Bartlesville Bruins basketball
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|2012-11-27||@||Broken Arrow||W||67 - 50|
|2012-12-08||@||Lawton||L||51 - 56|
|2012-12-11||@||Claremore||W||68 - 31|
|2012-12-22||@||Tulsa NOAH||L||85 - 88|
|2012-12-28||@||Durant||W||77 - 37|
|2013-01-04||vs||Claremore||W||72 - 41|
|2013-01-08||vs||Ponca City||W||67 - 55|
|2013-01-17||vs||Owasso||L||69 - 73|
|2013-01-24||vs||Ardmore||W||68 - 33|
|2013-01-25||vs||Bixby||W||55 - 53|
|2013-01-26||vs||Broken Arrow||W||50 - 45|
|2013-01-29||@||Tulsa East Central||W||59 - 48|
|2013-01-31||vs||Broken Arrow||L||62 - 67|
|2013-02-02||vs||Tulsa NOAH||W||64 - 62|
|2013-02-04||vs||Tulsa East Central||W||55 - 43|
|2013-02-07||@||Owasso||L||58 - 65|
|2013-02-15||@||Ponca City||W||71 - 44|
|2013-02-22||vs||Ponca City||W||51 - 42|
|2013-02-23||vs||Broken Arrow||L||63 - 69|
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Bill DutcherAge: 72Residence: NormanBill Dutcher wrapped up another successful basketball season Saturday.As he's done for the past few years, the now 72-year-old Dutcher played in the Oklahoma Legends Alumni Game.For Dutcher, the game concludes his summer of traveling to fantasy camps around the country to play basketball.Dutcher walked on at OU in the early '60s after a successful high school...
Collected Wisdom with former OU basketball player Bill Dutcher
Ryan Aber, Associated Press | Aug 29, 2015Bill Dutcher Age: 72 Residence: Norman Bill Dutcher wrapped up another successful basketball season Saturday. As he's done for the past few years, the now 72-year-old Dutcher played in the Oklahoma Legends Alumni Game. For Dutcher, the game concludes his summer of traveling to fantasy camps around the country to play basketball. Dutcher walked on at OU in the early '60s after a successful high school career in Bartlesville, where he also played football and baseball. After he finished at OU, Dutcher joined the Navy for four years before getting a job as a reporter at The Oklahoman for about four months before leaving to enter public relations. He eventually founded his own company as a natural gas consultant and then in 1990 founded Anadarko Minerals. Since the late 1970s, he's been an OU basketball season ticket holder and regularly attends Thunder games as well. I go to two or three camps in the summer and then, since Coach (Lon) Kruger's been here, I've kind of ended my summer training at the alumni game and then I kind of take the fall off and am more of a Sooner fan and Thunder fan during the regular basketball season and then I'll start again in the spring. This summer, I went to the Dwyane Wade camp in Miami and the Team USA camp in Las Vegas where Coach Kruger was my coach. That was a lot of fun. When I played Michael Jordan one-on-one, that was my first camp. I was really thinking more photo-op. He looked at me and said, “You just want something to tell your employees about,” so he said, “I'll give you the first one.” So I hit a three. We were just playing to two and it was make it, take it. He said, “I'm gonna guard you this time.” He'd been blocking shots forever so I was a little worried. So I drove to the elbow, jump back and shot a fading elbow jumper in, around and out. So then it was his ball and he hit two back-to-back threes and that was the ballgame. It was fun though. That kind of got me hooked on these camps. I was 60 then. I'm 72 now so I've been doing it for 12 years. It keeps me healthy. It gives me enough incentive to train. I'm a little nicked up. I get some injuries here and there you know but generally I feel so much better. I tell people I'm listed as day-to-day, game-time decision but as long as I can keep doing it I will until I have to stop. I walked on in 1961 and walked off in 1962. I wasn't on scholarship and I was trying to beat out the scholarship guys but then they keep bringing in their recruits and the mountain kept getting higher and higher so I decided to play fraternity ball instead. Probably my best experiences, I guess would be some little small victories in practice against the starters. There wasn't anything big, I promise you that. My older brother says I'm still trying to earn that scholarship. I do have a year of eligibility left. My senior year in high school, we upset the No. 1 ranked, undefeated Douglass in the state semifinals. It was possibly the biggest upset in the state. The next night, we played Norman High and we lost. I ended up living most of my adult life in Norman, so it's like rubbing it in. I can go down to Norman High and see our state championship trophy anytime I want to. I remember we were behind Douglass the whole game. We ran with them. Most of the teams in Oklahoma in 1961 were still playing Hank Iba, pass, pass, pass slowdown basketball. But we ran with them and we were behind the whole game until the last 20 seconds or so. Then against Norman the next night, we were down about three points going into the fourth quarter and they stalled the whole fourth quarter. No shot clock. No 3-point line. They just ran their four corners thing until I just dropped from chasing the ball around. I was 8 for 20. They would've been all threes if they had the 3-point line. I did make the all-tournament team, which gave me some incentive to walk on. One game at home against Sand Springs my senior year, I had eight points in the first half and 20 in the second. After the game, coach said, "There's a man out here that wants to see you." I thought it was a college scout. He saw my game. So I go out and it was a big executive at Phillips that wanted my autograph for his son. Boy was I disappointed. We had a good team and got better as the year went on. I could've gone to a smaller college but I wanted to go to OU and I had a journalism scholarship. I wanted to be a writer but then I thought I hadn't had enough life experience to really have much to write about. I'm threatening to retire and do some writing but I don't know when that'll happen. It's just like golf. I say when I get too old to play basketball, I'm going to play golf but I haven't started yet. No one's more surprised than I am that I'm still more or less playing at 72. At this stage of my life, I would rather collect experiences than stuff. So the camps are kind of expensive but to me, they're worth it. The Jordan camp, you had all of these Hall of Fame coaches, like I played for Chuck Daly, then I played for Mike Krzyzewski. It was like a basketball mecca. None of the current fantasy camps have quite lived up to that level. The speakers were like Bob Cousy or Oscar Robertson or John Wooden. I went to five of those before he stopped that. I'm really optimistic about OU's chances this season. I'm really looking forward to it. I was glad BUddy Hield came back and I think Isaiah Cousins is maturing. They're both really hard workers. I see them in here working out in the summer when I'm here training for my camps. I try to stay out of the way but I do come down and work out here or sometimes I'll play pick-up games at churches or the Y. Just wherever I can get in a game. ——— ©2015 The Oklahoman Visit The Oklahoman at www.newsok.com Distributed by Tribune Content Agency, LLC.
Aug 29, 2015
Dutcher walked on at OU in the early '60s after a successful high school career in Bartlesville, where he also played football and baseball.
Collected Wisdom with former OU basketball player Bill Dutcher
By Ryan Aber | Aug 29, 2015Bill Dutcher Age: 72 Residence: Norman Bill Dutcher wrapped up another successful basketball season Saturday. As he's done for the past few years, the now 72-year-old Dutcher played in the Oklahoma Legends Alumni Game. For Dutcher, the game concludes his summer of traveling to fantasy camps around the country to play basketball. Dutcher walked on at OU in the early '60s after a successful high school career in Bartlesville, where he also played football and baseball. After he finished at OU, Dutcher joined the Navy for four years before getting a job as a reporter at The Oklahoman for about four months before leaving to enter public relations. He eventually founded his own company as a natural gas consultant and then in 1990 founded Anadarko Minerals. Since the late 1970s, he's been an OU basketball season ticket holder and regularly attends Thunder games as well. I go to two or three camps in the summer and then, since Coach (Lon) Kruger's been here, I've kind of ended my summer training at the alumni game and then I kind of take the fall off and am more of a Sooner fan and Thunder fan during the regular basketball season and then I'll start again in the spring. This summer, I went to the Dwyane Wade camp in Miami and the Team USA camp in Las Vegas where Coach Kruger was my coach. That was a lot of fun. When I played Michael Jordan one-on-one, that was my first camp. I was really thinking more photo-op. He looked at me and said, “You just want something to tell your employees about,” so he said, “I'll give you the first one.” So I hit a three. We were just playing to two and it was make it, take it. He said, “I'm gonna guard you this time.” He'd been blocking shots forever so I was a little worried. So I drove to the elbow, jump back and shot a fading elbow jumper in, around and out. So then it was his ball and he hit two back-to-back threes and that was the ballgame. It was fun though. That kind of got me hooked on these camps. I was 60 then. I'm 72 now so I've been doing it for 12 years. It keeps me healthy. It gives me enough incentive to train. I'm a little nicked up. I get some injuries here and there you know but generally I feel so much better. I tell people I'm listed as day-to-day, game-time decision but as long as I can keep doing it I will until I have to stop. I walked on in 1961 and walked off in 1962. I wasn't on scholarship and I was trying to beat out the scholarship guys but then they keep bringing in their recruits and the mountain kept getting higher and higher so I decided to play fraternity ball instead. Probably my best experiences, I guess would be some little small victories in practice against the starters. There wasn't anything big, I promise you that. My older brother says I'm still trying to earn that scholarship. I do have a year of eligibility left. My senior year in high school, we upset the No. 1 ranked, undefeated Douglass in the state semifinals. It was possibly the biggest upset in the state. The next night, we played Norman High and we lost. I ended up living most of my adult life in Norman, so it's like rubbing it in. I can go down to Norman High and see our state championship trophy anytime I want to. I remember we were behind Douglass the whole game. We ran with them. Most of the teams in Oklahoma in 1961 were still playing Hank Iba, pass, pass, pass slowdown basketball. But we ran with them and we were behind the whole game until the last 20 seconds or so. Then against Norman the next night, we were down about three points going into the fourth quarter and they stalled the whole fourth quarter. No shot clock. No 3-point line. They just ran their four corners thing until I just dropped from chasing the ball around. I was 8 for 20. They would've been all threes if they had the 3-point line. I did make the all-tournament team, which gave me some incentive to walk on. One game at home against Sand Springs my senior year, I had eight points in the first half and 20 in the second. After the game, coach said, "There's a man out here that wants to see you." I thought it was a college scout. He saw my game. So I go out and it was a big executive at Phillips that wanted my autograph for his son. Boy was I disappointed. We had a good team and got better as the year went on. I could've gone to a smaller college but I wanted to go to OU and I had a journalism scholarship. I wanted to be a writer but then I thought I hadn't had enough life experience to really have much to write about. I'm threatening to retire and do some writing but I don't know when that'll happen. It's just like golf. I say when I get too old to play basketball, I'm going to play golf but I haven't started yet. No one's more surprised than I am that I'm still more or less playing at 72. At this stage of my life, I would rather collect experiences than stuff. So the camps are kind of expensive but to me, they're worth it. The Jordan camp, you had all of these Hall of Fame coaches, like I played for Chuck Daly, then I played for Mike Krzyzewski. It was like a basketball mecca. None of the current fantasy camps have quite lived up to that level. The speakers were like Bob Cousy or Oscar Robertson or John Wooden. I went to five of those before he stopped that. I'm really optimistic about OU's chances this season. I'm really looking forward to it. I was glad BUddy Hield came back and I think Isaiah Cousins is maturing. They're both really hard workers. I see them in here working out in the summer when I'm here training for my camps. I try to stay out of the way but I do come down and work out here or sometimes I'll play pick-up games at churches or the Y. Just wherever I can get in a game.
John Hudson is a lawyer by day and commissioner of the Sooner Athletic Conference by night. And he’s got a passion for old-school small-college basketball. So Hudson last year organized a reunion of former small-college coaches and referees, and Thursday was the second annual event, which has blossomed into more of a reunion for anyone with Oklahoma basketball ties. Hudson hosted the event at...
A special night celebrating Oklahoma basketball
Berry Tramel | Aug 28, 2015John Hudson is a lawyer by day and commissioner of the Sooner Athletic Conference by night. And he’s got a passion for old-school small-college basketball. So Hudson last year organized a reunion of former small-college coaches and referees, and Thursday was the second annual event, which has blossomed into more of a reunion for anyone with Oklahoma basketball ties. Hudson hosted the event at Iron Star barbeque, 36th and North Shartel, and it was a total delight seeing all kinds of familiar faces and new friends. Joe Holladay, who played at OU, coached in high school, then joined Roy Williams’ staff at Kansas and followed Williams to North Carolina, was in town for the OU basketball reunion this weekend. Holladay dropped by. So did Billy Tubbs and two of his former Sooner assistants, Jim Kerwin and Mike Mims. Darrel Johnson, head coach at OCU and Baylor, was there. So was Dave Bliss, who recently returned to the coaching fraternity by taking the job at Southwestern Christian. Former players Bo Overton, Matt Clark, John McCullough, Fred Moulder, Les Berryhill and Norm Russell attended. I grew up with Overton. I watched Clark play in high school at Southeast in the late ‘70s. McCullough, you know about, as the 1979 Big Eight player of the year, eventual women’s coach at Oklahoma Baptist and now a scout for the Portland TrailBlazers. Moulder and Berryhill played on Henry Iba’s final Big Eight title team at OSU in 1965. And Russell was Abe Lemons’ 7-foot center at OCU in the early ‘70s, now is a district judge in Hobart and is a long-time friend of my brother-in-law, Greg King. Among the other small-college coaches were Brisco McPherson (USAO), Gene Robbins (Murray State), Wayne Cobb (East Central), Jerry Jobe (Oklahoma Christian), Doug Tolin (Oklahoma Baptist), George Hauser (Southwestern State), Don Sumner (St. Gregory’s), Dan Hays (Oklahoma Christian), Don Brown (OCU), Eddie Evans (Central Oklahoma), Terry Evans (Central Oklahoma), Cletus Green (NEO) and Steve Hudson (Panhandle State). I enjoyed meeting Cobb and Green, especially. Cobb still lives in Ada; Green lives in Neosho, Mo., just up the road from the hamlet of Powell, where my aunt has lived for 65 years. Green said he’s been to Powell to pay homage to Albert Brumley, the gospel writer who wrote thousands of songs, including “I’ll Fly Away” and lived in Powell his entire life. My favorite part of the night was seeing old high school coaches. Like Clester Harrington, the Altus legend who I first saw coach in 1975. I went down to Altus and did a story on Harrington in the ‘90s and never have been treated so royally. He still looks good. I chatted with Jim Miller, who went on to become the coach and superintendent at Midwest City but who in 1976 was the basketball coach at Norman’s West Mid-High. I went to Central and played against Miller’s team. He remembered that I played against him, and we had great a talk about some of the guys I grew up with. I also played against Gerald Robinson’s teams at Southeast in the ‘70s. Gerald was Dave Smith’s assistant at Southeast before Smith went full force when his Midwest Trophy business took off, with Robinson taking over the Spartans. Robinson didn’t remember me as a ballplayer, which frankly is the norm. Not much to remember. I got to chat with Paul Cloar, who was Max Marquardt’s assistant at Norman High School when I was a kid. I lived around the corner from the Cloars, which I knew and they did not. When I was in seventh or eighth grade, Cloar left Norman to become the coach at Bristow, so I never got to play for him. But it’s funny how you think of celebrity status at that age. Max Marquardt’s assistant coach living around the corner from me was as big as someone living around the corner from Billy Donovan today. Among the other old coaches in attendance were Alan Simpson (Byng), Carl Scott (Okmulgee), Jerry Havens (Stillwater), Kelly Jobe (Westmoore), Steve Hesser (Bartlesville), Virgil Grantham (Casady), Kelly Self, Allen Dukes (Del City), Mike de la Garza (Edmond), Don Piccolo (Northwest Classen), Gary Banz (Midwest City, Ada), Patrick Cudjoe (Star-Spencer, John Marshall), Lance Cudjoe (Star-Spencer), Dub Raper (Owasso, Carl Albert), Don Calvert (Putnam West) and John Branham (Deer Creek). And probably more I didn’t catch. Long-time ref Charlie Greene, one of my favorite people in the world, was there, along with tons of other officials. Former OSSAA administrators Bill Self Sr. and Cecil Devine were there, too. All in all, just a great night, with story after story about old Oklahoma basketball.
Sports were nothing new to Jeri, who played for Elk City High's state championship basketball team in 1973. She was also the school's football queen.
TRIBUTES: Jeri Cocannouer spent 36 years as a football coach's wife
BY SCOTT MUNN | Aug 24, 2015A farewell to people with Oklahoma ties who enjoyed the game day experience: Jeri Burch Cocannouer, 58, of Weatherford spent 36 years as a football coach's wife. Husband Dan is the head coach at Southwestern Oklahoma State and also had stops at Edmond Santa Fe, John Marshall, Chandler, Alva, Pauls Valley and Walters high schools. But sports were nothing new to Jeri, who played for Elk City High's state championship basketball team in 1973. She was also the school's football queen. Don Fowler, 88, of Cleveland, OK, played football for Oklahoma A&M. He was a member of the 1944 Missouri Valley Conference championship team that whipped TCU 34-0 in the Cotton Bowl. Drafted into the Army and finished his football-playing days in the service. Worked in drilling by trade. Bobby Greenberg, 85, of Tulsa. He was a member of Oklahoma's 1950 national championship football squad. The Korean War veteran worked in the oil industry. Cole Fuller, 22, of Bartlesville was an All-State soccer player for Collinsville High School. He was working toward becoming a personal trainer. Perry Tennison Jr., 86, of Guthrie was an accomplished runner. A World War II veteran. Juanita Anderson Robertson, 94, of Oklahoma City was a Shawnee High School cheerleader. Met future husband, Dean Robertson, at a Frederick High football game in 1944. Bob Barr III, 75, of Dover quarterbacked the Hennessey High School football team in 1956. The attorney donated his body to medical research. Mary Jane Hinkel Holman, 97, of Norman was a tennis player and golfer. Attended many PGA tournaments and Grand Slam tennis events. Alvin Lawson, 78, of Edmond was a 1955 graduate of Putnam City High School. He wrestled and ran track for the Pirates. Katie Ranke Cole, 90, of Norman was the 1990 Special Olympics Coach of the Year. The former Trans World Airlines hostess was a teacher for special needs children. Ed Moore Sr., 96, of Muskogee was a Chilocco Indian School graduate who played football at Oklahoma A&M over the 1938-40 seasons. Moore was an All-Missouri Valley Conference receiver and honorable mention All-American. He held OSU season tickets for decades after his playing career. A World War II veteran who was inducted into the American Indian Athletic Hall of Fame in 1991. An educator by trade. Donnie Bufford, 46, of Crescent. He starred in football and basketball for the hometown Tigers. An All-State guard in basketball. Bufford, who worked for Pioneer Telephone for more than 20 years, died a month after his brother, Terry, also a former Crescent sports hero, passed away. Loyd Garrison, 88, of Tulsa was an all-around sportsman who excelled in softball, basketball, table tennis and bowling. He worked for the John Zink Co. — and in 1962 was a pit crew member for Zink's entry in the Indianapolis 500. Active in the Oklahoma and National Senior Olympics. Walked 4 miles each day. Ronald Fox, 36, of Norman attended Carl Albert High School, where he wrestled and played football. Rebecca Lampton Bayless, 55, of Oklahoma City was an Arabian equestrian rider and trainer. She was awarded the national champion saddle seat equitation in 1978. Herschal Crow, 80, of Oklahoma City was a football and basketball star at Altus High School. He played basketball at Oklahoma A&M under coach Henry Iba and was also a member of the football team. After a brief stint coaching football and hoops in Altus, he began a career in politics. The former senator continued to follow OSU athletics. Joyce Mowdy Thomas, 81, of Oklahoma City was a Capitol Hill High School cheerleader. Jim Glasgow, 84, of Oklahoma City was a golfer who had six aces in his lifetime. Bill Davis, 99, of Oklahoma City was a tennis player. He and friend Dennis Ralston won the Oklahoma City Pro-Am in the 1960s. Linda Stevens Cradduck, 67, of Moore was a supporter of Special Olympics. She directed the Special Olympics for McCall's Chapel in Ada for four years. Darwin Waterman, 84, of Bethany was an educator who coached high school football in California. Ron Smith, 78, of Oklahoma City drove a 1932 Chevrolet factory stock race car at State Fair Speedway in the 1960s. A family obituary said Smith won "his share of trophies, including a rollover trophy or two." Brandon Lockwood, 37, of Edmond was an OU football and Thunder basketball fan. By trade, he was executive chef for the Oklahoma City Dodgers baseball team. Emmett Marcum Jr., 68, of El Reno starred in football and set records as a trackster at Hominy High School. He was a member of the Oklahoma State football team. Jim Monroe, 89, of Norman was a journalist. His career began at the Norman Transcript, where he served as the newspaper's sports editor. Rachael Cooper Mason, 87, of Edmond was a cheerleader at the University of Kansas. Reid Mullins, 52, of Bethany was an Oklahoma City radio personality who once played trumpet in the Pride of Oklahoma marching band on Saturdays during football season. Jim Coulson, 65, of Tulsa. He was an accomplished bass tournament fisherman. His favorite fishing spots were Grand, Hudson and Fort Gibson lakes. An avid bowler. Held season tickets for the Tulsa Oilers hockey team for 19 years.
Following is a look at some past local sports happenings.Autumn 1947Dewey Bulldogger’s football powerhouse knocked off Broken Arrow, 13-6.Ferrell McClure tallied Dewey’s winning touchdown.Bob Claibourne excelled on the line on both offense and defense.May 1936Phillips Petroleum confirmed it plan to sponsor an A.A.U. men’s basketball team, which would be headquartered in Bartlesville, company...
