, Meeker 23 (girls) Dist. 7 at Marlow Marlow 55, Community Chr. 47 Marlow 50, Community Chr. 43 (girls) Dist. 8 at Davis Davis 71, Dickson 64 Davis 40, Dickson 26 (girls) AREA IV Dist. 3 at Marietta Hugo 59, Marietta 54 Hugo 34, Marietta 24 (girls) Dist. 4 at Tishomingo Tishomingo 61, Antlers 49 Tishomingo 54, Antlers 43 (girls) Dist. 7 at Heavener Heavener 55, Valliant 44 Heavener 45, Valliant 31 (girls) Dist. 8 at Idabel Kingston 51, Idabel 29 Idabel 58, Kingston 45 (girls) Class 2A AREA I Dist. 1 at Laverne Laverne 79, Fairview 60 Hooker 49, Laverne 30 (girls) Dist. 2 at Hinton Hinton vs. Oklahoma Bible Hinton vs. Oklahoma Bible (girls) Dist. 3 at Watonga Watonga 63, Pioneer 46 Watonga 49, Pioneer 47 (girls) Dist. 4 at Pawnee Tonkawa 62, Morrison 43 Morrison 49, Tonkawa 48 (girls) Dist. 5 at Cashion Cashion 63, Depew 49 Crossings Christian 50, Depew 40 (girls) Dist. 6 at Crescent Crescent 71, Drumright 23 Stroud 49, Crescent 38 (girls) Dist. 7 at Kiefer Wellston 72, Yale 47 Wellston 60, Yale 45 (girls) Dist. 8 at Hominy Pawhuska vs. Hominy Pawhuska 55, Hominy 15 (girls) AREA II Dist. 1 at Preston Liberty 65, Porter 59 Porter 50, Liberty 43 (girls) Dist. 2 at Okemah Mounds 69, Foyil 25 Okemah 50, Foyil 19 (girls) Dist. 3 at Oklahoma Union Oklahoma Union 72, Commerce 43 Wyandotte 44, Commerce 21 (girls) Dist. 4 at Ketchum Caney Valley 62, Quapaw 51 Caney Valley 63, Quapaw 26 (girls) Dist. 5 at Howe Wister 69, Porum 53 Wister 61, Porum 50 (girls) Dist. 6 at Chouteau Summit Christian 64, Warner 36 Chouteau 42, Summit Christian 37 (girls) Dist. 7 at Afton Hulbert 88, Fairland 55 Hulbert 49, Fairland 24 (girls) Dist. 8 at Haskell Haskell 84, Colcord 71 Talihina 40, Haskell 38 (girls) AREA III Dist. 1 at Mangum Sayre 70, Frederick 46 Sayre 28, Frederick 18 (girls) Dist. 2 at Burns Flat Burns Flat-Dill City 55, Snyder 52 Snyder 42, Burns Flat-Dill City 30 (girls) Dist. 3 at Apache Apache 71, Dibble 58 Hobart 49, Apache 44 (girls) Dist. 4 at Amber-Pocasset Amber-Pocasset 38, Ninnekah 30 Chr. Heritage vs. Ninnekah (girls) Dist. 6 at Wayne Allen 54, Wayne 43 Wayne vs. Northeast (girls) Dist. 7 at Rush Springs Minco 47, Rush Springs 42 Minco 54, Walters 47 (girls) Dist. 8 at Wilson Wilson 50, Ringling 32 Ringling vs. Wilson (girls) AREA IV Dist. 1 at Oktaha Canadian 52, Oktaha 41 Canadian vs. Central Sallisaw (girls) Dist. 2 at Savanna Panama 52, Savanna 45 Silo vs. Panama (girls) Dist. 3 at Vanoss Wetumka vs. Konawa Wetumka 40, Vanoss 35 (girls) Dist. 4 at Quinton Pocola vs. Quinton Pocola 46, Wewoka 32 (girls) Dist. 5 at Tushka Tushka 41, Wynnewood 32 Wynnewood 51, Haworth 38 (girls) Dist. 6 at Calera Crowder vs. Colbert Crowder 39, Colbert 36 (girls) Dist. 7 at Wright City Hartshorne 66, Fort Towson 39 Hartshorne 55, Fort Towson 40 (girls) Dist. 8 at Latta Stratford 65, Coalgate 49 Coalgate 48, Stratford 39 (girls) OCSAA State Class 3A At Destiny Christian Lawton Christian 80, Mingo Valley 47 Lawton Christian 36, Family of Faith 19 (girls) Destiny Christian 54, Wesleyan Chr. 24 (girls) At Wright Christian Providence, Ark. 71, Parkview 23 Wesleyan Christian 53, Wright Christian 33 Providence, Ark. 70, Claremore Christian 16 (girls) Mingo Valley 50, Wright Christian 31 (girls) --Compiled by Darla Smith
Tuesday's high school basketball scores.
