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Two coaches are critical of Oklahoma education system.
High school notebook: Three football coaches leave state for new jobs
By Jacob Unruh, Scott Wright and Jason Kersey | Feb 4, 2016Three high school football coaches, including The Oklahoman's All-State Coach of the Year, have taken out-of-state coaching jobs this week. Tulsa Washington coach Marvin Dantzler and Grove coach Mike Loyd have taken new positions, along with Altus football coach and athletic director Jeremy Reed, who announced his resignation Wednesday afternoon to take over a program in Arkansas. Reed will be the new coach at Lake Hamilton High School in Pearcy, Ark., citing Oklahoma's education outlook as his reasoning for leaving. “When some friends of mine told me about the position, I told them on two separate occasions I wasn't interested because I love Altus and I love my kids, my coaches, just everything going on,” said Reed, The Oklahoman's Coach of the Year after leading Altus to the Class 5A state title. “But as time grew on and more and more was talked about with the condition of our state education, I began to think it was more of my responsibility to worry about my 9-year-old, 5-year-old and 6-month old more than anything else. At that point, I told my wife it was my duty to look at what could potentially be a better future for them with not knowing what's going to happen here in this state.” Reed spent two seasons with the Bulldogs, turning the downtrodden program around. Altus was 21-4 in his two seasons. Loyd is moving to Arkansas as well, taking over at Rogers High School. He, too, was critical of the Oklahoma education system, telling the Tulsa World, “We're 49th and working on trying to be in 50th.” Dantzler, who was a state champion track coach at John Marshall before heading to Tulsa Washington, resigned on Wednesday. Originally from Louisiana, Dantzler is taking a head coaching position at Patterson, La. PUTNAM CITY BASKETBALL COURT TO BE NAMED FOR LEGENDARY COACH A.D. BURTSCHI A.D. Burtschi will coach his last home game at Putnam City on the court that will bear his name. Putnam City Schools announced this week that it will name the court A.D. Burtschi Court in honor of its longtime coach in advance of his final home game Feb. 12. The pregame ceremony that night will showcase Burtschi's signature painted on the court near the home bench. In addition, a jersey with Burtschi's name and the number 32 — representing the number of seasons he has coached at Putnam City — will be unveiled. The jersey will hang in the school's Hall of Fame outside the gym. Burtschi will retire after the season following 39 years in coaching and more than 700 wins. In his 32 years at Putnam City, he won four state championships and was state runner-up five more times. Former players and assistant coaches are encouraged to attend his final home game, when the Pirates host rival Putnam City West on Feb. 12. The girls game will begin at 6 p.m. with the boys to follow at 7:30. LAWTON IKE HIRES BURRIS IN HISTORICAL MOVE Lawton Public Schools named former Capitol Hill football coach Mike Burris the new Lawton Eisenhower football coach Monday night, making history in the process. Burris becomes the school system's first black head football coach, according to the Lawton Constitution. “It's a big deal for the town of Lawton and the black community, but I'm just a coach and I'm just here for the kids.” Burris told the paper. Burris coached at Capitol Hill from 1980-1994 before joining the Lawton Eisenhower staff, where he remained an assistant until recently. He replaces Danny Edelman, who went 5-15 in two years with Lawton Eisenhower. Burris said he is hoping to bring some stability to the program, which drops from Class 6A Division II to 5A the next two seasons. “I was excited,” Burris said. “I thought it was the right time. We've been through three coaches in four years, and I thought it needed stability and someone committed to the program.” CHRISTON COUSINS UNITE AT NEO Dreyvon and Jarviear Christon have long shared the goal of playing Division I football. And the cousins have also dreamed of playing on the same team. Now they're getting ready to accomplish the second goal on the path to hopefully reaching the first. Dreyvon, a defensive back from Putnam City, and Jarviear, a receiver from Lawton MacArthur, both signed with Northeastern Oklahoma A&M Junior College on Wednesday. “Our dream has been to play together, and now we are,” Dreyvon said. “We plan to grind it out and go to a big school together from there, no matter what it takes.” The cousins plan to be roommates, and being on opposite sides of the ball, they'll get the opportunity to practice against each other. OU EXPECTED COMPETITION FOR JOSHUA JACOBS Bob Stoops said he knew that once his staff offered Tulsa McLain's Joshua Jacobs a scholarship, the floodgates could open. “As soon as it happened, we said, ‘Here it goes,'” Stoops said during Wednesday's signing day news conference. “And it did.” Jacobs signed with Alabama on Wednesday, choosing the Crimson Tide over Missouri and Oklahoma. He played quarterback for McLain, rushing for 2,704 yards and 36 touchdowns last season and leading his team to the playoffs. Just in the last two weeks, Jacobs saw his recruitment go from almost nothing to insane. Stoops said his staff thought Jacobs could play slot receiver for the Sooners. He was recruited to Alabama as a running back. “He's an excellent player,” Stoops said.
Collected Wisdom: Hub Reed was one of Abe Lemons' first standout players at Oklahoma City UniversityJan 30, 2016
Hub Reed attended Capitol Hill High School, then became one of Abe Lemons’ first basketball stars at Oklahoma City University. Reed starred on OCU’s 1956 and 1957 NCAA Tournament teams, then was drafted 14th overall by the Cincinnati Royals.
Collected Wisdom: Hub Reed was one of Abe Lemons' first standout players at Oklahoma City University
By Berry Tramel Columnist firstname.lastname@example.org | Jan 30, 2016Hub Reed attended Capitol Hill High School, then became one of Abe Lemons' first basketball stars at Oklahoma City University. Reed starred on OCU's 1956 and 1957 NCAA Tournament teams, then was drafted 14th overall by the Cincinnati Royals. Reed played seven NBA seasons, then went into education, spending 26 years as a coach and administrator at El Reno. My dad deserted us when I was seven. Never saw him again. My grandparents stepped way up. And you learn, with older people, the work ethic. You get up and do what you need to do. Basketball wasn't on the menu. You came home, did your chores, go to bed, get up early and do it again the next day. I never really played basketball until my mother married my stepdad. We moved to the city (from rural Purcell). I wasn't an instant flash. I was tall, but I didn't know a whole lot about the game. I certainly wasn't very smooth. Being 6-foot-10, I'd have to say, did more than help. We lived at SW 19th and May Avenue. And thank goodness. When we moved in, it wasn't a big affair. Everything we owned in the back of one pickup. The North Canadian River was within a block and a half of the house. I spent a lot of time on that river. Always did my serious thinking and spent a lot of time. Me and a good friend would walk all the way up to the dam at Lake Overholser. Round trip about six, seven miles. The river was a very important part of my life. When I was in the ninth grade, I was 6-foot-9, and I couldn't walk and chew gum at the same time. It was hard to find clothes that fit you. Matter of fact, it was almost impossible. We always came up with something, because the schools insisted you wear something. When I look back, I think of all the blessings along the road. People who took enough time to show interest in you and point out some of the rockfalls of a kid raised around Packing Town and Stockyards City. I went to the largest high school in the state. I remember the first football game I ever saw was Capitol Hill playing old Central. We had a quarterback named Bobby Burr. When they kicked the ball off, came time to run a play, Bobby called them back behind the line of scrimmage and they huddled. I was so self-conscious, I thought they were talking about me and got up and left. I was the tallest kid in school by far. I think we had 3,400 kids. Ray Vaughn was our athletic director. We had some athletes like J.W. Mashburn. Mr. Vaughn got me in his office and said, let me show you something. He had a film. He had attended the Olympics as a trainer. He had a film of that Olympics in Helsinki. When J.W. got the baton, he caught the Russian before he got to the first 100 yards of that quarter mile. It just put goosepimples on my arms. Then he told me a pearl of wisdom I never forgot. “Hubert,” that's before Ray Soldan changed my name to Hub, “the key to all athletics if the ability to move. I want you to go out for track.” I said you gotta be kidding, in my mind. “It'll help everything you do from henceforth.” When I got out there, training session with Mr. Vaughn, everyone had to run. No matter if you were throwing the shot, discus, whatever. You had to run 10 50s and five 100s. He called it running dry. I wasn't a flash. But when we was at OCU, we had a track meet. We marked it off ourself, and the guards on the team couldn't believe they couldn't beat me in the 100-yard dash. People like Mr. Vaughn took time to show me or tell me and encourage me, and it certainly helped my basketball. Abe Lemons, besides playing for him, we were friends. If he didn't send me on a recruiting trip, I'd go with him. Abe was a funny story every mile, I don't care how far we went. I thought the world of him. Paul Hansen, we called him the great fox. Between the two of them, we thought we had the two best coaches in the world. And between the two of them, we really did. Abe, he would joke and tell you jokes, but when you walked onto the court, it was a different thing. You had to adjust to that. On my recruiting trip … he said we've done this dance long enough, let's go up to the registration office and you sign. So we did. We walked out the west doors. He said, what in the heck is all the smoke about? Well, it was the fieldhouse. The day I signed a letter of intent to play at OCU, the fieldhouse burned down. Well, I had visited other places, but I just thought Oklahoma City was my home. And I was going to stay right where I was at. We practiced those four years, we had to be on the court at 6 o'clock, we walked off the court straight at 10. Twice on Saturday and once on Sunday. And we loved it. We'd start with 30 minutes of calisthenics. Then we practiced for three hours. Then we'd end with calisthenics for another 30 minutes. We were usually back at the dorm by 15 after 10. Today, I tell you what, I feel sorry for the youngsters. Being in the school business for 25-26 years at El Reno, being dean of boys and athletic director, I certainly saw the benefits of athletics in the high school program. Because there's so many factions pulling on a kid these days, at least athletics gives ‘em something with structure. The two basic needs of every human being, the first is security, the second is recognition. The second is the one that gets us in trouble. In athletics, there's a good way to get it, if you hoe all the rows and improve as you go. We go to watch the ballgames out here at a little district, Bethel Acres. I love the pep band. Always sit under ‘em in the bleachers, because they've got a good one. Probably 50 in it. Thing is, they didn't get that good without a whole bunch of practice. When they're with that band director, they're not doing anything they shouldn't be doing. I didn't get rich in the school business, but I loved every day of it. Best way I could describe it, it was a blast. I always loved to be around young people. I wasn't even looking for a job when I retired (from the NBA). I came home, I thought, I'm going to take off some time. Work on my bird dogs, get ready for quail season. Then Jenks Simmons called from El Reno. He said, would you consider coming out this direction and coaching basketball and teaching. I didn't think long about it. Sounded good. I made it there for all those years without missing a day of school. So I must have really liked it. Being around young people will keep you a little bit young, because you've got to stay ahead of ‘em. I just didn't think there was a better job than what I had.
Jan 27, 2016
BALTO is raising money to rebuild and renovate the athletic fields at Roosevelt, which sits opposite the airport along Interstate 44.