OPINION: A blitz of blasts from the past
Mike Tupa, Associated Press | Aug 20, 2015Following is a look at some past local sports happenings. Autumn 1947 Dewey Bulldogger’s football powerhouse knocked off Broken Arrow, 13-6. Ferrell McClure tallied Dewey’s winning touchdown. Bob Claibourne excelled on the line on both offense and defense. May 1936 Phillips Petroleum confirmed it plan to sponsor an A.A.U. men’s basketball team, which would be headquartered in Bartlesville, company official Paul Endacott announced. This was a new endeavor for Phillips, which previously had sponsored a league basketball club. Tom Bickell had already been signed for the 1936 team. Bickell had been an All-American for the University of Arkansas. Ray Ebling — a University of Kansas hardwood product — had verbally committed to play Phillips. October 1971 Dewey High School’s red-hot football team scorched the Bixby Spartans, 26-0. But, the early indications seemed to foretell a long night for the Dewey Doggers. They had to punt on their first possession, with David Drake handling kicking duties. Bixby gained 15 yards on its first offensive play, but then saw its drive quickly stall. The Spartans punted to Dewey’s Terry Due, who returned the kick past midfield. However, Dewey fumbled the ball away on its subsequent possession. Dewey kept banging away, however. Facing 3rd-and-13 deep in Bixby territory, Dewey quarterback Due found receiver Ben Colbert, who was open at the five-yard line. Colbert made the catch, stepped over a 140-pound defender and slid into the end zone to complete the 25-yard scoring play. On Bixby’s next offensive drive, Drake and Willman combined to inflict a three-yard sack on the Bixby quarterback. A few moments later, Willman and Colbert racked up a seven-yard tackle for loss. Dewey scored one of its other touchdowns on a 79-yard pass connection from Due to Drake. October 1971 In another edition of the city rivalry, College High School downed Sooner High School, 39-14, on the gridiron. Col-Hi quarterback Rick Jackson tossed touchdown passes to Paul Ortiz (two), Banes and Podhurcak. Podhurcak also hauled in a late 65-yard scoring strike — with 34 seconds remaining — from Ken Burgess. The running of Terry Munn, Mike Fowler and David Korner set up one of the Sooner Spartan touchdowns. Munn ran for both of the Spartan scores. But, Sooner had no solution in shutting down Col-Hi’s aerial attack. Wildcat quarterbacks threw for 321 yards on 16-of-29 completions, with no interceptions. Tom Bice played under center for Sooner; one of his most painful obstacles of the evening was Col-Hi defensive lineman Jim Dixon. April 1951 Don Cobb clobbered a homer to fuel Dewey High School’s 19-4 baseball win against Ramona High School. Ramona pitcher Robert Ward served up the gopher ball to Cobb, who also handled mound duties for Dewey. The victory earned Dewey the Washington County title and a spot in the district playoffs. Dewey had suffered its only season loss to Bartlesville. March 1960 College High School erupted for five runs in the sixth inning to power the Wildcats past Tulsa Rogers, 6-1. Eddie Clark hurled the first six innings for Col-Hi; lefty Bill Turner mopped up in the final frame. In the first inning, James Legg doubled home Bob Cook for Col-Hi’s first run. In the decisive sixth inning, Mike Vaclaw energized the Wildcats comeback by laying down a flawless bunt. A few minutes later, Legg laced a single to drive home Clark Haldorson and Vaclaw. Roger Woody then belted a base hit to plate Cook. With the bases loaded, Paul Curd put the ball in play to force a two-run error. Autumn 1947 Dewey High School’s football juggernaut flattened Fairfax, 40-0. Dewey scored off two blocked punts, with defensive linemen Everett Hunt and Stanley McWhirt each registering one of the touchdowns. Fullback Jimmy Webber tallied one of Dewey’s other six-point specials, on a 28-yard burst. Dewey outgained Fairfax, 275-124. December 1990 Dewey High School basketball teams split at Sperry. The Lady Doggers downed the Sperry Lady Pirates, 49-40, while the Sperry racked up a 61-55 triumph in the boys game. Carl Wood tallied 20 points, while Kevin Carey and Chad Stanley scored 11 and 10 points, respectively, for the Dewey boys. Sperry boys knocked down 22-of-32 free throws. In the girls contest, Dewey rallied in the fourth quarter to outscore Sperry, 17-5, and yank out the victory. Jill Davis drained 24 points to lead Dewey, which improved to 2-3. Tulsa Union handed the Bartlesville Lady Bruins their first loss of the season, 46-34, in girls high school basketball action. January 1931 Bartlesville fight promoter extraordinare Art Magirl accompanied eight amateur boxers from Bartlesville and Dewey to a fight show in Tulsa. Among Magirl’s contingent were Earl Nichols, Russel Davidson and Glen Webster. March 1940 Clad in their green uniforms, the Phillips 66ers basketball team made everyone else blue at the National A.A.U. tournament held in Denver. The 66ers knocked off the Denver Nuggets, 39-36, in the final. All five Denver starters played the entire 40 minutes. But, even after the final buzzer sounded, the battles continued off the court. The A.A.U. national basketball chairman suggested a limit to the number of teams participating in the tournament. In addition, Phillips coach Charley Hyatt attacked the rule that allowed a free throw and ball possession to a team when one of its players was fouled in the final two minutes. Hyatt complained the rule prompted the team that was ahead to stall out and force the other team to foul. Hyatt proposed a jump ball after every goal in the final five minutes. He claimed it wasn’t fair that a team automatically lost ball possession after it scored. January 1931 Bartlesville High School’s basketball team — which was coached by C.C. Custer — ripped Sapulpa, 30-16. Tims, who played center, scored 13 points to lead the Bartlesville Wildcats. Newsom and Lutton both added six points for the Wildcats. November 1950 College High School basketball coach Bailey Ricketts trimmed his workout number from 43 candidates to 23 finalists, which included three athletes who had come out from the Wildcat ‘B’ football squad. He expected several more gridders from the ‘A’ team once their season ended. Ted Cobb, Dudley Darr and Richard Lindsley were the trio of ‘B’ footballers who had reported to Ricketts. April 1990 Talk about your painful victory. Bartlesville High School’s baseball team had every reason to celebrate — except one — after it defeated the state’s top-ranked Broken Arrow Tigers, 5-3, in the first game of the doubleheader. Muting the Bruins’ joy was the somber reality of an injury to all-around top-notch player Spence Rigdon. In the bottom of the seventh inning — with two outs — Rigdon and teammate Aaron Bucher collided, while converging on a line drive, in left-center. The results of the close encounter of the shattering kind included a broken bone, and possible knee injury — and lengthy rehabilitation — for Rigdon. Rigdon’s loss also deprived the Bruins of one of their top pitchers. Bruin head coach Jerome Gibson reported to the E-E that Rigdon had suffered a broken bone and possible severe ligament damage. The luck hardly got better for the Bruins. In the second game, they were leading, 4-1, when the game was suspended, due to rain, in the fifth inning. Despite the instant shock of the injury, Rigdon managed to make the relay to the infield, which prevented a run. Bucher pitched the second game and gave up one run in 4-plus innings. He also went 2-for-2 at the plate, including a double and RBI. Jeff Shoaf collected the pitching win in the first contest. Vinita High School’s baseball team clobbered three home runs during a 12-5 win against Dewey. But, Dewey still had a chance in the fourth inning to take control of the contest. In that frame, Steve Reynolds drew a walk and Bobby Stanley reached base on an error to set the table. Greg McClintock then singled home Reynolds.. Two batters later, Travis Ruble drew an intentional walk to juice the bags. A wild pitch sent Stanley steaming home to stretch Dewey’s lead to 5-2. But, the uprising then fizzled. Dewey didn’t score again in the game. Vinita finished up with 10 unanswered runs to drop Dewey’s season record to 11-7. ——— ©2015 the Bartlesville Examiner-Enterprise (Bartlesville, Okla.) Visit the Bartlesville Examiner-Enterprise (Bartlesville, Okla.) at www.examiner-enterprise.com Distributed by Tribune Content Agency, LLC. _____ Topics: t000003183,t000003277,t000040508,t000030748,t000003195,t000046469,g000362661,g000066164,g000065594
Jul 27, 2015
NASCAR veterans Kenny Schrader and Kenny Wallace will compete Tuesday night at the Longdale Speedway, which is on Highway 58 in the northwest corner of Blaine County, between Fairview and Canton. Longdale Speedway runs International Motor Car Association series, and Wallace and Schrader are scheduled to compete against local drivers. And how I know all this is a good story. At least to me. You...
Northwest Oklahoma travelblog: How I made it to Longdale
Berry Tramel | Jul 27, 2015[img width="" height="" style="" render="w620"]3746730[/img] NASCAR veterans Kenny Schrader and Kenny Wallace will compete Tuesday night at the Longdale Speedway, which is on Highway 58 in the northwest corner of Blaine County, between Fairview and Canton. Longdale Speedway runs International Motor Car Association series, and Wallace and Schrader are scheduled to compete against local drivers. And how I know all this is a good story. At least to me. You can learn a lot by getting in your car and getting out of town. A week ago Friday, I took a road trip to a section of Oklahoma I rarely see but always enjoy. The grandfather of our man Jacob Unruh died, and his funeral was in Cherokee, which is about 20 miles east of Alva. We call Jacob “Virgil” for reasons that are a mystery to me, but we think the world of Virgil and wanted to make sure he knew we were thinking of him. So three of us were able to break away to make the 21/2-hour drive to the service. High school editor Darla Smith, sports web editor Erik Horne and myself. We also gave a ride to Virgil’s wife, who is in nursing school, had some business in OKC that morning and needed a ride to meet her husband. So we launched off from Northwest Expressway and away we went. Out to Okarche and onto Highway 81 north through Kingfisher, Dover, Hennessey, Waukomis and Enid. Darla’s a life-long Yukon gal, so she’s been all over the state, but Erik the Red is from Louisiana and hadn’t been past Okarche. So we gave him an educated tour of that region and eventually gave all of us an educated tour of that region. I always build up Okarche and Kingfisher as my favorite small towns in Oklahoma. Okarche as my favorite tiny town — 2,000 or less population — and Kingfisher as my favorite small town. I just love their feel and their pride. Both are well-kept. Cool, old houses. Not a bunch of shabby homes and buildings falling down. Not every place is spit-shine, but no place, home or business, is a dump. At least from what you can see. A few months ago, I went through Davis, down in southern Oklahoma, and was reminded that Davis can give Kingfisher a run for best small town above 2,000 population, but still, Kingfisher is a cool place. And Erik was duly impressed. We built it up, and Kingfisher delivered. Dover has a better setting, with more trees lining the little town, but it’s run down. Hennessey is a solid town but isn’t quite as well maintained. Not much to Waukomis to maintain. Driving through Enid was fun. For such a big place — population in the 50,000 range — I rarely make it up there. We drove past the Plainsmen’s football field, where Lydell Carr and PJ Mills and Austin Box and Clint Chelf starred, and I should have driven Erik the Red over to the downtown area where Mark Price Arena sits. Enid has to have one of the most unique high school basketball coliseums in America. A civic auditorium, named after an NBA star. Enid’s a lot like Ponca City and Bartlesville, other northern Oklahoma towns that once were the headquarters of major oil companies. Phillips in Bartlesville, Conoco in Ponca, Champlin in Enid. All are big versions of Kingfisher. Well-kept. Lots of pride. Lots of history. Good places to live, if you don’t need a metropolitan city. Champlin was closed in 1984, and Enid has found its footing without a major anchor. The guys in the car made fun of me, because I drew a rough map of our trip. I hate following GPS, or even phone maps, because they don’t give you a big picture. I couldn’t find an old-fashioned road map, so I drew one before we left. Darla made fun of it, took a picture of it and put it on FaceBook. Dirty Rotten Scoundrel. Anyway, north of Enid, I had planned to turn west on Highway 45 and go through Carrier, where my pal Richard Mize recently pastored a Congregational Church, and Goltry and Helena, towns which formed a consolidated school. But I missed that turn, so we went on north and then west on U.S. 64. That took us through Jet and Nash, two more towns that long ago consolidated schools. Not much to Jet or Nash, but I remember from the ‘70s, looking at the scores of Jet-Nash and Helena-Goltry. Now, those two schools and four towns have consolidated into one school. The elementary school is in Jet, the high school is in Helena. It’s 20 miles from Nash to Helena, so that’s a fair drive. But it’s the truth of western Oklahoma. Diminishing population, schools trying to survive. My only knock on Timberlake is the name. Where’s the timber? There’s no timber in northwestern Oklahoma. The lake, I sort of get, since the Great Salt Plains Lake sits just north of Jet. But Timberlake is a good name for a school in Little Dixie or Green Country. How about Salt Plains High School? Or Big Sky High School? Oh well. Driving along U.S. 64, you see Great Salt Plains Lake off to the north. At least you think it’s the lake. It might be the shimmering selenite crystals that form part of the shoreline. The saline content is perhaps a quarter that of ocean water, and the crystals are unique to the area. Visitors dig for the crystals, and Oklahoma maintains a state park as part of the lake. It’s a little like Little Sahara, which is one county over from Alfalfa, in Woods County, between Woodward and Alva, and has magnificent sand dunes that attract motorcycle riders. Barren territory that suddenly draws people. Sand dunes, salt lakes. Oklahoma is an interesting place. Anyway, we drove on into Cherokee and found complete charm. Great small town. Some cool old houses. A good-sized grocery store. Some small businesses. A couple of neat churches. Alfalfa County courthouse. And way more trees than you’d expect in northwest Oklahoma. I seemed to remember that Cherokee had a downtown movie theater that famously burned some years ago. We found a storefront that seemed like it could have been the theater, but I couldn’t be sure. I forgot to ask anyone, and I couldn’t find anything on the Internet, so maybe I’m mixed up. Anyway, Cherokee was a great little town. The service at the First Baptist Church was nice. Virgil spoke about his grandfather and did a great job. A men’s quartet sang, and the four men produced beautiful harmony on both “How Great Thou Art” and “It Is Well With My Soul.” First off, you can’t miss with good material. Two of the top five songs of all-time, and I might be short-changing them. Add in quality voices, then touch it off with the endorsement of Jehovah himself, and it was riveting. I’m not kidding around. It started raining a little as we arrived in Cherokee, and it was raining pretty good when we got out of the car. During the service, it started storming. And I swear, when the quartet sang the first verse of “How Great Thou Art,” at the very point when they belted out “I hear the roaring thunder,” the skies boomed with thunder that shook everyone in the sanctuary, both physically and spiritually. It was the darndest thing. We paid our respects to Virgil, then headed out. I was determined to go home a different way, see more stuff, and it didn’t take us long. I went south out of Cherokee and hooked up with Highway 8. I wanted to go through Fairview, a decent-sized town that I had never visited. We went through Cleo Springs, not much there, but north of Fairview, we passed another Oklahoma jewel — Gloss Mountain. We saw in the distance, off to the west, some beautiful mesas. Didn’t know what they were but eventually found out. The Gloss Mountains, sometimes called the Glass Mountains, according to travelok.com, have a high selenite content that mimics a shiny glass exterior. There’s a state park at Gloss Mountain, with hiking trails, and spectacular scenery. Let me promise you. The landscape in northwestern Oklahoma is underrated. Now you know why they call it Fairview. I had never been to the Major County seat, which has a population of about 2,500. But Fairview had a good football program in the 1980s, and I sort of always followed the Yellowjackets. Plus, I had an extra reason for going. A few years ago, at Mike Gundy’s kickoff golf tournament in Stillwater, I ran into a guy I once knew. Todd Smith played football at Norman High, graduating in 1983, and went to OU on a football scholarship. I covered that 1982 Norman team, and I lost track of Todd after that. But there he was at Karsten Creek that day. Turns out he married a Fairview girl and was running his father-in-law’s car dealership in Fairview. The father-in-law was an OSU booster, so here was an ex-Sooner, at the Gundy Invitational. I enjoyed seeing Todd and told him I’d stop in if I ever was in Fairview. And so I was in Fairview. Todd runs Jensen’s Buick-GMC dealership. It’s a great old art deco building, with lots of vintage signs. Alas, Todd was not in the office, so I left him a note and we were on our way. Fairview seemed like a nice place. Not quite up to Kingfisher’s standards, I’d say, but livable. They’ve got a Sonic, a Pizza Hut and a Taco Mayo. Fairview probably is like much of western Oklahoma, in that it is reeling a little from the oil bust after the great oil boom that created a housing shortage. In Cherokee, we saw a sign for dorm-style lodging that could house 60 workers. But until the price of oil bounces back, that demand has weakened. Fairview actually has three car dealerships. Jensen’s Buick-GMC, Eischen’s Chevrolet (don’t know the relationship to the Okarche landmark) and Vinton Baker Ford. Any place with three new car dealers has something going for it. Leaving Fairview, I was going to go east on Highway 58, then jog back south to Okeene, because going south out of Fairview veered west and was out of the way. But before we turned around, I saw a mileage sign. Longdale 13. And my heart leaped. I swear. I try not to be too sentimental. But I got all fired up. Longdale is where my dad coached high school basketball in the 1950s. I had heard him talk about Longdale all my life, but I had never been there. I knew it was close to Canton, and I once thought about trying to go through Longdale on the way home from Colorado, but it was out of the way, and everybody was tired. So I told Darla and Erik the Red. We’re going to Longdale. Longdale High School is long since closed. I think in the ‘70s. The elementary school closed in 1991. My impression of Longdale was as a ghost town. That nobody and nothing would be there anymore. But I was wrong. Longdale still lives. It’s got a population just under 300, with a couple of gas station/convenience stores and quite a few houses. And the gymnasium still stands. The Longdale gym looks like an old WPA project — heck, it is an old WPA project, we found an inscription — but on the north end is painted a huge mural detailing the history of Longdale. The gym is locked up, but it was cool to walk around the place where my dad coached 60 years ago. We snapped a few pictures, then we were on our way. Seems like in the ‘70s, when I was a kid, some guys from Longdale that had played for my dad dropped by the house, the morning of an OU football game. My dad died in 2007; how I wish I had made the trip to Longdale with him. Anyway, back to NASCAR. As we left Longdale, there suddenly appeared a race track. Glittering. New. I’ve passed a bunch of Oklahoma dirt tracks, and none of them stood out like this. We were stunned. We had no idea what it could be or why it would be. But Darla looked it up on that FaceBook machine of hers, and there came the news. Longdale Speedway. Home of regular racing. Hosting Kenny Schrader and Kenny Wallace on July 28. Turns out, Longdale Speedway is thriving with local racers from all over zipping into town to race on most Saturday nights. Our adventure was mostly over. We drove down to Canton, hit Highway 51 and took it east through Okeene, which I had been to recently. I showed Darla and Erik the Red the great spires atop the St. Anthony Catholic Church. You can’t believe it. Looks like something you’d see in Italy. Then we drove south to Watonga, east back to Kingfisher and finally we were backtracking. We stopped in Okarche at the Popcorn Station, a popcorn store that sits on the north side of the road that runs through Okarche and separates Kingfisher and Canadian counties. Eischen’s Bar, home of the world’s greatest fried chicken, actually is in Canadian County. Then it was back down Highway 3, which becomes Northwest Expressway and the city that seems far removed in more than just miles from Cherokee and the Great Salt Plains Lake and art deco Buick dealership and the old gymnasium where my dad coached 60 years ago. Quite an adventure for a summer’s day.
A farewell to people with Oklahoma ties who enjoyed the game day experience: Greg LaFever, 51, of Midwest City was a star athlete at Putnam City West High School, where he played football and baseball. LaFever was an All-City and All-State pitcher, leading the Patriots to the state championship game. He played at Wichita State (Kan.) and in minor leagues for the Cleveland Indians and Los...
TRIBUTES: A farewell to people with Oklahoma ties who enjoyed the game day experience
BY SCOTT MUNN | Jul 27, 2015A farewell to people with Oklahoma ties who enjoyed the game day experience: Greg LaFever, 51, of Midwest City was a star athlete at Putnam City West High School, where he played football and baseball. LaFever was an All-City and All-State pitcher, leading the Patriots to the state championship game. He played at Wichita State (Kan.) and in minor leagues for the Cleveland Indians and Los Angeles Dodgers. Bill LeRoy, 75, of Oklahoma City. He was a Kansas native who played football for the KU Jayhawks. Also played football and boxed while in the Marines. Worked in the oil business. Tommie Holder, 81, of Snyder was a dirt car racer at old I-35 Speedway. He was a top 10 finisher in points during the 1973 season. A fly fisherman. J. David Lawson, 72, of Edmond was an engineer. Spare time was spent playing golf at Oak Tree, where he served as co-chairman of the cart committee for the 67th Senior PGA Championship. Doris Bruce Gramling, 85, of Oklahoma City played girls basketball at Olustee High School. Kenneth Deatherage, 91, of Hodgen coached Little League baseball. Dr. Kent Braden, 84, of Edmond played football for Elk City High School. He signed up to play ball at Oklahoma, and he was a member of the Sooners' national title team in 1950. But Braden would suffer a career-ending injury and remain with the team as its manager. He went on to become a neurosurgeon in Oklahoma City. Bill Rohrman, 87, of Edmond was a Doylestown, Pa., native where he played high school football, basketball and baseball. An all-conference third baseman as a senior. Worked with the Putnam City Optimist Club, starting the girls softball program. Also served with Golf, Inc., running the city's junior golf circuit for five years. Scored three hole-in-ones. Worked in the insurance business. Robert Ferrell, 83, of Luther taught hunter safety courses for the Oklahoma Department Wildlife Conservation. Frank Barnes, 88, of Longwood, Miss., spent part of the 1955 baseball season with the Oklahoma City Indians. The right-handed pitcher was 4-3 with a 3.78 earned-run average and 61 strikeouts in 69 innings. He spent most of 17 seasons in the minors, although he had a brief 15-game stint with the St. Louis Cardinals. Kenneth Riley, 76, of Blanchard was a Cement High School graduate in 1957. He lettered four years in basketball. Played independent basketball into his 30s just for the love of the game. Caitlin Doty, 19, of Bartlesville earned a black belt in karate. A Barnsdall High School graduate who volunteered to help people with disabilities. Richard Walton, 76, of Oklahoma City was a member of the OU baseball team after graduating from Norman High. A certified public accountant. John Roberts, 94, of Altus hopped a train at age 14 and wound up in Arizona, where he joined a traveling boxing team. Returned home five years later and finished school, then joined the service. Roberts received a Bronze Star with an Award for Valor after pulling a wounded soldier out of a burning halftrack during a mortar attack in Europe. Roberts liked the easy life, too -- he enjoyed a game of golf. Don Daugherty, 88, of Midland, Texas, was a native of Walters. He was a member of the Cameron Junior College basketball team. A geologist by trade. Kenneth Crossland, 78, of Mangum. Played football at Altus High School. He was a member of the Oklahoma football teams that won national championships in 1955 and '56. Worked in life insurance. Buddy Lively, 90, of Huntsville, Ala., played parts of three summers with the Tulsa Oilers baseball team. The Cincinnati Reds prospect had a spectacular 1948 season, going 15-4 with a 2.93 earned-run average. He earned a 10-game promotion to the Reds that season. A World War II veteran. Marion Satterfield, 81, was an accountant. As a young man, he played basketball and baseball at Locust Grove High School. While in the service, Satterfield was invited to play baseball for the Bremerton (Wash.) Naval Reserve Group; most of his teammates were former college and minor league players. Tommy Lott, 66, of Broken Arrow. He was executive director of Indian Nation Youth Sports and Broken Arrow Youth Football. Wayne Lorance, 86, of Hobart. He was a longtime educator who served as basketball coach at several schools in Oklahoma and Colorado. Jimmy Woodard, 69, of Guthrie coached Little League baseball. Rehbecca Teafatiller, 18, of Elmore City, was a cheerleader. Darrell Wiersig, 81, of Anthony, Kan., was an Alva High graduate who attended nearby Northwestern Oklahoma State University. While in college, Wiersig competed in gymnastics and swimming. Larry Miller, 57, of Bartlesville owned a fitness center. Joe Epperley, 90, of Spencer was an award-winning dog breeder. He had several Britney Spaniels that won trophies. An outdoorsman who served in World War II. Pastor Daniel Berg, 30, of Bartlesville played football at Calhan High School in his native Indiana. Marie Pearson Day, 91 of Moore. She played forward on the Paoli High basketball team. Daughter of a sharecropper who sometimes kept Day and her siblings home to pick cotton. Bill Grimes, 84, of Bartlesville judged girls gymnastics at the Phillips Gymnastics Center. He enjoyed racing Hobie Cat catamarans, archery and running. A federal reporting supervisor for Phillips Petroleum. Earl Bales, 69, threw the discus at old Berlin High School. Owned a construction company. BY SCOTT MUNN
Jul 26, 2015
An abbreviated version of this story appears in the Sunday Life section of The Oklahoman. Tulsa painter tackles issue of American Indian mascots with artistic helmet series Under the bright lights, a gleaming line of helmets showcase mascots and logos no team has ever worn -- and almost certainly, no team ever will. A portrait of the pope in his tall hat called a mitre. An American Indian...
