Guthrie Bluejays football
|14 - 0||8 - 0||6 - 0||1.000||611||138|
|2013-09-06||@||Duncan||W||46 - 6|
|2013-09-13||vs||Ponca City||W||62 - 13|
|2013-09-20||@||Enid||W||36 - 16|
|2013-09-27||@||Guymon||W||63 - 0|
|2013-10-04||vs||Western Heights||W||59 - 6|
|2013-10-11||@||Carl Albert||W||28 - 21|
|2013-10-17||vs||El Reno||W||52 - 0|
|2013-10-25||@||Deer Creek||W||28 - 3|
|2013-11-01||vs||McGuinness||W||33 - 7|
|2013-11-08||vs||Northwest||W||45 - 8|
|2013-11-15||vs||Chickasha||W||40 - 3|
|2013-11-23||vs||Shawnee||W||23 - 21|
|2013-11-29||vs||Collinsville||W||45 - 13|
|2013-12-14||@||McAlester||W||51 - 21|
|Rush Yds||Rush Yds Game||Pass Yds||Pass Yds/Game||Yards Total||Yards/Game||Pts Total||Pts/Game|
|Rush Yds Allow||Allow Rush/Game||Pass Yds Allow||Allow Pass/Game||Yds Total Allow||Yds Allow/Game||Allow Pts||Allow Pts/Game|
|Player Name||Number||Year||Height||Weight||Position (main)|
|Idae Alexander||11||5 9||205|
|Jalyn Morgan||10||5 10||160|
|Rowdy Reihs||10||5 9||170|
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Guthrie High School Varsity Boys Football
May 23, 2016
Sutton, who coached eight seasons at Tulsa Central before embarking on a college career that included more than 800 victories, will be joined by Clyde Barkley, Ken Bruno, Robert Griffin and John Turney in the 2016 Hall of Fame class.
High school notebook: Eddie Sutton among OBCA Hall of Fame inductees
By Scott Wright Staff Writer firstname.lastname@example.org | May 23, 2016Legendary Oklahoma State basketball coach Eddie Sutton is among five coaches who will be inducted into the Oklahoma Basketball Coaches Association Hall of Fame. Sutton, who coached eight seasons at Tulsa Central before embarking on a college career that included more than 800 victories, will be joined by Clyde Barkley, Ken Bruno, Robert Griffin and John Turney in the 2016 Hall of Fame class. The coaches will be honored during a luncheon on June 4 at East Central University in Ada during the OBCA All-Star Weekend. The event also includes three all-star basketball games involving graduating seniors from every class. Barkley, still active as the Inola coach, has won 637 games, including the 1998 Class 3A state championship in 37 years as a head coach at his alma mater. Bruno's 33-year career was spent mostly in Bartlesville, with stops at Avant, Dewey, Metro Chrisitan, Hominy and Copan. Griffin coached at 10 schools during his career, eight of them in Oklahoma. He began at Morrison and also coached his alma mater, Tishomingo. He is best known for his 14 years at Guthrie, when he led the Bluejays to the 1967 and 1968 state titles. Turney, the father of OBCA Hall of Famer Randy Turney, coached at nine schools, Cooperton, Hollister and Ames among them. He won the 1971 Class A title at Wakita. He is the grandfather of new Northwestern Oklahoma State women's coach Tasha Diesselhorst, who won a state championship at Pond Creek-Hunter. BIG ALL-CITY BASKETBALL GAMES THURSDAY AT DEL CITY With several Division I recruits lined up to play, the Big All-City basketball games are set for Thursday night at Del City High School. The girls game will begin at 6:30 p.m., with the boys to follow at approximately 8. The event, sponsored by Hudiburg Toyota-Chevrolet, will include 3-point contests at halftime of each game, and a slam dunk contest for the boys. Here are the rosters for the games: East boys: Quavon Pearson, Carl Albert; Braden Hicks, Choctaw; Neko Gordon, Del City; Elyjah Clark, Deer Creek; Tre Evans, Edmond North; Tyson Anderson, Edmond North; Richard Anderson, Midwest City; Quincy Dockins, Moore; Jalal Gondal, Noble; Coby Barham, Shawnee; Jackson Winrow, Shawnee; Jayquan Grant, Northwest Classen; Treson Valdi, Northwest Classen; Kristian Doolittle, Edmond Memorial; Dashawn McDowell, Southeast. Coach: Brian Beale, Choctaw West boys: Conner Johnson, Edmond Santa Fe; Tyler Williams, Edmond Santa Fe; Christian Wassana, El Reno; J.D. Honeycutt, Guthrie; Curtis Haywood, Mustang; York Benjamin, Mustang; Jakolby Long, Mustang; Micah Speight, Putnam City North; Elijah Parks, Putnam City North; Marquis Johnson, Putnam City West; Isaac Leggins, Putnam City West; Kevin Rassatt, Western Heights; Dakota Foster, Westmoore. Coach: Lenny Bert, Putnam City West East girls: Ch9inna Fair, Midwest City; Asia Davis, Midwest City; Ireon Smith, Midwest City; Micayla Hanes, Guthrie; Breail Goodlow, Del City; Shamika Smith, Carl Albert; Moe Tramble, Shawnee; Adrianna Braxton, Northwest Classen; Azalariah Jones, Northwest Classen; Carrington Small, Putnam City; Nashyla Hammons, Putnam City; Morgan Crawford, Putnam City North; Zariah White, Choctaw; Jessica Fairley, Choctaw; Lindsey Hurley, Choctaw; Sidney Hurley, Choctaw. Coach: Katie Tompson, Midwest City West girls: Mk Brinska, Deer Creek; Ashley Gomez, Westmoore; Sydney Chastain, Westmoore; Kaci Richardson, Westmoore; Paige Serup, Edmond Memorial; Sydney Webb, Edmond Memorial; Hayli Hoffman, Edmond North; Kendall Burdge, Edmond North; Michaela Mack, Edmond Santa Fe; Taleigh Davis, El Reno; Kayten Moore, El Reno; Tamera Shaver, Moore; Abby Lawson, Mustang; D'Angela Hunter, Southeast; Treasure Golden, Southeast; Charon Cheatham, Western Heights; Laneshia Webster, Western Heights. Coach: Paul Bass, Edmond Santa Fe MARK MORRIS STEPS DOWN, TIM LAVALLEY PROMOTED AS CARL ALBERT BASEBALL COACH Marc Morris has stepped down after one season as the Carl Albert baseball coach to focus on pressing family needs, according to Carl Albert athletic director Gary Rose. The school promptly promoted assistant coach Tim LaValley to head coach, announcing the moves Monday evening. “We're wishing Marc the very best,” Rose said. “He's got some family things to take care of that are very important. “He did a good job for us, and we felt like we already had a guy on staff who's gonna be very good, too. So we just moved Tim LaValley into the head coaching position.” Morris had been on staff at Carl Albert for 10 years as pitching coach under former head coach Wayne Dozier before being promoted last year. LUTHER SEEKING NEW FOOTBALL COACH Luther is in the market for a new football coach following the most successful season in school history. The Lions finished 11-1 under Shawn Meek last fall, but Meek has moved on, accepting an assistant coaching position at Kingfisher. Meek took over in 2012, when Luther went 2-8, gradually building toward last year's undefeated regular season and district championship. MUSTANG'S BROOKE IRWIN LANDS AT OCU Mustang graduate Brooke Irwin has signed with the women's basketball program at Oklahoma City University. The 6-foot-2 forward, who will be a junior, was named all-NJCAA Region II in her sophomore season at Redlands Community College in El Reno. Last season, Irwin averaged 11.3 points and 6.6 rebounds per game while shooting 55.4 percent from the floor for Redlands.
Ratings by the Motion Picture Association of America are: (G) for general audiences; (PG) parental guidance urged because of material possibly unsuitable for children; (PG-13) parents are strongly cautioned to give guidance for attendance of children younger than 13; (R) restricted, younger than 17 admitted only with parent or adult guardian; (NC-17) no one 17 and younger admitted.———Capsule...
Movie guide: Capsule listings, reviews of current releases
Los Angeles Times (TNS), Associated Press | May 18, 2016Ratings by the Motion Picture Association of America are: (G) for general audiences; (PG) parental guidance urged because of material possibly unsuitable for children; (PG-13) parents are strongly cautioned to give guidance for attendance of children younger than 13; (R) restricted, younger than 17 admitted only with parent or adult guardian; (NC-17) no one 17 and younger admitted. ——— Capsule reviews are by Kenneth Turan (K.Tu.), Justin Chang (J.C.), Rebecca Keegan (R.K.), Mark Olsen (M.O.) and other reviewers. Compiled by Kevin Crust. ——— OPENING IN HOLLYWOOD THIS WEEK ——— “Almost Holy” — Ukrainian pastor Gennadiy Mokhnenko uses controversial means to rescue street kids in this documentary. Written and directed by Steve Hoover. (1:40) R. “The Angry Birds Movie” — Outliers Red, Chuck and Bomb must figure out what’s going on when mysterious green piggies arrive on their island. Voices of Jason Sudeikis, Josh Gad, Danny McBride. Written by Jon Vitti; story by Mikael Hed & Mikko Polla & John Cohen. Directed by Fergal Reilly and Clay Kaytis. (1:37) PG. “Back in the Day” — With the help of local mob bosses, a half-Italian, half-Puerto Rican Bensonhurst teen pursues his dream of becoming a champion boxer. With William DeMeo, Michael Madsen, Alec Baldwin, Danny Glover. Written by DeMeo. Directed by Paul Borghese. (1:51) R. “Hard Sell” — On Long Island’s Gold Coast, a high schooler struggling to make ends meet at an elite prep school discovers inventive ways to profit off his classmates with the help of an attractive runaway. With Kristin Chenoweth, Katrina Bowden, Skyler Gisondo. Written and directed by Sean Nalaboff. (1:36) R. “Maggie’s Plan” — A young New Yorker falls in love with a married professor, but her plot to be with him goes comically awry. With Greta Gerwig, Ethan Hawke, Julianne Moore. Written and directed by Rebecca Miller. (1:38) R. “Manhattan Night” — A tabloid journalist’s investigation of the murder of a filmmaker endangers his job, his family and his life. With Adrien Brody, Yvonne Strahovski, Campbell Scott. Written by and directed by Brian DeCubellis. (1:53) R. “Margarita With a Straw” — An Indian teen with cerebral palsy leaves her home to study in New York and falls in love with a young blind woman. With Kalki Koechlin, Revathy, Sayani Gupta. Written and directed by Shonali Bose. Co-written and directed by Nilesh Maniyar. In Hindi and English with English subtitles. (1:41) NR. “The Measure of a Man” — An unemployed French mechanic finds morally challenging work doing security in a big-box supermarket. With Vincent Lindon. Directed by Stephane Brize. In French with English subtitles. (1:33) NR. “A Monster With a Thousand Heads” — Frustration with an insurance company over her husband’s cancer treatment leads a woman to a series of increasingly violent confrontations. With Jana Raluy, Sebastian Aguirre, Hugo Albores. Written by Laura Santullo. Directed by Rodrigo Pla. In Spanish with English subtitles. (1:14) NR. “Neighbors 2: Sorority Rising” — Seth Rogen, Zac Efron, Rose Byrne return in this sequel to the 2014 frat-boys-versus-new-parents comedy. Written by Rogen, Nicholas Stoller, Evan Goldberg, Andrew Jay Cohen, Brendan O’Brien. Directed by Stoller. (1:32) R. “The Nice Guys” — Russell Crowe and Ryan Gosling team as a muscle-for-hire and a private eye in this 1970s-set action comedy. With Angourie Rice. Written by Shane Black & Anthony Bagarozzi. Directed by Black. (1:56) R. “O.J.: Made in America” — The rise and fall of football hero Orenthal James Simpson is chronicled in the 7½-hour documentary. Directed by Ezra Edelman. (7:30) NR. “Song of Lahore” — Documentary explores the changing lives of several Pakistani classical musicians when their new album earns them international accolades and a concert at Lincoln Center. With Wynton Marsalis. Directed by Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy and Andy Schocken. (1:22) PG. “Weiner” — Documentary goes inside former Rep. Anthony Weiner’s failed mayoral campaign. Directed by Josh Kriegman and Elyse Steinberg. (1:40) NR. “Welcome to Happiness” — A children’s book author rents an apartment that contains a magical portal where people can pass through to erase mistakes from their past. With Kyle Gallner, Olivia Thirlby, Nick Offerman. Written and directed by Oliver Thompson. (1:48) NR. ——— CRITICS’ CHOICES ——— Band of Outsiders From its opening, rapid-fire barrage of closeups to its sly parting gesture, Jean-Luc Godard’s 1964 gangster-musical pastiche is suffused with a strange and melancholy understanding of how irrevocably the movies have shaped our collective dream life. (Justin Chang, May 6) In French with English subtitles. (1:35) NR. A Bigger Splash Luca Guadagnino’s movie is a swooning cinematic appeal to the senses — two hours of al fresco lovemaking, gorgeous scenery and simmering erotic warfare with Ralph Fiennes’ acting on glorious, supremely uninhibited display. (Justin Chang, May 4) (2:04) R. Story on Page E4 Eye in the Sky Superbly acted this taut nail-biter starring Helen Mirren, the late Alan Rickman and Aaron Paul, is a fully involving war drama about the new rules of engagement. (Sheri Linden, March 11) (1:42) R. Green Room A shabby white-power outpost in the Oregon boondocks becomes a grim last stand for a nomadic band of college-age punk rockers in the demonically gripping film, the latest tense, brutal genre triumph for writer-director Jeremy Saulnier (Robert Abele, April 15) (1:35) R. The Jungle Book By turns sweetly amusing and scarily unnerving, crammed with story, song and computer generated visual splendors, this revisiting of the old Rudyard Kipling tales aims to be a model of modern crowd pleasing entertainment. (K.Tu.) (1:51) PG. Rabin in His Own Words World-changing political assassinations leave scars that never go away, which is why, for the second time in as many months, an excellent new documentary on the murdered Israeli prime minister Rabin appears on the scene. (K.Tu., May 6) In Hebrew with English subtitles. (1:40) NR. Sing Street Writer-director John Carney nails that “happy sad” sweet spot his latest work, about a young man coming of age in Dublin in the 1980s, using the emotional, cathartic power of music to face the hardships of family, first love and school bullies. (Katie Walsh, April 15) (1:46) PG-13. Viva Emotional and effective, this is a torch song melodrama convincingly set in the very specific world of Havana’s drag performers even though it’s written and directed by a pair of Irishmen, Mark O’Halloran and Paddy Breathnach, respectively. (K.Tu., April 29) In Spanish with English subtitles. (1:40) R. Zootopia Bursting with a rich blend of timely themes, superb voice work, wonderful visuals and laugh-out-loud wit, Walt Disney Animation Studios’ latest is quite simply a great time at the movies. (Gary Goldstein, March 4) (1:48) PG. ——— ALSO IN THEATERS ——— “Asian Connection” — Bank-robbing American expatriates in Southeast Asia inadvertently steal money from a drug lord. With Steven Seagal, Michael Jai White. Written by Daniel Zirilli, D. Glase Leonard and Tom Sizemore. Directed by Zirilli. (1:30) R. “Barbershop: The Next Cut” — The new film manages to be entertaining and thoughtful, harmless fun but just serious enough not to seem frivolous. (M.O., April 15)) (1:51) PG-13. “Being Charlie” — The father-son collaboration from director Rob Reiner and co-writer Nick Reiner mines personal experience for this family drama about the plague of addiction, but a cinematic representation that is myopic with regard to the unexamined privilege of its main character fails to offer deeper insight into the motivation for his addiction. (Katie Walsh, May 6) (1:37) NR. “Belladonna of Sadness” — The controversial 1973 Japanese animated work, long out of circulation, about an innocent young woman and her pact with the devil. Written by Yoshiyuki Fukuda and Eiichi Yamamoto, based on a novel by Jules Michelet. Directed by Yamamoto. In Japanese with English subtitles. (1:33) NR. “A Bit of Bad Luck” — A timber heiress, tired of her philandering attorney husband’s humiliating behavior, turns his latest weekend romp into a nightmare. With Cary Elwes, Agnes Bruckner, Teri Polo. Written and directed by John Fuhrman. (1:25) NR. “Captain America: Civil War” — It finally works its will on us, wearing us down with the weight of its self-importance as much as anything else. If you live and breathe Marvel, this is one of the MCU’s stronger offerings. (Kenneth Turan, May 5) Imax 3D. (2:27) PG-13. “The Congressman” — A U.S. congressman going through personal and professional turmoil connects with an eclectic group of constituents on a remote island. With Treat Williams, George Hamilton, Elizabeth Marvel. Written by Robert J. Mrazek. Directed by Mrazek and Jared Martin. (1:38) R. “The Curse of Sleeping Beauty” — A dark thriller inspired by the Brothers Grimm classic. With Ethan Peck, Natalie Hall, India Eisley. Written by Pearry Teo and Josh Nadler. Directed by Teo. (1:29 ) NR. “Dark Horse” — A sweet if underwhelming documentary with plenty of character but told in such a simple and gentle way it doesn’t quite grab audiences as it could. (Katie Walsh, May 6) (1:25) PG. “The Darkness” — Supernatural forces haunt a family after its return from a Grand Canyon vacation. With Kevin Bacon, Radha Mitchell, David Mazouz. Written by Greg McLean, Shayne Armstrong and S.P. Krause. Directed by McLean. PG-13. “Dough” — Business suddenly picks up for a London kosher baker when his young Muslim apprentice accidentally drops a stash of pot into the mixer. With Jonathan Pryce and Pauline Collins and Jerome Holder. Written by Yehudah Jez Freedman and Jonathan Benson. Directed by John Goldschmidt. (1:34) NR. “Dheepan” — Palme d’Or winner about Sri Lankan refugees trying to escape their violent past in France. With Antonythasan Jesuthasan Kalieaswari Srinivasan, Claudine Vinasithamby. Written by Jacques Audiard, Thomas Bidegain and Noe Debre. Directed by Audiard. In English, French and Tamil with English subtitles. (1:55) NR. “Divine Access” — After embarrassing a minister on a public access TV show, a man takes his act on the road through the South and is bewildered by the faith people place in him. With Billy Burke, Patrick Warburton, Joel David Moore. Directed by Steven Chester Prince. (1:46) NR. “Eva Hesse” — A feature-length appreciation of the work of the pioneer sculptor, who died in 1970 at age 34. Featuring Hesse’s journals and correspondence with mentor Sol LeWitt and interviews with artists Richard Serra, Robert Mangold, Dan Graham. Directed by Marcie Berlieter. (1:48) NR. “The Family Fang” — For a project that is a showcase for his talents as both actor and director, Jason Bateman never gets too showy on either front, keeping the emotions of the film at something of a restrained simmer. (Mark Olsen, May 6) (1:45) R. “The First Monday in May” — A half-dozen fascinating stories intertwine in this fashion/art documentary that suffers from the diffusion — although director Andrew Rossi mostly stands accused of being overly attuned to his subject’s rich possibilities. (Noel Murray, April 15) (1:31) PG-13. “High Rise” — The residents of a luxury apartment tower experience vertical class warfare. With Tom Hiddleston, Jeremy Irons, Sienna Miller. Written by Amy Jump, based on the novel by J.G. Ballard. Directed by Ben Wheatley. (1:52) NR. “A Hologram for the King” — Not even Tom Hanks can save this adaptation of the Dave Eggers novel, the story of an American salesman in Saudi Arabia that can’t hold our interest for very long. (K.Tu., April 22) (1:37) R. “How to Plan an Orgy in a Small Town” — When a sex columnist returns to her provincial small town for her estranged mother’s funeral, various locals plot to persuade her to stage the titular event. With Jewel Staite, Lauren Holly. Written and directed by Jeremy Lalonde. (1:41) NR. “The Huntsman: Winter’s War” — In the pale update, a dreadful sequel to 2012’s darkly appealing “Snow White and the Huntsman,” nearly every major character dies and comes back to life at least once and a convoluted narrative yields not a single, palpable moment of drama. (R.K., April 22) (1:54) PG-13. “I Am Wrath” — John Travolta stars as a former black ops agent bent on revenge after his wife is murdered by a street gang. With Christopher Meloni, Amanda Schull. Written by Paul Sloan, story by Yvan Gauthier. Directed by Chuck Russell. (1:32) R. “Keanu” — Starring the comedy duo Jordan Peele and Keegan-Michael Key, written by Peele and “Key & Peele” alum Alex Rubens and directed by fellow “Key & Peele” veteran Peter Atencio, the hit-and-miss movie is funny for 45 to 50 minutes. Then it’s strained and abrasive and entirely too devoted to action-movie tropes. (Michael Phillips, April 29) (1:38) R. “Kill Zone 2” — An undercover cop is thrown into a Thai prison, a hotbed of corruption, riots and black-market organ transplants. With Tony Jaa, Zhang Jin, Simon Yam. Written by Lai-yin Leung, Ying Wong. Directed by Pou-Soi Cheang. In Thai and Cantonese with English subtitles. (1:58) NR. “Last Days in the Desert” — Jesus returns from his 40 days and nights to battle the devil over a family’s destiny. With Ewan McGregor, Tye Sheridan, Ciaran Hinds. Written and directed by Rodrigo Garcia. (1:38) PG-13. “The Lobster” — A man in the near future who flees into the woods rather than be turned into an animal because he is single illegally falls in love with a fellow rebel. With Colin Farrell, Rachel Weisz, Lea Seydoux. Written by Yorgos Lanthimos, Efthymis Filippou. Directed by Lanthimos. (1:58) R. “Love & Friendship” — A young aristocratic widow is pursued by a disparate trio of gentlemen. With Kate Beckinsale, Chloe Sevigny, Xavier Samuel. Directed and written by Whit Stillman, based on a Jane Austen novella. (1:32) PG. “The Man Who Knew Infinity” — In 1913 Cambridge, England, a young Indian math genius joins forces with an eccentric professor. With Dev Patel, Jeremy Irons, Devika Bhise. Written and directed by Matthew Brown. (1:48) PG-13. “The Meddler” — The nosy, needy, New Jersey transplant and title character is played with such instinctual warmth and comic verve by the estimable Susan Sarandon that it is the icing on a very well-baked cake, courtesy of writer-director Lorene Scafaria (“Seeking a Friend for the End of the World”). (Gary Goldstein, April 22) (1:43) PG-13. “Money Monster” — A financial TV host (George Clooney) and his producer (Julia Roberts) are held hostage by a desperate man. Written by Jamie Linden and Alan DiFiore & Jim Kouf, story by DiFiore & Kouf. Directed by Jodie Foster. (1:35) R. “Most Likely to Die” — When her peers are gruesomely murdered one by one, a high school student is forced to realize that one of her friends may be a serial killer. With Heather Morris, Ryan Doom, Perez Hilton, Jake Busey. Written by Laura Brennan. Directed by Anthony DiBlasi. (1:30) NR. “Mothers & Daughters” — The emotions about the complicated relationships between mothers and daughters are spot on, and there’s no shortage of star power. But there’s an insistently dour fog over the proceedings, and the film feels subdued and sedated without the levity to brighten up things. (Katie Walsh, May 6) (1:30) PG-13. “Mother’s Day” — From awkward start to merciful finish, Garry Marshall’s latest holiday-themed group therapy session is a grim, listless affair that may leave you pining for the relative pep and coherence of its predecessors, or at least a few of their incidental pleasures. (J.C., April 29) s(1:58) PG-13. “Papa: Hemingway in Cuba” — Despite a colorful true story and a gorgeous setting, this is more tin than gold with a compelling central figure refracted through the perspective of a less interesting person. (Katie Walsh, April 29) (1:49) R. “Pele: Birth of a Legend” — The soccer superstar rises from the slums of Brazil to become the world’s greatest player. With Vincent D’Onofrio, Diego Boneta, Seu Jorge. Written and directed by Jeff Zimbalist and Michael Zimbalist. (1:47) PG. “Ratchet & Clank” — The sci-fi animated feature feels like watching four episodes of a Saturday morning cartoon mashed into a feature-length film. (Katie Walsh, April 29) (1:34) PG. “Search Party” — Buddies botch a friend’s wedding, then must rescue him in Mexico after he is carjacked and left naked in the desert. With T.J. Miller, Thomas Middleditch, Adam Pally. Written by Mike Gagerman, Andrew Waller and Scot Armstrong; directed by Armstrong. (1:33) R. “Serial Killer I” — A rookie French homicide inspector uncovers a connection between a series of murders. With Raphael Personnaz, Nathalie Baye, Olivier Gourmet. Written by David Oelhoffen and Frederic Tellier. Directed by Tellier. In French with English subtitles. (2:00) NR. “Starcrossed” — A young writer’s encounter with a mysterious woman changes his future over the course of one night. With Mischa Barton, Grant Harvey, Eric Roberts. Written and directed by Chase Mohseni. (1:18) NR. “Sundown” — A spring-break vacation in Puerto Vallarta turns ugly for two high school seniors when a sexy girl makes off with the Rolex belonging to one boy’s grandfather. With Devon Werkheiser, Sean Marquette, Camilla Belle. Written by Fernando Lebrija, Miguel Tejada-Flores. Directed by Lebrija. R. “Sunset Song” — British director Terence Davies’ adaptation of the Scottish novel depicts a young woman enduring life in the early 20th century. With Agyness Deyn, Peter Mullan, Kevin Guthrie. (2:15) R. “Tales of Tales” — Diverting but rarely transporting, unpredictable yet strangely overdetermined, Italian writer-director Matteo Garrone’s film never conjures the sustained, enveloping magic promised by its extravagant design and its agreeably unhinged story sense. (J.C., April 29) (2:14) NR. “The Trust” — Corrupt cops unravel a mystery, hoping for a big score. With Nicolas Cage, Elijah Wood, Sky Ferreira. Written by Benjamin Brewer and Adam Hirsch. Directed by Alex Brewer & Benjamin Brewer. (1:32) R. “Under the Gun” — Political inaction is examined in this documentary on the gun control debate. Narrated by Katie Couric. Written by Brian Lazarte, Mark Monroe, Stephanie Soechtig. Directed by Soechtig. (1:50) R. “What We Become” — A virulent strain of the flu quickly turns a Danish family’s summer into a nightmare when it is attacked by a bloodthirsty mob. With Mille Dinesen, Troels Lyby, Benjamin Engell. Written and directed by Bo Mikkelsen. In Danish with English subtitles. 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MOORE — The Class 5A and 6A state track meets are scheduled to begin with field events at 10 a.m. Friday at Moore Stadium. Running events will follow at noon. The schedule will be the same for Saturday's finals. Here are some Oklahoma City-area athletes to keep an eye on: Class 6A BOYS Brock Appiah and Jordan Prince, Edmond North: A dangerously fast duo with Appiah in the sprints and Prince in...