How Edmond North High School is using BALTO to make a positive impact on Roosevelt Middle School
By Jenni Carlson Columnist email@example.com | Jan 27, 2016Cameron Cato will be exhausted the next few weeks. These are the final days of a massive fundraiser at Edmond North High School called Bringing A Light To Others. As one of BALTO's co-chairs, Cato will have early mornings and late nights. Details must be finalized. Fliers must be distributed. Events must be overseen. But when Cato wears down, she will think about Lizabeth or Mercedes or any number of other kids at Roosevelt Middle School. They aren't just the beneficiaries of this year's fundraiser. They are friends. “That keeps us going every day,” Cato said of everyone in BALTO's leadership. “I know this is going to make a difference.” BALTO is raising money to rebuild and renovate the athletic fields at Roosevelt, which sits opposite the airport along Interstate 44. It has become known as a problem school, a place where teachers allege all sorts of terrible behavior from students. It looks like a place time forgot, its sign out front missing letters, its fields in back so overgrown and pockmarked that twisted ankles are way more plentiful than games. A bunch of teenagers from Edmond are aiming to change that. They live in a place where an immaculate field springs from every corner. Their school district plans to build a football stadium at every high school. They know the benefits of sport, the way it motivates kids and brings the community together. They want the same for Roosevelt. And as cool as that is, the connection that they've made with kids from Oklahoma City's southside has gone deeper. It has gone beyond what anyone expected. * * * Cameron Cato, Emily Humphreys and Katie Cheap poured over applications from 30 non-profits that wanted to be BALTO's recipient. The fundraiser's co-chairs loved a bunch of them, but very early in the process last summer, they felt drawn to Fields & Futures. The girls wanted their BALTO year to be different — and they felt Fields & Futures would be unlike any other charity that the fundraiser had ever adopted. Fields & Futures is the brain child of Tim McLaughlin. He went on a tour of Oklahoma City Public Schools a few years ago and realized how lacking the athletic facilities were. Fields were overgrown. Locker rooms were outdated. Stadiums were dilapidated. When McLaughlin heard district athletic director Keith Sinor's master plan to renovate all the high school and middle school fields and provide mentors for every coach and athlete in the district — increased participation would lead to better grades and higher attendance — McLaughlin decided Sinor needed a booster club. McLaughlin jokingly says created the booster club, then self-appointed himself to be president. Along with wife, Liz, he started Fields & Futures in 2012 with the goal of rebuilding 44 athletic fields and facilities in the Oklahoma City school district. It would require millions of dollars. It would take years to accomplish. None of that deterred McLaughlin. Over the past three-plus years, Fields & Futures has raised millions of dollars rebuilt more than a dozen fields. By the end of this year, it hopes to finish its 20th field. But much like Sinor needed help with his vision, McLaughlin has needed help with his. Fields & Futures has raised funds in myriad ways, from golf tournaments to private parties, but last summer, it decided to try a new avenue and apply to be the recipient of the BALTO fundraiser. No one could've known what would bloom from that seed. * * * Sinor was the girls basketball coach at Edmond North once upon a time, so he saw BALTO up close and personal. He knew what great work the program had done since its inception in 1995. It gave money to some of Oklahoma's most worthwhile causes. The Children's Center. Jim Thorpe Rehabilitation Hospital. Make-A-Wish of Central Oklahoma. On and on the list of notables went. But Sinor knew if BALTO picked Fields & Futures, it might cause waves. Edmond North would be raising funds and giving money to another school — one that was probably within a half hour's drive. Could they do that? Could they give money to another school? Some parents did ask such questions of the BALTO leaders, who realized that choosing Fields & Futures might affect their fundraising. Generous benefactors might not be so giving. Others might stay away entirely. But the day McLaughlin took Cato, Humphreys, Cheap and Co. on a van tour of some of the Oklahoma City schools sold the BALTO leaders on Fields & Futures. They started at schools with fields that had been overhauled, including the massive and impressive renovations at Capitol Hill. Those even wowed the kids from the land of athletic complexes that are massive and impressive. The weather was beautiful. The fields were immaculate. The positive vibes were everywhere. The tour finished at Roosevelt. A school with a student body that is largely Hispanic and free-and-reduced-lunch eligible, its fields for football and softball, baseball and softball have been badly neglected. On the way to Roosevelt, McLaughlin tried to prepare the BALTO leaders for what they were about to see. “You're not going to know it's a field,” he told them. There were no bleachers. No concessions. No locker rooms. But the issues were really more basic than that. There weren't even lines indicating where one field ended and another began. The only indication that teams practiced there were a few old tackling sleds abandoned in the knee-high grass. Cato and Humphreys and Cheap and the rest of the BALTO leaders knew they'd found their beneficiary. And it was them. * * * Fields & Futures had pitched a unique idea to BALTO — not only would they be giving their funds to Roosevelt but they would also interact regularly with kids there. Mentor. Encourage. Teach. Most of all, inspire. It was unlike anything Fields & Futures had ever done before. Yes, the group helps provide mentoring to coaches and athletes, but it had never asked any of its donors to also give of their time at the school. McLaughlin and lead fundraiser Dot Rhyne weren't sure how it would go or what would come out of it, but they felt there could be a powerful bond. The first time BALTO students visited Roosevelt kids who were in the school's leadership enrichment program, the Roosevelt Leadership Academy, it was a bit awkward. The Roosevelt kids didn't know any of the students from Edmond. They were standoffish, probably even a little bit skeptical. They see people come into their neighborhood from time to time who are extremely well intentioned. They are excited to help a community in need. They are enthusiastic to spur change in an area that is hard working but still hard scrabble. At least they are at first. But then the energy wanes. Many never come back. Would this be like that? The second time the BALTO students went to Roosevelt, the vibe changed completely. There were smiles and high fives and even hugs. “It was like we were all family,” Cato said. Humphreys said, “The kids have been really into it. It's exceeded our expectations.” Cato, Humphreys and Co. have returned to Roosevelt numerous times in the past couple months to talk about leadership and fundraising and volunteering and all sorts of other things. Snapchat messages have been exchanged. Future plans have been discussed. Who knows what could come of this? Sure, there will be short-term benefits to the fields being fixed at Roosevelt, but there will be future generations that coming through the school playing there, too, not to mention little league teams from all over the area who can use the space. And national statistics show as more kids play sports, they improve academically. Grades go up. So does attendance. “So often, we just think about the fields and complex that's going to be built,” BALTO co-chair Katie Cheap said, “but it's lives that we're changing.” That's not just happening because of the fields either. Roosevelt principal David Clark calls that area of town an island. Kids there rarely venture more than a few miles from home, but when BALTO Week starts on Feb. 8, the Roosevelt students will there. They'll be front and center. They'll be helping with events. They'll be attending assemblies, including the final one on Friday when the fundraiser's grand total will be announced. Last year, it was over $605,000. The Roosevelt kids will be off the island, swimming in a sea of school spirit. “They see that somebody outside their community sees them and wants to help,” said Felix Linden, who oversees the Roosevelt Leadership Academy. “That ultimately is what they will take away and that they, in turn, can go out and pay it forward to somebody else. “You don't' get a lot of win-wins, and I think this is one of those where everybody wins and feels good at the same time.” * * * The student council room at Edmond North — ground zero for BALTO — buzzes with activity. Some students talk over something on the computer. Others grab huge signs and head into the halls to post them. Cato and the other co-chairs flit from one group to another. So much work. So little time. Still, everyone knows everything will come together. “We call it ‘BALTO Magic,'” Cato said, smiling. “Somehow, it all happens and it all works.” It has to. Their friends at Roosevelt are counting on it. Jenni Carlson: Jenni can be reached at (405) 475-4125 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Like her at facebook.com/JenniCarlsonOK, follow her at twitter.com/jennicarlson_ok or view her personality page at newsok.com/jennicarlson.
Jan 16, 2016
THE benefits of technology continue to accrue. A new partnership between Integris Health and the Mayo Clinic provides the latest example. Thanks to Integris joining Mayo's national network of health providers, Oklahoma doctors and patients can benefit from the expertise of Mayo's specialists. For patients, the most obvious benefit will be access to eConsults with Mayo specialists. Dr. David...
Oklahoma ScissorTales: Better care through collaboration
The Oklahoman Editorials | Jan 16, 2016THE benefits of technology continue to accrue. A new partnership between Integris Health and the Mayo Clinic provides the latest example. Thanks to Integris joining Mayo's national network of health providers, Oklahoma doctors and patients can benefit from the expertise of Mayo's specialists. For patients, the most obvious benefit will be access to eConsults with Mayo specialists. Dr. David Hayes, medical director of the Mayo Clinic Care Network, notes that in most cases, a Mayo expert will need to only review medical data that is uploaded electronically on a secure network. But even in instances where a remote expert needs to view a patient, video can be uploaded. “If somebody's got a valve abnormality where you have to listen to the patient, that you could do through a video consult,” Hayes, a cardiologist, said Thursday in announcing the collaboration. Hayes said he has remotely examined patients in Saudi Arabia from his Minnesota offices. “Somebody puts the stethoscope on the chest there and you're listening and you can tell them where to move it around.” Officials expect only 8 percent to 12 percent of Oklahoma patients will have an issue so specialized that an eConsult is required, with most cases involving cancer care, neurology or cardiology. Still, given that Mayo is on the cutting edge of much medical research, such consults, which carry no additional cost for the patient, could have a major impact on quality of care and will no doubt be a welcome — and convenient — service for Oklahomans. Another honor At a time when so many stories about education in Oklahoma are focusing on budget cuts and other bad news, Shawn Sheehan says he's thrilled “that this announcement can serve as a positive headline.” The headline is this: “Norman teacher in running for 2016 National Teacher of the Year.” Sheehan, who teaches math at Norman High School to students with learning disabilities, was named Oklahoma's top teacher in August. Now he's a finalist for the national award presented by the Council of Chief State School Officers. The other finalists are from Connecticut, Washington and California. Sheehan will find out in April if he's the national winner. Meantime, he'll continue to travel across the state representing educators and advocating for students and teachers. Educators, Sheehan said, “know that our work is important and we are here for the kids — period.” We wish him good luck in the national competition. Football values This will be small consolation to Sooner fans, but even though Clemson beat OU in the Orange Bowl, OU outranks Clemson on another metric — the estimated value of their football programs. Ryan Brewer, an assistant professor of finance at Indiana University-Purdue University Columbus, issues annual rankings based on his analysis of each major program's revenues and expenses. Taking that data, along with cash-flow adjustments, risk assessments and growth projections, Brewer calculates what a college team would be worth on the open market (comparable to the value of a professional team). This year, he estimates OU would be valued at $674.3 million (sixth best in the country) while Clemson trailed at $237.5 million (30th). Oklahoma State University, by the way, was valued at $293.7 million (22nd). Despite a disappointing finish to this year's football season at both state schools, those valuations are a sign of program health. Credit for candor With the state facing a budget shortfall of more than $900 million, many on the political left are decrying the impact of tax cuts while largely ignoring the fact that a bust in the energy market is the main contributor. So David Blatt, executive director of the liberal-leaning Oklahoma Policy Institute, deserves credit for candor. In a recent release, Blatt admits, “With or without tax cuts, we would be facing an immediate budget shortfall as a result of low energy prices.” This doesn't mean Blatt favors tax cuts. Indeed, he continues to argue against them and suggests that money would have been better used by state government officials than by those it was returned to in the private sector. But he doesn't downplay the impact of the energy industry. Too many other tax cut critics act as though a $100 million tax increase would fill a $1 billion budget hole. Republicans need to reassess This week Democrats showed signs of life and Republicans learned you don't get an automatic win in Oklahoma just because you have an “R” by your name on a ballot. J.J. Dossett, a Democrat, easily beat Republican candidate David McLain in a special election for the heavily Republican state Senate District 34 seat. Admittedly, Dossett downplayed his party affiliation. But McLain's message often focused on federal issues rather than addressing state needs. A typical McClain endorsement argued he would “stand up to the Obama administration's attempts to undermine our values.” It seems Obama-bashing alone no longer guarantees a Republican victory. So we suggest Republicans start focusing on conservative policies that will provide meaningful benefit to Oklahomans, such as school choice. It's popular with Republican voters, but also with many Democrats. Vowing to empower parents and improve students' education isn't just good policy. It can also be good politics. Fiscal forecasting Many people were caught off-guard when state government officials recently declared a revenue failure that required agencies to immediately cut spending. Yet information released by the Office of Management and Enterprise Services shows that shortfall wasn't due to unrealistic assumptions of strong growth. In reality, the projections used for the current fiscal year budget anticipated decline — just not enough. OMES reports that December's general revenue fund collections were $70.1 million below the official estimate and $85.1 million below prior year collections. In short, a $15 million decline was already built in. Similarly, collections for the first six months were $172.1 million below the official estimate and $182.5 million below prior year collections, which again shows that officials expected some decline. The problem isn't unreasonably inflated revenue projections, but that fact that oil prices have fallen faster for longer than almost anyone, anywhere predicted. Striking video In the video, a large student knocks out a classmate with one punch, sending the much smaller boy to the pavement, flat on his back. In a flash, another student moves in and kicks the victim in the head. It's all recorded on a cellphone, apparently by another student, and distributed via social media. Police arrested five teens after Tuesday's incident at Capitol Hill High School, including one for threatening a teacher and another for using social media to threaten the school and teachers. Police believe gang involvement played a role. It's unfair to paint with too broad a brush. What occurred in this case isn't necessarily the norm at all of Oklahoma City's public schools. But it's a stark and unsettling illustration of the discipline challenges many of our city's teachers and administrators face every day.
A historic November run for the University of Oklahoma football team. A July presidential visit that created much buzz in Oklahoma. A former Oklahoma City police officer convicted of sexually preying on vulnerable black women. Those are just a handful of the news events that warranted front-page coverage in The Oklahoman over the past 12 months.JanuaryMajor pay raises for state troopers and...