Tulsa artist Matthew Bearden takes on American Indian mascot issue with painted helmet series
Brandy McDonnell | Jul 26, 2015[img width="" height="" style="" render="w620"]3746143[/img] An abbreviated version of this story appears in the Sunday Life section of The Oklahoman. Tulsa painter tackles issue of American Indian mascots with artistic helmet series Under the bright lights, a gleaming line of helmets showcase mascots and logos no team has ever worn -- and almost certainly, no team ever will. A portrait of the pope in his tall hat called a mitre. An American Indian warrior with the feathers of his war bonnet rendered instead as bullets and bombs. A white devil bearing a wide grin. “You still have the Red Devils, you got your Blue Devils, and now you got your White Devils,” said the artist, Matthew Bearden. “A little message behind it … but some of it is just fun.” A member of the Citizen Potawatomi Nation, Bearden is addressing the controversial issue of American Indian sports mascots through his latest project, a series of hand-painted helmets titled “Sacred Mascots.” The Tulsa painter most recently showed the painted helmets at Oklahoma City’s Red Earth Native American Cultural Festival, where he is a longtime exhibitor in the art market. “He’s one of the young guns, I would say. There’s a group of young artists here in Oklahoma that are making impressions throughout the country. And he’s one of the ones that’s kind of leading the way and making some statement art, and I think those helmets are a good example of what he’s done,” said Red Earth Deputy Director Eric Oesch. “Some of these young guys are kind of branching out and exploring more contemporary art … and that just goes to show that native art doesn’t have to be traditional native imagery.” [img width="" height="" style="" render="w620"]3746144[/img] Versatile artist Broad-shouldered and fair-skinned, the painter practically personifies the wisdom of the old adage “appearances can be deceiving.” Bearden said he’s aware he looks more like a jock than an artist and more like a “white guy” than an American Indian. But along with his Citizen Potawatomi heritage, he has Kickapoo, Menominee and Lakota Sioux ancestry, as well as an affinity for the Osage people that comes from growing up in Osage County, home of the Osage Nation. “When I was at Santa Fe (N.M.) at school everyone there thought I was an instructor. … Nobody thought I was a student because I was a white guy. It wasn’t reverse-discrimination. People were just surprised,” he said. “I don’t have to deal with the prejudices that my mother and her brothers had growing up.” Growing up in Hominy, he was devoted to sports, playing baseball, soccer, basketball and football and running track. He also enjoyed creating art from a young age and studied graphic design at Northeastern State University in Tahlequah before attending the Institute of American Indian Arts in Santa Fe. Apart from a few portraits of University of Oklahoma football players, he said his love of sports and art never really intersected before “Sacred Mascots.” “Now, I’ve actually written a graphic novel -- haven’t had time to draw it -- and it’s a football-based story. So there you go, it’s kind of coming out,” said Bearden, who spent much of the past winter working on a mural for Schlumberger Limited that chronicles the history of the oilfield services company’s Kellyville training center. “I’ve always painted all kinds of things.” His artwork ranges from to portraits, wildlife paintings and murals that aren’t overtly American Indian to both traditional and contemporary pieces that explicitly express his native heritage. At Oklahoma City’s Kasum Contemporary Fine Art, Bearden’s “The Poser” depicts an American Indian man in traditional dress against a bright pink and orange background reminiscent of Mark Rothko’s famed color-block paintings. His “30 Century Man,” featuring a man in a buffalo horn helmet wearing an elaborate gas mask, gives off a distinctively apocalyptic vibe. Bearden is the only American Indian artist represented at the Plaza District gallery, said Kasum Director and CEO Tony Morton. “I really, really like … the direction of where Matthew’s work is going. It started whenever he kind of left the static, traditional portraiture and started to become slightly surreal. I think he was playing with how to insert unexpected memes into his work,” said Morton, who is also Citizen Potawatomi. “One of the things that I really like about his work, especially in the portraiture, is that he’s kind of evolved the work so that he’s approaching the modern native as a modern person.” [img width="611" height="387" style="" render="w620"]3746145[/img] ‘Sacred Mascots’ Bearden’s “Sacred Mascots” series takes on the hot-button modern issue of American Indian sports mascots. A federal judge this month ordered the cancellation of the Washington Redskins’ federal trademark registrations. Although the NFL team’s president immediately vowed to appeal, it was a big decision in the 20-year battle over the team name, which many American Indian activists say is disparaging. In Oklahoma City, Capitol Hill High School is gearing up for its first year as the Red Wolves after the school board voted unanimously in December to ditch the Redskins moniker. Bearden said he was inspired to start his series of paintings on helmets last fall while trying to explain the native perspective on such mascots to his wife, Camden, who is not American Indian. “I said it would be like Notre Dame putting the pope on their helmet. … Notre Dame would never do that,” Bearden said. “Basically, he’s the chief and he wears a sacred hat and that’s kind of what you get when you start doing chiefs wearing bonnets. Those are religious objects that someone had to earn the right to wear. … You had to earn the right to wear a feather. So, I told my wife, ‘You know what, I’m gonna paint that on a helmet,’ so I did.” Titled “Cupo di Roma,” his helmet picturing the pope won a ribbon at last year’s Cherokee Art Market at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tulsa, although the win was not without controversy. “I was approached by a Catholic … and he was a little upset. He went through the long history of the church helping native people, and I said, ‘Look, this is not a knock on Catholicism. It’s just an example, but if you are offended, then maybe you could understand why Native Americans might be,” Bearden said. “I’m not a huge activist but some of these things kind of touch my heart, so I’ll paint them.” Along many schools have ditched nicknames like Savages, Braves and Warriors to avoid offending, the artist acknowledged the issue isn’t that simple. The teams in his hometown are the Hominy Bucks. “Our mascot is an Osage Warrior, but if you tried to change the mascot, the Osage people would be strongly against that,” Bearden said, recalling the pushback a new coach got when he proposed covering the warrior logo on the basketball court. “Redskins, that’s not so good. But some of the mascots I think are done respectfully and are approved by whoever they’re supposed to represent.” [img width="386" height="490" style="" render="w620"]3746146[/img] Helmet messages Beyond the mascot issue -- his “White Devil” helmet is a comment on “Red Devils,” another team mascot that many activists consider offensive -- Bearden has used the unusual canvas helmets provide to pay homage to his heroes, have a bit of fun and make satirical comments on other social issues. His helmet titled “Grandpa Johnny Bruno” features a portrait of his maternal grandfather, who was a first-cousin of Jim Thorpe. Another depicts Patrick Swayze and a tube of Brylcreem, a tribute to the actor’s character from the film adaptation of the Tulsa novelist S.E. Hinton’s book “The Outsiders.” Painted bullet holes riddle a white helmet adorned with a pansy and a pistol. Along with doing commissions, Bearden is working on new paintings for this fall’s Indian Summer Festival in Bartlesville Cherokee Art Market at Hard Rock Tulsa as well as a 2016 state Capitol exhibit, where he hopes to unveil a planned portrait of Thorpe. Plus, he plans to continue painting on helmets. “I’ve got my garage full of helmets right now. I’m friends with a few football coaches here in the Tulsa area, and I’ve already loaded up on inventory. I’ve got a lot more ideas to do, and not all of them are tackling the mascot controversy,” he said. “It’s been pretty interesting, the response so far.” TO KNOW MORE To learn more about Matthew Bearden’s artwork, search for him on Facebook or email email@example.com. UPCOMING EVENTS Oklahoma Indian Summer Festival When: Sept. 17-20. Where: Bartlesville Community Center, 300 SE Adams Blvd. Information: okindiansummer.org. Cherokee Art Market When: Oct. 10-11. Where: Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tulsa, 770 W Cherokee Street, Catoosa. Information: cherokeeartmarket.com. -BAM
In order to bolster his thin post rotation, Jason Jeschke didn’t have to look further than 15 miles to the south.The Oklahoma Wesleyan University women’s basketball coach revealed earlier this week he has brought former Caney Valley High School forward Philicia Ballew on board.“I think she can establish herself physically if she can kind of grasp our system and is ready to play,” Jeschke said...
OKWU inks CVHS grad for hoops
Mike Tupa, Associated Press | Jul 23, 2015In order to bolster his thin post rotation, Jason Jeschke didn’t have to look further than 15 miles to the south. The Oklahoma Wesleyan University women’s basketball coach revealed earlier this week he has brought former Caney Valley High School forward Philicia Ballew on board. “I think she can establish herself physically if she can kind of grasp our system and is ready to play,” Jeschke said about the 6-foot-tall incoming sophomore who spent last year at Coffeyville Community College. “We’re really excited to have her.” Ballew will need to earn her minutes with hard work and progress while filling in at the start for some back-up minutes, he added. “I knew she was wanting to come back to school here,” Caney Valley head coach Deric Longan said Wednesday. “That’s a good deal for her. … I would say she got to be a really smart defender for us. At times during the year she did run the floor well.” Ballew is one of two Lady Trojan players to move on to college basketball. She’s not the only prize Jeschke brought in during a fruitful recruiting season. Truth is, the Lady Eagles already have most the main-line components in place following last year’s record-breaking 27-7 season, including a first-year win in the NAIA national tournament. Even though Jeschke’s program bid good-bye to last year’s leading scorer, Nichole Tate (14.3 ppg, 6.4 rpg, 3.8 apg), he welcomes back four starters and some key reserves. Jeschke hoped to bring more quality point guards and post players into the mix. “Those are the two hardest things to find,” he explained. “I felt we brought in a couple of kids who could be good right away at point guard. … I put a premium on shooting the basketball and being versatile. I thought our staff did a great job of bringing in kids who are versatile and who can shoot.” Among his latter signees were Claremore-Sequoyah High School graduate Aubryana Matussak, incoming freshman Cassidy McNestey (Conway Springs, Ark.) and junior transfer Shelbie Kirby (Collinsville High School). Matussak brings a 5-foot-8 frame and plenty of dash and flash to the mix. “She’s got as much length and athleticism as you could want in a player,” said Jeschke. “She has a lot to learn. I’m very impressed the couple of times I’ve see her. … I don’t know if we’ll see that right away, but she’s somebody who could make a little splash as a freshman.” McNestey is a big (5-foot-8) guard who possesses a promising outside shooting touch. “I’m really excited to see what she can do,” Jeschke said. “We’ll see if she can play defense.” Kirby sparkled as a shooter at Northern Oklahoma College-Enid, Jeschke said, adding she was among the Region II junior college leaders. She helped NOC-Enid finish up last season with an 18-4 record in its last 22 games. Kirby hit 42 percent of her three pointers (18-of-43) and 87 percent of her free throws (27-of-31) while averaging 4.9 ppg for the Lady Jets. ——— ©2015 the Bartlesville Examiner-Enterprise (Bartlesville, Okla.) Visit the Bartlesville Examiner-Enterprise (Bartlesville, Okla.) at www.examiner-enterprise.com Distributed by Tribune Content Agency, LLC.
Regardless of the reasons, Mark Molder emphasized last year’s major downturn by the Oklahoma Wesleyan University men’s basketball team was strictly an anomaly.The Eagles struggled through a rebuilding, injury-plagued 7-23 season — their first single-digit win campaign in several years.Bolstered by a promising recruiting class — and his first-full year in charge of the program — Molder is...
Recruits bolster Eagle hoop hopes for U-turn
Mike Tupa, Associated Press | Jul 22, 2015Regardless of the reasons, Mark Molder emphasized last year’s major downturn by the Oklahoma Wesleyan University men’s basketball team was strictly an anomaly. The Eagles struggled through a rebuilding, injury-plagued 7-23 season — their first single-digit win campaign in several years. Bolstered by a promising recruiting class — and his first-full year in charge of the program — Molder is looking for the Eagles to create a much-happier story during the 2015-16 campaign. “We’re going to be young again, but we really, really like the kids we brought in,” said Molder, who is a former OKWU player, assistant men’s basketball coach (during the national championship season of 2008-09) and head women’s basketball coach. “We felt if we got more athletic and faster and improved our ability to shoot, we would be vastly improved. That’s what we felt we’ve done.” Perhaps the Eagles’ signature acquisition is Chance Houston, a Dallas product (Woodrow Wilson High School), who is transferring to OKWU from Mt. View Community College. The 5-foot-11 point guard averaged 13.6 ppg while hitting 30.4 percent of his three-pointers and 81.4-percent of his free throws. “He was their Freshman of the Year and, at one point last year, was named the National Player of the Week,” said Molder. “He’s a really good pick-up for us.” Houston, who will be a sophomore, brings both speed and strong point guard skills, Molder added. The Eagle coaching staff also looked closer to home in signing freshman Cameron Williams, a 6-foot-4 forward from the state championship Tulsa Central High School team. “Those two are probably the biggest names, with the best accolades, we brought in,” Molder said. Among the Eagles’ prime returnees are C.J. Ross, who last year was named the Midlands Collegiate Athletic Conference Freshman of the Year, and Nikola Stjepanovic. Ross averaged 12.0 ppg and 6.6 rpg, while dishing out 61 assists in 30 games. Stjepanovic came in at 9.8 ppg and 4.9 rpg and posted a team-best 20 blocked shots, to go with 13 steals. He also knocked down 14 three-pointers and shot 46 percent from the field. “Both of them will be sophomores,” Molder noted. “They’re probably our two biggest names back. “ Molder and his staff also stacked the roster with several good athletes in the six-foot-three to six-foot-five area, Molder noted, including Devon Edwards (Enid), Shakur Martin (Killeen, Texas) and at least one other. Happy move In addition to retooling the team, Molder also is looking anxiously forward to a new era in OKWU history. Following more than 20 years in the MCAC, the Eagle athletic program will begin competition this year in the Kansas Collegiate Athletic Conference. The difference will be startling, Molder emphasized, particularly in travel time and expense. The longest roadtrip in the MCAC required 12 hours on the bus; the shortest jump was four hours. By comparison, the longest journey in the KCAC will be four hours away; one of the schools is only an hour-and-a-half away. “It’s quite a big impact,” Molder explained. “Spending 12 hours on a bus, staying in hotel rooms and eating road food is hard on a kid’s body and hard on a student-athlete as far as keeping up on classwork. It will be nice for the students being able to come home at a reasonable hour.” The other notable change is in scheduling. The KCAC has many more member schools, which means OKWU will be spending most the season playing conference games — 20, in all. Instead of the heavy dose in the past of non-conference contests, “you’ve now basically got to find 10 non-conference opponents and two or three classics,” Molder said. “It’s different from what we’re accustomed. It’s nice in a lot of ways, because you already have to many games scheduled for you.” But, OKWU won’t be abandoning some of its traditional MCAC rivals, particularly College of the Ozarks (Mo.) and Bellevue University (Neb.), Molder said. However, neither of those teams will be on this year’s slate, due to the confusion of the MCAC disbanding unexpectedly, which forced many former members to scramble to fill schedules. Another new twist for OKWU’s basketball teams will be beginning conference games in November, instead of in January, as happened in the MCAC. “We start conference this year prior to Thanksgiving, on Nov. 19,” Molder said. “It starts really quick.” Regardless of the new conference and all the changes it brings, the main focus for the Eagles is to bury the 2014-15 season in the graveyard of bad memories. “We’re looking forward to getting started,” said Molder. “We want put last year behind us and to get this thing where everyone wants it to be.” ——— ©2015 the Bartlesville Examiner-Enterprise (Bartlesville, Okla.) Visit the Bartlesville Examiner-Enterprise (Bartlesville, Okla.) at www.examiner-enterprise.com Distributed by Tribune Content Agency, LLC.
Tim Tolin is not surprised a member of the Tolin family is including in the Bartlesville Athletic Hall of Fame Class of 2015.The former Sooner High School icon just didn’t expect he would be the first one.“I was a little surprised,” he said about his reaction to the notice he had been selected for the honor. “I thought maybe they were calling me about me brother (Doug).”Not that Tim — who was a...
Tolin made mark at Sooner, Wichita State
Mike Tupa, Associated Press | Jul 15, 2015Tim Tolin is not surprised a member of the Tolin family is including in the Bartlesville Athletic Hall of Fame Class of 2015. The former Sooner High School icon just didn’t expect he would be the first one. “I was a little surprised,” he said about his reaction to the notice he had been selected for the honor. “I thought maybe they were calling me about me brother (Doug).” Not that Tim — who was a member of the first modern (1978-present) Wichita State baseball team and helped rev up the Shocker tradition as one of the nation’s premier diamond programs — isn’t happy to lead the way. “It’s just a tremendous honor to be included,” he said. “To be part of a handful picked every year is really a significant honor.” Even though Doug and Tim left a shining legacy in Sooner Spartan sports, they made their biggest impacts in athletics following their high school years. Doug went on to become a state championship winning high school basketball coach and then led Oklahoma Baptist University’s men’s hoops team to the 2010 NAIA Division I national crown. As mentioned, Tim helped open a new era in college baseball when, in 1978, he helped get the new Wichita State baseball team off the ground. If not for serendipity, Tim Tolin might have ended up at the University of Oklahoma. While he was still in high school, the Sooners had began recruiting Tolin, a standout on both the prep diamond for the Doenges Ford Injuns in the Bartlesville American Legion program. In Tolin’s mind, Norman seemed to be the center of his college destiny. But, then the Oklahoma assistant coach, Gene Stephenson, who had been recruiting him for the Sooners, got the job as the coach for the new Wichita State team; Wichita State hadn’t had a baseball team since 1970. “He said, ‘You can come up here and play,’” Tolin recalled. To make the offer sweeter, Stephenson offered Tolin a full scholarship. Oklahoma, meanwhile, made no scholarship guarantee, Tolin said. “They had to wait for the draft and how many scholarship players they had coming back,” he said. So, Tolin went across state lines and spent four years, as a player, and another as a graduate assistant, in Shockerland. “My junior and senior year, we made it to the NCAA tourney,” he recalled. “We didn’t win a (World Series) game my junior year, but my senior year we won a game. After my last year of baseball, I had 10 hours left to graduate so I stayed up there, in 1982, as a graduate assistant. That was a great team with a great pitching staff. We made it back to the World Series and came in second, Miami beat us in the finals. To get there that quick, within five years after the program starter, to come that close was special.” Tolin’s baseball dreams of playing for pay, meanwhile, took a painful turn. “During my junior year, I was hitting second most the time and was having a really good year,” he said. “Then, I dove for a ball in leftfield and broke my finger. I had to sit out for six weeks. I felt if I could have kept playing I could have been drafted.” During the off-season, Tolin played in an elite league in Hutchison, Kan., to get ready for his senior campaign. Then, fate tweaked his nose — and his heart — again. “It was the same sort of deal,” he said. “We started out at Arizona State in February. I got picked off at first base and slid into second and jammed my thumb. Again I had to sit out a couple of weeks. I didn’t get drafted.” After college, Tolin and his wife moved to the Tulsa area, where he’s remained and worked primarily in the banking industry. But, he still has family — and strong emotional — ties to Bartlesville, where he was born and bred. He didn’t have to look further than the other side of the dinner table for his first sports idol. “He (Doug) was kind of always my hero growing up,” said Tim. “My senior year, he was my assistant basketball and assistant baseball coach at Sooner. He had helped coach one of my PONY League teams. I respected him.” Tolin also earned the respect of those who followed Sooner High sports. He was a man for all seasons — football in the autumn, basketball in the winter, school ball in the spring and Legion ball in the summer. “I really grew up liking basketball,” he admitted. “I played point guard.” During his senior high school year in basketball, Tolin was coached by his brother Doug and another future college coaching standout, Joe Holladay — who also is a member of the Bartlesville Athletic Hall of Fame. The Spartan hoops team earned a spot that season (1976-77) in the state tournament and defeated Oklahoma City Northeast in the quarterfinals. Tolin had played free safety and receiver for the Sooner football squad, which finished 6-4 his senior year. “I wanted to play quarterback, but they wouldn’t let me,” he said with a good-natured chuckle. He enjoyed his best success in baseball, in which he played multiple positions. While the Spartan diamond squad didn’t carve out a large measure of success, Tolin played during one of the strongest eras of Bartlesville American Legion competitiveness, with Tug Baughn as the manager. Tolin actually played one year for legendary Injuns’ head coach Al Solenberger and assistant Vic Bagniski, before finishing up his final years of Legion ball with Baughn. In 1976, Baughn guided the Injuns to the Oklahoma state championship. “I could hit for pretty good average,” Tolin said about his time in high school/Legion ball. He is among the all-time Doenges Ford leaders for runs scored (76) in a season, doubles (17) in a season, and home runs (8) in a season. He finished his Legion ball career in 1977. In 1978, he batting .306, as a freshman, at Wichita state, belted four homers, drove in 25 runs and fashioned a .468 slugging percentage while appearing in 57 games. He also stole 12 bases in 14 attempts. He upped his average to .393 in 1979, while playing in 56 games racking up 33 RBIs, stealing 18-of-21 bases and striking out about only once every nine at-bats. He batted .352 and .333 his final two years, respectively. Now, 34 years after he put down his bat and stored away his college cleats, Tolin will relive for one evening those moments of his youth and share them with family and friends — even if he didn’t expect it to be this soon. ——— ©2015 the Bartlesville Examiner-Enterprise (Bartlesville, Okla.) 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PAWHUSKA — Former Haskell Indian Nations University head coach Chad Kills Crow will be returning home to lead the boys’ basketball program of the Pawhuska High School Huskies.Kills Crow, who graduated from PHS in the early 1990s, was approved for the position Monday by a unanimous vote of the Pawhuska Board of Education. His hiring fills another key position in the local athletic department...
Huskies hire college coach for hoops
Mike Erwin, Associated Press | Jul 15, 2015PAWHUSKA — Former Haskell Indian Nations University head coach Chad Kills Crow will be returning home to lead the boys’ basketball program of the Pawhuska High School Huskies. Kills Crow, who graduated from PHS in the early 1990s, was approved for the position Monday by a unanimous vote of the Pawhuska Board of Education. His hiring fills another key position in the local athletic department following spring resignations by seven district coaches. Board members approved the hiring of Kills Crow as high school head coach and to teach health/physical education. However, they tabled a decision on a portion of the proposed contract which indicated Kills Crow would also be coaching junior high-level teams, as discussions continued regarding coaching assignments. Earlier in the meeting, PHS Athletic Director Joe Sindelar told the board that rebuilding of the local athletic department has not yet been completed, as planned. Sindelar — who also is the high school principal and head football coach — said some coaches will have multiple responsibilities over teams at both the high school and junior high levels. He explained that an outdated “template” being used for the reorganization process has resulted in some assignments not being shown on lists provided to the board. Kill’s Crow coached men’s basketball at Haskell from 2009 until earlier this year, although his road to college coaching included high school coaching stops in Oklahoma and Colorado. After serving two seasons as an HINU assistant, Kills Crow became head coach of the Indians in August 2010. Competing in the Midlands Collegiate Athletic Conference (MCAC) against NAIA schools from Kansas, Nebraska, Arkansas, Missouri and Oklahoma (including Oklahoma Wesleyan University of Bartlesville), his Indians’ teams won 40 games while losing 108. HINU is an institution in Lawrence, Kan., which has historically provided higher-learning opportunities for Native Americans. Kills Crow is of Lenape (Delaware) descent, in addition to being an enrolled member of the Oglala Lakota tribe. He has stated that he considered it an honor to coach at Haskell, where he had played in 1994-95 prior to returning to Oklahoma to resume his college career in Tahlequah. Northeastern (Okla.) State is where Kills Crow’s playing days ended and his coaching career started. He went on to graduate from NSU with a Bachelor of Science degree in Health and Human Performance. In 2010, Kills Crow earned a Master of Arts Degree in Education. ——— ©2015 the Bartlesville Examiner-Enterprise (Bartlesville, Okla.) Visit the Bartlesville Examiner-Enterprise (Bartlesville, Okla.) at www.examiner-enterprise.com Distributed by Tribune Content Agency, LLC. _____ Topics: g000362661,g000065603,g000066164
With only one year remaining on the agreement to host the Great American Conference college basketball championship tournament, the Bartlesville Sports Commission is putting together a new bid, BSC Chairman Bob Pomeroy said Tuesday evening.“It’s coming back (to Bartlesville) in 2016,” Pomeroy explained. “After that, it’s up in the air. We’re working on our bid for that and hopefully we’ll have...
