Mounds Eagles football
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|2013-09-06||@||Liberty||W||32 - 8|
|2013-09-13||vs||Gore||W||36 - 6|
|2013-09-20||@||Yale||W||7 - 6|
|2013-09-27||vs||Okemah||L||14 - 42|
|2013-10-04||@||Stroud||L||14 - 42|
|2013-10-11||vs||Wellston||W||22 - 0|
|2013-10-17||vs||Barnsdall||W||33 - 0|
|2013-10-25||@||Meeker||L||7 - 49|
|2013-11-01||vs||Holdenville||W||27 - 26|
|2013-11-08||@||Haskell||L||20 - 41|
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Mounds High School Varsity Boys Football
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 firstname.lastname@example.org | Nov 4, 2015Each week, The Oklahoman's Scott Wright predicts the score of every game in the state. Here are the picks for this week: Last week's record: 145-23 (86.3 pct.) Overall record: 1,252-307 (80.3) Thursday's Games Class 6A-I Mustang 35, MOORE 14 EDMOND SANTA FE 41, Norman 13 Class 6A-II LAWTON 30, Choctaw 17 Class 5A ALTUS 49, Northwest 6 Class 3A INOLA 34, Keys (Park Hill) 6 Kingfisher 49, CENTENNIAL 8 HERITAGE HALL 52, Purcell 14 Class 2A Vian 38, PANAMA 12 Class A Quinton 22, WARNER 20 Class B ALEX 56, Geary 42 Waukomis 48, POND CREEK-HUNTER 44 Friday's Games Class 6A-I BROKEN ARROW 35, Edmond Memorial 20 Owasso 28, PC NORTH 14 WESTMOORE 24, Putnam City 21 Southmoore 48, NORMAN NORTH 38 Tulsa Union 45, EDMOND NORTH 17 JENKS 56, Yukon 13 Class 6A-II Bartlesville 42, CLAREMORE 14 SAND SPRINGS 28, Bixby 24 PC West 34, ENID 28 PONCA CITY 28, Sapulpa 23 Stillwater 34, LAWTON IKE 26 Tulsa Washington 40, MUSKOGEE 14 Class 5A Ardmore 28, DUNCAN 7 DEL CITY 38, Chickasha 24 Collinsville 34, TULSA EAST CENTRAL 8 Deer Creek 21, GUTHRIE 20 TULSA KELLEY 28, Durant 17 WESTERN HEIGHTS 28, Guymon 8 Lawton MacArthur 44, EL RENO 12 McGuinness 28, PIEDMONT 10 Pryor 24, TULSA NOAH 20 Shawnee 42, TULSA HALE 7 Skiatook 35, NOBLE 20 CARL ALBERT 45, Southeast 12 COWETA 28, Tahlequah 27 Tulsa Edison 21, GROVE 14 McALESTER 46, Tulsa Memorial 13 Class 4A Bristow 28, TECUMSEH 14 Cascia Hall 24, CLEVELAND 10 CLINTON 28, Elk City 27 Glenpool 20, McLOUD 13 Harrah 28, ADA 24 Metro Christian 30, SALLISAW 20 VINITA 28, Miami 22 Muldrow 27, BROKEN BOW 20 ELGIN 28, Newcastle 21 Oologah 38, TULSA McLAIN 13 Poteau 48, TULSA CENTRAL 8 FORT GIBSON 21, Stilwell 14 Wagoner 41, CATOOSA 10 ANADARKO 42, Weatherford 13 CACHE 28, Woodward 14 Class 3A Beggs 28, CHECOTAH 24 LINCOLN CHR. 42, Berryhill 35 Blanchard 35, MOUNT ST. MARY 7 DOUGLASS 42, Bridge Creek 12 SPERRY 21, Dewey 14 IDABEL 28, Heavener 13 John Marshall 24, BETHANY 21 VERDIGRIS 35, Kellyville 12 Little Axe 28, BETHEL 20 Locust Grove 56, JAY 18 CUSHING 42, Mannford 7 Marlow 31, DICKSON 13 Meeker 42, COMANCHE 12 Morris 35, OKMULGEE 34 Perkins 40, BLACKWELL 12 Plainview 34, MADILL 13 Roland 28, EUFAULA 7 Seminole 42, PAULS VALLEY 20 Seq. Claremore 31, SEQ. TAHLEQUAH 27 Spiro 26, VALLIANT 16 JONES 38, Star Spencer 8 LONE GROVE 35, Sulphur 21 HILLDALE 49, Tulsa Rogers 14 WESTVILLE 36, Tulsa Webster 22 Victory Christian 35, STIGLER 28 Class 2A Alva 32, PERRY 14 TISHOMINGO 21, Atoka 20 Chisholm 14, HENNESSEY 7 Coalgate 28, MARIETTA 21 HASKELL 35, Colcord 27 Commerce 26, CHELSEA 21 DIBBLE 28, Frederick 22 Hartshorne 42, POCOLA 6 PRAGUE 27, Henryetta 20 ANTLERS 35, Hugo 12 Hulbert 24, CHOUTEAU 8 SALINA 21, Kansas 20 DAVIS 35, Kingston 14 Lexington 27, HOBART 13 Luther 35, OCS 20 WASHINGTON 35, Mangum 14 Okemah 40, HOLDENVILLE 6 Okla. Christian Aca. 31, NEWKIRK 7 TULSA UNION JV 35, Oklahoma Union 12 NOWATA 48, Pawhuska 8 TONKAWA 28, Pawnee 7 ADAIR 42, Rejoice Christian 22 Walters 35, LINDSAY 34 Wellston 38, CROOKED OAK 24 STROUD 30, Wewoka 20 Wilburton 21, LIBERTY 18 Wyandotte 49, CANEY VALLEY 6 Class A FAIRLAND 21, Afton 12 CARNEGIE 27, Apache 20 MOORELAND 45, Beaver 6 Community Christian 28, WILSON 13 MINCO 42, Elmore City 12 THOMAS 21, Fairview 20 KETCHUM 45, Foyil 6 Hollis 28, CORDELL 21 Hominy 26, MORRISON 21 Kiefer 42, DRUMRIGHT 7 CRESCENT 28, Okeene 12 CASHION 48, Oklahoma Bible 14 MOUNDS 27, Porter 13 Ringling 21, HEALDTON 7 Rush Springs 32, EMPIRE 12 Savanna 35, GORE 7 Sayre 28, BURNS FLAT-DILL CITY 6 Snyder 21, HOLLIS 14 Stratford 35, WYNNEWOOD 13 QUAPAW 28, Summit Christian 7 Talihina 28, CENTRAL SALLISAW 27 HOOKER 26, Texhoma 20 Velma-Alma 49, CENTRAL MARLOW 6 CROSSINGS CHR. 41, Watonga 27 Wayne 42, KONAWA 7 BARNSDALL 33, Yale 12 Class B CADDO 44, Arkoma 28 WOODLAND 44, Covington-Douglas 38 Cyril 38, ALLEN 34 Garber 46, WELCH 0 DEWAR 34, Keota 32 Kremlin-Hillsdale 40, CANTON 8 Maud 44, STROTHER 30 Maysville 52, BRAY-DOYLE 6 LAVERNE 44, Merritt 20 DAVENPORT 54, Oaks 8 Porum 42, GANS 36 Seiling 56, RINGWOOD 6 DEPEW 30, South Coffeyville 28 Turpin 34, PIONEER 24 Waurika 52, MACOMB 6 Weleetka 46, HAILEYVILLE 0 Wetumka 48, CANADIAN 42 Class C SHATTUCK 44, Balko 14 COYLE 42, Bluejacket 18 Cave Springs 40, SASAKWA 20 Cherokee 38, BOISE CITY 34 DC-LAMONT 54, Copan 8 CORN BIBLE 42, Duke 36 Fox 56, BOKOSHE 6 Grandfield 52, TEMPLE 6 TIMBERLAKE 44, Medford 28 Midway 40, PRUE 12 WEBBERS FALLS 48, Paoli 8 MT. VIEW-GOTEBO 36, Ryan 20 Thackerville 52, BOWLEGS 6 Tipton 42, SW COVENANT 18 Tyrone 28, SHARON-MUTUAL 24 Independent U.S. Grant 28, CAPITOL HILL 22 Saturday's Games Class 2A Chr. Heritage 48, NORTHEAST 12 *Home team in CAPS
Oct 28, 2015
Each week, The Oklahoman's Scott Wright predicts the score of every game in the state. Here are the picks for this week: Last week's record: 133-36 (78.7 pct.) Overall record: 1,106-285 (79.5 pct.) Thursday's Games Class 6A-I NORMAN NORTH 42, Moore 12 PUTNAM CITY 28, Norman 24 Class 6A-II LAWTON 21, Midwest City 17 Class 5A Deer Creek 48, SOUTHEAST 8 Class 4A OOLOGAH 38, Vinita...
The Oklahoman's high school football predictions
By Scott Wright Staff Writer 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 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 firstname.lastname@example.org | 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
Oct 14, 2015
As Week 7 of the high school football season arrives, playoff races — and more importantly, the chase for district championships — start to take shape. We've got a No. 1 vs. No. 2 battle in Class 6A-II, with second-ranked Bartlesville visiting Tulsa Washington on Friday. And a 1 vs. 3 in Class 5A, with top-ranked Lawton MacArthur hosting Ardmore, also on Friday. But Thursday is full of...
The Oklahoman's high school football predictions for Week 7
By Scott Wright Staff Writer email@example.com | Oct 14, 2015As Week 7 of the high school football season arrives, playoff races — and more importantly, the chase for district championships — start to take shape. We've got a No. 1 vs. No. 2 battle in Class 6A-II, with second-ranked Bartlesville visiting Tulsa Washington on Friday. And a 1 vs. 3 in Class 5A, with top-ranked Lawton MacArthur hosting Ardmore, also on Friday. But Thursday is full of excitement, too, with Cushing at Heritage Hall in a rematch of the Class 3A title game, and two of the west's best 6A-I teams in doing battle with potentially big playoff stakes on the line when Southmoore hosts Mustang. Each week, The Oklahoman's Scott Wright predicts the score of every game in the state. Here are the Week 7 picks: Last week's record: 142-31 (82.1 pct.) Overall record: 835-218 (79.3 pct.) Thursday's Games Class 6A MUSKOGEE 28, Claremore 14 JENKS 45, Edmond Santa Fe 14 TAHLEQUAH 21, Enid 20 LAWTON 35, Lawton Eisenhower 7 Moore 28, PC NORTH 27 SOUTHMOORE 41, Mustang 38 EDMOND MEMORIAL 35, Norman 12 SAND SPRINGS 34, Ponca City 7 Putnam City 38, YUKON 34 MIDWEST CITY 36, Putnam West 24 BIXBY 44, Sapulpa 12 Stillwater 27, CHOCTAW 24 Tulsa Union 49, OWASSO 21 BROKEN ARROW 42, Westmoore 20 Class 5A Altus 44, CHICKASHA 12 Carl Albert 24, McGUINNESS 21 Deer Creek 42, GUYMON 14 Duncan 24, EL RENO 20 SHAWNEE 30, Durant 16 Guthrie 27, WESTERN HEIGHTS 24 McALESTER 50, Noble 21 DEL CITY 56, Northwest 12 COWETA 28, Pryor 20 Skiatook 42, TULSA MEMORIAL 14 Southeast 21, PIEDMONT 20 GROVE 21, Tulsa East Central 14 Tulsa Kelley 44, TULSA HALE 6 Class 4A TUTTLE 27, Ada 24 Bristow 40, McLOUD 12 POTEAU 45, Broken Bow 14 OOLOGAH 34, Catoosa 17 Cleveland 28, MIAMI 24 CACHE 27, Elgin 20 METRO CHR. 40, Fort Gibson 7 CLINTON 34, Newcastle 6 Sallisaw 28, SALLISAW 22 GLENPOOL 30, Tecumseh 26 MULDROW 20, Tulsa Central 14 WAGONER 38, Tulsa McLain 13 CASCIA HALL 28, Vinita 20 ELK CITY 31, Weatherford 24 Class 3A Beggs 21, TULSA ROGERS 14 Berryhill 40, TULSA WEBSTER 20 Bethany 38, DOUGLASS 35 PURCELL 21, Bethel 14 KINGFISHER 31, Blackwell 12 Blanchard 35, BRIDGE CREEK 0 PAULS VALLEY 40, Centennial 12 Checotah 44, MORRIS 7 HERITAGE HALL 41, Cushing 28 LINCOLN CHR. 56, Dewey 13 STIGLER 28, Eufaula 24 ROLAND 40, Heavener 10 VICTORY CHR. 31, Hilldale 28 Idabel 35, SPIRO 13 JAY 30, Inola 28 Jones 24, SEMINOLE 20 Keys (Park Hill) 33, KELLYVILLE 21 Locust Grove 56, SEQ. TAHLEQUAH 20 Marlow 28, MADILL 21 MEEKER 42, Mount St. Mary 6 Okmulgee 42, CAPITOL HILL 20 Perkins 24, MANNFORD 16 Plainview 42, COMANCHE 6 WESTVILLE 28, Seq. Claremore 27 VERDIGRIS 33, Sperry 16 LITTLE AXE 28, Star Spencer 24 COALGATE 41, Valliant 14 Class 2A Chelsea 21, CANEY VALLEY 14 Chisholm 42, TONKAWA 6 PAWHUSKA 28, Commerce 23 LUTHER 63, Crooked Oak 12 Davis 44, HUGO 13 WASHINGTON 35, Dibble 14 VELMA-ALMA 28, Frederick 7 ADAIR 42, Haskell 20 LINDSAY 35, Hobart 6 CHANDLER 49, Holdenville 14 COLCORD 28, Hulbert 27 Kansas 26, CHOUTEAU 20 Kingston 42, ATOKA 6 WALTERS 28, Lexington 22 ANTLERS 21, Liberty 14 Marietta 31, TISHOMINGO 26 MILLWOOD 48, Northeast 6 Okemah 22, HENRYETTA 16 ALVA 28, Oklahoma Christian 24 WYANDOTTE 42, Oklahoma Union 14 Panama 35, POCOLA 14 Pawnee 34, NEWKIRK 7 HENNESSEY 49, Perry 6 Stroud 21, PRAGUE 18 Tulsa NOAH 28, SALINA 14 CHR. HERITAGE 27, Wellston 20 WAYNE 30, Wewoka 22 HARTSHORNE 34, Wilburton 16 Class A CORDELL 21, Apache 20 Carnegie 35, HINTON 7 Cashion 38, CROSSINGS CHR. 21 HEALDTON 45, Central Marlow 6 Central Sallisaw 36, KETCHUM 14 WYNNEWOOD 28, Elmore City 8 Fairview 38, SAYRE 12 PORTER 42, Gore 7 Hollis 34, MANGUM 20 KIEFER 28, Hominy 7 Hooker 28, BEAVER 16 Minco 49, KONAWA 6 Morrison 33, BARNSDALL 13 Mounds 28, YALE 20 OKLA. CHRISTIAN ACA. 24, OKEENE 20 FAIRLAND 28, Quapaw 27 SAVANNA 40, Quinton 14 Rejoice Christian 32, AFTON 24 Ringling 44, EMPIRE 6 WILSON 21, Rush Springs 20 Stratford 49, COMMUNITY CHR. 14 Summit Christian 38, FOYIL 34 Texhoma 56, BURNS FLAT-DILL CITY 6 Thomas 28, MOORELAND 21 TALIHINA 34, Warner 14 CRESCENT 20, Watonga 14 Class B Alex 54, WAURIKA 8 Allen 38, MAUD 34 Arkoma 42, HAILEYVILLE 12 STROTHER 36, Bray-Doyle 16 WELEETKA 44, Caddo 18 KEOTA 56, Canadian 6 MAYSVILLE 48, Cyril 8 Depew 52, WELCH 6 DEWAR 56, Gans 12 SEILING 46, Laverne 42 DAVENPORT 58, OKC Patriots 12 Pioneer 54, RINGWOOD 8 PC-Hunter 48, KREMLIN-HILLSDALE 12 Turpin 50, MERRITT 14 GARBER 56, Watts 6 Waukomis 54, CANTON 8 SOUTH COFFEYVILLE 58, Wesleyan Chr. 8 Wetumka 34, PORUM 30 OAKS 40, Woodland 28 Class C Boise City 42, WAYNOKA 38 THACKERVILLE 54, Bokoshe 6 MT. VIEW-GOTEBO 46, Cement 0 Cherokee 34, TIMBERLAKE 20 Copan 30, IMMANUEL CHR. 22 Covington-Douglas 42, PRUE 8 DC-Lamont 34, COYLE 30 Destiny Christian 56, PAOLI 6 TIPTON 48, Duke 28 Fox 58, CAVE SPRINGS 12 Grandfield 52, RYAN 6 BLUEJACKET 44, Medford 16 WEBBERS FALLS 38, Midway 20 Sasakwa 40, BOWLEGS 18 BALKO 32, Sharon-Mutual 28 SW COVENANT 48, Temple 12 Tyrone 54, BUFFALO 20 Independent REGENT PREP 44, Claremore Christian 34 Friday's Games Class 6A Bartlesville 30, TULSA WASHINGTON 27 NORMAN NORTH 42, Edmond North 13 Class 5A LAWTON MACARTHUR 27, Ardmore 22 Collinsville 35, TULSA EDISON 21 Class 4A Anadarko 42, WOODWARD 14 Class 3A LONE GROVE 44, Dickson 28 JOHN MARSHALL 34, Sulphur 20 Class B Geary 56, MACOMB 6 Independent Dallas St. Marks 28, HOLLAND HALL 21 Fort Worth All Saints 24, CASADY 20 *Home team in CAPS
Destiny Christian, based in southeast Oklahoma City, has won three consecutive Oklahoma Christian School Athletic Association championships in football.
High school notebook: Destiny Christian's win streak reaches 26
By Scott Wright and Jacob Unruh Staff Writers | Oct 12, 2015Among OSSAA teams, Class B's top-ranked Alex currently holds the state's longest active winning streak at 20 games. But taking all high school football teams into account, Destiny Christian extended its state-best win streak to 26 last Friday with a 70-0 win over Bowlegs. It was the team's second shutout in three weeks, having allowed just 12 points during that span. Destiny Christian, based in southeast Oklahoma City, has won three consecutive Oklahoma Christian School Athletic Association championships in football. BINGER-ONEY'S RIGGS DOMINATES IN FRONT OF AILING FATHER Talley Riggs sat in the stands of ASA Hall of Fame Stadium and forced himself to clap instead of yell. Normally a rambunctious parent while his daughter, Shelby Riggs, pitches for Binger-Oney, he was taking it easy just more than 24 hours after he was released from the hospital following a surgery for esophageal cancer that at one point had him in ICU. And he got to calmly watch Shelby and No. 3 Binger-Oney dominate No. 5 Wister in a 5-3 victory to win the Class A softball state championship. “She's just strong,” Talley said. “I know I'm strong, but she's way stronger than I am. If you can imagine the pressure that's put on a kid, a sophomore in the state championship on the mound trying to pitch for her school while her dad's going through the cancer issues that I am. She's an incredible kid.” Riggs held Wister to three hits and two earned runs. She also stranded five baserunners and drove in the game's first run in the first inning. “She's as strong as he is,” Binger-Oney coach Jason Wilson said. “She's just a competitor. She was born for this, born for the competition.” Shelby said she often thought of her dad. She was still able to stick to the game plan, which was to avoid letting Wister (31-10) get going with small-ball tactics. “It means so much to me just for the fact of doing it for my dad,” she said. “I'm really glad he got to be here.” RED OAK WINS FOURTH STRAIGHT CHAMPIONSHIP Winning the state fastpitch softball championship is just now part of the normal routine for Red Oak. The top-ranked Eagles won their fourth straight Class B title with a 9-2 win over No. 3 Turner, becoming just the second program in state history to reach that mark in fastpitch history. “There's really nothing that can compare to it,” said Red Oak senior Rainey Mauzey, who was a part of each championship team. “Nothing. It becomes a ritual and it's weird knowing that next year I won't be a part of it, but I'll be praying for our girls each year after this and hopefully they can accomplish what we did.” Copan is the only other team to win four straight titles. The Bulldogs won each year from 2000-2003. Mauzey had a big two-run double in the third that gave Red Oak a 4-2 lead it would not relinquish. Red Oak (33-8) scored five runs in the sixth to put the game out of reach and help pitcher Katie McCullar relax even more in her first championship game. TUSHKA TAKES DOWN DALE Tushka pitcher Sadi Avants threw 11 innings Friday during a nail-biting win over Latta and there was no way the parents on the team were not going to let her rest Saturday. They delivered ice for her right arm. They delivered pain medicine. Smart move considering Avants threw seven strong innings to knock off two-time defending champion Dale 5-3 in the Class 2A championship game. The championship is the first in fastpitch for Tushka (36-5). Avants allowed six hits and struck out three. She also stranded eight baserunners — five in the first two innings. “We left I don't know how many on base,” Dale coach Andy Powell said. “We had every chance in the world but couldn't get a timely hit. We got beat by a good team, but we just didn't get the timely hit today.” CORRECTION: It was incorrectly reported in Tuesday's editions that Red Oak's softball team was the second team to win four straight fastpitch softball titles in state history behind Davenport. Copan was the first, accomplishing that from 1988-1991. (This story has been corrected.)
Oct 7, 2015
Every week, The Oklahoman's Scott Wright will predict the score of every game in the state. Last week's record: 128-36 (78.0 pct.) Overall record: 693-187 (78.8 pct.
