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|2012-09-21||vs||Norman North||L||27 - 66|
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|2012-10-05||vs||Putnam North||L||27 - 63|
|2012-10-12||@||Lawton Eisenhower||W||22 - 3|
|2012-10-18||vs||Yukon||L||17 - 42|
|2012-10-25||@||Edmond North||L||14 - 49|
|2012-11-02||vs||Moore||W||33 - 28|
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The Syracuse, N.Y., native served as ASA communications coordinator and manager of the Softball Hall of Fame.
Tributes: Bill Plummer spent more than 40 years in softball
By Scott Munn | Apr 18, 2016A farewell to people with Oklahoma ties who enjoyed the game day experience: *Bill Plummer III, 71, of Oklahoma City was Mr. Softball. He was involved in the sport for more than 40 years, including a 30-year stay with the Amateur Softball Association's national office in OKC. The Syracuse, N.Y., native served as ASA communications coordinator and manager of the Softball Hall of Fame. The former sportswriter contributed to 14 books about softball. Plummer was an Air Force veteran and friend of The Oklahoman sports department. *Frank Carpenter, 84 of Wister. A career educator, which included 10 years as boys basketball coach at LeFlore High School. The Savages never had a losing season under Carpenter and reached the state tournament in 1965. Also coached the school's baseball team. Carpenter retired in 1986 as LeFlore Schools' superintendent. *Tommie Stephenson, 79, of Oklahoma City grew up in Kansas, where he was catcher for East High School in Wichita. Stephenson played ball at Wichita State and then semi-pro baseball in Kansas. He officiated basketball and football at the high school and collegiate levels in Oklahoma and southern Kansas. Served three terms in the Oklahoma State Legislature and also taught classes at Rose State Junior College in Midwest City, Redlands Junior College in El Reno and Oklahoma City Community College. *Louise Esserman Pebworth, 80, of Oklahoma City was the wife of former Putnam City and Carl Albert football coach Jack Pebworth. She offered a shoulder to lean on after tough losses and a hug for big wins. She is survived by Coach Pebworth, who was married to his best friend for 60 years. *Ken Brown Jr., 82, of Tulsa played fullback for Drumright High School. A longtime supporter of University of Tulsa basketball and OU football. Owned a food distribution business. *Douglas Stark, 58, of Oklahoma City had a passion for building open-wheel race cars. He was the brother of Jett Stark, who went by Jett Starr while racing a dirt champ car at State Fair Speedway. *Robert Tompkins, 47, of Hobart. He was a public address announcer for Hobart Bearcat football games. *Lindy Rahhal, 87, of Edmond played high school football at Weleetka. The University of Oklahoma graduate had Sooner football season tickets for 50 years. A radiologist by trade. *Roscoe Mays Jr., 71, of Mesa, Ariz., was a former Guthrie resident who loved golf. A family obituary said Mays had several holes-in-ones during his career as a casual golfer. *Norm Bautsch, 76, of Edmond. The Reading, Pa., native was a standout basketball and baseball player. He had a chance to play pro baseball but opted to play basketball at Albright College in his hometown. Spent 22 years in the Air Force as a maintenance and logistics officer. *Dr. Kenneth Elsner, 80, of Edmond was a coach at Excelsior and Cromwell in the 1950s. He enjoyed playing golf and tennis after retiring as Dean of the College of Education at Central Oklahoma. Elsner was a member of the Edmond Senior Men's Golf Association. *Jay Logan II, 57, of Ozark, Ark., was a Vinita native who was a master fisherman. He was a devoted Oklahoma Sooners football fan — so much that he cried after OU lost the Game of the Century to Nebraska in 1971. The OU graduate was a certified public accountant and financial planner. *Jack Brown, 98, of Tulsa. He won the Bauer and Francis Award for being the best student-athlete at Tulsa Central High School. Brown lettered in basketball and golf, but his favorite sport to play was baseball. An avid St. Louis Cardinals fan.
Apr 17, 2016
The body of a popular Midwest City High School football player lies motionless in the streets. An EMT checks his vital signs, checks them again. Then he pulls out a white tarp and covers the body. Meanwhile other emergency personnel cut teenagers out of three vehicles – each of them bloodied with injuries. It’s a chaotic scene. A young man – the same age as the lifeless body lying on the...
Mock DUI fatality drives impact of impaired driving home to OKC metro students
Michaela Marx Wheatley | Apr 17, 2016[img width="" height="" style="" render="w620"]4206835[/img] The body of a popular Midwest City High School football player lies motionless in the streets. An EMT checks his vital signs, checks them again. Then he pulls out a white tarp and covers the body. Meanwhile other emergency personnel cut teenagers out of three vehicles – each of them bloodied with injuries. It’s a chaotic scene. A young man – the same age as the lifeless body lying on the asphalt – is being handcuffed and led away by police officers. He is suspected of causing the crash. Officers find evidence of impaired driving. It was a mock crash to demonstrate the dangers of impaired driving. But what if it had been real? [brightcove]4844509846001[/brightcove] Earlier this month, Midwest City Police, fire fighters and other first responders, a local ambulance service, a towing company and even the local mortuary collaborated with a group of students to send an anti-impaired driving message to students at Midwest City High School. During the demonstration, students and emergency personnel demonstrated exactly what a full response to a DUI crash would look like. Each spring for the past 14 years, Sgt. Terry Tilley, the Midwest City High School Resource Officer, stages a fatality crash along with first responders and community members to educate Midwest City High School students about the dangers of impaired driving. “It helps them realize it could happen to them and it could happen pretty fast,” Tilley said. To keep things looking true-to-life, the kids were covered in grisly makeup, and first responders even pried open an SUV with the Jaws of Life. “We opened a lot of eyes today,” Tilley said. As the students poured into the school’s auditorium to attend the could-have-been funeral of senior Worrenn Davis, who acted as the fatality, a coffin awaited them. Many of the kids had never seen one up close. “There will always be emptiness,” said Kent Epling, a youth minister at Meadowood Baptist Church in Midwest City, who oversaw the staged funeral. “How does a family ever get over losing somebody like Worrenn?” As the minister talked about Worrenn, who is headed to play football in college this fall, Epling cautioned the teens, “Think about the things that would have been. Going to college, a wife, kids, his career.” The graduating class of 2016 witnessed the mock crash. They are getting ready to celebrate some of the most significant milestones in a teenager’s life. Prom, then graduation, followed by an everything-goes- summer before they head off to college or whatever else their future holds. “We’re just trying to get them ready for college. They will go to parties,” Tilley said. “We want them to understand that if they drink at these parties they should never drive. Bottom line is, drinking and distracted driving is deadly. We try to show them what it is like in the real world.” Not only is impaired driving dangerous, but underage drinking is illegal. A minor charged with a DUI will also be charged with underage drinking. Oklahoma is a “zero tolerance” state, which means any measurable amount of alcohol found in a minor’s blood or breath is considered a DUI. Disclosure of a DUI conviction may be required on college applications, job applications and scholarship applications, and the failure to reveal the information may result in additional charges. In Oklahoma, an underage DUI also results in revocation of driving privileges, fines ranging from $100-$2500, impounding the car involved, and possibly jail time. [img width="" height="" style="" render="w620"]4206834[/img] Mirror of reality Unfortunately, the scenario staged at Midwest City occurs in real life all too often this time of the year. Teen traffic deaths during prom season are higher than at any other time of the year. Approximately 300 teens have died each year around prom time in alcohol-related car crashes across the nation, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. NHTSA has also reported that more than one-third of youth under the age of 21 killed in alcohol-related fatalities died during the months of April, May and June – prom and graduation season. Approximately 33 percent of traffic deaths of 15-to 20-year-olds are alcohol-related. Although teenage impaired driving has decreased since 1991, car crashes are still the leading cause of death for teens. In Oklahoma, 342 teens ages 15-19 have died in alcohol-related crashes since 2010. According to Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, in 2010 one in five teen drivers who were involved in fatal car crashes had alcohol in their system. [img width="" height="" style="" render="w620"]4206836[/img] These injuries and deaths are preventable In a 2013 study published by JAMA Pediatrics, one in five high school students reports binge drinking. These statistics affirm parents’ concerns about teenage consumption of alcohol. Talking with kids about drinking on prom night should be part of an ongoing conversation about the hazards of drinking. Unfortunately, many adults ignore underage drinking, especially around special events like prom and graduation. However, Oklahoma’s Social Host law puts the responsibility for underage drinking on the person providing the location for the gathering, explained Toby Taylor, director of the Oklahoma Highway Safety Office. If people under 21 drink on private property, the person who provides the location is held accountable. Violations carry a first-time fine of up to $500. If someone is injured or killed, the host can be charged with a felony, punishable by up to five years in prison and a fine up to $2,500. “Every person involved in a teenagers life shares the responsibility to prevent underage drinking and impaired driving,” Taylor said. Taylor said it is vital to have that difficult conversation about drinking with teenagers. Tips for parents, and resources for teens such as dealing with peer pressure and encouraging others to make wise choices can be found at www.enduiok.com. Click here to read how DUI related fatalities have impacted other Oklahoma families.
Apr 11, 2016
Westmoore named former Missouri defensive tackle and Midwest City product Lorenzo Williams as its new football coach Monday night after a unanimous vote by the Moore Board of Education. Williams replaces Adam Gaylor, who coached Westmoore for the past two seasons before becoming the defensive coordinator at Mustang. Williams spent the past four years coaching at Central High School in...
Westmoore names former Midwest City, Mizzou standout Lorenzo Williams football coach
Jacob Unruh | Apr 11, 2016Westmoore named former Missouri defensive tackle and Midwest City product Lorenzo Williams as its new football coach Monday night after a unanimous vote by the Moore Board of Education. Williams replaces Adam Gaylor, who coached Westmoore for the past two seasons before becoming the defensive coordinator at Mustang. Williams spent the past four years coaching at Central High School in Springfield, Mo., including two as the head coach. According to the Springfield News-Leader, he tendered his resignation from Springfield Public Schools last week. “You always want to leave places better than they were when you got there, and I feel like I did that at Central. I feel like I gave them everything we had,” Williams told the newspaper. “We worked real hard. We had some good times, we had some bad times, but I think I gave them more than I took.” Williams told the paper he’s always wanted to coach at a high level such as Class 6A Division I. He played for Missouri from 2003 to 2007 and participated in two NFL training camps. Williams was honorable mention on The Oklahoman’s All-State football team his senior year at Midwest City. For him, coming home was a huge draw. “I’m going to be down the street from my mom, so she cried when I told her I got the job,” Williams told the News-Leader. “A program like that is going to be great for me, I feel like. It’s pretty established, they’ve got a lot of good tradition down there already.”
Apr 6, 2016
On the high school football calendar, this is hiring season. Between now and the start of spring practice in a little more than a month, athletic directors with head coaching vacancies to fill are sifting through resumes with the hope that their next great coach is somewhere in the pile. A few programs with a good amount of tradition — places like Westmoore, Deer Creek, Purcell, Tulsa East...
Prep Parade: In football coaching, give youth a chance
By Scott Wright Staff Writer firstname.lastname@example.org | Apr 6, 2016On the high school football calendar, this is hiring season. Between now and the start of spring practice in a little more than a month, athletic directors with head coaching vacancies to fill are sifting through resumes with the hope that their next great coach is somewhere in the pile. A few programs with a good amount of tradition — places like Westmoore, Deer Creek, Purcell, Tulsa East Central and others — are in the hunt for a coach. Many of them want someone with previous head coaching experience. Some even state it in the job announcement. But why? Throughout the course of a school year, I interact with more coaches than I can count, head or assistant. I come across several head coaches who I would never let my son play for. And I see just as many assistants who seem destined to be leaders, yet they can't get their opportunity because they don't have the words “head coach” anywhere on their job history. Just in this school year alone, I've seen too many incredibly successful coaches in football and basketball who were given their first head job within the last five years to believe previous experience is a necessary job requirement. I'm not trying to discount experience. It's incredibly valuable. If there's a guy with a successful track record as a head coach, and you can bring him in to run your program, go for it. But experience alone doesn't make a good head coach. A coordinator who has worked under respected coaches, in successful programs, and has the intangible qualities needed to be a leader of young people, shouldn't be ignored simply because he's never been a head coach, or because the first digit in his age is a 2. Every great head coach got his start because someone was willing to give him a chance, despite his lack of experience. STATE CHAMPIONS FILL WEST ROSTERS FOR ALL-STATE GIRLS BASKETBALL In a year when state championships were dominated by teams on the west side of the state, the Oklahoma Coaches Association's All-State girls basketball rosters reflect it. The Large and Small West rosters include a total of seven players who won state championships last month, led by a pair of Midwest City players who earned the Class 6A title. Bomber seniors Chinna Fair and Asia Davis are joined on the Large West squad by 5A champion Hillary Hurst of Woodward and 4A champ Aaliyah Endsley of Newcastle. On the Small West roster, 3A champion Alva is represented by Oklahoma State signee Jaden Hobbs, with Class A champion Taylor Hedrick of Seiling and 2A champ Taylor Cell of Fairview also on the team. The girls All-State games will be played July 27 at the Mabee Center in Tulsa. Here are the full rosters: Large West: Chinna Fair, Midwest City; Ashley Gomez, Westmoore; Hillary Hurst, Woodward; Micayla Haynes, Guthrie; Jamie Bonnarens, Cache; Aaliyah Endsley, Newcastle; Asia Davis, Midwest City; Dominique Golightly, Chickasha; Shamika Smith, Carl Albert; Hannah Anderson, Elk City. Coaches: Jennifer Schneeberger, Blanchard; Miles Thompson, Elgin. Large East: Aaliyah Wilson, Muskogee; Brice Calip, Sapulpa; Mikayla Shulanberger, Skiatook; Monique Tramble, Shawnee; Katie Kirkhart, Hilldale; Carsyn Spurgeon, Vinita; Alexis Gaulden, Broken Arrow; Jada Ford, Muskogee; Grace Garrison, Oologah; Rachel Skalnik, Owasso. Coaches: Donnie Martin, Pryor; Lori Martin, Pryor. Small West: Jaden Hobbs, Alva; Karson Maple, Cashion; Taylor Hedrick, Seiling; Tyra Aska, Coyle; Kelsey Johnson, Washington; Tiarra Davis, Pond Creek-Hunter; Nicole Middleton, Chisholm; Taylor Cell, Fairview; Morgan Meacham, Heritage Hall; Ashli Richardson, Calumet. Coaches: Sam Hale, Mangum; Jason Fulks, Stratford. Small East: Madison Nickens, Westville; Sydney Brinlee, Latta; Kelsey Castlebury, Glencoe; Rainey Mauzey, Red Oak; Shelby Fleming, Asher; Briana Merchant, Beggs; Courtney Condit, Salina; Jordan Ivey, Preston; Shaelyn Ward, Lincoln Christian; Jentry Brown, Howe. Coaches: Roland Branton, Boswell; Mike Converse, Wright City. BIG ALL-CITY BASKETBALL GAMES SET FOR MAY 26 Del City High School will once again play host to the Big All-City boys and girls basketball games on May 26. The girls game will tip off at 6:30 p.m., with the boys to follow at 8. The girls will have a 3-point contest at halftime, and the boys will have a slam dunk and 3-point contest. Coaches and team rosters for the games will be announced at a later date. BULLDOG INVITATIONAL NEEDS EXTRA HOLES Neither the team nor individual titles were settled after 36 holes at the Edmond Memorial Bulldog Invitational on Tuesday. Edmond North ultimately edged Memorial by one stroke in the team playoff after both posted 589 totals through two rounds. Edmond Memorial senior McCain Schellhardt, who has signed with Missouri-Kansas City, defeated Edmond North junior Laken Hinton in a four-hole playoff to take the individual crown. Schellhardt and Hinton posted two-round totals of 143 to tie for first. CURRAN SCOTT JOINING TULSA BASKETBALL PROGRAM Following a successful freshman season at UNC-Charlotte, Edmond native Curran Scott announced on Tuesday that he will return to his home state and join the Tulsa men's basketball program. Scott, a 6-foot-4 shooting guard, averaged 10.5 points per game and shot a team-best 43.9 percent from 3-point range this past season, playing for Enid native Mark Price at Charlotte. “I want to thank everyone who invested their time and efforts into not only my basketball career but me as a person during my time here,” Scott posted on Twitter Tuesday. “At this point in time, my family and I think it would be best for me to leave Charlotte and pursue an opportunity closer to home at the University of Tulsa.” Tulsa graduates nine players off its current roster, including its top two scorers — both shooting guards, including Edmond Memorial product James Woodard. COLLEGE POSTCARD: NSU'S CHARTER LAWSON WINS WEEKLY HONOR Maybe the name of the tournament should've been a giveaway that Northeastern State golfer Charter Lawson was in line for a good performance. The Mustang High School grad and NSU senior shot rounds of 70-73 to finish fifth, one shot out of first, at the Mustang Intercollegiate — named for the mascot of host school Western New Mexico University — at Palm Valley Golf Club in Goodyear, Ariz., over the weekend. For her efforts, Lawson was named the MIAA Women's Golfer of the Week by the conference on Wednesday.
Pearcy led the Tigers to a 201-84-4 record over 26 years at the school.