BSC works on bid to GAC
Mike Tupa, Associated Press | Jul 8, 2015With only one year remaining on the agreement to host the Great American Conference college basketball championship tournament, the Bartlesville Sports Commission is putting together a new bid, BSC Chairman Bob Pomeroy said Tuesday evening. “It’s coming back (to Bartlesville) in 2016,” Pomeroy explained. “After that, it’s up in the air. We’re working on our bid for that and hopefully we’ll have some success.” Bartlesville has been home to the GAC tourney — which determines with men’s and women’s teams advance to their respective NCAA-II regional tournaments — since the conference began athletic competition in the 2011-2012 school year. Bartlesville initially achieved a two-year agreement, for the 2012 and 2013 tournaments, which was extended to 2014. Last summer, the GAC awarded the BSC with another two-year deal, for 2015 and 2016. During the next bid process, “we’re going to ask for a three-year commitment,” said Pomeroy. “Other than that, I don’t see much changing in our bid. We pay them a given amount and we get receipts from tickets and we’ll get some sponsorships.” Pomeroy said he wouldn’t be surprised it Hot Springs, Ark., also again submits a bid. But, circumstances appear to be enhancing Bartlesville’s attractiveness as a true neutral site for the conference, which consists of six Arkansas member institutions and five member Oklahoma schools, with another Oklahoma university (Oklahoma Baptist) set to come on line in the next couple of years with the GAC, Pomeroy noted. The Arkansas schools include Arkansas-Monticello, Arkansas Tech, Harding, Henderson State, Ouachita Baptist and Southern Arkansas. Oklahoma schools fully integrated into GAC athletic competition include East Central, Southeastern Oklahoma State, Southwestern Oklahoma State, Southern Nazarene and Northwestern Oklahoma State. OBU is a provisional member of the GAC, which means it will have to undergo a probation period the next two years prior to being allowed to play for conference championships. Pomeroy said he believes Bartlesville has built a good rapport with GAC schools as the basketball tourney host site. “I think most the schools really like coming to Bartlesville,” he said. “I knew we’ve got the support of a number of Arkansas schools, and I’ve got to think Oklahoma schools will support us. As long as we produce a competitive bid, I’ve got to think we’ve got a good chance of keep the tournament here.” Another factor in Bartlesville’s favor is the infusion of two former Bartlesville High School student-athletes into GAC basketball programs, Pomeroy said. Nick Shoemaker (Class of 2014) will be beginning his redshirt freshman year with the Southwestern Oklahoma State men’s hoops team; Hailey Tucker (Class of 2015) is headed to the Southwestern Oklahoma State women’s basketball squad. “When those two teams play, that will fill the (Bruin Fieldhouse) gym next March,” Pomeroy noted. Other BSC activities The BSC also is putting on this week’s AABC Sandy Koufax 14-and-under World Series qualifier tournament, and the actual Koufax World Series, to be held later in July. In addition, the 2015 Bartlesville Athletic Hall of Fame Induction Celebration — another BSC endeavor — is planned for November. “We have another great induction class coming in,” said Pomeroy. “We’re starting to make our videos of the inductees.” The BSC also is looking to put on a celebrity golf tournament as a major fundraiser. “There’s a lot going on with the Bartlesville Sports Commission,” Pomeroy said. ——— ©2015 the Bartlesville Examiner-Enterprise (Bartlesville, Okla.) Visit the Bartlesville Examiner-Enterprise (Bartlesville, Okla.) at www.examiner-enterprise.com Distributed by Tribune Content Agency, LLC. _____ Topics: g000362661,g000065603,g000066164,g000065702
Some people just talk about the challenges of helping to develop the next generation of leaders.Others do something about it.Dr. Carol Nice Conner and Dr. Joe L. Conner are definitely doers.From a bull session two decades ago with a close friend about the lower-than-average high school graduation rates among Indian students in Oklahoma blossomed the concept of an annual all-star basketball game...
OKWU set Saturday to host 20th Indian All-State tilts
Mike Tupa, Associated Press | Jun 19, 2015Some people just talk about the challenges of helping to develop the next generation of leaders. Others do something about it. Dr. Carol Nice Conner and Dr. Joe L. Conner are definitely doers. From a bull session two decades ago with a close friend about the lower-than-average high school graduation rates among Indian students in Oklahoma blossomed the concept of an annual all-star basketball game for Native American senior graduates. On Saturday, the 20th edition of the Indian All-State Basketball Games will take place in Bartlesville, at the Oklahoma Wesleyan University Mueller Sports Center. There will be a North vs. South format for both the girls and the boys teams. The first contest is set to begin at 6 p.m.; admission is $6. Dr. Joe Conner — who is an Osage — said the conversation that served as the catalyst for the event revolved around the reality that a relatively few number of Indians went on to play at the college or pro basketball level. He and his friend — both of who had played hoops in college — wondered what had happened to some of the superior Indian athletes they had competed against. The discussion then turned to action, with the creation of the Indian All-State Game concept, sponsored by Paradox Consulting, LLC, owned by the Conners. “We said let’s try to find some way to encourage Indian kids to, number one, finish high school, and number two, to go to college. Dr. Joe Conner said the games have had that direct effect on some of the All-State selectees, who otherwise might not have graduated from high school. He recalled that during some years, after the All-State rosters came out in April, communications with the players indicated they were excited about playing in the game, but that they weren’t planning to graduate. He and his wife informed them graduation was a must in order to participate. “We’ve probably had a half dozen of those over the years,” said Dr. Joe Conner, noting that every one of the players dug in to be ready to graduate. “We nudged them that way,” he said. “Once we get them in our workshop Saturday morning, we get them with college recruiters.” Another purpose of the games is to expose scouts to some of the talented players in the smaller schools throughout the state. Some recruiters attend the games, he added. Almost synonymous with the All-State games is Oklahoma Wesleyan University as the host site. OKWU has been home for more than a decade to the games. “It’s been a nice venue,” said Dr. Joe Conner. “We would like to keep doing it there as long as we can.” He credited OKWU employee Peggy Mills for building the bridge between the games and the school. “We met with Peggy Mills and she just jumped in and said ‘This was great,’” Dr. Joe Conner recalled. “Thanks to her efforts and lots of other people, it happened. … She’s been kind of the linchpin. … She just covered a lot of bases and made our life easy.” Dr. Conner added the OKWU setting “is beautiful … and the athletic department chips in every year and helps.” OKWU drew direct benefit from its participation when former Indian All-Stater Davia Seay decided — after playing in the 2004 girls game at OKWU — to play for the Lady Eagles. All-Staters are selected by nomination of their coaches. Those who possess a U.S. Certificate of Degree of Indian Blood card are eligible. After the nominations are gathered, the decision on who makes All-State is based on basketball accomplishments, how they fit into a balanced All-State team and scholastic and extra-curricular activities. From that process, 48 athletes — 24 boys and 24 girls — are chosen either First Team or Second Team All-State. Only First-Team members are invited to play in the games. In the girls games, the North has a 15-4 record; the North owns a slim 10-9 margin in the boys games. Following is a list of this year’s game rosters. First Team Girls North (Coach Richard Bassett, Grove) Karen Bassett (Grove), Taci Owens (Ketchum), Lauren Billie (Tulsa East Central), Whitney Lindsey (Mason), Raylee Conner (Woodland-Fairfax), Erin Riley (Stroud), Libby Morris (Grove), Kylie Looney (Adair), Kayla Reynolds (Clinton), Baylee Tanner (Jay), Madison Davis (Locust Grove), Jhonett Cookson (Tahlequah-Sequoyah). South (Tara Satterfield, Quinton) Starlah Cully (Hanna), Lainey Hall (Wetumka), Brooke Roberts (Indiahoma), Cynda Factor (Sasakwa), Hanna Gouge (Henryetta), Timmea Sampson (Riverside Indian School), Hannah Goines (Panama), Shelby Brennan (Quinton), Olivia Howard (Wilson), Brandi Rinaldi (Indiahoma), Tierra Brumfield (Arkoma), Kacie Pahcoddy (Apache). First Team Boys North (Coach Jay Herrin, Tahlequah-Sequoyah) Nicholas James (Agra), William Leach (Tahlequah-Sequoyah), J.K. Hadlock (Glenco), Tanner Mouse (Ketchum), George Fields (Hominy), Chase Littlejohn (Stilwell), Peyton Pratt (Sperry), Zach Parish (Tahlequah-Sequoyah), Josh Limes (Bishop Kelly), Robert Ross (Pryor), Andrew Essary (Stilwell), Dalton Cunningham (Ft. Gibson). South (Coach Jonathan Hurt (Vanoss) Justin Rose (Smithville), Jaylen Johnson (Anadarko), Dineh Bohan (Byng-Ada), Blake Cooper (Vanoss), Denver Coffee (Vian), Jacob Birdshead (Byng-Ada), Taron Carter (Dale), Bronson Burns (Rock Creek), Chase Shearwood (Canadian), William Wall (Wapanucka), Elijah Crosthwait (Washington), Jake McAfee (Lexington). ——— ©2015 the Bartlesville Examiner-Enterprise (Bartlesville, Okla.) Visit the Bartlesville Examiner-Enterprise (Bartlesville, Okla.) at www.examiner-enterprise.com Distributed by Tribune Content Agency, LLC. _____ Topics: g000362661,g000065603,g000066164
From 2004 through 2008, Clent Stewart started 95 of 121 men’s basketball games at Kansas State, accumulated 696 career points (5.8 ppg) and assaulted the nets from long distance, knocking down more than 35 percent (111-of-316) of his three pointers.Needless to say that Stewart — who is on preparing for his second years as Bartlesville High School heads boys basketball coach — understands the...
BHS coach analyzes impact of new college hoop rules
Mike Tupa, Associated Press | Jun 11, 2015From 2004 through 2008, Clent Stewart started 95 of 121 men’s basketball games at Kansas State, accumulated 696 career points (5.8 ppg) and assaulted the nets from long distance, knocking down more than 35 percent (111-of-316) of his three pointers. Needless to say that Stewart — who is on preparing for his second years as Bartlesville High School heads boys basketball coach — understands the college game. On Wednesday, he offered his opinion about some of the eye-raising rule changes approved Monday by the NCAA Playing Rules Oversight Panel. The new standards go into effect for the 2015-16 college campaign. Among the modifications will be to drop the shot clock from 35 to 30 seconds, limiting teams to four timeouts instead of five (with a maximum of three timeouts the second half), increasing by a foot the restricted-area arc in front of the basket, eliminating the five-second, closely-guarded rule while dribbling the ball, allowing video consultation for the entire game by officials on potential shot clock violations and allowing officials to use replay to check for fake (flop) fouls. “I definitely like it,” Stewart said about the decreasing by five seconds the shot clock. “I think it speeds up the game a little bit.” In addition, the shorter time allowed per possession will help better prepare those players who advance to the NBA, Stewart said. “It will make it (the game) faster,” he continued. “It will make higher scoring games. It will definitely make the players play faster and get into their offenses quicker, and hopefully … make the game more exciting.” The next changes for college also will make NCAA game officials a more attractive fit for the NBA. The entire impact of the new changes appears to streamline the college game, he summarized. ——— ©2015 the Bartlesville Examiner-Enterprise (Bartlesville, Okla.) Visit the Bartlesville Examiner-Enterprise (Bartlesville, Okla.) at www.examiner-enterprise.com Distributed by Tribune Content Agency, LLC.
Still feeling the glow of a record-setting season last winter, Oklahoma Wesleyan University head women’s basketball coach Jason Jeschke welcomes back eight of his top 11 players for the upcoming campaign.With so much talent returning, Jeschke’s path along the recruiting trail has been more focused on specific needs.“We were looking to add some shooting,” said Jeschke, who guided the Lady Eagles...
OKWU coach reloads
Mike Tupa, Associated Press | Jun 7, 2015Still feeling the glow of a record-setting season last winter, Oklahoma Wesleyan University head women’s basketball coach Jason Jeschke welcomes back eight of his top 11 players for the upcoming campaign. With so much talent returning, Jeschke’s path along the recruiting trail has been more focused on specific needs. “We were looking to add some shooting,” said Jeschke, who guided the Lady Eagles to two school records in the 2014-15 wars — 27 wins (27-6) and a first-ever appearance in the NAIA Division II Sweet 16. “We were kind of looking to bring in a point guard, with Courtney Backward and Yessenia Hernandez to be seniors next year, someone to get underneath their wing, to share time with them.” As always, the Lady Eagles also beat the prospect bushes for the best new big girls they could find. “I think we added a lot of depth,” said Jeschke. One of the potential prime-time signees could be incoming freshman point guard Grace Pospichal, who graduated from Hebron High School (Dallas, Texas). “She has the chance to be a very good player,” said Jeschke. “She had multiple NCAA Division II offers, but she decided to come to Oklahoma Wesleyan. … She could be a dynamic player.” Former Mid-America Christian University player Cheyenne Been (Dewar High School) transferred this past year to OKWU and has three years of eligibility left. Been — who also played softball at MACU — averaged double-digit scoring as a freshman basketball player for the Lady Evangels. “She has a chance to be one of the best shooters in the league (with OKWU), if not in the country,” Jeschke said. “When she’s on, she can fill it up.” Jeschke also has brought on board two more freshmen that could play a pivotal role next year. Other than trying to bring a couple of tall players on board, he said the recruiting for next season may be wrapped up. The Lady Eagles return almost all their key components from last year’s historic run. The three seniors in last year’s main rotation included multiple-year starter Nichole Tate and key reserves Kelsey Jones and Shelby Graham. “We return four starters. … It’s pretty exciting,” Jeschke said. Jeschke is equally excited about OKWU’s assimilation next year into the Kansas Collegiate Athletic Conference, in which he coached for a few years as an assistant prior to moving last year to Bartlesville to coach OKWU. “It (the KCAC) is one of the most well-coached and competitive conferences in the country,” Jeschke emphasized. “It cuts down on our travel and it is a conference that is legitimate, highly organized, well run and well managed. The level of basketball on the men’s and women’s side is exciting. It’s really a good league. OKWU is perfect fit.” ——— ©2015 the Bartlesville Examiner-Enterprise (Bartlesville, Okla.) Visit the Bartlesville Examiner-Enterprise (Bartlesville, Okla.) at www.examiner-enterprise.com Distributed by Tribune Content Agency, LLC.
During her four years in Caney Valley High School girls basketball, Kolby McIntosh completely redefined her role.Her adaptability — and unconquerable, fearless approach to competition — elevated to her a prime spot in Lady Trojan hoops history.McIntosh has become both the first All-Stater and first girl to sign a college basketball scholarship during head coach Deric Longan’s six-year tenure as...
Versatile CV player bound for Avila
Mike Tupa, Associated Press | May 17, 2015During her four years in Caney Valley High School girls basketball, Kolby McIntosh completely redefined her role. Her adaptability — and unconquerable, fearless approach to competition — elevated to her a prime spot in Lady Trojan hoops history. McIntosh has become both the first All-Stater and first girl to sign a college basketball scholarship during head coach Deric Longan’s six-year tenure as Caney Valley head coach. McIntosh’s next stop — after she collects her diploma and enjoys a few weeks of summer vacation — will be Avila University (Kansas City, Mo.). In fact, McIntosh’s new head coach-to-be Larry Williams made the long trip from Kansas City to witness McIntosh’s letter-of-intent signing. At approximately six feet — and with extensive experience at both power forward and point guard — McIntosh has a lot to offer her college hoops program, Caney Valley head coach Deric Longan said Saturday. “With her height, she could play inside some, but she’s going to be a tough guard on the perimeter as she proved this past season. … She can use her height to her advantage.” As for the “other” reason to go to college — i.e., an education — McIntosh knows exactly what she wants. “I liked them for just the fact they’re a smaller school and they had the degree I wanted,” said McIntosh, who planning on eventually attending medical school. “That was my biggest thing, my degree and the fact the program was what I was looking for.” When it comes to her yearnings toward medicine, McIntosh proved the past four years she could operate smoothly against just about any defense thrown her way. McIntosh never hesitated taking the ball the to the hole when she thought she might be able to produce a mismatch, but she also displayed a deft passing touch in short space, particularly to the two primary centers she played with at Caney Valley — Philicia Ballew and Skylar Ward. McIntosh also proved to be a versatile weapon — both physically and mentally. After laboring her first two seasons as a power forward, Longan decided to move McIntosh to the point for her junior season. “It wasn’t that she was the best ballhandler we ever had,” he explained. “It was her competitiveness. Her game changed from her freshman year to her sophomore year and she saw the floor so well. She knew where she needed to be on the floor.” McIntosh accepted the major change with characteristic optimism and determination. “My A.A.U. coach and Coach Longan helped me transition into that role,” McIntosh explained. “I spent three hours every day in the gym the summer before my junior year working on my ballhandling and skills. In A.A.U. (the Oklahoma Magic) I was put on the wing. I had some help.” But, McIntosh did most the preparation on her own, Longan said. Her most outstanding trait would be “her work ethic,” he explained. “Her ability to spend countless hours in a gym, with a coach or by herself. That’s what separates her from most the girls. … She’s always had a ball in her hands.” Even though McIntosh put together some outstanding numbers her senior season, she points to the team’s success — a 16-9 record (after a 1-4 start) and a postseason run to the area playoffs — as the highlight. “I was most pleased with the fact that in my senior year it was the first time ever to make it past the regionals and to get into area,” she said. Following the rugged season start, the Lady Trojans found their traction by “believing in each other, figuring out what each other’s strength was,” McIntosh explained. “I think we figured each other out more.” McIntosh’s biggest regret about moving on to college is the separation from her teammates. “I’ve been with half of them since seventh grade,” she said. “It’s hard to leave them behind, knowing they’ve been behind me all the time.” McIntosh also sees the team concept as an integral part of the athletic experience. “Success is someone who is willing to put themselves on the line for the team,” she said. McIntosh will bring that same attitude with her when she joins the Avila program, which will be looking to turn around after an 8-19 record last season. ——— ©2015 the Bartlesville Examiner-Enterprise (Bartlesville, Okla.) Visit the Bartlesville Examiner-Enterprise (Bartlesville, Okla.) at www.examiner-enterprise.com Distributed by Tribune Content Agency, LLC. _____ Topics: t000003277,t000040508,t000003183
Apr 21, 2015
The offer is the biggest so far for the 6-foot-3, 190-pound Terry Wilson, who also has offers from Indiana, Houston, Memphis and four other programs. Colorado is also showing strong interest recently.
High school notebook: Del City quarterback Terry Wilson gets Nebraska offer
BY SCOTT WRIGHT, JACOB UNRUH AND STAFF REPORTS | Apr 21, 2015Nebraska’s once-strong recruiting of Oklahoma high school football players had faded in the last decade. Since signing Phillip Dillard of Jenks and Craig Roark of Ada in 2005, the Cornhuskers hadn’t landed an Oklahoma prospect until stealing Lawton offensive lineman Jalin Barnett in February. But the Huskers’ new coaching staff under Mike Riley is looking hard at the Sooner State. Nebraska offered a scholarship to Del City junior quarterback Terry Wilson on Tuesday morning, Wilson announced on Twitter. The offer is the biggest so far for the 6-foot-3, 190-pound Wilson, who also has offers from Indiana, Houston, Memphis and four other programs. Colorado is also showing strong interest recently. Nebraska has also offered Lone Grove running back Jeremy Lewis, adding to a list that includes Tulsa, Ohio and Texas State. The Huskers are also looking at a pair of the state’s junior-college prospects, with offers out to the Northeastern Oklahoma A&M duo of Maurice Chandler, a Lawton High product, and Chris Baccus, originally from Beggs. LEXINGTON’S BROWN GATHERING OFFERS Lexington offensive lineman Tyler Brown's recruiting is gaining momentum quickly. Tulsa extended a scholarship offer to the 6-foot-6, 315-pound junior on Tuesday, just days after he got his first offer from North Texas. Oklahoma and Texas Tech are among the programs also showing interest in Brown recently. FORMER DEER CREEK COACH SMITH TAKES OVER VICTORY CHRISTIAN Ron Smith didn’t expect to be a high school head football coach again when he stepped down from that position four years ago at Bartlesville. But on Monday, Victory Christian announced that Smith would be its head football coach. Smith has been an assistant the past four years at the Class 3A school, which is 29-5 over the past three seasons. Smith, 60, has a head coaching record of 93-64. He was an assistant coach for 17 years at Midwest City, working with offenses that included the Gundy brothers, Mike and Cale. He was the head coach at Deer Creek from 1997-2000, winning the 2000 Class 3A title with his son, Paul Smith, at quarterback. He also was a head coach at Owasso (2001-05) and Bartlesville (2006-10). Smith is replacing Brent Marley, who was hired as the head coach at Rejoice Christian earlier this month. ZANGARI’S HOT BAT SPARKS CARL ALBERT Carl Albert senior catcher Corey Zangari had a huge week at the plate as the Titans went 4-1. He went 11-for-17, hitting five home runs, a triple and driving in 16 runs. He had a monster game against El Reno with three home runs in the 15-6 win. Zangari is now hitting .479 with 12 homers and 42 RBIs on the year. He has signed with Oklahoma State but is considered the top draft prospect in the state. TUTTLE’S LESTER PICKS OBU The Oklahoman’s Little All-City Boys Basketball Player of the Year, Tuttle guard Tyler Lester, has chosen Oklahoma Baptist to continue his college career. Lester, a 5-foot-11 senior, led Tuttle to its first state tournament appearance, averaging 18.5 points and 3.2 assists per game while hitting more than 51 percent of his 3-point attempts (113-of-219). “He’s the son of a coach and has a great feel for the game,” Tuttle coach Paul Meuser said. “His father, Brian, has done a great job with our girls, and he’s had a great impact on Tyler. “I never saw Tyler take a bad shot in the two years I coached him. There was never a moment when I was sitting on the bench thinking, ‘What are you doing Tyler?’ He’s a smart player and a great leader.”
In some ways, 33 years ago seems like a day.It likely will feel like that next November, when Viki Streets steps up to the podium to accept induction into the Bartlesville Hall of Fame, as part of the illustrious class of 2015.Also slated to be enshrined that evening are former Sooner High School three-sport standout Tim Tolin, former Bartlesville Public Schools Athletic/Physical Education...
