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|2013-09-06||@||Mount Vernon, Mo.||W||7 - 6|
|2013-09-13||vs||Cherryvale, Kan.||W||42 - 16|
|2013-09-20||vs||Oswego, Kan.||W||48 - 16|
|2013-09-27||@||Wyandotte||W||56 - 21|
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|2013-10-17||vs||Ketchum||W||49 - 13|
|2013-10-25||vs||Salina||W||30 - 15|
|2013-11-01||@||Colcord||W||35 - 28|
|2013-11-07||@||Quapaw||W||54 - 14|
|2013-11-15||vs||Chelsea||W||60 - 7|
|2013-11-22||vs||Hartshorne||L||7 - 17|
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Commerce High School Varsity Boys FootballEDMOND — A string of school board meetings, stretching over 300, has ended for David Goin, superintendent of Edmond Public Schools. Later this month he will step down after 16 years as leader of the Edmond Schools, a district with 23,500 students. At his last board meeting Monday, he helped preside once again over some major decisions, including OK’ing the sale of almost $10 million in bonds to fund additional growth in the district. He also heard board members extensively question an expenditure of $50,000 for computer software. And, he witnessed the finalization of plans to see Edmond Santa Fe High School’s stadium become the first in the district to host a varsity football game. That is scheduled to happen for the 2016 football season. Yet the underlying theme among staff, administrators and board members was that this was the end of the Goin era. He officially resigns June 24 and will be replaced by longtime associate superintendent Bret Towne. A public reception for Goin was held Sunday, as administrators and others took the opportunity to thank him for his service. That continued Monday as board vice president Jamie Underwood spoke during the meeting about Goin, 60. “He has faced many challenges in the last 16 years with growth, while at the same time maintaining a high academic excellence for the district,” she said. “His leadership has been superb. I am proud to call him my friend and he doesn’t know how much we will miss him.” Goin announced a year and a half ago his decision to step down. He will be moving to Texas and enjoy retirement with his family. Kind words After the meeting, Goin talked about his time as superintendent. “I think I’ve been most proud of the employees of the district,” he said. “They’ve all been professionals and wanted to achieve excellence for the district. I have received phenomenal support.” He also was proud of the partnerships the district had forged over the years with parents, businesses and community groups such as the Edmond Chamber of Commerce. Commenting on Goin’s leadership was Justin Coffelt, principal of Memorial High School. “There really are no words to describe what Dr. Goin has meant to the district,” he said. “All of us new administrators learned so much from him. We count our blessings we got to know him.” While Goin leaves behind a thriving district with a bright future, there were some disappointments. Goin has long been a critic of the state Legislature’s funding of schools. As Goin prepares to leave the limelight of the day-to-day decisions and district leadership, he admitted, while holding back emotions, that the district will always have a special place for him. “My heart and my interest in the future in Edmond Schools will always be there,” he said.
Each week, The Oklahoman's Scott Wright predicts the score of every game in the state. Here are the picks for this week: Last week's record: 142-22 (86.6 pct.) Overall record: 1,394-329 (80.
The Oklahoman's high school football predictions
By Scott Wright Staff Writer firstname.lastname@example.org | Nov 12, 2015Each week, The Oklahoman's Scott Wright predicts the score of every game in the state. Here are the picks for this week: Last week's record: 142-22 (86.6 pct.) Overall record: 1,394-329 (80.9) *All games Friday unless noted Class 6A-I Mustang 21, BROKEN ARROW 20 SOUTHMOORE 42, Edmond Santa Fe 38 TULSA UNION 50, Putnam City 21 JENKS 48, Norman North 35 Class 6A-II TULSA WASHINGTON 42, Choctaw 20 Sand Springs 28, STILLWATER 24 LAWTON 30, Bixby 21 (Saturday) BARTLESVILLE 27, Midwest City 20 Class 5A LAWTON MAC 33, Carl Albert 27 Tulsa Kelley 21, COLLINSVILLE 20 SKIATOOK 28, Pryor 7 DEER CREEK 24, Ardmore 20 McGUINNESS 35, Del City 32 McALESTER 40, Tahlequah 12 COWETA 28, Tulsa Memorial 21 ALTUS 21, Guthrie 14 Class 4A ANADARKO 42, Bristow 7 Cascia Hall 31, SALLISAW 30 WAGONER 35, Broken Bow 7 ADA 31, Clinton 28 TUTTLE 27, Weatherford 22 OOLOGAH 35, Metro Christian 20 POTEAU 34, Tulsa McLain 13 Harrah 28, CACHE 27 Class 3A HERITAGE HALL 35, Blanchard 7 Plainview 28, SEMINOLE 24 HILLDALE 42, Sperry 10 STIGLER 22, Seq. Tahlequah 14 LONE GROVE 44, Pauls Valley 20 MEEKER 34, Perkins 26 LOCUST GROVE 50, Eufaula 14 BERRYHILL 35, Beggs 21 LINCOLN CHR. 49, Checotah 8 Idabel 28, WESTVILLE 22 JOHN MARSHALL 34, Kingfisher 13 SULPHUR 28, Purcell 18 ROLAND 27, Seq. Claremore 20 VICTORY CHR. 48, Verdigris 21 JONES 28, Marlow 10 CUSHING 28, Douglass 27 Class 2A CHISHOLM 28, OCS 7 LINDSAY 27, Coalgate 22 VIAN 34, Henryetta 16 NOWATA 20, Colcord 14 DAVIS 49, Lexington 12 MILLWOOD 28, Tonkawa 24 ADAIR 48, Chelsea 8 STROUD 21, Panama 20 OKEMAH 21, Antlers 18 HASKELL 32, Commerce 14 LUTHER 35, Alva 21 KINGSTON 30, Walters 22 WYANDOTTE 36, Hulbert 16 HARTSHORNE 33, Prague 20 WASHINGTON 42, Marietta 7 HENNESSEY 27, CHA 7 Class A MOORELAND 35, Mangum 6 Wynnewood 21, HEALDTON 14 HOMINY 30, Watonga 23 CENTRAL SALLISAW 28, Fairland 20 STRATFORD 44, Rush Springs 14 Hooker 28, CARNEGIE 27 REJOICE CHR. 42, Quinton 12 CRESCENT 22, Drumright 18 CASHION 48, Morrison 21 KETCHUM 21, Porter 14 HOLLIS 35, Fairview 7 MINCO 28, Velma-Alma 21 TALIHINA 26, Afton 12 KIEFER 34, OCA 24 RINGLING 27, Wayne 20 THOMAS 21, Cordell 13 Class B SEILING 48, Allen 20 DEWAR 56, Garber 28 DAVENPORT 52, Caddo 6 GEARY 48, Turpin 44 ALEX 58, Laverne 48 Weleetka 38, DEPEW 30 KEOTA 56, Woodland 8 PIONEER 34, Waurika 22 Class C CHEROKEE 40, Duke 16 Timberlake 28, WEBBERS FALLS 22 COYLE 54, Cave Springs 20 TIPTON 42, Boise City 34 GRANDFIELD 60, Waynoka 16 DC-LAMONT 36, Thackerville 28 FOX 54, Bluejacket 6 SHATTUCK 42, Corn Bible 30 *Home team in CAPS
Nov 9, 2015
Here is a look at the first-round high school football playoff schedule. All games start at 7:30 p.m. on Friday unless otherwise noted. CLASS 6A-I Mustang (7-3) at Broken Arrow (9-1) Edmond Santa Fe (6-4) at Southmoore (9-1), 7 p.m., Friday Putnam City (5-5) at Tulsa Union (8-2) Norman North (7-3) at Jenks (8-1) CLASS 6A-II Choctaw (5-5) at Tulsa Washington (9-0) Sand Springs (5-4) at...
High school football: First-round playoff schedule
FROM STAFF REPORTS | Nov 9, 2015Here is a look at the first-round high school football playoff schedule. All games start at 7:30 p.m. on Friday unless otherwise noted. CLASS 6A-I Mustang (7-3) at Broken Arrow (9-1) Edmond Santa Fe (6-4) at Southmoore (9-1), 7 p.m., Friday Putnam City (5-5) at Tulsa Union (8-2) Norman North (7-3) at Jenks (8-1) CLASS 6A-II Choctaw (5-5) at Tulsa Washington (9-0), 7 p.m., Friday Sand Springs (5-4) at Stillwater (5-5), 7 p.m., Friday Bixby (6-4) at Lawton (8-1), 2 p.m., Saturday Midwest City (6-3) at Bartlesville (9-1) CLASS 5A Carl Albert (6-4) at Lawton MacArthur (10-0), 7 p.m., Friday Tulsa Kelley (7-2) at Collinsville (5-4) Pryor (4-6) at Skiatook (10-0), 7 p.m., Friday Ardmore (8-2) at Deer Creek (7-3) Del City (6-4) at McGuinness (8-2), 7 p.m., Friday Tahlequah (8-2) at McAlester (9-1) Tulsa Memorial (7-3) at Coweta (6-3), 7 p.m., Friday Guthrie (6-3) at Altus (9-1) CLASS 4A Bristow (4-5) at Anadarko (7-2) Cascia Hall (5-4) at Sallisaw (5-5) Broken Bow (6-4) at Wagoner (10-0) Clinton (5-5) at Ada (6-3) Weatherford (7-3) at Tuttle (10-0) Metro Christian (7-2) at Oologah (8-2) Tulsa McLain (6-4) at Poteau (10-0) Harrah (6-3) at Cache (8-2), 7 p.m., Friday CLASS 3A Blanchard (7-3) at Heritage Hall (10-0), 7 p.m., Friday Plainview (8-2) at Seminole (8-2) Sperry (3-7) at Hilldale (10-0) Seq. Tahlequah (6-4) at Stigler (7-3) Pauls Valley (5-5) at Lone Grove (7-3) Perkins-Tryon (6-4) at Meeker (8-2) Eufaula (3-7) at Locust Grove (10-0) Beggs (6-3) at Berryhill (6-3), 7 p.m., Friday Checotah (7-3) at Lincoln Christian (10-0), 7 p.m., Friday Idabel (6-4) at Westville (8-2) Kingfisher (4-6) at John Marshall (9-1) Purcell (4-6) at Sulphur (7-3) Seq. Claremore (4-5) at Roland (9-1), 7 p.m., Friday Verdigris (5-5) at Victory Christian (8-1), 7 p.m., Friday Marlow (5-5) at Jones (10-0) Douglass (7-3) at Cushing (8-1) CLASS 2A Oklahoma Christian (4-6) at Chisholm (10-0) Coalgate (6-4) at Lindsay (9-1) Henryetta (5-5) at Vian (8-2), 7 p.m., Friday Colcord (7-3) at Nowata (7-3) Lexington (5-5) at Davis (7-3) Tonkawa (6-4) at Millwood (5-2) Chelsea (4-6) at Adair (9-1), 7 p.m., Friday Panama (8-2) at Stroud (9-1) Antlers (7-3) at Okemah (7-3) Commerce (6-4) at Haskell (9-1) Alva (5-5) at Luther (10-0), 7 p.m., Friday Walters (8-2) at Kingston (8-1) Hulbert (7-3) at Wyandotte (8-2) Prague (6-4) at Hartshorne (9-1) Marietta (5-5) at Washington (9-1) Chr. Heritage (5-5) at Hennessey (6-4) CLASS A Mangum (7-3) at Mooreland (10-0), 7 p.m., Friday Wynnewood (5-5) at Healdton (6-4) Watonga (4-6) at Hominy (9-1) Fairland (7-2) at Central Sallisaw (7-3) Rush Springs (3-7) at Stratford (10-0) Hooker (7-3) at Carnegie (6-3) Quinton (5-5) at Rejoice Christian (7-3) Drumright (5-3) at Crescent (6-4) Morrison (6-4) at Cashion (8-2) Porter (4-6) at Ketchum (7-3) Fairview (6-4) at Hollis (10-0) Velma-Alma (8-2) at Minco (9-1) Afton (5-5) at Talihina (8-1) Okla. Christian Aca. (6-4) at Kiefer (9-1) Wayne (6-4) at Ringling (8-0) Cordell (8-2) at Thomas (8-2), 7 p.m., Friday CLASS B Allen (6-4) at Seiling (9-1) Garber (6-4) at Dewar (9-1) Caddo (6-4) at Davenport (10-0) Turpin (8-2) at Geary (9-1) Laverne (8-2) at Alex (10-0) Weleetka (7-3) at Depew (9-1) Woodland (6-4) at Keota (9-0) Waurika (8-2) at Pioneer (7-3) CLASS C Duke (5-5) at Cherokee (9-0) Timberlake (6-4) at Webbers Falls (8-2) Cave Springs (6-3) at Coyle (10-0) Boise City (6-4) at Tipton (7-2) Waynoka (5-4) at Grandfield (9-0) Thackerville (7-3) at Deer Creek-Lamont (9-1) Bluejacket (7-3) at Fox (10-0) Corn Bible (6-3) at Shattuck (8-1)
Nov 9, 2015
WASHINGTON (AP) — The House's newest and perhaps most powerful committee chairman is a 60-year-old Texas Republican who began life in a family of stalwart Democrats from South Dakota and lost his father at age 12 in a courtroom shooting.Rep. Kevin Brady, whose bulldog-looks belie a softer manner, took the helm of the Ways and Means Committee last week. That puts the 19-year House veteran at the...
Veteran Texas Rep. ready for powerful chairman's role
By ALAN FRAM, Associated Press | Nov 9, 2015WASHINGTON (AP) — The House's newest and perhaps most powerful committee chairman is a 60-year-old Texas Republican who began life in a family of stalwart Democrats from South Dakota and lost his father at age 12 in a courtroom shooting. Rep. Kevin Brady, whose bulldog-looks belie a softer manner, took the helm of the Ways and Means Committee last week. That puts the 19-year House veteran at the forefront of key issues Congress will tackle heading into the 2016 election year, including taxes, trade and benefit programs such as Medicare and Social Security. Brady's Chamber of Commerce career before entering Congress molded a mainstream conservative viewpoint, yet he is well regarded by harder-line conservatives. But he has a tough act to follow: the popular Paul Ryan, R-Wis., who led the committee until becoming speaker last month after a revolt by staunch conservatives pushed former Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, to resign. Brady, who falls short of the oratory spark and reputation for generating ideas that Ryan enjoys, has latched himself to the 45-year-old. "We're going to follow the speaker's lead," Brady said in an interview last week. He said House Republicans "want us to tackle the big issues, and they want to be involved." Involvement has been a major demand of the House Freedom Caucus, around 40 hard-core conservatives whose frustration with being muscled aside by Boehner fueled their antipathy for him. Ryan is working with conservatives on giving lawmakers more say on legislation and other decisions. Brady says he, too, is willing to accommodate them, though no Freedom Caucus members serve on Ways and Means. So far, he has won praise from members of the group. "Very, very positive," Rep. Mick Mulvaney, R-S.C., said of Brady, adding that several conservatives floated Brady's name as a potential speaker in the chaotic days after Boehner resigned. "I don't think the chairman will come under pressure" from the Freedom Caucus "because we'll have the opportunity to offer amendments," said another member, Rep. Rod Blum, R-Iowa. Some conservatives remain wary. Adam Brandon, CEO of FreedomWorks, complimented Brady but said his group of anti-regulation conservatives wants to make sure he does not pursue a narrow agenda "dreamed up by some lobbyists." Democrats consider him someone they can work with. "Kevin and I don't agree probably on any public policy. But he's not an unpleasant person," said Ways and Means veteran Rep. Jim McDermott, D-Wash. Brady, from a solidly Republican district north of Houston, headed the trade subcommittee until 2013. That's when he took over the health subcommittee and helped lead many of the House's GOP's repeated, unsuccessful efforts to roll back President Barack Obama's health care law. As chairman, Brady's portfolio is much wider. Measures he hopes will get Obama's signature include legislation making dozens of expiring tax breaks permanent, altering taxation of U.S. companies that operate abroad and easing trade barriers with Pacific Rim countries, though Brady said he has taken no final position on that recently negotiated treaty. Another goal will be longer range — broadly rewriting tax laws with lower rates for individuals and businesses, and fewer loopholes. The issue has gridlocked Washington for decades. "He's coming to this job at a time of expectations, but the expectations have always been there" for Ways and Means chairmen, said former Rep. Bill Archer, R-Texas, who led the committee in the 1990s. Brady calls Ryan coach of the House Republicans and himself "the quarterback of the Ways and Means team." Sports analogies seem fitting for Brady, a star athlete in baseball and other sports while growing up in Rapid City, South Dakota. As a 12-year-old at football practice one day, Brady's coach tapped his shoulder and guided him to a policeman nearby. That's when he learned his father, Bill, an attorney representing a woman in a divorce trial, had been shot to death in the courtroom by her husband. That left Brady's mother, Nancy, with five children to raise. The family purchased and ran a campground, and Brady threw himself into various sports. His high school wrestling coach recalls that Brady, injured and out of shape, spent one night sweating off pounds in the gym when a teammate was hurt and Brady was too heavy to compete in his 132-pound weight class. He lost the necessary weight — Brady says 12 pounds — and wrestled, losing his match but preventing his team from forfeiting. "They were tough kids," the now-retired coach, David Ploof, said about Brady, his two brothers and two sisters. "They had to be." Brady worked his way through the University of South Dakota with odd jobs including as a maintenance worker and bartender. He took a job at the local Chamber of Commerce, and then started working for Chambers of Commerce in Texas. Brady's parents were active Democrats in South Dakota and an uncle was a Democratic state senator. Brady said he became a Republican while working for the chambers, where he spent time helping businesses. "You can't help but know how government burdens those job creators," he said. "So that is where the light bulb went off for me."
Here are the playoff pairings for the first round of the high school football playoffs. All games are at 7:30 p.m. Friday unless otherwise noted. Class 6A-I Mustang at Broken Arrow Edmond Santa Fe at Southmoore Putnam City at Tulsa Union Norman North at Jenks Class 6A-II Choctaw at Tulsa Washington Sand Springs at Stillwater Bixby at Lawton, 2 p.m. Saturday Midwest City at Bartlesville Class...
High school football playoff pairings
Jacob Unruh,scott wright | Nov 7, 2015Here are the playoff pairings for the first round of the high school football playoffs. All games are at 7:30 p.m. Friday unless otherwise noted. Class 6A-I Mustang at Broken Arrow Edmond Santa Fe at Southmoore Putnam City at Tulsa Union Norman North at Jenks Class 6A-II Choctaw at Tulsa Washington Sand Springs at Stillwater Bixby at Lawton, 2 p.m. Saturday Midwest City at Bartlesville Class 5A Carl Albert at Lawton MacArthur, 7 p.m. Tulsa Kelley at Collinsville Pryor at Skiatook Ardmore at Deer Creek Del City at McGuinness Tahlequah at McAlester Tulsa Memorial at Coweta Guthrie at Altus Class 4A Bristow at Anadarko Cascia Hall at Sallisaw Broken Bow at Wagoner Clinton at Ada Weatherford at Tuttle Metro Christian at Oologah Tulsa McLain at Poteau Harrah at Cache Class 3A Blanchard at Heritage Hall, 7 p.m. Plainview at Seminole Sperry at Hilldale Seq. Tahlequah at Stigler Pauls Valley at Lone Grove Perkins-Tryon at Meeker Eufaula at Locust Grove Beggs at Berryhill Checotah at Lincoln Christian Idabel at Westville Kingfisher at John Marshall Purcell at Sulphur Seq. Claremore at Roland Verdigris at Victory Christian Marlow at Jones Douglass at Cushing Class 2A OCS at Chisholm Coalgate at Lindsay Henryetta at Vian Colcord at Nowata Lexington at Davis Tonkawa at Millwood Chelsea at Adair Panama at Stroud Antlers at Okemah Commerce at Haskell Alva at Luther Walters at Kingston Hulbert at Wyandotte Prague at Hartshorne Marietta at Washington CHA at Hennessey Class A Mangum at Mooreland Wynnewood at Healdton Watonga at Hominy Fairland at Central Sallisaw Rush Springs at Stratford Hooker at Carnegie Quinton at Rejoice Christian Drumright at Crescent Morrison at Cashion Porter at Ketchum Fairview at Hollis Velma-Alma at Minco Afton at Talihina OCA at Kiefer Wayne at Ringling Cordell at Thomas Class B Allen at Seiling Garber at Dewar Caddo at Davenport Turpin at Geary Laverne at Alex Weleetka at Depew Woodland at Keota Waurika at Pioneer Class C Duke at Cherokee Timberlake at Webbers Falls Cave Springs at Coyle Boise City at Tipton Waynoka at Grandfield Thackerville at Deer Creek-Lamont Bluejacket at Fox Corn Bible at Shattuck
Nov 4, 2015
Each week, The Oklahoman's Scott Wright predicts the score of every game in the state. Here are the picks for this week: Last week's record: 145-23 (86.3 pct.) Overall record: 1,252-307 (80.