Tributes: Derrel Pearcy was coaching legend at Maud High School
By Scott Munn | Apr 4, 2016A farewell to people with Oklahoma ties who enjoyed the game day experience: *Derrel Pearcy, 76, of Slapout was one of the most successful high school football coaches in Oklahoma. He spent 26 years at Maud, guiding the Tigers to a 201-84-4 record, 14 district championships and 13 conference titles. Maud had 12 All-State players under Pearcy, who was inducted into the Oklahoma Coaches Association Hall of Fame in 1997. *Luan Brown Boggs, 88, of Edmond was the wife of former Oklahoman sports editor and columnist Frank Boggs. During 67 years of marriage, she had a unique understanding of a sportswriter's abnormal work hours. Luan loyally followed as her husband made newspaper stops in Topeka, Kan.; Dallas; San Diego; Colorado Springs, Colo.; and back to OKC. *Jeff Lukas, 58, of Atoka was in the thoroughbred race horse industry. He was the trainer for the 1986 Horse of the Year Lady's Secret and 1988 Kentucky Derby champion Winning Colors. According to a tribute in Sports Illustrated, he suffered a brain injury in 1993 after being run over by a horse. Lukas spent the rest of his life as a bank courier. *Dan Pilcher, 96, of Oklahoma City was a Tulsa Central High School graduate who excelled in wrestling and track. He continued to run while in the Army and was part of a relay team that set a track record at the Drake Relays. A retired landman for Texaco. *Neoma Work Richter, 88, of Jones. She saved pocket change for two years to help buy equipment for the first Little League baseball team in town. *Mike George, 70, of Harrah built dirt track race cars. Son-in-law Mark Graham raced one of George's cars and won several heat races. *Billy Sharp, 82, of Piedmont taught jujitsu and other forms of self defense. *Helen McBride Rappe, 96, of Oklahoma City was an OU football season ticket holder for more than 60 years. Until this last year, Rappe never missed a home game. At age 95, she insisted on climbing stairs to her regular seat at Owen Field. *Greg Wolfe, 54, of Bentonville, Ark., was the son of legendary Northeastern A&M football coach Glen Wolfe. Greg followed in his father's footsteps and coached all levels of football — from junior high to college. He died during a trip to play golf. *Dorcas Carden Birdsong of Midwest City died on her 94th birthday. The Pulaski, Tenn., native was an exceptional athlete as a youngster, earning a college basketball scholarship to Birmingham-Southern. She also had a strong golf game and belonged to the Hole in One Club. Birdsong was a longtime secretary at Monroney and Carl Albert middle schools in Midwest City. *Mike Shoulders, 69, of Collinsville was a bull rider in his younger years. *David Bonner, 87, of Lawton. He excelled in football, basketball and tennis in his native Crane, Texas. Spent 63 years preaching the gospel. *Stephen Billy, 67, of Finley played and coached softball. He was a Vietnam veteran. *Dorothy Mango Onofrio Lippincott, 91, of Round Rock, Texas, was a longtime resident of Oklahoma City. She and husband Jack founded the Jack Onofrio Dog Shows company; it grew into the premier dog show producing company in the U.S. *Jack Rusher, 84, of Tulsa. He played football for Tulsa Webster High School, Northeastern A&M Junior College and Northeastern State University. He coached football at Miami High School and NEO, before becoming a sporting goods manufacturer's representative. He was inducted into the Northeastern State Athletic Hall of Fame in 2003. Also an avid fundraiser for the NSU Athletic Association. *Patricia Phelps Bonar, 87, of Ada was a tournament-winning tennis player. *Don Williams, 87, of Eakly. The Alex High graduate attended Cameron Junior College in Lawton, where he played football. The OU Sooner and Dallas Cowboy fan was a peanut and wheat farmer. *Jack Phelps, 90, of Weatherford. He played football, basketball and tennis while attending high school in Perryton, Texas. Phelps later taught math and coached at Oklahoma schools in Griggs, Turpin and Baker. He coached Baker — located in the panhandle — to a six-man state football championship. *Phillip Tomlinson, 77, of Shawnee played football and basketball while in school in Anadarko and Perkins. Once served as Secretary of Transportation under Gov. Brad Henry.
Mar 14, 2016
Ten coaches are set to be honored as part of the Oklahoma Coaches Association Hall of Fame inductions this summer.
High school notebook: Doug Tolin, Gary Howard among OCA Hall of Fame honorees
By Scott Wright and Jacob Unruh | Mar 14, 2016Ten coaches are set to be honored as part of the Oklahoma Coaches Association Hall of Fame inductions this summer. Two well-known college coaches are among the group, including Oklahoma Baptist men's basketball coach Doug Tolin. He coached the Bison to the 2010 NAIA title and also coached at Norman High School to the 1999 Class 6A championship. Central Oklahoma football coach Gary Howard is being honored for Distinguished Service, having spent 35 years on the Bronchos' sideline, with 26 of them as the head coach. Also in the Hall of Fame class is Bruce Harrington, whose Lawton Eisenhower boys basketball team just completed its season in the Class 5A semifinals. Ron Lancaster, who coached Enid to the 1983 state football title, and Jenks to the 1993 crown before handing the program over to current coach Allan Trimble, will be inducted, along with Danny Daniels of Hominy, Sulphur's Tony Duck, Alva's Jim Ferguson, Lawton's Clarence Madden, Chickasha's Tim Reynolds and Owasso's Larry Turner. OCA ALL-STATE WRESTLING TEAMS ANNOUNCED The Oklahoma Coaches Association announced its selections for the All-State wrestling duals, to be held at 7 p.m. July 27 at a site in the Tulsa area to be determined. Edmond Memorial's Darren Huff was selected to coach the Large West team against the Large East, coached by Tahlequah's James Rappe. Marlow's Keith Kizarr will coach the Small West, with Bristow's Will Evans leading the Small East. Here are the rosters: Large West: Wes Hardin, Westmoore (113); Garrett Rowe, Choctaw (120); Montorie Bridges, Altus (126); Dalton Duffield, Westmoore (132); Ray Merriman, Del City (138); D.J. Hendrickson, Piedmont (145); Gavin Millhouse, Del City (152); Kalin Winkler, Noble (160); Zaine Jackson, Putnam City North (170); Trevor Long, Noble (182); Kaden Truelove, Mustang (195); Jakobe Walker, Southmoore (220); Taven Birdow, Altus (285). Large East: Mason Naifeh, Tulsa Union (113); Dillon Prutch, Coweta (120); Andrew Nieman, Stillwater (126); Dylan Wright, Pryor (132); Ethan Raper, Glenpool (138); Justin Walker, Collinsville (145); John Woods, Durant (152); Moses Mayhue, Tulsa Union (160); Drew Hinkle, Jenks (170); Isaiah Page, Broken Arrow (182); Beau Wooden, Skiatook (195); Nic Roller, Bixby (220); Griffin Qualls, Coweta (285). Small West: Triston Cortez, Kingfisher (113); Braden Visnieski, Harrah (120); Noah McQuigg, Tuttle (126); Tyson Brown, Elk City (132); Luis Martinez, Clinton (138); Reece Maitlen, Elgin (145); Dayton Garrett, Tuttle (152); Aryion Young, Heritage Hall (160); T.J. Lodermeier, Hinton (170); Seth Fritts, Plainview (182); Jake Swanson, Cache (195); Dalton Hanson, Harrah (220); Dorian Fagan, Plainview (285). Small East: Logan Bryant, Barnsdall (113); Stetson Baker, Blackwell (120); Willie Griffin, Mannford (126); Damon Hail, Cleveland (132); Justice Circle, Blackwell (138); Scout Skidgel, Cascia Hall (145); Chase Pfluger, Tonkawa (152); Wyatt Sheets, Stilwell (160); Josh Barrett, Inola (170); Peyton Carmin, Cushing (182); Trent Monk, Locust Grove (195); Branden Ferguson, Catoosa (220); Nathan Martin, Cascia Hall (285). MUSKOGEE'S WILSON WINS GATORADE AWARD Muskogee senior Aaliyah Wilson was named the Gatorade Oklahoma Girls Basketball Player of the Year for a second straight season last week. Wilson is now a finalist for the national award. She was The Oklahoman's Super 5 Player of the Year last season and was named earlier this season a McDonald's All-American. She averaged 18 points and eight rebounds per game, leading the Roughers to last week's Class 6A state tournament. They advanced to the semifinals where they were eliminated in double overtime by eventual champion Midwest City. Wilson has signed with Arkansas and is ranked No. 30 in the 2016 class by ESPN's HoopGurlz rankings. She also has a 3.62 weighted GPA and has volunteered at the Special Olympics, Fellowship of Christian Athletes and 2 Much 2 Lose. The award recognizes athletic excellence along with academic achievement and character demonstrated on and off the court. CASHION'S VAUGHN RANEY COMMITS TO ROGERS STATE One of the Oklahoma City area's top small-school players has made his college decision. Cashion point guard Vaughn Raney, a 6-foot-2 senior, verbally committed to Rogers State, according to his family. Raney averaged 20 points per game over the last two seasons, while also leading the team in rebounds and assists. The Wildcats finished the season 19-7.
Feb 24, 2016
The Tigers are currently ranked No. 11 nationally in the InterMat.com Fab 50, behind wrestling-centric schools like top-ranked Blair Academy of New Jersey, and private schools from Ohio, Pennsylvania and California.
Prep Parade: Tuttle wrestling not just another small-school dynasty
By Scott Wright Staff Writer email@example.com | Feb 24, 2016Two weekends ago, Tuttle was hardly challenged on its way to its seventh consecutive Class 4A dual state wrestling championship. On Saturday, the Tigers will be looking for their eighth consecutive team championship at the individual state tournament inside State Fair Arena. But don't be too quick to simply pass Tuttle off as just another small-school powerhouse. The Tigers are currently ranked No. 11 nationally in the InterMat.com Fab 50, behind wrestling-centric schools like top-ranked Blair Academy of New Jersey, and private schools from Ohio, Pennsylvania and California. For a non-wrestling comparison, imagine it was the Tuttle boys basketball team ranked No. 11 in a respected national poll, surrounded by the likes of Findlay Prep, Montverde and Oak Hill Academy, where Kevin Durant spent his junior season. Tuttle is one of the highest ranked public schools on the InterMat list, and it's a collection of wrestlers from a high school with about 500 students and a town of 6,300. Last year's Tigers advanced 10 wrestlers to the state championship finals at their respective weights, believed to be a record. And nine of those 10 finalists returned this season. Twelve Tuttle wrestlers qualified for the state tournament, which begins Friday morning at State Fair Arena. But accomplishments like that have come against other Class 4A competition. How have the Tigers earned their national ranking? In January at one of the state's biggest wrestling tournaments, the Geary Invitational, Tuttle finished second — behind Blair Academy. Tuttle had 141.5 points, with Class 6A's best teams, Choctaw, Broken Arrow and Sand Springs, more than 50 points behind. Before that, Tuttle had impressive performances at tournaments in Minnesota and Kansas City, winning the latter event. Still, it wasn't a sudden rise. Tuttle has been in the InterMat Fab 50 for the last five seasons. Over the years, programs like Midwest City, Del City, Choctaw, El Reno, Perry and others have had impressive runs. But what Tuttle is doing now is special. “Success breeds success, and the kids put a lot of hard work into it,” coach Matt Surber said. “We have a small group of people who do a lot of work around here, and a good group of kids have come through to keep it going.” TONY RAYBURN II MOVES TO EDMOND SANTA FE Edmond Santa Fe just lost the son of one former Oklahoma football player off its defense, and now it has added another one. Tony Rayburn II finalized his move from Deer Creek to Edmond Santa Fe, and will be eligible for his senior football season next fall. His father played defensive back for Barry Switzer in the mid-1980s, including the 1985 national championship team. Rayburn II is a 5-foot-11, 187-pound junior who could provide immediate help on a Santa Fe defense that graduated almost all of its starters. He could also help at receiver. The OSSAA has cleared Rayburn to participate with the Wolves' track team this spring as well, according to his father. Last season, the Wolves had Mike Coats Jr., who has signed to play at Lamar next fall. His father played linebacker at OU in the 1990s. FORMER YUKON COACH TODD WILSON INTRODUCED AT ELK CITY Todd Wilson is headed back to the west side of the state after spending the last two years in Cleveland. The former Yukon football coach was introduced as Elk City's new head man on Tuesday. Wilson turned Yukon into a perennial playoff team, reaching the postseason in his final five years. He left after the 2013 season and spent the last two years at Cleveland, the first as the head coach and the second as offensive coordinator. The move brings Wilson closer to his hometown of Weatherford. He replaces Bill Williams, who resigned last month after two years guiding the Elks. OTCA INDUCTS 10 INTO HALL OF FAME Ten coaches were inducted into the Oklahoma Tennis Coaches Association Hall of Fame last week. Current Yukon coach Dick Villaflor, who spent most of his career at Heritage Hall and won 33 team state championships, headed the class. It also included Ada coach Skip Griese, Ponca City tennis icon Wally Smith, former Midwest City coach Dewey Allen, Cascia Hall's Father William Perez, 50-year college and high school coach Francis Baxter, longtime OTCA board member Steve “Big Daddy” Larimer, longtime high school coach Kate Kisner Cushing, former Broken Arrow and Jenks coach Bob Holland and Enid's Darell Herndon.
Feb 23, 2016
Heritage Hall football coach Brett Bogert said Harris was offered a scholarship at Eastern Illinois by offensive line coach Mike Simmonds, who was the coach at North Texas to offer Harris. The UNT offer was Harris’ first.
High school notebook: Heritage Hall's Luther Harris signs with Eastern Illinois
By Jacob Unruh and Scott Wright | Feb 23, 2016Heritage Hall senior offensive lineman Luther Harris signed with Eastern Illinois last week, Heritage Hall coach Brett Bogert told The Oklahoman. Harris, who is 6-foot-6 and 350 pounds, also had scholarship offers from North Texas, Ohio and Tulsa. He chose to wait until after National Signing Day to make a decision, though. Bogert said Harris was offered a scholarship at Eastern Illinois by offensive line coach Mike Simmonds, who was the coach at North Texas to offer Harris. The UNT offer was Harris' first. Harris was on The Oklahoman's All-State and Little All-City teams after leading the way up front for a powerful Chargers offense that rolled to a second straight Class 3A state championship. He's the second player in the state to sign with Eastern Illinois. Tulsa Edison quarterback Scotty Gilkey also signed there this month. BROILES, ROBINSON, FIELDS, THOMAS ADD OFFERS Lately it seems that not a day goes by without a few Oklahoma high school football players picking up more Division I scholarship offers. Four metro-area juniors added offers recently, starting with Putnam City West receiver Nick Robinson drawing an offer from Baylor late Monday night. The 6-foot-4, 215-pound Robinson visited Oklahoma State last week following the Cowboys' offer. He now has 13 offers, including Louisville, Tennessee, Houston, Indiana and Iowa State. John Marshall cornerback Justin Broiles continues to be the hottest commodity on the market locally, now with more than two dozen offers. The 6-foot, 170-pound Broiles was offered by Boise State on Tuesday, following Miami, Cincinnati, Mississippi State and Kansas in the last four days. Texas State joined Tulsa and Arkansas State in pursuit of Midwest City's 6-2, 190-pound safety Evan Fields on Tuesday. Mustang defensive tackle Deontre Thomas was offered by Arkansas State and Wyoming, which recently signed Mustang QB Chandler Garrett in the 2016 class. Thomas, 6-3, 275, also has offers Kansas State, Iowa State, Colorado State and UT-San Antonio. LITTLEJIM POWERING CHRISTIAN HERITAGE Christian Heritage heads into the Class 2A boys basketball regional Thursday night riding the strong play of Caleb LittleJim. The 6-foot-2 senior scored 35 points in last week's 72-61 district championship win over Amber-Pocasset and is averaging 27 points per game during the eighth-ranked Crusaders' 17-7 season. CHA faces Mangum at 8 p.m. Thursday in Amber-Pocasset in the winner's bracket regional semifinal.
Feb 23, 2016
Lately it seems that not a day goes by without a few Oklahoma high school football players picking up more Division I scholarship offers. Four metro-area juniors added offers recently, starting with Putnam City West receiver Nick Robinson drawing an offer from Baylor late Monday night. The 6-foot-4, 215-pound Robinson visited Oklahoma State last week following the Cowboys’ offer. He now has 13...
Justin Broiles, Nick Robinson, Deontre Thomas and Evan Fields add offers
scott wright | Feb 23, 2016[img width="" height="" style="" render="w620"]4109708[/img] Lately it seems that not a day goes by without a few Oklahoma high school football players picking up more Division I scholarship offers. Four metro-area juniors added offers recently, starting with Putnam City West receiver Nick Robinson drawing an offer from Baylor late Monday night. The 6-foot-4, 215-pound Robinson visited Oklahoma State last week following the Cowboys’ offer. He now has 13 offers, including Louisville, Tennessee, Houston, Indiana and Iowa State. John Marshall cornerback Justin Broiles continues to be the hottest commodity on the market locally, now with more than two dozen offers. The 6-foot, 170-pound Broiles was offered by Boise State on Tuesday, following Miami, Cincinnati, Mississippi State and Kansas in the last four days. Texas State joined Tulsa and Arkansas State in pursuit of Midwest City’s 6-2, 190-pound safety Evan Fields on Tuesday. Mustang defensive tackle Deontre Thomas was offered by Arkansas State and Wyoming, which recently signed Mustang QB Chandler Garrett in the 2016 class. Thomas, 6-3, 275, also has offers Kansas State, Iowa State, Colorado State and UT-San Antonio.
Feb 17, 2016
The Deer Creek community is funneling money into the growth of the school, and the facilities are as nice as any around.
Prep Parade: Deer Creek football job opening should draw lots of attention
By Scott Wright Staff Writer firstname.lastname@example.org | Feb 17, 2016EDMOND — James Edwards probably had a tedious job filtering through his new emails Wednesday morning. The Deer Creek athletic director, Edwards likely began receiving emails, phone calls and everything else from people interested in his suddenly vacant head football coaching position. Grant Gower resigned after eight seasons to take the offensive coordinator position at Oklahoma Baptist, opening the door on the most intriguing coaching vacancy so far. The Tulsa Washington job has a strong draw because of the Hornets' track record of success. Del City offers similar intrigue as well. But neither of those jobs has the other perks Deer Creek presents. We're talking about a school that won the Class 3A football title in 2000, and now has risen to 6A Division II. Their growth from a small community to the large-school level has been compared to the way Jenks grew up on the edge of Tulsa a few decades ago. The Deer Creek community is funneling money into the growth of the school, and the facilities are as nice as any around. The Antlers were a regular in the 5A playoffs under Gower, and through two years, 6A-II hasn't proven to be much more challenging than the top of 5A. The west side of 6A-II will be loaded with playoff-caliber teams next year with Deer Creek's rise coinciding with Putnam City dropping from the upper division of 6A. That drops the Antlers into a district with Midwest City, Lawton, Choctaw, Putnam City, Stillwater, Enid and a much improved Putnam City West team. But Deer Creek continues to blossom on the athletic front. With the right coaching hire, the future could be unlimited at Deer Creek. MUSTANG'S BLAKE WILLIAMS HEADED TO CANADA Prep school isn't uncommon in some sports, like basketball, but in football, it's a more unique phenomenon. That makes Mustang tight end Blake Williams' already fascinating journey even more interesting. The 6-foot-5, 225-pound senior — who played his first and only varsity season with the Broncos last fall because of a rare medical condition — has passed over a couple of Division I scholarship offers, as well as multiple preferred walk-on spots, to continue his football career at Canadian Prep Football Academy. The Oklahoman chronicled Williams' battle with Dysautonomia, a rare condition that hinders the body's automatic functions. It kept him off the field for most of his high school career and caused him to miss an entire year of school. Finally healthy, he played his entire senior season in a tight end/fullback role and gained college attention because of his combination of size and athletic ability, as well as his soft hands as a receiver. At Canadian Prep, Williams will play for coach Greg McArthur, who caught passes from Green Bay Packers star Aaron Rodgers while they were in college together at Cal. Williams had multiple options this year, but reclassifying to the 2017 class will give him more on-field experience before he tries to make his way to the college level. Prep school might not be a common path for high school football players, but nothing else about Williams' journey has been common. RUNNING BACKS HOGAN, LEWIS MAKE COLLEGE CHOICES Two of the state's most heavily recruited running backs chose not to sign letters of intent two weeks ago on National Signing Day, but both of them have now found college homes. Norman North's Quan Hogan, a versatile 6-foot-1, 220-pound senior, announced his commitment to Southeast Missouri State on Monday. He had multiple Division I offers, but those schools filled their running back spots in this recruiting class before Hogan made his decision. Lone Grove running back Jeremy Lewis, who led the state with 2,966 yards, is planning to sign with Trinity Valley Community College in Athens, Texas, later this week. The school is located southeast of Dallas. Lewis had been verbally committed to Arkansas State and has offers from Nebraska and a few other schools.
