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Bartlesville High School Varsity Boys Basketball
Aug 22, 2014
Cunningham walks with a cane and talks with a stutter. When he’s walking and talking. Cunningham currently is in the Intensive Care Unit of Denton Regional Medical Center, just off a ventilator, recovering from cardiac arrest, and yet another blood clot, and more pulmonary embolism, which blocks his lungs. Cunningham’s doctor tells him he suffers from post-concussion syndrome.
Post-concussion syndrome robs former Tulsa basketball player J.R. Cunningham of a normal life
By Berry Tramel | Aug 22, 2014ARGYLE, Texas — The first time J.R. Cunningham fell, back in June 2011, he didn’t even want to go to the hospital. Cunningham was young and healthy and vibrant. He didn’t know his brain was damaged. Didn’t know why his world-class memory had been slipping some over the years. Didn’t know his life was about to change. Now Cunningham walks with a cane and talks with a stutter. When he’s walking and talking. Cunningham currently is in the Intensive Care Unit of Denton Regional Medical Center, just off a ventilator, recovering from cardiac arrest, and yet another blood clot, and more pulmonary embolism, which blocks his lungs. Cunningham’s doctor tells him he suffers from post-concussion syndrome. Cunningham has lost his job. He’s lost his home. Cunningham’s wife, Angela, takes care of him, even to the point of helping him up and down from a chair. He hasn’t driven in two years. Most days are Groundhog Day; he lies down for hours on end, trying to evade the headaches that haven’t left him since that first time he fell, getting out only for medical trips and when he can summon the strength to make one of his kids’ ballgames or dance recitals. J.R. Cunningham is 38 years old. And in July, Cunningham filed a lawsuit against the NCAA in Dallas’ federal court, alleging neglect in the treatment of concussions. Cunningham attended both Arizona State and the University of Tulsa. But he didn’t play football. Basketball was his game. * * * J.R. Cunningham lived 21/2 blocks from Edmond Memorial High School. So even as a little kid — who was big for his age — he would wander down to the Bulldog practice. “He used to come up after school and shoot free throws with my high school team when he was a little guy,” said Mike de la Garza, who spent 22 years as the Memorial coach. “He was really tall and real verbal and would talk to people. He always had a very vibrant personality. I had him in basketball camp for years and years and years.” Cunningham was camper of the week in his final summer to attend de la Garza’s camp. Cunningham made two foul shots with one second left to win the camp’s title game. De la Garza handed Cunningham the award and said, “You’re going to make a one-and-one for us one day, and we’re going to win a state championship.” In March 1993, de la Garza was proven prophet. In the Class 5A state championship game in Tulsa, the 6-foot-7 Cunningham had 32 points and 10 rebounds and sank two foul shots with four seconds left to give Edmond Memorial a 68-67 victory over Bartlesville. A star was born. “He was so good, especially his senior year, he had to battle just to get the ball,” de la Garza said. “Every defense was set up just to stop him. He was a tough, tough kid. Played hard. Never backed down from anybody.” Cunningham eventually signed with Arizona State, didn’t like it much, transferred back to St. Gregory’s when the Shawnee school was a junior college and finally Cunningham arrived at Tulsa U. in 1996. He had nine points off the bench in TU’s 78-75 victory over OU in the 1996 All-College championship game. The next season, Bill Self became the Tulsa coach, for Cunningham’s senior season. “J.R. was a tough kid,” Self said. “He didn’t have the greatest natural athletic ability. He had to fight and scratch and claw for everything. He was one of those guys that had to play a physical style in order to get a lot done.” But Cunningham’s aggression came at a cost. He suffered multiple concussions at both Arizona State and St. Gregory’s. They weren’t necessarily diagnosed as such back then, because not even the NFL was on the lookout for concussions. But Cunningham is convinced that’s what they were. “Most of ‘em were either elbows to the head or going for loose ball or hitting your head on the floor,” Cunningham said. “As they’ve come to realize, once you have a few of them, it becomes easy to get more. Not really having any protocol or anything like that for the doctors or coaches to follow, they might say, ‘OK, the next day you’re fine to go, when my brain definitely wasn’t able to go.’” Cunningham suffered more concussions at Tulsa. Cunningham missed the first part of his senior season but said Self was anxious to speed up the recovery process. “Suddenly, I was cleared to play,” Cunningham said. “I wanted to play. They needed me to be good.” Cunningham played in TU’s rout of Nebraska on Dec. 1, 1997, then in practice the next day, his career ended. “We were doing a pick drill, and I got somehow got flipped around,” said Cunningham, whose short-term memory is shaky but whose memory of long-ago events remains strong. “Our best player was Michael Ruffin; he weighed about 270. My head hit into his knee, and I just kind of plopped to the ground.” Cunningham knew this one was bad. It took awhile for him to even get up. He estimates he was mentally out of it for six hours. Cunningham went to see Dr. James Rodgers, a neurosurgeon whose son played on the TU team. Rodgers performed the first MRI on Cunningham, but it revealed nothing. Cunningham told Rodgers what had been happening. How the concussions were coming more frequently, without necessarily heavy contact. Cunningham asked the doctor if he would let his son play with a similar history. Rodgers said no. “That kind of helped me come to a decision,” Cunningham said. He would play basketball no more. His head hurt. He didn’t finish his schoolwork until July. “I just had no cognitive ability,” Cunningham said. But the headaches went away, and Cunningham went on about the business of life. Self, now at Kansas and one of the nation’s top coaches, is crestfallen at what’s happened to his former player. “This is terrible to say, but I don’t know that we as basketball coaches concerned ourselves close to the level that we are now,” Self said of concussion awareness. “Although we don’t have our arms around it, we’ve got a much better understanding of it. Obviously, today things would be handled so differently. “This was a thriving, tough-ass, 6-7, 230-pound strong man. To see what he’s going through now…” * * * Angela and J.R. met on a blind date, at a George Strait concert. She was a teacher in Lewisville, he a pharmaceutical rep working in Oklahoma City. They hit it off, he asked to be transferred to the Dallas area in 2000 and they were married in 2002. Soon enough, children Braedyn (now 10), Rylan (8) and Ashlynn (6) followed. Life was good. Cunningham was successful and healthy. He worked out, even played some basketball, trimmed down from his playing weight of 225. But Angela didn’t know that her husband still didn’t feel right, even though he told her from the start about the depression medication Dr. Rodgers had put him on. “It did get better,” Cunningham said from that last Tulsa concussion. “I got over it and had some cognitive ability, but I wouldn’t say my brain has been right since then. I would notice things, even with memory, I could see where it was slipping a little bit.” And then Cunningham fell and passed out at a business meeting in June 2011. He felt sheepish. Tried to wave off the ambulance. But by that night, Cunningham learned he had a blood clot in his leg and two clogged lungs. “I was very lucky to be alive,” he said. Cunningham went back to work a few months later but the headaches persisted and he kept falling. Doctors have told him that when the pain reaches a certain level, down he goes. Cunningham has a pump attached to his body for pain medication that helps some. He figures he’s fallen 30 times in the last three years, including once down the stairs, which injured his back and compounded his health problems. Cunningham went on long-term disability, which he’s grateful for but which has severely cut his family’s income. The Cunninghams lost their home and now rent a house in this nice suburb south of Denton. “It’s been tough,” said Angela Cunningham. “It’s affected the kids. He can’t do the stuff with the kids he wants to do. It’s been difficult. It was like overnight, everybody takes on different roles in the house.” Cunningham has been to the Cleveland Clinic and Johns Hopkins, seeking relief. Not much hope is offered. Cunningham has tried to join concussion study projects at Boston University, Vanderbilt and the University of Texas-Dallas. He says he’s been rejected because he wasn’t a football player. In March, the Cunninghams saw a commercial for Houston attorney Jeff Raizner, who has clients suffering from concussion-related conditions. Raizner said there are some class-action lawsuits pending that address medical monitoring for former athletes suffering from post-concussion syndrome, but those cases “won’t address the obvious financial and family impacts, the personal injuries that J.R. and other men and women have experienced. It really is inadequate.” Raizer said there are important distinctions between NFL players and college athletes. “NFL players have workers compensation and union representation,” Raizner said. “College athletes don’t have either one of those. That places a greater responsibility with the NCAA to be candid with these athletes. There is no safety net.” Cunningham said suing the NCAA, instead of individual schools, is proper “because I don’t think the NCAA did a great job of teaching the coaches and the trainers. The doctors don’t really come into effect in basketball practice. There’s not that knowledge out there to protect the player as I think there should have been.” Cunningham tried to keep his problems to himself. Self and de la Garza didn’t even know how badly Cunningham was until contacted in the last few days. Self immediately called Cunningham and de la Garza planned to head for Texas to visit. “I honestly tried to keep it to myself for awhile,” Cunningham said. “I don’t want to use the word embarrassing, but when you’re going through financial issues and not able to work, it’s pretty hard on you mentally.” A couple of weeks ago, Cunningham sat in his house and told his story. Glimpses of his old personality shone through, despite the stuttering that has afflicted him. He remains a big sports fan — OU football, Thunder — and is proud that he played for men like Self and de la Garza. But the blood keeps clotting, and his head keeps hurting, and his memory comes and goes. And now his condition has even worsened. “I’m very much a worrier to start with,” Cunningham said. “My physical condition is a worry. I certainly worry for myself. But I worry more about what it’s doing to my kids and my wife. Because they don’t deserve this. They didn’t sign up for this.” 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.
The Oklahoma Coaches Association Hall of Famer guided the Eagles to a 170-96 record and the Class 4A state championship in 1976.
Tributes: Del City football coaching legend Henry Manning dies at age 75
By Scott Munn | Jul 27, 2014A farewell to people with Oklahoma ties who enjoyed the game day experience: *Legendary Del City football coach Henry Manning died Monday morning. He was 75. Manning’s wife, Barbara, said the retired coach suffered from diabetes for several years and also had a pacemaker. “He had been in and out of the hospital,” Barbara Manning said. “It (diabetes) had just gotten progressively worse.” Manning was in coaching for 39 years, including 24 at Del City. He guided the Eagles to a 170-96 record and the Class 4A state championship in 1976. Del City only had four losing seasons under Manning, who retired after the 1998-99 school year. He coached Del City greats such as Smokey McCarthey, Steve Hammond, Ken Oleson, Kenny Davis, Oliver Brown, David Frolich, Mike Woods and Bennie Butler. There were many others who contributed to Del City’s success, too. “He always thought he had the dream job,” Barbara Manning said. Coach Manning was inducted into the Oklahoma Coaches Association Hall of Fame in 1994. Del City honored the coach in 2005 by opening the Henry Manning Center, which sits adjacent to Kalsu Stadium on the school campus. Barbara Manning said funeral services will be scheduled later in the week. *Dr. Benny Hill, 79, of Santa Fe, N.M., played basketball for Rocky High School in the 1950s. He earned a scholarship to play Division I ball under coach Abe Lemons at Oklahoma City University. Already married, he chose to stay close to home and attended Southwestern Oklahoma State in Weatherford. Hill focused on academics instead of basketball; he eventually worked at the Los Alamos Scientific Laboratory in New Mexico. *Price Pooler, 81, of Norman played football at Capitol Hill High School. *Alan Greenberg, 86, of Manhattan, N.Y., was an Oklahoma City native who earned a football scholarship to play at Oklahoma. The former Classen High star suffered a back injury, ending his college sports career. He transferred to Missouri with a focus on someday working on Wall Street. He succeeded. Greenberg was hired by Bear Stearns, where he went from clerk to chairman. A national champion bridge player whose opponents over the years included Warren Buffett and Malcolm Forbes. *Bud Breeding, 92, of Oklahoma City was instrumental in bringing the American Quarter Horse Association World Championship Show to Oklahoma City. A member of the AQHA and the Oklahoma Quarter Horse halls of fame. The World War II and Korean War veteran spent 68 years in the insurance business. *Bill Abbott, 70, Oklahoma City was an electrician at Tinker Air Force Base for 30 years. During retirement, he spent time teaching gun and hunting safety courses. *Wilma Barrios McNeill, 91, of Oklahoma City held Oklahoma State football season tickets for more than 40 years. *Larry Hurst, 65, played football and ran track at Sand Springs High School. He went on to play halfback for Northeastern A&M Junior College, helping the Golden Norse to a national championship in 1967. Hurst spent three seasons as an assistant football coach at Del City High School, and he was head football coach at Blackwell High over the 1978-81 seasons, before going into administration. He was an assistant principal at Edmond Memorial High School and principal at Sheridan High School in northern Wyoming. Although he served as Sheridan’s principal, Hurst continued to coach, helping with the varsity, junior varsity and freshmen squads. *Korky Ketchum, 50, played baseball at Lawton High School. Played softball as an adult. *Dean Bartee, 92, of Adair was a champion skeet shooter. *Stan Deardeuff, 81, of Oklahoma City was in the insurance business for 55 years. The OU graduate was a founding member of the Allstate Wrestling Association, which conducted a state tournament for junior high wrestlers. Deardeuff also helped organize junior wrestling tournaments at the Northside YMCA. He was inducted into the Oklahoma chapter of National Wrestling Hall of Fame in 2012 for lifetime service. *Albert DeFrees, 91, of Bartlesville played baseball and basketball at Jarbalo High School in his native Kansas. *Loyd Schamburg, 81, played basketball at Vici High School, helping the Indians qualify for the state tournament in 1951. *Bruce Palmer, 53, of Oklahoma City played football at U.S. Grant High School. He earned a football scholarship to Central Oklahoma. *Rick Parkins, 57, of Fairview was a landscape architect. He helped design sports fields for Edmond Parks and Recreation. *Bradon Playford, 16, played football, basketball and baseball for Sapulpa High School. He also wrestled one season for the Chieftains. *Claude Hamon, 73, of Oklahoma City was a standout football player at Harding High School. He played on the line for Oklahoma, lettering in 1960 and 1961. Hamon was a firefighter by trade and an avid golfer in his spare time, winning championships at Lake Hefner and Surrey Hills Country Club. *Louis Raymond, 90, of Norman was a medal-winning swimmer at the Senior Olympics. The World War II veteran and Kansas State graduate swam every day at the YMCA; he won gold medals at the Senior Games at age 82. *Rebecca Zellner Fluitt, 88, of Midwest City played high school basketball at Dickson and Ardmore. *Walter Bower, 77, of Oklahoma City was an attorney for 37 years. He was an automobile enthusiast who raced as an amateur in Sports Car Club of America events. Bower also spent time restoring antique cars.
Apr 12, 2014
This is the 33rd year of The Oklahoman’s Super 5 for boys basketball. Here are a few facts about the Super 5 teams from five, 15 and 25 years ago.