The Oklahoman's high school football predictions
By Scott Wright Staff Writer email@example.com | Nov 4, 2015Each week, The Oklahoman's Scott Wright predicts the score of every game in the state. Here are the picks for this week: Last week's record: 145-23 (86.3 pct.) Overall record: 1,252-307 (80.3) Thursday's Games Class 6A-I Mustang 35, MOORE 14 EDMOND SANTA FE 41, Norman 13 Class 6A-II LAWTON 30, Choctaw 17 Class 5A ALTUS 49, Northwest 6 Class 3A INOLA 34, Keys (Park Hill) 6 Kingfisher 49, CENTENNIAL 8 HERITAGE HALL 52, Purcell 14 Class 2A Vian 38, PANAMA 12 Class A Quinton 22, WARNER 20 Class B ALEX 56, Geary 42 Waukomis 48, POND CREEK-HUNTER 44 Friday's Games Class 6A-I BROKEN ARROW 35, Edmond Memorial 20 Owasso 28, PC NORTH 14 WESTMOORE 24, Putnam City 21 Southmoore 48, NORMAN NORTH 38 Tulsa Union 45, EDMOND NORTH 17 JENKS 56, Yukon 13 Class 6A-II Bartlesville 42, CLAREMORE 14 SAND SPRINGS 28, Bixby 24 PC West 34, ENID 28 PONCA CITY 28, Sapulpa 23 Stillwater 34, LAWTON IKE 26 Tulsa Washington 40, MUSKOGEE 14 Class 5A Ardmore 28, DUNCAN 7 DEL CITY 38, Chickasha 24 Collinsville 34, TULSA EAST CENTRAL 8 Deer Creek 21, GUTHRIE 20 TULSA KELLEY 28, Durant 17 WESTERN HEIGHTS 28, Guymon 8 Lawton MacArthur 44, EL RENO 12 McGuinness 28, PIEDMONT 10 Pryor 24, TULSA NOAH 20 Shawnee 42, TULSA HALE 7 Skiatook 35, NOBLE 20 CARL ALBERT 45, Southeast 12 COWETA 28, Tahlequah 27 Tulsa Edison 21, GROVE 14 McALESTER 46, Tulsa Memorial 13 Class 4A Bristow 28, TECUMSEH 14 Cascia Hall 24, CLEVELAND 10 CLINTON 28, Elk City 27 Glenpool 20, McLOUD 13 Harrah 28, ADA 24 Metro Christian 30, SALLISAW 20 VINITA 28, Miami 22 Muldrow 27, BROKEN BOW 20 ELGIN 28, Newcastle 21 Oologah 38, TULSA McLAIN 13 Poteau 48, TULSA CENTRAL 8 FORT GIBSON 21, Stilwell 14 Wagoner 41, CATOOSA 10 ANADARKO 42, Weatherford 13 CACHE 28, Woodward 14 Class 3A Beggs 28, CHECOTAH 24 LINCOLN CHR. 42, Berryhill 35 Blanchard 35, MOUNT ST. MARY 7 DOUGLASS 42, Bridge Creek 12 SPERRY 21, Dewey 14 IDABEL 28, Heavener 13 John Marshall 24, BETHANY 21 VERDIGRIS 35, Kellyville 12 Little Axe 28, BETHEL 20 Locust Grove 56, JAY 18 CUSHING 42, Mannford 7 Marlow 31, DICKSON 13 Meeker 42, COMANCHE 12 Morris 35, OKMULGEE 34 Perkins 40, BLACKWELL 12 Plainview 34, MADILL 13 Roland 28, EUFAULA 7 Seminole 42, PAULS VALLEY 20 Seq. Claremore 31, SEQ. TAHLEQUAH 27 Spiro 26, VALLIANT 16 JONES 38, Star Spencer 8 LONE GROVE 35, Sulphur 21 HILLDALE 49, Tulsa Rogers 14 WESTVILLE 36, Tulsa Webster 22 Victory Christian 35, STIGLER 28 Class 2A Alva 32, PERRY 14 TISHOMINGO 21, Atoka 20 Chisholm 14, HENNESSEY 7 Coalgate 28, MARIETTA 21 HASKELL 35, Colcord 27 Commerce 26, CHELSEA 21 DIBBLE 28, Frederick 22 Hartshorne 42, POCOLA 6 PRAGUE 27, Henryetta 20 ANTLERS 35, Hugo 12 Hulbert 24, CHOUTEAU 8 SALINA 21, Kansas 20 DAVIS 35, Kingston 14 Lexington 27, HOBART 13 Luther 35, OCS 20 WASHINGTON 35, Mangum 14 Okemah 40, HOLDENVILLE 6 Okla. Christian Aca. 31, NEWKIRK 7 TULSA UNION JV 35, Oklahoma Union 12 NOWATA 48, Pawhuska 8 TONKAWA 28, Pawnee 7 ADAIR 42, Rejoice Christian 22 Walters 35, LINDSAY 34 Wellston 38, CROOKED OAK 24 STROUD 30, Wewoka 20 Wilburton 21, LIBERTY 18 Wyandotte 49, CANEY VALLEY 6 Class A FAIRLAND 21, Afton 12 CARNEGIE 27, Apache 20 MOORELAND 45, Beaver 6 Community Christian 28, WILSON 13 MINCO 42, Elmore City 12 THOMAS 21, Fairview 20 KETCHUM 45, Foyil 6 Hollis 28, CORDELL 21 Hominy 26, MORRISON 21 Kiefer 42, DRUMRIGHT 7 CRESCENT 28, Okeene 12 CASHION 48, Oklahoma Bible 14 MOUNDS 27, Porter 13 Ringling 21, HEALDTON 7 Rush Springs 32, EMPIRE 12 Savanna 35, GORE 7 Sayre 28, BURNS FLAT-DILL CITY 6 Snyder 21, HOLLIS 14 Stratford 35, WYNNEWOOD 13 QUAPAW 28, Summit Christian 7 Talihina 28, CENTRAL SALLISAW 27 HOOKER 26, Texhoma 20 Velma-Alma 49, CENTRAL MARLOW 6 CROSSINGS CHR. 41, Watonga 27 Wayne 42, KONAWA 7 BARNSDALL 33, Yale 12 Class B CADDO 44, Arkoma 28 WOODLAND 44, Covington-Douglas 38 Cyril 38, ALLEN 34 Garber 46, WELCH 0 DEWAR 34, Keota 32 Kremlin-Hillsdale 40, CANTON 8 Maud 44, STROTHER 30 Maysville 52, BRAY-DOYLE 6 LAVERNE 44, Merritt 20 DAVENPORT 54, Oaks 8 Porum 42, GANS 36 Seiling 56, RINGWOOD 6 DEPEW 30, South Coffeyville 28 Turpin 34, PIONEER 24 Waurika 52, MACOMB 6 Weleetka 46, HAILEYVILLE 0 Wetumka 48, CANADIAN 42 Class C SHATTUCK 44, Balko 14 COYLE 42, Bluejacket 18 Cave Springs 40, SASAKWA 20 Cherokee 38, BOISE CITY 34 DC-LAMONT 54, Copan 8 CORN BIBLE 42, Duke 36 Fox 56, BOKOSHE 6 Grandfield 52, TEMPLE 6 TIMBERLAKE 44, Medford 28 Midway 40, PRUE 12 WEBBERS FALLS 48, Paoli 8 MT. VIEW-GOTEBO 36, Ryan 20 Thackerville 52, BOWLEGS 6 Tipton 42, SW COVENANT 18 Tyrone 28, SHARON-MUTUAL 24 Independent U.S. Grant 28, CAPITOL HILL 22 Saturday's Games Class 2A Chr. Heritage 48, NORTHEAST 12 *Home team in CAPS
Nov 3, 2015
Throughout the week, The Oklahoman staff will break down the playoff scenarios for every high school football team still mathematically eligible for the postseason.
High school football: Class 2A and A district playoff scenarios
By Ryan Aber and Scott Wright | Nov 3, 2015Throughout the week, The Oklahoman staff will break down the playoff scenarios for every high school football team still mathematically eligible for the postseason. We've covered Class 3A-6A, and continue with Class 2A and A: CLASS 2A District 2A-1 Key Games: Alva at Perry, Chisholm at Hennessey, Pawnee at Tonkawa. Chisholm: First with win. Second with loss. Hennessey: First with win. Second with loss. Tonkawa: Third with win. Third with loss of 10 or fewer points and Alva win. Fourth with loss of 11 or more points and Alva win. Fourth with loss and Alva loss. Pawnee: Third with win and Alva loss. Third with win of 11 or more points and Alva win. Fourth with loss and Alva loss. Fourth with win of 10 of fewer points and Alva win. Alva: Fourth with win and Tonkawa win. District 2A-2 Key Games: Christian Heritage at Northeast, Luther at OCS. Luther: First. Millwood: Second. Christian Heritage: Third with win or OCS loss. Fourth with loss and OCS win. OCS: Third with win and Christian Heritage loss. Fourth with loss or OCS win. District 2A-3 Key Games: Frederick at Dibble, Lexington at Hobart, Walters at Lindsay Washington: First. Walters: Second with win. Third with loss. Lindsay: Second with win. Third with loss. Lexington: Fourth with win. Fourth with loss of six or fewer points and Dibble win where Lexington loses eight or fewer district points to Dibble Hobart: Fourth with win and Dibble loss. Fourth with win of seven or more points and Dibble win where Hobart gains six or more district points on Dibble. Dibble: Fourth with win and Hobart win where Dibble loses five or fewer district points to Hobart and gains nine or more district points on Lexington. District 2A-4 Key Games: Coalgate at Marietta, Kingston at Davis, Kingston: First with win. Second with loss. Davis: First with win. Second with loss. Coalgate: Third with win. Fourth with loss. Marietta: Third with win. Fourth with loss. District 2A-5 Key Games: Henryetta at Prague, Okemah at Holdenville, Wewoka at Stroud. Okemah: First with win. First with loss and Stroud loss where Okemah gains seven or more district points on Stroud. Second with loss, Stroud win and Henryetta win. Second with loss and Stroud loss where Okemah gains six or fewer district points on Stroud. Third with loss, Stroud win and Prague win. Stroud: First with win and Okemah loss. First with loss and Okemah loss where Stroud loses six or fewer district points to Okemah. Second with Okemah win. Second with loss and Okemah loss where Stroud loses seven or more district points to Okemah. Henryetta: Third with win and Stroud win. Third with win and Wewoka win where Henryetta gains 13 or more district points on Wewoka. Fourth with win and Wewoka win where Henryetta gains 12 or fewer district points on Wewoka. Wewoka: Third with win and Henryetta win where Wewoka loses 12 or fewer district points to Henryetta. Third with win and Prague win where Wewoka gains nine or more district points on Prague. Fourth with loss. Fourth with win and Henryetta win where Wewoka gains 13 or more district points on Henryetta. Fourth with win and Prague win where Wewoka gains eight or fewer district points on Prague. Prague: Second with win, Stroud win and Okemah loss. Third with win, Stroud win and Okemah win. Third with win and Wewoka win where Prague loses eight or fewer district points to Wewoka. Fourth with win and Wewoka win where Prague loses nine or more district points to Wewoka. District 2A-6 Key Games: Hartshorne at Pocola, Vian at Panama. Vian: First with win or Hartshorne win. Second with loss and Hartshorne loss. Hartshorne: Second with win. Second with loss and Vian win. Third with loss and Panama win. Panama: First with win and Hartshorne loss. Third otherwise. Antlers: Fourth. District 2A-7 Key Game: Colcord at Haskell. Adair: First. Haskell: Second with win. Third with loss. Colcord: Second with win. Third with loss. Hulbert: Fourth. District 2A-8 Key Game: Commerce at Chelsea. Wyandotte: First. Nowata: Second. Commerce: Third with win. Fourth with loss. Chelsea: Third with win. Fourth with loss. CLASS A District A-1 Key Games: Fairview at Thomas, Texhoma at Hooker. Mooreland: First. Fairview: Second with win and Texhoma win. Second with regulation win of five or more points and Hooker win where Fairview gains four or more district points on Hooker. Third with win and Hooker win where Fairview gains four or more district points on Hooker or wins by five or more in regulation. Fourth with loss. Fourth with regulation win of four or fewer points or overtime win and Hooker win where Fairview gains three or fewer district points on Hooker. If win of five points and Hooker win of two points, playoff seeding for second spot would be determined by lot. If Thomas wins lot, Fairview would be fourth. If Hooker wins lot, Fairview would be third. Thomas: Second with win. Second with regulation loss of four or fewer points or overtime loss and Hooker win where Thomas loses seven or fewer district points to Hooker. Third with loss and Texhoma win. Third with loss and Hooker win where Thomas loses in regulation by four or fewer points or in overtime or Thomas loses seven or fewer district points to Hooker. Fourth with regulation loss of five or more points and Hooker win where Thomas loses eight or more district points to Hooker. If loss of five points and Hooker win of two points, playoff seeding would be determined by lot. If Fairview win lot, Thomas would be third. If Hooker wins lot, Thomas would be fourth. Hooker: Second with win and Fairview win where Hooker loses three or fewer district points to Fairview and gains eight or more district points on Thomas. Third with Thomas win. Third with win and Fairview win where Hooker loses three or fewer district points to Fairview or gains eight or more district points on Thomas. Fourth with win and Fairview win where Hooker loses four or more district points to Fairview and gains seven or fewer district points on Thomas. If win of two points and Fairview win of five points, playoff seeding would be determined by lot. If Thomas wins lot, Hooker would be third. If Fairview wins lot, Hooker would be fourth. Texhoma: Fourth with win and Fairview win. District A-2 Key Games: Apache at Carnegie, Hollis at Cordell. Hollis: First with win. Second with loss. Cordell: First with win. Second with loss and Apache win. Second with loss and Carnegie win where Cordell loses 23 or fewer district points to Carnegie. Third with loss and Carnegie win where Cordell loses 24 or more district points to Carnegie. Mangum: Third with Cordell win. Third with Hollis win and Apache win. Fourth with Hollis win and Carnegie win. Carnegie: Second with win and Hollis win where Carnegie gains 24 or more district points on Cordell. Third with win and Hollis win where Carnegie gains 23 or fewer district points on Cordell. Fourth with win and Cordell win. Apache: Fourth with win. District A-3 Key Game: Ringling at Healdton Ringling: First with win. Second with loss. Healdton: First with win. Second with loss. Velma-Alma: Third. Rush Springs: Fourth. District A-4 Key Games: Elmore City at Minco, Stratford at Wynnewood, Wayne at Konawa. Stratford: First. Minco: Second. Wynnewood: Third with win. Third with loss and Elmore City loss. Third with loss, Wayne win and Elmore City win. Fourth with loss, Wayne loss and Elmore City win. Wayne: Fourth with win and Wynnewood win. Fourth with Wynnewood loss and Elmore City loss. Fourth with loss, Wynnewood win and Elmore City loss. Fourth with win, Wynnewood loss and Elmore City win where Wayne gains nine or more district points on Elmore City. Elmore City: Third with win, Wynnewood loss and Wayne loss. Fourth with win, Wynnewood win and Wayne loss. Fourth with win, Wynnewood loss and Wayne win where Elmore City loses eight or fewer district points to Wayne. District A-5 Key Games: Okeene at Crescent, Watonga at Crossings Christian. Cashion: First. Crescent: Second with win and Crossings Christian loss. Fourth with loss and Watonga win where Crescent loses 16 or fewer district points to Watonga. Fourth with Crossings Christian win. OCA: Second with Crescent loss or Crossings Christian win. Third with Crescent win and Watonga win. Crossings Christian: Third with win or Crescent loss. Watonga: Fourth with win and Crescent win. Fourth with win and Crescent loss where Watonga gains 17 or more district points on Crescent. District A-6 Key Games: Hominy at Morrison, Kiefer at Drumright. Hominy: First. Kiefer: Second with win. Third with loss. Drumright: Second with win. Third with loss and Morrison loss. Fourth with loss and Morrison win. Morrison: Third with win and Kiefer win. Fourth with loss or Kiefer loss. District A-7 Key Games: Afton at Fairland, Foyil at Ketchum. Rejoice Christian: First. Fairland: Second with win. Third with loss and Ketchum loss. Third with loss and Ketchum win where Fairland loses 19 or fewer district points to Ketchum. Fourth with loss and Ketchum win where Fairland loses 20 or more district points on Ketchum. Afton: Second with win. Fourth with loss. Ketchum: Third with Fairland win. Third with win and Afton win where Ketchum gains 20 or more district points on Fairland. Fourth with loss and Afton win. Fourth with win and Afton win where Ketchum gains 19 or fewer district points on Fairland. District A-8 Key Games: Quinton at Warner, Talihina at Central Sallisaw. Central Sallisaw: First with win. Second with loss. Talihina: First with win. Second with loss. Porter: Third with Quinton win. Fourth with Warner win. Warner: Third with win. Quinton: Fourth with win.
Oct 30, 2015
There are points of agreement regarding education — we want better outcomes for our children and they are not achieving at a high enough level. We have political cat fights about how to best address those two issues. As a matter of principle, I will not be signing the David Boren initiative petition for a proposed 1 percent sales tax increase for education and I urge others not to sign....
OKC attorney: More money alone won't fix education
By Larry V. Parman | Oct 30, 2015There are points of agreement regarding education — we want better outcomes for our children and they are not achieving at a high enough level. We have political cat fights about how to best address those two issues. As a matter of principle, I will not be signing the David Boren initiative petition for a proposed 1 percent sales tax increase for education and I urge others not to sign. Here's why. According to the National Association of Educational Progress (NAEP), Oklahoma trails 39 other states in fourth-grade reading, with two-thirds below proficiency. In math, it's worse. We're 45th of 50 and three-fourths are below proficiency. Only one-third of our students taking the ACT are “college ready.” Almost 40 percent of high school students take remedial courses when entering college. Only 22.8 percent of those pursing a degree in college graduate in four years. Recent reports show increased spending in common education for administration costs rather than teachers. Recently released A-F data reveal more schools with deteriorating rather than improving scores. Similar performance on a football field gets coaches fired. Money can be part of a reform package in Oklahoma, one that emphasizes accountability and competition. It should not be the entire package unless we want to spend more and get the same result. Isn't that the definition of insanity? If we peel the onion and ask “Why?” a few times, the problem begins to emerge. Why is remediation required? Kids can't handle the work. Why? They lack the skills; or our measurement systems did not inform us (but that's too late). Why? They have not been taught the skills. Why? Teachers weren't clear about what to teach; or teachers weren't prepared to teach. Why? Paying teachers more money makes us feel better about ourselves. But does it fundamentally change a system that's performing below expectations? I don't think so. Instead, let's start with these steps. First, our communities can set teacher salaries. If they believe higher salaries lead to better outcomes, let them take the first step, put some skin in the game. Second, increase the requirements to become a teacher. Third, increase competition in the system by creating Education Savings Accounts. Let parents decide how well their child's school is doing and give them the ability to vote with their feet. Next, use the ACT exam as the primary determinant of education outcome. This will clarify how we're doing compared with all systems in the United States. Finally, when the outcomes change, reward the best teachers with higher salaries, based on a performance. These are the primary reasons why I oppose the proposed measure to increase our sales tax for education. I have included actions I support that will yield better outcomes. President Boren has long believed “more money” is the solution to all that ails our education system. Oklahoma would be better served if he put his considerable leadership skills behind serious reform efforts. Then we would know, this is about better outcomes for our children. Parman, an Oklahoma City attorney, previously served as Oklahoma's secretary of commerce and secretary of state.