Class 5A/6A state track meets: Athletes to watch
By Scott Wright Staff Writer email@example.com | May 12, 2016MOORE — The Class 5A and 6A state track meets are scheduled to begin with field events at 10 a.m. Friday at Moore Stadium. Running events will follow at noon. The schedule will be the same for Saturday's finals. Here are some Oklahoma City-area athletes to keep an eye on: Class 6A BOYS Brock Appiah and Jordan Prince, Edmond North: A dangerously fast duo with Appiah in the sprints and Prince in the 300 hurdles. Ean Beyer, Norman North: Last fall's cross country champion continues to find success in the distance events. Howard Douglass, Midwest City: A sophomore, Douglass challenged the 100-meter state record earlier this year. Patrick Larrison, Moore: The sophomore burst onto the scene and has been nearly unbeatable in the throwing events. Zach Mauck, Edmond Memorial: One of several Bulldogs with a chance to win as they look to contend for the team crown. Kyle Sander, Deer Creek: Consistently among the state's best 300 hurdlers. Vernon Turner, Yukon: The state’s new record-holder in the high jump at 7-4, which is the top mark by a high school athlete nationally this year.. GIRLS Whitney Bridges, Southmoore: The sophomore has gone below 12 seconds in the 100 meters, where she will try to defend her title. Jasmine Exum, Edmond North: Look for her to contend for medals in both hurdle events. Marisa Fleck, Norman: One of the state's top shot-putters will try to add to her collection of state meet hardware. Bailey Golden, Choctaw: Among the favorites to win the high jump. Sydney Long, Westmoore: The aptly named Jaguar continues to dominate in the long jump, pushing the 19-foot mark. Morganne Mukes and Kya Barnes, Edmond Memorial: Mukes has multiple state medals in sprints, and Barnes has been the state's top 400 runner. Class 5A BOYS Cecil Cole, Del City: The Eagles' standout football player is a talented sprinter, too. Kolby Mendenhall, McGuinness: A state champion sprinter at Perry the last two years, Mendenhall has been strong against 5A competition this spring. Carlos Owens, Guthrie: Among the best hurdlers in the class, winning both events at regionals last week. Christian Patterson, Shawnee: The leader of the Wolves' talented pole vaulting group, Patterson cleared 15-7 at regionals. Ethan Taylor, Piedmont: The Wildcat hurdler should be in the mix for medals in the 110 and 300. GIRLS Tesa Potter, Tecumseh: The 5A cross country champ has been a force in the distance events throughout her career. Jakira Wilson, Del City: The Eagles didn't qualify a lot of athletes, but like Wilson in the sprints, all of them can score points. Helen Homola, McGuinness: The standout distance runner hopes to be in the mix in the 3,200. Kelsey Simmons and Moe Tramble, Shawnee: The veteran duo leads the Wolves on multiple relay teams. Candis Rodgers, Northwest Classen: The speedy sprinter will try to contend in the 100 and 200.
Apr 30, 2016
The Minnesota Vikings selected Brothers in the fifth round of the NFL Draft on Saturday. Brothers, who played linebacker at Missouri, led the nation in tackles with 152 last season.
NFL Draft: Former Guthrie standout Kentrell Brothers selected by the Minnesota Vikings
From Staff Reports | Apr 30, 2016Former Guthrie High School star Kentrell Brothers is joining the same team that employs one of his football heroes: Adrian Peterson. The Minnesota Vikings selected Brothers in the fifth round of the NFL Draft on Saturday. Brothers, who played linebacker at Missouri, led the nation in tackles with 152 last season. Brothers, listed at 6 foot, 245 pounds, said he anticipates playing mostly inside linebacker with Minnesota. The Vikings went 11-5 last season and won the NFC North. Brothers told the Vikings team website that he was excited to be on Peterson's team after years of admiring him as a fan. “I went to a lot of OU games as a kid, so I've been a fan of him growing up,” Brothers said. “A superstar like Adrian Peterson, it's crazy growing up watching him and now I get to be his teammate.
The Syracuse, N.Y., native served as ASA communications coordinator and manager of the Softball Hall of Fame.
Tributes: Bill Plummer spent more than 40 years in softball
By Scott Munn | Apr 18, 2016A farewell to people with Oklahoma ties who enjoyed the game day experience: *Bill Plummer III, 71, of Oklahoma City was Mr. Softball. He was involved in the sport for more than 40 years, including a 30-year stay with the Amateur Softball Association's national office in OKC. The Syracuse, N.Y., native served as ASA communications coordinator and manager of the Softball Hall of Fame. The former sportswriter contributed to 14 books about softball. Plummer was an Air Force veteran and friend of The Oklahoman sports department. *Frank Carpenter, 84 of Wister. A career educator, which included 10 years as boys basketball coach at LeFlore High School. The Savages never had a losing season under Carpenter and reached the state tournament in 1965. Also coached the school's baseball team. Carpenter retired in 1986 as LeFlore Schools' superintendent. *Tommie Stephenson, 79, of Oklahoma City grew up in Kansas, where he was catcher for East High School in Wichita. Stephenson played ball at Wichita State and then semi-pro baseball in Kansas. He officiated basketball and football at the high school and collegiate levels in Oklahoma and southern Kansas. Served three terms in the Oklahoma State Legislature and also taught classes at Rose State Junior College in Midwest City, Redlands Junior College in El Reno and Oklahoma City Community College. *Louise Esserman Pebworth, 80, of Oklahoma City was the wife of former Putnam City and Carl Albert football coach Jack Pebworth. She offered a shoulder to lean on after tough losses and a hug for big wins. She is survived by Coach Pebworth, who was married to his best friend for 60 years. *Ken Brown Jr., 82, of Tulsa played fullback for Drumright High School. A longtime supporter of University of Tulsa basketball and OU football. Owned a food distribution business. *Douglas Stark, 58, of Oklahoma City had a passion for building open-wheel race cars. He was the brother of Jett Stark, who went by Jett Starr while racing a dirt champ car at State Fair Speedway. *Robert Tompkins, 47, of Hobart. He was a public address announcer for Hobart Bearcat football games. *Lindy Rahhal, 87, of Edmond played high school football at Weleetka. The University of Oklahoma graduate had Sooner football season tickets for 50 years. A radiologist by trade. *Roscoe Mays Jr., 71, of Mesa, Ariz., was a former Guthrie resident who loved golf. A family obituary said Mays had several holes-in-ones during his career as a casual golfer. *Norm Bautsch, 76, of Edmond. The Reading, Pa., native was a standout basketball and baseball player. He had a chance to play pro baseball but opted to play basketball at Albright College in his hometown. Spent 22 years in the Air Force as a maintenance and logistics officer. *Dr. Kenneth Elsner, 80, of Edmond was a coach at Excelsior and Cromwell in the 1950s. He enjoyed playing golf and tennis after retiring as Dean of the College of Education at Central Oklahoma. Elsner was a member of the Edmond Senior Men's Golf Association. *Jay Logan II, 57, of Ozark, Ark., was a Vinita native who was a master fisherman. He was a devoted Oklahoma Sooners football fan — so much that he cried after OU lost the Game of the Century to Nebraska in 1971. The OU graduate was a certified public accountant and financial planner. *Jack Brown, 98, of Tulsa. He won the Bauer and Francis Award for being the best student-athlete at Tulsa Central High School. Brown lettered in basketball and golf, but his favorite sport to play was baseball. An avid St. Louis Cardinals fan.
Apr 6, 2016
On the high school football calendar, this is hiring season. Between now and the start of spring practice in a little more than a month, athletic directors with head coaching vacancies to fill are sifting through resumes with the hope that their next great coach is somewhere in the pile. A few programs with a good amount of tradition — places like Westmoore, Deer Creek, Purcell, Tulsa East...
Prep Parade: In football coaching, give youth a chance
By Scott Wright Staff Writer firstname.lastname@example.org | Apr 6, 2016On the high school football calendar, this is hiring season. Between now and the start of spring practice in a little more than a month, athletic directors with head coaching vacancies to fill are sifting through resumes with the hope that their next great coach is somewhere in the pile. A few programs with a good amount of tradition — places like Westmoore, Deer Creek, Purcell, Tulsa East Central and others — are in the hunt for a coach. Many of them want someone with previous head coaching experience. Some even state it in the job announcement. But why? Throughout the course of a school year, I interact with more coaches than I can count, head or assistant. I come across several head coaches who I would never let my son play for. And I see just as many assistants who seem destined to be leaders, yet they can't get their opportunity because they don't have the words “head coach” anywhere on their job history. Just in this school year alone, I've seen too many incredibly successful coaches in football and basketball who were given their first head job within the last five years to believe previous experience is a necessary job requirement. I'm not trying to discount experience. It's incredibly valuable. If there's a guy with a successful track record as a head coach, and you can bring him in to run your program, go for it. But experience alone doesn't make a good head coach. A coordinator who has worked under respected coaches, in successful programs, and has the intangible qualities needed to be a leader of young people, shouldn't be ignored simply because he's never been a head coach, or because the first digit in his age is a 2. Every great head coach got his start because someone was willing to give him a chance, despite his lack of experience. STATE CHAMPIONS FILL WEST ROSTERS FOR ALL-STATE GIRLS BASKETBALL In a year when state championships were dominated by teams on the west side of the state, the Oklahoma Coaches Association's All-State girls basketball rosters reflect it. The Large and Small West rosters include a total of seven players who won state championships last month, led by a pair of Midwest City players who earned the Class 6A title. Bomber seniors Chinna Fair and Asia Davis are joined on the Large West squad by 5A champion Hillary Hurst of Woodward and 4A champ Aaliyah Endsley of Newcastle. On the Small West roster, 3A champion Alva is represented by Oklahoma State signee Jaden Hobbs, with Class A champion Taylor Hedrick of Seiling and 2A champ Taylor Cell of Fairview also on the team. The girls All-State games will be played July 27 at the Mabee Center in Tulsa. Here are the full rosters: Large West: Chinna Fair, Midwest City; Ashley Gomez, Westmoore; Hillary Hurst, Woodward; Micayla Haynes, Guthrie; Jamie Bonnarens, Cache; Aaliyah Endsley, Newcastle; Asia Davis, Midwest City; Dominique Golightly, Chickasha; Shamika Smith, Carl Albert; Hannah Anderson, Elk City. Coaches: Jennifer Schneeberger, Blanchard; Miles Thompson, Elgin. Large East: Aaliyah Wilson, Muskogee; Brice Calip, Sapulpa; Mikayla Shulanberger, Skiatook; Monique Tramble, Shawnee; Katie Kirkhart, Hilldale; Carsyn Spurgeon, Vinita; Alexis Gaulden, Broken Arrow; Jada Ford, Muskogee; Grace Garrison, Oologah; Rachel Skalnik, Owasso. Coaches: Donnie Martin, Pryor; Lori Martin, Pryor. Small West: Jaden Hobbs, Alva; Karson Maple, Cashion; Taylor Hedrick, Seiling; Tyra Aska, Coyle; Kelsey Johnson, Washington; Tiarra Davis, Pond Creek-Hunter; Nicole Middleton, Chisholm; Taylor Cell, Fairview; Morgan Meacham, Heritage Hall; Ashli Richardson, Calumet. Coaches: Sam Hale, Mangum; Jason Fulks, Stratford. Small East: Madison Nickens, Westville; Sydney Brinlee, Latta; Kelsey Castlebury, Glencoe; Rainey Mauzey, Red Oak; Shelby Fleming, Asher; Briana Merchant, Beggs; Courtney Condit, Salina; Jordan Ivey, Preston; Shaelyn Ward, Lincoln Christian; Jentry Brown, Howe. Coaches: Roland Branton, Boswell; Mike Converse, Wright City. BIG ALL-CITY BASKETBALL GAMES SET FOR MAY 26 Del City High School will once again play host to the Big All-City boys and girls basketball games on May 26. The girls game will tip off at 6:30 p.m., with the boys to follow at 8. The girls will have a 3-point contest at halftime, and the boys will have a slam dunk and 3-point contest. Coaches and team rosters for the games will be announced at a later date. BULLDOG INVITATIONAL NEEDS EXTRA HOLES Neither the team nor individual titles were settled after 36 holes at the Edmond Memorial Bulldog Invitational on Tuesday. Edmond North ultimately edged Memorial by one stroke in the team playoff after both posted 589 totals through two rounds. Edmond Memorial senior McCain Schellhardt, who has signed with Missouri-Kansas City, defeated Edmond North junior Laken Hinton in a four-hole playoff to take the individual crown. Schellhardt and Hinton posted two-round totals of 143 to tie for first. CURRAN SCOTT JOINING TULSA BASKETBALL PROGRAM Following a successful freshman season at UNC-Charlotte, Edmond native Curran Scott announced on Tuesday that he will return to his home state and join the Tulsa men's basketball program. Scott, a 6-foot-4 shooting guard, averaged 10.5 points per game and shot a team-best 43.9 percent from 3-point range this past season, playing for Enid native Mark Price at Charlotte. “I want to thank everyone who invested their time and efforts into not only my basketball career but me as a person during my time here,” Scott posted on Twitter Tuesday. “At this point in time, my family and I think it would be best for me to leave Charlotte and pursue an opportunity closer to home at the University of Tulsa.” Tulsa graduates nine players off its current roster, including its top two scorers — both shooting guards, including Edmond Memorial product James Woodard. COLLEGE POSTCARD: NSU'S CHARTER LAWSON WINS WEEKLY HONOR Maybe the name of the tournament should've been a giveaway that Northeastern State golfer Charter Lawson was in line for a good performance. The Mustang High School grad and NSU senior shot rounds of 70-73 to finish fifth, one shot out of first, at the Mustang Intercollegiate — named for the mascot of host school Western New Mexico University — at Palm Valley Golf Club in Goodyear, Ariz., over the weekend. For her efforts, Lawson was named the MIAA Women's Golfer of the Week by the conference on Wednesday.
ALL-STATE TEAM NOMINATIONSMENEDRICE "BAM" ADEBAYO, High Point Christian, PF/C, Sr., 6-10 — See player of the year nominations.THOMAS ALLEN, Garner, PG, Jr., 6-2 — Averaged 21.3 points, 3.1 rebounds, 2.5 steals and 5.6 assists. Helped team go 29-3, with two losses coming to 4-A finalist Cary and the other to 3-A finalist Fayetteville Sanford. Was leading scorer (17.5 points) as starter on 2015...