2015 was a newsy year in Oklahoma
Matt Patterson, Associated Press | Jan 3, 2016A historic November run for the University of Oklahoma football team. A July presidential visit that created much buzz in Oklahoma. A former Oklahoma City police officer convicted of sexually preying on vulnerable black women. Those are just a handful of the news events that warranted front-page coverage in The Oklahoman over the past 12 months. January Major pay raises for state troopers and other state workers took effect on the first day of the year. The raises went to 11,000 state employees, including 800 troopers who saw a 22.8 percent increase. OSU closed out their football season with a win in the Ticket City Cactus bowl. OSU finished with a record of 7-6. Oklahoma City's 2014 homicide rate fell to 62 from the previous two years' totals of 99 and 75, respectively. Capitol Hill High School moved forward with a plan to drop its Redskins mascot over complaints that the name was offensive to American Indians. The name Redwolves was later picked for the school's mascot. The state executed Charles Frederick Warner on Jan. 16 for the rape and murder of an 11-year-old girl in 1997. Problems with a previous execution led to a nine-month delay in Warner's execution. February The Pentagon announced that it was acquiring land near Tinker Air Force Base as part of a planned repair center for the KC46-A Pegasus refueling tanker. The land was bought for $44 million, and the cost was shared by Oklahoma County and the federal government. The facility is slated to open in 2018 and will be the primary maintenance base for the new planes. Edmond Public School voters approved an $88 million bond issue to pay for storm shelters, classrooms and a new football stadium in the coming years. The measure won with 82 percent of the vote. The Thunder traded Kendrick Perkins to the Utah Jazz. Perkins became a fan favorite during his time in Oklahoma City. A late winter snow and ice storm crippled much of the state. The storm was responsible for more than 50 weather-related wrecks in Oklahoma City and caused flight delays at Will Rogers World Airport. March A controversy over two elephants that were to be transferred from a Seattle-area zoo to Oklahoma City erupted as an animal welfare group filed a lawsuit to block the move. The lawsuit failed and, eventually, Chai and Bamboo made their way to OKC. State officials announced repairs to the Capitol could top $120 million. The Capitol is in need of wide-ranging repairs, including its sewage system and to parts of its exterior barricades to protect people from falling stone. A video showing Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity members involved in a racist chant went viral and sparked widespread controversy at the University of Oklahoma. The fraternity was disbanded by OU President David Boren and the OU football team protested the video by boycotting spring practices. Several of the students involved later were expelled. An already troubling season for the Thunder took a hit when superstar Kevin Durant was sidelined with a foot injury that would linger for the rest of the season as the team missed the playoffs. April The worldwide dip in oil prices began to affect Oklahoma's state government as officials announced they would see a significant drop in tax revenue that likely would force extensive budget cuts during the next several years. The Thunder's season ended with a win over Minnesota that brought Oklahoma City's season win total to just 45 games. The injury-riddled season was a crushing disappointment to fans and ultimately led to the departure of head coach Scott Brooks. A jury found Chancey Allen Luna, 17, guilty of first-degree murder in the death of Christopher Lane, 22, in 2013. Lane, a college baseball player who was from Australia, was jogging in Duncan when he was gunned down by Luna. The 20th anniversary of the bombing of the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building was marked in Oklahoma City. Former President Bill Clinton spoke at a memorial service, and OETA and The Oklahoman produced a documentary telling some of the stories that came out of the tragedy. May Thunderstorms spawned more than a dozen tornadoes and flooding across Oklahoma. The storms flipped cars on Interstate 35 and destroyed several homes in Bridge Creek, Amber, Blanchard, Newcastle and Norman. No deaths were reported, but 12 people ended up in hospitals. Retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson won a straw poll of people attending the Southern Republican Leadership Conference in Oklahoma City as their selection for President. Carson received 25 percent of the vote. June A jury found an Edmond missionary, Matthew Lane Durham, 20, guilty of illicit sexual conduct against seven Kenyan children while visiting an orphanage in 2014. KFOR sports director Bob Barry Jr. died after a motorcycle accident near NW 142 and May Avenue in northwest Oklahoma City. Officers arrested Gustavo Gutierrez, 26, on complaints of manslaughter, making an illegal U-turn, causing an accident without a driver's license and possession of a controlled dangerous substance. The U.S. Supreme Court approved a sedative used by Oklahoma for lethal injections, rejecting arguments that it could lead to an unconstitutional level of pain. The 5-4 decision meant Oklahoma could resume executions. The state delayed the executions of Richard Eugene Glossip, John Marion Grant and Benjamin Robert Cole while the Supreme Court reviewed a challenge filed by those inmates and others to the use of midazolam, the sedative in the three-drug protocol. The State Supreme Court ruled 7-2 decision that The Ten Commandments monument must be removed from the grounds of the state Capitol. The judges said because the state constitution prohibits the use of public property to directly or indirectly benefit a church denomination, it must be removed. July President Barack Obama visited Oklahoma to discuss prison sentencing reform and other issues. Obama visited Durant High School to speak about high speed internet. The president stayed overnight in Oklahoma City before visiting the federal prison in El Reno to discuss prison sentencing reform and to film a documentary on the subject. While Obama's visit was largely well received, several people protested his visit by displaying Confederate flags. The Oklahoma Supreme Court rejected a last ditch attempt by the state to keep the Ten Commandments monument next to the Capitol. The monument was later removed in the fall and relocated. August An Oklahoma County judge dealt a setback to Oklahoma's efforts to make obtaining abortions more difficult. District Judge Patricia Parrish struck down a law approved by the Legislature that would have required abortion-inducing drugs to be administered only in accordance with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration label instructions. Parrish ruled that the legislation created a “special law” prohibited by the state constitution. State Labor Commissioner Mark Costello was stabbed to death in the parking lot of a northwest Oklahoma City Braum's restaurant by his son. Costello had been attempting to reconcile with his son before the confrontation escalated. Christian Costello, 26, was arrested. It was later revealed that Christian Costello had been dealing with severe mental health problems for much of his life. Costello was fondly remembered by those who knew him and his body laid in repose at the Capitol before his funeral. September Remaining tenants at the First National Center in downtown Oklahoma City got to cool off, thanks to a judge's ruling putting the 84-year-old building into the hands of a new, temporary owner responsible for getting the building sold for redevelopment. Conditions at First National rapidly had deteriorated during the previous several months, as air conditioning had been shut off by Veolia Energy after the company was repeatedly rebuffed by Aaron Yashouafar and Leon Neman in collecting more than $500,000 in past-due bills for chilled water and steam services. Inmate Richard Glossip received another stay in his execution from Gov. Mary Fallin. The stay was granted because of questions over which drugs the state would use for the execution. Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump visited The State Fair of Oklahoma. Trump spoke to about 6,000 people at the band shell inside State Fair Park. The Hotel Black and Motor Hotel were demolished in Oklahoma City as citizens watched. The building was completed in 1930 and had served as a hotel under different management throughout its history. The 11-story hotel went down quickly in the implosion. October Malee, a 4-year-old Asian elephant, died at the Oklahoma City Zoo. Her death, the result of a short battle with the extremely deadly elephant herpes virus, shocked fans of the zoo. The University of Oklahoma lost the annual Red River rivalry game to Texas. The Sooners entered the game flying high with a top-5 ranking, but were upset by a Texas team that wasn't very good this year and struggled most of the season. Four people were killed and dozens more injured after a car plowed into a crowd watching the OSU homecoming parade. The driver, Adacia Chambers, 25, immediately was arrested. The four dead, which included a 2-year-old boy, were mourned by Oklahomans across the state. November After a hail of criticism from religious groups and schools, the Oklahoma Secondary Schools Activities Association announced it would allow a moment of silence before games. Under the new rule, schools and host sites can now offer a moment of silence that will allow each person in attendance the option to reflect, pray, meditate or engage in other silent activity during that period. Recited prayer is still not allowed over the public address system. The Oklahoma City Police Department's new headquarters was dedicated. The 88,625-square-foot facility cost $22 million. December Former Oklahoma City police officer Daniel Holtzclaw was found guilty of 18 counts of rape and sexual battery against women. The jury recommended more than 260 years in prison after a lengthy deliberation. Holtzclaw openly wept as the verdict was read. The University of Oklahoma football team learned it would be one of four teams in the college football playoff thanks to its commanding blowout win over Oklahoma State in the annual Bedlam war. Two people were killed in a bizarre shooting incident on Interstate 40. 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Gary Reid was inducted into the Guthrie High School Athletic Hall of Fame.
Former OSU third baseman Reid dies at 75
By Scott Munn, Staff Writer | Nov 24, 2015A farewell to people with Oklahoma ties who enjoyed the game day experience: • Gary Reid, 75, of Edmond played third base for Oklahoma State over the 1961-63 seasons. He was inducted into the Guthrie High School Athletic Hall of Fame for his achievements in football, basketball, baseball and track. A diehard NASCAR fan who attended the 50th running of the Daytona 500. Reid also loved to play golf. • Allan Long, 94, of Geary. He coached football, baseball and girls basketball for Geary High. But he was best known for coaching the wrestling team from 1949-75. Geary had eight individual state champs under Long, who in 2010 was honored with the Lifetime Service Award by the Oklahoma Chapter of the National Wrestling Hall of Fame. • Tracey Haliburton Jr., 50, of Oklahoma City starred in football at Putnam City West High School. The All-State defensive lineman went on to play ball at Northeastern A&M. Owned and operated his own food service business. • John Criswell, 84, of Stigler raised pointer bird dogs and won several championships in field trial sport. He was also an official and judge at trials in the U.S., Canada and Mexico. Inducted into the Field Trial Hall of Fame. • Evelyn Bushree White, 87, of Oklahoma City played basketball at Sayre High School. A former registrar at Putnam City North High School. • James Cox, 78, of Moore coached Little League baseball. • John Stice, 84, of Huntsville, Texas, was a Norman native who earned a football scholarship to OU. A knee injury ended his playing career. Went on to serve two tours in Vietnam, earning a Bronze Star. A 30-year Army man who retired as a colonel. • Donald Kellison, 84, of Midwest City umpired baseball and officiated basketball. He was the concession stand manager for the Midwest City Baseball Association. Spent 32 years in aircraft maintenance at Tinker Air Force Base. • Roy Huffman, 88, of Vinita was race horse trainer. A member of the Oklahoma Horse Racing Association. • Josh Whitehead, 26, of Lawton. Played football and basketball for the Lawton MacArthur Highlanders. Attended Southwestern State, where he was studying to become a physical therapist. • Tom Baker, 76, of Oklahoma City. He starred in basketball at Indiahoma High School. • Bert Elliott, 74, of Oklahoma City was a standout football and baseball player at Capitol Hill High School. He was a prep All-American in football and went on to Central State, helping the Bronchos go 11-0 and win the 1962 NAIA championship. That team was recently inducted into the UCO Athletics Hall of Fame. • Larry Bruce, 68, of Oklahoma City was a drum major for Capitol Hill High School. • Bob Lawrence, 80, of Oklahoma City was an avid golfer with a hole-in-one to his credit. • Bob Fay, 88, of Norman was a diehard St. Louis Cardinals fan. As a youngster, he watched games through holes in the Sportsman's Park fence. • Arthur Rawson, 89, of Oklahoma City was a hardcore Oklahoma football fan. He attended OU-Texas games and every home game at Owen Field. A family obituary said, “If OU lost, it would be advised to avoid his company.” • Elray Autrey, 75, of Oklahoma City spent 28 years as a fireman. He spent many retirement days on the golf course, where he had three holes-in-one. An old car enthusiast. • Alford Glass, 75, of Okmulgee loved to coach Little League baseball. • Thomas McDonald, 56, of Comanche played football and basketball and ran track for the hometown Indians. He was passionate about golf and OU sports. • Ken Qualls, 48, of Oklahoma City had a career in law enforcement. He had a blackbelt in Hakko Ryu Jujitsu. An avid fan of anything Oklahoma State. • James Shelton, 63, of Tipton was a heavy equipment operator who helped shape golf courses in 38 states. • George McGuire, 56, Stigler liked to participate in rodeo, particularly bull riding. • David McKinney Jr., 78, of Spiro dedicated his life to coaching young athletes. He coached football, basketball and baseball at Keota from 1963-68, then moved on to Spiro. McKinney guided the Bulldogs track team to three state championships and two runner-up titles. He was named Track Coach of the Year in 1974 and ‘75 by the Oklahoma Coaches Association. The Bokoshe native was selected as an All-State football coach in 1981. • Chester Armbruster, 90, of Oklahoma City. An outfielder for a semi-pro baseball team in Kansas. Following World War II — when Armbruster served as a B-25 and B-26 flight instructor — he walked-on to play football at the University of New Mexico. Also liked to play golf and tennis. • Robert Hall, 84, of Oklahoma City had a hole-in-one at Oklahoma City Golf and Country Club in 1971. • Jason Owen, 38, of Midwest City. A graduate of Midwest City High School, where he starred in football. The lineman was an All-Stater and Athlon All-American while helping the Bombers to a 14-0, Class 6A state championship season as a senior. He created Bomber Football Bible Study, which continues today under the name Bomber Brotherhood. Owen went on to play offensive line for Missouri Southern and also lettered in track. He was a marital and family therapist after his athletic career.
Nov 4, 2015
Each week, The Oklahoman's Scott Wright predicts the score of every game in the state. Here are the picks for this week: Last week's record: 145-23 (86.3 pct.) Overall record: 1,252-307 (80.
The Oklahoman's high school football predictions
By Scott Wright Staff Writer email@example.com | Nov 4, 2015Each week, The Oklahoman's Scott Wright predicts the score of every game in the state. Here are the picks for this week: Last week's record: 145-23 (86.3 pct.) Overall record: 1,252-307 (80.3) Thursday's Games Class 6A-I Mustang 35, MOORE 14 EDMOND SANTA FE 41, Norman 13 Class 6A-II LAWTON 30, Choctaw 17 Class 5A ALTUS 49, Northwest 6 Class 3A INOLA 34, Keys (Park Hill) 6 Kingfisher 49, CENTENNIAL 8 HERITAGE HALL 52, Purcell 14 Class 2A Vian 38, PANAMA 12 Class A Quinton 22, WARNER 20 Class B ALEX 56, Geary 42 Waukomis 48, POND CREEK-HUNTER 44 Friday's Games Class 6A-I BROKEN ARROW 35, Edmond Memorial 20 Owasso 28, PC NORTH 14 WESTMOORE 24, Putnam City 21 Southmoore 48, NORMAN NORTH 38 Tulsa Union 45, EDMOND NORTH 17 JENKS 56, Yukon 13 Class 6A-II Bartlesville 42, CLAREMORE 14 SAND SPRINGS 28, Bixby 24 PC West 34, ENID 28 PONCA CITY 28, Sapulpa 23 Stillwater 34, LAWTON IKE 26 Tulsa Washington 40, MUSKOGEE 14 Class 5A Ardmore 28, DUNCAN 7 DEL CITY 38, Chickasha 24 Collinsville 34, TULSA EAST CENTRAL 8 Deer Creek 21, GUTHRIE 20 TULSA KELLEY 28, Durant 17 WESTERN HEIGHTS 28, Guymon 8 Lawton MacArthur 44, EL RENO 12 McGuinness 28, PIEDMONT 10 Pryor 24, TULSA NOAH 20 Shawnee 42, TULSA HALE 7 Skiatook 35, NOBLE 20 CARL ALBERT 45, Southeast 12 COWETA 28, Tahlequah 27 Tulsa Edison 21, GROVE 14 McALESTER 46, Tulsa Memorial 13 Class 4A Bristow 28, TECUMSEH 14 Cascia Hall 24, CLEVELAND 10 CLINTON 28, Elk City 27 Glenpool 20, McLOUD 13 Harrah 28, ADA 24 Metro Christian 30, SALLISAW 20 VINITA 28, Miami 22 Muldrow 27, BROKEN BOW 20 ELGIN 28, Newcastle 21 Oologah 38, TULSA McLAIN 13 Poteau 48, TULSA CENTRAL 8 FORT GIBSON 21, Stilwell 14 Wagoner 41, CATOOSA 10 ANADARKO 42, Weatherford 13 CACHE 28, Woodward 14 Class 3A Beggs 28, CHECOTAH 24 LINCOLN CHR. 42, Berryhill 35 Blanchard 35, MOUNT ST. MARY 7 DOUGLASS 42, Bridge Creek 12 SPERRY 21, Dewey 14 IDABEL 28, Heavener 13 John Marshall 24, BETHANY 21 VERDIGRIS 35, Kellyville 12 Little Axe 28, BETHEL 20 Locust Grove 56, JAY 18 CUSHING 42, Mannford 7 Marlow 31, DICKSON 13 Meeker 42, COMANCHE 12 Morris 35, OKMULGEE 34 Perkins 40, BLACKWELL 12 Plainview 34, MADILL 13 Roland 28, EUFAULA 7 Seminole 42, PAULS VALLEY 20 Seq. Claremore 31, SEQ. TAHLEQUAH 27 Spiro 26, VALLIANT 16 JONES 38, Star Spencer 8 LONE GROVE 35, Sulphur 21 HILLDALE 49, Tulsa Rogers 14 WESTVILLE 36, Tulsa Webster 22 Victory Christian 35, STIGLER 28 Class 2A Alva 32, PERRY 14 TISHOMINGO 21, Atoka 20 Chisholm 14, HENNESSEY 7 Coalgate 28, MARIETTA 21 HASKELL 35, Colcord 27 Commerce 26, CHELSEA 21 DIBBLE 28, Frederick 22 Hartshorne 42, POCOLA 6 PRAGUE 27, Henryetta 20 ANTLERS 35, Hugo 12 Hulbert 24, CHOUTEAU 8 SALINA 21, Kansas 20 DAVIS 35, Kingston 14 Lexington 27, HOBART 13 Luther 35, OCS 20 WASHINGTON 35, Mangum 14 Okemah 40, HOLDENVILLE 6 Okla. Christian Aca. 31, NEWKIRK 7 TULSA UNION JV 35, Oklahoma Union 12 NOWATA 48, Pawhuska 8 TONKAWA 28, Pawnee 7 ADAIR 42, Rejoice Christian 22 Walters 35, LINDSAY 34 Wellston 38, CROOKED OAK 24 STROUD 30, Wewoka 20 Wilburton 21, LIBERTY 18 Wyandotte 49, CANEY VALLEY 6 Class A FAIRLAND 21, Afton 12 CARNEGIE 27, Apache 20 MOORELAND 45, Beaver 6 Community Christian 28, WILSON 13 MINCO 42, Elmore City 12 THOMAS 21, Fairview 20 KETCHUM 45, Foyil 6 Hollis 28, CORDELL 21 Hominy 26, MORRISON 21 Kiefer 42, DRUMRIGHT 7 CRESCENT 28, Okeene 12 CASHION 48, Oklahoma Bible 14 MOUNDS 27, Porter 13 Ringling 21, HEALDTON 7 Rush Springs 32, EMPIRE 12 Savanna 35, GORE 7 Sayre 28, BURNS FLAT-DILL CITY 6 Snyder 21, HOLLIS 14 Stratford 35, WYNNEWOOD 13 QUAPAW 28, Summit Christian 7 Talihina 28, CENTRAL SALLISAW 27 HOOKER 26, Texhoma 20 Velma-Alma 49, CENTRAL MARLOW 6 CROSSINGS CHR. 41, Watonga 27 Wayne 42, KONAWA 7 BARNSDALL 33, Yale 12 Class B CADDO 44, Arkoma 28 WOODLAND 44, Covington-Douglas 38 Cyril 38, ALLEN 34 Garber 46, WELCH 0 DEWAR 34, Keota 32 Kremlin-Hillsdale 40, CANTON 8 Maud 44, STROTHER 30 Maysville 52, BRAY-DOYLE 6 LAVERNE 44, Merritt 20 DAVENPORT 54, Oaks 8 Porum 42, GANS 36 Seiling 56, RINGWOOD 6 DEPEW 30, South Coffeyville 28 Turpin 34, PIONEER 24 Waurika 52, MACOMB 6 Weleetka 46, HAILEYVILLE 0 Wetumka 48, CANADIAN 42 Class C SHATTUCK 44, Balko 14 COYLE 42, Bluejacket 18 Cave Springs 40, SASAKWA 20 Cherokee 38, BOISE CITY 34 DC-LAMONT 54, Copan 8 CORN BIBLE 42, Duke 36 Fox 56, BOKOSHE 6 Grandfield 52, TEMPLE 6 TIMBERLAKE 44, Medford 28 Midway 40, PRUE 12 WEBBERS FALLS 48, Paoli 8 MT. VIEW-GOTEBO 36, Ryan 20 Thackerville 52, BOWLEGS 6 Tipton 42, SW COVENANT 18 Tyrone 28, SHARON-MUTUAL 24 Independent U.S. Grant 28, CAPITOL HILL 22 Saturday's Games Class 2A Chr. Heritage 48, NORTHEAST 12 *Home team in CAPS
Oct 28, 2015
Each week, The Oklahoman's Scott Wright predicts the score of every game in the state. Here are the picks for this week: Last week's record: 133-36 (78.7 pct.) Overall record: 1,106-285 (79.5 pct.) Thursday's Games Class 6A-I NORMAN NORTH 42, Moore 12 PUTNAM CITY 28, Norman 24 Class 6A-II LAWTON 21, Midwest City 17 Class 5A Deer Creek 48, SOUTHEAST 8 Class 4A OOLOGAH 38, Vinita...