Oct 28, 2015
Each week, The Oklahoman's Scott Wright predicts the score of every game in the state. Here are the picks for this week: Last week's record: 133-36 (78.7 pct.) Overall record: 1,106-285 (79.5 pct.) Thursday's Games Class 6A-I NORMAN NORTH 42, Moore 12 PUTNAM CITY 28, Norman 24 Class 6A-II LAWTON 21, Midwest City 17 Class 5A Deer Creek 48, SOUTHEAST 8 Class 4A OOLOGAH 38, Vinita...
The Oklahoman's high school football predictions
By Scott Wright Staff Writer firstname.lastname@example.org | Oct 28, 2015Each week, The Oklahoman's Scott Wright predicts the score of every game in the state. Here are the picks for this week: Last week's record: 133-36 (78.7 pct.) Overall record: 1,106-285 (79.5 pct.) Thursday's Games Class 6A-I NORMAN NORTH 42, Moore 12 PUTNAM CITY 28, Norman 24 Class 6A-II LAWTON 21, Midwest City 17 Class 5A Deer Creek 48, SOUTHEAST 8 Class 4A OOLOGAH 38, Vinita 13 Class 3A JONES 42, Bethel 8 TULSA ROGERS 31, Okmulgee 14 Class 2A Oklahoma Chr. 34, CHR. HERITAGE 27 Washington 28, WALTERS 14 Class A Quinton 40, HILLDALE JV 12 RINGLING 35, Central Marlow 0 Class B Alex 56, MAYSVILLE 6 Class C WEBBERS FALLS 52, Bokoshe 6 FOX 48, Thackerville 20 Friday's Games Class 6A-I OWASSO 38, Edmond North 14 BROKEN ARROW 38, Edmond Santa Fe 21 Jenks 40, EDMOND MEMORIAL 13 TULSA UNION 35, Mustang 21 SOUTHMOORE 42, Putnam North 10 Westmoore 35, YUKON 28 Class 6A-II Bartlesville 35, PONCA CITY 10 Bixby 28, MUSKOGEE 14 Claremore 27, SAPULPA 20 PC WEST 35, Lawton Eisenhower 20 TULSA WASHINGTON 44, Sand Springs 13 Stillwater 28, ENID 17 CHOCTAW 49, U.S. Grant 12 Class 5A Ardmore 52, NORTHWEST 6 ALTUS 28, Duncan 7 Durant 35, NOBLE 28 CHICKASHA 28, El Reno 22 TAHLEQUAH 40, Grove 20 CARL ALBERT 27, Guthrie 21 PIEDMONT 30, Guymon 16 Lawton MacArthur 44, DEL CITY 30 McAlester 42, SHAWNEE 13 COLLINSVILLE 21, Pryor 14 COWETA 28, Tulsa Edison 14 SKIATOOK 20, Tulsa Kelley 13 Tulsa Memorial 41, TULSA HALE 6 McGUINNESS 38, Western Heights 12 Class 4A Ada 34, TECUMSEH 13 Broken Bow 24, STILWELL 10 Catoosa 28, MIAMI 14 WAGONER 44, Cleveland 14 Clinton 26, WOODWARD 20 WEATHERFORD 17, Elgin 7 CACHE 31, Elk City 28 Harrah 27, BRISTOW 14 ANADARKO 35, Newcastle 7 Sallisaw 20, MULDROW 14 METRO CHR. 35, Tulsa Central 8 Tulsa McLain 20, CASCIA HALL 14 Tuttle 36, GLENPOOL 7 Class 3A Blanchard 17, DOUGLASS 14 MADILL 28, Bridge Creek 20 MANNFORD 35, Centennial 8 Cushing 42, BLACKWELL 14 Dickson 29, COMANCHE 6 IDABEL 27, Eufaula 13 BEGGS 20, Heavener 7 Heritage Hall 42, KINGFISHER 13 Hilldale 38, CHECOTAH 20 LOCUST GROVE 42, Inola 21 WESTVILLE 23, Jay 12 John Marshall 34, MEEKER 28 BERRYHILL 48, Kellyville 7 SEQ. CLAREMORE 35, Keys (Park Hill) 6 Lincoln Christian 44, SEQ. TAHLEQUAH 14 Lone Grove 41, MARLOW 26 BETHANY 28, Mount St. Mary 14 Pauls Valley 28, LITTLE AXE 27 SEMINOLE 28, Purcell 7 Sperry 21, TULSA WEBSTER 20 Star Spencer 42, CAPITOL HILL 14 Stigler 40, SPIRO 6 Sulphur 35, PLAINVIEW 34 ROLAND 48, Valliant 8 Verdigris 28, DEWEY 7 Victory Christian 45, MORRIS 6 Class 2A Alva 28, PAWNEE 21 HULBERT 36, Caney Valley 6 PAWHUSKA 20, Chelsea 14 ADAIR 40, Chouteau 6 TONKAWA 21, Crescent 7 Davis 35, COALGATE 14 LEXINGTON 28, Dibble 27 HOBART 18, Frederick 14 Hartshorne 35, OKEMAH 16 Haskell 42, KANSAS 6 Hennessey 35, NEWKIRK 0 WEWOKA 28, Holdenville 16 PANAMA 21, Liberty 14 Marietta 28, ATOKA 20 LUTHER 40, Millwood 36 Northeast 35, CROOKED OAK 34 Nowata 28, WYANDOTTE 24 COMMERCE 30, Oklahoma Union 6 CHISHOLM 42, Perry 0 Prague 34, CHANDLER 28 COLCORD 27, Salina 22 Stroud 21, HENRYETTA 13 Tishomingo 28, HUGO 20 Vian 42, ANTLERS 14 WYNNEWOOD 30, Wellston 8 Wilburton 26, POCOLA12 Class A Carnegie 21, MANGUM 20 Cashion 49, WATONGA 14 Central Sallisaw 42, SAVANNA 6 Crossings Christian 32, OKLA. CHR. ACA. 20 Drumright 40, YALE 8 Fairland 24, BARNSDALL 16 WARNER 20, Gore 14 Healdton 27, WARNER 13 APACHE 28, Hinton 20 Hooker 27, FAIRVIEW 24 Ketchum 30, AFTON 22 ELMORE CITY 28, Konawa 6 Minco 35, COMMUNITY CHR. 20 Mooreland 32, TEXHOMA 12 KIEFER 36, Morrison 8 HOMINY 38, Mounds 6 OKEENE 35, Oklahoma Bible 32 TALIHINA 42, Porter 7 Quapaw 34, FOYIL 14 Rejoice Christian 48, SUMMIT CHR. 8 BEAVER 14, Sayre 13 HOLLIS 34, Snyder 6 Thomas 44, BURNS FLAT-DILL CITY 7 Velma-Alma 28, RUSH SPRINGS 14 STRATFORD 48, Wayne 14 Class B GEARY 42, Allen 24 MAUD 36, Bray-Doyle 6 Caddo 48, PORUM 12 ARKOMA 42, Canadian 40 Davenport 52, WESLEYAN CHR. 6 Depew 38, GARBER 28 Dewar 44, WELEETKA 30 KEOTA 56, Gans 6 WETUMKA 52, Haileyville 6 Laverne 48, RINGWOOD 12 CYRIL 56, Macomb 8 WAUKOMIS 40, Pioneer 38 Pond Creek-Hunter 34, MERRITT 24 Seiling 46, KREMLIN-HILLSDALE 28 WAURIKA 56, Strother 8 Turpin 46, CANTON 0 REGENT PREP 40, Watts 12 OAKS 56, Welch 6 SOUTH COFFEYVILLE 28, Woodland 24 Class C TYRONE 28, Balko 24 Bluejacket 56, IMMANUEL CHR. 6 MIDWAY 48, Bowlegs 12 COYLE 52, Copan 6 Corn Bible 44, CEMENT 8 TIMBERLAKE 42, Covington-Douglas 28 DC-Lamont 60, BUFFALO 14 Duke 34, MT. VIEW-GOTEBO 22 Grandfield 54, SW COVENANT 8 Medford 46, PRUE 0 Sasakwa 30, PAOLI 22 BOISE CITY 40, Sharon-Mutual 26 Shattuck 28, WAYNOKA 24 DESTINY CHR. 54, Temple 8 Tipton 56, RYAN 6 Independent KC Christ Prep 21, TULSA NOAH 14 OKC Patriots 48, WRIGHT CHR. 44 Saturday's Game Independent Claremore Chr. 40, CORNERSTONE CHR. 12 *Home team in CAPS
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
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
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
Aug 27, 2015
Every week, The Oklahoman's Scott Wright will predict the score of every game in the state. Last year's record: 1,575-351 (81.8 pct.) Class 4A TUTTLE 28, Davis 26 MOUNT ST MARY 20, Tecumseh 14 Class 3A Jones 35, HOLDENVILLE 12 Lindsay 27, PERKINS 24 BETHANY 21, Lone Grove 20 Class 2A NOWATA 34, Vian 28 COMMERCE 28, Yale 7 Class A Community Christian 20, WILSON 14...
High school football picks for Week Zero
BY SCOTT WRIGHT | Aug 27, 2015Every week, The Oklahoman's Scott Wright will predict the score of every game in the state. Last year's record: 1,575-351 (81.8 pct.) Class 4A TUTTLE 28, Davis 26 MOUNT ST MARY 20, Tecumseh 14 MCLOUD 24, Christian Heritage 20 Class 3A Jones 35, HOLDENVILLE 12 Lindsay 27, PERKINS 24 BETHANY 21, Lone Grove 20 Class 2A NOWATA 34, Vian 28 COMMERCE 28, Yale 7 WEWOKA 34, Tishomingo 28 Class A Community Christian 20, WILSON 14 Cordell 42, EMPIRE 16 AFTON 24, Miller, Mo. 20 MINCO 44, Watonga 12 MOORELAND 48, Chisholm JV 12 Class B Wright Christian 38, WESLEYAN CHR. 28 Class C COYLE 50, SW Covenant 34 Independent Destiny Christian 56, CORNERSTONE CHR. 6 CASADY 21, Holland Hall 14 OKC PATRIOTS 46, Life Christian 20 *Home team in CAPS
Aug 23, 2015
After a state runner-up finish last season, opposing District 2A-8 coaches remain high on Nowata despite the loss of multiple key players. Nowata was unanimously voted to repeat as district champion, and coach Matt Hagebusch said the experience gained in the playoffs is a big boost as his team opens its title defense Friday against Vian. “Just the extra reps, the extra time of being in football...
District 2A-8 preview: Nowata favored to repeat following title game appearance
BY JACOB UNRUH | Aug 23, 2015After a state runner-up finish last season, opposing District 2A-8 coaches remain high on Nowata despite the loss of multiple key players. Nowata was unanimously voted to repeat as district champion, and coach Matt Hagebusch said the experience gained in the playoffs is a big boost as his team opens its title defense Friday against Vian. “Just the extra reps, the extra time of being in football is invaluable,” Hagebusch said. “I think it’s really going to help us from the standpoint of experience and getting that taste of playing in big games.” For the first time in four years, Nowata is turning to a new quarterback. Junior Cody Smith takes over following the graduation of Wyatt Steigerwald. Hagebusch said Smith has been solid as a backup and junior varsity quarterback. Smith will get a big boost with the return of senior running back Wyatt Sanders, who had 1,137 all-purpose yards and 14 touchdowns as a junior. Senior defensive lineman Petey Knight also anchors a strong defense after recording 68 tackles — 47 for loss — last year. Smith and Ethan Foster also each had four interceptions COMMERCE KEEPING TRADITION ALIVE Commerce coach Steve Moss is a fan of tradition. The team has run the split back veer offense as its base offense for more than 20 years, and he isn’t about to change that this season as his team looks to extend a 15-year run of making the playoffs. “We’re confident in its abilities and the ability of our athletes to run it,” Moss said. A big reason to stick with the offense is the return of four-year starter Trenton Barr, who has more than 2,000 rushing yards. Commerce — picked by coaches to finish third in the district — opens its regular season Friday against Yale. CHELSEA LEANS ON EIDSCHUN After going 2-8 last season, Chelsea is hoping the experience of 15 returning starters helps turn things around. None are bigger than senior running back and outside linebacker Zack Eidschun, who coach Gary Kirk describes as the Dragons’ “most versatile player.” Eidschun is a three-year starter who is 6-foot-3 and 175 pounds. He rushed for 176 yards and had 102 yards receiving as a junior. OKLAHOMA UNION’S PERDUE EXPLOSIVE Oklahoma Union senior Cale Perdue is the unquestioned playmaker on the team, even if he’s only 5 foot 9 and 160 pounds. A two-year starter, Perdue helps round out a deep group of skill players for Oklahoma Union, which went 3-7 last season. But first-year coach Richard Winbigler said he remains concerned about the depth for both the offensive and defensive lines.
Aug 4, 2015
The Oklahoma Sports Hall of Fame puts on a good show. The August inductions and the February Jim Thorpe Award banquets are highlights on the sports calendar. They are staged in the great room of the National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum. Everything is professionally produced and first-class, from the catered steak dinners to the video tributes to the emcee (in this case, mayor Mick...
Oklahoma Sports Hall of Fame cut short some great stories
Aug 4, 2015[img width="" height="" style="" render="w620"]3757878[/img] The Oklahoma Sports Hall of Fame puts on a good show. The August inductions and the February Jim Thorpe Award banquets are highlights on the sports calendar. They are staged in the great room of the National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum. Everything is professionally produced and first-class, from the catered steak dinners to the video tributes to the emcee (in this case, mayor Mick Cornett). But the Oklahoma Sports Hall of Fame failed Monday night. In an effort to keep the program moving along, banquet organized deployed piano music when a speaker ran past an allotted time. Seemed like maybe five minutes was the threshold. Yep, just like the Oscars. I understand the Hall of Fame’s intentions. People’s time is valuable. If you don’t stick to a schedule, things can spiral out of control. The Hall of Fame inductions always shoot for a 9:30 p.m. finish; the Jim Thorpe Award shoots for a 9 p.m. finish. Both start at 7 p.m. Lofty goals, and usually met. One year at the Hall of Fame inductions, Frederick’s 1956 football team, the first integrated state championship squad in state history, was honored as a team of legend. The Rev. Weegie Williams, a leader on that team, spoke for the squad and talked for 18 minutes while the banquet organizers stewed. Of course, a few years later, Troy Aikman was inducted into the Hall of Fame, spoke for 18 minutes and everyone sat riveted. So often it’s not how long you talk, but what you say. And so it was Monday night, when the piano music started on almost the speakers. The first, the son of the late Kurt Burris, who was inducted posthumously, didn’t seem out of place. The speaker ran long. But when Pat Smith and Ralph Terry and Yojiro Uetake and Steve Zabel were regaling the crowd with great stories and expressions from the heart, the suddenly intrusion of piano music was not well-received. Murmuring went through the crowd, not at the length of the speeches, but at the insensitivity shown. These are monumental moments in these inductees’ lives. The Hall of Fame sells multiple tables, at a hefty price, to friends and family of the inductees. It seems quite disingenuous to tell them, during their few moments in the spotlight, to sit down. Whatever inconvenience is caused by a banquet running late was not worth the mood that swept through that banquet room. During Uetake’s speech, a frustrated patron near the back of the room finally had enough and bellowed out, something along the lines of, “Shut off that piano!” Zabel, from the podium, made reference to the piano, with very little humor. Zabel is a prince among men, but he’s got a lot of linebacker left in him. I thought it might be 50-50 that Zabel walked over and shut off that piano himself. I felt especially bad for the 79-year-old Terry, who was telling Mickey Mantle stories when the music started, seemed to lose his focus and never really finished the story at hand. Terry’s presenter, long-time Boston sportscaster Dan Rea, seemed to know what the score was and gave the most hurried speech I’ve ever heard. Rea, who was eloquent and interesting, talked at 90 mph. The whole thing made everyone feel a little queasy. A lot queasier than if they’d gotten out at 9:45 instead of 9:30. In this case, the solution to a potential problem was a lot worse than what the problem could have been. Here are the kinds of stories that Terry was telling. Terry grew up in Rogers County, outside Big Cabin. Went to high school in Chelsea. Was in the same conference, the old Lucky 7, with Commerce, Mantle’s alma mater, though Mantle was four years old. “I saw him play football and basketball as a kid,” Terry said. “He was pretty impressive. Greatest player I ever saw.” Terry was telling the story of Mantle one day at old Tiger Stadium hitting four home runs in a three-game series; three on the roof and one out of the ballpark. On the next swing of the road trip, during batting practice, Mantle walked over to the dugout and said he’d bet anybody he could take five swings and hit three balls on the roof. Then the piano started, Terry got flustered and didn’t finish. But he did get one final story in. Terry, as you know, threw the final pitch in two Game 7’s of the World Series. 1960 and 1962. Bill Mazeroski hit the pitch in ’60 over the left-field fence in Forbes Field, giving the Pirates a 10-9 victory. In ’62, Terry got Willie McCovey to line out to second baseman Bobby Richardson, with the go-ahead run on second base, preserving the Yankees’ 1-0 victory. “The night before that game, we had a poker game, sitting around the room,” Terry said. “Elston Howard, Clete Boyer, Yogi (Berra). Yogi we knew had a little money. Playing seven-card draw. Yogi had a pat hand, a king-high flush. Yogi ran everybody out except. My last card, I drew an ace of hearts and won $350. I said, ‘That’s an omen. I beat Yogi.’” Great story. The kind of story that baseball fans and historians love to hear. At least I think that’s the story Terry told. Much of it was hard to hear over the piano.
That six-letter "s" word, school, isn't just around the corner. It's here. Two of the Pikes Peak region's 17 public school districts, Falcon School District 49 and Ellicott School District 22, resume classes this week.A few more start back next week, with most in session by the third week in August."There's always just a new energy at the beginning of a school year. We're excited to welcome new...