High school basketball: Results for Tuesday, February, 16
Feb 17, 2016Tuesday's Results Boys City Area Bethany 52, Mount St. Mary 41 Blanchard 77, Bridge Creek 44 Capitol Hill 57, U.S. Grant 47 Carl Albert 93, Ardmore 90 Cashion 60, Stratford 54, OT Chickasha 67, El Reno 58 Destiny Christian 63, OKC Knights 53 Douglass 76, Northwest 61 Edmond Memorial 68, Moore 42 Edmond North 108, Stillwater 83 Edmond Santa Fe 78, Deer Creek 66 Enid 57, Del City 45 Heritage Hall 54, Crooked Oak 50 Kingfisher 62, Hennessey 54 McLoud 52, Chandler 41 Meeker 51, Prague 48 Midwest City 68, McGuinness 36 Mustang 84, Norman North 74 Noble 60, Guthrie 51 Oklahoma Christian 70, Bethel 45 Pauls Valley 70, Wynnewood 59 Putnam North 78, Choctaw 45 Putnam West 92, Lawton 49 Rush Springs 51, Wayne 47 Shawnee 56, Piedmont 40 Tuttle 62, Jones 43 Westmoore 77, Southmoore 54 Yukon 73, Norman 64 State Adair 55, Ketchum 35 Afton 46, Foyil 32 Allen 61, Wetumka 41 Anadarko 68, Altus 39 Atoka 85, Byng 82 Beggs 59, Kellyville 50 Bixby 70, Tulsa Kelley 51 Central Sallisaw 82, Oktaha 69 Checotah 67, Morris 24 Coalgate 49, Savanna 42 Cordell 69, Watonga 51 Coweta 53, Claremore 40 Depew 49, Caney Valley 28 Duncan 52, Cache 34 Grove 64, Skiatook 56 Guymon 42, Woodward 33 Hugo 60, McAlester 47 Jenks 50, Bartlesville 47 Kingston 53, Sulphur 41 Lawton Ike 74, Lawton Mac 57 Madill 62, Plainview 51 Mangum 68, Hobart 59 Marietta 75, Lone Grove 60 Muskogee 48, Broken Arrow 47 Nowata 78, Chelsea 56 Okemah 43, Stroud 33 Pawnee 89, Morrison 33 Pryor 47, Collinsville 44 Tahlequah 55, Glenpool 42 Talihina 65, Antlers 40 Tulsa East Central 59, Green Country 42 Tulsa Union 60, Sapulpa 47 Tulsa Washington 60, Tulsa Memorial 55 Verdigris 72, Fort Gibson 61 Vian 56, Westville 46 Girls City Area Ardmore 25, Carl Albert 18 Bethel 63, Oklahoma Christian 40 Blanchard 63, Bridge Creek 26 Chandler 55, McLoud 21 Chickasha 57, El Reno 42 Choctaw 46, Putnam North 41 Deer Creek 69, Edmond Santa Fe 60 Edmond Memorial 54, Moore 42 Edmond North 55, Stillwater 26 Enid 58, Del City 56 Guthrie 73, Noble 42 Heritage Hall 59, Crooked Oak 14 Kingfisher 55, Hennessey 40 Midwest City 69, McGuinness 13 Mount St. Mary 57, Bethany 49 Mustang 53, Norman North 37 Northwest 51, Douglass 31 Pauls Valley 60, Wynnewood 19 Perkins 46, Cushing 36 Prague 37, Meeker 22 Putnam West 68, Lawton 33 Shawnee 41, Piedmont 26 Tuttle 57, Jones 49, OT Westmoore 76, Southmoore 41 Yukon 69, Norman 55 State Adair 50, Ketchum 25 Afton 40, Foyil 38 Anadarko 49, Altus 34 Beggs 54, Kellyville 37 Bixby 47, Tulsa Kelley 33 Byng 67, Atoka 29 Cache 57, Duncan 34 Caney Valley 63, Depew 46 Chelsea 49, Nowata 39 Claremore 48, Coweta 36 Collinsville 49, Pryor 27 Comanche 58, Dickson 38 Davis 62, Tishomingo 34 Fort Gibson 67, Verdigris 20 Idabel 47, Haworth 29 Jenks 40, Bartlesville 37 Lawton Ike 56, Lawton MacArthur 49 Lone Grove 48, Marietta 43 Mangum 69, Hobart 44 McAlester 40, Hugo 37 Morris 53, Checotah 33 Muskogee 63, Broken Arrow 55 Okemah 69, Stroud 49 Owasso 53, Sand Springs 48 Pawhuska 49, Hominy 18 Plainview 80, Madill 33 Sapulpa 59, Tulsa Union 35 Skiatook 47, Grove 42 Sulphur 55, Kingston 54 Tahlequah 54, Glenpool 43 Talihina 50, Antlers 39 Tulsa East Central 85, Green Country 57 Tulsa Edison 56, Tulsa Hale 24 Tulsa Washington 64, Tulsa Memorial 38 Vian 45, Westville 31 Watonga 48, Cordell 30 Woodward 61, Guymon 34 --Compiled by Darla Smith
NORMAN, Okla. — Imagine the horror and outrage if Texas, TCU, Oklahoma, Baylor or any one team won the Big 12 title in football for more than a decade straight.There would be meetings, conference calls, committees — maybe even Baylor’s PR firm would be hired to fix the image that it was a weak league.Minus the committees or conference calls, this is essentially what has happened to the Big 12’s...