The Oklahoman's high school football predictions
By Scott Wright Staff Writer firstname.lastname@example.org | Oct 7, 2015Every week, The Oklahoman's Scott Wright will predict the score of every game in the state. Last week's record: 128-36 (78.0 pct.) Overall record: 693-187 (78.8 pct.) Thursday's Games Class 6A Broken Arrow 50, NORMAN 7 PC WEST 42, Capitol Hill 7 Owasso 42, MOORE 14 EDMOND SANTA FE 35, Yukon 21 Class 5A McGuinness 56, SOUTHEAST 6 Class 3A JOHN MARSHALL 55, Bridge Creek 12 Heritage Hall 48, PERKINS 8 Class A Crossings Christian 35, OKEENE 7 Friday's Games Class 6A Bixby 41, PONCA CITY 14 Choctaw 34, LAWTON IKE 21 Edmond Memorial 31, PUTNAM CITY 20 Jenks 49, WESTMOORE 14 Lawton 28, STILLWATER 24 Midwest City 35, ENID 6 BARTLESVILLE 48, Muskogee 14 MUSTANG 50, Norman North 38 EDMOND NORTH 28, PC North 24 Sand Springs 30, SAPULPA 7 TULSA UNION 48, Southmoore 42 Tulsa Washington 44, CLAREMORE 6 Class 5A Chickasha 42, NORTHWEST 12 Coweta 24, MAIZE SOUTH, KAN. 21 ALTUS 42, Del City 35 ARDMORE 38, El Reno 10 COLLINSVILLE 28, Grove 7 GUTHRIE 30, Guymon 13 Lawton MacArthur 34, DUNCAN 17 McAlester 28, SKIATOOK 24 CARL ALBERT 44, Piedmont 10 TULSA KELLEY 24, Shawnee 21 Tahlequah 21, PRYOR 20 Tulsa Edison 30, TULSA EAST CENTRAL13 DURANT 35, Tulsa Hale 14 NOBLE 42, Tulsa Memorial 34 DEER CREEK 41, Western Heights 14 Class 4A ANADARKO 34, Cache 10 Catoosa 38, VINITA 14 Clinton 21, ELGIN 14 Elk City 34, NEWCASTLE 7 TULSA CENTRAL 22, Fort Gibson 18 Glenpool 44, BRISTOW 12 TECUMSEH 28, McLoud 24 Metro Christian 42, MULDROW 21 CASCIA HALL 21, Oologah 20 Sallisaw 29, BROKEN BOW 21 POTEAU 49, Stilwell 6 Tulsa McLain 28, CLEVELAND 24 Tuttle 38, HARRAH 35 Wagoner 35, MIAMI 13 Woodward 31, WEATHERFORD 16 Class 3A CUSHING 48, Centennial 8 MADILL 28, Comanche 14 Dewey 27, KELLYVILLE 7 PLAINVIEW 24, Dickson 14 Douglass 42, MOUNT ST. MARY 13 SEQ. CLAREMORE 29, Jay 21 JONES 35, Little Axe 14 Locust Grove 56, KEYS (PARK HILL) 14 Mannford 20, BLAKCWELL 13 SULPHUR 35, Marlow 28 Meeker 21, BLANCHARD 14 KIEFER 44, Morris 6 HILLDALE 38, Okmulgee 8 Pauls Valley 24, BETHEL 12 Purcell 33, STAR SPENCER 20 Roland 26, IDABEL 22 Seminole 28, KINGFISHER 27 BERRYHILL 30, Sperry 7 STORUD 20, Spiro 8 Stigler 36, HEAVENER 13 CHECOTAH 27, Tulsa Rogers 20 LINCOLN CHR. 49, Tulsa Webster 7 EUFAULA 38, Valliant 6 Verdigris 21, INOLA 20 Victory Christian 45, BEGGS 28 Westville 41, SEQ. TAHLEQUAH 21 Class 2A Adair 56, COLCORD 14 Antlers 24, WILBURTON 18 COALGATE 28, Atoka 7 Caney Valley 21, OKLAHOMA UNION 14 OKEMAH 42, Chandler 35 Chisholm 35, ALVA 14 SALINA 20, Chouteau 16 Chr. Heritage 42, CROOKED OAK 6 LUTHER 56, Dibble 20 PANAMA 48, Foyil 8 Hartshorne 22, VIAN 16 Haskell 42, HULBERT 14 Hennessey 28, PAWNEE 12 WEWOKA 34, Henryetta 28 KINGSTON 40, Hugo 8 PAWHUSKA 20, Kansas 12 Lindsay 41, LEXINGTON 14 Marietta 28, KONAWA 7 Millwood 56, WELLSTON 12 TONKAWA 24, Newkirk 14 Nowata 42, CHELSEA 6 Oklahoma Christian 48, NORTHEAST 8 CASHION 44, Perry 12 Pocola 20, LIBERTY 14 Prague 35, HOLDENVILLE 7 DAVIS 34, Tishomingo 14 Walters 30, HOBART 20 Washington 35, FREDERICK 20 COMMERCE 42, Wyandotte 14 Class A Afton 35, SUMMIT CHR. 6 Apache 21, SNYDER 14 Barnsdall 20, MOUNDS 18 TEXHOMA 24, Beaver 22 FAIRVIEW 42, Burns Flat-Dill City 7 Central Sallisaw 44, GORE 6 WYNNEWOOD 28, Community Christian 14 MORRISON 27, Drumright 24 WAYNE 30, Elmore City 28 REJOICE CHR. 34, Fairland 26 Healdton 32, RUSH SPRINGS 13 Hinton 35, CENTRAL MARLOW 7 HOLLIS 35, Carnegie 12 Ketchum 34, QUAPAW 20 Mangum 26, COLCORD 14 STRATFORD 28, Minco 27 Mooreland 30, HOOKER 13 Okla. Christian Aca. 38, CRESCENT 21 QUINTON 31, Porter 6 Ringling 28, VELMA-ALMA 18 Savanna 34, WARNER 13 THOMAS 49, Sayre 14 Watonga 38, OKLAHOMA BIBLE 30 Wilson 28, EMPIRE 27 HOMINY 48, Yale 8 Class B LAVERNE 56, Canton 8 Davenport 58, DEPEW 6 Dewar 52, CADDO 6 Garber 60, WESLEYAN CHR. 14 GANS 34, Haileyville 20 Keota 54, WETUMKA 8 PIONEER 46, Kremlin-Hillsdale 22 Macomb 24, BRAY-DOYLE 16 Maud 34, CYRIL 18 GEARY 42, Maysville 38 WAUKOMIS 44, Merritt 20 Oaks 52, WATTS 6 ARKOMA 42, Porum 12 TURPIN 54, Ringwood 6 Seiling 42, POND CREEK-HUNTER 34 South Coffeyville 40, MEDFORD 28 ALEX 58, Strother 6 Waurika 40, ALLEN 28 WOODLAND 50, Welch 12 Weleetka 56, CANADIAN 6 Class C CHEROKEE 42, Balko 20 BOISE CITY 52, Buffalo 6 Cave Springs 36, WEBBERS FALLS 28 BLUEJACKET 44, Claremore Christian 34 Corn Bible 48, TEMPLE 20 Coyle 42, COVINGTON-DOUGLAS 24 Destiny Christian 54, BOWLEGS 8 Fox 46, SASAKWA 0 Midway 48, BOKOSHE 12 GRANDFIELD 54, Mt. View-Gotebo 6 TIPTON 28, OKC Patriots 24 COPAN 36, Prue 16 DUKE 48, Ryan 18 Thackerville 56, PAOLI 6 DC-LAMONT 50, Timberlake 44 Tyrone 32, WORD OF LIFE (WICHITA) 28 Waynoka 46, SHARON-MUTUAL 34 Independent Casady 28, DALLAS GREENHILL 14 IMMANUEL CHR. 38, Eagle Point Christian 28 Holland Hall 21, FW COUNTRY DAY 17 Life Christian 42, CEMENT 22 WRIGHT CHR. 56, Regent Prep 6 U.S. GRANT 35, SeeWorth Aca. 14 Saturday's Game Independent OSD 58, Iowa Deaf 12 *Home team in CAPS
Sep 30, 2015
Every week, The Oklahoman's Scott Wright will predict the score of every game in the state. Last week's record: 143-31 (82.2 pct.) Overall record: 565-151 (78.9 pct.
The Oklahoman's high school football predictions
By Scott Wright Staff Writer email@example.com | Sep 30, 2015Every week, The Oklahoman's Scott Wright will predict the score of every game in the state. Last week's record: 143-31 (82.2 pct.) Overall record: 565-151 (78.9 pct.) Thursday's Games Class 6A LAWTON 49, Enid 20 SOUTHMOORE 44, Owasso 38 TULSA WASHINGTON 48, Sapulpa 18 EDMOND MEMORIAL 28, Yukon 24 Class 5A Tulsa Edison 56, CAPITOL HILL 6 Class 2A HENRYETTA 40, Beggs JV 8 Friday's Games Class 6A Bartlesville 28, BIXBY 27 SAND SPRINGS 35, Claremore 17 Edmond Santa Fe 21, WESTMOORE 14 Lawton Ike 28, CANYON CREEK, TEXAS 14 Moore 21, EDMOND NORTH 20 Mustang 41, PC NORTH 14 JENKS 56, Norman 7 MUSKOGEE 24, Ponca City 17 BROKEN ARROW 45, Putnam City 16 CHOCTAW 38, Putnam West 28 MIDWEST CITY 28, Stillwater 13 Tulsa Union 49, NORMAN NORTH 28 Class 5A Altus 34, LAWTON MACARTHUR 31 Ardmore 48, CHICKASHA 8 Carl Albert 42, GUYMON 6 Collinsville 20, TAHLEQUAH 13 Deer Creek 24, McGUINNESS 20 DEL CITY 28, Duncan 21 TULSA MEMORIAL 35, Durant 17 Guthrie 38, PIEDMONT 7 Noble 41, TULSA HALE 12 EL RENO 45, Northwest 6 Pryor 28, GROVE 21 Skiatook 27, SHAWNEE 24 WESTERN HEIGHTS 44, Southeast 30 COWETA 28, Tulsa East Central 13 McALESTER 14, Tulsa Kelley 7 Class 4A Ada 49, McLOUD 13 Anadarko 35, CLINTON 14 TUTTLE 30, Bristow 6 Broken Bow 21, FORT GIBSON 14 WAGONER 34, Cascia Hall 17 Cleveland 28, CATOOSA 21 ELK CITY 38, Elgin 13 Harrah 42, GLENPOOL 35 OOLOGAH 40, Miami 20 Muldrow 31, STILWELL 7 WOODWARD 35, Newcastle 10 METRO CHR. 28, Poteau 27 Tulsa Central 27, SALLISAW 22 Vinita 37, TULSA McLAIN 33 Weatherford 20, CACHE 13 Class 3A Bethany 49, BRIDGE CREEK 7 SEMINOLE 48, Bethel 14 HERITAGE HALL 56, Blackwell 6 PERKINS 42, Centennial 12 VICTORY CHR. 35, Checotah 28 Cushing 24, KINGFISHER 16 Douglass 44, MEEKER 34 Eufaula 21, SPIRO 20 Hilldale 37, MORRIS 7 Idabel 28, STIGLER 24 Inola 34, SEQ. CLAREMORE 6 Jones 41, PURCELL 14 TULSA WEBSTER 30, Kellyville 13 WESTVILLE 56, Keys (Park Hill) 6 Lincoln Christian 48, SPERRY 14 Little Axe 38, U.S. GRANT 12 Locust Grove 54, DEWEY 7 PLAINVIEW 44, Lone Grove 41 DICKSON 35, Madill 34 BLANCHARD 21, Marlow 20 JOHN MARSHALL 50, Mount St. Mary 7 BEGGS 28, Okmulgee 6 Pauls Valley 27, STAR SPENCER 20 Roland 32, TULSA ROGERS 12 Seq. Tahlequah 35, JAY 13 Sulphur 40, COMANCHE 8 HEAVENER 20, Valliant 6 BERRYHILL 28, Verdigris 12 Class 2A Alva 28, NEWKIRK 13 HASKELL 42, Chelsea 7 Chisholm 35, WATONGA 6 MORRISON 27, Chr. Heritage 20 Coalgate 18, HUGO 14 Colcord 35, CHOUTEAU 20 Commerce 40, CANEY VALLEY 7 MILLWOOD 56, Crooked Oak 6 Davis 34, MARIETTA 22 LINDSAY 32, Dibble 14 LEXINGTON 20, Elmore City 16 WALTERS 28, Frederick 21 WASHINGTON 35, Hobart 7 STROUD 38, Holdenville 13 ADAIR 52, Kansas 8 Kingston 44, TISHOMINGO 12 VIAN 35, Liberty 6 LUTHER 56, Northeast 6 Okemah 28, PRAGUE 24 Oklahoma Christian 42, WELLSTON 7 NOWATA 33, Oklahoma Union 6 HARTSHORNE 27, Panama 22 WYANDOTTE 21, Pawhuska 20 PAWNEE 28, Perry 14 ANTLERS 28, Pocola 16 Salina 31, HULBERT 21 HENNESSEY 34, Tonkawa 18 Wewoka 38, CHANDLER 34 ATOKA 33, Wilburton 13 Class A MOORELAND 30, Burns Flat-Dill City 6 Cashion 49, OKEENE 7 RUSH SPRINGS 32, Central Marlow 6 Central Sallisaw 42, QUINTON 14 Cordell 42, CARNEGIE 35 CROSSINGS CHR. 21, Crescent 14 HEALDTON 38, Empire 13 Fairview 28, BEAVER 24 AFTON 35, Foyil 8 TALIHINA 42, Gore 0 HOLLIS 44, Hinton 13 Hominy 41, BARNSDALL 20 Hooker 35, SAYRE 14 Ketchum 28, REJOICE CHR. 24 Kiefer 49, YALE 6 STRATFORD 56, Konawa 7 Mounds 22, DRUMRIGHT 16 Oklahoma Bible 28, OKLA. CHR. ACA. 21 Quapaw 21, BAXTER SPRINGS, ARK. 17 MANGUM 34, Snyder 24 FAIRLAND 28, Summit Christian 14 THOMAS 21, Texhoma 14 Velma-Alma 42, WILSON 7 Warner 22, PORTER 14 COMMUNITY CHR. 28, WAYNE 27 MINCO 32, Wynnewood 28 Class B Alex 60, BRAY-DOYLE 6 Allen 54, STROTHER 8 KEOTA 52, Arkoma 6 Caddo 42, GANS 22 DEWAR 56, Canadian 6 WAURIKA 58, Cyril 12 GARBER 54, DC-Lamont 48 Geary 40, MAUD 28 Maysville 48, MACOMB 8 Merritt 52, CANTON 6 Pioneer 48, SEILING 44 Pond Creek-Hunter 42, LAVERNE 40 Porum 38, HAILEYVILLE 34 DAVENPORT 48, South Coffeyville 12 Turpin 56, KREMLIN-HILLSDALE 6 WELCH 28, Watts 22 Waukomis 60, RINGWOOD 12 OAKS 42, Wesleyan Christian 28 WELEETKA 50, Wetumka 20 DEPEW 44, Woodland 34 Class C WAYNOKA 46, Balko 42 Boise City 34, MELROSE N.M. 28 CAVE SPRINGS 48, Bokoshe 0 Bowlegs 28, PAOLI 22 MEDFORD 50, Copan 20 Corn Bible 48, MT. VIEW-GOTEBO 28 BLUEJACKET 34, Covington-Douglas 24 Grandfield 56, DUKE 6 COYLE 48, Regent Prep 8 BUFFALO 56, Sharon-Mutual 44 CHEROKEE 34, Shattuck 28 FOX 60, SW Covenant 14 RYAN 34, Temple 20 Thackerville 56, MIDWAY 8 Timberlake 54, PRUE 8 Webbers Falls 36, SASAKWA 16 Independent OKC PATRIOTS 56, Cement 6 HOLLAND HALL 28, Dallas Greenhill 7 WRIGHT CHRISTIAN 60, Destiny Chr. 48 CLAREMORE CHR. 54, Eagle Point Chr. 6 CASADY 35, Fort Worth County Day 14 Immanuel Christian 38, LIFE CHR. 8 TULSA NOAH 34, Lighthouse Christian 21 Saturday's Games Independent Mississippi Deaf 48, OSD 28 *Home team in CAPS
Sep 25, 2015
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The Oklahoman's Week 4 high school football picks
BY SCOTT WRIGHT | Sep 25, 2015Every week, The Oklahoman's Scott Wright will predict the score of every game in the state. Last week's record: 133-37 (78.2 pct.) Overall record: 422-120 (77.9 pct.) Thursday's Games Class 6A Lawton 35, PC West 20 Class 3A Heritage Hall 56, CENTENNIAL 6 Class 2A Colcord 28, TAHLEQUAH JV 21 Millwood 35, OCS 28 Wellston 42, NORTHEAST 28 Class C Ryan 44, CEMENT 20 Independent Osd 60, KANSAS DEAF 22 CAPITOL HILL 35, SeeWorth Aca. 14 Friday's Games Class 6A Bixby 35, CLAREMORE 21 Broken Arrow 50, YUKON 17 Choctaw 28, ENID 14 EDMOND SANTA FE 24, Ed. Memorial 21 MUSTANG 35, Edmond North 14 Jenks 49, PUTNAM CITY 21 Midwest City 44, LAWTON IKE 6 Muskogee 28, SAPULPA 21 OWASSO 35, Norman North 34 TULSA UNION 56, PC North 12 BARTLESVILLE 27, Sand Springs 24 Southmoore 38, MOORE 20 Tulsa Washington 42, PONCA CITY 21 STILLWATER 55, U.S. Grant 6 Westmoore 35, NORMAN 7 Class 5A DUNCAN 28, Chickasha 14 COLLINSVILLE 35, Coweta 20 ARDMORE 42, Del City 38 ALTUS 44, El Reno 16 Grove 28, TULSA NOAH 21 Guymon 35, SOUTHEAST 28 Lawton MacArthur 55, NW CLASSEN 8 McAlester 42, DURANT 20 GUTHRIE 14, McGuinness 10 DEER CREEK 35, Piedmont 10 Shawnee 28, NOBLE 21 Tahlequah 21, TULSA EAST CENTRAL 20 Tulsa Edison 31, PRYOR 28 SKIATOOK 49, Tulsa Hale 0 TULSA KELLEY 20, Tulsa Memorial 14 CARL ALBERT 42, Western Heights 14 Class 4A Broken Bow 27, TULSA CENTRAL 22 Cache 21, NEWCASTLE 14 Cascia Hall 35, MIAMI 24 Catoosa 28, TULSA McLAIN 13 WEATHERFORD 27, Clinton 20 ANADARKO 35, Elk City 28 ADA 24, Glenpool 17 HARRAH 42, McLoud 14 WAGONER 28, Oologah 21 Poteau 30, MULDROW 20 Sallisaw 14, FORT GIBSON 7 METRO CHR. 44, Stilwell 16 Tuttle 35, TECUMSEH 7 CLEVELAND 42, Vinita 35 Woodward 28, ELGIN 20 Class 3A HILLDALE 24, Beggs 21 Berryhill 28, SEQ.-CLAREMORE 14 MOUNT ST. MARY 34, Bridge Creek 22 MARLOW 28, Comanche 13 SULPHUR 27, Dickson 21 Heavener 20, EUFAULA 17 Idabel 42, CHECOTAH 28 Jay 28, KEYS (PARK HILL) 27 John Marshall 30, BLANCHARD 14 Kingfisher 42, MANNFORD 14 Lincoln Christian 49, VERDIGRIS 6 LONE GROVE 48, Madill 14 BETHANY 35, Meeker 28 TULSA ROGERS 30, Morris 12 BLACKWELL 20, Pawnee 16 CUSHING 32, Perkins 20 DOUGLASS 34, Plainview 22 Purcell 21, PAULS VALLEY 20 Seminole 28, LITTLE AXE 21 Seq. Tahlequah 22, INOLA 18 Sperry 20, KELLYVILLE 12 ROLAND 21, Spiro 14 Star Spencer 20, BETHEL 18 Stigler 34, VALLIANT 6 DEWEY 16, Tulsa Webster 14 Victory Christian 48, OKMULGEE 14 LOCUST GROVE 49, Westville 21 Class 2A Adair 42, SALINA 14 PANAMA 26, Antlers 20 PAWHUSKA 20, Caney Valley 13 Chandler 48, HENRYETTA 28 Chelsea 22, OKLAHOMA UNION 18 HASKELL 35, Chouteau 16 Hartshorne 34, LIBERTY 7 Hennessey 28, ALVA 21 Hollis 30, HOBART 14 ATOKA 14, Hugo 13 Hulbert 28, KANSAS 7 Lindsay 42, FREDERICK 16 Luther 44, CHR. HERITAGE 31 KINGSTON 34, Marietta 12 CHISHOLM 35, Newkirk 7 Nowata 21, COMMERCE 6 Okeene 34, CROOKED OAK 28 WARNER 21, Pocola 20 Prague 28, WEWOKA 27 Stroud 21, OKEMAH 14 Tishomingo 24, COALGATE 20 Tonkawa 26, PERRY 21 Vian 28, WILBURTON 14 Walters 34, DIBBLE 20 Washington 49, LEXINGTON 13 Wyandotte 35, AFTON 34 Class A KIEFER 49, Barnsdall 7 Beaver 42, BURNS FLAT-DILL CITY 6 Carnegie 34, SNYDER 28 Community Christian 21, ELMORE CITY 20 Cordell 40, HINTON 28 Crescent 42, CRESCENT 35 Crossings Chr. 28, OKLAHOMA BIBLE 21 HOMINY 21, Drumright 7 Empire 20, CENTRAL MARLOW 14 FOYIL 14, Fairland 7 VELMA-ALMA 24, Healdton 21 Ketchum 35, SUMMIT CHR. 6 APACHE 34, Mangum 24 Minco 35, WAYNE 21 Mooreland 38, FAIRVIEW 18 Morrison 28, MOUNDS 7 WATONGA 29, Okla. Christian Aca. 23 CENTRAL SALLISAW 42, Porter 12 Quinton 28, GORE 6 Rejoice Christian 21, QUAPAW 7 TEXHOMA 24, Sayre 14 Stratford 48, RUSH SPRINGS 8 Talihina 28, SAVANNA 7 Thomas 27, HOOKER 20 RINGLING 42, Wilson 6 Wynnewood 35, KONAWA 0 Class B ALLEN 52, Bray-Doyle 6 POND CREEK-HUNTER 48, Canton 12 Davenport 54, WOODLAND 8 Depew 48, WATTS 0 Dewar 58, WETUMKA 12 Gans 34, CANADIAN 28 SOUTH COFFEYVILLE 30, Garber 24 CADDO 56, Haileyville 12 Keota 60, PORUM 6 WAUKOMIS 42, Kremlin-Hillsdale 26 LAVERNE 38, Laverne 30 ALEX 60, Macomb 6 MAYSVILLE 34, Maud 30 Oaks 40, WEBBERS FALLS 20 MERRITT 32, Ringwood 28 TURPIN 44, Seiling 34 CYRIL 28, Strother 20 Waurika 42, GEARY 36 WESLEYAN CHR. 38, Welch 20 Weleetka 44, ARKOMA 28 Class C Bluejacket 42, COPAN 6 Boise City 48, ROLLA, KAN. 0 BALKO 44, Buffalo 8 THACKERVILLE 38, Cave Springs 28 Cherokee 64, WAYNOKA 18 COV.-DOUGLAS 48, Claremore Chr. 30 Coyle 54, TIMBERLAKE 6 Fox 50, BOWLEGS 0 DUKE 48, Life Christian 0 Medford 42, WRIGHT CHR. 34 Mt. View-Gotebo 34, TEMPLE 26 OKC Patriots 38, SHARON-MUTUAL 34 Paoli 28, MIDWAY 24 DC-LAMONT 50, Prue 0 Sasakwa 28, BOKOSHE 16 SW Covenant 48, CORN BIBLE 42 GRANDFIELD 44, Tipton 24 SHATTUCK 64, Tyrone 30 Independent Casady 31, DALLAS ST. MARKS 28 Holland Hall 35, TRINITY VALLEY 27 Regent Prep 48, IMMANUEL CHR. 20 *Home team in CAPS
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Associated Press | Sep 25, 2015Good afternoon! Here's a look at AP's general news coverage in Texas at this hour. Questions about coverage plans are welcome and should be directed to the AP Dallas bureau at 972-991-2100, or, in Texas, 800-442-7189. Email email@example.com. Emily Schmall is on the desk. A reminder: This information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change. Expected stories may not develop, or late-breaking and more newsworthy events may take precedence. Advisories and digests will keep you up to date. All times are Central. TOP STORY: EXECUTION DRUGS HOUSTON — Texas prison officials are helping Virginia carry out a scheduled execution next week by providing that state with the lethal drug pentobarbital that corrections agencies nationwide have had difficulty obtaining. 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While I got ya, here are nine things and one crazy prediction:1. Joe Jamail said he was totally uninvolved with the removal of Texas athletic director Steve Patterson in any way and remains adamant that he didn't cancel his luxury box at Royal-Memorial Stadium, just merely donated it to be used by visiting teams' presidents and athletic directors. The Texas benefactor said he paid in advance to...