Back to School: Pikes Peak region districts offer new programs, new buildings
Debbie Kelley, Associated Press | Aug 3, 2015That six-letter "s" word, school, isn't just around the corner. It's here. Two of the Pikes Peak region's 17 public school districts, Falcon School District 49 and Ellicott School District 22, resume classes this week. A few more start back next week, with most in session by the third week in August. "There's always just a new energy at the beginning of a school year. We're excited to welcome new families and returning families and look forward to a new start," said Jed Bowman, superintendent of Woodland Park School District RE-2 and president of the Colorado Association of Superintendents and Senior Administrators. Three districts - Fountain-Fort Carson School District 8, Hanover School District 28 and Miami-Yoder School District JT-60 - begin the 2015-2016 year with new superintendents. "Options" is an operative word in 21st century education, with many districts giving more and more choices of how, when and where students learn. Concurrent enrollment, in which students can earn college credits while in high school, remains popular, and vocational and technical education is resurging. Three districts, Widefield School District 3, Harrison School District 2 and Lewis-Palmer School District 38, are updating their websites, and two, Cheyenne Mountain School District 12 and Edison School District 54-JT, are expanding buildings. On the state level, Colorado lawmakers reduced some requirements for standardized assessments, which "should make a real difference to parents," said Dana Smith, spokeswoman for the Colorado Department of Education. New testing that started last year expanded science and social studies tests to 11th and 12th graders, which led to criticism and concerns about over-testing. Two testing windows for English language arts and math have been shortened to one, and test lengths have decreased by about 90 minutes for all grades. For the most part, high school students will only take standardized English and math tests through the ninth grade. Schools will rotate social studies testing, once every three years. Lawmakers also decided that last year's tests won't count toward school accountability or teacher evaluations. That means there is a one-year hold on accreditation ratings and types of school plans the state assigns based on academic performance. Although the state allows districts to pilot new testing, officials from local districts said they are exploring what that might mean. This year, local school boards must adopt graduation requirements that either meet or exceed state guidelines adopted in 2013. Students who will graduate in 2021 are the first to be impacted by the new rules. Here are other developments in the Pikes Peak region: Academy School District 20 It's the year of expanded online learning in D-20. With a new virtual school, kindergartners through seniors can do online education through the district. Earlier this year, D-20 acquired Colorado Calvert Academy, which had operated as a charter school for five years in Colorado Springs. It's now called Academy Calvert K-8 Online School. Up to 200 students in kindergarten through eighth grade can enroll, said Elizabeth Davis, principal. Nine staff members puts the student-teacher ratio at 1-to-30, she said. "One of the hallmarks is that the school is kept intentionally small so we can provide that high level of teacher-student interaction and create that feeling that students have access to their teachers when they need them," Davis said. Elementary and middle school students will have individualized learning plans using Calvert Education's curriculum, which is offered nationwide and overseas. Students also can go to the "blended-learning center" at 3475 Hampton Park Drive for personal support and interaction with classmates during science experiments, art lessons, tutoring and guidance. "It's a national model for what blended learning looks like; it allows for the freedom students want and provides an extra layer of face-to-face support that's still necessary," Davis said. Also new, all D-20 high school students can take online or hybrid courses through the Extended Studies at Academy Online program. Students can extend their schedules with hybrid and fully online courses that they may not be able to fit in or access at their regular high school. For most classes, dual high school and University of Colorado credits will be available. D-20 teachers will help students learn in the non-traditional environment. The Academy Online High School also is embarking on a pilot program for ninth graders. Students will have individualized curriculum with collaborative problem-solving activities. They also will conduct personal inquiry investigations under the supervision of D-20 teachers. The blended program combining on-campus activities and at-home work will operate out of two modular classrooms at Pine Creek High. Kindergarten through eighth grade homeschoolers will be able to take new math and English language arts curriculum with academic support through the D-20 Home School Academy at the administration building, 1110 Chapel Hills Drive. Students also will receive instruction in visual arts and music. Parents will receive model lessons to support their student's learning goals and access English and math curriculum at no cost, said Nanette Anderson district spokeswoman. D-20 has seven new principals and two administrators, Bob Barros, executive director for special education; and Maureen Lang, director for professional learning. With the addition of the online school, enrollment is expected to be up over last year's 24,578 pupil count. Calhan School District RJ-1 "A lot" is going on in Calhan, said Superintendent Linda Miller. The school building for preschool through 12th graders soon will get a new roof. The district has been awarded its third Building Excellent Schools Today, or BEST, grant from the state, which helps fund capital improvements. The roof replacement will cost about $1.2 million, Miller said. Two previous BEST grants paid for air conditioning, energy efficient lighting and security upgrades. "We've been really lucky to get that help from the state," Miller said. Another grant from the Colorado Department of Education enables high school students to take Advanced Placement English, math, science and social studies. "It's something we haven't done in the past," Miller said, "and it gives high school students the opportunity to take advanced course work on our campus." The one-to-one iPad initiative that started last school year in partnership with Apple is expanding so every middle and high school student will be issued a personal electronic device. "Students are so well-versed in technology that this is a learning tool they're very comfortable with," Miller said. "We'll save on paper, no doubt - teachers can electronically submit their assignments and students can send the work directly to the teacher." Also expanding is the Parenting Matters program that kicked off last year for elementary school parents, who learned about literacy, fluency and reading with their child at home. This year, secondary school parents will learn about Internet safety, social media and other topics pertaining to teens. Enrollment should hold steady at about 475 preschoolers through seniors. Cheyenne Mountain School District 12 Cheyenne Mountain High School students will attend classes amid campus construction. The district's $42.5 million project to update its high school campus will continue throughout the school year, and Superintendent Walt Cooper said learning should continue as normal despite the inconvenience. The district will segregate the students and the construction, creating alternate pathways, ensuring student safety and minimizing any "construction zone" feeling in classrooms, Cooper said, adding that "one of the major focuses will be keeping interruptions to a minimum." Construction is expected to be finished in late 2016, but the parking lot renovation will be done before students start school this month and the baseball field will be completed by spring. To eliminate confusion, the district has released logistics and traffic plans for various periods of time through 2017. The fall plan includes clearly marked routes for construction delivery, pedestrian traffic and student drop-off and pick-up. The map also identifies construction zones, barricades and construction site fences. When finished, students will be able to use a main entrance and access any part of the building, uniting the several disjointed buildings on the high school campus. The construction will physically close the campus, but the environment will remain relatively open, so students will be able to leave for lunch, open periods or appointments. Administrators, however, will have more control over the high school campus. In the past, closing down the campus was difficult, even in the event of a security risk, and there was no real way to keep track of students throughout the day. Although eliminating open lunch or requiring students to sign in and out are not in the district's plan, they are options available to administrators. "We'll be able to have a very clear picture of who's coming and going, and we'll be able to secure the campus," Cooper said. The elementary schools and the junior high also are undergoing some construction, but nothing as dramatic as at the high school. Of the $45 million bond issue voters approved in November, $2.5 million was allocated to projects that will impact the entire district, including lighting, electrical and security system upgrades, boiler replacements and playground upgrades to accommodate children with disabilities. Elementary and middle schoolers won't see the construction - the changes in their buildings will occur during school breaks. The district also is considering a new elementary school literacy program, which Cooper emphasized is more all-encompassing than a reading curriculum. This process will not be quick, though: "We spend a lot of time and money when we go through a curriculum adoption process," Cooper said. D-12 has two new principals - Stacy Aldridge at Skyway Elementary and Michael Norris at Gold Camp Elementary. Enrollment has grown 13 percent since 2010, and is anticipated to top last year's count of 5,148 students. Colorado Springs School District 11 Six elementary schools in District 11 will add bus service when school re-starts. A desire to shorten walking distances by half a mile from home to school led to a $1.7 million expansion of the district's transportation program. In all, 32 new routes across elementary, middle and high schools are being added, and some existing routes are being extended. That will qualify an additional 1,600 students to ride a bus, which is free in D-11. The district is focusing on getting students to the handshake at graduation by adding value to their education, said Devra Ashby, spokeswoman. District training to help teachers collaborate and reboot "personal learning communities" has started. The new direction in professional development is based on teachers reflecting on what they've learned, providing feedback to one another and sharing best practices, Ashby said. A new literacy program, "Wonders," will roll out in all elementary schools to "put them all on the same page as far as literacy learning, rather than having different approaches to reading and writing," Ashby said. As part of a "Vision 2030" drive, district leaders are considering asking voters to fund a bond or mill levy override on the 2016 ballot. School staff and parent organizations gave input on needs; community comments also will be solicited. Ashby said the responses will be used to determine what, if anything, will be presented to the board for consideration to address future facilities, staffing, programs, technology and other needs. A "Did You Know" website is underway. Schools that have had declining enrollment or are struggling academically are under intensive plans to turn them around. "Some need marketing plans, some need curb appeal enhancements, some need one-on-one work with systems' improvements," Ashby said. Graduates of 2015 collectively earned $30 million in scholarships, which Ashby said was above the usual $20 million and the highest amount in five years. Six new principals join D-11 this year. In administration, Sherry Kalbach is a new K-12 executive director, one of three in that position. She had been principal at Sabin Middle School. Patricia Reitwiesner has been hired as director of grants. D-11 enrollment has declined by nearly 4 percent in the past five years and is expected to take another dip this year to just above 27,000 students. Cripple Creek-Victor School District RE-1 In his second year as superintendent, Les Lindauer is bringing back a few defunct programs and introducing two new vocational training tracks. An alternative education program for students who have dropped out of school in recent years is returning. About 20 students are expected to participate. "We've lost students for various, and we want them to come back and finish their education," Lindauer said. Students will meet in two classrooms in the lower level of the junior-senior high school. "The program will be different from the conventional classroom, with a lot of hands-on activities," Lindauer said. Also making a comeback this fall are four Advanced Placement classes in English, math, science and social studies. "We had them years ago, and we're very excited to be able to bring them back," Lindauer said. Middle and high school students can enroll in design manufacturing and consumer and family studies. Each class, held in a shop environment with power tools and a computer-aided drafting and design program, can accommodate about 18 students. The district also has lowered its graduation requirements. It has had the highest in the state, Lindauer said, at 30 semester credits. That has dropped to 22, starting with incoming freshman. Doing so, Lindauer said, will free up students' schedules so they can take the new AP classes and vocational courses. "We looked at a lot of school districts' requirements, and we were way over the top," he said. "We're not lowering our standards, just our requirements." A proposal to expand the school-based health center for students to a community health center is under consideration. "We know there's a tremendous need in the community for health services," Lindauer said. Enrollment is projected to hold steady, with 350 kindergarten through 12th graders and another 50 preschoolers. Edison School District 54-JT Architectural engineering plans are getting underway for a 33,000-square-foot expansion of the middle school and high school building in Yoder. Voters in November approved a $275,000 bond issue, which the district used to secure a $15 million BEST grant from the state. "We're a growing district, which is a good problem to have. But we're out of space," said Superintendent Pat Bershinsky. More classrooms, a science lab, an autism room, a special education room, shop space, a gymnasium and a preschool will be added to the building, which opened in 1922. A 1960 addition that includes a commons area, gymnasium and locker rooms will be demolished. Enrollment has grown nearly 14 percent in the past five years, which Bershinsky said is due to academic improvement. Last year, 54-JT, the region's smallest district with 240 students, earned the state's highest ranking for performance and growth. "Our high academic record has attracted a lot of students," he said. "We're going to try to continue student improvement daily. That's our job." The expansion should be completed in July 2017 and eventually will lead to the schools all being connected. Ellicott School District 22 Improvements are happening throughout D-22. Additional staff for early interventions will help identify kindergarten through sixth grade students who have academic problems and need extra help with math and reading. Accelerated students also will get a boost with more staff for the gifted and talented program. A one-on-one technical initiative that started last year in the middle school with each student having an iPad will carry over to the high school this year. Each high school student will receive a laptop for school work. "We're building the program to integrate technology a lot more into our curriculum and expand that experience for our students," said Superintendent Pat Cullen. Advanced Placement courses in language arts, math, science and social studies also will be available for high school students. Vocational education is growing, too. Courses in woodworking and business are being added; the district has had a welding program. Students can receive dual high school and college credit from Pikes Peak Community College. "We're building on some of the things we've done in the past to improve curriculum and instruction, along with student achievement," Cullen said. A ball field has been renovated, and the classroom for students in the severe-needs program, which districts from around the area participate in, has been expanded to accommodate more students. Cullen expects nine students this year, up from seven. District-wide enrollment should remain stable, at nearly 1,100 students. Falcon School District 49 Stability seems to have settled in at D-49. Chief Education Officer Peter Hilts has his third annual contract in hand, the longest for the same person to hold the head position in more than a decade. Also for the first time in a while, the school board has had the same five members for two years in a row. "Many of the positive things I see happening are related to that board stability and commitment to strong governance," Hilts said. The focus since Hilts took over, primary literacy and "49 Pathways" to graduation, is continuing, with each school having a certain theme and new choices being added. New this school year is training to improve systems and procedures. D-49 has hired a Denver-based nonprofit, Rocky Mountain Performance Excellence, to help improve performance. Hilts said enrollment, for example, has been streamlined and is more efficient. A mill levy override voters approved in November is paying for a district-wide patrol officer for all the schools. The money also gave teachers a "significant" boost in salaries, with another supplement to come for teachers whose salaries were frozen during the recession. More technology for students, including iPads and Chromebooks, is available. At Falcon High School, every student will get a Kindle, an e-reader. D-49's board is considering refinancing general bond debt and paying it off in 2016, to save nearly $16 million. Also in discussion is the possibility of presenting another mill levy override to voters next year to pay for school expansions and renovations. Voters this November will consider whether to change board representation from five at-large seats to representation by geographical boundaries. Crowding of school buildings is again a concern. Hilts said enrollment is capped at some buildings, with students enrolling after capacity being bused to another school. Enrollment this school year is expected to grow by another 1,000 students to just under 21,000. Pupil count has increased 33 percent since 2010. Over the summer, a new Peak Partners Initiative launched to develop a relationship with community leaders who don't have a connection to the district. Monthly meetings with 25 community leaders address school finance, facilities' plans, the new career academy and other aspects of D-49, with the idea that those who "graduate" from the leadership institute will volunteer in D-49. The school board also recently approved an application for authorization of a new charter school that will open in the fall of 2016. James Irwin Charter Schools, which has two elementary schools, one high school and one middle school in Colorado Springs, plans to develop a technical and trades academy. It will be housed at Patriot Learning Center, an alternative high school and middle school at 11990 Swingline NE Road in Peyton. Hilts said he approached officials at James Irwin after its attempt to open in another local school district fell through. "They are an entrepreneurial collaborative, and they wanted to work with us because of our history of innovation," he said. D-49 is one of nine districts in the state to have "innovation" status, meaning school leaders are allowed to make more decisions at the school level and try new practices. Hilts expects 200 to 400 students to enroll in the technical and trades academy, which will allow students to earn college credits while earning their high school diploma. Two D-49 "zones" of schools have new leaders. Andy Franko, who had been the head of school at Banning Lewis Ranch Academy, is the new iConnect Zone superintendent. He replaces Kim McClelland, who has moved on to executive director of Colorado Digital BOCES. The Falcon Zone's new superintendent is Julia Roark, who came from the Aspen School District. Fountain-Fort Carson School District 8 Keith Owen left the Department of Education as assistant commissioner of education to return to the district level as superintendent at Fountain-Fort Carson. He began July 1 and replaces Cheryl Serrano, who retired after a 27-year career with D-8. Owen said when he accepted the job in the spring that one of his goals is to "continue to build upon the great tradition of excellence," adding that D-8 has a "fabulous reputation." With about 75 percent of its students having a military connection, the district works closely with Fort Carson to ease the stress of military transfers, family deployments and reintegration so students can focus on their education, said Ty Valentine, director of human resources. New this year, a preschool, Conrad Early Learning Center, will open north of the district's administration building at 10665 Jimmy Camp Road in Fountain. It will start with eight classrooms and professional learning space but has the capacity to expand to at least 12 classrooms, Valentine said. The new building is dedicated to long-time D-8 teacher Yevonne Conrad, who spent her career teaching youngsters and dedicating her efforts to high-quality preschool and kindergarten instruction. All 12 building principals are returning. Seven new assistant principals have been hired. Although Fort Carson is expected to lose about 365 soldiers from a cut of 40,000 soldiers nationwide, district officials project an enrollment growth of 158 students, for a total of 8,278. Hanover School District 28 Grant Schmidt, who became superintendent in July in this district south of Fountain, has hit the ground running. Creating a district-wide strategic plan and facilities plan, with community and staff input, is on the agenda for this school year, along with developing standard operating procedures. In coming months, new policies or revisions to policies will be adopted to meet new legislation regarding student discipline and safety, portability of new staff, Internet and electronic device usage, curriculum and assessments. "The main goal for our district is to relentlessly meet the academic and socio-emotional needs of all students," said Schmidt, who also is continuing his job as principal at Prairie Winds Elementary School in D-28. In June, the Hanover school board voted to appoint Ofelia Gonzalez to fill the open position left by Cathie Wolff until the November election. Also over the summer, the district completed some improvements to its buildings and added a keyless entry system at both schools. Two new school buses are on the horizon. Enrollment is expected to remain around 260 students. Harrison School District 2 Sand Creek Elementary and Carmel Middle School were accepted as International Baccalaureate candidates and will start the program in the fall. Superintendent Andre Spencer said he anticipates that in 18 to 24 months, the schools will be "full-blown" IB. "It focuses