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Recent editorials from Mississippi newspapers:____Sept. 30The Vicksburg (Mississippi) Post on the state's Governor's Conference on Tourism:Tourism officials from across the state got a good look at Vicksburg this week as the city played host to the Governor's Conference on Tourism, a gathering of tourism officials from across the state, sponsored by the Mississippi Tourism Association, an...
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By The Associated Press, Associated Press | Sep 30, 2015Recent editorials from Mississippi newspapers: ____ Sept. 30 The Vicksburg (Mississippi) Post on the state's Governor's Conference on Tourism: Tourism officials from across the state got a good look at Vicksburg this week as the city played host to the Governor's Conference on Tourism, a gathering of tourism officials from across the state, sponsored by the Mississippi Tourism Association, an organization devoted to promoting and encouraging tourism in the state. Hosting the conference for the first time was a feather in Vicksburg's hat, giving the city an opportunity to show people from the rest of the state what it has to offer in the way of attractions, and allowed some people at the conference to renew their ties with the city. "A lot of these people have not been in Vicksburg in a while and it's really important to see what the Vicksburg tourism product is, and how that works in concert with their tourism products which is beneficial in the development of regional itineraries," Vicksburg Convention and Visitors Bureau Executive Director Bill Seratt said. And with its location along the Mississippi River, its connection to the blues and the Civil War through the Vicksburg National Military Park, Vicksburg is well-placed to be a major part of the state's tourism industry. It's location in the west central part of the state makes it a destination for visitors who are trying to take in the attractions of several nearby areas of the state, and Seratt said the regional approach is the key to promoting Vicksburg and other areas in the state. "We know that no one's going to fly into Jackson rent a car and come to Vicksburg for a week and drive back to Jackson and fly out. It is a multi-city stop," he said, highlighting the city's location between Memphis, Tennessee, and New Orleans along the Great River Road and U.S. 61, America's Blues Highway. "There's nothing that we're richer in than the history and the heritage and the culture, and so many of those come in the form of stories handed down from generation to generation," MTA president Kappi Allen said. That's something Vicksburg has been doing for some time, and hopefully our story will now help bring visitors who will stay longer and learn our story. Online: http://www.vicksburgpost.com ____ Sept. 29 The Commercial Dispatch, Columbus, Mississippi, on MSU and Ole Miss leaders in football concussion research: Football, an observer once noted, is not a contact sport; it is a collision sport. On any given weekend, hundreds of thousands of people gather at high school, college and NFL stadiums to watch football, It long ago supplanted baseball as our "national pastime." The passion for football is especially intense here in the South, where the game is closely identified with our Southern culture. Yet we realize that those who play the game may pay a price. Often the price is too high. In virtually every game, players are injured. The most common injuries are not serious — strains, sprains and bruises. Others are. Dislocated bones and fractures are not uncommon. And some, of course, are frightening — fractures, spinal cord injuries and head injuries, the latter two potentially life-threatening. Improvements in equipment, changes in rules and training methods have greatly reduced spinal cord injuries. Meanwhile, the great frontier for researchers is in the area of head injuries, the most common of which are concussions. Concussions have long been recognized as "an occupational hazard," but only in recent years has the full impact of concussions, especially multiple concussions over a period of time, been understood. Repeated concussions have been linked to diseases such as ALS, dementia and chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE). Those with CTE suffer symptoms that include mood swings, depression, lack of balance and even suicide. In 2014, the NFL settled a class action suit involving 4,500 current and former players for $675 million. The suit claimed the NFL was aware of the serious health issues related to concussions but did little to make the game safer or make players aware of the dangers. But what, if anything, can be done? Some of the best research in the area of concussions is being done right here in Mississippi. At Ole Miss, researchers are using something called a "X Patch" placed in a player's helmet, which allows for detection of concussions in real time. This technology, and the network of researchers, professors, and others behind it could ultimately change the world for victims of concussions and traumatic brain injuries. The research that will come from this will greatly contribute to our understanding of what happens during a concussion. Meanwhile at Mississippi State, mechanical engineering professor Dr. Mark Horstemyer and his team of graduate students are closing in on the first big step forward in developing a helmet that will greatly reduce the probability of concussions. When compared to helmets currently being used, test data suggests the team's Phase One helmet is three times more effective at protecting the brain from concussions. The first prototypes of the Phase One helmet will arrive at MSU this month where they will be tested by members of the MSU football team. Football, by its nature, carries some risks, but those risks should not be life-altering. The research currently being conducted at Ole Miss and MSU should contribute significantly toward making the game safer. Online: http://www.cdispatch.com ____ Sept. 24 The Oxford (Mississippi) Eagle on Initiative 42 and state education funding: State lawmakers are in the infant stages of tackling the state budget for the 2017 fiscal year as budget committee members met for the first time this week. And of course partisan politics have taken over once more in Jackson with both sides claiming the other is playing politics with the people's money and their November vote. Republican Lt. Gov. Tate Reeves, who heads up the Joint Legislative Budget Committee, warned that pumping more money into education funding could prevent other state agencies from providing efficient services. Critics, or rather the Democrats, claim this is a scare tactic to try to kill Initiative 42, the education funding proposal that will appear on the Nov. 3 ballot. Reeves said this week it is "responsible budgeting to plan for all scenarios that are out there." Holly Springs Democratic Sen. Bill Stone, who favors I-42, asked why are Republicans so fearful that "Mississippians will make a statement of support and commitment to public education by voting for Initiative 42?" Initiative 42 is the proposed constitutional amendment that would require the state to fully fund public education and allow citizens to file a lawsuit in chancery court if that funding falls short. The state legislature countered with its measure, Initiative 42-A, which also will be on the November ballot, opposing Initiative 42. 42-A would also require the state to fully fund the public school system "without judicial enforcement." Legislators believe I-42 could hand over control of public education funding to a judge. The Oxford EAGLE will meet with candidates, including House and Senate, in editorial board meetings in the coming month leading up to November's election. We will talk to the state candidates about 42 and pass along information about the initiative that will help you make decisions as a voter. Ultimately, while we support fully funding public education, we'd rather see our state elected officials figuring out how to best use those education funds and find solutions to the education issues facing our state ... than argue over who has control of the purse strings. Education is way too important to the future of Mississippi than to allow our state elected officials to play politics instead of focusing on the problems our children face. Online: http://www.oxfordeagle.com
Sep 30, 2015
Every week, The Oklahoman's Scott Wright will predict the score of every game in the state. Last week's record: 143-31 (82.2 pct.) Overall record: 565-151 (78.9 pct.
The Oklahoman's high school football predictions
By Scott Wright Staff Writer email@example.com | Sep 30, 2015Every week, The Oklahoman's Scott Wright will predict the score of every game in the state. Last week's record: 143-31 (82.2 pct.) Overall record: 565-151 (78.9 pct.) Thursday's Games Class 6A LAWTON 49, Enid 20 SOUTHMOORE 44, Owasso 38 TULSA WASHINGTON 48, Sapulpa 18 EDMOND MEMORIAL 28, Yukon 24 Class 5A Tulsa Edison 56, CAPITOL HILL 6 Class 2A HENRYETTA 40, Beggs JV 8 Friday's Games Class 6A Bartlesville 28, BIXBY 27 SAND SPRINGS 35, Claremore 17 Edmond Santa Fe 21, WESTMOORE 14 Lawton Ike 28, CANYON CREEK, TEXAS 14 Moore 21, EDMOND NORTH 20 Mustang 41, PC NORTH 14 JENKS 56, Norman 7 MUSKOGEE 24, Ponca City 17 BROKEN ARROW 45, Putnam City 16 CHOCTAW 38, Putnam West 28 MIDWEST CITY 28, Stillwater 13 Tulsa Union 49, NORMAN NORTH 28 Class 5A Altus 34, LAWTON MACARTHUR 31 Ardmore 48, CHICKASHA 8 Carl Albert 42, GUYMON 6 Collinsville 20, TAHLEQUAH 13 Deer Creek 24, McGUINNESS 20 DEL CITY 28, Duncan 21 TULSA MEMORIAL 35, Durant 17 Guthrie 38, PIEDMONT 7 Noble 41, TULSA HALE 12 EL RENO 45, Northwest 6 Pryor 28, GROVE 21 Skiatook 27, SHAWNEE 24 WESTERN HEIGHTS 44, Southeast 30 COWETA 28, Tulsa East Central 13 McALESTER 14, Tulsa Kelley 7 Class 4A Ada 49, McLOUD 13 Anadarko 35, CLINTON 14 TUTTLE 30, Bristow 6 Broken Bow 21, FORT GIBSON 14 WAGONER 34, Cascia Hall 17 Cleveland 28, CATOOSA 21 ELK CITY 38, Elgin 13 Harrah 42, GLENPOOL 35 OOLOGAH 40, Miami 20 Muldrow 31, STILWELL 7 WOODWARD 35, Newcastle 10 METRO CHR. 28, Poteau 27 Tulsa Central 27, SALLISAW 22 Vinita 37, TULSA McLAIN 33 Weatherford 20, CACHE 13 Class 3A Bethany 49, BRIDGE CREEK 7 SEMINOLE 48, Bethel 14 HERITAGE HALL 56, Blackwell 6 PERKINS 42, Centennial 12 VICTORY CHR. 35, Checotah 28 Cushing 24, KINGFISHER 16 Douglass 44, MEEKER 34 Eufaula 21, SPIRO 20 Hilldale 37, MORRIS 7 Idabel 28, STIGLER 24 Inola 34, SEQ. CLAREMORE 6 Jones 41, PURCELL 14 TULSA WEBSTER 30, Kellyville 13 WESTVILLE 56, Keys (Park Hill) 6 Lincoln Christian 48, SPERRY 14 Little Axe 38, U.S. GRANT 12 Locust Grove 54, DEWEY 7 PLAINVIEW 44, Lone Grove 41 DICKSON 35, Madill 34 BLANCHARD 21, Marlow 20 JOHN MARSHALL 50, Mount St. Mary 7 BEGGS 28, Okmulgee 6 Pauls Valley 27, STAR SPENCER 20 Roland 32, TULSA ROGERS 12 Seq. Tahlequah 35, JAY 13 Sulphur 40, COMANCHE 8 HEAVENER 20, Valliant 6 BERRYHILL 28, Verdigris 12 Class 2A Alva 28, NEWKIRK 13 HASKELL 42, Chelsea 7 Chisholm 35, WATONGA 6 MORRISON 27, Chr. Heritage 20 Coalgate 18, HUGO 14 Colcord 35, CHOUTEAU 20 Commerce 40, CANEY VALLEY 7 MILLWOOD 56, Crooked Oak 6 Davis 34, MARIETTA 22 LINDSAY 32, Dibble 14 LEXINGTON 20, Elmore City 16 WALTERS 28, Frederick 21 WASHINGTON 35, Hobart 7 STROUD 38, Holdenville 13 ADAIR 52, Kansas 8 Kingston 44, TISHOMINGO 12 VIAN 35, Liberty 6 LUTHER 56, Northeast 6 Okemah 28, PRAGUE 24 Oklahoma Christian 42, WELLSTON 7 NOWATA 33, Oklahoma Union 6 HARTSHORNE 27, Panama 22 WYANDOTTE 21, Pawhuska 20 PAWNEE 28, Perry 14 ANTLERS 28, Pocola 16 Salina 31, HULBERT 21 HENNESSEY 34, Tonkawa 18 Wewoka 38, CHANDLER 34 ATOKA 33, Wilburton 13 Class A MOORELAND 30, Burns Flat-Dill City 6 Cashion 49, OKEENE 7 RUSH SPRINGS 32, Central Marlow 6 Central Sallisaw 42, QUINTON 14 Cordell 42, CARNEGIE 35 CROSSINGS CHR. 21, Crescent 14 HEALDTON 38, Empire 13 Fairview 28, BEAVER 24 AFTON 35, Foyil 8 TALIHINA 42, Gore 0 HOLLIS 44, Hinton 13 Hominy 41, BARNSDALL 20 Hooker 35, SAYRE 14 Ketchum 28, REJOICE CHR. 24 Kiefer 49, YALE 6 STRATFORD 56, Konawa 7 Mounds 22, DRUMRIGHT 16 Oklahoma Bible 28, OKLA. CHR. ACA. 21 Quapaw 21, BAXTER SPRINGS, ARK. 17 MANGUM 34, Snyder 24 FAIRLAND 28, Summit Christian 14 THOMAS 21, Texhoma 14 Velma-Alma 42, WILSON 7 Warner 22, PORTER 14 COMMUNITY CHR. 28, WAYNE 27 MINCO 32, Wynnewood 28 Class B Alex 60, BRAY-DOYLE 6 Allen 54, STROTHER 8 KEOTA 52, Arkoma 6 Caddo 42, GANS 22 DEWAR 56, Canadian 6 WAURIKA 58, Cyril 12 GARBER 54, DC-Lamont 48 Geary 40, MAUD 28 Maysville 48, MACOMB 8 Merritt 52, CANTON 6 Pioneer 48, SEILING 44 Pond Creek-Hunter 42, LAVERNE 40 Porum 38, HAILEYVILLE 34 DAVENPORT 48, South Coffeyville 12 Turpin 56, KREMLIN-HILLSDALE 6 WELCH 28, Watts 22 Waukomis 60, RINGWOOD 12 OAKS 42, Wesleyan Christian 28 WELEETKA 50, Wetumka 20 DEPEW 44, Woodland 34 Class C WAYNOKA 46, Balko 42 Boise City 34, MELROSE N.M. 28 CAVE SPRINGS 48, Bokoshe 0 Bowlegs 28, PAOLI 22 MEDFORD 50, Copan 20 Corn Bible 48, MT. VIEW-GOTEBO 28 BLUEJACKET 34, Covington-Douglas 24 Grandfield 56, DUKE 6 COYLE 48, Regent Prep 8 BUFFALO 56, Sharon-Mutual 44 CHEROKEE 34, Shattuck 28 FOX 60, SW Covenant 14 RYAN 34, Temple 20 Thackerville 56, MIDWAY 8 Timberlake 54, PRUE 8 Webbers Falls 36, SASAKWA 16 Independent OKC PATRIOTS 56, Cement 6 HOLLAND HALL 28, Dallas Greenhill 7 WRIGHT CHRISTIAN 60, Destiny Chr. 48 CLAREMORE CHR. 54, Eagle Point Chr. 6 CASADY 35, Fort Worth County Day 14 Immanuel Christian 38, LIFE CHR. 8 TULSA NOAH 34, Lighthouse Christian 21 Saturday's Games Independent Mississippi Deaf 48, OSD 28 *Home team in CAPS
Sep 25, 2015
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The Oklahoman's Week 4 high school football picks
BY SCOTT WRIGHT | Sep 25, 2015Every week, The Oklahoman's Scott Wright will predict the score of every game in the state. Last week's record: 133-37 (78.2 pct.) Overall record: 422-120 (77.9 pct.) Thursday's Games Class 6A Lawton 35, PC West 20 Class 3A Heritage Hall 56, CENTENNIAL 6 Class 2A Colcord 28, TAHLEQUAH JV 21 Millwood 35, OCS 28 Wellston 42, NORTHEAST 28 Class C Ryan 44, CEMENT 20 Independent Osd 60, KANSAS DEAF 22 CAPITOL HILL 35, SeeWorth Aca. 14 Friday's Games Class 6A Bixby 35, CLAREMORE 21 Broken Arrow 50, YUKON 17 Choctaw 28, ENID 14 EDMOND SANTA FE 24, Ed. Memorial 21 MUSTANG 35, Edmond North 14 Jenks 49, PUTNAM CITY 21 Midwest City 44, LAWTON IKE 6 Muskogee 28, SAPULPA 21 OWASSO 35, Norman North 34 TULSA UNION 56, PC North 12 BARTLESVILLE 27, Sand Springs 24 Southmoore 38, MOORE 20 Tulsa Washington 42, PONCA CITY 21 STILLWATER 55, U.S. Grant 6 Westmoore 35, NORMAN 7 Class 5A DUNCAN 28, Chickasha 14 COLLINSVILLE 35, Coweta 20 ARDMORE 42, Del City 38 ALTUS 44, El Reno 16 Grove 28, TULSA NOAH 21 Guymon 35, SOUTHEAST 28 Lawton MacArthur 55, NW CLASSEN 8 McAlester 42, DURANT 20 GUTHRIE 14, McGuinness 10 DEER CREEK 35, Piedmont 10 Shawnee 28, NOBLE 21 Tahlequah 21, TULSA EAST CENTRAL 20 Tulsa Edison 31, PRYOR 28 SKIATOOK 49, Tulsa Hale 0 TULSA KELLEY 20, Tulsa Memorial 14 CARL ALBERT 42, Western Heights 14 Class 4A Broken Bow 27, TULSA CENTRAL 22 Cache 21, NEWCASTLE 14 Cascia Hall 35, MIAMI 24 Catoosa 28, TULSA McLAIN 13 WEATHERFORD 27, Clinton 20 ANADARKO 35, Elk City 28 ADA 24, Glenpool 17 HARRAH 42, McLoud 14 WAGONER 28, Oologah 21 Poteau 30, MULDROW 20 Sallisaw 14, FORT GIBSON 7 METRO CHR. 44, Stilwell 16 Tuttle 35, TECUMSEH 7 CLEVELAND 42, Vinita 35 Woodward 28, ELGIN 20 Class 3A HILLDALE 24, Beggs 21 Berryhill 28, SEQ.-CLAREMORE 14 MOUNT ST. MARY 34, Bridge Creek 22 MARLOW 28, Comanche 13 SULPHUR 27, Dickson 21 Heavener 20, EUFAULA 17 Idabel 42, CHECOTAH 28 Jay 28, KEYS (PARK HILL) 27 John Marshall 30, BLANCHARD 14 Kingfisher 42, MANNFORD 14 Lincoln Christian 49, VERDIGRIS 6 LONE GROVE 48, Madill 14 BETHANY 35, Meeker 28 TULSA ROGERS 30, Morris 12 BLACKWELL 20, Pawnee 16 CUSHING 32, Perkins 20 DOUGLASS 34, Plainview 22 Purcell 21, PAULS VALLEY 20 Seminole 28, LITTLE AXE 21 Seq. Tahlequah 22, INOLA 18 Sperry 20, KELLYVILLE 12 ROLAND 21, Spiro 14 Star Spencer 20, BETHEL 18 Stigler 34, VALLIANT 6 DEWEY 16, Tulsa Webster 14 Victory Christian 48, OKMULGEE 14 LOCUST GROVE 49, Westville 21 Class 2A Adair 42, SALINA 14 PANAMA 26, Antlers 20 PAWHUSKA 20, Caney Valley 13 Chandler 48, HENRYETTA 28 Chelsea 22, OKLAHOMA UNION 18 HASKELL 35, Chouteau 16 Hartshorne 34, LIBERTY 7 Hennessey 28, ALVA 21 Hollis 30, HOBART 14 ATOKA 14, Hugo 13 Hulbert 28, KANSAS 7 Lindsay 42, FREDERICK 16 Luther 44, CHR. HERITAGE 31 KINGSTON 34, Marietta 12 CHISHOLM 35, Newkirk 7 Nowata 21, COMMERCE 6 Okeene 34, CROOKED OAK 28 WARNER 21, Pocola 20 Prague 28, WEWOKA 27 Stroud 21, OKEMAH 14 Tishomingo 24, COALGATE 20 Tonkawa 26, PERRY 21 Vian 28, WILBURTON 14 Walters 34, DIBBLE 20 Washington 49, LEXINGTON 13 Wyandotte 35, AFTON 34 Class A KIEFER 49, Barnsdall 7 Beaver 42, BURNS FLAT-DILL CITY 6 Carnegie 34, SNYDER 28 Community Christian 21, ELMORE CITY 20 Cordell 40, HINTON 28 Crescent 42, CRESCENT 35 Crossings Chr. 28, OKLAHOMA BIBLE 21 HOMINY 21, Drumright 7 Empire 20, CENTRAL MARLOW 14 FOYIL 14, Fairland 7 VELMA-ALMA 24, Healdton 21 Ketchum 35, SUMMIT CHR. 6 APACHE 34, Mangum 24 Minco 35, WAYNE 21 Mooreland 38, FAIRVIEW 18 Morrison 28, MOUNDS 7 WATONGA 29, Okla. Christian Aca. 23 CENTRAL SALLISAW 42, Porter 12 Quinton 28, GORE 6 Rejoice Christian 21, QUAPAW 7 TEXHOMA 24, Sayre 14 Stratford 48, RUSH SPRINGS 8 Talihina 28, SAVANNA 7 Thomas 27, HOOKER 20 RINGLING 42, Wilson 6 Wynnewood 35, KONAWA 0 Class B ALLEN 52, Bray-Doyle 6 POND CREEK-HUNTER 48, Canton 12 Davenport 54, WOODLAND 8 Depew 48, WATTS 0 Dewar 58, WETUMKA 12 Gans 34, CANADIAN 28 SOUTH COFFEYVILLE 30, Garber 24 CADDO 56, Haileyville 12 Keota 60, PORUM 6 WAUKOMIS 42, Kremlin-Hillsdale 26 LAVERNE 38, Laverne 30 ALEX 60, Macomb 6 MAYSVILLE 34, Maud 30 Oaks 40, WEBBERS FALLS 20 MERRITT 32, Ringwood 28 TURPIN 44, Seiling 34 CYRIL 28, Strother 20 Waurika 42, GEARY 36 WESLEYAN CHR. 38, Welch 20 Weleetka 44, ARKOMA 28 Class C Bluejacket 42, COPAN 6 Boise City 48, ROLLA, KAN. 0 BALKO 44, Buffalo 8 THACKERVILLE 38, Cave Springs 28 Cherokee 64, WAYNOKA 18 COV.-DOUGLAS 48, Claremore Chr. 30 Coyle 54, TIMBERLAKE 6 Fox 50, BOWLEGS 0 DUKE 48, Life Christian 0 Medford 42, WRIGHT CHR. 34 Mt. View-Gotebo 34, TEMPLE 26 OKC Patriots 38, SHARON-MUTUAL 34 Paoli 28, MIDWAY 24 DC-LAMONT 50, Prue 0 Sasakwa 28, BOKOSHE 16 SW Covenant 48, CORN BIBLE 42 GRANDFIELD 44, Tipton 24 SHATTUCK 64, Tyrone 30 Independent Casady 31, DALLAS ST. MARKS 28 Holland Hall 35, TRINITY VALLEY 27 Regent Prep 48, IMMANUEL CHR. 20 *Home team in CAPS
Class 6A-I 1. Jenks, 2-0 (1) 2. Tulsa Union, 1-2 (2) 3. Mustang, 3-0 (3) 4. Broken Arrow, 2-1 (4) 5. Southmoore, 3-0 (5) 6. Owasso, 1-1 (6) 7. Norman North, 3-0 (7) 8. Edmond Santa Fe, 2-1 (8) 9. Westmoore, 1-2 (9) 10. Edmond Memorial, 1-2 (10) Dropped out: None Class 6A-II 1. Tulsa Washington, 2-0 (1) 2. Bixby, 2-1 (2) 3. Midwest City, 2-1 (3) 4. Lawton, 1-1 (4) 5. Bartlesville, 3-0...