Austin American-Statesman Kirk Bohls column
Kirk Bohls, Associated Press | Sep 23, 2015While I got ya, here are nine things and one crazy prediction: 1. Joe Jamail said he was totally uninvolved with the removal of Texas athletic director Steve Patterson in any way and remains adamant that he didn't cancel his luxury box at Royal-Memorial Stadium, just merely donated it to be used by visiting teams' presidents and athletic directors. The Texas benefactor said he paid in advance to lease the box for two years but told the school he wouldn't have time to see games because he's involved in a huge lawsuit. "I know everybody says I gave up my box, but that's BS," Jamail said. "I've been taking depositions all over the world. I just got back from Scotland." He said if he didn't take on any new cases, he would use the luxury box in 2016. As for Patterson, Jamail said, "I don't even know what his duties were and if he was fulfilling them or not. Now, if the trial gets delayed, I could come to some games this year." 2. One high-level source said any search for a new athletic director might not come until next spring, if at all. Jamail bragged on interim athletic director Mike Perrin, whom Jamail knew during Perrin's playing days at Texas. "If you're looking for somebody who's smooth and can keep things calm, Mike's a good guy for that. I trust (UT President Gregory L.) Fenves. He's not a guy who will back up. But he's not an aggressive guy who will cause friction. Bill (Powers, former president) was juggling dynamite every day." … Jamail caught some of the Texas-Cal game on television. "What I saw of (Jerrod Heard), I was really impressed. He looked like VY to me. If you don't have a quarterback that is mobile, you can't win." 3. As reported in the Statesman last week, Patterson will receive less than $3 million as part of his settlement that the UT System regents are expected to approve Thursday. One source familiar with the negotiations said Patterson will be paid one year's salary of $1.4 million and either a full salary for a second year or an amount that deducts any income if he lands a new job. 4. Ole Miss topped my Associated Press college football ballot this week. My ballot has always been very fluid, especially in September. No team has a more impressive win than the Rebels' second straight victory over Alabama. For all those who say there shouldn't be a poll until October, I ardently disagree. One, they generate interest in the sport. Two, if voters don't remain wedded to their preseason ballot and preconceived notions, there's no reason the polls can't be logical. 5. Texas' newly hired chief communications officer, Kevin Mortesen, has a rich background in athletics. He grew up in El Segundo, Calif., where he played baseball for legendary high school coach John Stevenson. Mortesen played collegiately, first as a freshman at Cal Lutheran, where he once played a USC team that had Mark McGwire at first, Jack Del Rio behind the plate and Randy Johnson on the mound as well as an Arizona State team with Barry Bonds. Then he transferred to San Jose State, where he was the starting catcher in 1986 and played in the Pacific Coast Athletic Association with Augie Garrido's Cal State Fullerton. In one of his biggest claims to fame, he had one of San Jose's two hits off Vida Blue in a seven-inning rehab start. 6. Here's saying the Dallas Cowboys will remain in the thick of the NFC East race. Brandon Weeden has a better arm than Tony Romo and isn't as beat up, but the new quarterback doesn't have Romo's ability to read defenses, adjust and move in the pocket. Weeden said this is the first time he's worked with the same coordinator (Scott Linehan) two years in a row since junior high. As great as the defense is playing, the return of Greg Hardy, Rolando McClain and Randy Gregory soon will drastically upgrade the pass rush. That, coupled with a great offensive line, will keep Dallas afloat. 7. Congrats to Texas' Karen Aston, who is putting together the makings of a legitimate top 10 women's basketball team with first-rate recruiting. Aston has landed commitments from three players who are ranked among the top 25 recruits in the nation. Among them are 5-foot-8 point guard Alecia Sutton of St. Louis and 6-3 forward Joyner Holmes, who one source said "is being tagged as a potential female LeBron (James)." Jada Underwood, a 5-11 wing, has a good handle and has 3-point range. Aston's team is about to take off. 8. Kudos to Kliff Kingsbury for coming hard after Bret Bielema, who doesn't mind heaping scorn upon every spread offense advocate around and was given a second helping of humility by Texas Tech. It's all about recruiting, and the Red Raiders boss had a stinging rebuke of the Arkansas coach. Good for Kliff, whose Tech team has a legitimate shot at upsetting injury-riddled TCU this week. 9. Took in "Black Mass" with Cedric Golden on Friday. Blown away. It's Oscar time for Johnny Depp, who literally killed it in the starring role as Boston mobster Whitey Bulger. His performance was spot on. Wait for the scenes at the FBI agent's house. Intense. Gave it 9 ducks. 10. Crazy prediction: The SEC will not have a team in the four-team College Football Playoff. ——— ©2015 Austin American-Statesman, Texas Visit Austin American-Statesman, Texas at www.statesman.com Distributed by Tribune Content Agency, LLC. _____ Topics: g000362661,g000065562,g000066164,g000222672,g000065627
Sep 16, 2015
Every week, The Oklahoman's Scott Wright will predict the score of every game in the state. Last week's record: 131-45 (74.4 pct.) Overall record: 289-83 (77.7 pct.) Thursday's Games Class 6A Moore 28, NORMAN 21 Class 3A JOHN MARSHALL 63, Crooked Oak 0 Class A KIEFER 42, Beggs JV 14 Quapaw 28, JOPLIN, MO. JV 14 Class C GRANDFIELD 54, Walters JV 6 ...
The Oklahoman's Week 3 high school football picks
BY SCOTT WRIGHT | Sep 16, 2015Every week, The Oklahoman's Scott Wright will predict the score of every game in the state. Last week's record: 131-45 (74.4 pct.) Overall record: 289-83 (77.7 pct.) Thursday's Games Class 6A Moore 28, NORMAN 21 Class 3A JOHN MARSHALL 63, Crooked Oak 0 Class A KIEFER 42, Beggs JV 14 Quapaw 28, JOPLIN, MO. JV 14 Class C GRANDFIELD 54, Walters JV 6 Friday's Games Class 6A Bixby 35, SPRINGDALE, ARK 28 SILOAM SPRINGS, ARK. 31, Claremore 27 Deer Creek 34, YUKON 27 MUSTANG 38, Edmond Memorial 24 SOUTHMOORE 35, Edmond Santa Fe 14 BARTLESVILLE 28, Enid 7 Guthrie 27, SAND SPRINGS 24 Lawton 35, SAPULPA 14 Lawton Mac 44, LAWTON IKE 17 Midwest City 34, DEL CITY 32 FAYETTEVILLE, ARK. 24, Muskogee 20 JENKS 34, Owasso 10 PUTNAM CITY WEST 28, Putnam City 27 CHOCTAW 27, PC North 14 Shawnee 35, PONCA CITY 31 Stillwater 21, EDMOND NORTH 20 TULSA WASHINGTON 42, T. East Central 14 Tulsa Union 24, BROKEN ARROW 21 NORMAN NORTH 42, Westmoore 28 Class 5A Ada 28, DURANT 14 Altus 32, ELK CITY 24 Cache 24, CHICKASHA 17 TULSA KELLEY 20, Coweta 14 Dalhart, Texas 35, GUYMON 13 CARL ALBERT 21, Duncan 18 WESTERN HEIGHTS 35, El Reno 27 ARDMORE 22, Gainesville, Texas 14 CATOOSA 27, Grove 13 McAlester 28, PRYOR 12 Noble 42, PIEDMONT 24 COLLINSVILLE 28, Skiatook 27 Tahlequah 21, SALLISAW 14 Tulsa Central 42, NORTHWEST 7 TULSA EDISON 45, Tulsa Hale 6 Tulsa Memorial 48, TULSA NOAH 12 SOUTHEAST 35, U.S. Grant 22 McGUINNESS 28, Weatherford 21 Class 4A Blanchard 21, NEWCASTLE 20 CUSHING 20, Cleveland 17 Clinton 34, PLAINVIEW 21 VINITA 28, Dewey 14 WAGONER 42, Fort Gibson 21 OOLOGAH 28, Glenpool 20 Hilldale 35, TULSA McLAIN 12 Locust Grove 49, STILWELL 20 BRISTOW 20, Mannford 13 SEMINOLE 28, McLoud 20 NOWATA 21, Miami 14 CASCIA HALL 27, Millwood 22 Muldrow 30, HEAVENER 14 HARRAH 35, Perkins 21 Poteau 28, CAMPUS, KAN. 6 METRO CHR. 41, Seq. Claremore 16 BROKEN BOW 24, Seq. Tahlequah 20 MEEKER 42, Tecumseh 21 WOODWARD 34, Tulsa Rogers 14 Tuttle 35, ELGIN 13 Class 3A Adair 35, VERDIGRIS 14 BERRYHILL 28, Beggs 21 TONKAWA 16, Blackwell 14 SULPHUR 28, Bridge Creek 21 TULSA WEBSTER 35, Capitol Hill 12 WYNNEWOOD 34, Centennial 14 Chandler 48, LITTLE AXE 28 Checotah 21, EUFAULA 20 Comanche 27, FREDERICK 21 HERITAGE HALL 49, Davis 26 Haskell 21, SPIRO 7 EVANGEL CHR. (LA.) 35, Idabel 20 GRAVETTE, ARK. 28, Jay 18 Jones 35, HENNESSEY 21 Kellyville 20, LIBERTY 14 BETHANY 27, Kingfisher 14 Kingston 28, MADILL 13 PURCELL 30, Lexington 20 Lone Grove 38, SANGER, TEXAS 31 WASHINGTON 34, Marlow 21 Mount St. Mary 20, DICKSON 16 Okemah 42, MORRIS 14 LINCOLN CHR. 41, Oklahoma Christian 20 LINDSAY 28, Pauls Valley 27 Prague 30, BETHEL 18 Roland 27, OKMULGEE 7 VICTORY CHR. 48, Shiloh Christian 28 Sperry 21, INOLA 20 DOUGLASS 40, Star Spencer 21 Stigler 20, HENRYETTA 16 HUGO 27, Valliant 7 Vian 28, KEYS (PARK HILL) 12 Westville 42, KANSAS 7 Class 2A Alva 28, HOBART 14 Antlers 34, ATOKA 12 DRUMRIGHT 21, Caney Valley 6 Chouteau 20, PORTER 14 Chr. Heritage 30, TALIHINA 24 HARTSHORNE 35, Coalgate 7 Commerce 42, COLCORD 12 Holdenville 28, WELLSTON 21 CASHION 42, Luther 35 Marionville, Mo. 28, WYANDOTTE 14 HULBERT 21, Mounds 14 OKEENE 20, Newkirk 7 OKLA. CHRISTIAN ACA. 35, Northeast 28 Oklahoma Union 28, FAIRLAND 8 HOMINY 22, Pawhuska 16 STROUD 30, Perry 12 QUINTON 13, Pocola 7 Ringling 20, MARIETTA 0 Salina 22, CHELSEA 6 CHISHOLM 28, Thomas 27 Tishomingo 32, HEALDTON 28 Walters 35, SNYDER 13 PANAMA 21, Warner 14 Wayne 28, DIBBLE 21 STRATFORD 38, Wewoka 20 Wilburton 22, SAVANNA 16 PAWNEE 28, Yale 6 Class A REJOICE CHR. 35, Barnsdall 7 CORDELL 28, Burns Flat-Dill City 7 CARNEGIE 34, Central Marlow 8 Central Sallisaw 42, FOYIL 16 APACHE 44, Crossings Christian 34 HINTON 21, Empire 14 Fairview 28, WATONGA 21 KETCHUM 42, Gore 8 Hollis 48, BEAVER 6 Hooker 35, SYRACUSE, KAN. 12 Mangum 30, SAYRE 6 Mooreland 35, CRESCENT 14 Morrison 28, OKLAHOMA BIBLE 16 MINCO 42, Rush Springs 6 COMMUNITY CHR. 38, Summit Christian 12 Texhoma 24, VEGA, TEXAS 20 Velma-Alma 28, ELMORE CITY 6 KONAWA 21, Wilson 20 Class B ALEX 42, Allen 14 DEWAR 56, Arkoma 6 CADDO 44, Canadian 6 Cyril 50, BRAY-DOYLE 16 DAVENPORT 54, Garber 8 Geary 42, STROTHER 12 Keota 60, HAILEYVILLE 6 Maud 54, MACOMB 8 Maysville 48, WAURIKA 28 KREMLIN-HILLSDALE 42, Merritt 22 POND CREEK-HUNTER 38, Pioneer 34 WELEETKA 48, Porum 0 Ringwood 34, CANTON 14 OAKS 44, South Coffeyville 20 LAVERNE 56, Turpin 44 WOODLAND 38, Watts 18 SEILING 56, Waukomis 6 COYLE 64, Welch 12 DEPEW 54, Wesleyan Christian 8 Wetumka 52, GANS 6 Class C DESTINY CHR. 48, Bokoshe 8 WEBBERS FALLS 54, Bowlegs 6 Cherokee 48, TYRONE 0 TIPTON 48, Corn Bible 12 Covington-Douglas 42, COPAN 16 DC-Lamont 54, MEDFORD 8 CAVE SPRINGS 48, Midway 12 SHARON-MUTUAL 38, Mt. View-Gotebo 28 FOX 54, Paoli 0 CLAREMORE CHR. 48, Prue 0 THACKERVILLE 56, Sasakwa 6 Shattuck 48, BOISE CITY 34 SW Covenant 28, RYAN 24 Temple 44, DUKE 6 BLUEJACKET 50, Timberlake 14 Waynoka 38, BUFFALO 26 Independent Arlington Oakridge 31, HOLLAND HALL 21 EAGLE POINT CHR. 28, Cement 20 WRIGHT CHR. 42, Life Christian 14 OKC PATRIOTS 28, SeeWorth Aca. 8 CASADY 21, Trinity Valley 14 Saturday's Games Independent Immanuel Chr. 34, CORNERSTONE CHR. 22 OSD 40, Louisiana Deaf 28 *Home team in CAPS
Sep 9, 2015
After a month-long delay, the Oklahoma Secondary School Activities Association Board of Directors officially approved the football districts for the 2016 and 2017 seasons on Wednesday. Here is each district: Class 6A Division I District 1 Broken Arrow Edmond Memorial Edmond Santa Fe U.S.
2016-2017 high school football districts
Jacob Unruh | Sep 9, 2015After a month-long delay, the Oklahoma Secondary School Activities Association Board of Directors officially approved the football districts for the 2016 and 2017 seasons on Wednesday. Here is each district: Class 6A Division I District 1 Broken Arrow Edmond Memorial Edmond Santa Fe U.S. Grant* Jenks Norman Westmoore Yukon District 2 Edmond North Moore Mustang Norman North Owasso Putnam City North Southmoore Tulsa Union Class 6A Division II District 1 Choctaw Deer Creek Enid Lawton Midwest City Putnam City Putnam City West Stillwater District 2 Bartlesville Bixby Capitol Hill* Muskogee Sand Springs Sapulpa Tulsa Washington Ponca City Class 5A District 1 Altus Ardmore Del City Duncan El Reno Lawton MacArthur Southeast Western Heights District 2 Carl Albert Guthrie Guymon Lawton Eisenhower McGuinness Northwest Classen Piedmont Woodward District 3 Coweta Durant Glenpool McAlester Noble Shawnee Tulsa East Central Tulsa Edison District 4 Collinsville Claremore Pryor Skiatook Tahlequah Tulsa Hale Tulsa Kelley Tulsa Memorial Class 4A District 1 Cache Chickasha Clinton Elgin Elk City Heritage Hall Newcastle Weatherford District 2 Ada Bethany Blanchard Cleveland Harrah Tecumseh Tulsa Central Tuttle District 3 Cascia Hall Catoosa Grove Miami Oologah Tulsa McLain Vinita Wagoner District 4 Broken Bow Fort Gibson Hilldale Metro Christian Poteau Sallisaw Stilwell Tulsa Rogers Class 3A District 1 Blackwell Centennial Chandler Kingfisher Mount St. Mary Oklahoma Christian Perkins District 2 Bethel Douglass Jones Little Axe McLoud Prague Star Spencer District 3 Anadarko Bridge Creek Comanche John Marshall Lexington Marlow Purcell District 4 Dickson Lone Grove Madill Pauls Valley Plainview Seminole Sulphur District 5 Berryhill Dewey Mannford Sequoyah-Claremore Sperry Tulsa Webster Verdigris District 6 Beggs Bristow Checotah Cushing Kellyville Morris Okmulgee District 7 Inola Jay Keys Lincoln Christian Locust Grove Sequoyah-Tahlequah Westville District 8 Eufaula Heavener Idabel Muldrow Roland Stigler Class 2A District 1 Alva Chisholm Hennessey Newkirk Pawhuska Perry Tonkawa District 2 Christian Heritage Crooked Oak Luther Meeker Millwood Northeast Stroud District 3 Community Christian Dibble Frederick Hobart Lindsay Walters Washington District 4 Atoka Coalgate Davis Kingston Marietta Stratford Tishomingo District 5 Haskell Henryetta Holdenville Okemah Vian Wewoka District 6 Antlers Hartshorne Hugo Panama Spiro Valliant Wilburton District 7 Chouteau Colcord Holland Hall Kansas Ketchum Salina Victory Christian District 8 Adair Caney Valley Chelsea Commerce Nowata Oklahoma Union Wyandotte Class A District 1 Beaver Fairview Hooker Mooreland Okeene Texhoma Thomas District 2 Cordell Hinton Hollis Mangum Merritt Sayre Watonga District 3 Apache Elmore Cityl Empire Healdton Ringling Rush Springs Velma-Alma District 4 Crossings Christian Konawa Minco Oklahoma Christian Academy Wayne Wellston Wynnewood District 5 Cashion Crescent Drumright Morrison Oklahoma Bible Pawnee Yale District 6 Hominy Kiefer Liberty Mounds Porter Summit Christian Woodland District 7 Afton Barnsdall Fairland Foyil Hulbert Quapaw Rejoice Christian District 8 Central Sallisaw Gore Pocola Quinton Savanna Talihina Warner Class B District 1 Canton Laverne Seiling Shattuck Turpin District 2 Cherokee Garber Pioneer-Pleasant Vale Ringwood Waukomis District 3 Alex Burns Flat-Dill City Carnegie Cyril Geary Snyder District 4 Bray-Doyle Central Marlow Fox Ryan Waurika Wilson District 5 Allen Caddo Macomb Maud Maysville Strother District 6 Canadian Dewar Haileyville Weleetka Wetumka District 7 Davenport Depew Prue Oaks South Coffeyville District 8 Arkoma Cave Springs Gans Keota Porum Watts Class C District 1 Balko Boise City Buffalo Kremlin-Hillsdale Sharon-Mutual Timberlake Tyrone Waynoka District 2 Cement Corn Bible Duke Grandfield Mountain View-Gotebo Southwest Covenant Temple Tipton District 3 Bluejacket Copan Covington-Douglas Deer Creek-Lamont Medford Pond Creek-Hunter Regent Prep Welch District 4 Bokoshe Bowlegs Coyle Midway Paoli Sasakwa Thackerville Webbers Falls *-Will not compete as part of district.
Every week, The Oklahoman's Scott Wright will predict the score of every game in the state. Last week's record: 142-36 (79.8 pct.) Overall record: 158-38 (80.6 pct.) Thursday's Games Class 6A PUTNAM CITY 28, Choctaw 27 Del City 56, LAWTON EISENHOWER 42 Edmond Santa Fe 28, MOORE 21 Class 5A Elk City 48, SOUTHEAST 8 Class 4A Nowata 35, VINITA 20 Class 3A LOCUST...