Feb 10, 2016
Watching Super Bowl MVP Von Miller terrorize the Carolina Panthers on Sunday gave Eddie Paul flashbacks — in a good way.
Prep Parade: Eddie Paul watched the Super Bowl with unique sense of pride
By Scott Wright Staff Writer email@example.com | Feb 10, 2016MOORE — Watching Super Bowl MVP Von Miller terrorize the Carolina Panthers on Sunday gave Eddie Paul flashbacks — in a good way. Long before Miller was a star defensive end for the Denver Broncos, he was an up-and-coming high school talent in DeSoto, Texas, at the same time Paul was coaching the offensive line there. “He was fast,” said Paul, who has coached for 43 years, mostly in Oklahoma. “For our guys in practice, it was a chore just trying to get a hand on him. But he made our offensive line better. We weren’t gonna face anybody better than him.” Paul was either a head coach or assistant at Plainview, Lindsay, Woodward, Clinton, Bethel, Enid, Yukon and Velma-Alma, along with Texas stops at DeSoto and Azle. And he served as Norman North’s athletic director until last summer. Now, he's coaching and teaching at Southridge Junior High in Moore. While at DeSoto, he worked under former Clinton coach Dave Meadows as the offensive line coach and offseason coordinator. Seeing one of his former players with such an impressive performance on football's biggest stage, Paul couldn't help but feel proud. “Von was a great athlete, a tough kid. He worked hard,” Paul said. “Watching him play the way he did in the Super Bowl, it makes your chest puff out a little bit.” JOHN MARSHALL'S BROILES ADDING OFFERS It's been a busy week on the recruiting front for John Marshall defensive back Justin Broiles. The 6-foot, 170-pound cornerback picked up scholarship offers from Kansas State and Nebraska this week. Tulsa and Arkansas State had previously offered the John Marshall junior. Broiles had an outstanding performance last month at the U.S. Army Underclassmen Combine, with 247Sports.com selecting him as one of five defensive backs on the all-combine team. Oregon and Miami were among the programs to pay him a visit in the weeks after the combine. The 2017 recruiting class in Oklahoma looks to be particularly strong at defensive back. In addition to Broiles, Tulsa Union's Tre Brown has piled up multiple offers recently. The Midwest City duo of Evan Fields and Demontre Gatewood were each invited to Nike's top recruiting camp, The Opening. OCS' Caleb Powell has an early offer from Navy as well. LONG COMMUTE DOESN'T DERAIL CIOCCA'S COLLEGE GOAL Julia Ciocca has spent most days the last three years driving from her family's home in Lawton to Oklahoma City, where she attends Mount St. Mary and is a competitive rower with OKC Riversport junior crew. All those hours on the highway are going to be paid off with an Ivy League education. Ciocca is headed to the University of Pennsylvania to be a part of their rowing team. She became interested in the sport when she was young living in Rhode Island, but wondered how she'd be able to continue when her father's military career sent him to Lawton. Soon, the family learned about OKC Riversport, and she began making the 90-minute trip daily for school and practice with her mother, who works in Oklahoma City. Three years later, she's college-bound. “I am incredibly excited to attend the University of Pennsylvania,” Ciocca said in a press release from OKC Riversport. “It has been a lifelong dream of mine. Now, being a student-athlete, I get to look forward to not just having that dream become a reality, but also getting to continue my passion for rowing at the next level." COLLEGE POSTCARD: UCO'S AILEY NAMED MIAA WRESTLER OF THE WEEK Central Oklahoma wrestler Joshua Ailey was named the Mid-American Intercollegiate Athletics Association Wrestler of the Week, the conference announced Tuesday. Ailey, a Tonkawa native and UCO junior, scored two first-period falls to help the Bronchos to a pair of road wins in Colorado last week. For the season, Ailey is 17-7 with a team-high 11 pins, nine of which have come in the first period. UCO will be at the MIAA Tournament Sunday in St. Charles, Mo. PIEDMONT NAMES MUSKOGEE'S COLEMAN SOFTBALL COACH Longtime Muskogee softball coach Keith Coleman was named the new Piedmont softball coach Monday night, according to the Muskogee Phoenix. Coleman replaces Rick Scott, who resigned in the fall and was not allowed to later rescind his resignation. Scott had coached the Wildcats for 15 seasons, 10 of which ended in the state tournament. Coleman had a lot of success at Muskogee in both slowpitch and fastpitch. He took the Roughers to the state tournament a combined 11 times, winning the 2009 slowpitch state championship. “It's not easy. I've always been a Rougher,” Coleman, a 1997 Muskogee graduate, told the Muskogee Phoenix. “And it wasn't easy telling the girls today. I've had a lot of great relationships here and I think we've still got a tradition and players to continue on what we've all been able to establish. And that hasn't been the work of just one coach or player.” Jacob Unruh contributed to this report.
Baseball Spencer Ard, Weatherford (Redlands) Cole Ballinger, Edmond North (Cisco College) Justice Beck, Southmoore (Ark.
High school sports: College signing list
From Staff Reports | Feb 6, 2016Baseball Spencer Ard, Weatherford (Redlands) Cole Ballinger, Edmond North (Cisco College) Justice Beck, Southmoore (Ark.-Fort Smith) Chase Bridges, Sterling (USAO) Joe Buckendorff, Heritage Hall (Dodge City CC) Jace Christopher, Westmoore (Westminster) Brendan Ezell, Heritage Hall (Seminole) Austin Feathers, Sapulpa/Independence CC (NSU) Braidyn Fink, Westmoore (OU) Cade Fulton, Mustang (Eastern) Coy Hacker, Blanchard (Redlands) Jacob Hammer, Mustang (SW Christian) Wade Haugen, Weatherford (Redlands) Chandler Lipe, Edmond North (Seminole) Tanner Long, Blanchard (NOC-Tonkawa) DeShawn Lookout, Westmoore (OU) Haddon McIntosh, Community Christian (USAO) Bryce Milligan, Blanchard (OCU) Dakota Morse, Muskogee/Independence CC (NSU) Braxton Mwok, Westmoore (Clarendon) Wesley O'Neill, Ponca City (NOC-Enid) Jordan Payne, Mangum/Cowley (NSU) Shelby Sherrill, Southmoore (SW Christian) Tyler Stephens, Blanchard (Redlands) Nolan Sturgeon, Broken Arrow (NSU) Clay Teel, Hammon (USAO) Blake White, Southmoore (SW Christian) Jay Whitson, Weatherford (Redlands) Hayden Woolsey, Mustang (SW Christian) Brendan Yates, Putnam City West (Independence CC) Brandon Zaragoza, Westmoore (OU) Boys Basketball Kristian Doolittle, Edmond Memorial (OU) Tre Evans, Edmond North (Old Dominion) Jakolby Long, Mustang (Iowa St.) Kellen Manek, Harrah (ORU) Dashawn McDowell, Southeast (SMU) Lindy Waters III, Norman North (OSU) Jaedon Whitfield, Boise City (OPSU) Girls Basketball London Archer, Putnam City North (La-Monroe) Lauryn Blevins, Claremore (NSU) Jamie Bonnarens, Cache (Cameron) Katy Boyles, Community Christian (USAO) Areanna Combs, Putnam City West (OSU) Alyssa Cox, Ringling (USAO) Chelsea Dungee, Sapulpa (OU) Raley Farquhar, Victory Christian (OBU) Darian Hill, Harrah (USAO) Jaden Hobbs, Alva (OSU) Hayli Hoffman, Edmond North (USAO) Kelsey Johnson, Washington (UT-Arlington) Isis Lane, Putnam City North (Texas Southern) Morgan Meacham, Heritage Hall (Fla. Gulf Coast) Andi Pierce, Garber (W. Illinois) Kaci Richardson, Westmoore (OBU) Alexa Scott, Norman North (ORU) Paige Serup, Edmond Memorial (Samford) Megan Shelton, Plainview (OC) Sydney Stout, Bixby (Arkansas) Aliyah White, Anadarko (OBU) Aaliyah Wilson, Muskogee (Arkansas) Cross Country/Track and Field Ean Beyer, Norman North (OU) Carter Bradford, Yukon (Tulsa) Hanna Fergason, Chickasha (Pitt St.) Emily Gardiner, Southmoore (Wichita St.) Breonna Hall, Millwood (Tulsa) Matthew Leedy, Carl Albert (St. Gregory's) Daisha Reece, Norman North (Rogers St.) Rylee Rich, Marlow (OC) Daisy VanMeter, Henryetta (OBU) Morgan Williamson, Durant (SOSU) Football Anthony Adams, Westmoore (Baker, Kan.) Sherman Addi, Apache (NEO) Tyler Addison, Westmoore (Briar Cliff) Tyler Adkins, Tulsa Union (Pittsburg St.) Samuel Akem, Broken Arrow (Montana) Jaylon Alexander, Tulsa Memorial (NEO) Abe Anderson, Metro Christian (UCO) Landon Anderson, Stratford (OBU) Chandler Anthony, Tuttle (North Texas) Dustin Anthony, Edmond Santa Fe (Drake) Grant Appelberg, Skiatook (Pittsburg St.) Austin Archey, Poteau (Missouri Southern St.) Joshua Arnold, Collinsville (OBU) Hayden Ashley, Tulsa Kelley (OBU) Josh Autaubo, Lincoln Christian (UCO) Levi Bagwell, Meeker (OBU) Kelby Bailey, Anadarko (Air Force) Tyler Banta, Carl Albert (Emporia St.) Roger Barcheers, Poteau (SNU) Isaac Barham, Bartlesville (NSU) Jalen Barkus, Shawnee (Southwestern, Kan.) Jamal Barkus, Putnam City North (NWOSU) Cade Baumann, Walters (NEO) Blake Benham, Stilwell (NWOSU) Jayden Benway, Altus (NWOSU) Blake Berryhill, Tuttle (NEO) Taven Birdow, Altus (Air Force) Tariq Bitson, Tulsa Washington (NEO) Tyler Bowman, Antlers (Evangel) Marcus Brent, Tulsa Washington (NWOSU) Brendan Brown, Midwest City (UCO) Jordan Brown, Stillwater (Tulsa) Tyler Brown, Lexington (OSU) Tiller Bucktrot, Stroud (Tulsa) Manny Bunch, Roland (Tulsa) Calvin Bundage, Edmond Santa Fe (OSU) Bryan Burns, Lawton MacArthur (NEO) Nyc Burns, Berryhill (OSU)* Lonell Burris, Choctaw (NEO) Clay Burt, Liberty/NEO (South Alabama) Rico Bussey, Lawton Eisenhower (North Texas) Brock Byford, Edmond North/NEO (Pittsburg St.) Trey Cabbiness, Norman North (OBU) Brock Calfy, Temple (SWOSU) Keats Calhoon, Victory Christian (UCO) Ronald Cavers, Shawnee (Southwestern, Kan.) Maurice Chandler, Lawton/NEO (Arizona St.) Quintahj Cherry, Muskogee (Missouri Southern St.) Brandt Chitwood, Alex (UCO) Dreyvon Christon, Putnam City (NEO) Jarviear Christon, Lawton MacArthur (NEO) Sterling Claphan, Chickasha (OPSU) Mike Coats Jr., Edmond Santa Fe (Lamar) Devin Cochran, Hilldale (Evangel) Chris Cohen, Millwood (NSU) Antonio Cole, Edmond North/NEO (Utah St.) Caleb Colvin, Owasso (NEO) Dalton Cooper, Tuttle (SWOSU) Micah Cooper, Madill (Henderson State) Percy Craig, Del City (Langston) Alex Criddle, Tulsa Edison (Purdue) Caleb Crites, Colcord (UCO) Grahme Croslin, Behthany (Missouri Baptist) Jevonte Cross, T. East Central/Sam Houston St. (Mo. Southern) Ke'Landus Culoton, Coweta (OBU) Drew Dan, Checotah (New Mexico St.) Alec Davidson, Lincoln Christian (UCO) Jordan Davis, Broken Arrow (Ark.-Monticello) Worenn Davis, Midwest City (NEO) Travis DeGrate, Putnam City (Victor Valley CC) Jackson Denny, Norman North (OBU) Bo Denny, El Reno (NWOSU) Breyden DeSpain, Oologah (Central Arkansas) Dakota Diessner, Durant/NEO (UCO) Cole Dixon, Sand Springs (NSU) Daulton Esmeyer, Owasso (Harding) Tony Evans, El Reno (NWOSU) Keenen Ferrier, Oologah (Missouri Southern St.) T.J. Fiailoa, Lawton MacArthur (La. Monroe) Mason Fine, Locust Grove (North Texas) Laben Fisher, Skiatook (NWOSU) Trenton Fletcher, Fox (OBU) Landon Forman, Kingfisher (NEO) Rowdy Frederick, Broken Arrow (Tulsa) Brendon Franklin, Broken Arrow (Pittsburg St.) Charles Gaines, Edmond Santa Fe (NEO) Gavin Garner, Newcastle (NWOSU) Chandler Garrett, Mustang (Wyoming) Jace Garrison, Davis (OBU) Romero Gatewood, Norman (Victor Valley CC) Scotty Gilkey, Tulsa Edison (Eastern Illinois) Daniel Glenn, Sapulpa (SOSU) Hunter Gnose, Skiatook (Fort Hays St.) R.J. Goodman, Midwest City (NEO) Steven Gordon, Okla. Christian Aca. (Baker, Kan.) Jacob Goss, Edmond Santa Fe (NEO) Kavon Graham, Owasso (NEO) Qemar Gray, Bartlesville (NWOSU) Karson Green, Madill/NEO (Iowa State) Colton Grove, Maud (OBU) Troy Gunckel, Hilldale (Evangel) Marcheenan Hair, Lawton (NEO) Dillon Hall, Edmond Santa Fe (NEO) Tripp Hall, Tecumseh (OBU) Butch Hampton, Piedmont (Western Michigan) Jordan Harbin, Bixby (NEO) Cameron Hardesty, Norman North (Evangel) Jonathan Harris, Tulsa Washington (SWOSU) Jacob Harrison, Seminole (SOSU) Jared Harvey, Ponca City (Baker, Kan.) Caleb Hash, Shawnee (NSU) Riley Hathhorn, Broken Arrow (NEO) Dyllan Haworth, Weatherford (Emporia St.) Jordan Hearon, Sapulpa (SOSU) Josh Herman, Tulsa East Central/NEO (Idaho) Nathan Herring, McAlester (NSU) Justice Hill, Tulsa Washington (OSU) Zach Hill, Blanchard/UCO (SWOSU) Austin Hilton, McAlester (UCO) Braden Hobbs, Harrah (OBU) Paul Hoke, Claremore (NEO) Jarron Holbert, Davis (NEO) Diamen House, Edmond Santa Fe (NEO) Ty Hughes, Jones (UCO) Gus Hull, Tecumseh (OBU) Kelly Hunter, Duncan (SOSU) Joshua Jacobs, Tulsa McLain (Alabama) Jaron James, Mannford (OBU) Zeke Jenkins, Edmond Santa Fe (SE Louisiana) Beau Jinkens, Kingfisher (OPSU) Tabor Johns, Hennessey (SWOSU) Juan Johnson, Edmond Santa Fe (Arkansas Tech) Juwan Johnson, Tulsa Memorial (NEO) Larry Johnson, Tulsa East Central (Evangel) Richard Johnson, Owasso (NSU) Dominique Jones, Douglass (NSU) Noah Jones, Southmoore (Texas Tech) Riley Julian, Marlow (SWOSU) Parker Jure, Edmond North (Cumberlands) Gage Kaiser, Broken Arrow (Pittsburg St.) Brice Kelly, McGuinness (Orange Coast College) Buck Kelly, Haskell (NEO) Tre Knight, Tulsa Memorial (NEO) Tré Lang, Haskell (NEO) Jared Lawson, Waukomis (SWOSU) Kort Lewis, Broken Arrow (NEO) Christian Littlehead, Seq. Tahlequah/OSU (Missouri Southern St.) Derek Loccident, Westmoore (UCO) Randy Lollis, Putnam City North (OPSU) Jared Lopes, Muskogee (UCO) Kobe Love, Midwest City (NEO) Terrell Love, Heritage Hall (Texas Southern) Skye Lowe, Kingston (NEO) Austin Malicott, Westmoore (NWOSU) Zeke Mammen, Edmond Memorial (Air Force) Brock Martin, Adair (Pittsburg St.) Lane Martin, Stratford (OBU) Jake Martinez, Ada (OPSU) Xavier Mason, Douglass (NSU) Easton Maxwell, Pioneer (NWOSU) Kyle Mayberry, Tulsa Washington (Kansas) Reggie Mayes Jr., Tulsa Washington (SWOSU) Garrett McBroom, Stillwater/NEO (Washington St.) Greg McCalister, Millwood (NEO) Tevin McDaniel, Heritage Hall (Air Force) Adonis McGee, Lone Grove (NEO) Noah McGraw, Deer Creek (OBU) Chaz McGuire, Lone Grove (SWOSU) Jacob McGuire, Velma-Alma (OBU) Patrick McKaufman, Douglass (NEO) Jimmy McKinney, Oologah (Kansas St.) Trent McLaughlin, McAlester (SOSU) Demarco McMichael, Elk City (NEO) Isaac McWilliams, Hilldale (Evangel) Logan Meriwether, Waynoka (NWOSU) Kiante Miles, Mustang (Macalester College) Lon'Trelle Miller, Tulsa Edison (NEO) Mason Minnix, Jenks (Arkansas Tech) Gabe Moana, Lawton Eisenhower (UCO) Hayden Moore, Duncan (ECU) Shane Moore, Eufaula (NSU) Tramonda Moore, John Marshall (OSU) Jalyn Morgan, Guthrie (SWOSU) Kobe Morgan, Dewey (NSU) Lesslie Morgan, Muldrow (NSU) Trent Morris, Inola (Ottawa) Darrian Moss, Southmoore (OBU) Kolton Mueggenborg, Kingfisher (SWOSU) Mason Myers, Chandler (UCO) Grant Newton, Edmond Santa Fe (Southwestern, Kan.) Bill Nixon, Grove/NEO (Missouri Southern St.) Trevon Overstreet, Drumright (NSU) A.J. Parker, Bartlesville (Kansas St.) Vessy Parrish, Edmond Santa Fe (SWOSU) Tyrell Paylor, Idabel (NEO) Samuel Perkins, Carnegie (SNU) Mitchell Perkinson, Edmond North (OSU)* Braxton Pickard, Edmond Memorial (OU)* Colton Piehler, Stroud (NEO) K.J. Powers, Cache (NEO) Keelan Price, Kingston (SOSU) Jordan