The Oklahoman's high school football rankings
BY SCOTT WRIGHT | Sep 22, 2015Class 6A-I 1. Jenks, 2-0 (1) 2. Tulsa Union, 1-2 (2) 3. Mustang, 3-0 (3) 4. Broken Arrow, 2-1 (4) 5. Southmoore, 3-0 (5) 6. Owasso, 1-1 (6) 7. Norman North, 3-0 (7) 8. Edmond Santa Fe, 2-1 (8) 9. Westmoore, 1-2 (9) 10. Edmond Memorial, 1-2 (10) Dropped out: None Class 6A-II 1. Tulsa Washington, 2-0 (1) 2. Bixby, 2-1 (2) 3. Midwest City, 2-1 (3) 4. Lawton, 1-1 (4) 5. Bartlesville, 3-0 (6) 6. Choctaw, 2-1 (5) 7. Sand Springs, 2-0 (7) 8. Stillwater, 0-3 (8) 9. Claremore, 2-1 (9) 10. Ponca City, 1-1 (10) Dropped out: None Class 5A 1. Lawton MacArthur, 3-0 (1) 2. Ardmore, 3-0 (4) 3. McAlester, 3-0 (5) 4. Deer Creek, 2-1 (3) 5. Altus, 3-0 (6) 6. Skiatook, 3-0 (9) 7. Del City, 2-1 (2) 8. Carl Albert, 2-1 (7) 9. Tulsa Kelley, 2-0 (8) 10. Tulsa Memorial, 3-0 (NR) Dropped out: McGuinness, 1-2 (10) Class 4A 1. Wagoner, 3-0 (1) 2. Oologah, 2-1 (2) 3. Anadarko, 1-1 (3) 4. Metro Christian, 2-0 (4) 5. Poteau, 3-0 (5) 6. Weatherford, 3-0 (9) 7. Tuttle, 4-0 (7) 8. Elk City, 2-1 (6) 9. Woodward, 3-0 (NR) 10. Ada, 1-2 (8) Dropped out: Glenpool, 2-1 (10) Class 3A 1. Heritage Hall, 3-0 (1) 2. Locust Grove, 3-0 (2) 3. Douglass, 3-0 (3) 4. John Marshall, 3-0 (4) 5. Lincoln Christian, 3-0 (5) 6. Victory Christian, 2-0 (6) 7. Bethany, 3-0 (7) 8. Jones, 4-0 (8) 9. Idabel, 2-1 (9) 10. Cushing, 2-0 (10) Dropped out: None Class 2A 1. Adair, 2-1 (1) 2. Lindsay, 4-0 (5) 3. Millwood, 0-1 (3) 4. Washington, 2-1 (2) 5. Stroud, 3-0 (7) 6. Davis, 1-3 (4) 7. Luther, 3-0 (9) 8. Hartshorne, 3-0 (6) 9. Chisholm, 3-0 (NR) 10. Nowata, 2-2 (8) Dropped out: Hennessey, 0-3 (10) Class A 1. Stratford, 3-0 (2) 2. Thomas, 2-1 (1) 3. Ringling, 2-0 (3) 4. Hollis, 3-0 (4) 5. Minco, 4-0 (7) 6. Kiefer, 3-0 (5) 7. Apache, 3-0 (6) 8. Mooreland, 3-0 (8) 9. Velma-Alma, 3-0 (9) 10. Cashion, 1-2 (10) Dropped out: None Class B 1. Alex, 3-0 (1) 2. Davenport, 3-0 (2) 3. Dewar, 3-0 (3) 4. Turpin, 3-0 (5) 5. Laverne, 2-1 (4) 6. Seiling, 3-0 (6) 7. Keota, 2-0 (8) 8. Waurika, 3-0 (NR) 9. Pioneer, 2-1 (NR) 10. Pond Creek-Hunter, 1-2 (9) Dropped out: Maysville, 2-1 (7); Oaks, 2-1 (10) Class C 1. Cherokee, 3-0 (1) 2. Grandfield, 2-0 (2) 3. Fox, 3-0 (3) 4. Coyle, 3-0 (4) 5. Shattuck, 3-0 (5) 6. Deer Creek-Lamont, 3-0 (6) 7. Tipton, 2-1 (7) 8. Balko, 1-1 (8) 9. Thackerville, 2-1 (10) 10. Waynoka, 3-0 (NR) Dropped out: Bluejacket, 1-2 (9)
Sep 16, 2015
Every week, The Oklahoman's Scott Wright will predict the score of every game in the state. Last week's record: 131-45 (74.4 pct.) Overall record: 289-83 (77.7 pct.) Thursday's Games Class 6A Moore 28, NORMAN 21 Class 3A JOHN MARSHALL 63, Crooked Oak 0 Class A KIEFER 42, Beggs JV 14 Quapaw 28, JOPLIN, MO. JV 14 Class C GRANDFIELD 54, Walters JV 6 ...
The Oklahoman's Week 3 high school football picks
BY SCOTT WRIGHT | Sep 16, 2015Every week, The Oklahoman's Scott Wright will predict the score of every game in the state. Last week's record: 131-45 (74.4 pct.) Overall record: 289-83 (77.7 pct.) Thursday's Games Class 6A Moore 28, NORMAN 21 Class 3A JOHN MARSHALL 63, Crooked Oak 0 Class A KIEFER 42, Beggs JV 14 Quapaw 28, JOPLIN, MO. JV 14 Class C GRANDFIELD 54, Walters JV 6 Friday's Games Class 6A Bixby 35, SPRINGDALE, ARK 28 SILOAM SPRINGS, ARK. 31, Claremore 27 Deer Creek 34, YUKON 27 MUSTANG 38, Edmond Memorial 24 SOUTHMOORE 35, Edmond Santa Fe 14 BARTLESVILLE 28, Enid 7 Guthrie 27, SAND SPRINGS 24 Lawton 35, SAPULPA 14 Lawton Mac 44, LAWTON IKE 17 Midwest City 34, DEL CITY 32 FAYETTEVILLE, ARK. 24, Muskogee 20 JENKS 34, Owasso 10 PUTNAM CITY WEST 28, Putnam City 27 CHOCTAW 27, PC North 14 Shawnee 35, PONCA CITY 31 Stillwater 21, EDMOND NORTH 20 TULSA WASHINGTON 42, T. East Central 14 Tulsa Union 24, BROKEN ARROW 21 NORMAN NORTH 42, Westmoore 28 Class 5A Ada 28, DURANT 14 Altus 32, ELK CITY 24 Cache 24, CHICKASHA 17 TULSA KELLEY 20, Coweta 14 Dalhart, Texas 35, GUYMON 13 CARL ALBERT 21, Duncan 18 WESTERN HEIGHTS 35, El Reno 27 ARDMORE 22, Gainesville, Texas 14 CATOOSA 27, Grove 13 McAlester 28, PRYOR 12 Noble 42, PIEDMONT 24 COLLINSVILLE 28, Skiatook 27 Tahlequah 21, SALLISAW 14 Tulsa Central 42, NORTHWEST 7 TULSA EDISON 45, Tulsa Hale 6 Tulsa Memorial 48, TULSA NOAH 12 SOUTHEAST 35, U.S. Grant 22 McGUINNESS 28, Weatherford 21 Class 4A Blanchard 21, NEWCASTLE 20 CUSHING 20, Cleveland 17 Clinton 34, PLAINVIEW 21 VINITA 28, Dewey 14 WAGONER 42, Fort Gibson 21 OOLOGAH 28, Glenpool 20 Hilldale 35, TULSA McLAIN 12 Locust Grove 49, STILWELL 20 BRISTOW 20, Mannford 13 SEMINOLE 28, McLoud 20 NOWATA 21, Miami 14 CASCIA HALL 27, Millwood 22 Muldrow 30, HEAVENER 14 HARRAH 35, Perkins 21 Poteau 28, CAMPUS, KAN. 6 METRO CHR. 41, Seq. Claremore 16 BROKEN BOW 24, Seq. Tahlequah 20 MEEKER 42, Tecumseh 21 WOODWARD 34, Tulsa Rogers 14 Tuttle 35, ELGIN 13 Class 3A Adair 35, VERDIGRIS 14 BERRYHILL 28, Beggs 21 TONKAWA 16, Blackwell 14 SULPHUR 28, Bridge Creek 21 TULSA WEBSTER 35, Capitol Hill 12 WYNNEWOOD 34, Centennial 14 Chandler 48, LITTLE AXE 28 Checotah 21, EUFAULA 20 Comanche 27, FREDERICK 21 HERITAGE HALL 49, Davis 26 Haskell 21, SPIRO 7 EVANGEL CHR. (LA.) 35, Idabel 20 GRAVETTE, ARK. 28, Jay 18 Jones 35, HENNESSEY 21 Kellyville 20, LIBERTY 14 BETHANY 27, Kingfisher 14 Kingston 28, MADILL 13 PURCELL 30, Lexington 20 Lone Grove 38, SANGER, TEXAS 31 WASHINGTON 34, Marlow 21 Mount St. Mary 20, DICKSON 16 Okemah 42, MORRIS 14 LINCOLN CHR. 41, Oklahoma Christian 20 LINDSAY 28, Pauls Valley 27 Prague 30, BETHEL 18 Roland 27, OKMULGEE 7 VICTORY CHR. 48, Shiloh Christian 28 Sperry 21, INOLA 20 DOUGLASS 40, Star Spencer 21 Stigler 20, HENRYETTA 16 HUGO 27, Valliant 7 Vian 28, KEYS (PARK HILL) 12 Westville 42, KANSAS 7 Class 2A Alva 28, HOBART 14 Antlers 34, ATOKA 12 DRUMRIGHT 21, Caney Valley 6 Chouteau 20, PORTER 14 Chr. Heritage 30, TALIHINA 24 HARTSHORNE 35, Coalgate 7 Commerce 42, COLCORD 12 Holdenville 28, WELLSTON 21 CASHION 42, Luther 35 Marionville, Mo. 28, WYANDOTTE 14 HULBERT 21, Mounds 14 OKEENE 20, Newkirk 7 OKLA. CHRISTIAN ACA. 35, Northeast 28 Oklahoma Union 28, FAIRLAND 8 HOMINY 22, Pawhuska 16 STROUD 30, Perry 12 QUINTON 13, Pocola 7 Ringling 20, MARIETTA 0 Salina 22, CHELSEA 6 CHISHOLM 28, Thomas 27 Tishomingo 32, HEALDTON 28 Walters 35, SNYDER 13 PANAMA 21, Warner 14 Wayne 28, DIBBLE 21 STRATFORD 38, Wewoka 20 Wilburton 22, SAVANNA 16 PAWNEE 28, Yale 6 Class A REJOICE CHR. 35, Barnsdall 7 CORDELL 28, Burns Flat-Dill City 7 CARNEGIE 34, Central Marlow 8 Central Sallisaw 42, FOYIL 16 APACHE 44, Crossings Christian 34 HINTON 21, Empire 14 Fairview 28, WATONGA 21 KETCHUM 42, Gore 8 Hollis 48, BEAVER 6 Hooker 35, SYRACUSE, KAN. 12 Mangum 30, SAYRE 6 Mooreland 35, CRESCENT 14 Morrison 28, OKLAHOMA BIBLE 16 MINCO 42, Rush Springs 6 COMMUNITY CHR. 38, Summit Christian 12 Texhoma 24, VEGA, TEXAS 20 Velma-Alma 28, ELMORE CITY 6 KONAWA 21, Wilson 20 Class B ALEX 42, Allen 14 DEWAR 56, Arkoma 6 CADDO 44, Canadian 6 Cyril 50, BRAY-DOYLE 16 DAVENPORT 54, Garber 8 Geary 42, STROTHER 12 Keota 60, HAILEYVILLE 6 Maud 54, MACOMB 8 Maysville 48, WAURIKA 28 KREMLIN-HILLSDALE 42, Merritt 22 POND CREEK-HUNTER 38, Pioneer 34 WELEETKA 48, Porum 0 Ringwood 34, CANTON 14 OAKS 44, South Coffeyville 20 LAVERNE 56, Turpin 44 WOODLAND 38, Watts 18 SEILING 56, Waukomis 6 COYLE 64, Welch 12 DEPEW 54, Wesleyan Christian 8 Wetumka 52, GANS 6 Class C DESTINY CHR. 48, Bokoshe 8 WEBBERS FALLS 54, Bowlegs 6 Cherokee 48, TYRONE 0 TIPTON 48, Corn Bible 12 Covington-Douglas 42, COPAN 16 DC-Lamont 54, MEDFORD 8 CAVE SPRINGS 48, Midway 12 SHARON-MUTUAL 38, Mt. View-Gotebo 28 FOX 54, Paoli 0 CLAREMORE CHR. 48, Prue 0 THACKERVILLE 56, Sasakwa 6 Shattuck 48, BOISE CITY 34 SW Covenant 28, RYAN 24 Temple 44, DUKE 6 BLUEJACKET 50, Timberlake 14 Waynoka 38, BUFFALO 26 Independent Arlington Oakridge 31, HOLLAND HALL 21 EAGLE POINT CHR. 28, Cement 20 WRIGHT CHR. 42, Life Christian 14 OKC PATRIOTS 28, SeeWorth Aca. 8 CASADY 21, Trinity Valley 14 Saturday's Games Independent Immanuel Chr. 34, CORNERSTONE CHR. 22 OSD 40, Louisiana Deaf 28 *Home team in CAPS
Class 6A-I 1. Jenks, 2-0 (1) 2. Tulsa Union, 0-2 (2) 3. Mustang, 2-0 (3) 4. Broken Arrow, 2-0 (4) 5. Southmoore, 2-0 (5) 6. Owasso, 1-1 (6) 7. Norman North, 2-0 (7) 8. Edmond Santa Fe, 2-0 (8) 9. Westmoore, 1-1 (9) 10. Edmond Memorial, 1-1 (NR) Dropped out: Put. City, 1-1 (10) Class 6A-II 1. Tulsa Washington, 2-0 (1) 2. Bixby, 1-1 (2) 3. Midwest City, 1-1 (4) 4. Lawton, 1-1 (3) 5. Choctaw, 2-0...
The Oklahoman's high school football rankings
BY SCOTT WRIGHT | Sep 14, 2015Class 6A-I 1. Jenks, 2-0 (1) 2. Tulsa Union, 0-2 (2) 3. Mustang, 2-0 (3) 4. Broken Arrow, 2-0 (4) 5. Southmoore, 2-0 (5) 6. Owasso, 1-1 (6) 7. Norman North, 2-0 (7) 8. Edmond Santa Fe, 2-0 (8) 9. Westmoore, 1-1 (9) 10. Edmond Memorial, 1-1 (NR) Dropped out: Put. City, 1-1 (10) Class 6A-II 1. Tulsa Washington, 2-0 (1) 2. Bixby, 1-1 (2) 3. Midwest City, 1-1 (4) 4. Lawton, 1-1 (3) 5. Choctaw, 2-0 (5) 6. Bartlesville, 2-0 (6) 7. Sand Springs, 2-0 (10) 8. Stillwater, 0-2 (7) 9. Claremore, 2-0 (NR) 10. Ponca City, 1-1 (9) Dropped out: Lawton Eisenhower, 0-2 (8) Class 5A 1. Lawton MacArthur, 2-0 (1) 2. Del City, 2-0 (2) 3. Deer Creek, 2-0 (3) 4. Ardmore, 2-0 (4) 5. McAlester, 2-0 (5) 6. Altus, 2-0 (8) 7. Carl Albert, 1-1 (6) 8. Tulsa Kelley, 2-0 (NR) 9. Skiatook, 2-0 (NR) 10. McGuinness, 1-1 (7) Dropped out: Duncan, 1-1 (9); Guthrie, 1-1 (10) Class 4A 1. Wagoner, 2-0 (1) 2. Oologah, 1-1 (2) 3. Anadarko, 1-1 (3) 4. Metro Christian, 2-0 (5) 5. Poteau, 2-0 (6) 6. Elk City, 2-0 (7) 7. Tuttle, 3-0 (8) 8. Ada, 1-1 (9) 9. Weatherford, 2-0 (10) 10. Glenpool, 2-0 (NR) Dropped out: Harrah, 1-1 (4) Class 3A 1. Heritage Hall, 2-0 (1) 2. Locust Grove, 2-0 (2) 3. Douglass, 2-0 (3) 4. John Marshall, 2-0 (4) 5. Lincoln Christian, 2-0 (5) 6. Victory Christian, 2-0 (6) 7. Bethany, 2-0 (7) 8. Jones, 3-0 (10) 9. Idabel, 2-0 (8) 10. Cushing, 2-0 (9) Dropped out: None Class 2A 1. Adair, 1-1 (1) 2. Washington, 2-0 (3) 3. Millwood, 0-1 (2) 4. Davis, 1-2 (4) 5. Lindsay, 3-0 (6) 6. Hartshorne, 2-0 (7) 7. Stroud, 2-0 (8) 8. Nowata, 2-1 (5) 9. Luther, 2-0 (NR) 10. Hennessey, 0-2 (9) Dropped out: Oklahoma Christian, 0-2 (10) Class A 1. Thomas, 2-0 (1) 2. Stratford, 2-0 (2) 3. Ringling, 1-0 (4) 4. Hollis, 2-0 (5) 5. Kiefer, 2-0 (6) 6. Apache, 2-0 (7) 7. Minco, 3-0 (9) 8. Mooreland, 2-0 (NR) 9. Velma-Alma, 2-0 (NR) 10. Cashion, 1-1 (3) Dropped out: Talihina, 1-1 (8); Wynnewood, 0-2 (10) Class B 1. Alex, 2-0 (1) 2. Davenport, 2-0 (2) 3. Dewar, 2-0 (3) 4. Laverne, 2-0 (4) 5. Turpin, 2-0 (9) 6. Seiling, 2-0 (6) 7. Maysville, 2-0 (7) 8. Keota, 1-0 (8) 9. PC-Hunter, 1-1 (5) 10. Oaks, 2-0 (NR) Dropped out: Garber, 1-1 (10) Class C 1. Cherokee, 2-0 (1) 2. Grandfield, 1-0 (2) 3. Fox, 2-0 (3) 4. Coyle, 2-0 (4) 5. Shattuck, 2-0 (5) 6. DC-Lamont, 2-0 (6) 7. Tipton, 1-1 (8) 8. Bluejacket, 1-1 (7) 9. Balko, 1-1 (9) 10. Thackerville, 1-1 (10) Dropped out: None
Sep 11, 2015
The veteran broadcast team of Brad Nessler, Todd Blackledge and Holly Rowe will call the game for ESPN. Nessler, a Minnesota State University graduate who joined ESPN in 1992, is one of the leading play-by-play commentators in the business. He was also the play-by-play voice of EA Sports “NCAA Football” and college basketball “March Madness” video games. A former Penn...
OU football: Veteran crew of Brad Nessler, Todd Blackledge, Holly Rowe to call OU vs. Tennessee
BY MEL BRACHT, Staff Writer, firstname.lastname@example.org | Sep 11, 2015The veteran broadcast team of Brad Nessler, Todd Blackledge and Holly Rowe will call the game for ESPN. Nessler, a Minnesota State University graduate who joined ESPN in 1992, is one of the leading play-by-play commentators in the business. He was also the play-by-play voice of EA Sports “NCAA Football” and college basketball “March Madness” video games. A former Penn State and Kansas City Chiefs quarterback, Blackledge rejoined ESPN in 2009 after a stint with CBS. Blackledge lives in Canton, Ohio, and also coaches high school basketball. Rowe, a University of Utah graduate, is one of ESPN's top sideline reporters, covering football, men's basketball and softball, as well as the NBA and WNBA.
Sep 9, 2015
After a month-long delay, the Oklahoma Secondary School Activities Association Board of Directors officially approved the football districts for the 2016 and 2017 seasons on Wednesday. Here is each district: Class 6A Division I District 1 Broken Arrow Edmond Memorial Edmond Santa Fe U.S.