High school boys basketball: Fun facts about the Super 5 from 5, 15 and 25 years ago
BY SCOTT WRIGHT, Staff Writer | Apr 12, 2014This is the 33rd year of The Oklahoman’s Super 5 for boys basketball. It began in 1981 with a pretty impressive list of names: Edmond Memorial’s Bill Self, Tulsa Washington brothers William and Wayman Tisdale, Coyle’s Joe Atkinson and Tulsa Memorial’s Kyp Hardaway. Here are a few facts about the Super 5 teams from five, 15 and 25 years ago: 2009 A unique mix of athletic talent came together on the 2009 Super 5, including some future professionals — though not all in basketball. The Player of the Year was Putnam City’s Xavier Henry, now a Los Angeles Laker. He was joined by Red Oak’s Lane Adams, one of only nine players in state history to score 3,000 points for his career. But Adams’ athletic prowess took him to the baseball diamond. He was drafted by the Kansas City Royals and is in the organization’s farm system, playing this season with Double-A Northwest Arkansas of the Texas League. Also making the team was Guthrie’s Donte’ Foster, who had a standout football career at Ohio University, and is currently waiting to see what his pro prospects could be in the NFL. Tahlequah’s Matt Qualls and Jenks’ Bryson Pope rounded out the team, with Pawnee’s David Page as the Coach of the Year. 1999 The state schools cashed in on the 1999 Super 5, with all of them going on to play for either OU, OSU or Tulsa. Tulsa McLain’s Ebi Ere was part of Oklahoma’s 2002 Final Four team. Bishop McGuinness’ Terrence Crawford, only a junior at the time, later helped Oklahoma State to the Final Four in 2004. Tulsa landed two Super 5 players right out of high school, Dante Swanson and Antonio Reed, who were on campus for one of the Golden Hurricanes’ most impressive stretches as a mid-major. When Swanson and Reed were freshmen, Tulsa reached the Elite Eight under coach Bill Self. They won the NIT the next year, and won an NCAA Tournament first-round game each of the next two seasons. Sapulpa’s 6-foot-10 Brian Cardwell eventually played basketball for Tulsa, but only after a four-year stint in minor league baseball. 1989 OU nabbed a pair of powerful scorers off the 1989 Super 5 team with Carl Albert All-American Jeff Webster and Putnam City star Bryatt Vann, both of whom went on to strong careers with the Sooners. Tulsa McLain point guard Earl Jones played a couple of seasons at Oklahoma State before giving up the game. The team also included Bartlesville standout Ron Johnson, as well as Fred Burley, who was the all-time leading scorer at Douglass until Stevie Clark came along.
Mar 30, 2014
Edmond Memorial sprinter Robert Charlton ran the 100 meters in 10.85 seconds Saturday to finish fifth in the event at the Texas Relays in Austin, one of the biggest high school meets in Texas.
High school notebook: Edmond Memorial has strong showing at Texas Relays
By Scott Wright and Jacob Unruh | Mar 30, 2014Edmond Memorial sprinter Robert Charlton ran the 100 meters in 10.85 seconds Saturday to finish fifth in the event at the Texas Relays in Austin, one of the biggest high school meets in Texas. Charlton, a junior, ran a time of 10.87 seconds in the preliminary round to qualify in the eighth spot. In addition, the Bulldogs’ 3,200-meter relay team took fifth with a time of 8:01.28. The team consisted of Ryan Nielson, Gabe Thompson, Harrison Pierce and Grey Howard. Charlton, Howard, Nielson and Jordan Reed took eighth in the 1,600 medley relay at 3:31.94. The Edmond Memorial girls’ 1,600-meter medley relay team of Morganne Mukes, Ricki Scheef, Mia Mukes and Clara O’Connor was eighth at 4:08.52. OGBCA All-State teams announced The Oklahoma Girls Basketball Coaches Association announced the rosters for this summer’s All-State games Friday, along with coaches’ awards and the 2014 Hall of Fame inductees. The Hall of Fame inductees include Boyd Houser of Tishomingo, Harley Justice of Oilton, Carole Carter of Norman and Terrell Lester of the Tulsa World. Newkirk’s Dwight Winburn and Cheyenne/Reydon’s Gary Boggess each received the Charles K. Heatly Award. Coach of the Year awards went to Ada’s Christie Jennings and Cordell’s Jana Rogers. Assistant Coach of the Year honors went to Fort Gibson’s Chuck London and Cordell’s Darcie Fuller. Junior High Coach of the Year awards were given to Vinita’s Nathan Wiley and Weatherford’s Shelly Pond. Here are the rosters for the All-State teams: Large East: Toree Thompson, Broken Arrow; McKenzie Cooper, Shawnee; Faith Ihim, Tulsa Memorial; Janee Arnold, Tulsa East Central; Dru Clark, Sand Springs; Esther Uduomah, Tulsa Union; Cornequa Finch, Tulsa Edison; Taylor Henderson, Sapulpa; Alexandra Nakvinda, Bartlesville; Jordan Doyle, Broken Arrow Coaches: Mike Hughes, Broken Arrow; Jade Allison, Tulsa Kelley Large West: Jasuaen Beard, Midwest City; Tamara Lee, Edmond Santa Fe; Jordan Gilbert, Carl Albert; Nikki Smith, Lawton Eisenhower; Taylor Ely, Norman; Bri Kuestersteffen, Norman North; Sidney Carolina, Putnam North; Whitney Jones, Deer Creek; Paj Jackson, Lawton MacArthur; Alexandra Stewart, Chickasha Coaches: Shawn Deorio, Lawton Eisenhower; Jeff Blough, Norman North Middle East: Savannah Gray, Ft. Gibson; Bailey O’Dell, Verdigris; Kamry Chamberlain, Vinita; Aaliyah Blakely, Ada; Molly Kerr, Adair; Lexi Williams, Inola; Kaitlyn Standridge, Poteau; Makayla Stephens, Atoka; Sara Fountain, Stilwell; Bailey Stephens, Adair Coaches: Hugh Don Sweat, Madill; Brian Busby, Miami Middle West: Erika Wakefield, Heritage Hall; Chandler Roof, Weatherford; Darian Hill, Harrah; Katy Custer, Dickson; Aimee Rischard, Mount St. Mary; Hope Dawkins, Bridge Creek; Kaely Bond, Mount St. Mary; Macy Stark, Weatherford; Mikayla Harrison, Elk City; Alicia Sandlin, Bridge Creek Coaches: Terry Middleton, Chisholm; Chris Combs, Kingfisher Small East: Marissa Goodman, Frontier; Logan Burgess, Tonkawa; Megan Womack, Stroud; Miranda Griffin, Ketchum; Baylee Evans, Red Oak; Miranda Stiles, Kiowa; Crystal Nero, Dewar; Omega Reese, Tonkawa; Bailey Scarberry, Buffalo Valley; Alison Raley, Preston; Naomi Eslinger, Ripley; Brayden Newton, Dale; Tobi Miller, Caddo; Shelbey Parnacher, Latta; Joanah Harjo Tiger, New Lima Coaches: J.K. Wayne, Wyandotte; Stephen Castleberry, Glencoe Small West: Madison Bradshaw, Sterling; Madison Dearman, Balko; Kassy Easter, Sayre; Daniela Galindo, Shattuck; Jamie Gibson, Thomas; Madi Grellner, Okarche; Rylie Halcomb, Pond Creek-Hunter; Jade Jones, Pond Creek-Hunter; Andi McGill, Turner; Taylor Mendell, Lomega; Hanna Millar, Erick; Hailey Parker, Timberlake; Gabbie Parsons, Cordell; Morgan Vogt, Okarche; LaNesia Williams, Northeast Coaches: Tasha Diesselhorst, Pond Creek-Hunter; Marty McBride, Hennessey
Thursday’s games at Skiatook MUSKOGEE VS. MIDWEST CITY, 2 P.M. MUSKOGEE •Coach: Doyle Rowland •Record: 22-4 •Rank: No. 8 •Tournament history: 12th appearance (4-11). … Lost to Midwest City in 2012 first round. … Dropped 10 consecutive state tournament games since advancing to the 1983 championship game. … Runner-up in 1983 and 1982, its first two appearances. Starting lineup No. Player Ht. Cl....
Class 6A girls basketball state tournament team capsules
BY JACOB UNRUH | Mar 12, 2014Thursday’s games at Skiatook MUSKOGEE VS. MIDWEST CITY, 2 P.M. MUSKOGEE •Coach: Doyle Rowland •Record: 22-4 •Rank: No. 8 •Tournament history: 12th appearance (4-11). … Lost to Midwest City in 2012 first round. … Dropped 10 consecutive state tournament games since advancing to the 1983 championship game. … Runner-up in 1983 and 1982, its first two appearances. Starting lineup No. Player Ht. Cl. Pts. 00 Jada Ford 5-8 So. 17.7 1 Trena Mims 5-6 Fr. 6.8 3 Aaliyah Wilson 5-10 So. 18.6 23 Aerious King 6-0 Sr. 1.2 32 Lanice Rozell 5-9 So. 9.0 •This season: Enters tournament on seven-game winning streak. … Wilson averages 8.9 rebounds, 3.0 assists, 3.6 blocks and 3.9 steals. … Beat Tulsa Union twice in two weeks, including regional final. MIDWEST CITY •Coach: Art Bode •Record: 21-5 •Rank: No. 4 •Tournament history: 14th appearance (15-11). … State champions in 2010 (46-32 over Norman) and 1992 (49-46 over Bartlesville). … Runner-up in 2011 and 2009. Starting lineup No. Player Ht. Cl. Pts. 25 Jasauen Beard 5-11 Sr. 13.0 23 Kara Partridge 5-7 Sr. 8.3 22 Chinna Fair 5-8 So. 9.7 3 Asia Davis 5-6 So. 7.2 45 Ireon Smith 6-0 So. 6.0 •This season: Beard has signed with Oral Roberts and averages 5.2 rebounds and 2.2 assists per game. … Junior Chelsey Olds averages 5.5 points and 3.8 rebounds. … Enters tournament with wins in 10 of last 11 games, with loss being to Choctaw. EDMOND SANTA FE VS. PUTNAM NORTH, 3:30 P.M. EDMOND SANTA FE •Coach: Paul Bass •Record: 24-1 •Rank: No. 2 •Tournament history: Ninth appearance (10-6) and sixth consecutive. … Won championships in 2011 and 2012. … Beat Edmond Memorial, 44-41, to win 2012 title. … Beat Midwest City, 56-36, to win 2011 championship. Starting lineup No. Player Ht. Cl. Pts. 1 Aahliyah Jackson 5-10 So. 10.8 20 Tamara Lee 5-8 Sr. 15.7 21 Mariah Williams 5-8 Sr. 3.4 23 Jo’Nah Johnson 5-7 Fr. 4.3 25 Andrea Cooper 5-11 Fr. 3.6 •This season: Lee, who has signed with the University of Denver, is shooting 34 percent from 3-point range. … Junior twins Alaina and Alexis Cooper combine for almost 10 points and nine rebounds per game off the bench. … Winners of 14 straight with lone loss to Broken Arrow. PUTNAM NORTH •Coach: Brett McGee •Record: 18-9 •Rank: No. 11 •Tournament history: 10th appearance (2-9). … First appearance since 2010, a first-round loss to Edmond Santa Fe. … Made semifinals in 1997 and 2001. Starting lineup No. Player Ht. Cl. Pts. 3 Nakylia Carter 5-5 Jr. 9.3 4 Sidney Carolina 5-6 Sr. 11.2 10 Blaire Hall 5-5 Sr. 5.8 14 London Archer 6-2 So. 6.6 30 Keyoni Mbroh 5-10 Sr. 6.4 •This season: Carolina, who is receiving some small-school interest, leads the team with 6.6 rebounds per game. … Sophomore Malachi Williams averages six points off the bench. … Lost to Muskogee in area final, but Edmond Memorial in area consolation final. BROKEN ARROW VS. NORMAN NORTH, 7 P.M. BROKEN ARROW •Coach: Mike Hughes •Record: 25-0 •Rank: No. 1 •Tournament history: 11th appearance (4-9) and second straight. … Lost to Edmond Santa Fe in first round last season. … Won title in 1983, its first appearance, beating Muskogee 73-70. Starting lineup No. Player Ht. Cl. Pts. 00 Jordan Doyle 5-9 Sr. 10.5 10 Alexis Gaulden 5-6 So. 7.5 22 Ashlyn McBride 5-6 Sr. 7.7 23 Toree Thompson 5-8 Sr. 22.0 24 Amari Dennis 5-11 Sr. 9.2 •This season: Thompson, an Ole Miss signee, averages 4.4 rebounds and 2.2 assists. … Doyle, who signed with Oral Roberts, leads the team with 5.8 rebounds per game. … Won the Mid-Del Holiday Invitational and Skiatook Tournament. NORMAN NORTH •Coach: Jeff Blough •Record: 19-6 •Rank: No. 7 •Tournament history: Sixth appearance (3-5) and second straight. … Lost to Tulsa Union, 44-40, last season. … Runner-up in 2003. Starting lineup No. Player Ht. Cl. Pts. 11 Briana Kuestersteffen 5-6 Sr. 17.2 23 Haley Woodard 5-10 Jr. 13.6 14 Sam Landreth 5-10 Jr. 3.5 32 Alexa Scott 6-0 So. 10.2 3 Paige Canty 5-6 Jr. 6.7 •This season: Scott averages 10.6 rebounds. … Lost Tia Williams (12 PPG) to a hip fracture. … Kuestersteffen was a national finalist for the Wendy’s High School Heisman and has signed to play soccer at Alabama-Birmingham. CHOCTAW VS. SAPULPA. 8:30 P.M. CHOCTAW •Coach: Ryan Maloney •Record: 21-5 •Rank: No. 5 •Tournament history: 17th appearance (23 -13) and first since 2008. … Won championships in 1945, 1975 and 1995. … Runner-up in 1970, 1976, 1977, 1979 and 1994. Starting lineup No. Player Ht. Cl. Pts. 22 Allyssa Sievert 5-7 So. 3.7 32 Ana Llanusa 5-10 Fr. 19.2 21 Kiyra Baird 5-7 Sr. 4.9 25 Addie Vernon 5-9 Sr. 8.7 23 Jessica Madison 6-0 Sr. 2.8 •This season: Llanusa averages 6.3 rebounds and 2.9 assists. … Sophomore Zahria White averages 4.8 points and 4.6 rebounds. … Beat Midwest City in area final. SAPULPA •Coach: Darlean Calip •Record: 18-9 •Rank: No. 13 •Tournament history: 19th appearance (24-14). … State champions in 1979, 1980, 1998 and 2007. … Runner-up in 1996, 1997 and 2008. Starting lineup No. Player Ht. Cl. Pts. 3 Brice Calip 5-8 So. 11.2 21 Keysha Streater 5-9 Jr. 9.0 25 Taylor Henderson 5-9 Sr. 6.2 23 Isabella Bacon 5-8 So. 5.5 30 Amber Lewis 5-8 Jr. 1.4 •This season: Calip leads the team in rebounding, assists and steals. … Calip, Streater and Henderson are returning starters. … Won seven of last eight games.
Friday's Results Area Class A AREA I At SWOSU (Weatherford) Laverne 55, Beaver 47 Fort Cobb-Broxton 69, Seiling 49 Vici 45, Fort Cobb-Cobb 22 (girls) Seiling 54, Cheyenne 45 (girls) AREA II At Glenpool Drummond 57, Coyle 36 Glencoe 57, Pond Creek-Hunter 46 Coyle 57, Kremlin-Hillsdale 32 (girls) Frontier 62, Pond Creek-Hunter 43 (girls) AREA III At Newcastle Velma-Alma 49, Chattanooga 41 Hollis...