Streets has followed sports dreams
Mike Tupa, Associated Press | Apr 16, 2015In some ways, 33 years ago seems like a day. It likely will feel like that next November, when Viki Streets steps up to the podium to accept induction into the Bartlesville Hall of Fame, as part of the illustrious class of 2015. Also slated to be enshrined that evening are former Sooner High School three-sport standout Tim Tolin, former Bartlesville Public Schools Athletic/Physical Education Director Paul Geymann, the 1966 College High School Girls swim team and the Blazer Softball Organization. Bartlesville Sports Commission board member Tim Bart — who headed the hall of fame selection committee — announced last month the slate of honorees that will enter the BAHOF. Back in January 1982 — the last year of Sooner High ‘s existence — Streets made her immense presence felt on the basketball court. During a 52-50 overtime squeaker win against Tahlequah, Streets nailed the game-winning bucket and finished with 29 points. A couple of games later, Streets pumped in 19 points to energize Sooner past crosstown rival College High School, 58-44. She also played a major role — along with Cindy Cooper and Tracy Bunge — in helping elevate the Sooner Lady Spartan softball team to an elite status in Oklahoma, culminating by winning the state crown in the fall of1980, during Streets’ junior year. Streets becomes the third member of that 1980 state championship team — along with previous inductees Cooper and Bunge — to be voted into the BAHOF. The entire 1980 Lady Spartan softball team was inducted in 2012. “The biggest reward for me was that our team got the accolades first,” Streets said during a phone interview earlier this week. “I always wanted to be the best player out, and I’m sure Cindy wanted to be the best and Tracy wanted to be the best, but you don’t do it without everybody else.” Streets has never been far from the blue-collar grind of sports since her explosive exploits in the Bruin Fieldhouse and on the Blazer/Sooner softball diamond. After finishing up at Sooner, Streets made three stops — and played two major sports — during her nomadic college career. She started out at Oral Roberts, to play basketball, and then transferred to play basketball Santa Fe Community College in Gainesville, Fla. “We had a very good team,” said Streets. “We finished sixth in the nation.” The University of Oklahoma then re-recruited Streets. “Oklahoma really pursued me,” she said. “Back then they had 15 scholarships instead of 12. … We had several junior college players.” Streets — who stood only 5-foot-6 — proved to be one of the most gigantic additions. During her junior season (1984-85) she dished out 15 assists against Colorado — a mark that still ranks third-highest in the history of Sooner women’s basketball. She also is ninth in career minutes averaged per game (31.4) and was named in 1986, to the All-Big 8 All-Conference Second Team. If that weren’t enough, Streets — who is only one of two Bartlesville products to have played Oklahoma women’s hoops, the other being Kelli Epps — was part of OU’s Sweet 16 team during one of her seasons. When Street’s basketball eligibility expired, she wasn’t quite done. She played one of year of OU Sooner softball — as a second baseman — and earned Second Team All-American honors. “Probably, the most rewarding part of my college career was that I got to play Division I basketball and Division I softball,” Streets said. Streets’ softball roots went back to the Blazer group, where she played for coaches Lew Ambler and Don Brisbin, among others. “We had such support for our summer program,” she recalled. “I played four years (as shortstop) with the Blazers. Almost all of us were from Bartlesville Sooner.” She recalls traveling to several states, such as Kansas, South Dakota, Colorado, Texas and others, during her Blazer days, and colliding against teams from southern and northern California and others. “We were in the mix for the national (ASA) championship,” she said. “My sophomore, junior and senior years we went to the national tourney.” Streets owned the leadoff spot in the batting lineup. “I took pride in getting on any way I could,” she said. “I always led the team in steals. Get me to second base and I’m going to score.” Cooper batted cleanup and Bunge “was just solid as a pitcher,” Streets said. When it came to high school softball, Streets is grateful that coach Larry Fischer handled a pressure situation well, after he inherited a Lady Spartan team with high expectations. “He was in a tough position coming in with these players and what they were supposed to do,” she said. “He was under a little scrutiny because we had done so well on the national level.” Streets considers her two greatest coaching mentors in Bartlesville to be Ambler and Carol Green. “They were in the forefront of coaches,” said Streets, who has gone to coach the past several years. Green began her coaching career in Pagosa Springs, Colo., and then spent a year at Shiprock, N.M., coaching at a reservation school. She then returned to Colorado, to as the head girls basketball coach at Durango High School. “My last four years of coaching girls basketball, we were in the Sweet 16 twice and won the league three times,” she said. Streets then decided to become an assistant with the boys basketball team, a position she still holds. “I just said to myself I can coach more as an assistant and I don’t have to do all the paper work and the logistics,” she explained, adding the head coach asked her to teach the boys the fundamentals of the game. “I love to watch film and strategize,” Streets added. “I love teaching and coaching. … We’ve turned the program around. We were second in the league last year and we’ve gone to state five of the seven years I’ve been here. I love coaching either boys or girls.” Next November — the weekend of Nov. 13-14, to be specific — Streets will have to ask for some time off for a trip to Bartlesville. She, no doubt, will rekindle some memories with former coaches and teammates and see her contributions to the local sports story be canonized in the BAHOF. It’s been a long, long, exciting journey for the well-traveled Streets. But, in some ways, it seems like it all started just yesterday. ——— ©2015 the Bartlesville Examiner-Enterprise (Bartlesville, Okla.) Visit the Bartlesville Examiner-Enterprise (Bartlesville, Okla.) at www.examiner-enterprise.com Distributed by Tribune Content Agency, LLC _____ Topics: t000003277,t000003183,t000040508,t000003270,t000003555,g000065596,g000362661,g000065603,g000066164
Bartlesville High School girls basketball legend Hailey Tucker — who is set next month to graduate — has likely not played her final game in the Bruin Fieldhouse.Later today, the 6-foot-2 forward — who was highly sought by numerous Division I college women’s basketball programs — is scheduled to sign a letter of intent with Southwestern Oklahoma State.SWOSU is a member of the Great American...
Tucker set to sign LOI today
Mike Tupa, Associated Press | Apr 15, 2015Bartlesville High School girls basketball legend Hailey Tucker — who is set next month to graduate — has likely not played her final game in the Bruin Fieldhouse. Later today, the 6-foot-2 forward — who was highly sought by numerous Division I college women’s basketball programs — is scheduled to sign a letter of intent with Southwestern Oklahoma State. SWOSU is a member of the Great American Conference, which will next year — and hopefully beyond that — play its postseason championship tournament in Bartlesville. Some might wonder why the Lady Bruin all-time leading scorer — who received scholarship offers from every region of the nation — decided to go with a NCAA Division II program at SWOSU. But, Tucker is at peace — and that’s all the counts for her — with the decision after the exhaustive recruiting cycle. “I love the coaches and I met the players and walked the campus,” Tucker said Tuesday. “I felt right at home. I’ve been on a lot of different college campuses and it just felt right.” Another factor that played in her decision focused on an uncle who coaches girls high school basketball in Weatherford. “They’re building a brand new house and I told them I would come over and hang out,” Tucker said with a laugh. Beyond that, Tucker is not content with the idea of playing for a mediocre team or non-contender on any level. She feels the SWOSU ladies have the ability to climb to the top of the mountain in NCAA-II. “It’s just the fact I have a chance to win a national championship,” she said. “Some of the D-I schools I was looking at seemed like they’re not going to be very successful. I’m a really determined person. … If I can’t fix some things it’s hard. I’m just glad I’m going to a program I’m hopefully able to change.” Tucker explained that part of her decision was based on her experience as a senior with this year’s Lady Bruin basketball team. Saddled with extreme youth, the Lady Bruins posted an 11-12 record — the team’s first losing record during Tucker’s tenure as a Lady Bruin. In fact, Tucker said she’s never experienced that much losing on any level. Lady Bruin coach Terry Rogers credited Tucker for carrying more than her share of the load for the 2014-15 squad. Tucker averaged 23.7 points per game and played all over the court — from the brutal battles in the low post to launching and sinking 35-foot three points. One of Rogers’ personal highlights from the season was “Hailey scoring 37 or 38 points at Carl Albert,” he said. He also recalled Tucker setting a new all-time Lady Bruin career scoring mark of 1,869 points. “She told us coaches that with the D-1 offers she had she felt she didn’t have any opportunity to win a national championship,” explained Rogers. “Going to Southwestern there’s that possibility. There’s a lot of D-I athletes playing Division II ball. What I’m proudest of there is her getting a full ride, getting her school paid for and getting to play the sport she really enjoys.” Tucker’s impact on the Lady Bruin program is hard to fathom. Prior to her arrival, Bartlesville had gone a few seasons with only single digit wins — not even close to 10 victories. During her freshman year, Bartlesville rolled to a 17-9 mark and finished one game shy of going to state. During her four years, Bartlesville captured 65 victories, posted three winning seasons, and advanced multiple times to the area playoff tournament. She will join a SWOSU team that has advanced the past two years to the NCAA-II regionals and which captured the 2014 GAC tournament crown. Tucker is looking forward to returning next March to the Bruin Fieldhouse to play in the GAC tourney. She said she’s grateful for the support people in Bartlesville have shown here. During almost every one of her shifts at Rib Crib, she said that someone recognizes her for her impact on the basketball team. “I feel really good about that,” she said. As far as her academic pursuits, Tucker is considering anything from sports broadcasting to medicine/dentistry. But, the decision about her major is not a pressing task. For right now, she’s made the toughest choice of her young life — and she’s anxiously waiting to begin to write the next chapter of her storied athletic achievements. ——— ©2015 the Bartlesville Examiner-Enterprise (Bartlesville, Okla.) Visit the Bartlesville Examiner-Enterprise (Bartlesville, Okla.) at www.examiner-enterprise.com Distributed by Tribune Content Agency, LLC _____ Topics: t000003277,t000040508,t000003183,g000065627,g000362661,g000224812,g000066164
O’Hara served as offensive coordinator at Newcastle the past two seasons, helping the 2014 Racers to one of their best seasons in recent years.
High school notebook: Scott O'Hara named Purcell's new football coach
By Scott Wright and Jacob Unruh | Apr 9, 2015Purcell’s two-month search for its next football coach has ended. Scott O’Hara will be the Dragons’ next head man, the Purcell Register reported Thursday morning. O’Hara served as offensive coordinator at Newcastle the past two seasons, helping the 2014 Racers to one of their best seasons in recent years. He has also served as a head coach at Luther and Burns Flat-Dill City. O’Hara will be the fourth head coach in the last five seasons at Purcell. He replaces Greg Willis, who was not retained after going 13-9 in two seasons with the Dragons. OCA GIRLS BASKETBALL ALL-STATE TEAM NAMED The Oklahoma Coaches Association released the rosters Thursday for the annual All-State girls basketball games, which will be played at Oral Roberts’ Mabee Center on July 29 beginning with the small-school game at 7 p.m. Here are the rosters: Small East: Kylie Looney, Adair; Krisha Young, Latta; Addy Clift, Kiowa; Jordan Paige Campagna, Red Oak; Maddie Miller, Kiefer; Raylee Conner, Woodland; Shanessiea Walters, Vian; Jhonett Cookson, Sequoyah-Tahlequah; Courtney Risenhoover, Verdigris; Bailey Wensler, Perkins-Tryon Small West: Dagan Lampkin, Washington; Sadie Mason, Fairview; Kenadey Grellner, Okarche; Hailey Duffy, Lomega; Lora Riley, Alva; Kate Sander, Cheyenne/Reydon; Carley Frymire, Thomas; Madison Lee, Okarche; Summer Pennington, Cheyenne/Reydon; Sydney DeVaughan, Ft. Cobb-Broxton Large East: Hailey Tucker, Bartlesville; Taylor Jones, Broken Arrow; Marcia Reed, Tulsa East Central; Lauren Billie, Tulsa East Central; Rylie Torrey, Locust Grove; Desiree Phipps, Fort Gibson; Madison Davis, Locust Grove; Shaiann Tramble, Shawnee; Kendriana Washington, Tulsa Washington; Olivia Wells, Ada Large West: Serithia Hawkins, Southmoore; Andee Decker, Edmond Memorial; Dakota Vann, Deer Creek; Crystal Polk, Lawton Eisenhower; Ashley Beatty, Anadarko; Blake Blessington, Harrah; Kyeria Hannah, Southmoore; Hayden Priddy, Piedmont; Jentry Holt, Elgin; Adrienne Berry, Mount St. Mary. PC WEST’S JOLLY, SANTA FE’S JEFFRIES LEAD OKLAHOMA FAITH 7 TEAM Putnam City West’s Tyson Jolly and Edmond Santa Fe’s DaQuan Jeffries highlight a talented Oklahoma roster for the annual Faith 7 Basketball Bowl, set for June 6 in Shawnee. Oklahoma Baptist University will host the game pitting Oklahoma stars against Texas stars at 7 p.m. on June 6. Verdigris coach Randy Upshaw will get the chance to coach his son, Cade Upshaw, one last time in the game as well. Randy Upshaw and Marlow’s Kirk Harris will serve as coaches for the Oklahoma squad. The Oklahoma roster also includes Conner Avants, Deer Creek; A.J. Cockrell, Tulsa Memorial; Chris Crawford, Victory Christian; Hayden Howell, Carl Albert; Cory Kilby, Ada; Ty Lazenby, Glencoe; and Curran Scott, Edmond Memorial. OKLAHOMA ALUMNI TURNPIKE CHALLENGE SET FOR SATURDAY IN TULSA The Oklahoma Alumni Turnpike Challenge will reignite rivalries of old once again Saturday evening in Tulsa. Tulsa Washington High School will host the event, which begins at 5 p.m. with a game between Tulsa McLain and Star Spencer alums. Tulsa Washington and Douglass alumni will square off in the nightcap. Among the notable alumni expected to attend are former Oklahoma State star Leroy Combs of Star Spencer, Douglass standout and current head coach Kendal Cudjoe and Tulsa Washington’s R.W. McQuarters, who went on to play in the NFL. Shae Seals, who played at McLain and coached at Tulsa Washington, and William Tisdale are also expected to attend. Cudjoe played in the Douglass-Tulsa Washington rivalry in the 1970s under his father, legendary Douglass coach Lawrence Cudjoe. “This was the oldest and most popular rivalry in the state,” Kendal Cudjoe said. “It’s unfortunate that it had to end in football and basketball. It goes back as far as the 1930s.” Tulsa Washington alum Fred Jones has organized the event, which began four years ago. “We are celebrating 95 years of athletic tradition,” he said. “Both schools truly bleed orange and black. We will have plenty of former players from all schools in the building, so this will be an awesome night.” TOLEDO OFFERS HARRAH’S LOGAN ROBERSON Add Harrah offensive lineman Logan Roberson to the ever-growing list of Oklahoma players to add scholarship offers the past few weeks. Roberson was offered by Toledo on Wednesday, Harrah coach Phil Webb told The Oklahoman. The offer is the second for Roberson, who was offered by Arkansas State early in the offseason. The 6-foot-5, 320-pound junior is ranked No. 13 on The Oklahoman’s Super 30. TEAGUE’S HOMER LIFTS MOUNT ST. MARY Mount St. Mary’s Jeff Teague might have found a way to ignite his team. Teaque hit a decisive three-run homer in the seventh inning at Heritage Hall on Monday, propelling the Rockets to a 10-8 victory to return to .500. “We haven’t had many of those kind of events happen this year, so naturally it’s an ignited of many sorts,” Mount St. Mary coach John Keilty said. Teague, a left-handed hitter, hit the three-run blast off last week’s Player of the Week, Joe Buckendorff. He allowed five earned runs in just 11/3 innings of work. Teague finished 2 for 3 with four RBIs and three runs. The Rockets are now 8-8 and host Crossings Christian on Monday.
A look at Oklahoma high school athletes who have signed to play college sports as of April 4.
Oklahoma high school sports signing list: April 4, 2015
COMPILED BY SCOTT WRIGHT | Apr 4, 2015BASEBALL T.J. Black, Stillwater (NOC-Enid) Brayden Blaylock, Tulsa Union (NEO) Andrew Bolen, Silo (Arkansas) Brady Bradshaw, Noble (Crowder) Blake Brewster, Moore (OU) Chase Burgess, Jenks (NEO) Riley Cabral, Carl Albert (Chipola College) Joseph Corbett, McGuinness (Ark.-Little Rock) Joel Davis, Midwest City/Seminole St. (Texas A&M) Jonathan Davis, Edmond North (Ark.-Little Rock) Aidan Doherty, Deer Creek (NSU) Jesus Gamez, Dover (Seminole St.) Jackson Goddard, Holland Hall (Kansas) Dylan Grove, Moore (OU) Wade Hanska, Edmond Memorial (NOC-Enid) Thomas Hughes, Norman North (OU) Kale Keith, Verdigris (Connors St.) Karsten Laferr, Edmond North (NOC) Barrett Loseke, Jenks (Arkansas) Joshua Matelsky, Putnam City North (Dodge City CC) Trevor McCutchin, Owasso (ORU) Josh McMinn, SW Covenant/Union City (ORU) Bryan Pacheco, Dover (NOC-Enid) Zach Parish, Sequoyah-Tahlequah (NSU) Lane Paul, Tuttle/Murray St. (OC) Ricky Ramirez, Deer Creek (Seminole St.) Garret Rogers, Putnam City North (Barton CC) Landon Roney, Edmond North (NOC) Colin Simpson, Edmond Memorial (OSU) Blake Shepard, Ponca City (Fort Scott CC) Hunter Southerland, Westmoore (OU) Slater Springman, Holland Hall (OC) Kyle Tyler, Westmoore (OU) Madison Watkins, Sperry (Cowley County) Ryan Weeks, Savanna (Murray St.) Harrison Whitworth, Broken Arrow (Fort Scott) Ryan Wieligman, Stillwater (Cowley County) Lane Workman, Deer Creek (Pratt CC) Corey Zangari, Carl Albert (OSU) BOYS BASKETBALL Conner Avants, Deer Creek (Air Force) Chris Crawford, Victory Christian (ORU) A.J. Cockrell, Memorial (UTSA) Hayden Howell, Carl Albert (Abilene Christian) Will Lienhard, McGuinness (Navy) Chris Miller, Tulsa Washington (ORU) Shake Milton, Owasso (SMU) GIRLS BASKETBALL Amanda Allen, Edmond Santa Fe (McPherson) Ashley Beatty, Anadarko (ORU) Lauren Billie, Tulsa East Central (Texas-Arlington) Blake Blessington, Harrah (North Texas) Shay Brown, Tulsa East Central (Houston) Addy Clift, Kiowa (OC) Madison Davis, Locust Grove (West Texas A&M) Andee Decker, Edmond Memorial (West Texas A&M) Makenzie Ellis, Tulsa Washington (Colorado) Serithia Hawkins, Southmoore (Houston) Jentry Holt, Elgin (OSU) Alyssa Jones (Southmoore (Midwestern St.) DeRae Lewis, Millwood (North Texas) Kylie Looney, Adair (NSU) Crystal Polk, Lawton Eisenhower (Tulsa) Hayden Priddy, Piedmont (SWOSU) Raven Prince, Millwood (North Texas) Bre Reid, Piedmont (Southern Utah) Lexi Smith, Bethany (ECU) Bailey Taylor, Shawnee (UCO) Rylie Torrey, Locust Grove (ORU) Dakota Vann, Deer Creek (Loyola-Chicago) Tia Williams, Norman North (ECU) CROSS COUNTRY/TRACK Ben Barrett, Norman North (North Carolina St.) Bryce Balenseifen, Deer Creek (OSU) Rachel Chrisman, Norman North (Embry-Riddle) Olivia Head, McGuinness (Wofford) Morgan Long, Sand Springs (OU) Baylor Nelson, Lincoln Christian (OSU) Donovan Nunley, Edmond Memorial (Pittsburg St.) Harrison Pierce, Edmond Memorial (OCU) Isabella Rose, Norman North (OU) Sierra Thompson, Owasso (SWOSU) EQUESTRIAN Emma Holbrook, Stillwater (OSU) Addie Minnick, Jenks (OSU) FIELD HOCKEY Ellen Payne, Casady (North Carolina) Mercedes Pena, Holland Hall (Saint Louis) FOOTBALL Emmanuel Adesokan, Victory Christian (OBU) Malon Al-Jiboori, Tulsa Union (NEO) Chazdon Anderson, Davis (SNU) Michael Anderson, Owasso (Tulsa) Collin Andrews, Washington (ECU) Estevan Arana, Enid (Emporia St.) Jordan Baker, Glenpool (NWOSU) Jalin Barnett, Lawton (Nebraska) Dustin Basks, Claremore (UCO) Tyler Beasley, Cordell (NWOSU) Bryce Bell, Nowata (NEO) Keaton Bell, Southmoore (ECU) Sammy Benard, Lindsay (UCO) Don Berger, Owasso (St. Mary’s) Bryce Birt, Lawton (SWOSU) Chris Bishop, Lawton (NEO) Shane Block, Yukon (UT-San Antonio) Terrell Bluejacket, Bluejacket (NEO) Malik Boardingham, Anadarko (UCO) Lane Bouse, Beggs (Panhandle St.) Kaleel Bowden, John Marshall (Feather River) Bryson Bowers, Deer Creek (McPherson) Tanner Bowman, Cherokee (NWOSU) Jakob Bradford, Durant (SOSU) Dominique Briggs, Tulsa Union (Coffeyville CC) Bentley Bross, Lawton Eisenhower (OU)* Taggart Brown, Chisholm (NWOSU) Terrel Buchanan, Tulsa Union (NEO) Dayton Campbell, Stillwater (Texas College) Austin Cantrell, Roland (Arkansas) Cyntrell Carden, Stillwater (NEO) Daulton Cardwell, Glenpool (Evangel) Camron Carson, Midwest City (Langston) Trevin Carson, Midwest City (Langston) Pete Carter, Wynnewood (SOSU) Eric Casey, Vian (NEO) Connor Cherry, Lawton MacArthur (Pittsburg St.) Tre’Von Cherry, Tulsa East Central (Grambling) Nathan Christmon, Carl Albert (OSU)* C.J. Citizen, Stillwater (Texas College) Andre Clanton, Millwood (UCO)* Wyatt Clevenger, Tulsa Union (NEO) Tristyn Close, Stroud (SWOSU) Antonio Cole, Edmond North (NEO) Derek Cole, Cascia Hall (Drake) Michael Colston, Midwest City (Langston) Will Collins, Lawton MacArthur (La.