Mac Engel: Big 12’s problem: No one can unseat Kansas
By Mac Engel, Associated Press | Feb 14, 2016NORMAN, Okla. — Imagine the horror and outrage if Texas, TCU, Oklahoma, Baylor or any one team won the Big 12 title in football for more than a decade straight. There would be meetings, conference calls, committees — maybe even Baylor’s PR firm would be hired to fix the image that it was a weak league. Minus the committees or conference calls, this is essentially what has happened to the Big 12’s basketball image. Big 12 basketball may be stacked but it still has a Kansas problem. The Jayhawks are killing this league through no fault of their own. This year was set up for some team other than Kansas to win the Big 12 title but the Jayhawks are going to do it again. Sixth-ranked Kansas came to the Lloyd Noble Center in Norman as the ’dog to the third-ranked Sooners but left with a 76-72 win. In case you are counting, and barring an unforeseen collapse, KU is likely going to earn at least a share of its 12th straight Big 12 championship. It is a highly under appreciated achievement but it should not happen in this era. I asked Kansas head coach Bill Self if one team dominating a league hurts the image of the Big 12. “I hate saying this, I think it’s hurt the perception of our league,” Self said. Big 12, shame on you. No one team in a power conference such as the Big 12 should routinely embarrass the rest of the league the way Kansas has for more than a decade. Not even Kentucky has done this in the SEC. This is not the 1960s when UCLA was winning everything but NBA titles under Hall of Fame coach John Wooden. This is 2016 and countless teams are burning through cash to win in college basketball. Whether it was Oklahoma, Iowa State or West Virginia, this was the year Kansas would finish second in the league. Oklahoma has the college National Player of the Year in Buddy Hield, but on Saturday Buddy’s buddies failed him, and Kansas has been through this enough it is not easily spooked despite the environment. More than 12,200 people jammed into the Lloyd Noble Center on Saturday as was ESPN’s College Game Day basketball crew. Also on hand were Oklahoma City Thunder head coach Billy Donovan and former OU and TCU head coach Billy Tubbs. They were all here to see KU’s streak essentially end. Given the way Oklahoma played at Kansas in January in a classic three-overtime Jayhawks win, the Sooners were sure that this time they had the Jayhawks. Saturday was a wonderful game — it featured four ties and 13 lead changes — but in the end it was the same thing. Big 12 Team X gets close, KU wins. In this case, OU led by three with 3:18 remaining and Kansas won anyway. OU had a chance to tie the game with 25 seconds remaining when Hield was fouled by KU guard Devonte Graham. But Hield missed the second free throw. Hield doesn’t often miss free throws — he’s a 90 percent free throw shooter. Hield was good on Saturday — he finished with 24 points, but he was nowhere as dominant as he was in these team’s previous meeting when he scored 46. Instead, some KU player named Devonte Graham was the guy; he scored 27 points and carried his team after fellow starter Frank Mason fouled out late in his attempt to chase Hield. Graham originally signed with Appalachian State coming out of high school and now he is burning Hield in Norman. Hield should not feel too badly. In this prolonged run of KU titles other great players and coaches have tried to unseat KU and failed. Former Texas stars and current NBA studs Kevin Durant and LaMarcus Aldridge couldn’t do it under Rick Barnes. The No. 1 overall pick in the NBA draft, former Sooners monster Blake Griffin, missed. The same for Kansas State’s Michael Beasley. Iowa State tried with Royce White and flopped. Texas A&M took a good swing under Billy Gillispie and Acie Law. Bobby Knight at Texas Tech could never do it. “Clearly, Kansas has been the best. That is not a coincidence — you win 11 in a row,” Sooners coach Lon Kruger said. “I think they believed they could come into this building and win. That’s hard with this crowd and this atmosphere.” You would think that one time in 12 years one of these good teams, some of which have made the Final Four, would be able to do knock Kansas down to second at least once. Even the Kansas players concede that point. “I don’t think people realize how difficult of a conference this is,” Graham said. “Night in and night out facing Top 25 opponents the best players in the country and to have 11 straight conference championships is huge. Some people can’t even get one in.” And that is the problem. Kansas has been so good it has created the perception that somehow the Big 12 can’t be as good as the ACC or Big 10 because the same team keeps winning. “When people say we have won 11 in a row, we have, but they don’t talk about the years we shared it,” said Self, whose team has shared three titles in this run. “The deal is (people think), ‘The league can’t be that strong if one team is winning it’ which is not true at all. That’s ridiculous.” It is ridiculous and it’s not Self’s problem. No committee or conference call is required but this problem is on Kruger, Shaka Smart, Bob Huggins, Steve Prohm and the rest of the Big 12 coaches who should see this streak as an affront to the league. KU is the best team, again, and its run of conference titles is amazing but it’s 2016 and this should not happen. ——— ©2016 Fort Worth Star-Telegram Visit the Fort Worth Star-Telegram at www.star-telegram.com Distributed by Tribune Content Agency, LLC. _____ Topics: t000008060,t000008056,t000003183,g000065634,g000362661,g000066164,g000065603,g000065562