High school basketball scores: Friday, Feb. 28
Mar 1, 2014Friday's Results Area Class A AREA I At SWOSU (Weatherford) Laverne 55, Beaver 47 Fort Cobb-Broxton 69, Seiling 49 Vici 45, Fort Cobb-Cobb 22 (girls) Seiling 54, Cheyenne 45 (girls) AREA II At Glenpool Drummond 57, Coyle 36 Glencoe 57, Pond Creek-Hunter 46 Coyle 57, Kremlin-Hillsdale 32 (girls) Frontier 62, Pond Creek-Hunter 43 (girls) AREA III At Newcastle Velma-Alma 49, Chattanooga 41 Hollis 60, Cyril 27 Chattanooga 58, Alex 41 (girls Sterling 44, Turner 35 (girls) AREA IV At SOSU (Durant) Roff 58, Stuart 50 Weleetka 44, Kiowa 32 Arkoma 65, Allen 53 (girls) Caddo 51, Kiowa 35 (girls) Class B AREA I At Woodward Dover 62, Leedey 59 Forgan 56, Okeene 50 Burlington 45, Okeene 37 (girls) Lomega 66, Shattuck 58 (girls) AREA II At Sand Springs Cave Springs 52, Butner 48 Red Oak 57, LeFlore 52 New Lima 67, Bluejacket 28 (girls) Red Oak 61, Timberlake 55 (girls) AREA III At Elk City Verden 42, Temple 38 Tipton 73, Arnett 48 Erick 49, Hammon 39 (girls) AREA IV At Ada Lookeba-Sickles 58, Okarche 49 SW Covenant 39, Whitesboro 34 Lookeba-Sickles 47, Pittsburg 38 (girls) Okarche 76, Buffalo Valley 20 (girls) Regionals Class 6A Boys Note: Winners play Saturday at 7 p.m. WEST Region 1 at Putnam West Moore 76, Edmond North 70, OT Putnam West 118, U.S. Grant 39 Region 2 at Ed. Santa Fe Lawton Eisenhower 68, Yukon 47 Norman 55, Edmond Santa Fe 46 Region 3 at Mustang Norman North 58, Westmoore 30 Mustang 86, Putnam City 67 Region 4 at Midwest Cit Southmoore 68, Lawton 60, OT Midwest City 63, Choctaw 32 EAST Region 1 at Owasso Tulsa Washington 65, Jenks 60 Owasso 62, Claremore 44 Region 2 at Bixby Sand Springs 54, Stillwater 52 Bixby 55, Bartlesville 30 Region 3 at Edmond Memorial Putnam North 82, Broken Arrow 71 Edmond Memorial 52, Ponca City 40 Region 4 at Tulsa Union Muskogee 67, Sapulpa 51 Tulsa Union 80, Enid 49 Class 5A Boys Note: Winners play Saturday at 7 p.m. WEST Region 1 at McGuinness Shawnee 59, Ardmore 57 McGuinness 80, Duncan 34 Region 2 at Lawton MacArthur El Reno 72, Noble 55 Lawton MacArthur 68, Chickasha 40 Region 3 at Piedmont Guthrie 53, Western Heights 52, OT Piedmont 80, Guymon 54 Region 4 at Carl Albert Southeast 78, Altus 61 Carl Albert 75, Capitol Hill 42 EAST Region 1 at Tulsa Memorial Durant 58, Tulsa Edison 55 Tulsa Memorial 49, Grove 32 Region 2 at Tulsa Kelley McAlester 68, Tulsa East Central 62 Tulsa Kelley 71, Tulsa Hale 45 Region 3 at Del City Coweta 32, Collinsville 24 Del City 57, Skiatook 43 Region 4 at Deer Creek Northwest 63, Pryor 46 Deer Creek 71, Tahlequah 45
Feb 14, 2014
If you want to feel old, keep reading. Mark Price turns 50 years old on Saturday. I know, it’s hard to believe. Doesn’t seem that long ago that Price was shooting Enid to the 1982 Class 5A state championship game. Or that long ago that Price helped Bobby Cremins put Georgia Tech basketball on the map.
Mark Price: Oklahoma's greatest player turns 50
Berry Tramel | Feb 14, 2014[img]2348339[/img] If you want to feel old, keep reading. Mark Price turns 50 years old on Saturday. I know, it’s hard to believe. Doesn’t seem that long ago that Price was shooting Enid to the 1982 Class 5A state championship game. Or that long ago that Price helped Bobby Cremins put Georgia Tech basketball on the map. Or that long ago that Price made first-team all-NBA, 1993. But yep, Price turns 50. He was born Feb. 15, 1964, in Bartlesville. His father had been a high school star at Norman and would become an OU assistant coach. His brothers would be Enid sharpshooters, too, and Brent Price would follow his brother into the NBA. But other names are closely aligned with Mark Price. Alvan Adams and Wayman Tisdale. Those three and Marques Haynes are the greatest basketball players ever produced by the state of Oklahoma. We’re not talking about Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook. Not talking about Bob Kurland or Mookie Blaylock, college stars who came here from other ports. When talking about guys who grew up in Oklahoma, those are the four. Price, Adams, Tisdale and Haynes. Amazingly, two of those four were in the same high school class, 1982. Two years ago, I wrote about the great 1982 Class 5A State Tournament, which you can read here. And of those four, I’ve always maintained that Price was the greatest. He proved it on the NBA level. When Haynes got out of Langston in the ’40s, the NBA wasn’t much of an option. But Tisdale and Adams had stellar NBA careers. Adams, out of OU and Putnam City, was the 1976 NBA Rookie of the Year. He played 13 NBA seasons, all with the Suns. He made the all-star team that season. Adams finished his pro career with 13,910 points and 6,937 rebounds. Tisdale, out of OU and Tulsa Washington, was an epic college player. A three-year first-team all-American. And despite bouncing from franchise to franchise, Tisdale was a heck of a pro, too. Tisdale played 12 NBA seasons; he finished with 12,878 points and 5,117 rebounds. But Price was the greatest pro of them all. Price played in four all-star games –1989, 1992, 1993, 1994. He was third-team all-NBA in ’89, ’92 and ’94. And in 1993, Price was first-team all-NBA. Which means he was one of the best players in the league. Think about that. In 1992-93, Price averaged 18.2 points and 8.0 assists per game. He made 48.4 percent of his shots, including 41.6 percent from 3-point range. Price, now a Charlotte Bobcats assistant coach, played 13 seasons in the NBA. He finished with 10,989 points and 4,863 assists. Injuries hurt Price. He missed most of the 1990-91 season, when he was in his prime, and most of the 1995-96 season. But in those early 1990s, Price was a fabulous player. The best ever from Oklahoma. Now, Blake Griffin could surpass Price. Probably will surpass Price, if his career trajectory continues. But it hasn’t happened just yet. For now, Mark Price remains the greatest basketball ever from the state of Oklahoma. Happy 50th, Mark.
BASKETBALL Friday’s Results Boys Casady 53, Irving Cistercian 46 Hugo 48, Durant 45 Maysville 60, Paoli 35 Red Oak 64, Kinta 44 Girls Dallas Hockaday 59, Casady 32 Destiny Christian 65, Liberty Aca.
High school scores: Friday, Jan. 24
Jan 25, 2014BASKETBALL Friday’s Results Boys Casady 53, Irving Cistercian 46 Hugo 48, Durant 45 Maysville 60, Paoli 35 Red Oak 64, Kinta 44 Girls Dallas Hockaday 59, Casady 32 Destiny Christian 65, Liberty Aca. 51 Hugo 69, Durant 34 Red Oak 63, Kinta 17 Stratford 40, Vanoss 35 Tournaments Altus Shortgrass Invitational Dallas HSAA 79, Chickasha 63 Altus 44, Duncan 41 Lawton Ike 83, Centennial 35 Houston HCYA 77, Lawton Mac 71 Bi-County Tournament At Elk City Erick 36, Cheyenne 24 Hammon 56, Duke 36 Merritt 62, Seiling 49 Arnett 79, Mooreland 60 Merritt 50, Mooreland 26 (girls) Arnett 61, Duke 57 (girls) Cheyenne 36, Hammon 22 (girls) Seiling 51, Erick 41 (girls) Bowlegs Tournament Sasakwa 62, Bowlegs 42 Wanette 49, Maud 45 Strother 46, Wanette 23 (girls) Maud 65, Crooked Oak 22 (girls) Brue Gray Invitational At Deer Creek Western Heights 58, Yukon 41 Westmoore 64, Northeast 57 Edmond Memorial 59, Deer Creek 40 Mustang 87, Putnam North 66 Enid 58, Putnam West 17 (girls) Mustang 59, McGuinness 49 (girls) Putnam North 45, Edmond Memorial 44 (girls) Deer Creek 51, Lawton Mac 26 (girls) Bryan County Tournament At Southeastern (Durant) Silo vs. Boswell Tushka 49, Rock Creek 35 Caddo 60, Tushka 16 (girls) Colbert 53, Silo 30 (girls) Buckle of the Wheatbelt At Kingfisher Bethany 44, Clinton 39 Okarche 68, McLoud 43 Piedmont 73, Chisholm 44 Kingfisher 59, Heritage Hall 48 Bethany 53, Clinton 51 (girls) Kingfisher 57, McLoud 45 (girls) Okarche 66, Chisholm 42 (girls) Piedmont 58, Heritage Hall 50, OT (girls) Buffalo Invitational Fargo 60, Vici 54 Fort Supply 53, Buffalo 50 Forgan 64, Shattuck 36 Laverne 75, Beaver 60 Fargo 43, Beaver JV 20 (girls) Buffalo 63, Laverne 61 (girls) Shattuck 50, Forgan 49, OT (girls) Vici 41, Beaver 34 (girls) Caddo County Tournament At Anadarko Cyril 59, Lookeba-Sickles 42 Fort Cobb-Broxton 74, Apache 48 Apache 45, Carnegie 37 (girls) Fort Cobb-Broxton 40, Lookeba-Sickles 33 (girls) Caney Valley Tournament Oklahoma Union 56, Chelsea 53, OT Sperry 71, Nowata 55 Nowata 30, Barnsdall 29, cons. (girls) Sperry 58, Liberty 28, 7th (girls) Carl Albert Titan Classic Norman 67, McAlester 35 Star Spencer 65, Branson 61 Carl Albert 48, Bartlesville 42 Millwood 55, Muskogee 52 Putnam City 64, Capitol Hill 14 (girls) Del City 69, Star Spencer 33 (girls) Bartlesville 51, Norman 48 (girls) Carl Albert 39, Millwood 31 (girls) Checotah Invitational Eufaula 46, Sallisaw 36 Checotah 49, Wagoner 42 Hilldale 61, Madill 55 Bristow 43, Vian 37 Vian 47, Hilldale 40 (girls) Sallisaw 49, Checotah 37 (girls) Madill 36, Wagoner 31 (girls) Eufaula 37, Bristow 34 (girls) Cherokee Strip Conference Chisholm Trail Expo (Enid) DC-Lamont 35, Timberlake 33 Ringwood 53, Lomega 31 Cherokee 41, Kremlin-Hillsdale 32 Burlington 32, Medford 30 DC-Lamont 48, Ringwood 33 (girls) Kremlin-Hillsdale 48, Medford 42 (girls) Lomega 56, Cherokee 38 (girls) Burlington 29, Timberlake 26 (girls) Comanche County Tournament At Lawton Coliseum Sterling 46, Indiahoma 24 Elgin 47, Geronimo 41 Cache 70, Walters 62 Fletcher 44, Chattanooga 38 County Line Tournament At Cashion Community Chr. 49, Ponca City JV 30 Watonga 66, Coyle 51 Oklahoma Christian 68, Morrison 28 Cashion 78, Crescent 73 Watonga 54, Crescent 30 (girls) Morrison 48, Oklahoma Chr. 29 (girls) Coyle 51, Community 48 (girls) Cashion 47, Centennial 38 (girls) Dave Calvert Invitational At Kiefer Oaks 53, Hanna 48 Kellyville 56, Drumright 55 Ripley def. Depew Kiefer 70, Hulbert 57 Hulbert 58, Hanna 42 (girls) Drumright 55, Kellyville 49 (girls) Kiefer 37, Oaks 26 (girls) Ripley 37, Depew 28 (girls) Dewey Tournament Rejoice Christian 62, Weseyan Christian 38 Dewey 58, Pawhuska 41 Wesleyan Christian 48, Pawhuska 45 (girls) Dewey 26, Rejoice Christian 19 (girls) Frontenac, Kan. Tournament Douglass 81, Prairie View 48 Glencoe Tournament Hominy 64, Olive 49 SW Covenant 57, Woodland 45 Yale 65, Luther 48 Glencoe 74, Newkirk 51 Yale 27, Hominy 21 (girls) SW Covenant 56, Olive 25 (girls) Newkirk 51, Woodland 37 (girls) Glencoe 65, Luther 61 (girls) Grady County Tournament At Amber-Pocasset Okla. Christian Aca. 45, Alex 44 Minco 39, Dibble 37 Dibble 41, Verden 22 (girls) Minco 48, Ninnekah 45 (girls) Healdton Bulldog Bash Wynnewood 49, Turner 28 Thackerville 57, Wayne 51 Fox 48, Ringling 27 Healdton vs. Wilson Wilson 44, Thackerville 15 (girls) Ringling 33, Fox 16 (girls) Turner 60, Wynnewood 34 (girls) Wayne 46, Healdton 43 (girls) Heart of Oklahoma At Purcell St. Mary 65, Lone Grove 45 Byng 64, Bridge Creek 41 Tuttle 55, Sulphur 34 Anadarko 55, Purcell 50, OT Tuttle 53, Mustang JV 27 (girls) Lone Grove 44, Byng 40 (girls) Anadarko 60, Bridge Creek 38 (girls) St. Mary 60, Purcell 27 (girls) Jenks/Union Invitational At Jenks Edmond Santa Fe 70, Tulsa East Central 42 OKC Storm 67, Jenks 55 Jenks 41, OKC Storm 37 (girls) Midwest City 55, Tulsa East Central 44 (girls) At Union Tulsa Union 72, Tulsa Edison 30 Tulsa Washington 40, Tulsa NOAH 38 Tulsa Washington 36, Sapulpa 27 (girls) Tulsa Union 88, Tulsa Central 26 (girls) John Nobles Tournament At Moore Ponca City 55, Northwest 49 Lawton 71, Tahlequah 59 RCA, Texas 77, Flower