2016-2017 high school football districts
Jacob Unruh | Sep 9, 2015After a month-long delay, the Oklahoma Secondary School Activities Association Board of Directors officially approved the football districts for the 2016 and 2017 seasons on Wednesday. Here is each district: Class 6A Division I District 1 Broken Arrow Edmond Memorial Edmond Santa Fe U.S. Grant* Jenks Norman Westmoore Yukon District 2 Edmond North Moore Mustang Norman North Owasso Putnam City North Southmoore Tulsa Union Class 6A Division II District 1 Choctaw Deer Creek Enid Lawton Midwest City Putnam City Putnam City West Stillwater District 2 Bartlesville Bixby Capitol Hill* Muskogee Sand Springs Sapulpa Tulsa Washington Ponca City Class 5A District 1 Altus Ardmore Del City Duncan El Reno Lawton MacArthur Southeast Western Heights District 2 Carl Albert Guthrie Guymon Lawton Eisenhower McGuinness Northwest Classen Piedmont Woodward District 3 Coweta Durant Glenpool McAlester Noble Shawnee Tulsa East Central Tulsa Edison District 4 Collinsville Claremore Pryor Skiatook Tahlequah Tulsa Hale Tulsa Kelley Tulsa Memorial Class 4A District 1 Cache Chickasha Clinton Elgin Elk City Heritage Hall Newcastle Weatherford District 2 Ada Bethany Blanchard Cleveland Harrah Tecumseh Tulsa Central Tuttle District 3 Cascia Hall Catoosa Grove Miami Oologah Tulsa McLain Vinita Wagoner District 4 Broken Bow Fort Gibson Hilldale Metro Christian Poteau Sallisaw Stilwell Tulsa Rogers Class 3A District 1 Blackwell Centennial Chandler Kingfisher Mount St. Mary Oklahoma Christian Perkins District 2 Bethel Douglass Jones Little Axe McLoud Prague Star Spencer District 3 Anadarko Bridge Creek Comanche John Marshall Lexington Marlow Purcell District 4 Dickson Lone Grove Madill Pauls Valley Plainview Seminole Sulphur District 5 Berryhill Dewey Mannford Sequoyah-Claremore Sperry Tulsa Webster Verdigris District 6 Beggs Bristow Checotah Cushing Kellyville Morris Okmulgee District 7 Inola Jay Keys Lincoln Christian Locust Grove Sequoyah-Tahlequah Westville District 8 Eufaula Heavener Idabel Muldrow Roland Stigler Class 2A District 1 Alva Chisholm Hennessey Newkirk Pawhuska Perry Tonkawa District 2 Christian Heritage Crooked Oak Luther Meeker Millwood Northeast Stroud District 3 Community Christian Dibble Frederick Hobart Lindsay Walters Washington District 4 Atoka Coalgate Davis Kingston Marietta Stratford Tishomingo District 5 Haskell Henryetta Holdenville Okemah Vian Wewoka District 6 Antlers Hartshorne Hugo Panama Spiro Valliant Wilburton District 7 Chouteau Colcord Holland Hall Kansas Ketchum Salina Victory Christian District 8 Adair Caney Valley Chelsea Commerce Nowata Oklahoma Union Wyandotte Class A District 1 Beaver Fairview Hooker Mooreland Okeene Texhoma Thomas District 2 Cordell Hinton Hollis Mangum Merritt Sayre Watonga District 3 Apache Elmore Cityl Empire Healdton Ringling Rush Springs Velma-Alma District 4 Crossings Christian Konawa Minco Oklahoma Christian Academy Wayne Wellston Wynnewood District 5 Cashion Crescent Drumright Morrison Oklahoma Bible Pawnee Yale District 6 Hominy Kiefer Liberty Mounds Porter Summit Christian Woodland District 7 Afton Barnsdall Fairland Foyil Hulbert Quapaw Rejoice Christian District 8 Central Sallisaw Gore Pocola Quinton Savanna Talihina Warner Class B District 1 Canton Laverne Seiling Shattuck Turpin District 2 Cherokee Garber Pioneer-Pleasant Vale Ringwood Waukomis District 3 Alex Burns Flat-Dill City Carnegie Cyril Geary Snyder District 4 Bray-Doyle Central Marlow Fox Ryan Waurika Wilson District 5 Allen Caddo Macomb Maud Maysville Strother District 6 Canadian Dewar Haileyville Weleetka Wetumka District 7 Davenport Depew Prue Oaks South Coffeyville District 8 Arkoma Cave Springs Gans Keota Porum Watts Class C District 1 Balko Boise City Buffalo Kremlin-Hillsdale Sharon-Mutual Timberlake Tyrone Waynoka District 2 Cement Corn Bible Duke Grandfield Mountain View-Gotebo Southwest Covenant Temple Tipton District 3 Bluejacket Copan Covington-Douglas Deer Creek-Lamont Medford Pond Creek-Hunter Regent Prep Welch District 4 Bokoshe Bowlegs Coyle Midway Paoli Sasakwa Thackerville Webbers Falls *-Will not compete as part of district.
Every week, The Oklahoman's Scott Wright will predict the score of every game in the state. Last week's record: 142-36 (79.8 pct.) Overall record: 158-38 (80.6 pct.) Thursday's Games Class 6A PUTNAM CITY 28, Choctaw 27 Del City 56, LAWTON EISENHOWER 42 Edmond Santa Fe 28, MOORE 21 Class 5A Elk City 48, SOUTHEAST 8 Class 4A Nowata 35, VINITA 20 Class 3A LOCUST...
The Oklahoman's high school football picks for Week 2
BY SCOTT WRIGHT | Sep 9, 2015Every week, The Oklahoman's Scott Wright will predict the score of every game in the state. Last week's record: 142-36 (79.8 pct.) Overall record: 158-38 (80.6 pct.) Thursday's Games Class 6A PUTNAM CITY 28, Choctaw 27 Del City 56, LAWTON EISENHOWER 42 Edmond Santa Fe 28, MOORE 21 Class 5A Elk City 48, SOUTHEAST 8 Class 4A Nowata 35, VINITA 20 Class 3A LOCUST GROVE 54, Adair 42 Okmulgee 28, U.S. GRANT 22 STAR SPENCER 42, SeeWorth Aca. 20 Class 2A COMMERCE 21, Afton 14 Poteau JV 27, POCOLA 22 Class B Geary 48, BRAY-DOYLE 16 DEPEW 52, Osd, 42 Class C CHEROKEE 44, Buffalo 22 Friday's Games Class 6A Broken Arrow 27, COPPELL, TEXAS 20 MIDWEST CITY 21, Carl Albert 20 BARTLESVILLE 24, Cascia Hall 21 Claremore 20, ROGERS, ARK. 14 EDMOND MEMORIAL 21, Edmond North 17 Jenks 35, TULSA UNION 32 Lawton 27, LAWTON MAC 24 OWASSO 28, Muskogee 8 Mustang 45, STILLWATER 13 DEER CREEK 27, Norman 10 Norman North 42, YUKON 24 GUTHRIE 31, Ponca City 27 PC NORTH 34, Putnam West 31 Sand Springs 30, ENID 13 BIXBY 33, Tulsa East Central 12 SAPULPA 42, Tulsa Hale 6 Tulsa Washington 49, TULSA CENTRAL 8 SOUTHMOORE 35, Westmoore 28 Class 5A ALTUS 28, Anadarko 27 NOBLE 42, Chickasha 31 Collinsville 24, CATOOSA 21 McALESTER 35, Coweta 28 Duncan 28, SHAWNEE 17 ARDMORE 35, Durant 13 WOODWARD 27, El Reno 12 Grove 20, JAY 6 LIBERAL, KAN. 33, Guymon 14 Northwest 20, NORTHEAST 16 Oologah 28, SKIATOOK 24 WEATHERFORD 38, Piedmont 14 STILWELL 28, Tahlequah 27 McGUINNESS 24, Tulsa Kelley 21 TULSA EDISON 42, Tulsa Memorial 35 Wagoner 34, PRYOR 20 Western Heights 49, CAPITOL HILL 6 Class 4A Ada 34, MADILL 16 GLENPOOL 27, Beggs 22 STROUD 35, Bristow 7 IDABEL 42, Broken Bow 28 Cleveland 28, MANNFORD 6 Elgin 14, MARLOW 13 Harrah 27, JONES 23 Heritage Hall 42, CLINTON 28 FORT GIBSON 28, Hilldale 21 CACHE 24, Hobart 22 Metro Christian 21, OCS 7 TUTTLE 28, Newcastle 12 Perkins 27, McLOUD 16 Sallisaw 35, STIGLER 14 Spiro 20, MULDROW 13 SEMINOLE 32, Tecumseh 14 Tulsa McLain 21, TULSA NOAH 20 Van Buren, Ark. 30, POTEAU 14 Verdigris 35, MIAMI 7 Class 3A Bethel 21, OKEMAH 12 Blanchard 28, CASADY 24 JOHN MARSHALL 55, Centennial 6 Colcord 28, WESTVILLE 21 Comanche 17, TISHOMINGO 14 Cushing 30, BERRYHILL 26 EUFAULA 36, Hartshorne 34 KINGFISHER 28, Hennessey 27 CHECOTAH 21, Henryetta 6 LINCOLN CHR. 35, Holland Hall 17 LONE GROVE 49, Hugo 7 Inola 22, SALINA 20 Kellyville 34, CANEY VALLEY 8 Keys (Park Hill) 35, LINCOLN, ARK. 17 Kingston 35, VALLIANT 7 Lexington 28, BRIDGE CREEK 8 Lindsay 34, DICKSON 6 Little Axe 49, CROOKED OAK 6 CHANDLER 44, Meeker 34 HASKELL 28, Morris 8 CHR. HERITAGE 28, Mount St. Mary 24 BLACKWELL 21, Newkirk 14 DEWEY 30, Pawhuska 16 Plainview 28, PAULS VALLEY 24 ROLAND 35, Seq. Tahlequah 14 SEQ.-CLAREMORE 17, Sperry 14 DAVIS 28, Sulphur 21 TULSA ROGERS 42, Tulsa Webster 14 Vian 21, HEAVENER 14 Victory Christian 56, LIGHTHOUSE CHR. 6 Washington 28, PURCELL 21 Class 2A Atoka 31, HOLDENVILLE 28 FOYIL 21, Chelsea 20 FAIRVIEW 28, Chisholm 24 Crescent 20, PERRY 14 Dibble 27, RUSH SPRINGS 22 Elmore City 33, MARIETTA 20 Frederick 28, MANGUM 21 Hulbert 38, WARNER 34 WYANDOTTE 30, Kansas 18 Ketchum 21, CHOUTEAU 20 WEWOKA 35, Konawa 14 SUMMIT CHR. 14, Liberty 7 Luther 35, PRAGUE 28 ALVA 28, Oklahoma Bible 14 BARNSDALL 22, Oklahoma Union 16 Panama 34, CENTRAL SALLISAW 24 Pawnee 21, HOMINY 20 WILBURTON 20, Quinton 13 COALGATE 14, Savanna 12 Talihina 28, ANTLERS 21 Tonkawa 22, MORRISON 17 Walters 35, EMPIRE 20 Wellston 14, YALE 7 Class A Apache 34, WILSON 12 Cashion 42, MOORELAND 14 Community Christian 28, CARNEGIE 21 Cordell 32, CENTRAL MARLOW 18 MOUNDS 20, Gore 16 Hinton 26, SAYRE 20 HOLLIS 34, Hooker 14 QUAPAW 14, Humboldt, Kan. 12 Minco 34, CROSSINGS CHR. 28 DRUMRIGHT 20, Porter 14 KIEFER 35, Rejoice Christian 14 Snyder 45, BURNS FLAT-DILL CITY 8 Stratford 42, HEALDTON 6 BEAVER 35, Syracuse, Kan. 7 Texhoma 28, BOOKER, TEXAS 24 Thomas 28, OKEENE 7 Wayne 44, OKLAHOMA CHR. ACA. 6 Wynnewood 21, VELMA-ALMA 20 Class B Alex 58, CYRIL 8 WETUMKA 38, Caddo 32 PIONEER 42, Canton 12 Davenport 56, WATTS 8 Dewar 52, PORUM 6 ARKOMA 42, Gans 34 CANADIAN 44, Haileyville 16 Kremlin-Hillsdale 34, RINGWOOD 28 Laverne 36, WAUKOMIS 18 ALLEN 42, Macomb 20 GARBER 38, Oaks 28 Pond Creek-Hunter 42, TURPIN 28 Seiling 48, MERRITT 12 MAYSVILLE 52, Strother 6 MAUD 34, Waurika 28 Welch 36, SOUTH COFFEYVILLE 24 KEOTA 44, Weleetka 36 Woodland 50, WESLEYAN CHR. 34 Class C DC-LAMONT 54, Bluejacket 48 Boise City 42, TYRONE 6 Bokoshe 30, BOWLEGS 24 Cave Springs 44, PAOLI 12 DUKE 42, Cement 8 REGENT PREP 56, Copan 6 Grandfield 52, THACKERVILLE 24 COVINGTON-DOUGLAS 36, Medford 28 Midway 42, SASAKWA 38 Mt. View-Gotebo 48, SW COVENANT 20 COYLE 60, Prue 6 BALKO 44, Rolla, Kan. 14 Ryan 38, CORN BIBLE 12 SHATTUCK 56, Sharon-Mutual 20 Tipton 42, TEMPLE 34 Waynoka 50, TIMBERLAKE 38 FOX 56, Webbers Falls 6 Independent LIFE CHRISTIAN 48, Eagle Point Chr. 20 WRIGHT CHR. 34, Immanuel Christian 16 DESTINY CHR. 44, OKC Patriots 24 Saturday's Games Class 3A Douglass 28, Millwood 27 *Home team in CAPS
Sep 4, 2015
Every week, The Oklahoman's Scott Wright will predict the score of every game in the state. Last week's record: 16-2 Friday's Games Class 6A Bartlesville 28, TULSA EAST CENTRAL 24 Broken Arrow 21, OWASSO 20 EDMOND SANTA FE 31, Edmond North 17 Enid 27, PONCA CITY 20 Jenks 42, BIXBY 13 Lawton Ike 34, FAYETTEVILLE, ARK. 28 McAlester 20, MUSKOGEE 14 Midwest City 16, TULSA...
Week 1 high school football picks
BY SCOTT WRIGHT | Sep 4, 2015Every week, The Oklahoman's Scott Wright will predict the score of every game in the state. Last week's record: 16-2 Friday's Games Class 6A Bartlesville 28, TULSA EAST CENTRAL 24 Broken Arrow 21, OWASSO 20 EDMOND SANTA FE 31, Edmond North 17 Enid 27, PONCA CITY 20 Jenks 42, BIXBY 13 Lawton Ike 34, FAYETTEVILLE, ARK. 28 McAlester 20, MUSKOGEE 14 Midwest City 16, TULSA WASHINGTON 13 WESTMOORE 28, Moore 27 CLAREMORE 17, Pryor 10 PUTNAM CITY 30, Putnam North 28 LAWTON 44, Salina, Kan. Central 14 CHOCTAW 28, Sapulpa 20 TULSA UNION 38, Southlake Carroll 35 DEER CREEK 34, Stillwater 27 MUSTANG 31, Yukon 20 Class 5A Altus 35, VERNON, TEXAS 20 Anadarko 45, CHICKASHA 14 Ardmore 21, ADA 20 Carl Albert 30, EL RENO 6 Fort Gibson 42, TAHLEQUAH 16 Guthrie 28, DUNCAN 24 GUYMON 21, Hugoton, Kan. 14 John Marshall 49, NORTHWEST 12 McGuinness 28, SHAWNEE 27 Miami 17, GROVE 13 Noble 21, TECUMSEH 7 SKIATOOK 42, Piedmont 10 Poteau 27, DURANT 7 WEATHERFORD 35, Southeast 20 TULSA EDISON 21, Tulsa Kelley 20 Tulsa Memorial 34, TULSA CENTRAL 6 Wagoner 28, COWETA 27 Western Heights 44, U.S. GRANT 12 Class 4A Berryhill 21, GLENPOOL 17 IOWA PARK, TEXAS 28, Cache 7 Cascia Hall 27, HOLLAND HALL 10 SALLISAW 33, Catoosa 20 Cushing 38, BRISTOW 7 HENNESSEY 28, Elgin 6 Kingfisher 24, WOODWARD 12 McLoud 40, BETHEL 10 Metro Christian 28, TULSA NOAH 24 NEWCASTLE 27, Pauls Valley 24 HARRAH 32, Seminole 28 Stilwell 36, SPIRO 31 Tulsa McLain 28, MANNFORD 6 Tuttle 34, BLANCHARD 18 BROKEN BOW 30, Valliant 8 Vinita 24, JAY 6 Class 3A Adair 48, SPERRY 8 HEAVENER 28, Atoka 24 Bethany 35, MARLOW 20 PERRY 17, Blackwell 14 Checotah 28, KEYS (PARK HILL) 14 MOUNT ST. MARY 34, Crooked Oak 12 NOWATA 28, Dewey 6 KINGSTON 28, Dickson 7 BEGGS 21, Eufaula 14 Henryetta 21, MORRIS 20 Idabel 42, HUGO 8 Inola 35, CHELSEA 12 Kiefer 42, KELLYVILLE 14 WESTVILLE 28, Lincoln, Ark. 24 Lone Grove 35, MARIETTA 7 TISHOMINGO 17, Madill 14 SEQ.-TAHLEQUAH 21, Okemah 14 CHANDLER 48, Okmulgee 28 MEEKER 27, Prague 22 LINDSAY 21, Purcell 20 Sanger, Texas 42, PLAINVIEW 34 Seq. Claremore 26, PERKINS 20 HILLDALE 28, Stigler 12 Verdigris 27, PAWHUSKA 6 Victory Christian 49, KANSAS 7 Wynnewood 35, SULPHUR 12 Class 2A COLCORD 28, Afton 8 THOMAS 31, Alva 7 Antlers 21, SAVANNA12 Barnsdall 33, CANEY VALLEY 6 Central Sallisaw 17, POCOLA 14 STRATFORD 34, Coalgate 12 MINCO 44, Dibble 16 WELLSTON 22, Drumright 14 Electra, Texas 28, FREDERICK 20 WYANDOTTE 42, Fairland 12 Haskell 27, KETCHUM 22 Hobart 10, MANGUM 7 Hulbert 33, PORTER 12 Morrison 30, PAWNEE 14 Mounds 18, LIBERTY 6 CHISHOLM 28, Okeene 14 Quapaw 20, OKLAHOMA UNION 12 Oklahoma Chr. 35, RINGLING 18 Stroud 28, COMMERCE 6 LUTHER 42, Tonkawa 7 TALIHINA 45, Wilburton 16 WALTERS 35, Wilson 0 Class A Beaver 35, STANTON CO. KAN. 6 Cashion 56, YALE 6 SNYDER 28, Central Marlow 7 HOOKER 20, Elkhart, Kan. 14 ELMORE CITY 31, Empire 12 Healdton 17, WAYNE 12 Hinton 28, WATONGA 20 Hollis 30, WELLINGTON, TEXAS 17 Konawa 14, QUINTON 7 COMMUNITY CHR. 24, Okla. Christian Aca. 17 FAIRVIEW 28, Oklahoma Bible 14 CROSSINGS CHR. 34, Rejoice Christian 28 APACHE 35, Rush Springs 12 CORDELL 35, Sayre 7 BOOKER, TEXAS 28, Texhoma 21 SUMMIT CHR. 22, Warner 20 Class B Alex 56, CADDO 6 Allen 42, WETUMKA 28 Bluejacket 52, WELCH 6 ARKOMA 54, Bokoshe 8 MT. VIEW-GOTEBO 46, Bray-Doyle 0 WAUKOMIS 38, Buffalo 8 STROTHER 42, Canadian 12 Depew 56, HAILEYVILLE 6 OAKS 44, Gans 16 Garber 48, COVINGTON-DOUGLAS 34 Laverne 48, BOISE CITY 28 CYRIL 34, Life Christian 6 Merritt 40, CORN BIBLE 18 CHEROKEE 50, Pioneer 0 TIMBERLAKE 34, Ringwood 32 Sasakwa 28, MACOMB 20 SEILING 46, Sharon-Mutual 36 South Coffeyville 56, CLAREMORE CHR. 6 TURPIN 34, Tyrone 14 RYAN 30, Waurika 24 Webbers Falls 40, PORUM 12 DAVENPORT 56, Weleetka 32 DEWAR 52, Woodland 6 Class C Balko 34, MOSCOW, KAN. 6 SW COVENANT 48, Destiny Christian 34 WAYNOKA32, Duke 20 TIPTON 28, Fox 24 WRIGHT CHR. 42, Midway 38 Regent Prep 42, PRUE 8 Shattuck 56, OKC PATRIOTS 14 Thackerville 38, TEMPLE 34 Wesleyan Christian 34, COPAN 12 Saturday's Games Class 3A Lincoln Christian 35, Davis 21 (at Choctaw) Jones28, Vian 13 (at Choctaw) *Home team in CAPS
Sep 4, 2015
Class A preseason All-Class team Offense Pos. Player, school Cl. Ht. Wt. QB Matt Harman, Cashion; Jr.; 6-1; 195 RB Hayden Herrera, Thomas; Sr.; 5-8; 170 RB Trey Sneed, Kiefer; Sr.; 5-7; 180 WR Blake Murray, Mooreland; Sr.; 5-11; 170 WR Blake Pennington, Crossings Christian; Sr.; 6-0; 170 TE Baron Odom, Wynnewood; Sr.; 6-4; 215 OL Landon Anderson, Stratford; Sr.; 5-10; 210 OL Cade Halliburton,...