-Monroe) Quinton Conaway, Edmond North (Oregon)* Eric Cook, Tulsa Washington (NWOSU) Blake Cooper, Bixby (Central Missouri) Stelen Covel, Casady (Lamar) Jevonte Cross, Tulsa East Central/NEO (Sam Houston St.) L’liott Curry, Guthrie (UCO) Isaac Dake, Tulsa Memorial (Langston) Riley Daniel, Ringling (Baylor) Anthony Daniels, Jenks (NEO) Kerry Daniels, Beggs (SWOSU) Bradley Davis, Berryhill (SNU) Jonathon Dawley, Lexington (SNU) John DelMoral, Westmoore (NEO) Marwin Dickerson, Ada (OBU) Dameko Doddles, Douglass (Wyoming) Danny Donley, Jenks (Drake) Noah Dorton, Dewar (SWOSU) Dewayne Douchette, Lawton (ECU) Marcellous Dowell, Cache (SWOSU) Trent Dunaway, Thomas (SWOSU) Ben Duncan, Jenks (NEO) Zach Duncan, Oologah (Fort Hays St.) Kris’sean Edwards, Tulsa Union (NEO) Carson Epps, Jenks (Iowa St.) Joe Erwin, Jenks (William Penn) Sheldon Estes, Midwest City (NSU) Mason Farquhar, Tulsa Union (SW Baptist) Zach Fisher, Tulsa Union (SNU) Dajorh Fitzgerald, Midwest City (Langston) Dylan Flinn, Snyder (NWOSU) J.D. Flowers, Wynnewood (NEO) Omorrie Franklin, John Marshall (Langston) Jordan Fredrickson, Harrah (SWOSU) Casey Freeman, Newcastle (SWOSU) Davion Freeman, Del City (Wyoming) Corey Ganz, Enid (SWOSU) Mark Garner, Poteau (NEO) Sullie Garner, Mannford (NEO) Bo Garver, Norman North (SWOSU) Devin Gates, Lawton (ECU) Caleb Gatewood, Del City (NEO) Roscoe Gatewood, Midwest City (Emporia St.) Tim Giddings, Casady (Emporia St.) Reece Gilbert, Southmoore (OBU) Jaymes Ginn, Owasso (William Jewell) Malik Givens, Tulsa Washington (Drake) Seth Glasscock, Nowata (OBU) Tristan Gooden, Lawton (NSU) DeOndre Graham, Tulsa Union (NEO) Dahu Green, Westmoore (OU) Gunner Green, Owasso (UCO) Maleek Greenlee, Tulsa Memorial (NSU) Noah Gregory, Thomas (SWOSU) Austin Grotts, Bixby (Tulsa) Cordale Grundy, Tulsa Washington (NEO) Rhett Hall, Westmoore (OBU) Will Hamilton, Tulsa Union (Washburn) Jason Hand, Edmond Memorial (NSU) Mahlik Hanna, Lawton (Pittsburg St.) Khari Harding, Edmond Santa Fe/Auburn (Tulsa) Davis Harker, Tulsa Union (NEO) Trenton Harmon, Garber (NWOSU) Antwan Harris, Broken Arrow (NEO) Cody Harris, Broken Arrow (NEO) Ken Harris, Edmond Santa Fe (Langston) O’Shay Harris, Lone Grove (UCO) T.J. Harris, Tulsa Washington (Arkansas St.) DeMikal Harrison, Midwest City (North Texas) Judge Hartin, Madill (NEO) Doc Harvey, Seminole (NWOSU) Docker Haub, Kingfisher (NWOSU) Ryan Haymaker, Collinsville (NWOSU) Jacques Henderson, Lawton Mac (OBU) J.R. Hensley, Edmond Santa Fe (Hawaii) Jacoby Hicks, Victory Christian (SNU) Razhon Hines, Tulsa Washington (SW Baptist) Duke Hollingsworth, Northeast (OBU) James Houchin, Lone Grove (ECU) Daniel Hubler, Bartlesville (Evangel) Cameron Hunter, McAlester (NSU) KeyOndre Huntley, Tulsa Memorial (NEO) Travis Hytche, Tulsa Rogers (OBU) Coltyn Ingham, Douglass (Haskell) Kaden Jackson, Kingfisher (Wyoming) Nick Jackson, Broken Arrow (William Penn) Noah Jackson, Stillwater (NEO) John Jacobs, Shawnee (East Carolina) Baylor Jenkins, Skiatook (Haskell) Mark Jimmerson, Putnam City (NEO) Jett Jobe, Tuttle (Emporia St.) Dejai Johnson, Midwest City (SWOSU) Denver Johnson, Casady (Iowa St.) Jonathan Johnson, Tulsa East Central (Sam Houston St.) Chris Jones, Lawton (NWOSU) Ian Jones, Cushing (SNU) Bryan Jordan, Tonkawa (NEO) Larry Joubert, Douglass (NEO) Hayden Kaaiohelo, Edmond Memorial (Lamar) Brendan Kane, Yukon (Friends) Chase Kemp, Edmond Memorial (SOSU) Exzavier King, Putnam City West (NEO) Roderick Kirby, Muskogee (NSU) Nathan Knitig, Texhoma (Panhandle St.) John Kolar, Norman North (OSU) Shawn Koscheski, Collinsville (NWOSU) Bryson Lee, Westmoore (OBU) James Lee, Chisholm (NWOSU) Johnathan Lee, Lone Grove (NEO) Trevor Lester, Noble (Panhandle St.) Adrian Lewis, Tulsa Union (NEO) A.J. Lewis, Tulsa Rogers (Langston) James Lewis, Western Heights (NEO) Jordan Littrell, Apache (SNU) Jonah Llanusa, Choctaw (Navy) Alan Lockhart, Talihina (SOSU) Dillon Lohr, Carl Albert (Emporia St.) Kaelon Love, John Marshall (Army) Keagan Macias, Hollis (Wayland Baptist) Trevor Magee, Norman North (OBU) Tyler Marr, Beggs (SWOSU) D’Shaun Martin, Seminole (NEO) Ryan Martin, Tulsa Kelley (Air Force) Cameron Mayberry, Stillwater (Colo. School of Mines) Akylen Mayfield, Tulsa Edison (Independence CC) Floyd McAllister, Lawton Ike (NWOSU) Stephen McClernon, Edmond North (Benedictine) Kevion McGee, Ardmore (NEO) Aaron McKinney, Midwest City (NEO) Rasha McKnight, Tulsa Washington (Midwestern St.) Robert McQuarters, Tulsa Washington (NEO) Byron Mendoza, Westville (NEO) Jack Meservy, Lawton (Middlebury) Tez Miles, Westmoore (NEO) Johnson Miller, OKC Legion (SWOSU) Alec Monsees , Garber (NWOSU) Jakii Moore, Tulsa Webster/UAB (North Texas) Josh Morgan, Shawnee (UCO) Colin Morris, Casady (Colo. School of Mines) LaMarcus Morris, Hartshorne (UCO) Markale Moses, Broken Arrow (South Dakota) Cullen Nail, Midwest City (Langston) DTravius Neal, Spiro (NEO) Tyeson Neals, Moore (NEO) Chase Nevel, Catoosa (NEO) Carlton Oates, Tulsa Memorial (NEO) Terrence Olds, Star Spencer/OU (SNU) Michael Ott, Broken Arrow (William Penn) Marquise Overton, Jenks (OU) DeMarcus Owens, Yukon (New Mexico St.) Deonta Owens, Tulsa Washington (NEO) Jonathan Palmer, Christian Heritage (NEO) David Parker, Mustang (Emporia St.) Josh Parton, Anadarko (NWOSU) Darreyl Patterson, Lawton (Kansas St.) Jacques Penney, Tulsa Washington (NEO) Ben Persall, Newcastle (SNU) Jacob Peyton, Perkins-Tryon (NWOSU) Nolan Philpott, Sequoyah-Tahlequah (NEO) Chris Pogi, Putnam City (New Mexico) Brandon Pollard, Anadarko (OBU) Tyler Potter, Colcord (NEO) Brandon Prather, Stillwater (NEO) Ashton Preston, Edmond Santa Fe (North Texas) Logan Price, Putnam City North (SWOSU) Wendell Prim, Kingfisher (NWOSU) Tryce Prince, Ada (Abilene Chr.) Camren Proby, Casady (Emporia St.) Jared Ragland, Fort Gibson (SNU) Joshua Redmond, Victory Christian (OBU) Jordan Reed, Edmond Memorial (Emporia St.) Keenan Reed, Tulsa Washington (NEO) TomyJo Reider, Tulsa Washington (OBU) Jordan Rickets, Plainview (OBU) Keonric Ricks, Idabel (NEO) Lance Riggs, Davis (SNU) Cagney Roberson, Coweta (OBU) Brooks Robertson, Roland/UCO (SWOSU) Stephan Robinson, Westmoore (NEO) Roman Rodriguez, Wagoner (NSU) Brandon Rolin, Purcell (SWOSU) Alex Rudolf, Durant (OBU) Curtis Rushing, Wynnewood (SOSU) Kalin Sadler, Lawton (Abilene Chr.) Grant Scherber, Deer Creek (UCO) DuJuan Shaw, Midwest City (Langston) Joseph Shells, John Marshall (SNU) Rylee Simon, Vian (OSU)* J.R. Singleton, Fort Gibson (SNU) Brady Smith, Kingfisher (SNU) Brett Smith, Kingfisher (SNU) Carson Smith, Blanchard (UCO) Darrin Smith, Glenpool (McPherson) Jerome Smith, John Marshall (Langston) Riley Smith, McAlester (NSU) Chase Sparks, Putnam City North (Bethel) Emmett Spencer, Tulsa Hale (NWOSU) Cody Spess, Luther (NWOSU) Wyatt Steigerwald, Nowata (NEO) Jace Sternberger, Kingfisher (Kansas) Austin Steward, Edmond North (UCO) Tyler Stilwell, Yukon (UCO) Bennett Stone, Edmond Memorial (OBU) Jared Storey, Newcastle (OBU) Branson Straessle, Glenpool (Emporia St.) Blake Summers, Davis (ECU) Will Sunderland, Midwest City (OU) Jordan Sweat, Edmond Santa Fe (Langston) Matt Tate, Tulsa Union (SWOSU) Corey Taylor, Holland Hall (Air Force) Jacob Test, Texhoma (Panhandle St.) Lorenzo Thomas, Tulsa Union (Air Force) Robert Thomas, Tulsa Union (Missouri St.) Darwin Thompson, Jenks (NEO) Dylan Thompson, Skiatook (Haskell) Mikal Thompson, Lawton (NWOSU) Rudy Thompson, Western Heights (NEO) Quinton Thorp, Cashion (OBU) Marshall Tolson, Pawhuska (UCO) Jesse Turner, Mount St. Mary (Colo. School of Mines) Dillon Twigg, Empire (SNU) Houston Tyler, Southmoore/Citadel (OBU) Jacob Unsicker, Westmoore (SNU) Nathan Varano, Catoosa (NEO) Ashton Vickers, Vian (OBU) T’Quan Wallace, Casady (Emporia St.) Anthony Walker, Tulsa Washington (NEO) James Walker, Putnam City West (UCO) Kyle Walker, Del City (NEO) William Wampler, Broken Arrow (William Penn) Warren Wand, Edmond Memorial (Arkansas St.) Josh Wariboko-Alali, Casady (UCLA) Jaylon Watson, Broken Bow (Wyoming) Tramayne Wauahdooah, Anadarko (NEO) Chance Wenglewski, Tulsa Union (Lindenwood) Braden Wesley, Idabel (NEO) Lorenzo West, Lawton MacArthur (Pittsburg St.) Gerald White, Tipton (SWOSU) McKinley Whitfield, Spiro (Tulsa) Isaac Whitney, Southmoore/Riverside CC (USC) De’Aundre Wilkins, Pocola (NEO) Daxton Williams, Eufaula (UCO) Justin Williams, Bixby (NEO) Dalton Wood, McAlester (OU) Gary Woods, Casady (Emporia St.) Jake Woodson, Wagoner (NSU) Creede Wright, Velma-Alma (OBU) Demeco Wright, Midwest City (Langston) Tristan Wyatt, Shawnee (Tulsa) Nick Yates, Marlow (SWOSU) Cody Young, Western Heights (NEO) Devontrae Young, Lawton Mac (OBU) BOYS GOLF Rhett Bechtel, Edmond North (SNU) John Bonaobra, Tulsa Union (Central Missouri) Cody Burrows, Chickasha (ORU) Brad Dalke, Hobart (OU) Quade Cummins, Weatherford (OU) Brett Hagan, Edmond Santa Fe (SNU) Thomas Johnson, Norman North (OU) J.T. Neuzil, Bixby (UCO) Arjun Reddy, Holland Hall (Drake) Tyson Reeder, Edmond North (OSU) Ethan Smith, OCS (OC) Logan Smoak, Edmond Santa Fe (SNU) GIRLS GOLF Elizabeth Freeman, Casady (OC) Kathryn Goodwin, Riverfield Country Day (OC) Shannen Stewart, Broken Arrow (OBU) LACROSSE Corey Perron, Edmond Memorial (Missouri Valley) Joey Provost, Edmond North (St. Gregory’s) ROWING Emily Vittitow, Norman North (OU) BOYS SOCCER Junior Andrade, Santa Fe South (OBU) Jake Burger, Edmond Memorial (Fort Lewis) Carson Cacciatore, Norman North (Central Arkansas) Quinton Carey, Edmond Memorial (Regis) Wyatt Carroll, Putnam City North (Barton County) Andrew DeLapaz, Tulsa East Central (Rose St.) Ethan Dvorak, Norman North (OBU) Camilo Haller, Casady (Washington, Mo.) Jacob Jerles, Norman North (Central Arkansas) Matthew McLaughlin, Heritage Hall (SMU) Myles Moore, Edmond Santa Fe (OBU) Cooper Mosely, Chickasha (Harding) Michael Ojada, Edmond Memorial (OC) Austin Parker, Deer Creek (USAO) Ricardo Perez, Tulsa Union (NSU) Keegan Radichel, Mustang (SNU) Munashe Raranje, Jenks (Tulsa) Martin Romero, Southmoore (OBU) Cutter Smith, Mustang (SNU) Tristan Tippeconic, Edmond Memorial (Northeastern-Boston) Jacob Tunney, Edmond North (OBU) GIRLS SOCCER Skylar Bozarth, Bethany (Oklahoma Wesleyan) Kelsi Bussert, Bethany (SNU) Bianca Cardenas, Piedmont (USAO) Sara Clarke, Tulsa Edison (OCU) Bri Demuth, Jenks (OCU) Hailey Drylie, Edmond Memorial (ECU) Catlin Harris, Piedmont (USAO) Casey Herndon, Putnam City North (UCO) Jordan Huereca, Edmond North (SW Christian) Kathryn Huff, Edmond Homeschool (John Brown) Brandi Hutchison, Mustang (USAO) Luka Joyner, Norman North (OU) Tifani Langston, Lawton MacArthur (Bethel) Alina Magruder, Mustang (Iowa) Vanessa McGee, Moore (Rose St.) Sage Moore, Norman North (Nebraska-Omaha) Addy Pritchard, Oologah (Rogers St.) Victoria Segui, Putnam City North (Cowley County) Ashley Snider, Edmond Santa Fe (UCO) Samantha Snow, Lawton Eisenhower/NEO (Rogers St.) Natalie Speer, Stillwater (Rose St.) Tayler Stover, Broken Arrow (Rogers St.) Alissa Tapp, Ponca City (Rose St.) Taylor Williams, Claremore (Rogers St.) Kristin Wilpitz, Norman North (OU) Haley Woodard, Norman North (OSU) Marlo Zoller, Jenks (OSU) SOFTBALL Larie Amos, Westmoore (SWOSU) Erika Brandenburg, Mooreland (Southern Illinois) Michelle Brandon, Piedmont (ECU) Maci Brush, Amber-Pocasset (Rose St.) Katie Carollo, Tuttle (Rogers St.) Jayden Chestnut, Mustang (OU) Caleigh Clifton, Wayne (OU) Dakota Clouse, Amber-Pocasset (Rose St.) Dru Collins, Norman North (Seminole St.) Annie Combs, Tuttle (Cameron) Hannah Danielson, Edmond North (Hutchinson CC) Lacey Davidson, Community Christian (OC) Demi Dobbs, Moore (Rose St.) Kayon Dunn, Edmond North (NOC) Mariah Ewy, Perry (ECU) Bry Flanagan, Bethel (Creighton) Ashley Fletcher, Maud (South Alabama) Katelyn Gamble, Edmond North (Rogers St.) Taryn Gray, Wyandotte (NSU) Sidney Green, Westmoore (USAO) Kelsey Harmon, Washington (NSU) JoBi Heath, Edmond Santa Fe (UCO) Kim Herron, Bethel (Dodge City CC) Courtney Hickman, Tupelo (Rose St.) Madison Hussey, Southmoore (Independence CC) Michal Hylton, Wayne (Creighton) Kyla Ibarra, Hilldale (NSU) Poetry Jameson, Northwest Classen (Rose St.) Nicole Jarvis, Luther (NOC-Enid) Jessica Johnson, Pioneer (Rose St.) Casey Jones, Mustang (Seminole St.) Keely Kingsley, Putnam City North (Rose St.) Dagan Lampkin, Washington (Seminole St.) Erica Martinez, Purcell (Rose St.) Jenifer Marwitz, Mount St. Mary (Kansas) Madison Morris, Piedmont (SWOSU) Alyssa Osterdock, Henryetta (Cameron) Kati Phillips, Sequoyah-Tahlequah (NSU) Ronnie Quinton, Putnam City North (NOC) Baylee Ratliff, Sequoyah-Tahlequah (NSU) Raegan Rogers, Bridge Creek (OU) Kaylee Sallee, Noble (Cowley County) Kirsten Scott, El Reno (OC) Kacey Taylor, Edmond Memorial (Rose St.) Bailey Thompson, Deer Creek (North Texas) Kasady Uhr, Mount St. Mary (St. Gregory’s) Ali Turner, Verdigris (NSU) Mykaela Wallace, Henryetta (SOSU) Abbey Warren, Marlow (Cameron) Emily Wassinger, Frederick (Cameron) Casady Webb, Davis (North Texas) Bridget White, Edmond North (OC) Makayla White, Edmond Memorial (Rose St.) Bailey Whitmore, Westmoore (OCU) Rylee Willmon, Luther (NOC-Enid) SWIMMING Breonna Barker, Broken Arrow (Kansas) Mason McCauley, Bartlesville (William Jewell) Avery Niemann, Heritage Hall (Denver) Ally Robertson, Edmond North (TCU) Conner St. John, Piedmont (Saint Louis) Justin Wu, Norman North (Harvard) TENNIS Alex Bowers, Duncan (OBU) David Burdick, Norman North (Southwestern, Kan.) 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Olivia Hauger, Tulsa Washington (California) Jordan Henry, Southmoore (Abilene Christian) Spencer Papa, Edmond (OU) BOYS VOLLEYBALL Logan Agnello, Casady (Missouri Baptist) GIRLS VOLLEYBALL Audrey Alford, Norman North (OU) Anna Bezhan, Holland Hall (Stetson) Maddie Flemmons, Bethany (SW Christian) Cassidy Hackett, Edmond Memorial (NWOSU) Taylor Horton, Edmond Santa Fe (UCO) Rachel Manriquez, Edmond North/Iowa St. (OU) Serena Mar, Lincoln Christian (SW Baptist) Baleigh Murphy, Edmond Santa Fe (UCO) Ijeoma Njenje, McGuinness (UCO) Heather Ann Pruitt, Choctaw (SW Christian) Livi Schiffner, Edmond Memorial (Midwestern) Jordan Spence, Edmond Santa Fe (UCO) WRESTLING Kaid Brock, Stillwater (OSU) Nathan Daniels, Del City (OCU) Jacob Fontanez, Stillwater (Army) Hayden Hansen, Norman North (OU) Davion Jeffries, Broken Arrow (OU) Becka Leathers, Choctaw (OCU) Boo Lewallen, Yukon (OSU) Dylan Lucas, Plainview (OU) Dustin Mason, Tuttle (OCU) Christian Moody, Collinsville (OU) Keegan Moore, Putnam City (West Virginia) Zachary Moore, Putnam City (West Virginia) Tristan Moran, Stillwater (OSU) Markus Simmons, Broken Arrow (Iowa St.) Joe Smith, Stillwater (OSU) *-Will walk on Know of a player who signed a letter of intent but isn't on this list? 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Nearly 44 years ago Doug Tolin picked up his diploma from Bartlesville Sooner High School and headed off into the mysterious wonderland known as the future.Choosing a career as a coach, Tolin eventually put down roots — in 2000 — as the head men’s basketball skipper at Oklahoma Baptist University.Following 15 seasons — including the NAIA-I national championship year of 2009-10 — Tolin is...
Tolin retires; bracket time again
Mike Tupa, Associated Press | Mar 17, 2015Nearly 44 years ago Doug Tolin picked up his diploma from Bartlesville Sooner High School and headed off into the mysterious wonderland known as the future. Choosing a career as a coach, Tolin eventually put down roots — in 2000 — as the head men’s basketball skipper at Oklahoma Baptist University. Following 15 seasons — including the NAIA-I national championship year of 2009-10 — Tolin is retiring, according to a press release on the OBU website. Slated to enter today into the NAIA Hall of Fame, Tolin’s OBU Bison teams captured 402 wins, made the NAIA tourney 14 out of 15 seasons, came home as NAIA national runner-up in 2002, and advanced three times to the Final Four. After graduating in 1971, from Sooner High, Tolin attended East Central University. He already belongs to the OBU Athletic Hall of Fame and the Oklahoma Basketball Coaches Association Hall of Fame. Tolin’s coaching legacy lives on in the form of Kyle Tolin, who is a head coach at the University of Arkansas-Monticello, which is a member of the Great American Conference. The GAC holds its postseason tourney in Bartlesville, which means that in March 2016, Kyle could be coaching his team in the Bartlesville Bruin Fieldhouse. Best of luck for Doug Tolin in all that awaits ahead. Bracket time Oh, I hate this! Without further ado, here is my obligatory NCAA men’s bracket: Play in winners: Hampton, BYU, Robert Morris, Boise State. First round winners: MIDWEST—Kentucky, Purdue, West Virginia, Valparaiso, Butler, Notre Dame, Indiana, Kansas; WEST—Wisconsin, Oregon, Arkansas, North Carolina, BYU, Baylor, Ohio State, Arizona; EAST—Villanova, LSU, Wyoming, Louisville, Boise State, Oklahoma, Michigan State, Virginia; SOUTH—Duke, St. John’s, Stephen F. Austin, Eastern Washington, UCLA, Iowa State, Iowa, Gonzaga. Second round winners: MIDWEST—Kentucky, Valparaiso, Butler, Indiana; WEST—Wisconsin, North Carolina, BYU, Ohio State; EAST—Villanova, Louisville, Boise State, Virginia; SOUTH—Duke, Eastern Washington, Iowa State, Gonazaga Sweet 16 winners: Kentucky, Butler, North Carolina, Ohio State, Louisville, Virginia, Duke, Iowa State. Elite Eight winners: Kentucky, North Carolina, Virginia, Iowa State. Final Four winners: North Carolina, Iowa State. National champion: North Carolina. ——— ©2015 the Bartlesville Examiner-Enterprise (Bartlesville, Okla.) Visit the Bartlesville Examiner-Enterprise (Bartlesville, Okla.) at www.examiner-enterprise.com Distributed by Tribune Content Agency, LLC _____ Topics: g000065650,g000362661,g000066164,g000065682,g000065598,g000065627,g000366003,g000065617,g000218836,g000065696,g000220400,g000065579,g000065603
BARTLESVILLE — East Central reached a pair of milestones in its 78-58 win against Southern Nazarene in Friday's second Great American Conference Men’s Basketball Championship quarterfinal.For the first time since the 1997-98 season, the Tigers won a postseason game and reached the 20-win mark.The Tigers (20-9) jumped out quickly on a Crimson Storm (13-14) squad making their first appearance at...
ECU men advance, women ousted in GAC playoffs
Courtesy Great American Conference, Associated Press | Mar 7, 2015BARTLESVILLE — East Central reached a pair of milestones in its 78-58 win against Southern Nazarene in Friday's second Great American Conference Men’s Basketball Championship quarterfinal. For the first time since the 1997-98 season, the Tigers won a postseason game and reached the 20-win mark. The Tigers (20-9) jumped out quickly on a Crimson Storm (13-14) squad making their first appearance at the GAC Championships following a three-year transition into NCAA Division II. ECU opened up early leads of 11-4 and 24-9. A 3-pointer at the first-half horn by Brandon Lucas, the Tigers' eighth 3-point connection of the game, gave them a 43-27 advantage. East Central shot 53.3 percent over the opening 20 minutes. In the second half, East Central kept Southern Nazarene at bay, never letting the Crimson Storm inch any closer than 13 points. The Tigers — who led by as many as 25 down the stretch — continued to shoot the ball well, improving to 54.5 percent in the second half. Donovan Halsel proved to have the hottest hand as he finished the night a perfect 7-for-7 from the field, including 5-for-5 from the 3-point arc for a career-high 19 points. Lucas finished 4-of-5 and added 14 points. First-Team All-GAC guard Stirling Thomas added 11 points. Thomas and Braxton Reeves each increased their season's 3-point field goal total to 91, four away from matching the conference's single single-season mark in the category. Corey McCrary led the Crimson Storm with 14 points on 4-of-7 shooting and 3-of-4 from the 3-point arc. C.J. Rodriguez added eight points, seven rebounds and four assists. The Tigers battled Harding in a Saturday night semifinal contest. Each team earned a win on their home floor this season. Harding won 87-80 on Jan. 15 in Searcy, while East Central won 78-76 on Jan. 21 in Ada. In that contest, Reeves won the game with a 3-pointer as time expired. Arkansas-Monticello turns back East Central women BARTLESVILLE — Arkansas-Monticello turned to its first-team All-Great American Conference selection, Jordan Goforth, to secure its first GAC Women’s Basketball Championship win and the junior responded with nine straight points late to salt away the Cotton Blossoms 63-54 victory against East Central in Thursday’s final quarterfinal contest from the Bruin Fieldhouse. Up by only two points with just over six minutes remaining, Goforth stretched the lead to seven as she hit a 3-pointer, another jump shot and four free throws over a five-minute span. Conversely, East Central (15-12) went 1-for-7 from the field with a turnover in that span. The Cotton Blossoms (14-12) made 10 of their last 12 free throws down the stretch to earn the win. Goforth finished with 24 points and seven rebounds. She hit 3-of-5 from the 3-point arc and added three assists in her 37 minutes of play. Tori Nichols added 13 points and Nikki Mullen went 9-for-10 from the free-throw line en route to contributing 11 points. East Central closed out the first year of the Matt Cole coaching era by shooting only 37.1 percent in the loss. The Tigers’ All-GAC selections — Dilan Webster, Erin Walling and Taylor Fischer — struggled to find the range all night as the trio shot just 13-of-41 from the field. Webster did notch a double-double with 12 points and 10 rebounds. Walling, a graduate of Ada High School, scored 14 points to lead the ECU offense. Webster finished seventh on the ECU career points list with 1,260. The game was the final game for seniors Fischer, Janee Garza, Ashleigh Kelman-Poto, Walling and Webster. The group helped turn the Lady Tigers around from an 8-19 season in 2011-12 to 19-9 records in 2012-13 and 2013-14.