Mound, Texas 57 Moore 65, Southmoore 59 Muskogee 50, Southmoore 40 (girls) Lawton 56, Tahlequah 52 (girls) Lawton Ike 44, Ponca City 26 (girls) Choctaw 65, Moore 43 (girls) Jones Tournament Harrah 77, Lindsay 48 Elk City 72, John Marshall 58 Jones 52, Perry 32 Weatherford 67, Tecumseh 61 Harrah 53, Lindsay 30 (girls) Elk City 44, Jones 42 (girls) Perry 47, John Marshall 41 (girls) Tecumseh 55, Del City JV 17 (girls) Leflore County Tournament At Talihina HS Pocola 68, Heavener 49, 5th Spiro 56, Talihina 47 Howe 56, Poteau 50 Arkoma 69, Heavener 40, 5th (girls) Little Axe Invitational Capitol Hill 68, Santa Fe South 47 Little Axe 51, Lexington 43 Harding Prep 62, Plainview 49 Chr. Heritage 67, U.S. Grant 48 Chr. Heritage 44, Santa Fe South 30 (girls) Duncan 34, U.S. Grant 33 (girls) Lexington 38, Little Axe 37 (girls) Plainview 79, Harding Prep 33 (girls) MC-6 John Rind At Broken Bow Fort Towson 53, Battiest 43 Smithville def. Eagletown Valliant 54, Battiest 35 (girls) Haworth 48, Fort Towson 40 (girls) Mounds Tournament Ketchum 66, Mounds 35 Oktaha 72, Porter 31 Glenpool 61, Okay 48 Haskell 70, Summit Christian 61 Haskell 51, Porter 20 (girls) Mounds 35, Okay 24 (girls) Glenpool 50, Oktaha 39 (girls) Ketchum 62, Summit Christian 38 (girls) NEO Tournament Blue Bracket Roland JV 70, Afton 54 Wyandotte 57, Commerce 56, OT Salina 65, Diamond 62 Southwest 55, Chetopa 45 Wyandotte 54, Watts 29 (girls) Diamond 41, Tulsa Rogers 28 (girls) Salina 63, Afton 37 (girls) Southwest 33, Quapaw 16 (girls) Gold Bracket Webb City 42, Monnet 41 Miami 55, Springfield Central 47 Roland 77, Tulsa Rogers 67 Tulsa McLain 68, Guthrie 34 Roland 78, Tulsa McLain 19 (girls) Guthrie 34, Coweta 21 (girls) Miami 40, Bixby 39 (girls) Kickapoo 45, Norman North 44 (girls) Norse Bracket Quapaw 75, Tyro Christian 42 Bluejacket 63, Fairland 41 Cave Springs 68, Watts 62 Welch 61, Braggs 50 Chetopa 37, Tyro Christian 36 (girls) Commerce 44, Braggs 36 (girls) Welch 37, Fairland 23 (girls) Bluejacket 60, Cave Springs 44 (girls) Newcastle Invitational Yukon JV vs. Noble Bethel 64, Classen 22 Ada def. Blanchard Woodward 60, Newcastle 48 Yukon JV vs. Blanchard (girls) Newcastle 70, Noble 27 (girls) Westmoore 49, Bethel 30 (girls) Yukon 53, Woodward 50, OT (girls) North Country Tournament At NOC Pawnee 50, Mannford 42 Blackwell 74, Frontier 27 Alva 45, Pawnee 27 (girls) Cleveland 45, Mannford 43 (girls) At Tonkawa HS Tonkawa 76, Guymon 69, 2OT Alva 59, Cleveland 41 Blackwell 63, Guymon 42 (girls) Tonkawa 58, Frontier 46 (girls) Okeene Invitational Canton 80, Sharon-Mutual 58 Crossings Chr. 63, Geary 31 Fairview 38, Hennessey 37 Okeene 35, Oklahoma Bible 33 Crossings Christian 59, Canton 50 (girls) Oklahoma Bible 47, Geary 26 (girls) Fairview 50, Sharon-Mutual 47 (girls) Hennessey 28, Okeene 26 (girls) Okmulgee County Tournament At Okmulgee Henryetta def. Dewar, cons. Okmulgee def. Henryetta, cons. (girls) Beggs def. Dewar, 3rd (girls) Old Fort Classic At Fort Gibson Oologah 64, Muldrow 44 Tulsa Kelley 69, Keys 46 Oologah 48, Stilwell 45 (girls) Inola 50, Tulsa Kelley 43 (girls) Paden Invitational Paden 55, Graham 53 Carney 70, Prue 38 Weleetka 65, Agra 29 Union City 63, Mason 42 Paden 41, Prue 11 (girls) Carney 46, Graham 25 (girls) Mason 41, Agra 31 (girls) Weleetka 47, Union City 30 (girls) Pitt 8 Conference At McAlester Canadian 55, Pittsburg 27 Kiowa 73, Crowder 39, 3rd Haileyville 48, Crowder 39 (girls) Stuart 65, Savanna 49, 3rd (girls) Port City Tournament At Catoosa Grove 61, Seq. Claremore 59 Catoosa 66, Claremore 65, OT Verdigris 62, Cascia Hall 46 Victory Christian 62, Skiatook 36 Skiatook 54, Seq. Claremore 37 (girls) Cascia Hall 59, Catoosa 48 (girls) Victory Christian 53, Claremore 29 (girls) Verdigris 61, Grove 28 (girls) Porum Invitational Gore 64, Midway 41 Porum 48, Panola 32 Keota 63, Warner 57 Quinton 51, McCurtain 34 Pott County Tournament At OBU (Shawnee) Davenport 69, Wellston 47, 3rd Earlsboro 60, Allen 50, cons. Dale 53, Asher 34, 3rd (girls) Wetumka 40, Wellston 34, cons. (girls) Pryor Invitational Berryhill 53, Pryor 49 Locust Grove 57, Adair 40 Berryhill 38, Pryor 27 (girls) Adair 49, Locust Grove (girls) 66 Conference Tournament At Prague Meeker 52, Chandler 50 Prague 50, Holdenville 42 Perkins 48, Okemah 40 (girls) Meeker 55, Stroud 52 (girls) Shawnee Invitational Shawnee 59, Coweta 40 Southeast 63, Choctaw 58 Norman North 62, El Reno 53 Stillwater 60, Sapulpa 52 Southeast 59, Ardmore 29 (girls) McAlester 46, Northwest 38 (girls) Tulsa Edison 51, El Reno 47 (girls) Shawnee 68, Stillwater 37 (girls) Skeltur Conference At Enid Event Center Dover 83, Waukomis 44, cons. Dover 55, Cimarron 42, cons. (girls) Garber 38, Covington-Douglas 34, 3rd (girls) STAR Tournament At Konawa Konawa 63, Stonewall 39 Roff 47, Varnum 46 Stonewall 58, Coalgate 35, 3rd (girls) Stephens County Tournament At Velma-Alma Ryan 52, Empire 37 Frederick 82, Bray-Doyle 54 Marlow 49, Frederick 45 (girls) Central Marlow 45, Empire 30 (girls) Texhoma Invitational Turpin 45, Goodwell 35 Tyrone 57, Hardesty 17 Boise City 53, Hooker 49 Texhoma 64, Balko 46 Boise City 51, Turpin 27 (girls) Tyrone 47, Hardesty 34 (girls) Hooker 52, Goodwell 33 (girls) Balko 44, Texhoma 42 (girls) Tipton Invitational Waurika 52, Granite 39 Olustee 65, Tipton JV 22 Tipton 86, Big Pasture 51 Temple 55, Blair 49, OT Temple 47, Davidson 28 (girls) Tipton 63, Olustee 18 (girls) Blair 32, Granite 28 (girls) Waurika 51, Big Pasture 46 (girls) Tishomingo Invitational Tishomingo 52, Davis 50 Marietta 53, Dickson 28 Atoka 72, Pauls Valley 48 Latta 50, Kingston 38 Pauls Valley 58, Kingston 45 (girls) Dickson 30, Marietta 28 (girls) Latta 41, Davis 33 (girls) Tishomingo 40, Atoka 37 (girls) Tri-County Tournament At Western St. (Altus) Mangum 50, Sayre 41 Snyder 54, Navajo 52, OT Mangum 40, Hollis 20 (girls) Riverside 53, Navajo 46 (girls) Tri-State Classic At Jay Westville 47, Colcord 43 Providence Aca. 64, Locust Grove JV 40 Broken Bow 60, Jay 46 Seq. Tahlequah 67, Kansas 50 Jay 48, Owasso JV 25 (girls) Broken Bow 56, Westville 31 (girls) Tulsa Memorial 45, Kansas 35 (girls) Seq. Tahlequah 58, Colcord 26 (girls) West Central Tournament At Southwestern (Weatherford) Arapaho def. Corn Bible Canute def. Burns Flat Sentinel def. Burns Flat (girls) Canute def. Corn Bible (girls) Saturday’s Games Tournaments Altus Shortgrass Invitational Boys: 1 — Duncan vs. Chickasha, 7th; 2:30 — Altus vs. Dallas HSAA, cons.; 4 — Lawton Mac vs. Centennial, 3rd; 5:30 — Houston HCYA vs. Lawton Ike, champ. Bi-County Tournament At Elk City Boys: 11:30 a.m.—Cheyenne vs. vs. Duke, 7th; 2:30 — Erick vs. vs. Hammon, cons.; 5:30 — Mooreland vs. Seiling, 3rd; 8:30 — Arnett vs. Merritt, champ. Girls: 10 a.m.—Mooreland vs. Duke, 7th; 1 — Merritt vs. Arnett, cons.; 4 — Hammon vs. Erick, 3rd; 7 — Cheyenne vs. Seiling, champ. Bowlegs Tournament Boys: 12:30 — Sasakwa vs. Wanette, cons.; 3:30 — Crooked Oak vs. Strother, 3rd; 6:30 — Wewoka vs. Butner, champ. Girls: 11 a.m.—Strother vs. Maud, cons.; 2 — Bowlegs vs. Wewoka, 3rd; 5 — Butner vs. Sasakwa, champ. Brue Gray Invitational At Deer Creek Boys: 11:30 a.m.—Northeast vs. Yukon, 7th; 2:30 — Westmoore vs. Western Heights, cons.; 5:30 — Putnam North vs. Deer Creek, 3rd; 8:30 — Mustang vs. Edmond Memorial, champ. Girls: 10 a.m.—Putnam West vs. McGuinness, 7th; 1 — Enid vs. Mustang, cons.; 4 — Lawton Mac vs. Edmond Memorial, 3rd; 7 — Deer Creek vs. Putnam North, champ. Bryan County Tournament At Southeastern (Durant) Boys: 2 — Colbert vs. Calera, cons.; 5 — Silo-Boswell loser vs. Rock Creek, 3rd; 8 — Silo-Boswell winner vs. Tushka, champ. Girls: 12:30 — Boswell vs. Calera, cons.; 3:30 — Tushka vs. Silo, 3rd; 6:30 — Caddo vs. Colbert, champ. Buckle of the Wheatbelt At Kingfisher Boys: 11:30 a.m.—Clinton vs. McLoud, 7th; 2:30 — Bethany vs. Okarche, cons.; 5:30 — Chisholm vs. Heritage Hall, 3rd; 8:30 — Piedmont vs. Kingfisher, champ. Girls: 10 a.m.—Clinton vs. McLoud, 7th; 1 — Bethany vs. Kingfisher, cons.; 4 — Chisholm vs. Heritage Hall, 3rd; 7 — Okarche vs. Piedmont, champ. Buffalo Invitational Boys: 12:15 — Vici vs. Buffalo, 7th; 2:45 — Fargo vs. Fort Supply, cons.; 5:15 — Shattuck vs. Beaver, 3rd; 7:45 — Forgan vs. Laverne, champ. Girls: 11 a.m.—Beaver JV vs. Laverne, 7th; 1:30 — Fargo vs. Buffalo, cons.; 4 — Forgan vs. Beaver, 3rd; 6:30 — Shattuck vs. Vici, champ. Caddo County Tournament At Anadarko Boys: 10:15 a.m.—Cement vs. Mt. View-Gotebo, 7th; 12:45 — Binger-Oney vs. Carnegie, cons.; 3:15 — Apache vs. Lookeba-Sickles, 3rd; 7:45 — Fort Cobb vs. Cyril, champ. Girls: 9 a.m.—Mt. View-Gotebo vs. Cement, 7th; 11:30 a.m.—Hinton vs. Cyril, cons.; 2 — Lookeba-Sickles vs. Carnegie, 3rd; 6:30 — Fort Cobb vs. Apache, champ. Caney Valley Tournament Boys: 5:30 — Nowata vs. Chelsea, 3rd; 8:30 — Sperry vs. Oklahoma Union, champ. Girls: 4 — Copan vs. Oklahoma Union, 3rd; 7 — Chelsea vs. Caney Valley, champ. Carl Albert Titan Classic Boys: 11:30 a.m.—Branson vs. McAlester, 7th; 2:30 — Star Spencer vs. Norman, cons.; 5:30 — Bartlesville vs. Muskogee, 3rd; 8:30 — Carl Albert vs. Millwood, champ. Girls: 10 a.m.—Capitol Hill vs. Star Spencer, 7th; 1 — Putnam City vs. Del City, cons.; 4 — Norman vs. Millwood, 3rd; 7 — Bartlesville vs. Carl Albert, champ. Checotah Invitational Boys: 2 — Bristow vs. Hilldale, cons.; 5 — Wagoner vs. Sallisaw, 3rd; 8 — Checotah vs. Eufaula, champ. Girls: 12:30 — Eufaula vs. Madill, cons.; 3:30 — Checotah vs. Hilldale, 3rd; 6:30 — Sallisaw vs. Vian, champ. Cherokee Strip Conference Chisholm Trail Expo (Enid) Boys: 11:20 a.m.—Lomega vs. Timberlake, 7th; 2 — Ringwood vs. DC-Lamont, cons.; 4:40 — Medford vs. Kremlin-Hillsdale, 3rd; 7:20 — Burlington vs. Cherokee, champ. Girls: 10 a.m.—Ringwood vs. Medford, 7th; 12:40 — DC-Lamont vs. Kremlin-Hillsdale, cons.; 3:20 — Cherokee vs. Timberlake, 3rd; 6 — Lomega vs. Burlington, champ. Comanche County Tournament At Lawton Coliseum Boys: 12:30 — Sterling vs. Elgin, cons.; 3:30 — Walters vs. Chattanooga, 3rd; 8 — Cache vs. Fletcher, champ. Girls: 11 a.m.—Indiahoma vs. Fletcher, cons.; 2 — Chattanooga vs. Sterling, 3rd; 6:30 — Elgin vs. Cache, champ. County Line Tournament At Cashion Boys: 11:30 a.m.—Ponca City JV vs. Coyle, 7th; 2:30 — Community Chr. vs. Watonga, cons.; 5:30 — Crescent vs. Morrison, 3rd; 8:30 — Cashion vs. Oklahoma Christian, champ. Girls: 10 a.m.—Crescent vs. Oklahoma Christian, 7th; 1 — Watonga vs. Morrison, cons.; 4 — Centennial vs. Community, 3rd; 7 — Cashion vs. Coyle, champ. Dave Calvert Invitational At Kiefer Boys: 11:30 a.m.—Hanna vs. Drumright, 7th; 2:30 — Oaks vs. Kellyville, cons.; 5:30 — Hulbert vs. Depew, 3rd; 8:30 — Kiefer vs. Ripley, champ. Girls: 10 a.m.—Hanna vs. Kellyville, 7th; 1 — Hulbert vs. Drumright, cons.; 4 — Depew vs. Oaks, 3rd; 7 — Ripley vs. Kiefer, champ. Dewey Tournament Boys: 11:30 a.m.—Wesleyan vs. Riverfield, 7th; 2:30 — Rejoice vs. Green Country, cons.; 5:30 — Pawhuska vs. Lincoln Christian, 3rd; 8:30 — Dewey vs. Tulsa Webster, champ. Girls: 10 a.m.—Pawhuska vs. Green Country, 7th; 1 — Wesleyan vs. Bartlesville JV, cons.; 4 — Rejoice vs. Tulsa Webster, 3rd; 7 — Dewey vs. Lincoln Christian, champ. Glencoe Tournament Boys: 12:20 — Woodland vs. Olive, 7th; 3 — SW Covenant vs. Hominy, cons.; 5:40 — Newkirk vs. Luther, 3rd; 8:20 — Glencoe vs. Yale, champ. Girls: 11 a.m.