High school football: Class A preseason All-Class team
BY JACOB UNRUH | Sep 4, 2015Class A preseason All-Class team Offense Pos. Player, school Cl. Ht. Wt. QB Matt Harman, Cashion; Jr.; 6-1; 195 RB Hayden Herrera, Thomas; Sr.; 5-8; 170 RB Trey Sneed, Kiefer; Sr.; 5-7; 180 WR Blake Murray, Mooreland; Sr.; 5-11; 170 WR Blake Pennington, Crossings Christian; Sr.; 6-0; 170 TE Baron Odom, Wynnewood; Sr.; 6-4; 215 OL Landon Anderson, Stratford; Sr.; 5-10; 210 OL Cade Halliburton, Texhoma; Sr.; 6-4; 250 OL Ry Schneider, Minco; Sr.; 6-4; 305 OL Jace Webb, Hollis; Sr.; 6-5; 292 OL Grant Wilkinson, Crossings Christian; Sr.; 6-4; 270 Defense Pos. Player, school Cl. Ht. Wt. DL Sherman Addi, Apache; Sr.; 6-3; 255 DL Colton Eubanks, Ringling; Sr.; 5-10; 210 DL Trey Hawkins, Talihina; Sr.; 6-3; 220 LB Tucker Halstead, Minco; Jr.; 5-8; 185 LB Kooper Marsh, Thomas; Sr;. 5-9; 170 LB Bryan Mead, Rejoice Christian; Sr.; 6-2; 235 LB Kyle Roberson, Wynnewood; Sr.; 5-7; 175 DB Zaven Collins, Hominy; Jr.; 6-3; 210 DB Lane Martin, Stratford; Sr.; 5-11; 180 DB Mark Mincey, Healdton; Sr.; 5-8; 185 DB Jensen Smith, Fairview; Sr.; 5-8; 180 Special teams Pos. Player, school Cl. Ht. Wt. K Gunnar Ewing, Hollis; Sr.; 5-9; 180 P Kyler Hensley, Mooreland; Sr.; 6-0; 165 KR Coulter Sheets, Texhoma; Sr.; 6-1; 175
Sep 4, 2015
More than 50 high school football players in the state have Division I scholarship offers, and the number continues to grow. Here's a look at The Oklahoman's preseason update of the Super 30, ranking the state's top prospects in the class of 2016: 1. Tramonda Moore, John Marshall Offensive lineman, 6-5, 345 Uncommitted Offers keep flowing in from the nation's best programs — Alabama, Florida...
Prep football: John Marshall's Tramonda Moore tops latest version of the Super 30
BY SCOTT WRIGHT AND JACOB UNRUH | Sep 4, 2015More than 50 high school football players in the state have Division I scholarship offers, and the number continues to grow. Here's a look at The Oklahoman's preseason update of the Super 30, ranking the state's top prospects in the class of 2016: 1. Tramonda Moore, John Marshall Offensive lineman, 6-5, 345 Uncommitted Offers keep flowing in from the nation's best programs — Alabama, Florida State and Auburn among them. But OU and OSU remain heavily in the mix. 2. Calvin Bundage, Edmond Santa Fe Linebacker, 6-3, 195 Uncommitted A safety in high school but a linebacker at the next level, Bundage holds more than 20 scholarship offers with official visits planned to Michigan, Arizona, Arizona State, UCLA and Oregon. 3. Terry Wilson, Del City Quarterback, 6-3, 190 Committed to Nebraska Husker fans have raved about Wilson since his summer camp appearance when he showed off his strong arm and ran a 4.52 40-yard dash. 4. Logan Roberson, Harrah Offensive lineman, 6-5, 320 Committed to Oklahoma The powerfully built Roberson will try to help the Panthers to a second consecutive district championship. 5. Tyler Brown, Lexington Offensive lineman, 6-6, 315 Committed to TCU Missouri recently became his 14th scholarship offer, but he remains fully committed to TCU. 6. Justice Hill, Tulsa Washington Running back, 5-10, 180 Committed to Oklahoma State Houston and Louisville have offered the elusive running back since February when he became OSU's first commitment of the class. 7. Jon-Michael Terry, Victory Christian Linebacker, 6-2, 225 Committed to Oklahoma Previously a defensive end, Terry will play linebacker for the Conquerors this season, which is where the Sooners project him. 8. K.J. Wells, Idabel Athlete, 6-4, 185 Uncommitted Oklahoma State and TCU are among the offers for the Idabel QB, who will shift to one of a variety of positions in college. 9. Dillon Stoner, Jenks Wide receiver, 6-0, 175 Committed to Oklahoma State Stoner's connection with Jenks QB Cooper Nunley should shine in his senior year. 10. Noah Jones, Southmoore Defensive end, 6-5, 250 Committed to Texas Tech The leader on a defense that was one of the state's best last season. 11. Austin Quillen, Jenks Defensive back, 6-0, 190 Committed to Vanderbilt Chose Vandy over Arizona, Iowa, Tulsa, Washington State, Hawaii and others. 12. Jeremy Lewis, Lone Grove Running back, 6-2, 200 Committed to Arkansas State Dangerous mixture of speed, power and elusiveness. 13. Rowdy Frederick, Broken Arrow Offensive lineman, 6-5, 320 Committed to Tulsa The latest addition to Tulsa's strong in-state recruiting class. 14. Jimmy McKinney, Oologah Linebacker, 6-0, 230 Committed to Kansas State Kansas State coach Bill Snyder loves to mine Oklahoma for talented prospects and wrapped up McKinney early. 15. Kyle Mayberry, Tulsa Washington Defensive back, 5-11, 170 Committed to Kansas Mayberry is excited about his future at a program where he can play early and help the Jayhawks rebuild. 16. Jordan Brown, Stillwater Wide receiver, 6-3, 195 Committed to Tulsa A long receiver who can do it all, Brown verbally committed to Tulsa over the summer. 17. Jace Webb, Hollis Offensive lineman, 6-5, 292 Uncommitted Louisville, Tulsa, Ohio, Wyoming, North Texas and Army have offered this dominant small-school lineman. 18. Quan Hogan, Norman North Running back, 6-1, 210 Uncommitted Tulsa, Ohio and Wyoming are among his top offers, but Kansas State is showing strong interest lately. 19. Micah Wilson, Lincoln Christian Quarterback, 6-3, 200 Committed to Boise State Bound for the Land of the Blue Turf, Wilson is focused on making a run at a Class 3A state title. 20. Alex Criddle, Tulsa Edison Defensive tackle, 6-4, 310 Committed to Tulane Also an offensive lineman, Criddle was targeted by Tulane as a defensive tackle. 21. Chandler Garrett, Mustang Quarterback, 6-5, 200 Committed to Wyoming Following in the footsteps of his head coach, Jeremy Dombek, who played quarterback at Wyoming in the mid-1990s. 22. Max Wariboko-Alali, Casady Defensive back, 5-11, 170 Uncommitted Committed to Iowa in July, but the Hawkeyes had no room for another DB. He remains in a holding pattern while Louisville, UCLA, SMU and Tulsa wait. 23. Dae Williams, Sapulpa Running back, 6-2, 230 Committed to SMU The definition of a power back, Williams is also a defensive standout at safety for the Chieftains. 24. Luther Harris, Heritage Hall Offensive lineman, 6-6, 350 Uncommitted Harris, who has offers from North Texas, Ohio and Tulsa, has been shedding weight to impress recruiters over the offseason. 25. Taven Birdow, Altus Running back, 6-1, 205 Uncommitted A breakout as a sophomore in Altus, Birdow played at IMG Academy in Florida as a junior before returning with offers from Southern Miss, Air Force, Army and Richmond. 26. Lon'Trelle Miller, Tulsa Edison Linebacker, 6-1, 215 Uncommitted A late riser on the state's recruiting scene, Miller has four offers, with Memphis and Louisiana Tech topping the list. 27. T.J. Fiailoa, Lawton MacArthur Offensive lineman, 6-4, 330 Uncommitted An offensive and defensive tackle for the Highlanders, Fiailoa is projected as an interior lineman and has been getting extra reps at center in the preseason. 28. Quint Scoufos, Sallisaw Tight end, 6-4, 240 Uncommitted The Sallisaw QB is gaining traction on the recruiting scene as a tight end, with recent offers from Tulsa and Houston. 29. Rico Bussey, Lawton Eisenhower Wide receiver, 6-1, 170 Uncommitted North Texas, Arkansas State and the military academies are among his nine scholarship offers. 30. Shiloh Windsor, Ada Linebacker, 6-3, 220 Uncommitted Ohio and Wyoming have recently offered a scholarship to the Cougars' big LB prospect.
Aug 11, 2015
For the first time in five years, KSBI-52 plans to air a schedule of high school football telecasts.
Media notes: KSBI-52 to air high school football telecasts for the first time since 2010
By Mel Bracht | Aug 11, 2015For the first time in five years, KSBI-52 plans to air a schedule of high school football telecasts. Griffin Communications, which owns KWTV-9 and Tulsa's KOTV-6, purchased the station last fall from Family Broadcasting LLC, which had dropped the prep football telecasts. All but the first game, Norman North vs. Norman at OU on Sept. 3, will air live at 7 p.m. That game will air on delay following the Kansas City Chiefs at St. Louis Rams preseason game at 7 p.m. Joey McWilliams, an OSU graduate who is the owner of OklahomaSports.Net and a radio personality at Durant's Mix 96.1, will handle the play-by-play. Zach Ladner, a recent OU graduate and former Norman High School linebacker, will be the analyst. Ladner, who played college football at Drake, has spent the past two seasons coaching defensive backs at Norman High School. KSBI's high school football schedule: Sept. 3, Norman North vs. Norman at OU, tape delay. Sept. 4, Yukon at Mustang. Sept. 11, Carl Albert at Midwest City. Sept. 18, Edmond Memorial at Mustang. Sept. 25, Clinton at Weatherford. Oct. 2, Deer Creek at Bishop McGuinness. Oct. 9, Edmond Memorial at Putnam City. Oct. 15, Bethany at Douglass. Oct. 23, Carl Albert at Deer Creek. Oct. 30, Midwest City at Lawton. Nov. 6, Deer Creek at Guthrie. Short takes •Charles Davis, Fox's lead college football analyst from 2007 to 2014, will shift to the NFL this fall, working with Thom Brennaman and on-field analyst Tony Siragusa, according to Fox's roster of NFL broadcasters announced Tuesday. Joe Buck, Troy Aikman and Erin Andrews return as the No. 1 team. The rest of Fox's NFL broadcast teams include Kevin Burkhardt, John Lynch and Pam Oliver; Kenny Albert, Daryl Johnston and Laura Okmin; Chris Myers, Ronde Barber and Jennifer Hale; Dick Stockton, David Diehl and Kristina Pink; Sam Rosen, (rotating analysts) Chris Cooley/Matt Millen/Kirk Morrison/Brady Quinn, (rotating reporters) Peter Schrager/Holly Sonders/Danielle Trotta. •NBA TV will announce the 2015-16 NBA schedule during a one-hour special at 5 p.m. Wednesday. Rachel Nichols will host the special with analyst Dennis Scott. •Showtime plans to chronicle Notre Dame’s "quest for a national championship" with a weekly, all-access series at 9 p.m. Tuesdays. "A Season With Notre Dame Football" will debut at Sept. 8, three days after Notre Dame’s opener against Texas. •New York Giants wide receiver Victor Cruz will be featured in a Showtime documentary film, which will debut in the fall. "I Am Giant: Victor Cruz" will chronicle Cruz's comeback from a devastating knee injury.
Jul 11, 2015
Julie Cage isn’t a big sports fan, so she knows Lincoln Riley in a much different way.
Lincoln Riley stories from Muleshoe, Texas
By Jason Kersey | Jul 11, 2015JULIE CAGE MULESHOE, Texas — Julie Cage isn’t a big sports fan, so she knows Lincoln Riley in a much different way. Cage and her husband moved to Muleshoe more than 30 years ago, and quickly became friends with Mike and Marilyn Riley at First United Methodist Church. When Lincoln got to high school, he and Cage worked together narrating the cantata musical programs at church during holiday seasons. Cantatas mostly consist of a choir singing songs, but require narrators to read parts between songs to keep the story moving. Riley and Cage did the male and female readings, respectively. Despite his young age at the time, Cage called Riley “a very excellent narrator.” “Lincoln reads well, speaks well and they liked to have a masculine and a feminine voice in those things,” Cage said. “Everyone in Muleshoe is just very proud of his accomplishments and the fact that he’s kept an attitude of his roots. He doesn’t get carried away with what he has accomplished. “He is one of those hometown boys who has maintained that attitude, that frame of mind, and yet has the capability and the desire to grow, to learn, to achieve. He’s really well-rounded.” STACY CONNER MULESHOE, Texas — Stacy Conner grinned as he jokingly took credit for kickstarting Lincoln Riley’s coaching career. “I’m responsible,” said Conner, pastor of the First Baptist Church in Muleshoe. “His senior year, I needed an assistant for our Little Dribblers team, so I called Lincoln and got him.” Riley was already a popular guy in town, especially with young kids, because he was the quarterback who led the football team to unprecedented success. “All the little boys loved him,” Conner said. “He ran the practices. I just made phone calls and took care of everything else because the kids wanted to be around Lincoln.” Lincoln taught the 11- and 12-year-old hoopsters some simple plays, and during games, urged them to slow down instead of — as little kids are prone to do — just running down the floor and heaving layups. Conner chuckled at the irony of Lincoln Riley — purveyor of no-huddle, lightning-fast offensive football — coaching kids to play slow. “And now he wants his players to go fast.” BOB GRAVES MULESHOE, Texas — No one in town was happier than Bob Graves when Lincoln Riley was named Oklahoma’s new offensive coordinator. Graves has lived in Muleshoe for nearly six decades, but is a die-hard Sooner fan. He grew up in Hollis — home of Bud Wilkinson-era Sooner football players J.W. Cole, Leon Heath, Leon Manley and Darrell Royal — and graduated from Southwestern Oklahoma State in Weatherford. He moved to Muleshoe in 1958 to take his first teaching job out of college and never left. He was a junior high principal and coached football and girls basketball in Muleshoe. One of his junior high football players was Lincoln’s dad, Mike Riley. Graves has done television announcing for Muleshoe football games on the local cable access channel for several years. Until his recent death, Graves’ nephew Ronnie Jones — also an OU fan from Hollis — announced the games with him. Graves has a room full of OU memorabilia, and everyone in town knows him as Muleshoe’s biggest Sooner fan. A few weeks ago when Lincoln Riley was recruiting in Dallas, he called Graves just to chat. “He just said, ‘I got thinking about it and wanted to talk to you a little while,’” Graves said. “Of course he knew that Ronnie and I were big OU fans.” DAVID WOOD MULESHOE, Texas — David Wood took over the Muleshoe football program as head coach in 1996, and his mark on the program has been evident. The Mules have only missed the state playoffs three times in his tenure, but Wood is quick to point out the impact Lincoln Riley had in those early years, too. Riley became the team’s starting quarterback his junior season in 2000 and led the Mules to a 14-1 record and a state semifinal appearance. “You only had to tell him things once,” Wood said “He would be an extra coach on the field for us. Things like that made it so much easier when he was at quarterback. “Lincoln was at the helm of the offense. He’s the one who made it go.” Of course, the offense Riley directed at Muleshoe is nothing like the one he coordinates now at Oklahoma. The Mules ran a pro-style, I-formation system that rarely had Riley taking shotgun snaps. After Riley had been at Texas Tech a few years working under Mike Leach, he went back to Muleshoe and helped Wood and the coaching staff install a version of the Air Raid. Two years later the Mules won a state title running that offense. “He was able to tell us just the bones of the offense and how simple it was, yet you have to remember all the intracacies of every little play,” Wood said. “There weren’t very many plays, but the way he was able to teach it to us, and how to start each practice and how to end each practice, it made it so easy to relate that to the kids.” TOWN OFFICIALS MULESHOE, Texas — Colt Ellis was six years younger than Lincoln Riley, but knew him well. Ellis and Lincoln’s brother, Garrett, were close. “We always looked up to Lincoln,” said Ellis, a Muleshoe city counciler and the town’s mayor pro tem. “I think the things that he’s done and achieved make us proud that we’re from Muleshoe. He was a good person to look up to. “I think Garrett has the same qualities of leadership. The Rileys have just meant a lot to Muleshoe. They’re such genuine people and good friends. They’ve been friends with my family for many years.” David Brunson, who has been Muleshoe’s city manager for 14 years, knows the Riley family well and said Lincoln’s success has been great for the town’s pride. “It gives us some more exposure,” Brunson said. “All of Muleshoe is really proud of Lincoln and what he’s done. We’re certainly proud to have him closer to Muleshoe.”
The Oklahoman’s Super 30 recruit rankings for the state’s high school football class of 2016 will continue on Sunday with No. 15 on the list. Here are the last five players we’ve written about: 20. Jace Webb, OL, Hollis, 6-5, 292 19. Rowdy Frederick, OL, Broken Arrow, 6-5, 320 18. Micah Wilson, QB, Lincoln Christian, 6-3, 200 17. Jimmy McKinney, LB, Oologah, 6-0, 230 16.
The Oklahoman's Super 30
BY SCOTT WRIGHT | Jul 10, 2015The Oklahoman’s Super 30 recruit rankings for the state’s high school football class of 2016 will continue on Sunday with No. 15 on the list. Here are the last five players we’ve written about: 20. Jace Webb, OL, Hollis, 6-5, 292 19. Rowdy Frederick, OL, Broken Arrow, 6-5, 320 18. Micah Wilson, QB, Lincoln Christian, 6-3, 200 17. Jimmy McKinney, LB, Oologah, 6-0, 230 16. Max Wariboko-Alali, DB, Casady, 5-11, 170
The Oklahoman’s Super 30 recruit rankings for the state’s high school football class of 2016 will continue on Friday with No. 17 on the list. Here are the last five players we’ve written about: 22. Rico Bussey, WR, Lawton Eisenhower, 6-1, 170 21. Chandler Garrett, QB, Mustang, 6-5, 200 20. Jace Webb, OL, Hollis, 6-5, 292 19. Rowdy Frederick, OL, Broken Arrow, 6-5, 320 18.
The Oklahoman's Super 30
BY SCOTT WRIGHT | Jul 8, 2015The Oklahoman’s Super 30 recruit rankings for the state’s high school football class of 2016 will continue on Friday with No. 17 on the list. Here are the last five players we’ve written about: 22. Rico Bussey, WR, Lawton Eisenhower, 6-1, 170 21. Chandler Garrett, QB, Mustang, 6-5, 200 20. Jace Webb, OL, Hollis, 6-5, 292 19. Rowdy Frederick, OL, Broken Arrow, 6-5, 320 18. Micah Wilson, QB, Lincoln Christian, 6-3, 200
Jul 6, 2015
HOLLIS -- Jace Webb is the biggest football recruit to come out of Hollis since Darrell Royal. Figuratively and literally. At 6-foot-3 and 305 pounds, college football coaches are salivating over Webb’s size and athletic ability for a big lineman. “Big, athletic, physical,” Hollis coach Reade Box said of Webb. “He’s a starter on the basketball team. Made state in the shot and discus. He is a...
Super 30: Jace Webb has college recruiters flocking to Hollis
BY ED GODFREY | Jul 6, 2015HOLLIS -- Jace Webb is the biggest football recruit to come out of Hollis since Darrell Royal. Figuratively and literally. At 6-foot-3 and 305 pounds, college football coaches are salivating over Webb’s size and athletic ability for a big lineman. “Big, athletic, physical,” Hollis coach Reade Box said of Webb. “He’s a starter on the basketball team. Made state in the shot and discus. He is a big, agile kid and has got some skills on him. He is an all-around good athlete, not just a big lineman.” Webb is No. 20 on The Oklahoman’s Super 30 list of the top high school football recruits in the state. He already has scholarship offers from Army, Wyoming, North Texas, Louisville, Arkansas, Ohio and Tulsa. Big 12 schools Oklahoma and Texas Tech also are showing strong interest. “They (recruiters) obviously like his size, but they like how fast he is off the ball and how physical he is is,” Box said. “You don’t see big guys who can run like him.” Or guys who work as hard. Webb is spending this summer hauling hay and working cattle on his parents' farm and other farms near Hollis. “He builds fence and hauls hay,” Box said. “He is always out on the farm working with his dad. When you are looking for him, you know where he is at. He is on the farm.” On some days, Webb will haul hay and still lift weights. He doesn’t skip the summer weight lifting even though he has been in the hay field. “Those days are pretty brutal,” Webb said. “It’s not very fun.” But Webb always does his job, both on the farm and in the weight room, where he benches 260 pounds and squats 550 pounds. “He makes the summer workouts,” Box said. “He comes from a great family. Both of his parents are educators. You don’t have to worry about him showing up for a meeting and being at practice. He’s a responsible kid that is going to work hard and do things right.” Webb plays both sides of the ball and helped Hollis win a state championship two years ago as a sophomore, but college football coaches want him on the offensive line. Webb said he doesn't have a clue about where he might go to college. "They are all great schools," he said of the colleges that have offered him. "It's just which one has the best opportunity for me. They are all a blessing. I am just going to wait until later on and figure out what needs to happen." It seems like everyone in Hollis is excited about all the attention Webb is getting, Box said. “Coach Box always told me I had a chance to go play somewhere big if I wanted to,” Webb said. “It would be kind of fun to do something big. Hollis is such a small town. It would be great for the community.” Box said the old-timers in Hollis still talk about Darrell Royal. Who knows? Fifty years from now, they still may be talking about Jace Webb.
The Oklahoman’s Super 30 recruit rankings for the state’s high school football class of 2016 will continue on Monday with No. 20 on the list. Here are the last five players we’ve written about: 24. Alex Criddle, OL/DL, Tulsa Edison, 6-4, 310 23. Luther Harris, OL, Heritage Hall, 6-6, 350 22. Rico Bussey, WR, Lawton Eisenhower, 6-1, 170 21. Chandler Garrett, QB, Mustang, 6-5, 200 20.
The Oklahoman's Super 30
BY SCOTT WRIGHT | Jul 6, 2015The Oklahoman’s Super 30 recruit rankings for the state’s high school football class of 2016 will continue on Monday with No. 20 on the list. Here are the last five players we’ve written about: 24. Alex Criddle, OL/DL, Tulsa Edison, 6-4, 310 23. Luther Harris, OL, Heritage Hall, 6-6, 350 22. Rico Bussey, WR, Lawton Eisenhower, 6-1, 170 21. Chandler Garrett, QB, Mustang, 6-5, 200 20. Jace Webb, OL, Hollis, 6-5, 292
Jun 23, 2015
Offers are flowing in like the state has never seen, and several more players could still land a D-I opportunity.