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Associated Press | Apr 4, 2016ALL-STATE TEAM NOMINATIONS MEN EDRICE "BAM" ADEBAYO, High Point Christian, PF/C, Sr., 6-10 — See player of the year nominations. THOMAS ALLEN, Garner, PG, Jr., 6-2 — Averaged 21.3 points, 3.1 rebounds, 2.5 steals and 5.6 assists. Helped team go 29-3, with two losses coming to 4-A finalist Cary and the other to 3-A finalist Fayetteville Sanford. Was leading scorer (17.5 points) as starter on 2015 state champion. Conference player of the year. Second-team all-state pick by the N.C. Basketball Coaches Association. Drawing high-major Division I interest. PATRICK AUSTIN, Mt. Holly Mountain Island Charter, G/F, Sr., 6-1 — Averaged 13 points and 10 rebounds. Led team with 15 double-doubles. LAVAR BATTS JR, Concord Robinson, G, Jr., 6-3 — Averaged 20.7 points and broke the school career scoring record of 1,501 points. All-district first-team pick. Three-time all-conference first-team pick, twice in the MECKA 4-A and one year in the SPC. MVP of the 3-A title game after leading team to win against Fayetteville Sanford. N.C. Basketball Coaches Assocaition first-team all-state pick. Conference player of the year. RECHON "LEAKY" BLACK, Concord, PG, So., 6-7 — Averaged 14 points, seven assists, eight rebounds, two steals and two blocks. Led team to 23-5 record. All-conference and all-district pick. Regarded as the top-ranked recruit in the Class of 2018 and ranked in the top 20 nationally. N.C. Basketball Coaches Association third-team all-state pick. Committed to UNC. DAXTON BOSTIAN, Morganton Patton, G, Sr., 5-9 — Averaged 19.3 points, 4.5 rebounds, 3.7 assists and 1.9 steals. Helped team set single-season marks for wins and league wins. All-conference pick. All-county first-team pick. All-district third team pick. Milligan College recruit. KYRAN BOWMAN, Havelock, G, Sr., 6-2 — See player of the year nominations. IAN BOYD, Apex, G, Sr., 6-3 — See player of the year nominations. JONAS BRADSHAW, East Burke, G, Sr., 5-7 — Averaged 19 points, 6.0 assists and 2.1 steals per game to lead 21-win team. Conference and county player of the year. All-district first-team pick. Has multiple Division II offers. JOSH BRODOWICZ, Charlotte Catholic, PG, Sr., 5-9 — Two-time all-conference pick and league player of the year. Second-team all-district pick. MVP of the 4-A final with 11 points, three rebounds, three steals. Had 30 turnovers for the season for team that finished 32-1. Led team to comeback from 19 down against Garner to win first state title. MAC BRYDON, Matthews Carmel Christian, C, Sr., 6-10 — Averaged 13 points and 11 rebounds. All-conference pick. JAMARIUS BURTON, Charlotte Berry, G/F, So., 6-4 — Averaged 14 points, eight rebounds and five assists. All-conference pick. Runner-up for conference player of the year. Led team to 21-8 record and second place in league. MYRON CARMON, Goldsboro, G, Sr., 5-9 — Averaged 18.1 points and 5.3 assists. Shot 81 percent from the foul line. Made 68 3-pointers this year to set a program single-season high. Finished with 1,385 career points. Four-time all-conference and two-time all-district pick. Led team to 24 wins, the most since a 2010 run to the 1-A title game. Helped team to share of conference regular-season title, the program's first since 2010. BRETT CARTER, Huntersville Southlake Christian, SG, Sr., 6-3 — Averaged 16 points, 3.5 rebounds and 2.3 steals. Had 10 20-point games with a 26-point game against Greensboro Day and 30 against Concord First Assembly. Two-time all-conference pick. TREY CARVER, Elizabeth City Northeastern, Sr., 6-5, 230 — Averaged 18.5 points and six rebounds. Career 1,000-point scorer. Led team to 27-3 record that included an unbeaten run to the conference regular-season and tournament titles. Team reached 2-A regional final in its first regional final since 1990. Area player of the year for the Daily Advance of Elizabeth City. Conference player of the year. All-district pick. Four-time all-area pick. Committed to Hampton. ZACH COTTRELL, Hayesville, G, Sr., 6-5 — Averaged 21 points, 13 rebounds and 3.7 assists. Four-time conference player of the year. N.C. Basketball Coaches all-state third-team selection. Set school record with 1,938 career points. Carolinas All-Star Classic selection. Appalachian State recruit. TANNER DILLINGHAM, McDowell County, F, Jr., 6-7 — Averaged team-high 17.6 points and 6.6 rebounds. All-conference pick who also shot 55 percent from the field, 78 percent from the line and 40 percent from 3-point range. TERRON DIXON, Matthews Queen's Grant, G/F, Jr., 6-3 — Averaged 18 points and seven rebounds. Two-time all-conference pick. MVP of Wake Christian Bulldog Classic. Team MVP for KSA Events Holiday Tournament. Has 852 points in three seasons. DEVON DOTSON, Charlotte Providence Day, PG, So., 6-1 — Averaged 16.6 points, 3.6 rebounds, 4.6 assists and 1.8 steals for team with five double-figure scorers. All-conference pick. NCISAA all-state pick. Shot 56 percent from the field and 75 percent from the foul line. Considered a top-3 player in the state for the 2018 class. Has offers from ACC and SEC schools. HAYDEN DUGGINS, East Lincoln, G, Sr., 6-4 — Averaged 18 points, 5.4 rebounds, 3.3 assists and 1.5 steals. Helped team reach 2-A NCHSAA final. All-conference and all-district pick. Set school record by shooting 48 percent from 3-point range and is the school's No. 5 all-time scorer. ACCHEAUS FIELDS, New Hanover County, F, Sr., 6-2 — Averaged 15.8 points, 5.2 rebounds. 2.5 assists and 1.4 steals. Helped team go 24-6 overall as 12-0 in league play. Team reached fourth round of 4-A playoffs. Conference player of the year. All-area player of the year by the StarNews of Wilmington. JOHN FULKERSON, Arden Christ School, F, Sr., 6-8 — Averaged 14.5 points, 11.1 rebounds, 4.3 assists and 3.5 blocks. Shot 68.3 percent from the floor. Broke Duke's Marshall Plumlee's single-season record with 112 blocks. Conference player of the year. NCISAA 3-A all-state pick. Tennessee recruit. CORY GENSLER, Cary, G, Sr., 6-4 — See player of the year nominations. MALIK GINGLES, Gastonia Ashbrook, G/F, Sr., 6-3 — Led team by averaging 17.5 points and 8.1 rebounds. Helped team reach 3-A final last year and sectional final this year. Seventh player in school history to reach 1,000 career points. Helped team win Big South Conference tournament title. Had 33 points in win against rival Gastonia Forestview. Two-time all-conference pick. ALEX GREER, West Wilkes, G, Sr., 6-1 — Averaged 31.3 points, 6.4 rebounds and 3.2 steals. Had 2,145 career points. DAVRION GRIER, Charlotte Myers Park, F, Sr., 6-5 — Averaged 17.1 points, 7.5 rebounds, 1.1 steals, 1.2 blocks and 1.0 assists. Averaged two points per game as a junior but improved significantly to post strong numbers with plenty of consistency. Had at least 20 points in 10 of last 17 games. Scored in double figures for 24 straight games. All-conference pick. Shot 62 percent from the floor and 77 percent from the foul line. Urban Builders All Tournament pick. JA'HARI GUTHRIE, Bessemer City, G, Jr., 6-3 — Averaged 13.5 points, 8.6 rebounds, 3.4 assists and 1.3 steals. All-conference pick. Bud Black/Dennis Tate Christmas Tournament All-Tournament pick. Team captain led team with 10 double-doubles. CAM HAMILTON, Charlotte Vance, PG, Jr., 5-10 — Averaged 20.5 points, 4.6 assists, 4.5 steals and 3.2 rebounds. Two-time all-conference pick. Averaged 14 points as a sophomore and increased numbers in every category to help team go from 6-18 last year to 14-13 this year. JAIRUS HAMILTON, Concord Cannon, F, So., 6-8 — Averaged 22.2 points, 6.9 rebounds, 3.1 assists and 2.3 steals. Shot 46 percent from the floor and 76 percent from the foul line. First-team NCISAA all-state pick, receiving the most votes of any sophomore. All-conference first-team pick. Runner-up for league player of the year. Team's most outstanding performer. Three-time all-tournament pick in national events. Ranked in the top 50 nationally in recruiting. Was named Charlotte Observer player of the night eight times. Has offers from UNC, Tennessee, Wake Forest and Virginia Tech. Has interest from Duke, Kansas, Maryland, Virginia and South Carolina. Has 3.5 GPA. JUSTYN HAMILTON, Charlotte Independence, C, Jr., 6-10 — Averaged 9.6 points, 8.3 rebounds, 4.5 blocks and 1.3 steals. All-conference pick. Invited to participate in the USA Junior National Team Mini-Camp this past fall and will complete the tryout session this June. Ranked 11th in state for 2017 class according to Phenom Hoop Report. Led conference in blocked shots and double-doubles (eight) while his 130 blocks were third in the state. Named Charlotte Observer player of the week multiple times. Has eight Division I offers. TEVIN HEATH, Charlotte Berry, F, Sr., 6-5 — Averaged 10 points and seven rebounds. All-conference pick. Helped team go 21-8 and finish second in the conference. JONATHAN HICKLIN, Charlotte United Faith, G, So., 6-3 — Averaged 17 points, 11 rebounds and nine assists. All-conference pick. ANTHONY HICKS, North Forsyth, G, So., 6-5 — Averaged 19.3 points, 5.6 rebounds and 1.2 assists. Shot 53 percent from the field. Two-time all-conference pick. MVP of Frank Spencer event. Drawing Division I interest. TY HILL, West Brunswick, G, Sr., 5-11 — Averaged 18.7 points, 4.2 assists and 3.2 steals. Led team to second place in conference race and third round of 3-A playoffs for third straight year. All-conference pick. All-area pick by the StarNews of Wilmington. NATE HINTON, Charlotte Northside Christian, F, So., 6-5 — Averaged 17.9 points, 6.4 rebounds, 3.6 steals and 1.8 assists. All-conference pick. NCISAA 2-A all-state pick. Led team to 21-7 record and 2-A final. ZACH HOBBS, Jacksonville Northside, G, Jr., 6-1 — Averaged 19.9 points, 3.4 assists and 2.2 steals. Shot 54 percent for team that went 23-4 while winning the conference regular-season and tournament titles. Team reached third round of state playoffs. Area player of the year for the Jacksonville Daily News. Shared conference player of the year honor with UNC Wilmington signee Matt Elmore of Dixon. All-district pick. Scored in double figures in every game and had best games against likes of Havelock, Clinton, New Hanover and East Carteret. JOSHUA HOWARD, Charlotte Providence Day, F, Sr., 6-6 — Averaged 14.4 points, 8.0 rebounds, 1.3 assists and 1.8 steals. Three-time all-conference pick. Two-time NCISAA all-state pick. Has several Division I and II offers with more showing interest. Led team in scoring in league games at 18 points per game. JAY HUFF, Durham Voyager Academy, C, Sr., 6-11 — See player of the year nominations. JAIDEN HUNT, Cherryville, SG, So., 6-3 — Averaged 12.3 points, 4.5 rebounds and 1.3 steals. High-energy athlete with a lot of potential. Was second on team in scoring and rebounding while leading the team in dunks. IKESTA JOHNSON, Farmville Central, F, Sr., 6-5 — Averaged 15.3 points. Conference player of the year. Had 12 points and 11 rebounds in the 2-A state final. ISAAC JOHNSON, Charlotte Providence Day, F, Sr., 6-8 — Averaged 11.6 points, 6.2 rebounds, 2.9 assists and 1.3 steals. Shot 56 percent. Second-team all-conference pick. Averaged 16.3 points and shot 71 percent in 10 league games. Has offers from Hampton, St. Francis (Pennsylvania), Campbell and Winthrop with others showing interest. CHRISTIAN JONES, Cherryville, G, Sr., — Averaged 14 points, 10.1 rebounds, 1.4 assists and 1.4 steals. Led team in blocked shots. Set school record by drawing 31 charges this season. A team co-captain. PARKER JULIAN, Charlotte Latin, F, Sr., 6-7 — Averaged 17.3 points and 7.4 rebounds while shooting 52 percent from the floor and 81 percent from the line. Cracked 1,000 career points. Four-year starter and three-time all-conference pick helped team finish second in league and quarterfinals in state tournament. TYRELL KIRK, Whiteville, G, Jr., 6-4 — Averaged 17.6 points, 6.2 rebounds, 5.0 assists, 3.0 steals and 2.5 blocks. Helped team finish 17-6 overall and second place in conference. Team reached third round of 1-A playoffs. Conference player of the year. All-area first-team pick by the StarNews of Wilmington. JACK KONSTANZER, Kill Devil Hills First Flight, Sr., 6-1, 175 — Averaged 21.3 points and five rebounds. Career 1,500-point scorer with 240 3-pointers. All-conference pick. N.C. Basketball Coaches Association district player of the year. NCPreps.com all-state pick in 2015. Committed to UNC Greensboro. KAMERON LANGLEY, Southwest Guilford, G/F, Jr., 6-1 — Averaged 15.6 points, 6.8 rebounds, 5.9 assists and 3.2 steals. Maybe the most dynamic, athletic player on a roster loaded with them, helping the Cowboys with the Sheetz Holiday Classic and a share of the conference regular-season title. Helped team reach fourth round of NCHSAA 4-A playoffs. All-area first-team pick for the News & Record of Greensboro. Two-time conference player of the year. Has surpassed 1,000 career points. Drawing interest from Elon, High Point, Maryland-Eastern Shore, N.C. A&T, Richmond, UNC Greensboro and VCU. RAEKWON LONG, Lincolnton, C, Sr., 7-1 — Averaged 16 points, 11.8 rebounds and 2.7 blocks. N.C./S.C. all-star game pick. All-conference pick. Committed to Florida International. BJ MACK, Charlotte Catholic, C, Fr., 6-7 — Averaged 11.5 points and 6.5 rebounds while shooting 54 percent. All-conference pick. Third-team all-district pick. Has SEC and ACC offers while being regarded by many as a top-100 prospect. JORDAN MACKENZIE, Concord Robinson, PG, Sr., 6-1 — Averaged 13.7 points, eight assists and two steals. Four-year varsity starter. Four-time all-conference pick, twice each in two different leagues. Finished with more than 1,300 points, 300 assists, 100 steals and 300 rebounds for his career for state champion. CHRIS MARTIN, Charlotte Northside Christian, G, Jr., 6-0 — Averaged 17.4 points, 4.7 steals, 3.3 assists and 2.5 rebounds. All-conference pick. Impact player for 21-7 team that reached NCISAA 2-A final. CALEB MAULDIN, West Rowan, F, So., 6-7 — Averaged 23.5 points and 12 rebounds in strong league. All-conference and all-county pick. Had scoring games of 43, 36 and 39 points. TYLER MAYE, Farmville Central, PG, Jr., 6-3 — Averaged 23.6 points. First-team all-conference pick. Scored 18 of 25 points in fourth quarter of 2-A title game to earn MVP honors. N.C. Basketball Coaches Association second-team all-state pick. QUAN MCCLUNEY, Gaston Day, F, So., 6-5 — Averaged 22.4 points, 10.2 rebounds and 2.5 assists. Helped team reach quarterfinals of NCISAA 2-A tournament. All-conference pick. Has offer from Charlotte. DARIUS MCGHEE, Roxboro Community, PG, 5-9, Jr. — Averaged 36.5 points to rank third in the nation according to MaxPreps, making him the first state player to score 1,000 points in a season (1,057). Set NCHSAA records for most 40-point games in a season (12), most consecutive 40-point games (four) and most 50-point games (four). Also tied record for 30-point games (22). Had a season-high 57 points against Graham River Mill. Also had 50 points against 4-A Raleigh Athens Drive. Had highest per-game scoring average in NCHSAA history. Had 21 30-point games to set an NCHSAA record and also had a game with 14 3-pointers against Raleigh Charter to tie an NCHSAA record. Being recruited by High Point. MYLES MCGREGOR, Charlotte Davidson Day, Sr., 6-2 — Averaged 23 points, four rebounds, three assists and two steals. Two-time all-conference and NCISAA 2-A all-state pick. Has more than 1,200 points in two seasons. Had games of 37, 38 and 43 points this year. Signed with Presbyterian. TREY MCLEAN, Bessemer City, F, Jr., 6-1 — Averaged 19 points, 3.4 rebounds, 1.4 assists and 2.4 steals. Team captain. Scored 45 points against Cherryville. All-conference pick. Bud Black/Dennis Tate Christmas Tournament MVP. Shot 38 percent from 3-point range with 51 makes on the year. JAYLEN MCMANUS, North Mecklenburg, F, Sr., 6-7 — Averaged 19.1 points, 8.8 rebounds and 1.6 dunks per game. Two-year varsity starter. All-conference pick. N.C./S.C. All-Star. First-team all-district pick. Hoop Group All-Star. MVP Leroy Holden Thanksgiving Classic Had more than 1,000 career points. N.C. Basketball Coaches Association third-team all-state pick. Has at least 20 Division I offers. JO'VONTAE MILLNER, Burlington Cummings, G/F, Sr., 6-6 — Averaged 20.5 points, 12.7 rebounds, 3.8 assists, 1.9 steals and 1.5 blocks. Area player of the year by the Burlington Times-News. Led team in scoring, rebounding and assists while shooting 53 percent from the field. After starting as team's center for previous two seasons before moving to the wing to take better advantage of his handling and shooting skills. Has interest from Division I programs including Maryland-Eastern Shore, College of Charleston and VMI. DAVION MINTZ, North Mecklenburg, PG, Sr., 6-4 — See player of the year nominations. CAYSE MINOR, Winston-Salem Mt. Tabor, G, Sr., 6-2 — All-conference pick. Made Frank Spencer event's all-tournament team. Averaged 33 points over his last nine games. MYLES MONROE, Huntersville Southlake Christian, PG, Sr., 6-3 — Averaged 12 points, six rebounds, three assists and two steals. Two-time all-conference pick. Had 14 double-figure scoring games. Scored 21 points on 8-for-8 shooting and grabbed 11 rebounds with five assists against Charlotte Christian. WENDELL MOORE JR, Concord Cox Mill, F, Fr., 6-6 — Averaged 17.9 points, 8.6 rebounds, 3.3 assists and 1.8 blocks. Led team in every statistical category as a 14-year-old freshman. Shot a record 236 free throws, making 83 percent, to go with three 30-point games. Had 13 double-doubles. All-conference and first-team all-district pick. Rated a top-10 national freshman recruit. Has a 4.0 GPA. Has offer from UNC. SHAWN MORRISON JR, Charlotte Grace Academy, PG, Jr., 5-8 — Averaged 26 points, 5.2 assists, 2.5 rebounds and 3.0 steals. Shot 51.6 percent from the field. Shot 36.3 percent from 3-point range. Made 85 percent of his free throws. Broke school's single-game record with 46 points to go with 10 assists against Gastonia Victory Christian. Two-time scoring leader and team MVP. Fastest in school history to reach 1,000 points (46 games). CLAY MOUNCE, Mount Airy, SF, Sr., 6-7 — Averaged 25.2 points, 10.7 rebounds, 3.2 assists, 2.7 steals and 3.0 blocks. Shot 62 percent from the floor and 77 percent from the foul line. Had six 30-point games. Had 25 double-doubles. Statistically had the best season in program history in a do-it-all year. Conference player of the year. Conference all-tournament pick. Led team to second straight share of conference regular-season title. N.C. Basketball Coaches Association all-state third-team pick. Has 3.8 GPA. Furman signee. JUSTIN MYERS, North Iredell, F, Sr., 6-6 — Averaged 17 points, seven rebounds, three steals and three assists. MVP of Statesville Record & Landmark Christmas tournament. Conference and county player of the year. EMEKA NWANKWO, Charlotte Metrolina Christian, F, Sr., 6-5 — Averaged 17 points, 16 rebounds, three assists and three steals. Two-time all-conference pick. NCISAA all-state pick last year. Two-time team MVP. MYLES PIERRE, Matthews Carmel Christian, G, Fr., 6-1 — Averaged 19 points, six rebounds and four steals. Conference regular-season MVP and league tournament MVP. NCISAA 2-A all-state pick. Led team to 23-8 record and 17-0 mark in league play. RAYMON PRATT, Greensboro Smith, G/F, Sr., 6-3 — Averaged 21.5 points, 9.3 rebounds and 2.7 assists. Strong, athletic wing who can score on anyone. Helped team win conference tournament and go to NCHSAA 4-A playoffs. All-area first-team pick by the News & Record of Greensboro. Conference player of the year. Committed to N.C. A&T. JORDAN RATLIFFE, Fayetteville Village Christian, G, 5-10 — Averaged 18.3 points and 6.7 rebounds. Led team to first state title in school history in NCISAA 2-A division. Had season highs of 30 and 29 points. Only loss came to Cape Fear region school Fayetteville Sanford, an NCHSAA 3-A finalist. ORLANDO ROBINSON, Matthews Butler, G, Sr., 6-0 — Averaged 14 points and 4.2 assists. Shot 83 percent from the foul line. Led team to conference title with 18 points and career-high 11 assists in league tournament. Two-time all-conference pick. Third-team all-district pick. Had 1,301 career points. JALEN SANDERS, North Rowan, G, Sr., 6-0 — Averaged 18 points, five assists, six rebounds and three steals. Finished as school's No. 2 career scorer with more than 1,500 points. County and conference player of the year. Carolinas All-Star Classic pick. RYAN SCHWIEGER, Weddington, PG, Jr., 6-6 — Averaged 18 points, 8.0 rebounds and 3.5 assists. Shot better than 60 percent from inside the arc. Conference player of the year. Second-team all-district pick. County player of the year. Has chance to break multiple school records entering senior season. Has offer from Presbyterian and interest from roughly 10 other Division I programs. KODY SHUBERT, Lincoln Charter, G, So., 6-0 — Scored 19.7 points, 6.6 assists, 5.6 rebounds and 3.2 steals. Helped team to conference title and 1-A regional final. Has more than 1,000 career points. First-team all-district pick. Conference player of the year. DARION SLADE, West Forsyth — Averaged 18 points, three rebounds, two assists and two steals. All-conference pick. Signed to play football and basketball at Campbell. BRUNO SOLOMUN, Forsyth Country Day, F, Sr., 6-9, 215 — Averaged 16 points, 7.0 rebounds and 2.2 blocks. All-conference pick. NCISAA East team pick. DANIEL SPENCER, Concord Robinson, F, Sr., 6-3 — Averaged 17.2 points, 10 rebounds and two steals. Two-time all-conference pick for state champions. Named MVP of state final. Scored 22 points with game winning basket in final minute of title game. Has cracked 1,000-point mark. ISAIAH STALLINGS, Fayetteville Sanford, F, Sr., 6-4 — Led team to 3-A final despite losing last year's title-game MVP Mark Gilbert to early graduation to play football at Duke. Averaged 12.5 points and 7.1 rebounds while playing for unselfish team that emphasized defense and kept scores low. MVP of Cumberland County Holiday Classic. First team all-conference pick. N.C. Basketball Coaches Association third-team all-state pick. Will attend N.C. State on football scholarship. All-area player of the year for the Fayetteville Observer in football. SAGE SURRATT, East Lincoln, SG, Jr., 6-3 — See player of the year nominations. PATRICK TAPE', Matthews Queen's Grant, F/C, Sr., 6-9 — Averaged 10 points, 11 rebounds, seven blocks and four assists. Had 44 double-doubles, seven triple-doubles and two quadruple-doubles with more than 1,000 career points and 900 rebounds. Two-time all-conference pick. Columbia recruit. MARCUS THOMAS, Charlotte Independence, G, Sr., 6-4 — Averaged 19 points, 6.0 rebounds, 2.3 steals and 1.9 assists. Shot 49 percent from the field and 39 percent from 3-point range. Made team-best 53 3-pointers. Named player of the week multiple times by the Charlotte Observer. Second-team all-district pick. Conference player of the year and two-time all-conference pick. Past team MVP and all-tournament pick at 2014 East Lincoln Winter Jam and 2015 Cleveland County Holiday Classic. Has offer from Winston-Salem State. Drawing interest from Division I and II programs. ANTHONY TURNER, Morganton Freedom, F, Sr., 6-2 — Averaged 18.3 points, 9.4 rebounds and 1.0 block per game. Helped team make push to regionals as a No. 12 seed, winning first two playoff road games in 24 seasons. All-conference pick. All-county first-team pick. All-district second-team pick. TRE' TURNER, Northwest Guilford, G, So., 6-5 — Combo guard averaged 19.6 points, 6.5 rebounds, 2.7 assists and 2.1 steals per game. Has almost unlimited 3-point range and ability to slash to the basket or finish in transition. Helped team win conference tournament title and reach the third round of the NCHSAA 4-A playoffs. Will be News & Record of Greensboro's HSXtra public schools player of the year. All-HAECO Invitational. Also a big-time football recruit at wide receiver and earned all-conference honors in both sports. All-district pick. Has basketball offer from Maryland-Eastern Shore and early interest from Lipscomb, Maryland, N.C. State, Richmond, VCU, Wake Forest and Western Carolina, among others. Also has football offers from Duke, UNC, N.C. State, Virginia Tech, Wake Forest and West Virginia, among others. MALCOLM WADE, Indian Trail Metrolina Christian, PG, So., 6-0 — All-conference pick. Averaged 15 points and three assists. Got to foul line a team-best 183 times. TREY WERTZ, Charlotte Providence Day, G, So., 6-4 — Averaged 11.9 points, 3.9 rebounds, 3.2 assists and 1.0 steals for team with five double-figure scorers. Shot 51 percent from the floor and 47 percent from 3-point range with a school-record 77 3s this year. Had 25 points, six rebounds and six assists in NCISAA 3-A final to lead team to first state title since 1999. Led team in scoring for three of four games against teams ranked in the top 25 nationally. Shot 54 percent from 3 in 10 league games. Has an offer from Richmond along with interest from ACC, SEC and Atlantic 10 teams. COBY WHITE, Wilson Greenfield, G, So., 6-4, 160 — Averaged 28.2 points, 8.0 rebounds and 7.0 assists. Scored 40 or more points in five games this season, including 46 to break the school record by former Barton star and current Harlem Globetrotter Anthony Atkinson. His 960 points were also a school single-season record. NCISAA 1-A all-state pick. Conference player of the year. Also all-conference pick in regular season and league tournament. Ranked in top five of state's sophomore class. Invited to NC Top 80 event for the second straight year. MARION WHITELY, Gastonia Huss, PG, Sr., 5-10 — Averaged about 15 points per game while four of team's top eight players were out with injury after posting a three-point average for his career. All-conference pick who draws toughest defensive assignment and often takes top scorers out of their game. High-character and coachable player. Helped team stay afloat until it could get healthy to recover from a 2-9 start to finish second in the conference and reach state playoffs. In top 5 percent of his class. Being recruited by Harvard, Catawba, Wingate and West Virginia Wesleyan for either football or basketball. ALSHAQUAN WILLIAMS, Fairmont, F, Sr., 6-4 — See player of the year nominations. GRANT WILLIAMS, Charlotte Providence Day, F, Sr., 6-7 — See player of the year nominations. ZAIRE WILLIAMS, Winston-Salem Prep — Averaged 14.1 points, 9.1 rebounds and 1.1 steals. Two-time all-conference pick. All-area pick by the Winston-Salem Journal last year. Has offers from Old Dominion, Georgia, Southern and Maryland Eastern Shore. Drawing interest from Charlotte, Appalachian State, UNC Wilmington and Elon. CRESS WORTHY, Gastonia Huss, G, Jr., 6-1 — Two-time all-conference pick who missed nine games with a broken wrist. Team went 1-8 during his injury and 13-5 after his return, with him averaging 12.5 points. Previous all-area pick by the Gaston Gazette.
Mar 26, 2016
Purcell will soon hire its fifth head football coach in six years. Scott O'Hara told the school on Friday he is leaving to become head track coach at Southwestern Christian University in Bethany, sources told The Oklahoman. O'Hara was 4-7 in his only season at Purcell, losing to Sulphur in the first round of the playoffs. Since Mike Wilson — the second-winningest coach in Purcell history —...