Friday, February 12 high school basketball results.
High school basketball: Results for Friday, February 12
Feb 13, 2016Friday's Results Boys City Area Carl Albert 63, El Reno 56 Cashion 53, Crossings Christian 48 Centennial 60, Okmulgee 55 Choctaw 53, Lawton 44 Chr. Heritage 63, Oklahoma Christian 51 Destiny Christian 93, Harding Fine Arts 42 Douglass 61, Millwood 54 Edmond Memorial 66, Westmoore 64 Edmond North 67, Deer Creek 57 Edmond Santa Fe 80, Stillwater 50 Guthrie 66, Western Heights 54 Harding Charter Prep 59, Crooked Oak 53 Harrah 80, Ada 53 Hennessey 82, Yale 33 Holdenville 56, Chandler 43 Kingfisher 43, Marlow 42 Lawton Ike 79, Del City 48 Lexington 35, Dibble 34 Luther 83, Meeker 46 McGuinness 53, Putnam North 52 McLoud 60, Seminole 45 Midwest City 72, Enid 46 Mustang 101, Norman 43 Noble 57, Piedmont 41 Norman North 102, Yukon 70 Northeast 46, Capitol Hill 35 Northwest 66, John Marshall 63 Pauls Valley 47, Bridge Creek 44 Prague 45, Perkins 38 Putnam City 60, Putnam West 59 Shawnee 69, Chickasha 57 Southmoore 50, Moore 47 Star Spencer 88, U.S. Grant 57 Wellston 83, Liberty 69 Wewoka 74, Dale 55 State Afton 61, Fairland 47 Alva 62, Weatherford 51 Ardmore 70, Lawton Mac 62 Atoka 75, Calera 61 Broken Bow 74, Valliant 39 Byng 52, Konawa 46 Cascia Hall 42, Summit Christian 39 Catoosa 69, Inola 46 Checotah 67, Eufaula 43 Chisholm 66, Newkirk 57 Claremore 68, Tahlequah 50 Cleveland 60, Berryhill 58 Collinsville 46, Grove 37 Dewey 53, Chouteau 51 Duncan 47, Durant 45 Elk City 57, Cache 36 Fort Gibson 84, Wagoner 38 Haskell 58, Beggs 47 Heavener 44, Stigler 37 Hobart 69, Sayre 39 Hugo 65, Haworth 55 Jay 75, Seq. Claremore 44 Jenks 54, Tulsa Kelley 42 Kellyville 67, Morris 63 Kiefer 62, Caney Valley 33 Lincoln Christian 48, Metro Christian 41 Locust Grove 67, Hilldale 44 Lone Grove 74, Plainview 65 Mannford 59, Bristow 44 Marietta 59, Davis 34 Merritt 61, Mangum 53 Miami 75, Vinita 66 Mounds 78, Drumright 43 Muldrow 61, Sallisaw 44 Muskogee 51, Bartlesville 47, OT Nowata 76, Kansas 70 Oklahoma Bible 43, Morrison 40 Owasso 54, Broken Arrow 40 Pawnee 63, Hominy 31 Poteau 41, Roland 37 Preston 76, Silo 61 Pryor 56, Coweta 40 Rejoice Christian 55, Tulsa CHEF 37 Riverside 88, Clinton 53 Rush Springs 43, Ninnekah 37 Salina 43, Chelsea 29 Sapulpa 45, Bixby 41 Seq. Tahlequah 94, McAlester 82 Skiatook 80, Glenpool 60 Sperry 64, Adair 59 Stroud 60, Depew 40 Sulphur 38, Madill 27 Talihina 59, Wilburton 47 Tulsa Central 75, Tulsa McLain 55 Tulsa Memorial 54, Tulsa Edison 44 Tulsa Union 70, Sand Springs 59 Tulsa Washington 65, Tulsa Hale 61 Tulsa Webster 60, Tulsa Rogers 58 Vanoss 61, Allen 36 Verdigris 86, Oologah 64 Vian 50, Central Sallisaw 48, OT Watonga 63, Pioneer 44 Woodward 67, Altus 46 Wyandotte 58, Quapaw 56 Wynnewood 63, Healdton 60 Girls City Area Ada 60, Harrah 57, OT Amber-Pocasset 51, Minco 42 Carl Albert 44, El Reno 39 Cashion 63, Crossings Christian 24 Centennial 62, Okmulgee 19 Chandler 62, Holdenville 19 Choctaw 74, Lawton 31 Chr. Heritage 44, Oklahoma Christian 38 Dale 66, Wewoka 37 Deer Creek 61, Edmond North 53 Del City 70, Lawton Ike 45 Dibble 50, Lexington 21 Edmond Santa Fe 54, Stillwater 36 Guthrie 72, Western Heights 30 Hennessey 71, Yale 39 Jones 55, Perry 49 Kingfisher 41, Marlow 38 Luther 48, Meeker 45 Midwest City 51, Enid 38 Millwood 63, Douglass 24 Moore 41, Southmoore 36 Mustang 53, Norman 42 Norman North 60, Yukon 55 Northeast 40, Capitol Hill 37 Pauls Valley 54, Bethany 30 Perkins 43, Prague 32 Piedmont 55, Noble 42 Putnam City 63, Putnam West 60 Putnam North 49, McGuinness 40 Seminole 54, McLoud 13 Shawnee 43, Chickasha 36 Star Spencer 71, U.S. Grant 9 Wellston 63, Liberty 39 Westmoore 60, Edmond Memorial 44 State Adair 73, Sperry 24 Allen 66, Vanoss 44 Alva 55, Weatherford 41 Ardmore 62, Lawton Mac 27 Beggs 55, Haskell 40 Blackwell 43, Tonkawa 28 Broken Arrow 57, Owasso 42 Broken Bow 58, Valliant 22 Byng 65, Konawa 31 Central Marlow 42, Walters 40 Chisholm 34, Newkirk 28 Chelsea 59, Salina 56 Chouteau 57, Dewey 46 Claremore 56, Tahlequah 39 Clinton 45, Riverside 44 Collinsville 46, Grove 23 DC-Lamont 54, Medford 23 Elk City 55, Cache 48 Eufaula 46, Checotah 34 Fairland 46, Afton 41 Fort Gibson 65, Wagoner 16 Healdton 46, Wynnewood 41 Heavener 62, Stigler 34 Hilldale 62, Locust Grove 42 Howe 58, Quinton 35 Hugo 45, Haworth 27 Inola 40, Catoosa 36 Kiefer 63, Caney Valley 40 Mangum 56, Merritt 38 Mannford 45, Bristow 44 Metro Christian 41, Lincoln Christian 21 Mounds 51, Drumright 38 Muldrow 65, Sallisaw 43 Muskogee 43, Bartlesville 31 Nowata 63, Kansas 61 Oklahoma Union 49, Colcord 42 Oologah 49, Verdigris 29 Pawnee 50, Hominy 24 Plainview 61, Lone Grove 35 Pocola 64, Hartshorne 35 Preston 65, Silo 32 Pryor 58, Coweta 32 Roland 45, Poteau 40 Sand Springs 51, Tulsa Union 41 Sapulpa 53, Bixby 29 Sayre 50, Hobart 44 Seq. Claremore 54, Jay 47 Seq. Tahlequah 65, McAlester 55 Skiatook 64, Glenpool 46 Stroud 58, Depew 50 Tulsa Kelley 67, Jenks 60 Tulsa Memorial 69, Tulsa Edison 65 Tulsa Rogers 67, Tulsa Webster 40 Vian 56, Central Sallisaw 26 Vinita 68, Miami 24 Warner 47, Hulbert 43 Watonga 62, Pioneer 51 Woodward 44, Altus 26 Districts Class A AREA I Dist. 1 at Shattuck Shattuck 44, Thomas 37 Thomas 