The Oklahoman's high school football picks for Week 2
BY SCOTT WRIGHT | Sep 9, 2015Every week, The Oklahoman's Scott Wright will predict the score of every game in the state. Last week's record: 142-36 (79.8 pct.) Overall record: 158-38 (80.6 pct.) Thursday's Games Class 6A PUTNAM CITY 28, Choctaw 27 Del City 56, LAWTON EISENHOWER 42 Edmond Santa Fe 28, MOORE 21 Class 5A Elk City 48, SOUTHEAST 8 Class 4A Nowata 35, VINITA 20 Class 3A LOCUST GROVE 54, Adair 42 Okmulgee 28, U.S. GRANT 22 STAR SPENCER 42, SeeWorth Aca. 20 Class 2A COMMERCE 21, Afton 14 Poteau JV 27, POCOLA 22 Class B Geary 48, BRAY-DOYLE 16 DEPEW 52, Osd, 42 Class C CHEROKEE 44, Buffalo 22 Friday's Games Class 6A Broken Arrow 27, COPPELL, TEXAS 20 MIDWEST CITY 21, Carl Albert 20 BARTLESVILLE 24, Cascia Hall 21 Claremore 20, ROGERS, ARK. 14 EDMOND MEMORIAL 21, Edmond North 17 Jenks 35, TULSA UNION 32 Lawton 27, LAWTON MAC 24 OWASSO 28, Muskogee 8 Mustang 45, STILLWATER 13 DEER CREEK 27, Norman 10 Norman North 42, YUKON 24 GUTHRIE 31, Ponca City 27 PC NORTH 34, Putnam West 31 Sand Springs 30, ENID 13 BIXBY 33, Tulsa East Central 12 SAPULPA 42, Tulsa Hale 6 Tulsa Washington 49, TULSA CENTRAL 8 SOUTHMOORE 35, Westmoore 28 Class 5A ALTUS 28, Anadarko 27 NOBLE 42, Chickasha 31 Collinsville 24, CATOOSA 21 McALESTER 35, Coweta 28 Duncan 28, SHAWNEE 17 ARDMORE 35, Durant 13 WOODWARD 27, El Reno 12 Grove 20, JAY 6 LIBERAL, KAN. 33, Guymon 14 Northwest 20, NORTHEAST 16 Oologah 28, SKIATOOK 24 WEATHERFORD 38, Piedmont 14 STILWELL 28, Tahlequah 27 McGUINNESS 24, Tulsa Kelley 21 TULSA EDISON 42, Tulsa Memorial 35 Wagoner 34, PRYOR 20 Western Heights 49, CAPITOL HILL 6 Class 4A Ada 34, MADILL 16 GLENPOOL 27, Beggs 22 STROUD 35, Bristow 7 IDABEL 42, Broken Bow 28 Cleveland 28, MANNFORD 6 Elgin 14, MARLOW 13 Harrah 27, JONES 23 Heritage Hall 42, CLINTON 28 FORT GIBSON 28, Hilldale 21 CACHE 24, Hobart 22 Metro Christian 21, OCS 7 TUTTLE 28, Newcastle 12 Perkins 27, McLOUD 16 Sallisaw 35, STIGLER 14 Spiro 20, MULDROW 13 SEMINOLE 32, Tecumseh 14 Tulsa McLain 21, TULSA NOAH 20 Van Buren, Ark. 30, POTEAU 14 Verdigris 35, MIAMI 7 Class 3A Bethel 21, OKEMAH 12 Blanchard 28, CASADY 24 JOHN MARSHALL 55, Centennial 6 Colcord 28, WESTVILLE 21 Comanche 17, TISHOMINGO 14 Cushing 30, BERRYHILL 26 EUFAULA 36, Hartshorne 34 KINGFISHER 28, Hennessey 27 CHECOTAH 21, Henryetta 6 LINCOLN CHR. 35, Holland Hall 17 LONE GROVE 49, Hugo 7 Inola 22, SALINA 20 Kellyville 34, CANEY VALLEY 8 Keys (Park Hill) 35, LINCOLN, ARK. 17 Kingston 35, VALLIANT 7 Lexington 28, BRIDGE CREEK 8 Lindsay 34, DICKSON 6 Little Axe 49, CROOKED OAK 6 CHANDLER 44, Meeker 34 HASKELL 28, Morris 8 CHR. HERITAGE 28, Mount St. Mary 24 BLACKWELL 21, Newkirk 14 DEWEY 30, Pawhuska 16 Plainview 28, PAULS VALLEY 24 ROLAND 35, Seq. Tahlequah 14 SEQ.-CLAREMORE 17, Sperry 14 DAVIS 28, Sulphur 21 TULSA ROGERS 42, Tulsa Webster 14 Vian 21, HEAVENER 14 Victory Christian 56, LIGHTHOUSE CHR. 6 Washington 28, PURCELL 21 Class 2A Atoka 31, HOLDENVILLE 28 FOYIL 21, Chelsea 20 FAIRVIEW 28, Chisholm 24 Crescent 20, PERRY 14 Dibble 27, RUSH SPRINGS 22 Elmore City 33, MARIETTA 20 Frederick 28, MANGUM 21 Hulbert 38, WARNER 34 WYANDOTTE 30, Kansas 18 Ketchum 21, CHOUTEAU 20 WEWOKA 35, Konawa 14 SUMMIT CHR. 14, Liberty 7 Luther 35, PRAGUE 28 ALVA 28, Oklahoma Bible 14 BARNSDALL 22, Oklahoma Union 16 Panama 34, CENTRAL SALLISAW 24 Pawnee 21, HOMINY 20 WILBURTON 20, Quinton 13 COALGATE 14, Savanna 12 Talihina 28, ANTLERS 21 Tonkawa 22, MORRISON 17 Walters 35, EMPIRE 20 Wellston 14, YALE 7 Class A Apache 34, WILSON 12 Cashion 42, MOORELAND 14 Community Christian 28, CARNEGIE 21 Cordell 32, CENTRAL MARLOW 18 MOUNDS 20, Gore 16 Hinton 26, SAYRE 20 HOLLIS 34, Hooker 14 QUAPAW 14, Humboldt, Kan. 12 Minco 34, CROSSINGS CHR. 28 DRUMRIGHT 20, Porter 14 KIEFER 35, Rejoice Christian 14 Snyder 45, BURNS FLAT-DILL CITY 8 Stratford 42, HEALDTON 6 BEAVER 35, Syracuse, Kan. 7 Texhoma 28, BOOKER, TEXAS 24 Thomas 28, OKEENE 7 Wayne 44, OKLAHOMA CHR. ACA. 6 Wynnewood 21, VELMA-ALMA 20 Class B Alex 58, CYRIL 8 WETUMKA 38, Caddo 32 PIONEER 42, Canton 12 Davenport 56, WATTS 8 Dewar 52, PORUM 6 ARKOMA 42, Gans 34 CANADIAN 44, Haileyville 16 Kremlin-Hillsdale 34, RINGWOOD 28 Laverne 36, WAUKOMIS 18 ALLEN 42, Macomb 20 GARBER 38, Oaks 28 Pond Creek-Hunter 42, TURPIN 28 Seiling 48, MERRITT 12 MAYSVILLE 52, Strother 6 MAUD 34, Waurika 28 Welch 36, SOUTH COFFEYVILLE 24 KEOTA 44, Weleetka 36 Woodland 50, WESLEYAN CHR. 34 Class C DC-LAMONT 54, Bluejacket 48 Boise City 42, TYRONE 6 Bokoshe 30, BOWLEGS 24 Cave Springs 44, PAOLI 12 DUKE 42, Cement 8 REGENT PREP 56, Copan 6 Grandfield 52, THACKERVILLE 24 COVINGTON-DOUGLAS 36, Medford 28 Midway 42, SASAKWA 38 Mt. View-Gotebo 48, SW COVENANT 20 COYLE 60, Prue 6 BALKO 44, Rolla, Kan. 14 Ryan 38, CORN BIBLE 12 SHATTUCK 56, Sharon-Mutual 20 Tipton 42, TEMPLE 34 Waynoka 50, TIMBERLAKE 38 FOX 56, Webbers Falls 6 Independent LIFE CHRISTIAN 48, Eagle Point Chr. 20 WRIGHT CHR. 34, Immanuel Christian 16 DESTINY CHR. 44, OKC Patriots 24 Saturday's Games Class 3A Douglass 28, Millwood 27 *Home team in CAPS
Sep 4, 2015
Every week, The Oklahoman's Scott Wright will predict the score of every game in the state. Last week's record: 16-2 Friday's Games Class 6A Bartlesville 28, TULSA EAST CENTRAL 24 Broken Arrow 21, OWASSO 20 EDMOND SANTA FE 31, Edmond North 17 Enid 27, PONCA CITY 20 Jenks 42, BIXBY 13 Lawton Ike 34, FAYETTEVILLE, ARK. 28 McAlester 20, MUSKOGEE 14 Midwest City 16, TULSA...
Week 1 high school football picks
BY SCOTT WRIGHT | Sep 4, 2015Every week, The Oklahoman's Scott Wright will predict the score of every game in the state. Last week's record: 16-2 Friday's Games Class 6A Bartlesville 28, TULSA EAST CENTRAL 24 Broken Arrow 21, OWASSO 20 EDMOND SANTA FE 31, Edmond North 17 Enid 27, PONCA CITY 20 Jenks 42, BIXBY 13 Lawton Ike 34, FAYETTEVILLE, ARK. 28 McAlester 20, MUSKOGEE 14 Midwest City 16, TULSA WASHINGTON 13 WESTMOORE 28, Moore 27 CLAREMORE 17, Pryor 10 PUTNAM CITY 30, Putnam North 28 LAWTON 44, Salina, Kan. Central 14 CHOCTAW 28, Sapulpa 20 TULSA UNION 38, Southlake Carroll 35 DEER CREEK 34, Stillwater 27 MUSTANG 31, Yukon 20 Class 5A Altus 35, VERNON, TEXAS 20 Anadarko 45, CHICKASHA 14 Ardmore 21, ADA 20 Carl Albert 30, EL RENO 6 Fort Gibson 42, TAHLEQUAH 16 Guthrie 28, DUNCAN 24 GUYMON 21, Hugoton, Kan. 14 John Marshall 49, NORTHWEST 12 McGuinness 28, SHAWNEE 27 Miami 17, GROVE 13 Noble 21, TECUMSEH 7 SKIATOOK 42, Piedmont 10 Poteau 27, DURANT 7 WEATHERFORD 35, Southeast 20 TULSA EDISON 21, Tulsa Kelley 20 Tulsa Memorial 34, TULSA CENTRAL 6 Wagoner 28, COWETA 27 Western Heights 44, U.S. GRANT 12 Class 4A Berryhill 21, GLENPOOL 17 IOWA PARK, TEXAS 28, Cache 7 Cascia Hall 27, HOLLAND HALL 10 SALLISAW 33, Catoosa 20 Cushing 38, BRISTOW 7 HENNESSEY 28, Elgin 6 Kingfisher 24, WOODWARD 12 McLoud 40, BETHEL 10 Metro Christian 28, TULSA NOAH 24 NEWCASTLE 27, Pauls Valley 24 HARRAH 32, Seminole 28 Stilwell 36, SPIRO 31 Tulsa McLain 28, MANNFORD 6 Tuttle 34, BLANCHARD 18 BROKEN BOW 30, Valliant 8 Vinita 24, JAY 6 Class 3A Adair 48, SPERRY 8 HEAVENER 28, Atoka 24 Bethany 35, MARLOW 20 PERRY 17, Blackwell 14 Checotah 28, KEYS (PARK HILL) 14 MOUNT ST. MARY 34, Crooked Oak 12 NOWATA 28, Dewey 6 KINGSTON 28, Dickson 7 BEGGS 21, Eufaula 14 Henryetta 21, MORRIS 20 Idabel 42, HUGO 8 Inola 35, CHELSEA 12 Kiefer 42, KELLYVILLE 14 WESTVILLE 28, Lincoln, Ark. 24 Lone Grove 35, MARIETTA 7 TISHOMINGO 17, Madill 14 SEQ.-TAHLEQUAH 21, Okemah 14 CHANDLER 48, Okmulgee 28 MEEKER 27, Prague 22 LINDSAY 21, Purcell 20 Sanger, Texas 42, PLAINVIEW 34 Seq. Claremore 26, PERKINS 20 HILLDALE 28, Stigler 12 Verdigris 27, PAWHUSKA 6 Victory Christian 49, KANSAS 7 Wynnewood 35, SULPHUR 12 Class 2A COLCORD 28, Afton 8 THOMAS 31, Alva 7 Antlers 21, SAVANNA12 Barnsdall 33, CANEY VALLEY 6 Central Sallisaw 17, POCOLA 14 STRATFORD 34, Coalgate 12 MINCO 44, Dibble 16 WELLSTON 22, Drumright 14 Electra, Texas 28, FREDERICK 20 WYANDOTTE 42, Fairland 12 Haskell 27, KETCHUM 22 Hobart 10, MANGUM 7 Hulbert 33, PORTER 12 Morrison 30, PAWNEE 14 Mounds 18, LIBERTY 6 CHISHOLM 28, Okeene 14 Quapaw 20, OKLAHOMA UNION 12 Oklahoma Chr. 35, RINGLING 18 Stroud 28, COMMERCE 6 LUTHER 42, Tonkawa 7 TALIHINA 45, Wilburton 16 WALTERS 35, Wilson 0 Class A Beaver 35, STANTON CO. KAN. 6 Cashion 56, YALE 6 SNYDER 28, Central Marlow 7 HOOKER 20, Elkhart, Kan. 14 ELMORE CITY 31, Empire 12 Healdton 17, WAYNE 12 Hinton 28, WATONGA 20 Hollis 30, WELLINGTON, TEXAS 17 Konawa 14, QUINTON 7 COMMUNITY CHR. 24, Okla. Christian Aca. 17 FAIRVIEW 28, Oklahoma Bible 14 CROSSINGS CHR. 34, Rejoice Christian 28 APACHE 35, Rush Springs 12 CORDELL 35, Sayre 7 BOOKER, TEXAS 28, Texhoma 21 SUMMIT CHR. 22, Warner 20 Class B Alex 56, CADDO 6 Allen 42, WETUMKA 28 Bluejacket 52, WELCH 6 ARKOMA 54, Bokoshe 8 MT. VIEW-GOTEBO 46, Bray-Doyle 0 WAUKOMIS 38, Buffalo 8 STROTHER 42, Canadian 12 Depew 56, HAILEYVILLE 6 OAKS 44, Gans 16 Garber 48, COVINGTON-DOUGLAS 34 Laverne 48, BOISE CITY 28 CYRIL 34, Life Christian 6 Merritt 40, CORN BIBLE 18 CHEROKEE 50, Pioneer 0 TIMBERLAKE 34, Ringwood 32 Sasakwa 28, MACOMB 20 SEILING 46, Sharon-Mutual 36 South Coffeyville 56, CLAREMORE CHR. 6 TURPIN 34, Tyrone 14 RYAN 30, Waurika 24 Webbers Falls 40, PORUM 12 DAVENPORT 56, Weleetka 32 DEWAR 52, Woodland 6 Class C Balko 34, MOSCOW, KAN. 6 SW COVENANT 48, Destiny Christian 34 WAYNOKA32, Duke 20 TIPTON 28, Fox 24 WRIGHT CHR. 42, Midway 38 Regent Prep 42, PRUE 8 Shattuck 56, OKC PATRIOTS 14 Thackerville 38, TEMPLE 34 Wesleyan Christian 34, COPAN 12 Saturday's Games Class 3A Lincoln Christian 35, Davis 21 (at Choctaw) Jones28, Vian 13 (at Choctaw) *Home team in CAPS
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Associated Press | Sep 4, 2015Hello! Here's a look at how AP's general news coverage is shaping up in California. Questions about coverage plans are welcome and should be directed to the AP-Los Angeles bureau at 213-626-1200, email@example.com, or to the AP-San Francisco bureau at 415-495-1708, firstname.lastname@example.org. Andrew Dalton is on the news desk for Los Angeles and San Francisco. AP-California News Editor Frank Baker can be reached at 213-626-1200 or email@example.com. A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change. Expected stories may not develop, or late-breaking and more newsworthy events may take precedence. Advisories and digests will keep you up to date. All times are Pacific. Some TV and radio stations will receive shorter APNewsNow versions of the stories below, along with all updates. UPCOMING TOMORROW: CALIFORNIA WILDFIRES FRESNO, Calif. — California's largest wildfire is expected to rage through the holiday weekend. New stories on merits. NEW AT 4 P.M. SLAYING SUSPECT DEPORTED LOS ANGELES — U.S. immigration authorities on Friday deported a Salvadoran gang member wanted in his country in the slaying of a government prosecutor, officials said. TOP STORIES: IMPERILED AQUIFERS-BROWN SAN FRANCISCO — California's top oil and gas regulators repeatedly warned Gov. Jerry Brown's senior aides in 2011 that the governor's orders to override key environmental safeguards in granting oil industry permits would violate state and federal laws protecting groundwater from contamination, one of the former officials has testified. Brown fired the regulators on Nov. 3, 2011, one day after what the fired official says was a final order from the governor to bypass safety provisions of the federal Safe Drinking Water Act. By Ellen Knickmeyer. SENT: 1,235 words, photos. XGR-IMMIGRANT HEALTH CARE SACRAMENTO, Calif. — A Democratic state lawmaker drops his effort to seek a federal waiver to allow people in the country illegally to buy unsubsidized private health coverage through Covered California. Sen. Ricardo Lara's legislation now focuses on expanding Medi-Cal coverage for children regardless of their legal status. By Judy Lin. SENT: 380 words. SAN FRANCISCO PIER SHOOTING SAN FRANCISCO — A judge ruled Friday that a man at the center of the national immigration debate will stand trial on a murder charge in the shooting of a young San Francisco woman. By Paul Elias. SENT: 600 words. KOREAN PASTOR-DRUG REHAB LOS ANGELES — In a blue-and-white church on the outskirts of Los Angeles' Koreatown, pastor Young Ho Han is trying to lift the veil on a problem silently afflicting his community: drug abuse among young Korean-Americans. It's an issue Han knows well, starting with his own addiction to cocaine after immigrating to Los Angeles in the 1970s to the increasingly young U.S.-born Koreans whose parents discreetly approach him today. By Christine Armario. SENT: 970 words, photos, video. CAPITOL: XGR-MICROBEAD BAN SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Senators vote to phase out the use of microscopic beads in personal care products sold in California within five years to protect fish and wildlife, reversing earlier opposition and sending the measure back to the Assembly for a final vote. By Don Thompson. SENT: 300 words. Also: — XGR-YES MEANS YES-HIGH SCHOOLS — California lawmakers approve a "Yes means Yes" bill to bring sexual assault training to California high schools. — XGR-RIGHT TO DIE-CALIFORNIA — Lawmakers again advance legislation that would allow terminally ill patients to take life-ending medication. NORTHERN CALIFORNIA: SACRAMENTO COLLEGE SHOOTING SACRAMENTO — A Sacramento community college reopened Friday as officers searched for a gunman who fatally shot one man and wounded two others in a parking lot at the edge of campus, officials said. SENT: 390 words. CALIFORNIA WILDFIRES FRESNO, Calif. — California's largest wildfire burning near the popular Hume Lake in the Central Sierra Nevada is expected to rage through the holiday weekend, and the forestry officials encourage campers to set up their tents away from the smoke. By Scott Smith. SENT: 400 words, photos. Also: — ODD-BAY BRIDGE CHICKEN — Three people are claiming ownership of the small brown chicken that fouled up rush-hour traffic in the San Francisco Bay Area earlier this week — MAN SHOT-CENTRAL CALIFORNIA — A Central California man remains in critical condition after being shot by two Fresno police officers — LAKE DROWNING — Authorities say a 19-year-old autistic man from suburban San Francisco drowned in a recreational lake after falling into the water. — TRANSBAY TUBE CLOSED — There will be no Bay Area Rapid Transit service between Oakland and San Francisco over the Labor Day weekend. — JAIL GUARD-INMATE DEATH — A rally outside the Santa Clara County jail has been planned to help bring an end to prison guard violence following an inmate's death. SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA: KIDNAPPED GIRL-VERDICT LOS ANGELES — A California man was found guilty Friday of kidnapping a 10-year-old girl from her Los Angeles bedroom at knifepoint and repeatedly raping her before letting her go and fleeing to Mexico. By Amanda Lee Myers. SENT: 412 words, photos. SOUTH LA SHOOTING LOS ANGELES — Bullets riddled a car in South Los Angeles early Friday, killing one person and wounding two others in the latest episode of violence that has sent the number of homicides surging this summer. SENT: 310 words. ICE AGE FOSSILS FOUND CARLSBAD, Calif. — Fossils from the last Ice Age, including bones of ancient mammoths and a prehistoric bison, have been found at a Carlsbad construction site where hundreds of new homes are planned. SENT: 245 words. Also: — CHAPMAN UNIVERSITY-ARCO SETTLEMENT — Chapman University and Arco say they have reached an out-of-court settlement resolving a lawsuit accusing the oil company of selling property in Orange, California, that was contaminated with toxic chemicals. — HOLIDAY TRAVEL-LAX — Los Angeles International Airport is expecting a record number of travelers during the Labor Day weekend. BUSINESS: STAR WARS-MARKETING NEW YORK — The release of the new Star Wars movie may still be months off, but Disney is unleashing its full marketing "Force" behind the launch of hundreds of toys and other items related to the film. By Bree Fowler and Ryan Nakashima. SENT: 800 words, photos. TOYOTA-SMARTER CARS EAST PALO ALTO, Calif. — Toyota is investing $50 million with Stanford University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in hopes of gaining an edge in an accelerating race to phase out human drivers. By Technology Writer Michael Liedtke. SENT: 687 words, photos. USDA PROMOTIONAL PROGRAMS-CONTROVERSY WASHINGTON — The slogans are familiar: "The Incredible Edible Egg," ''Pork: The Other White Meat," and "Got Milk?" They've all been part of promotional campaigns overseen by the Agriculture Department and paid for by the industries that vote to organize them. While the idea is simple — an industry-wide promotional campaign at no cost to the government — they've often generated controversy, been misunderstood and at times have operated with little oversight. By Mary Clare Jalonick. SENT: 797 words, photos. Also: — APPLEBEE'S-HEADQUARTERS MOVING — The headquarters of Kansas City-based Applebee's Neighborhood Grill and Bar is moving to Glendale, California. ENTERTAINMENT: FILM-FALL PREVIEW-CARY FUKANAGA NEW YORK — Cary Fukunaga's "Beasts of No Nation" will mark Netflix's anticipated entry into fiction films, and possibly insert the streaming giant into Hollywood's award season. Fukunaga discusses his anticipated Netflix gambit on the heels of helming the first season of "True Detective," and the making of his brutal child soldier tale. By Film Writer Jake Coyle. SENT: 600 words, photos. This is the last of a four-part fall movie preview package that has moved this week. PEOPLE-SALMA HAYEK LOS ANGELES — A judge on Friday ordered two women to stay away from Salma Hayek and not attempt to contact the Oscar-nominated actress for the next three years. By Entertainment Writer Anthony McCartney. SENT: 325 words, photos. PEOPLE-CHRIS EVANS LOS ANGELES — What's got Captain America quaking in his boots? Actor Chris Evans, known for playing the iconic Marvel superhero, is making his directorial debut with the indie film "Before We Go" and the stakes have never felt higher. By Nicole Evatt. SENT: 260 words, photos. SPORTS: FBC--T25-ARKANSAS ST-USC LOS ANGELES — No. 8 Southern California begins life after heavy NCAA sanctions with a visit from Sun Belt contender Arkansas State. Quarterback Cody Kessler wants a fast start to a season of high expectations. By Greg Beacham. UPCOMING: 600 words, photos. FBC--T25-VIRGINIA-UCLA PASADENA, Calif. — All eyes at the Rose Bowl will be on Josh Rosen when No. 13 UCLA opens the season with a visit from Virginia. The Bruins will begin to find out whether their freshman quarterback is ready to lead them to national title contention, while the revamped Cavaliers will attempt to ruin his heralded debut. By Greg Beacham. UPCOMING: 600 words, photos. FBC--T25-STANFORD-NORTHWESTERN EVANSTON, Ill. — Along with their sterling academic reputations, No. 21 Stanford and Northwestern come into the season with at least one more thing in common. When it comes to football, both are looking to show they have rediscovered their old form. That starts Saturday when the Cardinal and Wildcats collide in the season opener. By Andrew Seligman. UPCOMING: 600 words. BBA--MARINERS-ATHLETICS OAKLAND, Calif. — Athletics right-hander Aaron Brooks will face Seattle for the first time Friday. He makes his second start since being recalled from Triple-A Nashville on Saturday for his second big league stint of 2015. By Michael Wagaman. UPCOMING: 700 words, photos. Game starts at 7:05 p.m. BBA--RANGERS-ANGELS ANAHEIM, Calif. — Garrett Richards takes the mound when the Angels open a season-defining homestand against Martin Perez and the Texas Rangers, who lead Los Angeles by 3½ games for second place in the AL West and a wild-card playoff spot. By Greg Beacham. UPCOMING: 700 words, photos. Game starts at 7 p.m. BBN--DODGERS-PADRES SAN DIEGO — The NL-West leading Los Angeles Dodgers continue their four-game series against the San Diego Padres. UPCOMING: 750 words, photos. Game starts at 7:10 p.m. BBN--GIANTS-ROCKIES DENVER — The San Francisco Giants send righty Chris Heston (11-8) to the mound Friday night as they try to snap a six-game skid and salvage their playoff hopes. The Colorado Rockies counter with lefty Jorge De La Rosa (8-6). Game starts at 5:40 p.m. FBC--GRAMBLING ST-CALIFORNIA BERKELEY, Calif. — Jared Goff is excited to show off his new-found freedom at the line of scrimmage when Callifornia opens its season against Grambling State on Saturday. By Josh Dubow. UPCOMING: 600 words. MMA--UFC 191-VANZANT'S CHARGE LOS ANGELES — Paige VanZant readily admits she would love to be the next Ronda Rousey, both in the cage and on the silver screen. The up-and-coming strawweight fighter realizes she faces years of work to get there, but she takes her next step Saturday at UFC 191 in Las Vegas against Alex Chambers. By Greg Beacham. UPCOMING: 600 words, photos by 6 p.m. Also: — HKN--KINGS-VOYNOV — The Los Angeles Kings' Slava Voynov has been taken into custody by U.S. immigration officials, two months after pleading no contest to a domestic violence charge. ___ If you have stories of regional or statewide interest, please email them to firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com. If you have photos of regional or statewide interest, please send them to the AP state photo center in New York, 888-273-6867. For access to AP Exchange and other technical issues, contact AP Customer Support at firstname.lastname@example.org or 877-836-9477. MARKETPLACE: Calling your attention to the Marketplace in AP Exchange, where you can find member-contributed content from California and other states. The Marketplace is accessible on the left navigational pane of the AP Exchange home page, near the bottom. 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Hello! Here's a look at how AP's general news coverage is shaping up in California. Questions about coverage plans are welcome and should be directed to the AP-Los Angeles bureau at 213-626-1200, email@example.com, or to the AP-San Francisco bureau at 415-495-1708, firstname.lastname@example.org. John Antczak is on the Los Angeles news desk, followed by Andrew Dalton. Kristin J. Bender is on the San...