—Olive vs. Hominy, 7th; 1:40 — SW Covenant vs. Yale, cons.; 4:40 — Luther vs. Woodland, 3rd; 7 — Glencoe vs. Newkirk, champ. Grady County Tournament At Amber-Pocasset Boys: 12:20 — Verden vs. Amber-Pocasset, cons.; 3 — Alex vs. Dibble, 3rd; 8 — Okla. Christian Aca. vs. Minco, champ. Girls: 11 a.m.—Dibble vs. Minco, cons.; 1:40 — Alex vs. Amber-Pocasset, 3rd; 6:30 — Rush Springs vs. Okla. Christian Aca., champ. Healdton Bulldog Bash Boys: 1:30 — Wynnewood vs. Thackerville, cons.; 4:30 — Ringling vs. Healdton-Wilson loser, 3rd; 7:30 — Fox vs. Healdton-Wilson winner, champ. Girls: Noon — Wilson vs. Ringling, cons.; 3 — Wynnewood vs. Healdton, 3rd; 6 — Turner vs. Wayne, champ. Heart of Oklahoma At Purcell Boys: 12:30 — Byng vs. St. Mary, cons.; 3:30 — Purcell vs. Sulphur, 3rd; 6:30 — Anadarko vs. Tuttle, champ. Girls: 11 a.m.—Tuttle vs. Lone Grove, cons.; 2 — Bridge Creek vs. Purcell, 3rd; 5 — Anadarko vs. St. Mary, champ. Jenks/Union Invitational At Union Boys: 11:30 a.m.—Tulsa NOAH vs. Tulsa East Central, 7th; 2:30 — Tulsa Washington vs. Edmond Santa Fe, cons.; 5:30 — Tulsa Edison vs. Jenks, 3rd; 8:30 — Tulsa Union vs. OKC Storm, champ. Girls: 10 a.m.—Tulsa Central vs. OKC Storm, 7th; 1 — Tulsa Union vs. Jenks, cons.; 4 — Sapulpa vs. Tulsa East Central, 3rd; 7 — Tulsa Washington vs. Midwest City, champ. John Nobles Tournament At Moore Boys: 11:30 a.m.—Northwest vs. Tahlequah, 7th; 2:30 — Ponca City vs. Lawton, cons.; 5:30 — Flower Mound, Texas vs. Southmoore, 3rd; 8:30 — RCA, Texas vs. Moore, champ. Girls: 10 a.m.—Southmoore vs. Tahlequah, 7th; 1 — Muskogee vs. Lawton, cons.; 4 — Ponca City vs. Moore, 3rd; 7 — Lawton Ike vs. Choctaw, champ. Jones Tournament Boys: 11:30 a.m.—Perry vs. Tecumseh (HF Fieldhouse), 7th; 11:30 a.m.—Jones vs. Weatherford, cons.; 2:30 — Lindsay vs. John Marshall, 3rd; 5:30 — Harrah vs. Elk City, champ. Girls: 10 a.m.—John Marshall vs. Del City JV (HF Fieldhouse), 7th; 10 a.m.—Perry vs. Tecumseh, cons.; 1 — Jones vs. Lindsay, 3rd; 4 — Elk City vs. Harrah, champ. Leflore County Tournament At Talihina HS Boys: 2:30 — Talihina vs. Poteau, 3rd; 8 — Spiro vs. Howe, champ. Girls: 1 — Panama vs. Howe, 3rd; 6:30 — Poteau vs. Spiro, champ. Little Axe Invitational Boys: 11:30 a.m.—Santa Fe South vs. Plainview, 7th; 2:30 — Capitol Hill vs. Little Axe, cons.; 5:30 — U.S. Grant vs. Lexington, 3rd; 8:30 — Chr. Heritage vs. Harding Prep, champ. Girls: 10 a.m.—U.S. Grant vs. Santa Fe South, 7th; 1 — Duncan vs. Chr. Heritage, cons.; 4 — Harding Prep vs. Little Axe, 3rd; 7 — Plainview vs. Lexington, champ. MC-6 John Rind At Broken Bow Boys: 12:45 — Battiest-Fort Towson winner vs. Eagletown-Smithville winner, cons.; 3:15 — Wright City vs. Rattan, 3rd; 8:15 — Haworth vs. Valliant, champ. Girls: 11:30 a.m.—Battiest-Valliant winner vs. Fort Towson-Haworth winner, cons.; 2 — Rattan vs. Eagletown, 3rd; 7 — Wright City vs. Smithville Newcastle Invitational Boys: 11:30 a.m.—Yukon JV-Noble loser vs. Classen, 7th; 2:30 — Yukon JV-Noble winner vs. Bethel, cons.; 5:30 — Ada-Blanchard loser vs. Newcastle, 3rd; 8:30 — Ada-Blanchard winner vs. Woodward, champ. Girls: 10 a.m.—Noble vs. Yukon JV-Blanchard loser, 7th; 1 — Newcastle vs. Yukon JV-Blanchard winner, cons.; 4 — Woodward vs. Bethel, 3rd; 7 — Yukon vs. Westmoore, champ. Okeene Invitational Boys: 11:20 a.m.—Geary vs. Sharon-Mutual, 7th; 2 — Crossings Christian vs. Canton, cons.; 4:40 — Hennessey vs. Oklahoma Bible, 3rd; 7:20 — Fairview vs. Okeene, champ. Girls: 10 a.m.—Geary vs. Canton, 7th; 11 a.m.—Oklahoma Bible vs. Crossings Christian, cons.; 3:20 — Sharon-Mutual vs. Okeene, 3rd; 6 — Fairview vs. Hennessey, champ. Okmulgee County Tournament At Okmulgee Boys: 5 — Beggs vs. Morris, 3rd; 8 — Preston vs. Okmulgee, champ. Girls: 6:30 — Preston vs. Morris, champ. Old Fort Classic At Fort Gibson Boys: 11:30 a.m.—Keys-Tulsa Kelley loser vs. Oologah-Muldrow loser, 7th; 2:30 — Keys-Tulsa Kelley winner vs. Oologah-Muldrow winner, cons.; 5:30 — Sand Springs vs. Fort Gibson, 3rd; 8:30 — Stilwell vs. Inola, champ. Girls: 10 a.m.—Oologah-Stilwell loser vs. Tulsa Kelley-Inola loser, 7th; 1 — Oologah-Stilwell winner vs. Tulsa Kelley-Inola winner, cons.; 4 — Sand Springs vs. Keys, 3rd; 7 — Fort Gibson vs. Muldrow, champ. Paden Invitational Boys: 1:30 — Paden-Graham winner vs. Prue-Carney winner, cons.; 4:30 — Weleetka-Agra loser vs. Union City-Mason loser, 3rd; 7:30 — Weleetka-Agra winner vs. Union City-Mason winner, champ. Girls: Noon — Paden-Prue winner vs. Carney-Graham winner, cons.; 3 — Mason-Agra loser vs. Weleetka-Union City loser, 3rd; 6 — Mason-Agra winner vs. Weleetka-Union City winner, champ. Pitt 8 Conference At McAlester Boys: 3:30 — Savanna vs. Canadian-Pittsburg winner, cons.; 8 — Stuart vs. Haileyville, champ. Girls: 2 — Canadian vs. Crowder-Haileyville winner, cons.; 6:30 — Kiowa vs. Pittsburg, champ. Porum Invitational Boys: 12:30 — Panola-Porum loser vs. Midway-Gore loser, 7th; 3 — Panola-Porum winner vs. Midway-Gore winner, cons.; 5:40 — Quinton-McCurtain loser vs. Warner-Keota loser, 3rd; 8:30 — Quinton-McCurtain winner vs. Warner-Keota winner, champ. Girls: 1:40 — Midway vs. McCurtain, cons.; 4:20 — Keota vs. Warner, 3rd; 7:10 — Quinton vs. Porum, champ. Pott County Tournament At OBU (Shawnee) Boys: 9 — Dale vs. Wetumka, champ. Girls: 7:30 — Davenport vs. Allen, champ. 66 Conference Tournament At Prague Boys: 2:30 — Prague vs. Meeker, cons.; 5:30 — Seminole vs. Perkins, 3rd; 8:30 — Okemah vs. Stroud, champ. Girls: 1 — Prague vs. Holdenville, cons.; 4 — Stroud vs. Okemah, 3rd; 7 — Meeker vs. Perkins, champ. Shawnee Invitational Boys: 11:30 a.m.—Coweta vs. Choctaw, 7th; 2:30 — Shawnee vs. Southeast, cons.; 5:30 — Sapulpa vs. El Reno, 3rd; 8:30 — Stillwater vs. Norman North, champ. Girls: 10 a.m.—Ardmore vs. Northwest, 7th; 1 — Southeast vs. McAlester, cons.; 4 — Stillwater vs. El Reno, 3rd; 7 — Shawnee vs. Tulsa Edison, champ. Skeltur Conference At Enid Event Center Boys: 4 — Cimarron vs. Pond Creek-Hunter, 3rd; 6:40 — Pioneer vs. Drummond, champ. Girls: 5:20 — Pond Creek-Hunter vs. Pioneer, champ. STAR Tournament At Konawa Boys: 4 — Konawa-Stonewall loser vs. Varnum-Roff loser, 3rd; 7 — Konawa-Stonewall winner vs. Varnum-Roff winner, champ. Girls: 4:30 — Coalgate vs. Stonewall, 3rd; 5:30 — Roff vs. New Lima, champ. Stephens County Tournament At Velma-Alma Boys: 12:30 — Bray-Frederick winner vs. Ryan-Empire winner, cons.; 3:30 — Marlow vs. Central Marlow, 3rd; 8:30 — Comanche vs. Velma-Alma, champ. Girls: 11 a.m.—Central Marlow-Empire winner vs. Frederick-Marlow winner, cons.; 2 — Ryan vs. Bray-Doyle, 3rd; 7 — Velma-Alma vs. Comanche, champ. Tipton Invitational Boys: 11:20 a.m.—Waurika vs. Olustee, cons.; 2 — Big Pasture vs. Blair, 3rd; 4:40 — Tipton vs. Temple, champ. Girls: 10 a.m.—Temple vs. Tipton, cons.; 12:40 — Big Pasture vs. Granite, 3rd; 3:20 — Waurika vs. Blair, champ. Tri-County Tournament At Western St. (Altus) Boys: 2:20 — Mangum vs. Snyder, cons.; 5 — Cordell vs. Riverside, 3rd; 7:40 — Hobart vs. Hollis, champ. Girls: 1 — Mangum vs. Riverside, cons.; 3:40 — Snyder vs. Hobart, 3rd; 6:20 — Cordell vs. Sayre, champ. West Central Tournament At Southwestern (Weatherford) Boys: 10:30 a.m.—Arapaho vs. Canute (Rankin Center), cons.; 10:30 a.m.—Sentinel vs. Hydro-Eakly (Event Center), 3rd; 1:30 — Thomas vs. Calumet (Event Center), champ. Girls: 9 a.m.—Sentinel vs. Canute (Rankin Center), cons.; 9 a.m.—Arapaho vs. Calumet (Event Center), 3rd; Noon — Thomas vs. Hydro-Eakly (Event Center), champ.
Jan 22, 2014
The athletic 6-foot-5 senior, who averaged 18.8 points per game last season, has been a key force in the Wildcats' 8-1 start this year.
High school notebook: Piedmont basketball standout Cameron Peters commits to Oklahoma Christian
By Scott Wright, Jacob Unruh and Trent Shadid | Jan 22, 2014Piedmont forward Cameron Peters verbally committed to Oklahoma Christian, according to his father. The athletic 6-foot-5 senior, who averaged 18.8 points per game last season, has been a key force in the Wildcats' 8-1 start this year. Piedmont, currently ranked No. 4 in Class 5A, is in action Thursday against Clinton in the opening round of Kingfisher's Buckle of the Wheatbelt Tournament. SOUTHMOORE WRESTLING CLAIMS 6A-2 TITLE Southmoore won its second consecutive district wrestling title at Mustang on Tuesday with three dual wins. The SaberCats defeated Mustang (42-25), Choctaw (39-31), and Norman North (46-30) to win the 6A-2 title and advance to the Class 6A Dual State Tournament. “I think we had the toughest district in the state,” said Southmoore coach Greg George, whose team is ranked No. 7 in 6A. “We're the only district that had all four teams ranked. I felt lucky to go in there and be able to get three wins. We didn't really know what to expect coming in, but we wrestled well.” Southmoore joins second-ranked Stillwater, which won District 6A-7 last week, as the only teams to qualify for the 6A tournament so far. The other six participants will be decided by the end of the month. The 5A and 6A dual state tournaments will be held Feb. 15 at Yukon. TUTTLE TOPS LAWTON MACARTHUR IN DUAL Class 4A's top-ranked Tuttle defeated 5A No. 2 Lawton MacArthur, 40-15, in Lawton on Tuesday. Tuttle's Tanner Litterell (113 pounds), Blake Dauphin (126 pounds), and Brik Flippo (132 pounds) lead the way as each earned wins over state placers. Tanner Johnson (138 pounds), Dayton Garrett (145 pounds), and Dakota Head (160 pounds) picked up bonus-point wins to put the dual out of reach as the Tigers won 11 of the 14 matches. Tuttle is now 5-0 in dual competition this season and will begin its district title defense with duals against Santa Fe South and Tecumseh on Thursday. BASEBALL COACHES' CLINIC SET The 48th Annual Oklahoma Baseball Coaches Association Winter Clinic is set for this weekend at the Bricktown Hotel, 2001 E. Reno Ave. The clinic begins Friday and runs through Sunday. Also set for Saturday is the 11th Annual OBCA Baseball Coaches Hall of Fame banquet at 7 p.m. Coaches being honored include Red Oak's Trey Booth, Cordell's Bobby Blackburn, Clinton's Kelly Gaunt, Rattan's Chris Gibbs and Cameron's John Long. Tickets for the banquet are $20 and need to be purchased by Thursday. Contact John Schwartz at 348-3839 or Jason Pickard at 623-8546. BLANKENSHIP LEAVES MUSKOGEE, JOINS TU STAFF Another Class 6A football program lost its head coach this week when Muskogee coach Josh Blankenship was named quarterbacks coach at the University of Tulsa. Blankenship joins his father, head coach Bill Blankenship, and brother Adam Blankenship, who coaches defensive ends. During his three years at Muskogee, Josh Blankenship was 8-21. Blankenship said his father offered him a job on Tulsa's staff in 2011, but he had accepted the job at Muskogee a week before and felt he needed to be there. BARTLESVILLE’S TUCKER ADDS OFFERS Bartlesville junior Hailey Tucker’s recruiting is just getting started. The 6-foot-2 star has picked up three offers since Friday — from Oklahoma State, Tulsa and Washington — to add to the Kansas State offer she already possessed, the Oklahoma High School Sports Express reports. Tucker is averaging 23.5 points per game this season for the Bruins, who open Carl Albert’s Titan Classic at 5:30 p.m. Thursday against Capitol Hill.
A farewell to people with Oklahoma ties who enjoyed a game day experience.