on an international education perspective and looks at education from a global standpoint," Spencer said. These will be the district's first schools to adopt the IB program. "We want that exposure for every student at these schools," Spencer said, adding that the plan is to extend it in the future. Two elementary schools, Turman and Stratmoor Hills, are trying a year-round calendar and started classes July 8. Decreasing loss of knowledge over the summer break was among the reasons. More Advanced Placement courses for high school students are being offered, going from five to 19, Spencer said. That has more than quadrupled the number of students enrolled in the programs at the district's two high schools. Not only does D-2 have concurrent enrollment with Pikes Peak Community College, but also the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs and Colorado State University-Pueblo. The latter starts in the junior year of high school, and after graduating, students enter college as a sophomore. Thirty-nine students participated in the SoColo REACH Summer Institute at UCCS. Students took a freshman-level college course, Academic Fitness, and earned three college credits and one high school elective credit for completing the course. A revamped district website that rolled out in July features a "Let's Talk" link that allows anyone to send questions or messages to D-2 officials. Answers will be sent within 24 hours, Spencer said. A first-ever D-2 teachers' job fair held in the spring drew 125 potential candidates. "We wanted people not just looking for a teaching position but specifically for a teaching position at Harrison," Spencer said. D-2 hired 152 teachers for this school year, down from 176 last year. Enrollment should continue its slight growth pattern and be up a little from last year's 11,441 students. Lewis-Palmer School District 38 An emphasis on educating the whole child and the 21st century learner, creating a safe environment and building community support are leading D-38 into the year. Establishing a "wellness team" in every school will get underway at back-to-school nights, and a district wellness group will offer instruction on mindfulness, healthy eating and movement in the classroom. The program is aligned with the Colorado Action for Healthy Kids. Prairie Winds Elementary earned a $500 grant for its wellness initiatives. Internet bandwidth for faster performance and improvements to technology infrastructure was expanded over the summer at the middle and high schools. The result: more classroom devices - cell phones, tablets and laptops, can access the Internet at any given time. "We will continue our improvement efforts to enhance the technology foundation and the instructional toolkit for all our teachers and students," said Liz Walhof, director of instruction and information technology. The old Palmer Lake Elementary School Library, which has a four-season sunroom, is undergoing a $56,000 renovation. Flexible, kid-friendly spaces that adjust to accommodate adult learners, such as shelving on rolling casters, new technology and energy-efficient windows are part of the plan. A parent group, Friends of Julie, named for former Palmer Lake Elementary School principal Julie Jadomski, who retired in May and is now a school board member, donated money to the project. "It's exciting. It's getting a whole new look," said Julie Stephen, D-38 spokeswoman. Summer maintenance projects have included replacing 1,000 feet of aging sewer lines, updating water heating systems, installing a back-up generator, replacing a cooling tower, updating electrical systems, installing classroom projectors and adding food service sinks. The Project Lead the Way biomedical sciences program that was added at Lewis-Palmer High last school year had 80 students enrolled in the introductory course, principles of biomedical sciences, according to principal Sandi Brandl. This year, a second-level course is being offered, human body systems, which Brandl said will have more than 90 students. The plan is to add a third-year course, medical interventions, and a fourth year, biomedical innovation. The district's Business Advisory Council will host a first-ever Career Awareness Fair in the fall for middle and high school students. While D-38 has offered college fairs for years, Stephen said this is the first time for an event focusing on career opportunities. The Tri-Lakes Chamber of Commerce, Tri-Lakes Cares, Integrity Bank and Trust and other local businesses will have representatives talking about lines of work and provide tips on resumes, interview skills and other aspects of job hunting. D-38 enrollment is expected to increase by 20 or so students over last year's October count of 6,207. Manitou Springs School District 14 A new district think tank called ManX is intended to inspire new programs that will enhance the schools' environment, academics and growth mindset. The group, established by Superintendent Ed Longfield and based on Google's technological advancement division called Google X, is made up of about 20 staff members who study important thinkers and aim to answer: "What if we could do anything we wanted to help children learn and be ready for the 21st century? What would those things be?" "We come around and we think about new idea around learning, new experiences for kids - just kind of brainstorm, how do we become more effective - losing old paradigms of, 'school has to be this way,'" Longfield said. Administrators are working to improve the district's varied programs, many of which encourage in students what Longfield considers to be the secret to success: a combination of innovation and grit. Students can take ballet classes in a studio on the high school campus, participate in smart design, a science class that teaches such topics as robotics and aerospace engineering, or take affordable after-school music lessons through the Fine Arts Institute of Manitou, a program that serves about 100 students per day. Sixth graders can opt in to the Mountain Academy of Arts and Sciences at Ute Pass Elementary, an outdoor, experiential learning program focused on math and science. Although Longfield said the district is experiencing budget strain, enrollment is at an all-time high, topping 1,500 students, and 42 percent of Manitou Springs students attend from outside the district. The high enrollment adds pressure to D-14's goals, Longfield said. "You have to be relevant for kids to choose to come to school here, and if you aren't, you're sort of like Kodak or RadioShack - you become less relevant and you have to close your doors," he said. "We really want to be responsive." Miami-Yoder School District JT-60 New superintendent Dwight Barnes is working to build relationships in the district and the community. He's hired several new staff, including a special education teacher, and will meet many families at the annual back-to-school barbecue Aug. 12. "We usually get a great response from the community," he said, "so I'll get a chance to network." Barnes came from nearby Falcon School District 49, where he was a high school assistant principal. He took over in Miami-Yoder July 1, after the school board in February terminated the contract of 10-year superintendent Richard "Rick" Walter. Barnes also is working as the district's secondary principal. "That's common for a lot of us out here on the plains, to be a principal and the superintendent," he said. A new reading program this year for elementary students "Core Knowledge Language Arts," will better align instruction with Common Core State Standards, Barnes said. Officials also will work on molding new graduation requirements impacting the class of 2021 into its system to "get ahead of the curve." The district is refinancing two bonds from 2005 and 2008, for a 7 percent, or $7,000 to $8,000 per year savings over the life of the bonds. The board will decide whether to pay off the bonds earlier with the extra money or return it to taxpayers, Barnes said. The district will replace two buses. Enrollment should be about the same as last school year, with about 280 students. Peyton School District 23-JT Big things are happening in this small eastern district. By the time school starts, the old Peyton Middle School will have a new mission as a woodworking, construction and automotive trades center. "With career technical education starting to resurface and having more importance, this is the right time and the right opportunity to reach students who want to go directly into the workforce after high school," said Superintendent Tim Kistler. The expansion is twofold. The district is bringing its first charter school on board, the Career Building Academy, which offers construction and automotive industry training. Last school year Peyton 23-JT contracted with the school to provide classes for its students and this year agreed to become the charter authorizer for the school, which has campuses in Peyton, Colorado Springs, Walsenburg and Pueblo. District 23-JT also is opening the Peyton Woods Manufacturing Program, which will offer entry level through advanced cabinet manufacturing for high school students. The Woods Manufacturing program originated in Salem, Ore., and became nationally renowned. Kistler initially hired the director, Dean Mattson, as a consultant to help figure out how to build a similar program in Peyton. Mattson now is serving as the director of the Peyton program. Students don't build standard shop projects like bird houses or tool boxes, Kistler said. "They're making furniture, curio cabinets and coffee tables with tapered legs and connecting dovetail drawers," he said. "The industry has gotten a lot more technical." Most of the equipment and materials are donated by manufacturing companies who hope to later hire graduates. "These machines are quite expensive, but we have companies willing to give in-kind donations to fill our facility because it's such a strong program," Kistler said. "We'll have over $2 million worth of machinery they'll let us use." Manufacturing workers are in demand, said Mark Schultz, a former 23-JT board member and owner of a millworking company. "There's definitely a shortage," he said. "It's gotten to where there's a whole generation missing out realizing you can make a living with the trades. Some kids just learn better with their hands." Woodworking incorporates principles of geometry and other math, reading, writing, drawing, teamwork and life applications, said Chris Harding, a 2014 graduate of the program in Oregon who is helping Peyton get its program going. The program is starting with about 40 students and will expand up to 120, including slots for students from other districts, Kistler said. Both the charter school and the woodworking program will be housed at the former Peyton Middle School, which is under renovation to construct a woodworking shop, reconfigured classrooms and replace the hail-damaged roof. The school has sat empty for six years, when the recession caused enrollment to drop enough that the district moved the middle school into the high school building. Kistler wants to build a national woodworking center to educate not only high school students but also adults, including military veterans looking for a new career. The expanded center could open in January 2017. Voters in November agreed to a second de-TABORing in 23-JT for seven years, meaning the district will seek grants and corporate donations. "Because of our decreasing student count, the direct money coming into the school was decreasing, and with TABOR limitations, we'd have to give the money from grants back to the state," Kistler said. A nonprofit foundation is being set up to handle contributions. Fall enrollment will be about 550 students and potentially grow to 650 with the new charter school. Widefield School District 3 A new STEM program will take center stage for sixth through 12th graders. The district received a $1.7 million grant from the U.S. Department of Defense Education Activity to implement Project Lead the Way, a national science, technology, engineering and math program. D-3 introduced the curriculum in its three junior high schools last school year with full roll out this fall, said Samantha Briggs, spokeswoman. Over the summer, 12 teachers received training in biomedical science and engineering education. About 400 students have enrolled in the program at D-3's two traditional high schools, Briggs said, adding that she expects the junior high classes to fill as well. The material is experiential and project-based, Briggs said. "It's going to be an amazing program that gives hands-on learning and problem-solving," she said. "A lot of parents are looking for schools that have strong STEM programs." D-3 is known for its pride, tradition and innovation, she said, with Project Lead the Way being an innovation development that will "get students out of the box in science and math." District leaders also are gearing up for a first-time Spring Showcase, scheduled for April 23, 2016. "We're more than a number," Briggs said. "Test scores tell one small part of our story, and we want people to see the culture and talent of our award-winning music program, award-winning Navy Junior ROTC cadets, Project Lead the Way robots and experiments, and other achievements." A redesigned district website that's more user-friendly and visually appealing debuted July 1. D-3, along with Fountain-Fort Carson D-8, completed a second annual charity golf tournament in July. This year's event raised about $13,000, which, through a 22-year-old nonprofit organization called Fountain Valley Scholars, will provide scholarships at Mesa Ridge, Widefield and Fountain-Fort Carson high schools. The awards ceremony will be May 10, 2016, at Mesa Ridge High. The district's annual Widefield community parade and rivalry football game between the town's two home teams will be held Oct. 10. "Every year, the town shuts down, and every school makes a float related to Rachel's Challenge (an anti-bullying program), and we throw out T-shirts and candy," Briggs said. District officials expect enrollment to remain steady, with 9,300 to 9,400 students, Briggs said. Woodland Park School District RE-2 The town mayor will be in the dugout, elementary students will dig in the dirt and homeschool kids will have more chances to be in class in RE-2. Mayor Neil Levy has been hired as the high school baseball head coach. "He's going to be a great addition to our staff," said RE-2 Superintendent Jed Bowman. "He's very passionate about youth and baseball, and he's going to bring an enthusiasm and expectation of excellence." An experiential program for elementary school students that kicked off last school year will continue this fall. Elevate Environmental Education, in partnership with the Catamount Institute, gives kindergarten through fifth graders hands-on science curriculum outdoors, at Aspen Valley Ranch. The 300-acre ranch near Woodland Park is used for educational purposes as a program of the Pikes Peak Community Foundation. "It's a fabulous addition. Students continually marvel at how great it is to be outside learning about science and the environment," Bowman said. New this year, the district's Homeschool Enrichment Academy is offering middle school students who are homeschooled the opportunity to take classes at Summit Elementary School and expanding elementary offerings at Summit and Gateway Elementary. "As education continues to evolve, flexibility for families is important," Bowman said, "and for homeschoolers, we provide one day a week where students can come in and have enrichment activities through our liaison teachers." Also, the concurrent enrollment program with Pikes Peak Community College is growing with the addition of college algebra to the list of classes students can take to earn college credit along with their high school diploma. Ashley Lawson, an instructional resource teacher at Woodland Park High, has been promoted to principal at Gateway Elementary. The RE-2 school board is exploring options for a "sustainable funding" proposal, including a possible ballot measure involving a sales tax increase. Enrollment is expected to decrease by 80 to 100 students this school year, for a total of about 2,400 pupils. "The fact that we're able to continue environmental education and free full-day kindergarten is significant," Bowman said. "They are not ongoing funds, they are funded year-to-year, so we are grateful to be able to do both." - Gazette reporter Ellie Mulder contributed to this report. ——— ©2015 The Gazette (Colorado Springs, Colo.) 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ALTHOUGH illegal immigration remains a concern for Oklahomans, who favor the rule of law and earning your keep, this state is also proving to be a desirable locale for those who have moved here from south of the border. The anti-immigration rhetoric that once emanated from the state Capitol has subsided over time, thank goodness, and perhaps this is one reason the Hispanic population is growing...
Oklahoma goodness evident as Hispanic population grows
The Oklahoman Editorial | Aug 3, 2015ALTHOUGH illegal immigration remains a concern for Oklahomans, who favor the rule of law and earning your keep, this state is also proving to be a desirable locale for those who have moved here from south of the border. The anti-immigration rhetoric that once emanated from the state Capitol has subsided over time, thank goodness, and perhaps this is one reason the Hispanic population is growing in Oklahoma. For a stretch of years in the latter part of the previous decade, Oklahoma lawmakers frustrated by inaction at the federal level seemed intent on crafting the harshest immigration law of any state, as much for bragging rights as anything else. The end product, House Bill 1804, drove some illegal immigrants elsewhere but also wreaked havoc with everyday Oklahomans who, for example, found that renewing a slightly overdue driver’s license had turned into a mind-numbing excursion through the government bureaucracy. High-profile incidents involving illegal immigrants will get people’s blood boiling. We saw that in the reaction to the fatal shooting of a San Francisco woman by a five-times-deported illegal, and closer to home, after the automobile-motor scooter accident that killed sportscaster Bob Barry Jr. The driver of the car had been returned to Mexico three times, federal immigration authorities say. On the whole, however, Oklahomans’ innate goodness can be seen in dealings with the Hispanic population. An example can be found in Clinton, where school district officials have purchased a digital learning program that will help Spanish-speaking students and their families learn or improve their English, and vice versa. The need is evident. As The Oklahoman’s Tim Willert wrote recently, 45 percent of the students in Clinton (population, 9,500) are Hispanic and 35 percent are English Language Learners. Students will have access to the program at school and at home, and it will be available as an app for tablets and smartphones. “Our kids are going to use it and their parents are going to be able to learn right alongside of them,” Assistant Superintendent Tyler Bridges said. “I think it’s going to be a game-changer for our schools and our community.” Other districts will want to pay attention and see how well the program works, because Clinton is not alone. Indeed in Oklahoma City Public Schools, 49.6 percent of students were Hispanic during the 2013-14 school year, an increase of 11 percentage points from seven years earlier. Statewide, the Hispanic population on July 1, 2014, stood at roughly 381,500, up from about 333,300 at the same time in 2010, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. In Oklahoma County, the Hispanic population grew by 13.5 percent during that four-year period, to a total of about 124,000. This growth presents new challenges for Oklahoma City’s schools, naturally. It provides opportunity in other areas — the Greater Oklahoma City Hispanic Chamber of Commerce now has about 400 members, many of them non-Hispanic businesses that wish to do business in that community. In Hennessey, parents and fans go together to host large tailgate parties before and after big high school football games. Juan Renteria, who moved to Hennessey nearly 25 years ago from Mexico, heads up the effort. “It takes a whole town to pull that team,” he told our Jacob Unruh before a playoff game last season. “It takes a whole bunch of people to make it, and if you help, it’s going to be better and stronger.” This country’s cumbersome immigration system has many problems, certainly, and those need the attention of Congress. However as this state’s immigrant population grows, Oklahoma communities, to their credit, are finding ways to manage and to be inclusive, not the opposite.
The annual Blackberry Festival begins at 10 a.m. Friday at the McLoud High School Athletic Complex. Many events are planned for Saturday.
McLoud's Blackberry Festival to feature music, games, food
By Scott Amundson For The Oklahoman | Jul 3, 2015McLOUD — The annual Blackberry Festival kicks off at 10 a.m. Friday at the McLoud High School Athletic Complex, 12780 W Seikel Blvd. Food vendors will offer such menu items as hamburgers, oysters, Mexican food, chicken, shaved ice and cheesesteak-on-a-stick. "Whatever you want to eat, you will probably find it here," said Victoria Mongold, office manager of the McLoud Chamber of Commerce. Four bands will perform Friday and another three Saturday. Wild Heart Band will perform at 7:30 p.m. Friday and Patrick Winsett and the Foolish Pride at 8 p.m. Saturday, Mongold said. Saturday's festival events begin when the Cowboy Church band starts playing at 8 a.m. The parade through downtown McCloud starts at 10 a.m. and will be led by grand marshals Rita Aragon and Rep. Gary Banz, Mongold said. Parade entries will include floats by local businesses, the high school marching band and cheerleaders, the football team, military flags, walkers throwing out candy, horses, tractors. Parade participants can win prizes such as a three-day stay at the Oklahoma City Sheraton hotel. Two drivers from the Discovery Channel's television show "Street Outlaws" will sign autographs and give away T-shirts from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday. The McLoud Chamber of Commerce booth will offer Blackberry Festival T-shirts, fresh blackberries, jam, cobbler and ice cream. Pony rides will be available for children. The McLoud Softball Booster Club will operate a dunk tank Saturday. The McLoud Fire Department will have a booth to educate people about fire prevention. Kids games start at noon Saturday. Children can participate in a three-legged race, a sack race, finding gold coins in hay, a turtle race and more. Children need to bring their own turtles to race. The Blackberry Recipe Contest starts at 1 p.m. Saturday. Judges will award the winner based on the appearance, smell, texture and taste of the dishes. The winner of the contest receives a sack of flour and a gift certificate from Shawnee Mills. The winning recipe will be posted on the McLoudChamber.com website. People who think they can eat the most cobbler without using their hands can participate in the Cobbler Gobbler at 2 p.m. Saturday The winner gets a Sonic gift card and a jar of jelly. The Blackberry Queen, Blackberry Princess and Junior Blackberry Princess will be crowned at 6 p.m. Saturday. The fireworks display will begin at 10 p.m. Saturday. The Blackberry Festival has been an annual event in McLoud since the 1940s, when many of the local farmers grew blackberries. The event combined the celebration of the blackberry harvest and the community picnic that had been held every year since the town's founding in 1895. Blackberries are no longer a major cash crop in the area, but a few farmers and other residents still grow them, according to the Chamber of Commerce. Parking is free for the festival. Grand Casino will provide a shuttle.