Area Class 6A Boys At Deer Creek Putnam West 89, Yukon 49 Edmond Santa Fe 56, Southmoore 47 At Tulsa Rogers Jenks 61, Owasso 56 Midwest City 53, Bartlesville 41 At Tulsa Memorial Tulsa Union 67, Broken Arrow 36 Tulsa Washington 57, Sand Springs 51 At Westmoore Mustang 68, Norman North 52 Edmond Memorial 73, Putnam North 69 Class 5A Boys At Catoosa Tulsa Memorial 50, Pryor 47 Miami 70, Shawnee...
High school basketball results: Friday, March 6
Mar 6, 2015Area Class 6A Boys At Deer Creek Putnam West 89, Yukon 49 Edmond Santa Fe 56, Southmoore 47 At Tulsa Rogers Jenks 61, Owasso 56 Midwest City 53, Bartlesville 41 At Tulsa Memorial Tulsa Union 67, Broken Arrow 36 Tulsa Washington 57, Sand Springs 51 At Westmoore Mustang 68, Norman North 52 Edmond Memorial 73, Putnam North 69 Class 5A Boys At Catoosa Tulsa Memorial 50, Pryor 47 Miami 70, Shawnee 53 At Edmond North Carl Albert 48, Deer Creek 46 El Reno 67, Lawton MacArthur 54 At Moore Lawton Eisenhower 94, Ardmore 63 Southeast 73, Western Heights 70 At Tulsa Webster Tulsa Edison 52, Coweta 34 Tulsa Kelley 62, Northwest 48 Class 4A Boys At Edmond Memorial Weatherford 57, Kingfisher 51 St. Mary 72, Newcastle 63 At Sapulpa Jay def. Tulsa Webster Locust Grove def. Catoosa At Shawnee Douglass 63, Chickasha 35 Purcell 49, Harding Charter Prep 31 At Henryetta Fort Gibson 99, Tecumseh 38 Byng 42, Ada 36 Girls At Edmond Memorial Woodward 62, Elk City 51 Newcastle 67, Kingfisher 45 At Sapulpa Berryhill 38, Jay 36 Tulsa Webster 66, Oologah 59 At Shawnee Tuttle 55, Chickasha 44 Cache 49, Blanchard 34 At Henryetta Broken Bow 51, Ada 46 Plainview 52, Roland 47 Class 3A Boys At Cushing Hennessey 77, Oklahoma Christian 64 Riverside 61, Chisholm 60 At Skiatook Lincoln Christian 69, Adair 59 Meeker 72, Cascia Hall 55 At Ada Marlow 60, Eufaula 42 Okmulgee 71, Lindsay 58 At Quinton Spiro 61, Kingston 52 Idabel 85, Hartshorne 64 Girls At Cushing Perkins 53, Luther 50 Heritage Hall 55, Hennessey 43 At Skiatook Metro Christian 57, Verdigris 42 Cascia Hall 58, Kansas 47 At Ada Comanche 53, Okemah 36 Lindsay 50, Beggs 41 At Quinton Davis 51, Spiro 29 Vian 58, Salina 42 Class 2A Boys At SWOSU (Weatherford) Chr. Heritage 49, Dale 47 Carnegie 56, Hooker 45 At Sperry Oklahoma Bible 55, Pioneer 52 Ketchum 47, Caney Valley 40 At Byng Kiefer 72, Tushka 54 Northeast 54, Silo 52 At Wilburton Howe 60, Central Sallisaw 50 Haworth 63, Summit Christian 46 Girls At SWOSU (Weatherford) Minco 52, Watonga 46 Mangum 51, Hobart 41 At Sperry Tonkawa 60, Drumright 38 Ketchum 47, Caney Valley 40 At Byng Community Christian 67, Healdton 43 Kiefer 71, Caddo 69 At Wilburton Quinton 45, Pocola 23 Wright City 57, Warner 46
Spectators at this week’s Great American Conference championship basketball tournament will have the opportunity to see some of the top women’s players in NCAA Division II.The 16-team tourney — which consists of an eight-team men’s bracket and an eight-team women’s bracket — is set to get underway Thursday at the Bartlesville High School Bruin Fieldhouse.This is the fourth-consecutive year the...
GAC stat leaders
Mike Tupa, Associated Press | Mar 4, 2015Spectators at this week’s Great American Conference championship basketball tournament will have the opportunity to see some of the top women’s players in NCAA Division II. The 16-team tourney — which consists of an eight-team men’s bracket and an eight-team women’s bracket — is set to get underway Thursday at the Bartlesville High School Bruin Fieldhouse. This is the fourth-consecutive year the Bartlesville Sports Commission has hosted the event, which determines the GAC men and women’s champions, which will automatically qualify for the NCAA-II regionals. Thursday’s action will feature four women’s quarterfinals. The men’s quarterfinals will take place Friday. The women’s semifinals are set for Saturday afternoon, followed by the men’s semifinals on Saturday night. The women’s championship game is slated for 1 p.m. Sunday, followed by the men’s final. The GAC women’s teams are deep with nationally-recognized talent. Arkansas Tech’s Fatima Adams is the nation’s sixth-leading scorer (21.3 ppg) and is in the top 50 in rebounding (9.7 rpg). Henderson State’s Aungelique Sledge is averaging 20.8 ppg — which is 14th highest in the nation — and 7.0 rpg. Perhaps the most dangerous GAC women’s player in attendance at the tourney will be Harding’s Arielle Saunders. She will be the conference’s lone athlete (men or women) who is averaging a double-double — 16.5 ppg (85th in the nation) and 11.1 rpg (19th in the nation). She’s also tied for 15th in the nation with 16 double-doubles. Southeastern Oklahoma’s Emily Williams is pumping in 18.3 ppg (39th in the nation) and pulled down 7.4 rpg. She’s almost among the GAC’s top playmakers (3.2 assists per game). Chelsea Bates of Southwestern Oklahoma and Erin Walling of East Central are both ranked in the top 45 in the nation in assist/turnover ratio, at 1.83 each. Southeastern Oklahoma freshman Olivia Potter has hit 78 three-pointers, ranking her 12th in the nation. Arkansas-Monticello’s Jordan Goforth is the nation’s sixth-most accurate free throw shooter (105-115, .913); she is averaging 17.9 ppg. Unfortunately for those in attendance at the tourney, one of the conference’s most vibrant powers, Aminata Fall of Southern Nazarene University, won’t be on the court, as SNU failed to qualify. Fall is the nation’s fifth-leading scorer (21.3 ppg) and 18th top rebounder (11.2 rpg). Note: the stats listed above are as of Feb. 26 and don’t include the numbers or rankings after last weekend’s regular season finales. Women Scoring Player School Total FGs 3pters FTs Avg. Aminata Fall Southern Nazarene 198 30 129 21.3 Fatima Adams Arkansas Tech 203 1 121 21.1 Aungelique Sledge Henderson State 205 44 87 20.8 Emily Williams SE Oklahoma 147 31 180 18.0 Jordan Goforth Ark-Monticello 147 30 105 17.9 Arielle Saunders Harding 174 3 92 17.0 Anissa Pounds Ark. Tech 124 59 50 13.7 Abby Boyd Southern Nazarene 115 66 54 13.5 Dilan Webster East Central 145 3 56 13.4 Rose Bryant Southern Arkansas 140 1 59 13.1 Breanna Harris Ouachita Baptist 126 36 65 13.1 Rebounding Player School Off. Def. Avg. Aminata Fall Southern Nazarene 45 249 11.3 Arielle Saunders Harding 75 215 11.2 Fatima Adams Ark. Tech 77 165 9.7 Jessica Penner SW Oklahoma 88 125 8.9 Korina Chapman SW Oklahoma 36 181 8.3 Emily Williams SE Oklahoma 32 175 7.4 Aungelique Sledge Henderson State 39 152 7.3 Assists Player School Total Avg. Chelsea Bates SW Oklahoma 106 4.1 Katrina Hayden Ark. Tech 105 4.0 A’ndrea Haney Harding 95 3.7 Erin Walling East Central 86 3.4 Emily Williams SE Oklahoma 90 3.2 Assist/Turnover ratio Player School A/T ratio Chelsea Bates SW Oklahoma 1.8 Erin Walling East Central 1.7 A’ndrea Haney Harding 1.5 Katrina Hayden Ark. Tech 1.2 Anissa Pounds Ark. Tech 1.1 ——— ©2015 the Bartlesville Examiner-Enterprise (Bartlesville, Okla.) Visit the Bartlesville Examiner-Enterprise (Bartlesville, Okla.) at www.examiner-enterprise.com Distributed by Tribune Content Agency, LLC _____ Topics: t000008056,t000003183,t000003277,g000362661,g000065603,g000066164,g000065702
Here is a look at scores from Monday's high school basketball playoff games from around the state.
High school basketball: Monday's playoff scores
FROM STAFF REPORTS | Mar 3, 2015CLASS A AREA I At Enid Event Center Beaver 67, Texhoma 63 Seiling 39, Calumet 36 (girls) AREA II At Glenpool Okay 52, Okla. Christian Aca. 40 Glencoe 60, Woodland 53 (girls) AREA III At Chickasha Canute 49, Hydro-Eakly 40 Snyder 45, Thomas 42 Velma-Alma 74, Hydro-Eakly 60 (girls) Thomas 45, Cheyenne 43 (girls) AREA IV At Ada Rattan 56, Clayton 45 Kiowa 52, Stuart 25 Kiowa 79, Sterling 60 (girls) Rattan 42, Stonewall 41 (girls) —————————— CLASS B AREA II At Stroud Cimarron 70, Kinta 46 Burlington 46, DC-Lamont 26 (girls) AREA III At Cache Hammon 55, Big Pasture 39 Fort Cobb-Broxton 70, Tipton 51 Fort Cobb-Broxton 62, Indiahoma 45 (girls) Erick 36, Asher 23 (girls) AREA IV At Colbert Chattanooga 49, Leflore 48 Red Oak 43, Whitesboro 28 Caney 60, Bokoshe 47 (girls) Red Oak 47, Chattanooga 35 (girls) ——————————- REGIONALS CLASS 6A BOYS WEST Reg. 1 at Mustang Southmoore 73, Moore 53 Mustang 107, U.S. Grant 51 Reg. 2 at Norman North Edmond Santa Fe 62, Westmoore 47 Norman North 80, Choctaw 55 Reg. 3 at Edmond Memorial Yukon 57, McGuinness 53 Edmond Memorial 69, Norman 34 Reg. 4 at Putnam West Putnam North 76, Lawton 63 Putnam West 90, Del City 45 EAST Reg. 1 at Owasso Sand Springs 69, Edmond North 65 Owasso 79, Ponca City 44 Reg. 2 at Tulsa Washington Jenks 71, Sapulpa 42 Tulsa Washington 57, Stillwater 47 Reg. 3 at Midwest City Tulsa Union 54, Muskogee 44 Midwest City 68, Bixby 53 Reg. 4 at Broken Arrow Bartlesville 74, Putnam City 61 Broken Arrow 73, Enid 46 CLASS 6A GIRLS WEST Reg. 1 at Southmoore Southmoore 56, Yukon 37 Reg. 2 at Choctaw Choctaw 41, Edmond Memorial 30 Reg. 3 at Edmond Santa Fe Edmond Santa Fe 47, Norman North 41, OT Reg. 4 at Westmoore Putnam West 60, Westmoore 57 EAST Reg. 1 at Muskogee Muskogee 61, Bixby 34 Reg. 4 at Sapulpa Sapulpa 72, Sand Springs 38 —————————— CLASS 5A BOYS WEST Reg. 1 at Lawton Ike Lawton Mac 60, Piedmont 56 Lawton Ike 86, Durant 44 Reg. 2 at Ardmore El Reno 79, Guthrie 47 Ardmore 70, Noble 55 Reg. 3 at Deer Creek Southeast def. Guymon Deer Creek 88, Altus 48 Reg. 4 at Carl Albert Western Heights 50, Duncan 43 Carl Albert 100, Capitol Hill 57 EAST Reg. 1 at Tulsa Memorial Tulsa Kelley 52, McAlester 50 Tulsa Memorial 77, Tulsa Hale 51 Reg. 2 at Pryor Northwest 64, Tulsa East Central 43 Pryor 74, Skiatook 53 Reg. 3 at Tulsa Edison Miami 54, Grove 40 Tulsa Edison 48, Claremore 41 CLASS 5A GIRLS WEST Reg. 2 at Guthrie Ardmore 45, Guthrie 42 Reg. 4 at Piedmont Piedmont 37, Lawton Ike 36 EAST Reg. 1 at T. East Central Tulsa East Central 72, Skiatook 21 Reg. 2 at Claremore Shawnee 43, Claremore 38 Reg. 4 at Collinsville Collinsville 68, Tulsa Memorial 32 —————————— CLASS 4A AREA I Winners Bracket At Newcastle Anadarko 45, Newcastle 31 Anadarko 65, Newcastle 45 (girls) Losers Bracket At Kingfisher Mount St. Mary 58, Cleveland 50 Kingfisher 59, Mount St. Mary 47 (girls) At Newcastle Weatherford 62, Elk City 52 Elk City 44, Weatherford 38 (girls) AREA II Losers Bracket At Catoosa Catoosa 59, Inola 49 Inola 72, Catoosa 28 (girls) At Oologah Jay 87, Seq. Claremore 59 Tulsa Rogers 51, Wagoner 30 (girls) AREA III Losers Bracket At Blanchard Seminole 61, McLoud 57 Harding Charter 42, Sulphur 32 Pauls Valley 50, Seminole 49, OT (girls) Blanchard 55, Sulphur 45 (girls) At Purcell Star Spencer 66, Cache 45 Douglass 91, Elgin 34 Purcell 60, Lone Grove 40 (girls) Tuttle 76, Douglass 42 (girls) AREA IV Losers Bracket At Checotah Ada 46, Muldrow 32 Poteau 57, Checotah 48 Roland 53, Sallisaw 47 (girls) Muldrow 52, Stilwell 47 (girls) At Bethel Hilldale 55, Plainview 35 Tecumseh 62, Broken Bow 41 Mannford 40, Byng 35 (girls) Broken Bow 50, Tecumseh 39 (girls) —————————— CLASS 3A AREA I Winners Bracket At Heritage Hall Heritage Hall 71, Oklahoma Christian 38 Chisholm 56, Perkins 48 (girls) Losers Bracket At Heritage Hall Chisholm 50, Perkins 46 Heritage Hall 53, Newkirk 42 (girls) At Millwood Hennessey 54, Chandler 41 Riverside 47, Chandler 37 (girls) AREA II Losers Bracket At Sperry Cascia Hall 58, Pawhuska 28 Chelsea 64, Perry 40 (girls) At Verdigris Nowata 60, Kansas 56 Morris 65, Meeker 58 (girls) AREA III Losers Bracket At Marlow Marietta 55, Lexington 35 Lindsay 67, Washington 59 Lindsay 84, Lexington 37 (girls) Marlow 57, Centennial 47 (girls) At Okemah Eufaula 60, Bethel 57 Okemah 77, Okmulgee 57 (girls) AREA IV Losers Bracket At Muskogee Civic Center Hartshorne 64, Keys 44 Salina 49, Wilburton 32 Heavener 52, Keys 48 (girls) Salina 61, Wilburton 34 (girls) At Atoka Kingston 68, Vian 35 Hugo 54, Tishomingo 47 Kingston 48, Valliant 35 (girls) Davis 46, Tishomingo 43 (girls) —————————— CLASS 2A AREA I Losers Bracket At Merritt Mooreland 78, Mangum 56 Hooker 59, Frederick 50 Mangum 41, Hooker 38 (girls) Sayre 46, Chr. Heritage 33 (girls) At Amber-Pocasset Crossings Christian 55, Walters 54 Dale 59, Minco 45 Minco 55, Amber-Pocasset 35 (girls) Carnegie 42, Central Marlow 30 (girls) AREA II Losers Bracket At Blackwell Alva 88, Oklahoma Union 67 Quapaw 43, Hominy 38 Caney Valley 41, Pioneer 36 (girls) Pawnee 36, Afton 28 (girls) At Skiatook Crescent 56, Rejoice Christian 47 Chouteau 45, Yale 40 (girls) AREA III Losers Bracket At Kiefer Stratford 65, Community Chr. 55 Kiefer 58, Wayne 49 (girls) At Latta Calera 60, Wilson 46 Tushka 63, Healdton 43 Tushka 63, Elmore City 51 (girls) Healdton 49, Calera 33 (girls) AREA IV Losers Bracket At Preston Quinton 71, Konawa 65 Summit Christian 74, Liberty 50 Konawa vs. Central Sallisaw (girls) Warner 58, Oktaha 52 (girls) At Talihina Howe 54, Canadian 51 Crowder def. Wright City Pocola 51, Wister 50 (girls) Panama 43, Haworth 30 (girls)
Area Class A AREA III At Chickasha Thomas 56, Canute 44 Cheyenne 59, Velma-Alma 26 (girls) AREA IV At Ada Stuart 68, Rattan 46 Kiowa 52, Stonewall 45 (girls) Class B AREA III At Cache Tipton 55, Hammon 45 Fort Cobb-Broxton 78, Asher 36 (girls) AREA IV At Colbert Chattanooga 35, Whitesboro 33 Chattanooga 43, Caney 31 (girls) Regionals Class 6A Boys WEST Reg. 1 at Mustang Mustang 87, Southmoore...
High school basketball results: Tuesday, March 4
Mar 3, 2015Area Class A AREA III At Chickasha Thomas 56, Canute 44 Cheyenne 59, Velma-Alma 26 (girls) AREA IV At Ada Stuart 68, Rattan 46 Kiowa 52, Stonewall 45 (girls) Class B AREA III At Cache Tipton 55, Hammon 45 Fort Cobb-Broxton 78, Asher 36 (girls) AREA IV At Colbert Chattanooga 35, Whitesboro 33 Chattanooga 43, Caney 31 (girls) Regionals Class 6A Boys WEST Reg. 1 at Mustang Mustang 87, Southmoore 40 Reg. 2 at Norman North Norman North 82, Edmond Santa Fe 80 Reg. 3 at Edmond Memorial Yukon 64, Edmond Memorial 56 Reg. 4 at Putnam West Putnam West 96, Putnam North 57 EAST Reg. 1 at Owasso Owasso 65, Sand Springs 46 Reg. 2 at Tulsa Washington Jenks 61, Tulsa Washington 52 Reg. 3 at Midwest City Tulsa Union 78, Midwest City 50 Reg. 4 at Broken Arrow Broken Arrow 58, Bartlesville 56, OT Class 6A Girls EAST Reg. 2 at Broken Arrow Broken Arrow 68, Tulsa Washington 55 Reg. 3 at Midwest City Midwest City 52, Owasso 50 Class 5A Boys WEST Reg. 1 at Lawton Ike Lawton Ike 77, Lawton Mac 35 Reg. 2 at Ardmore Ardmore 67, El Reno 58 Reg. 3 at Deer Creek Deer Creek 65, Southeast 52, OT Reg. 4 at Carl Albert Carl Albert 75, Western Heights 46 EAST Reg. 1 at Tulsa Memorial Tulsa Memorial 47, Tulsa Kelley 41 Reg. 2 at Pryor Pryor 65, Northwest 53 Reg. 3 at Tulsa Edison Tulsa Edison 59, Miami 49 Class 5A Girls WEST Reg. 1 at Deer Creek Deer Creek 63, Altus 36 Reg. 3 at Carl Albert Carl Albert 38, El Reno 34 EAST Reg. 3 at Tulsa Edison Tulsa Edison 72, Grove 48 Class 4A AREA I At Kingfisher Mount St. Mary 57, Woodward 53 Victory Christian 38, Kingfisher 36 Kingfisher 45, Cushing 30 (girls) Victory Christian 48, Woodward 44 (girls) AREA II At Catoosa Catoosa 52, Bristow 32 Tulsa Central 72, Tulsa Webster 70, OT Tulsa Webster 48, Inola 34 (girls) Vinita 47, Berryhill 40 (girls) At Oologah Jay 76, Tulsa Rogers 63 Tulsa McLain 56, Locust Grove 48 Jay 45, Tulsa Rogers 44 (girls) Locust Grove 66, Oologah 38 (girls) AREA III At Blanchard Harding Charter 72, Seminole 54 Harrah 67, Chickasha 40 Blanchard 55, Pauls Valley 44 (girls) Harrah 45, Chickasha 31 (girls) At Purcell Douglass 62, Star Spencer 54 Tuttle 48, Purcell 38 Tuttle 59, Purcell 54 (girls) Elgin 52, Cache 40 (girls) AREA IV At Checotah Ada 53, Poteau 40 Stilwell 61, Fort Gibson 57 Roland 53, Muldrow 43 (girls) Fort Gibson 50, Ada 33 (girls) At Bethel Tecumseh 61, Hilldale 55 Mannford 46, Byng 35 Broken Bow 57, Mannford 53 (girls) Hilldale 56, Plainview 49 (girls) Class 3A AREA I At Millwood Hennessey 49, Luther 38 Millwood 63, Riverside 59 Luther 61, Riverside 45 (girls) Millwood 32, Hennessey 26 (girls) AREA II At Sperry Cascia Hall 54, Metro Christian 35 Sperry 68, Adair 62 Cascia Hall 40, Chelsea 22 (girls) Adair 58, Metro Christian 31 (girls) At Verdigris Lincoln Christian 59, Nowata 42 Verdigris 89, Meeker 55 Verdigris 56, Morris 49 (girls) Lincoln Christian 47, Kansas 24 (girls) AREA III At Marlow Lindsay 66, Marietta 62, OT Centennial 68, Marlow 64 Lindsay 46, Marlow 34 (girls) Washington 64, Comanche 38 (girls) At Okemah Eufaula 61, Beggs 56 Okemah 52, Okmulgee 48 Okemah 63, Eufaula 57 (girls) Bethel 65, Beggs 59 (girls) AREA IV At Muskogee Civic Center Hartshorne 63, Salina 51 Seq. Tahlequah 71, Spiro 68, OT Salina 48, Heavener 38 (girls) Seq. Tahlequah 79, Spiro 37 (girls) At Atoka Kingston 56, Hugo 27 Atoka 98, Idabel 89 Davis 48, Kingston 29 (girls) Hugo 58, Vian 51, OT (girls) Class 2A AREA I At Merritt Hooker 69, Mooreland 57 Merritt 41, Chr. Heritage 35 Mangum 37, Sayre 29 (girls) Fairview 47, Watonga 27 (girls) At Amber-Pocasset Dale 48, Crossings Christian 38 Hollis 53, Carnegie 29 Minco 53, Carnegie 46 (girls) Dale 47, Hobart 19 (girls) AREA II At Blackwell Alva 82, Quapaw 33 Pawnee 55, Pioneer 42 Caney Valley 33, Pawnee 26 (girls) Alva 65, Tonkawa 43 (girls) At Skiatook Oklahoma Bible 51, Crescent 45 Chouteau 40, Ketchum 38 Drumright 51, Chouteau 43 (girls) Cashion 51, Ketchum 34 (girls) AREA III At Kiefer Northeast 52, Stratford 34 Wewoka 47, Kiefer 42 Kiefer 52, Mounds 26 (girls) Rush Springs 55, Community Chr. 50 (girls) At Latta Tushka 79, Calera 75 Latta 55, Silo 38 Healdton 57, Tushka 53 (girls) Latta 47, Caddo 35 (girls) AREA IV At Preston Summit Christian 66, Quinton 55 Preston 90, Central Sallisaw 49 Warner 58, Central Sallisaw 46 (girls) Preston 62, Quinton 53 (girls) At Talihina Howe 58, Crowder 38 Talihina 48, Haworth 43 Pocola 45, Panama 14 (girls) Howe 58, Wright City 36 (girls)
Friday’s Results Area Class A AREA I At Enid Event Center Texhoma 65, Arapaho 43 Pond Creek-Hunter 53, Beaver 45 Calumet 55, Garber 51 (girls) Pond Creek-Hunter 44, Seiling 40 (girls) AREA II At Glenpool Okla. Christian Aca. 63, Frontier 60 Glencoe 89, Okay 76 Glencoe 55, Oaks 38 (girls) Okarche 54, Woodland 33 (girls) AREA III At Chickasha Hydro-Eakly vs. Canute, ppd. Snyder vs. Thomas, ppd....