Tributes: Frank Parr was a local soccer icon
BY SCOTT MUNN, Assistant Sports Editor, email@example.com | Jan 20, 2014A farewell to people with Oklahoma ties who enjoyed a game day experience: *Frank Parr, 92, of Oklahoma City was employed by the Federal Aviation Administration. Away from work, he was heavily involved in local soccer. Parr spent 30 years as a member of the Oklahoma Soccer Association as a player, coach, referee or administrator. He served eight years as the Central Oklahoma Soccer League president. Parr was just one of three people given the Oklahoma Soccer Officials' Golden Whistle Award. *Ed Sheldon, 84, of Bartlesville served in the Army during the Korean War. While stationed in Augsburg, Germany, he played basketball. Sheldon later became recognized for handmade turkey calls. The outdoorsman made the devices out of three turkey hen wingbones — and they became so popular with fellow hunters that a turkey calling competition was named in Sheldon's honor. *Mark Champion of Tulsa was an auto racing enthusiast. He provided color commentary over the public address system at now-defunct Tulsa Speedway, while also contributing articles to the Speedway News. Champion did not mind handling the dangerous side of racing, too. He often patrolled Turn 1 at the Tulsa track, working as a fireman and paramedic. Champion died recently at age 65. *Former Weatherford chief of police Byron Cox, 57, volunteered at Kiwanis Baseball Park. He also umpired high school and summer league baseball. Cox suffered from diabetes the last few years and lost both legs. He had been fitted with prosthetics and continued to work for the police department; Cox hoped to someday return to umpiring. *Oklahoma City resident Dave Roberts, 67, was a standout athlete in the 1960s at Dewey High School. He turned down several baseball scholarship offers, instead choosing to play football at Oklahoma. Roberts played for the Sooners' freshmen team, and then gave up sports to focus on studies that led to a juris doctorate from the OU law school. *Rodney Moody, 55, of Edmond was a standout athlete at Altus High School. He particularly excelled at golf, earning a scholarship to Cameron University in Lawton. Moody worked in the grocery business for several years, before returning to school, this time at Southwestern State in Weatherford. He played golf for the Bulldogs. Moody participated in the 85th U.S. Open qualifier at the Oklahoma City Golf and Country Club. He also played in the 84th U.S. Amateur qualifier in Oklahoma City. *Paul Mathews, 86, of Ninnekah was a self-made millionaire. He was a politician and realtor in Seminole County, owning several pieces of land during his lifetime. Mathews operated the Little League in the 1960s in Seminole, and he helped build a ballpark behind the town's armory. He also assisted in the development of a baseball field in Wewoka. *Jack Mars, 78, moved to Tulsa to work for B.F. Goodrich. As a youngster in Akron, Ohio, Mars was quite the athlete. He stood 6-foot-7 and starred in football, basketball, baseball and boxing. Perhaps before a growth spurt, Mars participated in the legendary Soap Box Derby in Akron. *Leonard Tunnell of Miami, OK, coached sports at Ketchum, Wyandotte, Locust Grove and Bluejacket schools. The six-time Bronze star recipient during World War II died at age 89. *Henryetta resident Ken Wion was a text book consultant for D.C. Heath & Co. As a young man, he played football and basketball and ran track for Woodward High School. He then played college football at Southwestern State in Weatherford. After retirement, he spent time supporting Henryetta High athletic teams. He died at age 73. *John Mahaffey, 14, of Cache participated in Special Olympics. He was a member of the Hammer Heads swim team. *Clayton Smith, 18, played baseball for Morris High School. He received an athletic scholarship to Highland Community College in Kansas shortly before he died in an automobile crash. *Oklahoma City physician James Wenzl acquired an interest in medicine while playing high school football in Greenleaf, Kan. Wenzl suffered a broken nose, a broken tibia, a dislocated shoulder and a broken foot over his junior and senior seasons. He told family members, “I spent so much time talking to doctors in those two years that I became intrigued by the work.” Wenzl, a former pediatric nephrologist at The Children's Hospital, was also a standout half-miler for the Greenleaf track team. He died at age 78 after a five-year fight with cancer. *Oklahoma City resident John Meek, 84, played basketball at Westark Junior College in Fort Smith, Ark. ... Terry Myrks, 43, played boys basketball at Idabel High School. ... Clarence Cox, 96, coached youth baseball and softball in south Oklahoma City. ... Ruben Potter Jr., 76, was an All-State football player at Elk City High School. ... Walters native Keith Hooker, 71, was a farmer by trade, but he also raised race horses. Attended the National Finals Rodeo in Las Vegas every December. ... Brian Martin, 51, of Ardmore played high school football and baseball in his native California. ... *Martha Scroggin, 77, of Midwest City played basketball for Buffalo Valley High School. ... Jeannie Hutton, 71, was a twirler on football Friday nights at Wynnewood High School. ... Herman Hackett, 80, of Enid sponsored softball and Little League baseball teams. ... Michael Wahl, 57, of Edmond was president of the Oklahoma City Men's Senior Baseball League. ... Dana Pitts Orebaugh, 64, of Edmond was a swimming instructor at the downtown YMCA. She was also a member of The Sportsman's Club swim team. ... *Doris Stephens Puckett, 95, of Edmond played basketball at old Marshall High School in Logan County. ... Gladys Lunow, 93, of Oklahoma City was a four-year letter winner for the Moore High girls basketball team. ... Dolores Dial Renfrow, 81, of Duncan was a championship swimmer for the University of Central Oklahoma. She was also a twirler. ... Retired Army Ranger Mack Haymaker, 82, of Enid raced motorcycles in the late 1950s. BY SCOTT MUNN
Jan 11, 2014
The Panthers, ranked No. 5 in Class 4A, overcame an early eight-point deficit to top Class 5A No. 5 Deer Creek 56-42 and in the tournament championship.
High school girls basketball roundup: Harrah stumbles early, rebounds to knock off Deer Creek
BY JACOB UNRUH | Jan 11, 2014Harrah coach Curt Knox often doesn't raise his voice during timeouts. Just 1:46 into Saturday night's championship game of the Bethany Classic against Deer Creek, Knox called a timeout trailing by four after three turnovers and did just that. “Coach Knox motivated us after that timeout and we just picked it up,” senior Darian Hill said. “(He doesn't yell) too often. It really wakes us up.” The Panthers, ranked No. 5 in Class 4A, then overcame an early eight-point deficit to top Class 5A No. 5 Deer Creek 56-42 and in the tournament championship. Harrah (8-1) rallied to tie the game at 13-all by the end of the first quarter, but from there it completely dominated the Antlers (7-4). The Panthers did that behind a 14-0 run that started late in the first and extended past the midway point of the second. By halftime, they led 28-15, erasing the memory of last season's semifinal loss to the Antlers in the same tournament. “Deer Creek beat us soundly in this tournament last year,” Knox said. “It's just kind of finishing the task for this week.” Sophomore Shanna Visnieski finished with 16 points, 10 of which came on free throws in the fourth quarter. Hill, who once again caught fire in the third quarter, finished with 14 points. Deer Creek, meanwhile, battled foul trouble as senior Whitney Jones and junior Dakota Vann each eventually fouled out. Senior Bayli Blanchard, though, finished with 13 points and three rebounds. SHAWNEE REMAINS UNBEATEN, TOPS CHOCTAW After struggling Tuesday, Class 5A No. 1 Shawnee looked every bit the part of its ranking over a three-day span in the East Central Classic with three dominant wins to take home the tournament championship. And Saturday may have been the most impressive victory of all, topping Class 6A No. 5 Choctaw 49-39 to remain perfect on the season with a 9-0 record. Tied at 9-all entering the second, Shawnee pulled away with a 19-point outburst and 10-point lead at halftime. Balance was the key, too. Four of the five players who scored for the Wolves reached double digits, with McKenzie Cooper leading the way with 12. Bailey Taylor, Kelsey Simmons and Monique Tramble each scored 11 points. OKARCHE ROLLS TO TITLE Class B's top-ranked team had little trouble in the Three Rivers Conference Tournament in Kingfisher, rolling to a 55-37 victory against Thomas for the championship. During the three games, Okarche averaged 59 points while holding its opponents to an average of 25.6. Morgan Vogt led all scorers with 20 points. SANTA FE SUFFERS FIRST LOSS No. 1 Edmond Santa Fe is no longer among the unbeaten after falling to No. 2 Broken Arrow 42-35 in the Skiatook Invitational. Broken Arrow, which remains unbeaten, took control in the second quarter and held off the Wolves the rest of the way. Ole Miss signee Toree Thompson had 15 points for the Tigers. Aahliyah Jackson led Santa Fe with 11 points. BRIEFLY Tulsa Union used a huge fourth quarter, outscoring No. 9 Bartlesville 24-11, to win the Putnam City Invitational 62-55. ... Cori Williams scored 11 points and Tulsa Washington pulled away from Sapulpa to win the Lady Jaguars Classic in Westmoore. ... Arisia Baquera scored 14 points as Noble held off U.S. Grant 44-41.
Jan 10, 2014
Fifth-ranked Deer Creek pulled away behind a stingy defense in the second half for a 44-31 victory in the semifinals of the Bethany Classic to set up a matchup with Class 4A No. 5 Harrah.
High school girls basketball roundup: Deer Creek rallies past Millwood
BY JACOB UNRUH | Jan 10, 2014Deer Creek coach Totsy Manning had a simple message for her players at halftime Friday afternoon. Trailing Class 2A No. 1 Millwood by three, Manning wanted her players to hang tough with the physicality of the game. The fifth-ranked Antlers did that and more, pulling away behind a stingy defense in the second half for a 44-31 victory in the semifinals of the Bethany Classic to set up a matchup with Class 4A No. 5 Harrah. “I told our players that we've got to step up and be gritty,” Manning said. “We're not going to play dirty, we're not going to play that (physical) style of basketball, we're going to play our style of game, but we're not going to let a team who plays like that beat us because we're warriors.” To start the third, senior Whitney Jones immediately tied the game with a 3-pointer and ignited an 8-0 run to give the Antlers a lead they never relented. Millwood was held to just 11 points in the second half, eight of which came in the fourth quarter. For Jones and the Antlers, the win makes up for losing to the Falcons in the championship of the tournament last season. “We definitely wanted to prove a point, and I think we did,” said Jones, who finished with 17 points. “I think we were more prepared and I think we came in with a better attitude about it.” Deer Creek wasn't necessarily prepared for the physicality. But Manning was pleased to beat a well-regarded team like the Falcons. “We knew they have a lot of respect in this tournament and a lot of respect in the basketball community,” Manning said. “We knew we would have to battle every single possession that we were out here and our girls never backed down.” HILL CATCHES FIRE, HARRAH PULLS AWAY FROM PIEDMONT Harrah's Darian Hill wasn't about to let a half-court shot come in the way against Piedmont like it did last season in the Bethany Classic. The senior guard instead scored 11 of her 20 points in the fourth quarter, breaking a 31-31 tie and igniting a 52-37 victory against the Wildcats. “It's really big,” Hill said. “Since we came short with them from a half-court shot last year, we just really wanted it this year.” Hill opened the quarter with a layup to start a 10-0 run that put the game out of reach. During that span, she also made two 3-pointers. “It's just the excitement in this place,” she said. Hayden Priddy had nine points for Piedmont. BARTLESVILLE ADVANCES, BEHAR OK One day after watching a teammate suffer a seizure on the court at the inaugural Putnam City Invitational, No. 9 Bartlesville advanced to the championship game with a 56-42 upset of No. 3 Southmoore. The win came just hours after the Tulsa World reported that junior Rachel Behar was released from Integris Baptist Medical Center late Thursday night after undergoing tests, receiving IVs and seizure medicine. Behar stayed in the team hotel and was hoping to attend Friday's semifinal game, where Bruins' 6-foot-3 junior Hailey Tucker put on a show with 32 points in the victory. Bartlesville will play Tulsa Union, which beat Putnam City, at 3:30 p.m. Saturday. BRIEFLY Tulsa Washington and Sapulpa will play in the championship of the Lady Jaguars Classic in Westmoore at 6 p.m. after the Hornets beat Westmoore 42-35 and the Chieftains beat Carl Albert 47-30. ... The trio of Bailey Taylor, Kelsey Simmons and McKenzie Cooper combined for 32 of Shawnee's 45 points in a 45-33 victory against Guthrie in the East Central Classic. On Saturday, Shawnee will play Choctaw, which beat Ada 59-35.
Friday’s Results Tournaments Ardmore Holiday Festival Yukon 59, Plainview 38 Western Heights 51, Durant 38 (girls) El Reno 62, Wichita Falls Hirschi 49 (girls) Deer Creek 67, Plainview 49 (girls) Ardmore 55, Mustang 38 (girls) Bertha Frank Teague Mid-America Classic At Ada Lomega 67, Sulphur 42 (girls) Latta 38, Tishomingo 22 (girls) Shawnee 51, Cheyenne 35 (girls) Bricktown Bash At Crooked...
High school basketball scores: Friday, Dec. 30
Dec 28, 2013Friday’s Results Tournaments Ardmore Holiday Festival Yukon 59, Plainview 38 Western Heights 51, Durant 38 (girls) El Reno 62, Wichita Falls Hirschi 49 (girls) Deer Creek 67, Plainview 49 (girls) Ardmore 55, Mustang 38 (girls) Bertha Frank Teague Mid-America Classic At Ada Lomega 67, Sulphur 42 (girls) Latta 38, Tishomingo 22 (girls) Shawnee 51, Cheyenne 35 (girls) Bricktown Bash At Crooked Oak ASTEC 69, Mulhall-Orlando 58 Harding Fine Arts 53, Seaworth 32 Centennial 82, Crooked Oak 82 Harding Prep 73, Capitol Hill 58 Centennial 57, Harding Prep 58 (girls) Moore JV 44, ASTEC 27 (girls) Crooked Oak 39, Seaworth 26 (girls) Classen 63, Douglass 36 (girls) Byron Nelson High School Classic At Trophy Club, Texas Putnam City 70, Trinity Chr. (Texas) 66 (OT) Cascia Hall Festival Heritage Hall 62, Cascia Hall 56 Holland Hall 60, Noah 50 Heritage Hall 65, Cascia Hall 51 (girls) Holland Hall 51, Noah 27 Great 8 Classic At Jefferson City, Mo. Central 72, Columbia (Mo.) 53 Harrison (Ark.) Tournament Poteau 40, Ashdown (Ark.) 33 Idabel Winter Classic Hugo 58, Broken Bow 51 (girls) Junior Orange Bowl Classic At Miami, Fla. Putnam West 68, Mater (Fla.) 65 KSA Holiday Classic At Orlando, Fla. Ponte Verda (Fla.) 60, Bartlesville 54 Gallatin County (Ky.) 45, Rejoice Chr. 36 Lady Bruin Classic At Bartlesville Jenks 57, Central 24 (girls) Lawton 45, McGuinness 39 (girls) Bartlesville 50, T. Memorial 42 (girls) Mansfield (Ark.) Tournament Booneville (Ark.) 71, Heavener 65 (OT) Heavener 65, Booneville (Ark.) 33 Mid-Del Holiday Invitational At Midwest City & Del City OKC Storm 60, Enid 41 Midwest City 57, Bixby 51 Rogers Heritage (Ark.) 60, Guthrie 30 Mustang 65, Del City 52 Midwest City 60, Northwest 23 (girls) Guthrie 37, Bixby 22 (girls) Broken Arrow 75, Del City 53 (girls) Rogers Heritage (Ark.) 47, OKC Storm 37 (girls) Tournament of Champions At ORU’S Mabee Center McGuinness 45, T. Memorial 43 Weleetka 62, Ketchum 42 Okemah 74, Arnett 50 T. Union 54, Victory Chr. 41 Preston 79, Red Oak 67 (girls) Weatherford 82, Ketchum 42 (girls) Adair 51, Sapulpa 36
Thursday’s Results High School Tournaments Byron Nelson Classic At Trophy Club, Tx. Birdville (Tx.) 49, Putnam City 47 Baseline Bash At Crooked Oak Centennial 78, ASTEC 60 Crooked Oak 82, Mulhall-Orlando 43 Harding Charter 71, Harding Fine Arts 42 Capital Hill 70, SeeWorth Aca. 50 Douglass 50, Moore JV 30 (girls) Classen 85, ASTEC 18 (girls) Centennial 55, Crooked Oak 27 (girls) Harding Charter...
High school basketball scores: Thursday, Dec. 29
Dec 27, 2013Thursday’s Results High School Tournaments Byron Nelson Classic At Trophy Club, Tx. Birdville (Tx.) 49, Putnam City 47 Baseline Bash At Crooked Oak Centennial 78, ASTEC 60 Crooked Oak 82, Mulhall-Orlando 43 Harding Charter 71, Harding Fine Arts 42 Capital Hill 70, SeeWorth Aca. 50 Douglass 50, Moore JV 30 (girls) Classen 85, ASTEC 18 (girls) Centennial 55, Crooked Oak 27 (girls) Harding Charter 50, SeeWorth Aca. 46 (girls) Mid-Del Holiday Invitational At Midwest City Bixby 69, OKC Storm 63 Midwest City 72, Enid 54 Del City 55, Guthrie 51 Mustang 66, Heritage (Ark.) 61 Midwest City 57, Guthrie 50 Northwest 47, Bixby 43 (girls) Del City 64, OKC Storm 44 (girls) Broken Arrow 51, Rogers Heritage (Ark.) 40 (girls) Ardmore Holiday Classic Western Heights 59, Yukon 37 Durant 62, Wichita Falls Hirschi 50 Carl Albert 78, Plainview 34 Deer Creek 64, Ardmore 58 Mustang 61, El Reno 53 (girls) Ardmore 73, Wichita Falls Hirshchi 41 (girls) Plainview 85, Western Heights 34 (girls) Deer Creek 73, Durant 33 (girls) Tournament of Champions McGuinness 56, Okemah 39 T. Memorial 84, Arnett 54 Union 83, Ketchum 46 Victory Christian 51, Weleetka 38 Norman North 60, Preston 44 (girls) East Central 53, Red Oak 41 (girls) Adair 68, Weatherford 54 (girls) Sapulpa 60, Ketchum 55 (girls) Idabel Winter Classic Hugo 65, Haworth 26 (girls) Broken Bow 49, Clarksville (Ark.) 44 Bartlesville Norman High 52 McGuinness 33 (girls) Memorial 46, Jenks 40 (girls) Bartlesville 85, Central 22 (girls) Collinsville 45, Lawton 23 (girls) Mid-America Classic At Ada St. Mary 52, Sulphur 31 (girls) Shawnee 52, Tishomingo 37 (girls) Cheyenne 47, Latta 31 (girls) Ada 57, Lomega 40 (girls)
BASKETBALL Friday’s Results Boys City Area Bethel 52, Dale 42 Crossings Christian 57, Harding Fine Arts 27 Heritage Hall 67, St. Mary 53 John Marshall 69, Bethany 53 Jones 44, Chandler 32 Lincoln Christian 65, Chr. Heritage 61 Marlow 67, Little Axe 51 Perkins 43, Stroud 33 SW Covenant 51, Community Chr. 48 Tuttle 53, Purcell 38 Western Heights 54, Northwest 46 Westmoore 79, U.S.