Jun 14, 2015
We flew low over the Potomac River and onto the runway at Reagan National. The last time I was in Washington, D.C. (April 1981), Air Florida flight 90 had yet to crash into the Potomac. That would be nine months later. The last time I was in D.C., its close-by airport was called Washington National. […]
D.C. travelblog: A sobering day at the Memorials
Berry Tramel | Jun 14, 2015[img url=http://blog.newsok.com/dittocontent/uploads/sites/3/2015/06/korean-memorial.jpg]3702689[/img] We flew low over the Potomac River and onto the runway at Reagan National. The last time I was in Washington, D.C. (April 1981), Air Florida flight 90 had yet to crash into the Potomac. That would be nine months later. The last time I was in D.C., its close-by airport was called Washington National. Ronald Reagan had been in office less than three months. But now we were back, the Dish and I. She has a fund-raising conference this week, and I tagged along. I figure an American ought to see his capital every 30 years or so. I came through D.C. when I was 15, 1976, and spent a day. Then another day in 1981, just after my brother's Virginia wedding. Now I've got several days, with the perspective of half a century on Earth, to take in our seat of government. I had a friend who once joked that he thought a career as a schoolteacher would be tremendous, except for all those kids he'd have to deal with. D.C.'s a little like that. If it wasn't for the politicians, what a heck of a place Washington would be. So it's good in D.C. to try to focus on the government, and not the politics. Government gets a bad rap. Politics don't. Politics deserves its sewer-rat status. But government doesn't. Government has helped us produce a fabulous nation. You realize that walking the streets and the sights of D.C. We're staying at the Melrose Hotel, on the edge of Georgetown in northwest D.C. It's a good-sized room. The desk is built into a little enclave. Above the desk, on the wall, is not a picture or a window. It's a giant script, proclaiming, "We the People," continued in smaller type by remnants of the Constitution. I'm a little like Annie when she goes to spend Christmas at Daddy Warbucks' house. I think I'm gonna like it here. MEMORIAL ROW [img url=http://blog.newsok.com/dittocontent/uploads/sites/3/2015/06/washington-monument.jpg]3702692[/img] We had a 7:05 a.m. flight out of OKC on Saturday, which meant waking up at 5 a.m., and we didn't get to sleep very early Friday night, so we were running on empty when we got to our hotel about 4 p.m. Eastern time. Still, that's almost five hours of daylight. So our gameplan was this. Try to knock out the western side of the National Mall, which is a national park, rectangular in shape, that stretches from the U.S. Capitol on the east to the Lincoln Memorial on the west. It's 1.9 miles long, east-to-west, and varies north-to-south. Think Central Park, only with historical monuments. We figured we'd be walking a ton, so we took a cab to the Mall, which is about two miles from our hotel. We drove by George Washington University, which sounds cool but which has a setting a little too urban for my taste, and the State Department, which is a massive compound without much character (no political jokes here). The cabbie let us out on the north side of the park. And our stroll was tremendous. ‘* We entered the Vietnam Veterans Memorial without even knowing it. I guess we entered from the wrong side, though I don't know why it matters. You've heard all about the Wall. But the Vietnam Memorial is not something adequately experienced in print or video. The names are on two gabbro walls -- gabbro is a reflective rock -- each 246 feet, 9 inches in length. They are placed L-shaped and sunk into the ground, so you enter from either side and begin walking at a downward angle. The rock walls are just eight inches in height at the top, which means we didn't even know we were walking past them. Eventually, we figured it out, and at the bottom, the walls are over 10 feet tall. It's a sobering experience to walk past the walls. As of last year, there were 58,300 names listed. We went through six memorials Saturday; the Vietnam was easily the most reverent. It's the names, of course. Individual names personalize a war. At each end of the memorial are books, protected from the elements but accessible to the public, to look up a particular name. Fortunately, I couldn't recall a family member or friend who had been killed in Vietnam. I found the name of Bob Kalsu, the former OU star. I thought of Del City's football stadium, named for Kalsu, and the first time I saw it and wondered who Bob Kalsu was. [img url=http://blog.newsok.com/dittocontent/uploads/sites/3/2015/06/lincoln-memorial.jpg]3702693[/img] * The Lincoln Memorial stands majestically to the south of the Vietnam Memorial. We didn't get to the west of the Mall during either of my previous two trips to D.C., so I was looking forward to the Lincoln Memorial. I've always remembered the Gomer Pyle episode, when Gomer is supposed to sing at some big function in D.C., and Sgt. Carter has him signing some goober song, but a commander suggests "Impossible Dream" instead. Then Gomer finds out he's singing for the Vice President loses his voice because he's nervous. Gomer trudges off in shame and finds himself at the Lincoln Memorial, where a National Parks Service guard tells him that Abe Lincoln never lost his serve. Gomer starts reciting the Gettysburg Address, which is in huge type on the east wall of the Memorial, and gets his voice back. It's not completely kooky. I can think of few things more inspirational than reciting the Gettysburg Address at the Lincoln Memorial. I did it myself, in my head, Saturday. What a speech. On the west wall is Lincoln's second inaugural address. And the massive sculpture, with Lincoln sitting in a chair, is fantastic. The Lincoln Memorial is a Roman-style monument that sits 55 steps above the ground, overlooking the Mall. Lincoln himself is looking out over the Mall, in the direction of the Washington Monument. It's a glorious setting. As we descended the steps of the Lincoln Memorial, we noticed a singing group standing at the bottom, not far from the long reflecting pool (2,029 feet by 167) that stretches toward the Washington Monument. We went down and listened. I have no idea who they were; about 20 people dressed in blue shirts, most of them older but a few young people, singing "Shall We Gather at the River." * The Korean War Veterans Memorial was next. Full confession. Until Friday, I didn't know we had a Korean War Memorial. And it was the best surprise of the day. The Korean memorial includes a 164-foot-long granite wall, that contains more than 2,500 photographic images sandblasted, representing the land, sea and air troops who served. The main memorial is in the shape of a triangle, in which are 19 stainless steel statues, each over seven feet tall. They represent a squad on patrol. The entire memorial is gorgeous. It contains a short wall listing the nations that participated in the war. Inscriptions list the numbers killed, wounded, missing in action and captured. A plaque proclaims: "Our nation honors her sons and daughters who answered the call to defend a country they never knew and a people they never met." I wondered how the people of South Korea felt about Americans today. South Vietnam fell. South Korea didn't. South Korea is a thriving nation. North Korea is, well, North Korea. Then I got my answer. At the top of the triangle with the 19 soldier statues, sits a wreath, with these words: "We remember you forever. With people of the Republic of Korea. Presented by: Class of 1963, College of Commerce, Seoul Nation University." My father-in-law served in Korea. I wish he could have seen this. He died in 1995, the same year the memorial opened. [img url=http://blog.newsok.com/dittocontent/uploads/sites/3/2015/06/mlk-stone1.jpg]3702691[/img] * I've been to the Civil Rights Museums in Memphis and Montgomery, Ala., which in many ways are tributes to Martin Luther King Jr., and I've been to the MLK museum in Atlanta. So no reason to skip the MLK Memorial in D.C. The D.C. Memorials are more tributes than museum. They're not designed to tell the whole story. But the MLK Memorial, and the Franklin Roosevelt Memorial, come close. Both Memorials are across Independence Avenue, toward the Potomac River, which means they're outside the Mall. They sit on the Tidal Basin, the partially man-made reservoir between the river and the Washington Channel. It's a beautiful setting; it's the focal point of the National Cherry Blossom Festival. To enter MLK's Memorial, you walk through huge stones. Almost Egyptian in feel, and see back of the MLK monument, made out of the same stone. On one side is the inscription, "Out of the mountain of despair, a stone of hope." MLK's likeness then looks out over the Tidal Basin. Almost Egyptian in feel, and see back of the MLK monument, made out of the same stone. On one side is the inscription, "Out of the mountain of despair, a stone of hope." MLK's likeness then looks out over the Tidal Basin. The memorial, which didn't open until 2011, contains rock walls, also looking out onto the water, with 14 famous MLK quotations. Like this, "Darkness cannot drive out darkness, only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate, only love can do that." * You walk maybe an eighth of the way around the basin to get to the FDR Memorial, which opened in 1997. It's spread over 71/2 across of rock formations and contains four sequences, each representing an FDR term in office. Sculptures include FDR with his dog, iconic Great Depression scenes such as men waiting in a bread line and a citizen listening to a fireside chat, and Eleanor Roosevelt standing before the United Nations emblem. FDR quotes are inscripted upon the rocks. The most famous, of course, is "There is nothing to fear but fear itself." I heard a young woman in her 20s say, "Hey, I like that." Yep, it might have some staying power. * The Jefferson Memorial is on the opposite side of the Tidal Basin, which is 107 acres of water. So it's a nice walk. The Jefferson Memorial is not as famous as the Lincoln Memorial but is very similar. Roman-style columns, massive steps, covered but open-air sculpture. Jefferson is standing, not sitting, but same as Lincoln, some of his famous pronouncements are displayed on the sides of the memorial. Most historians agree that Jefferson was the smartest of our presidents. Maybe the smartest of our Americans. I had a history professor once say that the Theory of Evolution takes a hit when you compare modern presidents to Thomas Jefferson, who maybe wasn't the Father of our Country but was the Father of How We Think, as the principal author of the Declaration of Independence. By this time, we were pretty gassed. The Dish has one of those Fitbit things, and she was in the 18,000-step range (she would finish with 22,000-plus), so we decided to start planning for dinner. We continued to circle the Basin, back towards the Washington Monument, and near the Monument we hailed a cab. Our tour for the day was over. Lots more still to see, but unlike my previous trips to D.C., this time, I've got time to see them. COLD OR HOT Here's the problem when you travel in summer. It's hot outside. It's cold everywhere you go inside. Our Southwest flight from OKC to Atlanta was freezing. I wore a sportscoat for that very reason, and because that's how I keep track of everything, with interior pockets. But the Dish had my coat before we hit cruising speed. At dinner Saturday night, a famous D.C. place called Clyde's, the temperature had to be 66. It was freezing. But it wasn't freezing in our hotel room. The Melrose is an elegant hotel, seems to have all the amenities, but our room was hot when we checked in. I turned on the fan, thought maybe that was it, and when we returned Saturday night, it was no better. So I called the front desk, and about 20 minutes later they sent up an engineer. He found the problem in about 10 minutes. Some valve something or other. So it cooled off. But the Melrose isn't in the business of prompt service. They don't have ice you can retrieve yourself. You have to call for it. This isn't a resort. I don't mind getting my own ice. But you have to call for it. The Dish doesn't function without ice water at night, so I called for it. And 15 minutes later, it hadn't come. So I went down and made them hand it over. Some things done in the name of service are the exact opposite. The flights were mostly uneventful. The Atlanta airport, Hartsfield, is massive, of course, and they've got great dining options. Chick-fil-A is headquartered in Atlanta. So is Coca-Cola. Both had big airport presence. Varsity, a longtime Georgia institution, was there, too. I ate at one in Athens. The Dish got a good window seat for the flight to D.C., in front of the wing, but you have to be careful. You don't really want to watch baggage-handlers. Sort of like watching people make your food. You might be better off ignorant. It was nice to see them load both of our bags, but they were treated with all the delicacy of potting soil. GEORGETOWN I assume we'll start using the Metrorail, but it was all taxis Saturday. Reagan National sits on the south side of the Potomac, in Arlington County, Va., but literally on the banks of the river. So it's an easy jaunt over to the bridge that takes you right by the Lincoln Memorial. The cab ride from the airport to our hotel was $19. The cab ride from the hotel to the Mall was $6.22. The ride from the Washington Monument to Georgetown was $13, a lot of it caused by traffic. Traffic is bad in Georgetown. Georgetown is the neighborhood with the university of the same name, but it's also the trendy area of D.C., with great shopping, dining and housing. We had lunch at the Atlanta airport -- shared a cheesesteak at Charley's Cheesesteak, which was good -- but were hungry by 8 p.m. So we went to Clyde's, which has several locations in the D.C. area. It's sort of an old-saloon atmosphere. Quaint and lively, I'd say. We sat in the corner, literally in the corner, in rounded booth-like seats. The Dish had pasta carbonara; I had a Thai seafood stew. The carbonara was good, though it had bacon and I prefer chicken. My stew was good; really wasn't much of a stew. More just a collection of seafood, with rice, but it was excellent. The prices weren't too bad; mine was $19, I think, and the Dish's was $17. I'd go back. Then we got a piece of chocolate next door at Godiva and walked back to the hotel, ready to conk out and get rested for another day of adventure in our nation's capital.
EDMOND — A string of school board meetings, stretching over 300, has ended for David Goin, superintendent of Edmond Public Schools. Later this month he will step down after 16 years as leader of the Edmond Schools, a district with 23,500 students. At his last board meeting Monday, he helped preside once again over some major decisions, including OK’ing the sale of almost $10...
Goin era ends with last meeting
BY STEVE GUST
For The Oklahoman| Jun 4, 2015
ST. SIMONS ISLAND, Ga. (AP) — How do you control a revved up crowd of thousands of alcohol-drinking college-age adults who traditionally amass on the beach at St. Simons Island on the eve of the annual Georgia-Florida football game in Jacksonville?Tough question, but it's one past and current county officials are trying to answer.Eliminating alcohol on what is popularly known as "Frat Beach"...
Townspeople ponder future of 'frat beach' on Georgia island
By DONNA STILLINGER, Associated Press | Apr 18, 2015ST. SIMONS ISLAND, Ga. (AP) — How do you control a revved up crowd of thousands of alcohol-drinking college-age adults who traditionally amass on the beach at St. Simons Island on the eve of the annual Georgia-Florida football game in Jacksonville? Tough question, but it's one past and current county officials are trying to answer. Eliminating alcohol on what is popularly known as "Frat Beach" during the University of Georgia-University of Florida football weekend is one proposal county officials and community representatives are considering. Some 30 people gathered Wednesday at the Brunswick-Glynn County Chamber of Commerce to begin working on a way to get a handle on the beach party that requires a presence of police and EMTS because of the amount of drinking that goes on Friday before the game. The meeting was set up after former county commissioner Cap Fendig requested something be done to get control of the event that draws a partying crowd of almost 10,000 young adults to St. Simon's East Beach. Fendig, whose trolley service shuttles partygoers to and from the beach, says something needs to be done about the gross public intoxication, underage drinking, drug use and other crimes that occur on the beach the day before the rival game. Commissioner Bill Brunson and Commission Vice Chairman Richard Strickland agreed to form a study committee. Brunson will chair it and the panel will include county police chief Matt Doering, sheriff Neil Jump, public works director Dave Austin, recreation department director Wesley Davis, county attorney Aaron Mumford and county administrator Alan Ours. It also will include education officials from the Glynn County Board of Education, College of Coastal Georgia, Georgia Southern University and the University of Georgia, as well as stakeholders like Fendig, realtors, business owners, East Beach Association members and the Golden Isles Convention and Visitors Bureau. Fendig suggests the county turn the event around and make it something people will still want to attend, but have control over it. He used the Wainwright Foundation's annual concert event as a model for what "Frat Beach" could be. "We can close off Arnold Road and East Beach Causeway/First Street and have a private vendor come in and create an event that is fun and exciting for attendees but that is also controlled and safe," Fendig said. "That vendor would sell the alcohol and be responsible for transportation and security. No alcohol would be permitted to be brought in by attendees and a ticket fee will be charged to get in the area." An ID showing the individual is at least 21 years old, the legal drinking age in Georgia, also would be required. "We can make this a premiere destination event and keep it safe and fun," Fendig said. "It's up to us to raise the bar and bring this event up to the level of standards St. Simons is used to." Another idea: simply ban alcohol on the beach the entire weekend of the college football game. The county can do that, according to its attorney. "The county can approve an ordinance that will designate the beach alcohol-free always or for a limited period of time, say a weekend or a month," said Aaron Mumford. "The current law on the books says no glass containers on the beach. We can, at any time, for any period of time designate the beaches no alcohol zones. Some popular spring break destinations have done just that." In March, Bay County in Florida banned alcohol consumption on its beaches from March 1 through April 18 — the time of year college students head for the coast for spring break. Golden Isles Convention and Visitors Bureau Director Scott McQuade acknowledged there are negatives to the event, but he added there also are some positives. "The economic impact on our area is big," he said. "Hotels, rentals, restaurants and shops see a big boost. But the videos of the wild behaviors going on here that weekend posted on social media platforms are not good advertisement for St. Simons Island. "How can we mitigate the short and long term problems to make this event a success for everyone?" Representatives from three state colleges were on hand for the meeting in person or via conference call. All said they want to send a message to students and will let them know whatever the county decides to do in regards to alcohol. "We are willing and able to send the message to our students that if you go to Glynn County for Georgia-Florida and break the law, you will be arrested," said Stan Jackson of the University of Georgia. They will also face violating the student code of conduct once back at school. Georgia Southern and College of Coastal Georgia representatives echoed UGA's message. Some of the students who attend the party are high school students from around the area, those at the meeting claimed. Hank Yeargan, chairman of the Glynn County Board of Education, said he and his fellow board members will make sure the message is delivered to the students. He said the board will also talk with surrounding county boards of education to spread the word that underage drinking will not be tolerated. Leslie Carlton, representing the East Beach Association, said eliminating the alcohol on the beach is good, but it's just one part of the problem. "We have 15 to 20 students staying in houses around us and they may not go out to the beach, but they are still drinking and partying," she said. "I have never seen such lewd behavior. Some of our neighbors send their children off for that weekend. "Thousands of kids come to this island because they have heard they can come here to party. Clearly many of them are underage. You see them taking gallon jugs of alcohol-laden beverages to the beach and then come stumbling back through the neighborhoods. Some pass out along the roadway. Someone is going to get hurt or killed." Patrick Anderson of Coast Cottages says his homeowners have joined together and agreed to no longer rent homes out during Georgia-Florida week. "We hire security guards to watch over the neighborhood just for that weekend," Anderson said. "Our homeowners have agreed to abandon the economic argument. We don't care about the money. We want to protect our neighborhood and our culture." Anderson said the county needs to say "no more alcohol." "We have had it up to here with these students, with the public intoxication, public sex acts and fights," Anderson said. "It's a sad situation. Three-quarters of these students are under the legal drinking age. It's time to send a large scale message." Brunson said the ideas discussed Wednesday will be vetted and that another meeting of the group will be planned soon. "We have time. Students are off all summer, so we need to have a plan ready and a message set to deliver to them when Greek Week starts so that at the first of school, they are clear what will happen at Frat Beach," Brunson said. "The question is, do we enforce the law and do we do so 100 percent of the time or selectively? For parents, a phone call from Sheriff Jump is bad, but one from the hospital or morgue is worse." Commissioner Strickland said this is a community problem with no easy answer. "It is not going to be easy, but together we will try to come up with answers and make this event a safe one for everybody," Strickland said. ___ Information from: The Brunswick News, http://www.thebrunswicknews.com
The newspaper and community are bound inextricably one to another, with The Daily Star-Journal today continuing the work of the newspaper’s forebearers by holding up a mirror into which the community sees its reflection, good or ill, accurately.Dates and events provided herein – each footnoted and provided to the Johnson County Historical Society – are taken from a variety of sources, with most...