High school notebook: Purcell football coach Scott O'Hara leaves for college track job
By Scott Wright and Jacob Unruh Staff Writers | Mar 26, 2016Purcell will soon hire its fifth head football coach in six years. Scott O'Hara told the school on Friday he is leaving to become head track coach at Southwestern Christian University in Bethany, sources told The Oklahoman. O'Hara was 4-7 in his only season at Purcell, losing to Sulphur in the first round of the playoffs. Since Mike Wilson — the second-winningest coach in Purcell history — stepped down in 2011, the Dragons have been coached by Shannon Watford for one season and Greg Willis for two, prior to O'Hara's hire. OSSAA APPROVES REDUCED CONTACT FOR SPRING FOOTBALL Full contact at Oklahoma high school football spring practices will be reduced to six practices starting in 2017. The Oklahoma Secondary School Activities Association Board of Directors approved the football committee's recommendation to reduce the number of spring full-contact practices. Teams will still be allowed 10 full-contact practices this spring. Next spring, there will be four fewer days and they cannot occur on consecutive days. Also, schools will be allowed a 21-day period from the conclusion of spring activities for each school to complete spring practices. Currently, schools are allowed 10 practices and they must be completed by June 1. The board also approved language in the football manual that allows use of hand-held dummies and shields during non-pad practices. CASHION'S RANEY TAKES TOP HONOR IN THREE RIVERS CONFERENCE Cashion senior point guard Vaughn Raney was named the Most Valuable Player of the Three Rivers Conference. Raney, who is verbally committed to Rogers State, averaged 21.3 points, 8.3 rebounds and 3.5 assists. Here's the full list of all-conference selections: Cashion: Vaughn Raney, Braden Schenk, Luke Jenkins; Hennessey: Carlos Rojo, Dalton Vinson; Oklahoma Bible: Camden Roggow, Hunter Grimm; Okarche: Kyle Pfaff, Jake Banfield; Okeene: Jayce Osmus; Crescent: Wyat McElfresh, Tanner Heiden; Watonga: Nate Coffey, Kaleb McSperitt; Thomas: Duncan Dyck. CARL ALBERT'S HARRELL NAMED SUBURBAN CONFERENCE MVP Carl Albert sophomore Mason Harrell was named the Most Valuable Player of the Suburban Conference after leading the Titans to the Class 5A state championship. Noble picked up a pair of top honors, with Jalal Gondal being named the conference's Defensive MVP and Daniel Lee named Newcomer of the Year. Chickasha's Wes Pulliam was chosen as the Coach of the Year. Here's the Suburban Conference honor squads: First team: Mason Harrell, Carl Albert; Callen Haydon, El Reno; Trey Hopkins, Carl Albert; Christian Wassana, El Reno; Adokieya Iyaye, Piedmont; Brock Henderson, Chickasha. Second team: Jalal Gondal, Noble; Jackson Winrow, Shawnee; David Sumo, Guthrie; J.D. Honeycutt, Guthrie; Brandon Shumway, Chickasha. Third team: Kevin Rassatt, Western Heights; Chris Nimsey, Noble; Daniel Lee, Noble; Coby Barham, Shawnee; Addaryl Quinn, Piedmont. All-Defensive Team: Jalal Gondal, Noble; Jaedon Pool, Carl Albert; Brock Henderson, Chickasha; T.C. Ellis, Guthrie; Seth Maston, Shawnee; Tony Evans, El Reno. Honorable mention: Carl Albert: Quavon Pearson, Bryce Mooreland; Chickasha: Colton Christian, Magyver Boles; El Reno: Cale Owens, Drew Wassana; Guthrie: T.C. Ellis; Noble: Christian Robinson Moore, Zach Coffey; Piedmont: Trevor Bailey; Shawnee: Carson Meier; Western Heights: Lacorian Ballard, Saylon Chavers, Quinton Garrett. YOUNG, GOMEZ NAMED COAC PLAYERS OF YEAR Norman North star Trae Young and Westmoore's Ashley Gomez have received Central Oklahoma Athletic Conference boys and girls Player of the Year honors. Young, a junior, has interest from all over the country. He helped lead Norman North to the Class 6A state championship game. His teammate Marcus Dickinson was named Defensive Player of the Year. Gomez has committed to Xavier. She led Westmoore to its first state tournament appearance since 2003. Her teammate Jessi Murcer was named the girls Offensive Player of the Year and Westmoore coach Andrea Guziec was named Coach of the Year. Edmond North senior Tre Evans was named the boys Offensive Player of the Year. His father and coach Terry Evans was named Coach of the Year. Here are the conference awards: Boys MVP: Trae Young, Norman North Offensive Player of the Year: Tre Evans, Edmond North Defensive Player of the Year: Marcus Dickinson, Norman North Newcomer of the Year: Tauriawn Knight, Edmond Santa Fe; Will Graham, Westmoore Coach of the Year: Terry Evans, Edmond North First team: Elyjah Clark, Deer Creek; Kristian Doolittle, Edmond Memorial; Curtis Haywood, Mustang; Jakolby Long, Mustang; Marques Wilson, Edmond North Second team: York Benjamin, Mustang; Cameron Martin, Norman North; Harrison Stoddart, Edmond North; Damoriea Vick, Westmoore; Tyler Williams, Edmond Santa Fe Third team: Marlik Depp, Edmond Memorial; Kristoff Haydon, Edmond Santa Fe; Conner Johnson, Edmond Santa Fe; Dayne Taylor, Southmoore; Vernon Turner, Yukon Honorable mention: Deer Creek:Tanner Rehl, Jonathan Richardson; Edmond Memorial: Travis Glover, Payton Moore; Edmond North: Tyson Anderson, Brock Butler, Mason Turner; Edmond Santa Fe: DeAngelo Adkins,James Bagwell, Titus Wallace; Moore: Quincy Dockins, Charles Watkins; Mustang: DeAryus Colbert, Kejuan Frazier, Chandler Garrett, Karl Madison, Bryce Roberts; Norman: Jordan Nick, Jake Ogle; Stillwater: Kelton Carter, Brooks Ford; Southmoore: Tinsley Payne, Quian Williams; Stillwater, Alec Noftsger, Mark Smith, Hunter Staten; Westmoore: Dakota Foster, Kody Gilliand; Yukon: Jeramiah Gibson, Drake Landeros, Daunte McGee, Sam O'Bannon, Jordan Williams. Girls MVP: Ashley Gomez, Westmoore Offensive Player of the Year: Jessi Murcer, Westmoore Defensive Player of the Year: Andrea Cooper, Edmond Santa Fe Newcomer of the Year: RaVon Nero, Edmond Santa Fe Freshman of the Year: CurTiera Haywood, Mustang Coach of the Year: Andrea Guziec, Westmoore First team: Sydney Manning, Deer Creek; Paige Serup, Edmond Memorial; Jo'Nah Johnson, Edmond Santa Fe; Kaci Richardson, Westmoore; Jamia Sheppard, Southmoore Second team: Alexa Scott, Norman North; Sydney Chastain, Westmoore; Veronica Harjo, Edmond North; Shala Robinson, Moore; Turner Mattingly, Norman Third team: Ashlyn Basler, Yukon; Logan Haller, Mustang; Taylor Norman, Edmond Memorial; Addy Lawson, Mustang; Maddie Rehl, Deer Creek Honorable mention: Deer Creek: Mk Brinska, Kendall Blackburn; Edmond Memorial: Sydney Webb, Avery Ogle, Jazmyne Laskey, Maddie Huelskamp; Edmond North: Hayli Hoffman, Kamri Heath, Kendall Burdge, Elise Dilkes; Edmond Santa Fe:Makayla Foy, Michaela Mack, Euresia Brown, Summer Jones; Moore: Tamera Shaver, Alysha Michaelson, Kaylea Massey, Fortuniet Traylor, Morgan Cooper; Mustang: Tytianna Mustin; Norman: Shelby Thrailkill, Darieana Hunter;Norman North: Kenna Sturgell, Jacie Evans, Daisha Reece; Stillwater: Dylan Fix, Jaci Littell; Westmoore: Whitney Outon; Yukon: Becka Cammon, Megan Sailer, Shariah Anderson, Jules Martin
Mar 15, 2016
Beggs freshman Joe Martell III was named the Section 6 recipient of the National High School Spirit of Sport Award by the National Federation of State High School Associations last week after he became what many believe to be the first double-amputee in Oklahoma high school football history last season. Martel, a defensive lineman, was born with tibial hemimelia, which caused him to...
High school notebook: Beggs double-amputee football player given Spirit of Sport Award
By Jacob Unruh and Scott Wright Staff Writers | Mar 15, 2016Beggs freshman Joe Martell III was named the Section 6 recipient of the National High School Spirit of Sport Award by the National Federation of State High School Associations last week after he became what many believe to be the first double-amputee in Oklahoma high school football history last season. Martel, a defensive lineman, was born with tibial hemimelia, which caused him to have no shin bones. Both of his legs were amputated when he was 18 months old, but wearing prosthetic legs he played both varsity and junior varsity for Beggs last season. “Joe may not have legs, but he has the heart of a lion,” Beggs coach Lee Blankenship said in a release. “When others would make excuses, Joe makes tackles. When others say it's too tough, Joe goes harder. Joe inspires his teammates and coaches to have courage, character and commitment to the school that we love on a daily basis. He is our hero.” Martel was also voted the District 3A-6 Inspirational Player of the Year and Most Inspirational Athlete of the Year by his school. The award was created by the NFHS to recognize those who exemplify the ideals of the spirit of the sport that represent the core mission of education-based athletics, according to the release. TULSA WASHINGTON PICKS CALIP AS FOOTBALL COACH College Football Hall of Famer Brad Calip has been selected as Tulsa Washington's new football coach. Calip replaces Marvin Dantzler, who left after four seasons to become the new head coach in Patterson, La. Calip, originally from Hobart, quarterbacked an East Central University team that set several NAIA records. He went on to play professionally in the USFL, CFL and Arena League. A long-time assistant in the high school and college ranks, this will be Calip's second stint as a head coach. He coached Tulsa Kelley for one season, going 8-4 in 2004. He had been on staff at Jenks since 2009. COLLEGE POSTCARD: HERITAGE HALL'S HIGGINS WINS CANADIAN WRESTLING TITLE Former Heritage Hall wrestler and Class 3A state champion Finn Higgins recently repeated as a Canadian national collegiate champion. Higgins won the 100 kg (220 pounds) gold medal, wrestling for the University of Winnipeg in the CIS National Championships. Higgins won every match in the tournament by first-period technical fall or pin, and did not have a single point scored against him. Following the tournament, he was named the CIS Outstanding Male Wrestler. CHICKASHA DOMINATES GIRLS SUBURBAN CONFERENCE AWARD LIST Chickasha senior Dominque Golightly was named Player of the Year in the Suburban Conference, being joined by two teammates for top conference awards for girls basketball. Another senior, Tandra King, was named Newcomer of the Year after moving from Anadarko. And senior Taylor Sylvester was chosen as the Defensive Player of the Year. Carl Albert's Tim Flanigan was selected as Coach of the Year. Here are the all-conference teams: First team: Micayla Haynes, Guthrie; Shamika Smith, Carl Albert; Taleigh Davis, El Reno; Maddison Sperle, Piedmont; Monica Brooks, Shawnee. Second team: Moe Tramble, Shawnee; Kelsey Simmons, Shawnee; Haley Hudson, Noble; Brittney Vince, Western Heights; Kasey Rice, Shawnee. Third team: Aaleyah Allison, Guthrie; Hannah Ferguson, Chickasha; Massey Beard, El Reno; Hayden Freeman, El Reno; Karissa Duke, Chickasha. Honorable mention Carl Albert: Charissa Price; El Reno: Rachelle RomanNose, Kayten Moore; Guthrie: Jillian Chappell; Noble: Baylee Brown, Skylar Lester, Kyrah Robinson; Piedmont: McKenna Kirkpatrick, Delaney Mitchell, Karlie Owens; Shawnee: Logan Bonner; Western Heights: Savannah Stanley, Laneshia Webster, Charon Cheatham.
Feb 22, 2016
Brothers wasn’t always the biggest player on the field, nor was he a speed demon. But what Brothers did have was an uncommon feel for the game. Again and again when a play ended, he always seemed to be near the football.
Former Guthrie star Kentrell Brothers has eyes set on NFL
By Christian Clark Staff Writer email@example.com | Feb 22, 2016Josh Henson had just started a new job as the Missouri football team's offensive line coach when the tape of a Guthrie High School sophomore, who always seemed to be a step ahead of everybody else on the field, began appearing in his inbox. The kid's name was Kentrell Brothers, a two-way star for the Bluejays at defensive end and wide receiver. Something about his game stuck out to Henson right away. Brothers wasn't always the biggest player on the field — Henson figured he was about 6-feet tall and no more than 200 pounds — nor was he a speed demon. But what Brothers did have was an uncommon feel for the game. Again and again when a play ended, he always seemed to be near the football. In a word: instincts. Brothers possessed them like few high school players Henson had ever seen. “He was always around the football,” Henson said. “If he wasn't tackling the guy, he was standing right there getting ready to tackle him. Some guys, when you watch them play, they can anticipate the game.” Seven years later, it's that ability that has Brothers on the brink of an NFL career. Brothers, fresh off a season in which he led college football in tackles, will participate in the NFL Combine this week with the hopes of improving his stock before the NFL Draft in April. “Sometimes you watch those linebackers, and you think, ‘How the heck did that guy get to the spot that fast and see the play?'” Henson said. “That's Kentrell.” Missouri became the first school to offer Brothers a scholarship after his junior season at Guthrie. Over the course of a senior year in which he posted 100 tackles and 19 sacks as a defensive end and caught 63 balls for 1,304 yards and 18 touchdowns at wide receiver, that number ballooned to 14 offers from across the country. Strangely, though, Brothers never received anything official from from in-state powers Oklahoma or Oklahoma State. During a playoff game his junior year, Brothers roasted an OU-committed offensive lineman in a playoff game against Duncan for four sacks. As a senior, he turned around and recorded five sacks on the same OU commit against Duncan in Week 1. He also managed to score three touchdowns. Still, no offers from the Sooners or the Cowboys. OU coach Bob Stoops had sat down with Brothers and talked about the possibility of a scholarship, but nothing ever materialized. Oklahoma State expressed interest, but the coaches there told Brothers — viewed by some as too small to play linebacker and too slow to play in the secondary at the collegiate level — they were unsure where to put him on the field. One reason Brothers liked Missouri was that the school's coaches seemed to know exactly where he'd fit in: inside linebacker. Henson and the Tigers' staff loved the way Brothers always seemed to find the football. He was strong for someone his size and absolutely fearless. “Everybody kind of looked at him as kind of undersized,” said Rafe Watkins, who coached Brothers at Guthrie and has since moved to Muskogee. “I think that's why our state schools didn't offer him. … He went up to Missouri, and Coach Henson was the one who really recruited him. He said, ‘I just see his nose for the ball. I don't know how we can't want him.'” Brothers committed to Missouri in November 2010. Less than a month earlier, he'd watched the Tigers upset No. 1-ranked OU 36-27 while visiting Columbia. When the game was over, Brothers joined Missouri's student section in rushing the field. “It was a crazy feeling to me,” Brothers said. “After being in that environment, it was hard to say no.” Learning how to play linebacker was a new experience. Mastering the intricacies of the position took time. Brothers played sparingly as a redshirt freshman, registering 14 tackles in 11 games. By his sophomore season, he'd earned a starting spot. Brothers started every game for Missouri in 2013, totaling 70 tackles for a team that went 12-2 and won the SEC East title. Missouri ended the season with a dramatic 41-31 win over Oklahoma State in the Cotton Bowl. “It felt real good to get that win,” Brothers said. “It sucked that (they never offered a scholarship), but I'm happy with the way things turned out.” As a senior this season, Brothers lived around the football. In 12 games, he led college football in tackles (152) and blocked kicks (3). Twelve of Brothers' tackles were for loss. He also added two interceptions, one fumble recovery and one forced fumble. The Associated Press named him a second-team All-American. Henson credited Brothers' success this season to the football instincts that led him to take notice several years ago. But Henson noted Brothers' dedication to doing his homework. Henson said he's worked with few players who were dedicated to poring over film the way Brothers did. Time after time last season, Henson walked past the linebackers' room and found Brothers inside watching film by himself. “We used ThunderCloud on the iPad,” said Brothers, referring to the app designed to allow athletes to watch film on mobile devices. “When I was home, when I was up in the locker room doing nothing, when I was eating — I pretty much watched it every chance I got.” After graduating from Missouri in December with a sociology degree, Brothers has spent the last few weeks training in Atlanta. This week, Brothers will head to the NFL Combine in Indianapolis, where he'll undergo mental and physical tests in front of scouts and executives from all 32 NFL teams. Right now, mock drafts have pegged Brothers going as high as the second round. Even so, concerns about Brothers' game he's heard since high school — that he's too small for the next level — continue to stick. The first sentence on Brothers' NFL.com draft profile, which lists him at 6-feet and 249 pounds, reads that he is “undersized for an inside ‘backer. ..." Brothers said he's accustomed to that kind of talk. The whispers about his size have persisted since high school. Brothers said all can do to combat that is to continue making plays where it counts: between the chalked lines. “I hear a lot of that,” Brothers said. “But I don't think that should be a problem. I think if you can play, you can play.”
Baseball Spencer Ard, Weatherford (Redlands) Cole Ballinger, Edmond North (Cisco College) Justice Beck, Southmoore (Ark.
High school sports: College signing list