59, Beaver 27 (girls) Dist. 2 at Arapaho Binger-Oney 57, Geary 53 Binger-Oney 49, Geary 26 (girls) Dist. 3 at Mooreland Kremlin-Hillsdale 49, Covington-Douglas 17 Mooreland 49, Covington-Douglas 47 (girls) Dist. 4 at Seiling Canton 65, Fargo 54 Canton 64, Fargo 26 (girls) Dist. 5 at Turpin Texhoma 67, Turpin 37 Cherokee 39, Turpin 26 (girls) Dist. 6 at Vici Okeene 41, Vici 22 Lookeba-Sickles 54, Okeene 41 (girls) Dist. 8 at Pond Creek-Hunter Waukomis 60, Drummond 34 Waukomis 49, Drummond 34 (girls) AREA II Dist. 1 at Davenport Agra 76, Dewar 58 Dewar 59, Agra 47 (girls) Dist. 2 at Frontier Riverfield 59, Prue 38 Prue 39, Riverfield 30 (girls) Dist. 3 at Okla. Christian Aca. Ripley 52, Olive 32 Okla. Christian Aca. 51, Olive 25 (girls) Dist. 4 at Woodland Garber 71, Woodland 50 Woodland 50, Regent Prep 34 (girls) Dist. 5 at Glencoe Barnsdall 67, South Coffeyville 42 South Coffeyville vs. Barnsdall (girls) Dist. 6 at Okay Gore 43, Oilton 40 Gore 45, Oilton 33 (girls) Dist. 7 at Welch Watts 60, Welch 39 Welch 57, Watts 37 (girls) Dist. 8 at Gans Cave Springs 63, Arkoma 45 Arkoma 50, Cave Springs 44 (girls) AREA III Dist. 1 at Cheyenne Cheyenne 38, Sentinel 30 Sentinel 43, Hollis 39 (girls) Dist. 2 at Canute Navajo 58, Blair 46 Canute 79, Blair 17 (girls) Dist. 3 at Grandfield Ryan 59, Waurika 38 Ryan 42, Grandfield 33 (girls) Dist. 4 at Fort Cobb-Broxton Empire 69, Bray-Doyle 19 Empire 52, Bray-Doyle 36 (girls) Dist. 5 at Hydro-Eakly Alex 47, Fletcher 27 Alex 35, Fletcher 34 (girls) Dist. 6 at Velma-Alma Geronimo def. Thackerville Geronimo 64, Thackerville 21 (girls) Dist. 7 at Turner Fox 68, Turner 39 Elmore City 51, Fox 37 (girls) Dist. 8 at Cyril Maysville 44, Sterling 38 Sterling 34, Maysville 33 (girls) AREA IV Dist. 1 at Okarche Macomb 60, Maud 56 Maud 56, Macomb 47 (girls) Dist. 2 at Strother Strother vs. Moss Strother 60, Moss 35 (girls) Dist. 3 at New Lima Weleetka 80, Bowlegs 33 New Lima 46, Weleetka 42, OT (girls) Dist. 4 at Mason Keota vs. Mason Keota 48, Clayton 39 (girls) Dist. 5 at Stuart Roff 52, Haileyville 38 Roff 57, Haileyville 36 (girls) Dist. 6 at Rattan Kiowa vs. Soper Kiowa 51, Soper 36 (girls) Dist. 7 at Rock Creek Rock Creek 63, Cameron 42 Rock Creek vs. Cameron (girls) Dist. 8 at Stonewall Achille vs. Stringtown Stringtown 54, Achille 38 (girls) Class B AREA I Dist. 1 at Boise City Yarbrough vs. Keyes Keyes 67, Yarbrough 38 (girls) Dist. 2 at Forgan Buffalo 65, Freedom 31 Buffalo 52, Freedom 16 (girls) Dist. 3 at Waynoka Sharon-Mutual 87, Hardesty 28Mutual Waynoka 49, Hardesty 32 (girls) Dist. 4 at Balko Balko 65, Arnett 51 Arnett 61, Balko 43 (girls) Dist. 6 at Hammon Taloga vs. SW Covenant Taloga vs. SW Covenant (girls) Dist. 7 at Mulhall-Orlando Dover def. Mulhall-Orlando Cimarron 62, Dover 12 (girls) Dist. 8 at Fort Supply Aline-Cleo 42, Fort Supply 39 Fort Supply 38, Aline-Cleo 36 (girls) AREA II Dist. 1 at Burlington Shidler 63, Billings 19 Shidler 38, Billings 28 (girls) Dist. 3 at Timberlake Timberlake 62, Medford 29 DC-Lamont 54, Medford 23 (girls) Dist. 4 at Webbers Falls Braggs 85, Wynona 41 Braggs 56, Wynona 14 (girls) Dist. 5 at Schulter Copan 53, Schulter 51 Schulter vs. Copan (girls) Dist. 6 at Coyle Coyle 96, Carney 55 Carney 61, Paden 43 (girls) Dist. 7 at Wilson (Henryetta) Graham 48, Wilson (Henryetta) 45 Wilson (Henryetta) vs. Hanna (girls) Dist. 8 at LeFlore Bokoshe vs. McCurtain Bokoshe vs. McCurtain (girls) AREA III Dist. 1 at Leedey Corn Bible 62, Sweetwater 56 Corn Bible vs. Sweetwater (girls) Dist. 3 at Mt. View-Gotebo Mt. View-Gotebo 53, Verden 47 Mt. View-Gotebo 66, Verden 35 (girls) Dist. 4 at Temple Temple 71, Olustee 70 Big Pasture 43, Olustee 29 (girls) Dist. 5 at Varnum Butner 52, Wanette 49 Wanette vs. Butner (girls) Dist. 6 at Chattanooga Springer 2, Eldorado 0, forfeit Eldorado 52, Springer 51 (girls) Dist. 7 at Granite Cement 54, Granite 51 Granite vs. Cement (girls) Dist. 8 at Tipton Tipton 72, Lone Wolf 22 Lone Wolf vs. Indiahoma (girls) AREA IV Dist. 1 at Red Oak Panola vs. Indianola Panola vs. Indianola (girls) Dist. 2 at Calvin Sasakwa 58, Calvin 54 Sasakwa 61, Calvin 49 (girls) Dist. 3 at Pittsburg Pittsburg 58, Caney 32 Buffalo Valley 44, Pittsburg 40 (girls) Dist. 4 at Tupelo Wapanucka 51, Mill Creek 31 Wapanucka 51, Tupelo 46 (girls) Dist. 5 at Eagletown Smithville vs. Battiest Eagletown vs. Battiest (girls) Dist. 6 at Boswell Bennington 54, Victory Life 43 Victory Life vs. Bennington (girls) Dist. 8 at Asher Asher 50, Milburn 41 Milburn 49, Paoli 41 (girls) Tournaments/Festivals Canadian Valley Conference Match Play At Newcastle Pauls Valley 47, Bethany 44 Kingfisher 43, Marlow 42 Pauls Valley 54, Bethany 30 (girls) Kingfisher 41, Marlow 38 (girls) Southwest Prep At Houston Holland Hall 70, Houston Kinkaid 22 (girls) Holland Hall 57, Trinity Valley 43 (girls) OCSAA Playoffs Class 2A Semifinals At Destiny Christian Parkview Adventist 49, Claremore Chr. 31 The Cross 40, Grace Christian 23 Life Christian 46, Claremore Chr. 39 (girls) Family of Faith 49, The Cross 21 (girls) --Compiled by Darla Smith
When Lon Kruger took over as Oklahoma basketball coach in 2011, the Sooners were coming off a 14-18 season and a second consecutive year without a postseason appearance.Kruger has steadily improved the program, missing the NCAA Tournament his first season at 15-16 but winning 20 games his second season, 23 his third and 24 last year during a Sweet 16 run. Now in Kruger's fifth season, OU has...