The Oklahoman's high school football predictions
By Scott Wright Staff Writer firstname.lastname@example.org | Oct 28, 2015Each week, The Oklahoman's Scott Wright predicts the score of every game in the state. Here are the picks for this week: Last week's record: 133-36 (78.7 pct.) Overall record: 1,106-285 (79.5 pct.) Thursday's Games Class 6A-I NORMAN NORTH 42, Moore 12 PUTNAM CITY 28, Norman 24 Class 6A-II LAWTON 21, Midwest City 17 Class 5A Deer Creek 48, SOUTHEAST 8 Class 4A OOLOGAH 38, Vinita 13 Class 3A JONES 42, Bethel 8 TULSA ROGERS 31, Okmulgee 14 Class 2A Oklahoma Chr. 34, CHR. HERITAGE 27 Washington 28, WALTERS 14 Class A Quinton 40, HILLDALE JV 12 RINGLING 35, Central Marlow 0 Class B Alex 56, MAYSVILLE 6 Class C WEBBERS FALLS 52, Bokoshe 6 FOX 48, Thackerville 20 Friday's Games Class 6A-I OWASSO 38, Edmond North 14 BROKEN ARROW 38, Edmond Santa Fe 21 Jenks 40, EDMOND MEMORIAL 13 TULSA UNION 35, Mustang 21 SOUTHMOORE 42, Putnam North 10 Westmoore 35, YUKON 28 Class 6A-II Bartlesville 35, PONCA CITY 10 Bixby 28, MUSKOGEE 14 Claremore 27, SAPULPA 20 PC WEST 35, Lawton Eisenhower 20 TULSA WASHINGTON 44, Sand Springs 13 Stillwater 28, ENID 17 CHOCTAW 49, U.S. Grant 12 Class 5A Ardmore 52, NORTHWEST 6 ALTUS 28, Duncan 7 Durant 35, NOBLE 28 CHICKASHA 28, El Reno 22 TAHLEQUAH 40, Grove 20 CARL ALBERT 27, Guthrie 21 PIEDMONT 30, Guymon 16 Lawton MacArthur 44, DEL CITY 30 McAlester 42, SHAWNEE 13 COLLINSVILLE 21, Pryor 14 COWETA 28, Tulsa Edison 14 SKIATOOK 20, Tulsa Kelley 13 Tulsa Memorial 41, TULSA HALE 6 McGUINNESS 38, Western Heights 12 Class 4A Ada 34, TECUMSEH 13 Broken Bow 24, STILWELL 10 Catoosa 28, MIAMI 14 WAGONER 44, Cleveland 14 Clinton 26, WOODWARD 20 WEATHERFORD 17, Elgin 7 CACHE 31, Elk City 28 Harrah 27, BRISTOW 14 ANADARKO 35, Newcastle 7 Sallisaw 20, MULDROW 14 METRO CHR. 35, Tulsa Central 8 Tulsa McLain 20, CASCIA HALL 14 Tuttle 36, GLENPOOL 7 Class 3A Blanchard 17, DOUGLASS 14 MADILL 28, Bridge Creek 20 MANNFORD 35, Centennial 8 Cushing 42, BLACKWELL 14 Dickson 29, COMANCHE 6 IDABEL 27, Eufaula 13 BEGGS 20, Heavener 7 Heritage Hall 42, KINGFISHER 13 Hilldale 38, CHECOTAH 20 LOCUST GROVE 42, Inola 21 WESTVILLE 23, Jay 12 John Marshall 34, MEEKER 28 BERRYHILL 48, Kellyville 7 SEQ. CLAREMORE 35, Keys (Park Hill) 6 Lincoln Christian 44, SEQ. TAHLEQUAH 14 Lone Grove 41, MARLOW 26 BETHANY 28, Mount St. Mary 14 Pauls Valley 28, LITTLE AXE 27 SEMINOLE 28, Purcell 7 Sperry 21, TULSA WEBSTER 20 Star Spencer 42, CAPITOL HILL 14 Stigler 40, SPIRO 6 Sulphur 35, PLAINVIEW 34 ROLAND 48, Valliant 8 Verdigris 28, DEWEY 7 Victory Christian 45, MORRIS 6 Class 2A Alva 28, PAWNEE 21 HULBERT 36, Caney Valley 6 PAWHUSKA 20, Chelsea 14 ADAIR 40, Chouteau 6 TONKAWA 21, Crescent 7 Davis 35, COALGATE 14 LEXINGTON 28, Dibble 27 HOBART 18, Frederick 14 Hartshorne 35, OKEMAH 16 Haskell 42, KANSAS 6 Hennessey 35, NEWKIRK 0 WEWOKA 28, Holdenville 16 PANAMA 21, Liberty 14 Marietta 28, ATOKA 20 LUTHER 40, Millwood 36 Northeast 35, CROOKED OAK 34 Nowata 28, WYANDOTTE 24 COMMERCE 30, Oklahoma Union 6 CHISHOLM 42, Perry 0 Prague 34, CHANDLER 28 COLCORD 27, Salina 22 Stroud 21, HENRYETTA 13 Tishomingo 28, HUGO 20 Vian 42, ANTLERS 14 WYNNEWOOD 30, Wellston 8 Wilburton 26, POCOLA12 Class A Carnegie 21, MANGUM 20 Cashion 49, WATONGA 14 Central Sallisaw 42, SAVANNA 6 Crossings Christian 32, OKLA. CHR. ACA. 20 Drumright 40, YALE 8 Fairland 24, BARNSDALL 16 WARNER 20, Gore 14 Healdton 27, WARNER 13 APACHE 28, Hinton 20 Hooker 27, FAIRVIEW 24 Ketchum 30, AFTON 22 ELMORE CITY 28, Konawa 6 Minco 35, COMMUNITY CHR. 20 Mooreland 32, TEXHOMA 12 KIEFER 36, Morrison 8 HOMINY 38, Mounds 6 OKEENE 35, Oklahoma Bible 32 TALIHINA 42, Porter 7 Quapaw 34, FOYIL 14 Rejoice Christian 48, SUMMIT CHR. 8 BEAVER 14, Sayre 13 HOLLIS 34, Snyder 6 Thomas 44, BURNS FLAT-DILL CITY 7 Velma-Alma 28, RUSH SPRINGS 14 STRATFORD 48, Wayne 14 Class B GEARY 42, Allen 24 MAUD 36, Bray-Doyle 6 Caddo 48, PORUM 12 ARKOMA 42, Canadian 40 Davenport 52, WESLEYAN CHR. 6 Depew 38, GARBER 28 Dewar 44, WELEETKA 30 KEOTA 56, Gans 6 WETUMKA 52, Haileyville 6 Laverne 48, RINGWOOD 12 CYRIL 56, Macomb 8 WAUKOMIS 40, Pioneer 38 Pond Creek-Hunter 34, MERRITT 24 Seiling 46, KREMLIN-HILLSDALE 28 WAURIKA 56, Strother 8 Turpin 46, CANTON 0 REGENT PREP 40, Watts 12 OAKS 56, Welch 6 SOUTH COFFEYVILLE 28, Woodland 24 Class C TYRONE 28, Balko 24 Bluejacket 56, IMMANUEL CHR. 6 MIDWAY 48, Bowlegs 12 COYLE 52, Copan 6 Corn Bible 44, CEMENT 8 TIMBERLAKE 42, Covington-Douglas 28 DC-Lamont 60, BUFFALO 14 Duke 34, MT. VIEW-GOTEBO 22 Grandfield 54, SW COVENANT 8 Medford 46, PRUE 0 Sasakwa 30, PAOLI 22 BOISE CITY 40, Sharon-Mutual 26 Shattuck 28, WAYNOKA 24 DESTINY CHR. 54, Temple 8 Tipton 56, RYAN 6 Independent KC Christ Prep 21, TULSA NOAH 14 OKC Patriots 48, WRIGHT CHR. 44 Saturday's Game Independent Claremore Chr. 40, CORNERSTONE CHR. 12 *Home team in CAPS
The school has new baseball, softball and football/soccer practice fields as part of the Fields & Futures endeavor to increase athletic participation throughout OKCPS.
High school notebook: Capitol Hill field celebration Sunday
By Scott Wright and Jacob Unruh Staff Writers | Oct 21, 2015Fields & Futures, along with Oklahoma City Public Schools and Capitol Hill High School, will celebrate the opening of new athletic fields at Capitol Hill in a special event from 2-4 p.m. on Sunday. The celebration was originally scheduled for September, but had to be rescheduled. The school has new baseball, softball and football/soccer practice fields as part of the Fields & Futures endeavor to increase athletic participation throughout OKCPS. Sunday's festivities will include free inflatable games, face painting, cotton candy, snow cones, on-field activities and special appearances by Energy FC coach Jimmy Nielsen and Energy players. The event is supported by the Oklahoma Army National Guard. Other special guests include Telemundo Oklahoma sports anchor, Jose Polanco and KWTV-9's Kelly Ogle. Field sponsors include SandRidge Energy and Chickasaw Nation. WASHINGTON, LINDSAY PREPPING FOR RIVALRY Because of the proximity of the communities, Washington and Purcell have always had a natural football rivalry, but the teams are in different classes, so the game is more about pride. Yet over the last few years, Washington and Lindsay have developed quite a rivalry in Class 2A. “The last four years or so, when we've played, it's either been for the lead in the district or for the outright district title,” Washington coach Brad Beller said. Similar stakes are on the line this week between two teams still unbeaten in District 2A-3 and ranked in the top 10. Walters also remains undefeated, with both Washington and Lindsay on the schedule the final two weeks of the regular season. Washington has bounced back strong from a Week 3 loss to Marlow — the Warriors' third consecutive game against a 3A team at the time. Lindsay has battled injuries in recent weeks, but looks to be getting healthy in time for Friday's showdown at Washington. BANGED-UP DEER CREEK ENTERING CRUCIAL STRETCH Deer Creek has been dealing with injuries throughout the entire football season, some of which started in the preseason. The total is approaching critical levels with 22 players on the injured list for the Antlers as they prepare to host District 5A-2 rival Carl Albert on Friday in a game that opens a three-game stretch that can make or break the season. When asked if his team had started to mend, coach Grant Gower couldn't help but laugh. “I can't make this number up,” Gower said. “We have 22 on the injured list right now. Isn't' that crazy? At some point we've had about nine or 10 that have started at some point either last year, this year.” Deer Creek lost defensive standout Jacob Schimmels in the preseason. Receiver Noah McGraw has yet to play due to an injury, though Deer Creek hopes he returns in the next three weeks. Gower also said the inside linebacker position has taken multiple hits to injuries. He said he didn't want to make excuses for the 4-3 season, which includes a surprising loss to Western Heights. But he also said he would be lying if he said it didn't have an impact. “I'm never going to make excuses,” Gower said. “That's just not who I am. We never make excuses because the 11 guys between the lines on every play, they're going to go play hard and give the best they can. Would it be beneficial to have some of those other guys out there? Well, sure. There's a reason why a lot of those guys were in the mix to play.” Deer Creek is 2-2 in District 5A-2. If it only wins one game against Carl Albert, Southeast and Guthrie the next three weeks, it's possible to miss the playoffs. Two wins would help, but three would likely lock up second in the district. “It's just how it goes with not getting Western Heights and (Kevin) Rassatt making a ton of plays that night,” Gower said. “He's too good of an athlete to let out, and that's what he did that night. That's put us behind the eight-ball.” BOISE CITY GAINING MOMENTUM It was a midseason winning streak last year that boosted Boise City into the playoffs, and the Wildcats are trying to do it again this year. With the dangerous duo of quarterback Jaedon Whitfield and receiver Micah Arthaud routinely producing big plays, Boise City is 3-1 in the brutally tough District C-1 heading into a big game at Balko on Friday looking for its third straight win. Whitfield, Arthaud and linebacker Braxton Crews are among a core group of seniors who have been starting all four years, dating back to their freshmen season when the Wildcats won just two games. Boise City is seeking its first back-to-back playoff appearances since 2008-09.