From Staff Reports | Feb 6, 2016Baseball Spencer Ard, Weatherford (Redlands) Cole Ballinger, Edmond North (Cisco College) Justice Beck, Southmoore (Ark.-Fort Smith) Chase Bridges, Sterling (USAO) Joe Buckendorff, Heritage Hall (Dodge City CC) Jace Christopher, Westmoore (Westminster) Brendan Ezell, Heritage Hall (Seminole) Austin Feathers, Sapulpa/Independence CC (NSU) Braidyn Fink, Westmoore (OU) Cade Fulton, Mustang (Eastern) Coy Hacker, Blanchard (Redlands) Jacob Hammer, Mustang (SW Christian) Wade Haugen, Weatherford (Redlands) Chandler Lipe, Edmond North (Seminole) Tanner Long, Blanchard (NOC-Tonkawa) DeShawn Lookout, Westmoore (OU) Haddon McIntosh, Community Christian (USAO) Bryce Milligan, Blanchard (OCU) Dakota Morse, Muskogee/Independence CC (NSU) Braxton Mwok, Westmoore (Clarendon) Wesley O'Neill, Ponca City (NOC-Enid) Jordan Payne, Mangum/Cowley (NSU) Shelby Sherrill, Southmoore (SW Christian) Tyler Stephens, Blanchard (Redlands) Nolan Sturgeon, Broken Arrow (NSU) Clay Teel, Hammon (USAO) Blake White, Southmoore (SW Christian) Jay Whitson, Weatherford (Redlands) Hayden Woolsey, Mustang (SW Christian) Brendan Yates, Putnam City West (Independence CC) Brandon Zaragoza, Westmoore (OU) Boys Basketball Kristian Doolittle, Edmond Memorial (OU) Tre Evans, Edmond North (Old Dominion) Jakolby Long, Mustang (Iowa St.) Kellen Manek, Harrah (ORU) Dashawn McDowell, Southeast (SMU) Lindy Waters III, Norman North (OSU) Jaedon Whitfield, Boise City (OPSU) Girls Basketball London Archer, Putnam City North (La-Monroe) Lauryn Blevins, Claremore (NSU) Jamie Bonnarens, Cache (Cameron) Katy Boyles, Community Christian (USAO) Areanna Combs, Putnam City West (OSU) Alyssa Cox, Ringling (USAO) Chelsea Dungee, Sapulpa (OU) Raley Farquhar, Victory Christian (OBU) Darian Hill, Harrah (USAO) Jaden Hobbs, Alva (OSU) Hayli Hoffman, Edmond North (USAO) Kelsey Johnson, Washington (UT-Arlington) Isis Lane, Putnam City North (Texas Southern) Morgan Meacham, Heritage Hall (Fla. Gulf Coast) Andi Pierce, Garber (W. Illinois) Kaci Richardson, Westmoore (OBU) Alexa Scott, Norman North (ORU) Paige Serup, Edmond Memorial (Samford) Megan Shelton, Plainview (OC) Sydney Stout, Bixby (Arkansas) Aliyah White, Anadarko (OBU) Aaliyah Wilson, Muskogee (Arkansas) Cross Country/Track and Field Ean Beyer, Norman North (OU) Carter Bradford, Yukon (Tulsa) Hanna Fergason, Chickasha (Pitt St.) Emily Gardiner, Southmoore (Wichita St.) Breonna Hall, Millwood (Tulsa) Matthew Leedy, Carl Albert (St. Gregory's) Daisha Reece, Norman North (Rogers St.) Rylee Rich, Marlow (OC) Daisy VanMeter, Henryetta (OBU) Morgan Williamson, Durant (SOSU) Football Anthony Adams, Westmoore (Baker, Kan.) Sherman Addi, Apache (NEO) Tyler Addison, Westmoore (Briar Cliff) Tyler Adkins, Tulsa Union (Pittsburg St.) Samuel Akem, Broken Arrow (Montana) Jaylon Alexander, Tulsa Memorial (NEO) Abe Anderson, Metro Christian (UCO) Landon Anderson, Stratford (OBU) Chandler Anthony, Tuttle (North Texas) Dustin Anthony, Edmond Santa Fe (Drake) Grant Appelberg, Skiatook (Pittsburg St.) Austin Archey, Poteau (Missouri Southern St.) Joshua Arnold, Collinsville (OBU) Hayden Ashley, Tulsa Kelley (OBU) Josh Autaubo, Lincoln Christian (UCO) Levi Bagwell, Meeker (OBU) Kelby Bailey, Anadarko (Air Force) Tyler Banta, Carl Albert (Emporia St.) Roger Barcheers, Poteau (SNU) Isaac Barham, Bartlesville (NSU) Jalen Barkus, Shawnee (Southwestern, Kan.) Jamal Barkus, Putnam City North (NWOSU) Cade Baumann, Walters (NEO) Blake Benham, Stilwell (NWOSU) Jayden Benway, Altus (NWOSU) Blake Berryhill, Tuttle (NEO) Taven Birdow, Altus (Air Force) Tariq Bitson, Tulsa Washington (NEO) Tyler Bowman, Antlers (Evangel) Marcus Brent, Tulsa Washington (NWOSU) Brendan Brown, Midwest City (UCO) Jordan Brown, Stillwater (Tulsa) Tyler Brown, Lexington (OSU) Tiller Bucktrot, Stroud (Tulsa) Manny Bunch, Roland (Tulsa) Calvin Bundage, Edmond Santa Fe (OSU) Bryan Burns, Lawton MacArthur (NEO) Nyc Burns, Berryhill (OSU)* Lonell Burris, Choctaw (NEO) Clay Burt, Liberty/NEO (South Alabama) Rico Bussey, Lawton Eisenhower (North Texas) Brock Byford, Edmond North/NEO (Pittsburg St.) Trey Cabbiness, Norman North (OBU) Brock Calfy, Temple (SWOSU) Keats Calhoon, Victory Christian (UCO) Ronald Cavers, Shawnee (Southwestern, Kan.) Maurice Chandler, Lawton/NEO (Arizona St.) Quintahj Cherry, Muskogee (Missouri Southern St.) Brandt Chitwood, Alex (UCO) Dreyvon Christon, Putnam City (NEO) Jarviear Christon, Lawton MacArthur (NEO) Sterling Claphan, Chickasha (OPSU) Mike Coats Jr., Edmond Santa Fe (Lamar) Devin Cochran, Hilldale (Evangel) Chris Cohen, Millwood (NSU) Antonio Cole, Edmond North/NEO (Utah St.) Caleb Colvin, Owasso (NEO) Dalton Cooper, Tuttle (SWOSU) Micah Cooper, Madill (Henderson State) Percy Craig, Del City (Langston) Alex Criddle, Tulsa Edison (Purdue) Caleb Crites, Colcord (UCO) Grahme Croslin, Behthany (Missouri Baptist) Jevonte Cross, T. East Central/Sam Houston St. (Mo. Southern) Ke'Landus Culoton, Coweta (OBU) Drew Dan, Checotah (New Mexico St.) Alec Davidson, Lincoln Christian (UCO) Jordan Davis, Broken Arrow (Ark.-Monticello) Worenn Davis, Midwest City (NEO) Travis DeGrate, Putnam City (Victor Valley CC) Jackson Denny, Norman North (OBU) Bo Denny, El Reno (NWOSU) Breyden DeSpain, Oologah (Central Arkansas) Dakota Diessner, Durant/NEO (UCO) Cole Dixon, Sand Springs (NSU) Daulton Esmeyer, Owasso (Harding) Tony Evans, El Reno (NWOSU) Keenen Ferrier, Oologah (Missouri Southern St.) T.J. Fiailoa, Lawton MacArthur (La. Monroe) Mason Fine, Locust Grove (North Texas) Laben Fisher, Skiatook (NWOSU) Trenton Fletcher, Fox (OBU) Landon Forman, Kingfisher (NEO) Rowdy Frederick, Broken Arrow (Tulsa) Brendon Franklin, Broken Arrow (Pittsburg St.) Charles Gaines, Edmond Santa Fe (NEO) Gavin Garner, Newcastle (NWOSU) Chandler Garrett, Mustang (Wyoming) Jace Garrison, Davis (OBU) Romero Gatewood, Norman (Victor Valley CC) Scotty Gilkey, Tulsa Edison (Eastern Illinois) Daniel Glenn, Sapulpa (SOSU) Hunter Gnose, Skiatook (Fort Hays St.) R.J. Goodman, Midwest City (NEO) Steven Gordon, Okla. Christian Aca. (Baker, Kan.) Jacob Goss, Edmond Santa Fe (NEO) Kavon Graham, Owasso (NEO) Qemar Gray, Bartlesville (NWOSU) Karson Green, Madill/NEO (Iowa State) Colton Grove, Maud (OBU) Troy Gunckel, Hilldale (Evangel) Marcheenan Hair, Lawton (NEO) Dillon Hall, Edmond Santa Fe (NEO) Tripp Hall, Tecumseh (OBU) Butch Hampton, Piedmont (Western Michigan) Jordan Harbin, Bixby (NEO) Cameron Hardesty, Norman North (Evangel) Jonathan Harris, Tulsa Washington (SWOSU) Jacob Harrison, Seminole (SOSU) Jared Harvey, Ponca City (Baker, Kan.) Caleb Hash, Shawnee (NSU) Riley Hathhorn, Broken Arrow (NEO) Dyllan Haworth, Weatherford (Emporia St.) Jordan Hearon, Sapulpa (SOSU) Josh Herman, Tulsa East Central/NEO (Idaho) Nathan Herring, McAlester (NSU) Justice Hill, Tulsa Washington (OSU) Zach Hill, Blanchard/UCO (SWOSU) Austin Hilton, McAlester (UCO) Braden Hobbs, Harrah (OBU) Paul Hoke, Claremore (NEO) Jarron Holbert, Davis (NEO) Diamen House, Edmond Santa Fe (NEO) Ty Hughes, Jones (UCO) Gus Hull, Tecumseh (OBU) Kelly Hunter, Duncan (SOSU) Joshua Jacobs, Tulsa McLain (Alabama) Jaron James, Mannford (OBU) Zeke Jenkins, Edmond Santa Fe (SE Louisiana) Beau Jinkens, Kingfisher (OPSU) Tabor Johns, Hennessey (SWOSU) Juan Johnson, Edmond Santa Fe (Arkansas Tech) Juwan Johnson, Tulsa Memorial (NEO) Larry Johnson, Tulsa East Central (Evangel) Richard Johnson, Owasso (NSU) Dominique Jones, Douglass (NSU) Noah Jones, Southmoore (Texas Tech) Riley Julian, Marlow (SWOSU) Parker Jure, Edmond North (Cumberlands) Gage Kaiser, Broken Arrow (Pittsburg St.) Brice Kelly, McGuinness (Orange Coast College) Buck Kelly, Haskell (NEO) Tre Knight, Tulsa Memorial (NEO) Tré Lang, Haskell (NEO) Jared Lawson, Waukomis (SWOSU) Kort Lewis, Broken Arrow (NEO) Christian Littlehead, Seq. Tahlequah/OSU (Missouri Southern St.) Derek Loccident, Westmoore (UCO) Randy Lollis, Putnam City North (OPSU) Jared Lopes, Muskogee (UCO) Kobe Love, Midwest City (NEO) Terrell Love, Heritage Hall (Texas Southern) Skye Lowe, Kingston (NEO) Austin Malicott, Westmoore (NWOSU) Zeke Mammen, Edmond Memorial (Air Force) Brock Martin, Adair (Pittsburg St.) Lane Martin, Stratford (OBU) Jake Martinez, Ada (OPSU) Xavier Mason, Douglass (NSU) Easton Maxwell, Pioneer (NWOSU) Kyle Mayberry, Tulsa Washington (Kansas) Reggie Mayes Jr., Tulsa Washington (SWOSU) Garrett McBroom, Stillwater/NEO (Washington St.) Greg McCalister, Millwood (NEO) Tevin McDaniel, Heritage Hall (Air Force) Adonis McGee, Lone Grove (NEO) Noah McGraw, Deer Creek (OBU) Chaz McGuire, Lone Grove (SWOSU) Jacob McGuire, Velma-Alma (OBU) Patrick McKaufman, Douglass (NEO) Jimmy McKinney, Oologah (Kansas St.) Trent McLaughlin, McAlester (SOSU) Demarco McMichael, Elk City (NEO) Isaac McWilliams, Hilldale (Evangel) Logan Meriwether, Waynoka (NWOSU) Kiante Miles, Mustang (Macalester College) Lon'Trelle Miller, Tulsa Edison (NEO) Mason Minnix, Jenks (Arkansas Tech) Gabe Moana, Lawton Eisenhower (UCO) Hayden Moore, Duncan (ECU) Shane Moore, Eufaula (NSU) Tramonda Moore, John Marshall (OSU) Jalyn Morgan, Guthrie (SWOSU) Kobe Morgan, Dewey (NSU) Lesslie Morgan, Muldrow (NSU) Trent Morris, Inola (Ottawa) Darrian Moss, Southmoore (OBU) Kolton Mueggenborg, Kingfisher (SWOSU) Mason Myers, Chandler (UCO) Grant Newton, Edmond Santa Fe (Southwestern, Kan.) Bill Nixon, Grove/NEO (Missouri Southern St.) Trevon Overstreet, Drumright (NSU) A.J. Parker, Bartlesville (Kansas St.) Vessy Parrish, Edmond Santa Fe (SWOSU) Tyrell Paylor, Idabel (NEO) Samuel Perkins, Carnegie (SNU) Mitchell Perkinson, Edmond North (OSU)* Braxton Pickard, Edmond Memorial (OU)* Colton Piehler, Stroud (NEO) K.J. Powers, Cache (NEO) Keelan Price, Kingston (SOSU) Jordan Prince, Edmond North (NEO) Keyante Prince, Wynnewood (SOSU) Tanner Profice, Norman North (OBU) Michael Pruitt, Guthrie (NEO) JaRon Pryor, Guthrie (NEO) Austin Quillen, Jenks (Vanderbilt) Ben Raulston, Ponca City (UCO) Walker Reed, Norman North (OSU)* Dake Reese, Seminole (NWOSU) Asjon Reeves, Del City (SWOSU) Tafton Reynolds, Woodward (NWOSU) Dewayne Rhodes, Luther (SWOSU) Dunya Rice, Southmoore (NEO) Delwin Richard Jr., Edmond Santa Fe (Arkansas Tech) Jude Richardson, Norman North (Sam Houston St.) Gavin Richmond, Enid (SWOSU) Mason Rickner, Chandler (NEO) Blake Riley, Purcell (OBU) Luke Ring, Duncan (OBU) Roc Robbins, Collinsville (Missouri Southern) Logan Roberson, Harrah (OU) Bryce Roberts, Mustang (New Mexico St.) Shemarr Robinson, Tulsa Central (Tulsa) Stephan Robinson, Westmoore/NEO (Kansas) Jordan Rolin, Purcell (SWOSU) Nic Roller, Bixby (Missouri Southern) Jake Ross, Coweta (NEO) Nick Ruffin, Millwood (NWOSU) Sam Ruhl, Ardmore (UCO) Terrence Rushing, Tipton (NEO) Newton Salisbury, Collinsville/NEO (Fla. International) Demond Sampson, Owasso (NEO) Toby Sanderson, Edmond North (Central Arkansas)* Cooper Savage, Chisholm (OPSU) Dawson Schick, Oklahoma Christian (NEO) Aliik Sezer, Midwest City (NEO) Terrell Shaw, Lawton (UCO) Justice Sills, Jay (NEO) Clayton Sims, Deer Creek (NEO) Tyler Skeen, Wagoner (NSU) Austin Skelton, Poteau (Missouri Southern) Trystan Slinker, Cache (SNU) Jasper Smiley, Tecumseh (OPSU) Chase Smilley, Harrah (Baker, Kan.) Dalton Smith, Poteau (Evangel) Elijah Smith, Norman (Missouri Southern) Kameron Spencer, Plainview (Washburn) Jake Standlee, Meeker (UCO) Dillon Stoner, Jenks (OSU) Tyler Stovall, Kingston (SOSU) Isaiah Strayhorn, Shawnee (Southwestern, Kan.) Garrett Sullins, Cache (SNU) Jacob Taber, Sand Springs (Fort Hays St.) Laqurious Taft, Tulsa Rogers (Arkansas Tech) Sean Talley, Del City (Emporia St.) D.J. Taylor, Yukon (OBU) Marcus Taylor, Lawton MacArthur (NSU) Jon-Michael Terry, Victory Christian (OU) Tyler Thomas, Jenks (Harding) Corey Tipsword, Norman North (UCO) Tre Towery, Westmoore (Lamar) Kyle Townsend, Harrah (OBU) Ray Trent, Sulphur (ECU) Jaden Valles, Hooker (NEO) Desmond Vick, Westmoore (NEO) Hunter Voss, McGuinness (SNU) O.J. Walker, Ardmore (SOSU) Aaron Ward, Edmond Memorial (Orange Coast College) Braden Ward, Sapulpa (OBU) Max Wariboko-Alali, Casady (Emporia St.) Colin Watford, Prague (SWOSU) Ty Watkins, Westmoore/NEO (Middle Tenn. St.) Walter Watson, Del City (Missouri St.) Cortland Weaver, Tulsa Union (OBU) Jace Webb, Hollis (Wyoming) K.J. Wells, Idabel (NEO) Wyatt Whitmarsh, Southmoore (Lindenwood) Anthony Wilkinson, Broken Arrow/NEO (UCO) Antonio Williams, Edmond North (NEO) Austin Williams, Putnam City (UCO) Dae Williams, Sapulpa (Louisville) Darran Williams, Edmond Santa Fe (NEO) Jacob Williams, Midwest City (SWOSU) Terrell Williams, Lawton/NEO (Houston) Tony Williams, Tulsa Edison (Lindenwood) Dakarai Willis, Tulsa Washington (Arkansas Tech) Michael Willis, Broken Arrow (NEO) Jeremiah Wilson, Del City (Langston) Micah Wilson, Lincoln Christian (Missouri) Sam Wilson, Jenks (Harding) Terry Wilson, Del City (Oregon) Shiloh Windsor, Ada (Wyoming) Jackson Winrow, Shawnee (Vanderbilt) Darrius Winston, Choctaw (Baker, Kan.) Dalton Witherspoon, Moore (NEO) Cameron Wood, Oologah (Missouri Southern) Connor Wood, Owass/NEO (Central Arkansas) Blake Woodard, Newcastle/OBU (Evangel) Antwan Woods, Jenks (NEO) Keeyante Woods, Lawton (NEO) Maurice Wright, Luther (NWOSU) Jaylen Yackeyonny, Cache (NEO) Stephen Youmans, Lawton (NSU) Boys Golf Kason Cook, Hydro-Eakly (SWOSU) Hunter Laughlin, Mangum (ORU) Joseph Lemieux, Christian Heritage (ECU) Mason Overstreet, Kingfisher (Arkansas) Michael Robinson, Sayre, (OC) McCain Schellhardt, Edmond Memorial (UMKC) Jake VanHooser, Holland Hall (OCU) Girls Golf Bailey Blake, Deer Creek (SNU) Brittany Boles, Marlow (Murray St.) Mallorie Dew, Bethany (SW Christian) Taylor Dobson, Broken Arrow (Tulsa) Emily Floyd, Edmond North (SW Wesleyan) Katie Kirkhart, Hilldale (ORU) Ashlea Mahan, Southmoore (SW Christian) Savannah Moody, Eufaula (OCU) Ashton Nemecek, Purcell (OC) Emilee Rigsby, Fort Gibson (NSU) Heidi Stafford, Eufaula (SNU) Sydney Youngblood, Durant (OU) Lacrosse Christian Cherry, Edmond North (Colorado Mesa) Boys Soccer Lamar Batista, Heritage Hall (UC-Santa Barbara) Billy Culhane, Deer Creek (Tulsa) Brett Koontz, Norman North (OBU) Garrett McLaughlin, Heritage Hall (SMU) Nick Noble, Deer Creek (OCU) Parker Noble, Deer Creek (ORU) Matthew Puig, Deer Creek (Tulsa) Kian Rahmanzadeh, Heritage Hall (OCU) Ceasar Romero, Southmoore (Mid-America Chr.) Cade Summers, Norman (Oklahoma Wesleyan) Ty Tregoning, Metro Christian (OCU) Miguel Vargas, Putnam City North (SW Baptist) Girls Soccer Rebeka Abrego, Bethany (SNU) Chandler Bradley, Deer Creek (Rose St.) Grace Brennan, Edmond North (Kansas St.) Shelby Brewster, Broken Arrow (NSU) Tesia Brzozowske, Edmond Santa Fe (Cowley CC) Kelsey Bumgarner, Mustang (OBU) Hannah Burks, Elk City (NSU) Mackenzie Coupens, Deer Creek (Tulsa) Kylie Cunningham, Putnam City North (NWOSU) Nichola de Angeli, Putnam City North (Rose St.) Madison Donihoo, Mustang (Mid-America Chr.) Madison Dye, Sand Springs (NSU) Lexi Fowler, Norman (SWOSU) Aundria Gill, Broken Arrow (NSU) Allie Gordon, Westmoore (USAO) Katie Green, Broken Arrow (NSU) Julia Grimes, Piedmont (USAO) Lara Haring-Lovett, Norman (OBU) Lauren Haivala, Deer Creek (OU) Blakelee Hernandez, Bethany (SW Christian) Karlee Johnston, Edmond North (Rose St.) Jaci Jones, Mustang (OSU) Audra Keeling, Tulsa Kelley (Arkansas) Paige Lorenzo, Skiatook (NSU) Kylie Lucas, Westmoore (USAO) Mariah Nicolet, Mannford (NSU) Jade Orange, Deer Creek (Arkansas) Kylie Pyle, Piedmont (USAO) Sarah Rector, Owasso (NSU) Taylor Reed, Deer Creek (ORU) Ivanna Rivas, Edmond Santa Fe (OU) Lauren Smitherman, Heritage Hall (Illinois) Brooklynn Speis, Carl Albert (Louisiana Tech) Jordyn Thomas, Edmond Santa Fe (Rose St.) Meagan Unruh, Southmoore (USAO) Softball Mason Andrews, Westmoore (Crowder) Ashton Birtchfield, Rattan (NSU) Shea Coats, Tuttle/OC (OSU) Sierra Crick, Moore (NSU) Allison Curry, Southmore (USAO) Taylor Darst, Kingfisher (Southwestern, Kan.) Coren Davis, Edmond Memorial (Texas Southern) Elizabeth Deshields, Carl Albert (Marshall) Ashley Easlon, Northwest Classen (SW Christian) Jourdan Edwards, Piedmont (USAO) Madison Elliott, Bethel (Okla. Wesleyan) Kelsey Eropkin, Bethel (Tulsa) Macy Fisher, Bridge Creek (OSU) Allie Foster, Turner (Mid-America Chr.) Alexis Freeman, Shawnee (Seminole) Hayleigh Galvan, Sequoyah-Tahlequah (OSU) Carlee Gann, Muskogee (NSU) Brianna Glass, Tuttle (Mid-America Chr.) Carsyn Goucher, Bridge Creek (Mid-America Chr.) Nikki Herrin, Wayne (ECU) Nykiah Hines, Millwood (Grambling) Arielle James, Southmoore (Houston) Abigail Johnson, Carl Albert (UMKC) Jordan Keimeg, Edmond North (Eastern New Mexico) Kaytlyn Kizarr, Marlow (Cameron) Kori Lacy, Edmond Santa Fe (Ottawa) Allison LeClaire, Newcastle (USAO) Winslow Lybrand, Bethany (Eastern) Abby Martin, Choctaw (USAO) Halle Melone, Moore (Southern Miss) Erika Mercer, Putnam City West (Seminole) Stella Millican, Sand Springs (Mid-America Chr.) Madison Monson, Bethany (Mid-America Chr.) Corrie Moore, Marlow (Mid-America Chr.) Amber O'Bryant, Moore (Mid-America Chr.) Alexis Perry, Putnam City (Nebraska) Adrienne Phillips, Little Axe (Newman) Haley Pomplun, Choctaw (Seminole) Madi Powell, El Reno (SOSU) Cassadie Ray, Piedmont (NOC-Enid) Andreana Reynolds, Millwood (Grambling) Emily Richardson, Southmoore (Cameron) Paige Russell, Choctaw (Seminole) Britani Sanders, Mustang (USAO) Abby Sanner, Newcastle (USAO) Megan Schmidt, Choctaw (Mid-America Chr.) Jessica Schuler, Sand Springs (NSU) Kassidy Scott, Piedmont (Texas Tech) Natalie Seevers, Alva (UCO) Jaden Shores, Blanchard (OCU) Allyssa Sievert, Choctaw (Rose St.) Logan Simunek, Piedmont (OSU) Bria Smith, Edmond Santa Fe (Grambling) McKenzie Smith, Westmoore (Murray St.) Bailey Stecker, Carl Albert (St. Louis) Callie Taylor, Glenpool (NSU) Rylee Turnam, Harrah (NOC-Tonkawa) Erica Vessels, Choctaw (Garden City CC) Brittany Ward, Red Oak (Mid-America Chr.) Jordan Wharton, Luther (NEO) Logan White, Chelsea (NSU) Jakayla Whitney, Choctaw (NOC-Tonkawa) Mikayla Whitten, Bethel (Tulsa) Madi Withrow, Seminole (Arkansas Tech) Cheyenne Woodward, Mustang (SNU) Makayla Workman, Newcastle (USAO) Swimming Rylee Linhardt, Edmond North (Rice) Madie Sarantakos, Norman North (Georgia Southern) Natalie Vorel, Edmond Memorial (Minnesota St.) Boys Tennis Chase Brill, Edmond Memorial (Washburn) Girls Tennis Rylee Tucker, Edmond North (Neb.-Omaha) Volleyball Hannah Rose Frohling, Edmond North (Pepperdine) Sydney Meget, Southmoore (Cowley CC) Madison Pearson, Edmond North (Chicago) Wrestling Montorie Bridges, Altus (Wyoming) Josh Copeland, Harrah (Duke) Dalton Duffield, Westmoore (OU) Noah McQuigg, Tuttle (UCO) Ashraf Mohamad, Edmond North (Ozarks) Garrett Rowe, Choctaw (UCO) Wyatt Sheets, Stilwell (OSU) *-Will walk on Know of a player who signed a letter of intent but isn't on this list? 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Jan 19, 2016
BETHANY — Battling leg cramps and foul trouble, Putnam City West senior point guard Marquis Johnson kept finding ways to put points on the board. The 5-foot-7 senior finished with 31 — his fourth straight game of at least 30 points — as the Patriots held off rival Putnam City North 94-88 Tuesday night. PC North's Micah Speight stole the show in the final minutes, and he nearly stole the victory...
High school boys basketball roundup: Putnam City West outduels Putnam City North
By Scott Wright and Jacob Unruh | Jan 19, 2016BETHANY — Battling leg cramps and foul trouble, Putnam City West senior point guard Marquis Johnson kept finding ways to put points on the board. The 5-foot-7 senior finished with 31 — his fourth straight game of at least 30 points — as the Patriots held off rival Putnam City North 94-88 Tuesday night. PC North's Micah Speight stole the show in the final minutes, and he nearly stole the victory from PC West's hands. Speight made six 3-pointers in the game, and four of them came in the final three minutes as the Panthers cut a 21-point deficit to as little as four. Speight finished with a career-high 40 points, while also passing the 1,000-point mark for his career. Yet PC West was able to make just enough plays to hang on. Isaac Leggins had 16 points, and Gerren Jackson had 13. Nick Robinson added 11 points, along with some crucial rebounds and three momentum-swinging blocked shots in the second half. “He picked us up and really helped us out,” Johnson said. It was Johnson's performance down the stretch that sealed the win. He missed much of the fourth quarter, but made critical plays in the closing minutes. “Marquis has never been in this position where he has to carry the team before this year, and he's stepping into that role,” PC West coach Lenny Bert said. “He's the best pure point guard I've ever coached.” MUSTANG'S JAKOLBY LONG HITS GAME-WINNER Mustang senior Jakolby Long scored 31 points, and the Broncos needed every one of them. Long's final two points came with 12 seconds to go, giving the Broncos a 76-75 win over Edmond Memorial. Dearyus Colbert added 17, and Curtis Haywood had 16 for Mustang. Kristian Doolittle scored 26 for Edmond Memorial. NORMAN NORTH'S TRAE YOUNG SCORES 40 AGAIN Norman North junior guard Trae Young posted his fourth consecutive game of 40 points or more, and he only needed three quarters to do it. Young finished with 40, and Marcus Dickinson had 25 in the Timberwolves' 104-65 win over Stillwater. SHAWNEE'S WINROW HITS WINNING FREE THROW DAYS AFTER VANDERBILT COMMITMENT A good week continued to get better for Shawnee senior Jackson Winrow. With 5.8 seconds remaining and his Wolves trailing No. 12 Guthrie by one, Winrow calmly made two free throws to lift Shawnee to a 52-51 victory just two days after he verbally committed to Vanderbilt for football. “Just to cap it off with me on the free throw line to win the game, I was honored to do it,” Winrow said. “I couldn't let the pressure get to me.” A star receiver for the Wolves, Winrow committed to the SEC school Sunday while on an official visit in Nashville. “It was probably one of the best weekends leading up to this,” he said. “It's probably one of the best things that's happened in my life.” Winrow finished with eight points. “We knew he was going to make them,” Shawnee coach Ron Arthur said. “Jackson has had a good weekend. His attitude was really good in practice yesterday coming off of his visit there, and I could tell he was going to be a spark for us.” HARRAH TOPS VICTORY CHRISTIAN Class 4A No. 1 Harrah got 17 points from junior Oklahoma commit Brady Manek as the Panthers defeated third-ranked Victory Christian 49-46. EL RENO'S WASSANA HITS MILESTONE IN WIN Callen Haydon scored 33 points, and Christian Wassana had 20 in El Reno's 72-48 win over Duncan. With the performance, Wassana passed the 1,000-point mark for his career.
Newton compiled a professional record of 35-4-2 with 26 wins coming by knockout.