OU basketball: How coach Lon Kruger has built the program into a power
Ryan Aber, Associated Press | Feb 10, 2016When Lon Kruger took over as Oklahoma basketball coach in 2011, the Sooners were coming off a 14-18 season and a second consecutive year without a postseason appearance. Kruger has steadily improved the program, missing the NCAA Tournament his first season at 15-16 but winning 20 games his second season, 23 his third and 24 last year during a Sweet 16 run. Now in Kruger's fifth season, OU has risen to No. 1 in the polls and currently sits at No. 3. Here's a look at the pieces that have helped Kruger turn the Sooners into a power: THE CULTURE Kruger didn't have to look far to build his staff at Oklahoma, bringing over longtime assistants Steve Henson and Lew Hill from UNLV, along with director of basketball operations Mike Shepherd. To those pieces, he added assistant Chris Crutchfield, who had been an assistant at Oral Roberts for four seasons, so he was familiar with the recruiting landscape. With that base of assistants, Kruger and his staff set out to get players that fit into what they wanted. “You get the people who take care of your business off the court, go to class, be nice to people,” Hill said, boiling down the key pieces. The Sooners haven't chased McDonald's All-Americans and five-star talent — like they did at times in the year before Kruger's arrival, with mixed results. OU isn't going to discount going after highly touted players (they're currently pursuing five-star center Marques Bolden), but they have to fit into Kruger's system, both on and off the court. THE ROSTER THE CORE These four starters have started 91 consecutive games together for the Sooners, forming the nucleus of the turnaround: Buddy Hield While Hield was recruited by Kansas, his not coming to the U.S. until his junior year kept his profile lower, and Crutchfield was able to snag the four-star shooting guard out of Wichita's Sunrise Christian Academy. Isaiah Cousins Having Mount Vernon, N.Y., native Lew Hill on staff helped the Sooners snag the three-star guard who OU coaches say set the hard-working tone that turned around the program. Ryan Spangler Spangler was right in the Sooners' backyard, but former coach Jeff Capel and his staff didn't give the Bridge Creek star much attention, and he wound up committing to Gonzaga. He played there as a freshman but wanted to get closer to home, and by that time, Kruger had taken over the program and welcomed Spangler with open arms. He sat out during Hield and Cousins' freshman season before becoming eligible. Jordan Woodard Woodard was also being recruited by Stanford, Memphis and San Francisco but decided to stay close to home. He's a year behind the other three, but it was when Woodard arrived that things kicked into high gear. THE COMPLEMENTS While the four three-year starters have been big reasons for the turnaround, these other pieces have contributed. TaShawn Thomas and Cam Clark Clark was the bridge from the older group of Sooners to the modern group, starting beside them during the 2013-14 season. Thomas transferred from Houston as a graduate transfer and was the fifth starter last season, allowing Khadeem Lattin to develop off the bench. While these two aren't a part of this year's team, their presence allowed the players who are to grow. Khadeem Lattin Oklahoma's shot-blocking forward had the chance to stay in his hometown of Houston or to head to Texas, but the three-star center picked the Sooners and is now the fifth starter. Dinjiyl Walker The Canadian went to high school in Philadelphia, and then started his college career at Iowa Western Community College. He had offers from Bradley and Duquesne. While Walker has been inconsistent, he's hit several big shots for the Sooners. Akolda Manyang The 7-foot center chose to follow in the footsteps of his cousin, Longar Longar, in committing to the Sooners after playing at Indian Hills Community College. He's been inconsistent but started to show more aggressiveness offensively recently before sitting out Monday's win. Dante Buford The three-star power forward likely would've played last season before NCAA issues with his Florida prep school forced him into a redshirt year. He chose the Sooners over South Carolina, Oklahoma State and Cincinnati among others. Buford has come up big in several key moments this season, including taking a critical charge in Monday's win. Christian James James was a three-star recruit from the Houston area but could've risen had he not broken his leg in the summer before his senior season. Oklahoma stuck with James, and he figures to be a big piece moving forward. Jamuni McNeace McNeace, who played a season-high 13 minutes Monday, joined the Sooners after a pair of high school teammates — Tay Evans and Bobby Evans — committed to the Oklahoma football team. THE INTEREST When Kruger arrived in Norman, he went to work building a fan base that had sagged during the end of the Jeff Capel era. “We've heard over and over since we've been here the student interest hasn't been what we need it to be,” Kruger said when he took the job. “So we set out with that being our No. 1 priority. Our No. 1 target is to get students in the building.” This season, student season tickets sold out. “He really listened to the students and the community,” Hill said. “He just wanted to make it their team as well as ours. Like the rebuild of the program, the attendance rebuild has been a steady process. Attendance has risen each year under Kruger with average attendance last year of 10,968, more than 2,000 better than his first season. This season, the Sooners have sold out nearly all of their conference games. All three of their remaining games at Lloyd Noble Center — Kansas, Oklahoma State and Baylor — are sellouts. By Ryan Aber ——— ©2016 The Oklahoman Visit The Oklahoman at www.newsok.com Distributed by Tribune Content Agency, LLC. _____ Topics: t000391287,t000391277,t000003183,g000065634,g000362661,g000066164,g000065603
NORMAN — Rebuilding a basketball program was nothing new for Lon Kruger when he arrived as Oklahoma's coach in 2011.Now in his fifth season, Kruger has the Sooners 20-3, ranked No. 3 in the country and with a chance to seize control of the Big 12 race Saturday when they face No. 6 Kansas at Lloyd Noble Center (1:30 p.m., ESPN).In the first 29 years of Kruger's collegiate coaching career, he'd...