Timeline Ties Newspaper, Community
Jack "Miles" Ventimiglia, Associated Press | Apr 17, 2015The newspaper and community are bound inextricably one to another, with The Daily Star-Journal today continuing the work of the newspaper’s forebearers by holding up a mirror into which the community sees its reflection, good or ill, accurately. Dates and events provided herein – each footnoted and provided to the Johnson County Historical Society – are taken from a variety of sources, with most coming from the newspaper’s own pages. 1800s 1833: Martin Warren settled on land that would become Warrensburg. 1860, May 18: James D. Eads and J. Milton Bonham edited The Western Missourian, Warrensburg. The paper carried news and advertising, including about runaway slaves. 1861-1865: No one published a paper in the city during the war years. The county clerk, having lost an election to Marsh Foster, editor of the former Western Missourian, murdered Foster at the courthouse on Main Street in February 1861. 1865, April 17: The Journal opened under J.D. Eads. • July 20: Johnson County’s county records returned after being absent during the Civil War. • Sept. 20: “The first Pacific passenger train completed a trip across the state, leaving Kansas City at 3 a.m. and arriving at St. Louis at 5 p.m. on the same day.” 1867: (circa) Vigilantes who first put to death murderers then went after other people, with guards posted at The Journal office “as threats were made against that paper for counseling the vigilantes to disband.” • The newspaper reported the organization of the first teachers college in Warrensburg. 1868: The newspaper reported the organization of the first public schools in Warrensburg. 1870: George Graham Vest eulogized a dog, Drum, marking a milestone for animals. 1871: The Democrat newspaper opened in Johnson County. 1874, Oct. 4: Wallace Crossley is born. 1876, Oct. 27: The Journal and The Democrat merged as The Journal-Democrat. • David Nation, husband of Warrensburg’s nationally infamous bar basher, Carrie Nation, at one point served as a Journal-Democrat partner. 1878, Nov. 12: The Women’s Christian Temperance Union organized to address “drunkenness in our midst, notwithstanding that there are no licensed saloons,” but also expressed a belief that druggists in town sold alcohol and thus resolved to seek “suppression of the places of dubious character.” 1883, Nov. 22: Someone robbed the Hyatt and Boyle safe at Hazel Hill. • The Johnson County Star moved from Knob Noster to Warrensburg. 1886, Nov. 6: The newspaper advertised Superior cook stoves. 1892, Jan. 1: Downhome humor would spin within the pages of the Warrensburg Journal-Democrat: “Stranger: ‘You say the editor died with his boots on?’ Printer: ‘Yes, sir. You see, he knew the town so well he wouldn’t pull ’em off for fear they’d steal his socks.” 1894: Mrs. Joseph Carmack, who would become a long-term Star-Journal employee, set type by hand. 1895: The Missouri Press Association, including Warrensburg’s newspaper, met at Pertle Springs. 1896, April 18: The newspaper reported Cora Carter, a student at St. Cecelia College, Holden, visited her relatives in Warrensburg. 1897, June 7: Fire burned the Gordon House on South Normal Avenue, the paper reported. 1898: The editor/publisher of The Journal-Democrat, Maj. Henry Reed, started raising a company to serve in the Spanish-American War. 1899: Murray Reed served as the Journal-Democrat’s news staff. 1900s 1900, Nov. 18: The newspaper quipped: “The electric fan has long since ceased to put on airs.” 1901, Feb. 3: A man and wife argued about who should get up to make the fire and the man won by slapping his wife, who then took him to court where he received a $1 fine. 1902, June 29: The newspaper reported Col. H.P. Farris owned a cycle-auto. • Dec. 30: Wallace Crossley married Erma Cheatham. 1903: Wallace Crossley acquired The Star. 1905, June 15: James C. Kirkpatrick is born. • Crossley began his first term in the Missouri House. 1911: Crossley finished his tenure in the Missouri House. 1912: Negotiations to combine The Journal-Democrat and The Star got under way. • Crossley won election to the Missouri Senate. 1913: Crossley bought out his Star newspaper partner, W.C. Capp. 1914: Bill Tucker is born in Fulton, Mo. • Crossley’s newspaper started a half century-stay at 108-110 W. Culton St. 1915, April 17: The staff celebrated The Journal turning 50. • The newspaper reported that only the Dockery Gym survived a fire at the State Normal School, now the University of Central Missouri. 1916: Crossley became Missouri lieutenant governor. 1917: Crossley finished his tenure in the Missouri Senate and began serving as lieutenant governor. 1918, Feb. 6: Crossley combined the Journal-Democrat and The Star to create a single publication, The Star-Journal. 1921: Crossley became The Star-Journal’s sole owner. • Crossley finished his tenure as lieutenant governor. 1922: Crossley served as a member of the state’s constitutional convention. 1925: Mrs. Bert Thompson began writing what became a long-time Daily Star-Journal column, New Hope. 1926: The newspaper reported completion of the first concrete parts of U.S. 50 through the county. 1927, Sept. 20: In what may be the first “Backward Glances” printed in The Daily Star-Journal, the paper stated the Warrensburg Chamber of Commerce planned to meet for lunch. “This is an important meeting and the committee hopes that at least 100 men will be present,” the newspaper reported. • Sept. 21: The college achieved a record enrollment of 900. • Kirkpatrick belonged to the first journalism class at Central Missouri State College. 1929: Tom Benton Hollyman moved to Warrensburg with his father, the Rev. John Hollyman, and family. • James C. Kirkpatrick, who previously worked for The Normal Student publication at the Normal School in Warrensburg, began working in November for The Daily Star Journal. He later became The Star-Journal news editor. 1930: The newspaper reported that Gas Service Co. had 100 customers in Warrensburg. 1931, Jan. 22: The newspaper began publishing “No Hard Feelings,” a serialized version of the story of World War I Medal of Honor recipient John L. Barkley, Holden. He became the most decorated American in World War I. The first column in the series states stuttering almost kept Barkley out of the war. • Feb. 6: The paper stated, “Born of high ideals and by able and efficient management, the paper has become indispensable to the reading and progressive families of Warrensburg and Johnson County.” 1932, June 7: The paper reported Warrensburg City Council would discuss having all electricians licensed. 1933: Crossley served as state relief administrator. 1934: Wallace Crossley finished his term as Missouri Press Association president. • Kirkpatrick interviewed Senate candidate Harry Truman at The Star-Journal. 1935: University of Missouri School of Journalism awarded general excellence to The Star-Journal. • “… Inside the door (to The Star-Journal) was the most bustle and urgency one could find in Warrensburg in 1935,” Tom Benton Hollyman wrote. A nationally recognized photographer, Hollyman early in his career “freelanced,” with the emphasis on “free,” for The Star-Journal. 1936, Feb. 3: The newspaper reported homes without water due to freezing temperatures. 1937, Feb. 17: The newspaper reported Warrensburg’s city marshal continued to investigate why fire claimed a 1927 Essex parked on Holden Street, on the wrong side, next to a fire hydrant. 1938, Nov. 9: The Star-Journal ran a national news story about Nazi violence against Jews, which became known as Kristallnacht; crowed at the success of the newspaper’s election night party; and reported doctors disagreed about the need for a Johnson County hospital. 1939, June: Hollyman took most of the photos for The Star-Journal’s modern publication, Photo News. In the 1939 section, Gov. Lloyd C. Stark remarked, “It is in keeping with the modern trend whereby newspapers keep their readers informed of current events not only through the medium of print, but by means of pictures.” • MU School of Journalism awarded Crossley a journalism medal of honor. 1940, April 15: The Star-Journal’s diamond jubilee, marking 75 years in business, came and went with nothing about the anniversary. The issue included information about the Rev. J.C. Hollyman, Warrensburg, being named a Presbyterian commissioner at a denominational meeting in Rochester, N.Y.; news snippets about fighting in Germany; and an advice column by Dale Carnegie, who as a younger man had attended UCM. • May 10: Robert Wadlow, 22, Alton, Ill., known as the Alton Giant for standing 8-11, visited Warrensburg. The newspaper reported he wore size 37 shoes. “Mr. Wadlow asked the tallest man in the crowd to get a silver dollar off Robert’s head. Donald Martin, a freshman at the college, surprised Mr. Wadlow and the crowd as well by standing on his tip-toes, and getting the silver dollar, which was presented to him by Robert Wadlow. Martin is 6 feet 8 inches tall and played on the basketball team at the college last year.” • June 17: The Daily Star-Journal’s 1939 Photo News, a publication devoted to community photos, took first place in the National Newspaper Contest. • July: Hollyman received recognition in print for his work on Photo News. He is described in personal terms: “fine, manly character, dependable, straightforward, enthusiastic, persistent…” The publication states further, “Tommy’s pictures have won numerous prizes for their quality and originality. Many have appeared in the rotogravure sections of metropolitan newspapers.” • Bill Tucker married Avis Green. • Kirkpatrick left The Daily Star-Journal to do publicity for a St. Louis brewery. 1941, Dec. 8: The Star-Journal’s banner headline roared “U.S. DECLARES WAR ON JAPAN.” 1942, Aug. 10: Nan Carnahan Cocke born. 1943: Wallace Crossley died. 1944, March 14: The newspaper reported that while stationed in the South Pacific, Cpl. Bert Brasington, a clarinetist and son-in-law of W.M. Foster, Warrensburg, won $50 and a case of beer, in a talent contest. • June 6: The newspaper announced, “ALLIES LAND IN NORMANDY,” making a same-day announcement of D-Day, when Allied forces invaded Europe, marking the beginning of the Allied drive on Berlin. 1945, May 8: President Harry Truman declared victory in Europe, or V-E Day. • Aug. 6: Truman announced the United States dropped an atomic bomb on Japan. • Aug. 15: The newspaper, using a 3-inch tall news headline, likely the largest headline in the paper’s history, yelled ecstatically, “JAPS SURRENDER.” Warrensburg held a noisy celebration. • Nov. 18: The Star-Journal offered this observation: “Doing business used to be more fun than a barrel of monkeys but we can hardly tell the difference anymore.” 1946, Feb. 3: The newspaper reported the college would become the location for 10 temporary federal housing units. 1947: Bill and Avis Tucker bought and began to operate The Daily Star-Journal. 1948, Oct. 1: The State Historical Society of Columbia announced plans to microfilm newspapers, including The Star-Journal. The society today has microfilmed copies of the paper available for viewing. 1949, Jan. 17: The newspaper reported polio coin boxes would be in stores so people could donate to end the disease. Since then, the disease has been wiped out in this country, and thanks in large part to the work of Rotary International and individual clubs in Warrensburg, most of the world today is polio-free. 1950, Oct. 2: The newspaper carried news of fighting in Korea, including sniper fire in Seoul. 1951: The Tuckers went for a carriage ride across their Sunrise Farm. 1952: Bill Tucker’s boyhood dream came true when he could buy horses, the Missouri Press News, a news association publication, reported. 1953: KOKO radio started. 1954, July 7: The newspaper announced community plans to integrate public schools. • Sept. 23: The football field at the college became named for Vernon Kennedy. 1955, July 1: The Daily Star-Journal published an issue touting the city’s 100th anniversary. Contents including a story about Warrensburg as a railroad town, identifying then-Mayor A.G. Taubert as the Warrensburg Standard-Herald’s editor and part owner; and noting the Christian Church in Warrensburg also had turned 100 years old. 1956, March 13: Missouri Senate members considered crowding a problem at the Warrensburg college. 1957, Feb. 17: The paper reported Warrensburg leaders considered a city manager form of government. 1958: Kirkpatrick spoke to Central Missouri State University students about his journalism career. 1959: Kirkpatrick, then of the Windsor Review, served as the MPA president. 1960, Oct. 14: Future Daily Star-Journal reporter Bill Dedman is born in Chatanooga, Tenn. • November: Kirkpatrick ran for secretary of state and lost to Warren Hearnes. • The Tuckers bought KOKO radio. 1961, April 17: The newspaper reported on the Bay of Pigs, which resulted in disaster for Cubans opposed to the Castro regime. 1962, Oct. 18: Keith Sproat joined the newspaper and would become the chief press operator. 1963, Nov. 22: The newspaper reported on President John F. Kennedy’s assassination. 1964, July 14: The youngest full-time member on The Daily Star-Journal staff, Keith Sproat, worked on a Linotype machine. • July 15: Robert C. Jones wrote for The Daily Star-Journal about the new office at 115 E. Market St.: “The new building is an elegant, svelte-looking Colonial dame with four columns in front, a recessed walkway…” • September: Rea Wilson and Jean Smith, teenage girls who had won a contest and received Daily Star-Journal press credentials, interview The Beatles in Kansas City. The girls’ report includes: “From a picture of Paul’s father, it is evident that the elder McCartney has thinning hair. … ‘It ought to be, he’s 65!’ retorted Ringo. Scratching thick black hair, Paul smiled and said, ‘Well, if it thins, it thins.’” The interview predates the release of a 1967 Beatles’ hit, “When I’m Sixty-four,” written by Paul and starting, “When I get older, losing my hair, many years from now. …” • November: Kirkpatrick ran for secretary of state and, helped by Hearnes, the new governor, won. • A bank, wanting the space to build, demolished the old Star-Journal office, 108-110 W. Culton St. • Cocke graduated with a degree in math from Arkansas Polytechnic College in Russellville. • The Tuckers built a printing plant at 135 E. Market St. 1965, Dec. 7: The Tuckers printed The Daily Star-Journal’s 100th anniversary edition. A former employee, Mrs. Joseph Carmack, recalled having once set type by hand for about $4.50 per week; President Lyndon B. Johnson wrote to The Daily Star-Journal, “A tradition of responsible journalism is a cause for pride and I hope that the years to come will add continued success to the fine record of a century”; and the issue contained history about the paper and the community. • In contrast to comments about the wonders of train travel in 1865, the biggest news of the year as of Dec. 7, 1965, involved Gemini Four orbiting Earth 62 times for a total of 1.61 million miles in 98 hours. 1966: Bill Tucker died of a heart attack and Avis Tucker took over as publisher. 1967, June 7: The Six-Day War ended with victory for Israel, the newspaper reported. 1968, Jan 31: North Vietnam began the Tet offensive, an incursion into South Vietnam, which failed, ultimately, but showed U.S. vulnerability. 1969: Avis Tucker maintained control of KOKO radio after her husband’s death. 1970, Oct. 14: The newspaper reported that hope ran high among community leaders that this area would become home to ballistic missiles, and homecoming marked the start of the college centennial, “which is as significant to the town of Warrensburg as it is to the college.” 1971, Feb. 3: The newspaper reported work continued on North Park Shopping Center on Business 50 near Route 13. 1972, June 29: The U.S. Supreme Court found the death penalty unconstitutional. 1973, Jan. 29: The newspaper reported the government rested in the Watergate case (which would end in the resignation in shame of President Nixon), and the last American killed in Vietnam before the peace declaration came from Michigan. 1974, April 21: The Warrensburg Heritage Collection, a set of six sketches by James Barkarth, went on sale to benefit the Johnson county Historical Society. 1975, Dec. 13: Continuing a long focus on community news, the newspaper reported on meetings by the Sunshine and Centennial clubs. 1976, July 2: The Daily Star-Journal published a bicentennial issue recognizing the nation’s 200th birthday. The cover asked why the town is called Warrensburg rather than Groversburg. • Dedman worked as a copy boy at the Chattanooga Times. 1977, Oct. 25: The paper, long a friend to scouting, reported on the Boy Scout Troop 400 Court of Honor. 1978, April 9: Warrensburg junior high students took first-place honors at the college science fair. • Nov. 1: Cocke, after having worked for a typesetting business in Tennessee, and as a math teacher, joined The Daily Star-Journal staff. • Dedman graduated from Baylor University. 1979, Oct. 1: Kenneth L. Amos, a Central Missouri State University graduate, began work at The Daily Star-Journal. “I am looking forward to working with a professional staff in covering the news of the area,” he said. He replaced Bruce Reynolds. 1980, Dec. 22: The Daily Star-Journal suggested in an editorial that the Reagan transition team should engage in “a big dose of silence.” 1981, Feb. 25: The Daily Star-Journal suggested the Warrensburg City Council should control “rowdyism and the frequency of fisticuffs and brawls” in downtown bars. 1981, March 20: In a letter, Kirkpatrick suggested a Warrensburg street should be named for Crossley. • April 1: The paper stated, “We remain staunch in our support,” and noted, then as now, that a levy issue for improved facilities, including a track, failed twice before and a third time might be a charm. • April 14: An article in The Daily Star-Journal introduced Dedman, then 20, to the community, with him saying of his former part-time job at The St. Louis Post-Dispatch: “There you don’t get a chance to know everyone in the building like you do here,” adding this about reporting, “It’s just something I felt suited for. I like writing and I like the atmosphere.” • Sept. 12: The newspaper on Sept. 4, Sept. 11 and Sept. 18, 1981, accidentally published with an 1881 date. A reader brought the error to the newspaper’s attention. • Nov. 3: The Daily Star-Journal endorsed Republicans and Democrats for national and statewide offices, including Ronald Reagan for president and Thomas Eagleton for U.S. Senate. • Nov. 18: “It is young people like Warrensburg’s David Pearce who stoke the fire of hope for a bright future in this community, the state and nation,” the newspaper wrote, and congratulated him on being named an FFA national vice president. Today, Pearce chairs the Missouri Senate Education Committee. • After less than a year on the job, Dedman quit and Cocke replaced him on the police beat. 1982, Feb. 17: Star-Journal reporter Jeff Murphy photographed country music legend Johnny Cash and his wife, June Carter Cash, performing at the University of Central Missouri. • June 17: Boys State honored The Daily Star-Journal with a plaque for the newspaper’s support. • Aug. 11: The newspaper referred to the Hancock Amendment as a “smorgasbord of flaws.” • Oct. 18: The newspaper held an open house. “Seemingly, most popular with the crowd was watching our offset web press run.” • Dec. 23: Under the direction of Amos, The Daily Star-Journal printed the paper’s first color image. • Avis Tucker became the Missouri Press Association’s first female president. 1983, Dec. 30: The newspaper stated in the year-end issue, “We renew our pledge to do our best in fulfilling our obligation to serve you as individuals and the best interests of the community.” 1984, Jan. 31: Surveys showed “a groundswell of support” for removing the city’s parking meters. • March 19: The Star-Journal crowed “A salute to champions” when the Mules and Jennies basketball teams each won an NCAA Division II crown. “Never before have teams from the same school won both the men’s and women’s title in the same year.” • March: Amos left the newspaper. • March: Cocke replaced Amos as news editor. • Dec. 13: The paper marked the county’s sesquicentennial and included a quote from the man for whom the county is named, Kentucky Col. Richard M. Johnson: “Freedom of speech and the press, the rights of conscience, the responsibility of political agents to the people and the universal education – main pillars.” 1985, May 15: The Daily Star-Journal wrote, “Every letter to the editor received is given careful consideration. Unless it is in violation of one of our guidelines, it is printed.” • June 21: An editorial challenged the sense of creating the drink, New Coke, stating “all indications are there’s considerable rebellion out there.” • Oct. 28: On the World Champion Royals: “The heart and pride with which the Royals played was something to be reckoned with, perhaps underestimated by those even closest to the players.” • Kirkpatrick retired as secretary of state. 1986, July 14: Warrensburg marked the city sesquicentennial with an editorial explaining the city received the name in 1836, but did not incorporate until 1855, so that meant the city could celebrate one date in 1986 and another in 2005. 1987, Jan. 6: “Yesterday, 4th District Congressman Ike Skelton was a messenger with especially good news for this area. He made the first official announcement that Whiteman Air Force Base has been selected as the first base in the nation to receive the new stealth bomber.” • July 15: The Supreme Court upheld a federal law that made 21 the drinking age for all states. • Nov. 16: Johnson County United Way reached the fundraising goal of $100,600. • Dedman, after working at several papers, went to work for the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. 1988, June 2: “Never have we been more pleased about being told we were wrong than when a group of fifth-graders did it this week.” Twenty-five Martin Warren Elementary School students wrote to say they disagreed with an editorial stating children put a low priority on reading. 1989, March 14: The newspaper reported Warrensburg advanced a plan to annex property north of Highway 50, which became the site of Wal-Mart. • April 12: “Foremost is the need for understanding by parents and some coaches that a newspaper of our size is unable to indulge in the luxury of maintaining a sports staff. Instead, one man serves the complex role…” • July 24: The Star-Journal opined that plans by TV networks to use actors to recreate news events represented bad journalism. • July 28: The Star-Journal recognized Civil War warrior Francis Cockrell, a lawyer in the Drum dog case and a U.S. Senate member, as deserving of Francis Marion Cockrell Day. • Dedman, while working at the Atlanta Journal Constitution, won the Pulitzer Prize for investigative reporting. He exposed racial discrimination practiced by Atlanta’s leading financial institutions. 1990, March 1: The Kansas City Times folded. • March 7: The Star-Journal participated in Newspapers In Education, a project that continues to this day, which involves newspaper-based student learning. • April 24: “Rumor, gossip, half-truths and misinformed individuals who think they are ‘in the know,’ but don’t know that they don’t know, are not the stuff that responsible newspapers use in publishing news.” 1991, March 25: “Surprising (is) the number of letters we receive that merely vent personal vendettas. They make charges of a vindictive nature. That sort of letter is material for the round file.” • April 26: “While some members of public boards may not fully understand what can and cannot be discussed behind closed doors, there are those who, at times, attempt to hide some specific action under the guise of executive privilege. That poses dangers in a free society. … Some elected officials who lack conscientiousness would ransack the public store.” • Nov. 8: The Daily Star-Journal backed putting labels on food so that Americans could consider healthier diets. 1992: Avis Tucker became the Missouri Press Association’s first female Hall of Famer. 1993, Aug. 12: “Racism is an issue that must be addressed until the goal of eliminating radicalism and making consistent progress toward equality and a greater commitment to collective and individual responsibility is reached.” 1994, May 3: The Johnson County Courthouse on North Main Street and the Garden of Eden gas station, built around 1928, north of town, joined the National Register of Historic places. • May 30: Gov. Mel Carnahan signed a bill to make Warrensburg the site of a Missouri Veterans Home. • Dec. 13: Work began to revitalize downtown Warrensburg. 1995, Feb. 10: After running an unpopular editorial cartoon involving the Enola Gay, which dropped an atomic bomb on Japan, the newspaper wrote that cartoons do not necessarily reflect the editor’s opinion and, “Distasteful as it sometimes is, freedom of expression must be enforced. And we defend it.” • June 20: Recognizing Kirkpatrick’s 90th birthday, the paper wrote, “A warm outgoing person throughout his life, he has built a huge network of admiring friends in Missouri and outside state borders.” • Oct. 2: The newspaper referred to the O.J. Simpson trial as a “courtroom circus.” • Nov. 20: In a case of “then as now,” due to a budget crisis in Washington, the newspaper observed, “Polls, political commentators and the general public have been derisive of the silly antics played out by the politicians in Washington. And rightly so.” 1996, June 5: Ground broke on the Warrensburg Community Center, 445 E. Gay St. • July 12: A copper time capsule, which took six hours to chisel free from the granite cornerstone and open at the Old Johnson County Courthouse, contained 10 different newspapers published in the county in 1896. “It is noteworthy that all four of the county newspapers now published were in existence when the courthouse was built 100 years ago.” • Aug. 15: The 100-year-old time capsule, from Aug. 24, 1896, included information from The Johnson County Star and the Warrensburg Journal-Democrat, both forerunners of the Daily Star-Journal. • Oct. 25: Kirkpatrick spoke at the groundbreaking for the James Kirkpatrick Library at the University of Central Missouri. The Star-Journal headlined an editorial, “A singular honor richly deserved.” 1996: The National Local Media Association named Jack “Miles” Ventimiglia Journalist of the Year. 1997, Jan. 30: The newspaper noted the price of attending college is getting harder to pay. • July 14: A settlement between the government and tobacco companies meant an icon of tobacco marketing, Joe Camel, is dead. • Dec. 26: Kirkpatrick died. In addition to the UCM library, The James Kirkpatrick State Information Center in Jefferson City is named in his honor. 1998, Jan. 8: The newspaper bemoaned that children no longer played with corn husk dolls, and hoops with a stick to make them roll – such toys replaced by “dinosaurs with laser beams and missiles.” • March 10: Voicing a continuing complaint, the newspaper wrote, “Government entities are spending taxpayers’ money and making decisions on how they will spend it. This is the public’s business. Therefore, it must be conducted in the open.” • May 26: In a case of “when will it end,” the newspaper wrote, “In the latest episode, at a high school in Springfield, Ore., a 15-year-old boy with three guns devastatingly sprayed bullets into a crowd of students in the cafeteria.” The boy, Kipland P. Kinkel, a freshman at Thurston High School, killed one student and wounded 23 others at the school, and killed his parents at home. • Sept. 17: Alabama Gov. George Wallace, died and is remembered “as one who sincerely repented his racist views and tried to make amends.” • Dec. 23: Guests gave opinions about the call to impeach President Bill “I did not have sexual relations with that woman” Clinton following his dalliance with Monica Lewisky. 1999, April 21: The paper reported on the murdered students at Columbine High School in Littleton, Colo. 2000 2000, Dec. 13: The newspaper reported presidential contender Al Gore conceded the presidential race. The Republican-appointed majority on the Supreme Court issued a 5-4 ruling making George Bush president; some still maintain Gore won. 2001, Sept. 11: The Daily Star-Journal reported heightened area security after terrorist attacks on East Coast sites, including the World Trade Center. 2002, Nov. 5: David Pearce won a Missouri House seat, capping a good night for Republicans, who also captured Congress. 2003, April 9: Baghdad fell, with dancing, cheering and looting. 2004, Sept. 16: Oil neared $50 per barrel. 2005, Sept. 1: After Hurricane Katrina struck Louisiana, bringing death and criticism for a slow government response, Johnson Countains responded with aid. 2006: Dedman joined NBC News. 2007, March 29: Jack “Miles” Ventimiglia won the 2006 National Local Media Association Editor of the Year award.. • The News Press Gazette Co. bought The Daily Star-Journal from Avis Tucker. Longtime newspaperman and Missouri Press Hall of Fame member Bill James became The Daily Star-Journal’s publisher. 2008, April: Ventimiglia, whose work as editor resulted in his news staffs winning the Southern Illinois Editorial Association’s General Excellence award, four Missouri Gold Cups and the Kansas Press Association’s Sweepstakes award – became The Daily Star-Journal’s editor. He holds an M.A. from the University of Central Missouri. 2009: Hollyman died.2010, June 5: The Kansas City Press Club named The Daily Star-Journal Newspaper of the Year. • June 16: Cocke died. • August: The National Newspaper Association awarded first place for a news photo to The Daily Star-Journal. • Oct. 15: Keith Sproat retired as press man. • Dec. 17: Avis Tucker, 95, died. 2011, Feb. 2: The Great Blizzard of 2011 shut down the city, the post office and the newspaper. • May 2: For the only time known in the newspaper’s history, The Daily Star-Journal threw out an entire press run to cover President Obama’s announcement that Navy Seals killed Osama bin Laden. • Sept. 9: The Daily Star-Journal captured the Missouri Press Association’s Gold Medal Newspaper award in the small daily circulation class. 2012, Feb. 18: Fire forced the evacuation and relocation of more than 65 Johnson County Care Center residents in downtown Warrensburg to The Daily Star-Journal; from there they went to nursing homes. No one suffered injuries. • Sept. 22: The newspaper repeated as an MPA Gold Medal Newspaper. • Nov. 8: Inland Press Association, representing newspapers nationally, awarded Ventimiglia the Editorial Excellence Sweepstakes Award for best editorial writing among newspaper of all circulation classes. 2013, July 24: The Star-Journal for the first time presented live, streaming video to the public while covering President Obama’s visit to the University of Central Missouri. • August: The Missouri Press Association named the William E. James Outstanding Young Journalists of the Year Awards for William E. James, The Daily Star-Journal’s publisher. • Sept. 7: The newspaper repeated as an MPA Gold Medal Newspaper. • Sept. 29: Bill Dedman coauthored the New York Times best seller, “Empty Mansions: The Mysterious Life of Hugeutte Clark and the Spending of a Great American Fortune.” • November: James, 65, the newspaper’s publisher, died after battling lung cancer. A Missouri Press Association Hall of Fame member, James marked a lifetime of service. 2014, Sept. 27: The newspaper repeated as an MPA Gold Medal Newspaper. • After replacing James, Brad Slater served a year as publisher before taking a new job and being replaced by Joe Warren. • Dedman joined Newsday, a Long Island paper, as a senior reporter. 2015, Feb. 13: The Daily Star-Journal won the Missouri Associated Press Media Editors General Excellence award for small newspapers, continuing the award-winning tradition begun by Wallace Crossley. ——— ©2015 The Daily Star-Journal (Warrensburg, Mo.) 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USD 457 Deputy Superintendent Steve Karlin will be the second and final candidate interviewed for the district’s superintendent post, which is being vacated by the departing Rick Atha.The Board of Education will interview Karlin at 4 p.m. today. The interview will not be open to the public, but from 3 to 3:30 p.m., there will be a question-and-answer session open to the community and local...