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Associated Press | Sep 4, 2015Hello! Here's a look at how AP's general news coverage is shaping up in California. Questions about coverage plans are welcome and should be directed to the AP-Los Angeles bureau at 213-626-1200, email@example.com, or to the AP-San Francisco bureau at 415-495-1708, firstname.lastname@example.org. John Antczak is on the Los Angeles news desk, followed by Andrew Dalton. Kristin J. Bender is on the San Francisco news desk, followed by Olga Rodriguez. AP-California News Editor Frank Baker can be reached at 213-626-1200 or email@example.com. A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change. Expected stories may not develop, or late-breaking and more newsworthy events may take precedence. Advisories and digests will keep you up to date. All times are Pacific. Some TV and radio stations will receive shorter APNewsNow versions of the stories below, along with all updates. TOP STORIES: IMPERILED AQUIFERS-BROWN SAN FRANCISCO — California's top oil and gas regulators repeatedly warned Gov. Jerry Brown's senior aides in 2011 that the governor's orders to override key environmental safeguards in granting oil industry permits would violate state and federal laws protecting groundwater from contamination, one of the former officials has testified. Brown fired the regulators on Nov. 3, 2011, one day after what the fired official says was a final order from the governor to bypass safety provisions of the federal Safe Drinking Water Act. By Ellen Knickmeyer. SENT: 1,235 words, photos. XGR-IMMIGRANT HEALTH CARE SACRAMENTO, Calif. — A Democratic state lawmaker drops his effort to seek a federal waiver to allow people in the country illegally to buy unsubsidized private health coverage through Covered California. Sen. Ricardo Lara's legislation now focuses on expanding Medi-Cal coverage for children regardless of their legal status. By Judy Lin. UPCOMING: 350 words by 1 p.m. SAN FRANCISCO PIER SHOOTING SAN FRANCISCO — A judge ruled Friday that a man at the center of the national immigration debate will stand trial on a murder charge in the shooting of a young San Francisco woman. By Paul Elias. SENT: 600 words. KOREAN PASTOR-DRUG REHAB LOS ANGELES — In a blue-and-white church on the outskirts of Los Angeles' Koreatown, pastor Young Ho Han is trying to lift the veil on a problem silently afflicting his community: drug abuse among young Korean-Americans. It's an issue Han knows well, starting with his own addiction to cocaine after immigrating to Los Angeles in the 1970s to the increasingly young U.S.-born Koreans whose parents discreetly approach him today. By Christine Armario. SENT: 970 words, photos, video. CAPITOL: XGR-MICROBEAD BAN SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Senators vote to phase out the use of microscopic beads in personal care products sold in California within five years to protect fish and wildlife, reversing earlier opposition and sending the measure back to the Assembly for a final vote. By Don Thompson. UPCOMING: 300 words by 2 p.m. Also: — XGR-YES MEANS YES-HIGH SCHOOLS — California lawmakers approve a "Yes means Yes" bill to bring sexual assault training to California high schools. UPCOMING: 130 words. — XGR-RIGHT TO DIE-CALIFORNIA — Lawmakers again advance legislation that would allow terminally ill patients to take life-ending medication. SENT: 130 words. NORTHERN CALIFORNIA: SACRAMENTO COLLEGE SHOOTING SACRAMENTO — A Sacramento community college reopened Friday as officers searched for a gunman who fatally shot one man and wounded two others in a parking lot at the edge of campus, officials said. SENT: 390 words. CALIFORNIA WILDFIRES FRESNO, Calif. — California's largest wildfire burning near the popular Hume Lake in the Central Sierra Nevada is expected to rage through the holiday weekend, and the forestry officials encourage campers to set up their tents away from the smoke. By Scott Smith. UPCOMING: 450 words by noon, photo. Also: — ODD-BAY BRIDGE CHICKEN — Three people are claiming ownership of the small brown chicken that fouled up rush-hour traffic in the San Francisco Bay Area earlier this week — MAN SHOT-CENTRAL CALIFORNIA — A Central California man remains in critical condition after being shot by two Fresno police officers — LAKE DROWNING — Authorities say a 19-year-old autistic man from suburban San Francisco drowned in a recreational lake after falling into the water. — TRANSBAY TUBE CLOSED — There will be no Bay Area Rapid Transit service between Oakland and San Francisco over the Labor Day weekend. — JAIL GUARD-INMATE DEATH — A rally outside the Santa Clara County jail has been planned to help bring an end to prison guard violence following an inmate's death. SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA: KIDNAPPED GIRL-VERDICT LOS ANGELES — A California man was found guilty Friday of kidnapping a 10-year-old girl from her Los Angeles bedroom at knifepoint and repeatedly raping her before letting her go and fleeing to Mexico. By Amanda Lee Myers. SENT: 412 words, photos. SOUTH LA SHOOTING LOS ANGELES — Bullets riddled a car in South Los Angeles early Friday, killing one person and wounding two others in the latest episode of violence that has sent the number of homicides surging this summer. SENT: 310 words. ICE AGE FOSSILS FOUND CARLSBAD, Calif. — Fossils from the last Ice Age, including bones of ancient mammoths and a prehistoric bison, have been found at a Carlsbad construction site where hundreds of new homes are planned. SENT: 245 words. Also: — CHAPMAN UNIVERSITY-ARCO SETTLEMENT — Chapman University and Arco say they have reached an out-of-court settlement resolving a lawsuit accusing the oil company of selling property in Orange, California, that was contaminated with toxic chemicals. — HOLIDAY TRAVEL-LAX — Los Angeles International Airport is expecting a record number of travelers during the Labor Day weekend. BUSINESS: STAR WARS-MARKETING NEW YORK — The release of the new Star Wars movie may still be months off, but Disney is unleashing its full marketing "Force" behind the launch of hundreds of toys and other items related to the film. By Bree Fowler and Ryan Nakashima. SENT: 800 words, photos. TOYOTA-SMARTER CARS EAST PALO ALTO, Calif. — Toyota is investing $50 million with Stanford University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in hopes of gaining an edge in an accelerating race to phase out human drivers. By Technology Writer Michael Liedtke. SENT: 687 words, photos. USDA PROMOTIONAL PROGRAMS-CONTROVERSY WASHINGTON — The slogans are familiar: "The Incredible Edible Egg," ''Pork: The Other White Meat," and "Got Milk?" They've all been part of promotional campaigns overseen by the Agriculture Department and paid for by the industries that vote to organize them. While the idea is simple — an industry-wide promotional campaign at no cost to the government — they've often generated controversy, been misunderstood and at times have operated with little oversight. By Mary Clare Jalonick. SENT: 797 words, photos. Also: — APPLEBEE'S-HEADQUARTERS MOVING — The headquarters of Kansas City-based Applebee's Neighborhood Grill and Bar is moving to Glendale, California. ENTERTAINMENT: FILM-FALL PREVIEW-CARY FUKANAGA — Cary Fukunaga's "Beasts of No Nation" will mark Netflix's anticipated entry into fiction films, and possibly insert the streaming giant into Hollywood's award season. Fukunaga discusses his anticipated Netflix gambit on the heels of helming the first season of "True Detective," and the making of his brutal child soldier tale. By Film Writer Jake Coyle. SENT: 600 words, photos. This is the last of a four-part fall movie preview package that has moved this week. PEOPLE-SALMA HAYEK LOS ANGELES — A judge on Friday ordered two women to stay away from Salma Hayek and not attempt to contact the Oscar-nominated actress for the next three years. By Entertainment Writer Anthony McCartney. SENT: 325 words, photos. PEOPLE-CHRIS EVANS LOS ANGELES — What's got Captain America quaking in his boots? Actor Chris Evans, known for playing the iconic Marvel superhero, is making his directorial debut with the indie film "Before We Go" and the stakes have never felt higher. By Nicole Evatt. SENT: 260 words, photos. SPORTS: FBC--T25-ARKANSAS ST-USC LOS ANGELES — No. 8 Southern California begins life after heavy NCAA sanctions with a visit from Sun Belt contender Arkansas State. Quarterback Cody Kessler wants a fast start to a season of high expectations. By Greg Beacham. UPCOMING: 600 words, photos. FBC--T25-VIRGINIA-UCLA PASADENA, Calif. — All eyes at the Rose Bowl will be on Josh Rosen when No. 13 UCLA opens the season with a visit from Virginia. The Bruins will begin to find out whether their freshman quarterback is ready to lead them to national title contention, while the revamped Cavaliers will attempt to ruin his heralded debut. By Greg Beacham. UPCOMING: 600 words, photos. FBC--T25-STANFORD-NORTHWESTERN EVANSTON, Ill. — Along with their sterling academic reputations, No. 21 Stanford and Northwestern come into the season with at least one more thing in common. When it comes to football, both are looking to show they have rediscovered their old form. That starts Saturday when the Cardinal and Wildcats collide in the season opener. By Andrew Seligman. UPCOMING: 600 words. BBA--MARINERS-ATHLETICS OAKLAND, Calif. — Athletics right-hander Aaron Brooks will face Seattle for the first time Friday. He makes his second start since being recalled from Triple-A Nashville on Saturday for his second big league stint of 2015. By Michael Wagaman. UPCOMING: 700 words, photos. Game starts at 7:05 p.m. BBA--RANGERS-ANGELS ANAHEIM, Calif. — Garrett Richards takes the mound when the Angels open a season-defining homestand against Martin Perez and the Texas Rangers, who lead Los Angeles by 3½ games for second place in the AL West and a wild-card playoff spot. By Greg Beacham. UPCOMING: 700 words, photos. Game starts at 7 p.m. BBN--DODGERS-PADRES SAN DIEGO — The NL-West leading Los Angeles Dodgers continue their four-game series against the San Diego Padres. UPCOMING: 750 words, photos. Game starts at 7:10 p.m. BBN--GIANTS-ROCKIES DENVER — The San Francisco Giants send righty Chris Heston (11-8) to the mound Friday night as they try to snap a six-game skid and salvage their playoff hopes. The Colorado Rockies counter with lefty Jorge De La Rosa (8-6). Game starts at 5:40 p.m. FBC--GRAMBLING ST-CALIFORNIA BERKELEY, Calif. — Jared Goff is excited to show off his new-found freedom at the line of scrimmage when Callifornia opens its season against Grambling State on Saturday. By Josh Dubow. UPCOMING: 600 words. MMA--UFC 191-VANZANT'S CHARGE LOS ANGELES — Paige VanZant readily admits she would love to be the next Ronda Rousey, both in the cage and on the silver screen. The up-and-coming strawweight fighter realizes she faces years of work to get there, but she takes her next step Saturday at UFC 191 in Las Vegas against Alex Chambers. By Greg Beacham. UPCOMING: 600 words, photos by 6 p.m. Also: — HKN--KINGS-VOYNOV — The Los Angeles Kings' Slava Voynov has been taken into custody by U.S. immigration officials, two months after pleading no contest to a domestic violence charge. ___ If you have stories of regional or statewide interest, please email them to firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com. If you have photos of regional or statewide interest, please send them to the AP state photo center in New York, 888-273-6867. For access to AP Exchange and other technical issues, contact AP Customer Support at firstname.lastname@example.org or 877-836-9477. MARKETPLACE: Calling your attention to the Marketplace in AP Exchange, where you can find member-contributed content from California and other states. The Marketplace is accessible on the left navigational pane of the AP Exchange home page, near the bottom. For both national and state, you can click "All" or search for content by topics such as education, politics and business.
Following is a look at some past local sports happenings.Autumn 1947Dewey Bulldogger’s football powerhouse knocked off Broken Arrow, 13-6.Ferrell McClure tallied Dewey’s winning touchdown.Bob Claibourne excelled on the line on both offense and defense.May 1936Phillips Petroleum confirmed it plan to sponsor an A.A.U. men’s basketball team, which would be headquartered in Bartlesville, company...
OPINION: A blitz of blasts from the past
Mike Tupa, Associated Press | Aug 20, 2015Following is a look at some past local sports happenings. Autumn 1947 Dewey Bulldogger’s football powerhouse knocked off Broken Arrow, 13-6. Ferrell McClure tallied Dewey’s winning touchdown. Bob Claibourne excelled on the line on both offense and defense. May 1936 Phillips Petroleum confirmed it plan to sponsor an A.A.U. men’s basketball team, which would be headquartered in Bartlesville, company official Paul Endacott announced. This was a new endeavor for Phillips, which previously had sponsored a league basketball club. Tom Bickell had already been signed for the 1936 team. Bickell had been an All-American for the University of Arkansas. Ray Ebling — a University of Kansas hardwood product — had verbally committed to play Phillips. October 1971 Dewey High School’s red-hot football team scorched the Bixby Spartans, 26-0. But, the early indications seemed to foretell a long night for the Dewey Doggers. They had to punt on their first possession, with David Drake handling kicking duties. Bixby gained 15 yards on its first offensive play, but then saw its drive quickly stall. The Spartans punted to Dewey’s Terry Due, who returned the kick past midfield. However, Dewey fumbled the ball away on its subsequent possession. Dewey kept banging away, however. Facing 3rd-and-13 deep in Bixby territory, Dewey quarterback Due found receiver Ben Colbert, who was open at the five-yard line. Colbert made the catch, stepped over a 140-pound defender and slid into the end zone to complete the 25-yard scoring play. On Bixby’s next offensive drive, Drake and Willman combined to inflict a three-yard sack on the Bixby quarterback. A few moments later, Willman and Colbert racked up a seven-yard tackle for loss. Dewey scored one of its other touchdowns on a 79-yard pass connection from Due to Drake. October 1971 In another edition of the city rivalry, College High School downed Sooner High School, 39-14, on the gridiron. Col-Hi quarterback Rick Jackson tossed touchdown passes to Paul Ortiz (two), Banes and Podhurcak. Podhurcak also hauled in a late 65-yard scoring strike — with 34 seconds remaining — from Ken Burgess. The running of Terry Munn, Mike Fowler and David Korner set up one of the Sooner Spartan touchdowns. Munn ran for both of the Spartan scores. But, Sooner had no solution in shutting down Col-Hi’s aerial attack. Wildcat quarterbacks threw for 321 yards on 16-of-29 completions, with no interceptions. Tom Bice played under center for Sooner; one of his most painful obstacles of the evening was Col-Hi defensive lineman Jim Dixon. April 1951 Don Cobb clobbered a homer to fuel Dewey High School’s 19-4 baseball win against Ramona High School. Ramona pitcher Robert Ward served up the gopher ball to Cobb, who also handled mound duties for Dewey. The victory earned Dewey the Washington County title and a spot in the district playoffs. Dewey had suffered its only season loss to Bartlesville. March 1960 College High School erupted for five runs in the sixth inning to power the Wildcats past Tulsa Rogers, 6-1. Eddie Clark hurled the first six innings for Col-Hi; lefty Bill Turner mopped up in the final frame. In the first inning, James Legg doubled home Bob Cook for Col-Hi’s first run. In the decisive sixth inning, Mike Vaclaw energized the Wildcats comeback by laying down a flawless bunt. A few minutes later, Legg laced a single to drive home Clark Haldorson and Vaclaw. Roger Woody then belted a base hit to plate Cook. With the bases loaded, Paul Curd put the ball in play to force a two-run error. Autumn 1947 Dewey High School’s football juggernaut flattened Fairfax, 40-0. Dewey scored off two blocked punts, with defensive linemen Everett Hunt and Stanley McWhirt each registering one of the touchdowns. Fullback Jimmy Webber tallied one of Dewey’s other six-point specials, on a 28-yard burst. Dewey outgained Fairfax, 275-124. December 1990 Dewey High School basketball teams split at Sperry. The Lady Doggers downed the Sperry Lady Pirates, 49-40, while the Sperry racked up a 61-55 triumph in the boys game. Carl Wood tallied 20 points, while Kevin Carey and Chad Stanley scored 11 and 10 points, respectively, for the Dewey boys. Sperry boys knocked down 22-of-32 free throws. In the girls contest, Dewey rallied in the fourth quarter to outscore Sperry, 17-5, and yank out the victory. Jill Davis drained 24 points to lead Dewey, which improved to 2-3. Tulsa Union handed the Bartlesville Lady Bruins their first loss of the season, 46-34, in girls high school basketball action. January 1931 Bartlesville fight promoter extraordinare Art Magirl accompanied eight amateur boxers from Bartlesville and Dewey to a fight show in Tulsa. Among Magirl’s contingent were Earl Nichols, Russel Davidson and Glen Webster. March 1940 Clad in their green uniforms, the Phillips 66ers basketball team made everyone else blue at the National A.A.U. tournament held in Denver. The 66ers knocked off the Denver Nuggets, 39-36, in the final. All five Denver starters played the entire 40 minutes. But, even after the final buzzer sounded, the battles continued off the court. The A.A.U. national basketball chairman suggested a limit to the number of teams participating in the tournament. In addition, Phillips coach Charley Hyatt attacked the rule that allowed a free throw and ball possession to a team when one of its players was fouled in the final two minutes. Hyatt complained the rule prompted the team that was ahead to stall out and force the other team to foul. Hyatt proposed a jump ball after every goal in the final five minutes. He claimed it wasn’t fair that a team automatically lost ball possession after it scored. January 1931 Bartlesville High School’s basketball team — which was coached by C.C. Custer — ripped Sapulpa, 30-16. Tims, who played center, scored 13 points to lead the Bartlesville Wildcats. Newsom and Lutton both added six points for the Wildcats. November 1950 College High School basketball coach Bailey Ricketts trimmed his workout number from 43 candidates to 23 finalists, which included three athletes who had come out from the Wildcat ‘B’ football squad. He expected several more gridders from the ‘A’ team once their season ended. Ted Cobb, Dudley Darr and Richard Lindsley were the trio of ‘B’ footballers who had reported to Ricketts. April 1990 Talk about your painful victory. Bartlesville High School’s baseball team had every reason to celebrate — except one — after it defeated the state’s top-ranked Broken Arrow Tigers, 5-3, in the first game of the doubleheader. Muting the Bruins’ joy was the somber reality of an injury to all-around top-notch player Spence Rigdon. In the bottom of the seventh inning — with two outs — Rigdon and teammate Aaron Bucher collided, while converging on a line drive, in left-center. The results of the close encounter of the shattering kind included a broken bone, and possible knee injury — and lengthy rehabilitation — for Rigdon. Rigdon’s loss also deprived the Bruins of one of their top pitchers. Bruin head coach Jerome Gibson reported to the E-E that Rigdon had suffered a broken bone and possible severe ligament damage. The luck hardly got better for the Bruins. In the second game, they were leading, 4-1, when the game was suspended, due to rain, in the fifth inning. Despite the instant shock of the injury, Rigdon managed to make the relay to the infield, which prevented a run. Bucher pitched the second game and gave up one run in 4-plus innings. He also went 2-for-2 at the plate, including a double and RBI. Jeff Shoaf collected the pitching win in the first contest. Vinita High School’s baseball team clobbered three home runs during a 12-5 win against Dewey. But, Dewey still had a chance in the fourth inning to take control of the contest. In that frame, Steve Reynolds drew a walk and Bobby Stanley reached base on an error to set the table. Greg McClintock then singled home Reynolds.. Two batters later, Travis Ruble drew an intentional walk to juice the bags. A wild pitch sent Stanley steaming home to stretch Dewey’s lead to 5-2. But, the uprising then fizzled. Dewey didn’t score again in the game. Vinita finished up with 10 unanswered runs to drop Dewey’s season record to 11-7. ——— ©2015 the Bartlesville Examiner-Enterprise (Bartlesville, Okla.) Visit the Bartlesville Examiner-Enterprise (Bartlesville, Okla.) at www.examiner-enterprise.com Distributed by Tribune Content Agency, LLC. _____ Topics: t000003183,t000003277,t000040508,t000030748,t000003195,t000046469,g000362661,g000066164,g000065594
Jul 29, 2015
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Pittsburgh Pirates have the best record in the majors since mid-May.Maybe they'll get a little late July boost at the trade deadline.Andrew McCutchen hit a home run and turned an RBI single into race around the bases while Minnesota made two errors in a five-run sixth inning, helping Francisco Liriano and the Pirates beat the Twins 10-4 Wednesday for a two-game...