Prince, Edmond North (NEO) Keyante Prince, Wynnewood (SOSU) Tanner Profice, Norman North (OBU) Michael Pruitt, Guthrie (NEO) JaRon Pryor, Guthrie (NEO) Austin Quillen, Jenks (Vanderbilt) Ben Raulston, Ponca City (UCO) Walker Reed, Norman North (OSU)* Dake Reese, Seminole (NWOSU) Asjon Reeves, Del City (SWOSU) Tafton Reynolds, Woodward (NWOSU) Dewayne Rhodes, Luther (SWOSU) Dunya Rice, Southmoore (NEO) Delwin Richard Jr., Edmond Santa Fe (Arkansas Tech) Jude Richardson, Norman North (Sam Houston St.) Gavin Richmond, Enid (SWOSU) Mason Rickner, Chandler (NEO) Blake Riley, Purcell (OBU) Luke Ring, Duncan (OBU) Roc Robbins, Collinsville (Missouri Southern) Logan Roberson, Harrah (OU) Bryce Roberts, Mustang (New Mexico St.) Shemarr Robinson, Tulsa Central (Tulsa) Stephan Robinson, Westmoore/NEO (Kansas) Jordan Rolin, Purcell (SWOSU) Nic Roller, Bixby (Missouri Southern) Jake Ross, Coweta (NEO) Nick Ruffin, Millwood (NWOSU) Sam Ruhl, Ardmore (UCO) Terrence Rushing, Tipton (NEO) Newton Salisbury, Collinsville/NEO (Fla. International) Demond Sampson, Owasso (NEO) Toby Sanderson, Edmond North (Central Arkansas)* Cooper Savage, Chisholm (OPSU) Dawson Schick, Oklahoma Christian (NEO) Aliik Sezer, Midwest City (NEO) Terrell Shaw, Lawton (UCO) Justice Sills, Jay (NEO) Clayton Sims, Deer Creek (NEO) Tyler Skeen, Wagoner (NSU) Austin Skelton, Poteau (Missouri Southern) Trystan Slinker, Cache (SNU) Jasper Smiley, Tecumseh (OPSU) Chase Smilley, Harrah (Baker, Kan.) Dalton Smith, Poteau (Evangel) Elijah Smith, Norman (Missouri Southern) Kameron Spencer, Plainview (Washburn) Jake Standlee, Meeker (UCO) Dillon Stoner, Jenks (OSU) Tyler Stovall, Kingston (SOSU) Isaiah Strayhorn, Shawnee (Southwestern, Kan.) Garrett Sullins, Cache (SNU) Jacob Taber, Sand Springs (Fort Hays St.) Laqurious Taft, Tulsa Rogers (Arkansas Tech) Sean Talley, Del City (Emporia St.) D.J. Taylor, Yukon (OBU) Marcus Taylor, Lawton MacArthur (NSU) Jon-Michael Terry, Victory Christian (OU) Tyler Thomas, Jenks (Harding) Corey Tipsword, Norman North (UCO) Tre Towery, Westmoore (Lamar) Kyle Townsend, Harrah (OBU) Ray Trent, Sulphur (ECU) Jaden Valles, Hooker (NEO) Desmond Vick, Westmoore (NEO) Hunter Voss, McGuinness (SNU) O.J. Walker, Ardmore (SOSU) Aaron Ward, Edmond Memorial (Orange Coast College) Braden Ward, Sapulpa (OBU) Max Wariboko-Alali, Casady (Emporia St.) Colin Watford, Prague (SWOSU) Ty Watkins, Westmoore/NEO (Middle Tenn. St.) Walter Watson, Del City (Missouri St.) Cortland Weaver, Tulsa Union (OBU) Jace Webb, Hollis (Wyoming) K.J. Wells, Idabel (NEO) Wyatt Whitmarsh, Southmoore (Lindenwood) Anthony Wilkinson, Broken Arrow/NEO (UCO) Antonio Williams, Edmond North (NEO) Austin Williams, Putnam City (UCO) Dae Williams, Sapulpa (Louisville) Darran Williams, Edmond Santa Fe (NEO) Jacob Williams, Midwest City (SWOSU) Terrell Williams, Lawton/NEO (Houston) Tony Williams, Tulsa Edison (Lindenwood) Dakarai Willis, Tulsa Washington (Arkansas Tech) Michael Willis, Broken Arrow (NEO) Jeremiah Wilson, Del City (Langston) Micah Wilson, Lincoln Christian (Missouri) Sam Wilson, Jenks (Harding) Terry Wilson, Del City (Oregon) Shiloh Windsor, Ada (Wyoming) Jackson Winrow, Shawnee (Vanderbilt) Darrius Winston, Choctaw (Baker, Kan.) Dalton Witherspoon, Moore (NEO) Cameron Wood, Oologah (Missouri Southern) Connor Wood, Owass/NEO (Central Arkansas) Blake Woodard, Newcastle/OBU (Evangel) Antwan Woods, Jenks (NEO) Keeyante Woods, Lawton (NEO) Maurice Wright, Luther (NWOSU) Jaylen Yackeyonny, Cache (NEO) Stephen Youmans, Lawton (NSU) Boys Golf Kason Cook, Hydro-Eakly (SWOSU) Hunter Laughlin, Mangum (ORU) Joseph Lemieux, Christian Heritage (ECU) Mason Overstreet, Kingfisher (Arkansas) Michael Robinson, Sayre, (OC) McCain Schellhardt, Edmond Memorial (UMKC) Jake VanHooser, Holland Hall (OCU) Girls Golf Bailey Blake, Deer Creek (SNU) Brittany Boles, Marlow (Murray St.) Mallorie Dew, Bethany (SW Christian) Taylor Dobson, Broken Arrow (Tulsa) Emily Floyd, Edmond North (SW Wesleyan) Katie Kirkhart, Hilldale (ORU) Ashlea Mahan, Southmoore (SW Christian) Savannah Moody, Eufaula (OCU) Ashton Nemecek, Purcell (OC) Emilee Rigsby, Fort Gibson (NSU) Heidi Stafford, Eufaula (SNU) Sydney Youngblood, Durant (OU) Lacrosse Christian Cherry, Edmond North (Colorado Mesa) Boys Soccer Lamar Batista, Heritage Hall (UC-Santa Barbara) Billy Culhane, Deer Creek (Tulsa) Brett Koontz, Norman North (OBU) Garrett McLaughlin, Heritage Hall (SMU) Nick Noble, Deer Creek (OCU) Parker Noble, Deer Creek (ORU) Matthew Puig, Deer Creek (Tulsa) Kian Rahmanzadeh, Heritage Hall (OCU) Ceasar Romero, Southmoore (Mid-America Chr.) Cade Summers, Norman (Oklahoma Wesleyan) Ty Tregoning, Metro Christian (OCU) Miguel Vargas, Putnam City North (SW Baptist) Girls Soccer Rebeka Abrego, Bethany (SNU) Chandler Bradley, Deer Creek (Rose St.) Grace Brennan, Edmond North (Kansas St.) Shelby Brewster, Broken Arrow (NSU) Tesia Brzozowske, Edmond Santa Fe (Cowley CC) Kelsey Bumgarner, Mustang (OBU) Hannah Burks, Elk City (NSU) Mackenzie Coupens, Deer Creek (Tulsa) Kylie Cunningham, Putnam City North (NWOSU) Nichola de Angeli, Putnam City North (Rose St.) Madison Donihoo, Mustang (Mid-America Chr.) Madison Dye, Sand Springs (NSU) Lexi Fowler, Norman (SWOSU) Aundria Gill, Broken Arrow (NSU) Allie Gordon, Westmoore (USAO) Katie Green, Broken Arrow (NSU) Julia Grimes, Piedmont (USAO) Lara Haring-Lovett, Norman (OBU) Lauren Haivala, Deer Creek (OU) Blakelee Hernandez, Bethany (SW Christian) Karlee Johnston, Edmond North (Rose St.) Jaci Jones, Mustang (OSU) Audra Keeling, Tulsa Kelley (Arkansas) Paige Lorenzo, Skiatook (NSU) Kylie Lucas, Westmoore (USAO) Mariah Nicolet, Mannford (NSU) Jade Orange, Deer Creek (Arkansas) Kylie Pyle, Piedmont (USAO) Sarah Rector, Owasso (NSU) Taylor Reed, Deer Creek (ORU) Ivanna Rivas, Edmond Santa Fe (OU) Lauren Smitherman, Heritage Hall (Illinois) Brooklynn Speis, Carl Albert (Louisiana Tech) Jordyn Thomas, Edmond Santa Fe (Rose St.) Meagan Unruh, Southmoore (USAO) Softball Mason Andrews, Westmoore (Crowder) Ashton Birtchfield, Rattan (NSU) Shea Coats, Tuttle/OC (OSU) Sierra Crick, Moore (NSU) Allison Curry, Southmore (USAO) Taylor Darst, Kingfisher (Southwestern, Kan.) Coren Davis, Edmond Memorial (Texas Southern) Elizabeth Deshields, Carl Albert (Marshall) Ashley Easlon, Northwest Classen (SW Christian) Jourdan Edwards, Piedmont (USAO) Madison Elliott, Bethel (Okla. Wesleyan) Kelsey Eropkin, Bethel (Tulsa) Macy Fisher, Bridge Creek (OSU) Allie Foster, Turner (Mid-America Chr.) Alexis Freeman, Shawnee (Seminole) Hayleigh Galvan, Sequoyah-Tahlequah (OSU) Carlee Gann, Muskogee (NSU) Brianna Glass, Tuttle (Mid-America Chr.) Carsyn Goucher, Bridge Creek (Mid-America Chr.) Nikki Herrin, Wayne (ECU) Nykiah Hines, Millwood (Grambling) Arielle James, Southmoore (Houston) Abigail Johnson, Carl Albert (UMKC) Jordan Keimeg, Edmond North (Eastern New Mexico) Kaytlyn Kizarr, Marlow (Cameron) Kori Lacy, Edmond Santa Fe (Ottawa) Allison LeClaire, Newcastle (USAO) Winslow Lybrand, Bethany (Eastern) Abby Martin, Choctaw (USAO) Halle Melone, Moore (Southern Miss) Erika Mercer, Putnam City West (Seminole) Stella Millican, Sand Springs (Mid-America Chr.) Madison Monson, Bethany (Mid-America Chr.) Corrie Moore, Marlow (Mid-America Chr.) Amber O'Bryant, Moore (Mid-America Chr.) Alexis Perry, Putnam City (Nebraska) Adrienne Phillips, Little Axe (Newman) Haley Pomplun, Choctaw (Seminole) Madi Powell, El Reno (SOSU) Cassadie Ray, Piedmont (NOC-Enid) Andreana Reynolds, Millwood (Grambling) Emily Richardson, Southmoore (Cameron) Paige Russell, Choctaw (Seminole) Britani Sanders, Mustang (USAO) Abby Sanner, Newcastle (USAO) Megan Schmidt, Choctaw (Mid-America Chr.) Jessica Schuler, Sand Springs (NSU) Kassidy Scott, Piedmont (Texas Tech) Natalie Seevers, Alva (UCO) Jaden Shores, Blanchard (OCU) Allyssa Sievert, Choctaw (Rose St.) Logan Simunek, Piedmont (OSU) Bria Smith, Edmond Santa Fe (Grambling) McKenzie Smith, Westmoore (Murray St.) Bailey Stecker, Carl Albert (St. Louis) Callie Taylor, Glenpool (NSU) Rylee Turnam, Harrah (NOC-Tonkawa) Erica Vessels, Choctaw (Garden City CC) Brittany Ward, Red Oak (Mid-America Chr.) Jordan Wharton, Luther (NEO) Logan White, Chelsea (NSU) Jakayla Whitney, Choctaw (NOC-Tonkawa) Mikayla Whitten, Bethel (Tulsa) Madi Withrow, Seminole (Arkansas Tech) Cheyenne Woodward, Mustang (SNU) Makayla Workman, Newcastle (USAO) Swimming Rylee Linhardt, Edmond North (Rice) Madie Sarantakos, Norman North (Georgia Southern) Natalie Vorel, Edmond Memorial (Minnesota St.) Boys Tennis Chase Brill, Edmond Memorial (Washburn) Girls Tennis Rylee Tucker, Edmond North (Neb.-Omaha) Volleyball Hannah Rose Frohling, Edmond North (Pepperdine) Sydney Meget, Southmoore (Cowley CC) Madison Pearson, Edmond North (Chicago) Wrestling Montorie Bridges, Altus (Wyoming) Josh Copeland, Harrah (Duke) Dalton Duffield, Westmoore (OU) Noah McQuigg, Tuttle (UCO) Ashraf Mohamad, Edmond North (Ozarks) Garrett Rowe, Choctaw (UCO) Wyatt Sheets, Stilwell (OSU) *-Will walk on Know of a player who signed a letter of intent but isn't on this list? 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Jan 25, 2016
The Northeastern Oklahoma A&M football program has been reeling in a lot of Oklahoma City-area high school talent lately, and Monday was perhaps the best day yet for the Golden Norsemen. It began with a pair of Midwest City prospects, defensive tackle Worenn Davis and defensive back Aliik Sezer, who each verbally committed to the Miami, Okla., junior college. And late Monday night, the...
NEO lands four more OKC-area prospects in Davis, Sezer, Williams, McKaufman
scott wright | Jan 25, 2016[img width="" height="" style="" render="w620"]4054458[/img] The Northeastern Oklahoma A&M football program has been reeling in a lot of Oklahoma City-area high school talent lately, and Monday was perhaps the best day yet for the Golden Norsemen. It began with a pair of Midwest City prospects, defensive tackle Worenn Davis and defensive back Aliik Sezer, who each verbally committed to the Miami, Okla., junior college. And late Monday night, the Norsemen added two more area stars — Edmond Santa Fe running back Darran Williams and Douglass’ Patrick McKaufman, a 6-foot-6, 185-pound athlete. All four players announced their decisions on Twitter. NEO currently has more than a dozen outgoing players headed to Division I schools for the 2016 season.
Chen helped bring professional hockey back to Oklahoma City in 1992.
Tributes: Former Blazers owner Horn Chen dies at 83
By Scott Munn | Jan 4, 2016A farewell to people with Oklahoma ties who enjoyed the game day experience: • Horn Chen, 83, of Bannockburn, Ill., owned the Oklahoma City Blazers of the revived Central Hockey League. In 1992, longtime hockey executive Ray Miron approached Chen about reviving hockey in the south. Not only did Chen agree to fund the league operations, he owned and operated its original six franchises — the Blazers, Tulsa Oilers, Wichita Thunder, Memphis RiverKings, Fort Worth Fire, and Dallas Freeze. The businessman later owned CHL teams in San Antonio, Indianapolis, and Topeka. Chen also owned several teams in minor league baseball and basketball and arena football. Chen also owned the Canadian Football League's Ottawa Roughriders and was a minority investor in the NHL's Columbus Blue Jackets. • Wayne Heath Sr., 79, of McLoud. Served 25 years as the McLoud police chief. He boxed as a young man, finishing with a 36-7 record. At one time, Heath was ranked in the top 10 in the world. Heath, whose boxing trunks and shoes were recently added to the Oklahoma Sports Hall of Fame, will be inducted into the California Boxing Hall of Fame in October 2016. Also captained the McLoud High School basketball team as a senior in 1955. • Larry Brett Sr., 63, of Oklahoma City was a Portland, Maine, native. He helped his high school to three consecutive state swimming championships. • Gus Gil, 76, played 20 years of professional baseball, 16 of those in the minors. The Venezuelan spent the 1972 season with the Oklahoma City 89ers. Gil, an infielder, had a .238 batting average with two homers and 36 RBIs. • Bill Mace, 65, of Okarche played high school football for the Midwest City Bombers. • Richard Flud, 80, of Tulsa coached girls basketball at Bixby High School. Flud is in the Oklahoma Girls Basketball Hall of Fame. Loved to raise and race thoroughbred horses. • Tanner Sadler, 27, of Yukon was a pro paintball player. He played on six semi-pro teams during his career. Also coached Little League sports. • John Davenport, 79, of Edmond was a scratch golfer with more than 20 holes-in-one. The banking executive qualified for the British Senior Amateur. In the last 10 years, he shot his age more than 50 times. • Jeannine Horn Flow, 81, of Oklahoma City enjoyed playing golf at Westbury Country Club. The retired Southwestern Bell employee had three holes-in-one. • Lance Nichols, 23, of Norman spent 12 years in judo training. He won several state championships. • Bobby Roberts, 44, of Ada built race car engines. • Charles Turnbull, 91, of Edmond was an avid cyclist who took several long-distance rides across the U.S. • Joseph Driver, 20, of Custer City played high school basketball at Arapaho. • Alfred Adams, 85, of Moore. He captained the Moore Lions football team in 1947. • Travis Doherty, 38, of Quapaw loved martial arts. A second-degree blackbelt in Go Jue Ryu. A brownbelt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and Hapkido. • Richard Turpen, 68, of Tulsa. Attended McLain High School, where he lettered in tennis and swimming. Also a member of the Tulsa Figure Skating Club. • Gerald Parker, 75, of Garber mowed the baseball and football fields as a youngster. He later starred on that baseball diamond, helping the Wolverines to 33 consecutive wins and a state runner-up finish in 1958. Parker went on to play baseball at old Phillips University in Enid. The retired aircraft mechanic and volunteer firefighter was a fan of Garber High sports, the OU Sooners, Chicago Cubs and the OKC Thunder. • Ivan Munoz, 19, of Oklahoma City played baseball at Vici High School. He won several awards, including Freshman of the Year and Most Improved Offensive Player. • Larry Dobbins, 69, quarterbacked Thomas High School and Northwestern Oklahoma State. • Jamie Monroe, 42, of Ardmore played high school baseball for the hometown Tigers. He was named Player of the Year by the Daily Ardmoreite newspaper. An Oklahoma Sooners and Pittsburgh Steelers fan. • Ramon de los Santos, 66, was a pitcher and shortstop for the '72 Oklahoma City 89ers. The Dominican Republic native was 0-1 on the mound with 38 strikeouts in 52 innings. • George Burpo, 93, of Tucson, Ariz., was a professional baseball player in the Cincinnati Reds organization. His first assignment was to a ballclub in Muskogee — and his last assignment as a player was with the Tulsa Oilers. Burpo, who retired after the 1948 season, was a salesman for a business forms company.