OU basketball: Rebuilding a basketball program is nothing new for Lon Kruger
Ryan Aber, Associated Press | Feb 10, 2016NORMAN — Rebuilding a basketball program was nothing new for Lon Kruger when he arrived as Oklahoma's coach in 2011. Now in his fifth season, Kruger has the Sooners 20-3, ranked No. 3 in the country and with a chance to seize control of the Big 12 race Saturday when they face No. 6 Kansas at Lloyd Noble Center (1:30 p.m., ESPN). In the first 29 years of Kruger's collegiate coaching career, he'd never had a team ranked in the top five, but at each of his previous stops — Texas-Pan American, Kansas State, Florida, Illinois and UNLV — he'd gone through the same process he's gone through in Norman. “We kind of came in with the same approach we always do and that's to take the current group, the group that we inherited, and just coach them up and pump them up with confidence and try to help them improve,” longtime Kruger assistant Steve Henson said. “(We) just had the big picture in mind from the beginning, and right off the bat, we put a big emphasis on getting better in the classroom and just being good citizens and being well-respected in the community and then on the court as well.” Kruger sold the program in the community, and his assistants — Henson, Lew Hill and Chris Crutchfield — went to look for players who fit into all of those categories. In their second recruiting class, they landed Buddy Hield and Isaiah Cousins as well as Ryan Spangler. Kruger credits landing Cousins — who Oklahoma coaches had to meet at his high school at 5:30 in the mornings during his recruiting process — with helping to establish the standard of work for the Sooners. Cousins sleeps at Lloyd Noble Center sometimes so he can get in extra work. Hield doesn't sleep there but puts in plenty of time in the gym. Jordan Woodard picked up those habits from Cousins and Hield, and freshmen guards Christian James and Rashard Odomes are doing the same thing. “When you're building a program, it starts with culture,” Hill said. “It starts with teaching. It's not just ‘let's win,' it's how you win. It's the little things. “That's the culture he has set wherever he has been, and we just follow in his footsteps.” ——— ©2016 The Oklahoman Visit The Oklahoman at www.newsok.com Distributed by Tribune Content Agency, LLC.
High school basketball results for Tuesday, February 9
High school basketball: Results for Tuesday, February 9
Feb 10, 2016Tuesday's Results Boys City Area Aline-Cleo 74, Dover 28 Bethany 48, Purcell 46 Blanchard 54, Marlow 52 Bridge Creek 70, Little Axe 34 Byng 71, Classen 51 Cashion 63, Okarche 60 Centennial 74, Capitol Hill 55 Choctaw 48, McGuinness 33 Chr. Heritage 66, Crooked Oak 58 Community Chr. 63, Wynnewood 49 Dale 61, Konawa 28 Davenport 75, Coyle 63 Deer Creek 59, Moore 45 Destiny Christian 65, SeeWorth Aca. 49 Dibble 44, Elmore City 38 Douglass 84, Lawton Mac 53 Edmond Memorial 65, Edmond Santa Fe 55, OT Edmond North 82, Westmoore 61 El Reno 62, Noble 43 Guthrie 75, Piedmont 64 Harrah 54, Victory Christian 37 Hennessey 64, Thomas 50 Henryetta 61, Bethel 50 Jones 50, Stroud 40 Kingfisher 64, Washington 51 Lawton Ike 61, Putnam North 60 Lindsay 68, Newcastle 45 Luther 55, Lexington 37 Minco 74, Ninnekah 53 Mustang 99, Southmoore 55 Okemah 62, Meeker 22 Putnam West 77, Midwest City 75 Santa Fe South 56, Okla. Christian Aca. 55 Shawnee 72, Western Heights 63 Southeast 58, Northwest 52 Tecumseh 62, McLoud 29 Tuttle 61, Pauls Valley 47 Wayne 58, Maysville 46 Wellston 68, Chandler 61 Yukon 81, Stillwater 49 State Achille 88, Victory Life 50 Ada 78, Duncan 50 Adair 50, Salina 36 Alva 46, Fairview 31 Anadarko 61, Weatherford 44 Atoka 77, Coalgate 53 Bartlesville 58, Tulsa Kelley 48 Boise City 53, Meade, Kan. 41 Buffalo Valley 77, Panola 28 Caddo 63, Calera 53 Caney Valley 57, Barnsdall 51 Canute 49, Corn Bible 30 Carnegie 54, Hydro-Eakly 49 Catoosa 67, Hilldale 39 Central Sallisaw 79, Warner 52 Chisholm 62, Tonkawa 53 Claremore 72, Skiatook 56 Clinton 67, Sayre 50 Colcord 49, Westville 39 Depew 57, Liberty 49 Durant 56, McAlester 51 Earlsboro 71, Sasakwa 27 Elgin 58, Cache 50 Fort Cobb-Broxton 83, Alex 45 Freedom 2, Hardesty 0, forfeit Garber 77, DC-Lamont 58 Geary 69, Canton 49 Gracemont 63, Verden 31 Grandfield 60, Waurika 32 Grove 64, Tahlequah 46 