Oct 14, 2015
As Week 7 of the high school football season arrives, playoff races — and more importantly, the chase for district championships — start to take shape. We've got a No. 1 vs. No. 2 battle in Class 6A-II, with second-ranked Bartlesville visiting Tulsa Washington on Friday. And a 1 vs. 3 in Class 5A, with top-ranked Lawton MacArthur hosting Ardmore, also on Friday. But Thursday is full of...
The Oklahoman's high school football predictions for Week 7
By Scott Wright Staff Writer email@example.com | Oct 14, 2015As Week 7 of the high school football season arrives, playoff races — and more importantly, the chase for district championships — start to take shape. We've got a No. 1 vs. No. 2 battle in Class 6A-II, with second-ranked Bartlesville visiting Tulsa Washington on Friday. And a 1 vs. 3 in Class 5A, with top-ranked Lawton MacArthur hosting Ardmore, also on Friday. But Thursday is full of excitement, too, with Cushing at Heritage Hall in a rematch of the Class 3A title game, and two of the west's best 6A-I teams in doing battle with potentially big playoff stakes on the line when Southmoore hosts Mustang. Each week, The Oklahoman's Scott Wright predicts the score of every game in the state. Here are the Week 7 picks: Last week's record: 142-31 (82.1 pct.) Overall record: 835-218 (79.3 pct.) Thursday's Games Class 6A MUSKOGEE 28, Claremore 14 JENKS 45, Edmond Santa Fe 14 TAHLEQUAH 21, Enid 20 LAWTON 35, Lawton Eisenhower 7 Moore 28, PC NORTH 27 SOUTHMOORE 41, Mustang 38 EDMOND MEMORIAL 35, Norman 12 SAND SPRINGS 34, Ponca City 7 Putnam City 38, YUKON 34 MIDWEST CITY 36, Putnam West 24 BIXBY 44, Sapulpa 12 Stillwater 27, CHOCTAW 24 Tulsa Union 49, OWASSO 21 BROKEN ARROW 42, Westmoore 20 Class 5A Altus 44, CHICKASHA 12 Carl Albert 24, McGUINNESS 21 Deer Creek 42, GUYMON 14 Duncan 24, EL RENO 20 SHAWNEE 30, Durant 16 Guthrie 27, WESTERN HEIGHTS 24 McALESTER 50, Noble 21 DEL CITY 56, Northwest 12 COWETA 28, Pryor 20 Skiatook 42, TULSA MEMORIAL 14 Southeast 21, PIEDMONT 20 GROVE 21, Tulsa East Central 14 Tulsa Kelley 44, TULSA HALE 6 Class 4A TUTTLE 27, Ada 24 Bristow 40, McLOUD 12 POTEAU 45, Broken Bow 14 OOLOGAH 34, Catoosa 17 Cleveland 28, MIAMI 24 CACHE 27, Elgin 20 METRO CHR. 40, Fort Gibson 7 CLINTON 34, Newcastle 6 Sallisaw 28, SALLISAW 22 GLENPOOL 30, Tecumseh 26 MULDROW 20, Tulsa Central 14 WAGONER 38, Tulsa McLain 13 CASCIA HALL 28, Vinita 20 ELK CITY 31, Weatherford 24 Class 3A Beggs 21, TULSA ROGERS 14 Berryhill 40, TULSA WEBSTER 20 Bethany 38, DOUGLASS 35 PURCELL 21, Bethel 14 KINGFISHER 31, Blackwell 12 Blanchard 35, BRIDGE CREEK 0 PAULS VALLEY 40, Centennial 12 Checotah 44, MORRIS 7 HERITAGE HALL 41, Cushing 28 LINCOLN CHR. 56, Dewey 13 STIGLER 28, Eufaula 24 ROLAND 40, Heavener 10 VICTORY CHR. 31, Hilldale 28 Idabel 35, SPIRO 13 JAY 30, Inola 28 Jones 24, SEMINOLE 20 Keys (Park Hill) 33, KELLYVILLE 21 Locust Grove 56, SEQ. TAHLEQUAH 20 Marlow 28, MADILL 21 MEEKER 42, Mount St. Mary 6 Okmulgee 42, CAPITOL HILL 20 Perkins 24, MANNFORD 16 Plainview 42, COMANCHE 6 WESTVILLE 28, Seq. Claremore 27 VERDIGRIS 33, Sperry 16 LITTLE AXE 28, Star Spencer 24 COALGATE 41, Valliant 14 Class 2A Chelsea 21, CANEY VALLEY 14 Chisholm 42, TONKAWA 6 PAWHUSKA 28, Commerce 23 LUTHER 63, Crooked Oak 12 Davis 44, HUGO 13 WASHINGTON 35, Dibble 14 VELMA-ALMA 28, Frederick 7 ADAIR 42, Haskell 20 LINDSAY 35, Hobart 6 CHANDLER 49, Holdenville 14 COLCORD 28, Hulbert 27 Kansas 26, CHOUTEAU 20 Kingston 42, ATOKA 6 WALTERS 28, Lexington 22 ANTLERS 21, Liberty 14 Marietta 31, TISHOMINGO 26 MILLWOOD 48, Northeast 6 Okemah 22, HENRYETTA 16 ALVA 28, Oklahoma Christian 24 WYANDOTTE 42, Oklahoma Union 14 Panama 35, POCOLA 14 Pawnee 34, NEWKIRK 7 HENNESSEY 49, Perry 6 Stroud 21, PRAGUE 18 Tulsa NOAH 28, SALINA 14 CHR. HERITAGE 27, Wellston 20 WAYNE 30, Wewoka 22 HARTSHORNE 34, Wilburton 16 Class A CORDELL 21, Apache 20 Carnegie 35, HINTON 7 Cashion 38, CROSSINGS CHR. 21 HEALDTON 45, Central Marlow 6 Central Sallisaw 36, KETCHUM 14 WYNNEWOOD 28, Elmore City 8 Fairview 38, SAYRE 12 PORTER 42, Gore 7 Hollis 34, MANGUM 20 KIEFER 28, Hominy 7 Hooker 28, BEAVER 16 Minco 49, KONAWA 6 Morrison 33, BARNSDALL 13 Mounds 28, YALE 20 OKLA. CHRISTIAN ACA. 24, OKEENE 20 FAIRLAND 28, Quapaw 27 SAVANNA 40, Quinton 14 Rejoice Christian 32, AFTON 24 Ringling 44, EMPIRE 6 WILSON 21, Rush Springs 20 Stratford 49, COMMUNITY CHR. 14 Summit Christian 38, FOYIL 34 Texhoma 56, BURNS FLAT-DILL CITY 6 Thomas 28, MOORELAND 21 TALIHINA 34, Warner 14 CRESCENT 20, Watonga 14 Class B Alex 54, WAURIKA 8 Allen 38, MAUD 34 Arkoma 42, HAILEYVILLE 12 STROTHER 36, Bray-Doyle 16 WELEETKA 44, Caddo 18 KEOTA 56, Canadian 6 MAYSVILLE 48, Cyril 8 Depew 52, WELCH 6 DEWAR 56, Gans 12 SEILING 46, Laverne 42 DAVENPORT 58, OKC Patriots 12 Pioneer 54, RINGWOOD 8 PC-Hunter 48, KREMLIN-HILLSDALE 12 Turpin 50, MERRITT 14 GARBER 56, Watts 6 Waukomis 54, CANTON 8 SOUTH COFFEYVILLE 58, Wesleyan Chr. 8 Wetumka 34, PORUM 30 OAKS 40, Woodland 28 Class C Boise City 42, WAYNOKA 38 THACKERVILLE 54, Bokoshe 6 MT. VIEW-GOTEBO 46, Cement 0 Cherokee 34, TIMBERLAKE 20 Copan 30, IMMANUEL CHR. 22 Covington-Douglas 42, PRUE 8 DC-Lamont 34, COYLE 30 Destiny Christian 56, PAOLI 6 TIPTON 48, Duke 28 Fox 58, CAVE SPRINGS 12 Grandfield 52, RYAN 6 BLUEJACKET 44, Medford 16 WEBBERS FALLS 38, Midway 20 Sasakwa 40, BOWLEGS 18 BALKO 32, Sharon-Mutual 28 SW COVENANT 48, Temple 12 Tyrone 54, BUFFALO 20 Independent REGENT PREP 44, Claremore Christian 34 Friday's Games Class 6A Bartlesville 30, TULSA WASHINGTON 27 NORMAN NORTH 42, Edmond North 13 Class 5A LAWTON MACARTHUR 27, Ardmore 22 Collinsville 35, TULSA EDISON 21 Class 4A Anadarko 42, WOODWARD 14 Class 3A LONE GROVE 44, Dickson 28 JOHN MARSHALL 34, Sulphur 20 Class B Geary 56, MACOMB 6 Independent Dallas St. Marks 28, HOLLAND HALL 21 Fort Worth All Saints 24, CASADY 20 *Home team in CAPS
The Oklahoma Secondary School Activities Association board of directors held their monthly meeting Wednesday, and they did not discuss the scrutinized prayer policy. OSSAA executive director Ed Sheakley also declined to comment following the meeting. Oklahoma attorney general Scott Pruitt said Tuesday that prayer before high school sporting events can be done legally in his opinion in response...
High school sports: Prayer policy not discussed at OSSAA meeting
By Jacob Unruh Staff Writer firstname.lastname@example.org | Oct 8, 2015The Oklahoma Secondary School Activities Association board of directors held their monthly meeting Wednesday, and they did not discuss the scrutinized prayer policy. OSSAA executive director Ed Sheakley also declined to comment following the meeting. Oklahoma attorney general Scott Pruitt said Tuesday that prayer before high school sporting events can be done legally in his opinion in response to a legislator's complaint about the school prayer ban. The OSSAA's policy prohibits publicly recited prayers at playoff games and championship events. It was adopted in 1992 and revised in June to comply with a 2000 U.S. Supreme Court decision. The OSSAA is not required to follow Pruitt's opinion and said in a statement Tuesday that the policy will remain in effect while the opinion is reviewed. UPDATE ON CAPITOL HILL Oklahoma City Public Schools athletic director Keith Sinor said Wednesday that he hopes both U.S. Grant and Capitol Hill football programs are back in district play in two years. Sinor delivered an update on the school's progress as part of an agreement with the OSSAA to allow U.S. Grant and Capitol Hill to not compete for four years in district play while rebuilding the program. “It is early, but with the numbers we've had coming out, with the successes we've had at the middle school level, the excitement around the community, our hope is that we'll be back playing at the end of this proposal,” Sinor said. “That's our hope.” He talked for 15 minutes before both Capitol Hill coach James Whitley and U.S. Grant coach Andy Chishko spoke. Both coaches and Sinor said injuries have decreased. Sinor said there has been an increase of participation at the middle school level and for both high school teams, but retention still remains an issue. He said OKCPS' two-week fall break has hindered the progress at times. Some players on each team do not return to the team following the break from school. Sinor also said the programs still struggle to fill a full schedule, but have been playing small schools and junior varsity teams. U.S. Grant and Capitol Hill also have new coaches this season for a third straight season. SWIMMING STATE TO JENKS The swimming state championships are heading east. The OSSAA board of directors unanimously approved the Jenks Aquatic Center as the host for the Class 5A and Class 6A meet on Feb. 19 and Feb. 20. The meet was held at the Edmond Aquatic Center the past two years. Before that, Jenks hosted the previous two years. Jenks also hosts the Oklahoma Coaches Association All-State swim meet each summer. SOCCER DISTRICTS AMENDED The OSSAA amended soccer districts for the next two seasons Wednesday in an effort to balance out the districts. The OSSAA had to move three Class 6A teams on the west side of the state to an east district. Deer Creek, Putnam North and Westmoore are all headed to that district. Mustang had been recommended for the district by coaches.
Oct 7, 2015
Every week, The Oklahoman's Scott Wright will predict the score of every game in the state. Last week's record: 128-36 (78.0 pct.) Overall record: 693-187 (78.8 pct.