USD 457 deputy superintendent Karlin to be interviewed Tuesday
Angie Haflich, Associated Press | Mar 31, 2015USD 457 Deputy Superintendent Steve Karlin will be the second and final candidate interviewed for the district’s superintendent post, which is being vacated by the departing Rick Atha. The Board of Education will interview Karlin at 4 p.m. today. The interview will not be open to the public, but from 3 to 3:30 p.m., there will be a question-and-answer session open to the community and local media. Both interview sessions are being held in the board room of the Educational Support Center, 1205 Fleming St. The school board, community and media interviewed Fred Dierksen, current superintendent of Sterling USD 376, on Monday. Karlin graduated from the University of Wyoming with a bachelor’s of science degree in secondary science education in 1988. He earned a master’s of science degree in secondary education from Kansas State University in 1994, and in 1998, received his building leadership endorsement from Fort Hays State University. In 2005, he earned his doctorate in educational administration and leadership from Kansas State University. In 1988, Karlin began his teaching career as a computer studies and science teacher at Kenneth Henderson Middle School. From 1989 to 1993, he served as a computer studies and science teacher at Garden City High School. From 1993 to 2000, Karlin served as the district technology coordinator. He was then appointed as the director of technology and mediated instruction and served in that role until 2005, when he was appointed to his current position as deputy superintendent. Throughout his career with USD 457, Karlin also has coached golf, basketball, football and track and served as junior class sponsor and computer club sponsor. Karlin is active in the local community, serving on several boards and committees including those through the Garden City Family YMCA, Boy Scouts, Rotary Club, Garden City Area Chamber of Commerce and Garden City Information Technologies Cooperative. The two finalists were chosen by the board at a special meeting held March 23. USD 457 contracted with the Kansas Association of School Boards (KASB) to conduct the search, shortly after Atha submitted his resignation to the board Feb. 2. As part of the process, USD 457 and KASB conducted an online survey of community members, students and district staff who shared what qualities and characteristics they want a new superintendent to possess. Since gathering that information, KASB has been screening candidates based on those qualities and characteristics. Respondents indicated they are seeking a skilled communicator, a visionary leader who has a passion for student learning and putting students first, someone who has demonstrated knowledge and skills in working with school finance and budgeting, as well as curriculum and instruction, and someone who is honest and ethical. Atha, who has been hired as assistant superintendent of instructional services at Shawnee Mission School District, has been USD 457’s superintendent since 2005. His resignation from USD 457 is effective June 30. ——— ©2015 The Garden City Telegram (Garden City, Kan.) Visit The Garden City Telegram (Garden City, Kan.) at www.gctelegram.com Distributed by Tribune Content Agency, LLC _____ Topics: t000002776,t000166569,t000403939,t000183934,t000183404,t000002537,t000040342
Mar 26, 2015
Upstate New York is a beautiful part of the country. Mountains. Lots of waters. Lots of quaint villages. Now, upstate New York in March is no fun. The snow can be gorgeous for about 15 minutes, but I’m already tired of it, after about 30 hours in Syracuse. I’m sure the locals, after a long, […]
Syracuse travelblog: A trip to Cooperstown
Berry Tramel | Mar 26, 2015[img url=http://blog.newsok.com/dittocontent/uploads/sites/3/2015/03/babe-ruth.jpg]3614906[/img] Upstate New York is a beautiful part of the country. Mountains. Lots of waters. Lots of quaint villages. Now, upstate New York in March is no fun. The snow can be gorgeous for about 15 minutes, but I'm already tired of it, after about 30 hours in Syracuse. I'm sure the locals, after a long, hard winter, can't wait for spring. Wednesday was our dead day in Syracuse. No basketball business. So we drove over to Cooperstown. We had visited Halls of Fame both Monday and Tuesday, no reason to stop now. The Baseball Hall of Fame waited in Cooperstown, so off we went. THE VILLAGE A copy of the weekly Cooperstown newspaper, The Freeman's Journal, sat on a counter, proclaiming “COOPERSTOWN’S NEWSPAPER FOR 207 YEARS.” Made us who work at The Oklahoman and the Tulsa World and the Norman Transcript, all in the neighborhood of 120 years old, feel like whippersnappers. Yep, Cooperstown is old. Founded by the father of author James Fenimore Cooper. Incorporated in 1807, named Cooperstown in 1812. James Fenimore Cooper wrote his series, The Leatherstocking Tales, based around Cooperstown. The Last of the Mohicans. The local high school team is called the Hawkeyes. Cooperstown sits on the shores of massive Lake Otsego, which can be beautiful but was frozen over Wednesday. Cooperstown is a seasonal town. Lots of beautiful homes sit in and around Cooperstown. An Opera company operates outside town during the summers. The village is home to the Farmers Museum and the Fenimore Art Museum. It has a huge medical center that doesn't fit at all, with architecture that looks like it belongs at 33rd and Classen, not in a Dickens village. The town's population in 2010 was 1,852. Much of the commerce in the village has dissipated, replaced by tourist enterprises on the charming stretch of Main Street. Cooperstown can remind you of the village in "Funny Farm," the Chevy Chase comedy in which Chevy and his wife move to a charming little town that is inhabited by kooks. I came across no kooks in Cooperstown, but the village was completely charming. Much of the business in town is baseball-related. Shops named Yastrzemski's and Shoeless Joe's. The town was mostly dead on Wednesday. In the summers, the place is hopping. Induction Weekend, I'm told, you can't even move up and down the streets. But things were slow Wednesday. We parked just down the street from the Hall of Fame, on the street. Two-hour parking. I went out and moved the car after awhile, got even a closer spot. Probably not necessary. I doubt the meter maid was on duty. BASEBALL'S SHRINE [img url=http://blog.newsok.com/dittocontent/uploads/sites/3/2015/03/cooperstown-fans1.jpg]3614910[/img] Here's my lasting impression of the Baseball Hall of Fame. As I walked up a wide staircase to reach the second floor of the exhibits, a boy about 10 years old sat on a step, playing on his cell phone. I couldn't really blame him. Let's see. I first went to Cooperstown in 1976. Went back in 2000. First went to Canton in 1998; went back in 2004 and 2006. So that's baseball '76, football '98, baseball '00, football '04, football '06, football Monday, baseball Wednesday. I consistently have said that Canton's Hall of Fame trumps Cooperstown's Hall of Fame. Monday, I wavered. Just wasn't wowed by the Pro Football Hall of Fame anymore. I remain unwowed. But I rescind my order of preference. The Baseball Hall of Fame wows me even less. It sits in a gorgeous, stately building on Cooperstown's Main Street. It's OK. But it's nothing special. Especially after going to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame the day before. The gallery of Hall of Famers, for instance. Plaques on a wall in a high-ceilinged room that makes you think you're in a library. Jim Traber called me while I was touring the gallery. I was ashamed when my phone rang; like I had allowed my phone to ring in church or something. The exhibits lack pizazz. There's a room that dedicates a locker to each major league team. Inside each locker are a few items, most of them contemporary. Why not uniform progression for each team? Why not tribute to the ballparks of each team? The Hall of Famers for each team? The Babe Ruth exhibit is cool. Lots of interesting stuff in there. And a decent Hank Aaron section. The African-American experience and the Latin experience both are well-displayed. But the exhibit to women in baseball is almost as big as either. Cooperstown has been victimized by baseball's sins. A tribute to baseball records specifies that all records are through 2006. It's not Cooperstown's fault that baseball history stopped with Barry Bonds. But it is Cooperstown's fault that it thinks fans want to celebrate Frank Thomas in a Blue Jays jersey and Tom Glavine wearing the threads of the Mets. Thomas and Glavine, two of the most recent inductees, are honored in an early exhibit. Thomas hit his 500th homer with Toronto. Glavine reached 300 victories with New York. The Hall of Fame lacks much in the way of interaction. The videos seem outdated. There's a heavy reliance on words, which will be the death of any museum. Heck, on the plaques themselves, modern curators have gotten fat. Babe Ruth's plaque has about 28 words of description. Ty Cobb's about 25. The 21st-century inductees include about 80 words. If you need three times as many words to describe the feats of Bert Blyleven as you need for Babe Ruth, there's a problem. The museum costs $23 to enter, and I'd still say a baseball fan needs to go. Once. Not necessarily thrice. I'd like to come back to Cooperstown some day. Bring the Dish. But if I do, I don't know if I'll go to the Baseball Hall of Fame. COOPERSTOWN DINER [img url=http://blog.newsok.com/dittocontent/uploads/sites/3/2015/03/burger.jpg]3614907[/img] We grabbed a late lunch/early dinner at the shotgun-shaped Cooperstown Diner. A place with about four tables and maybe eight chairs. Typical diner fare. But atypical cheeseburgers. We ordered the jumbo cheeseburger and were rewarded with the tallest hamburger I've ever seen. Literally. It was two inches tall. The meat was shaped like, I don't know, two hockey pucks stacked on top of each other. I have no idea how we were supposed to eat it, but the bread was thin -- which is good, breads weighs you down -- so I mashed mine down and was able to get it in my mouth. I don't know how you cook a burger that thick, but the diner pulled it off. I also had mashed potatoes and brown gravy; any place that serves brown gravy is OK by me. The Cooperstown Diner has been in business since 1921. I'm telling you. This is an old place. NEW YORK STATE OF MIND Despite its beauty, upstate New York is in many ways a depressed place. The slow loss of industry over the last 50 years has hurt the economy in places like Rome and Utica and Schenectaday. The drive from Syracuse east on I-90 takes you over the Erie Canal, which sounds majestic but isn't all that impressive. The Verdigris River at the Port of Catoosa is much more impressive. The Erie Canal is just not that wide. The drive from I-90 to Cooperstown is charming. Go along two-lane highways through quaint villages and pretty lakes when not covered by snow. Lots of interesting houses back up to Schuyler Lake and I'm sure make for great summer homes. SYRACUSE HISTORY My old pal Ed Frost sent a note after he found out I was in Syracuse. Ed is always good for some historical perspective: "'If you were in Syracuse on October 11, 1959, you could have bought a grandstand ticket for $2.50 to watch Mickey’s All-Stars vs. Willie’s All-Stars with former middleweight champion Carmen Basilio as umpire. There was a home run hitting contest, too.' "That’s a quote between pages 240 and 241 in the Mickey and Willie book I’m reading. It’s on a page of pictures. Mickey, Willie, Rocky Colavito and Hank Aaron were all there, but the book doesn’t say who won the home run contest. It does say Willie hit a grand slam and his team beat Mickey’s 8-2 in the game. It was at Syracuse’s MacArthur Stadium, says the book. Funny. I don’t think I ever thought of Syracuse in connection with baseball, but I just encountered this passage a while ago when I was reading after our hail and wind and rain settled down. I’m still just a little over halfway through the book and enjoying it. Thought I’d give you a little history on the city’s sports history. Of course, I’m more prone to think of Jim Brown there, and Bud Wilkinson working on his master's and helping Ossie Solem coach. I had to look up that name — thought it was Ossie Salem, but it was Solem. "I tend to think of most things in sports frameworks, I guess. If I happen to glance at a clock and it says 7:14, you know what I think of (Babe Ruth). And it’s amazing to me how often it happens — I glance, and it’s 7:14..." If you look at a clock and think of Babe Ruth, you would enjoy the Baseball Hall of Fame.
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.
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Seventy small-college football players from across the country have been listed as finalists for the 2014 Cliff Harris Award, presented to a player judged as the top defense player in the lower divisions of the NCAA and the NAIA.Lindenwood cornerback Pierre Desir won the award last year and in the spring was drafted in the fourth round of the NFL draft by the Cleveland...
70 nominees listed for small-college football award
Associated Press | Dec 11, 2014LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Seventy small-college football players from across the country have been listed as finalists for the 2014 Cliff Harris Award, presented to a player judged as the top defense player in the lower divisions of the NCAA and the NAIA. Lindenwood cornerback Pierre Desir won the award last year and in the spring was drafted in the fourth round of the NFL draft by the Cleveland Browns. The Little Rock Touchdown Club, which sponsors the award with the Wright, Lindsey and Jennings law firm, says 10 percent of last year's finalists made NFL rosters this season. The club and law firm announced the finalists Thursday. This year's nominees include 38 players from NCAA Division II, 18 from NCAA Division III and 14 players from the NAIA. The winner will be announced Dec. 24. Cliff Harris was a high school player in Des Arc, Arkansas, who played at Ouachita Baptist before going on to play in five Super Bowls and six Pro Bowls while with the Dallas Cowboys. ___ The finalists are: Ryan Aelker, Bluffton Darius Allen, Colorado State-Pueblo Steve Ambs, Ursinus Justin Avery, University of Charleston LuckyBaar, McKendree Zach Bell, Millsaps Devin Benton, Southwestern Oklahoma Sean Blomquist, Carroll Tanner Botts, Lenoir-Rhyne Beau Brewer, Louisiana College Deron Bruce, Ottawa Jake Bussani, Wesleyan George Christas, Lock Haven Tyre Coleman, Hobart Tyler Condit, New Haven Jacob Edleman, Central College Nores Fradi, Wayne State LeronFurr, Fort Valley State Frank Gaffney, Lebanon Valley College Josh Gordon, Minnesota State-Mankato Cameron Grad, Menlo College Brady Grayvold, Wisconsin-Whitewater Michael Gruber, Brevard College Nathan Hancock, Minnesota State-Mankato Connor Harris, Lindenwood Greg Hayward, Saint Xavier Ryan Hogan, Trine Julian Howsare, Clarion Rory Island, Delta State Austin Jacques, Johnson C. Smith Tyler Jenkins, Rowan Takari Johnson, Concordia Colin Kimball, Mercyhurst Alex Kocheff, Mount Union Jared Koster, New Mexico Highlands Phil Latimer, Nebraska Wesleyan MattLongacre, Northwest Missouri Caushaud Lyons, Tusculum College Keshaun Malone, Bacone Derrick Mann, Assumption Alex Markarian, Humboldt State Marcus Martin, Slippery Rock Max Nacewicz, Springfield College Bryan Narcisse, Worcester State Jack Nelson, Willamette Trevor Pesek, Texas A&M-Kingsville Ty Phillips, Missouri Valley College Cole Potter, Dakota State University (S.D.) Nadim Raddar, Bethany CJRoberts, Colorado State-Pueblo Brion Robinson, Lincoln University of Pennsylvania Adam Sauder, Taylor Zac Schlueger, Morningside Rush Seaver, Angelo State Al-Hajj Shabazz, West Chester University Jordan Shaw, Shorter Justin Shirk, Bloomsburg GrantSinger, University of Mary Loronza Smith, Warner AndrewStewart, Kentucky Christian Jason Taylor, Catawba David Ternes, Grinnell Bryan Thomson, East Stroudsburg Tyler Thornton, Azusa Pacific CharlesTuaau, Texas A&M Commerce Billy Wendt, Graceland RonellWilliams, West Chester Gary Yeoman, Saint Joseph's, Indiana Jacob Zilbar, Wisconsin - Platteville Justin Zimmer, Ferris State