Here is a look at the complete 2015 All-State Football Team: OFFENSE Pos: Player, Class, School, Height, Weight QB: Micah Wilson, Sr., Lincoln Christian, 6-3, 205 RB: Taven Birdow, Sr., Altus, 6-1, 215 RB: Jeremy Lewis, Sr., Lone Grove, 6-1, 195 RB: Grant Martin, Sr., Harrah, 5-9, 165 WR: Alec Davidson, Sr., Lincoln Christian, 6-1, 190 WR: Tevin McDaniel, Sr., Heritage Hall, 6-0, 220 OL: Tyler...
High school football: The Oklahoman's All-State teams and honorable mentions
By Scott Wright and Jacob Unruh, Staff Writers | Jan 4, 2016Here is a look at the complete 2015 All-State Football Team: OFFENSE Pos: Player, Class, School, Height, Weight QB: Micah Wilson, Sr., Lincoln Christian, 6-3, 205 RB: Taven Birdow, Sr., Altus, 6-1, 215 RB: Jeremy Lewis, Sr., Lone Grove, 6-1, 195 RB: Grant Martin, Sr., Harrah, 5-9, 165 WR: Alec Davidson, Sr., Lincoln Christian, 6-1, 190 WR: Tevin McDaniel, Sr., Heritage Hall, 6-0, 220 OL: Tyler Brown, Sr., Lexington, 6-6, 315 OL: T.J. Fiailoa, Sr., Lawton MacArthur, 6-4, 330 OL: Rowdy Frederick, Sr., Broken Arrow, 6-5, 325 OL: Luther Harris, Sr., Heritage Hall, 6-6, 350 OL: Logan Roberson, Sr., Harrah, 6-5, 320 DEFENSE Pos: Player, Class, School, Height, Weight DL: Ty Hughes, Sr., Jones, 6-1, 285 DL: Tramonda Moore, Sr., John Marshall, 6-5, 350 DL: Jace Webb, Sr., Hollis, 6-4, 310 LB: Levi Draper, Jr., Collinsville, 6-3, 225 LB: Matt Harman, Jr., Cashion, 6-2, 195 LB: Jimmy McKinney, Sr., Oologah, 6-1, 230 LB: Jon-Michael Terry, Sr., Victory Christian, 6-4, 240 DB: Jayden Benway, Sr., Altus, 6-0, 178 DB: B.J. Bradbury, Jr., Adair, 6-3, 190 DB: Tré Lang, Sr., Haskell, 6-0, 180 DB: Dillon Stoner, Sr., Jenks, 6-0, 180 SPECIAL TEAMS Pos: Player, Class, School, Height, Weight K: Dalton Witherspoon, Sr., Moore, 5-9, 160 P: Kevin Rassatt, Sr., Western Heights, 5-7, 170 KR: Roger Barcheers, Sr., Poteau, 5-9, 180 PR: A.J. Freeth, Sr., Wagoner, 6-2, 185 ------------------ SECOND TEAM OFFENSE Pos: Player, Class, School, Height, Weight QB: Mason Fine, Sr., Locust Grove, 5-11, 170 RB: Justice Hill, Sr., Tulsa Washington, 5-10, 180 RB: Jamall Shaw, Sr., Broken Arrow, 5-10, 190 RB: Darran Williams, Sr., Edmond Santa Fe, 5-11, 170 WR: Rubell Goe, Jr., McGuinness, 6-2, 185 WR: Josh Hampton, Sr., Cashion, 6-0, 185 OL: Chandler Anthony, Sr., Tuttle, 6-7, 295 OL: Grant Appelberg, Sr., Skiatook, 6-3, 295 OL: Tyler Banta, Sr., Carl Albert, 6-5, 280 OL: Isaac Barham, Sr., Bartlesville, 6-4, 280 OL: Jude Richardson, Sr., Norman North, 6-3, 280 DEFENSE Pos: Player, Class, School, Height, Weight DL: Noah Jones, Sr., Southmoore, 6-5, 250 DL: Brock Martin, Jr., Oologah, 6-3, 210 DL: Roc Robbins, Sr., Collinsville, 6-1, 220 LB: Mike Coats, Sr., Edmond Santa Fe, 6-2, 215 LB: Cole Dixon, Sr., Sand Springs, 6-1, 205 LB: Blake Landon, Sr., Deer Creek, 6-1, 210 LB: K.J. Lee, Jr., Wagoner, 6-1, 225 DB: Manny Bunch, Sr., Roland, 6-1, 180 DB: Calvin Bundage, Sr., Edmond Santa Fe, 6-3, 195 DB: Joshua Jacobs, Sr., Tulsa McLain, 5-11, 200 DB: Lane Martin, Sr., Stratford, 6-0, 195 SPECIAL TEAMS Pos: Player, Class, School, Height, Weight K: Nathan Rushin, Jr., Duncan, 5-9, 160 P: Braxton Pickard, Sr., Edmond Memorial, 6-0, 195 KR: Maurice Wright, Sr., Luther, 6-1, 195 PR: Jason Pirtle, Sr., Locust Grove, 6-2, 195 HONORABLE MENTION Quarterbacks: Abe Anderson, Metro Christian; Jay Baker, Inola; Casey Base, Oologah; Alan Bentjen, Dewar; Matt Blackburn, Stratford; Rhett Boles, Tuttle; Kobe Brewster, Plainview; Baehler Buol, Noble; Nyc Burns, Berryhill; Keats Calhoon, Victory Christian; Gunnar Ewing, Hollis; Chandler Garrett, Mustang; Brandon George, Jones; Christian Gomez, Garber; Trey Gooch, Putnam City West; Tanner Griffin, Bixby; Gus Hall, Tecumseh; Grant Harmon, Lone Grove; Kyler Hensley, Mooreland; Braden Hudson, Putnam City; Ben Klutts, Poteau; Jack Lafferty, Watonga; Jesse Lambert, McLoud; Lenard Leviston III, John Marshall; Haddon McIntosh, Community Christian; Patrick McKaufman, Douglass; Bryan Mead, Rejoice Christian; Payton Metcalf, Hooker; Jacob Mullins, McGuinness; Mason Myers, Chandler; Michael Nolen, Meeker; Jake Northern, Coweta; Cooper Nunley, Jenks; Colton Penrod, Bartlesville; Matt Perry, Pauls Valley; Gage Porter, Elk City; Hunter Reed, Davenport; Luke Ring, Duncan; Malcolm Rodriguez, Wagoner; Caleb Scott, Destiny Christian; Clayton Sims, Deer Creek; Trevor Smith, Yukon; Ethan Spurlock, Mountain View-Gotebo; Tyler Stovall, Kingston; Casey Thompson, Southmoore; Jared Weathers, Coyle; Jace Welch, Keota; Terry Wilson, Del City; Matt Young, Turpin; Terrance Young, Cache. Running backs: Tyler Adkins, Tulsa Union; Tyrel Bell, Choctaw; Taylor Bentjen, Dewar; Traivon Bryant, Cleveland; Brandon Coszalter, Dibble; Justus Crites, Waukomis; Nathan Croslin, Purcell; Cody Eby, Adair; Christian Folks, Miami; Tucker Halstead, Minco; Quan Hogan, Norman North; Justin Hooper, Sequoyah-Tahlequah; Josh Houtchens, Cushing; Tabor Johns, Hennessey; Cody Koger, Fairland; Devonte Lee, John Marshall; Joseph Lemieux, Christian Heritage; Blakely Liebmann, Cashion; Terrell Love, Heritage Hall; Kooper Marsh, Thomas; Anthony Myers, South Coffeyville; Jaestin Nelson, Seiling; Devin Pratt, Enid; Kyle Qualls, Stratford; Dake Reese, Seminole; Nic Roller, Bixby; Trystan Slinker, Cache; Caleb Smith, Bethel; Jake Standlee, Meeker; Rhyln Stephens, McAlester; Tyler Stuever, Washington; LaQurious Taft, Tulsa Rogers; Tate Troxell, Edmond Memorial; O.J. Walker, Ardmore; Grant Ward, Cascia Hall; Dominique West, Davenport; Trevor White, Rejoice Christian; Dae Williams, Sapulpa. Receivers/tight ends: Levi Bagwell, Meeker; Justin Brown, Stillwater; Rico Bussey, Lawton Eisenhower; Cade Cabbiness, Bixby; Matt Chancellor, McGuinness; Dreyvon Christon, Putnam City; Drew Dan, Checotah; Breyden DeSpain, Oologah; Caylen Enfield, Garber; Gavin Garner, Newcastle; Cade Harrelson, Davenport; Nikia Jones, Wagoner; Zach Kerstetter, Deer Creek; Skye Lowe, Kingston; Brock Martin, Adair; Greg McCalister, Millwood; Adonis McGee, Lone Grove; Ronnie Moore, Destiny Christian; Mitchell Perkinson; Shayne Quick, Stigler; Dunya Rice, Southmoore; Diego Richards, Carl Albert; Christian Robinson, Noble; Quint Scoufos, Sallisaw; Matt Seratte, Cache; Sean Shaw, Jones; Austin Skelton, Poteau; Landon Stout, Bethany; Austin Taylor, Lindsay; Jaden Valles, Hooker; Jackson Winrow, Shawnee. Linemen: A.J. Armbruster, Clinton; Jamal Barkus, Putnam City North; Sheldon Barnes, Jenks; Alphones Bradford, Okemah; Blake Brigham, Heritage Hall; Tiller Bucktrot, Stroud; Lonell Burris, Choctaw; Alex Criddle, Tulsa Edison; Tristan Crowder, Bartlesville; Michelby Davis, Millwood; Worenn Davis, Midwest City; Bo Denny, El Reno; William Dominguez, Hilldale; Dorian Fagan Plainview; Wyatt Gassaway, Hilldale; Brent Girdner, Stilwell; Jake Gould, Perkins-Tryon; Allen Hammon, Millwood; Jacob Harrison, Seminole; Caleb Hash, Shawnee; Dyllan Haworth, Weatherford; Levi Herren, Cushing; Jackson Herring, Altus; Austin Hilton, McAlester; Riley Julian, Marlow; Gage Kaiser, Broken Arrow; Trenton Mannering, Thomas; Xavier Mason, Douglass; Trent McLaughlin, McAlester; Mason Minnix, Jenks; Hayden Moore, Duncan; DeWayne Rhodes, Luther; Jude Richardson, Norman North; Shemarr Robinson, Tulsa Central; Toby Sanderson, Edmond North; Ry Schneider, Minco; Brandon Scott, Owasso; Caleb Scott, Rejoice Christian; Hunter Soap, Sequoyah-Tahlequah; Kellen Stauder, Tulsa Union; Tre Towery, Westmoore; Mason Waldrop, Clinton; Walter Watson, Del City; Wyatt Whitmarsh, Southmoore; Tristan Wilbanks, Davenport; Grant Wilkinson, Crossings Christian; Joe Winfield, Deer Creek; Beau Wooden, Skiatook; Imani Woodley, Edmond Memorial; Jalen Yackeyonny, Cache; Lane Yoder, Adair. Linebackers: Demetrius Alston, Beaver; Landon Anderson, Stratford; Jarod Andrews, Washington; Austin Archey, Poteau; Pace Benefee, Carl Albert; Cole Broin, Plainview; Levi Cain, Lawton; Noah Canary-Vawter, Little Axe; Peyton Carmin, Cushing; Trae Davison, Hilldale; Baylor Feller, Altus; R.J. Goodman, Midwest City; Walker Graves, Adair; Kane Greco, Dibble; Dillon Hall, Edmond Santa Fe; Alex Hix, Locust Grove; Dezmond Howard, Centennial; Quantez Jim, Stigler; Tanner Knox, Seminole; James Lewis, Tulsa Memorial; Zeke Mammen, Edmond Memorial; Andrew McDonald, Heritage Hall; Chaz McGuire, Lone Grove; Dylan Morris, Mooreland; Austin Quillen, Jenks; Rowdy Reihs, Guthrie; Kyle Roberson, Wynnewood; Jacob Smith, OCS; Jacob Taber, Sand Springs; Trevor Taylor, Locust Grove; Jimmy Turner, Mount St. Mary; Kyler Vannoster, Fairland; Kyler Wade, Stratford; Parker Williams, Blanchard; Skylar Williams, Westville; Shiloh Windsor, Ada; Kress Woodward, Bixby. Defensive backs: Baylor Boyd, Oklahoma Bible; Justin Broiles, John Marshall; Tre Brown, Tulsa Union; Hunter Gnose, Skiatook; Paden Hayes, Kingston; Wyatt Hayes, Dibble; Ira Hurst, Bristow; Kegan Lawson, Blanchard; Derek Loccident, Westmoore; Austin Maine, Clinton; Kyle Mayberry, Tulsa Washington; Mark Mincey, Healdton; Braeden O'Dell, Marlow; A.J. Parker, Bartlesville; Caleb Powell, OCA; Grant Powell, Stroud; Jordan Prince, Edmond North; Josh Proctor, Owasso; Kyle Sanders, Sequoyah-Tahlequah; Aliik Sezer, Midwest City; Keyshawn Shells, John Marshall; Jensen Smith, Fairview; Sean Thompson, Choctaw; Hunter Voss, McGuinness; Hunger Webb, Okemah; Noah Wells, Putnam City North. Kickers: Hayden Ashley, Tulsa Kelley; Gabe Barton, Altus; Laben Fisher, Skiatook; Butch Hampton, Piedmont; Zachary Haney, Tulsa Washington; Divontrey Johnson, Star Spencer; Jack Markmiller, OCS; Garrett McLaughlin, Heritage Hall; Parker Noble, Deer Creek; Landen Sailing, Owasso.
Oklahoma high school football players who became major-college head coaches have the same characteristics: Smarts, talent and driveDec 28, 2015
The characteristics Ron Smith saw in Mike Gundy are some of the same ones that high school teammates and coaches saw in Justin Fuente and Matt Wells, Barry Odom and Seth Littrell. Along with Larry Coker, all of them went from Oklahoma high schools to major-college head coaches.
Oklahoma high school football players who became major-college head coaches have the same characteristics: Smarts, talent and drive
By Jenni Carlson Columnist email@example.com | Dec 28, 2015NEW ORLEANS — Ron Smith had no way of knowing Mike Gundy would become the head coach of a major-college football team. It's hard to predict what teenagers will do in five minutes, much less what they will do with the rest of their lives. Still, there was plenty Smith did know about Gundy when Smith was offensive coordinator at Midwest City High and Gundy was his quarterback. The kid was smart. Talented. Driven. Different, actually, than any other player Smith had ever coached. "He was the first quarterback we had who called his own plays," said Smith, now the head coach at Victory Christian in Tulsa. The characteristics Smith saw in Gundy are some of the same ones that high school teammates and coaches saw in Justin Fuente and Matt Wells, Barry Odom and Seth Littrell. Along with Larry Coker, all of them went from Oklahoma high schools to major-college head coaches. During a week in which Oklahoma State's Gundy will face Ole Miss's Hugh Freeze, who went from coaching a Tennessee high school to leading an SEC powerhouse in less than a decade, the Sugar Bowl is a reminder that you never know where the next college head coach might be. Could be your kid's coach. Could be your kid's teammate. Could be your kid. These days, that's as likely as ever. Since World War II, there has only been one other time (1965-68) when six Oklahoma high school alums were head coaches of major-college football teams. The current count went up to six earlier this month when Missouri promoted Odom and North Texas hired Littrell. "I think what we're finding out over the last few years ... Oklahoma's somewhat overlooked in the talent that's come out of here in the last eight or 10 years," Gundy said. "Texas gets a lot of notoriety because of the total numbers, but there's some quality people that have come out of here that have done very well." Talk to anyone from the high schools or the hometowns of these six head coaches, and you'll hear common themes, threads that not only bind these coaches together but also explain their rise through the ranks. For starters, with the exception of Coker, the rest of the men played Division-I football. Gundy at OSU. Fuente and Littrell at OU (Fuente later transferred to Murray State). Odom at Missouri. Wells at Utah State. And yet ... "These guys were not the greatest players," said Bill Blankenship, who coached Fuente at Tulsa Union and coached against Muskogee when Littrell was there. "They were really good, accomplished players, but for the most part, they had to find out how to be successful." That, of course, taught perseverance, a characteristic that comes in handy when you're working your way up the college coaching ranks. But being self-made players also shaped the way these men coach. They know every little trick to get players better. They understand what it takes to motivate teams. They have first-hand knowledge of all of that. "That makes them better teachers because they understand how to reach the Every Man that's playing," said Blankenship, head coach at Tulsa for four years before joining Fuente's staff as an offensive analyst at Memphis. "(College football) is not the NFL where every guy playing is a Swiss watch. There's a lot of guys out there that need to be coached and coached well." Jason Freeman, who played with Littrell at Muskogee, then roomed with Fuente at OU, sees another strand running between these head coaches. "Look at who coached them," he said. Their high school head coaches read like a who's who of prep football in our fair state. Blankenship coached Fuente. Ron Freeman coached Littrell. Dick Evans coached Gundy. Larry McBroom coached Odom. Ronnie Asbell coached Wells. Three of those high school coaches are in our state's coaches hall of fame. "Hopefully what we did was made football and the profession worthy of chasing," Blankenship said. "It wasn't something that they regret being a part of." Clearly. Gundy realizes he's now recruiting against more guys who have insider knowledge of this state. One day, he might even have face a fellow Oklahoman in a game. But that doesn't change how he feels about being part of this group of college head coaches who are alums of our state's high schools. "I think all of us ... ," he said, "should be proud." Jenni Carlson: Jenni can be reached at (405) 475-4125 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Like her at facebook.com/JenniCarlsonOK, follow her at twitter.com/jennicarlson_ok or view her personality page at newsok.com/jennicarlson.