Former boxer Frank ‘Rootin Tootin’ Newton dies at age 59
By Scott Munn | Jan 12, 2016A farewell to people with Oklahoma ties who enjoyed the game day experience: • Frank Newton, 59, of Oklahoma City. Known in professional boxing circles as Frank “Rootin' Tootin” Newton, he compiled a professional record of 35-4-2 with 26 wins coming by knockout. The Lawton native also had 140 amateur bouts and was a Golden Gloves state champ in Texas. The Army veteran followed the Sooners, Dallas Cowboys and NASCAR. • Melvin Sandersfeld, 74, of Norman was a record-setting football player at Hobart High School. Earned an athletic scholarship to Oklahoma, where he played running back and defensive back for coach Bud Wilkinson. One of Sandersfeld's collegiate highlights was intercepting a Joe Namath pass in the 1963 Orange Bowl, when the Sooners played Alabama. Sandersfeld worked as an accounting supervisor at Western Electric. • Glenn VanZant, 79, of Bethany owned and operated the D&G Baseball Cards store with his son, Don. Glenn spent 25 years as a youth pastor. • Bill Hurt, 65, of Oklahoma City coached youth football and Little League baseball with his son, William. Also enjoyed fishing and hunting. • John Payne, 85, of Guthrie was an All-American football player at Pilot Point High School in Texas. He earned a scholarship to play for the Texas Longhorns, but his college career was cut short by family obligations. Payne worked in the horse industry, which included Remington Park. • Ed Malzahn, 94, of Perry played for the Maroons' football team while in high school. • Larry Cornforth, 96, of Oklahoma City. Attended Coyle High School and then one semester at Oklahoma A&M, where he played for the freshman basketball team under coach Sam Aubrey. A World War II veteran who is survived by his 100-year-old brother Jim of Pomona, Calif. • Leo Sims, 93, of Ada was a championship wrestler at Holdenville High School. He was district champ in 1938 after posting a 13-2-1 record. Awarded the school's Silver Cup for winning more matches than any other wrestler in Holdenville history. Sims, who served in the Marines during World War II, was later inducted into the Holdenville Hall of Fame. Worked 59 years in retail. • Hoyt Estes, 87, of Oklahoma City officiated college and high school sports, particuarly football and basketball, for 29 years. He was inducted into the Oklahoma Officials Hall of Fame in 1990. An accounting manager for Oklahoma Natural Gas. • William Parsons, 53, of Edmond graduated from Ada High School in 1980. He was a state champion tennis player for the Cougars before going on to East Central University. A certified public accounant by trade. • Sid Mauldin, 61, of Pampa, Texas. The former Barnsdall resident owned a NASCAR Camping World Series team. With young driver John Hunter Nemechek in the seat, Mauldin finished sixth in owner points for the 2015 season. Mauldin also loved to ride motorcycles in enduro, motocross and observed trials. He competed on the state and regional levels for several years. • Mike Rice, 63, of Edmond graduated from Choctaw High School in 1971. He played football and wrestled for the Yellowjackets before becoming a master carpenter and owning a construction company. • Fagan Whitewolf, 70, of Falmouth, Va., was an Oklahoma native who retired as a computer specialist for the Department of Defense. The Elgin High School graduate spent extra time coaching soccer in the Fredericksburg, Va., youth leagues. Whitewolf knew very little about soccer at first, but he decided to contribute to kids' lives because the organization needed coaches. • Nick White, 33, of San Marcos, Texas, played football for four seasons at Davis High School. At the time of death, White was head coach of a Texas team in the Crossroads Amateur Football League. • Frank Patterson, 83, of Oklahoma City. A three-year letterman in football at Northeast High School. Selected by The Oklahoman to the All-City team. Enjoyed fishing and hunting. • Vern Rapp, 87, of Denver managed the Tulsa Oilers baseball team in 1965. He guided the St. Louis Cardinals' Texas League affiliate to an 81-60 record. Although Rapp's 16-year playing career — he was a catcher and first baseman — did not include any time in the majors, he did coach and manage on the big-league level. Rapp was managing the Cincinnati Reds in 1984, when he was fired in August so the Reds could bring in Pete Rose as player/manager. • Bob Somerhalder, 84, of Ada was girls basketball coach in the Allen school system for several years. The Navy veteran went into adminstration as Allen's high school principal. • Betty Squires Foster, 83, of Guthrie was MVP of the Geary High basketball team as a senior. Followed Guthrie High School athletics for many years; she had a lifetime all-sports ticket. Named honorary assistant athletic director in charge of softball operations by then-athletic director Gary Boxley. Foster rode the bus with the softball team to all out of town games. She was also an avid OSU supporter. • Don Bachman, 78, of Oklahoma City was a Tennessee native. He attended Dillard University in New Orleans, where he was a guard on the football team. An avid tennis player who also enjoyed 5K and 10K runs. • Ann Spelleri, 81, of Oklahoma City was an accomplished athlete, participating in skiing, tennis and golf. She had three holes-in-one. • Herb Mee Jr., 87, of Oklahoma City started playing golf at age 12. He played three years for the Classen Comets high school team and four years at Harvard. One of Mee's fondest memories was playing a 1949 match against Wake Forest and a future star in Arnold Palmer. Mee was a passionate fan of the Oklahoma City Thunder, Oklahoma football and the Dallas Cowboys. • Bob Cail, 74, of El Reno played golf at East Central University. The highlight of Cail's summers was playing in the OG&E Golf Tournament at Cedar Valley in Guthrie. A tournament champion.
Here is a look at the complete 2015 All-State Football Team: OFFENSE Pos: Player, Class, School, Height, Weight QB: Micah Wilson, Sr., Lincoln Christian, 6-3, 205 RB: Taven Birdow, Sr., Altus, 6-1, 215 RB: Jeremy Lewis, Sr., Lone Grove, 6-1, 195 RB: Grant Martin, Sr., Harrah, 5-9, 165 WR: Alec Davidson, Sr., Lincoln Christian, 6-1, 190 WR: Tevin McDaniel, Sr., Heritage Hall, 6-0, 220 OL: Tyler...
High school football: The Oklahoman's All-State teams and honorable mentions
By Scott Wright and Jacob Unruh, Staff Writers | Jan 4, 2016Here is a look at the complete 2015 All-State Football Team: OFFENSE Pos: Player, Class, School, Height, Weight QB: Micah Wilson, Sr., Lincoln Christian, 6-3, 205 RB: Taven Birdow, Sr., Altus, 6-1, 215 RB: Jeremy Lewis, Sr., Lone Grove, 6-1, 195 RB: Grant Martin, Sr., Harrah, 5-9, 165 WR: Alec Davidson, Sr., Lincoln Christian, 6-1, 190 WR: Tevin McDaniel, Sr., Heritage Hall, 6-0, 220 OL: Tyler Brown, Sr., Lexington, 6-6, 315 OL: T.J. Fiailoa, Sr., Lawton MacArthur, 6-4, 330 OL: Rowdy Frederick, Sr., Broken Arrow, 6-5, 325 OL: Luther Harris, Sr., Heritage Hall, 6-6, 350 OL: Logan Roberson, Sr., Harrah, 6-5, 320 DEFENSE Pos: Player, Class, School, Height, Weight DL: Ty Hughes, Sr., Jones, 6-1, 285 DL: Tramonda Moore, Sr., John Marshall, 6-5, 350 DL: Jace Webb, Sr., Hollis, 6-4, 310 LB: Levi Draper, Jr., Collinsville, 6-3, 225 LB: Matt Harman, Jr., Cashion, 6-2, 195 LB: Jimmy McKinney, Sr., Oologah, 6-1, 230 LB: Jon-Michael Terry, Sr., Victory Christian, 6-4, 240 DB: Jayden Benway, Sr., Altus, 6-0, 178 DB: B.J. Bradbury, Jr., Adair, 6-3, 190 DB: Tré Lang, Sr., Haskell, 6-0, 180 DB: Dillon Stoner, Sr., Jenks, 6-0, 180 SPECIAL TEAMS Pos: Player, Class, School, Height, Weight K: Dalton Witherspoon, Sr., Moore, 5-9, 160 P: Kevin Rassatt, Sr., Western Heights, 5-7, 170 KR: Roger Barcheers, Sr., Poteau, 5-9, 180 PR: A.J. Freeth, Sr., Wagoner, 6-2, 185 ------------------ SECOND TEAM OFFENSE Pos: Player, Class, School, Height, Weight QB: Mason Fine, Sr., Locust Grove, 5-11, 170 RB: Justice Hill, Sr., Tulsa Washington, 5-10, 180 RB: Jamall Shaw, Sr., Broken Arrow, 5-10, 190 RB: Darran Williams, Sr., Edmond Santa Fe, 5-11, 170 WR: Rubell Goe, Jr., McGuinness, 6-2, 185 WR: Josh Hampton, Sr., Cashion, 6-0, 185 OL: Chandler Anthony, Sr., Tuttle, 6-7, 295 OL: Grant Appelberg, Sr., Skiatook, 6-3, 295 OL: Tyler Banta, Sr., Carl Albert, 6-5, 280 OL: Isaac Barham, Sr., Bartlesville, 6-4, 280 OL: Jude Richardson, Sr., Norman North, 6-3, 280 DEFENSE Pos: Player, Class, School, Height, Weight DL: Noah Jones, Sr., Southmoore, 6-5, 250 DL: Brock Martin, Jr., Oologah, 6-3, 210 DL: Roc Robbins, Sr., Collinsville, 6-1, 220 LB: Mike Coats, Sr., Edmond Santa Fe, 6-2, 215 LB: Cole Dixon, Sr., Sand Springs, 6-1, 205 LB: Blake Landon, Sr., Deer Creek, 6-1, 210 LB: K.J. Lee, Jr., Wagoner, 6-1, 225 DB: Manny Bunch, Sr., Roland, 6-1, 180 DB: Calvin Bundage, Sr., Edmond Santa Fe, 6-3, 195 DB: Joshua Jacobs, Sr., Tulsa McLain, 5-11, 200 DB: Lane Martin, Sr., Stratford, 6-0, 195 SPECIAL TEAMS Pos: Player, Class, School, Height, Weight K: Nathan Rushin, Jr., Duncan, 5-9, 160 P: Braxton Pickard, Sr., Edmond Memorial, 6-0, 195 KR: Maurice Wright, Sr., Luther, 6-1, 195 PR: Jason Pirtle, Sr., Locust Grove, 6-2, 195 HONORABLE MENTION Quarterbacks: Abe Anderson, Metro Christian; Jay Baker, Inola; Casey Base, Oologah; Alan Bentjen, Dewar; Matt Blackburn, Stratford; Rhett Boles, Tuttle; Kobe Brewster, Plainview; Baehler Buol, Noble; Nyc Burns, Berryhill; Keats Calhoon, Victory Christian; Gunnar Ewing, Hollis; Chandler Garrett, Mustang; Brandon George, Jones; Christian Gomez, Garber; Trey Gooch, Putnam City West; Tanner Griffin, Bixby; Gus Hall, Tecumseh; Grant Harmon, Lone Grove; Kyler Hensley, Mooreland; Braden Hudson, Putnam City; Ben Klutts, Poteau; Jack Lafferty, Watonga; Jesse Lambert, McLoud; Lenard Leviston III, John Marshall; Haddon McIntosh, Community Christian; Patrick McKaufman, Douglass; Bryan Mead, Rejoice Christian; Payton Metcalf, Hooker; Jacob Mullins, McGuinness; Mason Myers, Chandler; Michael Nolen, Meeker; Jake Northern, Coweta; Cooper Nunley, Jenks; Colton Penrod, Bartlesville; Matt Perry, Pauls Valley; Gage Porter, Elk City; Hunter Reed, Davenport; Luke Ring, Duncan; Malcolm Rodriguez, Wagoner; Caleb Scott, Destiny Christian; Clayton Sims, Deer Creek; Trevor Smith, Yukon; Ethan Spurlock, Mountain View-Gotebo; Tyler Stovall, Kingston; Casey Thompson, Southmoore; Jared Weathers, Coyle; Jace Welch, Keota; Terry Wilson, Del City; Matt Young, Turpin; Terrance Young, Cache. Running backs: Tyler Adkins, Tulsa Union; Tyrel Bell, Choctaw; Taylor Bentjen, Dewar; Traivon Bryant, Cleveland; Brandon Coszalter, Dibble; Justus Crites, Waukomis; Nathan Croslin, Purcell; Cody Eby, Adair; Christian Folks, Miami; Tucker Halstead, Minco; Quan Hogan, Norman North; Justin Hooper, Sequoyah-Tahlequah; Josh Houtchens, Cushing; Tabor Johns, Hennessey; Cody Koger, Fairland; Devonte Lee, John Marshall; Joseph Lemieux, Christian Heritage; Blakely Liebmann, Cashion; Terrell Love, Heritage Hall; Kooper Marsh, Thomas; Anthony Myers, South Coffeyville; Jaestin Nelson, Seiling; Devin Pratt, Enid; Kyle Qualls, Stratford; Dake Reese, Seminole; Nic Roller, Bixby; Trystan Slinker, Cache; Caleb Smith, Bethel; Jake Standlee, Meeker; Rhyln Stephens, McAlester; Tyler Stuever, Washington; LaQurious Taft, Tulsa Rogers; Tate Troxell, Edmond Memorial; O.J. Walker, Ardmore; Grant Ward, Cascia Hall; Dominique West, Davenport; Trevor White, Rejoice Christian; Dae Williams, Sapulpa. Receivers/tight ends: Levi Bagwell, Meeker; Justin Brown, Stillwater; Rico Bussey, Lawton Eisenhower; Cade Cabbiness, Bixby; Matt Chancellor, McGuinness; Dreyvon Christon, Putnam City; Drew Dan, Checotah; Breyden DeSpain, Oologah; Caylen Enfield, Garber; Gavin Garner, Newcastle; Cade Harrelson, Davenport; Nikia Jones, Wagoner; Zach Kerstetter, Deer Creek; Skye Lowe, Kingston; Brock Martin, Adair; Greg McCalister, Millwood; Adonis McGee, Lone Grove; Ronnie Moore, Destiny Christian; Mitchell Perkinson; Shayne Quick, Stigler; Dunya Rice, Southmoore; Diego Richards, Carl Albert; Christian Robinson, Noble; Quint Scoufos, Sallisaw; Matt Seratte, Cache; Sean Shaw, Jones; Austin Skelton, Poteau; Landon Stout, Bethany; Austin Taylor, Lindsay; Jaden Valles, Hooker; Jackson Winrow, Shawnee. Linemen: A.J. Armbruster, Clinton; Jamal Barkus, Putnam City North; Sheldon Barnes, Jenks; Alphones Bradford, Okemah; Blake Brigham, Heritage Hall; Tiller Bucktrot, Stroud; Lonell Burris, Choctaw; Alex Criddle, Tulsa Edison; Tristan Crowder, Bartlesville; Michelby Davis, Millwood; Worenn Davis, Midwest City; Bo Denny, El Reno; William Dominguez, Hilldale; Dorian Fagan Plainview; Wyatt Gassaway, Hilldale; Brent Girdner, Stilwell; Jake Gould, Perkins-Tryon; Allen Hammon, Millwood; Jacob Harrison, Seminole; Caleb Hash, Shawnee; Dyllan Haworth, Weatherford; Levi Herren, Cushing; Jackson Herring, Altus; Austin Hilton, McAlester; Riley Julian, Marlow; Gage Kaiser, Broken Arrow; Trenton Mannering, Thomas; Xavier Mason, Douglass; Trent McLaughlin, McAlester; Mason Minnix, Jenks; Hayden Moore, Duncan; DeWayne Rhodes, Luther; Jude Richardson, Norman North; Shemarr Robinson, Tulsa Central; Toby Sanderson, Edmond North; Ry Schneider, Minco; Brandon Scott, Owasso; Caleb Scott, Rejoice Christian; Hunter Soap, Sequoyah-Tahlequah; Kellen Stauder, Tulsa Union; Tre Towery, Westmoore; Mason Waldrop, Clinton; Walter Watson, Del City; Wyatt Whitmarsh, Southmoore; Tristan Wilbanks, Davenport; Grant Wilkinson, Crossings Christian; Joe Winfield, Deer Creek; Beau Wooden, Skiatook; Imani Woodley, Edmond Memorial; Jalen Yackeyonny, Cache; Lane Yoder, Adair. Linebackers: Demetrius Alston, Beaver; Landon Anderson, Stratford; Jarod Andrews, Washington; Austin Archey, Poteau; Pace Benefee, Carl Albert; Cole Broin, Plainview; Levi Cain, Lawton; Noah Canary-Vawter, Little Axe; Peyton Carmin, Cushing; Trae Davison, Hilldale; Baylor Feller, Altus; R.J. Goodman, Midwest City; Walker Graves, Adair; Kane Greco, Dibble; Dillon Hall, Edmond Santa Fe; Alex Hix, Locust Grove; Dezmond Howard, Centennial; Quantez Jim, Stigler; Tanner Knox, Seminole; James Lewis, Tulsa Memorial; Zeke Mammen, Edmond Memorial; Andrew McDonald, Heritage Hall; Chaz McGuire, Lone Grove; Dylan Morris, Mooreland; Austin Quillen, Jenks; Rowdy Reihs, Guthrie; Kyle Roberson, Wynnewood; Jacob Smith, OCS; Jacob Taber, Sand Springs; Trevor Taylor, Locust Grove; Jimmy Turner, Mount St. Mary; Kyler Vannoster, Fairland; Kyler Wade, Stratford; Parker Williams, Blanchard; Skylar Williams, Westville; Shiloh Windsor, Ada; Kress Woodward, Bixby. Defensive backs: Baylor Boyd, Oklahoma Bible; Justin Broiles, John Marshall; Tre Brown, Tulsa Union; Hunter Gnose, Skiatook; Paden Hayes, Kingston; Wyatt Hayes, Dibble; Ira Hurst, Bristow; Kegan Lawson, Blanchard; Derek Loccident, Westmoore; Austin Maine, Clinton; Kyle Mayberry, Tulsa Washington; Mark Mincey, Healdton; Braeden O'Dell, Marlow; A.J. Parker, Bartlesville; Caleb Powell, OCA; Grant Powell, Stroud; Jordan Prince, Edmond North; Josh Proctor, Owasso; Kyle Sanders, Sequoyah-Tahlequah; Aliik Sezer, Midwest City; Keyshawn Shells, John Marshall; Jensen Smith, Fairview; Sean Thompson, Choctaw; Hunter Voss, McGuinness; Hunger Webb, Okemah; Noah Wells, Putnam City North. Kickers: Hayden Ashley, Tulsa Kelley; Gabe Barton, Altus; Laben Fisher, Skiatook; Butch Hampton, Piedmont; Zachary Haney, Tulsa Washington; Divontrey Johnson, Star Spencer; Jack Markmiller, OCS; Garrett McLaughlin, Heritage Hall; Parker Noble, Deer Creek; Landen Sailing, Owasso.
NORMAN — Heather Foster will spend part of her Monday morning politicking.The 27-year-old Sooners fan is an optician from Guthrie and is scheduled to work New Year's Eve during the time Oklahoma is playing in the College Football Playoff against Clemson (3 p.m., ESPN).“I'm planning on trying not to get too distracted at work because the job's pretty important, but it kind of stinks to have to...
Sooners fans cheer playoff berth, but some groan about holiday game time
Ryan Aber, Associated Press | Dec 7, 2015NORMAN — Heather Foster will spend part of her Monday morning politicking. The 27-year-old Sooners fan is an optician from Guthrie and is scheduled to work New Year's Eve during the time Oklahoma is playing in the College Football Playoff against Clemson (3 p.m., ESPN). “I'm planning on trying not to get too distracted at work because the job's pretty important, but it kind of stinks to have to go to work,” Foster said. She's planning on lobbying her bosses — all OSU fans — to either have the game on the television in the reception area or the radio broadcast playing throughout the office. Foster won't be alone. Last year, in the inaugural year of the four-team playoff, the semifinals were played on New Year’s Day. This year, the second of a 12-year, $5.6 billion deal, the semifinals were scheduled for New Year’s Eve. Last winter, ESPN officials pushed to change the date to Jan. 2 for this year only because of the calendar, but CFP officials held firm. "THEY'RE GOING TO WATCH OUR GAMES" “People say, ‘I have to work on New Year’s Eve,’ and I get that, but don’t you work on the Thursday and Friday on the NCAA Tournament and don’t you find ways to watch those games,” said Bill Hancock, the executive director of the CFP and an Oklahoman. “They’re going to watch our games.” While some groaned when the afternoon kickoff time was announced, Ed Lynn was ecstatic. The owner of several Buffalo Wild Wings around the state, including the one on Northwest Expressway in Oklahoma City, wanted the afternoon slot for the Sooners instead of the 7 p.m. slot, which would’ve conflicted with the Oklahoma City Thunder’s home game that night against the Phoenix Suns. “I’m thrilled with it,” Lynn said. “New Year’s Eve isn’t a traditional big night for sports bars, but people will come in for this game.” He anticipates plenty of fans taking off work entirely that day or skipping out early to head to his restaurant or others. “Sooners fans will watch the game,” Lynn said. “It might not be a holiday in name, but they’ll be able to watch the game.” For Oklahoma fans wanting to make the trip to Miami, season-ticket holders will get the first shot at the Sooners allotment for the game, which otherwise sold out in the days leading up to the game. A limited number of tickets will go on sale to the public at 5 p.m. Tuesday on SoonerSports.com. ‘The fabric of your life’ Chris Arganbright will have an earbud in one ear, listening to Toby Rowland’s radio call as he works as a senior service advocate for Farmer’s Insurance in the Kansas City area. The 42-year-old spent Sunday signing up for the SoonerSports app so he can get the radio call, since there’s not a radio affiliate in his area. Arganbright grew up in Tuttle, going to Sooners games and listening to John Brooks and Bob Barry Sr. call games on the radio before moving to Shawnee, Kan., when he was in high school. His first day of school there was April 4, 1988 — the day Oklahoma’s men’s basketball team lost to Kansas in the national title game in Kansas City. Arganbright went to school that day wearing OU gear. “I learned not to shoot my mouth off,” he said. “Because there was a lot of humble pie the second day of school.” So there’s little chance he won’t be paying attention when OU kicks off against Clemson, even if it slows his work a bit. “It’s the fabric of your life,” Arganbright said. “It’s part of being an Oklahoman. I have to. “I’m as Sooner born and bred as you get.” ——— ©2015 The Oklahoman Visit The Oklahoman at www.newsok.com Distributed by Tribune Content Agency, LLC. _____ Topics: t000410581,t000002925,t000418127,g000362661,g000065603,g000066164,g000065634
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 18, 2015
Kerstetter has caught 16 passes for 307 yards and three touchdowns while helping Deer Creek reach the Class 5A state quarterfinals Friday at Skiatook.
High school football: Deer Creek's Zach Kerstetter delivering magical performances
By Jacob Unruh Staff Writer email@example.com | Nov 18, 2015EDMOND — Deer Creek coach Grant Gower searched for the words to describe his 5-foot-9 slot receiver Zach Kerstetter. The past three weeks for the junior have been remarkable. Crazy, acrobatic catches, multiple touchdowns and a lot of yards. Gower could only find one way to describe it. “He truly is magical,” he said.” Kerstetter has caught 16 passes for 307 yards and three touchdowns while helping Deer Creek reach the Class 5A state quarterfinals Friday at Skiatook. This has all happened as he's embraced the nickname “Magic Elf.” The elf nickname has been passed down from former Oklahoma State backup quarterback Brayden Stringer, who is the Antlers' receivers coach. “Where I came from, there was always an elf in the system,” Stringer said. “Dana (Holgerson) had one, (Larry) Fedora had one, (Todd) Monken had one. There's was always an elf and he was always the little slot wide receiver that just made something happen. No one knows how. They're just savvy individuals that make plays. “There's always an elf in every system I've been in and naturally it goes to that guy. His play speaks for himself.” In last week's upset of Ardmore, Kerstetter caught eight passes for 185 yards and two touchdowns. He's had six touchdown receptions over the past three games since returning from a concussion. “I'm just trying to make a play for my team, really,” Kerstetter said. “Coach Stringer always tells all of the receivers to make a play when you get the chance because you don't know how many you're going to get in the game.” Coaches and teammates still rave about Kerstetter's touchdown catch in Week 10 against Guthrie. He went for a jump ball, fell on his back and snatched the ball away from a defender after bobbling it multiple times. “I just look over and see him skying over the corner, bobbling it on the ground and he still comes down with it,” receiver Noah McGraw said. Added quarterback Clayton Sims: “He's a freak. He's a beast.” The Antlers are suddenly getting healthy at the right time. McGraw debuted in Week 8 against Carl Albert after missing the previous seven games with a foot injury, adding a 6-foot-1 target to the passing attack that has flourished with the emergence of Cameron Long and others. But it's no coincidence that the Antlers haven't lost since with Kerstetter and McGraw on the field together. McGraw provides the big target and Kerstetter provides the magic. “It's like, ‘How does he come up with some of those catches?'” Gower said. “We refer to it almost as magical. He's not very big obviously, but the biggest thing about him is you can't measure the size of his heart inside because the size of his heart is incredible.”