State's football recruiting class growing at unprecedented rate
BY SCOTT WRIGHT | Jun 23, 2015Last week, the University of Wyoming football coaching staff held a satellite camp at Bishop McGuinness High School. More than 700 miles from their Laramie, Wyo., campus, the Cowboys’ coaches put on a camp for Oklahoma high school football players. If that’s not a sign that the crop of football talent in the state’s upcoming senior class has significant national pull, then how about this: approximately 50 players in the 2016 class have scholarship offers from Division I FBS and FCS programs — and National Signing Day is still more than seven months away. Offers are flowing in like the state has never seen, and several more players could still land a D-I opportunity. Oklahoma and Oklahoma State are going hard after the state’s top prospects, already with two commitments each, and a few other offers out. Tulsa’s emphasis on in-state players is strong, as usual. But on the national level, the interest in Oklahoma players is exploding. Programs like Michigan and Colorado, which have rarely recruited Oklahoma kids in the recent years, have offered players in this class. Oregon, just a few months removed from its appearance in the national championship game, has offered Edmond Santa Fe’s Calvin Bundage and Del City’s Terry Wilson, more Oklahoma players than the Ducks have offered in the past 15 years combined. “It’s neat that guys in Oklahoma are starting to get that recognition,” Southmoore coach Jeremy Stark said. “I’ve always felt there are a lot of guys in Oklahoma who can play D-I, so it’s exciting to see these big programs recognizing it. “We’ve seen Michigan coming around, and Arizona State, and programs that haven’t always recruited Oklahoma. But guys who recruited here in the past have moved to other schools and they know they’ve had success with Oklahoma kids, so they come back.” Wyoming coach Craig Bohl has turned Oklahoma into one of the primary building blocks as he tries to grow his program. He signed four Okies last year and has already offered 16 in the upcoming senior class, a couple of which came after last week’s OKC camp. Mustang quarterback Chandler Garrett was the Cowboys’ first commitment of the class. “I’ve talked to coach Bohl and when he got the job, he looked back at the times when Wyoming was really having its most success,” said Mustang coach Jeremy Dombek, a former Wyoming quarterback himself. “Those teams had a lot of Oklahoma kids, so they immediately started looking to Oklahoma to rebuild their program.” With Tulsa native Garrick McGee running its offense, Louisville has increased its pursuit of Oklahoma players. Same for Houston, with Okies Derek Warehime and Kenith Pope on the new staff. The influx of college coaches and the improvement of technology with recruiting have helped the hidden gems come to the forefront more easily, particularly from the small schools and rural areas. Lexington’s Tyler Brown is the poster boy, going from no offers to more than a dozen in a month’s span when he committed to TCU in May. Idabel’s K.J. Wells, a 6-foot-4, 185-pound athlete, was already picking up attention from across the country before Oklahoma State extended its offer recently. Hollis offensive lineman Jace Webb was busy helping his basketball team to the state tournament when his first offers started coming in. Mustang is by no means a rural area, but Blake Williams is the definition of a hidden gem. You could’ve watched every Bronco game the last two years and still not know who Williams is, but he has a scholarship offer from North Carolina. Williams, a 6-foot-4, 225-pound tight end prospect, has played less than a handful of snaps the last two seasons because of a serious and rare medical condition. But he’s been able to show his athletic gifts and sure hands at camps this summer to get his name on the radar for multiple programs. Overall, the 2016 class has elite prospects at the top, and unmatched depth throughout. It’s impossible to say just how many players will end up signing D-I letters of intent, but with 11 players already committed, the number seems likely to surpass anything we’ve seen in several years. “I think we have a great 2016 class, and it’s been building,” Del City coach Nick Warehime said. “I don’t think a lot of these top guys are surprises. A lot of them have been playing since they were sophomores. “These kids see teams play on television and are exposed to a lot more than kids were 25 years ago, so they’re not as dependent on the state schools. These places around the country see somebody who is gifted and it may fit something you do, so why not try to get them to come to your school? “I think it’s great for the state of Oklahoma.”
Jun 23, 2015
Here’s a list of known scholarship offers to Oklahoma high school football players from NCAA Division I FBS and FCS schools to date: Tyler Adkins, Tulsa Union, RB: Navy Samuel Akem, Broken Arrow, WR: Montana Abe Anderson, Metro Christian, LB: North Dakota Jordan Brown, Stillwater, WR: Arkansas St., Army, Navy, Southern Miss, Stephen F. Austin, Texas Tech, Tulsa, Wyoming Tyler Brown, Lexington,...
Football recruiting: Who has offers?
BY SCOTT WRIGHT | Jun 23, 2015Here’s a list of known scholarship offers to Oklahoma high school football players from NCAA Division I FBS and FCS schools to date: Tyler Adkins, Tulsa Union, RB: Navy Samuel Akem, Broken Arrow, WR: Montana Abe Anderson, Metro Christian, LB: North Dakota Jordan Brown, Stillwater, WR: Arkansas St., Army, Navy, Southern Miss, Stephen F. Austin, Texas Tech, Tulsa, Wyoming Tyler Brown, Lexington, OL: TCU (committed), Arizona St., Arkansas St., Houston, Illinois, Memphis, North Texas, Sam Houston St., SMU, Stephen F. Austin, Tulsa, Utah St., Wyoming Tiller Bucktrot, Stroud, OL: Tulsa Manuel Bunch, Roland, QB: Air Force, Army Calvin Bundage, Edmond Santa Fe, DB: Arizona, Arizona St., Arkansas, Houston, Iowa, Iowa St., Louisville, Michigan, Missouri, Oklahoma, Oklahoma St., Oregon, Tennessee, Texas Tech, Tulsa Rico Bussey, Lawton Eisenhower, WR: Air Force, Arkansas St., Army, Davidson, UL-Lafayette, UL-Monroe, Missouri St., Navy, North Texas Garrett Collins, Beggs, WR: Air Force Caleb Colvin, Owasso, DE: Army Alex Criddle, Tulsa Edison, OL: Army, Central Arkansas, Harvard, Hawaii, Navy, Tulane, Vanderbilt Tristan Crowder, Bartlesville, DE: Central Arkansas, Illinois St., Missouri St., Wyoming Drew Dan, Checotah, WR: Air Force, Army, Navy, Wyoming Breyden DeSpain, Oologah, WR: Central Arkansas, Stephen F. Austin T.J. Fiailoa, Lawton MacArthur, OL: Arkansas St., North Texas, Stephen F. Austin, Utah St. Mason Fine, Locust Grove, QB: Austin Peay Rowdy Frederick, Broken Arrow, OL: Arkansas St., Houston, North Texas, Sam Houston St., Texas Tech, Tulsa Chandler Garrett, Mustang, QB: Wyoming (committed), Air Force Scotty Gilkey, Broken Arrow, QB: Eastern Illinois, UL-Monroe, Louisville Butch Hampton, Piedmont, K: Western Michigan (committed) Luther Harris, Heritage Hall, OL: North Texas, Ohio, Tulsa Justice Hill, Tulsa Washington, RB: Oklahoma State (committed), Houston, Louisville Quan Hogan, Norman North, RB: Arkansas St., Colorado St., Ohio, Tulsa, Utah St., Wyoming Noah Jones, Southmoore, DE: Texas Tech (committed), Army, Houston, Kansas, Kansas St., Navy, New Mexico St., North Texas, Ohio, Toledo, Tulsa Lenard Leviston, John Marshall, QB/ATH: Air Force Jeremy Lewis, Lone Grove, RB: Arkansas St., Memphis, Nebraska, Ohio, Stephen F. Austin, Texas St., Tulsa, Wyoming DeShawn Lookout, Westmoore, WR: Arkansas St. (committed to OU for baseball) Kyle Mayberry, Tulsa Washington, DB: Arkansas St., Army, Austin Peay, Houston, Illinois, Kansas, Kansas St., Missouri St., Navy, Nevada, Sam Houston St., South Dakota, Stephen F. Austin, Utah St., Washington St., Wyoming Tevin McDaniel, Heritage Hall, ATH: Air Force Patrick McKaufman, Douglass, QB/ATH: Grambling St. Jimmy McKinney, Oologah, LB: Air Force, Arkansas St., Army, Colorado St., Kansas St., Missouri St., Navy, North Texas, Ohio, Stephen F. Austin, Toledo, Utah St., Wyoming Tramonda Moore, John Marshall, OL/DL: Grambling St., Montana, Oklahoma, Oklahoma St. A.J. Parker, Bartlesville, DB: Air Force, Central Arkansas, Sam Houston St., Wyoming Austin Quillen, Jenks, DB: Vanderbilt (committed), Appalachian St., Arizona, Arkansas St., Army, Colorado St., Hawaii, Iowa, Louisiana Tech, Navy, Rice, Tulsa, Washington St., Wyoming Logan Roberson, Harrah, OL: Oklahoma (committed), Arkansas St., Illinois, UL-Monroe, New Mexico, North Texas, Stephen F. Austin, Toledo Brandon Scott, Owasso, OL: Army, Central Arkansas, Lamar, Sam Houston St. Quint Scoufos, Sallisaw, ATH: Sam Houston St. Dillon Stoner, Jenks, WR/DB: Oklahoma St. (committed), Arkansas, Arkansas St., Kansas, North Texas, Rice, Southern Miss, Texas Tech, Washington St., Wyoming Jon-Michael Terry, Victory Christian, LB: Oklahoma (committed) Corey Tipsword, Norman North, DL: Lamar Max Wariboko-Alali, Casady, DB: Iowa, Louisville, SMU, Tulsa, UCLA Walter Watson, Del City, OL/DL: Missouri State Jace Webb, Hollis, OL: Army, Louisville, North Texas, Ohio, Tulsa, Wyoming K.J. Wells, Idabel, ATH: Houston, Massachusetts, New Mexico, Oklahoma St., Sam Houston St., TCU, UTEP, Wyoming Wyatt Whitmarsh, Southmoore OL: Central Arkansas Blake Williams, Mustang, TE/FB: North Carolina Dae Williams, Sapulpa, RB: Army, Navy, New Mexico, SMU Micah Wilson, Lincoln Christian, QB: Boise St. (committed), Colorado St., Harvard, Illinois St., Liberty, Nevada, UNLV, Wyoming, Yale Terry Wilson, Del City, QB: Nebraska (committed), Arizona St., Arkansas St., Colorado, Houston, Indiana, Memphis, New Mexico St., Oregon, San Diego St., Texas Tech, UNLV Shiloh Windsor, Ada, LB: Wyoming Compiled from staff and web reports
Jun 18, 2015
The day started in the office of a United States Senator. The day ended with a waterfront seafood dinner in beautiful Annapolis, Md. In between I walked through the theater where Abraham Lincoln was shot and through the room where he died, 150 years ago this April. I discovered why people say “It’s a small […]
D.C. travelblog: From a Senator's office to a President's death bed
Berry Tramel | Jun 18, 2015[img url=http://blog.newsok.com/dittocontent/uploads/sites/3/2015/06/fords-theater.jpg]3707267[/img] The day started in the office of a United States Senator. The day ended with a waterfront seafood dinner in beautiful Annapolis, Md. In between I walked through the theater where Abraham Lincoln was shot and through the room where he died, 150 years ago this April. I discovered why people say "It's a small world" and why people say D.C. traffic is in the worst in America. I discovered some more gems about the U.S. Capitol. If it sounds like quite a day on our D.C. adventure, believe me. It was. IN EVERY HART THERE IS A ROOM [img url=http://blog.newsok.com/dittocontent/uploads/sites/3/2015/06/tramel-and-lankford.jpg]3707268[/img] I headed to the Capitol complex early Wednesday. Oklahoma senator James Lankford meets with constituents from 9-9:45 a.m. every Wednesday for coffee and informal conversation. Most congressional members try to be available to their electorate, but they're like everyone else. Jam-packed schedules. So Lankford sets up what amounts to office hours for his constituents. The government has three senatorial office buildings just northeast of the Capitol. The Hart Senate Office Building, named for Philip A. Hart, a U.S. senator from Michigan from 1959 until his death in 1976. Hart was known as the "Conscience of the Senate." Too bad he wasn't known as the conscience of architecture. Congress gets a bad rap for its own extravagance, but rest assured, it wasn't opulent in its office buildings. The Hart Building is a fine facility, but it was built in the 1970s and looks it. Nothing at all like the regal government buildings down the hill. Lankford's office is on the third floor -- and he was down in the basement until a few weeks ago. Rookies are banished to the basement, but Lankford, who ranks 92nd in Senate seniority, moved into the main building recently and really hasn't gotten everything in order. He apologized for the giant mirror hanging behind his desk, which he inherited from the previous occupier of the office, whose name will not mentioned to protect the guilty. About 20 Oklahomans gathered to chat with Lankford. A pharmacist from Norman and his family (more on them later). Two ministers (more on them later). Three students in D.C. to compete in the National History Contest, one with her family of four from Broken Arrow plus her teacher and her teacher's mother, two more from Classen with their mothers. A farmers advocate from Hollis. A just-graduated Stillwater High School student and his mother. I think that was it. Lankford's staff, all young, greeted us, then Lankford arrived and could not have been more accommodating. I like several things about Lankford: He's down to Earth. No pretentiousness. He's smart. I assume we have few dilberts in Congress, but Lankford seems exceptionally bright. A good friend of mine is a political reporter who likes Lankford for this reason -- ask him why he voted a certain way on a bill, or what's really going on with the bill, and Lankford actually knows. Doesn't have to ask an aide for a reminder or a briefing. Lankford knows. My friend says it's not the same with our other senator, Jim Inhofe. Lankford is not a career politician. Six years ago, Lankford was running Falls Creek, the Baptist Youth Camp outside Davis, in the Arbuckle Mountains, and had been for more than decade. Now he's a U.S. senator. Mr. Lankford goes to Washington. We need fewer lawyers and fewer career politicians in Congress. Lankford fits the bill. Lankford's wife, Cindy, is in town for the week, because his daughters are at Falls Creek. He said that's a treat, and I'll bet that's right. Lankford told us tries to get home most weekends, but otherwise, he's home only one week out of seven, plus most of August. The Senate session is almost year-round. The congressional members with families usually try to maintain such schedule. Displayed just outside his inner office are five football helmets. Officials from Oklahoma Baptist University brought the first, then Burns Hargis brought an OSU helmet signed by Mike Gundy, and since then OU, Tulsa and UCO have joined the collection. Lankford fielded questions about education and farming and world hunger. Pharmacist Brian Shaw's daughter, who's headed for the fifth grade, asked Lankford the best question -- where does he live while he's in Washington. (Lankford said he lives in a Row House, not far from the Capitol, with eight other congressmen, which sounds insufferable.) I told Lankford I was pleased that his office was next to the office of Elizabeth Warren, the Democrat from Massachusetts who graduated high school from Northwest Classen, and I was glad to see the Republicans and Democrats weren't separated in the building. Lankford gave us a quick tutorial on how things move slower in the Senate, by rule, and how members of opposing parties have to work together more than they do in the House. More common ground is needed in D.C., in my opinion. In D.C. and elsewhere. Lankford even told us about a bill he's working on with noted Democrat Dianne Feinstein of California. So that's encouraging. The time went fast, and Lankford posed for pictures with each individual group. I thought it was cool. I know Congress has a well-deserved rap, but when you meet someone like Lankford, you get a little more faith in the system, and when you're in D.C., you get a little more pride about the process itself. I left Lankford's office with a little more hope. CAPITOL GAINS [img url=http://blog.newsok.com/dittocontent/uploads/sites/3/2015/06/senate-chamber.jpg]3707266[/img] Lankford's office offered tours of the Capitol and Senate Gallery passes. The Dish still was in conference, until noon, so I figured I'd tour the Capitol again. See if a Senate intern could get me more places than what the official Capitol tour had. And the answer was yes. Josh Jackson, an OSU student from Coweta and a really nice fellow, took a group of seven of us on the tour. Josh wore a light blue sportcoat; I told him he had no future in Washington, where everyone in politics seems to dress alike (dark suit). Just getting to the Capitol was interesting. We went to the basement of the Hart Building, passed the catacomb offices from which Lankford had just escaped and walked under one of the other Senate office buildings. Then we arrived at the underground tram that zips people back and forth between the office buildings and the capitol. We had gone through security to enter the Hart Building, but they rechecked our electronics -- cell phones, primarily -- and we jumped aboard the small train. At the Capitol, Josh went to get our admission tickets and had to stand in line. The Dish and I didn't stand in line at all on Monday. But while we waited, we visited the Capitol Exhibit Hall, which we had skipped Monday. There were some cool artifacts displayed. Maybe the best were the models of the Capitol through the years, from its original 1800 opening to its burning in 1814 by the British to its reconstruction and additions. Then we headed up, and Josh gave us the same general tour as the regular tour, with some notable exceptions. Josh took us to the Will Rogers statue, which sits on the second floor, connecting the House Chamber to the Rotunda. Remember, every state gets two statues in the Capitol. Oklahoma's are Sequoyah and Will Rogers. The latter was placed in the Capitol in 1939, four years after Rogers' death. Josh told us some cool things about the statue. First, it faces the House Chamber, because Rogers warned never to turn your back on Congress. And for some reason, it's become tradition that rubbing Rogers' shoes bring good luck. Sure enough, Rogers' bronzed feet have turned to gold, as people rub them. Presidents walk down that corridor on their way to the inauguration; Josh said D.C. lore is that six straight presidents have rubbed the feet of Will Rogers. Josh also took us into two fabulous rooms we didn't see on the official tour, although I think we could have gone if we had just known to find them. The Old Supreme Court Chamber was a beautiful, intimate room, restored in 1975 to how it looked from 1810-1860. The Supreme Court moved in 1860 to the former Senate Chamber, and the room was converted into a law library. After the Supreme Court left the Capitol in 1935, the Old Supreme Court Chamber was divided into four rooms and used by the joint committee on atomic energy. We also toured the old Senate Chamber, which was used from 1819-1859 by the Senate, then was home to the Supreme Court from 1860-1935. Beautiful and ornate and much more intimate than the current Senate Chamber. Then the tour was over, but we were free to go to the gallery. That required more security, including turning in your cell phone and all electronics. No photos, no cell phones, no nothing. The Congressional chambers are fairly serious places. So we checked our cell phones, went up an elevator and walked through some halls before again going through security. Then we were ushered into the gallery, what amounts to the balcony. The chamber was mostly empty except for officials at the front, doing whatever they do. We couldn't see every Senate seat, but there couldn't have been more than five senators in the room. When we sat down, Maryland Democrat Barbara Mikulski was talking about immigration, telling success stories about young, illegal immigrants. While she talked, Jim Inhofe came in and sat down by her, and later they had a conversation. Which again, to me, was symbolically encouraging. We need more dialogue between the parties. Virginia Sen. Tim Kaine, a Democrat, Virginia senator, then started speaking, but we couldn't see him, and I figured I had seen enough to get inspired. So out I went. Down the hall, down the elevator, back to the cell-phone holding room, out the doors and into the sunlight of a free nation. It had been a good day already. FORD'S THEATER It was a little after noon, and the Dish got out of her conference at noon. I texted her before relinquishing my cell phone to the United States Senate, asking if she wanted to grab a cab and meet me at Ford's Theater. We had tickets to tour the shrine at 1:30 p.m. I jumped in a cab myself and we met almost at the same, about 12:15. Too early to enter the theater, so we walked across the street to a deli and got a sandwich. Cosi, is the name of the place. Sort of like a Panera Bread. It was decent and popular. Then we went back to Ford's Theater, which is located a few blocks north of the National Mall, basically in downtown D.C. Ford's Theater sits in the middle of a city block on 10th Street. It was a Baptist church for the first half of the 19th century, but the church sold it, and John Ford turned it into a theater in 1863. It's estimated that the Lincolns attended Ford's Theater a dozen times. We were disappointed to learn that the theater, as is, is not original. After Lincoln's assassination, the government decreed it should no longer be an entertainment venue. It was converted into a warehouse and office building. In 1893, part of the building collapsed, and 22 people died. The site mostly languished until 1955, when Congress approved a study for its renovation. In 1968, Ford's Theater reopened as a performance hall and national historic site. You generally have to purchase tickets in advance, which we did Monday, for timed-entry. You enter and descend into the basement, where there's a Lincoln museum. I've been to the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum in Springfield, Ill., and it's hard to top that. The Ford's Theater museum has some notable displays which kept the Dish interested, but it's best served to history buffs. The Civil War timeline, with Lincoln's many concerns over leadership and generals, is fascinating. I stayed there an hour and felt like I had completed a Civil War history course. The only thing I missed was a good-sized exhibit on the conspirators, John Wilkes Booth and Co. But they have hourly presentations in the theater itself, and it was time to go. So went ascended back into the theater, and people filled up most of the 661 seats in the place while a U.S. Parks ranger took the stage and told the story of the theater and the night of Lincoln's murder. Even though the theater is a complete restoration, it was quite eerie to be sitting in a seat, looking at the private box where the Lincolns sat 150 years ago, and the stage where Booth leaped to and suffered a broken leg after firing the fatal shot. After the presentation, you walk across the street and get in line to enter the Petersen House, which is where Lincoln was taken after the shot and where he died. The Petersen House is part of the historical site, and you tour three rooms recreated to look like the night of April 14, 1865. The front parlor is where Mary Todd Lincoln sat much of the night. The adjoining room is where Washington police superintendent Almarin Cooley Richards interviewed witnesses and ordered the arrest of Booth. And then you walk through the bedroom where Lincoln died. The original bed long ago was bought by a collector and now is in the Chicago History Museum. But the blood-stained pillow remains with the Petersen House. Upstairs are more Lincoln exhibits, including the stories of the chase for Booth and his conspirators, their capture, arrest, trial and execution. There is much information about Lincoln's family, which was fascinating and much-cursed. Two Lincoln children died young. Robert Todd Lincoln became a prominent American, serving a variety of presidential administrations. Robert Todd Lincoln was at the White House when his father was shot and rushed to the Petersen House. Robert Todd Lincoln was at the Sixth Street Train Station in D.C., serving as Secretary of War, and was an eyewitness when President James Garfield was assassinated by Charles Guiteau on July 2, 1881. And at President William McKinley's invitation, Robert Todd Lincoln was at the Pan-American Exposition in Buffalo on Sept. 6, 1901, when McKinley was shot and killed by Leon Czolgosz, though Lincoln did not witness the killing. I think most Americans have a general understanding of Abraham Lincoln's status in history. A rather unassuming political figure who was thrust into the darkest days our nation has seen. And he handled it with uncommon wisdom that cost him his life. You'll appreciate Lincoln even more when you walk the site where he was shot and where he died. IT'S A SMALL WORLD Back to Lankford's office. Twenty or so Oklahomans gathered. Out of how many? Four million. And I had connections to two of them. The pharmacist I mentioned? Brian Shaw and his lovely family. Turns out Brian is a pharmacist at the Walgreen's in Norman, at Main and Flood. That's our Walgreen's. That's where we get our prescriptions filled. I went on the tour with the Shaws and they were a delight. The ministers I mentioned? One of them was the Rev. Lori Walke, associate pastor at Mayflower Congregational Church. She was in town for a world hunger conference. You might remember her as Lori Allen, who played basketball at OSU a few years ago. She was recruited by Dick Halterman and she played for Julie Goodenough and Kurt Budke. Lori mentioned to me that I included her a few years ago in our annual Father's Day tribute and that it remains a great memory for their family. And a few hours later, the Dish and I sat down in Ford's Theater for the ranger's presentation, and sitting right behind us was a woman who introduced herself as Robyn Turney, the mother of Tasha Diesselhorst, the Pond Creek-Hunter girls basketball coach who I wrote about during the 2014 state tournament. Think about it. I'm 1,500 miles from, and within a few hours, totally random, I meet someone I wrote about a few years ago, the mother of someone I wrote about last year and my pharmacist. Amazing. Robyn Turney, whose husband Randy is a long-time coach himself, is in town as part of the Oklahoma Youth Tour, sponsored by the National Rural Electric Co-Op Association. That's the group I've seen around town. They were at the airport when we flew out Saturday, they were at the FDR Memorial when we strolled through on Saturday evening, they were at the Museum of American History on Sunday and they were at Ford's Theater on Wednesday. If you didn't know any better, you'd think somebody was following somebody. TRAFFIC? WHAT TRAFFIC I've been saying all week that the horror stories of D.C. traffic are overrated. I haven't seen much of it. I got into a cab at 8:10 a.m. Monday, wondering if I'd be able to get across town to Lankford's office by 9. I was in front of the building at 8:35. I found taxis easily and found them able to navigate. When we left the Petersen House, we needed to take a cab to Reagan National Airport to rent a car, and when a couple of cabs passed us, an unmarked cab stopped. Guy said he had his own service and would give us a ride: $15 to Reagan. We jumped in and he was great. Told us more stuff than any taxi driver had. Got us there quickly, even though it was rush hour. We rented a car and set out for our hotel, to pick up our luggage. I thought it might take an hour, since it was right at 5 p.m. Rush hour. Took us 10 minutes to go the 31/2 miles. Nothing at all. But then we found it. To get to Annapolis, you have to cross D.C. And getting through downtown was bad. Probably took us 25 minutes on L Street, which becomes Massachusetts Avenue, which becomes New York Avenue, which becomes Highway 50. And after we got out of downtown, the traffic worsened. We went two miles in about 50 minutes. I had no deadline, so I didn't get stressed, and I didn't know how else to go anyway. But it was brutal. Finally, we got to the freeway of Highway 50, and it opened up quickly. It's only 30 miles from D.C. to Annapolis. It took 100 minutes, and we made the last 18 miles in about 18 minutes. But I now know what people mean. ARLINGTON NATIONAL One thing we hadn't seen was Arlington National Cemetery, and the Dish really wanted to see it. After getting our rental car at Reagan, en route back to the Melrose Hotel, the GPS told us to go a certain way. Including pulling off the Jefferson Davis Highway, which seemed dubious to me. Seemed like the Jeff was going to take us right where we needed to go. But I dutifully turned off, onto Iwo Jima Boulevard in Arlington, Va., and suddenly, there was Arlington National. It wasn't the main entrance. But we were driving alongside the stone wall that surrounds the cemetery. We saw a turn-in, where we could park and walk in, and the Dish took a bunch of pictures of the gorgeous, serene place. The setting is idyllic. We didn't see any of the famous graves, like the Kennedys'. But Arlington National isn't about fame. It's about service. And the white headstones, row after row, remind you of the ultimate price some have paid for our freedom. DINNER ON THE SOUTH RIVER [img url=http://blog.newsok.com/dittocontent/uploads/sites/3/2015/06/mikes-seafood.jpg]3707269[/img] We're spending two nights in Annapolis, because we've always wanted to see the Naval Academy and the beautiful setting of the Maryland capital. It was 7 p.m. when we got checked in at the Residence Inn, and we were hungry, so our Annapolis exploration will have to wait. But dinner didn't wait. We found a place called Mike's Crab House, which sits hard by the South River, and it was the best meal I've had in months. You can sit outside, by the water, and so we did. I don't like pretentious restaurants, and this wasn't. You can always tell a good seafood joint by the availability of combination dinners. I don't mind paying a lot of money for a lot of seafood. I just don't like paying a lot of money for a little seafood. For instance, at Clyde's the other night in D.C., my dinner was $26 for two good-sized crabcakes and some kind of green bean dish. At Mike's on Wednesday night, my dinner was $28 for a good-sized crab cake, some scallops, several good-sized shrimp and a big piece of grouper, plus a baked potato and salad bar. Even better, I got the Dish's crab soup, because she didn't care for it. Might have been the best soup I've ever had. Thick. I like thick soup. The weather was pristine, about 74 degrees, sitting on the water in the home of our nation's Navy, and the food was fantastic and I got to share it with the Dish, my favorite person in the whole world. I haven't had many better meals in my life. Truth is, this whole day was hard to beat.
ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — The labyrinthine path that 28-year-old punter Karl Schmitz took to the cusp of the NFL routed him from the soccer pitches and beaches of Bermuda to being a YouTube sensation and finally a legitimate pro prospect.He played one half of one high school football season in St. Louis after recovering from an auto accident just before his senior year and a single season in...
At 28, punter Karl Schmitz finally gets shot at NFL
By ARNIE STAPLETON, Associated Press | May 13, 2015ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — The labyrinthine path that 28-year-old punter Karl Schmitz took to the cusp of the NFL routed him from the soccer pitches and beaches of Bermuda to being a YouTube sensation and finally a legitimate pro prospect. He played one half of one high school football season in St. Louis after recovering from an auto accident just before his senior year and a single season in college after bouncing around to three universities, one of which didn't even field a football team. Yet, here he is, amazingly, with a shot at making the Denver Broncos — after he turned the head of chief executive John Elway. For years, Schmitz returned to Clayton High School in St. Louis, often after getting off work at 2 a.m. — not to pine over the state championship he helped win in 2004, but to practice on a field illuminated only by the lights of his Volkswagen. Knowing of this British citizen's American dream, neighbors didn't call police. It's just Karl again. Go back to sleep. Schmitz's dogged determination took him to Arizona State, where he walked on but was ruled ineligible because of a problem with his transcripts. He transferred to Missouri-St. Louis, where there's no football team. Then, after redshirting a year, he played a season at Jacksonville University. His time there consisted of 11 kickoffs and no punts. It was so forgettable that the school's website doesn't even spell his name correctly. Carl Schmitz. While in Jacksonville, however, he met then-Jaguars kicker Mike Hollis. Schmitz reached out to him after graduation and Hollis helped him realize he didn't have to muscle every kick. "I think mentally he just needs to convince himself and be confident, you can perform under pressure," Hollis said this week. "But he obviously believes in himself and what he can do." While managing his father's tapas restaurant, Schmitz often bartended, the tips jar funding his trips to kicking camps and combines. Soon, he was an Internet sensation, this 6-foot-4, 210-pound athlete pounding punts and coolly splitting the uprights from 70 yards. Still, no NFL scouts called. His friends started to joke that he was getting too old to keep doing this, like that chap who can't bring himself to throw away the love letters from his high school sweetheart. And in a twist on the seven-year itch: Schmitz's last in-game kick came in 2008. Yet, here he is with a shot, however long, to unseat punter Britton Colquitt and kickoff specialist Brandon McManus this summer after wowing Elway in a blurry-eyed tryout that was just as outrageous as the rest of his journey. "And I know it's like the biggest stretch of a dream that anybody else can realize, but in my heart of hearts, I felt like it was always possible," Schmitz said. He had promised himself that this year was his last try. If no one called, he'd give up on his football fantasy. The pressure off, he turned heads at Gary Zauner's kicking combine in Arizona, then caught a red-eye home. No sooner had his head hit the pillow when Broncos special teams coach Joe DeCamillis called offering him a tryout in Denver the next morning after another red-eye. "That night I didn't sleep a lick," Schmitz said. "I had like 18 alarms set to make sure I'm at the airport at like 5." He caught no winks on the flight, either. Arriving at 8:30, he was on the field an hour later, warming up under the glares of DeCamillis and his assistant, Tony Coaxum. "And out the corner of my eye, I see, I mean, it's pretty easy to recognize who John Elway is," Schmitz recounted, still awestricken two months later. "So, I catch that punt, I stop the Jugs machine, I run over, introduce myself, shake their hands, say 'Thank you for the opportunity.'" Then, "I just kind of shook it off and zoned in on what I needed to do and muscle memory takes over," Schmitz said. "I've been doing this forever, you know?" Before he knew it, the tryout was over and he was showered and sitting down for a quick breakfast in the team cafeteria when Elway called him over to his table. How would you like to sign a futures contract, Elway asked? Of course, he said, racing upstairs to sign a contract that will pay him $435,000 this year if he makes the team. His dream at long last is within reach. "I always believed in my ability," Schmitz said. "So, in the back of my mind I knew at some point I would be here." ___ AP NFL website: www.pro32.ap.org and www.twitter.com/AP_NFL
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Football and rugby are getting together to promote player safety.A youth clinic featuring the Heads Up Tackling program will be held on May 31as part of the final day of the Collegiate Rugby Championship.Former players and NFL executives will help educate coaches and young players on the value of safe tackling at the new Academy Fields located on the grounds of PPL Park in...
Youth football and rugby to get together
Associated Press | May 6, 2015PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Football and rugby are getting together to promote player safety. A youth clinic featuring the Heads Up Tackling program will be held on May 31as part of the final day of the Collegiate Rugby Championship. Former players and NFL executives will help educate coaches and young players on the value of safe tackling at the new Academy Fields located on the grounds of PPL Park in Chester, Pennsylvania. All players and coaches are invited to stay for the day's final Rugby 7's championship match. NFL director of football development Matt Birk and former players Hollis Thomas and Ike Reese will participate. "I'm looking forward to learning more about rugby and its techniques, some of which I anticipate being useful and applicable to football," said Birk, who won a Super Bowl with Baltimore in the 2012 season. "We at the NFL are open to learning and interested in any relationships or discussions that can help make our game safer." Rhino Heads Up Tackling is a step-by-step protocol to safely teach the core principles of the skill, utilizing five fundamentals through a series of drills. The purpose is to reinforce proper tackling mechanics and teach them with a focus on reducing helmet contacts. It is a technique rugby long has used, significantly reducing head injuries and concussions in both 15's rugby and 7's, the game which will be part of the 2016 Olympics. "Both football and rugby have a common core of athleticism and teamwork," said tournament director Donal Walsh, but most importantly they need to be safe and fun for all involved. We think this clinic will have great value for anyone interested in either football or rugby, and will educate both on how to play correctly." The clinic will help conclude the two-day Penn Mutual Collegiate Rugby Championship festival, the largest gathering of collegiate and high school rugby teams in America. Twenty schools will be competing for the national title. ___ AP NFL website: www.pro32.ap.org and www.twitter.com/AP_NFL
AUSTIN — It took three trips to the state tournament, but the Bronte boys golf team finally got its state medal.The Longhorns, who have appeared at the state tournament three of the last four years, fired a two-day score of 710 to place third Thursday in the Class 1A tournament held at Lions Municipal Golf Course.Throckmorton took first with a score of 663, while Happy took runner-up...
HIGH SCHOOL GOLF: Longhorns finally get their medals
Carlos Silva Jr., Associated Press | May 1, 2015AUSTIN — It took three trips to the state tournament, but the Bronte boys golf team finally got its state medal. The Longhorns, who have appeared at the state tournament three of the last four years, fired a two-day score of 710 to place third Thursday in the Class 1A tournament held at Lions Municipal Golf Course. Throckmorton took first with a score of 663, while Happy took runner-up accolades. “It makes us pretty happy,” Bronte senior Jared Scott, who shot an 88-89—177. “After going three of the last four years and coming home with a medal this time makes us pretty proud. Josh Puentez led the way, shaving six strokes off his first-day score of 86 to finish with a solid 166. Bronte head coach Rocky Rawls felt Puentez’s second-day effort may have been the difference between going home with or without a medal around their necks. “That was huge,” Rawls said. “We needed a senior to step up and he did by shaving his score down by six strokes. I felt the whole team really stepped up, but Josh really helped us out there.” Scott, another senior, followed Puentez with a two-day score of 177. Puentez felt the course conditions were just as difficult as Day 1, but a lack of wind helped players drive the ball further down the fairway and set up for easy putts. “It wasn’t as windy, and I felt like I had a better feel for the course on the second day,” Puentez said. “It feels really good to get this medal. I feel like we deserved it after coming here for three years. “We worked hard enough and we saw the reward.” Much of the hard work showed when the Longhorns reached the greens “We were able to shave off enough strokes to hold off Motley County,” Rawls said. “We were very fortunate. “These kids deserved to medal and the seniors deserved to end their careers in a positive manner.” Along with Scott and Puentez, Lance Burns will also graduate with a third-place medal. Burns finished with 90-90—180. Ean Ward (junior) and Ryan Jones (freshman) will return next year for the Longhorns. “It was good to see those guys get a medal because they’ve been at it for quite awhile,” said Ward, who shot 94-93—187. “It was really good to see.” ‘Kats End In Fifth The Garden City girls struggled on Day 2, but still finished fifth Thursday at the Class 2A state tournament. The Lady Bearkats struggled to make putts on the second day and shot 467, which ballooned their final tally to a 904. Wink took first with a team score of 405-471—822, while Utopia, Leakey and Motley County followed. “I was telling the girls if we could have two-putted a bit more, we might have been close to being on the medal stand,” Garden City head coach David Wood said. “Unfortunately, we’re not able to work on putting as much. And that hurt us.” Hope Halfmann led the team with a score of 207 and Holly Halfmann shot a 222. “When you play two days back to back like that, and you don’t play in a lot of pressure golf, it affects you,” Wood said. “I don’t think we played bad golf today. I felt like we played great golf Day 1 and we didn’t continue that momentum into Day 2.” Holly Halfmann, who helped lead the Lady Bearkats to the state basketball tournament last season, is set to graduate. Garden City was making its first state golf appearance since 2010. Clawson in Top 10 Robert Lee’s Brady Clawson had two goals in mind when she completed the Class 1A state tournament — shoot under a 90 both days and finish in the Top 10. The Lady Steers junior accomplished the latter with a 10th place finish, which makes her hopeful that another summer of practice will bear an even better finish. “I’m really happy about getting a top-10 finish,” said Clawson, who carded a 96-96—162. “I feel like I played well, but I did have a few shortcomings with my putter. That’s where I felt I struggled.” Taking away the putting, Clawson felt she played solid throughout her 36-holes — especially on par-3 holes. “I felt good about those par-3s,” Clawson said. “Those were the holes I felt the most good about because I was able to take advantage of the shorter distances.” Robert Lee head coach Austin Dunham was impressed with his junior’s moxie throughout the two-day tournament. More than anything, though, Dunham is excited to see how Clawson improves with another year of state experience under her belt. “She felt like she really competed with the players in her group,” Dunham said. “I believe she finished second each day, which was something I was hoping she would do. “There are a lot of positives she can take away from this tournament, especially knowing she has another year to get even better.” Hallmark Improves A day after firing a 97, Richland Springs’ Justin Hallmark shaved 14 strokes off his score to finish strong with a 180 in his first appearance at the state golf tournament. The Coyotes junior said he had problems putting and chipping, but felt his confidence built up toward the end of the throughout the 36-hole course. “Chipping and putting were not my strong points,” Hallmark said. “But I was able to do better on Day 2.” Barron Learns Rochelle’s Christian Barron can add another accolade to his ever-growing résumé — golf state qualifier. Barron, a freshman, ended the Class 1A tournament with a two-day score of 97-100—197. Head coach Jym Dennis felt the experience was “once-in-a-lifetime,” but hopes Barron is able to learn from the experience. “I think he learned a lot this time around,” Dennis said. “We were hoping he would shoot in the 80s, which is what he averaged throughout the year, but that didn’t happen.” Dennis felt Barron had a strong start to both of his days, but may have run out of steam after going through a grueling set of 36 holes. “He really did start strong, and I was proud of that,” Dennis said. “But for whatever reason, it looked like he grew tired as the tournament went on. “He can definitely build on it though.” Barron was also apart of the Rochelle football team, which earned the program’s first ever outright district title last season. ——— ©2015 the San Angelo Standard-Times (San Angelo, Texas) Visit the San Angelo Standard-Times (San Angelo, Texas) at www.gosanangelo.com Distributed by Tribune Content Agency, LLC.
A few National Football League players with MIAA connections have seen their name pop up in the transaction wires, while others will be impacted by moves made this offseason.The only MIAA player to change teams since free agency started is Cary Williams, who signed a three-year, $18M deal with the Seattle Seahawks. He played with the Eagles the past two years but was part of an offseason...
MIAA notebook: NFL offseason moves have connections to the MIAA
Cody Thorn, Associated Press | Apr 19, 2015A few National Football League players with MIAA connections have seen their name pop up in the transaction wires, while others will be impacted by moves made this offseason. The only MIAA player to change teams since free agency started is Cary Williams, who signed a three-year, $18M deal with the Seattle Seahawks. He played with the Eagles the past two years but was part of an offseason shakeup by Chip Kelly. The reigning NFC champions will be the fourth team for the Washburn product that entered the league as a Tennessee draft pick in 2008. He has also played for the Ravens. Former Nebraska-Omaha quarterback Zach Miller has re-signed with the Chicago Bears. The 2009 draft pick hasn't played in an NFL game since 2011 but showed flashes of his talent with the Bears last year by catching six passes and two touchdowns in the preseason opener, but suffered a torn ligament that ended his season and landed him on the injured reserve. Miller, an option quarterback at the now-defunct Mavericks program, played for Jacksonville between 2009 and 2011, hauling in 45 catches for 470 yards and four touchdowns. In the years since a shoulder injury, a torn Achilles tendon, torn calf muscle ended his Jacksonville tenure and a concussion ended his 2013 season with Tampa Bay and led to an eventual release. Miller's signing gives three NFL teams two MIAA players on the roster. The Bears have Miller and David Bass (Missouri Western); Cleveland has Pierre Desir (Lindenwood) and Michael Bowie (Northeastern State) and the Rams have Mason Brodine (Nebraska-Kearney) and Greg Zuerlein (Western). A pair of defensive stalwarts were impacted by other moves. Baltimore traded Haloti Ngata to Detroit, opening up a spot for Missouri Southern's Brandon Williams to become a starter on the Ravens' defensive line. The Sacramento Bee reported in early March that San Francisco had shopped Washburn product Michael Wilhoite, but since then the linebacker has seen teammates Patrick Willis and Chris Borland retire, which essentially pulled him from the trading block. MIAA coaching additions New Missouri Southern football coach Denver Johnson has hired his coordinators, including one very familiar with the MIAA. The Lions' new defensive coordinator is Kenny Evans, who spent six years as the head coach at Northeastern State. He posted back-to-back winning seasons in 2010 and 2011, while winning the Lone Star North Conference and earning a bowl bid. However, the school struggled with the move to the MIAA and Evans was let go following the 2013 season. This past season Evans coached East Central High School in Tulsa. He returns to Joplin, where he served as an assistant coach on the staff from 1989-1997. He has also had stints as an assistant coach at Southeastern Oklahoma, Oklahoma, Florida, Louisiana Tech and North Texas. Southern's new offensive coordinator is Corey Fipps, who coached at Bellhaven last year, which ran a similar high-octane passing attack that new coach Johnson ran at Tulsa. Fipps' offense at Bellhaven passed for 337 yards per game, while his passing attack at NAIA Montana Tech finished 15th in the country in 2013. Two MIAA men's basketball coaches quit on same day In the leaving department, Southern, Southwest Baptist, Central Oklahoma and Lindenwood all have openings. The MIAA lost a pair of men's basketball coaches on Friday, just hours apart. In the early morning hours, Central Oklahoma announced the resignation of Terry Evans, who stepped down after 13 years of guiding the Bronchos program. Evans went 263-124 and led Central Oklahoma to the playoffs seven times, including a pair of Elite Eight trips. He had eight 20-win seasons and set the school record with a 30-4 mark in 2010-11. Evans, a former Oklahoma basketball player, leaves UCO as the school's winningest coach. The school's press release said he is pursuing other coaching opportunities. Lindenwood issued a press release late in the afternoon announcing the resignation of men's basketball coach Brad Soderberg, who accepted an assistant job at Division I Virginia. In six years at the St. Charles school, Soderberg racked 127 years and leaves as the Lions' all-time winningest coach, as well as the school's highest winning percentage at .690. Soderberg racked up 47 wins in MIAA play. Prior to Lindenwood, he has served as the head coach at South Dakota State, Loras, St. Louis and as an interim coach at Wiconsin – where he worked with current Virginia coach Tony Bennett. Nick Bradford, a two-year assistant basketball coach at Southern, resigned to pursue other professional goals according to the school's press release. He played collegiately at Kansas before a professional basketball career that spanned eight years. Baptist is looking for a new women's soccer coach following Rob Podeyn's resignation. The Bearcats had advanced to the NCAA Division II Tournament the past two years, while winning the MIAA postseason tournament in 2013. Podeyn coached at the Bolivar, Mo.-school for the past six years. Fast Football If you've caught yourself flipping through the TV lately you may have stumbled across an Arena Football League game on ESPN. This year, there are four MIAA football players in the league, including two on the Orlando Predators. Lincoln's O'Hara Fluellen was recently named the team's defensive player of the game for the Predators after a win against Jacksonville. He is in his second year in the league and is two years removed from being a first-team All-MIAA defensive back. A newcomer to Orlando this year is Central Missouri's Paul Stephens. A four-year veteran in the leauge, the former All-MIAA pick has snared 18 interceptions in three years playing with Spokane before moving over to Orlando in the offseason. He graduated from Central Missouri in 2010. Another Central Missouri product is Jamar Howard, a wide receiver for the Portland Thunder. The ex-NFLer has 34 catches for 447 yards and 9 touchdowns on the young season. A newcomer to the league is former Northwest Missouri State kicker Tommy Frevert. He connected on 263 PATs and 41 field goals in his career as a Bearcat and has kicked in various leagues since leaving Maryville in 2008. He played recently in the CPIFL for the Kansas City Renegades in 2013 and the Oklahoma Defenders last year, but impressed the Philadelphia Soul in an open tryout. When starter Carlos Martinez was injured in the season opener, Frevert signed and has made 15 PATs for a team co-owned by ESPN announcer Ron Jaworski. Hall is calling The NJCAA announced its 2015 Hall of Fame baseball class and one of the inductees has roots in the MIAA. Southwestern (Iowa) baseball coach Bill Krejci was one of the four selections. A Chicago native, Krejci played baseball at Northwest Missouri State from 1971-73 and in 1996 was inducted in the school's M-Club Hall of Fame. He racked up a 558-495 records in 22 years coaching the school in Creston, Iowa. After stepping down from that baseball position, he served as the athletic director until 2014. He has also been involved working with USA Baseball for more than two decades. Extras: Central Missouri basketball player Brennan Hughes played in the Division II All-Star game held last month during the Division II Elite Eight in Evansville, Ind. … Nebraska-Kearney softball coach Holly Carnes earned her 300th career win on April 14, when the Lopers swept Hastings. … Former Emporia State basketball player Spencer Allen has started working as the assistant director of athletic development at his alma mater. His new position is to build support for athletic fund-raising as the school works towards a goal of $45.3M. … Mississippi State women's basketball team went 27-7 this year and advanced to the second round of the NCAA Tournament. One of the Bulldogs' assistant is Elena Novato, who played and earned MIAA newcomer of the year at Missouri Southern. She served as a graduate assistant at Pittsburg State before an stint as an assistant at Houston that led to her posting a 113-8 record with a pair of NJCAA titles at Trinity Valley (Texas) Community College. This was her first year at the SEC school. ——— ©2015 the St. Joseph News-Press (St. Joseph, Mo.) Visit the St. Joseph News-Press (St. Joseph, Mo.) at www.newspressnow.com/index.html Distributed by Tribune Content Agency, LLC _____ Topics: t000046469,t000003194,t000003183,t000007067,t000003277,t000040506,t000404471,t000007233,t000007237,t000007060,t000007249,t000007075,t000007239,t000007065,t000007099,t000007131,t000007085,t000007089,t000165503,t000007151,g000065614,g000362661,g000066164,g000065603,g000065577,g000065634,g000220102,g000065625,g000065598
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — America's favorite underdog is pulling for an upset this weekend.No surprise there.With unbeaten Kentucky threatening Indiana's 39-year perch as the last perfect men's team in major college basketball, the team that stole millions of hearts in the movie "Hoosiers" is rooting for anybody but the Wildcats at Lucas Oil Stadium."Our rivalry with Kentucky starts early, with the...