The Oklahoman's final high school football rankings Class 6A-I 1. Jenks (2) 11-1 2. Tulsa Union (1) 9-3 3. Broken Arrow (3) 11-2 4. Edmond Santa Fe (4) 7-5 5. Southmoore (5) 9-2 6. Norman North (6) 7-4 7. Mustang (7) 7-4 8. Putnam City (8) 5-6 9. Edmond Memorial (9) 4-6 10. Westmoore (10) 4-6 Dropped out: None Class 6A-II 1. Bixby (4) 9-4 2. Sand Springs (3) 7-5* 3. Tulsa...
The Oklahoman's final high school football rankings
By Scott Wright Staff Writer email@example.com | Dec 13, 2015The Oklahoman's final high school football rankings Class 6A-I 1. Jenks (2) 11-1 2. Tulsa Union (1) 9-3 3. Broken Arrow (3) 11-2 4. Edmond Santa Fe (4) 7-5 5. Southmoore (5) 9-2 6. Norman North (6) 7-4 7. Mustang (7) 7-4 8. Putnam City (8) 5-6 9. Edmond Memorial (9) 4-6 10. Westmoore (10) 4-6 Dropped out: None Class 6A-II 1. Bixby (4) 9-4 2. Sand Springs (3) 7-5* 3. Tulsa Washington (1) 10-1 4. Bartlesville (2) 10-2 5. Lawton (5) 8-2 6. Midwest City (6) 6-4 7. Stillwater (7) 5-6 8. Choctaw (8) 5-6 9. Muskogee (9) 4-6 10. Putnam City West (10) 4-6 Dropped out: None *-Forfeited two games for using ineligible player. Class 5A 1. Altus (3) 13-1 2. Collinsville (9) 8-5 3. Lawton MacArthur (1) 11-1 4. Skiatook (2) 12-1 5. McGuinness (5) 10-3 6. McAlester (4) 10-2 7. Deer Creek (6) 8-4 8. Ardmore (8) 8-3 9. Coweta (7) 7-4 10. Tulsa Kelley (10) 7-3 Dropped out: None Class 4A 1. Wagoner (1) 14-0 2. Oologah (3) 11-3 3. Poteau (2) 12-1 4. Harrah (5) 7-4 5. Weatherford (6) 8-4 6. Cascia Hall (8) 7-5 7. Tuttle (7) 10-1 8. Anadarko (4) 8-3 9. Cache (9) 8-3 10. Clinton (10) 6-6 Dropped out: None Class 3A 1. Heritage Hall (1) 15-0 2. Lincoln Christian (3) 14-1 3. Jones (4) 13-1 4. Lone Grove (NR) 10-4 5. Locust Grove (2) 12-1 6. Roland (8) 11-2 7. Hilldale (5) 12-1 8. Plainview (10) 9-3 9. Sulphur (NR) 9-4 10. John Marshall (7) 10-2 Dropped out: Victory Christian (6) 9-2; Meeker (9) 9-3 Class 2A 1. Adair (1) 14-1 2. Haskell (7) 13-2 3. Chisholm (2) 13-1 4. Davis (5) 9-4 5. Washington (3) 11-2 6. Vian (6) 10-3 7. Kingston (8) 10-2 8. Luther (4) 11-1 9. Lindsay (10) 10-2 10. Prague (NR) 9-5 Dropped out: Millwood (9) 6-3 Class A 1. Stratford (1) 15-0 2. Cashion (8) 12-3 3. Hollis (2) 12-1 4. Ringling (3) 11-1 5. Hominy (6) 12-2 6. Mooreland (4) 12-1 7. Minco (5) 10-2 8. Talihina (9) 10-2 9. Kiefer (7) 10-2 10. Thomas (10) 9-3 Dropped out: None Class B 1. Davenport (2) 14-0 2. Keota (3) 12-1 3. Dewar (4) 11-2 4. Weleetka (7) 9-4 5. Alex (1) 11-1 6. Seiling (5) 10-2 7. Geary (6) 10-2 8. Pioneer (8) 8-4 9. Turpin (9) 8-3 10. Laverne (10) 8-3 Dropped out: None Class C 1. Shattuck (5) 12-1 2. Coyle (4) 13-1 3. Grandfield (2) 11-1 4. Cherokee (1) 11-1 5. Fox (3) 11-1 6. Deer Creek-Lamont (7) 10-2 7. Tipton (6) 8-3 8. Timberlake (8) 7-5 9. Webbers Falls (9) 8-3 10. Thackerville (10) 7-4 Dropped out: None
Dec 3, 2015
Fine just completed his career in which he set the state’s career records for passing yardage (13,084) and touchdowns (166). He already held the single-season records for both categories.
High school notebook: Locust Grove's Mason Fine named state's Gatorade Player of the Year
BY SCOTT WRIGHT AND JACOB UNRUH | Dec 3, 2015For the second straight year, Locust Grove quarterback Mason Fine was named the Gatorade Oklahoma Football Player of the Year. Fine just completed his career in which he set the state's career records for passing yardage (13,084) and touchdowns (166). He already held the single-season records for both categories. He finished this season with 4,232 passing yards and 53 touchdowns with seven interceptions, completing 65.4 percent of his passes while leading the Pirates to the Class 3A quarterfinals. A 6-foot, 170-pound senior, Fine also rushed for 631 yards and nine touchdowns. He maintains a 4.0 grade-point average and ranks No. 1 in his graduating class. ALTUS' BENWAY WINS FAN POLL Altus quarterback Jayden Benway rallied the final day in The Oklahoman's Fans' Choice Player of the Week fan poll to edge Prague's Calvin Boyce by nearly 200 votes. Benway won with a vote total of 6,690, the largest total for any player this season. Boyce finished with 6,492. A season-high total of 15,199 votes were cast for eight different players. Benway led Altus to its first state championship game appearance since 2001 with 215 rushing yards and five touchdowns in a 49-35 win over McGuinness in the Class 5A state semifinals Monday. He also threw a touchdown pass. Watch NewsOK.com/Varsity on Sunday for next week's poll. Here are the results from this week's poll: Jayden Benway, Altus: 6,690 votes (44.02 pct.) Calvin Boyce, Prague: 6,492 votes (42.71 pct.) Jeremy Lewis, Lone Grove: 631 votes (4.15 pct.) B.J. Bradbury, Adair: 497 votes (3.27 pct.) Jared Weathers, Coyle: 291 votes (1.91 pct.) Jordan West, Davenport: 253 votes (1.66 pct.) Terrell Love, Heritage Hall: 250 votes (1.64 pct.) Breyden DeSpain, Oologah: 95 votes (0.63 pct.) Total: 15,199 votes PONCA CITY GRAD BRENT WILSON UP FOR HILL TROPHY Ponca City native Brent Wilson is one of eight finalists for the Harlon Hill Trophy, NCAA Division II football's equivalent of the Heisman. Wilson has thrown for 3,920 yards and 39 touchdowns, averaging 347.7 total yards per game while leading Emporia State (Kan.) to an 11-2 record heading into this week's quarterfinal matchup against Northwest Missouri State on Saturday. National voting for the award concludes on Dec. 12 and the winner will be announced Dec. 18. Recent winners of the award include current NFL running backs Danny Woodhead and Joique Bell. Emporia State, coached by Oklahoma native Garin Higgins, defeated Henderson State (Ark.) 29-3 in last week's playoff matchup. Kingfisher grad Landon Nault had a 58-yard touchdown run in the fourth quarter to seal the victory. PC NORTH'S SPEIGHT SCORES 21 IN UPSET OF PC WEST Putnam City North opened its basketball season with a big rivalry win, knocking off fifth-ranked Putnam City West 70-67 on Tuesday. Micah Speight scored 21 points, hitting three 3-pointers, for the 14th-ranked Panthers. Speight had 10 of his points in the fourth quarter to seal the victory. Tyshawn Abernathy added 11 points, and freshman point guard Micah Thomas hit a pair of 3s and finished with eight points. MIDWEST CITY'S EVAN FIELDS OFFERED BY TULSA Following a junior season in which he racked up 126 tackles and four interceptions, Midwest City safety Evan Fields received his second scholarship offer. Tulsa offered the 6-foot-1, 180-pound Fields this week, joining Arkansas State in pursuit of the talented Bomber defensive back. Arkansas State has also offered Fields' teammate in the secondary, Demontre Gatewood, a 6-foot, 200-pound safety.
Gary Reid was inducted into the Guthrie High School Athletic Hall of Fame.
Former OSU third baseman Reid dies at 75
By Scott Munn, Staff Writer | Nov 24, 2015A farewell to people with Oklahoma ties who enjoyed the game day experience: • Gary Reid, 75, of Edmond played third base for Oklahoma State over the 1961-63 seasons. He was inducted into the Guthrie High School Athletic Hall of Fame for his achievements in football, basketball, baseball and track. A diehard NASCAR fan who attended the 50th running of the Daytona 500. Reid also loved to play golf. • Allan Long, 94, of Geary. He coached football, baseball and girls basketball for Geary High. But he was best known for coaching the wrestling team from 1949-75. Geary had eight individual state champs under Long, who in 2010 was honored with the Lifetime Service Award by the Oklahoma Chapter of the National Wrestling Hall of Fame. • Tracey Haliburton Jr., 50, of Oklahoma City starred in football at Putnam City West High School. The All-State defensive lineman went on to play ball at Northeastern A&M. Owned and operated his own food service business. • John Criswell, 84, of Stigler raised pointer bird dogs and won several championships in field trial sport. He was also an official and judge at trials in the U.S., Canada and Mexico. Inducted into the Field Trial Hall of Fame. • Evelyn Bushree White, 87, of Oklahoma City played basketball at Sayre High School. A former registrar at Putnam City North High School. • James Cox, 78, of Moore coached Little League baseball. • John Stice, 84, of Huntsville, Texas, was a Norman native who earned a football scholarship to OU. A knee injury ended his playing career. Went on to serve two tours in Vietnam, earning a Bronze Star. A 30-year Army man who retired as a colonel. • Donald Kellison, 84, of Midwest City umpired baseball and officiated basketball. He was the concession stand manager for the Midwest City Baseball Association. Spent 32 years in aircraft maintenance at Tinker Air Force Base. • Roy Huffman, 88, of Vinita was race horse trainer. A member of the Oklahoma Horse Racing Association. • Josh Whitehead, 26, of Lawton. Played football and basketball for the Lawton MacArthur Highlanders. Attended Southwestern State, where he was studying to become a physical therapist. • Tom Baker, 76, of Oklahoma City. He starred in basketball at Indiahoma High School. • Bert Elliott, 74, of Oklahoma City was a standout football and baseball player at Capitol Hill High School. He was a prep All-American in football and went on to Central State, helping the Bronchos go 11-0 and win the 1962 NAIA championship. That team was recently inducted into the UCO Athletics Hall of Fame. • Larry Bruce, 68, of Oklahoma City was a drum major for Capitol Hill High School. • Bob Lawrence, 80, of Oklahoma City was an avid golfer with a hole-in-one to his credit. • Bob Fay, 88, of Norman was a diehard St. Louis Cardinals fan. As a youngster, he watched games through holes in the Sportsman's Park fence. • Arthur Rawson, 89, of Oklahoma City was a hardcore Oklahoma football fan. He attended OU-Texas games and every home game at Owen Field. A family obituary said, “If OU lost, it would be advised to avoid his company.” • Elray Autrey, 75, of Oklahoma City spent 28 years as a fireman. He spent many retirement days on the golf course, where he had three holes-in-one. An old car enthusiast. • Alford Glass, 75, of Okmulgee loved to coach Little League baseball. • Thomas McDonald, 56, of Comanche played football and basketball and ran track for the hometown Indians. He was passionate about golf and OU sports. • Ken Qualls, 48, of Oklahoma City had a career in law enforcement. He had a blackbelt in Hakko Ryu Jujitsu. An avid fan of anything Oklahoma State. • James Shelton, 63, of Tipton was a heavy equipment operator who helped shape golf courses in 38 states. • George McGuire, 56, Stigler liked to participate in rodeo, particularly bull riding. • David McKinney Jr., 78, of Spiro dedicated his life to coaching young athletes. He coached football, basketball and baseball at Keota from 1963-68, then moved on to Spiro. McKinney guided the Bulldogs track team to three state championships and two runner-up titles. He was named Track Coach of the Year in 1974 and ‘75 by the Oklahoma Coaches Association. The Bokoshe native was selected as an All-State football coach in 1981. • Chester Armbruster, 90, of Oklahoma City. An outfielder for a semi-pro baseball team in Kansas. Following World War II — when Armbruster served as a B-25 and B-26 flight instructor — he walked-on to play football at the University of New Mexico. Also liked to play golf and tennis. • Robert Hall, 84, of Oklahoma City had a hole-in-one at Oklahoma City Golf and Country Club in 1971. • Jason Owen, 38, of Midwest City. A graduate of Midwest City High School, where he starred in football. The lineman was an All-Stater and Athlon All-American while helping the Bombers to a 14-0, Class 6A state championship season as a senior. He created Bomber Football Bible Study, which continues today under the name Bomber Brotherhood. Owen went on to play offensive line for Missouri Southern and also lettered in track. He was a marital and family therapist after his athletic career.
Each week, The Oklahoman's Scott Wright predicts the score of every game in the state. Here are the picks for this week: Last week's record: 142-22 (86.6 pct.) Overall record: 1,394-329 (80.
The Oklahoman's high school football predictions
By Scott Wright Staff Writer firstname.lastname@example.org | Nov 12, 2015Each week, The Oklahoman's Scott Wright predicts the score of every game in the state. Here are the picks for this week: Last week's record: 142-22 (86.6 pct.) Overall record: 1,394-329 (80.9) *All games Friday unless noted Class 6A-I Mustang 21, BROKEN ARROW 20 SOUTHMOORE 42, Edmond Santa Fe 38 TULSA UNION 50, Putnam City 21 JENKS 48, Norman North 35 Class 6A-II TULSA WASHINGTON 42, Choctaw 20 Sand Springs 28, STILLWATER 24 LAWTON 30, Bixby 21 (Saturday) BARTLESVILLE 27, Midwest City 20 Class 5A LAWTON MAC 33, Carl Albert 27 Tulsa Kelley 21, COLLINSVILLE 20 SKIATOOK 28, Pryor 7 DEER CREEK 24, Ardmore 20 McGUINNESS 35, Del City 32 McALESTER 40, Tahlequah 12 COWETA 28, Tulsa Memorial 21 ALTUS 21, Guthrie 14 Class 4A ANADARKO 42, Bristow 7 Cascia Hall 31, SALLISAW 30 WAGONER 35, Broken Bow 7 ADA 31, Clinton 28 TUTTLE 27, Weatherford 22 OOLOGAH 35, Metro Christian 20 POTEAU 34, Tulsa McLain 13 Harrah 28, CACHE 27 Class 3A HERITAGE HALL 35, Blanchard 7 Plainview 28, SEMINOLE 24 HILLDALE 42, Sperry 10 STIGLER 22, Seq. Tahlequah 14 LONE GROVE 44, Pauls Valley 20 MEEKER 34, Perkins 26 LOCUST GROVE 50, Eufaula 14 BERRYHILL 35, Beggs 21 LINCOLN CHR. 49, Checotah 8 Idabel 28, WESTVILLE 22 JOHN MARSHALL 34, Kingfisher 13 SULPHUR 28, Purcell 18 ROLAND 27, Seq. Claremore 20 VICTORY CHR. 48, Verdigris 21 JONES 28, Marlow 10 CUSHING 28, Douglass 27 Class 2A CHISHOLM 28, OCS 7 LINDSAY 27, Coalgate 22 VIAN 34, Henryetta 16 NOWATA 20, Colcord 14 DAVIS 49, Lexington 12 MILLWOOD 28, Tonkawa 24 ADAIR 48, Chelsea 8 STROUD 21, Panama 20 OKEMAH 21, Antlers 18 HASKELL 32, Commerce 14 LUTHER 35, Alva 21 KINGSTON 30, Walters 22 WYANDOTTE 36, Hulbert 16 HARTSHORNE 33, Prague 20 WASHINGTON 42, Marietta 7 HENNESSEY 27, CHA 7 Class A MOORELAND 35, Mangum 6 Wynnewood 21, HEALDTON 14 HOMINY 30, Watonga 23 CENTRAL SALLISAW 28, Fairland 20 STRATFORD 44, Rush Springs 14 Hooker 28, CARNEGIE 27 REJOICE CHR. 42, Quinton 12 CRESCENT 22, Drumright 18 CASHION 48, Morrison 21 KETCHUM 21, Porter 14 HOLLIS 35, Fairview 7 MINCO 28, Velma-Alma 21 TALIHINA 26, Afton 12 KIEFER 34, OCA 24 RINGLING 27, Wayne 20 THOMAS 21, Cordell 13 Class B SEILING 48, Allen 20 DEWAR 56, Garber 28 DAVENPORT 52, Caddo 6 GEARY 48, Turpin 44 ALEX 58, Laverne 48 Weleetka 38, DEPEW 30 KEOTA 56, Woodland 8 PIONEER 34, Waurika 22 Class C CHEROKEE 40, Duke 16 Timberlake 28, WEBBERS FALLS 22 COYLE 54, Cave Springs 20 TIPTON 42, Boise City 34 GRANDFIELD 60, Waynoka 16 DC-LAMONT 36, Thackerville 28 FOX 54, Bluejacket 6 SHATTUCK 42, Corn Bible 30 *Home team in CAPS
Nov 9, 2015
Haws, who remains paralyzed below the chest following an injury in a game on Oct. 23, was flown from Oklahoma City to Colorado, where he was admitted to Craig Hospital in Englewood, a suburb of Denver. Craig Hospital is one of the world’s elite facilities for treatment of spinal cord injuries.