Each week, The Oklahoman's Scott Wright predicts the score of every game in the state. Here are the picks for this week: Last week's record: 142-22 (86.6 pct.) Overall record: 1,394-329 (80.
The Oklahoman's high school football predictions
By Scott Wright Staff Writer firstname.lastname@example.org | Nov 12, 2015Each week, The Oklahoman's Scott Wright predicts the score of every game in the state. Here are the picks for this week: Last week's record: 142-22 (86.6 pct.) Overall record: 1,394-329 (80.9) *All games Friday unless noted Class 6A-I Mustang 21, BROKEN ARROW 20 SOUTHMOORE 42, Edmond Santa Fe 38 TULSA UNION 50, Putnam City 21 JENKS 48, Norman North 35 Class 6A-II TULSA WASHINGTON 42, Choctaw 20 Sand Springs 28, STILLWATER 24 LAWTON 30, Bixby 21 (Saturday) BARTLESVILLE 27, Midwest City 20 Class 5A LAWTON MAC 33, Carl Albert 27 Tulsa Kelley 21, COLLINSVILLE 20 SKIATOOK 28, Pryor 7 DEER CREEK 24, Ardmore 20 McGUINNESS 35, Del City 32 McALESTER 40, Tahlequah 12 COWETA 28, Tulsa Memorial 21 ALTUS 21, Guthrie 14 Class 4A ANADARKO 42, Bristow 7 Cascia Hall 31, SALLISAW 30 WAGONER 35, Broken Bow 7 ADA 31, Clinton 28 TUTTLE 27, Weatherford 22 OOLOGAH 35, Metro Christian 20 POTEAU 34, Tulsa McLain 13 Harrah 28, CACHE 27 Class 3A HERITAGE HALL 35, Blanchard 7 Plainview 28, SEMINOLE 24 HILLDALE 42, Sperry 10 STIGLER 22, Seq. Tahlequah 14 LONE GROVE 44, Pauls Valley 20 MEEKER 34, Perkins 26 LOCUST GROVE 50, Eufaula 14 BERRYHILL 35, Beggs 21 LINCOLN CHR. 49, Checotah 8 Idabel 28, WESTVILLE 22 JOHN MARSHALL 34, Kingfisher 13 SULPHUR 28, Purcell 18 ROLAND 27, Seq. Claremore 20 VICTORY CHR. 48, Verdigris 21 JONES 28, Marlow 10 CUSHING 28, Douglass 27 Class 2A CHISHOLM 28, OCS 7 LINDSAY 27, Coalgate 22 VIAN 34, Henryetta 16 NOWATA 20, Colcord 14 DAVIS 49, Lexington 12 MILLWOOD 28, Tonkawa 24 ADAIR 48, Chelsea 8 STROUD 21, Panama 20 OKEMAH 21, Antlers 18 HASKELL 32, Commerce 14 LUTHER 35, Alva 21 KINGSTON 30, Walters 22 WYANDOTTE 36, Hulbert 16 HARTSHORNE 33, Prague 20 WASHINGTON 42, Marietta 7 HENNESSEY 27, CHA 7 Class A MOORELAND 35, Mangum 6 Wynnewood 21, HEALDTON 14 HOMINY 30, Watonga 23 CENTRAL SALLISAW 28, Fairland 20 STRATFORD 44, Rush Springs 14 Hooker 28, CARNEGIE 27 REJOICE CHR. 42, Quinton 12 CRESCENT 22, Drumright 18 CASHION 48, Morrison 21 KETCHUM 21, Porter 14 HOLLIS 35, Fairview 7 MINCO 28, Velma-Alma 21 TALIHINA 26, Afton 12 KIEFER 34, OCA 24 RINGLING 27, Wayne 20 THOMAS 21, Cordell 13 Class B SEILING 48, Allen 20 DEWAR 56, Garber 28 DAVENPORT 52, Caddo 6 GEARY 48, Turpin 44 ALEX 58, Laverne 48 Weleetka 38, DEPEW 30 KEOTA 56, Woodland 8 PIONEER 34, Waurika 22 Class C CHEROKEE 40, Duke 16 Timberlake 28, WEBBERS FALLS 22 COYLE 54, Cave Springs 20 TIPTON 42, Boise City 34 GRANDFIELD 60, Waynoka 16 DC-LAMONT 36, Thackerville 28 FOX 54, Bluejacket 6 SHATTUCK 42, Corn Bible 30 *Home team in CAPS
Nov 11, 2015
The Oklahoma Secondary School Activities Association Board of Directors will discuss and possibly vote to take action regarding the organization's prayer policy at Wednesday's monthly meeting. What will be voted on or possibly changed has not been revealed. “It's just for discussion to see if we want to go a different direction with the policy,” OSSAA executive director Ed...
High school notebook: OSSAA to discuss public prayer policy
By Jacob Unruh and Scott Wright Staff Writers | Nov 11, 2015The Oklahoma Secondary School Activities Association Board of Directors will discuss and possibly vote to take action regarding the organization's prayer policy at Wednesday's monthly meeting. What will be voted on or possibly changed has not been revealed. “It's just for discussion to see if we want to go a different direction with the policy,” OSSAA executive director Ed Sheakley told The Oklahoman. “I can't say anything as of right now.” The OSSAA's policy — which was adopted in 1992 — prohibits publicly recited prayers at playoff games and championship events. The OSSAA revised the policy in June to comply with a 2000 U.S. Supreme Court decision. Oklahoma attorney general Scott Pruitt said in October that prayer before high school sporting events can be done legally in his opinion in a response to a Rep. Bobby Cleveland's complaint about the school prayer ban. Following Pruitt's opinion, the OSSAA released a statement saying the policy would remain in effect while the opinion is reviewed. DEER CREEK'S KERSTETTER WINS FAN POLL In a tight race, Deer Creek receiver Zach Kerstetter edged Southmoore kicker Chris Nemecek to win The Oklahoman's Fans' Choice Player of the Week poll. Kerstetter won the vote 1,203-1,152. The junior receiver caught eight passes for 122 yards and a touchdown in the Antlers' 27-20 win over Guthrie last week to clinch a home playoff game. The Oklahoman's staff choice for player of the week, Braden Hudson of Putnam City, finished third with 243 votes. A total of 2,956 votes were cast for seven players. Watch NewsOK.com/Varsity on Saturday for this week's poll from the first round of the playoffs. Here are this week's results: Zach Kerstetter, Deer Creek: 1,203 votes (40.7 pct.) Chris Nemecek, Southmoore: 1,152 votes (38.97 pct.) Braden Hudson, Putnam City: 243 votes (8.22 pct.) Zack Tyler, Bethel: 155 votes (5.24 pct.) Caleb Powell, OCA: 93 votes (3.15 pct.) Terry Wilson, Del City: 61 votes (2.06 pct.) Chandler Garrett, Mustang: 49 votes (1.66 pct.) Total: 2,956 votes INVESTIGATION BEGINS IN MORRIS-OKMULGEE BRAWL A fight between Morris and Okmulgee players early in the second half Friday that led to officials ending the game is under investigation by both schools and the OSSAA. Early in the third quarter a fight broke out between two players and led to other players joining in the fight sparked officials to meet with school administrators and end the game with around 11 minutes remaining in the quarter. Morris won the game 30-0. An officials report has been filed to the OSSAA, which has sent the report to both schools and requested an internal investigation. “My official told me he collaborated with administration from both schools and it was a mutual agreement to stop the game at that point,” OSSAA assistant director Mike Whaley said. “I don't know exactly numbers-wise” how many were involved. Under OSSAA rules, athletes involved in a fight are suspended the next two games. Any player who is not in the field of play that leaves the team bench is subject to a one-game suspension. Neither team made the football playoffs, which means suspensions would be applied to the next sport the athlete participates. JONES DEFENSE GOING STRONG After registering a few big wins early in the season, Jones has slipped under the radar, despite piling up more victories. The Longhorns closed the regular season undefeated behind a defense that proved difficult to score on. Jones allowed 7.7 points per game, with just three opponents scoring in double-digits. One of those was Bethel in Week 9, which scored two touchdowns in the fourth quarter after Jones built a 56-3 lead. Anchored by defensive tackle Ty Hughes up front, and with several talented athletes on the back end, Jones has allowed just 166.1 total yards per game. Fourth-ranked Jones will host Marlow in the first round of the Class 3A playoffs at 7:30 p.m. Friday. DEPEW'S QUINONES RUNS WILD In a win that helped Depew close out a 9-1 regular season, running back Steve Quinones piled up an impressive stat line last Friday. The sophomore rushed for 389 yards and five touchdowns on 28 carries, eclipsing the 2,200-yard mark for the season. Depew defeated South Coffeyville 58-40 to seal up a home playoff game this week. Tenth-ranked Depew will host Weleetka at 7:30 p.m. Friday. COLLEGE POSTCARD: MOORE GRAD SHIELDS WINS HONOR AT ST. GREG'S Moore High School product Richard Shields was named the Sooner Athletic Conference Men's Basketball Player of the Week for his performance in three games last week for St. Gregory's University in Shawnee. The 6-foot-3 senior guard averaged 24.0 points and 5.7 rebounds as SGU went 2-1 on the week. He made 50.0 percent of his field-goal tries and 78.6 percent of his free throws.
Nov 9, 2015
Here is a look at the first-round high school football playoff schedule. All games start at 7:30 p.m. on Friday unless otherwise noted. CLASS 6A-I Mustang (7-3) at Broken Arrow (9-1) Edmond Santa Fe (6-4) at Southmoore (9-1), 7 p.m., Friday Putnam City (5-5) at Tulsa Union (8-2) Norman North (7-3) at Jenks (8-1) CLASS 6A-II Choctaw (5-5) at Tulsa Washington (9-0) Sand Springs (5-4) at...
High school football: First-round playoff schedule
FROM STAFF REPORTS | Nov 9, 2015Here is a look at the first-round high school football playoff schedule. All games start at 7:30 p.m. on Friday unless otherwise noted. CLASS 6A-I Mustang (7-3) at Broken Arrow (9-1) Edmond Santa Fe (6-4) at Southmoore (9-1), 7 p.m., Friday Putnam City (5-5) at Tulsa Union (8-2) Norman North (7-3) at Jenks (8-1) CLASS 6A-II Choctaw (5-5) at Tulsa Washington (9-0), 7 p.m., Friday Sand Springs (5-4) at Stillwater (5-5), 7 p.m., Friday Bixby (6-4) at Lawton (8-1), 2 p.m., Saturday Midwest City (6-3) at Bartlesville (9-1) CLASS 5A Carl Albert (6-4) at Lawton MacArthur (10-0), 7 p.m., Friday Tulsa Kelley (7-2) at Collinsville (5-4) Pryor (4-6) at Skiatook (10-0), 7 p.m., Friday Ardmore (8-2) at Deer Creek (7-3) Del City (6-4) at McGuinness (8-2), 7 p.m., Friday Tahlequah (8-2) at McAlester (9-1) Tulsa Memorial (7-3) at Coweta (6-3), 7 p.m., Friday Guthrie (6-3) at Altus (9-1) CLASS 4A Bristow (4-5) at Anadarko (7-2) Cascia Hall (5-4) at Sallisaw (5-5) Broken Bow (6-4) at Wagoner (10-0) Clinton (5-5) at Ada (6-3) Weatherford (7-3) at Tuttle (10-0) Metro Christian (7-2) at Oologah (8-2) Tulsa McLain (6-4) at Poteau (10-0) Harrah (6-3) at Cache (8-2), 7 p.m., Friday CLASS 3A Blanchard (7-3) at Heritage Hall (10-0), 7 p.m., Friday Plainview (8-2) at Seminole (8-2) Sperry (3-7) at Hilldale (10-0) Seq. Tahlequah (6-4) at Stigler (7-3) Pauls Valley (5-5) at Lone Grove (7-3) Perkins-Tryon (6-4) at Meeker (8-2) Eufaula (3-7) at Locust Grove (10-0) Beggs (6-3) at Berryhill (6-3), 7 p.m., Friday Checotah (7-3) at Lincoln Christian (10-0), 7 p.m., Friday Idabel (6-4) at Westville (8-2) Kingfisher (4-6) at John Marshall (9-1) Purcell (4-6) at Sulphur (7-3) Seq. Claremore (4-5) at Roland (9-1), 7 p.m., Friday Verdigris (5-5) at Victory Christian (8-1), 7 p.m., Friday Marlow (5-5) at Jones (10-0) Douglass (7-3) at Cushing (8-1) CLASS 2A Oklahoma Christian (4-6) at Chisholm (10-0) Coalgate (6-4) at Lindsay (9-1) Henryetta (5-5) at Vian (8-2), 7 p.m., Friday Colcord (7-3) at Nowata (7-3) Lexington (5-5) at Davis (7-3) Tonkawa (6-4) at Millwood (5-2) Chelsea (4-6) at Adair (9-1), 7 p.m., Friday Panama (8-2) at Stroud (9-1) Antlers (7-3) at Okemah (7-3) Commerce (6-4) at Haskell (9-1) Alva (5-5) at Luther (10-0), 7 p.m., Friday Walters (8-2) at Kingston (8-1) Hulbert (7-3) at Wyandotte (8-2) Prague (6-4) at Hartshorne (9-1) Marietta (5-5) at Washington (9-1) Chr. Heritage (5-5) at Hennessey (6-4) CLASS A Mangum (7-3) at Mooreland (10-0), 7 p.m., Friday Wynnewood (5-5) at Healdton (6-4) Watonga (4-6) at Hominy (9-1) Fairland (7-2) at Central Sallisaw (7-3) Rush Springs (3-7) at Stratford (10-0) Hooker (7-3) at Carnegie (6-3) Quinton (5-5) at Rejoice Christian (7-3) Drumright (5-3) at Crescent (6-4) Morrison (6-4) at Cashion (8-2) Porter (4-6) at Ketchum (7-3) Fairview (6-4) at Hollis (10-0) Velma-Alma (8-2) at Minco (9-1) Afton (5-5) at Talihina (8-1) Okla. Christian Aca. (6-4) at Kiefer (9-1) Wayne (6-4) at Ringling (8-0) Cordell (8-2) at Thomas (8-2), 7 p.m., Friday CLASS B Allen (6-4) at Seiling (9-1) Garber (6-4) at Dewar (9-1) Caddo (6-4) at Davenport (10-0) Turpin (8-2) at Geary (9-1) Laverne (8-2) at Alex (10-0) Weleetka (7-3) at Depew (9-1) Woodland (6-4) at Keota (9-0) Waurika (8-2) at Pioneer (7-3) CLASS C Duke (5-5) at Cherokee (9-0) Timberlake (6-4) at Webbers Falls (8-2) Cave Springs (6-3) at Coyle (10-0) Boise City (6-4) at Tipton (7-2) Waynoka (5-4) at Grandfield (9-0) Thackerville (7-3) at Deer Creek-Lamont (9-1) Bluejacket (7-3) at Fox (10-0) Corn Bible (6-3) at Shattuck (8-1)
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High school football playoffs: Class 5A bracket breakdown
By Jacob Unruh Staff Writer email@example.com | Nov 8, 2015Darkhorse contender — McGuinness: The Irish have quietly put together seven straight wins with a balanched team, including wins over Guthrie, Deer Creek and Carl Albert. With the side of the bracket not featuring some power teams like Lawton MacArthur and Skiatook, it could be favorable for a title run. Roughest road — Lawton MacArthur: The defending champions don't have it easy. The Highlanders barely escaped Carl Albert in the first round last year and have to again this week. Then it's possibly a talented Collinsville team. Also on their side of the bracket looms runner-up Skiatook, Deer Creek and Ardmore. Player to watch — Taven Birdow, Altus: Birdow's return this season from IMG Academy is making a huge difference for the Bulldogs. He's rushed for 1,827 yards and 19 touchdowns while setting two school records this season. Now, he has a chance to shine in the big stage. By Jacob Unruh, staff writer
Here are the playoff pairings for the first round of the high school football playoffs. All games are at 7:30 p.m. Friday unless otherwise noted. Class 6A-I Mustang at Broken Arrow Edmond Santa Fe at Southmoore Putnam City at Tulsa Union Norman North at Jenks Class 6A-II Choctaw at Tulsa Washington Sand Springs at Stillwater Bixby at Lawton, 2 p.m. Saturday Midwest City at Bartlesville Class...
High school football playoff pairings
Jacob Unruh,scott wright | Nov 7, 2015Here are the playoff pairings for the first round of the high school football playoffs. All games are at 7:30 p.m. Friday unless otherwise noted. Class 6A-I Mustang at Broken Arrow Edmond Santa Fe at Southmoore Putnam City at Tulsa Union Norman North at Jenks Class 6A-II Choctaw at Tulsa Washington Sand Springs at Stillwater Bixby at Lawton, 2 p.m. Saturday Midwest City at Bartlesville Class 5A Carl Albert at Lawton MacArthur, 7 p.m. Tulsa Kelley at Collinsville Pryor at Skiatook Ardmore at Deer Creek Del City at McGuinness Tahlequah at McAlester Tulsa Memorial at Coweta Guthrie at Altus Class 4A Bristow at Anadarko Cascia Hall at Sallisaw Broken Bow at Wagoner Clinton at Ada Weatherford at Tuttle Metro Christian at Oologah Tulsa McLain at Poteau Harrah at Cache Class 3A Blanchard at Heritage Hall, 7 p.m. Plainview at Seminole Sperry at Hilldale Seq. Tahlequah at Stigler Pauls Valley at Lone Grove Perkins-Tryon at Meeker Eufaula at Locust Grove Beggs at Berryhill Checotah at Lincoln Christian Idabel at Westville Kingfisher at John Marshall Purcell at Sulphur Seq. Claremore at Roland Verdigris at Victory Christian Marlow at Jones Douglass at Cushing Class 2A OCS at Chisholm Coalgate at Lindsay Henryetta at Vian Colcord at Nowata Lexington at Davis Tonkawa at Millwood Chelsea at Adair Panama at Stroud Antlers at Okemah Commerce at Haskell Alva at Luther Walters at Kingston Hulbert at Wyandotte Prague at Hartshorne Marietta at Washington CHA at Hennessey Class A Mangum at Mooreland Wynnewood at Healdton Watonga at Hominy Fairland at Central Sallisaw Rush Springs at Stratford Hooker at Carnegie Quinton at Rejoice Christian Drumright at Crescent Morrison at Cashion Porter at Ketchum Fairview at Hollis Velma-Alma at Minco Afton at Talihina OCA at Kiefer Wayne at Ringling Cordell at Thomas Class B Allen at Seiling Garber at Dewar Caddo at Davenport Turpin at Geary Laverne at Alex Weleetka at Depew Woodland at Keota Waurika at Pioneer Class C Duke at Cherokee Timberlake at Webbers Falls Cave Springs at Coyle Boise City at Tipton Waynoka at Grandfield Thackerville at Deer Creek-Lamont Bluejacket at Fox Corn Bible at Shattuck
Nov 6, 2015
Deer Creek’s dynamic receiver combination was at full strength for the first time all season around quarterback Clayton Sims, and it made a huge difference Friday as the Antlers knocked off rival Guthrie 27-20 at Jelsma Stadium to finish second in District 5A-2.
High school football: Deer Creek's passing game too much for Guthrie
By Jacob Unruh Staff Writer firstname.lastname@example.org | Nov 6, 2015GUTHRIE — Deer Creek receiver Zach Kerstetter saw the Guthrie defender catch the ball and only wanted to break up the interception. He just didn't expect it to still be catchable when he did that. The 5-foot-9 junior somehow found the ball as it bounced in the air while he was on his back and snagged it for a game-tying touchdown in the first quarter. Later in the quarter, senior Noah McGraw jumped for a catch over the middle and held on to the ball with his fingertips to set up the go-ahead score. Deer Creek's dynamic receiver combination was at full strength for the first time all season around quarterback Clayton Sims, and it made a huge difference Friday as the Antlers knocked off rival Guthrie 27-20 at Jelsma Stadium to finish second in District 5A-2. “It's a huge advantage for our team,” Kerstetter said. “We've been battling all year trying to stay healthy and having all of us back for one game feels great. We're getting every one back and we're feeling good.” The Antlers (7-3, 4-2) will host Ardmore next week in the first round of the playoffs. Guthrie (6-3, 5-2) will travel to Altus in a rematch of last season's opening round. Deer Creek has dealt with more than 20 injuries this season, including McGraw missing the first seven games with a foot injury. That number is slowly falling at a perfect time. Sims completed 22 of 32 passes for 310 yards, two interceptions and a touchdown. He also rushed for the decisive score with 3:46 remaining. “He's just such a playmaker,” Deer Creek coach Grant Gower said. “He continues to make play after play after play. It was one of those days he had a couple picks, but they've got some great athletes on the back end that have something to do with that. “He threw the ball very well obviously, and obviously he had some receivers make some great catches as well. But that sometimes happens when you throw as much as we do.” Kerstetter finished with eight receptions for 122 yards. McGraw caught just two passes for 74 yards, but each catch was a difficult jump ball. “I just see ball, catch ball, you know,” McGraw said. “We've had a ton of injuries all year, but it's nice to have me and Zach on the field finally at the same time. I'm just so glad to play. It's been so long.” Deer Creek led 14-13 at halftime. Sims orchestrated a long drive to open the third that resulted in a 25-yard field goal by Parker Noble. Noble added a 39-yard field goal later to make it 20-13. After Sims' touchdown, Guthrie attempted a rally when quarterback Zane Maltz scored on a 31-yard keeper with 2:28 left. But the Bluejays' onside kick attempt failed and Sims sealed the game with a keeper on fourth-and-1 with 1:03 remaining. It was a signal that perhaps things are looking up at just the right time for Deer Creek. “It's really coming together now and we're getting chemistry,” Sims said. “I think we're starting to get to that moment. We haven't met our peak yet, so hopefully we do during the playoffs and hopefully go to state.”
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
Nov 1, 2015
Throughout the week, The Oklahoman staff will break down the playoff scenarios for every team still mathematically eligible for the postseason. We begin with Class 6A and 5A, and will examine the remaining classes over the next three days: District 6A-I-1 Key Games: Edmond Memorial at Broken Arrow, Norman at Edmond Santa Fe, Putnam City at Westmoore. Broken Arrow: First Jenks: Second...