The Oklahoman's high school football predictions
By Scott Wright Staff Writer email@example.com | Oct 7, 2015Every week, The Oklahoman's Scott Wright will predict the score of every game in the state. Last week's record: 128-36 (78.0 pct.) Overall record: 693-187 (78.8 pct.) Thursday's Games Class 6A Broken Arrow 50, NORMAN 7 PC WEST 42, Capitol Hill 7 Owasso 42, MOORE 14 EDMOND SANTA FE 35, Yukon 21 Class 5A McGuinness 56, SOUTHEAST 6 Class 3A JOHN MARSHALL 55, Bridge Creek 12 Heritage Hall 48, PERKINS 8 Class A Crossings Christian 35, OKEENE 7 Friday's Games Class 6A Bixby 41, PONCA CITY 14 Choctaw 34, LAWTON IKE 21 Edmond Memorial 31, PUTNAM CITY 20 Jenks 49, WESTMOORE 14 Lawton 28, STILLWATER 24 Midwest City 35, ENID 6 BARTLESVILLE 48, Muskogee 14 MUSTANG 50, Norman North 38 EDMOND NORTH 28, PC North 24 Sand Springs 30, SAPULPA 7 TULSA UNION 48, Southmoore 42 Tulsa Washington 44, CLAREMORE 6 Class 5A Chickasha 42, NORTHWEST 12 Coweta 24, MAIZE SOUTH, KAN. 21 ALTUS 42, Del City 35 ARDMORE 38, El Reno 10 COLLINSVILLE 28, Grove 7 GUTHRIE 30, Guymon 13 Lawton MacArthur 34, DUNCAN 17 McAlester 28, SKIATOOK 24 CARL ALBERT 44, Piedmont 10 TULSA KELLEY 24, Shawnee 21 Tahlequah 21, PRYOR 20 Tulsa Edison 30, TULSA EAST CENTRAL13 DURANT 35, Tulsa Hale 14 NOBLE 42, Tulsa Memorial 34 DEER CREEK 41, Western Heights 14 Class 4A ANADARKO 34, Cache 10 Catoosa 38, VINITA 14 Clinton 21, ELGIN 14 Elk City 34, NEWCASTLE 7 TULSA CENTRAL 22, Fort Gibson 18 Glenpool 44, BRISTOW 12 TECUMSEH 28, McLoud 24 Metro Christian 42, MULDROW 21 CASCIA HALL 21, Oologah 20 Sallisaw 29, BROKEN BOW 21 POTEAU 49, Stilwell 6 Tulsa McLain 28, CLEVELAND 24 Tuttle 38, HARRAH 35 Wagoner 35, MIAMI 13 Woodward 31, WEATHERFORD 16 Class 3A CUSHING 48, Centennial 8 MADILL 28, Comanche 14 Dewey 27, KELLYVILLE 7 PLAINVIEW 24, Dickson 14 Douglass 42, MOUNT ST. MARY 13 SEQ. CLAREMORE 29, Jay 21 JONES 35, Little Axe 14 Locust Grove 56, KEYS (PARK HILL) 14 Mannford 20, BLAKCWELL 13 SULPHUR 35, Marlow 28 Meeker 21, BLANCHARD 14 KIEFER 44, Morris 6 HILLDALE 38, Okmulgee 8 Pauls Valley 24, BETHEL 12 Purcell 33, STAR SPENCER 20 Roland 26, IDABEL 22 Seminole 28, KINGFISHER 27 BERRYHILL 30, Sperry 7 STORUD 20, Spiro 8 Stigler 36, HEAVENER 13 CHECOTAH 27, Tulsa Rogers 20 LINCOLN CHR. 49, Tulsa Webster 7 EUFAULA 38, Valliant 6 Verdigris 21, INOLA 20 Victory Christian 45, BEGGS 28 Westville 41, SEQ. TAHLEQUAH 21 Class 2A Adair 56, COLCORD 14 Antlers 24, WILBURTON 18 COALGATE 28, Atoka 7 Caney Valley 21, OKLAHOMA UNION 14 OKEMAH 42, Chandler 35 Chisholm 35, ALVA 14 SALINA 20, Chouteau 16 Chr. Heritage 42, CROOKED OAK 6 LUTHER 56, Dibble 20 PANAMA 48, Foyil 8 Hartshorne 22, VIAN 16 Haskell 42, HULBERT 14 Hennessey 28, PAWNEE 12 WEWOKA 34, Henryetta 28 KINGSTON 40, Hugo 8 PAWHUSKA 20, Kansas 12 Lindsay 41, LEXINGTON 14 Marietta 28, KONAWA 7 Millwood 56, WELLSTON 12 TONKAWA 24, Newkirk 14 Nowata 42, CHELSEA 6 Oklahoma Christian 48, NORTHEAST 8 CASHION 44, Perry 12 Pocola 20, LIBERTY 14 Prague 35, HOLDENVILLE 7 DAVIS 34, Tishomingo 14 Walters 30, HOBART 20 Washington 35, FREDERICK 20 COMMERCE 42, Wyandotte 14 Class A Afton 35, SUMMIT CHR. 6 Apache 21, SNYDER 14 Barnsdall 20, MOUNDS 18 TEXHOMA 24, Beaver 22 FAIRVIEW 42, Burns Flat-Dill City 7 Central Sallisaw 44, GORE 6 WYNNEWOOD 28, Community Christian 14 MORRISON 27, Drumright 24 WAYNE 30, Elmore City 28 REJOICE CHR. 34, Fairland 26 Healdton 32, RUSH SPRINGS 13 Hinton 35, CENTRAL MARLOW 7 HOLLIS 35, Carnegie 12 Ketchum 34, QUAPAW 20 Mangum 26, COLCORD 14 STRATFORD 28, Minco 27 Mooreland 30, HOOKER 13 Okla. Christian Aca. 38, CRESCENT 21 QUINTON 31, Porter 6 Ringling 28, VELMA-ALMA 18 Savanna 34, WARNER 13 THOMAS 49, Sayre 14 Watonga 38, OKLAHOMA BIBLE 30 Wilson 28, EMPIRE 27 HOMINY 48, Yale 8 Class B LAVERNE 56, Canton 8 Davenport 58, DEPEW 6 Dewar 52, CADDO 6 Garber 60, WESLEYAN CHR. 14 GANS 34, Haileyville 20 Keota 54, WETUMKA 8 PIONEER 46, Kremlin-Hillsdale 22 Macomb 24, BRAY-DOYLE 16 Maud 34, CYRIL 18 GEARY 42, Maysville 38 WAUKOMIS 44, Merritt 20 Oaks 52, WATTS 6 ARKOMA 42, Porum 12 TURPIN 54, Ringwood 6 Seiling 42, POND CREEK-HUNTER 34 South Coffeyville 40, MEDFORD 28 ALEX 58, Strother 6 Waurika 40, ALLEN 28 WOODLAND 50, Welch 12 Weleetka 56, CANADIAN 6 Class C CHEROKEE 42, Balko 20 BOISE CITY 52, Buffalo 6 Cave Springs 36, WEBBERS FALLS 28 BLUEJACKET 44, Claremore Christian 34 Corn Bible 48, TEMPLE 20 Coyle 42, COVINGTON-DOUGLAS 24 Destiny Christian 54, BOWLEGS 8 Fox 46, SASAKWA 0 Midway 48, BOKOSHE 12 GRANDFIELD 54, Mt. View-Gotebo 6 TIPTON 28, OKC Patriots 24 COPAN 36, Prue 16 DUKE 48, Ryan 18 Thackerville 56, PAOLI 6 DC-LAMONT 50, Timberlake 44 Tyrone 32, WORD OF LIFE (WICHITA) 28 Waynoka 46, SHARON-MUTUAL 34 Independent Casady 28, DALLAS GREENHILL 14 IMMANUEL CHR. 38, Eagle Point Christian 28 Holland Hall 21, FW COUNTRY DAY 17 Life Christian 42, CEMENT 22 WRIGHT CHR. 56, Regent Prep 6 U.S. GRANT 35, SeeWorth Aca. 14 Saturday's Game Independent OSD 58, Iowa Deaf 12 *Home team in CAPS
Oct 6, 2015
The Patriots host Capitol Hill — the only team PC West beat last year — at 7 p.m. Thursday night at Putnam City Stadium, looking for their third win of the season.
High school football: Putnam City West trying to build on first district victory in five years
By Scott Wright Staff Writer firstname.lastname@example.org | Oct 6, 2015BETHANY — Over the last several years, Putnam City West has been part of a lot of football homecoming games. Opponents' homecoming games, that is. When you've averaged one win a year for more than a decade, your team will get picked as the perfect target for an easy win and a big homecoming celebration. But last Friday night, the Patriots spoiled the party in Choctaw, rallying from 21 points down for a 32-21 win. “We all got hyped because we ruined their homecoming,” junior linebacker Deiontae Clark. “But this week is our homecoming, and we don't want ours to get ruined, so all that happiness from last week has to turn into focus for this week.” The Patriots host Capitol Hill — the only team PC West beat last year — at 7 p.m. Thursday night at Putnam City Stadium, looking for their third win of the season. They haven't won more than two games in a season since 2003, when they beat Choctaw, Moore and Yukon in a three-game stretch to end the year after starting 0-7. Friday's win over Choctaw was PC West's first district victory since October 2010, a span of 32 games. However, this win wasn't some sort of fluke, but rather a sign of the positive direction coach Rocky Martin's program is heading. When they fell behind 21-0, a lot of past PC West teams would have promptly accepted defeat. But this team, powered by a talented junior class and some strong-willed senior leaders, stayed in the game. “We got off to a slow start, but we didn't get down on ourselves,” junior quarterback Trey Gooch said. “We rallied around and it turned around for the better. “We have a lot of talent, but our issue has always been our heart and where we are mentally. We know we can do it. It's just a matter of perseverance now.” The Patriots moved into the Class 6A Division II rankings at No. 8 this week, and if they keep playing well, the postseason could become more than just wishful thinking. But this team knows it can't let its focus slip, or victories can quickly turn back to losses. “We know we can't overlook anyone,” linebacker Katrell King said. “Capitol Hill can come beat us, just like we did to Choctaw last week. “The main thing is to stay focused and keep doing what we're doing.”
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
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
Week 2 belonged to the quarterbacks around the Oklahoma City area and Western Heights’ earned the vote of the fans in The Oklahoman’s weekly poll. Kevin Rassatt was named The Oklahoman’s Fans’ Choice Player of the Week after receiving 664 votes. Rassatt was instrumental in the Jets’ 49-8 rout of Capitol Hill with seven total touchdowns. He rushed for 321 yards and five touchdowns and also...
Western Heights' Kevin Rassatt wins Fans' Choice Player of Week poll
Jacob Unruh | Sep 15, 2015Week 2 belonged to the quarterbacks around the Oklahoma City area and Western Heights’ earned the vote of the fans in The Oklahoman’s weekly poll. Kevin Rassatt was named The Oklahoman’s Fans’ Choice Player of the Week after receiving 664 votes. Rassatt was instrumental in the Jets’ 49-8 rout of Capitol Hill with seven total touchdowns. He rushed for 321 yards and five touchdowns and also completed 6 of 9 passes for 183 yards and two touchdowns. Shawnee quarterback Jack Diamond and Putnam West quarterback Trey Gooch finished second and third, respectively. The Oklahoman’s staff pick for player of the week Casey Thompson of Southmoore finished seventh with just 134 votes. A total of 2,608 votes were cast for the eight different players. Watch NewsOK.com/Varsity each weekend for the next football poll. Here are the results from this week: Kevin Rassatt, Western Heights: 664 votes (25.46 pct.) Jack Diamond, Shawnee: 520 votes (19.94 pct.) Trey Gooch, Putnam West: 505 votes (19.36 pct.) Angel Freed, Little Axe: 286 votes (10.97 pct.) Grant Decker, Edmond Memorial: 212 votes (8.13 pct.) Brandon George, Jones: 166 votes (6.37 pct.) Casey Thompson, Southmoore: 134 votes (5.13 pct.) Patrick McKaufman, Douglass: 121 votes (4.64 pct.) Total: 2,608 votes
Fields & Futures, along with Oklahoma City Public Schools and Capitol Hill High School will celebrate the opening of new athletic fields at Capitol Hill in a special event from 2-4 p.m. on Sunday. The school has new baseball, softball and football/soccer practice fields as part of the Fields & Futures endeavor to increase athletic participation throughout OKCPS. “Having safe,...
Fields & Futures ribbon-cutting ceremony Sunday at Capitol Hill
Sep 14, 2015Fields & Futures, along with Oklahoma City Public Schools and Capitol Hill High School will celebrate the opening of new athletic fields at Capitol Hill in a special event from 2-4 p.m. on Sunday. The school has new baseball, softball and football/soccer practice fields as part of the Fields & Futures endeavor to increase athletic participation throughout OKCPS. “Having safe, well-maintained fields is a must if we want to grow student participation in sports,” OKCPS athletic director Keith Sinor said. Without that, history has shown a less than enthusiastic turnout at the schools where our fields have fallen into disrepair. “These students and coaches have waited a long time to see their fields restored to their former glory. As a former Capitol Hill student and athlete, I am especially excited to see the transformation taking place on this historic campus.” Sunday’s festivities will include free inflatable games, face painting, cotton candy, snow cones, on-field activities and special appearances by Energy FC coach Jimmy Nielsen and Energy players. The event is supported by the Oklahoma Army National Guard. Other special guests include Telemundo Oklahoma sports anchor, Jose Polanco and KWTV-News9’s Kelly Ogle. Field sponsors include SandRidge Energy and Chickasaw Nation. The official ribbon-cutting ceremony will take place at 3:30 p.m. In addition, Edmond North High School has chosen Fields & Futures as the recipient for its annual student-led fundraising effort known as BALTO (Bringing A Light To Others) Week. BALTO Week has generated more than $2 million since its inception in 1995. All money raised this year will be earmarked for construction of new athletic fields at Roosevelt Middle School in south Oklahoma City.
Some players sat in the locker room until 11:30 refusing to take their jerseys off. Fans celebrated like it was the Super Bowl.