High school basketball scores: Friday, Dec. 13
Dec 14, 2013Friday’s Results Boys City Area Bethel 52, Dale 42 Crossings Christian 57, Harding Fine Arts 27 Heritage Hall 67, St. Mary 53 John Marshall 69, Bethany 53 Jones 44, Chandler 32 Lincoln Christian 65, Chr. Heritage 61 Marlow 67, Little Axe 51 Perkins 43, Stroud 33 SW Covenant 51, Community Chr. 48 Tuttle 53, Purcell 38 Western Heights 54, Northwest 46 Westmoore 79, U.S. Grant 52 State Alex 71, Verden 55 Asher 50, Bowlegs 17 Cache 63, Elgin 48 Cascia Hall 57, Tulsa Rogers 49 Collinsville 46, Tulsa Hale 42 Grove 41, Claremore 34 Haskell 80, Oktaha 63 Hilldale 56, Wagoner 53 Holland Hall 69, Tulsa Central 64 Kellyville 78, Morris 76 Konawa 74, Stonewall 54 Latta 81, Dickson 44 Liberty 69, Mounds 61 Madill 41, Tishomingo 39 Mannford 57, Cushing 29 Owasso 53, Sapulpa 41 Porter 61, Gans 58, OT Quapaw 52, South Coffeyville 49 Stilwell 57, Sallisaw 35 Stratford 65, Vanoss 47 Stuart 51, Butner 39 Victory Christian 73, Webster 58 Weleetka 60, Kiefer 41 Wetumka 69, Dewar 32 Whitesboro 60, Clayton 47 Wilson (Henryetta) 69, Schulter 55 Girls City Area Ada 54, Tecumseh 37 Bethany 57, John Marshall 53 Bethel 42, Dale 33 Community Chr. 77, SW Covenant 11 Crossings Chr. 59, Harding Fine Arts 31 Jones 48, Chandler 35 Lincoln Christian 67, Chr. Heritage 27 Lone Grove 47, Wayne 43 Marlow 53, Little Axe 47 Perkins-Tryon 46, Stroud 44, OT SeeWorth Aca. 39, Crooked Oak 28 St. Mary 52, Heritage Hall 45 Tuttle 39, Purcell 36 Western Heights 33, Northwest 31 Westmoore 81, U.S. Grant 20 State Afton 50, Bluejacket 41 Alex 64, Verden 38 Asher 68, Bowlegs 31 Beggs 79, Okmulgee 32 Blackwell 38, Perry 36 Dewar 38, Wetumka 37 Elgin 47, Cache 32 Gans 46, Porter 24 Grove 50, Claremore 47 Hilldale 47, Wagoner 36 Holland Hall 56, Tulsa Central 32 Ketchum 81, Foyil 20 Kiefer 44, Weleetka 32 Mannford 40, Cushing 34 Morris 68, Kellyville 44 Mounds 49, Liberty 41 Oklahoma Union 54, Welch 22 Oktaha 67, Haskell 51 Quapaw 57, South Coffeyville 26 Sallisaw 50, Stilwell 41 Sapulpa 68, Owasso 55 Stonewall 50, Konawa 46 Stratford 42, Vanoss 32 Stuart 55, Butner 44 Summit Christian 57, Providence, Ark. 41 Tishomingo 61, Madill 54 Tulsa Rogers 57, Cascia Hall 53 Victory Christian 75, Tulsa Webster 41 Tournaments Adair Invitational Colcord 60, Westville 50 Adair 63, Dewey 47 Dewey 44, Westville 40 (girls) Adair 68, Colcord 34 (girls) Agra Tournament Okla. Christian Aca. 67, Carney 23 Agra 56, Shidler 49 Yale 58, Olive 34 Cashion 44, Wellston 33 Olive 49, Shidler 39 (girls) Carney 44, Yale 39 (girls) Cashion 50, Wellston 39 (girls) Okla. Christian Aca. 45, Agra 28 (girls) Best of the Southwest At Granite Navajo 56, Duke 48 Olustee 52, Mangum 59 Mangum 47, Blair 34 (girls) Duke 46, Navajo 34 (girls) Binger-Oney Tournament Mt. View-Gotebo 62, Binger-Oney JV 32 Gracemont 81, Corn Bible 56 Cyril 63, Cement 39 Fletcher 58, Binger-Oney 49 Gracemont 54, Fort Cobb JV 37 (girls) Corn Bible 27, Cement 18 (girls) Cyril 53, Mountain View 33 (girls) Binger-Oney 48, Fletcher 38 (girls) Bixby Tournament Del City 70, Stillwater 46 Broken Arrow 63, Putnam City 47 Tulsa East Central 43, Bixby 42 Del City 67, Stillwater 61 (girls) Southmoore 75, Bixby 56 (girls) Tulsa Edison 54, Glendale, Mo. 36 (girls) Tulsa East Central 60, Jenks 32 (girls) Black & Gold Classic At Wilson Thackerville vs. Healdton Fox 43, Waurika 38 Elmore City-Empire winner vs. Wilson Wilson 59, Fox 30 (girls) Elmore City vs. Waurika (girls) Healdton vs. Empire (girls) Blue and Red Classic At Hugoton, Kan. Guymon vs. Gruver, Texas SW Heights, Kan. vs. Hooker Guymon vs. Lakin, Kan. (girls) Hooker 53, Perryton, Texas 30 (girls) Burns Flat-Dill City Tournament Burns Flat-Dill City 51, Watonga JV 47 Watonga 49, Clinton JV 32 Fort Cobb-Broxton 68, Cordell 29 Hobart 62, Hydro-Eakly 47 Watonga 68, Clinton JV 20 (girls) Cordell JV 30, Burns Flat-Dill City 27 (girls) Cordell 62, Hobart 43 (girls) Fort Cobb-Broxton 56, Hydro-Eakly 49 (girls) Chattanooga SW Shootout Carnegie 57, Frederick JV 27 Amber-Pocasset 44, Indiahoma 42 Snyder 68, Frederick 50 (girls) Amber-Pocasset 67, Frederick JV 15 (girls) Darrell James Shootout At Canadian Canadian 65, Kinta 43 Warner 47, Achille 42 Webbers Falls 43, Indianola 12 Webbers Falls 47, Canadian 46 (girls) Warner 55, Kinta 44 (girls) Crowder 43, Indianola 30 (girls) Edmond Open At Edmond Memorial Edmond North 75, Stillwater JV 38 Putnam North 74, Tulsa Union JV 54 Edmond Santa Fe 65, Tulsa Washington 56 Edmond Memorial 52, Lawton Eisenhower 48 At Edmond North Putnam North 49, McGuinness 36 (girls) Anadarko 46, Edmond North 45 (girls) Edmond Santa Fe 66, Tulsa Union 41 (girls) Tulsa Washington 39, Edmond Memorial 33 (girls) 5 County Conference At Arapaho Sentinel 57, Erick 49 Arapaho 32, Canute 27 Merritt 36, Sentinel 30 (girls) Arapaho 38, Canute 32 (girls) Frontier Shoot-Out Frontier 76, Garber 27 Crescent 98, Newkirk JV 24 Morrison 51, Crescent 20 (girls) Garber 57, Frontier JV 13 (girls) Gayle Hajny Invitational At Canton Calumet 32, Fairview 31 Okeene 37, Fargo 27 Okeene-Canton winner vs. Fairview (girls) Lomega vs. Arnett (girls) Geronimo Classic Big Pasture 54, Ryan 51, OT Temple 56, Bray-Doyle 22 Grandfield 31, Comanche JV 29 Geronimo 53, Marlow JV 23 Big Pasture 42, Grandfield 24 (girls) Ryan 53, Geronimo 20 (girls) Comanche JV 32, Tipton 27 (girls) Bray-Doyle 44, Temple 40 (girls) Harrah Panther Classic Byng 49, Weatherford 45 Northeast 46, Choctaw 42 El Reno 50, Ponca City 33 Harrah 72, Star Spencer 57 Carl Albert 55, Ponca City 46 (girls) Byng 39, Northeast 34 (girls) Choctaw 49, Weatherford 41 (girls) Harrah 48, Putnam City 43 (girls) High Plains Conference At Tyrone Keyes 67, Yarbrough 29 Balko 44, Hardesty 20 Felt 46, Boise City 45 Tyrone 53, Goodwell 34 Balko 53, Felt 45 (girls) Keyes 52, Hardesty 47 (girls) Tyrone 46, Yarbrough 11 (girls) Goodwell 36, Boise City 34 (girls) Jerry Oquin Tournament At Inola Seq. Tahlequah 52, Catoosa 42 Pryor 51, Oologah 48 Catoosa 63, Oologah 50 (girls) Seq. Tahlequah 62, Pryor 25 (girls) LBJ-Austin Tournament At Austin, Texas OKC Storm 57, Southern Prep 41 OKC Storm 84, Killeen, Texas 70 Laverne Tournament Booker, Texas 43, Shattuck 38 Laverne JV 77, Turpin 70, OT Texhoma 46, Buffalo 27 Forgan 68, Seiling 57 Seiling 50, Shattuck 47, champ. (girls) Texhoma 42, Forgan 40, 3rd (girls) Laverne 49, Buffalo 36, cons. (girls) Turpin 34, Booker, Texas 30, 7th (girls) Liberal, Kan. Tournament Bartlesville 73, Hereford, Texas 61 Lawton 60, Liberal, Kan. 46 Bartlesville 58, Hereford, Texas 48 (girls) Lawton 56, Liberal, Kan. 31 (girls) Mooreland Holiday Classic Fort Supply 51, Woodward JV 45 Waukomis 63, Sharon-Mutual 54 Sayre 54, Ringwood 48 Mooreland 52, Vici 42 Ringwood 61, Woodward JV 41 (girls) Waukomis 59, Fort Supply 46 (girls) Sayre 37, Sharon-Mutual 31 (girls) Vici 37, Mooreland 28 (girls) Northwestern Prep Classic At Alva Aline-Cleo 57, Cherokee JV 33 Waynoka 30, Medford 28 Drummond 60, Burlington 59 South Barber, Kan. 52, South Central, Kan. 42 Medford 45, Aline-Cleo 34 (girls) Waynoka 50, Drummond 39 (girls) South Central, Kan. 31, Cherokee 29 (girls) Burlington 50, South Barber, Kan. 32 (girls) OBA Prep Classic At Enid Chisholm 59, Okarche 49 Wichita, Kan. 44, Ripley 32 Pioneer 52, Oklahoma Christian 49 Alva 54, Oklahoma Bible 46 Wichita, Kan. 57, Oklahoma Christian 27 (girls) Oklahoma Bible 35, Pioneer 31 (girls) Alva 55, Chisholm 40 (girls) Okarche 52, Ripley 31 (girls) Oilton Tournament Oilton vs. Drumright Hominy 64, Prue 52 Pawnee vs. Woodland Luther 67, Davenport 35 Woodland 60, Davenport 38 (girls) Luther 48, Pawnee 47 (girls) Prue vs. Oilton Hominy vs. Drumright Okemah Tournament McAlester 64, Wewoka 59 Riverside 63, Noble 59 Metro Christian 47, Silo 46 Okemah 59, Quinton 43 Classen 42, Moore 36 (girls) Riverside 59, Wewoka 39 Metro Christian 62, Noble 26 Okemah 52, McAlester 51 Pond Creek-Hunter Invitational Glencoe 87, Mulhall-Orlando 47, champ. Alva JV 48, Kremlin –Hillsdale 42, 3rd DC-Lamont 49, South Haven 38, cons. Covington-Douglass 40, Timberlake 38, 7th Pond Creek-Hunter 63, Timberlake 49, champ. (girls) Covington-Douglas 47, DC-Lamont 43, 3rd (girls) Kremlin-Hillsdale 55, Glencoe 52, cons. (girls) South Haven, Kan. 43, Mulhall-Orlando 30, 7th (girls) Prague Holiday Classic Prague 46, Bridge Creek 40 Depew 56, Bristow 48 Depew 51, Centennial 38 (girls) Cleveland 33, Bristow 26 (girls) Rock Creek Tournament Rock Creek 58, Stringtown 47 (girls) Fort Towson 47, Coleman 21 (girls) Caddo 59, Soper 19 (girls) Sperry Tournament Nowata 57, Barnsdall 35 Caney Valley vs. Pawhuska Vinita 62, Berryhill 58 Sperry 77, Glenpool 60 Glenpool 46, Nowata 45 (girls) Pawhuska 46, Bartlesville JV 23 (girls) Barnsdall 32, Caney Valley 25 (girls) Berryhill 51, Sperry 35 (girls) SportsCare Shootout At Shawnee Mission, Kan. McGuinness 64, St. James Aca. (Kan.) 59 Tahlequah Invitational Coweta 45, Sapulpa 41 Moore 70, Enid 38 Van Buren, Ark. 55, Lawton Mac 47 Sand Springs 76, Tahlequah 36 Enid 42, Tulsa Memorial 32 (girls) Rogers, Ark. Heritage 43, Van Buren, Ark. 41 (girls) Tahlequah 46, Coweta 40 (girls) Yukon 66, Sand Springs 51 (girls) Velma-Alma Comet Classic Lexington 41, Duncan JV 31 Rush Springs 51, Washington JV 46 Washington 48, Walters 35 Comanche 57, Velma-Alma 35 Walters 61, Duncan JV 9 (girls) Comanche 27, Lexington 10 (girls) Washington 53, Rush Springs 42 (girls) Velma-Alma 62, Davis 59 (girls) Vinita Big Dog Classic Tulsa Kelley 47, Owasso JV 44 (girls) Collinsville 86, Tulsa McLain 31 (girls) Muskogee 52, Vinita 50 (girls) Bentonville, Ark. 49, Miami 47 (girls) Wilburton Tournament Spiro 50, Red Oak 39, champ. Stigler vs. Wright City, 3rd Wilburton vs. Eufaula, 5th Red Oak 55, Poteau 42, champ. (girls) Wilburton vs. Spiro, 3rd (girls) Stigler 40, Eufaula 28, cons. (girls) Saturday’s Games Adair Invitational Boys: 2:30 — Westville vs. Chouteau (old gym), 7th; Colcord vs. Salina, cons.; 5:30 — Dewey vs. Seq. Claremore, 3rd; 8:30 — Adair vs. Jay, champ. Girls: 1 — Westville vs. Chouteau (old gym), 7th; Dewey vs. Seq. Claremore, cons.; 4 — Colcord vs. Salina, 3rd; 7 — Adair vs. Jay, champ. Agra Invitational Boys: 2:30 — Agra vs. OCA, cons.; 5:30 — Olive vs. Wellston, 3rd; 8:30 — Yale vs. Cashion, champ. Girls: 1 — Olive vs. Carney, cons.; 4 — Wellston vs. Agra, 3rd; 7 — Cashion vs. OCA, champ. Chattanooga SW Shootout Boys: 2:20 — Carnegie vs. Amber-Pocasset, cons.; 5 — Sterling vs. Frederick, 3rd; 7:40-Chattanooga vs. Snyder, champ. Girls: 1 — Snyder vs. Amber-Pocasset, cons.; 3:40 — Sterling vs. Carnegie, 3rd; 6:20 — Chattanooga vs. Indiahoma, champ. Edmond Open At Edmond Memorial Boys: 3:30 — Stillwater JV vs. Tulsa Union JV, 7th; 5 — Edmond North vs. Putnam North, cons.; 6:30 — Tulsa Washington vs. Lawton Ike, 3rd; 8 — Edmond Santa Fe vs. Edmond Memorial, champ. At Edmond North Girls: 11 a.m.—McGuinness vs. Edmond North, 7th; 12:30 — Putnam North vs. Anadarko, cons.; 2 — Tulsa Union vs. Edmond Memorial, 3rd; 3:30 — Edmond Santa Fe vs. Tulsa Washington, champ. 5 County Conference Boys: 2:20 — Sentinel vs. Arapaho, cons.; 5 — Cheyenne vs. Hammon, 3rd; 7:40 — Leedey vs. Merritt, champ. Girls: 1 — Merritt vs. Arapaho, cons.; 3:40 — Hammon vs. Leedey, 3rd; 6:20 — Cheyenne vs. Erick, champ. Frontier Shoot-Out Boys: 11:15 a.m.—Garber vs. Newkirk JV, 7th; 2 — Frontier vs. Crescent, cons.; 5 — Tonkawa vs. Coyle, 3rd; 8 — Newkirk vs. Morrison, champ. Girls: 10 a.m.—Crescent vs. Frontier JV, 7th; 12:30 — Morrison vs. Garber, cons.; 3:30 — Tonkawa vs. Newkirk, 3rd; 6:30 — Frontier vs. Coyle, champ. Harrah Panther Classic Boys: 11:30 a.m.—Weatherford vs. Choctaw, 7th; 2:30 — Byng vs. Northeast, cons.; 5:30 — Star Spencer vs. Ponca City, 3rd; 8:30 — Harrah vs. El Reno, champ. Girls: 10 a.m.—Ponca City vs. Northeast, 7th; 1 — Carl Albert vs. Byng, cons.; 4 — Weatherford vs. Putnam City, 3rd; 7 — Choctaw vs. Harrah, champ.