McCutchen, Liriano lead Pirates sweep of Twins with 10-4 win
By DAVE CAMPBELL, Associated Press | Jul 29, 2015MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Pittsburgh Pirates have the best record in the majors since mid-May. Maybe they'll get a little late July boost at the trade deadline. Andrew McCutchen hit a home run and turned an RBI single into race around the bases while Minnesota made two errors in a five-run sixth inning, helping Francisco Liriano and the Pirates beat the Twins 10-4 Wednesday for a two-game sweep. After losing five of their first six games out of the All-Star break, the Pirates have won five of their last six games to tighten their grip on the NL's first wild-card spot. "You play well, these games continue to bring attention to areas that you might want to think about improving," manager Clint Hurdle said, adding: "Playing well, though, lets you know you can get some things done with what you've got." Jung Ho Kang homered for the second straight day for the Pirates, after going deep for the go-ahead run in the ninth the night before. McCutchen's two-run, two-strike, two-out drive off Ervin Santana (2-1) in the fifth inning tied the game at 3, and the Twins unraveled in the sixth. One run scored on a wild pitch. Then Santana walked two straight batters. Starling Marte hit a sacrifice fly, and McCutchen hit a sharp single that bounced in front of right fielder Eddie Rosario. The ball skipped past him to the warning track, allowing another run to score and McCutchen to reach third. The slow-rolling relay throw scooted underneath Eduardo Nunez's glove for another error that allowed McCutchen to score, but not before he collided with Nunez. The contact was hard enough to knock them both to the ground and cue the blooper-tape soundtrack. "Definitely a foul, 15-yard penalty, roughing the passer, automatic first down," McCutchen said, alluding to his high school football days in Fort Meade, Florida. Liriano (7-6) improved to 3-0 in his last six starts despite allowing 10 hits in 5 2-3 innings. He was charged with three runs, two earned, and struck out four in his fourth career appearance against the Twins, his team from 2005-12. "Frankie was in a fistfight all day," Hurdle said. Said Liriano: "Just one of those days. It was tough. You have to go out there and battle and at least give a chance to win to your team. That's what I tried to do." The Twins, who started the day with a two-game lead for the second AL wild card, lost their fourth straight game and fell to 3-8 after the All-Star break. "I don't think we've played a clean game for a while," manager Paul Molitor said. Santana, who was charged with eight runs, six of them earned, committed an error, too. He struck out three with eight hits and four walks in 5 2-3 innings. "It's just that time of the year, I guess, where teams start to go into slumps and things just aren't going our way," Twins center fielder Aaron Hicks said. THE FOE WAS FAMILIAR Liriano and Santana, lifelong friends from the Dominican Republic, were set up for quite the matchup. Liriano was 5-2 with a 2.10 ERA and 84 strikeouts over 73 innings in his previous 11 turns. Santana pitched 15 2-3 scoreless innings in winning his last two starts. The duel never materialized, though, and Liriano naturally downplayed the significance of pitching against his pal. "Whether it's my friend or not, when I cross the line, it's just getting outs," he said. TRAINER'S ROOM Pittsburgh: RF Gregory Polanco was removed in the fourth inning due to discomfort in his left knee, with Jaff Decker replacing him. Hurdle said he thought Polanco might have aggravated the injury the night before tracking a fly ball. "Rather than push it, we got him out right away," Hurdle said. Minnesota: CF Byron Buxton will take batting practice Thursday for the first time since he was placed on the DL with a sprained left thumb, but he is still several weeks away from returning. UP NEXT Pittsburgh starts a four-game series Thursday in Cincinnati, with A.J. Burnett (8-4, 2.68 ERA) pitching for the Pirates. He's 6-1 in his last seven turns on the road. David Holmberg will make his major league debut on the mound for the Reds. Minnesota stays home for a four-game series against Seattle, with Phil Hughes (9-6, 3.93 ERA) pitching Thursday for the Twins opposite J.A. Happ of the Mariners. The Twins have won five straight starts by Hughes at home, with the right-hander posting a 2.11 ERA in 34 innings with 32 hits and just one walk allowed.
COOPERSTOWN, N.Y. (AP) — In a story July 24 about the Baseball Hall of Fame, The Associated Press reported erroneously that John Smoltz is the first player elected to the Hall of Fame who had undergone Tommy John surgery. Smoltz is the first pitcher elected to the Hall who had the operation.A corrected version of the story is below:Johnson, Martinez, Smoltz and Biggio ready to enter HallA...
Correction: Hall of Fame Inductions story
Associated Press | Jul 27, 2015COOPERSTOWN, N.Y. (AP) — In a story July 24 about the Baseball Hall of Fame, The Associated Press reported erroneously that John Smoltz is the first player elected to the Hall of Fame who had undergone Tommy John surgery. Smoltz is the first pitcher elected to the Hall who had the operation. A corrected version of the story is below: Johnson, Martinez, Smoltz and Biggio ready to enter Hall A baseball foursome for the ages: Randy Johnson, Pedro Martinez, John Smoltz and Craig Biggio By JOHN KEKIS AP Sports Writer COOPERSTOWN, N.Y. (AP) — Three dominated on the mound, the other excelled at three positions up the middle. Together, pitchers Randy Johnson, Pedro Martinez, John Smoltz and multi-talented Craig Biggio left a remarkable imprint on baseball. Playing through an era tainted by steroids and dominated by offense — compliments of bulked-up sluggers, a smaller strike zone and smaller ballparks — the trio of pitchers combined for 735 wins, 11,113 strikeouts and nine Cy Young Awards. And the indefatigable Biggio became the only player in major league history with at least 3,000 hits, 600 doubles, 400 stolen bases and 250 home runs while being asked to play four positions in his 20-year career. All four, elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame in January, will be inducted Sunday in Cooperstown. "I don't condone anybody doing anything bad as far as cheating the game," said Martinez, who joins former Giants right-hander Juan Marichal (1983) as the only natives of the Dominican Republic elected to the hall. "How did I feel pitching in the juice era? I wouldn't want it any other way. For me, there's no crying. I mean, as far as the way I did compete, I know I did it right. I did it the right way." Johnson, Martinez and Smoltz were elected by big margins their first time on the ballot and represent the first trio of pitchers voted in together. Biggio made it on his third try. ___ The 6-foot-10 Johnson was an intimidating figure standing atop a pitching mound. During a 22-year career, spent mostly with the Seattle Mariners and Arizona Diamondbacks, the dominant left-hander with the imposing fastball won 303 games and five Cy Young Awards, including four in a row from 1999 to 2002 with the Diamondbacks. A 10-time All-Star, the native of Walnut Creek, California led his league in strikeouts nine times and had a career total of 4,875, second all-time only to Nolan Ryan. In 2001, Johnson was 3-0 in the World Series to help Arizona, in only its fourth year of existence, to the title. Small wonder he received 97.3 percent of the BBWAA vote, eighth-best all-time. Still, it took time before everything clicked for the man known as the Big Unit. "The 10 years that I spent in Seattle was really like my apprenticeship, if you will, on understanding how to pitch and then somewhat evolving into the pitcher that I was going to become," said Johnson. "I was really coming into my own as a successful pitcher and being able to harness my fastball, and understanding what it took to pitch at this level. "I didn't know I was going to be half as good as I turned out to be," added Johnson, who had three back surgeries, four knee surgeries and pitched his final season in 2009 with a torn rotator cuff. ___ Born on the outskirts of Santo Domingo, Martinez grew up with five brothers and sisters in a one-room home. Baseball became his escape. He signed with the Dodgers in 1988 and made his major league debut in September 1992 at age 20. The next season he was a regular in the bullpen, posting a 10-5 record in 65 games while striking out 119 in 107 innings, then was traded to Montreal after the season. After a four-year stint with the Expos that culminated with his first Cy Young Award — he was 17-8 with a 1.90 ERA in 1997 — and with free agency looming, Montreal traded its ace to Boston and he wasn't exactly happy. "I wanted a team that would give me an opportunity to win, and Boston wasn't a team that looked anywhere near that they were going to win it, so I didn't think I was going to sign," Martinez said. Boston general manager Dan Duquette had other ideas. He had acquired Martinez from the Dodgers while serving in the same capacity with the Expos and convinced the rising Dominican star to sign with the Red Sox. The first Red Sox pitcher to be enshrined, Martinez signed for seven seasons that would endear him forever to the Boston faithful. He won 117 games and two Cy Youngs in hitter-friendly Fenway Park and, most importantly, helped Boston snap an 86-year jinx in his final year with the team. His seven shutout innings in Game 3 of the 2004 World Series on the road in St. Louis staked the Sox to a commanding 3-0 series lead en route to a sweep and the team's first title since 1918. Martinez finished his 18-year career with a 219-100 record and 3,154 strikeouts. ___ Smoltz is the first pitcher elected to the Hall of Fame with Tommy John arm surgery on his resume. He won 213 games and saved 154, the only pitcher with 200 wins and 150 saves and the last of only 16 to reach 3,000 strikeouts, registering 3,084. He also was 15-4 in the postseason during a 21-year career spent almost entirely with the Atlanta Braves after being drafted and then traded by his hometown Detroit Tigers. Through five surgeries, the hard-throwing right-hander persevered — from starter to reliever to starter again — as the Braves and their amazing pitching staff, which also included Hall of Famers Greg Maddux and Tom Glavine, won an unprecedented 14 straight division titles. "I had to just really reinvent myself many, many times, and find ways to overcome," said Smoltz, who did not play in 2000 after undergoing ulnar collateral ligament (UCL) reconstruction on his right arm. ___ A native of Kings Park on New York's Long Island, Biggio was a football star in high school poised to make his mark as a running back in college when he decided to accept a partial baseball scholarship at Seton Hall. In three collegiate seasons, he batted .342, hit 27 homers, drove in 148 runs, stole 90 bases and led the Pirates to their first Big East title. A first-round pick by the Astros in 1987, Biggio played just 141 minor league games over parts of two seasons before getting called up. He took over as Houston's regular catcher in 1989. Two years later, he made his first All-Star team, then was asked to make the improbable transition to play second base in 1992 in an effort to lengthen his career. He appeared in all 162 games and made his second All-Star team. Biggio, the first Astro elected to the Hall of Fame, said making the switch was by far the hardest thing he ever had to do in his career. "We zipped up the catcher's gear and didn't look back," Biggio said. "I believed in myself and we made it work. I mean, it was never ever done in the history of the game, and that was kind of fun to kind of prove them (the critics) wrong a little bit."
Senior right-hander Brady Bradshaw still can’t explain why the freak injuries happen to the Class 5A school. He just knows he needs to get over his entering the state baseball tournament at 11 a.m. Thursday against Collinsville at Yukon High School.
High school baseball: Noble Bears dealing with freak injury issues again
By Jacob Unruh | May 13, 2015NOBLE — First it was a noodling incident and now it’s a farming accident that continue a string of what baseball coach Kyle Davidson calls “hillbilly injuries” around key Noble athletes. Senior right-hander Brady Bradshaw smashed his hand while working on a feed grinder at his family’s farm the weekend before the regional tournament when the grinder slipped off the hinge. That put his team in a precarious position with its ace pitcher unable to throw. But the Bears survived behind some solid pitching and help from Mother Nature while Bradshaw clubbed his way through the postseason. Bradshaw still can’t explain why the freak injuries happen to the Class 5A school. He just knows he needs to get over his entering the state baseball tournament at 11 a.m. Thursday against Collinsville at Yukon High School. “I’m just putting it in the back of my mind and playing,” Bradshaw said. “I know this is my senior year, this could be my last chance to play and I don’t want to miss out on it so I’m trying my best to play through everything.” In 2013, the Noble football team was put in a tough spot when quarterback Dakota Boxwell injured his hand in a noodling accident and was forced to move to receiver. Davidson is also an assistant on the football team. When he saw Bradshaw’s hand, flashbacks immediately came to mind. “The first thing I thought of was the football deal,” Davidson said. “I thought, ‘This is the only place in the world where we can have two hillbilly-country hand injuries not having anything to do with the sport we play.’” Bradshaw had multiple swollen and bruised fingers. He can’t completely grip a bat, which forced him to swing with basically eight fingers. He doesn’t think his hand is broken, though he never visited a doctor out of fear that he will be told he cannot play. “I just have to play through it,” Bradshaw said. “I can see the ball well and I’m hitting it well.” Davidson said the injury might have helped Bradshaw calm down at the plate instead of trying to do too much. Bradshaw, who will play next season at Crowder College in Neosho, Mo., enters the state tournament with a .405 batting average, eight home runs and 35 RBIs. Noble will miss his 2.00 ERA in 41 innings with 55 strikeouts on the mound, though. But Davidson was pleased with the efforts of Stefan Sochan and Cecil Jennings on the mound in the regional tournament. Bradshaw even said he feels like they can get it done should he be unable to return to the mound. “I was excited for them because I know next year they’re going to be in good hands and they’re going to be hard to hit off next year,” Bradshaw said. They’ll just need to avoid the freak injuries. “It is pretty funny (this keeps happening),” Bradshaw said. “I guess we’re just a school full of country boys and hillbillies. I guess that’s what it comes down to.”
Apr 29, 2015
Baseball Kyle Tyler, Westmoore Tyler, an Oklahoma signee, was masterful on the mound in two starts over the past week, striking out a total of 28 batters. He allowed just one run as Westmoore ran its winning streak to eight games. Girls soccer Haley Woodard, Norman North The Oklahoma State signee delivered two second-half goals Tuesday against Mustang to help Norman North clinch the district...
High School Athletes of the Week
BY SCOTT WRIGHT AND JACOB UNRUH | Apr 29, 2015Baseball Kyle Tyler, Westmoore Tyler, an Oklahoma signee, was masterful on the mound in two starts over the past week, striking out a total of 28 batters. He allowed just one run as Westmoore ran its winning streak to eight games. Girls soccer Haley Woodard, Norman North The Oklahoma State signee delivered two second-half goals Tuesday against Mustang to help Norman North clinch the district title and a fifth straight win. Boys golf Lance Gregory and Bryce Fanning, Southmoore The pair of SaberCats tied for first at the Ardmore Invitational, each shooting 73 to lead Southmoore to the team victory. Girls golf Elizabeth Freeman, Casady The Oklahoma Christian signee fired back-to-back rounds of 68-73 to win the Southwest Preparatory Conference Tournament by 10 strokes on Tuesday, her fifth win of the year. She led Casady to its third consecutive SPC Tournament team title. Boys track Kaden Jackson, Kingfisher The senior, who has signed to play football at Wyoming, swept the throwing events at the 89er Conference meet on Saturday. He won the shot put with a throw of 54 feet, 9 inches and the discus at 146-2. Girls track Morganne Mukes, Edmond Memorial The sophomore sprinter won the 100 and 200 meters at the Edmond North meet last Friday, taking the 100 in 12.08 and the 200 in 25.48. Boys tennis Sam Atkinson and Brett Bormann, Edmond North The sophomore No. 1 doubles pairing defeated a stout field at the Tulsa Union tournament Tuesday. Girls tennis Lauren Harvey, Heritage Hall The freshman continues to establish herself as a No. 2 singles favorite in Class 5A. She won the Ponca City Tournament Saturday and is 14-4 on the year. Slowpitch softball Rachel Stark, Bethel Stark had a big district tournament for Bethel, driving in six of the Wildcats’ 42 runs over three games against Seminole and McLoud. She hit an inside-the-park homer and a three-run double in two games against McLoud.
On Saturday, Buckendorff threw a no-hitter for Heritage Hall in a 1-0 win over Davis, giving the Chargers their second no-hitter this season and earning The Oklahoman’s Baseball Player of the Week honors.
High school baseball: Dale transfer Joe Buckendorff excels at Heritage Hall
By Jacob Unruh | Apr 1, 2015It’s quickly becoming apparent to Joe Buckendorff that anything is possible on a baseball field. As a sophomore, he participated in Dale’s miraculous comeback from a seven-run deficit while being down to its final out last season to win the Class 2A state championship. On Saturday, Buckendorff threw a no-hitter for Heritage Hall in a 1-0 win over Davis, giving the Chargers their second no-hitter this season and earning The Oklahoman’s Baseball Player of the Week honors. “You take the experience knowing that you’ve been there,” said Buckendorff, who moved to Heritage Hall when his mom got a job in Oklahoma City. “You know how it’s going to be there when you get there as a team. It’s all baseball (at Dale) for sure. It’s a little different playing at Heritage Hall knowing it’s a football school.” Buckendorff is off to an electric start on the mound. He’s pitched in two games and has yet to allow a run while striking out 16. He’ll take the mound Thursday to open the Weatherford Tournament. He’s also hot at the plate, hitting .459 with 15 RBIs. “He’s a really smart baseball player,” Heritage Hall coach Breck Draper said. “Coming from Dale, he understands the way we want to play. You can tell all he does is play baseball.” That’s been a big plus for the Chargers, who are 11-1 to open the season. “I’m just trying to help my team,” Buckenforff said. “My teammates get on base, and I just drive them in.” Heritage Hall also had five different pitchers combine to throw a no-hitter earlier this season against Perry. Draper said it wasn’t necessarily pretty with 10 walks that game, but it was still a sign of how his pitchers trust the defense to make plays. “It was absolutely ridiculous,” Draper said. Buckendorff made things a little easier Saturday, throwing first-pitch strikes to 20 of the 25 batters he faced. “He came out on Saturday, and we’ve been preaching to our pitchers to get ahead (with a) first-pitch strike — no matter what pitch — and then you can do what you want after that,” Draper said. “We had struggles with walks early in the year. He came out and just absolutely attacked the strike zone.”
Mar 24, 2015
Westmoore right-hander Austin Harris never lost his composure on the mound Tuesday in the Jaguars’ 11-2 rout of Edmond North that completed a two-day sweep in District 6A-2 play.
High school notebook: Westmoore routs Edmond North behind Austin Harris
BY JACOB UNRUH AND SCOTT WRIGHT | Mar 24, 2015Westmoore right-hander Austin Harris never lost his composure on the mound Tuesday in the Jaguars’ 11-2 rout at Edmond North that completed a two-day sweep in District 6A-2 play. He easily could have in the early innings. Harris allowed the Huskies to take a 1-0 lead in the second inning before getting a double play with the bases loaded. He then allowed an RBI single in the third by Tyler Bowen for a 2-0 deficit before the Westmoore offense exploded for six runs in the fourth off Karsten Laferr. “I feel like there was a couple times where he started feeling for his pitches and things like that,” Westmoore coach Jarod Freeman said. “Once we got him some run support, he settles in and does a great job and attacks.” Harris threw a complete game, allowing 10 hits and striking out four. He primarily pitched to contact, utilizing an impressive curveball and changeup. “I’m just clearing my head and throwing,” said Harris, who has signed with Connors State. “I’m not looking for strikeouts. If they come, they come. It’s a lot easier to pitch with runs on the board.” Oklahoma signee Kyle Tyler had a two-run double in the third to take the lead. Tristan Tipps also drove in three and freshman Braxton Bohrofen drove in two. DEL CITY QB WILSON ADDS FIFTH SCHOLARSHIP OFFER The college options for Del City quarterback Terry Wilson keep spreading farther across the country. It began regionally with Arkansas State and Houston, and went east with an offer from Memphis. New Mexico State and, most recently, UNLV have led the western expansion. UNLV extended an offer to the 6-foot-3, 190-pound Wilson on Monday, his fifth scholarship overall, and third in the last two weeks. Wilson is ranked No. 2 overall and is the top quarterback on The Oklahoman’s Super 30 recruiting list for the class of 2016. He is planning a trip to Houston later this month. MOUNT ST. MARY PROMOTES PERKINS TO FOOTBALL COACH Mount St. Mary promoted assistant coach Derick Perkins to head football coach Tuesday around one month after former coach Chris Stiles resigned. Perkins has been an assistant for the Rockets the past two seasons after a four-year playing career at Southern Nazarene. “It is truly an honor and privilege to be the head football coach at Mount St. Mary, a place with so much history and potential,” Perkins said in a release from the school. “I have always been goal-oriented and I am inspired to build on the foundation that has been laid for our football program. I believe this program is on the cusp of something special and I am excited about the opportunity to be its leader.” Perkins takes over a program that has not made the playoffs in nearly three decades. Stiles went 15-25 over four seasons, guiding the Rockets to a 4-6 record last season. They were in the playoff hunt until losing the final game of the regular season against Blanchard. HARRAH’S KELLEN MANEK OFFERED BY ABILENE CHRISTIAN Cousins Kellen and Brady Manek will be bringing college recruiters to Harrah quite a bit for the next couple of basketball seasons. Brady, a 6-foot-8 sophomore, already has a scholarship offer from Oklahoma. And Kellen, a 6-7 junior, has picked up his first Division I offer, from Abilene Christian on Monday. Both players averaged around 16 points and seven rebounds per game this past season, both showing the ability to play inside and on the perimeter. They led Harrah to the Class 4A semifinals. WALLACE, YUKON GOLFERS STARTING STRONG The Yukon boys golf team is off to its best start in years behind the lead of sophomore Lane Wallace. Wallace has won both tournaments the Millers have played so far this season, leading them to a team victory Monday in the inaugural Yukon Invitational at The Greens in Oklahoma City. Wallace shot 71, while teammate Avery Acosta shot 74 to finish second. Yukon’s team total of 315 was good for a five-stroke victory over Heritage Hall. Last week at Southern Oaks Golf Club in Fort Worth, Texas, Wallace shot 69 to win the Burleson Centennial Tournament. Acosta and Tyler Thomason each placed in the top 10 there as well. EDMOND SANTA FE WINS FLORIDA TOURNAMENT Edmond Santa Fe’s baseball team is off to a 5-1 start following an impressive spring break trip to Florida that saw the Wolves bring back the championship from the Florida League Invitational. Santa Fe beat Barron Collier 4-2 in the championship game behind pitcher Cameron Kay, who threw six innings and allowed just two runs on seven hits. Ryan Sanderson went 2 for 3 with two doubles, two runs and an RBI. Kay, Sanderson and seniors Jake Martin, Tanner Kliewer and Zak Jurko were all named to the All-Tournament Team. The Wolves outscored their opponents 21-8 in the four-game tournament. They returned to Oklahoma on Monday and routed Mustang, 12-1, in the first of a two-game set that concluded Tuesday.
Mar 5, 2015
Sometimes kids have a few things they can teach us adults. One of them is they are vulnerable and we need to help them learn life's lessons, not by cheating but by playing fair.
Lose the game but not your sportsmanship
Sherry Young, Deseret News | Mar 5, 2015The Golden Rule is a credo for daily living espoused by many religions and world cultures all through the ages. Sometimes termed “the ethic of reciprocity,” it basically means treating others like we want to be treated. In our ever increasingly competitive world, honesty and fairness can be rationalized away and left to the wayside, especially in sports. We may never really learn what happened with the recent “deflate-gate.” The New England Patriots won the Super Bowl this year in spite of the controversy, but in the minds of some an asterisk will always hang over that win because, among other things, in 2007 they were caught illegally videotaping the Jets’ coaches’ defensive signals, termed “spy-gate.” Because of the money sports teams engender, there is pressure to perform at the highest levels, but like the old adage goes, “cheaters never win.” Just ask Lance Armstrong. When our older sons were young, their football team was the Dallas Cowboys and their favorite player was Roger Staubach. When those sons were able to meet Roger, they found him to be a good and decent human being. Our son Steve has been able to share time with him on many occasions and considers him a friend. I am ever grateful to the man for remaining a hero to my sons in the true sense of the word. It is important to watch the role models our kids choose to emulate because when they put on a jersey with the name on the back, they are also watching what that person does and how they act. As adults, we are supposed to teach the younger generation ethics and sportsmanship but there seem to be leaks in the dike. Just go to a Little League game sometime and listen to what is coming out of some of the parents' and coaches' mouths. Watch some of the body language, as well. I recall standing on the sidelines when our son Jim played lacrosse and hearing mothers from both sides yell, “Hit him with your stick, hit him with your stick.” Have you ever watched an event where a parent is calling out constantly to the youth or, if he or she make a mistake, going over and reaming them out? I have. I've learned to appreciate the only time I ever saw Grit go out on the field. It was during a baseball game Steve was pitching at Stamford High School. They were good hitters and the balls were sailing over his head. Our team was way behind but the coach didn’t take him out, so Steve began kicking the dirt and slouching around. “He’s really got his dauber down,” Grit said, and he stood up and walked out to the mound to tell Steve this was just a game and to finish up what he'd started. Grit reminded him of the old adage, "It's not whether you win or lose but how you play the game." The main purpose of youth sports is to teach sportsmanship, which is respecting yourself by playing your best but following the rules and respecting your teammates, your opponents and the officials. In an article for USA Today, Nancy Armour wrote about Jackie Robinson West who won the U.S. Little League title. She wrote how the adults added players by gerrymandering the boundaries and got caught. The players are paying the price for the adults who skirted the rules. In the article, Armour wrote that as far as the players, "they were encouraging of each other and respectful of their opponents. They celebrated their wins as if they were the greatest moments of their lives and accepted their losses with dignity.” Sometimes kids have a few things they can teach adults. One of them is that they are vulnerable and we need to help them learn life's lessons, not by cheating, but by playing fair.