High school notebook: Bridge Creek snaps 24-game skid
BY JACOB UNRUH AND SCOTT WRIGHT | Sep 14, 2015First-year Bridge Creek coach Greg Hinkle watched in amazement Friday night as the town celebrated a victory it hadn't seen since 2012. Some players sat in the locker room until 11:30 refusing to take their jerseys off. Fans celebrated like it was the Super Bowl. Bridge Creek beat Lexington 26-20 for its first win since Oct. 12, 2012, against Little Axe, a stretch of 24 games. “They didn't know how to act when we won the game,” Hinkle said of his players. Bridge Creek also honored Oklahoma Highway Patrol trooper Nicholas Dees before the game. Dees died on Jan. 31 when he was struck by a car at night along Interstate 40 by a driver who was reportedly on a social media page on his cellphone at the time. Hinkle said a lot of officers were in attendance for the game and the game ball was flown to the field and delivered at the 50 yard line. “It was just pretty tight. We were jacked up,” he said. Hinkle said his defensive front was dominant with Gio Pantoja, Cade Mitchell, Brett Hodges, Joe Morris and Kaleb Chase leading the way. Bridge Creek allowed just 131 yards while piling up 354 on offense. Bridge Creek travels to Sulphur this week, and Hinkle said Monday's practice was already the best he's seen to date. “They know they can win a game,” he said. “They're starting to buy into everything. It was a fight before Friday night to get them to buy in. If anything went wrong, you could just see, ‘Here we go again.' Now, we're having the best practice of the year today.” FIELDS & FUTURES RIBBON-CUTTING SUNDAY AT CAPITOL HILL Fields & Futures, along with Oklahoma City Public Schools and Capitol Hill High School, will celebrate the opening of new athletic fields at Capitol Hill in a special event from 2-4 p.m. on Sunday. The school has new baseball, softball and football/soccer practice fields as part of the Fields & Futures endeavor to increase athletic participation throughout OKCPS. “Having safe, well-maintained fields is a must if we want to grow student participation in sports,” OKCPS athletic director Keith Sinor said. Without that, history has shown a less than enthusiastic turnout at the schools where our fields have fallen into disrepair. “These students and coaches have waited a long time to see their fields restored to their former glory. As a former Capitol Hill student and athlete, I am especially excited to see the transformation taking place on this historic campus.” Sunday's festivities will include free inflatable games, face painting, cotton candy, snow cones, on-field activities and special appearances by Energy FC coach Jimmy Nielsen and Energy players. The event is supported by the Oklahoma Army National Guard. Other special guests include Telemundo Oklahoma sports anchor Jose Polanco and KWTV-9's Kelly Ogle. Field sponsors include SandRidge Energy and Chickasaw Nation. The official ribbon-cutting ceremony will take place at 3:30 p.m. In addition, Edmond North High School has chosen Fields & Futures as the recipient for its annual student-led fundraising effort known as BALTO (Bringing A Light To Others) Week. BALTO Week has generated more than $2 million since its inception in 1995. All money raised this year will be earmarked for construction of new athletic fields at Roosevelt Middle School in south Oklahoma City. EDMOND NORTH TAKES HARKNESS TITLE Edmond North cemented itself atop the Class 6A volleyball rankings with a 5-0 run through Edmond Santa Fe's annual Heather Harkness Invitational over the weekend. North defeated host Santa Fe 3-2 in Saturday's finals to win the title, and all five opponents the Huskies faced was ranked in the top 10 of either 5A or 6A. North's Hannah Rose Frohling was named tournament MVP and was joined on the all-tournament team by teammates Jordan Kramer and Taylor Wiewel. Edmond North is now 16-1 on the season and ranked No. 1 in Class 6A. LAWTON MAC QB TEARS ACL Lawton MacArthur quarterback Anthony Love suffered a torn anterior cruciate ligament during a 33-12 win over rival Lawton on Friday night. “He brought a level of athleticism that was going to be really nice for us,” Lawton MacArthur coach Brett Manning said. “I think he's a big-time player. He's an unknown because he wasn't here, but I was expecting him to be somebody that burst onto the scene and become somebody everybody was talking about soon.” Love, a junior who move-in from Texas this offseason, was injured in the second quarter while running the ball. Love's backup, sophomore J.R. Winningham, filled in admirably and finished 9 of 20 for 129 yards and two touchdowns against Lawton. Lawton MacArthur, which won a state championship last season, is 2-0 and ranked No. 1 in Class 5A.
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.
OSSAA APPROVES BASEBALL DISTRICTS The Oklahoma Secondary School Activities Association board of directors unanimously approved the Class 6A and Class 5A baseball districts for the 2016 and 2017 spring seasons on Wednesday. Here is a breakdown of each district: Class 6A District 1 Capitol Hill, Edmond Memorial, Mustang, Norman, Norman North, Putnam City, Putnam North, Westmoore District 2...
High school notebook: OSSAA approves 2016-17 Class 6A, 5A baseball districts
BY JACOB UNRUH AND SCOTT WRIGHT | Sep 9, 2015OSSAA APPROVES BASEBALL DISTRICTS The Oklahoma Secondary School Activities Association board of directors unanimously approved the Class 6A and Class 5A baseball districts for the 2016 and 2017 spring seasons on Wednesday. Here is a breakdown of each district: Class 6A District 1 Capitol Hill, Edmond Memorial, Mustang, Norman, Norman North, Putnam City, Putnam North, Westmoore District 2 Choctaw, Edmond Santa Fe, Lawton, Midwest City, Putnam West, Southmoore, U.S. Grant, Yukon District 3 Broken Arrow, Deer Creek, Edmond North, Jenks, Ponca City, Sapulpa, Stillwater, Tulsa Washington District 4 Bartlesville, Bixby, Enid, Moore, Muskogee, Owasso, Sand Springs, Tulsa Union Class 5A District 1 Del City, Guthrie, Guymon, Noble, Northwest Classen, Piedmont, Shawnee, Woodward District 2 Altus, Ardmore, Carl Albert, Duncan, El Reno, Lawton Eisenhower, Lawton MacArthur, Western Heights District 3 Coweta, Durant, McAlester, Pryor, Tahlequah, Tulsa East Central*, Tulsa Edison, Tulsa Kelley District 4 Claremore, Collinsville, Glenpool, McGuinness, Skiatook, Southeast, Tulsa Hale, Tulsa Memorial *Tulsa East Central is not playing baseball in 2015-16 school year. Should it return in 2016-17, it would be placed in District 3. JOHN MARSHALL PLANNING REUNION FOR 1995 TITLE TEAM At halftime of its game against Centennial on Friday night at Taft Stadium, John Marshall will honor its 1995 state championship team. The 1995 Bears, coached by legendary Clyde Ellis, defeated Lawton MacArthur 21-7 for the Class 5A state title. Justin Matthews, who rushed for 310 yards and all three John Marshall TDs in the title game, is among the players expected to be in attendance. Also among the former Bears expected to attend are Willie Grissom, Tango McCauley, Sean Love, Jeff Leep, Lee Lee Sutter, Antonio Jones, Antonio Fuller, Joshua Coats, Toby Heinrich, Julian Lewis and Bernard Rhome. The 1995 title was the second of the school's two football championships, the first coming in 1963. Friday's John Marshall-Centennial game is scheduled to kick off at 7. OSSAA EXTENDS AGREEMENT WITH SPECIAL OLYMPICS The OSSAA extended its agreement with Special Olympics Oklahoma for one more year and made a donation of $2,500 to the organization. An agreement was reached last year with the organization to make the donation along with donating equipment such as soccer balls left over from state championship events. EDMOND MEMORIAL'S MAMMEN COMMITS TO EMPORIA STATE Edmond Memorial senior linebacker Zeke Mammen verbally committed to Division II Emporia State (Kan.) earlier this week. Mammen announced his decision on Twitter, saying he was “very blessed” to commit to the school. Mammen had 80 tackles, two sacks and an interception as a junior. As a sophomore, he had 34 tackles and two sacks in a limited role. In last week's loss to Southmoore, he recorded 14 tackles and a sack.
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 9, 2015
The organization’s board of directors unanimously approved the districts for the 2017 and 2018 seasons after voting against a last-minute proposal from Edmond Public Schools athletic director Mike Nunley to restore 32 teams to Class 6A.
High school football: OSSAA board denies Class 6A proposal, approves new districts
BY JACOB UNRUH | Sep 9, 2015The Oklahoma Secondary School Activities Association finally brought to close perhaps its most difficult football district realignment in years Wednesday afternoon. The organization's board of directors unanimously approved the districts for the 2017 and 2018 seasons after voting against a last-minute proposal from Edmond Public Schools athletic director Mike Nunley to restore 32 teams to Class 6A. Nunley's request was to remove both U.S. Grant and Capitol Hill from the average daily membership numbers used to classify schools and abide by the OSSAA rule that requires Class 6A to be the top 32 football-playing schools. He had the support of 20 other school districts on his presentation — including Class 5A members Carl Albert and Del City. Ultimately, the OSSAA voted 10-3 against Nunley's proposal and then made some changes to the districts proposed from the Oklahoma Football Coaches Association, but only due to geographic concerns. Del City remains west due to Claremore returning to Class 5A after it initially delayed the districts' approval last month with a protest. Claremore is in District 5A-4. The OSSAA also corrected the split of Guymon and Woodward, which were initially in opposite districts despite being the only schools in close proximity. The biggest changes came in the small schools with Wilson being granted permission to move to eight-man football. That left Class 2A with one six-team district — District 5. Class B is also comprised of 44 schools, while Class C is just 32. With the new realignment, Class 6A-I District 1 and Class 6A-II District 2 each feature just seven teams due to U.S. Grant and Capitol Hill not playing a district schedule per their four-year agreement with the OSSAA. That leaves those schools searching for an extra game, and Nunley said that's incredibly difficult considering the size of each school along with monetary issues despite the addition of Week Zero. “A home football game generates a tremendous amount of revenue that helps us support many other programs,” Nunley told the board. “I don't know a lot of 5A teams that want to play Jenks, Union, Broken Arrow or Edmond Santa Fe on a good year.” Mustang superintendent Sean McDaniel was in favor of the proposal and made a motion to move two schools playing 11-man football up a class. McDaniel doesn't feel it's in the best interest of 6A schools to have an open date between Weeks 4 and 10. "In my opinion, that's the worst time to have an open date or to scramble to try to find someone to fill the slot that may not be competitive or a lot of travel involved that's disruptive,” McDaniel said.
Sep 8, 2015
Edmond Public Schools Athletic Director Mike Nunley is set to make a presentation Wednesday that could reshape the proposed football districts even more. Nunley said he will present to the Oklahoma Secondary School Activities Association Board of Directors as a representative of Class 6A athletic directors to examine the implications of a seven-team district in each Class 6A division happening...
Edmond's Mike Nunley to ask OSSAA to examine Class 6A football districting
Jacob Unruh | Sep 8, 2015Edmond Public Schools Athletic Director Mike Nunley is set to make a presentation Wednesday that could reshape the proposed football districts even more. Nunley said he will present to the Oklahoma Secondary School Activities Association Board of Directors as a representative of Class 6A athletic directors to examine the implications of a seven-team district in each Class 6A division happening the next two years. The board is scheduled to vote on the proposed football districts for 2016 and 2017 later in the meeting, and that comes after a month-long delay due to Claremore’s protest of the way the average daily membership of Emerson High School was counted among Oklahoma City Public Schools. The OSSAA Board of Directors ultimately determined the Emerson ADM to be spread to each school of the system depending on where each student would be eligible. That moved Capitol Hill to Class 6A Division II, but also moved U.S. Grant to Class 6A-I. Both schools are playing an independent schedule for the time being under an agreement with the OSSAA to work to rebuild the programs.
Every week, The Oklahoman's Scott Wright will predict the score of every game in the state.
High school football: Thursday's high school football predictions
BY SCOTT WRIGHT | Sep 2, 2015Every week, The Oklahoman's Scott Wright will predict the score of every game in the state. See Friday's edition of The Oklahoman for predictions on Friday night's games: Last week's record: 16-2 Thursday's Games Class 6A Del City 44, PC WEST 14 SOUTHMOORE 21, Edmond Memorial 20 Norman North 28, NORMAN 17 Sand Springs 31, TULSA HALE 7 Class 5A LAWTON MAC 44, Clinton 20 Collinsville 35, OOLOGAH 21 Class 4A CLEVELAND 26, Hominy 22 ROLAND 45, Muldrow 16 ELK CITY 28, Pampa, Texas 21 Class 3A Capitol Hill 28, CENTENNIAL 27 HERITAGE HALL 31, Casady 17 Douglass 42, NORTHEAST 6 LEXINGTON 28, Little Axe 22 Millwood 40, STAR SPENCER 14 LOCUST GROVE 50, Salina 12 TULSA WEBSTER 35, SeeWorth Aca. 6 Velma-Alma 20, COMANCHE 14 Washington 42, BRIDGE CREEK 12 Class 2A CHOUTEAU 28, Foyil 8 HARTSHORNE 34, Holdenville 14 CRESCENT 20, Newkirk 17 Panama 24, GORE 6 Class A CARNEGIE 28, Burns Flat-Dill City 14 Class B MAUD 48, Bowlegs 8 DC-Lamont 44, KREMLIN-HILLSDALE 30 Geary 34, CANTON 28 MAYSVILLE 52, Paoli 12 Pond Creek-Hunter 44, MEDFORD 16 CAVE SPRINGS 36, Watts 28 Independent Cement 34, ALEX JV 28 Osd 48, MISSOURI DEAF 42 *-Home team in CAPS.
A change in the average daily membership Tuesday bumped Capitol Hill to Class 6A and also bumped U.S. Grant up a class in football for the next two years. The Oklahoma Secondary School Activities Association released the official ADM after a near month-long delay due to an appeal from Claremore based on the participation of Emerson High School student-athletes at other Oklahoma City schools in...
High school sports: Capitol Hill, U.S. Grant bumped up in new OSSAA ADM
BY JACOB UNRUH | Sep 1, 2015A change in the average daily membership Tuesday bumped Capitol Hill to Class 6A and also bumped U.S. Grant up a class in football for the next two years. The Oklahoma Secondary School Activities Association released the official ADM after a near month-long delay due to an appeal from Claremore based on the participation of Emerson High School student-athletes at other Oklahoma City schools in the past. Now settled, Capitol Hill moves to Class 6A and U.S. Grant moves to Class 6A Division I for football while Claremore drops to Class 5A and Enid remains in Class 6A Division II in football. Football and baseball districts will not be approved until next week's board meeting. And football's initial districts will undergo some significant changes with both Capitol Hill and U.S. Grant not competing in OSSAA district play due to an agreement with the organization. With both schools now in each of the Class 6A divisions, each class will have seven-team districts that leave schools with an extra non-district opponent or bye week. “With us going to a Zero Week, it might be somewhat easier to fill that void,” OSSAA executive director Ed Sheakley said. “But the position of the board is and from Oklahoma City's request is to try to help U.S. Grant, Capitol Hill, do some restructuring and get the numbers back up to be competitive again.” Capitol Hill, which has a new ADM of 1,398.22 after the addition of an average of 93.95 students, will compete in Class 6A the upcoming school year for sports that do not feature districts already determined on a two-year cycle. U.S. Grant added an average of 122.75 students for a new ADM of 1,824.12. Attempts to reach OKCPS athletic director Keith Sinor were unsuccessful. Last month, it was determined that students at Emerson High School — an alternative school that joined the OSSAA last week — were violating OSSAA rules by participating for other OKCPS schools that they were not enrolled. A total of 11 athletes competed at another school, though Sinor said last week the district has discovered at least two athletes never suited up to compete. The OSSAA board then determined OKCPS needed to come up with the number of students from Emerson who counts toward each OKCPS school. Claremore benefits from the move to Class 5A after going 2-8 last season in football and the boys basketball team enters the winter as contenders to make the state tournament in Class 5A.