High school football: Class 6A and 5A district playoff scenarios
By Ryan Aber and Scott Wright | Nov 1, 2015Throughout the week, The Oklahoman staff will break down the playoff scenarios for every team still mathematically eligible for the postseason. We begin with Class 6A and 5A, and will examine the remaining classes over the next three days: District 6A-I-1 Key Games: Edmond Memorial at Broken Arrow, Norman at Edmond Santa Fe, Putnam City at Westmoore. Broken Arrow: First Jenks: Second Edmond Santa Fe: Third with win and Putnam City win or Edmond Memorial win. Third with loss, Edmond Memorial loss and Putnam City win. Fourth with Edmond Memorial loss and Westmoore win. Fourth with loss, Edmond Memorial win and Putnam City win. Edmond Memorial: Third with win and Edmond Santa Fe loss. Fourth with win and Edmond Santa Fe win. Fourth with loss, Edmond Santa Fe loss and Putnam City win. Westmoore: Third with win and Edmond Memorial loss. Fourth with win, Edmond Memorial win and Edmond Santa Fe loss. Putnam City: Fourth with win, Edmond Memorial loss and Edmond Santa Fe win. District 6A-I-2 Key Games: Mustang at Moore, Owasso at Putnam North, Southmoore at Norman North, Tulsa Union at Edmond North. Tulsa Union: First. Southmoore: Second with win. Third with loss. Norman North: Second with win. Third with loss. Mustang: Fourth with win or Edmond North loss. Edmond North: Fourth with win and Mustang loss. District 6A-II-1 Key Games: Bixby at Sand Springs. Tulsa Washington: First. Bartlesville: Second. Sand Springs: Third with win. Fourth with loss. Bixby: Third with win. Fourth with loss. District 6A-II 2 Key Games: Choctaw at Lawton, Putnam West at Enid, Stillwater at Lawton Eisenhower. Lawton: First. Midwest City: Second with Stillwater loss. Third with Stillwater win. Stillwater: Second with win. Third with loss and Putnam West loss. Fourth with loss and Putnam West win. Putnam West: Third with win and Stillwater loss. Fourth with win and Stillwater win. Choctaw: Fourth with win and Enid win. Fourth with loss and Enid win where Enid gains 22 or fewer district points on Choctaw. Enid: Fourth with win and Choctaw loss where Enid gains 23 or more district points on Choctaw. District 5A-1 Key Games: Ardmore at Duncan, Chickasha at Del City. Lawton MacArthur: First. Altus: Second. Ardmore: Third with win or Del City win. Fourth with loss and Chickasha win. Duncan: Third with win and Chickasha win. Fourth with win and Del City win. Fourth with loss and Chickasha win. Del City: Fourth with win and Ardmore win. District 5A-2 Key Games: Deer Creek at Guthrie, McGuinness at Piedmont, Southeast at Carl Albert. McGuinness: First. Guthrie: Second with win. Third with loss. Deer Creek: Second with win. Third with loss. Carl Albert: Fourth with win. Fourth with loss and Piedmont loss. Piedmont: Fourth with win and Carl Albert loss. District 5A-3 Key Games: Durant at Tulsa Kelley, Tulsa Memorial at McAlester. Skiatook: First. McAlester: Second with win or Tulsa Kelley win. Third with loss and Durant win. Tulsa Kelley: Third with McAlester win or win and Tulsa Memorial win. Tulsa Memorial: Second with win and Durant win. Fourth with Tulsa Kelley win. Fourth with loss and Durant win where Tulsa Memorial loses 11 or fewer district points to Durant. Durant: Fourth with win and Tulsa Memorial win. Fourth with win and Tulsa Memorial loss where Durant gains 12 or more district points on Tulsa Memorial. District 5A-4 Key Games: Collinsville at Tulsa East Central, Tahlequah at Coweta, Tulsa Edison at Grove. Coweta: First with win. Second with loss. Tahlequah: First with win. Second with loss and Collinsville loss. Third with loss and Collinsville win. Collinsville: Second with win and Coweta win. Third with win and Coweta loss. Third with loss and Tulsa Edison loss. Third with loss and Tulsa Edison win where Collinsville loses 19 or fewer district points to Tulsa Edison. Fourth with loss and Tulsa Edison win where Collinsville loses 20 or more district points to Tulsa Edison. Pryor: Fourth with Collinsville win or Tulsa Edison loss. Tulsa Edison: Third with win and Collinsville loss where Tulsa Edison gains 20 or more district points on Collinsville. Fourth with win and Collinsville loss where Tulsa Edison gains 19 or fewer district points on Collinsville.
Oct 30, 2015
Bluejays have defeated Titans six consecutive years. Guthrie can clinch second place in district with win next week over Deer Creek.
High school football: Guthrie overpowers Carl Albert 28-17 for big district victory
By Jacob Unruh Staff Writer firstname.lastname@example.org | Oct 30, 2015MIDWEST CITY — Guthrie coach Kelly Beeby turned to his team in his postgame speech and talked about the importance of Friday's 28-17 win over Carl Albert. He talked about how teams don't beat Carl Albert for six straight seasons like the Bluejays had just accomplished. Then he talked about the prospect of still getting a chance to host a playoff game in two weeks should they knock off Deer Creek next week. “Success against Carl Albert has been the catalyst for the Guthrie program,” Beeby said. “We measure ourselves by them every year. It's hard to believe we've won six in a row on them. Nobody can say that.” Guthrie improved to 6-2 overall and 5-1 in District 5A-2 with its fifth straight win. A win over Deer Creek next week locks up second in the district and a home playoff game in the first round. Carl Albert (5-4, 3-3) is now likely relegated to fourth place in the district. The Bluejays rolled out their usual blueprint with physical play on both sides of the ball and a strong running game. They piled up 188 rushing yards — 94 from running back Kevin Blue — and touchdowns from three different players. Guthrie then held Carl Albert's rushing attack to 23 yards in the second half and came up with a huge stop to force a punt clinging to a 21-17 lead with just more than 4 minutes remaining. “We really stepped up,” Guthrie linebacker Rowdy Reihs said. “There was a couple broken plays there, but that's always going to happen against good teams like this. We stepped up there in the end.” Guthrie led 7-3 to open the third when Chance Whitt fumbled the opening kickoff. Three plays later Carl Albert quarterback Braxton Dickerson threw a 27-yard touchdown pass to Diego Richards to take the lead. But Whitt redeemed himself when he broke behind the Titans' defense and caught a pass from senior Zane Maltz for a go-ahead, 51-yard score. The Bluejays then recovered a fumble by Dickerson on the next drive and scored three plays later on Maltz's 3-yard keeper on a read option play to take control 21-10. “That lifted us over, gave us some confidence and we got it done,” Maltz said. “It helps out those youngsters on our team so much. With a year of experience under my belt, it still helps my confidence but it really helps those young guys.” Richards was troublesome for Guthrie. The speedster rushed for 114 yards in the first half and finished with 119. He also caught four passes for 142 yards, including a 78-yard touchdown on a screen pass that made it a four-point game in the fourth. “Whenever they had great success it was with Diego,” Beeby said. “He's the fastest player on the football field. We had kids that knew where he was going to be, were taking angles to catch him and weren't able to. “For us to come in here tonight and give up the big plays we did and keep them out of the end zone the way we did, I'm extremely pleased.”
Oct 28, 2015
Each week, The Oklahoman's Scott Wright predicts the score of every game in the state. Here are the picks for this week: Last week's record: 133-36 (78.7 pct.) Overall record: 1,106-285 (79.5 pct.) Thursday's Games Class 6A-I NORMAN NORTH 42, Moore 12 PUTNAM CITY 28, Norman 24 Class 6A-II LAWTON 21, Midwest City 17 Class 5A Deer Creek 48, SOUTHEAST 8 Class 4A OOLOGAH 38, Vinita...
The Oklahoman's high school football predictions
By Scott Wright Staff Writer email@example.com | Oct 28, 2015Each week, The Oklahoman's Scott Wright predicts the score of every game in the state. Here are the picks for this week: Last week's record: 133-36 (78.7 pct.) Overall record: 1,106-285 (79.5 pct.) Thursday's Games Class 6A-I NORMAN NORTH 42, Moore 12 PUTNAM CITY 28, Norman 24 Class 6A-II LAWTON 21, Midwest City 17 Class 5A Deer Creek 48, SOUTHEAST 8 Class 4A OOLOGAH 38, Vinita 13 Class 3A JONES 42, Bethel 8 TULSA ROGERS 31, Okmulgee 14 Class 2A Oklahoma Chr. 34, CHR. HERITAGE 27 Washington 28, WALTERS 14 Class A Quinton 40, HILLDALE JV 12 RINGLING 35, Central Marlow 0 Class B Alex 56, MAYSVILLE 6 Class C WEBBERS FALLS 52, Bokoshe 6 FOX 48, Thackerville 20 Friday's Games Class 6A-I OWASSO 38, Edmond North 14 BROKEN ARROW 38, Edmond Santa Fe 21 Jenks 40, EDMOND MEMORIAL 13 TULSA UNION 35, Mustang 21 SOUTHMOORE 42, Putnam North 10 Westmoore 35, YUKON 28 Class 6A-II Bartlesville 35, PONCA CITY 10 Bixby 28, MUSKOGEE 14 Claremore 27, SAPULPA 20 PC WEST 35, Lawton Eisenhower 20 TULSA WASHINGTON 44, Sand Springs 13 Stillwater 28, ENID 17 CHOCTAW 49, U.S. Grant 12 Class 5A Ardmore 52, NORTHWEST 6 ALTUS 28, Duncan 7 Durant 35, NOBLE 28 CHICKASHA 28, El Reno 22 TAHLEQUAH 40, Grove 20 CARL ALBERT 27, Guthrie 21 PIEDMONT 30, Guymon 16 Lawton MacArthur 44, DEL CITY 30 McAlester 42, SHAWNEE 13 COLLINSVILLE 21, Pryor 14 COWETA 28, Tulsa Edison 14 SKIATOOK 20, Tulsa Kelley 13 Tulsa Memorial 41, TULSA HALE 6 McGUINNESS 38, Western Heights 12 Class 4A Ada 34, TECUMSEH 13 Broken Bow 24, STILWELL 10 Catoosa 28, MIAMI 14 WAGONER 44, Cleveland 14 Clinton 26, WOODWARD 20 WEATHERFORD 17, Elgin 7 CACHE 31, Elk City 28 Harrah 27, BRISTOW 14 ANADARKO 35, Newcastle 7 Sallisaw 20, MULDROW 14 METRO CHR. 35, Tulsa Central 8 Tulsa McLain 20, CASCIA HALL 14 Tuttle 36, GLENPOOL 7 Class 3A Blanchard 17, DOUGLASS 14 MADILL 28, Bridge Creek 20 MANNFORD 35, Centennial 8 Cushing 42, BLACKWELL 14 Dickson 29, COMANCHE 6 IDABEL 27, Eufaula 13 BEGGS 20, Heavener 7 Heritage Hall 42, KINGFISHER 13 Hilldale 38, CHECOTAH 20 LOCUST GROVE 42, Inola 21 WESTVILLE 23, Jay 12 John Marshall 34, MEEKER 28 BERRYHILL 48, Kellyville 7 SEQ. CLAREMORE 35, Keys (Park Hill) 6 Lincoln Christian 44, SEQ. TAHLEQUAH 14 Lone Grove 41, MARLOW 26 BETHANY 28, Mount St. Mary 14 Pauls Valley 28, LITTLE AXE 27 SEMINOLE 28, Purcell 7 Sperry 21, TULSA WEBSTER 20 Star Spencer 42, CAPITOL HILL 14 Stigler 40, SPIRO 6 Sulphur 35, PLAINVIEW 34 ROLAND 48, Valliant 8 Verdigris 28, DEWEY 7 Victory Christian 45, MORRIS 6 Class 2A Alva 28, PAWNEE 21 HULBERT 36, Caney Valley 6 PAWHUSKA 20, Chelsea 14 ADAIR 40, Chouteau 6 TONKAWA 21, Crescent 7 Davis 35, COALGATE 14 LEXINGTON 28, Dibble 27 HOBART 18, Frederick 14 Hartshorne 35, OKEMAH 16 Haskell 42, KANSAS 6 Hennessey 35, NEWKIRK 0 WEWOKA 28, Holdenville 16 PANAMA 21, Liberty 14 Marietta 28, ATOKA 20 LUTHER 40, Millwood 36 Northeast 35, CROOKED OAK 34 Nowata 28, WYANDOTTE 24 COMMERCE 30, Oklahoma Union 6 CHISHOLM 42, Perry 0 Prague 34, CHANDLER 28 COLCORD 27, Salina 22 Stroud 21, HENRYETTA 13 Tishomingo 28, HUGO 20 Vian 42, ANTLERS 14 WYNNEWOOD 30, Wellston 8 Wilburton 26, POCOLA12 Class A Carnegie 21, MANGUM 20 Cashion 49, WATONGA 14 Central Sallisaw 42, SAVANNA 6 Crossings Christian 32, OKLA. CHR. ACA. 20 Drumright 40, YALE 8 Fairland 24, BARNSDALL 16 WARNER 20, Gore 14 Healdton 27, WARNER 13 APACHE 28, Hinton 20 Hooker 27, FAIRVIEW 24 Ketchum 30, AFTON 22 ELMORE CITY 28, Konawa 6 Minco 35, COMMUNITY CHR. 20 Mooreland 32, TEXHOMA 12 KIEFER 36, Morrison 8 HOMINY 38, Mounds 6 OKEENE 35, Oklahoma Bible 32 TALIHINA 42, Porter 7 Quapaw 34, FOYIL 14 Rejoice Christian 48, SUMMIT CHR. 8 BEAVER 14, Sayre 13 HOLLIS 34, Snyder 6 Thomas 44, BURNS FLAT-DILL CITY 7 Velma-Alma 28, RUSH SPRINGS 14 STRATFORD 48, Wayne 14 Class B GEARY 42, Allen 24 MAUD 36, Bray-Doyle 6 Caddo 48, PORUM 12 ARKOMA 42, Canadian 40 Davenport 52, WESLEYAN CHR. 6 Depew 38, GARBER 28 Dewar 44, WELEETKA 30 KEOTA 56, Gans 6 WETUMKA 52, Haileyville 6 Laverne 48, RINGWOOD 12 CYRIL 56, Macomb 8 WAUKOMIS 40, Pioneer 38 Pond Creek-Hunter 34, MERRITT 24 Seiling 46, KREMLIN-HILLSDALE 28 WAURIKA 56, Strother 8 Turpin 46, CANTON 0 REGENT PREP 40, Watts 12 OAKS 56, Welch 6 SOUTH COFFEYVILLE 28, Woodland 24 Class C TYRONE 28, Balko 24 Bluejacket 56, IMMANUEL CHR. 6 MIDWAY 48, Bowlegs 12 COYLE 52, Copan 6 Corn Bible 44, CEMENT 8 TIMBERLAKE 42, Covington-Douglas 28 DC-Lamont 60, BUFFALO 14 Duke 34, MT. VIEW-GOTEBO 22 Grandfield 54, SW COVENANT 8 Medford 46, PRUE 0 Sasakwa 30, PAOLI 22 BOISE CITY 40, Sharon-Mutual 26 Shattuck 28, WAYNOKA 24 DESTINY CHR. 54, Temple 8 Tipton 56, RYAN 6 Independent KC Christ Prep 21, TULSA NOAH 14 OKC Patriots 48, WRIGHT CHR. 44 Saturday's Game Independent Claremore Chr. 40, CORNERSTONE CHR. 12 *Home team in CAPS
Oct 25, 2015
Coming in at No. 4 on the list, Midwest City at Lawton will be for the outright title in District 6A-II-2.
The Oklahoman's top 10 high school football games of Week 9
By Scott Wright Staff Writer firstname.lastname@example.org | Oct 25, 2015With only two weeks to go, several district championships could be settled Friday night. Millwood could wrap up the District 2A-2 title with a win at Luther in The Oklahoman's top game of Week 9. Luther, however, would need a little help to clinch a district title this week, but the Lions have to win to keep themselves in the running. Coming in at No. 4 on the list, Midwest City at Lawton will be for the outright title in District 6A-II-2. Here's a look at The Oklahoman's top high school football games of Week 9: 1. Millwood (5-1, 5-0) at Luther (8-0, 4-0) 2. Tulsa Kelley (6-1, 4-1) at Skiatook (8-0, 5-0) 3. Sand Springs (4-3, 4-1) at Tulsa Washington (7-0, 5-0) 4. Midwest City (6-2, 4-1) at Lawton (6-1, 4-0) 5. Washington (7-1, 5-0) at Walters (8-0, 4-0) 6. Hilldale (8-0, 4-0) at Checotah (7-1, 3-1) 7. Sulphur (6-2, 4-0) at Plainview (6-2, 3-1) 8. Guthrie (5-2, 4-1) at Carl Albert (5-3, 3-2) 9. John Marshall (8-0, 4-0) at Meeker (6-2, 3-2) 10. Elk City (5-3, 3-2) at Cache (6-2, 4-1)
Oct 21, 2015
Each week, The Oklahoman's Scott Wright predicts the score of every game in the state. Here are the picks for Week 8: Last week's record: 138-31 (81.2 pct) Overall record: 973-249 (79.6 pct.
The Oklahoman's high school football predictions for Week 8
By Scott Wright Staff Writer email@example.com | Oct 21, 2015Each week, The Oklahoman's Scott Wright predicts the score of every game in the state. Here are the picks for Week 8: Last week's record: 138-31 (81.2 pct) Overall record: 973-249 (79.6 pct.) Thursday's Games Class 6A-I WESTMOORE 28, Edmond Memorial 27 Southmoore 49, EDMOND NORTH 13 Class 6A-II STILLWATER 30, Putnam West 28 Class 5A LAWTON MAC 44, Chickasha 14 TULSA EDISON 24, Tahlequah 22 Class 3A CENTENNIAL 21, Blackwell 18 Seminole 35, STAR SPENCER 12 Class A Community Christian 42, KONAWA 8 Class C Temple 48, CEMENT 14 Friday's Games Class 6A-I JENKS 42, Broken Arrow 28 Norman North 45, PC NORTH 20 Owasso 38, MUSTANG 34 EDMOND SANTA FE 35, Putnam City 28 Tulsa Union 50, MOORE 7 Yukon 28, NORMAN 24 Class 6A-II MIDWEST CITY 34, Choctaw 24 LAWTON EISENHOWER 33, Enid 14 LAWTON 27, PRIME PREP (TEXAS) 21 SAND SPRINGS 31, Muskogee 20 CLAREMORE 37, Ponca City 13 BARTLESVILLE 41, Sapulpa 12 Tulsa Washington 28, BIXBY 24 Class 5A ARDMORE 35, Altus 34 Carl Albert 30, DEER CREEK 27 Coweta 34, GROVE 20 Del City 45, EL RENO 17 McGuinness 48, GUYMON 7 TULSA KELLEY 35, Noble 21 DUNCAN 42, Northwest 14 WESTERN HEIGHTS 28, Piedmont 24 TULSA MEMORIAL 34, Shawnee 31 Skiatook 41, DURANT 14 GUTHRIE 49, Southeast 6 PRYOR 28, Tulsa East Central 14 McALESTER 44, Tulsa Hale 6 Class 4A Anadarko 50, ELGIN 13 ADA 28, Bristow 14 Cache 31, CLINTON 28 Cascia Hall 38, CATOOSA 10 TUTTLE 52, McLoud 13 Metro Christian 28, BROKEN BOW 17 TULSA McLAIN 28, Miami 27 Muldrow 21, FORT GIBSON 14 Oologah 42, CLEVELAND 20 Poteau 32, SALLISAW 13 Stilwell 42, TULSA CENTRAL 38 HARRAH 34, Tecumseh 14 Wagoner 49, VINITA 14 Weatherford 35, NEWCASTLE 12 ELK CITY 28, Woodward 21 Class 3A Berryhill 42, DEWEY 14 Bethany 24, BLANCHARD 20 CUSHING 48, Bethel 7 Checotah 35, OKMULGEE 7 LONE GROVE 49, Comanche 14 JOHN MARSHALL 21, Douglass 20 HILLDALE 44, Eufaula 12 Idabel 42, VALLIANT 7 SPERRY 21, Jay 14 Jones 35, PAULS VALLEY 10 Kingfisher 28, PERKINS 24 Lincoln Christian 56, KELLYVILLE 7 PURCELL 21, Little Axe 18 SULPHUR 28, Madill 21 HERITAGE HALL 52, Mannford 7 Meeker 48, BRIDGE CREEK 12 BEGGS 35, Morris 6 Plainview 21, MARLOW 20 STIGLER 28, Roland 24 LOCUST GROVE 56, Seq. Claremore 20 Seq. Tahlequah 34, KEYS (PARK HILL) 7 Spiro 22, HEAVENER 16 VICTORY CHR. 35, Tulsa Rogers 14 Tulsa Webster 28, VERDIGRIS 20 Westville 42, INOLA 13 Class 2A Adair 49, HULBERT 7 HARTSHORNE 21, Antlers 14 DAVIS 42, Atoka 6 NOWATA 52, Caney Valley 6 STROUD 35, Chandler 28 Chouteau 28, GORE 14 MILLWOOD 35, Chr. Heritage 17 KINGSTON 34, Coalgate 20 Colcord 42, KANSAS 14 OKLAHOMA CHR. 48, Crooked Oak 12 WALTERS 31, Healdton 14 Hennessey 33, OKC PATRIOTS 12 Henryetta 35, HOLDENVILLE 7 DIBBLE 27, Hobart 22 MARIETTA 36, Hugo 30 Lexington 26, FREDERICK 20 PRAGUE 31, Liberty 24 WASHINGTON 35, Lindsay 28 Luther 56, WELLSTON 18 Newkirk 21, PERRY 14 WILBURTON 28, Panama 27 Pawhuska 34, OKLAHOMA UNION 6 CHISHOLM 40, Pawnee 0 VIAN 54, Pocola 6 HASKELL 42, Salina 7 ALVA 28, Tonkawa 24 U.S. Grant 34, NORTHEAST 30 OKEMAH 32, Wewoka 28 Wyandotte 42, CHELSEA 28 Class A Afton 35, QUAPAW 7 DRUMRIGHT 42, Barnsdall 6 THOMAS 35, Beaver 8 HOOKER 44, Burns Flat-Dill City 6 Cordell 48, SNYDER 7 Crescent 30, OKLAHOMA BIBLE 7 Crossings Christian 21, CARNEGIE 17 VELMA-ALMA 26, Empire 12 KETCHUM 34, Fairland 28 Fairview 27, TEXHOMA 18 REJOICE CHR. 48, Foyil 12 MANGUM 32, Hinton 16 Hollis 41, APACHE 20 Hominy 44, SUMMIT CHR. 6 Kiefer 40, MOUNDS 7 Mooreland 49, SAYRE 0 Okeene 34, WATONGA 28 CASHION 48, Okla. Christian Aca. 14 RINGLING 50, Rush Springs 6 PORTER 35, Savanna 12 Stratford 48, ELMORE CITY 8 Talihina 38, QUINTON 7 CENTRAL SALLISAW 42, Warner 12 WILSON 35, Central Marlow 6 WAYNE 21, Wynnewood 14 MORRISON 34, Yale 8 Class B SEILING 56, Canton 8 GEARY 48, Cyril 34 Davenport 52, WELCH 6 Garber 44, WOODLAND 20 DEWAR 48, Haileyville 0 Keota 60, CADDO 12 LAVERNE 56, Kremlin-Hillsdale 22 Macomb 30, STROTHER 24 ALEX 56, Maud 6 Maysville 42, ALLEN 28 PIONEER 40, Merritt 20 DEPEW 58, Oaks 12 CANADIAN 44, Porum 24 POND CREEK-HUNTER 38, Ringwood 12 South Coffeyville 54, WATTS 6 TURPIN 42, Waukomis 34 Waurika 48, BRAY-DOYLE 8 Weleetka 56, GANS 6 ARKOMA 36, Wetumka 28 Class C Boise City 34, BALKO 20 CAVE SPRINGS 30, Bowlegs 22 Cherokee 54, SHARON-MUTUAL 8 GRANDFIELD 50, Corn Bible 12 Coyle 56, MEDFORD 6 DC-Lamont 42 COVINGTON-DOUGLAS 16 FOX 52, Midway 6 TIPTON 42, Mt. View-Gotebo 12 Paoli 42, BOWLEGS 6 BLUEJACKET 52, Prue 6 Ryan 28, SASAKWA 16 Shattuck 60, BUFFALO 16 DUKE 42, SW Covenant 34 Timberlake 58, COPAN 12 Waynoka 42, TYRONE 36 THACKERVILLE 38, Webbers Falls 28 Independent Casady 24, ARLINGTON OAKRIDGE 20 FW ALL SAINTS 34, Holland Hall 21 WESLEYAN CHR. 48, Immanuel Christian 24 REGENT PREP 56, Life Christian 6 Tulsa NOAH 28, DALLAS HSAA 8 DESTINY CHR. 48, Word of Life (Wichita) 8 Wright Christian 42, CLAREMORE CHR. 34 *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.