High school notebook: Bethany's Hudson Haws heads to Colorado, next fundraiser planned
By Scott Wright and Jacob Unruh Staff Writers | Nov 9, 2015Injured Bethany football player Hudson Haws made a couple of big steps in the progression of his recovery on Monday. Haws, who remains paralyzed below the chest following an injury in a game on Oct. 23, was flown from Oklahoma City to Colorado, where he was admitted to Craig Hospital in Englewood, a suburb of Denver. Craig Hospital is one of the world's elite facilities for treatment of spinal cord injuries. Upon being admitted and examined, his new doctor ordered that his feeding tube be removed, according to reports from Haws' father, Tim. The doctor told the family he was not concerned about Haws' nutritional condition. As he begins to work through the various therapies and treatments at Craig Hospital, Haws will learn more about his potential for recovery. With the family facing mounting medical expenses, another Oklahoma City restaurant has stepped up to host a fundraising event. The Chick-fil-A on Northwest Expressway and Rockwell Avenue will donate a percentage of sales from lunch and dinner on Tuesday to the Hudson Haws Fund. In addition, the OSSAA has contacted its insurance company regarding a catastrophic injury policy that the association carries on behalf of the student-athletes for its member schools. “We've contacted our agent and sent them the paperwork to start that process,” OSSAA executive director Ed Sheakley said. “It's a supplementary program, a $500,000 policy with a $25,000 deductible.” The OSSAA spends $100,000 per year on the policy and is one of the few state organizations that carries one for regular season and postseason play. Most state groups only carry a policy for association-governed postseason events. It also includes a death benefit. “We've had it for a long time,” Sheakley said. “We always hope we never have a reason to use it.” OSSAA OFFERS VETERANS FREE ADMISSION The OSSAA is honoring veterans a second straight year for the opening week of the playoffs. The organization will allow free admission to veterans and one guest at any first-round game this week across the state. The veteran must show a driver's license displaying a seal indicating the person is a veteran, a veteran ID card or any other form of verification. "It is our initiative to encourage Oklahoma high schools to recognize veterans in conjunction with any school activities in the next couple of weeks," the OSSAA said in a release. "This is a great way to recognize those who have served our country and reinforce the importance of their sacrifices and the very meaning of Veterans Day." Admission for all other adults and students is $7. The OSSAA began offering the free admission last season after Rep. Gary Banz, R-Midwest City, approached it with the idea of admitting veterans free. The board of directors unanimously approved the idea with the addition of a friend. CHASTAIN, FINE NAMED WENDY'S HEISMAN STATE WINNERS Westmoore's Sydney Chastain and Locust Grove quarterback Mason Fine were named the Oklahoma winners Monday for the annual Wendy's High School Heisman awards. Chastain is a standout on the basketball court for the Jaguars while she also competes in cross country and track. Fine is the state's most recognized quarterback. He holds the career passing record with 12,221 yards entering the first round of the playoffs this week. He also holds the record for career touchdowns. Last week, a group of 20 state finalists were announced. Chastain and Fine will both receive a silver medal, a Wendy's High School Heisman State Winner patch, a $50 Wendy's gift card and a $1,000 school donation if they do not advance to the National Finalist round, which will be announced the Week of Nov. 23. If chosen for the national round, they will receive an invitation to the Wendy's High School Heisman Weekend in New York. CALHOON MOVES TO SECOND ON ALL-TIME PASSING LIST Make it two quarterbacks to pass former Atoka star L.T. Pfaff in the record book. Victory Christian's Keats Calhoon became the latest to pass the previous state record for career passing yards of 11,357 by Pfaff. Calhoon threw for 355 yards in a 48-14 win Friday over Stigler. He passed Pfaff with a 26-yard touchdown pass to Tyler Hicks on the game's opening possession. Calhoon now has 11,707 yards. Locust Grove's Fine continued extending his lead with the record by throwing for 325 yards in a 54-27 win over Jay. He became the first passer in Oklahoma history to pass 12,000 yards. Fine enters the playoffs with 12,221 career yards. Each week, The Oklahoman will update the chase between Calhoon and Fine. Mason Fine, Locust Grove Total entering last week: 11,896 Last week: 325 Career total: 12,221 Keats Calhoon, Victory Christian Total entering last week: 11,352 Last week: 355 Career total: 11,707
Nov 9, 2015
Here is a look at the first-round high school football playoff schedule. All games start at 7:30 p.m. on Friday unless otherwise noted. CLASS 6A-I Mustang (7-3) at Broken Arrow (9-1) Edmond Santa Fe (6-4) at Southmoore (9-1), 7 p.m., Friday Putnam City (5-5) at Tulsa Union (8-2) Norman North (7-3) at Jenks (8-1) CLASS 6A-II Choctaw (5-5) at Tulsa Washington (9-0) Sand Springs (5-4) at...
High school football: First-round playoff schedule
FROM STAFF REPORTS | Nov 9, 2015Here is a look at the first-round high school football playoff schedule. All games start at 7:30 p.m. on Friday unless otherwise noted. CLASS 6A-I Mustang (7-3) at Broken Arrow (9-1) Edmond Santa Fe (6-4) at Southmoore (9-1), 7 p.m., Friday Putnam City (5-5) at Tulsa Union (8-2) Norman North (7-3) at Jenks (8-1) CLASS 6A-II Choctaw (5-5) at Tulsa Washington (9-0), 7 p.m., Friday Sand Springs (5-4) at Stillwater (5-5), 7 p.m., Friday Bixby (6-4) at Lawton (8-1), 2 p.m., Saturday Midwest City (6-3) at Bartlesville (9-1) CLASS 5A Carl Albert (6-4) at Lawton MacArthur (10-0), 7 p.m., Friday Tulsa Kelley (7-2) at Collinsville (5-4) Pryor (4-6) at Skiatook (10-0), 7 p.m., Friday Ardmore (8-2) at Deer Creek (7-3) Del City (6-4) at McGuinness (8-2), 7 p.m., Friday Tahlequah (8-2) at McAlester (9-1) Tulsa Memorial (7-3) at Coweta (6-3), 7 p.m., Friday Guthrie (6-3) at Altus (9-1) CLASS 4A Bristow (4-5) at Anadarko (7-2) Cascia Hall (5-4) at Sallisaw (5-5) Broken Bow (6-4) at Wagoner (10-0) Clinton (5-5) at Ada (6-3) Weatherford (7-3) at Tuttle (10-0) Metro Christian (7-2) at Oologah (8-2) Tulsa McLain (6-4) at Poteau (10-0) Harrah (6-3) at Cache (8-2), 7 p.m., Friday CLASS 3A Blanchard (7-3) at Heritage Hall (10-0), 7 p.m., Friday Plainview (8-2) at Seminole (8-2) Sperry (3-7) at Hilldale (10-0) Seq. Tahlequah (6-4) at Stigler (7-3) Pauls Valley (5-5) at Lone Grove (7-3) Perkins-Tryon (6-4) at Meeker (8-2) Eufaula (3-7) at Locust Grove (10-0) Beggs (6-3) at Berryhill (6-3), 7 p.m., Friday Checotah (7-3) at Lincoln Christian (10-0), 7 p.m., Friday Idabel (6-4) at Westville (8-2) Kingfisher (4-6) at John Marshall (9-1) Purcell (4-6) at Sulphur (7-3) Seq. Claremore (4-5) at Roland (9-1), 7 p.m., Friday Verdigris (5-5) at Victory Christian (8-1), 7 p.m., Friday Marlow (5-5) at Jones (10-0) Douglass (7-3) at Cushing (8-1) CLASS 2A Oklahoma Christian (4-6) at Chisholm (10-0) Coalgate (6-4) at Lindsay (9-1) Henryetta (5-5) at Vian (8-2), 7 p.m., Friday Colcord (7-3) at Nowata (7-3) Lexington (5-5) at Davis (7-3) Tonkawa (6-4) at Millwood (5-2) Chelsea (4-6) at Adair (9-1), 7 p.m., Friday Panama (8-2) at Stroud (9-1) Antlers (7-3) at Okemah (7-3) Commerce (6-4) at Haskell (9-1) Alva (5-5) at Luther (10-0), 7 p.m., Friday Walters (8-2) at Kingston (8-1) Hulbert (7-3) at Wyandotte (8-2) Prague (6-4) at Hartshorne (9-1) Marietta (5-5) at Washington (9-1) Chr. Heritage (5-5) at Hennessey (6-4) CLASS A Mangum (7-3) at Mooreland (10-0), 7 p.m., Friday Wynnewood (5-5) at Healdton (6-4) Watonga (4-6) at Hominy (9-1) Fairland (7-2) at Central Sallisaw (7-3) Rush Springs (3-7) at Stratford (10-0) Hooker (7-3) at Carnegie (6-3) Quinton (5-5) at Rejoice Christian (7-3) Drumright (5-3) at Crescent (6-4) Morrison (6-4) at Cashion (8-2) Porter (4-6) at Ketchum (7-3) Fairview (6-4) at Hollis (10-0) Velma-Alma (8-2) at Minco (9-1) Afton (5-5) at Talihina (8-1) Okla. Christian Aca. (6-4) at Kiefer (9-1) Wayne (6-4) at Ringling (8-0) Cordell (8-2) at Thomas (8-2), 7 p.m., Friday CLASS B Allen (6-4) at Seiling (9-1) Garber (6-4) at Dewar (9-1) Caddo (6-4) at Davenport (10-0) Turpin (8-2) at Geary (9-1) Laverne (8-2) at Alex (10-0) Weleetka (7-3) at Depew (9-1) Woodland (6-4) at Keota (9-0) Waurika (8-2) at Pioneer (7-3) CLASS C Duke (5-5) at Cherokee (9-0) Timberlake (6-4) at Webbers Falls (8-2) Cave Springs (6-3) at Coyle (10-0) Boise City (6-4) at Tipton (7-2) Waynoka (5-4) at Grandfield (9-0) Thackerville (7-3) at Deer Creek-Lamont (9-1) Bluejacket (7-3) at Fox (10-0) Corn Bible (6-3) at Shattuck (8-1)
Nov 8, 2015
Player to watch, best first-round matchup and more
High school football playoffs: Class 6A-II bracket breakdown
By Scott Wright Staff Writer email@example.com | Nov 8, 2015Best first-round matchup — Bixby at Lawton: Scheduled for 2 p.m. Saturday, this game will have the high school stage all to itself — just like last year, when these two teams met for the first-ever 6A-II title. Player to watch — Justice Hill, Tulsa Washington: The Oklahoma State commit is one of the most dynamic players in the state, having rushed for more than 1,600 yards with 25 touchdowns, averaging more than 10 yards per carry. Roughest road — Midwest City: A mid-season loss to Stillwater dropped the Bombers to the No. 3 seed out of District 2, pairing them with one of the top title contenders, Bartlesville. And if Midwest City can get past the Bruins, it'll be either district foe Lawton or defending champ Bixby waiting in the semifinals. Team to watch — Bartlesville: A last-second loss to Tulsa Washington is the only blemish on the Bruins' record, and QB Colton Penrod has put on quite a show this season, throwing for 2,620 yards with 35 touchdowns and five interceptions. By Scott Wright, staff writer
Here are the playoff pairings for the first round of the high school football playoffs. All games are at 7:30 p.m. Friday unless otherwise noted. Class 6A-I Mustang at Broken Arrow Edmond Santa Fe at Southmoore Putnam City at Tulsa Union Norman North at Jenks Class 6A-II Choctaw at Tulsa Washington Sand Springs at Stillwater Bixby at Lawton, 2 p.m. Saturday Midwest City at Bartlesville Class...
High school football playoff pairings
Jacob Unruh,scott wright | Nov 7, 2015Here are the playoff pairings for the first round of the high school football playoffs. All games are at 7:30 p.m. Friday unless otherwise noted. Class 6A-I Mustang at Broken Arrow Edmond Santa Fe at Southmoore Putnam City at Tulsa Union Norman North at Jenks Class 6A-II Choctaw at Tulsa Washington Sand Springs at Stillwater Bixby at Lawton, 2 p.m. Saturday Midwest City at Bartlesville Class 5A Carl Albert at Lawton MacArthur, 7 p.m. Tulsa Kelley at Collinsville Pryor at Skiatook Ardmore at Deer Creek Del City at McGuinness Tahlequah at McAlester Tulsa Memorial at Coweta Guthrie at Altus Class 4A Bristow at Anadarko Cascia Hall at Sallisaw Broken Bow at Wagoner Clinton at Ada Weatherford at Tuttle Metro Christian at Oologah Tulsa McLain at Poteau Harrah at Cache Class 3A Blanchard at Heritage Hall, 7 p.m. Plainview at Seminole Sperry at Hilldale Seq. Tahlequah at Stigler Pauls Valley at Lone Grove Perkins-Tryon at Meeker Eufaula at Locust Grove Beggs at Berryhill Checotah at Lincoln Christian Idabel at Westville Kingfisher at John Marshall Purcell at Sulphur Seq. Claremore at Roland Verdigris at Victory Christian Marlow at Jones Douglass at Cushing Class 2A OCS at Chisholm Coalgate at Lindsay Henryetta at Vian Colcord at Nowata Lexington at Davis Tonkawa at Millwood Chelsea at Adair Panama at Stroud Antlers at Okemah Commerce at Haskell Alva at Luther Walters at Kingston Hulbert at Wyandotte Prague at Hartshorne Marietta at Washington CHA at Hennessey Class A Mangum at Mooreland Wynnewood at Healdton Watonga at Hominy Fairland at Central Sallisaw Rush Springs at Stratford Hooker at Carnegie Quinton at Rejoice Christian Drumright at Crescent Morrison at Cashion Porter at Ketchum Fairview at Hollis Velma-Alma at Minco Afton at Talihina OCA at Kiefer Wayne at Ringling Cordell at Thomas Class B Allen at Seiling Garber at Dewar Caddo at Davenport Turpin at Geary Laverne at Alex Weleetka at Depew Woodland at Keota Waurika at Pioneer Class C Duke at Cherokee Timberlake at Webbers Falls Cave Springs at Coyle Boise City at Tipton Waynoka at Grandfield Thackerville at Deer Creek-Lamont Bluejacket at Fox Corn Bible at Shattuck
Nov 1, 2015
Throughout the week, The Oklahoman staff will break down the playoff scenarios for every team still mathematically eligible for the postseason. We begin with Class 6A and 5A, and will examine the remaining classes over the next three days: District 6A-I-1 Key Games: Edmond Memorial at Broken Arrow, Norman at Edmond Santa Fe, Putnam City at Westmoore. Broken Arrow: First Jenks: Second...
High school football: Class 6A and 5A district playoff scenarios
By Ryan Aber and Scott Wright | Nov 1, 2015Throughout the week, The Oklahoman staff will break down the playoff scenarios for every team still mathematically eligible for the postseason. We begin with Class 6A and 5A, and will examine the remaining classes over the next three days: District 6A-I-1 Key Games: Edmond Memorial at Broken Arrow, Norman at Edmond Santa Fe, Putnam City at Westmoore. Broken Arrow: First Jenks: Second Edmond Santa Fe: Third with win and Putnam City win or Edmond Memorial win. Third with loss, Edmond Memorial loss and Putnam City win. Fourth with Edmond Memorial loss and Westmoore win. Fourth with loss, Edmond Memorial win and Putnam City win. Edmond Memorial: Third with win and Edmond Santa Fe loss. Fourth with win and Edmond Santa Fe win. Fourth with loss, Edmond Santa Fe loss and Putnam City win. Westmoore: Third with win and Edmond Memorial loss. Fourth with win, Edmond Memorial win and Edmond Santa Fe loss. Putnam City: Fourth with win, Edmond Memorial loss and Edmond Santa Fe win. District 6A-I-2 Key Games: Mustang at Moore, Owasso at Putnam North, Southmoore at Norman North, Tulsa Union at Edmond North. Tulsa Union: First. Southmoore: Second with win. Third with loss. Norman North: Second with win. Third with loss. Mustang: Fourth with win or Edmond North loss. Edmond North: Fourth with win and Mustang loss. District 6A-II-1 Key Games: Bixby at Sand Springs. Tulsa Washington: First. Bartlesville: Second. Sand Springs: Third with win. Fourth with loss. Bixby: Third with win. Fourth with loss. District 6A-II 2 Key Games: Choctaw at Lawton, Putnam West at Enid, Stillwater at Lawton Eisenhower. Lawton: First. Midwest City: Second with Stillwater loss. Third with Stillwater win. Stillwater: Second with win. Third with loss and Putnam West loss. Fourth with loss and Putnam West win. Putnam West: Third with win and Stillwater loss. Fourth with win and Stillwater win. Choctaw: Fourth with win and Enid win. Fourth with loss and Enid win where Enid gains 22 or fewer district points on Choctaw. Enid: Fourth with win and Choctaw loss where Enid gains 23 or more district points on Choctaw. District 5A-1 Key Games: Ardmore at Duncan, Chickasha at Del City. Lawton MacArthur: First. Altus: Second. Ardmore: Third with win or Del City win. Fourth with loss and Chickasha win. Duncan: Third with win and Chickasha win. Fourth with win and Del City win. Fourth with loss and Chickasha win. Del City: Fourth with win and Ardmore win. District 5A-2 Key Games: Deer Creek at Guthrie, McGuinness at Piedmont, Southeast at Carl Albert. McGuinness: First. Guthrie: Second with win. Third with loss. Deer Creek: Second with win. Third with loss. Carl Albert: Fourth with win. Fourth with loss and Piedmont loss. Piedmont: Fourth with win and Carl Albert loss. District 5A-3 Key Games: Durant at Tulsa Kelley, Tulsa Memorial at McAlester. Skiatook: First. McAlester: Second with win or Tulsa Kelley win. Third with loss and Durant win. Tulsa Kelley: Third with McAlester win or win and Tulsa Memorial win. Tulsa Memorial: Second with win and Durant win. Fourth with Tulsa Kelley win. Fourth with loss and Durant win where Tulsa Memorial loses 11 or fewer district points to Durant. Durant: Fourth with win and Tulsa Memorial win. Fourth with win and Tulsa Memorial loss where Durant gains 12 or more district points on Tulsa Memorial. District 5A-4 Key Games: Collinsville at Tulsa East Central, Tahlequah at Coweta, Tulsa Edison at Grove. Coweta: First with win. Second with loss. Tahlequah: First with win. Second with loss and Collinsville loss. Third with loss and Collinsville win. Collinsville: Second with win and Coweta win. Third with win and Coweta loss. Third with loss and Tulsa Edison loss. Third with loss and Tulsa Edison win where Collinsville loses 19 or fewer district points to Tulsa Edison. Fourth with loss and Tulsa Edison win where Collinsville loses 20 or more district points to Tulsa Edison. Pryor: Fourth with Collinsville win or Tulsa Edison loss. Tulsa Edison: Third with win and Collinsville loss where Tulsa Edison gains 20 or more district points on Collinsville. Fourth with win and Collinsville loss where Tulsa Edison gains 19 or fewer district points on Collinsville.