A farewell to people with Oklahoma ties who enjoyed the game day experience.
Tributes: Competitive body builder Jerry Roquemore, outdoorsman Earl Abram pass away
BY SCOTT MUNN | Dec 9, 2013A farewell to people with Oklahoma ties who enjoyed the game day experience: Jerry Roquemore of Shawnee died of heart failure at age 79. The native Texan was a competitive body builder who won several awards, including Mr. Southwest USA. An Army veteran who was a member of the International Parachuting Team. Earl Abram, 76, of White Oak was an avid outdoorsman who hunted bear, mountain lion and wild hogs. In 1977, he set the record for the biggest bear taken in Idaho. Longtime Vinita resident Charles Dirickson participated in several rodeos. He won a calf-roping title at the Will Rogers Rodeo held in Vinita. A World War II veteran who served on the American Legion Rodeo Committee. By trade, Dirickson was senior vice president of the First National Bank of Vinita. He was 93 at the time of death. *Bill Parris, 78, of Tulsa played football and baseball at Sand Springs High School. He held season tickets for University of Tulsa football and basketball teams for 23 years. By trade, Parris was a military man. He was a major in the Air Force, coordinating four interceptor units and 14 long-range radar squadrons. *Carl Hamilton, 79, was a star athlete at Goodwell High School. He played football, basketball and baseball at Panhandle State, which inducted Hamilton into its Athletics Hall of Fame in 2012. Hamilton went into coaching after his university days; he spent time at Goodwell and Hardesty high schools in Oklahoma. He also had coaching stops in Texas, Kansas and California. *Marshall Smith, 87, of Miami, OK, played golf at Northeastern A&M Junior College and the University of Mississippi. The Quapaw High graduate was a PGA teaching professional. *Vernie Alba, 89, of Lawton captained the Cameron Junior College football team. The World War II veteran was a fan of the Dallas Cowboys, New York Yankees and — despite his loyalties to the Cameron Aggies — the Oklahoma Sooners. By trade, Alba owned and operated the Hawk movie theater in Erick. *Mac Alloway was a Turley native who moved to Winfield, Kan., as a youngster. He starred for Winfield High in baseball and basketball, earning a scholarship in the latter at Southwestern College. Alloway cut short his college career, joining the Marines in 1943 to help the U.S. win World War II. Afterward, he worked in the oil industry and spent leisure time as an award-winning deep sea fisherman. Alloway, 89, was a Tulsa resident at the time of death. *Carl Brecheisen, 89, of Bartlesville attended Notre Dame on a baseball scholarship. The World War II veteran would play professional baseball in the Cleveland Indians organization, a three-year career spent in either the Lone Star or West Texas-New Mexico leagues. Brecheisen was an outfielder who had a career .291 batting average. *Logan Phillips, 57, of Mounds played football at Tulsa Webster High School and Coffeyville Community College (Kan.). ... Grace George, 89, wife of legendary Ada High School and East Central University football coach Elvan George. ... Leonard Callaway, 53, was an award-winning basketball player at Shattuck High School. ... Billy Watkins, 83, of Garber built race cars and then drove them at Enid Speedway.
Taking a look at the preseason rankings for Classes 6A-B.
Oklahoma girls high school basketball: Preseason rankings
BY JACOB UNRUH | Dec 6, 2013Class 6A 1. Edmond Santa Fe 2. Norman North 3. Tulsa Washington 4. Broken Arrow 5. Southmoore 6. Midwest City 7. Tulsa Union 8. Sapulpa 9. Bartlesville 10. Edmond Memorial Class 5A 1. Deer Creek 2. Shawnee 3. Tulsa East Central 4. Carl Albert 5. Collinsville 6. Tulsa Memorial 7. Del City 8. Chickasha 9. Tahlequah 10. Piedmont Class 4A 1. Fort Gibson 2. Mount St. Mary 3. Weatherford 4. Anadarko 5. Vinita 6. Ada 7. Harrah 8. Plainview 9. Victory Christian 10. Elgin Class 3A 1. Adair 2. Alva 3. Sequoyah-Tahlequah 4. Verdigris 5. Heritage Hall 6. Hugo 7. Washington 8. Oktaha 9. Lindsay 10. Kansas Class 2A 1. Millwood 2. Preston 3. Fairview 4. Northeast 5. Thomas-Fay-Custer 6. Ketchum 7. Kiefer 8. Latta 9. Stroud 10. Dale Class A 1. Cheyenne 2. Frontier 3. Fort Cobb-Broxton 4. Kiowa 5. Pond Creek-Hunter 6. Sterling 7. Seiling 8. Turner 9. Caddo 10. Vici Class B 1. Okarche 2. Red Oak 3. Lomega 4. Erick 5. Shattuck 6. Hammon 7. Timberlake 8. Asher 9. Leedey 10. Balko
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Shawnee, a town of 30,000 about 45 minutes outside of Oklahoma City, will soon be home to the only two colleges in the entire state offering varsity collegiate swimming and diving.Starting next school year, St. Gregory's University will offer men's and women's swimming and diving to their athletics program, joining crosstown rival Oklahoma Baptist University, which added...
Second Shawnee school adds swimming to roster
KRISTI EATON, Associated Press | Dec 3, 2013OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Shawnee, a town of 30,000 about 45 minutes outside of Oklahoma City, will soon be home to the only two colleges in the entire state offering varsity collegiate swimming and diving. Starting next school year, St. Gregory's University will offer men's and women's swimming and diving to their athletics program, joining crosstown rival Oklahoma Baptist University, which added swimming and diving in the 2011-2012 school year. The hope, according to St. Gregory's athletic director Jeff Potter, is that the small Catholic liberal arts university can recruit students it may not have been able to otherwise. In addition to the aquatic sports, St. Gregory's will add men's lacrosse. While the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics, the organization the school belongs to, doesn't recognize lacrosse, many NAIA schools have it. "We wanted to get a niche. Men's lacrosse will be the first program in the state. Swimming, obviously, will be the second. We want to get in while the gettins' good," Potter said. "Swimming, in particular, is underserved in Oklahoma and Texas." Adding swimming and diving and lacrosse didn't require much in the way of capital expenses — St. Gregory's already has a swimming pool and lacrosse can be played on the soccer field, Potter said. St. Gregory's will hire one head coach for men's and women's swimming and one coach for lacrosse as well as least one part-time assistant coach for each program, Potter said. Marketing on some lacrosse and swim websites will start appearing once coaches are hired to inform potential recruits about the opportunities, including partial scholarships that will cover some of the tuition costs, which run $18,000 to $20,000 per year. It's not a coincidence that both private schools in Oklahoma offering swimming are in Shawnee. Potter, an OBU alum and former coach, did some of the initial research into which sports would be smart additions to that school's roster. He later used that same research and work at St. Gregory's. "They've had a lot of success in swimming ... and it just reinforced my idea that swimming could work," Potter said. Oklahoma Baptist University's men's swimming and diving team won the NAIA National Championships in 2012 and 2013, while the women's swimming and diving team won a national championship in 2013. Jeff Allen, the swim coach at Phillips 66 Splash Club in Bartlesville, said St. Gregory's new swim program will hopefully bring more recognition to the sport, which often takes a backseat to football, baseball and basketball in Oklahoma. But, Allen said, until a large school like University of Oklahoma or Oklahoma State University offers swimming, these programs may not have as much impact as people would think. "We have a lot of great athletes going out of state," he said. ___ Follow Kristi Eaton on Twitter at http://twitter.com/kristieaton.
Shawnee, a town of 30,000 about 45 minutes outside of Oklahoma City, will soon be home to the only two colleges in the entire state offering varsity collegiate swimming and diving. Starting next school year, St. Gregory's University will offer men's and women's swimming and diving to their athletics program, joining crosstown rival Oklahoma Baptist University, which added swimming and diving in...
St. Gregory's to add swimming/diving, men's lacrosse
BY KRISTI EATON, The Associated Press | Dec 3, 2013Shawnee, a town of 30,000 about 45 minutes outside of Oklahoma City, will soon be home to the only two colleges in the entire state offering varsity collegiate swimming and diving. Starting next school year, St. Gregory's University will offer men's and women's swimming and diving to their athletics program, joining crosstown rival Oklahoma Baptist University, which added swimming and diving in the 2011-2012 school year. The hope, according to St. Gregory's athletic director Jeff Potter, is that the small Catholic liberal arts university can recruit students it may not have been able to otherwise. In addition to the aquatic sports, St. Gregory's will add men's lacrosse. While the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics, the organization the school belongs to, doesn't recognize lacrosse, many NAIA schools have it. “We wanted to get a niche. Men's lacrosse will be the first program in the state. Swimming, obviously, will be the second. We want to get in while the gettins' good,” Potter said. “Swimming, in particular, is underserved in Oklahoma and Texas.” Adding swimming and diving and lacrosse didn't require much in the way of capital expenses — St. Gregory's already has a swimming pool and lacrosse can be played on the soccer field, Potter said. St. Gregory's will hire one head coach for men's and women's swimming and one coach for lacrosse as well as least one part-time assistant coach for each program, Potter said. Marketing on some lacrosse and swim websites will start appearing once coaches are hired to inform potential recruits about the opportunities, including partial scholarships that will cover some of the tuition costs, which run $18,000 to $20,000 per year. It's not a coincidence that both private schools in Oklahoma offering swimming are in Shawnee. Potter, an OBU alum and former coach, did some of the initial research into which sports would be smart additions to that school's roster. He later used that same research and work at St. Gregory's. “They've had a lot of success in swimming … and it just reinforced my idea that swimming could work,” Potter said. Oklahoma Baptist University's men's swimming and diving team won the NAIA National Championships in 2012 and 2013, while the women's swimming and diving team won a national championship in 2013. Jeff Allen, the swim coach at Phillips 66 Splash Club in Bartlesville, said St. Gregory's new swim program will hopefully bring more recognition to the sport, which often takes a backseat to football, baseball and basketball in Oklahoma. But, Allen said, until a large school like University of Oklahoma or Oklahoma State University offers swimming, these programs may not have as much impact as people would think. “We have a lot of great athletes going out of state,” he said.
A farewell to people with Oklahoma ties who enjoyed the game day experience: *Attorney Randy Jones was a Sallisaw native who was an all-conference football player. As an adult, Jones owned an extensive baseball card collection and was a Texas Rangers fan. A family obituary said: “He lived for the annual spring break vacation, someplace, anyplace, with a stadium and a game scheduled for the...
Tributes: Remembering all-conference football player Randy Jones, and more
By Scott Munn | Oct 28, 2013A farewell to people with Oklahoma ties who enjoyed the game day experience: *Attorney Randy Jones was a Sallisaw native who was an all-conference football player. As an adult, Jones owned an extensive baseball card collection and was a Texas Rangers fan. A family obituary said: “He lived for the annual spring break vacation, someplace, anyplace, with a stadium and a game scheduled for the weekend.” Also a Tahlequah High School wrestling booster. Jones died recently at age 62. *Jack Gers, 81, was a Capitol Hill High School graduate who played basketball and golf at Oklahoma State. The latter sport was Gers' specialty; he won the state left-handed championship 13 consecutive years. The Air Force veteran gave private golf lessons for many years at the Lake Hefner Course. *Rudy Minarcin spent the 1950 baseball season pitching for the Tulsa Oilers, then a Cincinnati Reds farm team. Minarcin had one of the best seasons of his career, finishing 13-7 with a career-low 2.86 earned-run average. The right-hander spent parts of the 1955-57 seasons with either the Reds or Boston Red Sox. The native Pennsylvanian died at age 83. *Margaret Howard of Oklahoma City graduated from Classen High School and the University of Oklahoma. A degree in education took her to North Carolina, where she was a physical education teacher in Greensboro and worked in public recreation in Winston-Salem. She also had a deep love for playing golf; she had 14 holes-in-one during a life that ended at 82 years. *Dr. Stefan Kostiuk, 57 of Oklahoma City won several championships as a junior high and high school wrestler. Also played baseball. Attended Southeast High School from freshman through junior years. He graduated from Harrah High. The emergency room physician played in many golf tournaments throughout the U.S., including The Oklahoman Open. *Burl Watson, 86, lettered in track at Worcester Polytechnic Institute (Mass.). The Brooklyn, N.Y., native moved to Bartlesville in 1957 and worked as a finance executive. *Robert Linn, 72, of Stillwater was a scuba diving instructor. Also a Golden Gloves boxing champion. *George Van Wyck, 79, of Tulsa, raised world champion quarter horses. ... Tina Bell, 31, of Edmond was competitive pool player. ... Paul Artus, 91, of Oklahoma City captained the first Poth High School (Texas) football team. ... Hoben Rogers, 95, of Lindsay was a member of the committee that started plans for Lindsay Municipal Park and Golf Course. ... Charles Rook, 81 of Midwest City, participated in basketball, baseball and track at Cheyenne High School. ... *Sam Chapman, 84, a former professor of political science at OU and Norman city councilman, played senior league softball. ... Bill Toombs, 89, of Edmond raised and raced quarter horses. ... Oklahoma City resident Danny Lloyd, 25, was an award-winning swimmer and played high school baseball while living in Phoenix. ... Jim Manley, 75, of Tulsa was a bass tournament fisherman. ... *Andrea Watashe, 35, of Tulsa participated in the Special Olympics. ... Don Gunkel, 72, of Stillwater coached T-ball and second-grade girls soccer for the Stillwater Parks and Recreation Department. ... Troy Bradley, 82, of Tulsa played basketball and football at Pryor High School.