Feb 28, 2015
Dave Dravecky grew up in Youngstown, Ohio, with a huge passion for baseball and dream of being the next Sandy Koufax. The road to the major leagues was far from easy.
Collected Wisdom: Former Major League Baseball pitcher Dave Dravecky
INTERVIEWED BY JACOB UNRUH | Feb 28, 2015Dave Dravecky grew up in Youngstown, Ohio, with a huge passion for baseball and dream of being the next Sandy Koufax. The road to the major leagues was far from easy, especially with a lofty goal such as that. Dravecky, who did not attend Cardinal Mooney High School because it did not have baseball, was not recruited in high school and had to walk on at Youngstown State, where he finally caught a break with a no-hitter in his first start. He eventually was drafted by the Pittsburgh Pirates before being traded to San Diego, where he debuted in the majors. Later, he was dealt to the San Francisco Giants where he suffered a life-changing turn of events. In 1988, Dravecky was diagnosed with cancer in his throwing arm. He returned to the mound in 1989, but in just his second game he threw a pitch and his humerus bone snapped. Months later, he retired after breaking his arm again in while celebrating with teammates in the playoffs. After retirement, the cancer returned and he had to have his left arm, shoulder blade and left side of his collarbone amputated. Dravecky, a devout Christian, now travels as a motivational speaker and is a community ambassador for the Giants. He recently spoke with The Oklahomanabout his journey while speaking at Oklahoma Christian. I was raised Catholic and I loved football, but I was a little runt. I was a middle linebacker and I was a fullback. I played for a guy named Tony Gambrel, who was an architect in town and a big alum of Cardinal Mooney High School. After my eighth grade year, Mr. Gambrel offered me a full ride to Cardinal Mooney. That’s the only time I was offered a full ride to anything. Unfortunately, there wasn’t one university. Nobody wanted me. There wasn’t one school in the entire country that recruited me. So, I lived in Youngstown, Ohio, I was a 20-minute drive to Youngstown University so I thought I would walk-on there and play baseball because I love baseball. It’s very simple, if you love playing baseball and you want to keep on playing, give it a shot. You don’t know unless you try, and as a result of that you just might get your chance. How many stories are out there of guys that have walked on? If you have a passion and a love for something, pursue it until somebody that knows better than you do says it’s done. Then listen to them and go find another dream. We were on a road trip to Akron University and it’s a doubleheader (coach Dom Rosselli) comes up to me and says I’m starting in the second game. The game comes around and I end up throwing a no-hitter. After that, we were in our patented postgame dinner at McDonald’s. He sits down with me and said, “I can’t give you a scholarship for the rest of this year, but we’re going to give you a scholarship for the rest of your time here.” I was so happy for my parents. In my junior year, at the end of the season my record is 7-1 with a 0.88 ERA and we’re being invited to the NCAA Division II Tournament playoffs for the first time in the school’s history. I’m opening the tournament up against Wright State University and the newspapers back in Youngstown are billing me to go in the top-10 rounds. Man, I’m (feeling like) the best thing since sliced bread. It’s unbelievable how I’m thinking about myself. That’s pretty much that season; it became about me. All of a sudden, we got beat 26-1 in that first game. Wright State University was smart enough to be able to calculate my ERA as each run crossed the plate and then yelled it at me. Needless to say the top-10 rounds became no rounds at all and no opportunity to get signed. I’ll never forget my dad taught me when I was growing up. “There’s two things I ask you to do with no matter what it is you choose to do in life. I don’t care if you dig a ditch, I don’t care if you teach, I don’t care if you’re a doctor, I don’t care what you are, if you work as hard as you can to be the best you can be and more important than that you better have fun doing what you’re doing.” I forgot that my junior year. I lost sight of enjoying the game for what it is and letting all the other stuff fall into place. I loved the bus rides (in the minor leagues). That’s because it was my dream. That’s something I wanted from the time I was 7 years of age. Now all of a sudden it’s a reality. I was fully engaged in that and I loved every moment. Were there moments you wondered if you were going to be able to keep going? Absolutely, but in the end the overall experience I wouldn’t trade that in for anything because it helped my wife and I grow up in many respects — how to handle failure, how to handle failure together as a couple. I was diagnosed with cancer in September of 1988 and went into surgery on my 10th wedding anniversary, Oct. 7, 1988. They said outside of a miracle I’d never pitch again. My wife said, “Could you say that again?” They just said outside of a miracle you’ll never pitch again. She said, “Can you say that one more time?” He said it and I was thinking, “OK, God, I don’t know what you’re up to, but I am not about to walk away from the game now and wonder for the rest of my life if I’m going to be able to pitch just because some guy says outside of a miracle I’ll never be able to pitch again.” There were good moments, there were bad moments and there were ugly moments. I dealt with it like every human being deals with pain and suffering, only I tried really hard for a while to hide the ugly side and eventually you end up realizing you don’t have the strength to hide it anymore and it gets exposed — that’s probably the greatest gift in the universe. Once it got it exposed, I began to heal. One of the things I love to encourage people with on the journey is our stories are very important and as a result the things we experience we can make two choices. We can allow that to affect us in a negative way or we can allow it to be our teacher and help us mature in this thing called life. When you take the experiences of wearing a Giants uniform and all that that encompassed for me, a big part of that experience was hoping and trusting that God would give us the strength to endure the journey and in fact he did. Playing for the Padres and the Giants during the time I did when the “God Squad” was a big deal, the reality is that my teammates were extremely respectful of where we were at on our journey. I’m very grateful for the respect that my teammates showed us as we were attempting to lead out our lives as Christians, which we didn’t do perfectly. If I were to do anything different, I would have probably spent more time in bars. Often I got invited by guys who simply wanted to go out, grab a beer, get something to eat — usually that was at the bar — and just hang out. I said, “No, cant’ go there.” And that’s exactly where Jesus went and that’s exactly where I should have been because I didn’t have an issue with whether or not I was going to drink too much. I knew when to say no. And quite frankly, here’s a guy who wants to spend time with me and I’m saying I can’t go into the bar. “Well, here we go the Holy Roller.” If there’s any regret it would have been engaging more with everybody in the clubhouse. That was just a period of time in my life where I was young and dumb. I didn’t get it.
Air Force football recruiting: Signing day listBrent BriggemanThe Gazette (Colorado Springs, Colo.)Because of the appointment process involved with entry into the Air Force Academy, and the fact that athletes are still recruitable to other teams while at the prep school, signatures collected by Air Force on national signing day are not technically binding and, subsequently, not released to the...
Air Force football recruiting: Signing day list
Brent Briggeman, Associated Press | Feb 5, 2015Air Force football recruiting: Signing day list Brent Briggeman The Gazette (Colorado Springs, Colo.) Because of the appointment process involved with entry into the Air Force Academy, and the fact that athletes are still recruitable to other teams while at the prep school, signatures collected by Air Force on national signing day are not technically binding and, subsequently, not released to the media. #BoltBrotherhood Tweets The following is an unofficial list compiled by The Gazette's Brent Briggeman of players who are expected to commit to the Falcons on Wednesday. The list was gathered through social media, recruiting sites and other sources. It will be updated throughout the day on Wednesday as more information becomes available. Please contact email@example.com with any needed changes to the information listed. Other Air Force recruiting coverage: 2015 Air Force signing day recruits (with video links below each profile) Tyler Adams DT 6-3 240 Goodyear, Ariz. (Estrella Foothills) Recorded 13 tackles for loss -- including four sacks in nine games as a senior; lists 40 time at 5.0 and vertical at 29 inches. http://www.hudl.com/athlete/1662743/highlights/180136384 Yaquarri Adams DB 6-0 170 Lithonia, Ga. (Arabia) One of the latest commitments in the class, as he announced his intentions on Tuesday night. He lists a 470-pound squat. Goes by the name Dre. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MwRW-wYHpIc Justin Agner QB 6-1 200 Woodstock, Ga. Also held an offer from Navy. Threw for 2,071 yards and 14 touchdowns and ran for 402 yards and nine scores. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Igiv_ss0_Ns Miles Alexander RB/CB 5-10 183 Overland Park, Kan. (Blue Valley Northwest) A burner with 4.44 speed. Ran for more than 1,300 yards as a junior. A native of Kansas City area, with its jazz-rich background, and is named after legend Miles Davis. http://www.hudl.com/athlete/1489984/highlights/206703382 Garrett Amy WR 5-8 170 Dallas, Texas (Dallas Jesuit) Caught 61 passes for 1,346 yards and 18 touchdowns as a senior. http://www.hudl.com/athlete/1793217/highlights/209758375 Eric Autry K/P 6-3 175 Lilburn, Ga. (Parkview) A kicker who can move a little, boasting a 4.85 40. http://www.hudl.com/athlete/3370174/highlights Sam Barry QB/DB 6-2 190 Colleyville, Texas (Grapevine) One of just three members of this Air Force class to receive a three-star rating (his from 247Sports.com). Held an offer from Northern Colorado. Runs a 4.64 40. http://www.hudl.com/athlete/776201/highlights/99489377 Streator Bates TE 6-3 220 Phoenix, Ariz (Brophy Prep) Caught 28 passes for 337 yards and five TDs. Doubled up as kicker, booting a 47-yard field goal. http://www.hudl.com/athlete/2584364/highlights/220478391 Ryan Brand QB 5-10 190 Detroit, Mich. (U. of Detroit Jesuit HS) Three-star recruit according to several sites. Was invited by Trent Dilfer to the Elite 11, though his only other offer was Indiana State. "I would bet on Ryan Brand," Dilfer told USA Today. "I would stake my reputation on that kid. He'll do it. He will make it. He plays big. He eats up a lot of space physically, emotionally and mentally. When you're around him, you feel him. I just love this kid." http://www.hudl.com/athlete/1550176/highlights/168961375 Curran Brandt LB 6-1 205 San Mateo, Calif. (Aragon) Made 76 tackles with seven sacks, three interceptions and two forced fumbles. http://www.hudl.com/athlete/817620/highlights/167785376 Tommy Bruns OLB 6-3 205 Kings Mill, Ohio (Kings) Was a finalist for the National Football Foundation That's My Boy Award, given for success in football, academics and school/community activities. Led team to an 11-1 mark in 2014. http://www.hudl.com/athlete/1578770/highlights/143125378 Jaylen Burgess RB 5-11 210 Maryville, Tenn. Had an offer from Army and was at West Point when Air Force won there in November. Rushed fore more than 1,000 yards in helping his team repeat at 6A champions. http://www.hudl.com/athlete/1473615/highlights/161772375 Harris Cannon FB 6-2 210 Oviedo, Fla. Bruiser who could play tight end or fullback. Runs a 4.80 40. Had considered walking on at Central Florida. http://www.hudl.com/athlete/1694755/highlights/204382377 Nick Capella OL 6-6 273 Ventura, Calif. (St. Bonaventure) Named the Marmonte League Offensive Lineman of the Year. Also carries a 3.51 GPA, scored a 28 on the ACT and is a member of the National Honor Society. http://www.hudl.com/athlete/1598432/highlights/206789379 Eric Carrera SS 6-1 200 St. Louis, Mo. (Christian Brothers) Displays size, speed and ball-hawk skills that helped Christian Brothers to a perfect 15-0 season and a state title. http://www.hudl.com/athlete/540170/highlights/175545378 Cameron Castleberry WR 6-3 175 Keller, Texas (Fossil Ridge) Runs a 4.7 40 with a 28-inch vertical. http://www.hudl.com/athlete/1914957/highlights/209688381 Campbell Clarkson OL 6-4 245 Houston, Texas (St. Thomas) Rare combination of 500-pound squat, 28-inch vertical and 4.99 40 with a frame that large. http://www.hudl.com/athlete/650778/highlights/207556387 Ronald Cleveland WR 5-9 165 Franklin Tenn. (Battle Ground Academy) Has family history in the Army, Navy and Air Force and held an offer from Navy. Will be used as a slot receiver and kick returner. "Any way to get me on the field and let me try to do something with the ball," he told The Tennessean. http://www.hudl.com/athlete/313855/highlights/214416375 Dalton Collins LB 6-1 200 St. Petersburg, Fla. (Admiral Farragut) Played quarterback and linebacker in high school. Runs a 4.67 40 and has a 33-inch vertical. http://www.hudl.com/athlete/1097552/highlights/184333375 Blake Davis OL 6-2 270 Conyers, Ga. (Rockdale County) Played center and defensive tackle in high school. Also had an offer from Charleston Southern. Benches 340 pounds, squats 550 and runs a 5.1 40. http://www.hudl.com/athlete/923121/highlights/175448383 Lesley Dalger WR 6-5 205 Fort Lauderdale, Fla. (Westminster Acad.) Caught 31 passes for 482 yards and a touchdown, including 10 for 170 in his team's lone loss. Has a 38-inch vertical to go with that tall frame. http://www.hudl.com/athlete/3945947/highlights/163626380 Malik Dawkins DB 6-0 175 Conyers, Ga. (Rockdale County) Could profile as a tall cornerback for the Falcons with a 4.48 40 and a 38-inch vertical. Is a sprinter for the track team. http://www.hudl.com/athlete/3188837/highlights/168200376 Luke Dekker DT/C 6-3 240 Albuquerque, N.M. (La Cueva) Brother of former Falcons tight end Travis Dekker. Scored a 26 on the ACT and carries a 3.69 GPA. Moved to center as a senior and earned first-team all-state honors. http://www.hudl.com/athlete/2997949/highlights/215589378 Cole Delgado OL 6-5 240 Phoenix, Ariz. (Pinnacle) The offensive tackle is one eight players in this Air Force recruiting class listed at at least 6-foot-5. Also plays first base for his school's baseball team. http://www.hudl.com/athlete/2678101/highlights/185622375 Ryan DeLung OL 6-4 275 Glendale, Ariz. (Mountain Ridge) Honor student benches 365 pounds, squats 525, runs a 4.99 40 and, according to 247Sports.com, had an offer from Nevada. http://www.hudl.com/athlete/2774873/highlights/77106400 Michael DeVries DL 6-2 250 Lafayette (Centaurus) The in-state two-way lineman runs a 4.84 40, according to his hudle.com profile, and plays basketball. Credited style of d-line coach Tim Cross for helping draw him to the academy. http://www.hudl.com/athlete/412936/highlights/105788377 Steve Dinneen OLB 6-5 220 Mountain View, Calif. (Saint Francis) Piled up 41 solo tackles and 14 sacks in 13 games and was named his league's top defensive lineman. Also had an offer San Diego. http://www.hudl.com/athlete/1171374/highlights Dylan Draper OLB 6-4 208 Colorado Springs (Discovery Canyon) The Gazette's 3A-A Football Player of the Year after guiding the Thunder to an 11-1 record with 167 tackles, 17 sacks, four interceptions, four fumble recoveries and four blocked punts. He also had 367 receiving yards with two touchdowns. http://www.hudl.com/athlete/1586740/highlights/211097382 Cade Erwin S 5-11 180 Flower Mound, Texas (Marcus) The free safety had initially committed to North Texas and also had offers from Southern Methodist, Eastern Michigan and Texas State. Averaged about eight tackles a game last year with two interceptions. http://www.hudl.com/athlete/911068/highlights/163558377 Cole Fagan LB 6-1 220 St. Petersburg, Fla. (Admiral Farragut) Runs a 4.86 40 with a 29.5-inch vertical, 350-pound bench press and 545 squat. Also a star wrestler, going 46-3 last year. http://www.hudl.com/athlete/1398310/highlights/170142375 Blake Fall DB 6-0 190 Newhall, Calif. (Hart) The safety picked off three passes and defended four others in eight games according to MaxPreps. He also caught six touchdown passes. http://www.hudl.com/athlete/2223330/highlights/175510383 Kyle Floyd S 6-3 205 Humble, Texas Held offers from Army and Cornell. http://www.hudl.com/athlete/1624629/highlights/87772375 Matt Gaiter OL 6-4 250 Littleton (Chatfield) The in-state lineman held offers from Northern Colorado and South Dakota State. Was also recruited by Colorado State and Wyoming. http://www.hudl.com/athlete/961164/highlights/198865380 Gavin Graham DB 6-2 200 Austin, Texas (Anderson) Brother of Air Force basketball player Hayden Graham gave up basketball after his junior year, bulked up by 20 pounds and earned the D1 offer he sought. The only problem, his dad said, was paying for all the food that helped him put on that extra weight. "I'd be full because we just ate two hours ago and he'd want to eat again," said William Graham, a six-year starter for the Detroit Lions. http://www.hudl.com/athlete/805484/highlights/199275385 Parker Hammond OL 6-4 240 Colorado Springs (Pine Creek) Local recruit part of the dominant Pine Creek squad that has won back-to-back state titles and dominated Colorado Springs 4A for the better part of a decade. http://www.hudl.com/athlete/2736321/highlights/177799377 Tristyn Hanson LB 6-1 212 Lakeville, Minn. (Lakeville North) Held offers from Illinois State and North Dakota. Runs a 4.68 40 and carries a 3.9 GPA. http://www.hudl.com/athlete/489427/highlights/175727380 Ben Harris DE 6-6 230 Peculiar, Mo. (Raymore-Peculiar) A three-sport athlete (football, basketball, baseball) has 4.99 40 speed to go with a large frame. http://www.hudl.com/athlete/1181294/highlights/163748387 Alex Heil OL 6-2 250 Cleveland, Ohio. (Benedictine) Helped his team amass 4,200 rushing yards and a state title. He played guard, tackle and started the final four games at defensive tackle after a teammate was injured. http://www.hudl.com/athlete/672585/highlights/171453386 Danny Highland DE 6-3 240 Loveland (Thompson Valley) The in-state two-way lineman had offers from Chadron State and Cornell and interest from Wyoming, according to the Denver Post. http://www.hudl.com/athlete/1800113/highlights/97020377 Elijah Hill K/P 6-3 195 Tumwater, Wash. Averaged 40.8 yards per punt as a senior. http://www.hudl.com/athlete/1413322/highlights/164467379 Zach Honnold OLB 5-11 203 Clermont, Fla. (East Ridge HS) Made 75 tackles with three sacks as a senior. Falcons likely to look at him at the spur position, the hybrid defensive back/linebacker spot. "At one point it was Dartmouth and Valparaiso, but as soon as I stepped on [Air Force's] campus, there was no other choice," Honnold told the Orlando Sentinel. http://www.hudl.com/athlete/1395129/highlights/171437379 Noah Hoxie OLB 6-2 215 Knoxville, Tenn. (Knoxville West) Physical tools include a 4.6 40, 31-inch vertical and 295-pound bench press, according to his hudl.com profile. Had offers from Army, Princeton and Yale, among others. http://www.hudl.com/athlete/1351714/highlights/170778377 Braden Hucks ATH 5-11 185 San Angelo, Texas (San Angelo Central) District MVP threw for 3,070 yards and 32 touchdowns and ran for 1,339 yards and 22 touchdowns. http://www.hudl.com/athlete/1601972/highlights/210893375 Jamie Hudson QB 6-1 210 Austin, Texas (Vandegrifft) Threw for 3,315 yards, 36 touchdowns and just four interceptions while rushing for 1,215 yards and 15 touchdowns, leading his team to the Class 5A, Division I semifinals. Was one of 25 finalists for the Mr. Texas football award. http://www.hudl.com/athlete/534034/highlights/207967400 RJ Jackson TE 6-4 215 Beloit, Kan. Versatile athlete who played fullback, tight end, defensive end and linebacker, throws the shot put, runs on relay teams and has logged a 52-second 400-meter time in track and plays basketball. Had an offer from Wyoming. http://www.hudl.com/athlete/931254/rj-jackson Ryan Jacobs K 6-2 172 Arlington, Texas (Lamar) All-state academic first-team honors, all-state honorable mention as a kicker. Hit 11-of-14 field goals, with two of the three misfires coming as the result of blocks. http://www.hudl.com/athlete/676764/highlights/105811400 Jalen Johnson RB 5-9 165 Avondale, Ariz. (Westview) Ran for 2,615 yards and 37 touchdowns over the past two years. Also caught 24 passes and returned kicks. Had an offer from Army. http://www.hudl.com/athlete/1248238/highlights/205752375 Dominieke Jones DB 6-1 170 South Jordan, Utah (Bingham) Had 53 tackles, three interceptions and eight passes defended. Had offers from Army, Wyoming and Jacksonville State. http://www.hudl.com/athlete/1637947/highlights/160857375 James Jones IV DB 6-1 180 Denver (Mullen) The in-state defensive back with 4.5 speed reportedly had offers from Army, Navy, Eastern Washington and Hawaii, among others. http://www.hudl.com/athlete/1546520/james-jones-iv Garrett Kauppila SS 6-2 195 Rocklin, Ga. Safety picked off a pair of passes this past season, runs a 4.61 40 and claims to never have had a GPA under 4.0. http://www.hudl.com/athlete/147960/highlights/164478375 Josiah Klingenberg DE 6-3 240 Fort Worth, Texas (All Saints) Made 17 tackles for a loss and 4.5 sacks over the past two years. Also throws the discus and runs the 200 and 400 in track. http://www.hudl.com/athlete/372938/highlights/163764378 Griffin Landrum OL 6-1 283 Cumming, Ga. (South Forsyth) Had 93 pancake blocks as a senior. Held an offer from Army. http://www.hudl.com/athlete/1731008/highlights/172981376 Patrick Lee DT 6-3 248 Kennesaw, Ga. (Mount Paran) Runs a 4.87 40 with a 29-inch vertical. Helped his team to a state championship as a senior. Two-time all-region, 165 tackles, 27 tackles for loss, 18 sacks. http://www.hudl.com/athlete/933547/highlights/162256375 Jacob Littlefield LB 6-0 200 Las Vegas, Nev. NevadaPrepReport.com calls Littlefield one of the most productive and active defenders in the state, crediting him with 200 tackles, eight sacks and two interceptions over the past two years. http://www.hudl.com/athlete/622556/highlights/199089375 Jake Matkovich WR 6-5 175 Milwaukee, Wisc. (Marquette Univ. HS) Was the Al Toon Award winner, given to the best receiver in Wisconsin after setting state records with 1,725 yards and 22 touchdowns. Had offers from Drake, Northern Iowa and Valparaiso. http://www.hudl.com/athlete/1562086/highlights/206764381 Nick Maxey OL/LS 6-0 240 Phoenix, Ariz. (Pinnacle) Long-snapper had an offer from Cornell. No. 4 by Prokicker and No. 7 by Khol's in national long snapper ratings. http://www.hudl.com/athlete/867932/highlights/85553401 Drew McAdams DB 6-1 185 Coppell, Texas The football and lacrosse player made 69 tackles as a senior for a 6-5 squad. http://www.hudl.com/athlete/1295821/drew-mcadams Sean McKinney OL/DL 6-2 265 Davidson, NC (Cox Mill) Late addition signed and committed on Wednesday. Levi McQuinn OLB 6-0 201 Fort Myers, Fla. Had an offer from James Madison. Being looked at for the spur position. Also an all-state wrestler and carrying a 4.4 GPA. http://www.hudl.com/athlete/1635099/highlights/18913373 Malik Miller RB 5-10 200 Griffin, Ga. Runs a 4.52 40 with a 37.5-inch vertical, according to his hudl.com profile. Initially committed to Furman. Full stats are not available, but he had 1,579 rushing yards and 26 total touchdowns through 10 games as a senior, all victories for his team. http://www.hudl.com/athlete/1259833/highlights/172307378 Stone Miller DE 6-4 245 Mason, Mich. Two-way lineman earned all-state honors with 98 tackles and nine sacks for an 8-4 team. http://www.hudl.com/athlete/2993489/highlights/167717382 Chris Musselman LB 6-1 210 San Tan Valley, Ariz. (Poston Butte) Runs a 4.57 40. He is the first player from his high school program