Oct 30, 2015
Bluejays have defeated Titans six consecutive years. Guthrie can clinch second place in district with win next week over Deer Creek.
High school football: Guthrie overpowers Carl Albert 28-17 for big district victory
By Jacob Unruh Staff Writer firstname.lastname@example.org | Oct 30, 2015MIDWEST CITY — Guthrie coach Kelly Beeby turned to his team in his postgame speech and talked about the importance of Friday's 28-17 win over Carl Albert. He talked about how teams don't beat Carl Albert for six straight seasons like the Bluejays had just accomplished. Then he talked about the prospect of still getting a chance to host a playoff game in two weeks should they knock off Deer Creek next week. “Success against Carl Albert has been the catalyst for the Guthrie program,” Beeby said. “We measure ourselves by them every year. It's hard to believe we've won six in a row on them. Nobody can say that.” Guthrie improved to 6-2 overall and 5-1 in District 5A-2 with its fifth straight win. A win over Deer Creek next week locks up second in the district and a home playoff game in the first round. Carl Albert (5-4, 3-3) is now likely relegated to fourth place in the district. The Bluejays rolled out their usual blueprint with physical play on both sides of the ball and a strong running game. They piled up 188 rushing yards — 94 from running back Kevin Blue — and touchdowns from three different players. Guthrie then held Carl Albert's rushing attack to 23 yards in the second half and came up with a huge stop to force a punt clinging to a 21-17 lead with just more than 4 minutes remaining. “We really stepped up,” Guthrie linebacker Rowdy Reihs said. “There was a couple broken plays there, but that's always going to happen against good teams like this. We stepped up there in the end.” Guthrie led 7-3 to open the third when Chance Whitt fumbled the opening kickoff. Three plays later Carl Albert quarterback Braxton Dickerson threw a 27-yard touchdown pass to Diego Richards to take the lead. But Whitt redeemed himself when he broke behind the Titans' defense and caught a pass from senior Zane Maltz for a go-ahead, 51-yard score. The Bluejays then recovered a fumble by Dickerson on the next drive and scored three plays later on Maltz's 3-yard keeper on a read option play to take control 21-10. “That lifted us over, gave us some confidence and we got it done,” Maltz said. “It helps out those youngsters on our team so much. With a year of experience under my belt, it still helps my confidence but it really helps those young guys.” Richards was troublesome for Guthrie. The speedster rushed for 114 yards in the first half and finished with 119. He also caught four passes for 142 yards, including a 78-yard touchdown on a screen pass that made it a four-point game in the fourth. “Whenever they had great success it was with Diego,” Beeby said. “He's the fastest player on the football field. We had kids that knew where he was going to be, were taking angles to catch him and weren't able to. “For us to come in here tonight and give up the big plays we did and keep them out of the end zone the way we did, I'm extremely pleased.”
Oklahoma football: Expect true freshmen like Will Sunderland, Kahlil Haughton to play even more over the next two gamesOct 30, 2015
As Oklahoma prepares for what is undoubtedly its easiest two-game stretch of the season — OU plays Saturday afternoon at winless Kansas, then at home against Iowa State a week later — many freshmen should see even more playing time.
Oklahoma football: Expect true freshmen like Will Sunderland, Kahlil Haughton to play even more over the next two games
By Jason Kersey Staff Writer email@example.com | Oct 30, 2015LAWRENCE, Kan. — When Bob Stoops introduced his 2015 signing class nearly nine months ago, he called it “an exceptional group of athletes.” The winningest coach in Oklahoma's storied football history also said his new defensive back group is “the best secondary class that I've been a part of signing.” Half of the true freshmen Oklahoma signed in February have played this year; those 10 players represent the most true freshmen to see game action for the Sooners in five years. As Oklahoma prepares for what is undoubtedly its easiest two-game stretch of the season — OU plays Saturday afternoon at winless Kansas, then at home against Iowa State a week later — many of those freshmen should see even more playing time. “I'm glad they're putting us on the field now, because that means next year it's gonna be like taking candy from a baby,” said freshman safety and former Midwest City standout Will Sunderland. “It's gonna be real easy because we already know what to do. I'm glad they didn't redshirt us. It would be a lot harder next year for us with the tempo because we would never be playing.” Sunderland is one of three freshman safeties who has played some this year. He's appeared in four games — including both of the last two contests — this season, while Kahlil Haughton has played in seven games. Haughton earned an enhanced role last week as the dimeback against Texas Tech's spread offense, and could reprise that role as OU faces the tougher offenses on its schedule next month. “Tremendous athletes,” secondary coach Kerry Cooks said of his freshmen safeties. “Really students of the game. The first thing that really impressed me is that they're always asking questions. Most freshmen are sitting back in the back of the room and they're afraid to ask questions. “Those guys are asking veteran questions because they want to know and understand that in order for them to get on the field, they better know what's going on.” Freshman cornerback P.J. Mbanasor was forced into starting earlier this season against Tulsa and had a rough game, although the next two weeks could present him opportunities to gain some confidence back. Wide receivers A.D. Miller and Dahu Green have also found their way into the regular rotation already, although Miller has only caught two passes and Green none. Green dropped a sure touchdown pass last week against Texas Tech. Stoops said nowadays, he would prefer to play every single true freshmen and not redshirt anyone, although it obviously doesn't work out that way for everyone. Elite high school players are physically better prepared than ever for college football because of better strength training, seven-on-seven camps and more access to personal trainers. It's toughest, Stoops said, for offensive and defensive linemen to be physically ready for college football as true freshmen, a fact that makes Dru Samia and Marquise Overton's playing time all the more impressive. Samia has become Oklahoma's starting right tackle, while Overton is beginning to earn more and more playing time in the Sooners' defensive line rotation. “The bottom line is, in today's world, I think it's harder and harder -- and I mean across the country, not just here -- to stay there five years,” Stoops said. “Most of my guys ... Gerald McCoy had a fifth year; he didn't use it. Sam (Bradford) had a fifth year; he didn't use it. “My guys normally aren't gonna use their fifth year. They're gonna be in the NFL. It doesn't usually work.”
Oct 28, 2015
Kill, who has spent the majority of his 32-year coaching career in the college game, got his start at Midwest City under legendary Bomber coach Dick Evans in the fall of 1984.
High school football: Jerry Kill had an impact on a young Mike Gundy at Midwest City
By Scott Wright Staff Writer firstname.lastname@example.org | Oct 28, 2015Oklahoma State coach Mike Gundy took to Twitter on Wednesday afternoon to salute the work of Minnesota coach Jerry Kill, who announced his retirement earlier in the day following a continuing battle with seizures. Yet Gundy's words weren't merely a tip of the cap from one college coach to another. He was paying homage to a coach who shaped him as a young player at Midwest City in the 1980s. Kill, who has spent the majority of his 32-year coaching career in the college game, got his start at Midwest City under legendary Bomber coach Dick Evans in the fall of 1984. In his brief time there, he was a mentor to players like Gundy. “Our profession lost one of the finest men in the game with Coach Kill,” Gundy posted on Twitter. “His leadership has impacted the lives of so many. A self-made man with great character, who climbed his way through the ranks of college (football). “He built his career on hard work, discipline and his success speaks for itself.” Kill's impact on Gundy sounds profound. Considering Kill spent just one season at Midwest City, it speaks highly of his work. “He was a great guy and a hard worker,” said Victory Christian coach Ron Smith, who was an assistant on the 1984 Bomber squad as well. “He was just with us that one semester, and he left at Christmas break when he got a job at Pitt State. “He had gotten married and needed to get a real paying job. We spent a lot of time together while he was with us, and we stayed in touch for the next 10 years or so.” Kill became a defensive assistant at Pittsburg State in 1985, and at different times over the next 10 years, he was the offensive and defensive coordinator for the Gorillas. His first college head coaching job was at Saginaw Valley State in 1995. After a five-year run there, he spent two seasons at Emporia State, seven at Southern Illinois, and three at Northern Illinois before being hired at Minnesota in 2011. He has taken the Gophers to a bowl game each of the last three seasons, and at 4-3, they're on track for another postseason appearance. Kill, 54, has had epilepsy since 2005. He had two seizures on Tuesday, and announced his retirement on Wednesday. “I don't want to be a liability,” he said. “I don't want somebody to have to worry about if I'm going to drop on the field. I don't want to coach from the press box. I want to coach the way I've coached my whole life. “I don't have any more energy. None. I've left it all here in the great state of Minnesota. And I have no regrets.”
With meteorologists essentially guaranteeing heavy rain and thunderstorms Friday night, a few teams have decided to reschedule their games from Friday to Thursday. Do you know of a game that is being moved from Friday to Thursday? Please email information to email@example.com. Here is the full schedule of Thursday night games, with an asterisk noting the games that were originally scheduled...
Updated list of high school football games being moved to Thursday because of impending weather
scott wright,Jacob Unruh | Oct 28, 2015With meteorologists essentially guaranteeing heavy rain and thunderstorms Friday night, a few teams have decided to reschedule their games from Friday to Thursday. Do you know of a game that is being moved from Friday to Thursday? Please email information to firstname.lastname@example.org. Here is the full schedule of Thursday night games, with an asterisk noting the games that were originally scheduled for Friday, but have been moved: Class 6A *Midwest City at Lawton *Moore at Norman North, 7:30 p.m. Norman at Putnam City Class 5A Deer Creek at Southeast Class 4A *Vinita at Oologah *Fort Gibson at Poteau Class 3A *Bethel at Jones *Bridge Creek at Madill Okmulgee at Tulsa Rogers Class 2A *Oklahoma Christian at Christian Heritage *Washington at Walters. 7:30 p.m. Class A Quinton at Hilldale JV *Central Marlow at Ringling, 7:30 p.m. Class B Alex at Maysville Class C Bokoshe at Webbers Falls *Thackerville at Fox, 7:30 p.m. *Denotes game originally scheduled for Friday. All games at 7 p.m. unless noted.
Oct 28, 2015
Each week, The Oklahoman's Scott Wright predicts the score of every game in the state. Here are the picks for this week: Last week's record: 133-36 (78.7 pct.) Overall record: 1,106-285 (79.5 pct.) Thursday's Games Class 6A-I NORMAN NORTH 42, Moore 12 PUTNAM CITY 28, Norman 24 Class 6A-II LAWTON 21, Midwest City 17 Class 5A Deer Creek 48, SOUTHEAST 8 Class 4A OOLOGAH 38, Vinita...
The Oklahoman's high school football predictions
By Scott Wright Staff Writer email@example.com | Oct 28, 2015Each week, The Oklahoman's Scott Wright predicts the score of every game in the state. Here are the picks for this week: Last week's record: 133-36 (78.7 pct.) Overall record: 1,106-285 (79.5 pct.) Thursday's Games Class 6A-I NORMAN NORTH 42, Moore 12 PUTNAM CITY 28, Norman 24 Class 6A-II LAWTON 21, Midwest City 17 Class 5A Deer Creek 48, SOUTHEAST 8 Class 4A OOLOGAH 38, Vinita 13 Class 3A JONES 42, Bethel 8 TULSA ROGERS 31, Okmulgee 14 Class 2A Oklahoma Chr. 34, CHR. HERITAGE 27 Washington 28, WALTERS 14 Class A Quinton 40, HILLDALE JV 12 RINGLING 35, Central Marlow 0 Class B Alex 56, MAYSVILLE 6 Class C WEBBERS FALLS 52, Bokoshe 6 FOX 48, Thackerville 20 Friday's Games Class 6A-I OWASSO 38, Edmond North 14 BROKEN ARROW 38, Edmond Santa Fe 21 Jenks 40, EDMOND MEMORIAL 13 TULSA UNION 35, Mustang 21 SOUTHMOORE 42, Putnam North 10 Westmoore 35, YUKON 28 Class 6A-II Bartlesville 35, PONCA CITY 10 Bixby 28, MUSKOGEE 14 Claremore 27, SAPULPA 20 PC WEST 35, Lawton Eisenhower 20 TULSA WASHINGTON 44, Sand Springs 13 Stillwater 28, ENID 17 CHOCTAW 49, U.S. Grant 12 Class 5A Ardmore 52, NORTHWEST 6 ALTUS 28, Duncan 7 Durant 35, NOBLE 28 CHICKASHA 28, El Reno 22 TAHLEQUAH 40, Grove 20 CARL ALBERT 27, Guthrie 21 PIEDMONT 30, Guymon 16 Lawton MacArthur 44, DEL CITY 30 McAlester 42, SHAWNEE 13 COLLINSVILLE 21, Pryor 14 COWETA 28, Tulsa Edison 14 SKIATOOK 20, Tulsa Kelley 13 Tulsa Memorial 41, TULSA HALE 6 McGUINNESS 38, Western Heights 12 Class 4A Ada 34, TECUMSEH 13 Broken Bow 24, STILWELL 10 Catoosa 28, MIAMI 14 WAGONER 44, Cleveland 14 Clinton 26, WOODWARD 20 WEATHERFORD 17, Elgin 7 CACHE 31, Elk City 28 Harrah 27, BRISTOW 14 ANADARKO 35, Newcastle 7 Sallisaw 20, MULDROW 14 METRO CHR. 35, Tulsa Central 8 Tulsa McLain 20, CASCIA HALL 14 Tuttle 36, GLENPOOL 7 Class 3A Blanchard 17, DOUGLASS 14 MADILL 28, Bridge Creek 20 MANNFORD 35, Centennial 8 Cushing 42, BLACKWELL 14 Dickson 29, COMANCHE 6 IDABEL 27, Eufaula 13 BEGGS 20, Heavener 7 Heritage Hall 42, KINGFISHER 13 Hilldale 38, CHECOTAH 20 LOCUST GROVE 42, Inola 21 WESTVILLE 23, Jay 12 John Marshall 34, MEEKER 28 BERRYHILL 48, Kellyville 7 SEQ. CLAREMORE 35, Keys (Park Hill) 6 Lincoln Christian 44, SEQ. TAHLEQUAH 14 Lone Grove 41, MARLOW 26 BETHANY 28, Mount St. Mary 14 Pauls Valley 28, LITTLE AXE 27 SEMINOLE 28, Purcell 7 Sperry 21, TULSA WEBSTER 20 Star Spencer 42, CAPITOL HILL 14 Stigler 40, SPIRO 6 Sulphur 35, PLAINVIEW 34 ROLAND 48, Valliant 8 Verdigris 28, DEWEY 7 Victory Christian 45, MORRIS 6 Class 2A Alva 28, PAWNEE 21 HULBERT 36, Caney Valley 6 PAWHUSKA 20, Chelsea 14 ADAIR 40, Chouteau 6 TONKAWA 21, Crescent 7 Davis 35, COALGATE 14 LEXINGTON 28, Dibble 27 HOBART 18, Frederick 14 Hartshorne 35, OKEMAH 16 Haskell 42, KANSAS 6 Hennessey 35, NEWKIRK 0 WEWOKA 28, Holdenville 16 PANAMA 21, Liberty 14 Marietta 28, ATOKA 20 LUTHER 40, Millwood 36 Northeast 35, CROOKED OAK 34 Nowata 28, WYANDOTTE 24 COMMERCE 30, Oklahoma Union 6 CHISHOLM 42, Perry 0 Prague 34, CHANDLER 28 COLCORD 27, Salina 22 Stroud 21, HENRYETTA 13 Tishomingo 28, HUGO 20 Vian 42, ANTLERS 14 WYNNEWOOD 30, Wellston 8 Wilburton 26, POCOLA12 Class A Carnegie 21, MANGUM 20 Cashion 49, WATONGA 14 Central Sallisaw 42, SAVANNA 6 Crossings Christian 32, OKLA. CHR. ACA. 20 Drumright 40, YALE 8 Fairland 24, BARNSDALL 16 WARNER 20, Gore 14 Healdton 27, WARNER 13 APACHE 28, Hinton 20 Hooker 27, FAIRVIEW 24 Ketchum 30, AFTON 22 ELMORE CITY 28, Konawa 6 Minco 35, COMMUNITY CHR. 20 Mooreland 32, TEXHOMA 12 KIEFER 36, Morrison 8 HOMINY 38, Mounds 6 OKEENE 35, Oklahoma Bible 32 TALIHINA 42, Porter 7 Quapaw 34, FOYIL 14 Rejoice Christian 48, SUMMIT CHR. 8 BEAVER 14, Sayre 13 HOLLIS 34, Snyder 6 Thomas 44, BURNS FLAT-DILL CITY 7 Velma-Alma 28, RUSH SPRINGS 14 STRATFORD 48, Wayne 14 Class B GEARY 42, Allen 24 MAUD 36, Bray-Doyle 6 Caddo 48, PORUM 12 ARKOMA 42, Canadian 40 Davenport 52, WESLEYAN CHR. 6 Depew 38, GARBER 28 Dewar 44, WELEETKA 30 KEOTA 56, Gans 6 WETUMKA 52, Haileyville 6 Laverne 48, RINGWOOD 12 CYRIL 56, Macomb 8 WAUKOMIS 40, Pioneer 38 Pond Creek-Hunter 34, MERRITT 24 Seiling 46, KREMLIN-HILLSDALE 28 WAURIKA 56, Strother 8 Turpin 46, CANTON 0 REGENT PREP 40, Watts 12 OAKS 56, Welch 6 SOUTH COFFEYVILLE 28, Woodland 24 Class C TYRONE 28, Balko 24 Bluejacket 56, IMMANUEL CHR. 6 MIDWAY 48, Bowlegs 12 COYLE 52, Copan 6 Corn Bible 44, CEMENT 8 TIMBERLAKE 42, Covington-Douglas 28 DC-Lamont 60, BUFFALO 14 Duke 34, MT. VIEW-GOTEBO 22 Grandfield 54, SW COVENANT 8 Medford 46, PRUE 0 Sasakwa 30, PAOLI 22 BOISE CITY 40, Sharon-Mutual 26 Shattuck 28, WAYNOKA 24 DESTINY CHR. 54, Temple 8 Tipton 56, RYAN 6 Independent KC Christ Prep 21, TULSA NOAH 14 OKC Patriots 48, WRIGHT CHR. 44 Saturday's Game Independent Claremore Chr. 40, CORNERSTONE CHR. 12 *Home team in CAPS