High school basketball results: Friday, Feb. 27
Feb 28, 2015Friday’s state qualifiers CLASS A No. 5 Seiling (21-5) No. 6 Pond Creek-Hunter (22-5) No. 2 Okarche (26-1) No. 19 Woodland (22-4) CLASS B No. 3 Forgan (26-1) No. 10 Coyle (23-5) No. 4 Burlington (26-3) No. 2 Lomega (27-2) Friday’s Results Area Class A AREA I At Enid Event Center Texhoma 65, Arapaho 43 Pond Creek-Hunter 53, Beaver 45 Calumet 55, Garber 51 (girls) Pond Creek-Hunter 44, Seiling 40 (girls) AREA II At Glenpool Okla. Christian Aca. 63, Frontier 60 Glencoe 89, Okay 76 Glencoe 55, Oaks 38 (girls) Okarche 54, Woodland 33 (girls) AREA III At Chickasha Hydro-Eakly vs. Canute, ppd. Snyder vs. Thomas, ppd. Velma-Alma vs. Hydro-Eakly, ppd. (girls) Cheyenne vs. Thomas, ppd. (girls) AREA IV At Ada Clayton vs. Rattan, ppd. Stuart vs. Kiowa, ppd. Sterling vs. Kiowa, ppd. (girls) Stonewall vs. Rattan, ppd. (girls) Class B AREA I At Woodward Boise City 69, Felt 54 SW Covenant 49, Forgan 43 Leedey 54, Arnett 48 (girls) Coyle 46, Forgan 24 (girls) AREA II At Stroud Kinta 62, Paden 43 Lookeba-Sickles 60, Cimarron 53 DC-Lamont 59, Varnum 41 (girls) Lomega 60, Burlington 57 (girls) AREA III At Cache Hammon vs. Big Pasture, ppd. Tipton vs. Fort Cobb-Broxton, ppd. Indiahoma vs. Fort Cobb, ppd. (girls) Erick vs. Asher, ppd. (girls) AREA IV At Colbert Chattanooga vs. Leflore, ppd. Whitesboro vs. Red Oak, ppd. Bokoshe vs. Caney, ppd. (girls) Chattanooga vs. Red Oak, ppd. (girls) Regionals Class 6A Boys WEST Reg. 1 at Mustang Southmoore vs. Moore, Monday, 6:30 Mustang vs. U.S. Grant, Monday, 8 Reg. 2 at Norman North Ed. Santa Fe vs. Westmoore, Monday, 6:30 Norman North vs. Choctaw, Monday, 8 Reg. 3 at Edmond Memorial McGuinness vs. Yukon, Monday, 6:30 Edmond Memorial vs. Norman, Monday, 8 Reg. 4 at Putnam West Putnam North vs. Lawton, Monday, 6:30 Putnam West vs. Del City, Monday, 8 EAST Reg. 1 at Owasso Sand Springs vs. Ed. North, Monday, 6:30 Owasso vs. Ponca City, Monday, 8 Reg. 2 at Tulsa Washington Jenks vs. Sapulpa, Monday, 6:30 Tulsa Washington vs. Stillwater, Monday, 8 Reg. 3 at Midwest City Tulsa Union vs. Muskogee, Monday, 6:30 Midwest City vs. Bixby, Monday, 8 Reg. 4 at Broken Arrow Putnam City vs. Bartlesville, Monday, 6:30 Broken Arrow vs. Enid, Monday, 8 Class 5A Boys WEST Reg. 1 at Lawton Ike Lawton Mac vs. Piedmont, Monday, 6:30 Lawton Ike vs. Durant, Monday, 8 Reg. 2 at Ardmore El Reno vs. Guthrie, Monday, 6:30 Ardmore vs. Noble, Monday, 8 Reg. 3 at Deer Creek Southeast vs. Guymon, Monday, 6 Deer Creek vs. Altus, Monday, 7:30 Reg. 4 at Carl Albert Western Heights vs. Duncan, Monday, 6:30 Carl Albert vs. Capitol Hill, Monday, 8 EAST Reg. 1 at Tulsa Memorial Tulsa Kelley vs. McAlester, Monday, 6:30 Tulsa Memorial vs. Tulsa Hale, Monday, 8 Reg. 2 at Pryor Northwest vs. T. East Central, Monday, 6:30 Pryor vs. Skiatook, Monday, 8 Reg. 3 at Tulsa Edison Miami vs. Grove, Monday, 6:30 Tulsa Edison vs. Claremore, Monday, 8 Reg. 4 at Coweta Shawnee 56, Collinsville 53, 2OT Coweta 55, Tahlequah 41 Class 4A Note: All games are losers bracket. AREA I At Kingfisher Woodward 68, Blackwell 41 Cleveland vs. Mount St. Mary, ppd. Cushing 44, Cleveland 43, OT (girls) Kingfisher vs. Mount St. Mary, ppd. (girls) At Newcastle Elk City 71, Classen 28 Weatherford 74, Bethany 58 Weatherford 83, Classen 82 (girls) Elk City 49, Bethany 41 (girls) AREA II At Catoosa Bristow 46, Vinita 35 Catoosa vs. Inola, ppd. Tulsa Webster 57, Dewey 41 (girls) Catoosa vs. Inola, ppd. (girls) At Oologah Tulsa Rogers 59, Glenpool 55 Jay vs. Seq. Claremore, ppd. Jay 55, Seq. Claremore 39 (girls) Tulsa Rogers vs. Wagoner, ppd. (girls) AREA III At Blanchard McLoud vs. Seminole, ppd. Harding Charter vs. Sulphur, ppd. Pauls Valley vs. Seminole, ppd. (girls) Blanchard vs. Sulphur, ppd. (girls) At Purcell Cache vs. Star Spencer, ppd. Elgin vs. Douglass, ppd. Purcell vs. Lone Grove, ppd. (girls) Tuttle vs. Douglass, ppd. (girls) AREA IV At Checotah Muldrow vs. Ada, ppd. Checotah vs. Poteau, ppd. Sallisaw vs. Roland, ppd. (girls) Stilwell vs. Muldrow, ppd. (girls) At Bethel Hilldale vs. Plainview, ppd. Tecumseh vs. Broken Bow, ppd. Byng vs. Mannford, ppd. (girls) Tecumseh vs. Broken Bow, ppd. (girls) Class 3A Note: All games are losers bracket. AREA I At Heritage Hall Perkins 69, Newkirk 41 Chisholm 45, Jones 41 Newkirk 48, Jones 45 (girls) Heritage Hall 46, Prague 37 (girls) At Millwood Luther 74, Crooked Oak 65 Chandler vs. Hennessey, ppd. Luther 100, ASTEC 22 (girls) Chandler vs. Riverside, ppd. (girls) AREA II At Sperry Metro Christian 58, Chelsea 29 Cascia Hall vs. Pawhuska, ppd. Cascia Hall 72, Kellyville 45 (girls) Perry vs. Chelsea, ppd. (girls) At Verdigris Lincoln Christian 51, Haskell 47 Nowata vs. Kansas, ppd. Verdigris 35, Haskell 32 (girls) Morris vs. Meeker, ppd. (girls) AREA III At Marlow Lexington vs. Marietta, ppd. Lindsay vs. Washington, ppd. Lexington vs. Lindsay, ppd. (girls) Marlow vs. Centennial, ppd. (girls) At Okemah Beggs def. Henryetta Eufaula vs. Bethel, ppd. Eufaula 65, Henryetta 33 (girls) Okmulgee vs. Okemah, ppd. (girls) AREA IV At Muskogee Civic Center Keys vs. Hartshorne, ppd. Salina vs. Wilburton, ppd. Keys vs. Heavener, ppd. (girls) Salina vs. Wilburton, ppd. (girls) At Atoka Vian vs. Kingston, ppd. Hugo vs. Tishomingo, ppd. Valliant vs. Kingston, ppd. (girls) Davis vs. Tishomingo, ppd. (girls) Class 2A Note: All games are losers bracket. AREA I At Merritt Mangum vs. Mooreland, ppd. Hooker vs. Frederick, ppd. Mangum vs. Hooker, ppd. (girls) Chr. Heritage vs. Sayre, ppd. (girls) At Amber-Pocasset Crossings Chr. vs. Walters, ppd. Minco vs. Dale, ppd. Amber-Pocasset vs. Minco, ppd. (girls) Carnegie vs. Central Marlow, ppd. (girls) AREA II At Blackwell Alva vs. Oklahoma Union, ppd. Hominy vs. Quapaw, ppd. Pioneer vs. Caney Valley, ppd. (girls) Pawnee vs. Afton, ppd. (girls) At Skiatook Oklahoma Bible 66, Cashion 45 Rejoice Christian vs. Crescent, ppd. Drumright 43, Oklahoma Bible 40 (girls) Yale vs. Chouteau, ppd. (girls) AREA III At Kiefer Northeast def. Rush Springs Community Chr. vs. Stratford, ppd. Mounds 44, Stroud 42 (girls) Wayne vs. Kiefer, ppd. (girls) At Latta Wilson vs. Calera, ppd. Tushka vs. Healdton, ppd. Elmore City vs. Tushka, ppd. (girls) Calera vs. Healdton, ppd. (girls) AREA IV At Preston Konawa vs. Quinton, ppd. Liberty vs. Summit Christian, ppd. Konawa vs. Central Sallisaw, ppd. (girls) Warner vs. Oktaha, ppd. (girls) At Talihina Canadian vs. Howe, ppd. Crowder vs. Wright City, ppd. Wister vs. Pocola, ppd. (girls) Panama vs. Haworth, ppd. (girls) Heartland Homeschool Playoffs At Overland Park, Kan. OKC Storm 87, Kansas City 50 OKC Storm North 69, Kansas City East 61
Area Class A AREA I At Enid Event Center Arapaho-Butler 38, Ripley 33 Texhoma 55, Davenport 52 Calumet 37, Kremlin-Hillsdale 33 (girls) Garber 57, Vici 55, OT (girls) AREA II At Glenpool Frontier 55, Okarche 46 Okla. Christian Aca.
High school basketball results: Thursday, Feb. 26
Feb 27, 2015Area Class A AREA I At Enid Event Center Arapaho-Butler 38, Ripley 33 Texhoma 55, Davenport 52 Calumet 37, Kremlin-Hillsdale 33 (girls) Garber 57, Vici 55, OT (girls) AREA II At Glenpool Frontier 55, Okarche 46 Okla. Christian Aca. 49, Regent Prep 32 Glencoe 81, Mason 53 (girls) Oaks 46, Frontier 28 (girls) AREA III At Chickasha Hydro-Eakly 52, Velma-Alma 49 Canute 53, Fletcher 50 Velma-Alma 40, Cyril 35 (girls) Hydro-Eakly 43, Canute 36 (girls) AREA IV At Ada Clayton 74, Allen 56 Rattan 65, Stonewall 52 Sterling 52, Arkoma 50 (girls) Kiowa 54, Allen 47 (girls) Class B AREA I At Woodward Boise City 67, Fort Supply 62 Felt 45, Leedey 44 Arnett 81, Felt 68 (girls) Leedey 56, Buffalo 23 (girls) AREA II At Stroud Paden 62, Burlington 54 Kinta 46, DC-Lamont 44 Varnum 68, McCurtain 51 (girls) DC-Lamont 53, Midway 40 (girls) AREA III At Cache Hammon 48, Corn Bible 26 Big Pasture 65, Duke 50 Indiahoma 90, Sasakwa 55 (girls) Fort Cobb-Broxton 66, Duke 36 (girls) AREA IV At Colbert Chattanooga 48, Buffalo Valley 30 Leflore 58, Tupelo 29 Bokoshe 61, Whitesboro 42 (girls) Caney 44, Buffalo Valley 42, OT (girls) Regionals Class 6A Girls NOTE: Winners Play Saturday, Feb. 28 at 1:30 p.m. WEST Reg. 1 at Southmoore Yukon 55, McGuinness 46 Southmoore 76, U.S. Grant 21 Reg. 2 at Choctaw Edmond Memorial 56, Lawton 42 Choctaw 64, Norman 30 Reg. 3 at Edmond Santa Fe Norman North 60, Mustang 48 Edmond Santa Fe 75, Moore 43 Reg. 4 at Westmoore Putnam West 68, Putnam North 53 Westmoore 70, Del City 34 EAST Reg. 1 at Muskogee Muskogee 71, Edmond North 45 Bixby 49, Tulsa Union 42 Reg. 2 at Broken Arrow Tulsa Washington 62, Putnam City 44 Broken Arrow 72, Enid 37 Reg. 3 at Midwest City Owasso 51, Stillwater 26 Midwest City 54, Ponca City 25 Reg. 4 at Sapulpa Sand Springs 58, Bartlesville 56, OT Sapulpa 66, Jenks 42 Class 5A Girls NOTE: Winners Play Saturday, Feb. 28 at 1:30 p.m. WEST Reg. 1 at Deer Creek Altus 46, Lawton Mac 28 Deer Creek 72, Capitol Hill 17 Reg. 2 at Guthrie Ardmore 85, Noble 24 Guthrie 58, Southeast 35 Reg. 3 at Carl Albert Carl Albert 54, Durant 24 El Reno 53, Western Heights 26 Reg. 4 at Piedmont Lawton Ike 74, Guymon 44 Piedmont 66, Duncan 38 EAST Reg. 1 at Tulsa East Central Skiatook 70, Pryor 64 Tulsa East Central 69, Tulsa Hale 13 Reg. 2 at Claremore Shawnee 44, Coweta 28 Claremore 52, Northwest 21 Reg. 3 at Tulsa Edison Grove 38, McAlester 37 Tulsa Edison 53, Tulsa Kelley 37 Reg. 4 at Collinsville Tulsa Memorial 40, Tahlequah 37 Collinsville 59, Miami 21 Class 4A AREA I Winners Bracket At Cushing Victory Christian 66, Mount St. Mary 43 Victory Christian 36, Mount St. Mary 25 (girls) At Kingfisher Kingfisher 54, Woodward 41 Woodward 55, Cleveland 45 (girls) At Anadarko Anadarko 66, Weatherford 45 Anadarko 60, Elk City 21 (girls) At Newcastle Newcastle 75, Classen 51 Newcastle 65, Classen 44 (girls) Losers Bracket At Cushing Blackwell 59, Cushing 50 Cushing 55, Blackwell 50 (girls) At Kingfisher Cleveland 56, Clinton 38 Kingfisher 44, Clinton 36 (girls) At Anadarko Elk City 57, John Marshall 53 Weatherford 65, John Marshall 42 (girls) At Newcastle Bethany 53, Bridge Creek 41 Bethany 64, Bridge Creek 40 (girls) AREA II Winners Bracket At Vinita Tulsa Central 97, Inola 58 Vinita 72, Inola 33 (girls) At Catoosa Tulsa Webster 53, Bristow 50 Berryhill 41, Tulsa Webster 32 (girls) At Seq. Claremore Locust Grove 54, Seq. Claremore 44 Locust Grove 80, Wagoner 33 (girls) At Oologah Tulsa McLain 70, Tulsa Rogers 64 Oologah 50, Jay 49 (girls) Losers Bracket At Vinita Vinita 62, Dewey 56 Dewey 28, Tulsa Central 14 (girls) At Catoosa Catoosa 48, Berryhill 46 Catoosa 54, Bristow 52 (girls) At Seq. Claremore Glenpool 62, Wagoner 49 Seq. Claremore 49, Glenpool 43 (girls) At Oologah Jay 44, Oologah 42 Tulsa Rogers 78, Tulsa McLain 20 (girls) AREA III Winners Bracket At Harrah Harrah 67, Sulphur 46 Harrah 70, Sulphur 35 (girls) At Blanchard Chickasha 69, Seminole 46 Chickasha 41, Seminole 39 (girls) At Purcell Purcell 71, Douglass 58 Cache 79, Douglass 50 (girls) At Tuttle Tuttle 81, Star Spencer 24 Elgin 66, Lone Grove 31 (girls) Losers Bracket At Harrah McLoud 67, Pauls Valley 55 Pauls Valley 40, McLoud 19 (girls) At Blanchard Harding Charter 62, Blanchard 51 Blanchard 75, Harding Charter 23 (girls) At Purcell Cache 57, Santa Fe South 39 Purcell 48, Santa Fe South 19 (girls) At Tuttle Elgin 78, Lone Grove 61 Tuttle 47, Star Spencer 41, OT (girls) AREA IV Winners Bracket At Fort Gibson Fort Gibson 89, Poteau 36 Fort Gibson 51, Muldrow 30 (girls) At Checotah Stilwell 50, Ada 40 Ada 43, Roland 42 (girls) At Byng Byng 77, Broken Bow 50 Hilldale 48, Broken Bow 40 (girls) At Bethel Mannford 55, Plainview 37 Plainview 63, Mannford 41 (girls) Losers Bracket At Fort Gibson Muldrow 58, Sallisaw 28 Sallisaw 82, Poteau 32 (girls) At Checotah Checotah 52, Roland 42 Stilwell 72, Checotah 61 (girls) At Byng Hilldale 74, Madill 48 Byng 55, Madill 27 (girls) At Bethel Tecumseh 56, Dickson 45 Tecumseh 31, Dickson 29 (girls) Class 3A AREA I Winners Bracket At Heritage Hall Heritage Hall 84, Chisholm 43 Chisholm 61, Heritage Hall 40 (girls) At Perkins Oklahoma Christian 55, Perkins 52 Perkins 54, Jones 44 (girls) At Hennessey Riverside 89, Hennessey 83, OT Hennessey 60, Riverside 39 (girls) At Millwood Millwood 45, Luther 43 Millwood 48, Luther 38 (girls) Losers Bracket At Heritage Hall Newkirk, bye Newkirk, bye (girls) At Perkins Jones 36, Prague 35 Prague 62, Oklahoma Christian 24 (girls) At Hennessey Crooked Oak 79, ASTEC 74 ASTEC 46, Crooked Oak 26 (girls) At Millwood Chandler 53, Harding Arts 35 Chandler 86, Harding Arts 28 (girls) AREA II Winners Bracket At Adair Adair 72, Pawhuska 42 Adair 73, Chelsea 59 (girls) At Sperry Sperry 57, Metro Christian 51 Metro Christian 38, Cascia Hall 36 (girls) At Haskell Meeker 85, Kansas 56 Kansas 71, Meeker 39 (girls) At Verdigris Verdigris 59, Lincoln Christian 56 Lincoln Christian 39, Verdigris 36 (girls) Losers Bracket At Adair Chelsea 60, Kellyville 57 Kellyville 59, Pawhuska 53 (girls) At Sperry Cascia Hall 38, Perry 37 Perry 46, Sperry 40 (girls) At Haskell Haskell 71, Westville 52 Haskell 60, Westville 33 (girls) At Verdigris Nowata 71, Morris 50 Morris 64, Nowata 46 (girls) AREA III Winners Bracket At Washington Centennial 58, Washington 54 Washington 88, Centennial 35 (girls) At Marlow Marlow 80, Marietta 30 Comanche 75, Lindsay 71 (girls) At Okemah Okemah 48, Bethel 38 Bethel 47, Okemah 42 (girls) At Okmulgee Okmulgee 68, Beggs 61 Beggs 69, Eufaula 38 (girls) Losers Bracket At Washington Lexington 47, Little Axe 44 Lexington 55, Little Axe 44 (girls) At Marlow Lindsay 76, Comanche 65 Marlow 41, Marietta 39 (girls) At Okemah Henryetta def. Holdenville Henryetta 50, Holdenville 37 (girls) At Okmulgee Eufaula 56, Stigler 49 Okmulgee 70, Stigler 48 (girls) AREA IV Winners Bracket At Muskogee Civic Center Seq. Tahlequah 71, Wilburton 27 Seq. Tahlequah 68, Wilburton 18 (girls) At Spiro Spiro 68, Hartshorne 47 Spiro 50, Heavener 44 (girls) At Atoka Atoka 90, Tishomingo 66 Vian 41, Tishomingo 30 (girls) At Kingston Idabel 82, Kingston 77 Hugo 74, Kingston 65 (girls) Losers Bracket At Muskogee Civic Center Keys 66, Antlers 40 Keys 46, Antlers 40 (girls) At Spiro Salina 66, Heavener 58 Salina 59, Hartshorne 34 (girls) At Atoka Vian 49, Valliant 24 Valliant 61, Atoka 41 (girls) At Kingston Hugo 57, Davis 39 Davis 43, Idabel 34 (girls) Class 2A AREA I Winners Bracket At Merritt Merritt 50, Frederick 23 Watonga 44, Sayre 36, OT (girls) At Fairview Chr. Heritage 71, Mooreland 70 Fairview 57, Hooker 42 (girls) At Amber-Pocasset Hollis 62, Dale 58 Dale 58, Central Marlow 23 (girls) At Minco Carnegie 48, Walters 40 Hobart 46, Minco 42 (girls) Losers Bracket At Merritt Mangum 57, Cordell 48 Mangum 54, Cordell 43 (girls) At Fairview Hooker 48, Fairview 39 Chr. Heritage 59, Mooreland 55 (girls) At Amber-Pocasset Crossings Christian 34, Navajo 33 Amber-Pocasset 35, Hollis 28 (girls) At Minco Minco 69, Hobart 56 Carnegie 54, Walters 42 (girls) AREA II Winners Bracket At Blackwell Pioneer 46, Quapaw 38 Alva 94, Afton 30 (girls) At Caney Valley Pawnee 80, Oklahoma Union 41 Tonkawa 47, Caney Valley 27 (girls) At Skiatook Chouteau 47, Crescent 34 Cashion 65, Chouteau 26 (girls) At Yale Ketchum 52, Oklahoma Bible 49 Ketchum 48, Oklahoma Bible 31 (girls) Losers Bracket At Blackwell Alva 87, Wyandotte 49 Pioneer 46, Wyandotte 37 (girls) At Caney Valley Hominy 41, Commerce 33 Pawnee 46, Oklahoma Union 32 (girls) At Skiatook Cashion 65, Colcord 45 Drumright 57, Colcord 41 (girls) At Yale Rejoice Christian 68, Fairland 42 Yale 38, Foyil 29 (girls) AREA III Winners Bracket At Kiefer Kiefer 54, Stratford 31 Rush Springs 62, Kiefer 56 (girls) At Community Chr. Wewoka 57, Northeast 50 Community Chr. 71, Stroud 51 (girls) At Latta Latta 65, Healdton 27 Latta 46, Healdton 11 (girls) At Calera Silo 47, Calera 45 Caddo 68, Tushka 54 (girls) Losers Bracket At Kiefer Rush Springs 59, Mounds 57 Mounds 43, Ninnekah 35 (girls) At Community Chr. Community Chr. 67, Wellston 53 Wayne 69, Wewoka 54 (girls) At Latta Wilson 55, Wynnewood 49 Elmore City 59, Wilson 46 (girls) At Calera Tushka 74, Caddo 57 Calera 46, Silo 22 (girls) AREA IV Winners Bracket At Preston Preston 55, Summit Christian 52 Preston 62, Oktaha 38 (girls) At Warner Central Sallisaw 50, Quinton 44 Quinton 36, Central Sallisaw 32, OT (girls) At Canadian Haworth 75, Wright City 56 Wright City 58, Haworth 35 (girls) At Talihina Talihina 61, Howe 33 Howe 60, Pocola 24 (girls) Losers Bracket At Preston Konawa 76, Hulbert 72 Konawa 40, Summit Christian 38 (girls) At Warner Liberty 80, Savanna 40 Warner 48, Savanna 47 (girls) At Canadian Canadian 69, Wister 57 Wister 57, Canadian 38 (girls) At Talihina Crowder 61, Panama 47 Panama 30, Crowder 20 (girls)