to commit to a Division I program. http://www.hudl.com/athlete/1459105/highlights/160963376 Torre Parker Jr. ATH 5-10 180 Wildwood, Fla. Versatile player who runs a 4.66 40. He often played quarterback in high school, but might fit in elsewhere for the Falcons. http://www.hudl.com/athlete/1222384/highlights/179591375 Carson Pearlman LB 6-2 215 Fort Myers, Fla. (Evangelical Christian) Versatile player who caught 10 touchdown passes this year and starred on defense with 118 tackles. http://www.hudl.com/athlete/936977/highlights/176475377 Jared Pulu OLB 6-4 225 Federal Way, Wash. Missed five games with an injury, but returned to help his team make a deep playoff run. The youngest of four brothers, including Andru, who played at Washington and had a free-agent look with the Seattle Seahawks. "There's no doubt he's the best," Andru told the Seattle Times. Jared reportedly had interest from Boise State, Colorado and Army. http://www.hudl.com/athlete/1513147/highlights/107979382 Josh Rice OL 6-1 290 Lake Nona, Fla. Had at least 11 offers, including Army, Navy, Marshall, Georgia Southern and Georgia State. Benches 385 pounds, squats 545 and runs a 5.55 40. http://www.hudl.com/athlete/877132/highlights/214371386 Nick Searcy OL 6-2 270 Woodstock, Ga. (Etowah) The center and competitive weightlifter had offers from Coastal Carolina and Davidson. http://www.hudl.com/athlete/1371301/highlights/167613381 Matt Smith ATH 6-1 237 Bakersfield, Calif. (Bakersfield Christian) Ran for more than 6,000 yards in high school will naturally get a look at running back. However, he is versatile enough to fit in elsewhere, too. http://www.hudl.com/athlete/430795/highlights/139941377 Dailen Sutton DB 6-1 170 Dallas, Texas (Bishop Dunne) Runs a 4.52 40 and has a 32.4-inch vertical. Had offers from Miami of Ohio, S.F. Austin and Yale. http://www.hudl.com/athlete/1407975/highlights/172397376 Corey Taylor II RB 5-10 200 Tulsa, Okla. (Holland Hall School) Reports a 4.5 40, 37.2-inch vertical, 350-pound bench press and 450 squat. Ran for 1,233 yards and nine touchdowns, while adding 57 tackles and three sacks as a senior. http://www.hudl.com/athlete/631268/highlights/204318380 Lorenzo Thomas LB 6-2 220 Tulsa, Okla. (Union) Runs a 4.76 40. From the same Oklahoma powerhouse as former Falcons QB Kale Pearson. Had offers from Penn and Tulsa. http://www.hudl.com/athlete/1597188/highlights/175167377 Nolan Thompson WR 6-4 190 Huntington Beach, Calif. Caught 40 passes for 682 yards and five touchdowns in 10 games as a senior. Father played in backfield for UCLA, brother played as San Jose State. Had an offer from Navy http://www.hudl.com/athlete/1564786/highlights/160530375 Sam Turner TE 6-3 203 Fort Myers, Fla. Spent his junior year solely as a blocking tight end, but said he worked on his route-running in the offseason and amassed 300 receiving yards as a senior. http://www.hudl.com/athlete/2583808/highlights/195416388 Samuel Valleroy TE 6-3 255 Guyton, Ga. (South Effingham) A local magazine reported that Valleroy has wanted to be an aerospace engineer since the seventh grade and is thrilled to have the opportunity to play at a program that offers that major. He also had an offer from Army http://www.hudl.com/athlete/510262/highlights/91057375 Tyler Vaught ATH 6-1 170 Maryville, Tenn. Played a little at receiver as a junior before guiding team to unbeaten state championship run as a senior. http://www.hudl.com/athlete/1473492/highlights Jonathan Vogt OL 6-4 277 Canutillo, Texas Tackle had an offer from New Mexico State. http://www.hudl.com/athlete/1931244/highlights/214817378 Bryce VonZurmuehlen S 6-0 180 Coppell, Texas Second-team all-district cornerback. Picked off a pass and blocked a kick as a senior. http://www.hudl.com/athlete/1295823/bryce-vonzurmuehlen Ethan Walton LB 6-1 220 Lilburn, Ga. (Parkview) Led his team with 85 tackles as a senior. Runs a 4.69 40. http://www.hudl.com/athlete/2634994/highlights/199495392 Jacob Welborn DL 6-5 270 Dripping Springs, Texas Runs a 5.2 40, benches 295 pounds and squats 375 according to his hudl.com profile. http://www.hudl.com/athlete/2644058/highlights Mitchell Williams OL 6-4 275 Bentonville, Ark. Earned all-state honors after helping his team to back-to-back state titles. http://www.hudl.com/athlete/410625/highlights/118577376 Parker Wilson RB 5-11 215 Coppell, Texas Starred at fullback in a prolific rushing offense. http://www.ncsasports.org/football-recruiting/tx/coppell/coppell-high-school/parker-wilson Arion Worthman QB 6-0 205 Normal, Ill. (University) A rarity with 4.43 speed while weighing in over 200 pounds, with those numbers from his hudl.com profile. Held six offers, including Army, Illinois State and several Ivy League programs http://www.hudl.com/athlete/673541/highlights/185741376 Daniel Zivney K 5-11 190 College Station, Texas (A&M Consolidated) First-team all district as a receiver and punter. Ran a 4.47 40 at a combine in Jan. 2014. http://www.hudl.com/athlete/1434051/highlights/118800378 ——— ©2015 The Gazette (Colorado Springs, Colo.) 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Jan 21, 2015
On Wednesday, the Oklahoma Sports Hall of Fame announced the class that will be inducted in August. Terry will be one of the inductees, joining Sooner footballers Steve Zabel and Kurt Burris, Cowboy grapplers Yojiro Uetake Obata and Pat Smith and old-time basketball great Jack McCracken. Those men are just the latest in the string of sports legends with whom Terry has crossed paths.
Mantle. Mays. Williams. Ralph Terry has crossed paths with a litany of sports legends
By Jenni Carlson, Staff Writer | Jan 21, 2015Ralph Terry remembers seeing Mickey Mantle play as a high schooler in Commerce. Not many people can say that. Even fewer can say that they saw Mantle play before he became a legend, then played with him in the majors. In fact, that is likely a list of one — Ralph Terry. On Wednesday, the Oklahoma Sports Hall of Fame announced the class that will be inducted in August. Terry will be one of the inductees, joining Sooner footballers Steve Zabel and Kurt Burris, Cowboy grapplers Yojiro Uetake Obata and Pat Smith and old-time basketball great Jack McCracken. Those men are just the latest in the string of sports legends with whom Terry has crossed paths. Ralph Terry encountered so many notables and witnessed so much history that Forrest Gump would be jealous. Seeing a young Mantle, then playing with him in Yankee pinstripes was just the beginning. “My whole life has just been sports,” Terry said. Born in Big Cabin halfway between Tulsa and the northeast corner of the state, Terry was signed by New York during his senior year at nearby Chelsea High School. The hard-throwing righy reported to spring training in Florida when he was only 18 years old. His locker was next to fellow Oklahoman Allie Reynolds. “My real idol,” Terry said. Reynolds became a mentor. “Throw your curveball,” Reynolds told Terry. “Round it off a little bit against those right-handers because you throw hard and hit that outside corner.” Just being a member of the Yankees in those days meant Terry played with a litany of legends. Mantle. Yogi Berra. Whitey Ford. Phil Rizzuto. Enos Slaughter. He faced some notable players, too. Terry, who made his Major League debut in 1956, remembers his first appearance in Boston. Ted Williams was late in his career, but he was still a fearsome bat for the Red Sox. “I walked him on four pitches the first time up,” Terry remembered. “The second time he comes up, I get two strikes on him, and he still hadn’t swung the bat. He’s looking me over and seeing how my fast ball moves and how the curve is breaking.” Yogi Berra, Terry’s catcher, called for a curveball but a low curve. Real low. At the ankles. In the dirt. “Aw,” Terry thought as he stood on the mound, looking in at Yogi, “nobody hits my curveball.” He threw one knee-high to Williams. “And whack,” Terry said, “that ball was hit so hard I never even saw it.” Terry faced plenty of other legends. Willie Mays. Hank Aaron. Roberto Clemente. But Terry’s most remembered encounter came in the 1960 World Series. The Yankees had largely dominated the series against the Pirates, but somehow, Pittsburgh pushed it to Game 7. And even more improbable, the Pirates got to the ninth inning tied. Terry, a starter used in relief that day, came in with two out in the eighth. The Pirates had just tied the game on a three-run homer. With Pittsburgh’s home crowd going crazy, Terry got a fly ball to end the inning. Leading off the bottom of the ninth was Bill Mazeroski, the Pirates’ eight-hole hitter who was best known for his defense at second base. But on a 1-0 pitch from Terry, Mazeroski became known for something else entirely. He smashed a towering shot to left field that became the first walk-off home run in World Series history. Many still consider it the greatest homer in baseball history. “They gave me a day in New York after the ‘60 World Series,” Terry remembered. “A day to get out of town.” He chuckled. He can laugh about it now, but at the time, he felt terrible. Not for himself. For his manager, Casey Stengel. That was the legendary player-turned-manager’s last game in a Yankees uniform. Terry walked into the manager’s office in the visitor’s clubhouse to see Stengel. “And he’s taking off the Yankees uniform for the last time,” Terry said, uttering a sentence that will give you chills. “Pants are down around his shoes. Shirt was open.” Stengel looked up at Terry. “What’s up, kid?” the manager said. “Case, I feel bad ending it for you this way.” “Well, how were you trying to pitch him?” “I was trying to give him breaking stuff low and away. He’s a high-ball hitter. I just couldn’t get the ball down.” Terry had warmed up on a steep mound in the bullpen, then found himself on a flatter mound on the field. His front foot was hitting early, and every pitch was coming in high. “Well, as long as you pitch,” Stengel said, “you’re not always going to get the ball where you want. That’s a physical mistake. But as long as you weren’t going against the scouting report, then I would sleep good tonight. Forget it, kid. Come back, and have a good year next year.” Terry still marvels at the wisdom in those words at a time that was undoubtedly difficult for Stengel. “It was the greatest advice you could ever give anybody,” Terry said. A year later, Terry and the Yankees would win the World Series. Then, they’d do it again the next year when Terry would be named the World Series MVP. Over those two seasons, he won 39 games. Terry would play a couple more seasons for the Yankees before going to Cleveland, Kansas City, then back to New York to play for the Mets. As Terry talked about his days with the Mets, he rattled off some of the pitchers on the roster. Nolan Ryan. Tom Seaver. Tug McGraw. “I taught Tug McGraw how to throw a screwball,” Terry said nonchalantly. You taught Tug McGraw, one of the game’s greatest screwballers, to throw the screwball? “I taught him how to throw it, yeah,” Terry said, his eyes sparkling. “I’m proud of that.” The crazy thing is, Ralph Terry had a second professional sports career after his baseball days. He turned a golf hobby into two years on the PGA Tour and a stint on the Senior PGA Tour. Of course, there were more legends crossing his path, Jack Nicklaus and Arnold Palmer prime among them. “I’ll never forget, Nicklaus told me ... ‘Ralph, you’re gonna love golf. That golf bag will take you lots of places,’” Terry said. “And he was so right.” He would play in England, Scotland, South Africa and Japan among other locales before retiring. Now living in Larned, Kan., sports remain a major part of his life. The 79-year-old plans to bowl Thursday night in a league with his son. What a life. Terry recognizes the wealth of historic moments that he’s witnessed, even been part of, and abundance of amazing athletes who he’s encountered. To understand how rich a journey it has been, you need only know that Terry had talked at length about his career before he just happened to mention that he was one of the Yankees riding shotgun when Roger Maris broke Babe Ruth’s single-season home run record in 1961. “I used to sit on the bench watching him hit those home runs,” Terry said of Maris’ 61, “and I said, ‘Boys, history is being made. We’ll look back on this.’” Turns out, Ralph Terry knows quite a bit about seeing history in the making. Jenni Carlson: Jenni can be reached at 475-4125. Like her at facebook.com/ JenniCarlsonOK, follow her at twitter.com/jennicarlson_ok or view her personality page at newsok.com/jennicarlson. CORRECTION: An earlier version of this article included an incorrect spelling for Nicklaus. It has been corrected.
Jan 17, 2015
With the help of his father, Brett Rudolph, the young Cowboy quarterback’s rise to prominence can be better understood.
Oklahoma State football: A closer look at the fuel for quarterback Mason Rudolph's poise
By Kyle Fredrickson, Staff Writer | Jan 17, 2015Long before he was standing in the shotgun for Oklahoma State, Mason Rudolph was on the pitching mound and at the free-throw line. Different sports. Perfect preparation. At least, that’s how the Cowboy quarterback’s father, Brett Rudolph, sees it. When asked how his son developed the poise to lead OSU to Bedlam and Cactus Bowl victories in just his second and third college starts as a freshman, Brett Rudolph looked back on Mason’s first breakthrough moments in youth baseball and basketball — when he owned the spotlight with the ball in his hands. “From an early age he was used to being the guy that’s kind of in charge,” Brett Rudolph said. “And he really seemed to thrive on that.” It appears little has changed today, as OSU coach Mike Gundy explained following the Cowboys’ 30-22 victory against Washington: “It's very unusual. I don't know if there’s another guy that's come in as a true freshman and played on the road, on the road, on the road. But we're proud of him as well as the rest of the team.” Here’s some backstory that makes sense of it all. The Rudolph family — Mason and his younger brother, Logan, along with Brett and his wife, Jamie — made stops in Virginia and North Carolina before settling down in Rock Hill, S.C., in 2007. It wasn’t long before Mason was suiting up for the junior-varsity football team at Westminster Catawba Christian, a private school in town. Harold Richardson was Rudolph’s coach in those early years. “I knew he was going to be special when I met him,” Richardson said. “When it came down to playing football, he was really serious about it.” So serious that when crosstown powerhouse Northwestern High School sought out Rudolph to join the program his sophomore year to immediately compete for the starting quarterback role, he jumped at the opportunity. So serious that when other top quarterback recruits across the country sought the spotlight of national camps, Rudolph chose to focus on winning state titles (a feat he accomplished in 2013). “He did some things as a high schooler in preparation for two really good seasons that probably weren’t necessarily in his best interest from a recruitment standpoint,” Brett Rudolph said. “He didn’t do the Elite 11 because he had a pretty rigorous summer 7-on-7 schedule and (Northwestern coach Kyle Richardson) was pretty demanding about that. “And that was OK with him. I think having that state championship was far more meaningful than spending a week with Trent Dilfer and company.” Even with all that knowledge, Brett Rudolph, who played linebacker at North Carolina in the 1980s, admits he still has trouble pinpointing exactly what made his son so confident amid such difficult circumstances this past season. He says, “I’m not wired that way. Even if I had the ability, I couldn’t play quarterback for that reason.” He’s confident Rudolph’s success also stems from a spiritual source. “Faith in God has been a big factor in his life,” Brett Rudolph said. “Even his decision to attend Oklahoma State, we think it was a God decision. Just the way that came down, we really had peace about that decision … it probably didn’t make a whole lot of sense to people around here. “With that in mind, it’s been really interesting to see how things have happened this year.” Following the Cowboys’ Cactus Bowl victory, almost two weeks before Gundy announced he was the clear-cut starter entering the offseason, Rudolph was already looking toward the future. “We're all really looking forward to next year,” Rudolph said, “have an incredible offseason, getting the guys bigger, faster, stronger — coming out in 2015 and making a statement.”
Dec 18, 2014
“My dream growing up was to be one of the varsity players out on the field,” Wheeler said. “That was my dream playing football on the sidelines during halftime. To actually score again, it felt awesome.”
Friday Night Lights: Heritage Hall's Joe Wheeler had a vision quest
By Jacob Unruh | Dec 18, 2014Joe Wheeler had envisioned crossing the goal line to score a touchdown the better part of the past three years. In the vision, there was a leap across the white line and a celebration with his Heritage Hall teammates. For nearly two of those years, a headache often followed the vision. But it was Oct. 24 against Mannford that Wheeler found himself lining wide left as a receiver behind a trio of receivers serving as blockers catching a screen pass and taking that leap. The weight of a debilitating concussion that left Wheeler unable to sustain contact to his head and led him to become the team’s punter and scout team star this season was gone. “My dream growing up was to be one of the varsity players out on the field,” Wheeler said. “That was my dream playing football on the sidelines during halftime. To actually score again, it felt awesome.” Wheeler’s concussion his freshman year was the catalyst for Heritage Hall coach Andy Bogert to seek a better way to protect players’ heads, which resulted in the adoption of the Seattle Seahawks’ Hawk tackling system this season. The success of the new method based on shoulder-leverage tackles is a big reason the Chargers are playing Cushing for the Class 3A state championship 7 p.m. Friday at Stillwater High School. And Wheeler is a part of the team he watched from the sideline the past two years as a student and coach despite having incredible potential with his 6-foot-2, 210-pound frame. “We’ve kept him out of harm’s way with also allowing him to participate,” Bogert said. “I think that was huge for him, huge for his family and huge for us. We’ve loved him since he’s been here. Just thinking, ‘My gosh, the potential there.’ Things really worked out this year for us.” THE BLACK HOLE Joe Wheeler remembers scoring a touchdown on a blocked punt in the second quarter Nov. 11, 2011, against Cushing. He remembers going back onto the field for the kickoff. The next thing he remembers is 3 p.m. the next day. “It’s just kind of a black hole in between there,” Wheeler said. Nobody quite knows what occurred during that game other than a few details. Wheeler said he got his bell rung early in the game but chose not to report it to anybody. The belief is he suffered a second concussion between that hit and blacking out. It’s a time period that gnawed at Wheeler for a lengthy period following the injury. “It was really unsettling, and it frustrated me for months trying to figure out what happened,” he said. “It’s something that I had no control over and that’s really been the battle the past two years before this year. I have no control over getting better. It’s just when my brain heals.” That just took some time. Over the next 16 months, there was rarely a day Wheeler did not have a headache. He missed school, which was a struggle when he attended, and his mood was altered. Eventually, Heritage Hall adjusted his class schedule to be completed by 12:30 every afternoon. He also had to quit the football team, becoming a coach on the sideline just to remain around his friends and the game. He turned to baseball his freshman year, but he suffered a setback when a teammate hit him in the head while horsing around in the dugout. Wheeler then tried basketball his sophomore year, only to complete four games before taking an elbow to the head during practice. Wheeler and his mom Janine would visit the doctor hoping for any encouraging sign, one that would allow him to return to the football field, though the prognosis was never really promising. Wheeler and his mom would then sit together in their car crying. “It was horrible watching your kid struggle with wanting so badly to play sports and be a team player because that’s what he’s been his whole life,” Janine said. “Every time we went to the doctor what we heard was unless having a professional career is your goal, you’ll probably never play again.” THE TRIUMPHANT RETURN Even as the doctors’ prognosis was bleak about a comeback, Joe Wheeler was finding ways to remain an athlete. He returned to the baseball diamond, getting clearance to play the final game of his sophomore season. He closed out the game on the mound and has been playing ever since, becoming the Chargers’ starting first baseman and closer. But football was still out of the question — until this season. The doctors agreed to let Wheeler return to the football team as a punter, holder and scout team receiver in Week 2. He just had to get approval from the coaching staff and then beat out quarterback Connor McGinnis. “I immediately said, ‘Yes, but you’ve got to win your way,’” Andy Bogert said. “He was kicking just as good as Connor, plus it gets us to talk to Connor more now. It helped us there for sure.” Along the way — especially in the playoffs — Wheeler has developed into what Bogert refers to as “our Dorial Green-Beckham” on the scout team, referencing the Oklahoma receiver ineligible this season. Wheeler plays the role of the opposing team’s best receiver each week, usually giving a good measurement of what’s coming. “We should’ve known (last week about Locust Grove’s Jason Pirtle),” Bogert said. “He lit us up last week all week long.” Midway through the season, Bogert started forming his own vision of a way to reward Wheeler. He toyed with the idea of a fake field goal the Chargers ran in the late 1990s. He instead decided on Wheeler being a receiver and putting the big bodies of Terrell “Tank” Love, Tevin McDaniel and Cole McDaniel in front of him as blockers. Bogert drew the play up on a piece of paper and then drew two lines at the bottom for Wheeler’s parents to sign. Wheeler spent the evening explaining what the Xs and Os meant on the page, but eventually got permission for the play. Then late in the second quarter, Wheeler caught the pass during the blowout and scored one final touchdown. AN UNCLEAR FUTURE After all he’s been through, Joe Wheeler remains terrified. He’s not sure what lingering effect he will have from the concussion as he gets older, which leaves him wondering if he’ll someday let his children play the sport he loves. “I’ve thought about that a lot and unless they keep progressing and take other steps I don’t think it’s worth it because I don’t know what I’m going to be like,” Wheeler said. “They said it’s hard to tell what the long-term effects are, so I could be out of the woods now but I don’t know memory-wise what it’s going to be like when I’m 45-50 and that’s scary. It’s insanely scary. It’s hard to even wrap your head around thinking about it.” The risk each time he steps onto the football field even as a punter still remains, though it might be diminished. Wheeler said he still struggles to remain out of the play following his kick, oftentimes hearing the Chargers’ coaching staff yelling for him to get off the field even with the play happening. “The emphasis we’re trying to put on here is take the head out of the game,” Bogert said. “You obviously can’t prevent when you get hit by someone, but you can prevent when we’re hitting.” Still, Wheeler is grateful for a chance to even be on the field. And he will certainly be forever grateful for his final career score that was part of a championship season, should the Chargers win. “Actually being here is over my head,” Wheeler said. “I think most of our team doesn’t have a grasp on what this means, but once it’s over I think they’ll realize that’s a big deal and it’s something we’re going to hang on to the rest of our lives.”