Hulbert 68, Keys 52 Jay 56, Oologah 48 Kansas 65, Chouteau 59 Kiefer 51, Mounds 41 Kingston 56, Plainview 26 Kiowa 50,Tupelo 31 Latta 61, Roff 22 Laverne 56, Forgan 51 Leedey 85, Erick 41 Liberal, Kan. 55, Guymon 54 Locust Grove 68, Fort Gibson 49 Lone Grove 71, Dickson 64 Mannford 50, Cleveland 48 Marietta 59, Madill 51 Merritt 59, Cordell 48 Muldrow 39, Roland 34 Oaks 85, Afton 69 Okay 80, Porter 45 Okmulgee 92, Haskell 71 Owasso 56, Bixby 55 Pawnee 74, Pawhuska 52 Perry 60, Morrison 41 Pond Creek-Hunter 87, Glencoe 58 Poteau 50, Stilwell 33 Prague 75, Seminole 72, 3OT Pryor 55, Glenpool 38 Red Oak 72, Seq. Tahlequah 55 Regent Prep 61, Metro Christian 55 Rejoice Christian 34, Summit Christian 18 Riverside 75, Apache 39 Rock Creek 56, Caney 36 Soper 49, Wapanucka 40 South Central, Kan. 52, Fort Supply 46 Sperry 70, Nowata 48 Spiro 62, Sallisaw 50 Sterling 58, Central Marlow 48 Sulphur 61, Tishomingo 52 Talihina 61, Hartshorne 37 Tulsa East Central 53, Tulsa Hale 49 Tulsa Washington 54, Tulsa Edison 49 Tulsa Webster 58, tulsa McLain 56 Turner 52, Fox 39 Tyrone 84, Balko 23 Vanoss 66, Wanette 41 Verdigris 84, Miami 59 Walters 66, Healdton 53 Waynoka 68, Buffalo 55 Webbers Falls 45, Quinton 43 Wewoka 83, Holdenville 63 Wilson 70, Empire 52 Woodward 46, Ponca City 42 Wright City 66, Tushka 44 Yale 51, Oilton 29 Girls City Area Bethany 45, Purcell 44 Bethel 70, Henryetta 16 Blanchard 41, Marlow 25 Bridge Creek 54, Little Axe 43 Chandler 55, Wellston 43 Chickasha 45, Carl Albert 44 Choctaw 64, McGuinness 27 Chr. Heritage 56, Crooked Oak 14 Classen 78, Byng 43 Community Chr. 49, Wynnewood 45 Dale 70, Konawa 38 Deer Creek 48, Moore 39 Dibble 60, Elmore City 25 Edmond Santa Fe 47, Edmond Memorial 42 El Reno 54, Noble 26 Guthrie 67, Piedmont 56 Harrah 44, Victory Christian 33 John Marshall 76, Harding Fine Arts 43 Jones 59, Stroud 44 Luther 60, Lexington 25 Midwest City 60, Putnam West 56, OT Minco 78, Ninnekah 39 Mount St. Mary 51, Oklahoma Christian 36 Mustang 63, Southmoore 52 Newcastle 78, Lindsay 33 Northwest 56, Southeast 34 Okarche 57, Cashion 49 Okemah 49, Meeker 44 Okla. Christian Aca. 45, Santa Fe South 38 Pauls Valley 51, Tuttle 45 Perkins 57, Harding Prep 27 Putnam North 55, Lawton Ike 47 Tecumseh 60, McLoud 45 Thomas 58, Hennessey 34 Washington 36, Kingfisher 35 Westmoore 53, Edmond North 50 Yukon 61, Stillwater 32 State Achille 47, Victory Life 34 Ada 64, Duncan 27 Amber-Pocasset 44, Binger-Oney 29 Anadarko 50, Weatherford 33 Bartlesville 50, Tulsa Kelley 17 Beggs 56, Morris 46 Broken Arrow 59, Jenks 28 Broken Bow 40, Hugo 37 Cache 48, Elgin 44 Caddo 55, Calera 47 Caney Valley 50, Barnsdall 49 Canute 60, Corn Bible 42 Cheyenne 55, Burns Flat-Dill City 24 Chisholm 63, Tonkawa 38 Collinsville 49, Coweta 36 Cordell 51, Merritt 39 Cushing 57, Bristow 30 Davis 38, Comanche 34 Depew 52, Liberty 40 Elk City 43, Altus 28 Enid 49, Lawton 44 Erick 47, Leedey 40 Fairview 36, Alva 23 Fletcher 64, Cement 20 Forgan 53, Laverne 26 Fort Gibson 54, Locust Grove 48 Gracemont 66, Verden 22 Grove 63, Tahlequah 52 Hardesty 44, Freedom 40 Heavener 38, Pocola 26 Howe 90, Arkoma 21 Kansas 79, Chouteau 34 Ketchum 54, Fairland 39 Keys 38, Hulbert 35 Kiefer 78, Mounds 51 Latta 48, Roff 41 Mannford 48, Cleveland 39 Marietta 67, Madill 45 Meade, Kan. 46, Boise City 24 Metro Christian 55, Regent Prep 13 Nowata 55, Sperry 34 Oaks 69, Afton 37 Okay 35, Porter 31 Oklahoma Union 72, Copan 42 Oologah 65, Jay 38 Owasso 57, Bixby 41 Pawnee 33, Pawhusk 25 Plainview 62, Kingston 21 Pond Creek-Hunter 70, Glencoe 42 Pryor 70, Glenpool 32 Ripley 40, Mulhall-Orlando 34 Sayre 28, Clinton 18 Seminole 50, Prague 41 South Central, Kan. 77, Fort Gibson 27 Stratford 58, Paoli 16 Talihina 51, Hartshorne 33 Tulsa East Central 77, Tulsa Hale 27 Turner 67, Fox 38 Tushka 54, Wright City 45 Vanoss 59, Wanette 28 Vian 45, Eufaula 33 Vinita 44, Seq. Claremore 26 Walters 43, Healdton 37 Webbers Falls 36, Quinton 29 Westville 50, Colcord 28 Wewoka 51, Holdenville 37 Wilburton 43, Stigler 26 OCSAA Regionals At Destiny Christian Life Christian 50, Woodward Chr. 40 Grace Christian 37, Family of Faith 29 Grace Christian 30, Woodward Chr. 25 (girls) At Liberty Parkview Adventist 56, James Caraway 44 Liberty Aca. 54, Harvest Hills 28 Life Christian 29, Parkview Adventist 8 (girls) --Compiled by Darla Smith