The proper average daily attendance numbers for Emerson High School were delivered to the Oklahoma Secondary School Activities Association by Monday’s deadline, executive director Ed Sheakley told The Oklahoman. Oklahoma City Public Schools was required to determine from the ADM how many students apply to each OKCPS school based on their previous school or if they never attended an OKCPS school...
Oklahoma City Public Schools meets OSSAA deadline; ADM likely coming Tuesday
Jacob Unruh | Aug 31, 2015The proper average daily attendance numbers for Emerson High School were delivered to the Oklahoma Secondary School Activities Association by Monday’s deadline, executive director Ed Sheakley told The Oklahoman. Oklahoma City Public Schools was required to determine from the ADM how many students apply to each OKCPS school based on their previous school or if they never attended an OKCPS school in what district they reside. Eleven students from Emerson competed with other OKCPS schools last year, but were not applied properly to the ADM, an issue Claremore raised in August in an effort to move to Class 5A. Under the new ADM, it’s likely that Capitol Hill will move to Class 6A and Claremore will move to Class 5A. But that won't be determined until at least Tuesday, according to Sheakley. Once the ADM is finalized, the OSSAA Board of Directors can approve new football and baseball districts for the next two years. Also, playoff pairings can now be determined for other fall sports. Emerson, which was granted OSSAA membership last week, is a fully accredited school that six alternate schools feed to help students dealing with a plethora of situations ranging from pregnancy to credit recovery to discipline issues at their original school.
High school sports: OSSAA gives Oklahoma City Public Schools extended deadline to resolve Emerson's ADM issue
The OSSAA board instead extended the deadline that was not met last Friday to 4 p.m. Monday to receive the average numbers that should apply from Emerson to other OKCPS schools.
High school sports: OSSAA gives Oklahoma City Public Schools extended deadline to resolve Emerson's ADM issue
BY JACOB UNRUH | Aug 27, 2015The Oklahoma Secondary School Activities Association board of directors delivered a hard deadline for Oklahoma City Public Schools to present proper numbers for the average daily attendance of Emerson High School. OKCPS officials delivered an appeal Thursday in a special board meeting to reconsider a decision that could move Capitol Hill to Class 6A and Claremore to Class 5A based on the athletic participation of Emerson students at OKCPS schools. The OSSAA board instead extended the deadline that was not met last Friday to 4 p.m. Monday to receive the average numbers that should apply from Emerson to other OKCPS schools. If the deadline is not met, the OSSAA staff will then determine the ADM for each OKCPS school based on apportions determined from a formula from the staff. “I think the board was disappointed that Oklahoma City was not able to provide the numbers in the time that was allotted to them,” OSSAA executive director Ed Sheakley said. “I think they want to do things right, and that's why they've extended the deadline because they don't want to work on hypotheticals. But if we can't get those numbers, then that's the only thing we have.” The board requested OKCPS to determine from the ADM how many students apply to each school based on their previous school or if they never attended an OKCPS school in what district they reside. If that information is not delivered and the OSSAA staff determines the numbers, not only will Capitol Hill move to Class 6A in all sports but U.S. Grant will move to Class 6A Division I in football. That's a move that would leave 15 schools in each division. Claremore would then fall to Class 5A in all sports, and Enid would also benefit with a return to Class 6A Division II for a second straight term. No other OKCPS school would change classifications. OKCPS officials declined to comment on the ruling following the meeting, but communications officer Tierney Tinnin released a general statement. “We appreciate the opportunity they gave us to present to them with more than ample time,” she said. “We wanted this opportunity to admit any mistakes we made, but also come up with a solution moving forward that does not punish the children.” That solution was addressed. The OSSAA board unanimously approved Emerson's application for membership and then approved a future co-op with Seeworth Academy, an alternative school that plays an independent schedule. But that does not change the current ADM, which is used to determine the classifications for each school in football and baseball the next two years. It is also used to determine classifications for other sports and activities the remainder of the school year. Emerson is a fully accredited school that six alternate schools feed to help students dealing with a plethora of situations ranging from pregnancy to credit recovery to discipline issues at their original school. The ADM for the school is 505.13 and 11 students participated or practiced last year with other OKCPS schools.
Media notes: John Brooks returns to play-by-play to call package of Putnam City football games on new FM translator station 98.5.
John Brooks, a former OU and Oklahoma City Blazers radio voice, will return for his 51st year of play-by-play when he calls a 13-game package of Putnam City football games on translator station FM 98.5, which was expected to launch Wednesday with a Regional Mexican format. Mike Baldwin, a former sportswriter for The Oklahoman, will be the analyst for the 13-game package, which includes all 10...
Media notes: John Brooks returns to play-by-play to call package of Putnam City football games on new FM translator station 98.5.
By Mel Bracht Staff Writer firstname.lastname@example.org | Aug 25, 2015John Brooks, a former OU and Oklahoma City Blazers radio voice, will return for his 51st year of play-by-play when he calls a 13-game package of Putnam City football games on translator station FM 98.5, which was expected to launch Wednesday with a Regional Mexican format. Mike Baldwin, a former sportswriter for The Oklahoman, will be the analyst for the 13-game package, which includes all 10 Putnam City High School games, Putnam City North vs. Putnam City West, Putnam City North at Southmoore and Capitol Hill at Putnam City West. Most recently, Brooks broadcast Tulsa Union football games for five seasons (2009-13), but lost the position last year when the school changed radio stations. Brooks said he is well-acquainted with new Putnam City coach Preston Pearson, who spent the past eight seasons as a Union assistant coach, including the past four four as offensive coordinator. After Pearson got the Putnam City job, Brooks said he approached him with the idea of putting together a radio package and then reached an agreement with Kelly Sports Properties of Columbia, Mo., which handles broadcast rights for the school district. Brooks, a member of the Oklahoma Association of Broadcasters Hall of Fame whose signature phrase is "Geeminy Christmas!", said he began calling game in 1962 when he got out of the Army and has called games since except for three years (1964, 2008 and 2014). He was voice of the Sooners from 1974-91 and called Blazers games from 1965-2005. "It's evident I can't retire," said Brooks, 76. "I'm fired up. I feel like I'm 55." Bill Hurley, iHeartMedia market president, said his company planned to launch FM 98.5 (KBRU HD2) on Wednesday. He said the station would cover north and west Oklahoma City, Edmond and hoped to reach part of south Oklahoma City. Norman sports talk station KREF also operates at FM 98.5, as well as AM-1400. Hurley noted that Brooks is fluent in Spanish and said he wouldn't be surprised if he incorporated it into the game broadcasts on the Regional Mexican station. Short takes •Jim Nantz, Phil Simms and Tracy Wolfson will return as CBS' lead NFL broadcast team and call Super Bowl 50 on Feb. 7, 2016, the network announced Tuesday. Ian Eagle and Dan Fouts serve as No. 2 announce team and call the network’s top game on Sundays when Nantz and Simms don't call a game. Greg Gumbel teams with Trent Green for the second year in a row. Other announce teams are Kevin Harlan-Rich Gannon; Spero Dedes-Solomon Wilcots; Andrew Catalon, Steve Tasker and Steve Beuerlein; Tom McCarthy-Adam Archuleta; and Brian Anderson-Chris Simms. Other sideline reporters are Evan Washburn with Eagle-Fouts and Jamie Erdahl with Gumbel-Green. •CBS' pregame show, "The NFL Today," will have a new look with a redesigned set, and a new feel, as the show’s traditional format is being changed to incorporate a faster-paced, high energy and rapid fire format, according to a news release. Anchor James Brown, along with analysts Boomer Esiason, Bill Cowher, Tony Gonzalez and Bart Scott will be stationed at various areas around the studio, including in-front of the newly designed, floor-to-ceiling, high-tech video wall, a living room setting and a desk. •ESPN’s top analysts are uniting to preview the college football season in a variety of studio shows, including the 13th annual "Herbies Pre-Season Special" at 5 p.m. Thursday with Kirk Herbstreit, the "College GameDay Preview Special" at 10 a.m. Saturday and "Heisman Trophy Preview Show" at 1 p.m. Sunday •Jay Crawford has signed a multiyear contract extension to remain with ESPN, continuing his role as "SportsCenter" anchor as well as a regular host of ”SportsCenter on the Road” stops at big events. •Longhorn Network (Cox 274) has hired former ESPN host Alex Loeb to join the Austin, Texas-based studio team of Lowell Galindo and reporter Jane Slater beginning Monday. Loeb joins the network after spending the past two years hosting a daytime sports show on The Horn 104.9 in Austin.
Sports were nothing new to Jeri, who played for Elk City High's state championship basketball team in 1973. She was also the school's football queen.
TRIBUTES: Jeri Cocannouer spent 36 years as a football coach's wife
BY SCOTT MUNN | Aug 24, 2015A farewell to people with Oklahoma ties who enjoyed the game day experience: Jeri Burch Cocannouer, 58, of Weatherford spent 36 years as a football coach's wife. Husband Dan is the head coach at Southwestern Oklahoma State and also had stops at Edmond Santa Fe, John Marshall, Chandler, Alva, Pauls Valley and Walters high schools. But sports were nothing new to Jeri, who played for Elk City High's state championship basketball team in 1973. She was also the school's football queen. Don Fowler, 88, of Cleveland, OK, played football for Oklahoma A&M. He was a member of the 1944 Missouri Valley Conference championship team that whipped TCU 34-0 in the Cotton Bowl. Drafted into the Army and finished his football-playing days in the service. Worked in drilling by trade. Bobby Greenberg, 85, of Tulsa. He was a member of Oklahoma's 1950 national championship football squad. The Korean War veteran worked in the oil industry. Cole Fuller, 22, of Bartlesville was an All-State soccer player for Collinsville High School. He was working toward becoming a personal trainer. Perry Tennison Jr., 86, of Guthrie was an accomplished runner. A World War II veteran. Juanita Anderson Robertson, 94, of Oklahoma City was a Shawnee High School cheerleader. Met future husband, Dean Robertson, at a Frederick High football game in 1944. Bob Barr III, 75, of Dover quarterbacked the Hennessey High School football team in 1956. The attorney donated his body to medical research. Mary Jane Hinkel Holman, 97, of Norman was a tennis player and golfer. Attended many PGA tournaments and Grand Slam tennis events. Alvin Lawson, 78, of Edmond was a 1955 graduate of Putnam City High School. He wrestled and ran track for the Pirates. Katie Ranke Cole, 90, of Norman was the 1990 Special Olympics Coach of the Year. The former Trans World Airlines hostess was a teacher for special needs children. Ed Moore Sr., 96, of Muskogee was a Chilocco Indian School graduate who played football at Oklahoma A&M over the 1938-40 seasons. Moore was an All-Missouri Valley Conference receiver and honorable mention All-American. He held OSU season tickets for decades after his playing career. A World War II veteran who was inducted into the American Indian Athletic Hall of Fame in 1991. An educator by trade. Donnie Bufford, 46, of Crescent. He starred in football and basketball for the hometown Tigers. An All-State guard in basketball. Bufford, who worked for Pioneer Telephone for more than 20 years, died a month after his brother, Terry, also a former Crescent sports hero, passed away. Loyd Garrison, 88, of Tulsa was an all-around sportsman who excelled in softball, basketball, table tennis and bowling. He worked for the John Zink Co. — and in 1962 was a pit crew member for Zink's entry in the Indianapolis 500. Active in the Oklahoma and National Senior Olympics. Walked 4 miles each day. Ronald Fox, 36, of Norman attended Carl Albert High School, where he wrestled and played football. Rebecca Lampton Bayless, 55, of Oklahoma City was an Arabian equestrian rider and trainer. She was awarded the national champion saddle seat equitation in 1978. Herschal Crow, 80, of Oklahoma City was a football and basketball star at Altus High School. He played basketball at Oklahoma A&M under coach Henry Iba and was also a member of the football team. After a brief stint coaching football and hoops in Altus, he began a career in politics. The former senator continued to follow OSU athletics. Joyce Mowdy Thomas, 81, of Oklahoma City was a Capitol Hill High School cheerleader. Jim Glasgow, 84, of Oklahoma City was a golfer who had six aces in his lifetime. Bill Davis, 99, of Oklahoma City was a tennis player. He and friend Dennis Ralston won the Oklahoma City Pro-Am in the 1960s. Linda Stevens Cradduck, 67, of Moore was a supporter of Special Olympics. She directed the Special Olympics for McCall's Chapel in Ada for four years. Darwin Waterman, 84, of Bethany was an educator who coached high school football in California. Ron Smith, 78, of Oklahoma City drove a 1932 Chevrolet factory stock race car at State Fair Speedway in the 1960s. A family obituary said Smith won "his share of trophies, including a rollover trophy or two." Brandon Lockwood, 37, of Edmond was an OU football and Thunder basketball fan. By trade, he was executive chef for the Oklahoma City Dodgers baseball team. Emmett Marcum Jr., 68, of El Reno starred in football and set records as a trackster at Hominy High School. He was a member of the Oklahoma State football team. Jim Monroe, 89, of Norman was a journalist. His career began at the Norman Transcript, where he served as the newspaper's sports editor. Rachael Cooper Mason, 87, of Edmond was a cheerleader at the University of Kansas. Reid Mullins, 52, of Bethany was an Oklahoma City radio personality who once played trumpet in the Pride of Oklahoma marching band on Saturdays during football season. Jim Coulson, 65, of Tulsa. He was an accomplished bass tournament fisherman. His favorite fishing spots were Grand, Hudson and Fort Gibson lakes. An avid bowler. Held season tickets for the Tulsa Oilers hockey team for 19 years.