INSIDE THE MADNESS: 'Hoosiers' pulling for an upset
Associated Press | Apr 4, 2015INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — America's favorite underdog is pulling for an upset this weekend. No surprise there. With unbeaten Kentucky threatening Indiana's 39-year perch as the last perfect men's team in major college basketball, the team that stole millions of hearts in the movie "Hoosiers" is rooting for anybody but the Wildcats at Lucas Oil Stadium. "Our rivalry with Kentucky starts early, with the Indiana-Kentucky All-Star Game," explained Ray Craft, who joined teammate Bobby Plump in the 1954 game. "So we don't want them to win it." Instead, they're hoping Wisconsin and Michigan State win Saturday's national semifinals, setting up an all-Big Ten championship game Monday in Big Ten country. Craft, Plump and four of their teammates returned to Lucas Oil Stadium, about six miles from Hinkle Fieldhouse where they pulled off one of the most stunning upsets in Indiana high school history. It is known in Indiana as the 1954 Milan Miracle. To just about everyone else, it's known simply as "Hoosiers," and the 1986 movie that captivated the nation and the world has continued to make an impact around the nation and the world. "We've had people come in from all 50 states and 27 foreign countries," Plump said. "When the Spanish team came here in 2001 or 2003 (for the World Basketball championships), one of the players came up to me and said 'You're the reason I started playing basketball.'" But there are other reasons they're around now. They're promoting a new museum that celebrates their accomplishment from 61 years ago. And, of course, it's March in Indianapolis, when every underdog -- including the three in town -- are hoping to recapture some of the Milan magic. — Mike Marot ___ DRIVING INTO THE FINAL FOUR: When players arrived at Lucas Oil Stadium for their first workouts this week, they found a gift in each of their lockers: a 1/18 scale die-cast IndyCar. Naturally, it was adorned with special Final Four graphics. GreenLight Collectibles produced 1,000 of the limited-edition cars for the NCAA to give out to players and school officials, along with sponsors and other VIPs. The cars are painted white, black and red — the colors of this year's Final Four logo — and carry No 15. "They're pretty cool," said Michigan State guard Bryn Forbes, turning the box over in his hands to get a closer look at the metal body, rubber wheels and other details. "Bringing to life the Final Four models and assisting in the marketing of Indianapolis's racing heritage was something we were thrilled to have the opportunity to participate in," said Jeff Nelson, the national sales manager for GreenLight Collectibles. There are also four full-size IndyCars in the same livery positioned around Indianapolis, as if anybody needed a reminder that the famed Indianapolis Motor Speedway sits just to the west. The Spartans even had a two-seat IndyCar in their police escort when they arrived in town Wednesday night. When their caravan came to a stop, athletic director Mark Hollis popped out of one of the rear seat and pulled off his helmet. "I couldn't believe he was actually in there," Michigan State forward Denzel Valentine said with a smile. "I was kind of jealous." — Dave Skretta ___ IT'S OK IF YOU'RE FRIENDS: There promises to be at least one Buckeye cheering for Sparty on Saturday night. A high-profile one, too. You see, Ohio State quarterback Braxton Miller and Michigan State point guard Travis Trice have been best friends since the fourth grade, when they played just about every sport together. They even partnered up on the same AAU team, two freakish athletes in a dynamic backcourt tandem. But by the time they had reached high school in Huber Heights, Ohio, it was clear where their futures lay. Miller had by that point become one of the nation's most sought-after football prospects, coaches flocking to Wayne High School to see him play. Trice had also played quarterback growing up, but as the star point guard for the Warriors, he began to hear from colleges who wanted him to focus on hoops. Their paths diverged again when Miller chose to stay home and play for the Buckeyes, and Trice accepted an offer from coach Tom Izzo to head to Michigan State. "Honestly, I never wanted to go to Ohio State," Trice said. "In Ohio, you're a diehard Ohio State fan or you don't really like them. I was sort of in the middle." Trice said he roots for the Buckeyes primarily to support his buddy — except when they're playing the Spartans. And considering Michigan State is playing Duke in Saturday night's national semifinals, you can bet that Miller will be rooting on the Spartans, too. —Dave Skretta ___ Find more sights, sounds and images from AP's journalists inside the Final Four at Inside the Madness at collegebasketball.ap.org/insidethemadness.
A look at Oklahoma high school athletes who have signed to play college sports as of April 4.
Oklahoma high school sports signing list: April 4, 2015
COMPILED BY SCOTT WRIGHT | Apr 4, 2015BASEBALL T.J. Black, Stillwater (NOC-Enid) Brayden Blaylock, Tulsa Union (NEO) Andrew Bolen, Silo (Arkansas) Brady Bradshaw, Noble (Crowder) Blake Brewster, Moore (OU) Chase Burgess, Jenks (NEO) Riley Cabral, Carl Albert (Chipola College) Joseph Corbett, McGuinness (Ark.-Little Rock) Joel Davis, Midwest City/Seminole St. (Texas A&M) Jonathan Davis, Edmond North (Ark.-Little Rock) Aidan Doherty, Deer Creek (NSU) Jesus Gamez, Dover (Seminole St.) Jackson Goddard, Holland Hall (Kansas) Dylan Grove, Moore (OU) Wade Hanska, Edmond Memorial (NOC-Enid) Thomas Hughes, Norman North (OU) Kale Keith, Verdigris (Connors St.) Karsten Laferr, Edmond North (NOC) Barrett Loseke, Jenks (Arkansas) Joshua Matelsky, Putnam City North (Dodge City CC) Trevor McCutchin, Owasso (ORU) Josh McMinn, SW Covenant/Union City (ORU) Bryan Pacheco, Dover (NOC-Enid) Zach Parish, Sequoyah-Tahlequah (NSU) Lane Paul, Tuttle/Murray St. (OC) Ricky Ramirez, Deer Creek (Seminole St.) Garret Rogers, Putnam City North (Barton CC) Landon Roney, Edmond North (NOC) Colin Simpson, Edmond Memorial (OSU) Blake Shepard, Ponca City (Fort Scott CC) Hunter Southerland, Westmoore (OU) Slater Springman, Holland Hall (OC) Kyle Tyler, Westmoore (OU) Madison Watkins, Sperry (Cowley County) Ryan Weeks, Savanna (Murray St.) Harrison Whitworth, Broken Arrow (Fort Scott) Ryan Wieligman, Stillwater (Cowley County) Lane Workman, Deer Creek (Pratt CC) Corey Zangari, Carl Albert (OSU) BOYS BASKETBALL Conner Avants, Deer Creek (Air Force) Chris Crawford, Victory Christian (ORU) A.J. Cockrell, Memorial (UTSA) Hayden Howell, Carl Albert (Abilene Christian) Will Lienhard, McGuinness (Navy) Chris Miller, Tulsa Washington (ORU) Shake Milton, Owasso (SMU) GIRLS BASKETBALL Amanda Allen, Edmond Santa Fe (McPherson) Ashley Beatty, Anadarko (ORU) Lauren Billie, Tulsa East Central (Texas-Arlington) Blake Blessington, Harrah (North Texas) Shay Brown, Tulsa East Central (Houston) Addy Clift, Kiowa (OC) Madison Davis, Locust Grove (West Texas A&M) Andee Decker, Edmond Memorial (West Texas A&M) Makenzie Ellis, Tulsa Washington (Colorado) Serithia Hawkins, Southmoore (Houston) Jentry Holt, Elgin (OSU) Alyssa Jones (Southmoore (Midwestern St.) DeRae Lewis, Millwood (North Texas) Kylie Looney, Adair (NSU) Crystal Polk, Lawton Eisenhower (Tulsa) Hayden Priddy, Piedmont (SWOSU) Raven Prince, Millwood (North Texas) Bre Reid, Piedmont (Southern Utah) Lexi Smith, Bethany (ECU) Bailey Taylor, Shawnee (UCO) Rylie Torrey, Locust Grove (ORU) Dakota Vann, Deer Creek (Loyola-Chicago) Tia Williams, Norman North (ECU) CROSS COUNTRY/TRACK Ben Barrett, Norman North (North Carolina St.) Bryce Balenseifen, Deer Creek (OSU) Rachel Chrisman, Norman North (Embry-Riddle) Olivia Head, McGuinness (Wofford) Morgan Long, Sand Springs (OU) Baylor Nelson, Lincoln Christian (OSU) Donovan Nunley, Edmond Memorial (Pittsburg St.) Harrison Pierce, Edmond Memorial (OCU) Isabella Rose, Norman North (OU) Sierra Thompson, Owasso (SWOSU) EQUESTRIAN Emma Holbrook, Stillwater (OSU) Addie Minnick, Jenks (OSU) FIELD HOCKEY Ellen Payne, Casady (North Carolina) Mercedes Pena, Holland Hall (Saint Louis) FOOTBALL Emmanuel Adesokan, Victory Christian (OBU) Malon Al-Jiboori, Tulsa Union (NEO) Chazdon Anderson, Davis (SNU) Michael Anderson, Owasso (Tulsa) Collin Andrews, Washington (ECU) Estevan Arana, Enid (Emporia St.) Jordan Baker, Glenpool (NWOSU) Jalin Barnett, Lawton (Nebraska) Dustin Basks, Claremore (UCO) Tyler Beasley, Cordell (NWOSU) Bryce Bell, Nowata (NEO) Keaton Bell, Southmoore (ECU) Sammy Benard, Lindsay (UCO) Don Berger, Owasso (St. Mary’s) Bryce Birt, Lawton (SWOSU) Chris Bishop, Lawton (NEO) Shane Block, Yukon (UT-San Antonio) Terrell Bluejacket, Bluejacket (NEO) Malik Boardingham, Anadarko (UCO) Lane Bouse, Beggs (Panhandle St.) Kaleel Bowden, John Marshall (Feather River) Bryson Bowers, Deer Creek (McPherson) Tanner Bowman, Cherokee (NWOSU) Jakob Bradford, Durant (SOSU) Dominique Briggs, Tulsa Union (Coffeyville CC) Bentley Bross, Lawton Eisenhower (OU)* Taggart Brown, Chisholm (NWOSU) Terrel Buchanan, Tulsa Union (NEO) Dayton Campbell, Stillwater (Texas College) Austin Cantrell, Roland (Arkansas) Cyntrell Carden, Stillwater (NEO) Daulton Cardwell, Glenpool (Evangel) Camron Carson, Midwest City (Langston) Trevin Carson, Midwest City (Langston) Pete Carter, Wynnewood (SOSU) Eric Casey, Vian (NEO) Connor Cherry, Lawton MacArthur (Pittsburg St.) Tre’Von Cherry, Tulsa East Central (Grambling) Nathan Christmon, Carl Albert (OSU)* C.J. Citizen, Stillwater (Texas College) Andre Clanton, Millwood (UCO)* Wyatt Clevenger, Tulsa Union (NEO) Tristyn Close, Stroud (SWOSU) Antonio Cole, Edmond North (NEO) Derek Cole, Cascia Hall (Drake) Michael Colston, Midwest City (Langston) Will Collins, Lawton MacArthur (La.-Monroe) Quinton Conaway, Edmond North (Oregon)* Eric Cook, Tulsa Washington (NWOSU) Blake Cooper, Bixby (Central Missouri) Stelen Covel, Casady (Lamar) Jevonte Cross, Tulsa East Central/NEO (Sam Houston St.) L’liott Curry, Guthrie (UCO) Isaac Dake, Tulsa Memorial (Langston) Riley Daniel, Ringling (Baylor) Anthony Daniels, Jenks (NEO) Kerry Daniels, Beggs (SWOSU) Bradley Davis, Berryhill (SNU) Jonathon Dawley, Lexington (SNU) John DelMoral, Westmoore (NEO) Marwin Dickerson, Ada (OBU) Dameko Doddles, Douglass (Wyoming) Danny Donley, Jenks (Drake) Noah Dorton, Dewar (SWOSU) Dewayne Douchette, Lawton (ECU) Marcellous Dowell, Cache (SWOSU) Trent Dunaway, Thomas (SWOSU) Ben Duncan, Jenks (NEO) Zach Duncan, Oologah (Fort Hays St.) Kris’sean Edwards, Tulsa Union (NEO) Carson Epps, Jenks (Iowa St.) Joe Erwin, Jenks (William Penn) Sheldon Estes, Midwest City (NSU) Mason Farquhar, Tulsa Union (SW Baptist) Zach Fisher, Tulsa Union (SNU) Dajorh Fitzgerald, Midwest City (Langston) Dylan Flinn, Snyder (NWOSU) J.D. Flowers, Wynnewood (NEO) Omorrie Franklin, John Marshall (Langston) Jordan Fredrickson, Harrah (SWOSU) Casey Freeman, Newcastle (SWOSU) Davion Freeman, Del City (Wyoming) Corey Ganz, Enid (SWOSU) Mark Garner, Poteau (NEO) Sullie Garner, Mannford (NEO) Bo Garver, Norman North (SWOSU) Devin Gates, Lawton (ECU) Caleb Gatewood, Del City (NEO) Roscoe Gatewood, Midwest City (Emporia St.) Tim Giddings, Casady (Emporia St.) Reece Gilbert, Southmoore (OBU) Jaymes Ginn, Owasso (William Jewell) Malik Givens, Tulsa Washington (Drake) Seth Glasscock, Nowata (OBU) Tristan Gooden, Lawton (NSU) DeOndre Graham, Tulsa Union (NEO) Dahu Green, Westmoore (OU) Gunner Green, Owasso (UCO) Maleek Greenlee, Tulsa Memorial (NSU) Noah Gregory, Thomas (SWOSU) Austin Grotts, Bixby (Tulsa) Cordale Grundy, Tulsa Washington (NEO) Rhett Hall, Westmoore (OBU) Will Hamilton, Tulsa Union (Washburn) Jason Hand, Edmond Memorial (NSU) Mahlik Hanna, Lawton (Pittsburg St.) Khari Harding, Edmond Santa Fe/Auburn (Tulsa) Davis Harker, Tulsa Union (NEO) Trenton Harmon, Garber (NWOSU) Antwan Harris, Broken Arrow (NEO) Cody Harris, Broken Arrow (NEO) Ken Harris, Edmond Santa Fe (Langston) O’Shay Harris, Lone Grove (UCO) T.J. Harris, Tulsa Washington (Arkansas St.) DeMikal Harrison, Midwest City (North Texas) Judge Hartin, Madill (NEO) Doc Harvey, Seminole (NWOSU) Docker Haub, Kingfisher (NWOSU) Ryan Haymaker, Collinsville (NWOSU) Jacques Henderson, Lawton Mac (OBU) J.R. Hensley, Edmond Santa Fe (Hawaii) Jacoby Hicks, Victory Christian (SNU) Razhon Hines, Tulsa Washington (SW Baptist) Duke Hollingsworth, Northeast (OBU) James Houchin, Lone Grove (ECU) Daniel Hubler, Bartlesville (Evangel) Cameron Hunter, McAlester (NSU) KeyOndre Huntley, Tulsa Memorial (NEO) Travis Hytche, Tulsa Rogers (OBU) Coltyn Ingham, Douglass (Haskell) Kaden Jackson, Kingfisher (Wyoming) Nick Jackson, Broken Arrow (William Penn) Noah Jackson, Stillwater (NEO) John Jacobs, Shawnee (East Carolina) Baylor Jenkins, Skiatook (Haskell) Mark Jimmerson, Putnam City (NEO) Jett Jobe, Tuttle (Emporia St.) Dejai Johnson, Midwest City (SWOSU) Denver Johnson, Casady (Iowa St.) Jonathan Johnson, Tulsa East Central (Sam Houston St.) Chris Jones, Lawton (NWOSU) Ian Jones, Cushing (SNU) Bryan Jordan, Tonkawa (NEO) Larry Joubert, Douglass (NEO) Hayden Kaaiohelo, Edmond Memorial (Lamar) Brendan Kane, Yukon (Friends) Chase Kemp, Edmond Memorial (SOSU) Exzavier King, Putnam City West (NEO) Roderick Kirby, Muskogee (NSU) Nathan Knitig, Texhoma (Panhandle St.) John Kolar, Norman North (OSU) Shawn Koscheski, Collinsville (NWOSU) Bryson Lee, Westmoore (OBU) James Lee, Chisholm (NWOSU) Johnathan Lee, Lone Grove (NEO) Trevor Lester, Noble (Panhandle St.) Adrian Lewis, Tulsa Union (NEO) A.J. Lewis, Tulsa Rogers (Langston) James Lewis, Western Heights (NEO) Jordan Littrell, Apache (SNU) Jonah Llanusa, Choctaw (Navy) Alan Lockhart, Talihina (SOSU) Dillon Lohr, Carl Albert (Emporia St.) Kaelon Love, John Marshall (Army) Keagan Macias, Hollis (Wayland Baptist) Trevor Magee, Norman North (OBU) Tyler Marr, Beggs (SWOSU) D’Shaun Martin, Seminole (NEO) Ryan Martin, Tulsa Kelley (Air Force) Cameron Mayberry, Stillwater (Colo. School of Mines) Akylen Mayfield, Tulsa Edison (Independence CC) Floyd McAllister, Lawton Ike (NWOSU) Stephen McClernon, Edmond North (Benedictine) Kevion McGee, Ardmore (NEO) Aaron McKinney, Midwest City (NEO) Rasha McKnight, Tulsa Washington (Midwestern St.) Robert McQuarters, Tulsa Washington (NEO) Byron Mendoza, Westville (NEO) Jack Meservy, Lawton (Middlebury) Tez Miles, Westmoore (NEO) Johnson Miller, OKC Legion (SWOSU) Alec Monsees , Garber (NWOSU) Jakii Moore, Tulsa Webster/UAB (North Texas) Josh Morgan, Shawnee (UCO) Colin Morris, Casady (Colo. School of Mines) LaMarcus Morris, Hartshorne (UCO) Markale Moses, Broken Arrow (South Dakota) Cullen Nail, Midwest City (Langston) DTravius Neal, Spiro (NEO) Tyeson Neals, Moore (NEO) Chase Nevel, Catoosa (NEO) Carlton Oates, Tulsa Memorial (NEO) Terrence Olds, Star Spencer/OU (SNU) Michael Ott, Broken Arrow (William Penn) Marquise Overton, Jenks (OU) DeMarcus Owens, Yukon (New Mexico St.) Deonta Owens, Tulsa Washington (NEO) Jonathan Palmer, Christian Heritage (NEO) David Parker, Mustang (Emporia St.) Josh Parton, Anadarko (NWOSU) Darreyl Patterson, Lawton (Kansas St.) Jacques Penney, Tulsa Washington (NEO) Ben Persall, Newcastle (SNU) Jacob Peyton, Perkins-Tryon (NWOSU) Nolan Philpott, Sequoyah-Tahlequah (NEO) Chris Pogi, Putnam City (New Mexico) Brandon Pollard, Anadarko (OBU) Tyler Potter, Colcord (NEO) Brandon Prather, Stillwater (NEO) Ashton Preston, Edmond Santa Fe (North Texas) Logan Price, Putnam City North (SWOSU) Wendell Prim, Kingfisher (NWOSU) Tryce Prince, Ada (Abilene Chr.) Camren Proby, Casady (Emporia St.) Jared Ragland, Fort Gibson (SNU) Joshua Redmond, Victory Christian (OBU) Jordan Reed, Edmond Memorial (Emporia St.) Keenan Reed, Tulsa Washington (NEO) TomyJo Reider, Tulsa Washington (OBU) Jordan Rickets, Plainview (OBU) Keonric Ricks, Idabel (NEO) Lance Riggs, Davis (SNU) Cagney Roberson, Coweta (OBU) Brooks Robertson, Roland/UCO (SWOSU) Stephan Robinson, Westmoore (NEO) Roman Rodriguez, Wagoner (NSU) Brandon Rolin, Purcell (SWOSU) Alex Rudolf, Durant (OBU) Curtis Rushing, Wynnewood (SOSU) Kalin Sadler, Lawton (Abilene Chr.) Grant Scherber, Deer Creek (UCO) DuJuan Shaw, Midwest City (Langston) Joseph Shells, John Marshall (SNU) Rylee Simon, Vian (OSU)* J.R. Singleton, Fort Gibson (SNU) Brady Smith, Kingfisher (SNU) Brett Smith, Kingfisher (SNU) Carson Smith, Blanchard (UCO) Darrin Smith, Glenpool (McPherson) Jerome Smith, John Marshall (Langston) Riley Smith, McAlester (NSU) Chase Sparks, Putnam City North (Bethel) Emmett Spencer, Tulsa Hale (NWOSU) Cody Spess, Luther (NWOSU) Wyatt Steigerwald, Nowata (NEO) Jace Sternberger, Kingfisher (Kansas) Austin Steward, Edmond North (UCO) Tyler Stilwell, Yukon (UCO) Bennett Stone, Edmond Memorial (OBU) Jared Storey, Newcastle (OBU) Branson Straessle, Glenpool (Emporia St.) Blake Summers, Davis (ECU) Will Sunderland, Midwest City (OU) Jordan Sweat, Edmond Santa Fe (Langston) Matt Tate, Tulsa Union (SWOSU) Corey Taylor, Holland Hall (Air Force) Jacob Test, Texhoma (Panhandle St.) Lorenzo Thomas, Tulsa Union (Air Force) Robert Thomas, Tulsa Union (Missouri St.) Darwin Thompson, Jenks (NEO) Dylan Thompson, Skiatook (Haskell) Mikal Thompson, Lawton (NWOSU) Rudy Thompson, Western Heights (NEO) Quinton Thorp, Cashion (OBU) Marshall Tolson, Pawhuska (UCO) Jesse Turner, Mount St. Mary (Colo. School of Mines) Dillon Twigg, Empire (SNU) Houston Tyler, Southmoore/Citadel (OBU) Jacob Unsicker, Westmoore (SNU) Nathan Varano, Catoosa (NEO) Ashton Vickers, Vian (OBU) T’Quan Wallace, Casady (Emporia St.) Anthony Walker, Tulsa Washington (NEO) James Walker, Putnam City West (UCO) Kyle Walker, Del City (NEO) William Wampler, Broken Arrow (William Penn) Warren Wand, Edmond Memorial (Arkansas St.) Josh Wariboko-Alali, Casady (UCLA) Jaylon Watson, Broken Bow (Wyoming) Tramayne Wauahdooah, Anadarko (NEO) Chance Wenglewski, Tulsa Union (Lindenwood) Braden Wesley, Idabel (NEO) Lorenzo West, Lawton MacArthur (Pittsburg St.) Gerald White, Tipton (SWOSU) McKinley Whitfield, Spiro (Tulsa) Isaac Whitney, Southmoore/Riverside CC (USC) De’Aundre Wilkins, Pocola (NEO) Daxton Williams, Eufaula (UCO) Justin Williams, Bixby (NEO) Dalton Wood, McAlester (OU) Gary Woods, Casady (Emporia St.) Jake Woodson, Wagoner (NSU) Creede Wright, Velma-Alma (OBU) Demeco Wright, Midwest City (Langston) Tristan Wyatt, Shawnee (Tulsa) Nick Yates, Marlow (SWOSU) Cody Young, Western Heights (NEO) Devontrae Young, Lawton Mac (OBU) BOYS GOLF Rhett Bechtel, Edmond North (SNU) John Bonaobra, Tulsa Union (Central Missouri) Cody Burrows, Chickasha (ORU) Brad Dalke, Hobart (OU) Quade Cummins, Weatherford (OU) Brett Hagan, Edmond Santa Fe (SNU) Thomas Johnson, Norman North (OU) J.T. Neuzil, Bixby (UCO) Arjun Reddy, Holland Hall (Drake) Tyson Reeder, Edmond North (OSU) Ethan Smith, OCS (OC) Logan Smoak, Edmond Santa Fe (SNU) GIRLS GOLF Elizabeth Freeman, Casady (OC) Kathryn Goodwin, Riverfield Country Day (OC) Shannen Stewart, Broken Arrow (OBU) LACROSSE Corey Perron, Edmond Memorial (Missouri Valley) Joey Provost, Edmond North (St. Gregory’s) ROWING Emily Vittitow, Norman North (OU) BOYS SOCCER Junior Andrade, Santa Fe South (OBU) Jake Burger, Edmond Memorial (Fort Lewis) Carson Cacciatore, Norman North (Central Arkansas) Quinton Carey, Edmond Memorial (Regis) Wyatt Carroll, Putnam City North (Barton County) Andrew DeLapaz, Tulsa East Central (Rose St.) Ethan Dvorak, Norman North (OBU) Camilo Haller, Casady (Washington, Mo.) Jacob Jerles, Norman North (Central Arkansas) Matthew McLaughlin, Heritage Hall (SMU) Myles Moore, Edmond Santa Fe (OBU) Cooper Mosely, Chickasha (Harding) Michael Ojada, Edmond Memorial (OC) Austin Parker, Deer Creek (USAO) Ricardo Perez, Tulsa Union (NSU) Keegan Radichel, Mustang (SNU) Munashe Raranje, Jenks (Tulsa) Martin Romero, Southmoore (OBU) Cutter Smith, Mustang (SNU) Tristan Tippeconic, Edmond Memorial (Northeastern-Boston) Jacob Tunney, Edmond North (OBU) GIRLS SOCCER Skylar Bozarth, Bethany (Oklahoma Wesleyan) Kelsi Bussert, Bethany (SNU) Bianca Cardenas, Piedmont (USAO) Sara Clarke, Tulsa Edison (OCU) Bri Demuth, Jenks (OCU) Hailey Drylie, Edmond Memorial (ECU) Catlin Harris, Piedmont (USAO) Casey Herndon, Putnam City North (UCO) Jordan Huereca, Edmond North (SW Christian) Kathryn Huff, Edmond Homeschool (John Brown) Brandi Hutchison, Mustang (USAO) Luka Joyner, Norman North (OU) Tifani Langston, Lawton MacArthur (Bethel) Alina Magruder, Mustang (Iowa) Vanessa McGee, Moore (Rose St.) Sage Moore, Norman North (Nebraska-Omaha) Addy Pritchard, Oologah (Rogers St.) Victoria Segui, Putnam City North (Cowley County) Ashley Snider, Edmond Santa Fe (UCO) Samantha Snow, Lawton Eisenhower/NEO (Rogers St.) Natalie Speer, Stillwater (Rose St.) Tayler Stover, Broken Arrow (Rogers St.) Alissa Tapp, Ponca City (Rose St.) Taylor Williams, Claremore (Rogers St.) Kristin Wilpitz, Norman North (OU) Haley Woodard, Norman North (OSU) Marlo Zoller, Jenks (OSU) SOFTBALL Larie Amos, Westmoore (SWOSU) Erika Brandenburg, Mooreland (Southern Illinois) Michelle Brandon, Piedmont (ECU) Maci Brush, Amber-Pocasset (Rose St.) Katie Carollo, Tuttle (Rogers St.) Jayden Chestnut, Mustang (OU) Caleigh Clifton, Wayne (OU) Dakota Clouse, Amber-Pocasset (Rose St.) Dru Collins, Norman North (Seminole St.) Annie Combs, Tuttle (Cameron) Hannah Danielson, Edmond North (Hutchinson CC) Lacey Davidson, Community Christian (OC) Demi Dobbs, Moore (Rose St.) Kayon Dunn, Edmond North (NOC) Mariah Ewy, Perry (ECU) Bry Flanagan, Bethel (Creighton) Ashley Fletcher, Maud (South Alabama) Katelyn Gamble, Edmond North (Rogers St.) Taryn Gray, Wyandotte (NSU) Sidney Green, Westmoore (USAO) Kelsey Harmon, Washington (NSU) JoBi Heath, Edmond Santa Fe (UCO) Kim Herron, Bethel (Dodge City CC) Courtney Hickman, Tupelo (Rose St.) Madison Hussey, Southmoore (Independence CC) Michal Hylton, Wayne (Creighton) Kyla Ibarra, Hilldale (NSU) Poetry Jameson, Northwest Classen (Rose St.) Nicole Jarvis, Luther (NOC-Enid) Jessica Johnson, Pioneer (Rose St.) Casey Jones, Mustang (Seminole St.) Keely Kingsley, Putnam City North (Rose St.) Dagan Lampkin, Washington (Seminole St.) Erica Martinez, Purcell (Rose St.) Jenifer Marwitz, Mount St. Mary (Kansas) Madison Morris, Piedmont (SWOSU) Alyssa Osterdock, Henryetta (Cameron) Kati Phillips, Sequoyah-Tahlequah (NSU) Ronnie Quinton, Putnam City North (NOC) Baylee Ratliff, Sequoyah-Tahlequah (NSU) Raegan Rogers, Bridge Creek (OU) Kaylee Sallee, Noble (Cowley County) Kirsten Scott, El Reno (OC) Kacey Taylor, Edmond Memorial (Rose St.) Bailey Thompson, Deer Creek (North Texas) Kasady Uhr, Mount St. Mary (St. Gregory’s) Ali Turner, Verdigris (NSU) Mykaela Wallace, Henryetta (SOSU) Abbey Warren, Marlow (Cameron) Emily Wassinger, Frederick (Cameron) Casady Webb, Davis (North Texas) Bridget White, Edmond North (OC) Makayla White, Edmond Memorial (Rose St.) Bailey Whitmore, Westmoore (OCU) Rylee Willmon, Luther (NOC-Enid) SWIMMING Breonna Barker, Broken Arrow (Kansas) Mason McCauley, Bartlesville (William Jewell) Avery Niemann, Heritage Hall (Denver) Ally Robertson, Edmond North (TCU) Conner St. John, Piedmont (Saint Louis) Justin Wu, Norman North (Harvard) TENNIS Alex Bowers, Duncan (OBU) David Burdick, Norman North (Southwestern, Kan.) Blake Cherry, Edmond Memorial (Southwestern, Kan.) Olivia Hauger, Tulsa Washington (California) Jordan Henry, Southmoore (Abilene Christian) Spencer Papa, Edmond (OU) BOYS VOLLEYBALL Logan Agnello, Casady (Missouri Baptist) GIRLS VOLLEYBALL Audrey Alford, Norman North (OU) Anna Bezhan, Holland Hall (Stetson) Maddie Flemmons, Bethany (SW Christian) Cassidy Hackett, Edmond Memorial (NWOSU) Taylor Horton, Edmond Santa Fe (UCO) Rachel Manriquez, Edmond North/Iowa St. (OU) Serena Mar, Lincoln Christian (SW Baptist) Baleigh Murphy, Edmond Santa Fe (UCO) Ijeoma Njenje, McGuinness (UCO) Heather Ann Pruitt, Choctaw (SW Christian) Livi Schiffner, Edmond Memorial (Midwestern) Jordan Spence, Edmond Santa Fe (UCO) WRESTLING Kaid Brock, Stillwater (OSU) Nathan Daniels, Del City (OCU) Jacob Fontanez, Stillwater (Army) Hayden Hansen, Norman North (OU) Davion Jeffries, Broken Arrow (OU) Becka Leathers, Choctaw (OCU) Boo Lewallen, Yukon (OSU) Dylan Lucas, Plainview (OU) Dustin Mason, Tuttle (OCU) Christian Moody, Collinsville (OU) Keegan Moore, Putnam City (West Virginia) Zachary Moore, Putnam City (West Virginia) Tristan Moran, Stillwater (OSU) Markus Simmons, Broken Arrow (Iowa St.) Joe Smith, Stillwater (OSU) *-Will walk on Know of a player who signed a letter of intent but isn't on this list? 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Mar 28, 2015
It’s been a busy couple of weeks for two Oklahoma high school football prospects. Norman North’s Quan Hogan and Hollis’ Jace Webb have each added multiple scholarship offers in recent days. Hogan, a 6-foot-1, 200-pound running back ranked No. 6 on The Oklahoman’s Super 30 recruiting list, announced on Twitter earlier this week that he received offers from […]
Norman North's Quan Hogan, Hollis' Jace Webb add scholarship offers
Scott Wright | Mar 28, 2015It’s been a busy couple of weeks for two Oklahoma high school football prospects. Norman North’s Quan Hogan and Hollis’ Jace Webb have each added multiple scholarship offers in recent days. Hogan, a 6-foot-1, 200-pound running back ranked No. 6 on The Oklahoman’s Super 30 recruiting list, announced on Twitter earlier this week that he received offers from Colorado State and Toledo, adding to his list of Tulsa, Arkansas State and Wyoming. Webb, a 6-foot-5, 292-pound offensive lineman, already had an Army offer in the bank when Ohio, North Texas and Wyoming joined in the pursuit, according to Hollis coach Reade Box. Webb is coming off helping Hollis to the state basketball tournament, where he was a starting forward. More than 20 players in the state’s 2016 recruiting class have Division I scholarship offers already, with 10 months remaining until National Signing Day.
Mar 17, 2015
Del City’s Terry Wilson improved his scholarship offer list to four Monday when Memphis became the latest to extend an offer to the dual-threat quarterback. He isn’t the only player from the state picking up interest lately.
High school notebook: Del City's Terry Wilson among football players to receive offers
BY JACOB UNRUH | Mar 17, 2015Del City’s Terry Wilson improved his scholarship offer list to four Monday when Memphis became the latest to extend an offer to the dual-threat quarterback. No. 2 on The Oklahoman’s Super 30, Wilson now has offers from Arkansas State, Houston and new Mexico State. He isn’t the only player from the state picking up interest lately. Arkansas State offered scholarships to Harrah’s Logan Roberson, Norman North’s Quan Hogan and Lone Grove’s Jeremy Lewis. Navy also extended offers to three players: Stillwater’s Jordan Brown, Jenks’ Austin Quillen and Tulsa Edison’s Alex Criddle. Wyoming offered Hollis lineman Jace Webb, Jenks safety Dillon Stoner and Oologah’s Jimmy McKinney, who was also offered by Air Force. Edmond Santa Fe safety Calvin Bundage also got an offer from Tennessee, adding to the every-growing list for the top-ranked prospect on the Super 30. COAC ALL-CONFERENCE GIRLS TEAM ANNOUNCED The Central Oklahoma Athletic Conference recently released its Girls Basketball All-Conference team, with Southmoore senior Serithia Hawkins bringing home top honors in the conference. Hawkins, a Houston signee, was named the conference MVP. She led the SaberCats to the Class 6A state semifinals this season. Westmoore coach Andrea Guziec was named Coach of the Year after leading a young Jaguars team to a No. 4 ranking and one win from the state tournament. Westmoore’s Ashley Gomez was also named the Offensive Player of the Year, while a pair of Deer Creek stars took home two awards — Dakota Vann as Defensive Player of the Year and freshman Sydney Manning as Newcomer of the Year. Here is the full list of awards: MVP: Serithia Hawkins, Southmoore Coach of the Year: Andrea Guziec, Westmoore Offensive Player of the Year: Ashley Gomez, Westmoore Defensive Player of the Year: Dakota Vann, Deer Creek Newcomer of the Year: Sydney Manning, Deer Creek All-Conference First Team: Andee Decker, Edmond Memorial; Jo’Nah Johnson, Edmond Santa Fe; Dylan Fix, Stillwater; Jessi Murcer, Westmoore; Makayla Foy, Yukon Second Team: Paige Serup, Edmond Memorial; Tia Williams, Norman North; Kyeria Hannah, Southmoore; Kaci Richardson, Westmoore; Sydney Chastain, Westmoore Third Team: Alexis Cooper, Edmond Santa Fe; Allison Rogers, Moore; Logan Haller, Mustang; Alexa Scott, Norman North; Alyssa Jones, Southmoore Honorable Mention: Deer Creek: Abbey Renner, Shae Scheffler, Elayna Wilson; Edmond Memorial: Avery Ogle, Elise Wyatt; Edmond North: Abby Olsen, Hayli Hoffman, Sloan Hendley; Edmond Santa Fe: Rachel Shadid, Michaela Mack; Moore: Ashlie Rose, Shala Robinson, Tamera Shaver; Mustang: Addy Lawson, Madison Maxwell; Norman: Dariena Hunter, Shelby Thrailkill; Norman North: Kenna Sturgell; Southmoore: Kyra Johnston; Stillwater: Lauren Stettnisch; Westmoore: Callie Palmer, Whitney Outon; Yukon: Ashlyn Basler, Katy Fuston, Maci Exum, Shariah Anderson SUBURBAN CONFERENCE GIRLS BASKETBALL AWARDS ANNOUNCED The Suburban Conference announced its All-Conference Girls Basketball team awards Monday evening with Piedmont taking home top honors. Piedmont senior Hayden Priddy was named Player of the Year, while coach Jamie Hill was named Coach of the Year. The Wildcats made the Class 5A state semifinals last week. Shawnee took home the other top honors with freshman Monica Brooks being named Newcomer of the Year and Kelsey Simmons being named Defensive Player of the Year. Here is a look at the entire All-Conference team: Player of the Year: Hayden Priddy, Piedmont Coach of the Year: Jamie Hill, Piedmont Newcomer of the Year: Monica Brooks, Shawnee Defensive Player of the Year: Kelsey Simmons First Team: Micayla Haynes, Guthrie; Dominique Golightly, Chickasha; Shamika Smith, Carl Albert; Bre Reid, Piedmont; Moe Tramble, Shawnee Second Team: Sydney Gray, El Reno; Taylor Sylvester, Chickasha; Taleigh Davis, El Reno; Shaiann Tramble, Shawnee; Lexus Halfred, El Reno; Mina Iyaye, Piedmont Third Team: Kaley Hallmark, Carl Albert; Karen Hopkins, Western Heights; Jennifer Byrd, Noble; Kamber Smedley, Guthrie; Charissa Price, Carl Albert Honorable Mention: Carl Albert: Lanie Batten Goodman; Chickasha: Jackie Ramos; El Reno: Regan Owen; Guthrie: Sojo Love; Noble: Sarah King; Piedmont: Kayden Carver, Maddie Sperle; Western Heights: Charon Cheatham, Brittney Vince
The Storm, the two-time defending national homeschool champion, will host nationally known teams like Prime Prep and Pro Vision, both from Texas, as well as Sunrise Christian from Kansas and Southwest Christian from Arkansas.
High school notebook: OKC Storm hosting major prospects at weekend festival
By Scott Wright and Jacob Unruh | Feb 18, 2015Some of the top high school basketball players from Texas, Kansas and Arkansas will be making a stop in Oklahoma City this weekend at the OKC Storm Festival. The Storm, the two-time defending national homeschool champion, will host nationally known teams like Prime Prep and Pro Vision, both from Texas, as well as Sunrise Christian from Kansas and Southwest Christian from Arkansas. Prime Prep is led by Mark Vital, a 6-foot-6 junior who is committed to Baylor, along with other prospects such as Terrence Ferguson and Billy Preston. Pro Vision, which faces the Storm in the 8:15 p.m. game Friday, has JaMichael Brown, a 6-foot-1 point guard headed to North Texas, as well as 6-foot-10 forward Denzale Henderson and 6-6 Ty’Darious Harris. The Storm will be putting a few college prospects on the court as well. Jalone Friday has signed with Bowling Green, while the team’s leading scorer, B.J. Maxwell, is grabbing recruiters’ attention as well. Four games are scheduled for Friday, beginning at 4:30 p.m. and five games will be held Saturday, starting at 10:15 a.m. The games will be played at Church of the Harvest, at 6800 N Bryant Avenue in Oklahoma City. CASADY’S WALLACE, GIDDINGS TO SIGN WITH EMPORIA STATE Casady seniors T’Quan Wallace and Timothy Giddings will sign their National Letter of Intent on Thursday with Emporia State University for football. Wallace and Giddings grew up together and will be joined by other childhood friends and teammates Gary Woods II and Camren Proby at the Division II university. Wallace, a quarterback, played in just six games last season before suffering a season-ending knee injury. He completed 52 of 99 passes for 1,146 yards and 14 touchdowns. He was a three-year starter for the Cyclones. Giddings had 47 tackles and three sacks as a defensive end last season in nine games. ARMY OFFERS HOLLIS OL JACE WEBB Hollis junior offensive lineman Jace Webb was offered a scholarship by Army on Tuesday, marking his first Division I offer. The 6-foot-5, 300-pound offensive lineman played guard last season for Hollis, which went 10-2 one year after winning the Class A state championship. Webb is also garnering attention from Oklahoma State, Hollis coach Reade Box told The Oklahoman.